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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159600/early-seizure-prophylaxis-in-traumatic-brain-injuries-revisited-a-prospective-observational-study
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Desmond Khor, Jinglan Wu, Quanqiu Hong, Elizabeth Benjamin, Shuiming Xiao, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacological prophylaxis for early seizures following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a recommendation in the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines. However, several studies have challenged the efficacy and safety of this practice, resulting in varied practice across centers around the world. The purpose of the present study was to compare the incidence of early clinical seizures following TBI, between two large centers, a US Center that practises routine seizure prophylaxis and a Chinese Center that does not use seizure prophylaxis following TBI...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157219/a-new-multiple-trauma-model-of-the-mouse
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Stefanie Fitschen-Oestern, Sebastian Lippross, Tim Klueter, Matthias Weuster, Deike Varoga, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Thomas Pufe, Stefan Rose-John, Hagen Andruszkow, Frank Hildebrand, Nadine Steubesand, Andreas Seekamp, Claudia Neunaber
BACKGROUND: Blunt trauma is the most frequent mechanism of injury in multiple trauma, commonly resulting from road traffic collisions or falls. Two of the most frequent injuries in patients with multiple trauma are chest trauma and extremity fracture. Several trauma mouse models combine chest trauma and head injury, but no trauma mouse model to date includes the combination of long bone fractures and chest trauma. Outcome is essentially determined by the combination of these injuries...
November 21, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147771/maximum-striking-velocities-in-strikes-with-steel-rods-the-influence-of-rod-length-rod-mass-and-volunteer-parameters
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T X Trinh, S Heinke, C Rode, S Schenkl, M Hubig, G Mall, Holger Muggenthaler
In blunt force trauma to the head caused by attacks with blunt instruments, contact forces can be estimated based on the conservation of momentum if impact velocities are known. The aims of this work were to measure maximum striking velocities and to examine the influence of rod parameters such as rod mass and length as well as volunteer parameters such as sex, age, body height, body mass, body mass index and the average amount of physical exercise. Steel rods with masses of 500, 1000 and 1500 g as well as lengths of 40, 65 and 90 cm were exemplarily tested as blunt instruments...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147634/intracranial-ischemic-infarct-due-to-blunt-force-trauma-in-a-high-school-football-player
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Brandon I Esianor, Ali S Haider, Margaret I Engelhardt, Tijani Osumah, Steven Vayalumkal, Richa Thakur, Dean Leonard, Jeffrey Haithcock, Kennith F Layton
Ischemic stroke is an uncommon cause of death among teenagers and young adults; however, the etiologies differ when compared to ischemic strokes in older individuals. Large-vessel atherosclerosis and small-vessel disease causing ischemic stroke are rare for the teenage population, while cervicocerebral arterial dissections account for up to 20% of ischemic strokes. Here, we present the case of a 16-year-old male who developed internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) after a head injury and subsequently developed ischemic stroke and seizures...
September 7, 2017: Curēus
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/29089154/low-yield-of-clinically-significant-injury-with-head-to-pelvis-computed-tomography-in-blunt-trauma-evaluation
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Shelby P Murphy, Noah Hawthorne, David Haase, Chika Chiku, Jason Wen, Robert M Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Many trauma centers have adopted routine head-to-pelvis computed tomography (CT) imaging for the evaluation of adults with blunt trauma. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the yields of detecting clinically significant injuries (CSIs) with CT in >1 anatomic region. METHODS: We conducted this observational cohort study of all trauma activation patients >14 years of age who received CT imaging during blunt trauma evaluation at a Level 1 trauma center from April to October 2014...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071378/comparison-of-pecarn-and-catch-clinical-decision-rules-in-children-with-minor-blunt-head-trauma
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Ö Bozan, G Aksel, H A Kahraman, Ö Giritli, S E Eroğlu
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE: Computerized brain tomography (CBT) imaging plays a key role in the management of patients with head trauma, and there is an indication for CBT in moderate and severe injuries. However, it is difficult to determine an indication for CBT in patients with minor head trauma. The primary aim of this study is to compare the efficiency of the most commonly used clinical decision rules: the guidelines of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), and those of the Canadian Assessment of Tomography for Childhood Head Injury (CATCH)...
October 25, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040202/re-examination-of-a-battlefield-trauma-golden-hour-policy
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Jeffrey T Howard, Russ S Kotwal, Alexis R Santos, Matthew J Martin, Zsolt T Stockinger
BACKGROUND: Most combat casualties who die, do so in the prehospital setting. Efforts directed toward alleviating prehospital combat trauma death, known as killed in action (KIA) mortality, have the greatest opportunity for eliminating preventable death. METHODS: 4,542 military casualties injured in Afghanistan from September 11, 2001 to March 31, 2014 were included in this retrospective analysis to evaluate proposed explanations for observed KIA reduction following a mandate by Secretary of Defense Robert M...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019536/trauma-mechanism-predicts-the-frequency-and-the-severity-of-injuries-in-blunt-trauma-patients
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José Gustavo Parreira, Giovanna Zucchini Rondini, Cristiano Below, Giuliana Olivi Tanaka, Julia Nunes Pelluchi, Jacqueline Arantes-Perlingeiro, Silvia Cristine Soldá, José César Assef
OBJECTIVE: to study the correlation of trauma mechanism with frequency and severity of injuries in blunt trauma patients. METHODS: retrospective analysis of trauma registry in a 15-month period was carried out. Trauma mechanism was classified into six types: occupants of four-wheeled vehicles involved in road traffic accidents (AUTO), pedestrians struck by road vehicles (PED), motorcyclists involved in road traffic accidents (MOTO), falls from height (FALL), physical assault with blunt instruments (ASSA) and falls on same level (FSL)...
July 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948571/isolated-loc-in-head-trauma-associated-with-significant-injury-on-brain-ct-scan
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Muhammad Waseem, Patrick Iyahen, Hilary Bryan Anderson, Kevin Kapoor, Ramnath Kapoor, Mark Leber
BACKGROUND: A report of loss of consciousness (LOC) is frequently considered reason enough to obtain a computed tomography (CT) scan in the evaluation of head trauma. We conducted this study to reduce exposure to radiation from CT, while still not overlooking clinically significant injuries. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to determine the correlation between LOC status and brain CT scan results in patients with blunt head trauma and to determine whether there is a subset of patients for whom CT scan need not be performed, without missing clinically significant intracranial injuries...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924145/a-novel-mouse-model-of-traumatic-optic-neuropathy-using-external-ultrasound-energy-to-achieve-focal-indirect-optic-nerve-injury
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Wensi Tao, Galina Dvoriantchikova, Brian C Tse, Steven Pappas, Tsung-Han Chou, Manuel Tapia, Vittorio Porciatti, Dmitry Ivanov, David T Tse, Daniel Pelaez
Traumatic optic neuropathy (TON) is a devastating cause of permanent visual loss following blunt injury to the head. Animal models for TON exist, but most fail to recapitulate the clinical scenario of closed head indirect trauma to the nerve and subsequent neurodegeneration. Thus, we developed a clinically-relevant animal model for TON using a novel ultrasonic pulse injury modality (sonication-induced TON; SI-TON). To trigger TON, a microtip probe sonifier was placed on the supraorbital ridge directly above the entrance of the optic nerve into the bony canal...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913515/paradoxical-head-tilt-in-unilateral-traumatic-superior-oblique-palsy
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Mohammad Reza Akbari, Reza Bayat, Arash Mirmohammadsadeghi, Reza Mirshahi
PURPOSE: We report a patient with abnormal head posture following ocular blunt trauma. METHODS: This is report of a case that despite findings compatible with diagnosis of left superior oblique (SO) palsy, the patient acquired an ipsilateral (left) head tilt. The interesting observation in our patient was reduction of left hypertropia and consequent less diplopia with ipsilateral head tilt. RESULTS: After blunt trauma, our patient adopted paradoxical left head tilt and consequently less diplopia despite acquired left SO palsy...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904732/-type-iii-monteggia-lesion-a-rare-association-about-a-case
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Mohamed Amine Oukhouya, Hind Abou El Jaoud, Saad Andaloussi, Hicham Abdellaoui, Karima Atarraf, Lamia Chater, My Abderrahman Afifi
Type III Monteggia lesion is very rare, usually occurring within a context of violent trauma and often going unnoticed. We report the case of a 11-year old boy presenting to the Emergency Department with blunt trauma of the upper limb. The radiological evaluation showed olecranon fracture and radial epiphyseal separation associated with dislocation of the radial head. The patient underwent orthopedic treatment with good outcome after a mean follow-up of 3 months.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886391/combined-pancreatic-and-duodenal-transection-injury-a-case-report
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Simbarashe Gift Mungazi, Chenesa Mbanje, Onesai Chihaka, Noah Madziva
INTRODUCTION: Combined pancreatic-duodenal injuries in blunt abdominal trauma are rare. These injuries are associated with high morbidity and mortality, and their emergent management is a challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of combined complete pancreatic (through the neck) and duodenal (first part) transections in a 24-year-old male secondary to blunt abdominal trauma following a motor vehicle crash. The duodenal stumps were closed separately and a gastrojejunostomy performed for intestinal continuity...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878814/thoracic-trauma-severity-contributes-to-differences-in-intensive-care-therapy-and-mortality-of-severely-injured-patients-analysis-based-on-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
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Jörg Bayer, Rolf Lefering, Sylvia Reinhardt, Jan Kühle, Jörn Zwingmann, Norbert P Südkamp, Thorsten Hammer
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is a relevant source of comorbidity throughout multiply-injured patient care. We aim to determine a measurable influence of chest trauma's severity on early resuscitation, intensive care therapy, and mortality in severely injured patients. METHODS: Patients documented between 2002 and 2012 in the TraumaRegister DGU®, aged ≥ 16 years, injury severity score (ISS) ≥ 16 are analyzed. Isolated brain injury and severe head injury led to exclusion...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877802/a-comprehensive-investigation-of-comorbidities-mechanisms-injury-patterns-and-outcomes-in-geriatric-blunt-trauma-patients
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Carlos V R Brown, Kevin Rix, Amanda L Klein, Brent Ford, Pedro G R Teixeira, Jayson Aydelotte, Ben Coopwood, Sadia Ali
The geriatric population is growing and trauma providers are often tasked with caring for injuries in the elderly. There is limited information regarding injury patterns in geriatric trauma patients stratified by mechanism of injury. This study intends to investigate the comorbidities, mechanisms, injury patterns, and outcomes in geriatric blunt trauma patients. A retrospective study of the 2012 National Trauma Databank was performed. Adult blunt trauma patients were identified; geriatric (>/=65) patients were compared with younger (<65) patients regarding admission demographics and vital signs, mechanism and severity of injury, and comorbidities...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874930/prevalence-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-blunt-head-trauma-in-patients-on-pre-injury-dabigatran
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James A Chenoweth, M Austin Johnson, Laura Shook, Mark E Sutter, Daniel K Nishijima, James F Holmes
INTRODUCTION: Dabigatran etexilate was the first direct-acting oral anticoagulant approved in the United States. The prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage after blunt head trauma in patients on dabigatran is currently unknown, complicating adequate ability to accurately compare the risks and benefits of dabigatran to alternative anticoagulants. We aimed to determine the prevalence of intracranial hemorrhage for patients on dabigatran presenting to a Level I trauma center. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study of adult patients on dabigatran who presented to a Level I trauma center and received cranial computed tomography (CT) following blunt head trauma...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865838/placement-of-a-cervical-collar-increases-the-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-in-healthy-adults
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Casey M Woster, Michael D Zwank, Joseph R Pasquarella, Sandi S Wewerka, Jeffrey P Anderson, Jessica T Greupner, Sakib Motalib
INTRODUCTION: Blunt head trauma is a common cause of increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Ultrasound measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter (OSND) is an accurate and non-invasive way to detect increased ICP. Blunt trauma patients are often immobilized in a rigid cervical spine collar. Our objective was to describe the changes in ONSD following the placement of a c-collar and determine if any changes were time-dependent. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study measuring the ONSD of healthy volunteers before and after placement of a c-collar...
August 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865525/computed-tomography-angiography-in-head-and-neck-emergencies
#19
Nikhil Madhuripan, Oliver David Atar, Richard Zheng, Mary Tenenbaum
Computed tomography angiography (CTA) offers a rapid means of evaluating the vasculature of the head and neck in patients presenting with acute onset of neurologic symptoms and blunt trauma to the head and neck. CTA is noninvasive, easy to acquire, and offers excellent detail in identifying site and nature of the lesion. The learning objectives of this article are to review normal anatomy and variants, recognize CTA appearance of vascular pathologies, describe typical parameters used for acquiring the study, and recognize common pitfalls...
August 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855775/studying-morbidity-and-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-blunt-chest-trauma-using-a-novel-clinical-score
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Priyadarshini Manay, Rajeev R Satoskar, V Karthik, Ram P Prajapati
BACKGROUND: A departmental audit in March 2015 revealed significant mortality rate of 40% in blunt chest trauma patients (much greater than the global 25%). A study was thus planned to study morbidity and predictors of mortality in blunt chest trauma patients admitted to our hospital. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study of 139 patients with a history of blunt chest trauma between June 2015 and November 2015 after the Institutional Ethics Committee approval in April 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
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