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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334534/symptomatic-hyperammonemia-with-erwinia-chrysanthemi-derived-asparaginase-in-pediatric-leukemia-patients
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Nathan Gossai, Michael Richards, Lara Boman, Yoav Messinger, Sara Gernbacher, Joanna Perkins, Bruce Bostrom
Erwinia chrysanthemi-derived asparaginase is increasingly integral to acute lymphoblastic leukemia therapy. In our series, 16% of patients developed symptomatic hyperammonemia following Erwinia administration with symptoms including refractory nausea, vomiting, profound fatigue, malaise, and coma. This series of patients receiving Erwinia indicates higher than expected incidence of hyperammonemia, correlation between ammonia and asparaginase levels and therapeutic asparaginase activity levels despite dose reduction...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333566/principles-of-management-of-central-nervous-system-infections
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Sunit Singhi, Suresh Kumar Angurana
CNS infections in children are medical emergency and are associated with high mortality and morbidity. For diagnosis, a high index of suspicion is required. Clinical assessment should be supplemented by laboratory investigations including CSF Gram stain and cultures, blood culture, PCR on CSF, serological tests, and imaging. Commonly associated life threatening complications include coma, seizure, raised intracranial pressure (ICP), focal deficits, shock, respiratory failure, and fluid and electrolyte abnormalities...
January 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332778/cricothyrotomy-in-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-transport
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Kevin High, Jeremy Brywczynski, Jin H Han
OBJECTIVE: Airway management is a requisite skill set for helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) providers. Cricothyrotomy is a potentially lifesaving skill that is used when other airway maneuvers fail. The authors reviewed all transports by a helicopter program in which cricothyrotomy was performed to assess the frequency, success, and technique. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of air medical patient records from an electronic medical record system over a 112-month period...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332774/an-analysis-of-intoxicated-patients-transported-by-a-doctor-helicopter
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Ikuto Takeuchi, Kazuhiko Omori, Hiroki Nagasawa, Kei Jitsuiki, Takashi Iso, Akihiko Kondo, Kouhei Ishikawa, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Youichi Yanagawa
OBJECTIVE: We retrospectively investigated all of the intoxicated patients who were transported by a doctor helicopter (DH) in eastern Shizuoka between April 2004 and December 2015 to determine when air medical transport was used in cases of toxic exposure. METHODS: Subjects were divided into 2 groups: an outpatient group of subjects who went home after receiving a medical evaluation and treatment and an admission group. RESULTS: The outpatient and admission groups included 17 and 31 subjects, respectively...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329548/the-cost-of-a-pediatric-neurocritical-care-program-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Steven W Howard, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Stephanie L Bernell, Christine Williams, Lindsey Pearson, Michael Huetsch, Jeff Gill, Jose A Pineda
BACKGROUND: Inpatient care for children with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is expensive, with inpatient charges averaging over $70,000 per case (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics. Diagnoses- clinical classification software (CCS) principal diagnosis category 85 coma, stupor, and brain damage, and 233 intracranial injury. Diagnoses by Aggregate charges [ https://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/#setup ]). This ranks sTBI in the top quartile of pediatric conditions with the greatest inpatient costs (Hospital Inpatient, Children Only, National Statistics...
January 12, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328306/compensation-factors-for-3rd-order-coma-in-three-mirror-anastigmatic-tma-telescopes
#6
S Xu, Z Cui, B Qi
Misalignment induced third-order coma with respect to misaligned parameters in TMA optical systems is derived by using Nodal Aberration Theory, which yields the compensation factors that can be used to accomplish coma compensation in both coaxial and off-axis misaligned TMA telescopes. By using the compensation factors, coma free point for the tertiary mirror in TMA telescopes is derived and proved to be the negative form of the one for the secondary mirror in the Cassegrain telescope. The compensation factors can also be used to design the off-axis TMAs due to their capability of eliminating the coma over the field of view...
January 8, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328174/mapping-geometry-in-fizeau-transmission-spheres-with-a-small-f-number
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Qun Yuan, Zhishan Gao, Yimeng Dou, Yanxia Yao, Lu Chen
The ideal mapping geometry in a Fizeau interferometer is to map equal height increments on a flat object and equal angle increments on a spherical surface to equal heights on the detector. So the initial intent of the optical design of Fizeau transmission spheres (TSs) is to provide R-θ mapping geometry for equal angle increments. The corresponding unequal heights mapping will introduce retrace error as coma when linear carrier fringes exist. On the contrary, equal heights mapping with R-sin θ mapping geometry will avoid linear carrier fringes induced coma error...
January 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328003/characterizing-the-type-and-location-of-intracranial-abnormalities-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Harri Isokuortti, Grant L Iverson, Noah D Silverberg, Anneli Kataja, Antti Brander, Juha Öhman, Teemu M Luoto
OBJECTIVE The incidence of intracranial abnormalities after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) varies widely across studies. This study describes the characteristics of intracranial abnormalities (acute/preexisting) in a large representative sample of head-injured patients who underwent CT imaging in an emergency department. METHODS CT scans were systematically analyzed/coded in the TBI Common Data Elements framework. Logistic regression modeling was used to quantify risk factors for traumatic intracranial abnormalities in patients with mild TBIs...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327268/serum-thiol-levels-and-thiol-disulphide-homeostasis-in-gunshot-injuries
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Hasan Buyukaslan, Umut Gulacti, Mehmet Tahir Gökdemir, Ramazan Giden, Hakim Celik, Özcan Erel, Erman Mustafa Dörterler
BACKGROUND: Gunshot injuries result in serious traumatic tissue damage due to high velocity of the bullet, deep penetration, and ballistic effect. Trauma is known to be related with oxidative stress. Serum thiol levels and disulphide/thiol homeostasis are novel oxidative stress biomarkers. In this study, we aimed to investigate serum thiol levels and disulphide/thiol homeostasis in injury patterns of patients admitted to the emergency department with a gunshot injury. METHOD: A total of 128 participants were included in the study...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326762/outcome-determinants-of-patients-with-traumatic-pelvic-fractures-a-cohort-study-in-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-southern-iran
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S Paydar, M Chaabi, M Akhavan, Z Ghahramani, M Dehghankhalili
Pelvic fracture is a result of devastating injuries and is usually encountered in conjunction with other life-threatening injuries. The aim of the current study was to determine the outcome determinants of patients with pelvic fractures referred to a large trauma center in southern Iran. This retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted in a level I trauma center over a period of three years from 2012 to 2015. We included all patients with pelvic fractures whose medical records had sufficient data. Data were compared between good condition and poor conditions...
November 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325790/how-do-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeons-manage-concussion
#11
D Hammond, R Welbury, G Sammons, E Toman, M Harland, S Rice
Craniofacial trauma results in distracting injuries that are easy to see, and as oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) we gravitate towards injuries that can be seen and are treatable surgically. However, we do tend not to involve ourselves (and may potentially overlook) injuries that are not obvious either visually or radiographically, and concussion is one such. We reviewed the records of 500 consecutive patients who presented with facial fractures at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to identify whether patients had been screened for concussion, and how they had been managed...
January 8, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324173/the-risk-of-deterioration-in-gcs13-15-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-identified-by-computed-tomography-imaging-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carl Marincowitz, Fiona E Lecky, William Townend, Aditya Borakati, Andrea Fabbri, Trevor A Sheldon
The optimal management of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with injuries identified by computed tomography (CT) brain scan is unclear. Some guidelines recommend hospital admission for an observation period of at least 24 h. Others argue that selected lower-risk patients can be discharged from the Emergency Department (ED). The objective of our review and meta-analysis was to estimate the risk of death, neurosurgical intervention, and clinical deterioration in mild TBI patients with injuries identified by CT brain scan, and assess which patient factors affect the risk of these outcomes...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322820/reevaluation-of-the-critically-ill-patients-with-nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus-by-using-salzburg-consensus-criteria
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Ozlem Gungor Tuncer, Ebru Altindag, Sevda Ozel Yildiz, Mecbure Nalbantoglu, Mehmet Eren Acik, Sedef Tavukcu Ozkan, Betul Baykan
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the usefulness of the Salzburg Consensus Criteria (SCC) for determining the prognosis of critically ill patients with nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed consecutive patients with unconsciousness followed up in the intensive care unit (ICU). Three clinical neurophysiologists, one of them blinded to clinical and laboratory data, reevaluated all EEG data independently and determined NCSE according to SCC...
January 1, 2018: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318180/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-infection-and-outcome-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Amelia K Boehme, Mary E Comeau, Carl D Langefeld, Aaron Lord, Charles J Moomaw, Jennifer Osborne, Michael L James, Sharyl Martini, Fernando D Testai, Daniel Woo, Mitchell S V Elkind
Objective: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) may be related to poor outcomes after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Methods: The Ethnic/Racial Variations of Intracerebral Hemorrhage study is an observational study of ICH in whites, blacks, and Hispanics throughout the United Sates. SIRS was defined by standard criteria as 2 or more of the following on admission: (1) body temperature <36°C or >38°C, (2) heart rate >90 beats per minute, (3) respiratory rate >20 breaths per minute, or (4) white blood cell count <4,000/mm3 or >12,000/mm3...
March 2018: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315401/development-of-a-real-time-wave-field-reconstruction-tem-system-ii-correction-of-coma-aberration-and-3-fold-astigmatism-and-real-time-correction-of-2-fold-astigmatism
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Takahiro Tamura, Yoshihide Kimura, Yoshizo Takai
In this study, a function for the correction of coma aberration, 3-fold astigmatism and real-time correction of 2-fold astigmatism was newly incorporated into a recently developed real-time wave field reconstruction TEM system. The aberration correction function was developed by modifying the image-processing software previously designed for auto focus tracking, as described in the first article of this series. Using the newly developed system, the coma aberration and 3-fold astigmatism were corrected using the aberration coefficients obtained experimentally before the processing was carried out...
January 5, 2018: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315336/hyperphosphatemia-is-associated-with-high-mortality-in-severe-burns
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George Kuo, Cheng-Chia Lee, Shih-Yi Yang, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Shiow-Shuh Chuang, Su-Wei Chang, Kun-Hua Tu, Pei-Chun Fan, Ya-Chung Tian, Yung-Chang Chen, Chih-Hsiang Chang
INTRODUCTION: Phosphate level is often deranged during acute illness, regardless of the presence of kidney injury or not. A few studies described that hypophosphatemia may associated with outcome in patients admitted to the burn unit, but the literatures for hyperphosphatemia is limited. Our study aims to evaluate if hyperphosphatemia, one of the sign of severe tissue damage or kidney injury, will associate with mortality of patients with severe burns. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a post hoc analysis of prospectively collected data from patients admitted to the burn unit between September 2006 and December 2011...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313873/the-value-of-incorporating-personally-relevant-stimuli-into-consciousness-assessment-with-the-coma-recovery-scale-revised-a-pilot-study
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Jonas Stenberg, Alison K Godbolt, Marika C Möller
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether the use of personally relevant stimuli, for some tasks in the Coma Recovery Scale - Revised (CRS-R), generates more responses in patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness compared with neutral stimuli. DESIGN: Multiple single-case design. SUBJECTS: Three patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness recruited from an inpatient department at a regional brain injury rehabilitation clinic in Stockholm, Sweden...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312702/risk-factors-of-pre-operational-aortic-rupture-in-acute-and-subacute-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection-patients
#18
Zhuo-Dong Li, Yang Liu, Jiang Zhu, Jun Wang, Fang-Lin Lu, Lin Han, Zhi-Yun Xu
Background: Aortic rupture is one of the main causes of early death in acute and subacute Stanford type A aortic dissection (ATAAD) patients. This study aimed to analyze potential risk factors for pre-operational aortic rupture in ATAAD patients. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed aortic dissection cases treated between May 2013 and May 2016 in Changhai Hospital, Shanghai. A total of 329 patients with ATAAD were included in the final analysis, and 31 patients died of aortic rupture before surgery...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310339/an-unusual-case-of-perforation-of-the-alimentary-canal-following-bigu-a-taoist-fasting-technique
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Jun Wang, Jun Jin, Xiaofeng Xue, Yan Hao, Dongrong Li, Shan Xu, Fang Huang
RATIONALE: Bigu is a Taoist fasting technique interpreted as avoiding grains in the Encyclopedia of China. This technique has been used from ancient times to the present day in China and other parts of the world to achieve good health, weight loss, longevity, and even immortality. A variety of health problems have been identified in relation to the severe diet during Bigu. However, perforation of the alimentary canal has not been reported to be associated with Bigu. In the present study, we illustrated an unusual case of perforation of the alimentary canal in relation to Bigu...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309356/external-validation-of-university-of-wisconsin-s-clinical-criteria-for-obtaining-maxillofacial-computed-tomography-in-trauma
#20
Amanda W Harrington, Kevin Y Pei, Roland Assi, Kimberly A Davis
OBJECTIVES: Patients sustaining multisystem trauma are at risk for oral and maxillofacial fractures. Although the University of Wisconsin established criteria to help guide the clinician in obtaining additional cross-sectional imaging to evaluate possible facial fractures, it has not been externally validated. Our aim was to evaluate whether the University of Wisconsin's Criteria is generalizable to external institutions through validation and to report modern practice patterns at a level 1 trauma center...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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