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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932697/thoracic-wall-trauma-misdiagnosed-lesions-on-radiographs-and-usefulness-of-ultrasound-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Xavier Tomas, Catherine Facenda, Nuno Vaz, Edgar Augusto Castañeda, Montserrat Del Amo, Ana Isabel Garcia-Diez, Jaime Pomes
Blunt injuries to the chest wall are an important chapter on emergency room (ER) departments, being the third most common injuries in trauma patients which ominous complications could appear. This article describes different types of traumatic events affecting the chest wall, which maybe misdiagnosed with conventional X-ray. Special emphasis has been done in computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT (MDCT) imaging. This technique is considered the "gold-standard" for those traumatic patients, due to its fast acquisition covering the whole area of interest in axial plane, reconstructing multiplanar (2D, 3D) volume-rendered images with a superb quality and angiographic CT capabilities for evaluating vascular damage...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930941/thoracic-irrigation-prevents-retained-hemothorax-a-prospective-propensity-scored-analysis
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Nathan W Kugler, Thomas W Carver, David Milia, Jasmeet S Paul
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma resulting in hemothorax (HTx) is typically managed with thoracostomy tube (TT) placement; however, up to 20% of patients develop retained HTx which may necessitate further intervention for definitive management. While optimal management of retained HTx has been extensively researched, little is known about prevention of this complication. We hypothesized thoracic irrigation at the time of TT placement would significantly decrease the rate of retained HTx necessitating secondary intervention...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927984/limiting-thoracic-ct-a-rule-for-use-during-initial-pediatric-trauma-evaluation
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Caroline Q Stephens, Meredith C Boulos, Christopher R Connelly, Arvin Gee, Mubeen Jafri, Sanjay Krishnaswami
BACKGROUND: Despite increases in imaging guidelines for other body-regions during initial trauma assessment and the demonstrated utility of chest radiographs (CXR), guidelines for use of thoracic computed-tomography (TCT) are lacking. We hypothesized that TCT utilization had not decreased relative to other protocolized CTs, and mechanism and CXR could together predict significant injury independent of TCT. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of blunt trauma patients ≤18 y...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924833/rho-inhibiting-c2in-c3-fusion-toxin-inhibits-chemotactic-recruitment-of-human-monocytes-ex-vivo-and-in-mice-in-vivo
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Tobias Martin, Amelie Möglich, Ina Felix, Christina Förtsch, Anne Rittlinger, Annette Palmer, Stephanie Denk, Julian Schneider, Lena Notbohm, Mona Vogel, Hartmut Geiger, Stephan Paschke, Markus Huber-Lang, Holger Barth
Bacterial protein toxins became valuable molecular tools for the targeted modulation of cell functions in experimental pharmacology and attractive therapeutics because of their potent and specific mode of action in human cells. C2IN-C3lim, a recombinant fusion toxin (~50 kDa) of the Rho-inhibiting C3lim from Clostridium (C.) limosum and a non-toxic portion of the C. botulinum C2 toxin (C2IN), is selectively internalized into the cytosol of monocytic cells where C3lim specifically ADP-ribosylates Rho A and -B, thereby inhibiting Rho-mediated signaling...
September 18, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917584/pneumatoceles-in-pediatric-blunt-trauma-common-and-benign
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic pneumatoceles are reported to be rare in children and to have an uncertain clinical significance. We report a single institution series of traumatic pneumatoceles to better define their frequency and clinical significance. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the IRB, data were extracted from the trauma registry of a level 1 pediatric trauma center on children diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion (International Classification of Diseases-9th edition diagnosis codes: 861...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913001/methamphetamine-use-and-emergency-department-utilization-20-years-later
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John R Richards, Sheiva Hamidi, Connor D Grant, Colin G Wang, Nabil Tabish, Samuel D Turnipseed, Robert W Derlet
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (MAP) users present to the emergency department (ED) for myriad reasons, including trauma, chest pain, and psychosis. The purpose of this study is to determine how their prevalence, demographics, and resource utilization have changed. METHODS: Retrospective review of MAP patients over 3 months in 2016. Demographics, mode of arrival, presenting complaints, disposition, and concomitant cocaine/ethanol use were compared to a 1996 study at the same ED...
2017: Journal of Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912997/laparoscopic-repair-of-diaphragmatic-rupture-a-case-report-with-radiological-and-surgical-correlation
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Patrick Nguyen, Bonnie Davis, Daniel D Tran
The leading cause of diaphragmatic rupture is penetrating abdominal trauma, including gunshot- and stab-related wounds; however, diaphragmatic rupture can also result from blunt trauma to the abdomen. The diagnosis can be difficult to make as the physical examination may be unremarkable, and imaging, that is, a conventional chest X-ray and/or CT imaging, may initially fail to reveal the injury. Failure to recognize diaphragmatic rupture can result in a delayed presentation, sometimes years later, with a potential catastrophic outcome...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894371/radiologic-findings-of-thoracic-trauma
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Cihan Akgul Ozmen, Serdar Onat, Delal Aycicek
INTRODUCTION: Chest trauma may be blunt or penetrating and the chest is the third most common trauma region. It is a significant cause of mortality. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has been an increasingly used method to evaluate chest trauma because of its high success in detecting tissue and organ injuries. Herein, we aimed to present MDCT findings in patients with blunt and penetrating chest trauma admitted to our department. METHODS: A total of 240 patients admitted to the emergency department of our hospital between April 2012 and July 2013 with a diagnosis of chest trauma who underwent MDCT evaluations were included...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878814/thoracic-trauma-severity-contributes-to-differences-in-intensive-care-therapy-and-mortality-of-severely-injured-patients-analysis-based-on-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
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Jörg Bayer, Rolf Lefering, Sylvia Reinhardt, Jan Kühle, Jörn Zwingmann, Norbert P Südkamp, Thorsten Hammer
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is a relevant source of comorbidity throughout multiply-injured patient care. We aim to determine a measurable influence of chest trauma's severity on early resuscitation, intensive care therapy, and mortality in severely injured patients. METHODS: Patients documented between 2002 and 2012 in the TraumaRegister DGU®, aged ≥ 16 years, injury severity score (ISS) ≥ 16 are analyzed. Isolated brain injury and severe head injury led to exclusion...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876599/a-case-report-of-delayed-presentation-of-a-patient-with-a-ruptured-diaphragm-complicated-by-obstructed-diaphragmatic-hernia-with-gut-gangrene
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A Vyas, G Goel
Diaphragmatic rupture is a common occurrence following a major chest trauma and is most commonly associated with road-traffic accidents. Here we report a case of delayed presentation of a 40-year-old man with a ruptured diaphragm with obstruction and bowel infarction, three and a half year following a blunt trauma to chest. This case illustrates how the diagnosis and aggressive management of ruptured diaphragm can be central to life saving and demonstrates the importance of early intervention in cases with features suggestive of compromise of bowel vascularity...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870847/bundle-of-care-for-blunt-chest-trauma-patients-improves-analgesia-but-increases-rates-of-intensive-care-unit-admission-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Cédric Carrie, Laurent Stecken, Elsa Cayrol, Vincent Cottenceau, Laurent Petit, Philippe Revel, Matthieu Biais, François Sztark
INTRODUCTION: This single-centre retrospective case-control study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary clinical pathway for blunt chest trauma patients admitted in emergency department (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consecutive blunt chest trauma patients with more than 3 rib fractures and no indication of mechanical ventilation were compared to a retrospective cohort over two 24-month periods, before and after the introduction of the bundle of care...
September 1, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868230/sternal-fracture-in-children-diagnosis-by-ultrasonography
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Sergio B Sesia, Friederike Prüfer, Johannes Mayr
Because of its subcutaneous location, the sternum can be examined sonographically using a linear scanner. We report about two children who experienced blunt chest trauma. Anterior-posterior chest X-rays were normal. Ultrasonic imaging confirmed a fracture of the sternum with dorsal displacement of the distal fragment (by 0.97 cm) in the first child and a transverse fracture of the body of the sternum without displacement in the second child. In both children, pericardial effusion was excluded by sonography...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865527/emergency-computed-tomography-angiogram-of-the-chest-abdomen-and-pelvis
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Kimberly Weatherspoon, Wayne Gilbertie, Tara Catanzano
In the setting of blunt trauma, the rapid assessment of internal injuries is essential to prevent potentially fatal outcomes. Computed tomography is a useful diagnostic tool for both screening and diagnosis. In addition to trauma, acute chest syndromes often warrant emergent computed tomographic angiography, looking for etiologies such as aortic aneurysms or complications of aortic aneurysms, or both, pulmonary emboli, as well as other acute vascular process like aortic dissection and Takayasu aortitis. With continued improvements in diagnostic imaging, computed tomographic angiography of the chest, abdominal and pelvis proves to be an effective modality to image the aorta and other major vascular structures...
August 2017: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865393/pediatric-aortoiliac-injury-following-blunt-abdominal-trauma-a-case-report
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Edward Daniele, Alan Coleman, Ben Hirsch, Thomas McGill, John Fitzwater
INTRODUCTION: The most common mechanism of aortic injury involves motor vehicle collisions resulting in aortic disruptions, occurring almost exclusively in the chest. Injury to the abdominal aorta following blunt trauma is nearly twenty times less likely to occur than the thoracic aorta. Because of the low incidence, there are few reports regarding the presentation and repair of these particular injuries, especially in the pediatric population. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a 7-year-old boy involved in a high speed motor vehicle accident with an abdominal aorta transection at the aortic bifurcation extending into the left iliac artery...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855775/studying-morbidity-and-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-blunt-chest-trauma-using-a-novel-clinical-score
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Priyadarshini Manay, Rajeev R Satoskar, V Karthik, Ram P Prajapati
BACKGROUND: A departmental audit in March 2015 revealed significant mortality rate of 40% in blunt chest trauma patients (much greater than the global 25%). A study was thus planned to study morbidity and predictors of mortality in blunt chest trauma patients admitted to our hospital. METHODS: This study was a prospective observational study of 139 patients with a history of blunt chest trauma between June 2015 and November 2015 after the Institutional Ethics Committee approval in April 2015...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852454/minimally-invasive-management-of-traumatic-lung-herniation
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Pablo Pérez Castro, Felipe Undurraga Machicao, Raimundo Santolaya Cohen, Raul Berrios Silva, Francisco Rivera
Post-traumatic pulmonary hernia can occur immediately after thoracic trauma or it may also appear months or even years after the onset. We report a case of a seventeen year-old male patient with thoracic blunt trauma secondary to high energy bicycle accident. Chest CT shows moderate hemothorax and pneumothorax, displaced fracture of the fifth left rib, and protusion of pulmonary tissue through a chest wall defect. In the Emergency Room the patient presents with chest pain (7/10 in Visual Analog Scale) and respiratory distress...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844532/esophageal-perforation-due-to-blunt-chest-trauma-difficult-diagnosis-because-of-coexisting-severe-disturbance-of-consciousness
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Satomi Mezuki, Yuji Shono, Tomohiko Akahoshi, Kana Hisanaga, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Kenta Momii, Jun Maki, Kentaro Tokuda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Esophageal perforation due to blunt trauma is a rare clinical condition, and the diagnosis is often difficult because patients have few specific symptoms. Delayed diagnosis may result in a fatal clinical course due to mediastinitis and subsequent sepsis. In this article, we describe a 26-year-old man with esophageal perforation due to blunt chest trauma resulting from a motor vehicle accident. Because a severe disturbance of consciousness masked the patient's trauma-induced thoracic symptoms, we required 11h to diagnose the esophageal perforation...
August 19, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840745/delayed-diagnosis-of-bronchial-transection-following-blunt-chest-trauma
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Ali Reza Mohammadzadeh, Hamid Kayalha
Diagnosis of blunt tracheobronchial injuries can be challenging. These injuries may appear within months or years following the initial trauma. In general, diagnosis and treatment of delayed presentation of tracheobronchial injuries are uncommon. Herein, we present the case of a 48-year-old woman with complete transection of the right bronchus that was diagnosed 50 days after the initial trauma. Reconstructive surgery of the bronchus was performed successfully without any need for pulmonary resection.
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838511/repair-of-tricuspid-valve-leaflet-with-cardiocel-patch-after-traumatic-tricuspid-regurgitation
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Maria Kalliopi Konstantinidou, Neil Moat
Posttraumatic tricuspid valve regurgitation (TR) is a rare entity and is almost always associated with blunt chest trauma. It is usually identified by transthoracic echocardiography after the manifestation of clinical symptoms of heart failure. Treatment varies from long-term medical therapy and observation to surgical correction with tricuspid valve replacement or repair. We describe the case of a 26-year-old man who was involved in a major road traffic accident and was referred for surgical repair a year later because of severe posttraumatic TR...
September 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805782/-blunt-chest-trauma-possibilities-to-stabilize-multiple-and-floating-ribs-fractures
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A S Benyan
AIM: To improve surgical treatment of patients with multiple and flotating ribs fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A comparative analysis of two groups of victims with rib fractures was carried out. 148 patients of the control group underwent conservative treatment, mechanical ventilation, skeletal traction. In 167 patients of the main group we used advanced surgical tactics based on differentiated, stepwise and combined chest stabilization including osteosynthesis of ribs and thoracoscopy...
2017: Khirurgiia
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