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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915813/the-relationship-between-burden-of-childhood-disease-and-foreign-aid-for-child-health
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J Clay Bavinger, Paul Wise, Eran Bendavid
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine the relationship between child specific health aid (CHA) and burden of disease. Based on existing evidence, we hypothesized that foreign aid for child health would not be proportional to burden of disease. METHODS: In order to examine CHA and burden of disease, we obtained estimates of these parameters from established sources. Estimates of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) in children (0-5 years) were obtained from the World Health Organization for 2000 and 2012...
September 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913520/evidential-value-of-polymeric-materials-chemometric-tactics-for-spectral-data-compression-combined-with-likelihood-ratio-approach
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A Menżyk, A Martyna, G Zadora
Polymers have become a ubiquitous element of our culture. Therefore, these materials may play an important role in forensic investigations, serving as mute witnesses of occurrences such as car accidents. In this study, the possibilities provided by the likelihood ratio (LR) approach to estimate the evidential value of observed similarities and differences, and to discriminate among NIR spectral data originating from polypropylene automotive parts and household items, were investigated. Since the construction of LR models requires the introduction of only a few variables, the main objective was to reduce the dimensionality of registered spectra, which are characterised by over a thousand variables...
September 15, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884108/characteristics-and-clinical-aspects-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-undergoing-surgery
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João Simão de Melo-Neto, Lara Eduarda Leite Vidotto, Fabiana de Campos Gomes, Dionei Freitas de Morais, Waldir Antonio Tognola
OBJECTIVE: To identify the characteristics of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) undergoing surgery. METHODS: Previously, 321 patients with SCI were selected. Clinical and socio-demographic variables were collected. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients were submitted to surgery. Fall and injuries in the upper cervical and lumbosacral regions were associated with conservative treatment. Patients with lesions in the lower cervical spine, worse neurological status, and unstable injuries were associated with surgery...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882280/estimating-the-value-of-life-and-injury-for-pedestrians-using-a-stated-preference-framework
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Naghmeh Niroomand, Glenn P Jenkins
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of pedestrian death over the period 2010 to 2014 per 1000,000 in North Cyprus is about 2.5 times that of the EU, with 10.5 times more pedestrian road injuries than deaths. With the prospect of North Cyprus entering the EU, many investments need to be undertaken to improve road safety in order to reach EU benchmarks. METHOD: We conducted a stated choice experiment to identify the preferences and tradeoffs of pedestrians in North Cyprus for improved walking times, pedestrian costs, and safety...
September 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878638/evolutionary-and-modern-image-content-differentially-influence-the-processing-of-emotional-pictures
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Matthias Dhum, Uwe Herwig, Sarah Opialla, Michael Siegrist, Annette B Brühl
From an evolutionary perspective, environmental threats relevant for survival constantly challenged human beings. Current research suggests the evolution of a fear processing module in the brain to cope with these threats. Recently, humans increasingly encountered modern threats (e.g., guns or car accidents) in addition to evolutionary threats (e.g., snakes or predators) which presumably required an adaptation of perception and behavior. However, the neural processes underlying the perception of these different threats remain to be elucidated...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877309/a-finite-element-model-of-a-mid-size-male-for-simulating-pedestrian-accidents
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Costin D Untaroiu, Wansoo Pak, Yunzhu Meng, Jeremy M Schap, Bharath Koya, F Scott Gayzik
Pedestrians represent one of the most vulnerable road users and comprise nearly 22% the road crash related fatalities in the world. Therefore, protection of pedestrians in car-to-pedestrian collisions (CPC) has recently generated increased attention with regulations involving three subsystem tests. The development of a finite element (FE) pedestrian model could provide a complementary component that characterizes the whole-body response of vehicle-pedestrian interactions and assesses the pedestrian injuries...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865248/analysis-of-multiple-tank-car-releases-in-train-accidents
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Xiang Liu, Chang Liu, Yili Hong
There are annually over two million carloads of hazardous materials transported by rail in the United States. The American railroads use large blocks of tank cars to transport petroleum crude oil and other flammable liquids from production to consumption sites. Being different from roadway transport of hazardous materials, a train accident can potentially result in the derailment and release of multiple tank cars, which may result in significant consequences. The prior literature predominantly assumes that the occurrence of multiple tank car releases in a train accident is a series of independent Bernoulli processes, and thus uses the binomial distribution to estimate the total number of tank car releases given the number of tank cars derailing or damaged...
August 30, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858775/driver-braking-behavior-analysis-to-improve-autonomous-emergency-braking-systems-in-typical-chinese-vehicle-bicycle-conflicts
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Jingliang Duan, Renjie Li, Lian Hou, Wenjun Wang, Guofa Li, Shengbo Eben Li, Bo Cheng, Hongbo Gao
Bicycling is one of the fundamental modes of transportation especially in developing countries. Because of the lack of effective protection for bicyclists, vehicle-bicycle (V-B) accident has become a primary contributor to traffic fatalities. Although AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) systems have been developed to avoid or mitigate collisions, they need to be further adapted in various conflict situations. This paper analyzes the driver's braking behavior in typical V-B conflicts of China to improve the performance of Bicyclist-AEB systems...
August 28, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844726/cycling-and-spinal-trauma-a-worrying-trend-in-referrals-to-a-national-spine-centre
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M P Broe, J C Kelly, P J Groarke, K Synnott, S Morris
INTRODUCTION: Cycling has seen a large increase in popularity worldwide over the last number of years. This has been linked to an increase in the number of road traffic accidents involving cyclists. Participation in cycling as part of competitive sport and endurance events has seen particular growth. AIM: To examine patients referred with spinal trauma related to cycling and to assess whether the growing popularity of cycling and particularly competitive cycling is linked to an increase in spinal trauma...
August 22, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841448/pre-crash-scenarios-at-road-junctions-a-clustering-method-for-car-crash-data
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Philippe Nitsche, Pete Thomas, Rainer Stuetz, Ruth Welsh
Given the recent advancements in autonomous driving functions, one of the main challenges is safe and efficient operation in complex traffic situations such as road junctions. There is a need for comprehensive testing, either in virtual simulation environments or on real-world test tracks. This paper presents a novel data analysis method including the preparation, analysis and visualization of car crash data, to identify the critical pre-crash scenarios at T- and four-legged junctions as a basis for testing the safety of automated driving systems...
August 22, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837427/suicidal-ideation-among-medical-students-prevalence-and-predictors
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Albina R Torres, Luana M Campos, Maria Cristina P Lima, Ana Teresa A Ramos-Cerqueira
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among medical students, second to car accidents. We investigated the prevalence and predictors of suicidal ideation (SI) among medical students in Brazil. This is a cross-sectional study with 475 medical students of a public university. The research protocol included data on sociodemographics and academic life, and structured instruments to assess social support and psychopathological symptoms, including the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The outcome was evaluated using the BDI suicide item...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826704/application-of-a-three-dimensional-printed-product-to-fill-the-space-after-organ-removal-a-case-report
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Jui-Yu Weng, Che-Chuaa Wang, Pei-Jar Chen, Sher-Wei Lim, Jinn-Rung Kuo
BACKGROUND: Maintaining body integrity, especially in Asian societies, is an independent predictor of organ donation. CASE DESCRIPTION: Herein, we report the case of an 18-year-old man who suffered traumatic brain injury with brain death caused by a car accident. According to the family's wishes, we used a three-dimentional (3D) printer to create a simulated heart, kidneys, and liver to fill the spaces after the patient's organs were removed. This is the first case report to introduce this new clinical application of 3D printed products during transplantation surgery...
August 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801041/diagnosis-of-delayed-diffuse-axonal-%C3%A4-njury
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Çağri Kokkoz, Mehmet Irik, Halil I Dayangaç, Mustafa Hayran, Adnan Bilge, Musa Çavuş
Diffuse axonal injury is usually caused by head trauma, and patients have significant clinical symptoms during admission to the emergency department. In our case, we present a five-year-old patient who was involved in a car accident. During admission to the emergency department, the patient had no symptoms of trauma. However, 6 h after admission to emergency service, neurological symptoms occurred, and mental status changed. Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is characterized by diffuse nerve axon injury in the brain and brainstem...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777687/gender-differences-in-deviance-and-health-risk-behaviors-among-young-adults-undergraduate-students
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Liat Korn, Hagit Bonny-Noach
BACKGROUND: Deviant and health risk behaviors among young-adults are associated with many adverse outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate a broad variety of behaviors by gender differences and their contribution to predicting cannabis use in undergraduate students. METHOD: This research is based on a structured, self-reported anonymous questionnaire distributed to 1,432 young adult undergraduate students at an Israeli University, 533 males and 899 females (mean age 27...
August 4, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771500/the-association-between-car-accident-fatalities-and-children-s-fears-a-study-in-seven-eu-countries
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Viviane Kovess-Masfety, David Sowa, Katherine Keyes, Mathilde Husky, Christophe Fermanian, Adina Bitfoi, Mauro Giovanni Carta, Ceren Koç, Dietmar Goelitz, Sigita Lesinskiene, Zlatka Mihova, Roy Otten, Ondine Pez
Children's fear of a car accident occurring to parents or themselves has been used as a concrete example to illustrate one of the symptoms of anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety and generalized anxiety. However, its usage across countries may be questionable where the prevalence of this specific type of injury differs. This cross-sectional study compares samples from seven diverse European countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Turkey) to see if an environmental exposure, car accident death rate per 100,000 people (country-wide from WHO data), is associated with children's self-report of car accident fears...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756360/combined-intra-and-extraperitoneal-urinary-bladder-rupture-a-rare-seat-belt-injury-a-case-report
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Lisanne Grünherz, Xenia Startseva, Marko Kozomara-Hocke, Borna K Barth, Hans-Peter Simmen, Ladislav Mica, Thomas Rauer
INTRODUCTION: While isolated traumatic urinary bladder injuries are rare, combined intra- and extraperitoneal traumatic urinary bladder ruptures without an underlying fracture are an absolute rarity. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of combined intra- and extraperitoneal urinary bladder rupture without an underlying fracture resulting from blunt abdominal trauma during a high velocity car accident. A midline laparotomy was performed, and the intra- and extraperitoneal bladder ruptures were surgically treated...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743388/traumatic-bilateral-dissection-of-cervical-internal-carotid-artery-in-the-wake-of-a-car-accident-a-case-report
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N Taoussi, A J Alghamdi, J Bielewicz, P Luchowski, K Rejdak
BACKGROUND: Bilateral carotid artery dissection secondary to severe trauma is rare and can be potentially life -threatening if not diagnosed and treated properly. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 29-year-old female who was admitted to the emergency department after a car accident. The patient was conscious at the time of admission and presented with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) of 15 presenting normal vital signs. The patient developed motor dysphasia with right upper limb paresis a few hours after the admission...
July 10, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736096/pneumoperitoneum-by-inguinal-laceration-after-traffic-accident
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Daesung Lim, Soo Hoon Lee, Sang Bong Lee, TaeJin Park
BACKGROUND: The leading cause of surgical pneumoperitoneum is hollow viscus perforation, which accounts for approximately 90% of cases. A nonsurgical etiology may account for up to about 10% of the causes of pneumoperitoneum. However, a pneumoperitoneum often poses significant management dilemmas for surgeons, especially when signs of peritonitis are absent or when the cause is unknown prior to laparotomy. We present the first case of pneumoperitoneum due to inguinal laceration without viscus perforation after a traffic accident...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711376/motor-evoked-potentials-in-patients-with-chronic-whiplash-associated-disorder-grade-ii
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Jacques De Reuck
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is common belief that psychological problems influence the persistence of complains in patients with so-called mild whiplash-associated disorders (WADs). The usefulness of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) is investigated in patients with grade II WAD and remaining complains for more than 6 months. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients, aged between 24 and 58 years, with persistent neck pain for months after a car accident were included...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702382/epidemiology-of-pelvic-ring-fractures-and-injuries
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Gilberto José Cação Pereira, Erick Ribeiro Damasceno, Daniel Innocenti Dinhane, Francisco Marques Bueno, Jaqueline Bartelega Rodrigues Leite, Bruno da Costa Ancheschi
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the pelvic ring fractures and injuries in patients admitted to and treated at this ward between August, 2012 and January, 2014. METHODS: 66 patients were submitted to treatment protocols according to their age, gender, skin color, injury mechanism, location of the trauma, classification of their injuries, emergency intervention, associated injuries, injured side of the body, treatment, and mortality. The most relevant data were classified according to statistic procedures, such as Goodman's association test...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
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