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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328674/the-value-of-the-injury-severity-score-in-pediatric-trauma-time-for-a-new-definition-of-severe-injury
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Joshua B Brown, Mark L Gestring, Christine M Leeper, Jason L Sperry, Andrew B Peitzman, Timothy R Billiar, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: The Injury Severity Score (ISS) is the most commonly used injury scoring system in trauma research and benchmarking. An ISS>15 conventionally defines severe injury; however, no studies evaluate whether ISS performs similarly between adults and children. Our objective was to evaluate ISS and AIS to predict mortality and define optimal thresholds of severe injury in pediatric trauma. METHODS: Patients from the Pennsylvania trauma registry 2000-2013 were included...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325786/impact-on-hospital-resources-of-systematic-evaluation-and-management-of-suspected-nonaccidental-trauma-in-patients-less-than-4-years-of-age
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Bethann M Pflugeisen, Mauricio A Escobar, Dustin Haferbecker, Yolanda Duralde, Elizabeth Pohlson
OBJECTIVE: There has been an increasing movement worldwide to create systematic screening and management procedures for atypical injury patterns in children with the hope of better detecting and evaluating nonaccidental trauma (NAT). A legitimate concern for any hospital considering implementation of a systematic evaluation process is the impact on already burdened hospital resources. We hypothesized that implementation of a guideline that uses red flags related to history, physical, or radiologic findings to trigger a standardized NAT evaluation of patients <4 years would not negatively affect resource utilization at our level II pediatric trauma center...
March 21, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302282/traumatic-pelvic-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents
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Christopher J DeFrancesco, Wudbhav N Sankar
Although traumatic pelvic fractures in children are relatively rare, these injuries are identified in about 5% of children admitted to level 1 trauma centers after blunt trauma.(1-4) Such injuries differ from adult pelvic fractures in important ways and require distinct strategies for management. While the associated mortality rate for children with pelvic fractures is much lower than that for adults, the patient may require urgent surgical intervention for associated life-threatening injuries such as head trauma and abdominal injury...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259707/clinical-and-molecular-phenotyping-of-a-child-with-hermansky-pudlak-syndrome-7-an-uncommon-genetic-type-of-hps
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Melanie M Bryan, Nathanial J Tolman, Karen L Simon, Marjan Huizing, Robert B Hufnagel, Brian P Brooks, Vladislav Speransky, James C Mullikin, William A Gahl, May Christine V Malicdan, Bernadette R Gochuico
PURPOSE: Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (HPS) is a rare inherited disorder with ten reported genetic types; each type has defects in subunits of either Adaptor Protein-3 complex or Biogenesis of Lysosome-related Organelles Complex (BLOC)-1, -2, or -3. Very few patients with BLOC-1 deficiency (HPS-7, -8, and -9 types) have been diagnosed. We report results of comprehensive clinical testing and molecular analyses of primary fibroblasts from a new case of HPS-7. RESULTS: A 6-year old Paraguayan male presented with hypopigmentation, ocular albinism, nystagmus, reduced visual acuity, and easy bruising...
February 27, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255067/reducing-head-ct-use-for-children-with-head-injuries-in-a-community-emergency-department
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Rebecca M Jennings, Jennifer J Burtner, Joseph F Pellicer, Deepthi K Nair, Miranda C Bradford, Michele Shaffer, Neil G Uspal, Joel S Tieder
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Clinical decision rules have reduced use of computed tomography (CT) to evaluate minor pediatric head injury in pediatric emergency departments (EDs). CT use remains high in community EDs, where the majority of children seek medical care. We sought to reduce the rate of CT scans used to evaluate pediatric head injury from 29% to 20% in a community ED. METHODS: We evaluated a quality improvement (QI) project in a community ED aimed at decreasing the use of head CT scans in children by implementing a validated head trauma prediction rule for traumatic brain injury...
March 2, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248802/repeat-head-imaging-in-blunt-pediatric-trauma-patients-is-it-necessary
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E Patricia Hill, P J Stiles, Jared Reyes, R Joseph Nold, Stephen D Helmer, James M Haan
BACKGROUND: Children with confirmed brain injury usually undergo follow-up computed tomography scan (CT) of the head within 24 hours of admission. To date, no evidence exists to validate the diagnostic or therapeutic value of these repeat CTs. The purpose of this study was to: (1) evaluate progression of traumatic brain injuries, (2) determine if routine repeat imaging changes management, and (3) compare the efficacy of recognizing worsening hemorrhage with serial neurologic examination versus repeat imaging...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192567/development-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-risk-score-for-treating-children-with-mild-head-trauma-and-intracranial-injury
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Jacob K Greenberg, Yan Yan, Christopher R Carpenter, Angela Lumba-Brown, Martin S Keller, Jose A Pineda, Ross C Brownson, David D Limbrick
Importance: The appropriate treatment of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and intracranial injury (ICI) on computed tomographic imaging remains unclear. Evidence-based risk assessments may improve patient safety and reduce resource use. Objective: To derive a risk score predicting the need for intensive care unit observation in children with mTBI and ICI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis of the prospective Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head injury cohort study included patients enrolled in 25 North American emergency departments from 2004 to 2006...
February 13, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183837/diagnostic-performance-of-ultrafast-brain-mri-for-evaluation-of-abusive-head-trauma
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S F Kralik, M Yasrebi, N Supakul, C Lin, L G Netter, R A Hicks, R A Hibbard, L L Ackerman, M L Harris, C Y Ho
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: MR imaging with sedation is commonly used to detect intracranial traumatic pathology in the pediatric population. Our purpose was to compare nonsedated ultrafast MR imaging, noncontrast head CT, and standard MR imaging for the detection of intracranial trauma in patients with potential abusive head trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed in 24 pediatric patients who were evaluated for potential abusive head trauma...
February 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183726/injury-region-and-risk-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-among-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Gretchen J Cutler, Anupam B Kharbanda, Jeffrey Nowak, Henry W Ortega
OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between injury region and risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in pediatric trauma patients. METHODS: Analyses included patients <19 years of age from the National Trauma Data Bank, during 2009-2011. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the association between injury region and odds of developing HAP stratified by age group. RESULTS: A total of 71 377 patients were eligible for analysis, and 1818 patients developed pneumonia...
February 9, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170143/prevalence-of-brain-injuries-and-recurrence-of-seizures-in-children-with-post-traumatic-seizures
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Mohamed K Badawy, Peter S Dayan, Michael G Tunik, Frances M Nadel, Kathleen A Lillis, Michelle Miskin, Dominic A Borgialli, Michael C Bachman, Shireen M Atabaki, John D Hoyle, James F Holmes, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography (CT) is often used in the emergency department (ED) evaluation of children with post-traumatic seizures (PTS); however, the frequency of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and short-term seizure recurrence is lacking. Our main objective was to evaluate the frequency of TBI on CT and short-term seizure recurrence in children with PTS. We also aimed to determine the associations between the likelihood of TBI on CT with the timing of onset of PTS after the traumatic event and duration of PTS...
February 7, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169980/epidemiologic-characteristics-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-receiving-prehospital-care-in-kigali-rwanda
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Adam R Aluisio, Olivier Félix Umuhire, Gabin Mbanjumucyo, Naomi George, Alexis Kearney, Naz Karim, Jeanne DʼArc Nyinawankusi, Eric Uwitonze, Sam Enumah, John W Scott, Zeta Mutabazi, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Sudha Jayaraman, Robert Riviello, Jean Claude Byiringiro, Adam C Levine
BACKGROUND: Pediatric trauma is a significant public health problem in resource-constrained settings; however, the epidemiology of injuries is poorly defined in Rwanda. This study describes the characteristics of pediatric trauma patients transported to the emergency department (ED) of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali by emergency medical services in Kigali, Rwanda. METHODS: This cohort study was conducted at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali from December 2012 to February 2015...
February 4, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166167/stepwise-percutaneous-leverage-technique-to-avoid-posterior-interosseous-nerve-injury-in-pediatric-radial-neck-fracture
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Wan-Sun Choi, Kyeong-Jin Han, Doo-Hyung Lee, Ga-Eun Lee, Heon-Ju Kweon, Jae-Ho Cho
OBJECTIVES: To introduce a stepwise percutaneous leverage technique to avoid posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) injury in pediatric patients with radial neck fractures and to evaluate the clinical outcome and the predisposing factors affecting the outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective case series study. SETTING: University level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: Thirty-four children with a radial neck fracture, who were treated using a stepwise percutaneous leverage technique, were included in the study...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131925/prevalence-and-impact-of-admission-acute-traumatic-coagulopathy-on-treatment-intensity-resource-use-and-mortality-an-evaluation-of-956-severely-injured-children-and-adolescents
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Ioannis N Liras, Henry W Caplan, Jakob Stensballe, Charles E Wade, Charles S Cox, Bryan A Cotton
BACKGROUND: Acute coagulopathy of trauma in children is of potential importance to clinical outcomes, but knowledge is limited and has only been investigated using conventional coagulation testing. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and impact of arrival coagulopathy, determined by viscoelastic hemostatic testing, in severely injured children. STUDY DESIGN: Pediatric patients (younger than 17 years of age) who were admitted January 2010 to May 2016 and met highest-level trauma activation were included...
January 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130577/radiological-evaluation-of-tube-depth-and-complications-of-prehospital-endotracheal-intubation-in-pediatric-trauma-a-descriptive-study
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T Simons, T Söderlund, L Handolin
PURPOSE: Pediatric prehospital endotracheal intubation (PHETI) is a difficult and rarely performed procedure that remains the gold standard for prehospital airway management when ventilation and/or anesthesia is required, but high complications rates, including malposition continue to concern. We reviewed the experience in our institution of pediatric intubations with particular emphasis on the position of the endotracheal tube (ETT) tip within the trachea and related complications. METHOD: Intubated pediatric patients presenting directly from the scene to our level 1 trauma center, between 2006 and 2014, were included in our study...
January 27, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109483/otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-in-a-low-income-country-the-haitian-experience
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Maxwell P Kligerman, Anahuma Alexandre, Patrick Jean-Gilles, David Walmer, Mack L Cheney, Anna H Messner
OBJECTIVE: Little is known regarding the diagnosis and management of pediatric surgical conditions of the head and neck in low-income countries. Haiti, the western hemisphere's poorest country, recently developed its first Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) department at the Hopital de L'Universite d'Etat d'Haiti (HUEH). This manuscript assesses the caseload at HUEH with a special emphasis on pediatric cases, with the aim of characterizing ORL related conditions and their treatments in low-income countries...
February 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099294/examination-of-pediatric-radiation-dose-delivered-after-cervical-spine-trauma
#16
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
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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
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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
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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
#20
Julia N Magana, Nathan Kuppermann
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March 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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