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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184758/atlantoaxial-rotatory-displacement-in-children
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David Spiegel, Shikshya Shrestha, Prakash Sitoula, Norma Rendon, John Dormans
AIM: To correlate the Pang and Lee class with the clinical course in a consecutive series of patients presenting with painful torticollis. METHODS: Forty-seven dynamic rotational computed tomography (CT) scans in 35 patients were classified into one of the five types defined by Pang and Li, including types I (atlantoaxial rotatopry fixation), II ("pathologic stickiness" without crossover of C1 on C2), III ("pathologic stickiness" with crossover of C1 on C2), IV (normal or muscular torticollis), and V (diagnostic grey zone)...
November 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176798/the-scavenging-chemokine-receptor-ackr2-has-a-significant-impact-on-acute-mortality-rate-and-early-lesion-development-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Thomas M Woodcock, Tony Frugier, Tan Thanh Nguyen, Bridgette Deanne Semple, Nicole Bye, Matteo Massara, Benedetta Savino, Roberta Besio, Cristina Sobacchi, Massimo Locati, Maria Cristina Morganti-Kossmann
The atypical chemokine receptor ACKR2 promotes resolution of acute inflammation by operating as a scavenger receptor for inflammatory CC chemokines in several experimental models of inflammatory disorders, however its role in the brain remains unclear. Based on our previous reports of increased expression of inflammatory chemokines and their corresponding receptors following traumatic brain injury (TBI), we hypothesised that ACKR2 modulates neuroinflammation following brain trauma and that its deletion exacerbates cellular inflammation and chemokine production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149393/challenges-in-minor-tbi-and-indications-for-head-ct-in-pediatric-tbi-an-update
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Navneet Singh, Ash Singhal
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric head trauma is one of the commonest presentations to emergency departments. Over 90% of such head injuries are considered mild, but still present risk acute clinical deterioration and longer term morbidity. Identifying which children are at risk of clinically important brain injuries remains challenging and much of the data on minor head injuries is based on the adult population. CHALLENGES IN PEDIATRICS: Children, however, are different, both anatomically and in terms of mechanism of injury, to adults and, even within the pediatric group, there are differences with age and stage of development...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100783/factors-associated-with-imaging-overuse-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Monica Tung, Ritu Sharma, Jeremiah S Hinson, Stephanie Nothelle, Jean Pannikottu, Jodi B Segal
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments (ED) are sites of prevalent imaging overuse; however, determinants that drive imaging in this setting are not well-characterized. We systematically reviewed the literature to summarize the determinants of imaging overuse in the ED. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE® and Embase® from January 1998 to March 2017. Studies were included if they were written in English, contained original data, pertained to a U.S. population, and identified a determinant associated with overuse of imaging in the ED...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092054/characteristics-of-knowledge-content-in-a-curated-online-evidence-library
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Sowmya Varada, Ronilda Lacson, Ali S Raja, Ivan K Ip, Louise Schneider, David Osterbur, Paul Bain, Nicole Vetrano, Jacqueline Cellini, Carol Mita, Margaret Coletti, Julia Whelan, Ramin Khorasani
Objective: To describe types of recommendations represented in a curated online evidence library, report on the quality of evidence-based recommendations pertaining to diagnostic imaging exams, and assess underlying knowledge representation. Materials and Methods: The evidence library is populated with clinical decision rules, professional society guidelines, and locally developed best practice guidelines. Individual recommendations were graded based on a standard methodology and compared using chi-square test...
October 27, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
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/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/29052530/health-impacts-of-chemical-irritants-used-for-crowd-control-a-systematic-review-of-the-injuries-and-deaths-caused-by-tear-gas-and-pepper-spray
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Rohini J Haar, Vincent Iacopino, Nikhil Ranadive, Sheri D Weiser, Madhavi Dandu
BACKGROUND: Chemical irritants used in crowd control, such as tear gases and pepper sprays, are generally considered to be safe and to cause only transient pain and lacrimation. However, there are numerous reports that use and misuse of these chemicals may cause serious injuries. We aimed to review documented injuries from chemical irritants to better understand the morbidity and mortality associated with these weapons. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review using PRISMA guidelines to identify injuries, permanent disabilities, and deaths from chemical irritants worldwide between January 1, 1990 and March 15, 2015...
October 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036623/predictors-of-mortality-in-high-risk-patients-with-qt-prolongation-in-a-community-hospital
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Charlotte Gibbs, Jacob Thalamus, Kristian Heldal, Øystein Lunde Holla, Kristina H Haugaa, Jan Hysing
Aims: To determine predictors of mortality in patients with corrected QT interval (QTc) ≥ 500 ms in a community hospital. Methods and results: In this retrospective observational study, we searched the electrocardiogram (ECG) database at Telemark Hospital Trust, Norway, from January 2004 to December 2014. Medication, electrolyte abnormalities, and medical conditions known to prolong the QT interval were recorded. From the medical records, we assessed whether the prolonged QTc was noted by the health care providers...
October 3, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035965/effectiveness-of-bedrails-in-preventing-falls-among-hospitalized-older-adults-a-systematic-review
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Paulo Marques, Carmen Queirós, João Apóstolo, Daniela Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Falls are a major problem today affecting adults of any age, but the elderly are a population that is more susceptible to falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury or death among older adults. Hospitalized older people are particularly vulnerable to falls. Falls cause direct injuries (minor injuries, severe wounds of the soft tissues and bone fractures) to patients and increased length of stay. The prevention of falls is commonly considered an indicator of the quality of care...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994741/assessment-of-the-public-health-risks-and-impact-of-a-tornado-in-funing-china-23-june-2016-a-retrospective-analysis
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Kaiwen Wang, Shuang Zhong, Xiaoye Wang, Zhe Wang, Lianping Yang, Qiong Wang, Suhan Wang, Rongrong Sheng, Rui Ma, Shao Lin, Wenyu Liu, Rongqiang Zu, Cunrui Huang
(1) Background: Tornadoes are one of the deadliest disasters but their health impacts in China are poorly investigated. This study aimed to assess the public health risks and impact of an EF-4 tornado outbreak in Funing, China; (2) Methods: A retrospective analysis on the characteristics of tornado-related deaths and injuries was conducted based on the database from the Funing's Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Funing People's Hospital. A change-point time-series analysis of weekly incidence for the period January 2010 to September 2016 was used to identify sensitive infectious diseases to the tornado; (3) Results: The 75 to 84 years old group was at the highest risk of both death (RR = 82...
October 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962096/pediatric-skull-fractures-and-intracranial-injuries
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Qingzeng Sun, Yingchun Shi, Fengfei Zhang
The determination of plausibility of an injury arising from a fall leading to head trauma is a great challenge especially in young children. The present review is aimed to discuss important developments in the filed of head trauma cases especially in children. We explored various studies pertaining to head trauma injuries in children by exploring mainly PubMed, Google scholar and some library periodicals available in our library. Studies in the recent past explored the head injuries as a result of a low height fall...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958282/bicycle-helmets-save-more-than-heads-experience-from-a-pediatric-level-i-trauma-hospital
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Patrick D Michael, Daniel L Davenport, John M Draus
We studied pediatric bicycle accident victims (age ≤ 15 years) who were treated at our pediatric Level I trauma center during a 10-year period. Demographic data, injury severity, hospital course, and hospital cost data were collected. We compared the children who were helmeted to those who were unhelmeted. Our study cohort consisted of 516 patients. Patients were mostly male (70.2%) and white (84.7%); the median age was nine years. There were 101 children in the helmet group and 415 children in the unhelmeted group...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951429/chronic-subdural-haematoma-presenting-as-freezing-of-gait
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Kazuyuki Noda, Nobutaka Hattori, Yasuyuki Okuma, Takuji Yamamoto
In this report, we describe a case of freezing of gait (FOG) in a patient with chronic subdural haematoma (CSDH). An 81-year-old patient presented with progressive FOG about 6 weeks after a minor head trauma. MRI revealed CSDH in the left hemisphere, resulting in a marked compression of the hemisphere. His FOG disappeared after neurosurgical evacuation of the haematoma. It is suggested that the subdural haematoma in his left frontal cortices caused FOG. CSDH should be considered as a differential diagnosis when FOG develops after a head trauma in elderly patients, and prompt evaluations including neuroimaging and timely neurosurgical intervention are required...
September 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942078/tau-protein-mapt-as-a-possible-biochemical-marker-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-postmortem-examination
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Mieszko Olczak, Justyna Niderla-Bielińska, Magdalena Kwiatkowska, Dorota Samojłowicz, Sylwia Tarka, Teresa Wierzba-Bobrowicz
MAPT is a neuronal protein that plays an important role in axonal stabilization, neuronal development, and neuronal polarity. MAPT release into the CSF and blood has been interpreted as indicative of axonal injury as its elevated levels were observed in olympic boxers even after a mild head trauma suggesting minor CNS injuries. In our study we wanted to check the potential relevance of MAPT examination for forensic purposes. The study was carried out using cases of head injury group and cases of sudden death (cardiopulmonary failure, no injuries of the head - control group) provided by forensic pathologists at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw...
November 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939250/not-every-trauma-patient-with-a-radiographic-head-injury-requires-transfer-for-neurosurgical-evaluation-application-of-the-brain-injury-guidelines-to-patients-transferred-to-a-level-1-trauma-center
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Gweniviere Kayla Capron, Mary Beth Voights, Henry R Moore, Derek B Wall
BACKGROUND: Patients with radiographically-identified traumatic brain injury are often transferred to our regional trauma center for neurosurgical evaluation, yet few injuries require neurosurgical intervention. Transfer is costly, inconvenient, and potentially risky in inclement weather. We propose that previously-published brain injury guidelines (BIG)(1) can help to determine which patients could avoid mandatory transfer. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients transferred between January 2012 and December 2013 was performed...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923560/computed-tomography-findings-in-young-children-with-minor-head-injury-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-greater-than-24h-post-injury
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Renana Gelernter, Giora Weiser, Eran Kozer
BACKGROUND: Large studies which developed decision rules for the use of Computed tomography (CT) in children with minor head trauma excluded children with late presentation (more than 24h). OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of significant traumatic brain injury (TBI) on CT in infants with head trauma presenting to the emergency department (ED) more than 24h from the injury. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of infants less than 24 months old referred for head CT because of traumatic brain injury from January 2004 to December 2014 in Assaf-Harofeh medical center was conducted...
September 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913489/cerebral-salt-wasting-syndrome-in-patients-with-minor-head-trauma-two-case-reports
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Gabriela Csipak, Natalia Hagau
We describe two polytrauma patients without severe head trauma who developed Cerebral Salt Wasting Syndrome (CSWS) during their stay in our ICU with natriuresis, hyponatremia and hypovolemia. Hyponatremia encountered in CSWS and the syndrome of inadequate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is a common electrolyte finding in patients with severe head trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, malignancy and infections of the central nervous system. CSWS was an unexpected electrolyte finding in our patients with minor head trauma without neurological or neurosurgical problems...
October 2016: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874933/head-ct-for-minor-head-injury-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-in-the-era-of-choosing-wisely
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John DeAngelis, Valerie Lou, Timmy Li, Henry Tran, Praneeta Bremjit, Molly McCann, Peter Crane, Courtney M C Jones
INTRODUCTION: The Choosing Wisely campaign currently recommends avoiding computed tomography (CT) of the head in low-risk emergency department (ED) patients with minor head injury, based on validated decision rules. However, the degree of adherence to this guideline in clinical practice is unknown. The objective of this study was to evaluate adherence to the Choosing Wisely campaign's recommendations regarding head CT imaging of patients with minor head injury in the ED. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult ED patients at a Level I trauma center...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874251/-rapid-resolution-of-acute-subdural-haematoma-with-significant-impact-on-clinical-outcome
#20
Tenna Capion, Alexander Lilja-Cyron, Jesper Kelsen
A 73-year-old woman was admitted to hospital due to anaemia. She suffered a minor head trauma and deteriorated to deep unconsciousness. A CT revealed an acute subdural haematoma (ASDH). Initially, she was not found to be a candidate for neurosurgical intervention, but within 24 hours her level of consciousness improved dramatically, and a renewed CT showed resolution of the ASDH. She underwent acute craniotomy with good outcome. This illustrates the importance of re-evaluation of patients with intracranial haemorrhage...
September 4, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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