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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141184/unrecognized-venous-injuries-after-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-transvenous-lead-extraction
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Khaldoun G Tarakji, Walid Saliba, Danny Markabawi, E Rene Rodriguez, Yoaav Krauthammer, Michael P Brunner, Ayman A Hussein, Bryan Baranowski, Daniel J Cantillon, Mohamed Kanj, Mark Niebauer, Jack Rickard, Thomas Callahan, Mingyuan Shao, David O Martin, Oussama M Wazni, Bruce L Wilkoff, Carmela D Tan
BACKGROUND: Major complication rate of transvenous lead extraction (TLE) is estimated around 1-2.0%. Laceration of the central veins can be fatal. OBJECTIVES: to define the incidence and extent of venous injuries on a microscopic level after TLE and compare it with the incidence of clinically documented events of venous laceration. METHODS: We studied all patients who underwent TLE at our tertiary center within 30 months via a variety of techniques...
November 7, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140861/sealing-of-corneal-lacerations-using-photoactivated-rose-bengal-dye-and-amniotic-membrane
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Timothy A Soeken, Hong Zhu, Sheri DeMartelaere, Brett W Davies, Mirang Kim, Heuy-Ching Wang, James Aden, Rose Grimm, Clemens Alt, Irene E Kochevar, Anthony J Johnson
PURPOSE: Watertight closure of perforating corneoscleral lacerations is necessary to prevent epithelial ingrowth, infection, and potential loss of the eye. Complex lacerations can be difficult to treat, and repair with sutures alone is often inadequate. In this study, we evaluated a potentially sutureless technology for sealing complex corneal and scleral lacerations that bonds the amniotic membrane (AM) to the wound using only green light and rose bengal dye. METHODS: The AM was impregnated with rose bengal and then sealed over lacerations using green light to bond the AM to the deepithelialized corneal surface...
November 14, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140635/emergency-department-visits-for-hand-and-finger-injuries-associated-with-the-use-of-log-splitters
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Bart Hammig, Ches Jones
The purpose of this study was to examine patients treated in an emergency department (ED) for injuries related to the use of log splitters. Data were obtained from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System for the years 2011-2014. National estimates of ED visits for injuries associated with the use of log splitters were obtained, and descriptive epidemiological characteristics are presented. An estimated 37,000 ED visits for injuries related to the use of log splitters occurred during the study period...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134952/epigastrium-unusual-site-of-incisional-hernia-from-a-5-mm-trocar
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Antonino Buffone, Salvatore Lo Bianco, Dario Cavallaro, Pietro Caglià, Guido Basile, Matteo Angelo Cannizzaro
The observation of an unusual case of incisional hernia, found in the epigastric zone at the site of a 5 mm trocar incision for a cholecystectomy, has caused us to describe it and to review the literature. C.A. is a male aged 59 and He came to our attention in 2014, complaining about the presence, for about three months, a swelling in the epigastric area, without occlusive symptoms. An objective examination showed an epigastric mass at the scar of the insertion site of a 5mm trocar during the cholecystectomy operation...
June 12, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133635/is-the-distance-from-punctum-a-factor-in-the-anatomical-and-functional-success-of-canalicular-laceration-repairs
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Manpreet Singh, Natasha Gautam, Nitasha Ahir, Manpreet Kaur
PURPOSE: The aim is to analyze the influence of the location of lacrimal canalicular laceration over the eventual anatomical and functional success after surgery. METHODS: Retrospective, observational study of proximal canalicular laceration (PCL) and distal canalicular laceration (DCL) repairs by a single surgeon (MS). The distance between lacrimal punctum and the lateral canalicular lacerated end was defined as proximal (<6 mm) and distal (≥6 mm). The operation theater setup, microscopic magnified view, local adrenaline, and pigtail probe were used to locate the medial canalicular lacerated end...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132691/-practical-assessment-of-dsaek-in-the-management-of-endothelial-decompensation-following-penetrating-keratoplasty
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E Neiter, C Goetz, F Tortuyaux, A Ehrhardt, N Houmad, J-M Perone
PURPOSE: To report our anatomical and functional results as well as possible complications of the first six Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasties (DSAEK) performed in our department for endothelial decompensation after penetrating keratoplasty (PK) METHODS: This was a retrospective and observational monocentric study of six patients with DSAEK after prior PK between January 2015 and July 2016. The data collected were: demographic characteristics (age, sex), ophthalmological comorbidities, initial indication for PK, delay between PK and DSAEK...
November 11, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131915/visual-and-refractive-outcomes-of-children-after-early-secondary-cataract-extraction-following-wound-repair-for-penetrating-ocular-trauma
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Kamaldeep Arora, Priyanka Arora, Suma Ganesh, Shriya Gupta, Rashmi Ranjan Das
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual and refractive outcomes in children 8 years of age or younger with corneal laceration and cataract following penetrating ocular injuries who underwent primary corneal tear repair followed within 1 to 8 weeks by early secondary cataract extraction. METHODS: This retrospective, non-comparative case series reviewed the admission and operative charts of children 8 years of age or younger (range: 3 to 8 years) who underwent corneal wound repair as the primary surgical procedure followed within 1 to 8 weeks by cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation, with a minimum follow-up period of 6 months...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131385/rural-community-birth-maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-for-planned-community-births-among-rural-women-in-the-united-states-2004-2009
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Elizabeth Nethery, Wendy Gordon, Marit L Bovbjerg, Melissa Cheyney
BACKGROUND: Approximately 22% of women in the United States live in rural areas with limited access to obstetric care. Despite declines in hospital-based obstetric services in many rural communities, midwifery care at home and in free standing birth centers is available in many rural communities. This study examines maternal and neonatal outcomes among planned home and birth center births attended by midwives, comparing outcomes for rural and nonrural women. METHODS: Using the Midwives Alliance of North America Statistics Project 2...
November 13, 2017: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125848/early-decreased-tlr2-expression-on-monocytes-is-associated-with-their-reduced-phagocytic-activity-and-impaired-maturation-in-a-porcine-polytrauma-model
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Lukas Schimunek, Rafael Serve, Michel P J Teuben, Philipp Störmann, Birgit Auner, Mathias Woschek, Roman Pfeifer, Klemens Horst, Tim-P Simon, Miriam Kalbitz, Ramona Sturm, Hans-C Pape, Frank Hildebrand, Ingo Marzi, Borna Relja
In their post-traumatic course, trauma patients suffering from multiple injuries have a high risk for immune dysregulation, which may contribute to post-injury complications and late mortality. Monocytes as specific effector cells of the innate immunity play a crucial role in inflammation. Using their Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs), notably Toll-Like Receptors (TLR), the monocytes recognize pathogens and/or pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and organize their clearance. TLR2 is the major receptor for particles of gram-positive bacteria, and initiates their phagocytosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123835/ambulance-dispatches-to-schools-during-a-5-year-period-in-fukui-prefecture
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Yoshikazu Takinami, Shinji Maeda
Aim: To determine the characteristics and trends of medical emergencies during school activities by analyzing information provided by fire departments. Methods: During a 5-year period from January 2009 to December 2013, all nine fire departments in Fukui Prefecture handled 850 emergencies at schools. We investigated the 850 cases with the age range of 0-63 years. Results: It was found that 21.5% of ambulance dispatches to schools were on weekends and there were more dispatches for non-faculty members of all age groups on weekends than on weekdays...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121842/superior-mesenteric-vein-injury-during-oncologic-right-colectomy-current-vascular-repair-modalities
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Michael R Freund, Ilya Goldin, Petachia Reissman
PURPOSE: To review the different vascular repair options of superior mesenteric vein (SMV) damage during oncologic right colectomy. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of 5 cases in which severe damage to the SMV occurred during oncological right colectomy in an academic medical center. RESULTS: During a 10-year study period, we encountered 5 cases in which severe damage to the SMV and its tributaries occurred. Two of the patients underwent primary venous repair for partial lacerations...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120715/new-pinhole-sulcus-implant-for-the-correction-of-irregular-corneal-astigmatism
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Claudio C Trindade, Bruno C Trindade, Fernando C Trindade, Liliana Werner, Robert Osher, Marcony R Santhiago
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect on visual acuity of the implantation of a new intraocular pinhole device (Xtrafocus) in cases of irregular corneal astigmatism with significant visual impairment. SETTING: University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Pseudophakic eyes of patients with irregular corneal astigmatism were treated with the pinhole device. The causes of irregular corneal astigmatism were keratoconus, post radial keratotomy (RK), post-penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), and traumatic corneal laceration...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120004/nerve-traction-injury-after-subacute-revision-external-fixation-of-a-tibial-plateau-fracture
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Lauren E Wessel, Alexander B Christ, David Helfet, David S Wellman
Nerve traction injuries are common clinical entities that can be confused with nerve palsies secondary to alternate etiologies. Common mechanisms of nerve injury include direct laceration, crush injury, compression injury, elevated compartment pressures, or traction injury. Traction injuries commonly occur after trauma or aberrant patient positioning; however, traction injury following external fixation for lower extremity injury is rare. This case report describes a 42-year-old man who initially sustained a Schatzker VI tibial plateau fracture that required revision of external fixation for pin-site infection as soft tissues recovered from the initial trauma...
November 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117015/racial-ethnic-differences-in-perineal-lacerations-in-a-diverse-urban-healthcare-system
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Amanda Williams, Beverly Gonzalez, Colleen Fitzgerald, Cynthia Brincat
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was o determine whether variations exist between races/ethnicities in perineal laceration at first vaginal delivery. METHODS: We assessed first vaginal deliveries greater than 35 weeks gestation, for a four-year period, in our diverse urban healthcare system. Predictor variable was race/ethnicity with outcome variable of none, first-, second-, third-, or fourth-degree perineal laceration. Race and ethnicity were self-reported and combined into one variable to facilitate analysis...
November 7, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114302/contrecoup-extradural-hematoma-with-coronal-suture-diastasis
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Pratap Chandra Nath, Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Manmath Kumar Dhir, Rama Chandra Deo, Bikash Ranjan Behera, Sitansu Kumar Rout
Extradural hematoma (EDH) generally occurs in the site of impact, that is, coup injury site. EDH is associated with fracture of skull in many a times due to direct impact. However, EDH in counter coup site is a rare occurrence. Hardly, yet, 12 cases have been reported including this case. Here, we reported a case of a 22-year-old male of contrecoup acute EDH who had sustained head injury due to fall from bike. Physical examination revealed direct impact at the left occipito-parietal region with laceration of scalp and bruise with transient loss of consciousness at the time of injury...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111799/pretibial-lacerations
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Stephanie Hili, Kai Yuen Wong, Paul Stephens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106826/operating-at-night-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-intraoperative-adverse-events
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Trine G Eskesen, Thomas Peponis, Noelle Saillant, David R King, Peter J Fagenholz, George C Velmahos, Haytham M A Kaafarani
BACKGROUND: We sought to investigate the association between nighttime (NT) operating and the occurrence of intraoperative adverse events (iAEs). STUDY DESIGN: Our 2007-2012 institutional ACS-NSQIP and administrative databases were screened for iAEs using the ICD-9-CM-based Patient Safety Indicator "accidental puncture or laceration". Procedures were defined as AM (06.00-14.00 h), PM (14.00-22.00 h), or NT (22.00-06.00 h). Univariate and multivariable analyses were performed to investigate the association between PM and NT operating and the occurrence of iAEs...
October 21, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101814/injuries-associated-with-bunk-beds-that-occur-in-jail
#18
Randall T Loder, Jocelyn Cole Young
BACKGROUND: There are many studies of bunk bed injuries, but none specifically addressing those occurring in jails. It was the purpose of this study to investigate the magnitude and patterns of bunk bed injuries occurring in correctional institutions. METHODS: The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) data for the 10 year period 2006 through 2015 due to bunk beds was accessed. Injuries involving bunk beds were identified and the mechanism of injury determined...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100662/management-of-partial-fingertip-amputation-in-adults-operative-and-non-operative-treatment
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Kunal Sindhu, Steven F DeFroda, Andrew P Harris, Joseph A Gil
BACKGROUND: Hand and finger injuries account for approximately 4.8 million visits to emergency departments each year. These injuries can cause a great deal of distress for both patients and providers and are often initially encountered in urgent care clinics, community hospitals, and level one trauma centers. Tip amputation injuries vary widely in mechanism, ranging from sharp lacerations to crush injuries that present with varying degrees of contamination. The severity of damage to soft tissue, bone, arteries and nerves is dependent upon the mechanism and guides treatment decision-making...
October 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097198/liver-lacerations-as-a-complication-of-cpr-during-pregnancy
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Timothy R Cox, Sarah D Crimmins, Allison M Shannon, Kristin L Atkins, Ronald Tesoriero, Andrew M Malinow
AIM: Cardiac arrest in peripartum patients is a rare but devastating event; reported rates in the literature range from 0.019% to 0.0085%. In the general population, a well-described complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), liver laceration and injury, is reported at a rate of between 0.5-2.9% after CPR. Liver laceration rate among peripartum patients receiving CPR has not been well-studied. We sought to find the rate of liver lacerations in the peripartum population associated with CPR, with the hypothesis that the rate would be higher than in the general population...
October 31, 2017: Resuscitation
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