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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446651/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-evaluation-of-olfactory-dysfunction-and-clinical-neurological-characteristics
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Andrea Ciofalo, Marco De Vincentiis, Giannicola Iannella, Giampietro Zambetti, Paola Giacomello, Giancarlo Altissimi, Antonio Greco, Massimo Fusconi, Benedetta Pasquariello, Giuseppe Magliulo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate olfactory function and clinical-neurological characteristics in a group of patients with mild head trauma. METHODS: A total of 352 patients with MTBI underwent olfactory function evaluation. The site of head trauma, loss of consciousness <20 min, memory loss, subjective presence or absence of olfaction and other clinical, neurological and radiological aspects were evaluated and compared with the olfactory dysfunction. RESULTS: A total of 33...
February 15, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439149/pediatric-dog-bites-a-population-based-profile
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Jackson Fein, David Bogumil, Jeffrey S Upperman, Rita V Burke
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have identified risk factors for dog bites in children, but use data from individual trauma centers, with limited generalizability. This study identifies a population risk profile for pediatric dog bites using the National Trauma Data Bank. We hypothesized that the population at risk was younger boys, that such bites occur at home, are moderately severe, and are on the face or neck. METHODS: For this retrospective cross-sectional study, a sample of 7912 children 17 years old and younger with International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 event code E906...
February 8, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427049/favourable-outcome-in-a-child-with-symptomatic-diagnosis-of-glutaric-aciduria-type-1-despite-vertical-hiv-infection-and-minor-head-trauma
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Angeline Thomas, Els F M Dobbels, Priscilla E Springer, Christelle Ackermann, Mark F Cotton, Barbara Laughton
The first case of Glutaric aciduria Type 1(GA1) in an African child was reported in 2001. GA1 has a prevalence of 1:5000 in black South Africans. Although early diagnosis is essential for a favourable outcome, newborn screening is not routine in South Africa where an estimated 320,000 children have HIV infection. Neurodevelopmental delay and encephalopathy are complications of both HIV and GA1. In such a setting it is important to recognise that HIV and GA1 can occur simultaneously. We present an HIV-infected South African male child of Xhosa descent with macrocephaly who commenced combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) at 8 weeks of age in a clinical trial which included a neurodevelopmental sub-study...
February 9, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393757/outcomes-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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Ching-Chang Chen, Shao-Wei Chen, Po-Hsun Tu, Yin-Cheng Huang, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Alvin Yi-Chou Wang, Shih-Tseng Lee, Tien-Hsing Chen, Chi-Tung Cheng, Shang-Yu Wang, An-Hsun Chou
OBJECTIVE Burr hole craniostomy is an effective and simple procedure for treating chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). However, the surgical outcomes and recurrence of CSDH in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) remain unknown. METHODS A nationwide population-based cohort study was retrospectively conducted using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. The study included 29,163 patients who underwent first-time craniostomy for CSDH removal between January 1, 2001, and December 31, 2013...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392057/analysis-of-otologic-injuries-due-to-blast-trauma-by-handmade-explosives
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Mustafa Aslıer, Nesibe Gül Yüksel Aslıer
Objective: The aim of this study is to identify the otologic injuries due to handmade explosive-welded blast travma in the law enforcement officers during the combat operations in the curfew security region and to specify the disorders that Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery (OHNS) physicians can face during such operations. Methods: Medical records of patients in law enforcement who were initially treated by OHNS physicians of Silopi State Hospital during combat operations, between December 14, 2015 and January 15, 2016 were reviewed...
June 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384561/ocular-dipping-in-a-patient-with-hemiplegic-migraine
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Iga N Gray, Ana G Cristancho, Daniel J Licht, Grant T Liu
A 5-year-old girl presented with acute, rapidly progressive encephalopathy following minor head trauma and was found to have ocular dipping. Her encephalopathy was secondary to a channelopathy caused by a CACNA1A mutation. This is the first reported case of ocular dipping in an encephalopathic child with CACNA1A-confirmed hemiplegic migraine. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2018;55:e4-e6.].
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382480/-association-between-homozygous-c-318a-gt-mutation-in-exon-2-of-the-eif2b5-gene-and-the-infantile-form-of-vanishing-white-matter-leukoencephalopathy
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Carmen Esmer, Gabriela Blanco Hernández, Víctor Saavedra Alanís, Jorge Guillermo Reyes Vaca, Antonio Bravo Oro
BACKGROUND: Vanishing white matter disease is one of the most frequent leukodystrophies in childhood with an autosomal recessive inheritance. A mutation in one of the genes encoding the five subunits of the eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (EIF2B5) is present in 90% of the cases. The diagnosis can be accomplished by the clinical and neuroradiological findings and molecular tests. CASE REPORT: We describe a thirteen-month-old male with previous normal neurodevelopment, who was hospitalized for vomiting, hyperthermia and irritability...
September 2017: Boletín Médico del Hospital Infantil de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380261/intracranial-arterial-calcifications-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-subsequent-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-mace
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Frederik F Strobl, Beatrice Kuhlin, Robert Stahl, Bastian O Sabel, Andreas D Helck, Andreas Schindler, Matthias Witt, Fabian Bamberg, Maximilian F Reiser, Tobias Saam
BACKGROUND: Intracranial arterial calcifications (ICAC) are often detected on unenhanced CT of patients with an age > 60. However, association with the subsequent occurrence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) has not yet been evaluated. PURPOSE: This study aimed at evaluating the association of ICAC with subsequent MACE and overall mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective, IRB approved study, we included 175 consecutive patients (89 males, mean age 78...
January 30, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334856/stroke-after-minor-head-trauma-in-infants-and-young-children-with-basal-ganglia-calcification-a-lenticulostriate-vasculopathy
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Jatinder Singh Goraya, Shivankshi Berry, Kavita Saggar, Archana Ahluwalia
The authors retrospectively reviewed charts of the children with basal ganglia stroke who either had preceding minor head injury or showed basal ganglia calcification on computed tomography (CT) scan. Twenty children, 14 boys and 6 girls were identified. Eighteen were aged between 7 months to 17 months. Presentation was with hemiparesis in 17 and seizures in 3. Preceding minor head trauma was noted in 18. Family history was positive in 1 case. Bilateral basal ganglia calcification on CT scan was noted in 18...
February 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322585/scapular-fractures-in-the-pan-scan-era
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Cortlyn Brown, Karim Elmobdy, Ali S Raja, Robert M Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Scapular fractures have been traditionally taught to be associated with significant injuries and major morbidity. As we demonstrated with sternal fracture, pulmonary contusion and rib fracture, increased chest CT utilization and head-to-pelvis CT (pan-scan) protocols in blunt trauma evaluation, however, may diagnose minor, clinically irrelevant scapular fractures, possibly rendering previous teachings obsolete. OBJECTIVES: To determine the 1) percentages of scapular fractures seen on chest CT only (SOCTO) versus seen on both CXR and CT and of isolated scapular fracture (scapular fracture without other thoracic injuries), 2) frequencies of associated thoracic injury with scapular fracture, and 3) proportion of patients admitted, mortality, hospital length of stay, and injury severity scores (ISS), comparing four patient groups: scapular fracture, non-scapular fracture, scapular fracture SOCTO, and isolated scapular fracture...
January 11, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296165/skull-base-and-craniocervical-bone-pneumatisation-two-case-reports-of-differing-presentations-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Olivia Francies, Simon Morley, Tim Beale
We report two patients with increased central skull base and craniocervical junction bone pneumatisation complicated by extra-osseous gas. One patient presented with symptoms of increasing nasal blockage and 'sinus pressure' on a background of extensive nasal polyposis. He was subsequently found to have a history of repeated Valsalva's manoeuvre, the cessation of which resulted in a rapid decrease in the amount of extra-osseous gas on imaging. The second patient presented following a minor head trauma with dysarthria from a hypoglossal nerve palsy and neck pain, with extensive intra- and extra-cranial gas including within the spinal canal (pneumorrhachis)...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284906/may-heading-in-soccer-result-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Gorazd Bunc, Janez Ravnik, Tomaz Velnar
Background: Globally, soccer is the most popular team sport, unifying many fans all around the world. The epidemiological studies so far have confirmed that head playing and hitting the ball with head may cause minor head injuries, which exert their effects in a cumulative way. Methods: Literature search for this review was conducted and data about traumatic brain injury collected from various sources. Results: The consequences of head injury are evident as chronic changes in cognition, including disturbances in concentration and slowing of mental and physical agility...
October 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241468/-addendum-to-the-dutch-guideline-for-minor-head-brain-injury
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C L van den Brand, J van der Naalt, G Hageman, H P Bienfait, R A van der Kruijk, K Jellema
- After introduction of the Dutch guideline for 'Care for patients with minor head/brain injury' (LTH guideline) in 2010, the number of CT scans has increased. Some of these scans were for patients with only trivial trauma and may not have been necessary.- In addition, since this guideline was implemented, there have been changes in the use of anticoagulants and platelet aggregation inhibitors. Non-vitamin-K-dependent oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and platelet aggregation inhibitors, or combinations of these, are prescribed more often...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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
#19
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
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