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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645497/an-association-between-polymorphisms-within-the-apoe-gene-and-concussion-aetiology-in-rugby-union-players
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Shameemah Abrahams, Sarah Mc Fie, Jon Patricios, Jason Suter, Michael Posthumus, Alison V September
OBJECTIVES: Concussion refers to changes in neurological function due to biomechanical forces transmitted to the head. The APOE ε4 allele is associated with brain injury severity. The objective was to determine if APOE gene variants are associated with concussion history and severity in rugby players. DESIGN: In total, 128 non-concussed controls and 160 previously concussed participants (all cases N=160; diagnosed N=139) were recruited from high school (junior, N=121), club (N=116) and professional rugby teams (N=51)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631816/cognitive-rehabilitation-for-adults-with-traumatic-brain-injury-to-improve-occupational-outcomes
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K Suresh Kumar, Selvaraj Samuelkamaleshkumar, Anand Viswanathan, Ashish S Macaden
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) could affect multiple facets of their daily functioning. Cognitive rehabilitation brings about clinically significant improvement in certain cognitive skills. However, it is uncertain if these improved cognitive skills lead to betterments in other key aspects of daily living. We evaluated whether cognitive rehabilitation for people with TBI improves return to work, independence in daily activities, community integration and quality of life...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609131/a-comprehensive-reanalysis-of-the-distal-iliotibial-band-quantitative-anatomy-radiographic-markers-and-biomechanical-properties
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Jonathan A Godin, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Bradley M Kruckeberg, Kyle J Muckenhirn, Alexander R Vap, Andrew G Geeslin, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The qualitative anatomy of the distal iliotibial band (ITB) has previously been described. However, a comprehensive characterization of the quantitative anatomic, radiographic, and biomechanical properties of the Kaplan fibers of the deep distal ITB has not yet been established. It is paramount to delineate these characteristics to fully understand the distal ITB's contribution to rotational knee stability. Purpose/Hypothesis: There were 2 distinct purposes for this study: (1) to perform a quantitative anatomic and radiographic evaluation of the distal ITB's attachment sites and their relationships to pertinent osseous and soft tissue landmarks, and (2) to quantify the biomechanical properties of the deep (Kaplan) fibers of the distal ITB...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599608/a-brain-electrical-activity-eeg-based-biomarker-of-functional-impairment-in-traumatic-head-injury-a-multisite-validation-trial
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Daniel Hanley, Leslie S Prichep, Neeraj Badjatia, Jeff Bazarian, RIchard P Chiacchierini, Kenneth C Curley, John S Garrett, Elizabeth B Jones, Rosanne Naunheim, Brian J O'Neil, John O'Neill, Wright David, J Stephen Huff
The potential clinical utility of a novel quantitative EEG-based Brain Function Index (BFI) as a measure of the presence and severity of functional brain injury was studied as part of an independent prospective validation trial. The BFI was derived using EEG features associated with functional brain impairment reflecting current consensus on the physiology of concussive injury. 720 adult patients (18-85 years) evaluated within 72 hours of sustaining a closed head injury were enrolled at 11 US Emergency Departments...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574429/validation-of-acoustic-wave-induced-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rats
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Sean Berman, Toni L Uhlendorf, David K Mills, Elliot B Lander, Mark H Berman, Randy W Cohen
BACKGROUND: This study looked to validate the acoustic wave technology of the Storz-D-Actor that inflicted a consistent closed-head, traumatic brain injury (TBI) in rats. We studied a range of single pulse pressures administered to the rats and observed the resulting decline in motor skills and memory. Histology was observed to measure and confirm the injury insult. METHODS: Four different acoustic wave pressures were studied using a single pulse: 0, 3.4, 4.2 and 5...
June 2, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570420/semicircular-canal-pressure-changes-during-high-intensity-acoustic-stimulation
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Anne K Maxwell, Renee M Banakis Hartl, Nathaniel T Greene, Victor Benichoux, Jameson K Mattingly, Stephen P Cass, Daniel J Tollin
HYPOTHESIS: Acoustic stimulation generates measurable sound pressure levels in the semicircular canals. BACKGROUND: High-intensity acoustic stimuli can cause hearing loss and balance disruptions. To examine the propagation of acoustic stimuli to the vestibular end-organs, we simultaneously measured fluid pressure in the cochlea and semicircular canals during both air- and bone-conducted sound presentation. METHODS: Five full-cephalic human cadaveric heads were prepared bilaterally with a mastoidectomy and extended facial recess...
May 31, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557622/efficacy-of-seat-mounted-thoracic-side-airbags-in-the-german-vehicle-fleet
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Luke Gaylor, Mirko Junge, Sylvester Abanteriba
OBJECTIVE: Thoracic side airbags (tSABs) deploy within close proximity to the occupant. Their primary purpose is to provide a protective cushion between the occupant and the intruding door. To date various field studies investigating their injury mitigation has been limited and contradicting. The research develops efficacy estimations associated for the seat mounted tSAB in their ability to mitigate injury risk from the German collision environment. METHODS: A matched cohort study using GIDAS data was implemented and aims to investigate the efficacy of seat mounted tSAB units in preventing thoracic injury...
May 30, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553421/irreducible-anterior-shoulder-dislocation-with-interposition-of-the-long-head-of-the-biceps-and-greater-tuberosity-fracture-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Konstantinos Pantazis, Andreas Panagopoulos, Irini Tatani, Basilis Daskalopoulos, Ilias Iliopoulos, Minos Tyllianakis
BACKGROUND: Failure of closed manipulative reduction of an acute anterior shoulder dislocation is seldom reported in the literature and is usually due to structural blocks such as soft tissue entrapment (biceps, subscapularis, labrum), bony fragments (glenoid, greater tuberosity) and severe head impaction (Hill-Sachs lesion). CASE REPORT: We present a case of an irreducible anterior shoulder dislocation in a 57-year-old male patient after a road-traffic accident...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552947/relationship-of-mechanical-impact-magnitude-to-neurologic-dysfunction-severity-in-a-rat-traumatic-brain-injury-model
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Tsung-Hsun Hsieh, Jing-Wei Kang, Jing-Huei Lai, Ying-Zu Huang, Alexander Rotenberg, Kai-Yun Chen, Jia-Yi Wang, Shu-Yen Chan, Shih-Ching Chen, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Chih-Wei Peng
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major brain injury type commonly caused by traffic accidents, falls, violence, or sports injuries. To obtain mechanistic insights about TBI, experimental animal models such as weight-drop-induced TBI in rats have been developed to mimic closed-head injury in humans. However, the relationship between the mechanical impact level and neurological severity following weight-drop-induced TBI remains uncertain. In this study, we comprehensively investigated the relationship between physical impact and graded severity at various weight-drop heights...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551290/penetrating-head-injury-by-a-nail-gun-case-report-review-of-the-literature-and-management-considerations
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Jonathan Awori, D Andrew Wilkinson, Joseph J Gemmete, B Gregory Thompson, Neeraj Chaudhary, Aditya S Pandey
Our objective is to discuss penetrating head injuries (PHIs) which, although rare, lead to considerable morbidity and mortality. One of the most significant culprits of PHI is the nail gun, which was introduced in 1959 and has gained substantial popularity. We describe our successful strategy for removing an 8-cm nail that penetrated through the orbit and middle cranial fossa, with the tip lodged within the posterior fossa. Vascular imaging and balloon test occlusion are imperative in circumstances where vessel sacrifice is necessary...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527191/understanding-how-a-sport-helmet-protects-the-head-from-closed-injury-by-virtual-impact%C3%A2-tests
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Yunhua Luo, Zhaoyang Liang
Understanding how a helmet protects the head, especially the soft brain tissues, is the prerequisite for improving helmet design. Intracranial pressure and stresses/strains in the brain tissues are the direct indicators of traumatic brain injury and they can be used to measure helmet performance. In this study, the effects of helmet design parameters such as the helmet shell stiffness, liner compliance and thickness on the brain injury indicators were investigated by virtual impact tests. A finite element head model (FEHM) was first constructed from medical images; a personally-fitted helmet made of composite material and foam was virtually prototyped using geometric information extracted from the FEHM; a helmet-head finite element model was then assembled...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527083/shared-mechanisms-of-epilepsy-migraine-and-affective-disorders
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Davide Zarcone, Simona Corbetta
Since the nineteenth century several clinical features have been observed in common between migraine and epilepsy (such as episodic attacks, triggering factors, presence of aura, frequent familiarity), but only in recent years researchers have really engaged in finding a common pathogenic mechanism. From studies of disease incidence, we understand how either migraine among patients with epilepsy or epilepsy among migraine patients are more frequent than in the general population. This association may result from a direct causality, by the same environmental risk factors and/or by a common genetic susceptibility...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526435/the-bidirectional-gut-brain-microbiota-axis-as-a-potential-nexus-between-traumatic-brain-injury-inflammation-and-disease
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Mark H Sundman, Nan-Kuei Chen, Vignesh Subbian, Ying-Hui Chou
As head injuries and their sequelae have become an increasingly salient matter of public health, experts in the field have made great progress elucidating the biological processes occurring within the brain at the moment of injury and throughout the recovery thereafter. Given the extraordinary rate at which our collective knowledge of neurotrauma has grown, new insights may be revealed by examining the existing literature across disciplines with a new perspective. This article will aim to expand the scope of this rapidly evolving field of research beyond the confines of the central nervous system (CNS)...
May 17, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525774/development-and-validation-of-a-physical-model-to-investigate-the-biomechanics-of-infant-head-impact
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M Jones, D Darwall, G Khalid, R Prabhu, A Kemp, Owen J Arthurs, P Theobald
Head injury in childhood is the single most common cause of death or permanent disability from injury. However, despite its frequency and significance, there is little understanding of the response of a child's head to injurious loading. This is a significant limitation when making early diagnoses, informing clinical and/or forensic management or injury prevention strategies. With respect to impact vulnerability, current understanding is predominantly based on a few post-mortem-human-surrogate (PMHS) experiments...
July 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520686/clinical-correlates-to-assist-with-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-diagnosis-insights-from-a-novel-rodent-repeat-concussion-model
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Gretchen M Thomsen, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Annie Ma, Livia Wyss, Patricia Haro, Jean-Philippe Vit, Pablo Avalos, Navpreet K Dhillon, Noell Cho, Oksana Shelest, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease linked to repetitive head injuries. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy symptoms include changes in mood, behavior, cognition, and motor function; however, CTE is currently diagnosed only postmortem. Using a rat model of recurrent traumatic brain injury (TBI), we demonstrate rodent deficits that predict the severity of CTE-like brain pathology. METHODS: Bilateral, closed-skull, mild TBI was administered once per week to 35 wild-type rats; eight rats received two injuries (2×TBI), 27 rats received five injuries (5×TBI), and 13 rats were sham controls...
June 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520680/acute-pediatric-monteggia-fractures-a-conservative-approach-to-stabilization
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Ian Foran, Vidyadhar V Upasani, Charles D Wallace, Elise Britt, Tracey P Bastrom, James D Bomar, Andrew T Pennock
BACKGROUND: In 2015, a multicenter study group proposed a treatment algorithm for pediatric Monteggia fractures based upon the ulnar fracture pattern. This strategy recommends surgical stabilization for all complete ulna fractures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether an initial nonoperative approach to pediatric Monteggia fractures resulted in poorer outcomes and a higher rate of complications. METHODS: This institutional review board approved retrospective study evaluated all Monteggia fractures presenting to a level 1 pediatric trauma center between 2008 and 2014...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507965/posterior-hip-dislocation-with-ipsilateral-femoral-head-and-shaft-fracture-using-a-temporary-external-fixator-as-a-method-for-closed-reduction
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Abduljabbar Alhammoud, Masson Alnouri, Mahmood Ali Arbash, Abdul Moeen Baco
INTRODUCTION: Complex fractures are increasing because of various traumatic mechanisms. They drift from standard classifications, and their treatment is controversial. Of such cases are hip dislocations with associated fractures of the ipsilateral femur. CASE REPORT: This case report describes the condition of a 30-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle collision. Clinical examination, X-rays, and computed tomography scan revealed a posterior hip dislocation with an ipsilateral femoral head and mid-shaft fractures...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504848/association-of-traumatic-head%C3%A2-injuries-and-maxillofacial-fractures-a-retrospective-study
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Maher M Abosadegh, Shaifulizan Ab Rahman, Norkhafizah Saddki
The association of traumatic head injury (THI) with maxillofacial fractures (MFF) is a major health concern worldwide. In spite of the close anatomical proximity of maxillofacial bones to the cranium, the association of THI with MFF is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the association between traumatic head injuries (THI) and maxillofacial fractures (MFF). Other factors associated with THI in patients with MFF were also investigated MATERIALS AND METHODS: A hospital-based retrospective study was conducted at the OMFS Unit, Hospital USM, Kelantan, Malaysia...
May 15, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495608/short-term-caloric-restriction-exerts-neuroprotective-effects-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-by-promoting-autophagy-and-inhibiting-astrocyte-activation
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Yuan Liu, Rong Wang, Zhiwei Zhao, Wen Dong, Xu Zhang, Xi Chen, Lina Ma
Cognitive deficits may occur after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), but effective treatment modalities are presently unavailable. Caloric restriction (CR) has beneficial effects on neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury. However, the underlying mechanisms have not yet been clearly defined. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the short-term effects of CR treatment on cognitive function in mice after mTBI. Forty-five 12-week-old C57/BL6 mice were subjected to closed-head mTBI using a weight drop device...
May 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477150/the-optimal-angle-of-the-mediolateral-episiotomy-at-crowning-of-the-head-during-labor
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Shimon Ginath, Osnat Elyashiv, Eran Weiner, Ron Sagiv, Jacob Bar, Joseph Menczer, Michal Kovo, Alexander Condrea
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of the mediolateral episiotomy incision is to increase the diameter of the soft tissue of the vaginal outlet to facilitate birth and to prevent vaginal tears. Episiotomy angles that are too narrow and close to the midline increase the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injuries. In order to determine the optimal angle of the episiotomy, we assessed the changes in the angles of episiotomy lines marked during the first stage of labor and measured at the time of crowning of the head...
May 5, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
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