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Tao Jiang, Lin Jiang, Jun-de Shi, Yong-Ge Jiang, Du-Liang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the treatment skill and clinical effect of bone setting manipulation in treating proximal humeral fracture with shoulder dislocation. METHODS: From January 2015 to December 2015, 118 cases of proximal humeral fractures with shoulder joint dislocation were treated by bone setting reduction and fixation with adhesive tape or Kirschner wire after reduction, including 56 males and 62 females with an average age of 61 years old ranging from 48 to 88 years old...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Ying-Zhou Li, Feng Ye, Lei Wan, Yong-Bo Yang, Yuan-Sheng Chen, Xiao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the preliminary effects of modified percutaneous compression plate in treating femoral neck fractures of Pauwels type III. METHODS: From March 2012 to March 2016, 35 patients with femoral neck fracture were treated by closed reduction and internal fixation with a modified percutaneous compression plate, including 21 males and 14 females with an average age of 45 years old ranging from 23 to 62 years old. The anatomical position of fracture was divided into 8 cases of lower head type, 27 cases of head and neck...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Xiang Hu, Bao-Jian Liu, Xiao-Ming Wen, Yong-Hao Zheng, Ke Jia
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of internal fixation with closed reduction and hollow compression screws for the treatment of femoral neck fracture in young and middle-aged patients. METHODS: From June 2013 to December 2016, 33 young and middle-aged patients with femoral neck fractures were treated with hollow compression screws fixation including 17 males and 16 females with an average age of 38.5 years old ranged from 19 to 59 years old; 20 cases were on the left side and 13 cases on the right side;the time from injury to operation ranged from 2 to 5 days with an average of 3 days...
February 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
J K Dierijck, A D Wright, J D Smirl, K Bryk, P van Donkelaar
Although balance control has been studied extensively following acute concussion, little is known regarding repetitive sub-concussive head impacts or chronic exposure to multiple concussive events. Quiet stance postural control was characterized in contact sport athletes at pre-season (n = 135) and post-season (n = 48) to evaluate the effects of subconcussive trauma to the head. To determine the impact of acute concussion on postural control, athletes diagnosed with a concussion during the season (n = 12) were tested at 72-h, 2-weeks, and 1-month post-injury...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Psychophysiology
Malcolm Harris, Tara Brantley, Douglas Hammond, Sabah Kalamchi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the demographic profile of Native American patients with concomitant facial fractures and closed head injuries (CHIs) and to explore the validation of the craniofacial crumple zone. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, observational, case-control study of 2131 maxillofacial fractures from 2010 to 2014, of which 173 (8%) had concomitant CHIs. RESULTS: Of the study patients, 133 (77%) were males (mean age 40...
January 31, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Sajan Pandey, Lei Li, Da Ming Cui, Ke Wang, Liang Gao
A perforating head injury is a type of an injury wherein the projectile passes entirely through the cranium leaving both entrance and exit wounds. It is considered less prevalent than other kinds of head trauma such as closed or penetrating head injuries carry a worse prognosis among other varieties of head injuries. Having unique mechanism and pathophysiology it is considered a significant challenge for the practicing neurosurgeon mandating high precaution and novel approach to minimize further damage. Here, we presented a case of a 5-year-old boy who suffered from perforating brain injury by a fallen rusty steel bar...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Sergio Henrique Bastos Damous, George Felipe Bezerra Darce, Renato Silveira Leal, Adilson Rodrigues Costa, Pedro Henrique Alves Ferreira, Celso de Oliveira Bernini, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama
INTRODUCTION: Severe injuries of the pancreatic head and duodenum in haemodynamically unstable patients are complex management. The purpose of this study is to report a case of complex pancreatic trauma induced by gunshot and managed with surgical approaches at three different times. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Exploratory laparotomy was indicated after initial emergency room care, with findings of cloudy blood-tinged fluid and blood clots on the mesentery near the hepatic angle, on the region of the 2nd portion of the duodenum and at the pancreatic head...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Khuram Khan, Saqib Saeed, Alexius Ramcharan, Sanjiv Gray
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in young trauma patients with resultant multi-organ effects. Hypopituitarism following TBI can be debilitating and life threatening. TBI which causes hypopituitarism may be characterized by a single head injury, such as from a motor vehicle accident, or by chronic repetitive head trauma, as seen in combative supports including boxing, kick-boxing, and football. In the majority of cases, a diagnosis of hypopituitarism can be entirely missed resulting in severe neuro-endocrine dysfunction...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Philip Foerstner, Rida Rehman, Sofia Anastasiadou, Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, Daniela Sinske, Anita Ignatius, Francesco Roselli, Bernd Knoell
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) induces a neuroinflammatory response resulting in astrocyte and microglia activation at the lesion site. This involves up-regulation of neuroinflammatory genes including chemokines and interleukins. However, so far there is lack of knowledge on transcription factors (TFs) modulating this TBI associated gene expression response. Herein we analyzed activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3), a TF encoding a regeneration-associated gene (RAG) predominantly studied in peripheral nervous system (PNS) injury...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
Sahra Durnford, Harry Bulstrode, Andrew Durnford, Aabir Chakraborty, Nicholas T Tarmey
We report the case of a 69-year-old man admitted to the emergency department of a UK district general hospital with an extradural haematoma following closed head injury. He deteriorated rapidly before transfer to the regional neurosurgical centre and was treated with decompression of the extradural haematoma through an EZ-IO™ intraosseous needle in our department, with telephone guidance from the neurosurgeon. We believe this to be the first reported use of this technique in a district general hospital.
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
John D Finan
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury poses an enormous clinical challenge. Rats are the animals most widely used in pre-clinical experiments. Biomechanical simulations of these experiments predict the distribution of mechanical stress and strain across key tissues. It is in theory possible to dramatically increase our understanding of traumatic brain injury pathophysiology by correlating stress and strain with histological and functional injury outcomes. This review summarizes the state of the art in biomechanical simulation of traumatic brain injury in the rat...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
Pedro Weisleder, Caitlin Rublee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: At any point in time, there are hundreds of armed conflicts throughout the world. Neuropsychological disorders are a major cause of morbidity during and after armed conflicts. Conditions such as closed and open head injuries, acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and psychosis are prevalent among survivors. Herein, we summarize information on the various forms of torture, the resultant neuropsychological pathology, and treatment strategies to help survivors...
February 14, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Jeremy C Borniger, Kyra Ungerleider, Ning Zhang, Kate Karelina, Ulysses J Magalang, Zachary M Weil
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a common and costly ongoing public health concern. Injuries that occur during childhood development can have particularly profound and long-lasting effects. One common consequence and potential mediator of negative outcomes of TBI is sleep disruption which occurs in a substantial proportion of TBI patients. These individuals report greater incidences of insomnia and sleep fragmentation combined with a greater overall sleep requirement meaning that many patients are chronically sleep-deprived...
February 9, 2018: Neuroscience
A M Khan, J C Fleming, J P Jeannon
Penetrating neck injuries are becoming more common because of the increasing prevalence of knife and gun crimes. The immediate and long-term consequences of injury to the neck can be significant because of the close relationship of important anatomical structures in a confined space. Delayed recognition of major injury and inadequate treatment results in high morbidity and mortality. Developing a clear understanding of the underlying anatomy, common mechanisms of injury and principles of management will provide first responders, emergency doctors and trauma surgeons with confidence in appropriate evidence-based management...
February 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Yu-Qing Jiang, Jian Huang, Wei-Kang Guo, Bing Lai, Jun Wang, Chuan-Xing Liang, Song-Lang Liu, Wei-Ming Lin
OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical results of treatment of Pipkin type I and II femoral head fractures through modified Smith-Peterson(S-P) approach and modified Hardinge approach. METHODS: From July 2005 to July 2014, 42 patients with Pipkin type I and II femoral head fractures were treated with operation. A total of 23 patients in anterior group was treated with modified S-P approach including 17 males and 6 females with an average age of (29.3±9.4) years old, 5 cases of type I by excision of the fragement, 3 cases of type I and 15 cases of type II cases by fixation of the fragement...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Shahnaz Alimardani, Sima Sadrai, Hamidreza Taghvaye Masoumi, Pooneh Salari, Atabak Najafi, Behzad Eftekhar, Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh
Objective: Acute brain injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Phenytoin has been commonly used as an anticonvulsant agent for the treatment or prophylaxis of seizures following acute brain injury. After a severe head injury, several pharmacokinetic changes occur. The aim of this study is the comparative evaluation of phenytoin serum concentration in patients with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: This prospective observational study was performed on twenty adult brain injury patients who were admitted to an Intensive Care Unit and required phenytoin for the treatment or prophylaxis of postinjury seizures...
October 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Mou Gao, Qin Dong, Yingzhou Lu, Hui Yao, Mingming Zou, Yang Yang, Jianwei Zhu, Zhijun Yang, Minhui Xu, Ruxiang Xu
The complement system is a crucial component of immunity, and its activation has critical roles in neuroinflammatory response and cellular damage following closed head injury (CHI). We previously demonstrated that systemically injected induced neural stem cells (iNSCs) could modulate complement activation to ameliorate neuronal apoptosis in mouse CHI models. However, it remains unknown whether iNSC derivatives can regulate complement activation. In the present study, after CHI mouse serum treatment, we found dramatic decreases in the cellular viabilities of differentiated iNSCs...
January 24, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Monalisa da Silveira Dias, Pedro Renato Brandão, Talyta Grippe, Cassio Jovem, Marcelo Gomes, Flávio Faria Pereira
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January 2018: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
Chad A Tagge, Andrew M Fisher, Olga V Minaeva, Amanda Gaudreau-Balderrama, Juliet A Moncaster, Xiao-Lei Zhang, Mark W Wojnarowicz, Noel Casey, Haiyan Lu, Olga N Kokiko-Cochran, Sudad Saman, Maria Ericsson, Kristen D Onos, Ronel Veksler, Vladimir V Senatorov, Asami Kondo, Xiao Z Zhou, Omid Miry, Linnea R Vose, Katisha R Gopaul, Chirag Upreti, Christopher J Nowinski, Robert C Cantu, Victor E Alvarez, Audrey M Hildebrandt, Erich S Franz, Janusz Konrad, James A Hamilton, Ning Hua, Yorghos Tripodis, Andrew T Anderson, Gareth R Howell, Daniela Kaufer, Garth F Hall, Kun P Lu, Richard M Ransohoff, Robin O Cleveland, Neil W Kowall, Thor D Stein, Bruce T Lamb, Bertrand R Huber, William C Moss, Alon Friedman, Patric K Stanton, Ann C McKee, Lee E Goldstein
The mechanisms underpinning concussion, traumatic brain injury, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and the relationships between these disorders, are poorly understood. We examined post-mortem brains from teenage athletes in the acute-subacute period after mild closed-head impact injury and found astrocytosis, myelinated axonopathy, microvascular injury, perivascular neuroinflammation, and phosphorylated tau protein pathology. To investigate causal mechanisms, we developed a mouse model of lateral closed-head impact injury that uses momentum transfer to induce traumatic head acceleration...
January 18, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Songkiat Thanacharoenpanich, Sarah Bixby, Michael A Breen, Young-Jo Kim
BACKGROUND: Traumatic posterior hip dislocations in children and adolescents requires emergent closed reduction. Postreduction imaging is necessary to assess the concentricity of reduction and structural injuries to the hip. There is no a consensus for which imaging is a modality of choice in such condition. The purposes of this study are to describe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of traumatic posterior hip dislocations and to compare the effectiveness of MRI with computerized tomography (CT) in detecting structural abnormalities of the hip that impact patient management...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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