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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904004/delayed-diagnosis-of-blunt-carotid-trauma-in-a-seat-belt-syndrome-with-associated-abdominal-wall-injury-a-case-report
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Savino Occhionorelli, Dario Andreotti, Daniela Tartarini, Lorenzo Cappellari, Rocco Stano, Lucia Morganti, Giorgio Vasquez
: The aim of this case report is to be aware of occult carotid lesions in thoracic- abdominal trauma because, carotid artery injury consequent to blunt trauma is rare, affecting less than 1% of patients as reported in literature. A 45-years-old female, involved in a traffic accident, arrived to Emergency Room hemodynamically stable, with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 15, complaining abdominal pain, without any neurological signs. She underwent Computed Tomography (CT) scan that showed a complete disruption of left abdominal wall muscles, associated with massive bowel loops herniation...
November 28, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896468/evaluation-of-major-trauma-in-elderly-patients-a%C3%A2-single-trauma-center-analysis
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Samo Kocuvan, Drago Brilej, Domen Stropnik, Rolf Lefering, Radko Komadina
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to gather information about elderly major trauma patients admitted to one particular Slovenian trauma centre in Celje and examine this group of polytrauma patients, specifically with respect to mechanisms of injury, injury severity and distribution of injuries. Further on, to identify morbidity and mortality rates and compare these to the younger population and, finally, to determine the factors that have the most impact on treatment results...
November 28, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894431/head-and-cervical-spine-evaluation-for-the-pediatric-surgeon
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Mary K Arbuthnot, David P Mooney, Ian C Glenn
This article is designed to guide pediatric surgeons in the evaluation and stabilization of blunt head and cervical spine injuries in pediatric patients. Trauma remains the number one cause of morbidity and mortality among children, and the incidence of head injuries continues to rise. Cervical spine injuries, on the other hand, are unusual but can be devastating if missed. This article highlights the pathophysiology unique to pediatric head and cervical spine trauma as well as keys to clinical and diagnostic evaluation...
February 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866218/prevalence-of-negative-ct-scans-in-a-level-one-trauma-center
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C K Hansen, R J Strayer, B D Shy, S Kessler, S Givre, K H Shah
PURPOSE: The rise of computed tomography (CT) use in trauma has become the subject of concern given the harms of CT including radiation, cost, over diagnosis and identification of incidental lesions. We developed a novel metric, the Negative CT Score, (∑CT-) which quantifies how often CT imaging identifies important injuries. Our objective was to describe the pattern of CT utilization in trauma at an urban academic level one trauma center using this novel metric. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of intermediate level trauma patients who received CT imaging over a 1-year study period at an urban level one trauma center...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863210/surgical-treatment-of-facial-artery-pseudoaneurysm-following-blunt-trauma-report-of-a-case
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Ali Payami, Andre H Montazem
There are few reports of pseudoaneurysm of the facial artery in the literature and very little attention has been paid to their surgical management. Practitioners should be aware of this unusual complication of facial trauma and of the alternatives for treatment of pseudoaneurysms. Surgical resection of selective head and neck pseudoaneurysms provides a safe and effective method for the treatment of these vascular lesions.
October 24, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853132/traumatic-brain-injuries
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Kaj Blennow, David L Brody, Patrick M Kochanek, Harvey Levin, Ann McKee, Gerard M Ribbers, Kristine Yaffe, Henrik Zetterberg
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are clinically grouped by severity: mild, moderate and severe. Mild TBI (the least severe form) is synonymous with concussion and is typically caused by blunt non-penetrating head trauma. The trauma causes stretching and tearing of axons, which leads to diffuse axonal injury - the best-studied pathogenetic mechanism of this disorder. However, mild TBI is defined on clinical grounds and no well-validated imaging or fluid biomarkers to determine the presence of neuronal damage in patients with mild TBI is available...
November 17, 2016: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847782/traumatic-pseudoaneurysm-related-to-calcified-nodules-of-cerebral-convexity-dura-mater-in-an-american-college-football-player
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Yoo Sung Jeon, Jong Gon Lee, Young Il Chun, Joon Cho, Woo Jin Choe
Repeated concussion is common among football players; however, these minor blunt head trauma rarely result in serious complications. We report a case of a young college football player who presented acute subdural hematoma, cerebral edema, and seizure due to pseudoaneurysm rupture. The pseudoaneurysm, located at the cortical branch of the middle cerebral artery, was speculated to be formed by dural calcification and adhesion with the underlying brain, possibly due to repeated concussions. Following successful excision of the pseudoaneurysm and control of brain swelling, the patient recovered without sequelae and was discharged after a short while...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845699/renal-trauma-in-adolescent-skateboarders
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Fabio Campodonico, Francesco Paparo, Tiziana Calcagno, Giacomo Capponi, Giuseppe Conzi
OBJECTIVE: Kidney is the most commonly injured organ of the genitourinary tract after trauma. Half of blunt renal injuries are caused by traffic accidents, but sport activities are also included as frequent causes. Skatebording is popular among young people but it deserves being considered a potential cause of severe injuries. A number of published medical reports mainly refer to bone, joint and head injuries but no cases have been reported on urologic or kidney trauma. METHODS: We present two cases of renal trauma in adolescent males occurred while doing skateboarding...
November 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843362/isolated-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-resulting-from-acute-traumatic-tentorial-subdural-hematoma
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Victoria Cui, Timur Kouliev
Acute subdural hematoma (SDH) resulting from head trauma is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires expedient diagnosis and intervention to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Rapidly expanding or large hematomas, elevated intracranial pressure, and associated complications of brain herniation are associated with high mortality rates and poor recovery of neurological function. However, smaller bleeds (clot thickness <10 mm) or hematomas occurring in infrequent locations, such as the tentorium cerebelli, may be difficult to recognize and patients may present with unusual or subtle signs and symptoms, including isolated cranial nerve palsies...
2016: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837166/an-unusual-lethal-gunshot-wound-to-the-head
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Elmas Shaqiri, Bledar Xhemali, Zija Ismaili, Admir Sinamati, Gentian Vyshka
Atypical gunshot wounds present a challenge for the forensic expert, and sometimes differentiating these from a blunt trauma can be difficult. A careful crime scene investigation can be helpful in finding additional evidence and clarifying the nature of the injuries. We describe a case of an unusual craniocerebral injury that was initially interpreted as a blow from a wooden object. The appearance of the wound lacked the classical characteristics of entrance and exit bullet wounds, but the investigation showed it was due to the ricocheting of a destabilized bullet...
November 11, 2016: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836703/surgical-treatment-of-traumatic-intracranial-aneurysms-experiences-at-a-single-center-over-30-years
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Seung-Hoon Jung, Sung-Hyun Kim, Tae-Sun Kim, Sung-Pil Joo
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic intracranial aneurysms (tIA) are rare and are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. We describe our experiences with tIA at our institution. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records from patients who underwent treatment for tIA between January 1986 and December 2015. RESULTS: Data from 5,532 patients diagnosed with cerebral aneurysms between January 1986 and December 2015 in our hospital were reviewed...
November 8, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833676/variation-of-blunt-traumatic-injury-with-age-in-older-adults-statewide-analysis-2011-14
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Emily Earl-Royal, Frances Shofer, Dominique Ruggieri, Rosemary Frasso, Daniel Holena
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injury is a leading cause of death and disability in adults ≥ 65 years old, but there are few epidemiological studies addressing this issue. The aim of this study was to assess how characteristics of blunt traumatic injuries in adults ≥ 65 vary by age. METHODS: Using data from the a single-state trauma registry, this retrospective cohort study examined injured patients ≥ 65 admitted to all Level I and Level II trauma centers in Pennsylvania between 2011 and 2014 (n=38,562)...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820555/sarcopenia-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-elderly-blunt-trauma-patients-comparing-the-masseter-to-the-psoas-using-computed-tomography
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James D Wallace, Richard Y Calvo, Paul R Lewis, Jason B Brill, Steven R Shackford, Michael J Sise, C Beth Sise, Vishal Bansal
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia, or age-related loss of muscle mass, is measureable by computed tomography (CT). In elderly trauma patients, increased mortality is associated with decreased psoas muscle cross-sectional area (P-Area) on abdominal CT. Fall is the leading cause of injury in the elderly and head CT is more often obtained. Masseter muscle cross-sectional area (M-Area) is readily measured on head CT. Hypothesizing that M-Area is a satisfactory surrogate for P-Area, we compared the two as markers of sarcopenia and increased mortality in elderly trauma patients...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800203/surgical-treatment-for-occipital-condyle-fracture-c1-dislocation-and-cerebellar-contusion-with-hemorrhage-after-blunt-head-trauma
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Shigeo Ueda, Nobuhiro Sasaki, Miyuki Fukuda, Minoru Hoshimaru
Occipital condyle fractures (OCFs) have been treated as rare traumatic injuries, but the number of reported OCFs has gradually increased because of the popularization of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patient in this report presented with OCFs and C1 dislocation, along with traumatic cerebellar hemorrhage, which led to craniovertebral junction instability. This case was also an extremely rare clinical condition in which the patient presented with traumatic lower cranial nerve palsy secondary to OCFs...
2016: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783404/healed-depressed-parasagittal-skull-fractures-a-feature-of-archaic-australian-aboriginal-remains
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Keryn Walshe, Brian Brophy, Brian Cornish, Roger W Byard
The skeletal remains of eight Australian Aboriginals with healed depressed skull fractures were examined. Male:female ratio 5:3; age range 20-60 yrs. Burial dates by (14) C dating in three cases were 500 years BP (n = 2) and 1300 BP. There were 13 healed depressed skull fractures manifested by shallow indentations of cortical bone and thinning of diploe, with no significant disturbance of the inner skull tables. Nine (69%) were located within 35 mm of the sagittal suture/midline. These lesions represent another acquired feature that might be helpful in suggesting that a skull is from a tribal Aboriginal individual and may be particularly useful if the remains are represented by only fragments of calvarium...
November 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771222/analyses-of-demographical-and-injury-characteristics-of-adult-and-pediatric-patients-injured-in-syrian-civil-war
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Erhan Er, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Sertaç Güler, Şahin Aslan, Meltem Seviner, Gökhan Aksel, Burak Bekgöz
PURPOSE: Aimed to analyze demographical data and injury characteristics of patients who were injured in the Syrian Civil War (SCW) and to define differences in injury characteristics between adult and pediatric patients. METHODOLOGY: Patients who were injured in the SCW and transferred to our emergency department were retrospectively analyzed in this study during the 15-month period between July 2013 and October 2014. RESULTS: During the study period, 1591 patients who were the victims of the SCW and admitted to our emergency department due to war injury enrolled in the study...
October 6, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754918/incidence-of-combined-cranial-and-cervical-spine-injuries-in-patients-with-blunt-minor-trauma-are-combined-ct-examinations-of-the-head-and-cervical-spine-justified
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Janis L Vahldiek, Stefan Thieme, Bernd Hamm, Stefan M Niehues
BACKGROUND: The use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the head and cervical spine has markedly increased in patients with blunt minor trauma. The actual likelihood of a combined injury of head and cervical spine following a minor trauma is estimated to be low. PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of such combined injuries in patients with a blunt minor trauma in order to estimate the need to derive improved diagnostic guidelines. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1854 patients were retrospectively analyzed...
October 17, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741077/acute-outcomes-of-isolated-pneumocephali-in-children-after-minor-blunt-head-trauma
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Ashley Blanchard, Keven I Cabrera, Nathan Kuppermann, Peter S Dayan
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the prevalence of and adverse outcomes caused by pneumocephali in children with minor blunt head trauma who had no other intracranial injuries (ie, isolated pneumocephali). METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of a public use dataset from a multicenter prospective study of pediatric minor head trauma. We included children younger than 18 years with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores of 14 or 15 and non-trivial mechanisms of injury who had cranial computed tomographies obtained...
October 6, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738540/contralateral-cochlear-labyrinthine-concussion-without-temporal-bone-fracture-unusual-posttraumatic-consequence
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I M Villarreal, D Méndez, J M Duque Silva, P Ortega Del Álamo
Introduction. Labyrinthine concussion is a term used to describe a rare cause of sensorineural hearing loss with or without vestibular symptoms occurring after head trauma. Isolated damage to the inner ear without involving the vestibular organ would be designated as a cochlear labyrinthine concussion. Hearing loss is not a rare finding in head trauma that involves petrous bone fractures. Nevertheless it generally occurs ipsilateral to the side of the head injury and extraordinarily in the contralateral side and moreover without the presence of a fracture...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723094/blunt-craniofacial-trauma-as-a-manifestation-of-excited-delirium-caused-by-new-psychoactive-substances
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Roger W Byard, Matthew Cox, Peter Stockham
The body of a 19-year-old male was found apparently concealed underneath bushes with recent head and facial trauma, and multiple superficial abrasions. Subsequently, it was discovered that the decedent had been running into objects and buildings following the ingestion the evening before of what was thought to be lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Blood staining of a nearby wall close to where the body was lying was in keeping with the described behavior. Toxicology revealed 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (Ecstasy), in addition to two only recently available drugs 2-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)methyl]ethanamine, (25B-NBOMe), and 1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)-1-butanone, (MDPBP)...
November 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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