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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126256/digging-out-the-evidence-how-strong-is-the-idsa-recommendation-against-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-basilar-skull-fracture-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
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Richard Kuehl, Andrea Büchler, Andreas F Widmer, Manuel Battegay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123850/delayed-massive-epistaxis-from-traumatic-intracranial-aneurysm-after-blunt-facial-injury
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Hajime Nakamura, Toshiyuki Fujinaka, Osamu Tasaki, Toshiki Yoshimine
Cases: Traumatic intracranial aneurysm following blunt head injury is uncommon but can be induced by extension of skull base fracture and causes unexpected hemorrhagic complications. We present two cases of traumatic intracranial aneurysm in the paraclinoid area that was revealed by delayed massive epistaxis. Lack of initial neurological deficits omitted screening for cerebrovascular injury. Outcome: Internal trapping was carried out using endovascular techniques in both cases, with extracranial-intracranial bypass in one case...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123840/a-system-of-delivering-medical-staff-members-by-helicopter-to-manage-severely-wounded-patients-in-an-area-where-medical-resources-are-limited
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Kohei Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Kei Jitsuiki, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Yasumasa Oode, Mutsumi Sakurada, Atsuhiko Mogami, Youichi Yanagawa
Aim: We review the case of a severely injured patient to evaluate the system of delivering medical staff by helicopter in areas with limited medical resources. Methods: The patient's chart was reviewed, summarized, and presented. Results: A 22-year-old woman attempted a suicidal fall after using a knife to stab herself. She was transported to a local hospital. A radiological study revealed fractures to the patient's face and the base of her skull, pneumocephalus, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, stab wounds to the neck and chest, pneumothorax, unstable pelvic fracture, and right femoral shaft fracture...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115902/open-mouth-jaw-locking-in-cats-a-literature-review-and-use-of-computed-tomography-in-three-cases
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Anna E Nutt, Thomas Anderson, Margherita Gracis, Ivan Doran, Chris Warren-Smith, Sorrel J Langley-Hobbs
Case series summary This report summarises and reviews the published cases of open-mouth jaw locking in cats and describes three further cases. Case 1 was a 5-year-old, 5.3 kg male neutered domestic shorthair cat. CT identified changes consistent with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysplasia with osseous degenerative changes, and the cat subsequently underwent bilateral partial zygomectomy with bilateral partial coronoidectomy. Case 2 was a 10-year-old, 6.0 kg male neutered Exotic Shorthair. Aside from a fracture of the left maxillary canine tooth crown and absence of the left maxillary fourth premolar tooth, no abnormalities were found on CT scan...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114302/contrecoup-extradural-hematoma-with-coronal-suture-diastasis
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Pratap Chandra Nath, Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Manmath Kumar Dhir, Rama Chandra Deo, Bikash Ranjan Behera, Sitansu Kumar Rout
Extradural hematoma (EDH) generally occurs in the site of impact, that is, coup injury site. EDH is associated with fracture of skull in many a times due to direct impact. However, EDH in counter coup site is a rare occurrence. Hardly, yet, 12 cases have been reported including this case. Here, we reported a case of a 22-year-old male of contrecoup acute EDH who had sustained head injury due to fall from bike. Physical examination revealed direct impact at the left occipito-parietal region with laceration of scalp and bruise with transient loss of consciousness at the time of injury...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114160/clinical-characteristics-of-troublesome-pediatric-tinnitus
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Annett Szibor, Topi Jutila, Antti Mäkitie, Antti Aarnisalo
Objectives: The frequency of tinnitus in children and adults is practically the same. However, although adults reveal their symptoms and seek for medical aid, the suffering often remains unrecognized in the young. This is due to both the inability of children to properly describe their symptoms and the lack of recognition. Materials and methods: Among 5768 patients entering our department with complaints of tinnitus between 2010 and 2015, there were only 112 children...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089165/a-case-of-intrauterine-lethal-fetal-injury-after-attempted-suicide-of-the-mother
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Lucia Tattoli, Giancarlo Di Vella, Biagio Solarino
Traumatic injuries in pregnancy such as abdominal trauma, pelvic fractures and penetrating trauma are major causes of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The most common causes of trauma during pregnancy are motor vehicle accidents, falls, assaults, gunshots, and burns. Pregnancy itself has been identified as a risk factor for trauma, together with a younger age, drug use, alcohol use, and domestic violence. We report the case of a 46-year-old woman, 34 weeks pregnant, who attempted suicide by jumping from a flyover, immediately after a probably deliberate traffic collision with the guardrail...
October 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088692/pediatric-facial-fractures-an-assessment-of-airway-management
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Stephen L Viviano, Ian C Hoppe, Jordan N Halsey, Jeffrey S Chen, Gerardo J Russo, Edward S Lee, Mark S Granick
Pediatric facial fractures present unique and challenging management considerations, especially with regards to airway management. Anatomical differences in children increase both airway resistance and the difficulty of intubation. A surgical airway may be required if intubation is unable to be performed. The purpose of this study was to examine a single center's experience with pediatric facial fractures to determine the frequency of advanced airway use, as well as the risk factors that may predispose a patient to requiring an advanced airway...
November 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065093/cochlear-implantation-in-cochlear-ossification-retrospective-review-of-etiologies-surgical-considerations-and-auditory-outcomes
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Ashish Vashishth, Andrea Fulcheri, Sampath Chandra Prasad, Margherita Bassi, Gianluca Rossi, Antonio Caruso, Mario Sanna
OBJECTIVES: 1) To review the surgical and auditory outcomes and complications of cochlear implantation in cases with cochlear ossification. 2) To evaluate association between the extent and etiology of ossification to outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Otology and skull base surgery center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Charts of 40 patients (42 ears) with cochlear ossification undergoing cochlear implantation were reviewed...
October 23, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057858/development-of-parkinsonism-symptoms-immediately-after-severe-head-injury
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Khandaker Abu Talh, Mohammad Sulaiman, Deepak Joshi, Sameh Hamed
This is case report of a young adult male who had developed Parkinsonism symptoms shortly after severe head injury due to accidental fall. This 45-year-old man was diagnosed as multiple hemorrhagic contusions, sub arachnoid hemorrhage and linear skull fracture. After 4 weeks of fall, he developed Parkinsonian symptoms which were relieved by anti-parkinsons disease medication. After doing thorough journal review only few reports were found regarding short term onset of Parkinsons disease after severe head injury, though most of the literatures evident of the similar symptoms after more than years after the head trauma...
October 2017: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051109/spontaneous-intrauterine-depressed-skull-fractures-report-of-two-cases-requiring-neurosurgical-intervention-and-literature-review
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Anand Veeravagu, Tej D Azad, Bowen Jiang, Michael S B Edwards
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intrauterine depressed skull fractures (IDSF) are rare fractures that often require neurosurgical evaluation and therapy. The majority of reported congenital depressions are secondary to maternal abdominal trauma or instrumentation during delivery. Spontaneous IDSF occur in the setting of uneventful normal spontaneous vaginal delivery (NSVD) or cesarean section, without obvious predisposing risk factors. The etiology and optimal management of spontaneous IDSF remain controversial...
October 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040247/use-of-ondansetron-for-vomiting-after-head-trauma-does-it-mask-clinically-significant-traumatic-brain-injury
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Israel Green-Hopkins, Michael C Monuteaux, Lois Lee, Lise Nigrovic, Rebekah Mannix, Sara Schutzman
OBJECTIVES: We describe ondansetron use in children with head injury evaluated in pediatric emergency departments and its association with return visits and late diagnoses of intracranial injuries requiring intervention. METHODS: Children ages 6 months to 18 years discharged without neuroimaging from 35 pediatric emergency departments with a diagnosis of head injury from 2009 to 2013 were identified retrospectively from the Pediatric Health Information System. We evaluated the rates of ondansetron use during the study period and of the association of ondansetron treatment with the diagnosis of intracranial injury, skull fracture, and return visits within 72 hours requiring admission or operative intervention...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040149/the-pantheon-variant-of-the-classic-cathedral-dome-procedure-for-parieto-occipital-skull-deformities
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Sebastian Eibach, Hop N Le, John Zovickian, Dachling Pang
OBJECTIVE: To describe a new technique for the reconstruction of parieto-occipital skull deformities. METHODS AND RESULTS: The technique is a variant of the previously described "cathedral dome procedure" used for frontal skull deformities. The authors apply the same principle of remodeling by making meridional slat craniotomies surrounding the depressed dome of the posterior skull deformity, followed by "green-stick fracture-reshaping" of the meridional slats to elevate and support the excised depressed dome...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031478/patterns-of-facial-trauma-before-and-after-legalization-of-marijuana-in-denver-colorado-a-joint-study-between-two-denver-hospitals
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Mofiyinfolu Sokoya, Justin Eagles, Tyler Okland, Dylan Coughlin, Hannah Dauber, Christopher Greenlee, Andrew A Winkler
INTRODUCTION: The effect of marijuana on human health has been studied extensively. Marijuana intoxication has been shown to affect performance, attention span, and reaction time. The public health relationship between trauma and cannabis use has also been studied, with mixed conclusions. In this report, the effect of marijuana legalization on many aspects of facial trauma at two hospitals in Denver, Colorado is examined. METHODS: A retrospective review of the electronic medical records was undertaken...
October 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027868/posttraumatic-complications-in-pediatric-skull-fracture-dural-sinus-thrombosis-arterial-dissection-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
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Adedamola Adepoju, Matthew A Adamo
OBJECTIVE Skull fracture is associated with several intracranial injuries. The object of this study was to determine the rate of fracture associated with venous thrombosis, intracranial arterial dissection (ICAD), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage in pediatric patients. Further, the authors aimed to highlight the features of pediatric skull fracture that predict poor neurological outcomes. METHOD In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated the records of 258 pediatric patients who had incurred a traumatic skull fracture in the period from 2009 to 2015...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022129/the-utility-of-local-anesthesia-for-neurosurgical-interventions-in-a-low-resource-setting-a-case-series
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Jessica Eaton, Asma Bilal Hanif, Suzgisam Mzumara, Anthony Charles
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality, and injury to the central nervous system is the most common cause of death in these patients. While the provision of surgical services is being recognized as essential to global public health efforts, specialty areas such as neurosurgery remain overlooked. METHOD: This is a retrospective case review of patients with operable lesions, such as extra-axial hematomas and unstable depressed skull fractures that underwent neurosurgical interventions under local anesthesia...
October 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989045/reappraisal-of-neonatal-greenstick-skull-fractures-caused-by-birth-injuries-comparison-of-3-dimensional-reconstructed-computed-tomography-and-simple-skull-x-rays
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Sung Min Cho, Hyun Gi Kim, Soo Han Yoon, Ki Hong Chang, Moon Sung Park, Yul-Hyun Park, Mi Sun Choi
OBJECT: The most common birth-associated head injuries during vaginal delivery are cephalhematomas and subgaleal hematomas, and cranial injuries are rarely encountered. The neonate cranium is soft and pliable, and greenstick skull fractures (GSFs) are expected to be more frequent than linear or depressed fractures, but are extremely difficult to detect by simple skull x-ray (SSXR), and as a result, no reports have been issued on this topic to date. Recent reports suggest that technological advances in 3-dimensional reconstructed computed tomography (3DCT) have successfully enhanced the diagnostic accuracy for cranial fractures...
October 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988806/3d-assessment-of-damaged-bicycle-helmets-and-corresponding-craniomaxillo-mandibular-skull-injuries-a-feasibility-study
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Gustaaf J C van Baar, Muhammad Ruslin, Maureen van Eijnatten, George K Sándor, Tymour Forouzanfar, Jan Wolff
OBJECTIVES: In the Netherlands, cyclists continue to outnumber other road users in injuries and deaths. The wearing of bicycle helmets is not mandatory in the Netherlands even though research has shown that wearing bicycle helmets can reduce head and brain injuries by up to 88%. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of using 3D technology to evaluate bicycle-related head injuries and helmet protection. METHODS: Three patients who had been involved in a bicycle accident while wearing a helmet were subjected to multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) imaging after trauma...
September 29, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980554/-the-possibilities-for-the-expert-diagnostics-of-the-injuries-for-the-purpose-of-examination-of-the-remains-of-the-strongly-burnt-and-carbonized-corpses
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V A Fetisov, I Yu Makarov, A V Kovalev, A A Gusarov, B A Sarkisyan, V E Yankovsky
The objective of the present study was the analysis of the publications in the domestic and foreign literature containing the reports concerning the experience with forensic medical expertise of the strongly burnt and carbonized human corpses. Flame is known to sometimes cause injuries simulating the intravital wounds. Such injuries are categorized into the following types. Thermal ruptures reminiscent of the classical stab and slash wounds unaccompanied by swelling and hemorrhage in the surrounding tissues...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973637/complications-of-head-immobilization-devices-in-children-contact-mechanics-and-analysis-of-a-single-institutional-experience
#20
Mohamed A Zaazoue, Mostafa Bedewy, Liliana C Goumnerova
BACKGROUND: Head immobilization devices (HIDs) are a staple of neurosurgical procedures, including in the intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI) operating rooms (ORs) where material modifications were necessary for compatibility with the magnets utilized. OBJECTIVE: To present the experience in this OR environment and discuss the multifactorial nature of the observed adverse events. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed, utilizing the Department of Neurosurgery and iMRI OR databases to identify patients who suffered complications related to HIDs between November 2007 and March 2016...
June 20, 2017: Neurosurgery
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