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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742577/surgical-management-of-the-recent-orbital-war-injury
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Safaa Riyadh, Saif Saadedeen Abdulrazaq, Ali Mhana Sabeeh Zirjawi
Maxillofacial trauma affects sensitive and essential functions for the human being such as smell, breathing, talking, and the most importantly the sight. Trauma to the orbit may cause a vision loss especially if this trauma yields a high kinetic energy like that encountered during wars. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the surgical outcomes of the orbital war trauma, enriching the literature with the experience of the authors in this field. A total of 16 patients were injured, evacuated, and managed, between June 2014 and June 2017, from the fight between the Iraqi army and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in different areas of Iraq...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706831/-vulnus-sclopetarium-gunshot-wound
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Clyde Partin
Fading from the vernacular, the Latin phrase vulnus sclopetarium is a quaint, mystifying, and fascinating term that is translated as gunshot wound . There is a fulminating paucity of published information regarding the meaning of this term and the etymology. Trauma surgeons, military surgeons, and scholars of the medical aspects of the civil war may be familiar with the term. Vulnus is easily deciphered from ancient Latin as wound , whereas the origin of sclopetarium proves more difficult to discern. No guns were present in ancient Rome because guns were not invented until around the 13th century; hence, no Latin word for them existed...
April 2018: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626143/opioid-analgesia-on-the-battlefield-a-retrospective-review-of-data-from-operation-herrick
#3
Pip Lewis, C Wright, C Hooper
BACKGROUND: Acute pain secondary to trauma is commonly encountered on the battlefield. The use of morphine to manage pain during combat has been well established since the 19th century. Despite this, there is relatively little research on analgesia use in this environment. This study aims to review the use and complications of morphine and other opioids during Operation HERRICK. METHODS: A database search of the Joint Theatre Trauma Registry was completed looking for all incidences of morphine, fentanyl or naloxone use from February 2007 to September 2014...
April 6, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609973/the-burden-of-gunshot-wounding-of-uk-military-personnel-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-from-2003-14
#4
T Stevenson, D J Carr, J G Penn-Barwell, T J Ringrose, S A Stapley
INTRODUCTION: Gunshot wounding (GSW) is the second most common mechanism of injury in warfare after explosive injury. The aim of this study was to define the clinical burden of GSW placed on UK forces throughout the recent Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of data from the UK Military Joint Theatre Trauma Registry (JTTR). A JTTR search identified records within the 12 year period of conflict between 19 Mar 2003 and 27 Oct 2014 of all UK military GSW casualties sustained during the complete timelines of both conflicts...
March 27, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606678/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-a-bridge-to-flight-survival
#5
Carl Goforth, Matthew Bradley, Benilani Pineda, Suzanne See, Jason Pasley
Trauma endures as the leading cause of death worldwide, and most deaths occur in the first 24 hours after initial injury as a result of hemorrhage. Historically, about 90% of battlefield deaths occur before the injured person arrives at a theater hospital, and most are due to noncompressible hemorrhage of the torso. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta is an evolving technique to quickly place a balloon into the thoracic or abdominal aorta to efficiently block blood flow to distal circulation...
April 2018: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605726/civilian-prehospital-tourniquet-use-is-associated-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-peripheral-vascular-injuries
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Pedro Gr Teixeira, Carlos Vr Brown, Brent Emigh, Michael Long, Michael Foreman, Brian Eastridge, Stephen Gale, Michael S Truitt, Sharmila Dissanaike, Therese Duane, John Holcomb, Alex Eastman, Justin Regner
BACKGROUND: Tourniquet use has been proven to reduce mortality on the battlefield. Although empirically transitioned to the civilian environment, data substantiating survival benefit attributable to civilian tourniquet use is lacking. We hypothesized that civilian prehospital tourniquet use is associated with reduced mortality in patients with peripheral vascular injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective review of all patients sustaining peripheral vascular injuries admitted to 11 Level I trauma centers (Jan/2011-Dec/2016)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596477/using-support-vector-machines-on-photoplethysmographic-signals-to-discriminate-between-hypovolemia-and-euvolemia
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Natasa Reljin, Gary Zimmer, Yelena Malyuta, Kirk Shelley, Yitzhak Mendelson, David J Blehar, Chad E Darling, Ki H Chon
Identifying trauma patients at risk of imminent hemorrhagic shock is a challenging task in intraoperative and battlefield settings given the variability of traditional vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure, and their inability to detect blood loss at an early stage. To this end, we acquired N = 58 photoplethysmographic (PPG) recordings from both trauma patients with suspected hemorrhage admitted to the hospital, and healthy volunteers subjected to blood withdrawal of 0.9 L. We propose four features to characterize each recording: goodness of fit (r2), the slope of the trend line, percentage change, and the absolute change between amplitude estimates in the heart rate frequency range at the first and last time points...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569679/the-success-of-endotracheal-intubation-with-a-modified-laryngoscope-using-night-vision-goggles
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Attila Aydın, Sedat Bilge, Cemile Aydın, Meltem Bilge, Erdem Çevik, Mehmet Eryılmaz
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal intubation (ETI) procedure in the combat area differs from prehospital trauma life support procedures because of the danger of gunfire and the dark environment. We aimed to determine the success, difficulty degree, and duration of ETI procedures with a classical laryngoscope (CL) in a bright room and with a modified laryngoscope (ML) model in a dark room. METHODS: All interventions were performed by a combatant medical staff of 10 members...
March 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547968/biological-response-to-stress-during-battlefield-trauma-training-live-tissue-versus-high-fidelity-patient-simulator
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Henry T Peng, Catherine Tenn, Oshin Vartanian, Shawn G Rhind, Jerzy Jarmasz, Homer Tien, Andrew Beckett
Introduction: Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training imposes psychophysiological stress on medics. It is unclear whether these stress levels vary with the training modalities selected. It is also unclear how stress levels could have an impact on medical performance and skill uptake. Materials and Methods: We conducted a pilot study to compare the effects of live tissue (LT) with a high-fidelity patient simulator (SIM) on the level of stress elicited, performance, and skill uptake during battlefield trauma training course in an operating room (OR) and in a simulated battlefield scenario (field)...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547926/causes-of-death-in-military-working-dogs-during-operation-iraqi-freedom-and-operation-enduring-freedom-2001-2013
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Laura Miller, Gerardo J Pacheco, Jud C Janak, Rose C Grimm, Nicole A Dierschke, Janice Baker, Jean A Orman
Background: Military working dogs (MWDs) are a major asset in the theater of operations. Their unique abilities make them ideal for tasks such as tracking, patrol, and scent detection. MWDs deployed to a war zone are exposed to harsh environments and battlefield dangers that increase their risk of disease, injuries, and death. Although canines have been used extensively in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), no published studies have reported detailed causes of death among MWDs deployed to these conflicts...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538230/enhanced-platelet-function-in-cold-stored-whole-blood-supplemented-with-resveratrol-or-cytochrome-c
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Michael L Ekaney, Gabrielle Gonzalez Gray, Iain H McKillop, Susan L Evans
BACKGROUND: Limited availability and use of whole blood (WB) following trauma is driven by perceptions that hemostatic function is limited by platelet dysfunction within 5 days storage. We sought to define the hemostatic function of WB stored at 4°C for up to 25 days, elucidate changes in metabolic parameters and mitochondrial dysfunction in platelets in WB, and the effect of supplementation using resveratrol (Res) or cytochrome c (Cyt c). METHODS: WB was collected, aliquoted, and stored at 4°C without agitation...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533448/prehospital-medicine-and-the-future-will-ecmo-ever-play-a-role
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David Macku, Pavel Hedvicak, John Quinn, Vladimir Bencko
Due to the hybrid warfare currently experienced by multiple NATO coalition and NATO partner nations, the tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) paradigm is greatly challenged. One of the major challenges to TCCC is the ad hoc extension phase in resource-poor environments, referred to as prolonged field care (PFC) and forward resuscitative care (FRC). The nuanced clinical skills with limited resources required by warfighters and auxiliary health care professionals to mitigate death on the battlefield and prevent morbidity and mortality in the PFC phase represent a balance that is still under review...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521802/prehospital-airway-procedures-performed-in-trauma-patients-by-ground-forces-in-afghanistan
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Megan B Blackburn, Maj Michael D April, Cpt Derek J Brown, Robert A DeLorenzo, Kathy L Ryan, August N Blackburn, Maj Steven G Schauer
BACKGROUND: Airway management is of critical importance in combat trauma patients. Airway compromise is the second leading cause of potentially survivable death on the battlefield and accounts for approximately 1 in 10 preventable deaths. Reports from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars indicate 4-7% incidence of airway interventions on casualties transported to combat hospitals. The goal of this study was to describe airway management in the prehospital combat setting and document airway devices used on the battlefield...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514345/military-trauma-and-surgical-procedures-in-conflict-area-a-review-for-the-utilization-of-forward-surgical-team
#14
Yi-Ling Cai, Jin-Tao Ju, Wen-Bao Liu, Jian Zhang
Introduction: Forward surgical teams (FSTs) have been used as highly mobile surgical facilities that provide "damage control" medical support in modern wars. FST regiments differ greatly in different armed services and nations. We systemically reviewed the utilization of FSTs around the world with an emphasis on the medical conditions and workloads encountered by FSTs in modern wars. Materials and Methods: We searched for terms related to FSTs, such as "Forward Surgical Team" and "Field Surgical Team," in the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and MEDLINE databases and collected any articles that provided numerical data on the organization of medical personnel combat casualty characteristics, including the casualty composition, injury types and locations, and mechanisms of injury, and surgical procedures performed...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514343/imaging-of-combat-related-thoracic-trauma-blunt-trauma-and-blast-lung-injury
#15
John P Lichtenberger, Andrew M Kim, Dane Fisher, Peter S Tatum, Brian Neubauer, P Gabriel Peterson, Brett W Carter
Introduction: Combat-related thoracic trauma (CRTT) is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality of the casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries are the most common mechanisms of trauma to the chest. Imaging plays a key role in the battlefield management of CRTT casualties. This work discusses the imaging manifestations of thoracic injuries from blunt trauma and blast injury, emphasizing epidemiology and diagnostic clues seen during OEF and OIF...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470190/blood-transfusion-management-in-the-severely-bleeding-military-patient
#16
Jennifer M Gurney, Philip C Spinella
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hemorrhage remains the primary cause of preventable death on the battlefield and in civilian trauma. Hemorrhage control is multifactorial and starts with point-of-injury care. Surgical hemorrhage control and time from injury to surgery is paramount; however, interventions in the prehospital environment and perioperative period affect outcomes. The purpose of this review is to understand concepts and strategies for successful management of the bleeding military patient...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449604/intravenous-synthetic-platelet-synthoplate-nanoconstructs-reduce-bleeding-and-improve-golden-hour-survival-in-a-porcine-model-of-traumatic-arterial-hemorrhage
#17
DaShawn A Hickman, Christa L Pawlowski, Andrew Shevitz, Norman F Luc, Ann Kim, Aditya Girish, Joyann Marks, Simi Ganjoo, Stephanie Huang, Edward Niedoba, Ujjal D S Sekhon, Michael Sun, Mitchell Dyer, Matthew D Neal, Vikram S Kashyap, Anirban Sen Gupta
Traumatic non-compressible hemorrhage is a leading cause of civilian and military mortality and its treatment requires massive transfusion of blood components, especially platelets. However, in austere civilian and battlefield locations, access to platelets is highly challenging due to limited supply and portability, high risk of bacterial contamination and short shelf-life. To resolve this, we have developed an I.V.-administrable 'synthetic platelet' nanoconstruct (SynthoPlate), that can mimic and amplify body's natural hemostatic mechanisms specifically at the bleeding site while maintaining systemic safety...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432043/prehospital-application-of-hemostatic-agents-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
#18
Steven G Schauer, Michael D April, Jason F Naylor, Joseph K Maddry, Allyson A Arana, Michael A Dubick, Andrew D Fisher, Cord W Cunningham, Anthony E Pusateri
INTRODUCTION: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of death on the battlefield. Development of chitosan- and kaolin-based hemostatic agents has improved hemorrhage control options. Sparse data exists on the use of these agents in the prehospital, combat setting. We describe recent use of these agents and compare patients receiving hemostatic to the baseline population. METHODS: We used a series of emergency department (ED) procedure codes to identify patients within the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DODTR) from January 2007 to August 2016...
February 12, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401352/fibrinogen-concentrate-in-the-special-operations-forces-environment
#19
Steven Sanders, Homer Tien, Jeannie Callum, Barto Nascimento, Henry Peng, Chris Funk, Joanne Schmid, Sandro Rizoli, Shawn Rhind, Andrew Beckett
Introduction: Hemorrhage is the most common cause of death among Special Operations Force (SOF) soldiers. Bringing remote damage control resuscitation into the far-forward combat environment is logistically challenging, as it requires blood products that generally require a robust cold chain. Alternatively, lyophilized products such as fibrinogen concentrate, which does not require thawing or blood group compatibility testing before use, might be advantageous in damage control resuscitation in the battlefield...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396756/pre-hospital-management-of-pediatric-polytrauma-during-modern-conflict-experience-and-limits-of-the-french-military-health-service
#20
Victor Laville, Christophe Lebleu, Christophe Desterke, Pierre Mornand, Luc Aigle, Emmanuel Hornez
BACKGROUND: French military physicians serving in deployment are confronted with pediatric polytrauma patients (PPP) during the provision of medical aid to civilian populations. The objectives of this study were to describe the current care of PPPs during these missions, to report difficulties encountered and to evaluate the training of doctors for management of PPPs in the field. METHODS: A descriptive epidemiological study based on a questionnaire sent to physicians who had been deployed overseas...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
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