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Acute surgical trauma

Shunta Hori, Mitsuru Tomizawa, Fumisato Maesaka, Takuya Owari, Yosuke Morizawa, Yasushi Nakai, Makito Miyake, Tatsuo Yoneda, Nobumichi Tanaka, Katsunori Yoshida, Kiyohide Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Page kidney phenomenon is caused by strong renal parenchymal compression and leads to renal hypoperfusion and microvascular ischemia, resulting in renal dysfunction and hypertension. Although the development of Page kidney phenomenon in allograft is rare, most of its cases are induced by allograft biopsy or trauma. We observed a case of Page kidney phenomenon that was induced by unusual causes immediately after kidney transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old man, whose wife donated a kidney, underwent ABO-compatible living kidney transplantation...
March 13, 2018: BMC Nephrology
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Tetanus is an acute specific infection caused by obligate anaerobes, which is still a serious public health problem. Tetanus bacterium is an obligate anaerobic bacterium, widely distributed in nature, which can exist in dust, soil, human or animal excrement. The bacteria invade the body primarily through the skin or mucosal wounds, and most commonly in trauma and burn patients, unclean newborns, and unsafe surgical instruments. Exotoxin produced by tetanus bacteria can cause temporary changes in the central nervous system, manifested as systemic skeletal muscle persistence and paroxysmal spasm, severe cases of laryngospasm, asphyxia, lung infections and organ failure, which is a very serious and potentially fatal disease...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Karen J Riemenschneider
Prevention of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) remains a crucial clinical challenge especially for those patients undergoing surgery. The purpose of this project was to examine whether a 5-layer silicone foam dressing applied to the sacrum of patients undergoing vascular surgery decreased the occurrence of sacral pressure injuries and to explore participant characteristics associated with the development of operating room (OR)-related pressure injuries. A pre-/postintervention design, quality improvement project in a convenience sample of 81 patients undergoing vascular surgery, in a 700-bed level I trauma acute care setting, in the Northeastern United States...
March 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Jack Braha, Scott Tenner
Pseudocysts evolve from fluid collections and/or disruptions of the pancreatic duct. They may occur secondary to acute pancreatitis, pancreatic trauma, or chronic pancreatitis. Lacking the clinical information, radiologists may inappropriately call a fluid collection or any cystic lesion a pseudocyst. With no clear history of acute pancreatitis or chronic pancreatitis, this is rare. Complications include infection, intracystic hemorrhage, or rupture. Pseudocysts can become painful, especially with chronic pancreatitis, and can cause early satiety and weight loss when their size affects the stomach and bowel...
April 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Georgios Karaolanis, Dimitrios Moris, C Cameron McCoy, Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Sotirios Georgopoulos, Chris Bakoyiannis
The evaluation and management of patients with abdominal vascular trauma or injury requires immediate and effective decision-making in these unfavorable circumstances. The majority of these patients arrive at trauma centers in profound shock, secondary to massive blood loss, which is often unrelenting. Moreover, ischemia, compartment syndrome, thrombosis, and embolization may also be life threatening and require immediate intervention. To minimize the risk of these potentially lethal complications, early understanding of the disease process and emergent therapeutic intervention are necessary...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
Jose A Blanco, Gemma Slater, Jitendra Mangwani
The incidence of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events (deep vein thrombophlebitis [DVT] or pulmonary embolism [PE]) in foot and ankle trauma has been low, and the risk/benefit ratio associated with chemoprophylaxis is controversial. We compared the 90-day incidence of VTE events in 3 cohorts: group 1, tendo-Achillis (TA) ruptures managed with full weightbearing in a walker boot; group 2, ankle fractures immobilized non-weightbearing in a below-the-knee cast; and group 3, ankle fractures managed surgically, followed by non-weightbearing in a below-the-knee cast...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Jeko M Madjarov, Michael G Katz, Peter N Kane, Svetozar Madzharov, Francis Robicsek
PURPOSE: The surgical management of the patients with traumatic sternal fractures remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an early surgical reconstruction of a displaced sternal fracture utilizing longitudinal rigid polymer fixation in the settings of an acute chest trauma. METHODS: To perform the sternal fixation, we utilized a longitudinal rigid plating system. The plate is made of polyether ether ketone (PEEK), an organic thermoplastic polymer...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Maria Isabel Bento Ayres Pereira Harry Leite, Sérgio Azevedo Ferreira Alves, Rui Paulo Vicente Reinas, Marta Gomes Rodrigues, Ana Sofia Martins das Neves Garrido, Otília Peixoto da Cunha, Joana Sofia Oliveira Rodrigues, Maria de Fátima Oliveira Santos Poças, Mário António Leite Resende Martins
A previously healthy 13-year-old girl presented with a 9-day history of acute onset severe neck pain associated with limited range of movement. Medical evaluation at day 2 was suggestive of muscle contracture, and she was discharged home with diazepam, antiinflammatory agents, and rest; however, she returned because of progressive clinical worsening with left arm distal paresthesia and paralysis since day 3. There was no history of trauma or other systemic complaints, and her familial medical history was unremarkable...
February 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Michael Kim, Jessa Hoffman, Anubhav Amin, Manish Purohit, Avinash Mohan
A spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a collection of blood in the spinal epidural space that occurs in the absence of trauma. They most commonly present in the fourth to fifth decade in life with acute onset neck or back pain with delayed neurologic deficit. However, this presentation is often complicated in children because of the limitations in the pediatric neurologic exam. Magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis. Here is a rare case of an infant spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma whose diagnosis was delayed because of a recent history of fever and viral pharyngitis before his development of neurologic deficits...
February 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Jay C Wang, Alexandra T Elliott
We report an unusual case of acute large-angle left exotropia associated with blunt orbital trauma in a healthy 8-year-old boy. Examination revealed a large-angle left exotropia with limitation in adduction of the left eye. Microhyphema and commotio retinae of the left eye were also present. High-resolution orbital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated perimuscular and intramuscular edema mostly involving the left medial rectus muscle but also involving the left lateral rectus muscle. The extraocular muscle insertions were intact...
February 26, 2018: Orbit
Eduardo Smith-Singares
The rise in gun violence and other penetrating trauma constitutes one of the main challenges in the modern practice of Acute Care Surgery. Expertise in the emergency management of this type of injuries is needed if one is to avoid preventable complications, such as short bowel syndrome. Revisiting and sometimes repurposing old surgical techniques may facilitate this task. The use of a modified Finney enteroplasty as a bowel sparing damage control technique for penetrating jejunal and ileal injuries was studied on 87 gunshot wound victims...
February 24, 2018: Updates in Surgery
Todd O McKinley, Greg E Gaski, Yoram Vodovotz, Benjamin T Corona, Timothy R Billiar
Multiply injured patients with severe extremity trauma are at risk of acute systemic complications and are at high risk of developing longer term orthopaedic complications including soft-tissue infection, osteomyelitis, posttraumatic osteoarthritis, and nonunion. It is becoming increasingly recognized that injury magnitude and response to injury have major jurisdiction pertaining to patient outcomes and complications. The complexities of injury and injury response that affect outcomes present opportunities to apply precision approaches to understand and quantify injury magnitude and injury response on a patient-specific basis...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
V I Greyasov, V M Chuguevsky, N I Sivokon, M A Agapov, R S Abubakarov
AIM: To analyze the effect of gallbladder's morpho-functional changes as a risk factor for injury of extrahepatic bile ducts during cholecystectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed in 20 564 patients. There were 147 64 (71.8%) patients with chronic gallbladder inflammation and 5800 (28.2%) - with acute process. It was performed a retrospective analysis of the incidence and causes of intraoperative trauma of extrahepatic bile ducts and bile outflow...
2018: Khirurgiia
Gareth S Turnbull, Mounir Hakimi, George J McLauchlan
INTRODUCTION: With rising NHS clinical and financial demands, improving theatre efficiency is essential to maintain quality of patient care. Consistent teams and consultant presence have been shown to improve outcomes and productivity in elective orthopaedic surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact on trauma theatre productivity of different surgeons and anaesthetists working together in a Major Trauma Centre. The influence of consultant presence and weekend operating on productivity was also considered...
February 12, 2018: Injury
Vincent J Noori, Kanika Trehan, Alisa Savetamal, Damien W Carter
INTRODUCTION: Marjolin' s ulcer, an aggressive ulcerating squamous cell carcinoma, is a well-known phenomenon that occurs in chronically inflamed or scarred tissue; however, squamous cell carcinoma arising in the acute setting after tissue trauma - specifically autograft donor harvest sites for burns - is a rare, but notable event. METHODS: This case series describes three instances of squamous cell carcinoma diagnosed in split-thickness skin graft donor sites in the immediate post-operative period...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Nader Tavakoli, Marjan Mokhtare, Shahram Agah, Ali Azizi, Mohsen Masoodi, Hassan Amiri, Mehrdad Sheikhvatan, Bahare Syedsalehi, Behdad Behnam, Mehran Arabahmadi, Maryam Mehrazi
Background: Tranexamic acid (TXA), a synthetic antifibrinolytic drug, is effective as a treatment for serious hemorrhage, including bleeding arising from major trauma and post-operative interventions. Significant acute gastrointestinal bleeding may have a poor outcome despite routine medical and endoscopic treatments. The aim of this study was to assess whether early intravenous and/or intravenous plus topical administration of TXA reduces the need for urgent endoscopy for acute gastrointestinal bleeding...
February 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Stanislav Ryndin, Andrew Delozier, Michael Stanley
Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a diagnosis that requires high-clinical suspicion especially in cases when the initial causal event could be considered insignificant. We present a novel case presentation of ACS associated with minor trauma in a patient with a previous history of compartment syndrome in the same extremity from a motor vehicle accident 10 years prior to presentation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of recurrent ACS. Due to the possibility of significant morbidity, including loss of limb, it is imperative to recognize the presentation quickly so proper surgical intervention can occur...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Sofia Morão, Rita S Ferreira, Nelson Camacho, Vanda Pratas Vital, J Pascoal, M Emília Ferreira, L Mota Capitão, Frederico B Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic non-iatrogenic vascular injuries in children are rare and rarely discussed in literature. Paediatric vascular injuries pose a set of challenges mainly because of continued growth and development in a child or adolescent. The purpose of the study is to characterize management strategies and outcomes in these cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single-centre retrospective review of patients less than age 18 years (paediatric age) with acute, non-iatrogenic traumatic vascular injuries between January 2009 and December 2015...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Brandon McKinney, Christopher Gaunder, Ross Schumer
BACKGROUND Acute exertional compartment syndrome (AECS) is a rare cause of leg pain often associated with a delay in diagnosis and potentially leading to irreversible muscle and nerve damage. CASE REPORT We present the case of a previously healthy, high-level athlete who presented with the acute onset of unilateral anterior leg pain and foot drop the day after a strenuous workout. He was diagnosed with compartment syndrome and rhabdomyolysis. His management included emergent fluid resuscitation, fasciotomies, debridement of necrotic muscle from his anterior compartment, and delayed primary closure...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Toshiyuki Okazaki, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Hitoshi Hayase, Shinsuke Irie, Toru Inagaki, Osamu Saito, Motoshige Yamashina, Shinji Nagahiro, Koji Saito
Spontaneous and chronic epidural hematoma (SSEH) in the lumbar spine is rare, and idiopathic and chronic SSEH in the lumbar spine is extremely rare disease. Most of lumbar SSEH were acute and secondary with trauma, hematologic disorders, drug, and surgical procedure. Only 20 cases of chronic SSEH in the lumbar spine have been reported and 14 cases among them were considered to be idiopathic. Definitive guidelines for management of this condition are not clear and surgical total evacuation was performed in most of the cases...
February 7, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
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