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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099294/examination-of-pediatric-radiation-dose-delivered-after-cervical-spine-trauma
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Laura K Somppi, Kristin A Frenn, Anupam B Kharbanda
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric cervical spine injuries (CSIs) are rare but potentially fatal injuries. Plain radiographs (x-rays) and computed tomography (CT) are used to diagnose CSIs. Given concerns related to radiation exposure, the utility of x-rays in diagnosing CSIs compared with other forms of imaging must be examined. METHODS: Patients younger than 19 years presenting with possible CSI to an urban tertiary care hospital who received imaging for possible CSI between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2013, were included...
January 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060103/a-review-of-techniques-used-in-the-management-of-growing-skull-fractures
#2
Noemie Vezina, Becher Al-Halabi, Hani Shash, Roy R Dudley, Mirko S Gilardino
BACKGROUND: Growing skull fractures (GSFs) are rare complications of pediatric head trauma that comprise skull fractures associated with an underlying dural tear and an intact arachnoid membrane. They are often misdiagnosed, and delay in management can lead to progression of the disease along with its neurological sequelae. Multiple clinical reports and qualitative reviews on this entity exist. To our knowledge, this represents the largest clinical review reporting on established techniques in the management of these fractures...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056150/trends-in-otolaryngology-consultation-patterns-at-an-academic-quaternary-care-center
#3
Kevin J Choi, Russel R Kahmke, Matthew G Crowson, Liana Puscas, Richard L Scher, Seth M Cohen
Importance: The consultation patterns of an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery service have not previously been reported. The time, resources, and attention required to operate such a consultation service are unknown. Objective: To assess trends in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery consultations conducted in emergency departments (EDs) and inpatient services. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective analysis was conducted of the medical records of patients at a quaternary care center receiving inpatient otolaryngology consultations from January 1 to December 31, 2014...
January 5, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050641/children-presenting-in-delayed-fashion-after-minor-head-trauma-with-scalp-swelling-do-they-require-further-workup
#4
Jonathan N Sellin, Amee Moreno, Sheila L Ryan, Sandi K Lam, Marcella Donaruma-Kwoh, Thomas G Luerssen, Andrew Jea
PURPOSE: It is common to evaluate children who have sustained minor head trauma with computed tomography (CT) of the head. Scalp swelling, in particular, has been associated with intracranial injury. A subset of patients, however, present in delayed fashion, often days after the head trauma, as soft tissue edema progresses and their caregiver notices scalp swelling. We explore the value of further workup in this setting. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of a prospectively collected cohort of children ≤24 months of age presenting to the Texas Children's Hospital with scalp swelling more than 24 h following a head trauma...
January 3, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039943/the-pecarn-tbi-rules-do-not-apply-to-abusive-head-trauma
#5
Julia Nicole Magana, Nathan Kuppermann
The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prediction rules were developed to identify children at very low risk for clinically-important TBIs (ciTBIs), for whom computed tomography (CT) scans can typically be obviated.(1) The PECARN prediction rules have been validated in several settings and countries.(2-5) The PECARN TBI rules, one developed for children younger than 2 years, and the other for those 2 years and older, rely on accurate patient history and physical examination findings gathered at the time of emergency department (ED) presentation...
December 31, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033189/posttraumatic-intradiploic-pseudomeningocele-of-the-occipito-cervical-region
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Xunhui Yuan, Minghong Li, Shihua Chen, Hongyan Zhao, Yun'an Bai, Hang Xiao, Liemei Guo
Pseudomeningocele is a collection of the cerebrospinal fluid in the extradural space due to a defect in the dura-arachnoid layer of the meninge, and manifests as a fibrous capsule in the space of subcutaneous tissues. Classically, growing skull fracture caused by the pseudomeningocele is not uncommon in the pediatric age group. However, a posttraumatic intradiploic pseudomeningoceles is extremely rare, and only a few patients have been described. Herein, the authors present a 6-year-old girl who developed an intradiploic pseudomeningocele of the occipito-cervical region after a severe head trauma...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028451/diagnostic-and-clinical-management-of-skull-fractures-in-children
#7
Christoph Arneitz, Maria Sinzig, Günter Fasching
OBJECTIVE: The indications of routine skull X-rays after mild head trauma are still in discussion, and the clinical management of a child with a skull fracture remains controversial. The aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate our diagnostic and clinical management of children with skull fractures following minor head trauma. METHODS: We worked up the medical history of all consecutive patients with a skull fracture treated in our hospital from January 2009 to October 2014 and investigated all skull X-rays in our hospital during this period...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005912/benchmarking-prehospital-and-emergency-department-care-for-argentine-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury-for-the-south-american-guideline-adherence-group
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Monica S Vavilala, Silvia B Lujan, Qian Qiu, Gustavo J Petroni, Nicolás M Ballarini, Nahuel Guadagnoli, María Alejandra Depetris, Gabriela A Faguaga, Gloria M Baggio, Leonardo O Busso, Mirta E García, Osvaldo R González Carrillo, Paula L Medici, Silvia S Sáenz, Elida E Vanella, Anthony Fabio, Michael J Bell
OBJECTIVE: There is little information on the type of early care provided to children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in low middle income countries. We benchmarked early prehospital [PH] and emergency department [ED] pediatric TBI care in Argentina. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from patients previously enrolled in a prospective seven center study of children with TBI. Eligible participants were patients 0-18 years, and had diagnosis of TBI (admission Glasgow Coma scale score [GCS] < 13 or with GCS 14-15 and abnormal head CT scan within 48 hours of admission, and head AIS > 0)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993205/trauma-experts-versus-pediatric-experts-comparison-of-outcomes-in-pediatric-penetrating-injuries
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Shin Miyata, Jayun Cho, Olga Lebedevskiy, Kazuhide Matsushima, Esther Bae, David W Bliss
BACKGROUND: While pediatric trauma centers (PTCs) can uniquely care for pediatric patients, adult trauma centers (ATCs) may be more accessible. Evidence is scarce regarding outcomes of pediatric patients with penetrating trauma treated at PTCs versus ATCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study using the National Trauma Data Bank to identify pediatric patients aged ≤18 y with penetrating injuries from 2007 to 2012, treated at stand-alone PTCs or ATCs...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922966/local-coverage-for-acute-severely-herniated-brain-using-scalp-and-forehead-flaps-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-head-trauma
#10
Matthew Brown, Navid Pourtaheri, Kristopher Katira, Sunil Manjila, Ali S Totonchi
A 4-year-old-boy required emergent craniectomy and drainage of a large right-sided acute subdural hematoma after head trauma, during which massive sinus hemorrhage with brain swelling occurred. Acute intraoperative management entailed dural cover using synthetic dural membrane substitute and scalp coverage over the herniated brain using acellular dermal matrix. After intensive monitoring and control of raised intracranial pressure over the next few days, the exposed brain was then covered by scalp and forehead flaps with cadaveric skin grafting to the donor site...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916443/extracorporeal-life-support-use-in-pediatric-trauma-a-review-of-the-national-trauma-data-bank
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Joshua A Watson, Brian R Englum, Jina Kim, Obinna O Adibe, Henry E Rice, Mark L Shapiro, Mani A Daneshmand, Elisabeth T Tracy
PURPOSE: As the role of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) continues to evolve in the adult and pediatric populations, smaller studies and case reports have described successful use of ECLS in specific groups of pediatric trauma patients. To further define the role of ECLS in pediatric trauma, we examined indications and outcomes for use of ECLS in injured children using a large national database. METHODS: All trauma patients ≤18years old were identified from the 2007 to 2011 National Trauma Data Bank...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914588/obesity-in-pediatric-trauma
#12
Cordelie E Witt, Saman Arbabi, Avery B Nathens, Monica S Vavilala, Frederick P Rivara
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The implications of childhood obesity on pediatric trauma outcomes are not clearly established. Anthropomorphic data were recently added to the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) Research Datasets, enabling a large, multicenter evaluation of the effect of obesity on pediatric trauma patients. METHODS: Children ages 2 to 19years who required hospitalization for traumatic injury were identified in the 2013-2014 NTDB Research Datasets. Age and gender-specific body mass indices (BMI) were calculated...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902676/dural-sinus-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-in-a-pediatric-trauma-patient-a-rare-complication-after-closed-head-injury
#13
Jonathan Wilcher, Michelle Pannell
OBJECTIVE: Closed head injury rarely predisposes patients, particularly children, to the development of dural sinus thrombosis. In addition, most cases of sinus thrombosis are subacute in nature. The following is a case report of a precipitous course of dural sinus thrombosis after closed head injury in a pediatric trauma patient. DESCRIPTION: A 14-year-old African American girl presented to the emergency department as a trauma activation. She was an unrestrained rear-seat passenger involved in a motor vehicle collision during which she was ejected...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902671/prehospital-transport-for-pediatric-trauma-a-comparison-of-private-transport-and-emergency-medical-services
#14
Yea-Chyi Lin, York Tien Lee, Jasmine Xun Yi Feng, Li Wei Chiang, Shireen Anne Nah
OBJECTIVES: We describe the demographics of pediatric patients with trauma transferred using private transport (PT) versus emergency medical services (EMS) and evaluate the potential impact on their treatment and outcome. METHODS: We accessed data from our national trauma registry, a prospectively collected database. Data were extracted on all patients with trauma admitted to our institution between January 2011 and June 2013, with injury severity score (ISS) higher than 8...
November 29, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894431/head-and-cervical-spine-evaluation-for-the-pediatric-surgeon
#15
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Mary K Arbuthnot, David P Mooney, Ian C Glenn
This article is designed to guide pediatric surgeons in the evaluation and stabilization of blunt head and cervical spine injuries in pediatric patients. Trauma remains the number one cause of morbidity and mortality among children, and the incidence of head injuries continues to rise. Cervical spine injuries, on the other hand, are unusual but can be devastating if missed. This article highlights the pathophysiology unique to pediatric head and cervical spine trauma as well as keys to clinical and diagnostic evaluation...
February 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885947/quickbrain-mri-for-the-detection-of-acute-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
David C Sheridan, Craig D Newgard, Nathan R Selden, Mubeen A Jafri, Matthew L Hansen
OBJECTIVE The current gold-standard imaging modality for pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is CT, but it confers risks associated with ionizing radiation. QuickBrain MRI (qbMRI) is a rapid brain MRI protocol that has been studied in the setting of hydrocephalus, but its ability to detect traumatic injuries is unknown. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of pediatric patients with TBI who were undergoing evaluation at a single Level I trauma center between February 2010 and December 2013...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884333/c-spine-injury-and-mandibular-fractures-lifesaver-broken-in-two-spots
#17
Michael W Chu, Tahereh Soleimani, Tyler A Evans, Sarah I Fernandez, Leigh Spera, Carrie Klene, Ben L Zarzaur, Sunil S Tholpady
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a leading cause of injury and mortality and may involve mandibular fractures and cervical spine injuries. Manipulation of the spine during trauma protocols and operative treatment has the potential to cause serious spinal cord injuries. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with cervical spine injury (CSI) in patients with mandibular fractures. METHODS: The National Trauma Databank (2007-2010) was used to identify patients with mandibular fractures...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876383/helmet-use-and-injury-severity-among-pediatric-skiers-and-snowboarders-in-colorado
#18
Melissa Milan, Sandeep Jhajj, Camille Stewart, Laura Pyle, Steven Moulton
INTRODUCTION: Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter recreational activities that are commonly associated with orthopedic type injuries. Unbeknownst to most parents, however, are the significant but poorly described risks for head, cervical spine and solid organ injuries. Although helmet use is not mandated for skiers and snowboarders outside of resort sponsored activities, we hypothesized that helmet use is associated with a lower risk of severe head injury, shorter ICU stay and shorter hospital length of stay...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862642/external-validation-of-the-pecarn-head-trauma-prediction-rules-in-japan
#19
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/27832341/non-accidental-trauma-the-role-of-radiology
#20
Cory M Pfeifer, Matthew R Hammer, Kate L Mangona, Timothy N Booth
Non-accidental trauma is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. Given the vulnerable state of the child, the radiologist can often provide valuable diagnostic information in the setting of suspected abuse. This review focuses on common findings of abusive trauma and serves as a guide to aid in clinical decision-making for providers of emergency medicine and pediatrics. Amid this discussion is an assessment of modern controversies regarding reported mimicking pathologies, recapitulation of the current state of evidence with respect to radiologic findings of abuse, and examination of the contribution that spine imaging may add to the diagnosis of possible abusive head trauma in the acutely injured child...
November 10, 2016: Emergency Radiology
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