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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431416/caring-for-critically-injured-children-an-analysis-of-56-pediatric-damage-control-laparotomies
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Miguel A Villalobos, Joshua P Hazelton, Rachel L Choron, Lisa Capano-Wehrle, Krystal Hunter, John P Gaughan, Steven E Ross, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Injury is the leading cause of death in children under 18 years. Damage control principles have been extensively studied in adults but remain relatively unstudied in children. Our primary study objective was to evaluate the use of damage control laparotomy (DCL) in critically injured children. METHODS: An American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center review (1996-2013) of pediatric trauma laparotomies was undertaken. Exclusion criteria included: age older than 18 years, laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome or delayed longer than 2 hours after admission...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430718/trauma-collaborative-care-intervention-effect-on-surgeon-confidence-in-managing-psychosocial-complications-following-orthopaedic-trauma
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Stephen Wegener, Eben Carroll, Joshua Gary, Todd McKinley, Robert O'Toole, Debra Sietsema, Renan Castillo, Katherine Frey, Daniel Scharfstein, Yanjie Huang, Susan Collins, Ellen MacKenzie
OBJECTIVES: The impact of the Trauma Collaborative Care (TCC) program on surgeon confidence in managing the psychosocial sequelae of orthopaedic trauma was evaluated as part of a larger prospective, multisite, cluster clinical trial. We compared confidence and perceived resource availability among surgeons practicing in trauma centers that implemented the TCC program with orthopaedic trauma surgeons in similar trauma centers that did not implement the TCC. DESIGN: Prospective cohort design SETTING:: Level 1 Trauma Centers PARTICIPANTS:: Attending surgeons and Fellows...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427944/creating-a-global-acute-care-surgery-fellowship-to-meet-international-need
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Amina I Merchant, Camila B Walters, Julie Valenzuela, Kelly A McQueen, Addison K May
INTRODUCTION: Existing Acute Care Surgery (ACS) fellowships are positioned to develop well-trained surgeons with specific skills to facilitate improvements in care delivery in Global ACS. Many resident and fellowship programs offer clinical electives that expose trainees to operative experiences, exposing trainees to the needs in resource-challenged settings. However, most lack a focus on long-term development and research designed to enhance the country's local skills, capability, and capacity...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426557/loop-ileostomy-vs-total-colectomy-as-surgical-treatment-for-clostridium-difficile-associated-disease-an-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-multicenter-trial
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Paula Ferrada, Rachael Callcut, Martin D Zielinski, Brandon Bruns, Daniel Dante Yeh, Tanya L Zakrison, Jonathan P Meizoso, Babak Sarani, Richard D Catalano, Peter Kim, Valerie Plant, Amelia Pasley, Linda A Dultz, Asad J Choudhry, Elliott R Haut
OBJECTIVES: The mortality of patients with Clostridum Dificile Associated Disease (CDAD) requiring surgery continues to be very high. Loop ileostomy (LI) was introduced as an alternative procedure to total colectomy (TC) for CDAD by a single center study. To date, no reproducible results have been published. The objective of this study is to compare these two procedures in a multicentric approach to help the surgeon decide what procedure is best suited for the patient in need. METHODS: This was a retrospective multicenter study conducted under the sponsorship of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424126/the-novel-use-of-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-to-explore-a-retroperitoneal-hematoma-in-a-hemodynamically-unstable-patient
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Martin D Rosenthal, Ahsan Raza, Stephanie Markle, Chasen A Croft, Alicia M Mohr, R Stephen Smith
Balloon occlusion of the aorta was first described by C.W. Hughes in 1954, when it was used as a tamponade device for three wounded soldiers during the Korean War suffering from intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Currently, the device is indicated in trauma patients as a surrogate for resuscitative thoracotomy. Brenner et al. reported a case series describing the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in advanced hemorrhagic shock. Their conclusion was that "it is a feasible method for proximal aortic control...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418938/a-study-on-postmortem-wound-dating-by-gross-and-histopathological-examination-of-abrasions
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Javaregowda Vinay, Sathyanarayana Harish, Gouri S R Mangala, Basappa S Hugar
INTRODUCTION: Abrasions are the most common blunt force injuries. The precise dating of injury is extremely important in forensic medicine practice. As we know, the wound healing occurs in well-orchestrated sequence, consisting of inflammation, proliferation, and maturation.A study of occurrence of such phases will help in understanding the sequence of events in wound healing. In this context, this study of wound dating from gross and microscopic level was taken. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Postmortem study of wound dating by gross and histopathological examination of abrasions was carried out in the Department of Forensic Medicine, in M...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417338/accessibility-accountability-affordability-healthcare-policy-in-orthopedic-trauma
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REVIEW
Renee C Genova, Rachel L Box, James R Ficke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides historical background on trauma care in the USA and summarizes contemporary trauma-related health policy issues. It is a primer for orthopedic surgeons who want to promote improvements in research, delivery, and cost reduction in trauma care. RECENT FINDINGS: As of 2010, funding for trauma research accounted for only 0.02% of all National Institutes of Health research funding. This is disproportionate to the societal burden of traumatic injury, which is the leading cause of death and disability among people aged 1 to 46 years in the USA...
April 18, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416927/cataract-surgery-and-possible-complications-in-patients-with-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome
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Gulsum Egemen Erkayhan, Semih Dogan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the demographic characteristics and intraoperative complications of cataract surgery in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cases of 225 eyes (80 eyes with pseudoexfoliation and 145 eyes without pseudoexfoliation as the control group) that underwent phacoemulsification cataract surgery and IOL implantation at the Silifke State Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic between April 2011 and April 2013 were analysed retrospectively...
February 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416832/-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-for-treatment-of-proximal-humeral-fractures-through-anterolateral-acromial-approach
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Q Zhang, N Sun, Q Huang, S W Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility, surgical technique and effect of osteosynthesis for proximal humerus fractures through the minimal incision anterolateral acromion. METHODS: In this study, 32 patients of proximal humeral fractures were selected and treated through the minimal incision antero-lateral acromion between January 2012 and October 2014. Of these patients, there were 19 males and 13 females, with mean age 46 years old (range: 22-78 years). The mechanism of injury was a trauma of simple fall for 21 patients and motor vehicle accident for 11 patients...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416153/a-critical-review-of-patient-safety-indicators-attributed-to-trauma-surgeons
#10
Nicole Fox, Rebecca Willcutt, Adrienne Elberfeld, John Porter, Anthony J Mazzarelli
BACKGROUND: The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) developed patient safety indicators (PSIs) to identify events with a high likelihood of representing medical error. The purpose of this study was to validate PSIs attributed to trauma surgeons and compare validated PSIs to performance improvement (PI) and morbidity and mortality (M&M) data. We hypothesized that PSIs are not an indicator of quality of care in trauma. METHODS: PSI's attributed to trauma surgeons (n=9) at our institution were reviewed (Jan-Dec 2015)...
April 1, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409025/the-impact-of-the-menstrual-cycle-on-perioperative-bleeding-in-vitreoretinal-surgery
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Zhong Lin, Nived Moonasar, Rong Han Wu, Robin R Seemongal-Dass
Purpose. To investigate the effect of menstrual cycle on perioperative bleeding of primary vitreoretinal surgery. Methods. Data on female patients who had vitrectomy surgery was retrospectively collected. Exclusion criteria were history of trauma, vitreous hemorrhage, previous vitreoretinal surgery, diabetic retinopathy, endophthalmitis, acute retinal necrosis, single vitreous opacity, and use of antiplatelet agents. Perioperative bleeding was defined as hemorrhage in the iris, vitreous, choroidal, retina, or subretina during surgery or up to one day postoperatively...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404548/the-tip-apex-distance-in-the-x-bolt-dynamic-plating-system
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M A Fernandez, A Aquilina, J Achten, N Parsons, M L Costa, X L Griffin
OBJECTIVES: The Sliding Hip Screw (SHS) is commonly used to treat trochanteric hip fractures. Fixation failure is a devastating complication requiring complex revision surgery. One mode of fixation failure is lag screw cut-out which is greatest in unstable fracture patterns and when the tip-apex distance of the lag screw is > 25 mm. The X-Bolt Dynamic Hip Plating System (X-Bolt Orthopaedics, Dublin, Ireland) is a new device which aims to reduce this risk of cut-out. However, some surgeons have reported difficulty minimising the tip-apex distance with subsequent concerns that this may lead to an increased risk of cut-out...
April 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403000/the-combined-use-of-a-neurocutaneous-flap-and-the-ilizarov-technique-for-reconstruction-of-large-soft-tissue-defects-and-bone-loss-in-the-tibia
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Jia Xu, Wan-Run Zhong, Liang Cheng, Chun-Yang Wang, Gen Wen, Pei Han, Yi-Min Chai
BACKGROUND: Management of posttraumatic large soft tissue defects and bone loss remains a therapeutic and surgical challenge for orthopedic surgeons. We assessed the use of a neurocutaneous flap and the Ilizarov technique in the reconstruction of severe composite defects in the tibia. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 18 consecutive patients with trauma-related soft tissue defects and bone loss. The size of the soft tissue defect ranges from 8 × 9 cm to 14 × 18 cm...
May 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400897/postsurgical-pyoderma-gangrenosum-following-carpal-tunnel-release-a-rare-disease-following-a-common-surgery
#14
Michael R Ruebhausen, Shaun D Mendenhall, Michael W Neumeister, Nada N Berry
Objective: Postsurgical pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare but potentially devastating condition for surgical patients. While pyoderma gangrenosum has 2 subtypes, typical and atypical, each can be further classified by its heralding features. These include ulcerative, pustular, bullous, and vegetative. The presentation can be a result of trauma or, as mentioned before, postsurgical. The plastic and reconstructive surgeon most likely will encounter postsurgical pyoderma gangrenosum in practice, as it has been reported in patient populations frequently seen in plastic surgery clinics...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399912/the-challenges-of-military-medical-education-and-training-for-physicians-and-nurses-in-the-nordic-countries-an-interview-study
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Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: Development and use of e-learning has not taken place to the same extent in military medicine in the Nordic countries. The aim was to explore the similarities and differences in education and training in military medicine for health professionals in the Nordic countries, and more specifically to identify the specific challenges regarding education and training of military medicine, and how e-learning is used at present and the opportunities for the future. METHODS: Key educators within military medicine in the Nordic countries, as approved by the respective Surgeons General, were interviewed and the interviews were analyzed using content analysis...
April 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399527/blunt-traumatic-extracranial-cerebrovascular-injury-and-ischemic-stroke
#16
Paul M Foreman, Mark R Harrigan
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke occurs in a significant subset of patients with blunt traumatic cerebrovascular injury (TCVI). The patients are victims of motor vehicle crashes, assaults or other high-energy collisions, and suffer ischemic stroke due to injury to the extracranial carotid or vertebral arteries. SUMMARY: An increasing number of patients with TCVI are being identified, largely because of the expanding use of computed tomography angiography for screening patients with blunt trauma...
April 11, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398961/accreditation-council-for-graduate-medical-education-acgme-surgery-resident-operative-logs-the-last-quarter-century
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Frederick Thurston Drake, Shahram Aarabi, Brandon T Garland, Ciara R Huntington, Jarod P McAteer, Morgan K Richards, Nicole Kansier Zern, Kenneth W Gow
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe secular trends in operative experience for surgical trainees across an extended period using the most comprehensive data available, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) case logs. BACKGROUND: Some experts have expressed concern that current trainees are inadequately prepared for independent practice. One frequently mentioned factor is whether duty hours' restrictions (DHR) implemented in 2003 and 2004 contributed by reducing time spent in the operating room...
May 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396930/initial-management-of-complex-hand-injuries-in-military-or-austere-environments-how-to-defer-and-prepare-for-definitive-repair
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Camille Choufani, Olivier Barbier, Antoine Grosset, James Charles Murison, Didier Ollat, Sylvain Rigal, Laurent Mathieu
INTRODUCTION: The damage control orthopedics (DCO) concept is a sequential surgical management strategy indicated when ideal primary treatment is not possible or suitable. DCO principles are routinely applied to hand traumas in wartime practice, but could also be useful in a civilian setting when immediate specialized management cannot be carried out. METHODS: The authors report three typical observations of soldiers treated for a complex hand trauma on the field by orthopedic surgeons from the French Military Health Service (FMHS)...
April 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396063/-morel-lavall%C3%A3-e-syndrome-and-post-traumatic-nodular-fat-necrosis-two-post-traumatic-complications-mimicking-cellulitis
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C Moulin, I Barthélémy, C Emering, M D'Incan
BACKGROUND: Dermal and subcutaneous inflammation following direct trauma is initially evocative of soft-tissue infection. However, two differential diagnoses must be considered: Morel-Lavallée syndrome and post-traumatic nodular fat necrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Case 1: a 51-year-old woman fell off her motorbike and had dermabrasions on her right and left tibial ridges that rapidly developed into dermo-hypodermitis of the entire limb. There was no improvement after 3 weeks of antibiotics...
April 7, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394845/im-nail-fixation-of-atypical-femur-fractures-with-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-leads-to-faster-union-a-case-control-study
#20
Andrew J Lovy, Jun S Kim, John Di Capua, Sulaiman Somani, Stephanie Shim, Aakash Keswani, Rohit Hasija, Yangguan Wu, David Joseph, Richard Ghillani
OBJECTIVES: High rates of implant failure and nonunion in atypical femur fractures (AFF) have been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) use in the treatment of AFF. DESIGN: Retrospective Case Control SETTING:: Level 1 Trauma Center PATIENTS:: Complete AFF, defined according to American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) criteria, from September 2009 to April 2015 with minimum 1 year follow up. INTERVENTION: Operative treatment with anterograde intramedullary (IM) nails...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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