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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528589/traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-workplace
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Michael Paci, Claire Infante-Rivard, Judith Marcoux
OBJECTIVES: Work-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are not well documented in the literature. Published studies mostly rely on worker databases that fail to provide clinically relevant information. Our objective is to describe the characteristics of hospitalized patients and their work-related TBI. METHODS: We used the Québec provincial trauma and TBI program databases to identify all patients with a diagnosis of work-related TBI admitted to the Montreal General Hospital, a level 1 trauma center, between 2000 and 2014...
May 22, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524786/variation-in-management-of-in-hospital-newborn-falls-a-single-center-experience
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Doron J Kahn, Paul D Fisher, Dean A Hertzler
OBJECTIVE There are only 3 small case series in the literature that report on the management of in-hospital newborn falls (NFs), and recommendations are unclear. The authors performed a retrospective review to determine outcome and differences in management and to understand why management of NFs varies at their institution. METHODS All NFs occurring within the authors' institution over a 3.5-year period were reviewed. Post-fall management and outcomes of each incident were compared. RESULTS There were 24 NFs out of 40,349 deliveries (5...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523088/treatment-of-a-large-traumatic-encephalocele-with-titanium-mesh
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Alan Motta do Canto, Manuela Monteiro Pinotti, Fernando Alves Maciel, Alexandre Bossi Todeschini, Guilherme Brasileiro Aguiar, Ronaldo Rodrigues de Freitas
Encephalocele is defined as protrusion of cranial contents beyond the normal confines of the skull. Although most encephalocele cases have a congenital etiology, fractures of the skull base can cause traumatic encephalocele. In most encephalocele cases, the bone defect presents reduced dimensions and the endoscopic treatment is generally performed to reconstruct the area using mucosal and/or fat grafts. This article sought to report on a rare case of traumatic encephalocele associated with an extensive defect of the anterior skull base...
June 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512614/postoperative-contralateral-hematoma-in-patient-with-acute-traumatic-brain-injury
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Myeong-Jin Oh, Je Hoon Jeong, Dong-Seong Shin, Sun-Chul Hwang, Soo Bin Im, Bum-Tae Kim, Won-Han Shin
OBJECTIVE: Head injury is a leading cause of death and disability in subjects who suffer a traumatic accident. Contralateral hematomas after surgery for traumatic brain injury are rare. However, an unrecognized, these hematomas can cause devastating results. We presented our experience of these patients and discussed diagnosis and management. METHODS: This study included 12 traumatic patients with acute traumatic brain injury who developed delayed contralateral hematoma after evacuation of an acute hematoma...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502689/complicated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-and-the-need-for-imaging-surveillance
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Martina Stippler, Jingyi Liu, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Zoya Voronovich, Howard Yonas, Roger B Davis
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the need for repeat head CT in patients with complicated mild traumatic brain injury (cmTBI) determined non-operative after the first head CT METHODS: 380 patients with mild TBI and a positive head CT not needing surgery were included. Changes between first and second head CT were categorized as decreased, increased or stable. RESULTS: Three patients required neurosurgical intervention (0.8%) after the second CT. There were no significant differences in demographics including age, gender, alcohol consumption, anticoagulation status, time between first and second CT, GCS at admission and discharge, and incidence of SAH, EDH, contusion or skull fractures between the operated and non-operated groups...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502604/death-due-to-fracture-of-thin-calvarial-bones-after-a-fall-a-forensic-approach
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Georgios Sioutas, Maria-Valeria Karakasi, Stylianos Kapetanakis, Pavlos Pavlidis
A 45-year-old male was autopsied. He had fallen backwards from a two-stairs height to the ground and passed away. A skull fracture was detected in the left occipital area, extending up to the left side of the skull base. The patient's death occurred due to the very low thickness of the calvarial bones, which led to the aforementioned fracture, and in turn resulted in subarachnoid hemorrhage and death. The cortical thickness was measured and compared with average values at standardized points. Uniform bone thinning was confirmed rather than localized...
March 16, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499787/motocross-associated-head-and-spine-injuries-in-adult-patients-evaluated-in-an-emergency-department
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Lucas Oliveira J E Silva, M Fernanda Bellolio, Elisa M Smith, David J Daniels, Christine M Lohse, Ronna L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle-related injuries (including off-road) are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acute traumatic spinal cord injury in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To describe motocross-related head and spine injuries of adult patients presenting to an academic emergency department (ED). METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study of adult ED patients evaluated for motocross-related injuries from 2010 through 2015...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497263/radiologic-head-ct-interpretation-errors-in-pediatric-abusive-and-non-abusive-head-trauma-patients
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Stephen F Kralik, Whitney Finke, Isaac C Wu, Roberta A Hibbard, Ralph A Hicks, Chang Y Ho
BACKGROUND: Pediatric head trauma, including abusive head trauma, is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to identify and evaluate radiologic interpretation errors of head CTs performed on abusive and non-abusive pediatric head trauma patients from a community setting referred for a secondary interpretation at a tertiary pediatric hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search identified 184 patients <5 years of age with head CT for known or potential head trauma who had a primary interpretation performed at a referring community hospital by a board-certified radiologist...
May 11, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496391/management-of-panfacial-fracture
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Kausar Ali, Salvatore C Lettieri
Traumatic panfacial fracture repair is one of the most complex and challenging reconstructive procedures to perform. Several principles permeate throughout literature regarding the repair of panfacial injuries in a stepwise fashion. The primary goal of management in most of these approaches is to restore the occlusal relationship at the beginning of sequential repair so that other structures can fall into alignment. Through proper positioning of the occlusion and the mandibular-maxillary unit with the skull base, the spatial relationships and stability of midface buttresses and pillars can then be re-established...
May 2017: Seminars in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495232/management-and-outcome-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-after-head-trauma-a-case-series
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L Grangeon, V Gilard, O Ozkul-Wermester, R Lefaucheur, S Curey, E Gerardin, S Derrey, D Maltete, N Magne, A Triquenot
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an underdiagnosed complication of head trauma. To date, initiation of anticoagulation is still a matter of debate because of the risk of worsening traumatic hemorrhage. This report describes a case series of five patients admitted for head injury complicated by CVT. The main associated radiological signs were skull fractures crossing the venous sinus and adjacent traumatic hematoma. In four patients, anticoagulation was introduced within 48-72h of CVT diagnosis, with no subsequent hemorrhagic complications...
May 8, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485656/delayed-massive-epistaxis-from-traumatic-cavernous-carotid-false-aneurysms-a-report-of-two-unusual-cases
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Ncedile Mankahla, David LeFeuvre, Allan Taylor
Introduction Blunt head trauma can injure the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA). This may result in a carotid cavernous fistula (CCF). Rarely, a traumatic aneurysm may bleed medially causing massive epistaxis. Case presentation We present two cases of traumatic intracavernous carotid pseudoaneurysms with delayed massive epistaxis. The patients were managed with endovascular treatment involving coil embolization with parent vessel sparing and detachable balloon occlusion with carotid sacrifice...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478532/suicide-by-the-intraoral-blast-of-firecrackers-experimental-simulation-using-a-skull-simulant-model
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J Zwirner, R Bayer, A Japes, F Eplinius, J Dreßler, B Ondruschka
Suicides committed by intraorally placed firecrackers are rare events. Given to the use of more powerful components such as flash powder recently, some firecrackers may cause massive life-threatening injuries in case of such misuse. Innocuous black powder firecrackers are subject to national explosives legislation and only have the potential to cause harmless injuries restricted to the soft tissue. We here report two cases of suicide committed by an intraoral placement of firecrackers, resulting in similar patterns of skull injury...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474610/blunt-rectal-trauma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Michele Marini, Giorgio Fratus, Pierluigi D'Amore, Fabio Tagliabue, Pierpaolo Mariani, Luisella Spinelli, Lorenzo Novellino
Blunt colorectal traumas are rare clinical entities with a challenging diagnostic and operative management. We describe the case of a 40-year-old man, victim of an accidental fall from a height of four meters who was subsequently diagnosed to have a blunt rectal trauma. A first CT scan showed fracture of the skull and an extensive subcutaneous haematoma of the lower back associated with a fracture of the left transverse processes of lumbar vertebrae. No other visceral abdominal lesions were recognized and patient was admitted to our department for observational studies...
December 20, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468170/might-trauma-be-a-triggering-factor-for-craniofacial-fibrous-dysplasia
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Mehmet Onur Yüksel, Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Hilmi Onder Okay, Mehmet Esref Kabalar
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare, benign disease of unclear etiology where normal bone is replaced with abnormal fibrous and weak osseous tissue. Any bone of the skeleton might be involved but skull is one of the most commonly affected sites. Fibrous dysplasia is known to be caused by a genetic mutation leading to inappropriate proliferation and differentiation of osteoblastic cells. However; it is not known whether any triggering factor exists which might contribute to this genetic mutation. The authors postulated that trauma might be a triggering factor for this disease...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463945/epidemiology-of-fractures-in-children-younger-than-12-months
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Diana Rodà, Victoria Trenchs, Ana Isabel Curcoy, Anibal Dolores Martínez, Jordi Pou, Carles Luaces
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence and characteristics of fractures in young infants attended at the pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS: This is a retrospective study for 2 years (2011-2012) of children younger than 12 months attended with a fracture at the PED. Age, sex, site and type of fracture, mechanism of injury, time interval before seeking medical attention, and management were analyzed. RESULTS: One hundred one patients were included...
May 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458953/midline-depressed-skull-fracture-presenting-with-quadriplegia-a-rare-phenomenon
#16
Manish J Mathew, Nupur Pruthi, Amey R Savardekar, Sarbesh Tiwari, Malla B Rao
BACKGROUND: Midline depressed skull fractures (MDSFs) deserve a special mention among skull fractures and should always be treated with caution. Here, an extremely unusual clinical presentation of a case of MDSF is highlighted along with its successful surgical management. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 26-year-old male presented with quadriplegia following assault on the head with sharp weapons. The patient had multiple lacerated wounds on the scalp with underlying cranial fractures...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458085/the-importance-of-optic-nerve-sheath-hemorrhage-as-a-postmortem-finding-in-cases-of-fatal-abusive-head-trauma-a-13-year-study-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#17
Supot Puanglumyai, Suree Lekawanvijit
Fatal abusive head trauma is a major cause of death in children and toddlers who suffer from cruel physical abuse. Postmortem differentiation of fatal abusive head trauma from accidental head trauma can be a complicated process. This consecutive case series study aimed to determine the role of subdural optic nerve sheath hemorrhage (ONSH) in 70 autopsy cases of children ≤3 years old in making this differentiation. The study took place over a 13 year period (between August 1st 2003 and July 31st 2016) at a tertiary hospital in Thailand...
April 19, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457266/effects-of-monocortical-and-bicortical-mini-implant-anchorage-on-bone-borne-palatal-expansion-using-finite-element-analysis
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Robert J Lee, Won Moon, Christine Hong
INTRODUCTION: Bone-borne palatal expansion relies on mini-implant stability for successful orthopedic expansion. The large magnitude of applied force experienced by mini-implants during bone-borne expansion may lead to high failure rates. Use of bicortical mini-implant anchorage rather than monocortical anchorage may improve mini-implant stability. The aims of this study were to analyze and compare the effects of bicortical and monocortical anchorages on stress distribution and displacement during bone-borne palatal expansion using finite element analysis...
May 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452656/traumatic-nondisplaced-coronal-suture-fracture-causing-delayed-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-a-pediatric-patient
#19
Tong Yang
Skull fracture after a head injury is relatively common in children younger than 2 years of age. The author reports the case of a 14-month-old girl who sustained a unilateral nondisplaced coronal suture fracture from a fall. She developed delayed intracranial hemorrhage from an underlying dural tear and cortical vein injury. Although an isolated skull fracture in a pediatric trauma patient typically portends a benign clinical course and may not require that the patient be hospitalized, a nondisplaced fracture across the coronal suture can lead to dural tear and intracranial injuries...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448419/venous-sinus-thrombosis-in-blunt-trauma-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Shira E Slasky, Yayone Rivaud, Matthew Suberlak, Oluwole Tairu, Adam D Fox, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Esther Bilinisky
PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of dural venous sinus thrombosis and epidural hemorrhage in the setting of a blunt trauma causing a calvarial fracture crossing a dural venous sinus. METHODS: A retrospective review of 472 blunt trauma patients with calvarial fracture crossing a dural venous sinus was performed. Two hundred ten patients who underwent computed tomography venography were identified and evaluated for the presence of dural venous sinus thrombosis and/or epidural hemorrhage...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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