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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782303/clindamycin-induced-maculopapular-exanthema-with-preferential-involvement-of-striae-distensae-a-koebner-phenomenon
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Benigno Monteagudo, Miguel Cabanillas, Pilar Iriarte, Aquilina Ramírez-Santos, Elvira León-Muinos, Daniel González-Vilas, Óscar Suárez-Amor
Clindamycin is a lincomycin-derived antibiotic useful for the treatment of anaerobic and Gram-positive aerobic bacterial infections. Cutaneous adverse reactions are usually maculopapular exanthemas, although hypersensitivity syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome have also been reported (1). We report the case of a patient with a maculopapular rash triggered by clindamycin who developed cutaneous lesions on striae distensae (SD). A 47-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for pruritic cutaneous lesions which had started 6 days earlier...
April 2018: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780962/challenging-aspects-of-contemporary-cochlear-implant-electrode-array-design
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REVIEW
Pavel Mistrík, Claude Jolly, Daniel Sieber, Ingeborg Hochmair
Objective: A design comparison of current perimodiolar and lateral wall electrode arrays of the cochlear implant (CI) is provided. The focus is on functional features such as acoustic frequency coverage and tonotopic mapping, battery consumption and dynamic range. A traumacity of their insertion is also evaluated. Methods: Review of up-to-date literature. Results: Perimodiolar electrode arrays are positioned in the basal turn of the cochlea near the modiolus...
December 2017: World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772007/nonparametric-estimation-of-median-survival-times-with-applications-to-multi-site-or-multi-center-studies
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Mohammad H Rahbar, Sangbum Choi, Chuan Hong, Liang Zhu, Sangchoon Jeon, Joseph C Gardiner
We propose a nonparametric shrinkage estimator for the median survival times from several independent samples of right-censored data, which combines the samples and hypothesis information to improve the efficiency. We compare efficiency of the proposed shrinkage estimation procedure to unrestricted estimator and combined estimator through extensive simulation studies. Our results indicate that performance of these estimators depends on the strength of homogeneity of the medians. When homogeneity holds, the combined estimator is the most efficient estimator...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771613/determinants-of-mental-disorders-in-syrian-refugees-in-turkey-versus-internally-displaced-persons-in-syria
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Sidika Tekeli-Yesil, Esra Isik, Yesim Unal, Fuad Aljomaa Almossa, Hande Konsuk Unlu, Ahmet Tamer Aker
OBJECTIVES: To compare frequencies of some mental health disorders between Syrian refugees living in Turkey and internally displaced persons in Syria, and to identify factors associated with posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder. METHODS: We carried out a field survey in May 2017 among 540 internally displaced persons in Syria and refugees in Turkey. RESULTS: The study revealed that mental disorders were highly prevalent in both populations...
May 17, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766126/factor-viia-administration-in-traumatic-brain-injury-an-aast-mitc-propensity-score-analysis
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Sarah Lombardo, D Millar, Gregory J Jurkovich, Raul Coimbra, Ram Nirula
Background: Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has been used off-label as an adjunct in the reversal of warfarin therapy and management of hemorrhage after trauma. Only a handful of these reports are rigorous studies, from which results regarding safety and effectiveness have been mixed. There remains no clear consensus as to the role of rFVIIa in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: Eleven level 1 trauma centers provided clinical data and head CT scans of patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≤13 and radiographic evidence of TBI...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765311/altered-sense-of-body-ownership-and-agency-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-its-dissociative-subtype-a-rubber-hand-illusion-study
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Daniela Rabellino, Dalila Burin, Sherain Harricharan, Chantelle Lloyd, Paul A Frewen, Margaret C McKinnon, Ruth A Lanius
Traumatic experiences have been linked to the development of altered states of consciousness affecting bodily perception, including alterations in body ownership and in sense of agency, the conscious experience of the body as one's own and under voluntary control. Severe psychological trauma and prolonged distress may lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, symptoms of derealization and, related specifically to the sense of body ownership and agency, of depersonalization (where parts of the body or the entire body itself is perceived as detached and out of control), constitute the dissociative subtype (PTSD+DS)...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762327/nodular-tenosynovitis-of-the-temporomandibular-joint-an-entity-not-yet-described
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Paolo Cariati, Miguel Garcia-Martin, Miguel Perez de Perceval Tara, Maria Roman Ramos, Blas Garcia Medina
Nodular tenosynovitis usually affects the hands and it represents a benign pathology with locally aggressive behavior. Its etiology could be related to chronic inflammatory processes such as trauma, metabolic disturbance, and joint diseases. Histopathological analysis is required for a diagnosis of certainty and surgery represents the treatment of choice. There are no cases in the literature that describe a nodular tenosynovitis affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) The main aim of the present report therefore, is to describe this unusual case and to show the utility of arthroscopic procedures in managing intra-articular tumors of the TMJ...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762283/five-to-ten-year-outcomes-of-operatively-treated-scapular-fractures
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Joscelyn M Tatro, Jeffrey A Gilbertson, Lisa K Schroder, Peter A Cole
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the 5 to 10-year clinical and patient-reported functional outcomes after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of intra-articular and extra-articular scapular fractures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 106 patients who underwent ORIF of a scapular fracture at a single level-I trauma center between January 2005 and December 2010. Eight patients were excluded from the study because they had either severe neurologic injury or an isolated process fracture, and 66 patients (37 with an isolated extra-articular fracture and 29 with an intra-articular fracture) participated in the 5 to 10-year follow-up, yielding a follow-up rate of 67%...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761748/transfemoral-amputation-adductor-myodesis-using-fibertape-and-knotless-anchors
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Andrew R Hsu
Transfemoral amputation is considered the last treatment option for severe infection, vascular disease, trauma, and malignant tumors of the lower extremity that have failed limb salvage. Unopposed pull of the hip abductors causes a flexion-abduction thigh deformity that results in abnormal biomechanics and increased oxygen consumption during ambulation. Myodesis of the adductor tendons is a critical component of transfemoral amputation that creates dynamic muscle balance, enhances prosthetic fitting and function, and improves clinical outcomes...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740988/suppression-of-the-interleukin-1%C3%A3-induced-inflammatory-response-of-human-chang-liver-cells-by-acute-and-subacute-exposure-to-alcohol-an-in-vitro-study
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Katharina Mörs, Shinwan Kany, Jason-Alexander Hörauf, Nils Wagner, Claudia Neunaber, Mario Perl, Ingo Marzi, Borna Relja
AIM: To evaluate protective immunosuppressive dose and time-dependent effects of ethanol in an in vitro model of acute inflammation in human Chang liver cells. METHOD: The study was performed in 2016 and 2017 in the research laboratory of the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, the University Hospital of the Goethe-University Frankfurt. Chang liver cells were stimulated with either interleukin (IL)-1β or IL-6 and subsequently treated with low-dose ethanol (85 mmol/L) or high-dose ethanol (170 mmol/L) for one hour (acute exposure) or 72 hours (subacute exposure)...
April 30, 2018: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735493/recurrent-blistering-distal-dactylitis-due-to-staphylococcus-aureus-in-an-immunocompetent-elderly-woman
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Colin A Hinkamp, Nikhil H Shah, Neal Holland, Ashleigh Wright
An 86-year-old woman presented with marked blistering of her left index fingertip and ulceration of the left middle fingertip, with a 2-year history of recurrent blistering and ulceration of her fingers bilaterally. She denied any preceding finger trauma, although she reported frequent gardening. She denied systemic symptoms. Her medical history was significant for a 2-year history of atrial fibrillation on carvedilol, amiodarone and apixaban, and she was a lifetime non-smoker. On admission, she had elevated inflammatory markers but unremarkable autoantibodies...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732587/clinical-contribution-of-wrist-and-hand-sonography-pilot-study
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Alberto Tagliafico, Bianca Bignotti, Federica Rossi, Maurizio Rubino, Alessandro Civani, Carlo Martinoli
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical contribution of wrist and hand sonography. METHODS: This study was performed in a tertiary academic medical center. Institutional review board approval was obtained. Data collection was done retrospectively from January 2012 to December 2016 and prospectively from January 2017 to July 2017. The study included 112 consecutive patients (52 men and 60 women; mean age, 47 ± 16 years; range, 15-87 years)...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730096/a-qualitative-exploration-of-techniques-used-by-expert-midwives-to-preserve-the-perineum-intact
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C Begley, K Guilliland, L Dixon, M Reilly, C Keegan, C McCann, V Smith
BACKGROUND: The perineum stretches during birth to allow passage of the baby, but 85% of women sustain some degree of perineal trauma during childbirth, which is painful post-partum. Episiotomy rates vary significantly, with some countries having rates of >60%. Recent Irish and New Zealand studies showed lower severe perineal trauma and episiotomy rates than other countries. AIM: To explore expert Irish and New Zealand midwives' views of the skills that they employ in preserving the perineum intact during spontaneous vaginal birth...
May 2, 2018: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725515/a-limb-threatening-long-arterial-dissection-caused-by-humerus-neck-fracture-a-case-report
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R Kurnaz, M Ikizler, M Ozbayburtlu, T Gunes
Proximal humerus fracture is a common arm trauma and rarely occurs with vascular injury which however is a serious complication. In this case report, we present a long segment dissection of the axillary and brachial arteries as a rare complication due to fragmented proximal humerus fracture and shoulder dislocation. An 80-year old female patient was seen at the emergency department. Radiograph examination has revealed a fragmented proximal humerus fracture besides dislocation of the head of humerus towards the axillary area...
March 2018: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709584/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-implementation-and-preliminary-results-at-an-academic-level-i-trauma-center
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Marcus D Darrabie, Chasen A Croft, Scott C Brakenridge, Alicia M Mohr, Martin A Rosenthal, Frederick A Moore, R Stephen Smith
BACKGROUND: REBOA is a novel method of controlling subdiaphragmatic hemorrhage while improving hemodynamic stability. This procedure achieves many of the goals of resuscitative thoracotomy (RT), but is less invasive. Herein, we present the initial experience with REBOA at a level 1 academic trauma center. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review was performed. Orientation of surgeons and residents to REBOA was accomplished by an educational program including a hands-on simulation session (1...
April 11, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707082/trans-hepatic-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube-placement-a-case-report-of-a-rare-complication-and-literature-review
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Anuj Chhaparia, Muhammad Bader Hammami, Juri Bassuner, Christine Hachem
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes have emerged as the standard of care for long-term enteral feeding. This procedure is relatively safe; however, complications do occur, and one of the most dreaded complications is trauma to the surrounding organs. Hepatic injury during PEG placement is an extremely rare complication of the PEG procedure, with a handful of cases described in the medical literature. We describe the case of an accidental trans-hepatic placement of a PEG tube in a 78-year-old morbidly obese female, even with excellent trans-illumination and manual external pressure achieved during endoscopic placement...
April 2018: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707009/the-effect-of-canal-preparation-with-four-different-rotary-systems-on-formation-of-dentinal-cracks-an-in-vitro-evaluation
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Elham Khoshbin, Zakiyeh Donyavi, Erfan Abbasi Atibeh, Ghodratollah Roshanaei, Faranak Amani
Introduction: Endodontic rotary systems may result in dentinal cracks. They may propagate to vertical root fracture that compromises the outcome of endodontic treatment. This study aimed to compare Neolix and Reciproc (single-file systems), Mtwo and ProTaper (conventional rotary systems) in terms of dentinal crack formation in root canal walls. Methods and Materials: This in vitro study was conducted on 110 extracted human single-rooted teeth. The teeth were randomly divided into four experimental groups ( n =25) for root canal preparation with Neolix, Reciproc, Mtwo and ProTaper systems and two control groups ( n =5)...
2018: Iranian Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706728/acute-arthrodesis-of-interphalangeal-joints-of-the-hand-in-traumatic-injuries
#18
Mark Tan, Sean Wei Loong Ho, Sreedharan Sechachalam
Background: Trauma resulting in severe comminution, bone loss, and articular involvement of the fingers is a challenging injury. Osteosynthesis of the digits is nonviable when there is an inability to restore a stable articular surface adequately. Acute arthrodesis of the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints may be an option in such scenarios. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of finger joint arthrodesis in the setting of trauma, in terms of fusion rates and clinical outcomes...
April 2018: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702410/scared-or-scarred-could-dissociogenic-lesions-predispose-to-nonepileptic-seizures-after-head-trauma
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REVIEW
Stoyan Popkirov, Alan J Carson, Jon Stone
A history of head injury is common in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). This association has so far been interpreted as either spurious or psychologically mediated. Biased recall and misattribution could foster illness beliefs about brain damage that promote symptom production. Furthermore, the emotional impact of head injury could induce long-term changes in stress responsivity. Lastly, maladaptive cognitive-behavioural processes involving symptom modelling and aversive conditioning, known to play a role in functional neurological disorders, could contribute to the development of PNES after head trauma...
April 14, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702048/nerve-transfer-surgery-for-penetrating-upper-extremity-injuries
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Efstathios Karamanos, Ilya Rakitin, Sophie Dream, Aamir Siddiqui
CONTEXT: Nerve transfer surgery is an option for repair of penetrating injuries of the upper extremity. In the right setting, it has advantages over tendon transfers and nerve grafting. OBJECTIVE: To review our experience since 2006 of nerve transfer surgery in the upper extremities. DESIGN: We included cases performed to repair penetrating trauma within three months of injury with at least three years' follow-up. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Preoperative and postoperative muscle strength of the affected extremity...
April 9, 2018: Permanente Journal
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