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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210725/airway-management-in-a-patient-with-tracheal-disruption-due-to-penetrating-neck-trauma-with-hollow-point-ammunition-a-case-report
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Angela M Johnson, James L Hill, Dave J Zagorski, Joseph M McClain, Nicole C Maronian
Rapid sequence induction and intubation was performed for a patient in respiratory distress after a gunshot wound to the neck. Resistance was noted distal to vocal cords. With a bronchoscope unavailable, the endotracheal tube was advanced with a corkscrew maneuver. Subcutaneous emphysema had developed. The endotracheal tube was advanced into the right mainstem with adequate ventilation. Imaging illustrated tracheoesophageal injury. The patient was emergently explored. An intraluminal bullet was removed, lateral wall tracheal defect was repaired, and a tracheostomy was placed...
November 27, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203201/combat-related-acetabular-fractures-outcomes-of-open-versus-closed-injuries
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Richard L Purcell, Michael A Donohue, Sameer K Saxena, Wade T Gordon, Louis L Lewandowski
INTRODUCTION: Since the onset of the Global War on Terror close to 50,000 United States service members have been injured in combat, many of these injuries would have previously been fatal. Among these injuries, open acetabular fractures are at an increased number due to the high percentage of penetrating injuries such as high velocity gunshot wounds and blast injuries. These injuries lead to a greater degree of contamination, and more severe associated injuries. There is a significantly smaller proportion of the classic blunt trauma mechanism typically seen in civilian trauma...
December 1, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194100/hematomas-in-tiger-territory-an-endovascular-alternative-to-wading-in
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Desarom Teso, Benjamin J Rogoway, Yolanda L Vea, Judson E Threlkeld, George R Dulabon, Riyad C Karmy-Jones
A 26-year-old man presented with gunshot wound to the epigastrium. At surgery, he was hemodynamically stable and had a tense hematoma with thrill in zone 2 (right side) and porta triad. After liver injury was controlled, he underwent percutaneous stenting of a renal artery-vena cava fistula and the hepatic artery injury was followed. Historically, penetrating injury to zone 2 has mandated operative exploration. However, with the advent of endovascular options, in stable patients, catheter-based options offer a reasonable alternative with less risk of blood loss and possible nephrectomy...
November 30, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191407/occupational-outcomes-following-combat-related-gunshot-injury-cohort-study
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Matthew D Laughlin, Philip J Belmont, Paul J Lanier, Julia O Bader, Brian R Waterman, Andrew J Schoenfeld
BACKGROUND: The long-term impact of gun violence on physical function and occupational disability remains poorly explored. We sought to examine the effect of combat-related gunshot injury on work capacity within a cohort of military servicemembers and identify clinical characteristics that influence the capacity to return to work. METHODS: A query was performed to identify all servicemembers injured by gunshot in the years 2005-2009. These soldiers were then followed for a period up to the end of 2014 in order to identify those separated from service due to an inability to perform military duties as a result of their injury...
November 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183519/abdominal-trauma-revisited
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David V Feliciano
Although abdominal trauma has been described since antiquity, formal laparotomies for trauma were not performed until the 1800s. Even with the introduction of general anesthesia in the United States during the years 1842 to 1846, laparotomies for abdominal trauma were not performed during the Civil War. The first laparotomy for an abdominal gunshot wound in the United States was finally performed in New York City in 1884. An aggressive operative approach to all forms of abdominal trauma till the establishment of formal trauma centers (where data were analyzed) resulted in extraordinarily high rates of nontherapeutic laparotomies from the 1880s to the 1960s...
November 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178479/face-allotransplantation-for-various-types-of-facial-disfigurements-a-series-of-five-cases
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Ömer Özkan, Özlenen Özkan, Mehmetcan Ubur, Necmiye Hadimioğlu, Melike Cengiz, İsmail Afşar
BACKGROUND: The aim of this report is to present our long-term experiences with a series of 5 face-transplanted patients in terms of surgical aspects and postoperative outcomes, and to describe possible salvage strategies in case of difficulties. METHODS: Five patients, 4 receiving full-face transplantation and 1 undergoing partial transplantation at our institution were included. The patients were aged between 19 and 54 years. Two had extensive burn scars to the face, and 3 had suffered gunshot injuries...
November 27, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177179/endovascular-management-of-a-penetrating-zone-iii-retroperitoneal-gunshot-wound-injury-a-case-report
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Saptarshi Biswas, Boris Hristov
Traumatic iliac vessels injuries secondary to gunshot wound can often be fatal at the scene. One of the intriguing complications of vascular injuries is arteriovenous fistula. If the patient survives, these lesions may often not be diagnosed on first evaluation and patients may present with clinical signs and symptoms years later. Open surgical repair can have prohibitive morbidity and mortality and endovascular techniques, an effective treatment alternative, can interrupt the abnormal vascular communication and preserve artery vein patency...
October 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174514/multi-spectral-imaging-for-the-estimation-of-shooting-distances
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Félix Zapata, María López-López, José Manuel Amigo, Carmen García-Ruiz
Multispectral images of clothing targets shot at seven different distances (from 10 to 220cm) were recorded at 18 specific wavelengths in the 400-1000nm range to visualize the gunshot residue (GSR) pattern. Principal component analysis (PCA) showed that the use of violet-blue wavelengths (430, 450 and 470nm) provided the largest contrast between the GSR particles and the white cotton fabric. Then, the correlation between the amount of GSR particles on clothing targets and the shooting distance was studied. By selecting the blue frame of multispectral images (i...
November 22, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164295/the-economic-and-social-burden-of-traumatic-injuries-evidence-from-a-trauma-hospital-in-port-au-prince-haiti
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Christopher Zuraik, John Sampalis, Alexa Brierre
INTRODUCTION: The cost of traumatic injury is unknown in Haiti. This study aims to examine the burden of traumatic injury of patients treated and evaluated at a trauma hospital in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional chart review study was conducted at the Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare for all patients evaluated for traumatic injury from December 2015 to January 2016, as described elsewhere (Zuraik and Sampalis in World J Surg, https://doi...
November 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161213/laparoscopic-management-of-penetrating-thoracoabdominal-trauma
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Megan C Prunty, Siddharth Kudav, Jacob A Quick
BACKGROUND: Traumatic thoracoabdominal injuries can involve multiple organs and multiple cavities, which increases the complexity of surgical management. Traditionally, these injuries required laparotomy and thoracotomy. However, minimally invasive intervention may be reasonable for stable patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present a case of a thoracoabdominal gunshot wound resulting in multiorgan, multicavity injury to the lung, diaphragm, and liver. We performed hepatorrhaphy and diaphragm repair, and addressed a retained hemothorax through a transabdominal laparoscopic approach...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156218/use-of-luminescent-gunshot-residues-markers-in-forensic-context-part-ii
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A M Arouca, M A M Lucena, R J Rossiter, M Talhavini, I T Weber
Gunshot residues (GSR) are important physical evidence in firearm-related crimes. Recently developed non-toxic ammunition, however, requires a new methodology for its characterization. To overcome this drawback, the introduction of noncommercial luminescent markers in ammunition was proposed. These markers, synthesized and added to the gunpowder, presented as a versatile tool for GSR analysis, since they require UV radiation alone to visualize the luminescent GSR (LGSR). This has opened up new perspectives for understanding GSR behavior at a crime scene...
November 6, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155110/delayed-traumatic-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-formation-causing-vertebral-body-erosion-and-back-pain-case-report-and-literature-review
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Justin M Cappuzzo, Kathleen E Knudson, Shawn Sarin, Joseph Babrowicz, Abraham Cherrick, Jonathan H Sherman
BACKGROUND: Aortic pseudoaneurysms are a rare cause of chronic back pain, usually due to compression of adjacent neurovasculature. It is uncommon for patients with pseudoaneurysms of the abdominal aorta to present in a delayed fashion after initial traumatic injury. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present an unusual case of delayed pseudoaneurysm formation, with subsequent erosion into the adjacent L1 vertebral body. This pseudoaneurysm was secondary to a gunshot wound with retained ballistic fragment that occurred 27 years prior...
November 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119221/preparing-japanese-surgeons-for-potential-mass-casualty-situations-will-require-innovative-and-systematic-programs
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H Uchino, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G V Oosthuizen, W Bekker, G L Laing, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: The ongoing state of global geo-political instability means that it is prudent to prepare civilian surgeons to manage major military-type trauma. Japan has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace and consequently it is unlikely that surgeons will have been exposed to a sufficient volume of cases. This study reviews the state of trauma training and preparedness in Japan and reviews the trauma workload of a major Japanese emergency medical center and compared with a major South African trauma center with the intention of quantifying and comparing the time needed to gain adequate exposure to major trauma at the two centers...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118445/large-area-imaging-of-forensic-evidence-with-ma-xrf
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Kirsten Langstraat, Alwin Knijnenberg, Gerda Edelman, Linda van de Merwe, Annelies van Loon, Joris Dik, Arian van Asten
This study introduces the use of macroscopic X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) for the detection, classification and imaging of forensic traces over large object areas such as entire pieces of clothing and wall paneling. MA-XRF was sufficiently sensitive and selective to detect human biological traces like blood, semen, saliva, sweat and urine on fabric on the basis of Fe, Zn, K, Cl and Ca elemental signatures. With MA-XRF a new chemical contrast is introduced for human stain detection and this can provide a valuable alternative when the evidence item is challenging for conventional techniques...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116838/understanding-increased-mortality-after-gunshot-injury
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Alistair J Kent, Joseph V Sakran, David T Efron, Adil H Haider, Edward E Cornwell, Elliott R Haut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115655/delayed-bipedicled-flap-an-alternative-and-new-method-for-reconstruction-of-distal-leg-defect-after-gunshot-trauma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ali Rıza Yıldırım, Murat İğde, Mehmet Onur Öztürk, Hasan Murat Ergani, Ramazan Erkin Ünlü
Shotgun injury is a trauma that leads to soft tissue defects, in which important structures such as the tendon and bone are exposed with fractures in the distal lower extremity. Because this region has insufficient soft tissue support, local flap options are highly limited. Although the most suitable options are free or perforator flaps for contemporarily reconstructing that region; owing to such highenergy traumas, the available local flaps are becoming more suitable. Besides having various advantages, bipedicled flaps are commonly used for reconstructing small- and medium-sized lower extremity defects...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106889/functional-anatomic-computer-engineered-surgery-protocol-for-the-management-of-self-inflicted-gunshot-wounds-to-the-maxillofacial-skeleton
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Baber Khatib, Karl Cuddy, Allen Cheng, Ashish Patel, Felix Sim, Melissa Amundson, Savannah Gelesko, Tuan Bui, Eric J Dierks, R Bryan Bell
PURPOSE: Virtual surgical planning (VSP) is an indispensable aid in craniomaxillofacial reconstruction, yet no protocol is established in facial gunshot wounds. We review our experience with computer-aided reconstruction of self-inflicted facial gunshot wounds (SIGSW'S) and propose a protocol for the staged repair. METHODS: A retrospective case series enrolling patients with SIGSW's managed with the Functional Anatomic Computer Engineered Surgical protocol (FACES) was implemented...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099696/treatment-of-duodenal-injuries-and-complications-after-surgery-case-reports
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Z Beriashvili, M Gurgenidze
A 28-year-old male patient came to Surgical Department 15.07.2003 after a gunshot wound. An emergency operation was performed. Among the other damages of different part of intestinum damage of the anterior wall of the second anatomical part of the duodenum was diagnosed intraoperatively. The size of the damaged area was 3×1 sm. The doudenal wound was sutured with two layers after updating the edges. On the fifth postoperative day the wound leakage was detected. Later the giant sizes of duodenal fistula was formed...
October 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089165/a-case-of-intrauterine-lethal-fetal-injury-after-attempted-suicide-of-the-mother
#19
Lucia Tattoli, Giancarlo Di Vella, Biagio Solarino
Traumatic injuries in pregnancy such as abdominal trauma, pelvic fractures and penetrating trauma are major causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The most common causes of trauma during pregnancy are motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults, gunshots, and burns. Pregnancy itself has been identified as a risk factor for trauma, together with a younger age, drug use, alcohol use, and domestic violence. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman, 34 weeks pregnant, who attempted suicide by jumping from a flyover, immediately after a probably deliberate traffic collision with the guardrail...
October 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082822/endovascular-treatment-of-penetrating-arterial-trauma-with-stent-grafts
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Rodrigo Bruno Biagioni, Marcelo Calil Burihan, Felipe Nasser, Luisa Ciucci Biagioni, José Carlos Ingrund
BACKGROUND: The endovascular management of arterial injuries has resulted in reduced operating time, blood loss, hospital mortality, lower incidence of sepsis, and decrease in mortality rates. For penetrating trauma, however, the benefits of endovascular therapy are questionable. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were obtained by retrospective analysis of electronic medical records. All patients with vascular trauma seeking care at our institution from January 2010 to December 2015 were reviewed...
October 30, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
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