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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...
September 15, 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: Rom J Anaesth 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862110/severe-cerebral-vasospasm-and-infarction-after-minor-head-trauma
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Laura Chu, Mukul Sharma, Ashkan Shoamanesh
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September 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698750/the-relationship-between-risk-factors-of-head-trauma-with-ct-scan-findings-in-children-with-minor-head-trauma-admitted-to-hospital
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Babak Masoumi, Farhad Heydari, Hamidreza Hatamabadi, Reza Azizkhani, Zahra Yoosefian, Majid Zamani
BACKGROUND: In emergency medicine for determining the intracranial injury (ICI) in children with head trauma, usually brain CT scan is performed. Since brain CT scan, especially in children, has some disadvantages, it is better to find a procedure which could help to choose only the children with real head trauma injury for brain CT scan. AIMS: The aim of this study is to find such procedure. This study was descriptive, analytic and non-interventional. METHODS: We reviewed the archived files of children with head trauma injuries referred to the emergency department of Imam Hossein Hospital within two years...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678056/enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome-sudden-hearing-loss-in-a-child-with-a-cerebral-shunt
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Wendi-Jo Wendt, Andrew Hashikawa
Enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome (EVAS) is the most common congenital ear anomaly that causes sensorineural hearing loss in children and may predispose a child to sudden hearing loss from sudden pressure changes or minor head trauma. We report a case of a 4-year-old boy with a history of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt and migraines who presented to the emergency department with parental and child care provider reports of acute hearing loss, without a history of trauma, infection, or hardware malfunction, who was diagnosed with bilateral EVAS...
July 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665528/trauma-hazards-in-children-an-update-for-the-busy-clinician
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Andrew Ja Holland, Soundappan Sv Soundappan
Trauma and injury continue to be common in children and remain an important cause of mortality and morbidity. Legislation mandating the use of helmets for all cyclists appears to have been effective in reducing the incidence and severity of head and facial injuries, with no clear evidence of a reduction in cycling usage or activity. Straddle injuries, whilst uncommon and generally minor, require careful clinical assessment as they may be associated with urethral trauma. Quad bikes remain highly dangerous with continuing reports of deaths in child riders due to their inherent lack of stability: a ban on their use by children would seem the most effective solution...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640776/early-fever-after-trauma-does-it-matter
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Holly E Hinson, Susan Rowell, Cynthia Morris, Amber L Lin, Martin A Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Fever is strongly associated with poor outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We hypothesized that early fever is a direct result of brain injury and thus would be more common in TBI than in patients without brain injury, and associated with inflammation. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled patients with major trauma with and without TBI from a busy level I trauma center ICU. Patients were assigned to one of four groups based on their presenting Head Abbreviated Injury Severity Scale scores (HAIS): Polytrauma: Head AIS score >2, one other region>2, Isolated Head: Head AIS score>2, all other regions <3, Isolated Body: One region >2, excluding Head/Face, Minor Injury: No region with AIS>2...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629414/fibrinogen-deficiency-in-a-dog-a-case-report
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Franck Jolivet, Armelle Diquélou, Catherine Trumel, Simon Privat, Olivier Dossin
BACKGROUND: Among coagulation disorders, primary fibrinogen deficiency is very rare in dogs. It is divided into hypofibrinogenemia, afibrinogenemia and dysfibrinogenemia. Afibrinogenemia has been described in three dogs. There are, however, no published case reports of primary hypofibrinogenemia in dogs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 1.5 year-old male German Pointer dog was evaluated for a locked-jaw syndrome associated with eye protrusion which appeared after a minor head trauma...
June 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614141/role-of-hemorrhagic-shock-in-experimental-polytrauma
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Stephanie Denk, Sebastian Weckbach, Philipp Eisele, Christian K Braun, Rebecca Wiegner, Julia J Ohmann, Lisa Wrba, Felix M Hoenes, Philipp Kellermann, Peter Radermacher, Ulrich Wachter, Sebastian Hafner, Oscar McCook, Anke Schultze, Annette Palmer, Sonja Braumüller, Florian Gebhard, Markus Huber-Lang
Hemorrhagic shock (HS) after tissue trauma increases the complication and mortality rate of polytrauma (PT) patients. Although several murine trauma models have been introduced, there is a lack of knowledge about the exact impact of an additional HS. We hypothesized that HS significantly contributes to organ injury, which can be reliably monitored by detection of specific organ damage markers.Therefore we established a novel clinically relevant PT plus HS model in C57BL/6 mice which were randomly assigned to control, HS, PT or PT+HS procedure (n = 8 per group)...
June 13, 2017: Shock
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