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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240568/the-epidemiology-of-pediatric-head-injury-treated-outside-of-hospital-emergency-departments
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Cheryl K Zogg, R Sterling Haring, Likang Xu, Joseph K Canner, Hatim A AlSulaim, Zain G Hashmi, Ali Salim, Lilly D Engineer, Adil H Haider, Jeneita M Bell, Eric B Schneider
BACKGROUND: Although head trauma-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits are well characterized, few studies describe pediatric patients presenting outside of emergency departments. We compared the epidemiology and extent of healthcare-seeking pediatric (0-17y) patients presenting in outpatient settings with those of patients seeking non-hospitalized emergency department care. METHODS: We used MarketScan Medicaid and commercial claims, 2004-2013, to identify patients managed in two outpatient settings (physician's offices/clinics, urgent care) and the emergency department...
December 13, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238502/profile-of-facial-palsy-in-arar-northern-saudi-arabia
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Wasan Lafi Alanazi, Nagah Mohamed Abo El-Fetoh, Shahad Lafi Alanazi, Mohammed Abdullah Alkhidhr, Mohammed Abdullah Alanazi, Dounia Saleh Alonazi, Atheer Bader Alanzi, Reem Homoud Alshammari, Mashael Jaza Alshammari, Basmah Abdullah Alanazi, Samiyah Sarhan Alanazi
Background: The term facial palsy generally refers to weakness of the facial muscles, mainly resulting from temporary or permanent damage to the facial nerve. Common causes of facial paralysis include infection or inflammation of the facial nerve, head trauma, head or neck tumor, stroke. Objective: To outline the incidence of several etiologies and the profile of patients with peripheral facial paralysis attending the outpatient clinic of the neurology department in Hospitals of Arar City, Saudi Arabia...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234598/investigating-structural-and-perfusion-deficits-due-to-repeated-head-trauma-in-active-professional-fighters
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Virendra Mishra, Karthik Sreenivasan, Sarah J Banks, Xiaowei Zhuang, Zhengshi Yang, Dietmar Cordes, Charles Bernick
Repeated head trauma experienced by active professional fighters results in various structural, functional and perfusion damage. However, whether there are common regions of structural and perfusion damage due to fighting and whether these structural and perfusion differences are associated with neuropsychological measurements in active professional fighters is still unknown. To that end, T1-weighted and pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling MRI on a group of healthy controls and active professional fighters were acquired...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233484/increasing-incidence-of-all-terrain-vehicle-trauma-admissions-in-the-pediatric-and-adult-populations-an-evaluation-of-injury-types-and-severity
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Heather R Nolan, Dennis W Ashley, N Allen Stokes, D Benjamin Christie
OBJECTIVES: All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are increasing in popularity and becoming larger and faster at a production level. As a Level I Trauma Center, we perceived a disproportionately high volume of ATV-related admissions. Our goal was to study injury patterns and severity in adult and pediatric populations. METHODS: All ATV-related trauma admissions at a single Level I trauma center were retrospectively analyzed over a seven-year period. RESULTS: On-road incidents were more likely to result in a higher average Injury Severity Score (ISS) (p < 0...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232883/same-abbreviated-injury-scale-values-may-be-associated-with-different-risks-to-mortality-in-trauma-patients-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study-based-on-the-trauma-registry-system-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Pao-Jen Kuo, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Hua Hsieh
The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) measures injury severity of a trauma patient with a numeric method for ranking anatomy-based specific injuries. The summation of the squares of the three most severe injuries in the AIS of six predefined body regions comprises the Injury Severity Score (ISS). It assumes that the mortality of a given AIS value is similar across all body regions. However, such an assumption is less explored in the literature. In this study, we aimed to compare the mortality rates of the patients with the same AIS value in different injured body regions in a level I trauma center...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232727/-radial-head-fracture-management-recommendations
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Markus Gühring, Ulrich Stöckle, Patrick Ziegler
The radial head is pivotal in the functional anatomy of the elbow and forearm. It is an important stabiliser, together with the collateral ligaments and the processus coronoideus. Due to the pivotal importance, optimal therapies are essential for the function of elbow and forearm, independently of trauma severity. The present article presents current diagnostic testing, classifications and treatment options for radial head fractures.
December 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226207/open-anterior-hip-dislocation-in-a-child-a-rare-mechanism-of-injury
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Ali A Esmailiejah, Mohammadreza Abbasian, Farshad Safdari, Sufian S Ahmad
Traumatic anterior dislocation of the hip is an extremely rare condition in children and open dislocation is even rarer. This isusually caused by high-energy trauma. In the current study, we present a case of an eight-year-old child suffering from an open anterior-inferior dislocation of the right hip concomitant with pelvic ring disruption and an ipsilateral open distal femoral fracture (Salter-Harris type 4, Gustilo type IIIA) caused by a traffic accident. The patient underwent successful emergent open reduction due to the buttonholed femoral head after appropriate irrigation and debridement...
September 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226050/determinants-of-computed-tomography-head-scan-ordering-for-patients-with-low-risk-headache-in-the-emergency-department
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Meaghan J Mackenzie, Rashi Hiranandani, Dongmei Wang, Tak Fung, Eddy Lang
Background Many specialty societies have found that neuroimaging in headache is a low-value intervention for benign presentations. This study describes factors that influence Emergency Room (ER) physicians' adherence to Choosing Wisely (CW) recommendations for low-risk headache patients presenting to Calgary's Emergency Departments (EDs). Emergency medicine has yet to address imaging in headache as a CW topic; however, this study may inform that decision. Methods Data were retrospectively collected for all patients presenting to Calgary EDs with headaches from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2016...
October 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226021/holmes-tremor-secondary-to-a-stabbing-lesion-in-the-midbrain
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Rubens Gisbert Cury, Egberto Reis Barbosa, Christian Freitas, Luis Filipe de Souza Godoy, Wellingson Silva Paiva
Background: The development of Holmes tremor (HT) after a direct lesion of the midbrain has rarely been reported in the literature, although several etiologies have been linked with HT, such as stroke, brainstem tumors, multiple sclerosis, head trauma, or infections. Phenomenology Shown: A 31-year-old male, having been stabbed in the right eye, presented with a rest and action tremor in the left upper limb associated with left hemiparesis with corresponding post-contrast volumetric magnetic resonance imaging T1 with sagittal oblique reformation showing the knife trajectory reaching the right midbrain...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225746/comparison-of-the-impact-of-applications-of-targeted-transfusion-protocol-and-massive-transfusion-protocol-in-trauma-patients
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Shahram Paydar, Hosseinali Khalili, Golnar Sabetian, Behnam Dalfardi, Shahram Bolandparvaz, Mohammad Hadi Niakan, Hamidreza Abbasi, Donat R Spahn
Background: The current study assessed a recently developed resuscitation protocol for bleeding trauma patients called the Targeted Transfusion Protocol (TTP) and compared its results with those of the standard Massive Transfusion Protocol (MTP). Methods: Per capita utilization of blood products such as packed red blood cells (RBCs), fresh frozen plasma (FFP), and platelet concentrates was compared along with mortality rates during two 6-month periods, one in 2011 (when the standard MTP was followed) and another in 2014 (when the TTP was used)...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225149/detection-and-characterization-of-molecular-level-collagen-damage-in-overstretched-cerebral-arteries
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Matthew I Converse, Raymond G Walther, Justin T Ingram, Yang Li, S Michael Yu, Kenneth L Monson
It is well established that overstretch of arteries alters their mechanics and compromises their function. However, the underlying structural mechanisms behind these changes are poorly understood. Utilizing a recently developed collagen hybridizing peptide (CHP), we demonstrate that a single mechanical overstretch of an artery produces molecular-level unfolding of collagen. In addition, imaging and quantification of CHP binding revealed that overstretch produces damage (unfolding) among fibers aligned with the direction of loading, that damage increases with overstretch severity, and that the onset of this damage is closely associated with tissue yielding...
December 7, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224906/horse-related-injuries-in-children-unmounted-injuries-are-more-severe-a-retrospective-review
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Grace E L Wolyncewicz, Cameron S Palmer, Helen E Jowett, John M Hutson, Sebastian K King, Warwick J Teague
INTRODUCTION: Horse-related injuries account for one quarter of all paediatric sports fatalities. It is not known whether the pattern of injury spectrum and severity differ between children injured whilst mounted, compared with those injured unmounted around horses. We aimed to identify any distinctions between the demographic features, spectrum and severity of injuries for mounted versus unmounted patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Trauma registry data were reviewed for 505 consecutive paediatric patients (aged<16years) admitted to a large paediatric trauma centre with horse-related injuries over a 16-year period...
December 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224385/serum-glycosylation-characterization-of-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-by-mass-spectrometry
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Ting Song, Peng Chen, Carol Stroble, L Renee Ruhaak, Haibin Wang, Ziqi Li, Wei He, Carlito B Lebrilla
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a recalcitrant and paralyzing disease often discovered in the end stage at the time of diagnosis, which is often performed by physical examination and diagnostic imaging. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is typically caused by trauma or long-term steroid use. There are over 30 million patients in the US taking steroids, and roughly 40% will develop osteonecrosis of the femoral head. However, the exact pathophysiological process is not well understood. This study aims to examine the alteration in serum glycosylation of osteonecrosis of the femoral head using the state-of-the-art analytical tools to provide more chemical data for pathophysiology research and possibly biomarker discovery...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223519/efficacy-of-reinforced-restriction-of-physical-activity-on-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Kun Hou, Xiaobo Zhu, Jinchuan Zhao, Yang Zhang, Xianfeng Gao, Kai Jiang, Guichen Li
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common entity in neurosurgical practice. However, as a result of the high rate in recurrence, morbidity, and mortaliy for surgical management, conservative management of CSDH is emerging as a new treatment strategy. Head trauma is a known risk factor of CSDH and plays as an initiator in the genesis of CSDH. We hypothesized that physical activity might also play an important role in the progression of an asymptomatic CSDH. METHODS: A prospective pilot study aiming to evaluate the efficacy of reinforced restriction of physical activity for the management of asymptomatic or mild symptomatic CSDH was conducted...
December 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221606/-medical-information-system-pmsi-does-not-adequately-identify-severe-trauma
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A Perozziello, T Gauss, A Diop, M Frank-Soltysiak, P Rufat, M Raux, S Hamada, B Riou
BACKGROUND: Resource allocation to hospitals is highly dependent on appropriate case coding. For trauma victims, the major diagnosis-coding category (DCC) is multiple trauma (DCC26), which triggers higher funding. We hypothesized that DCC26 has limited capacity for appropriate identification of severe trauma victims. METHODS: We studied Injury Severity Score (ISS), Trauma Related Injury Severity Score (TRISS) and in-hospital mortality using data recorded in three level 1 trauma centers over a 2-year period...
December 5, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220065/clinical-profile-of-patients-with-psychogenic-non-epileptic-seizures-in-puerto-rico
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Joashlie M Méndez-Ruiz, Alfonso Martínez-Taboas, Yeira M Valdez-Pimentel, Miguel Torres-Narváez, Marianette Colón-Laboy, Gisela G Jiménez-Colón, José Rodríguez-Gómez, Christian J González-Jiménez
OBJECTIVE: Specialized epilepsy clinics receive many cases (20%-30% of total cases) in which the patients are diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). In Puerto Rico, there has been a lack of research on and data about patients with PNES. This study examined the clinical profile of 34 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of PNES. METHODS: A secondary analysis of 34 clinical records of patients with PNES was conducted. The resulting profile was based on clinical interviews, the behavioral presentation of seizures, the history of traumatic experiences or abuse, and the relationship between PNES events and life stressors...
December 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213517/soccer-football-association-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-a-short-review-and-recommendation
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REVIEW
Ricardo Nitrini
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was initially described in boxers, but in recent years it has been reported in other settings, particularly in contact sports and military personnel. Soccer (football association) had previously been (and still is) considered relatively safe when compared to other sports, such as American football. However, a few cases of professional soccer players with CTE have been reported in the last few years. It is still unknown how frequent this condition is in soccer players, and the role played by heading the ball remains elusive...
July 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210889/does-specialty-training-and-practice-setting-affect-adherence-to-the-pediatric-emergency-care-applied-research-network-criteria-for-pediatric-head-trauma
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Maria Tama, Neel Andharia, Collin Bufano, Josh Greenstein, Boris Khodorkovsky
OBJECTIVE: The goal was to determine the effects of specialty training and practice settings on the adherence to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) criteria. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on a 2-campus hospital. Chart documentation was used to determine adherence to PECARN criteria. Inclusion criteria were any traumatic head injury within 24 hours in patients younger than 18 years over a 1-year period. Specialty training was subdivided into 3 groups: pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medicine (EM), and general pediatrics...
November 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208736/pathophysiological-and-behavioral-deficits-in-developing-mice-following-rotational-acceleration-deceleration-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Guoxiang Wang, Yi Ping Zhang, Zhongwen Gao, Lisa B E Shields, Fang Li, Tianci Chu, Huayi Lv, Thomas Moriarty, Xiao-Ming Xu, Xiaoyu Yang, Christopher B Shields, Jun Cai
Abusive head trauma (AHT) is the leading cause of death from trauma in infants and young children. An AHT animal model was developed on 12-day-old mice subjected to 90° head extension-flexion sagittal shaking repeated 30, 60, 80, and 100 times. The mortality and time until return of consciousness were dependent on the number of repeats and severity of the injury. Under 60 times of repeated head shakings, the pups demonstrated apnea and/or bradycardia immediately after injury. Acute oxygen desaturation was observed by pulse oximetry during respiratory and cardiac suppression...
November 30, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206822/analysis-of-accidents-and-injuries-on-motorcycles-in-mexico
#20
Luis David Berrones-Sanz
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the type of injuries and the characteristics and geographical distribution of road accidents where motorcycles were involved in Mexico. METHODS: A descriptive analysis of second-hand information sources was conducted, including the number of accidents (N = 41,881), total number of injured people (N = 13,916) and medical expenses (N = 9,111) associated to motorcycle accidents during 2014. RESULTS: Motorcycles represent 13...
November 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
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