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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643041/skull-fracture-with-effacement-of-the-superior-sagittal-sinus-following-drone-impact-a-case-report
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Lawrance K Chung, Yuri Cheung, Carlito Lagman, Nicholas Au Yong, Duncan Q McBride, Isaac Yang
BACKGROUND: The popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, raises safety concerns as they become increasingly common for commercial, personal, and recreational use. Collisions between drones and people may result in serious injuries. CASE REPORT: A 13-year-old male presented with a comminuted depressed skull fracture causing effacement of the superior sagittal sinus secondary to a racing drone impact. The patient experienced a brief loss of consciousness and reported lower extremity numbness and weakness after the accident...
June 22, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643032/fall-from-heights-does-height-really-matter
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G Alizo, J D Sciarretta, S Gibson, K Muertos, A Romano, J Davis, A Pepe
INTRODUCTION: Fall from heights is high energy injuries and constitutes a fraction of all fall-related trauma evaluations while bearing an increase in morbidity and mortality. We hypothesize that despite advancements in trauma care, the overall survivability has not improved in this subset of trauma patients. METHODS: All adult trauma patients treated after sustaining a fall from heights during a 40-month period were retrospectively reviewed. Admission demographics, clinical data, fall height (ft), injury patterns, ISS, GCS, length of stay, and mortality were reviewed...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642853/paget-s-disease-skeletal-manifestations-and-effect-of-bisphosphonates
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Ho Kang, Young-Chang Park, Kyu Hyun Yang
BACKGROUND: Paget's disease of bone leads to change in the shape and size of the bone and results in reduced bone strength, leading to the complications of deformity, arthritis, and fracture. Due to unknown reasons, Paget's disease is rare in Asian descendants. We report the cases of Paget's disease who visited our institute for 15 years and reviewed the literatures. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and radiograms of 8 patients (6 female and 2 male) who were diagnosed as Paget's disease of bone...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593627/efficacy-and-safety-of-using-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-in-fixation-of-cranial-following-trauma-and-other-pathologies
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Ahmed Sultan, Abbas Mohamed
Skull Bone fixation following different cranial surgeries is essential and should be rigid, simple and cheap. We describe our technique of cranial fixation using the adhesive cyanoacrylates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: At the end of cranial and intracranial surgeries the craniotomy flap and bone pieces are returned, realigned and fixed using Histoacryl® (N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate) glue. The glue is applied all around the flap in 360 degrees fashion. RESULT: The adhesive material was used in 24 cases after different surgeries involving the calvaria of the skull...
April 30, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590352/big-for-small-validating-brain-injury-guidelines-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Asad Azim, Faisal S Jehan, Peter Rhee, Terence O'Keeffe, Andrew Tang, Gary Vercruysse, Narong Kulvatunyou, Rifat Latifi, Bellal Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG) were developed to reduce over utilization of Neurosurgical Consultation (NC) as well as CT imaging. Currently, BIG have been successfully applied to adult populations, but the value of implementing these guidelines among pediatric patients remains unassessed. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the established BIG (BIG-1 category) for managing pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) without neurosurgical consultation (No-NC)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586732/the-virtual-approach-to-the-assessment-of-skeletal-injuries-in-human-skeletal-remains-of-forensic-importance
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Petra Urbanová, Ann H Ross, Mikoláš Jurda, Ivana Šplíchalová
While assessing skeletal injuries in human skeletal remains, forensic anthropologists are frequently presented with fractured, fragmented, or otherwise modified skeletal remains. The examination of evidence and the mechanisms of skeletal injuries often require that separate osseous elements be permanently or temporarily reassembled or reconstructed. If not dealt with properly, such reconstructions may impede accurate interpretation of the evidence. Nowadays, routine forensic examinations increasingly incorporate digital imaging technologies...
July 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580392/a-genome-wide-association-study-meta-analysis-of-clinical-fracture-in-10-012-african-american-women
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Kira C Taylor, Daniel S Evans, Digna R Velez Edwards, Todd L Edwards, Tamar Sofer, Guo Li, Youfang Liu, Nora Franceschini, Rebecca D Jackson, Ayush Giri, Macarius Donneyong, Bruce Psaty, Jerome I Rotter, Andrea Z LaCroix, Joanne M Jordan, John A Robbins, Beth Lewis, Marcia L Stefanick, Yongmei Liu, Melissa Garcia, Tamara Harris, Jane A Cauley, Kari E North
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is a major public health problem associated with excess disability and mortality. It is estimated that 50-70% of the variation in osteoporotic fracture risk is attributable to genetic factors. The purpose of this hypothesis-generating study was to identify possible genetic determinants of fracture among African American (AA) women in a GWAS meta-analysis. METHODS: Data on clinical fractures (all fractures except fingers, toes, face, skull or sternum) were analyzed among AA female participants in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) (N = 8155), Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) (N = 504), BioVU (N = 704), Health ABC (N = 651), and the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project (JoCoOA) (N = 291)...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574962/an-increased-rate-of-fracture-occurs-a-decade-earlier-in-hiv-compared-with-hiv-men
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Anda Gonciulea, Ruibin Wang, Keri N Althoff, Frank J Palella, Jordan Lake, Lawrence A Kingsley, Todd T Brown
OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of fracture among aging HIV-infected (HIV+) and uninfected men (HIV-). To evaluate factors independently associated with fracture risk. DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter cohort study of men with or at risk for HIV. METHODS: Outcome measures: all fractures (excluding skull, face and digits) and fragility fractures (vertebral column, femur, wrist and humerus) were collected semiannually in 1221 HIV+ and 1408 HIV- men aged at least 40...
June 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551737/recurrent-meningitis
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Jon Rosenberg, Benjamin T Galen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recurrent meningitis is a rare clinical scenario that can be self-limiting or life threatening depending on the underlying etiology. This review describes the causes, risk factors, treatment, and prognosis for recurrent meningitis. As a general overview of a broad topic, the aim of this review is to provide clinicians with a comprehensive differential diagnosis to aide in the evaluation and management of a patient with recurrent meningitis. RECENT FINDINGS: New developments related to understanding the pathophysiology of recurrent meningitis are as scarce as studies evaluating the treatment and prevention of this rare disorder...
July 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551599/a-rare-cause-of-acute-dysphagia-acute-calcific-tendonitis-of-the-longus-colli-muscle
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Hanadi Abou Dargham, Faton Bytyci, Christian Shuman, Anton Stolear
We are presenting a case of a 78-year-old female with multiple comorbidities and history of neck surgery, who presented with acute dysphagia, odynophagia and neck pain that has been progressively getting worse over the course of 2 days, with no recent injury or infection. The patient was afebrile. There were no visible signs of infection on routine oropharyngeal examination. Initial workup was unremarkable except for elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein and creatinine. CT of the cervical spine ruled out any fracture or cervical spine injury but showed an area of calcification, prevertebral oedema and fluid collection inferior to the anterior arch of C1...
May 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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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REVIEW
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
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