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Shohei Morikawa, Yoshifumi Okamoto, Fumiki Okamoto, Naoki Inomoto, Hiroto Ishikawa, Kozo Harimoto, Tetsuo Ueda, Taiji Sakamoto, Tetsuro Oshika
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical characteristics and visual outcomes in patients with fall-related open globe injuries and to evaluate differences between fall-related and non-fall-related open globe injuries in Japan. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients with open globe injury who presented to Japan-Clinical Research of Study (J-CREST) hospitals between 2005 and 2015 was enrolled. Clinical information including age, sex, initial visual acuity, final visual acuity, type of injury, status of the crystalline lens, zone of injury, wound length, presence of retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, expulsive hemorrhage, and endophthalmitis was recorded...
March 15, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
E Charles Osterberg, Mohannad A Awad, Gregory P Murphy, Thomas W Gaither, Jennie Yoo, Jack W McAninch, Thanabhudee Chumnarnsongkhroh, Benjamin N Breyer
OBJECTIVE: To determine if traumatic renal injuries and/or computed tomography (CT) findings are predictive of HTN development following injury. METHODS: A retrospective review of a renal trauma database was performed from 1995-2015. Renal injuries were graded by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma system, with high grade defined as 4 or 5. Non-renal genitourinary (GU) trauma (i.e. bladder, penile, urethral, and testicular) patients were selected as controls...
March 12, 2018: Urology
Mitchell R Dyer, DaShawn Hickman, Norman Luc, Shannon Haldeman, Patricia Loughran, Christa Pawlwoski, Anirban Sen Gupta, Matthew D Neal
BACKGROUND: Clinical resuscitative treatment of traumatic hemorrhage involves transfusion of RBC, platelets and plasma in controlled ratios. However, use of such blood components, especially platelets, present many challenges including availability, portability, contamination risks, and short shelf-life, which limit the use of platelet transfusions outside of large trauma centers such as remote civilian hospitals and austere pre-hospital settings. This has prompted significant research in platelet substitutes that may resolve the above issues while providing platelet-mimetic hemostatic action...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Toru Oshima, Maki Ohtani, Sohtaro Mimasaka
In recent years, the number of bear attacks has risen in Akita prefecture, Japan. Here, we present the injury patterns of seven fatal bear attacks, and discuss the implication of these findings. We included five cases of Asiatic black bear attacks and two cases of Ezo brown bear attacks. In all cases, the injuries, 2-5 parallel linear lacerations with severe hemorrhaging and decollement, were mainly located on the upper body. These injuries were thought to be fatal as, upon a first encounter, bears often stand and first attack the victim's head and face using their claws...
February 27, 2018: Forensic Science International
John A Abraham, Barry Kenneally, Kamil Amer, David S Geller
BACKGROUND: Navigation-assisted resection has been proposed as a useful adjunct to resection of malignant tumors in difficult anatomic sites such as the pelvis and sacrum where it is difficult to achieve tumor-free margins. Most of these studies are case reports or small case series, but these reports have been extremely promising. Very few reports, however, have documented benefits of navigation-assisted resection in series of pelvic and sacral primary tumors. Because this technology may add time and expense to the surgical procedure, it is important to determine whether navigation provides any such benefits or simply adds cost and time to an already complex procedure...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Maria Lindqvist, Margareta Persson, Margareta Nilsson, Eva Uustal, Inger Lindberg
OBJECTIVE: this study explores women's experiences of the first two months after obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) during childbirth with a focus on problematic recovery. METHODS: this qualitative study used inductive qualitative content analysis to investigate open-ended responses from 1248 women. The data consists of short and comprehensive written responses to open-ended questions focusing on recovery in the national quality register, the Perineal Laceration Register, two months after OASIS at childbirth...
February 20, 2018: Midwifery
Tobias Hauge, Ole Christian Kleven, Egil Johnson, Bjørn Hofstad, Hans-Olaf Johannessen
OBJECTIVES: Surgical repair has been the most common treatment of esophageal effort rupture (Boerhaave syndrome). Stent-induced sealing of the perforation has increasingly been used with promising results. We present our eight years´ experience with stent-based and organ-preserving treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 15 consecutive patients with Boerhaave syndrome from February 2007 to May 2015 were retrospectively registered in a database. Treatment was sealing of the perforation by stenting, chest tube drainage and débridement of the contaminated thorax...
March 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Susan Yoong, Ravi Kothari, Adam Brooks
INTRODUCTION: Whole body computed tomography has become standard practice in many centres in the management of severely injured trauma patients, however, the evidence for it's diagnostic accuracy is limited. AIM: To assess the sensitivity of whole body CT in major trauma. METHOD: Retrospective review of all patients with injury severity score (ISS) > 15 presenting with blunt trauma to a UK Major Trauma Centre between May 2012 and April 2014...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
John P Lichtenberger, Andrew M Kim, Dane Fisher, Peter S Tatum, Brian Neubauer, P Gabriel Peterson, Brett W Carter
Introduction: Combat-related thoracic trauma (CRTT) is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality of the casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries are the most common mechanisms of trauma to the chest. Imaging plays a key role in the battlefield management of CRTT casualties. This work discusses the imaging manifestations of thoracic injuries from blunt trauma and blast injury, emphasizing epidemiology and diagnostic clues seen during OEF and OIF...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
Antônio Aurélio de Paiva Fagundes Júnior, Renato Bueno Chaves, Amanda Robassini Dos Santos, Humberto Alves de Oliveira, Marcello Henrique Paschoal
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has been used to treat refractory hypoxemia in numerous clinical scenarios. The fundamental principles for the management of massive hemoptysis patients include protecting the airway and healthy lung, locating the source of bleeding and controlling the hemorrhage. We report the case of a patient with acute respiratory failure associated with massive hemoptysis secondary to lung laceration during cardiac surgery. The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation allowed patient survival...
March 1, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
H Z Li, H D Gong, C Wang, J K Li
Meningiomas are common in intracranial tumors, the majority of which are benign with slow growth and low recurrence rate. The aim of the present study was to assess the role of osteopontin and its receptor CD44 (Cluster of differentiation -44) in meningioma development and progression. A total of 2 groups were included, namely an experimental group with 54 meningioma patients and a control group with 30 patients with internal and external decompression. The disease group included subjects, from whom meningioma tissue specimens were collected during surgery for tumor excision, whereas the control group included subjects who were subjected to scalp laceration and provided normal meninx tissues...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Emma C Davies, Mary K Daly, Donna Siracuse-Lee
Purpose: We report a rare case of Phialemonium obovatum fungal keratitis in a patient sustaining a corneal laceration from impact with a piece of moldy plaster. Observations: The patient was treated with topical voriconazole with resolution of active keratitis and formation of a stromal scar. The patient's final visual acuity was 20/20 in the affected eye. Conclusions and importance: There is only one other case of Phialemonium obovatum keratitis reported in the literature...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Joobin Khadamy, Pardis Khademi, Mohsen Kashkouli
We report an unusual periocular injury in a 19-year-old motorcycle rider during an accident. The patient had lacerations on the right upper and lower eyelids and the globe was enucleated en bloc. Despite disorganization of the eyelids and orbit, reconstruction of the eyelids and anophthalmic socket was successful. The primary reconstruction of the anophthalmic socket in the traumatic enucleation is a real challenge, especially when the conjunctival and the orbital tissues are missing or disorganized. It is proposed to utilize the optic nerve regeneration techniques in the cases of traumatic enucleation when the globe is intact...
December 26, 2017: Curēus
Taku Inada, Sei Nishida, Taigo Kawaoka, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Junya Hanakita
Study Design: A retrospective study. Purpose: Our objectives were to determine the association between the pathological changes of disc herniation and the interval between primary and revision surgeries and to investigate the frequency and site of the dural laceration in the primary and revision surgeries. Overview of Literature: Among 382 patients who underwent microsurgical lumbar discectomy, we investigated 29 who underwent revision surgery to analyze recurrent herniation pathologies and complications to determine the manner in which lumbar disc herniation can be more efficiently managed...
February 2018: Asian Spine Journal
Qi Wen, Giulia M Muraca, Joseph Ting, Sarah Coad, Kenneth I Lim, Sarka Lisonkova
OBJECTIVE: Instrumental vaginal delivery is associated with birth trauma to infant and obstetric trauma to mother. As caesarean delivery rates increased during the past decades, the rate of instrumental vaginal delivery declined. We examined concomitant temporal changes in the rates of severe birth trauma and maternal obstetric trauma. DESIGN: A retrospective observational study. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: All hospital singleton live births in Washington State, USA, 2004-2013, excluding breech delivery...
March 2, 2018: BMJ Open
Daniela Machado, Daniel Vaz, Sofia Neves, Sérgio Campainha
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February 26, 2018: Archivos de Bronconeumología
Łukasz Szelerski, Radosław Górski, Sławomir Żarek, Karol Mochocki, Paweł Małdyk
BACKGROUND: Distal femoral fractures constitute a type of lower limb injuries that is rare and difficult to treat. Despite advances in surgical technique and development of implants used for internal fixation of fracture fragments, the treatment continues to result in numerous complications. The Ilizarov External Fixator reduces the risk of complications and allows for bone union. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six men with distal femoral fractures resulting from multisite and multiorgan injuries were treated at the Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Traumatology of the Medical Uni-versity of Warsaw between 2008 and 2016...
December 30, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
Pramod Gaudel, Ahmed H Qavi, Prasanta Basak
Thrombocytopenia is an uncommon side effect of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) when given in the usual recommended adult dosage. We report a case of severe and possibly life-threatening thrombocytopenia associated with TMP/SMX therapy. A 92-year-old female presented after a mechanical fall and subsequent intractable bleeding from a laceration on her left leg. She had a history of cellulitis of the lower extremities treated with a 10-day course of TMP/SMX. Her last dose was two days before the visit...
December 19, 2017: Curēus
Montaser Elsawy Abd Elaziz, Amr Mohammad Allama
Temporary pacemaker wires are usually inserted in patients after valve replacement and may be beneficial for optimizing myocardial function in patients that develop postoperative hemodynamically significant arrhythmias [Elmi 2002]. Indications for temporary cardiac pacing (TCP) are atrial, ventricular or atrioventricular pacing for bradyarrhythmias and for management of both atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias [De Belder 1990; Liebold 1998].Pacemaker wires have two ends - one end has a small needle, which is passed into the myocardial surface, then is cut off...
February 19, 2018: Heart Surgery Forum
Lise Brogaard, Lone Hvidman, Kim Hinshaw, Ole Kierkegaard, Tanja Manser, Peter Musaeus, Julie Arafeh, Kay I Daniels, Amy E Judy, Niels Uldbjerg
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable TeamOBS-PPH tool for assessing clinical performance in the management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). The tool was evaluated using video-recordings of teams managing PPH in both real-life and simulated settings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Delphi panel consisting of 12 obstetricians from the UK, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark achieved consensus on a) the elements to include in the assessment tool, b) the weighting of each element, and c) the final tool...
February 27, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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