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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748419/can-we-train-military-surgeons-in-a-civilian-trauma-center
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H Uchino, V Y Kong, G V Oosthuizen, J L Bruce, W Bekker, G L Laing, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to review the trauma workload and operative exposure in a major South African trauma center and provide a comparison with contemporary experience from major military conflict. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients admitted to the PMTS following trauma were identified from the HEMR. Basic demographic data including mechanism of injury and body region injured were reviewed. All operative procedures were categorized. The total operative volume was compared with those available from contemporary literature documenting experience from military conflict in Afghanistan...
July 26, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744842/the-quantitative-structural-and-compositional-analyses-of-degenerating-intervertebral-discs-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-contrast-enhanced-micro-computed-tomography
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Kevin H Lin, Simon Y Tang
The intervertebral disc (IVD) is susceptible to degenerative changes that are associated with low back pain. Murine models are often used to investigate the mechanistic changes in the development, aging, and diseased states of the IVD, yet the detection of early degenerative changes in structure is challenging because of the minute size of the murine IVDs. Histology is the gold standard for examining the IVD structure, but it is susceptible to sectioning artifacts, spatial biases, and requires the destructive preparation of the sample...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739456/acute-type-b-dissection-causing-collapse-of-evar-endograft-and-iliac-limb-occlusion
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Nathan K Itoga, Tiffany Wu, Michael D Dake, Ronald L Dalman, Jason T Lee
We describe a rare case of acute type B dissection causing collapse of a previously placed infrarenal stent-graft, resulting in acute limb ischemia due to left iliac limb thrombosis in a 59-year-old male. The patient presented with acute back and abdominal discomfort radiating to his back, bilateral buttock stabbing discomfort, and left> right thigh and calf rest pain. CTA showed a spiral type B dissection with collapse of the proximal portion of the EVAR device and left limb occlusion. Urgent treatment with TEVAR distal to the left subclavian covered the entry tear and redirected the majority of the flow to the true lumen leading to near immediate expansion of the proximal portion of the EVAR device...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730167/the-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-with-chronic-idiopathic-anal-pain
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Weiming Mao, Xiujun Liao, Wenjing Wu, Yanyan Yu, Guangen Yang
The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes and psychological distress in patients with chronic idiopathic anal pain. The study was conducted on patients referred to Hangzhou Third Hospital for chronic anal pain from January, 2010 to December, 2014. Patient demographics, clinical history, anorectal physiology, and radiological imaging data were recorded for all patients. The treatment outcome was noted for patients treated and followed up for more than 6 month at the present unit...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721087/epicrania-fugax-combining-forward-and-backward-paroxysms-in-the-same-patient-the-first-four-cases
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Johanna Barón-Sánchez, Álvaro Gutiérrez-Viedma, Marina Ruiz-Piñero, Alicia Pérez-Pérez, Ángel Luis Guerrero, María L Cuadrado
BACKGROUND: The first description of epicrania fugax (EF) reported brief painful paroxysms that start in posterior regions of the scalp and move forward to reach the ipsilateral forehead, eye, or nose. A backward variation, wherein pain stems from frontal areas and radiates to the posterior scalp, has also been acknowledged. We report four patients with features reminiscent of EF and the coexistence of forward and backward pain paroxysms. METHODS: We considered all patients attending the headache outpatient office at two tertiary hospitals from March 2008 to March 2016...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713597/ketamine-use-for-successful-resolution-of-post-ercp-acute-pancreatitis-abdominal-pain
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Suneel M Agerwala, Divya Sundarapandiyan, Garret Weber
We report a case in which a patient with intractable pain secondary to post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) acute pancreatitis is successfully treated with a subanesthetic ketamine infusion. Shortly after ERCP, the patient reported severe stabbing epigastric pain. She exhibited voluntary guarding and tenderness without distension. Amylase and lipase levels were elevated. Pain persisted for hours despite hydromorphone PCA, hydromorphone boluses, fentanyl boluses, and postprocedure anxiolytics...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708283/acute-stress-symptoms-in-seriously-injured-patients-precipitating-versus-cumulative-trauma-and-the-contribution-of-peritraumatic-distress
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John Briere, Colin P Dias, Randye J Semple, Catherine Scott, Noémie Bigras, Natacha Godbout
The relationship between type of trauma exposure, cumulative trauma, peritraumatic distress, and subsequent acute stress disorder (ASD) symptoms was examined prospectively in 96 individuals presenting with acute medical injuries to a Level 1 emergency/trauma department. Common precipitating traumas included motor vehicle-related events, stabbings, shootings, and physical assaults. At 2 to 3 weeks follow-up, 22.9% of participants had developed ASD. Univariate analysis revealed no relationship between type of precipitating trauma and ASD symptoms, whereas robust path analysis indicated direct effects of gender, lifetime cumulative trauma exposure, and peritraumatic distress...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705447/-post-traumatic-concomitant-popliteal-artery-pseudoaneurysm-and-arteriovenous-fistula
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O Zizi, H Naouli, H Jiber, A Bouarhroum
Popliteal injuries are well known to be serious with a high rate of mortality due to damage caused to popliteal vessels. Pseudoaneurysm formation and arteriovenous fistulas are well-known complications of arterial injury, but are rarely concomitant. Diagnosis is usually done by computed tomography (CT) angiography. Treatment strategies consist of surgery or endovascular management. We report the surgical treatment of two cases of popliteal arteriovenous fistula associated with pseudoaneurysm complicating stab wounds...
February 2017: J Med Vasc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703837/multiple-stab-wounds-understanding-the-manner-of-death-through-the-psychological-autopsy
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G Di Vella, I Grattagliano, S Curti, R Catanesi, M K Sullivan, L Tattoli
A 48-year-old physical therapist with no history of psychiatric disorders or suicidal tendencies was found dead by his relatives inside his apartment. Multiple stab wounds were present on the chest and the abdomen. Several more superficial cuts were also seen on the neck and the left wrist. At the death scene, there was a large pool of blood in the room, with secondary droplets and stains; a kitchen knife was found beside the body, and a suicide note on a table. Especially the number of wounds raised strong suspicion of a homicide in the first instance but some circumstances (the farewell letter, the absence of clothing injuries, no signs of third-party involvement) and autopsy findings (absence of defense or blunt injuries, the localization of the wounds, the presence of hesitation marks) pointed toward a suicide etiology...
July 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699330/stabbing-headache-as-the-presenting-symptom-of-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Gulshan Yunisova, Ipek Güngör, Elif Kocasoy Orhan, Betül Baykan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689948/endovascular-treatment-of-penetrating-injury-to-the-vertebral-artery-by-a-stab-wound-case-report-and-literature-review
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Dafne Braga Diamante Leiderman, Antonio Eduardo Zerati, Nelson Wolosker, Henry Augusto Hoffmann Melo, Erasmo Simão Da Silva, Nelson De Luccia
BACKGROUND: We describe a unique case of a patient with penetration of the cervical region by a stab wound, who required emergency care for the controlled removal of the knife and for vertebral artery trauma (VAT) treatment. Although rare, VAT causes high morbidity and mortality. METHODS: A patient admitted for emergency care was diagnosed with traumatic complete section of the vertebral artery by a knife, and underwent to removal of the knife under radioscopic supervision and vertebral artery embolization with coils...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689540/-overfladisk-hudnekrose-efter-perifer-intraven%C3%A3-s-administration-af-vasoaktive-stoffer
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Rasmus Peter Jakobsen, Jane Stab Nielsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683586/vitronectin-regulates-the-fibrinolytic-system-during-the-repair-of-cerebral-cortex-in-stab-wounded-mice
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Kei Hashimoto, Natsumi Ikeda, Mari Nakashima, Hiroko Ikeshima-Kataoka, Yasunori Miyamoto
Vitronectin (VN), one of the serum proteins, is known to be involved in the regulation of blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, and cell migration. It has been proposed that the regulation of fibrinolysis by VN promotes the blood brain barrier (BBB) recovery from brain injuries such as traumatic injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage. However, the effects of VN on fibrinolysis in the injured brain remain unclear. Here, we examined the effects of VN on the fibrinolytic system in the stab-wounded cerebral cortex of VN-knockout (KO) mice...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676916/-correction-of-flexible-lesser-toe-deformity-transfer-of-the-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendon
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D Arbab, D Frank, B Bouillon, C Lüring
OBJECTIVE: Realignment and pain relief of toes 2-5 by flexor-to-extensor tendon transfer of the flexor digitorum longus (FDL) muscle. INDICATIONS: As an isolated procedure in flexible proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint flexion and/or flexible metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint extension (hammer toe). In combination with a metatarsal osteotomy or PIP joint arthrodesis in case of flexible MTP joint extension. CONTRAINDICATIONS: General medical contraindications to surgical interventions...
July 4, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668480/a-new-challenge-in-forensic-toxicology-exemplified-by-a-case-of-murder-under-the-influence-of-a-synthetic-cannabinoid-am-2201
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Sebastian Rojek, Małgorzata Kłys, Martyna Maciów-Głąb, Karol Kula
Among new psychoactive substances (NPS) available on the narcotic market, a significant number consists of synthetic cannabinoids commonly known as smokable herbal "spice" and "K2", and which are legally treated as a legal alternative to marijuana. The dearth of information on the pharmacology of these intoxicants as they are introduced into the market has created the urgent need among healthcare providers for case studies on the substances belonging to this group, both in terms of the consequences of using such intoxicants, and in methods of detection...
June 24, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665562/-what-do-we-know-about-the-exercise-related-transient-abdominal-pain
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Mathieu Saubade, Antoine Gabioud, Christos Karatzios, Cyril Besson, Gérald Gremion, Charles Benaim, James Fell, Boris Gojanovic
Exercise-related transient abdominal pain or « side stitch » is a very common problem among athletes, whatever their level of participation. This pain may be present in different areas of the abdomen, even in the shoulder, usually well localized, and described as cramping or stabbing depending on the severity. The etiology is still debated, with many possible theories. It is a benign problem but other pathologies, often more severe, must be excluded in case of any atypical presentation. There are simple preventive measures recommended...
July 13, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662311/complex-suicide-by-self-stabbing-and-drowning-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-literature
#17
Pierre-Antoine Peyron, Thierry Casper, Olivier Mathieu, Yuri Musizzano, Eric Baccino
Sharp force injuries and drowning are methods exceptionally combined in complex suicides. We report a challenging case of complex suicide by self-stabbing and drowning that illustrates the difficulty in discriminating between homicide and suicide in such circumstances of death. The corpse of a young man was found submerged in a river, stabbed nine times with two wounds that had penetrated the thorax and had caused lung injuries and a hemopneumothorax. The postmortem and histological examinations were consistent with a death caused by drowning, but the manner of death still remained undetermined...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660819/selective-non-operative-management-of-abdominal-stab-wounds-is-a-safe-and-cost-effective-strategy-a-south-african-experience
#18
Kss Dayananda, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G V Oosthuizen, G L Laing, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION Selective non-operative management (SNOM) of abdominal stab wounds is well established in South Africa. SNOM reduces the morbidity associated with negative laparotomies while being safe. Despite steady advances in technology (including laparoscopy, computed tomography [CT] and point-of-care sonography), our approach has remained clinically driven. Assessments of financial implications are limited in the literature. The aim of this study was to review isolated penetrating abdominal trauma and analyse associated incurred expenses...
July 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659671/penetrating-injuries-to-the-abdomen-a-single-institutional-experience-with-review-of-literature
#19
B Raj Siddharth, M S S Keerthi, Subrahmaneswara Babu Naidu, M Venkanna
Penetrating abdominal trauma forms an important component of surgical emergencies, most of the victims being young aged in the prime of their life. Over the past century, the diagnosis and management of this common problem has seen drastic changes, finally reaching the destination of selective approach. We present our experience in the management of this group of patients in the rural setup. This is a prospective observational study done at our hospital between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2015 including patients who presented with penetrating abdominal injury...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657907/a-forensic-epidemiological-study-of-homicide-in-isfahan-province-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Jalal Karimi, Steven A Koehler, Roya Karimi, Ali Soleymanpour, Kazem Mohammad, Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni
The epidemic of deaths by homicide affects every society around the world and represents a major public health crisis. Detailed information on the characteristics of homicides victims from Islamic countries is limited. This article presents forensic epidemiological data on homicides in Isfahan, Iran, during 2013-2015. Isfahan has a population of more than 5 million and 69,387 deaths with 246 homicides between 2013 and 2015. Most victims were male (73%), between the ages of 15 to 29 years (39.5%), married (54%), and employed (54%)...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
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