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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845963/internal-distraction-osteogenesis-with-piezosurgery-oblique-osteotomy-of-supraorbital-margin-of-frontal-bone-for-the-treatment-of-unilateral-coronal-synostosis
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Weimin Shen, Jie Cui, Jianbing Chen, Yi Ji, Liangliang Kong
PURPOSE: To assess the utility of internal distraction osteogenesis with Piezosurgery oblique osteotomy of supraorbital margin of frontal bone for the treatment of unilateral coronal synostosis and to study the outcome and complications of this procedure. Oblique osteotomy allows for entry into the cranial cavity, and along with parallel cut to the roof of the orbit, avoids the need to cut into the orbit which forms the frontal flap. METHODS: Oblique osteotomy was performed along the supraorbital rim to do a frontal suture of the glabella (ages of patients were less than 1 year) or on the opposite side of the supraorbital rim (ages of patients were older than 1 year) after performing a suturectomy of the effected coronal suture...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827564/endovascular-treatment-of-brachiocephalic-artery-war-related-injury
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Camille Choufani, Olivier Aoun, Amélie Mlynski, Guillaume Boddaert, Xavier de Kerangal, Charles Pierret
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the innominate artery are rare, but potentially fatal. Early diagnosis and treatment may avoid life-threatening complications. Endovascular surgery often has lower morbidity and mortality rates than conventional surgery. CLINICAL CASE: We reported the case of a 28-year-old Yemenite soldier who presented with a shrapnel-related chest puncture wound following a shell explosion in Djibouti causing a 5 mm pseudoaneurysm of the innominate artery without associated complications...
November 9, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811584/get-the-picture-a-pilot-feasibility-study-of-telemedical-wound-assessment-using-a-mobile-phone-in-cardiology-patients
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John de Heide, C J Vroegh, T Szili Torok, R J J Gobbens, F Zijlstra, M Takens-Lameijer, M J Lenzen, S C Yap, W J M Scholte Op Reimer
BACKGROUND: Postprocedural complications after elective cardiac interventions include hematomas and infections. Telemedical wound assessment using mobile phones with integrated cameras may improve quality of care and help reduce costs. AIMS: We aimed to study the feasibility of telemedical wound assessment using a mobile phone. The primary aim was the number of patients who were able to upload their pictures. Secondary aims were image interpretability, agreement between nurse practitioners, and patient evaluation of the intervention...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805961/intraoperative-adverse-events-in-abdominal-surgery-what-happens-in-the-operating-room-does-not-stay-in-the-operating-room
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Jordan D Bohnen, Michael N Mavros, Elie P Ramly, Yuchiao Chang, D Dante Yeh, Jarone Lee, Marc de Moya, David R King, Peter J Fagenholz, Kathryn Butler, George C Velmahos, Haytham M A Kaafarani
OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the impact of intraoperative adverse events (iAEs) on 30-day postoperative mortality, 30-day postoperative morbidity, and postoperative length of stay (LOS) among patients undergoing abdominal surgery. We hypothesized that iAEs would be associated with significant increases in each outcome. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The relationship between iAEs and postoperative clinical outcomes remains largely unknown. METHODS: The 2007 to 2012 institutional ACS-NSQIP and administrative databases for abdominal surgeries were matched then screened for iAEs using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's 15 Patient Safety Indicator, "Accidental Puncture/Laceration"...
November 1, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800010/work-related-injuries-among-farmers-a-cross-sectional-study-from-rural-nepal
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Devendra Bhattarai, Suman Bahadur Singh, Dharanidhar Baral, Ram Bilakshan Sah, Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Paras K Pokharel
BACKGROUND: Agriculture work is one of the most hazardous occupations across countries of all income groups. In Nepal, 74 % of people are working in the agricultural sector. This study aims to identify patterns and factors associated with injuries among farmers of rural Nepal. METHODS: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in a rural village in eastern Nepal. House to house visit was done to collect data from the farmers. The study included 500 farmers from Shanishchare village in Morang district of Nepal...
2016: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793443/pressures-of-wilderness-improvised-wound-irrigation-techniques-how-do-they-compare
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John B Luck, Danielle Campagne, Roberto Falcón Banchs, Jason Montoya, Susanne J Spano
OBJECTIVE: Compare the pressures measured by improvised irrigation techniques to a commercial device and to prior reports. METHODS: Devices tested included a commercial 500-mL compressible plastic bottle with splash guard, a 10-mL syringe, a 10-mL syringe with a 14-ga angiocatheter (with needle removed), a 50-mL Sawyer syringe, a plastic bag punctured with a 14-ga needle, a plastic bottle with cap punctured by a 14-ga needle, a plastic bottle with sports top, and a bladder-style hydration system...
December 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789047/self-induced-illegal-abortion-with-rivanol-%C3%A2-a-medicolegal-toxicological-case-report
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Sarah C Koelzer, Hannelore Held, Stefan W Toennes, Marcel A Verhoff, Cora Wunder
Approximately during the 30th week of pregnancy, a woman gave birth to a still-born child in a hospital. After first citing an extraneous cause for the premature still-birth, the woman later admitted to having self-induced the abortion by injecting the antiseptic Rivanol(®) (active agent: ethacridine lactate) through her abdominal wall into the amniotic cavity. The investigating authorities ordered an autopsy of the fetus along with additional toxicological investigations. To the naked eye, no obvious cause of death was apparent...
August 27, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766600/a-feature-study-of-innovative-high-speed-lancing-device-and-safety-lancet
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Ho Chang, Yao-Jen Yeh, Rahnfong Lee, Jenq-Huey Shyu
The study developed two models of an innovative high-speed lancing device and safety lancet, where the specially designed structure causes high-speed motion of the lancet, resulting in only one puncture of the skin. The two experimental models and other lancing devices sold on market were compared in order to: (1) measure the forces of lancets piercing animal skin by a load cell; (2) observe the wound areas caused by lancing devices under a microscope. The experimental results showed that, after using this innovative high-speed lancing device, the maximum force of a lancet piercing skin is only 1/3 of the force of conventional lancing devices, and the duration of the former under the skin is 1/6 of the latter...
October 20, 2016: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760028/the-effectiveness-of-modified-seton-and-modified-combat-gauze-in-controlling-severe-hemorrhaging-during-operations-of-uniformed-services
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Z Adamiak, D Bukowiecka, P Jastrzębski, M Jałyński, P Holak, J Głodek, G Gudzbeler
Hemorrhaging from large vessels poses a serious problem in emergency situations when blood loss needs to be immediately controlled. The aim of the study was to compare the effectiveness of two hemostatic dressings in controlling bleeding from a surgically punctured femoral artery. The study was performed on thirteen pigs divided into two groups, of six and seven pigs, respectively. Combat gauze covered with ChitoClear hqg 95 chitosan and Protanal LF10/60 FT sodium alginate was used in the first group, seton covered with identical substances was uses in the second group...
September 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753786/primary-versus-revision-spinal-fusion-in-children-an-analysis-of-74-525-cases-from-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample
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Rafael De la Garza Ramos, C Rory Goodwin, Taylor Purvis, Isaac O Karikari, Amer F Samdani, Daniel M Sciubba
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of a nationwide database. OBJECTIVE: To compare in-hospital outcomes for pediatric patients who underwent primary versus revision spinal fusion. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is limited data on outcomes after primary versus revision spinal fusion in children. METHODS: Data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2011 was analyzed. Pediatric patients (age <18) who underwent ≥ 3 level spinal fusion were identified...
October 6, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713061/the-total-calvarial-trans-sutural-distraction-osteogenesis-tc-tsudo-for-26-children-with-slit-ventricle-craniosynostosis-or-microcephaly-after-shunt-operation
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Dong Ha Park, Soo Han Yoon
OBJECTIVE: Among shunt complications, the post-shunt slit ventricle (PSSV) and the post-shunt craniosynostosis (PSCS) may be managed by shunt valve upgrade and/or cranial expansion surgery. Here, we analyzed 26 children with PSSV and/or PSCS who received simple generalized cranial expansion, i.e., total calvarial trans-sutural distraction osteogenesis (TC-TSuDO). METHODS: Among 254 children with shunt surgery, 26 children received TC-TSuDO. These 26 children included of 14 with PSSV, 4 with PSCS, and 8 with both PSSV and PSCS...
October 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692535/mortality-morbidity-and-healthcare-expenditures-after-local-tumour-ablation-or-partial-nephrectomy-for-t1a-kidney-cancer
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A Larcher, M Sun, P Dell'Oglio, V Trudeau, K Boehm, J Schiffmann, Z Tian, N Fossati, U Capitanio, A Briganti, F Montorsi, P Karakiewicz
BACKGROUND: Local tumour ablation (LTA) may yield better perioperative outcomes than partial nephrectomy (PN), however the impact of each treatment on perioperative mortality and health care expenditures is unknown. The aim of the study was to compare mortality, morbidity and health care expenditures between LTA and PN. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A population-based assessment of 2471 patients with cT1a kidney cancer treated with either LTA or PN, between 2000 and 2009, in the SEER-Medicare database was performed...
September 17, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639010/open-surgical-removal-of-iliac-vein-wallstents-with-excision-of-pseudointima-obstructing-the-contralateral-iliac-vein
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Animesh Rathore, Peter Gloviczki, Haraldur Bjarnason
Persistent pain after iliac vein stenting is rare. Surgical removal of two oversized (20-mm) iliac vein stents was performed in a 36-year-old woman because of severe back pain of 2½ years' duration. Clamping or venotomy were not required for stent removal, which was done by extraction of each wire of the stent through small puncture wounds in the vein wall. Duplex scanning confirmed residual pseudointima obstructing the orifice of the right common iliac vein. The pseudointima was surgically removed. The patient recovered without complications, and her pain completely resolved...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635098/secondary-analysis-of-snake-bite-data-in-the-western-region-of-ghana-2006-2010
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Ebenezer K Mensah, Kwaku Karikari, Moses Aikins, Linda Vanotoo, Samuel Sackey, Chima Ohuabunwo, Fred Wurapa, Tweneboah K Sifah, Edwin Afari
BACKGROUND: A snake bite is an injury caused by a bite from a snake, often resulting in puncture wounds, amputations and sometimes envenomation. Envenoming resulting from snake bite is a particularly important public health problem in rural areas of tropical and sub-tropical countries in Africa. This paper reports the incidence of snake bites and its associated mortality in the Western Region of Ghana. METHOD: The study was a descriptive cross-sectional review of 2006 - 2010 snake bite secondary data generated by the Western Regional Health Information Office in Ghana...
June 2016: Ghana Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623219/a-shark-encounter-delayed-primary-closure-and-prophylactic-antibiotic-treatment-of-a-great-white-shark-bite
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Daniel Popa, Karen Van Hoesen
BACKGROUND: Shark bites are rare but sensational injuries that are covered in the lay press but are not well described in the medical literature. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 50-year-old man who sustained two deep puncture wounds to his thigh from a great white shark in the waters surrounding Isla de Guadalupe off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, during a caged SCUBA dive. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: We discuss our strategy of closing the wounds in a delayed primary fashion 24 hours after injury, our antibiotic choices, and the patient's course and review marine pathogens and appropriate antibiotic coverage...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27598601/effects-of-melatonin-on-cytokine-release-and-healing-of-colonic-anastomoses-in-an-experimental-sepsis-model
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Ömer Faik Ersoy, Namık Özkan, Zeki Özsoy, Hüseyin Ayhan Kayaoğlu, Erdinç Yenidoğan, Alper Çelik, Aziz Fikret Özuğurlu, Ebru Arabacı Çakır, Neşe Lortlar
BACKGROUND: The present objective was to identify effects of early melatonin application on healing of anastomotic wound and inflammation in an experimental sepsis model. METHODS: A total of 60 Wistar albino rats were divided into 2 groups. Cecal ligation puncture (CLP) and colonic resection anastomosis were performed on both the control group and the melatonin treatment group. Both groups were divided into 3 subgroups consisting of 10 rats each. One subgroup from each group underwent re-laparotomy at the 16th hour, the next on the 3rd day, and the final subgroup on the 7th day...
July 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546705/venom-yield-and-its-relationship-with-body-size-and-fang-separation-of-pit-vipers-from-argentina
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Adolfo Rafael de Roodt, Leslie Victoria Boyer, Laura Cecilia Lanari, Lucia Irazu, Rodrigo Daniel Laskowicz, Paula Leticia Sabattini, Carlos Fabián Damin
The amount of venom that a snake can inject is related to its body size. The body size is related to head size and to the distance between fangs. To correlate snake body size, distance between fangs and distance between puncture wounds with the venom yield (and consequently with the venom dose potentially injected in a single snakebite), we studied these variables in two species of public health importance in South America, Bothrops (Rhinocerophis) alternatus, and Crotalus durissus terrificus. In all cases a positive correlation was observed between body length, fang separation distance, distance between puncture wounds and venom yield, with a regression coefficient over 0...
October 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27487359/potential-curative-role-of-hypericum-perforatum-in-an-experimental-rat-model-of-tympanic-membrane-perforation
#18
Mehmet Yaşar, Altan Kaya, Hatice Karaman, Mustafa Kavugudurmaz, Halil Polat, Mustafa Sağıt, İbrahim Özcan
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the curative role of topical Hypericum perforatum (HP) in a rat model of tympanic membrane perforation in a histopathological manner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted on 30 female Sprague-Dawley rats. An HP extract was prepared as a suspension in pure olive oil. In all rats, the right and left tympanic membranes were perforated by a fine puncture under a microscope. Rats were randomly assigned to three groups...
August 3, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478810/two-port-laparoscopic-appendectomy-assisted-with-needle-grasper-comparison-with-conventional-laparoscopic-appendectomy
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Turgut Donmez, Adnan Hut, Huseyin Avaroglu, Sinan Uzman, Dogan Yildirim, Sina Ferahman, Erdinc Cekic
PURPOSE: The 2-port laparoscopic appendectomy technique (TLA) is between the conventional 3-port and single-port laparoscopic appendectomy surgeries. We compared postoperative pain and cosmetic results after TLA with conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA) by a 3-port device. METHODS: Patients undergoing TLA were matched with patients undergoing CLA between February 2015 and November 2015 at the same institution. Thirty-two patients underwent TLA with a needle grasper...
August 2016: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473444/xylazine-exposures-reported-to-texas-poison-centers
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Mathias B Forrester
BACKGROUND: Xylazine is a sedative, analgesic, anesthetic, and central muscle relaxant approved for animals but not humans. Although xylazine is an emerging drug of abuse, there are limited data on potentially adverse exposures to the drug. OBJECTIVES: The intent of this study was to describe potentially adverse xylazine exposures reported to a large poison center system. METHODS: All xylazine exposures reported to Texas poison centers between 2000 and 2014 were included...
October 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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