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Anthony Feinstein, Bennis Pavisian, Hannah Storm
Objective: To explore the emotional health of journalists covering the migrations of refugees across Europe. Design: Descriptive. A secure website was established and participants were given their unique identifying number and password to access the site. Setting: Newsrooms and in the field. Participants: Responses were received from 80 (70.2%) of 114 journalists from nine news organisations. Main outcome measures: Symptoms of PTSD (Impact of Events Scale-revised), depression (Beck Depression Inventory-Revised) and moral injury (Moral Injury Events Scale-revised)...
March 2018: JRSM Open
Bismil Ali Ali, Rolf Lefering, Mariano Fortún Moral, Tomás Belzunegui Otano
OBJECTIVES: To validate the Mortality Prediction Model of Navarre (MPMN) to predict death after severe trauma and compare it to the Revised Injury Severity Classification Score II (RISCII). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a cohort of severe trauma patients (New Injury Severity Score >15) who were attended by emergency services in the Spanish autonomous community of Navarre between 2013 and 2015. The outcome variable was 30-day all-cause mortality...
2018: Emergencias: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Emergencias
Antonio Ernstberger, Michael Koller, Florian Zeman, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Franz Hilber, Eva Diepold, Julika Loss, Tanja Herbst, Michael Nerlich
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a global burden of disease and one of the main causes of death worldwide. Therefore, many countries around the world have implemented a wide range of different initiatives to minimize mortality rates after trauma. One of these initiatives is the bundling of treatment expertise in trauma centers and the establishment of trauma networks. Germany has a decentralized system of trauma care medical centers. Severely injured patients ought to receive adequate treatment in both level I and level II centers...
2018: PloS One
Wanjie Tang, Jingdong Zhao, Yi Lu, Yuliang Zha, Hao Liu, Yang Sun, Jun Zhang, Yanchun Yang, Jiuping Xu
BACKGROUND: Surviving an earthquake can greatly increase the risk of suicidality among children and adolescents, especially if they experience physical and emotional neglect or abuse within the family after the earthquake. How various types of childhood adversity affect the vulnerability of adolescents to suicidality after exposure to a natural disaster is not well understood. This study examined the relationships among different types of earthquake exposure, childhood trauma, psychopathology and suicidality...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Samta P Pandya
This article reports on a pre- and post-test experimental study with 4504 refugees in 38 camps across nine destination countries. The aim was to examine the role of spirituality and a specially designed spiritual education programme in promoting mental health of refugees. A pre- and post-test experimental design has been used with three scales to examine the outcome measures: (1) the trauma screening questionnaire (2) life orientation test-revised and (3) mental health inventory-38. Results showed that compared with pre-test scores, the average post-test scores of the refugees on the trauma questionnaire were lower, and higher on optimism measure, and mental health inventory...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Soo Hoon Lee, Daesung Lim, Dong Hoon Kim, Seong Chun Kim, Tae Yun Kim, Changwoo Kang, Jin Hee Jeong, Yong Joo Park, Sang Bong Lee, Rock Bum Kim
BACKGROUND: Mortality prediction in patients with brain trauma during initial management in the emergency department (ED) is essential for creating the foundation for a better prognosis. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to create a simple and useful survival predictive model for patients with isolated blunt traumatic brain injury that is easily available in the ED. METHODS: This is a retrospective study based on the trauma registry data of an academic teaching hospital...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Takeshi Nishimura, Hiroyuki Sakata, Taihei Yamada, Mariko Terashima, Kunihiro Shirai, Isamu Yamada, Joji Kotani
Patterns of penetrating abdominal stab wounds (ASW) may be different according to the mechanism of injury. The purpose of this study was to review and characterize penetrating abdominal stab wounds in self-inflicted wound patients and assaulted patients. We retrospectively analyzed patients with ASW who were admitted to our emergency department from 2007 to 2015. The patients were divided into two groups: self-inflicted wound group and assaulted group. There were 46 stabbing cases in 45 different patients (25 males, 21 females; average age 47 y, range 21 to 85 y)...
July 20, 2017: Kobe Journal of Medical Sciences
Chiaki Toida, Takashi Muguruma, Takeru Abe, Mafumi Shinohara, Masayasu Gakumazawa, Naoki Yogo, Aya Shirasawa, Naoto Morimura
BACKGROUND: Triage has an important role in providing suitable care to the largest number of casualties in a disaster setting, but there are no secondary triage methods suitable for children. This study developed a new secondary triage method named the Pediatric Physiological and Anatomical Triage Score (PPATS) and compared its accuracy with current triage methods. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of pediatric patients under 16 years old transferred to an emergency center from 2014 to 2016 was performed...
February 12, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Yang Wan, Kenneth E Stewart, Martin Q Lansdale
PURPOSE: Computed tomography (CT) scans play a vital role in the diagnosis and evaluation of trauma patients. Repeat CT scans occurred often among transferred trauma patients. The objective was to describe CT use and identify patient- and hospital-level factors associated with repeat CT scans among inter-facility transferred major trauma patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using data extracted from the Oklahoma State Trauma Registry between 2009 and 2015...
February 8, 2018: Emergency Radiology
M Fioravanti, P Maman, G Curvale, A Rochwerger, J C Mattei
INTRODUCTION: Severe lower-limb trauma is a major event in a patient's life, and treatment is a challenge that has not been sufficiently studied. The main objective of the present study was to assess the difference in disability between amputees and patients who kept their leg after severe open lower-limb fracture. HYPOTHESIS: The study hypothesis was that amputation allows better functional recovery and quality of life, in the same time-frame. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All male and female patients aged over 18 years admitted to one of the trauma centers of Marseille (France) for major lower-limb trauma with Gustilo IIIb or IIIc fracture were included...
January 30, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Deidre McPherson, Valentin Neuhaus, Rohin Dhar, Sorin Edu, Andrew J Nicol, Pradeep H Navsaria
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the outcomes of hemodynamically stable patients undergoing exploratory laparotomy for penetrating abdominal trauma differed as a result of their HIV status. METHODS: This was an observational, prospective study from February 2016 to May 2017. All hemodynamically stable patients with penetrating abdominal trauma requiring a laparotomy were included. The mechanism of injury, the HIV status, age, the penetrating abdominal trauma index (PATI), and the revised trauma score (RTS) were entered into a binary logistic regression model...
January 31, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Brian G Cornelius, Karen McCarty, Kristi Hylan, Angela Cornelius, Keith Carter, Kenneth W G Smith, Srdan Ristic, Daniel Vining, Urska Cvek, Marjan Trutschl
The MATTERs and CRASH-2 studies demonstrate that tranexamic acid (TXA) reduces mortality in patients with traumatic hemorrhage. However, their results, conducted in foreign countries and with U.S. military soldiers, provoke concerns over generalizability to civilian trauma patients in the United States was reported. The evaluation of patient outcomes following treatment with TXA by a civilian air medical program. A retrospective chart review of trauma patients transported by air service to a Level 1 trauma center was conducted...
January 2018: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
Michael J Weaver, Raymond Malcolm Smith, David W Lhowe, Mark S Vrahas
OBJECTIVES: The goal of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is to anatomically reduce the facture and maintain a congruent hip joint. However, ORIF in the elderly is technically challenging. Therefore, there are advocates for acute total hip arthroplasty (THA) in this patient population. The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of revision surgery in elderly patients with acetabular fractures treated with ORIF or THA. The secondary purpose was to compare patient's self-reported functional outcomes...
February 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Min Woo Kim, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Young Sun Ro, Yu Jin Kim, Ki Jeong Hong, Joo Jeong, Tae Han Kim, Jeong Ho Park, So Yeon Kong
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether effect size of the hypoxia is different on in-hospital mortality and disability according to hypotension status in the field. METHODS: Adult severe trauma (ST) patients during 2012-13 who were treated by emergency medical services (EMS) and had abnormal revised trauma scores in the field or who had positive trauma triage criteria were analyzed. Exposure was hypoxia (<94%) measured by EMS. End points were hospital mortality and disability defined as a Glasgow Outcome Scale that decreased by 2 points or more...
January 26, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Patrick T Reeves, Marc M Auerbach, Tuan D Le, Nicole W Caldwell, Mary J Edwards, Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas, Jennifer M Gurney, Zsolt T Stockinger, Matthew A Borgman
OBJECTIVES: The military uses "just-in-time" training to refresh deploying medical personnel on skills necessary for medical and surgical care in the theater of operations. The burden of pediatric care at Role 2 facilities has yet to be characterized; pediatric predeployment training has been extremely limited and primarily informed by anecdotal experience. The goal of this analysis was to describe pediatric care at Role 2 facilities to enable data-driven development of high-fidelity simulation training and core knowledge concepts specific to the combat zone...
January 23, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Arraya Watanitanon, Vivian H Lyons, Abhijit V Lele, Vijay Krishnamoorthy, Nophanan Chaikittisilpa, Theerada Chandee, Monica S Vavilala
OBJECTIVES: To characterize admission patterns, treatments, and outcomes among patients with moderate traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: National Trauma Data Bank. PATIENTS: Adults (age > 18 yr) with moderate traumatic brain injury (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth revision codes and admission Glasgow Coma Scale score of 9-13) in the National Trauma Data Bank between 2007 and 2014...
January 23, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Pradeep Navsaria, Andrew Nicol, Jake Krige, Sorin Edu, Sharfuddin Chowdhury
PURPOSE: Nonoperative management (NOM) of gunshot liver injuries (GLI) is infrequently practiced. The aim of this study was to assess the safety of selective NOM of GLI. METHODS: A prospective, protocol-driven study, which included patients with GLI admitted to a level 1 trauma center, was conducted over a 52-month period. Stable patients without peritonism or sustained hypotension with right-sided thoracoabdominal (RTA) and right upper quadrant (RUQ), penetrating wounds with or without localized RUQ tenderness, underwent contrasted abdominal CT scan to determine the trajectory and organ injury...
January 24, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Jowan G Penn-Barwell, Jon R B Bishop, Mark J Midwinter
Introduction: The Trauma and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) methodology is used in both the UK and US Military trauma registries. The method relies on dividing casualties according to mechanism, penetrating or blunt, and uses different weighting coefficients accordingly. The UK Military Joint Theatre Trauma Registry uses the original coefficients devised in 1987, whereas the US military registry uses updated civilian coefficients, but it is not clear how either registry analyzes explosive casualties according to the TRISS methodology...
January 22, 2018: Military Medicine
Logan Zemp, Uday Mann, Keith F Rourke
PURPOSE: We examined radiographic predictors of intervention for blunt renal trauma independent of AAST-OIS (American Association for the Surgery for Trauma Organ Injury Scale). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 328 patients with blunt renal trauma from October 2004 to December 2014 were identified for analysis. Hospital records and diagnostic imaging were reviewed to identify the need for urological intervention, including angiographic embolization, nephrectomy, renorrhaphy, ureteral stenting or percutaneous drainage...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Urology
Satish Balkrishna Dharap, Sanket Vishnu Ekhande
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Trauma is known to lead to systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), which is often a cause of late deaths after injury. SIRS and MODS have been objectively measured using scoring systems. This prospective observational study was carried out in a tertiary care hospital in India to evaluate SIRS and MODS following trauma in terms of their incidence, the associated risk factors and the effect on the outcome. METHODS: All adult patients with major life- and limb-threatening trauma were included...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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