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Rashid Usman, Muhammad Jamil, Javaid Sajjad Hashmi
Objective : To share our experience regarding the management of arterial injuries in children with pulseless hand secondary to supracondylar fracture of the humerus (SFH). Patients and Methods : All consecutive children with pulseless hands after SFH who were being treated in the vascular surgery units of the Combined Military Hospital, Lahore and Peshawar between September 2011 and September 2016 were included. The type of fracture, mode and pattern of injury, time from injury to definitive treatment, operative treatment, and complications were recorded...
December 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
Jason Silvestre, Joseph Upton, Benjamin Chang, David R Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Hand surgery fellowship programs in the United States are predominately sponsored by departments or divisions of orthopaedic surgery or plastic surgery. This study compares the operative experiences of hand surgery fellows graduating from orthopaedic or plastic surgery hand surgery fellowships. METHODS: Operative case logs of 3 cohorts of hand surgery fellows graduating during the academic years of 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 were analyzed. The median case volumes were compared by specialty via Mann-Whitney U tests...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Antti Stenroos, Jenni Jalkanen, Juha-Jaakko Sinikumpu, Sauli Palmu, Eeva Koskimies-Virta, Topi Laaksonen, Yrjänä Nietosvaara
BACKGROUND:  Surgical treatment of pediatric tibia shaft fractures has gained popularity despite closed reduction and cast-immobilization providing good long-term results. There is no consensus about optimal methods and satisfactory quality of treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  During 2010 to 2014, 226 pediatric patients were treated under anesthesia for tibia shaft fractures in Finland's five university hospitals. A total of 164 (73%) patients had closed fractures of the tibia or both tibia and fibula without other injuries (62 tibia only and 102 both tibia and fibula)...
February 28, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Feng-Shu Chang, Chieh Chou, Chuan-Yu Hu, Shu-Hung Huang
Background: The use of negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for Fournier gangrene management is well documented; however, it is difficult to fixate GranuFoam dressings and maintain an airtight seal over the perineum area. We developed a simple method to facilitate GranuFoam fixation and improve airtight sealing. Methods: The Fournier's gangrene severity index (FGSI) score less than 9 was collected in from January 2015 to October 2016. All 13 patients underwent fasciotomy, and NPWT was applied directly on fasciotomy wounds after the debridement of infected tissue...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Caryn A Turner, Capt Zsolt T Stockinger, Col Jennifer M Gurney
BACKGROUND: Vascular surgery constitutes approximately 6.5% of surgical procedures performed for combat injuries, yet general surgeons are increasingly unfamiliar with vascular surgery. This study examines the frequency and type of vascular surgical procedures performed during recent U.S. Military operations from 2002-2016. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was performed for all Role 2 and Role 3 MTFs, from January 2002 to May 2016...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
E D Shirley, V Mai, K M Neal, G M Kiebzak
Purpose: Acute compartment syndrome often requires additional surgery to achieve wound closure. Little information exists regarding the expected number of surgeries, techniques and complications after closure in paediatric patients. Methods: A retrospective chart review identified patients treated for acute compartment syndrome at four hospitals over a ten-year period. The cause of injury, type of dressing, number of surgeries, type of closure and complications were recorded...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
D I Chu, K Gupta, T Kawal, J P Van Batavia, D K Bowen, M R Zaontz, T F Kolon, D A Weiss, S A Zderic, D A Canning
INTRODUCTION: In testicular torsion, ischemia time from pain onset impacts testicular salvage. A tunica albuginea fasciotomy to relieve compartment pressure followed by a tunica vaginalis flap (TVF) may enhance salvage. OBJECTIVE: To define the optimal window of ischemia time during which TVF may be most beneficial to avoid orchiectomy. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of males presenting with testicular torsion at a single tertiary-care institution from January, 2003 to March, 2017...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Ole Wilhelm Bøe, Kjell Sveen, Magne Børset, Kirk M Druey
BACKGROUND Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) (Clarkson's disease) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology, characterized by transient episodes of hypotension, and the microvascular leak of fluids into the peripheral tissues, resulting in edema. Between 80-90% of patients with SCLS have a concomitant monoclonal gammopathy. Although translational in vitro studies have implicated vascular endothelial barrier dysfunction in the etiology of SCLS, the etiology and disease associations in clinical cases remain unknown...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Benjamin T Miller, Andrew H Lin, Susan C Clark, Andrew P Cap, Joseph J Dubose
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Navy's casualty-receiving ships provide remote damage control resuscitation (RDCR) platforms to treat injured combatants deployed afloat and ashore. We report a significant mass casualty incident aboard the USS Bataan, and the most warm fresh whole blood (WFWB) transfused at sea for traumatic hemorrhagic shock since the Vietnam War. METHODS: Casualty-receiving ships have robust medical capabilities, including a frozen blood bank with packed red blood cells (pRBC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Cory Collinge, Basem Attum, Paul Tornetta, William Obremskey, Jaimo Ahn, Gudrun Mirick, Andrew Schmidt, Clay Spitler, Chad Coles, Peter Krause
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to describe current opinions of orthopedic trauma experts regarding acute compartment syndrome (ACS). DESIGN: Web-based survey SETTING:: N/A PARTICIPANTS:: Active Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA) members METHODS:: A 25 item web-based questionnaire was advertised to active members of the OTA. Using a cross-sectional survey study design, we evaluated the perceived importance of ACS, as well as preferences in diagnosis and treatment...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Sofia Morão, Rita S Ferreira, Nelson Camacho, Vanda Pratas Vital, J Pascoal, M Emília Ferreira, L Mota Capitão, Frederico B Gonçalves
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic non-iatrogenic vascular injuries in children are rare and rarely discussed in literature. Paediatric vascular injuries pose a set of challenges mainly because of continued growth and development in a child or adolescent. The purpose of the study is to characterize management strategies and outcomes in these cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single-centre retrospective review of patients less than age 18 years (paediatric age) with acute, non-iatrogenic traumatic vascular injuries between January 2009 and December 2015...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Brandon McKinney, Christopher Gaunder, Ross Schumer
BACKGROUND Acute exertional compartment syndrome (AECS) is a rare cause of leg pain often associated with a delay in diagnosis and potentially leading to irreversible muscle and nerve damage. CASE REPORT We present the case of a previously healthy, high-level athlete who presented with the acute onset of unilateral anterior leg pain and foot drop the day after a strenuous workout. He was diagnosed with compartment syndrome and rhabdomyolysis. His management included emergent fluid resuscitation, fasciotomies, debridement of necrotic muscle from his anterior compartment, and delayed primary closure...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
Evelyn Patricia Murphy, Deirdre Seoighe, Suzanne Beecher, Joseph F Baker, Alan Hussey
Deliberate injection of hydrocarbon remains an uncommon method of self harm. There is a paucity of information pertaining to soft tissue toxicity throughout the literature. Prompt recognition of the potential ramifications is needed to try salvage limb function. Hydrocarbon toxicity can result in multi organ failure. This case report demonstrates the recommended diagnostic approach, work up and treatment involved in such a case. A 26 year old male deliberately injected petrol into the anterior compartment of his non dominant forearm in a suicide attempt...
March 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
Ilyas M Eli, Nicholas T Gamboa, Jian Guan, Philipp Taussky
BACKGROUND: The use of intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring (IOM) has become commonplace in many neurosurgical procedures as a tool to reduce the risk of complications through the early identification of reversible neurologic compromise. Although complications related to IOM itself are exceedingly rare, recognizing their clinical presentation in the postoperative neurosurgical patient is essential for the early identification and implementation of appropriate treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION: The authors present a case report of a patient who developed postoperative acute compartment syndrome in the right arm after placement of neuromonitoring needles for routine IOM during endovascular treatment of a left internal carotid artery aneurysm...
February 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Khalid Najib, Mark Heckle, Sameh Goubran, Rhadika Mehta, Rohan Goswami, Rami N Khouzam
A paradoxical embolism is defined as a systemic arterial embolus due to passage of a venous thrombus through a right to left shunt. We describe a case of acute cerebral vascular accident (CVA), right subclavian arterial embolus, and pulmonary emboli in the setting of a large patent foramen ovale (PFO). A 74-year-old woman with multiple comorbidities presented to the emergency department with acute onset of shortness of breath, weakness, and right arm pain. She was found to have bilateral pulmonary emboli, left CVA, and a right subclavian arterial embolus on computed tomography (CT)...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
Alexandra Fochtmann-Frana, Christian Freystätter, Vera Vorstandlechner, André Barth, Michael Bolliger, Elisabeth Presterl, Gerald Ihra, Gabriela Muschitz, Martina Mittlboeck, Athanasios Makristathis, Thomas Rath, Christine Radtke, Christina Forstner
OBJECTIVES: The objective was primarily to identify risk factors for bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by different pathogens. METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study was performed on 472 burn patients with an abbreviated burn severity index (ABSI)≥3, a total burn surface area (TBSA)≥10%, and an ICU stay of at least 24h. Risk factors for different BSI pathogens were analyzed by competing risks regression model of Fine and Gray. RESULTS: A total of 114 burn patients developed 171 episodes of BSIs caused by gram-negative bacteria (n=78;46%), gram-positive bacteria (n=69;40%), and fungi (n=24;14%) median after 14days (range, 1-164), 16days (range, 1-170), and 16days (range, 0-89), respectively...
January 29, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Ido Badash, Karen E Burtt, Hyuma A Leland, Daniel J Gould, Alexis D Rounds, Beina Azadgoli, Ketan M Patel, Joseph N Carey
Traumatic lower extremity fractures with compromised arterial flow are limb-threatening injuries. A retrospective review of 158 lower extremities with traumatic fractures, including 26 extremities with arterial injuries, was performed to determine the effects of vascular compromise on flap survival, successful limb salvage and complication rates. Patients with arterial injuries had a larger average flap surface area (255.1 vs 144.6 cm2, P = 0.02) and a greater number of operations (4.7 vs 3.8, P = 0.01) than patients without vascular compromise...
October 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Aurelia Bihari, Gediminas Cepinskas, David Sanders, Abdel-Rahman Lawendy
OBJECTIVES: Acute limb compartment syndrome, a complication of musculoskeletal trauma, results in muscle necrosis and cell death. Carbon monoxide, liberated from the carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-3, has been shown protective in a rat model of compartment syndrome. The purpose of this study was to test the effect of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule-3 in a preclinical large animal model of compartment syndrome, with the ultimate goal of developing a pharmacologic adjunct treatment for compartment syndrome...
January 30, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Ahmad Mursel Anam, Raihan Rabbani, Farzana Shumy
We report a case of spontaneous calf muscle haematoma, formed during the recovery phase of dengue haemorrhagic fever, which, to the best of our knowledge, has never been encountered before. A 45-year-old man presented with features of severe dengue and got admitted to our intensive care unit. He was treated with intravenous fluid therapy and supportive measures, and gradually improved, initially. However, during the recovery phase, he suddenly developed painful left calf, which was found tender, hot and swollen on physical examination...
January 26, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Melina Dritsaki, Oliver Rivero-Arias, Alastair Gray, Catherine Ball, Jagdeep Nanchahal
BACKGROUND: Dupuytren's disease (DD) is a common and progressive, fibroproliferative disorder of the palmar and digital fascia of the hand. Various treatments have been recommended for advanced disease or to retard progression of early disease and to prevent deterioration of the finger contracture and quality of life. Recent studies have tried to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of therapies for DD, but there is currently no systematic assessment and appraisal of the economic evaluations...
January 25, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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