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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885942/enlarged-subarachnoid-spaces-and-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-children-with-accidental-head-trauma
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Amanda K Fingarson, Maura E Ryan, Suzanne G McLone, Corey Bregman, Emalee G Flaherty
OBJECTIVE Benign external hydrocephalus (BEH) is an enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces (SASs) that can be seen in young children. It is controversial whether children with BEH are predisposed to developing subdural hemorrhage (SDH) with or without trauma. This issue is clinically relevant as a finding of unexplained SDH raises concerns about child abuse and often prompts child protection and law enforcement investigations. METHODS This retrospective study included children (1-24 months of age) who underwent head CT scanning after an accidental fall of less than 6 feet...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876657/clinical-predictors-of-intracranial-injuries-in-infants-with-minor-head-trauma
#2
Hidenori Ohbuchi, Shinji Hagiwara, Kengo Hirota, Hirokazu Koseki, Yasuhiro Kuroi, Naoyuki Arai, Hidetoshi Kasuya
OBJECTIVE: Minor head trauma is common in children. Though most cases are nonsignificant, minor head trauma can lead to the deterioration of intracranial injuries, which is preventable. The aim of this study was to identify clinical predictors of intracranial injuries in infants with minor head trauma. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled infants under 11 months with minor head trauma between 2006 and 2013. The following data were recorded: age, sex, cause of trauma, fall height, vomiting, bad temper, size and location of scalp hematoma, fracture, and intracranial injuries on CT...
November 19, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866082/auditory-verbal-hallucinations-and-continuum-models-of-psychosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-healthy-voice-hearer-literature
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David Baumeister, Ottilie Sedgwick, Oliver Howes, Emmanuelle Peters
Recent decades have seen a surge of research interest in the phenomenon of healthy individuals who experience auditory verbal hallucinations, yet do not exhibit distress or need for care. The aims of the present systematic review are to provide a comprehensive overview of this research and examine how healthy voice-hearers may best be conceptualised in relation to the diagnostic versus 'quasi-' and 'fully-dimensional' continuum models of psychosis. A systematic literature search was conducted, resulting in a total of 398 article titles and abstracts that were scrutinised for appropriateness to the present objective...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865726/-falls-in-less-than-one-year-old-infants-management-in-the-emergency-department
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Elena Rubio García, Ana Jiménez de Domingo, Rafael Marañon Pardillo, Miriam Triviño Rodríguez, Luis Alberto Frontado Haiek, Nuria Gilabert Iriondo, Francesc Ripoll Oliveras, Cristina Remón García, Gloria Estopiña Ferrer, Cristina Muñoz López
OBJECTIVES: A study was performed in order to describe injuries associated with falls in children aged <1 year who attended the emergency department. The approaches used were examined, as well as the factors associated with the greater use of these approaches, and the management of the patient. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicentre, descriptive and analytical study that included all patients aged <1 year who had experienced a fall for which they attended the emergency departments of one of 8 Spanish Hospitals belonging to the "Unintentional Paediatric Injury Working Group" of the Spanish Paediatric Society...
November 16, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862642/external-validation-of-the-pecarn-head-trauma-prediction-rules-in-japan
#5
Kentaro Ide, Satoko Uematsu, Kenichi Tetsuhara, Satoshi Yoshimura, Takahiro Kato, Tohru Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head trauma prediction rules are used to assist computed tomography (CT) decision-making for children with minor head trauma. Although the PECARN rules have been validated in North America and Europe, they have not yet been validated in Asia. In Japan, there are no clinical decision rules for children with minor head trauma. The rate of head CT for children with minor head trauma in Japan is high since CT is widely accessible across the country...
November 12, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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/27836434/overuse-of-head-ct-examinations-for-the-investigation-of-minor-head-trauma-analysis-of-contributing-factors
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Eyal Klang, Arkadi Beytelman, Dan Greenberg, Jacob Or, Larisa Guranda, Eli Konen, Eyal Zimlichman
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the amount of CT studies performed in the emergency department of a tertiary hospital that are not indicated by Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) guidelines and to analyze factors that contribute to unnecessary examinations. METHODS: A total of 955 brain CT examinations performed for minor head injuries were randomly retrospectively selected. Medical records were assessed for the following parameters: demographics, cause of head trauma, and referring physician's seniority and specialty...
November 8, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813214/complications-of-haemophilia-in-babies-first-two-years-of-life-a-report-from-the-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-universal-data-collection-system
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R Kulkarni, R J Presley, J M Lusher, A D Shapiro, J C Gill, M Manco-Johnson, M A Koerper, T C Abshire, D DiMichele, W K Hoots, P Mathew, D J Nugent, S Geraghty, B L Evatt, J M Soucie
AIM: To describe the prevalence and complications in babies ≤2 years with haemophilia. METHODS: We used a standardized collection tool to obtain consented data on eligible babies aged ≤2 years with haemophilia enrolled in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Universal Data Collection System surveillance project at US Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs). RESULTS: Of 547 babies, 82% had haemophilia A, and 70% were diagnosed within one month of birth...
November 4, 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759850/pediatric-minor-head-trauma-do-cranial-ct-scans-change-the-therapeutic-approach
#9
Felipe P Andrade, Roberto Montoro, Renan Oliveira, Gabriela Loures, Luana Flessak, Roberta Gross, Camille Donnabella, Andrea Puchnick, Lisa Suzuki, Rodrigo Regacini
OBJECTIVES: 1) To verify clinical signs correlated with appropriate cranial computed tomography scan indications and changes in the therapeutic approach in pediatric minor head trauma scenarios. 2) To estimate the radiation exposure of computed tomography scans with low dose protocols in the context of trauma and the additional associated risk. METHODS: Investigators reviewed the medical records of all children with minor head trauma, which was defined as a Glasgow coma scale ≥13 at the time of admission to the emergency room, who underwent computed tomography scans during the years of 2013 and 2014...
October 1, 2016: Clinics
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
#10
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
#11
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/27721316/severe-acute-subdural-hemorrhages-in-a-patient-with-glutaric-acidemia-type-1-under-recommended-treatment
#12
Mika Ishige, Tatsuo Fuchigami, Erika Ogawa, Hiromi Usui, Ryutaro Kohira, Yoriko Watanabe, Shori Takahashi
Glutaric acidemia type 1 is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by a deficiency of glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase. Previous studies have reported subdural hemorrhage in untreated patients with glutaric acidemia type 1. However, there is only one report of severe acute subdural hemorrhage after minor head trauma in a patient with glutaric acidemia type 1 under guideline-recommended treatment. We report a second case of life-threatening severe acute subdural hemorrhage after a minor head trauma in a patient with glutaric acidemia type 1...
2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719867/posttraumatic-functional-movement-disorders
#13
C Ganos, M J Edwards, K P Bhatia
Traumatic injury to the nervous system may account for a range of neurologic symptoms. Trauma location and severity are important determinants of the resulting symptoms. In severe head injury with structural brain abnormalities, the occurrence of trauma-induced movement disorders, most commonly hyperkinesias such as tremor and dystonia, is well recognized and its diagnosis straightforward. However, the association of minor traumatic events, which do not lead to significant persistent structural brain damage, with the onset of movement disorders is more contentious...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706274/current-concepts-in-sports-related-concussion
#14
Jeffrey P Feden
Increasing concern over the acute and long-term consequences of sports-related concussion has generated widespread interest and attention. This article provides an overview of concussion in athletes, including diagnostic and management considerations, and highlights the clinical challenges associated with repeated minor head trauma in sports. [Full article available at http://rimed.org/rimedicaljournal-2016-10.asp].
October 4, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680755/prior-opportunities-to-identify-abuse-in-children-with-abusive-head-trauma
#15
Megan M Letson, Jennifer N Cooper, Katherine J Deans, Philip V Scribano, Kathi L Makoroff, Kenneth W Feldman, Rachel P Berger
Infants with minor abusive injuries are at risk for more serious abusive injury, including abusive head trauma (AHT). Our study objective was to determine if children with AHT had prior opportunities to detect abuse and to describe the opportunities. All AHT cases from 7/1/2009 to 12/31/2011 at four tertiary care children's hospitals were included. A prior opportunity was defined as prior evaluation by either a medical or child protective services (CPS) professional when the symptoms and/or referral could be consistent with abuse but the diagnosis was not made and/or an alternate explanation was given and accepted...
October 2016: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668916/carotid-artery-dissection-with-associated-territory-stroke-after-a-minor-head-trauma-in-a-healthy-4-month-old-child
#16
Robert Zant, Michael Melter, Christian Doerfler, Felix Schlachetzki, Ernst-Michael Jung, Stefan Schilling, Juergen Kunkel
Internal carotid artery (ICA) dissections with associated stroke are rare events in infants. The usual pathomechanisms include direct trauma to the artery, blunt intraoral trauma, or child abuse. We describe the case of a 4-month-old male patient with ICA dissection and associated middle cerebral artery territory infarction associated with hyperextension/hyperrotation after a minor head injury. Upon treatment with anticoagulants, the patient showed significant improvement of the left-sided hemiparesis. Hemorrhagic transformation that presented shortly after middle cerebral artery infarction did not further increase under heparin treatment and prevented further embolism...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617902/big-vs-small-data-and-the-generalizability-of-the-rate-of-ct-overuse-in-minor-head-injury
#17
Edward R Melnick
In an electronic health record (EHR) chart review of adult ED trauma patients receiving a head CT from 2008-2013 within 14 community EDs, Sharp et al. estimate that approximately 1/3 of computed tomography (CT) scans in head injury are likely avoidable based on the Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR).(1) The analysis includes 27,240 adult trauma patients receiving head CTs and uses in-depth chart review of 100 random encounters with 2 independent abstractors (with high inter-rater reliability) to adjust the estimated number of avoidable CTs-the top Choosing Wisely initiative for emergency medicine...
September 12, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609246/comparison-of-functional-outcomes-in-elderly-who-have-sustained-a-minor-trauma-with-or-without-head-injury-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study
#18
Audrey-Anne Brousseau, Marcel Émond, Marie-Josée Sirois, Raoul Daoust, Lauren E Griffith, Eddy Lang, Jacques Lee, Jeffrey J Perry, Marie-Christine Ouellet, René Verreault, Simon Berthelot, Éric Mercier, Nadine Allain-Boulé, Valérie Boucher, Pier-Alexandre Tardif, Natalie Le Sage
OBJECTIVES: The consequences of minor trauma involving a head injury (MT-HI) in independent older adults are largely unknown. This study assessed the impact of a head injury on the functional outcomes six months post-injury in older adults who sustained a minor trauma. METHODS: This multicenter prospective cohort study in eight sites included patients who were aged 65 years or older, previously independent, presenting to the emergency department (ED) for a minor trauma, and discharged within 48 hours...
September 9, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586097/prehospital-transportation-decisions-for-patients-sustaining-major-trauma-in-road-traffic-crashes-in-sweden
#19
Stefan Candefjord, Ruben Buendia, Eva-Corina Caragounis, Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, Helen Fagerlind
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the proportion and characteristics of patients sustaining major trauma in road traffic crashes (RTCs) who could benefit from direct transportation to a trauma center (TC). METHODS: Currently, there is no national classification of TC in Sweden. In this study, 7 university hospitals (UHs) in Sweden were selected to represent a TC level I or level II. These UHs have similar capabilities as the definition for level I and level II TC in the United States...
September 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579054/retrospective-one-million-subject-fixed-cohort-survey-of-utilization-of-emergency-departments-due-to-traumatic-causes-in-taiwan-2001-2010
#20
Nan-Ping Yang, Dinh-Van Phan, Yi-Hui Lee, Jin-Chyr Hsu, Ren-Hao Pan, Chien-Lung Chan, Nien-Tzu Chang, Dachen Chu
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological study was needed to evaluate trends in emergency department (ED) utilization that could be taken into account when making policy decisions regarding the delivery and distribution of medical resources. METHODS: A retrospective fixed-cohort study of emergency medical utilization from 2001 to 2010 was performed based on one-million people sampled in 2010 in Taiwan. Focusing on traumatic cases, the annual incidences in various groups split according to sex and age were calculated, and further information regarding location of trauma and type of trauma was obtained...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
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