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Adam Carl Philipoff, William Lumsdaine, Dieter G Weber
Isolated gallbladder rupture following blunt thoracoabdominal trauma is rare; gall bladder rupture is seen in <1% of blunt abdominal trauma. This case report describes a significant mechanism of blunt force injury resulting in an isolated gallbladder rupture. Risk factors for traumatic gallbladder rupture are reviewed and the authors propose that a stiff, cirrhotic liver may exacerbate shear forces in the gallbladder fossa and represents an important risk factor for blunt gallbladder injury. Cholecystectomy remains the definitive management for gallbladder trauma...
October 18, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Metin Ercan, Mehmet Aziret, Kerem Karaman, Birol Bostancı, Musa Akoğlu
INTRODUCTION: Diaphragmatic hernia secondary to traumatic rupture is a rare entity which can occur after stab wound injuries or blunt abdominal traumas. We aimed to report successfully management of dual mesh repair for a large diaphragmatic defect. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old male was admitted with a right sided diaphragmatic hernia which occurred ten years ago due to a traffic accident. He had abdominal pain with worsened breath. Chest X-ray showed an elevated right diaphragm...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Maria E Linnaus, David M Notrica, Crystal S Langlais, Shawn D St Peter, Charles M Leys, Daniel J Ostlie, R Todd Maxson, Todd Ponsky, David W Tuggle, James W Eubanks, Amina Bhatia, Adam C Alder, Cynthia Greenwell, Nilda M Garcia, Karla A Lawson, Prasenjeet Motghare, Robert W Letton
BACKGROUND: Age-adjusted pediatric shock index (SIPA) does not require knowledge of age-adjusted blood pressure norms, yet correlates with mortality, serious injury, and need for transfusion in trauma. No prospective studies support its validity. METHODS: A multicenter prospective observational study of patients 4-16years presenting April 2013-January 2016 with blunt liver and/or spleen injury (BLSI). SIPA (maximum heart rate/minimum systolic blood pressure) thresholds of >1...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Margaret Lashof-Sullivan, Mark Holland, Rebecca Groynom, Donald Campbell, Andrew Shoffstall, Erin Lavik
According to the CDC, the leading cause of death for both men and women between the ages of 5 and 44 is traumatic injury. Blood loss is the primary cause of death at acute time points post trauma. Early intervention is critical to save lives, and yet there are no treatments to stop internal bleeding that can be deployed in the field. In this work, we developed hemostatic nanoparticles that are stable at high temperatures (50 °C for 7 days) and are still effective at stopping bleeding and improving survival over the one hour time period in a rat liver injury model...
March 14, 2016: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Jack W Rostas, Timothy B Lively, Sidney B Brevard, Jon D Simmons, Mohammad A Frotan, Richard P Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify patients with rib injuries who were at risk for solid organ injury. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all blunt trauma patients with rib fractures during the period from July 2007 to July 2012. Data were analyzed for association of rib fractures and solid organ injury. RESULTS: In all, 1,103 rib fracture patients were identified; 142 patients had liver injuries with 109 (77%) associated right rib fractures...
August 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Subodh Kumar, Mahesh Chander Misra, Sushma Sagar, V K Bansal
Liver injury is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in polytrauma patients. This study was conducted to know the burden of hepatobiliary injury and its outcome in our setup. It is a retrospective study of all patients with traumatic hepatobiliary injuries from January 2008 through April 2012 at JPNATC, New Delhi. All patients were resuscitated as per ATLS guidelines. Management of patients was based on hemodynamic status and associated injuries. Liver injury occurred in 7.52 % of all trauma admissions and 20...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
Serife Ozdinc, Gurhan Oz, Cigdem Ozdemir, Ibrahim Kilic, Zeynep Karakaya, Ahmet Bal, Tulay Koken, Okan Solak
BACKGROUND: The goal of the present study was to evaluate the antioxidant effects of melatonin on pulmonary contusion (PC) caused by isolated blunt thoracic trauma (BTT) in an experimental rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 49 rats were divided into three groups: control group (CG), trauma group (TG), and melatonin group (MG). PC was induced by isolated BTT for all the groups except the control group. Intraperitoneal melatonin was administered to the MG after trauma...
August 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Peter James Bruhn, Lene Østerballe, Jens Hillingsø, Lars Bo Svendsen, Frederik Helgstrand
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard in the initial evaluation of the hemodynamically stable patient with suspected liver trauma. However, the adverse effects of radiation exposure are of specific concern in the pediatric population. It is therefore desirable to explore alternative diagnostic modalities. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) are hepatic enzymes, which are elevated in peripheral blood in relation to liver injury. The aim of the present study was to investigate a potential role of normal liver transaminase levels in the decision algorithm in suspected pediatric blunt liver trauma...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Sebastian Hafner, Katja Wagner, Sandra Weber, Michael Gröger, Martin Wepler, Oscar McCook, Angelika Scheuerle, Bettina Stahl, Markus Huber-Lang, Birgit Jung, Enrico Calzia, Michael Georgieff, Peter Möller, Manfred Frick, Peter Radermacher, Florian Wagner
Both acute and chronic lung injury are associated with up-regulation of the pulmonary expression of the purinergic receptors P2XR4 and P2XR7. Genetic deletion or blockade of P2XR7 attenuated pulmonary hyper-inflammation, but simultaneous P2XR4 up-regulation compensated for P2XR7 deletion. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis whether genetic P2XR4 deletion would attenuate the pulmonary inflammatory response and thereby improve organ function after blunt chest trauma in mice with and without pre-traumatic cigarette smoke (CS) exposure...
August 24, 2016: Shock
Christina A LeBedis, David D B Bates, Jorge A Soto
Iatrogenic and traumatic bile leaks are uncommon. However, given the overall increase in number of hepatobiliary surgeries and the paradigm shift toward nonoperative management of patients with liver trauma, they have become more prevalent in recent years. Imaging is essential to establishing early diagnosis and guiding treatment as the clinical signs and symptoms of bile leaks are nonspecific, and a delay in recognition of bile leaks portends a high morbidity and mortality rate. Findings suspicious for a bile leak at computed tomography or ultrasonography include free or contained peri- or intrahepatic low density fluid in the setting of recent trauma or hepatobiliary surgery...
August 9, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
Jonathan E Kohler, Nikunj K Chokshi
Injury to the solid abdominal organs-liver, spleen, kidney, and pancreas-is one of the most common injury patterns in pediatric blunt trauma. Pediatric trauma centers are becoming increasingly successful in managing these injuries without operative intervention. Well-validated guidelines have been established for liver and spleen injury management, and operative intervention is reserved for patients who show evidence of active bleeding after resuscitation. No such guidelines yet exist for the management of traumatic injury of the kidney or pancreas...
July 1, 2016: Pediatric Annals
L Ressel, U Hetzel, E Ricci
Veterinary pathologists commonly encounter lesions of blunt trauma. The development of lesions is affected by the object's mass, velocity, size, shape, and angle of impact and by the plasticity and mobility of the impacted organ. Scrape, impact, and pattern abrasions cause localized epidermal loss and sometimes broken hairs and implanted foreign material. Contusions are best identified after reflecting the skin, and must be differentiated from coagulopathies and livor mortis. Lacerations-traumatic tissue tears-may have irregular margins, bridging by more resilient tissue, deviation of the wound tail, crushed hairs, and unilateral abrasion...
September 2016: Veterinary Pathology
Martha-Conley E Ingram, Ragavan V Siddharthan, Andrew D Morris, Sarah J Hill, Curtis D Travers, Courtney E McKracken, Kurt F Heiss, Mehul V Raval, Matthew T Santore
BACKGROUND: There are no widely accepted guidelines for management of pediatric patients who have evidence of solid organ contrast extravasation ("blush") on computed tomography (CT) scans following blunt abdominal trauma. We report our experience as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center in managing cases with hepatic and splenic blush. METHODS: All pediatric blunt abdominal trauma cases resulting in liver or splenic injury were queried from 2008 to 2014. Patients were excluded if a CT was unavailable in the medical record...
August 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Wong Hoi She, Tan To Cheung, Wing Chiu Dai, Simon H Y Tsang, Albert C Y Chan, Daniel K H Tong, Gilberto K K Leung, Chung Mau Lo
AIM: To review the outcomes of liver trauma in patients with hepatic injuries only and in patients with associated injuries outside the liver. METHODS: Data of liver trauma patients presented to our center from January 2003 to October 2013 were reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups. Group 1 consisted of patients who had hepatic injuries only. Group 2 consisted of patients who also had associated injuries outside the liver. RESULTS: Seven (30...
May 28, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
Khalid M Bhatti, Kadhim M Taqi, Ahmed Z S Al-Harthy, Rana S Hamid, Zainab N Al-Balushi, Dilip K Sankhla, Hani A Al-Qadhi
OBJECTIVES: Trauma is the greatest cause of morbidity and mortality in paediatric/adolescent populations worldwide. This study aimed to describe trauma mechanisms, patterns and outcomes among children with blunt torso trauma admitted to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) in Muscat, Oman. METHODS: This retrospective single-centre study involved all children ≤12 years old with blunt torso trauma admitted for paediatric surgical care at SQUH between January 2009 and December 2013...
May 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Sunhawit Junrungsee, Krongporn Ongprasert, Wasana Ko-Iam, Worakitti Lapisatepun, Tidarat Jirapongcharoenlap, Settapong Boonsri, Suraphong Lorsomradee, Anon Chotirosniramit, Trichak Sandhu
Donor scarcity is a primary problem in the development of a transplant program. The imbalance between an extremely increasing demand and the number of organs in the supply has led to an extended criteria donor approach. The successful use of donors with infectious diseases and septic shock has been reported. However, organs from deceased donors with traumatic abdominal injury and open abdomen are usually discarded due to risks of severe infections. Thus far, only 1 such case, in which a liver graft from an open abdomen was used successfully, has been reported...
May 17, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Christian Zentai, Paola E J van der Meijden, Till Braunschweig, Nicolai Hueck, Markus Honickel, Henri M H Spronk, Rolf Rossaint, Oliver Grottke
BACKGROUND: The potential clinical benefits of targeted therapy with coagulation factor concentrates (e.g., fibrinogen) and antifibrinolytic agents (e.g., tranexamic acid [TXA]) for the treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy are increasingly recognized. We hypothesized that human fibrinogen concentrate (FC) and prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC), administered as combined therapy with TXA, would provide additive effects for reducing blood loss in an animal trauma model. METHODS: Thirty-six pigs were subjected to 2 consecutive blunt liver injuries, resulting in severe hemorrhagic shock and coagulopathy...
July 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Joshua Luck, Daniel Bell, Gareth Bashir
Paintball is a popular recreational sport played at both amateur and professional level. Ocular injuries are well recognised, although there is a growing body of literature documenting superficial vascular as well as deep solid organ injuries. An 18-year-old man presented with signs and symptoms consistent with acute appendicitis. Intraoperatively, a grade III liver injury was identified and packed before a relook at 48 h. No further active bleeding was identified; however, follow-up ultrasound at 3 weeks demonstrated non-resolution of a large subcapsular haematoma...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Mitre Kalil, Isaac Massaud Amim Amaral
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the epidemiological variables and diagnostic and therapeutic modalities related to hepatic trauma patients undergoing laparotomy in a public referral hospital in the metropolitan region of Vitória-ES. METHODS: we conducted a retrospective study, reviewing charts of trauma patients with liver injuries, whether isolated or in association with other organs, who underwent exploratory laparotomy, from January 2011 to December 2013. RESULTS: We studied 392 patients, 107 of these with liver injury...
February 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Vittorio Miele, Claudia Lucia Piccolo, Margherita Trinci, Michele Galluzzo, Stefania Ianniello, Luca Brunese
Trauma is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood, and blunt trauma accounts for 80-90 % of abdominal injuries. The mechanism of trauma is quite similar to that of the adults, but there are important physiologic differences between children and adults in this field, such as the smaller blood vessels and the high vasoconstrictive response, leading to the spreading of a non-operative management. The early imaging of children undergoing a low-energy trauma can be performed by CEUS, a valuable diagnostic tool to demonstrate solid organ injuries with almost the same sensitivity of CT scans; nevertheless, as for as urinary tract injuries, MDCT remains still the technique of choice, because of its high sensitivity and accuracy, helping to discriminate between an intra-peritoneal form a retroperitoneal urinary leakage, requiring two different managements...
May 2016: La Radiologia Medica
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