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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782482/trauma-patients-are-safe-to-fly-72-hours-after-tube-thoracostomy-removal
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David Zonies, Joel Elterman, Christopher Burns, Vincent Paul, John Oh, Jeremy Cannon
BACKGROUND: Current recommendations for safe air travel following traumatic pneumothorax are 2-3 weeks after radiographic resolution. These recommendations are based on several small observational studies and expert consensus which cite a theoretical risk of recurrence and hypoxia due to decreased oxygen tension at altitude. We sought to systematically study the timing of chest drain removal after traumatic pneumothorax and risk of recurrence in relation to air travel. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of consecutively admitted patients who sustained a traumatic chest injury treated with tube thoracostomy over a 5-year period was undertaken...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782303/clindamycin-induced-maculopapular-exanthema-with-preferential-involvement-of-striae-distensae-a-koebner-phenomenon
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Benigno Monteagudo, Miguel Cabanillas, Pilar Iriarte, Aquilina Ramírez-Santos, Elvira León-Muinos, Daniel González-Vilas, Óscar Suárez-Amor
Clindamycin is a lincomycin-derived antibiotic useful for the treatment of anaerobic and Gram-positive aerobic bacterial infections. Cutaneous adverse reactions are usually maculopapular exanthemas, although hypersensitivity syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have also been reported (1). We report the case of a patient with a maculopapular rash triggered by clindamycin who developed cutaneous lesions on striae distensae (SD). A 47-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for pruritic cutaneous lesions which had started 6 days earlier...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778052/self-reported-nonsuicidal-self-injury-nssi-and-sex-as-self-injury-sasi-relationship-to-abuse-risk-behaviors-trauma-symptoms-self-esteem-and-attachment
#3
Maria Zetterqvist, Carl Göran Svedin, Cecilia Fredlund, Gisela Priebe, Marie Wadsby, Linda S Jonsson
This study focuses on a conceptually unexplored behavior among adolescents who report deliberately using sex as a means of self-injury. In a large high school-based sample (n = 5743), adolescents who engaged in sex as self-injury (SASI, n = 43) were compared to adolescents who reported direct nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI, n = 933) and those who reported both NSSI and SASI (n = 82). Results showed that significantly more adolescents with SASI had experience of penetrating sexual abuse, as well as more sexual partners compared to those with NSSI...
May 7, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777887/linear-cutting-trepanation-in-italy-a-unique-case-from-hellenistic-sicily-3-rd-century-bc
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Giorgia Tulumello, Giulia Riccomi, Simona Minozzi, Sveva Longo, Marcello Longo, Valentina Giuffra
During the archaeological excavations conducted in the Hellenistic necropolis discovered in Messina (Sicily, Italy) dating back to the 3rd century BC., a skeleton showing evidence of cranial traumas and surgical intervention was found. The skull, belonging to a young adult male, presented signs of four head injuries produced by both blunt and sharp-edged instruments. The first two lesions, located on the frontal bone, were produced by blunt blows and showed signs of long-time survival. The third lesion, located on the inferior portion of the right parietal, suggests a perimortem non-penetrating linear cut probably caused by a blade instrument...
May 16, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776837/evaluation-of-massive-transfusion-protocol-practices-by-type-of-trauma-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Roshan Givergis, Swapna Munnangi, Katayoun Fayaz M Fomani, Anthony Boutin, Luis Carlos Zapata, Ld George Angus
PURPOSE: To evaluate massive transfusion protocol practices by trauma type at a level I trauma center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on a sample of 76 trauma patients with MTP activation between March 2010 and January 2015 at a regional trauma center. Patient demographics, transfusion practices, and clinical outcomes were compared by type of trauma sustained. RESULTS: Penetrating trauma patients who required MTP activation were significantly younger, had lower injury severity score (ISS), higher probability of survival (POS), decreased mortality, and higher Glasgow Coma scale (GCS) compared to blunt trauma patients...
April 18, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773455/inferior-vena-cava-filter-strut-penetration-into-the-vertebral-column-a-case-of-10-year-clinical-follow-up
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David A Petrov, Aakash Chauhan, Sean Fitzpatrick, Daniel T Altman, Bethany Casagranda
BACKGROUND: The rate of vena cava (IVC) filter placement has increased over the past decade, especially in the orthopaedic trauma patient population. With the increasing use of IVC filters, radiologists and referring clinicians must be familiar with potential complications. CLINICAL CASE: This case report presents an 18-year-old polytraumatized patient who had an IVC filter placed and required T8-L2 posterior spinal fusion. At 4.5 years of follow-up, a computed tomography (CT) scan for painful spinal hardware incidentally found that the IVC filter had migrated into the L3 vertebral body...
April 18, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764819/penetrating-trauma-causing-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-without-nerve-root-damage
#7
Holly Carpenter, Katherine-Helen Hurndall, Ajay K Asokan, Roland Fernandes
A 19-year-old man with a stab injury to the lower back presented with no focal neurology or haemodynamic instability. He complained of a headache that was improved by lying flat and underwent imaging to look for damage to local structures. He was found to have air in his intraspinal space. Initially this case was managed conservatively; however, 2 weeks after discharge, he presented with cerebrospinal fluid leak from his wound. This was managed with neurosurgical intervention and watertight closure of fascia...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756107/analysis-of-89-patients-who-underwent-tube-thoracostomy-performed-by-general-surgeons
#8
Cihad Tatar, Ahmet Kocakuşak, Bahri Özer, Mehmet Celal Kızılkaya, Tamer Karşıdağ, Aziz Arı, Kenan Büyükaşık
Objective: Death due to thoracic trauma accounts for 20% of all trauma deaths. The aim of this study was to discuss the approach applied by general surgeons to thoracic trauma in our center. Material and Methods: A total of 89 patients (82 male, 7 female; mean age: 26.8 years; range: 7 to 77 years) with thoracic trauma who were admitted to the emergency department and underwent thoracostomy performed by general surgeons between January 2008 and December 2013 were retrospectively analyzed...
2018: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755823/optic-nerve-avulsion-and-retinal-detachment-after-penetrating-ocular-trauma-case-report
#9
Mehmet Fatih Kağan Değirmenci, Nilüfer Yalçındağ, Hüban Atilla
Optic nerve avulsion is a rare pathology with poor prognosis usually seen after blunt trauma. The optic nerve is separated from the sclera by indirect forces due to the relatively weak structure of the lamina cribrosa area. Here we describe an 11-year-old boy who experienced optic nerve avulsion and retinal detachment after penetrating ocular trauma.
April 2018: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750120/changing-trends-in-eye-related-complaints-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-in-beirut-lebanon-over-15-years
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Haytham I Salti, Carl-Joe Mehanna, Bachir Abiad, Nicola Ghazi, Samih Raad, Anita Barikian, Randa Haddad, Adnan Ashkar, Elie Harmouche, Elie Zaghrini, Afif Mufarrij
Objective: To report the 15-year trend in ophthalmic presentations to the emergency department (ED) at the only medical center in Lebanon that provides 24-hour ophthalmologic care. Methods: Retrospective review of 1967 patients presenting to the ED with eye-related complaints between September 1997 and August 1998 and between September 2012 and August 2013. Diagnoses were classified into 4 categories according to the International Society of Ocular Trauma and include penetrating eye injuries, nonpenetrating eye trauma, nontraumatic ophthalmic emergencies, and nontraumatic, nonurgent ophthalmic conditions...
2018: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743006/unique-properties-associated-with-the-brain-penetrant-iron-chelator-hbed-reveal-remarkable-beneficial-effects-after-brain-trauma
#11
Saher Khalaf, Abdullah Shafique Ahmad, K V D Ranga Chamara, Sylvain Dore
Iron is postulated to contribute to secondary injury after brain trauma through various pathways including oxidative stress and inflammation. Therefore, one goal is to limit iron toxicity by either directly limiting iron activity, or limiting the secondary cascade mediated by iron, therefore rescuing brain damage after trauma. HBED is a unique iron chelator that has the ability to cross the intact blood brain barrier, it has a higher affinity to iron, and it has a longer half-life than most commonly used chelators...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742729/complications-in-transorbital-penetrating-injury-by-bamboo-branch-a-case-report
#12
Lei Feng, Xiaojun He, Jie Chen, Shuang Ni, Biao Jiang, Jian-Ming Hua
RATIONALE: Wooden transorbital penetrating injury is an uncommon and serious trauma that may cause multiply complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here we describe a 62-year-old Chinese woman with a transorbital penetrating injury caused by a long bamboo branch. DIAGNOSIS: Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging showed the presence of a wooden foreign body. INTERVENTIONS: Cerebrovascular digital subtraction angiography and temporary balloon occlusion were performed with general anesthesia...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742216/pain-assessment-of-traumatic-brain-injury-victims-using-the-brazilian-version-of-the-behavioral-pain-scale
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Caíque Jordan Nunes Ribeiro, Andra Carla Santos de Araújo, Saulo Barreto Brito, Daniele Vieira Dantas, Mariangela da Silva Nunes, José Antonio Barreto Alves, Maria do Carmo de Oliveira Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the validity and reliability of the Brazilian version of the Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS-Br) in victims of traumatic brain injury. METHODS: Observational prospective study with paired and repeated measures conducted at two intensive care units (clinical and surgical) of a large general hospital. The convenience sample consisted of adult victims of moderate or severe penetrating or blunt craniocerebral trauma who were sedated and mechanically ventilated...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740736/a-rare-case-of-life-threatening-traumatic-carotid-artery-dissection-in-a-child
#14
Fulya Kamit Can, Soysal Turhan, Ayse Berna Anil, Kadir Burhan Karadem, Onur Aras Isik
Penetrating injuries of the carotid and vertebral arteries are rare, but life-threatening conditions. There are still challenges in the first intervention management and patient treatment. Deciding which methods to apply in the first intervention, whether to perform imaging, and the preferred appropriate treatment for the patient (open surgery or endovascular intervention) plays a main role in the patient's survival without neurological deficit. The general management of trauma in penetrating neck injuries and the knowledge of special approaches to carotid artery injury are important for pediatric trauma centers...
May 8, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734833/changing-pattern-and-outcome-of-pediatric-chest-injuries-in-urban-syria
#15
Bassam Darwish, Mohammad Z Mahfouz, Saeed Al-Nosairat, Mohammad Bashar Izzat
Background Pediatric chest injuries were infrequent in our practice, but the outbreak of the Syrian crisis resulted in an increase in number and a change in the pattern of thoracic trauma incidents. We compared our experience of pediatric chest injuries before and during the crisis. Methods We reviewed the records of 256 children aged 12.8 ± 5 years who were admitted to our hospital with the diagnosis of chest trauma over a 12-year period. Collected data included mechanism of injury, associated injuries, method of management, length of hospital stay, complications, and mortality...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731409/penetrating-anorectal-injury-caused-by-a-wild-boar-attack-a-case-report
#16
Ichiro Okano, Yuki Midorikawa, Nobumasa Kushima, Yui Watanabe, Takuya Sugiyama, Katsutaka Mitachi, Kazuaki Shinohara, Takatoshi Sawada, Katsunori Inagaki
Wild boar attacks have rarely been reported in the medical literature. This is the case of an 83-year-old male farmer who was assaulted from behind by an injured adult wild boar. He presented with hemorrhagic shock after sustaining injuries to the right profunda femoris artery and right sciatic nerve as well as significant soft-tissue injuries, bilateral iliac wing fractures, an open pneumothorax, and an anorectal injury. The anorectal injury was treated with fecal diversion but was complicated by soft-tissue infection in the surrounding dead space...
May 3, 2018: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719851/an-unforeseeable-complication-posterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-after-penetrating-injury-to-the-heart
#17
Joseph J Eid, Brian C Cronin, Susan Seman
Trauma surgeons are currently encountering unusual adverse events after traumatic injuries. Ischemic optic neuropathy is a rare complication that may occur in trauma and burn patients that present in extremis and require massive resuscitation. A 29-year-old male patient sustains a penetrating injury to the heart that required primary repair. He remained hemodynamically stable and required a limited amount of resuscitative fluids and products. Postoperatively, the patient develops acute painless bilateral loss of vision...
April 2018: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719839/a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-intra-abdominal-irrigation-during-emergency-trauma-laparotomy-time-for-yet-another-paradigm-shift
#18
Hassan Mashbari, Mohannad Hemdi, Kevin L Chow, James C Doherty, Gary J Merlotti, Steven L Salzman, Eduardo Smith Singares
Objective: To determine the optimal volume of abdominal irrigation that will prevent surgical site infections (both deep and superficial), eviscerations and fistula formations; and improve 30-day mortality in trauma patients. Methods: We conducted a three-arm parallel clinical superiority randomized controlled trial comparing different volumes of effluent (5, 10 and 20 liters) used in trauma patients (both blunt and penetrating) age 14 and above undergoing an emergency laparotomy between April 2002 and July 2004 in a busy urban Level 1 trauma center...
April 2018: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719803/bilateral-diaphragmatic-paralysis-after-an-unusual-physical-effort
#19
Cora Legarreta, Javier Brea Folco, Diego Burgos, Santiago Arce, Carlos Luna
Diaphragmatic paralysis is an uncommon cause of pulmonary dysfunction and can occur after traumatic phrenic nerve injury. Penetrating and blunt trauma to the neck is the most recognized mechanism of injury being stretching of the nerves very uncommon. We report a case of a 39-year-old man with bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis due to violent stretching of the phrenic nerves. Clinical features and diagnosis methods are also reviewed.
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715322/clinical-analysis-of-fungal-keratitis-in-patients-with-and-without-diabetes
#20
Jing Dan, Qingjun Zhou, Hualei Zhai, Jun Cheng, Lei Wan, Cheng Ge, Lixin Xie
We compared the clinical characteristics, treatments, and prognoses of fungal keratitis in patients with and without diabetes. Patients diagnosed with fungal keratitis at Shandong Eye Institute between January 2010 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed and classified as diabetic and nondiabetic groups. One-hundred-and-eleven patients (111 eyes) with diabetes and 740 patients (740 eyes) without diabetes were included. The diabetic patients showed significantly older (p< 0.05) and lower male:female ratio (p<0...
2018: PloS One
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