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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513413/-nhg-traumatic-wounds-and-bite-wounds-treatment-guideline
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I M Wichers, M Bouma
- The 'Traumatic wounds and bite wounds' treatment guideline by the NHG (Dutch College of General Practitioners) has recommendations for treating traumatic wounds, bite wounds and wound infection.- It is important to distinguish between traumatic wounds and bite wounds because treatment of lacerations and cuts differs from treatment of bites.- Clean a wound under a lukewarm water tap; avoid using disinfectants.- Preferably close traumatic wounds within 12 hours, provided that the wounds have been carefully cleaned and that there are no referral indications...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274882/vacuum-sealing-drainage-as-a-pre-surgical-adjunct-in-the-treatment-of-complex-open-hand-injuries-report-of-17-cases
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X-F Niu, J-H Yi, G-Q Zha, J Hu, Y-J Liu, L-B Xiao
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been conducted to explore the use of the vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) technique in complex hand injuries. The aim of this study was to report outcomes in patients with complex hand injuries receiving VSD as a coadjuvant treatment prior to second-stage surgery. METHODS: This case series study retrospectively reviewed the patients who underwent VSD for treatment of hand injuries. Inclusion criteria for the study were: (1) traumatic soft tissue defects of the hand and wrist, accompanied by different degrees of injury and exposure of bone, tendon, or blood vessel; (2) the wound surface of hand and wrist was seriously contaminated and direct wound closure was not possible; and (3) the soft tissues of hand and wrist were seriously lacerated or avulsed, and showed necrosis or acute infection...
May 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175943/-treatment-of-traumatic-lesions-of-the-bursa-olecrani-and-chronic-bursitis-olecrani
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D Saul, K Dresing
OBJECTIVE: Complete olecranon bursectomy with debridement, protection of veins and nerves. Risk-adapted antibiotic therapy and early functional aftercare. INDICATIONS: Acute, traumatic laceration of the bursa olecrani, chronic therapy-resistant bursitis olecrani. CONTRAINDICATIONS: For traumatic bursa injuries: general contraindications for anesthesia and surgery; chronic bursitis: initially not closable skin defect (plastic surgery required), hemodynamically instable patient (e...
February 7, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133297/-a-case-where-rectal-cancer-ileus-caused-perforation-in-the-ascending-colon
#4
Tomohiko Machida, Masayoshi Kobayashi, Kazuki Sakai, Kunihiko Hiraoka, Takao Ichihara
The patient was a 65-year-old man. He had not defecated for a week in early December 2015, and had noticed abdominal pain and abdominaldistension from 4 days prior. The pain and distension worsened, and the patient was rush transported to our hospital. Via abdominal CT we found free air in the upper abdomen, expansion of the small and large intestines, and notably, significant intestinal tract expansion and a gas reservoir in the ascending colon. We found significant narrowing as well as hypertrophy along the entire circumference of the rectum and suspected gastrointestinal perforation due to rectal cancer ileus...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862027/surgical-transapical-approach-for-prosthetic-mitral-paravalvular-leak-closure-early-results
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Unal Aydin, Onur Sen, Ersin Kadirogullari, Burak Onan, Aydin Yildirim, Ihsan Bakir
The objective is to demonstrate safety and early clinical results of surgical transapical closure of paravalvular leaks (PVLs) following mitral valve replacement in significant regurgitation. Between March 2014 and February 2015, 12 patients (mean age 52.1 ± 6.0 years, 66.6% male) with severe symptomatic mitral PVLs (n = 13) underwent surgical transapical closure procedure through left mini-thoracotomy. All patients were in NYHA functional class III-IV and median logistic EuroSCORE was 24.2 ± 6...
March 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854071/staged-laparotomies-based-on-the-damage-control-principle-to-treat-hemodynamically-unstable-grade-iv-blunt-hepatic-injury-in-an-eight-year-old-girl
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Takashi Kobayashi, Masayuki Kubota, Yuhki Arai, Toshiyuki Ohyama, Naoki Yokota, Kohei Miura, Hirosuke Ishikawa, Daiki Soma, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Jun Sakata, Masayuki Nagahashi, Hitoshi Kameyama, Toshifumi Wakai
BACKGROUND: Severe blunt hepatic injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. Damage control (DC) surgery has been reported to be useful in severely compromised children with hepatic injury. We applied such a technique in the treatment of a case of hemodynamically unstable grade IV blunt hepatic injury in an eight-year-old girl. This case is the first to use multimodal approaches including perihepatic packing, temporary closure of the abdominal wall with a plastic sheet, transarterial embolization (TAE), and planned delayed anatomical hepatic resection in a child...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831515/soft-palate-injuries-during-orotracheal-intubation-with-the-videolaryngoscope
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REVIEW
Quang Pham, Mark Lentner, Amanda Hu
OBJECTIVE: The videolaryngoscope has gained popularity for providing superior visualization in intubations. A rare complication of this technology is soft palate injury. Through a literature review and case series, we highlight the risks associated with the Glidescope and McGrath videolaryngoscopes and the management of soft palate injuries. METHOD: A case series of multi-institutional review of medical records was performed to identify patients with soft palate injuries from the videolaryngoscope...
February 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821826/-penetrating-injury-of-the-lung-with-a-glass-splinter
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Masahiro Yamada, Masami Abiko, Hirohisa Katoh, Makoto Endoh
A 62-year-old man got drunk and dived into the windowpane. He received lacerations on his face and incised wound at his right chest, and was carried to our hospital. Computed tomography showed a glass splinter, about 14 cm of length, in the chest cavity. The patient underwent an emergency thoracotomy and it was found that the glass splinter penetrated through the upper lobe to the hilum. After removing the glass, simple closure by suturing the entrance and exit of the upper lobe was performed. The post operational course was uneventful...
November 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767903/neurosurgical-sequelae-of-domestic-dog-attacks-in-children
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Ramesh Kumar, Frederic W B Deleyiannis, Corbett Wilkinson, Brent R O'Neill
OBJECTIVE The authors' goals in this study were to describe a series of dog attacks on children that required neurosurgical consultation and to better understand the pattern of injuries inflicted, the circumstances that place children at risk for attack, and the dog breeds involved. In addition, the authors review the surgical and medical management of these patients. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of all children requiring neurosurgical consultation for dog bite at a regional Level 1 pediatric trauma center over a 15-year period...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648164/open-abdomen-in-gastrointestinal-surgery-which-technique-is-the-best-for-temporary-closure-during-damage-control
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Marcelo A F Ribeiro Junior, Emily Alves Barros, Sabrina Marques de Carvalho, Vinicius Pereira Nascimento, José Cruvinel Neto, Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca
AIM: To compare the 3 main techniques of temporary closure of the abdominal cavity, vacuum assisted closure (vacuum-assisted closure therapy - VAC), Bogota bag and Barker technique, in damage control surgery. METHODS: After systematic review of the literature, 33 articles were selected to compare the efficiency of the three procedures. Criteria such as cost, infections, capacity of reconstruction of the abdominal wall, diseases associated with the technique, among others were analyzed...
August 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582884/closure-of-gastrointestinal-defects-with-ovesco-clip-long-term-results-and-clinical-implications
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Gianfranco Donatelli, Fabrizio Cereatti, Parag Dhumane, Bertrand Marie Vergeau, Thierry Tuszynski, Christian Marie, Jean-Loup Dumont, Bruno Meduri
BACKGROUND: The Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC®, Ovesco Endoscopy GmbH, Tübingen, Germany) is an innovative clipping device that provides a strong tissue grasp and compression without provoking ischemia or laceration. In this retrospective study we evaluated immediate and long-term success rates of OTSC deployment in various pathologies of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. METHODS: A total of 45 patients (35 female, 10 male) with an average age of 56 years old (range, 24-90 years) were treated with an OTSC for GI defects resulting from a diagnostic or interventional endoscopic procedure (acute setting group) or for fistula following abdominal surgery (chronic setting group)...
September 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539567/vascular-complication-after-sacrospinous-ligament-fixation-with-uterine-preservation
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Amita Jain, Virender Singh Sheorain, Kulbeer Ahlawat, Rajesh Ahlawat
AIM OF THE VIDEO: Sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) is a minimally invasive transvaginal procedure for correcting apical prolapse. Amongst perioperative complications, life-threatening hemorrhage has a reported occurrence rate ranging from 0.2 % to 2 %. We present a case of arterial hemorrhage following SSLF and a multispecialty approach to its successful management. METHODS: The video demonstrates the development of an unexpected progressive postoperative hematoma following left-side sacrospinous hysterocolpopexy via the anterior approach, despite minimal intraoperative bleeding...
August 18, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406555/delayed-surgical-repair-of-cranial-burst-fracture-without-strict-dura-closure-a-prudent-choice-in-selected-patients
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Han-Song Sheng, Nu Zhang, Jian Lin, Fen-Chun Lin, Bo Yin, Mao-de Wang
OBJECTIVES: Surgical management of cranial burst fracture (CBF) usually involves craniotomy to remove the devitalized brain tissues, followed by watertight repair of dural tears. However, there were times when the dural tear was so extensive that a substantially large bone flap would have to be removed in order to expose the retracted dural margins before it could be repaired. In such cases, strict dural repair would incur a significantly higher risk of damages to the surrounding neural tissues and severe bleeding, especially when the fracture was in the vicinity of eloquent cortical areas and sinus...
September 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390554/a-multicenter-prospective-randomized-pilot-study-of-outcomes-for-digital-nerve-repair-in-the-hand-using-hollow-conduit-compared-with-processed-allograft-nerve
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Kenneth R Means, Brian D Rinker, James P Higgins, S Houston Payne, Gregory A Merrell, E F Shaw Wilgis
BACKGROUND: Current repair options for peripheral nerve injuries where tension-free gap closure is not possible include allograft, processed nerve allograft, and hollow tube conduit. Here we report on the outcomes from a multicenter prospective, randomized, patient- and evaluator-blinded, pilot study comparing processed nerve allograft and hollow conduit for digital nerve reconstructions in the hand. METHODS: Across 4 centers, consented participants meeting inclusion criteria while not meeting exclusion criteria were randomized intraoperatively to either processed nerve allograft or hollow conduit...
June 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27299918/septotomy-and-balloon-dilation-to-treat-chronic-leak-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-technical-principles
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Josemberg Marins Campos, Flávio Coelho Ferreira, André F Teixeira, Jones Silva Lima, Rena C Moon, Marco Aurélio D'Assunção, Manoel Galvão Neto
BACKGROUND: Chronic leaks after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are often difficult to treat by endoscopy metallic stent. Septotomy has been indicated as an effective procedure, but the technical aspects have not been detailed in previous publications (Campos JM, Siqueira LT, Ferraz AA, et al., J Am Coll Surg 204(4):711, 2007; Baretta G, Campos J, Correia S, et al., Surg Endosc 29(7):1714-20, 2015; Campos JM, Pereira EF, Evangelista LF, et al., Obes Surg 21(10):1520-9, 2011). We herein present a video (6 min) demonstrating the maneuver principles of this technique, showing it as a safe and feasible approach...
August 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293411/ruptured-globe-due-to-a-bird-attack
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Haitham A Abdulla, Saad K Alkhalifa
INTRODUCTION: Bird attacks are in general an uncommon event. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in Bahrain. There have been very few cases reported worldwide. Mainly, birds attack humans as retaliation to threats surrounding their environment. At certain occasions, bird attack frequency increases especially during mating season or in the presence of a threat toward their young. METHODS: A 31-year-old male presented with a history of left-eye trauma, loss of vision, pain and tearing for 2 hours...
January 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27285668/novel-dural-incision-and-closure-procedure-for-preventing-postoperative-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-during-the-surgical-removal-of-dumbbell-shaped-spinal-tumors-technical-note
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Kiyoshi Ito, Tatsuro Aoyama, Takuya Nakamura, Yoshiki Hanaoka, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Hongo
The authors report on a new method for removing dumbbell-shaped spinal tumors that avoids the risk of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Adequate visualization of the intra- and extradural components of the tumor is achieved with the use of separate dural incisions. First, the dura mater is opened along the dural theca to provide adequate visualization of the intradural portion of the mass; then, a second incision is made along the nerve root to remove the extradural component. Meticulous suturing is essential in intradural lesion cases; however, the dura mater is usually thin and fragile in such cases...
November 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27218136/novel-endoscopic-multi-firing-clip-applicator-for-endoscopic-closure-of-large-colonic-perforations
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Shuchen Ge, Chengli Song, Shiju Yan, Liaoyuan Ai, Jingjing Xu, Mingyang Li, Bing Hu, Alfred Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Existing endoclip closure devices have difficulty in closing large colonic perforation. We developed a novel endoscopic multi-firing-clip applicator (EMFCA) system to address these limitations, and report on its initial evaluation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The functionality and efficacy of the prototype EMFCA equipped with re-openable clamp and preloaded with four clips were assessed using standardized 1.5 cm incisions created in ex-vivo porcine colonic segments...
August 2016: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27169090/brown-sequard-syndrome-after-an-accidental-stab-injury-of-cervical-spine-a-case-report
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Soo Dong Park, Sang Woo Kim, Ikchan Jeon
We report a case of Brown-Sequard syndrome (BSS) caused by an accidental stab injury of the cervical spine that shows clear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and clinical presentation. A 42-year-old woman was brought into the emergency department after a stab injury on the right side of the posterior neck from a knife that was lying in a fruit basket after slipping. The patient complained of hemiparesis of the right-side extremities, and ipsilateral hypoesthesia and contralateral sensory loss of pain and temperature were also found on neurological examination...
October 2015: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27166882/death-due-to-an-unusual-angio-seal-related-complication-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Cristian D'Ovidio, Sara Sablone, Aldo Carnevale
Angio-SealTM is a vascular closure device (VCD) that can be applied to the femoral artery following cardiac catheterization to achieve hemostasis. Although it has been demonstrated to be superior to conventional manual pressure and to reduce time to hemostasis and patient ambulation, the use of this VCD is not without its complications. In this report, we describe the case of a 55-year-old man who died due to an extremely rare event that occurred several hours after the deployment of an Angio-SealTM VCD: acute complete transverse laceration of the femoral artery that occurred because of the particular fragility of the vessel due to an unrecognized and asymptomatic arteriosclerotic disease...
September 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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