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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099983/-the-relevance-of-abducent-nerve-palsy-in-ent
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Veit Maria Hofmann, Stephan M Niehues, Annett Pudszuhn
Patients suffering from abducent nerve palsy are usually primary seen by a conservative medical Specialist. In most cases the ENT specialist is secondary involved for treatment. In the majority of cases abducent nerve palsy is a temporary symptom associated with neurologic or vascular diseases. Rarely inflammation, neoplasm or fracture of the skull base cause this symptom and lead to an intervention done by the ENT surgeon. This case series describes retrospectively the abducent palsy seen through the eyes of an ENT surgeon...
January 18, 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099375/routine-neurosurgical-consultation-is-not-necessary-in-mild-blunt-traumatic-brain-injury
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Paul R Lewis, Casey E Dunne, James D Wallace, Jason B Brill, Richard Y Calvo, Jayraan Badiee, Michael J Sise, Vishal Bansal, C Beth Sise, Steven R Shackford
BACKGROUND: The Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines provide indications for neurosurgical intervention in traumatic brain injury (TBI) with moderate or severe intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). In TBI patients with less severe ICH, the utility of neurosurgical consultation remains unclear. We sought to determine if routine neurosurgical consultation is necessary for mild blunt TBI patients with ICH. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on 500 consecutive blunt TBI patients aged 15 years or older with Glasgow Coma Scale score ≥13 and ICH on initial head computed tomography (CT) admitted to a Level 1 trauma center over 28 months...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094678/orthotic-treatment-of-positional-brachycephaly-associated-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Carolina G Matarazzo, Gerd Schreen, Camilla D do Lago-Rizzardi, Maria Stella Peccin, Fernando Cg Pinto
Osteogenesis imperfecta is an inherited disorder of the connective tissue characterized primarily by fractures with no or small causal antecedents and extremely variable clinical presentation. The disorder requires a global and, therefore, multidisciplinary therapeutic approach that should aim, among other aspects, at the prevention and treatment of deformities resulting from osteogenesis imperfecta. Due to limitations related to bony deformities, it can be difficult to place these infants in a variety of positions that would help remediate skull deformities, so a cranial orthosis becomes the therapy of choice...
January 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088089/the-traumatic-potential-of-a-projectile-shot-from-a-sling
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Igor Borovsky, Zvi Lankovsky, Leonid Kalichman, Victor Belkin
Herein, we analyze the energy parameters of stones of various weights and shapes shot from a sling and based on this data evaluate its traumatic potential. Four police officers proficient in the use of a sling participated in the trials. The following projectile types, shot using an overhead technique at a target 100m away were: round steel balls of different sizes and weights (24mm, 57g; 32mm, 135g; 38mm, 227g); different shaped stones weighing 100-150g and 150-200g and a golf ball (47g). Our data indicated that projectiles shot from unconventional weapons such as a sling, have serious traumatic potential for unprotected individuals and can cause blunt trauma of moderate to critical severity such as fractures of the trunk, limb, and facial skull bone, depending on the weight and shape of the projectile and the distance from the source of danger...
October 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076834/risk-factors-for-posttraumatic-epilepsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tao Xu, Xinyuan Yu, Shu Ou, Xi Liu, Jinxian Yuan, Hao Huang, Juan Yang, Liang He, Yangmei Chen
OBJECTIVE: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to identify risk factors for posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE). METHODS: Two electronic databases (Medline and Embase) were searched to identify studies with a cohort, case-control, or cross-sectional design reporting on epidemiologic evidence regarding risk factors for PTE. RESULTS: Men had a higher risk of developing PTE than women [relative ratio (RR), 1.32; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1...
January 8, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069358/pneumococcal-polysaccharide-vaccination-administered-early-after-neurotrauma-or-neurosurgery
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Anna Ljunghill Hedberg, Karlis Pauksens, Per Enblad, Jessika Söderberg, Björn Johansson, Helena Käyhty, Jan Sjölin
OBJECTIVES: Pneumococcal vaccination is recommended to lower the risk of posttraumatic meningitis, and early vaccination may be of importance. After both trauma and central nervous system injury, immune-suppression may occur, which could affect T-cell function and the response to T-cell dependent vaccines. We therefore aimed to investigate the response to early vaccination with a T-cell independent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV). METHODS: Thirty-three patients with basilar skull fracture and 23 patients undergoing transsphenoidal pituitary gland surgery were vaccinated with PPSV within 10days after neurotrauma or neurosurgery...
January 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061357/characteristics-of-alcohol-related-facial-fractures
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Kai Lee, Michael Qiu
PURPOSE: Excessive indulgence in alcohol is a key causative factor in facial fractures especially in settings of interpersonal violence (IPV) and motor vehicle accidents. This study aims to explore characteristics of alcohol-involved facial fractures in the state of Victoria, Australia, over a 10-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed data from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset between 2004 and 2014; the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset is a standardized database reported by all Victorian hospitals for every admission...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060103/a-review-of-techniques-used-in-the-management-of-growing-skull-fractures
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Noemie Vezina, Becher Al-Halabi, Hani Shash, Roy R Dudley, Mirko S Gilardino
BACKGROUND: Growing skull fractures (GSFs) are rare complications of pediatric head trauma that comprise skull fractures associated with an underlying dural tear and an intact arachnoid membrane. They are often misdiagnosed, and delay in management can lead to progression of the disease along with its neurological sequelae. Multiple clinical reports and qualitative reviews on this entity exist. To our knowledge, this represents the largest clinical review reporting on established techniques in the management of these fractures...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050641/children-presenting-in-delayed-fashion-after-minor-head-trauma-with-scalp-swelling-do-they-require-further-workup
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Jonathan N Sellin, Amee Moreno, Sheila L Ryan, Sandi K Lam, Marcella Donaruma-Kwoh, Thomas G Luerssen, Andrew Jea
PURPOSE: It is common to evaluate children who have sustained minor head trauma with computed tomography (CT) of the head. Scalp swelling, in particular, has been associated with intracranial injury. A subset of patients, however, present in delayed fashion, often days after the head trauma, as soft tissue edema progresses and their caregiver notices scalp swelling. We explore the value of further workup in this setting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of a prospectively collected cohort of children ≤24 months of age presenting to the Texas Children's Hospital with scalp swelling more than 24 h following a head trauma...
January 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049113/update-on-pediatric-overuse
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Eric R Coon, Paul C Young, Ricardo A Quinonez, Daniel J Morgan, Sanket S Dhruva, Alan R Schroeder
As concerns over health care-related harms and costs continue to mount, efforts to identify and combat medical overuse are needed. Although much of the recent attention has focused on health care for adults, children are also harmed by overuse. Using a structured PubMed search and manual tables of contents review, we identified important articles on pediatric overuse published in 2015. These articles were evaluated according to the quality of the methods, the magnitude of clinical effect, and the number of patients potentially affected and were categorized into overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and overutilization...
January 3, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046802/su-f-i-46-optimizing-dose-reduction-in-adult-head-ct-protocols-while-maintaining-image-quality-in-postmortem-head-scans
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I Lipnharski, C Carranza, N Quails, N Correa, D Rajderkar, J Bennett, L Rill, M Arreola
PURPOSE: To optimize adult head CT protocol by reducing dose to an appropriate level while providing CT images of diagnostic quality. METHODS: Five cadavers were scanned from the skull base to the vertex using a routine adult head CT protocol (120 kVp, 270 mA, 0.75 s rotation, 0.5 mm × 32 detectors, 70.8 mGy CTDIvol) followed by seven reduced-dose protocols with varying combinations of reduced tube current, reduced rotation time, and increased detectors with CTDIvol ranging from 38...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033189/posttraumatic-intradiploic-pseudomeningocele-of-the-occipito-cervical-region
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Xunhui Yuan, Minghong Li, Shihua Chen, Hongyan Zhao, Yun'an Bai, Hang Xiao, Liemei Guo
Pseudomeningocele is a collection of the cerebrospinal fluid in the extradural space due to a defect in the dura-arachnoid layer of the meninge, and manifests as a fibrous capsule in the space of subcutaneous tissues. Classically, growing skull fracture caused by the pseudomeningocele is not uncommon in the pediatric age group. However, a posttraumatic intradiploic pseudomeningoceles is extremely rare, and only a few patients have been described. Herein, the authors present a 6-year-old girl who developed an intradiploic pseudomeningocele of the occipito-cervical region after a severe head trauma...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028451/diagnostic-and-clinical-management-of-skull-fractures-in-children
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Christoph Arneitz, Maria Sinzig, Günter Fasching
OBJECTIVE: The indications of routine skull X-rays after mild head trauma are still in discussion, and the clinical management of a child with a skull fracture remains controversial. The aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate our diagnostic and clinical management of children with skull fractures following minor head trauma. METHODS: We worked up the medical history of all consecutive patients with a skull fracture treated in our hospital from January 2009 to October 2014 and investigated all skull X-rays in our hospital during this period...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024874/dental-and-temporomandibular-joint-pathology-of-the-california-mountain-lion-puma-concolor-couguar
#14
A Aghashani, A S Kim, P H Kass, F J M Verstraete
Skulls from 91 California mountain lions (Puma concolor couguar) were examined macroscopically and radiographically. The majority of the skulls were from young adult animals (57.1%). The skull specimens were from 42 male (46.1%) and 34 female (37.4%) animals, while the gender was unknown for the remainder. The majority (94.5%) of teeth were present for examination. Only 11 teeth were identified as absent congenitally; five of these teeth were maxillary first molar teeth and three were maxillary second premolar teeth...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007317/examining-the-role-of-follow-up-skeletal-surveys-in-non-accidental-trauma
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Rebecca D Powell-Doherty, Nora E Raynor, Donna A Goodenow, David G Jacobs, Anthony Stallion
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing NAT (non-accidental trauma) includes a skeletal survey to identify injuries. A follow-up survey is performed for missed injuries. This study examines the necessity of follow-up surveys. METHODS: The trauma database identified cases of suspected NAT in <4 years olds (2013-2014). Data were stratified by survey, age, injury, then analyzed for the prevalence of findings. All analyses (relative risk, prevalence and odds ratios) utilized RealStats Resource Pack (Trento, Italy)...
December 11, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005808/spontaneous-epidural-pneumocephalus
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Serap Yucel, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Gökhan Kutlar, Mustafa Ozdemir, Kerim Aslan, Lutfi Incesu
Spontaneous epidural pneumocephalus is a rare condition. The authors reported a 35-year-old male patient with tinnutus, dull headache, and swelling on his head. Patient had a history of head trauma and skull fracture from when he was 5 years old. Cranial computed tomography revealed increase in pneumatization of right mastoid air cells and large epidural air in temporoparietal region. Inner table of right temporal bone got thinner, causing communication of mastoid air cells with epidural space. Epidural air had septations and exerted mass effect on the right parietal lobe with minimal midline shift...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005754/cranioplasty-review-of-materials
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Bruno Zanotti, Nicola Zingaretti, Angela Verlicchi, Massimo Robiony, Alex Alfieri, Pier Camillo Parodi
Cranioplasty remains a difficult procedure for all craniofacial surgeons, particularly when concerning the reconstruction of large lacunae in the skull. Considering the significant clinical and economic impact of the procedure, the search for materials and strategies to provide more comfortable and reliable surgical procedures is one of the most important challenges faced by modern craniofacial medicine.The purpose of this study was to compare the available data regarding the safety and clinical efficacy of materials and techniques currently used for the reconstruction of the skull...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005746/customized-orbital-wall-reconstruction-using-three-dimensionally-printed-rapid-prototype-model-in-patients-with-orbital-wall-fracture
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Tae Suk Oh, Woo Shik Jeong, Taik Jin Chang, Kyung S Koh, Jong-Woo Choi
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to restore original orbital contours because of their complex 3-dimensional structure. Moreover, slight implant malpositioning can result in enophthalmos or other complications. The authors describe our experience of using individualized prebent titanium-Medpor mesh implants and stereolithographic modeling in a series of patients who underwent orbital wall reconstruction. METHODS: A consecutive series of 104 patients with orbital fractures received computer simulation-designed prebent titanium-Medpor mesh implants insertion...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999278/exploration-of-pedestrian-head-injuries-collision-parameter-relationships-through-a-combination-of-retrospective-analysis-and-finite-element-method
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Wenjun Liu, Sen Su, Jinlong Qiu, Yongyong Zhang, Zhiyong Yin
There are a very limited number of reports concerning the relationship between pedestrian head injuries and collision parameters through a combination of statistical analysis methods and finite element method (FEM). This study aims to explore the characteristics of pedestrian head injuries in car-pedestrian collisions at different parameters by using the two means above. A retrospective analysis of pedestrian head injuries was performed based on detailed investigation data of 61 car-pedestrian collision cases...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993731/nontraumatic-orbital-roof-encephalocele
#20
Amber Hoang, Todd Maugans, Thang Ngo, Jamie Ikeda
Intraorbital meningoencephaloceles occur most commonly as a complication of traumatic orbital roof fractures. Nontraumatic congenital orbital meningoncephaloceles are very rare, with most secondary to destructive processes affecting the orbit and primary skull defects. Treatment for intraorbital meningoencephaloceles is surgical repair, involving the excision of herniated brain parenchyma and meninges and reconstruction of the osseous defect. Most congenital lesions present in infancy with obvious globe and orbital deformities; we report an orbital meningoencephalocele in a 3-year-old girl who presented with ptosis...
December 16, 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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