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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776837/evaluation-of-massive-transfusion-protocol-practices-by-type-of-trauma-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Roshan Givergis, Swapna Munnangi, Katayoun Fayaz M Fomani, Anthony Boutin, Luis Carlos Zapata, Ld George Angus
PURPOSE: To evaluate massive transfusion protocol practices by trauma type at a level I trauma center. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on a sample of 76 trauma patients with MTP activation between March 2010 and January 2015 at a regional trauma center. Patient demographics, transfusion practices, and clinical outcomes were compared by type of trauma sustained. RESULTS: Penetrating trauma patients who required MTP activation were significantly younger, had lower injury severity score (ISS), higher probability of survival (POS), decreased mortality, and higher Glasgow Coma scale (GCS) compared to blunt trauma patients...
April 18, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776439/concurrence-of-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-and-venous-limb-gangrene-following-polytrauma-a-case-report
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Jih Huei Tan, Yuzaidi Mohamad, Chor Lip Henry Tan, Mahazir Kassim, Theodore E Warkentin
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene is characterized as acral (distal extremity) ischemic limb injury affecting two or more extremities, without large vessel obstruction, typically in a symmetrical fashion. Risk factors include hypotension, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute ischemic hepatitis ("shock liver"). In contrast, venous limb gangrene is characterized by acral ischemic injury occurring in a limb with deep vein thrombosis. Both symmetrical peripheral gangrene and venous limb gangrene present as acral limb ischemic necrosis despite presence of arterial pulses...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770161/numerical-investigation-on-head-and-brain-injuries-caused-by-windshield-impact-on-riders-using-electric-self-balancing-scooters
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Shi Shang, Yanting Zheng, Ming Shen, Xianfeng Yang, Jun Xu
To investigate head-brain injuries caused by windshield impact on riders using electric self-balancing scooters (ESS). Numerical vehicle ESS crash scenarios are constructed by combining the finite element (FE) vehicle model and multibody scooter/rider models. Impact kinematic postures of the head-windshield contact under various impact conditions are captured. Then, the processes during head-windshield contact are reconstructed using validated FE head/laminated windshield models to assess the severity of brain injury caused by the head-windshield contact...
2018: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769541/modchimera-a-novel-murine-closed-head-model-of-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury
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A D Sauerbeck, C Fanizzi, J H Kim, M Gangolli, P V Bayly, C L Wellington, D L Brody, T T Kummer
Traumatic brain injury is a major source of global disability and mortality. Preclinical TBI models are a crucial component of therapeutic investigation. We report a tunable, monitored model of murine non-surgical, diffuse closed-head injury-modCHIMERA-characterized by impact as well as linear and rotational acceleration. modCHIMERA is based on the Closed-Head Impact Model of Engineered Rotational Acceleration (CHIMERA) platform. We tested this model at 2 energy levels: 1.7 and 2.1 Joules-substantially higher than previously reported for this system...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768041/getting-hit-by-pitch-in-professional-baseball-analysis-of-injury-patterns-risk-factors-concussions-and-days-missed-for-batters
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Christopher L Camp, Dean Wang, Alec S Sinatro, John D'Angelo, Struan H Coleman, Joshua S Dines, Stephen Fealy, Stan Conte
BACKGROUND: Although batters are frequently hit by pitch (HBP) in baseball, the effect of HBP injuries remains undefined in the literature. PURPOSE: To determine the effect of HBP injuries in terms of time out of play, injury patterns resulting in the greatest time out of play, and the value of protective gear such as helmets and elbow pads. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Based on the Major League Baseball (MLB) Health and Injury Tracking System, all injuries to batters HBP during the 2011-2015 MLB and Minor League Baseball (MiLB) seasons were identified and analyzed...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766126/factor-viia-administration-in-traumatic-brain-injury-an-aast-mitc-propensity-score-analysis
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Sarah Lombardo, D Millar, Gregory J Jurkovich, Raul Coimbra, Ram Nirula
Background: Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has been used off-label as an adjunct in the reversal of warfarin therapy and management of hemorrhage after trauma. Only a handful of these reports are rigorous studies, from which results regarding safety and effectiveness have been mixed. There remains no clear consensus as to the role of rFVIIa in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Methods: Eleven level 1 trauma centers provided clinical data and head CT scans of patients with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≤13 and radiographic evidence of TBI...
2018: Trauma surgery & acute care open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763809/the-impact-of-methamphetamines-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-review
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Jason Duong, Christopher Elia, Ariel Takayanagi, Taylor Lanzilotta, Ajay Ananda, Dan Miulli
OBJECTIVE: Both neurotoxic and neuroprotective effects of methamphetamines (METH) are being studied. There are few studies evaluating the effects of METH on patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The objective of this study is to compare clinical outcomes after TBI in METH users versus non-METH users. PATIENT AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 304 patients with severe traumatic head injury were performed. Patients were evaluated and stratified based on toxicology screening for methamphetamines (METH) or none...
April 27, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760839/severely-elevated-blood-pressure-and-early-mortality-in-children-with-traumatic-brain-injuries-the-neglected-end-of-the-spectrum
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M Austin Johnson, Matthew A Borgman, Jeremy W Cannon, Nathan Kuppermann, Lucas P Neff
Introduction: In adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), hypotension and hypertension at presentation are associated with mortality. The effect of age-adjusted blood pressure in children with TBI has been insufficiently studied. We sought to determine if age-adjusted hypertension in children with severe TBI is associated with mortality. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) between 2001 and 2013. We included for analysis patients <18 years with severe TBI defined as Abbreviated Injury Severity (AIS) scores of the head ≥3...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756683/non-operative-management-of-isolated-single-abdominal-stab-wound-is-it-safe
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Hong Xiang Lee, Matthew Hauser, Shivangi Jog, Peter Bautz, Christopher Dobbins
BACKGROUND: This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on our hospital, a Level 1 trauma centre, where stable patients with single abdominal stab wounds are considered for non-operative (conservative) management if they fulfil the criteria with the aid of computed tomography. The aim is to review our current approach in managing these patients. METHODS: Patients' data were obtained from January 2005 to June 2016. All injuries classed as assault or self-harm by sharp object in Injury Severity Score body region 4 were included...
May 14, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742965/personality-characteristics-and-cognitive-appraisals-associated-with-self-discrepancy-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Elizabeth Jane Beadle, Tamara Ownsworth, Jennifer Fleming, David H K Shum
Although changes to self-identity or self-discrepancy are common after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the mechanisms underlying these changes are poorly understood. This study aimed to examine the influence of personality characteristics and cognitive appraisals on self-discrepancy. Participants were 51 adults (74% male) with severe TBI (M age = 36.22 years; SD = 12.65) who were on average 34 months (SD = 40.29) post-injury. They completed self-report measures of personality style (optimism and defensiveness), cognitive appraisals (threat appraisals, rumination and reflection and perceived coping resources), and self-discrepancy (Head Injury Semantic Differential Scale - III)...
May 9, 2018: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742591/duration-of-respiratory-failure-after-trauma-is-not-associated-with-increased-long-term-mortality
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Mackenzie R Cook, Kathleen O'Connell, Qian Qiu, Andrew J Riggle, Thomas H Shoultz, Rebecca G Maine, Saman Arbabi, Grant E O'Keefe, Joseph Cuschieri, Ronald V Maier, Bryce R H Robinson
OBJECTIVES: Although 1-year survival in medically critically ill patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation is less than 50%, the relationship between respiratory failure after trauma and 1-year mortality is unknown. We hypothesize that respiratory failure duration in trauma patients is associated with decreased 1-year survival. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of trauma patients. SETTING: Single center, level 1 trauma center. PATIENTS: Trauma patients admitted from 2011 to 2014; respiratory failure is defined as mechanical ventilation greater than or equal to 48 hours, excluded head Abbreviated Injury Score greater than or equal to 4...
May 7, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740509/chiari-i-malformation-with-acute-neurological-deficit-after-craniocervical-trauma-case-report-imaging-and-anatomic-considerations
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Josha A Woodward, David E Adler
Background: In patients with Chiari I malformation (CMI), the occurrence of acute neurologic deficit after craniocervical trauma is rare. However, the pathologic potential of exacerbating anatomic overcrowding of the posterior fossa has immense clinical consequences and prompt recognition is essential. Case Description: This case study describes a 41-year-old male who sustained a single blow to the face, fell, and struck the occiput. On admission, neurological examination revealed a profound paraparesis, upper extremity diplegia, a C4 sensory level and apnea that required intubation...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735181/maxillofacial-injuries-in-patients-with-major-trauma
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D M McGoldrick, M Fragoso-Iñiguez, T Lawrence, K McMillan
Major trauma is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Mortality is high with rates over 10% commonly reported. We studied the epidemiology and aetiology of maxillofacial injuries in patients who presented with major trauma as recorded nationally by retrospectively analysing the database of the Trauma Audit Research Network from 2001 to 2015. All patients who had major trauma with associated maxillofacial injuries were included in the analysis. Of 104645 patients recorded as having had major trauma during the study period, 22148 (21...
May 4, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734457/11-361-sports-injuries-in-a-15-year-survey-of-a-level-i-emergency-trauma-department-reveal-different-severe-injury-types-in-the-6-most-common-team-sports
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Werner Krutsch, Volker Krutsch, Franz Hilber, Christian Pfeifer, Florian Baumann, Johannes Weber, Paul Schmitz, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele
INTRODUCTION:  Severe sports-related injuries are a common affliction treated in Level I trauma departments. Detailed knowledge on injury characteristics from different medical settings is essential to improve the development of injury prevention strategies in different team sports. METHODS:  Team sport injuries were retrospectively analysed in a Level I trauma department registry over 15 years. Injury and treatment data were compared with regard to competition and training exposure...
May 7, 2018: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732040/botulism-and-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-induced-by-acute-rhinosinusitis-a-case-report
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Ali Tavassoli, Mahmood Sadeghi, Parviz Amri
Background: Botulism is an acute and rapidly progressive descending paralytic disease caused by a neurotoxin of clostridium botulinum. Case presentation: A 28-year-old woman presented with severe generalized ascending symmetrical muscle paralysis. The patient was intubated and transferred to the medical intensive care unit with several symptoms including: severe headache, dysphagia, dyspnea, ptosis, diplopia, and dry mouth. Despite being alert, pupils were bilaterally midriatic and had absent corneal reflux...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731401/adverse-effects-of-common-sports-and-recreational-activities-on-male-reproduction
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Kush Panara, John M Masterson, Luis F Savio, Ranjith Ramasamy
CONTEXT: Male factor infertility plays a significant role in infertility. Many factors have been associated with male infertility; however, the link between many sports and recreational factors and male reproduction remains poorly characterized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current literature regarding the impact of many common sports and recreational factors on male reproduction. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive PubMed and Embase search for relevant articles published between 1970 and 2017 was performed by combining the following search terms: male, sports (including individual sports), traumatic brain injury, sauna, hot tub, fertility, erectile dysfunction, varicocele, environment, cell phone, and laptop computer...
May 3, 2018: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730616/study-protocol-for-the-g-spirit-trial-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-phase-iii-trial-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-mediated-neuroprotection-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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Masao Koda, Hideki Hanaoka, Takatoshi Sato, Yasuhisa Fujii, Michiko Hanawa, Sho Takahashi, Takeo Furuya, Yasushi Ijima, Junya Saito, Mitsuhiro Kitamura, Seiji Ohtori, Yukei Matsumoto, Tetsuya Abe, Kei Watanabe, Toru Hirano, Masayuki Ohashi, Hirokazu Shoji, Tatsuki Mizouchi, Ikuko Takahashi, Norio Kawahara, Masahito Kawaguchi, Yugo Orita, Takeshi Sasamoto, Masahito Yoshioka, Masafumi Fujii, Katsutaka Yonezawa, Daisuke Soma, Hiroshi Taneichi, Daisaku Takeuchi, Satoshi Inami, Hiroshi Moridaira, Haruki Ueda, Futoshi Asano, Yosuke Shibao, Ikuo Aita, Yosuke Takeuchi, Masaya Mimura, Jun Shimbo, Yukio Someya, Sumio Ikenoue, Hiroaki Sameda, Kan Takase, Yoshikazu Ikeda, Fumitake Nakajima, Mitsuhiro Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Ozawa, Fumio Hasue, Takayuki Fujiyoshi, Koshiro Kamiya, Masahiko Watanabe, Hiroyuki Katoh, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Yu Yamamoto, Daisuke Togawa, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Sho Kobayashi, Go Yoshida, Shin Oe, Tomohiro Banno, Hideyuki Arima, Koji Akeda, Eiji Kawamoto, Hiroshi Imai, Toshihiko Sakakibara, Akihiro Sudo, Yasuo Ito, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Shuhei Osaki, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Naosuke Kamei, Shinji Kotaka, Hideo Baba, Tsuyoshi Okudaira, Hiroaki Konishi, Takayuki Yamaguchi, Keigo Ito, Yoshito Katayama, Taro Matsumoto, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Masaru Idota, Haruo Kanno, Toshimi Aizawa, Ko Hashimoto, Toshimitsu Eto, Takehiro Sugaya, Michiharu Matsuda, Kazunari Fushimi, Satoshi Nozawa, Chizuo Iwai, Toshihiko Taguchi, Tsukasa Kanchiku, Hidenori Suzuki, Norihiro Nishida, Masahiro Funaba, Masashi Yamazaki
INTRODUCTION: Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is generally used for neutropaenia. Previous experimental studies revealed that G-CSF promoted neurological recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). Next, we moved to early phase of clinical trials. In a phase I/IIa trial, no adverse events were observed. Next, we conducted a non-randomised, non-blinded, comparative trial, which suggested the efficacy of G-CSF for promoting neurological recovery. Based on those results, we are now performing a phase III trial...
May 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730104/feasibility-of-online-traumatic-brain-injury-prognostic-crash-as-a-predictor-of-mortality
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Ahmad Faried, Ferry C Satriawan, Muhammad Z Arifin
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of mortality in many countries. According to the World Health Organization, traffic crashes have become a leading cause of death, with as many as 1.25 million deaths worldwide in 2013. Further, a 2013 global road safety report listed 68 low-to-middle income countries that had an increased mortality rate due to traffic accidents. The aim of this study is to analyze the feasibility of an online prognostic model from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Corticosteroids Randomization after Significant Head Injury (CRASH) trial collaborators to be used in our center...
May 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729772/safety-on-the-slopes-ski-versus-snowboard-injuries-in-children-treated-at-united-states-trauma-centers
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Stephanie F Polites, Shennen A Mao, Amy E Glasgow, Christopher R Moir, Elizabeth B Habermann
PURPOSE: Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter sports. The purpose of this study was to determine differences in injury patterns and severity between children participating in these sports treated at trauma centers in the United States. METHODS: Ski and snowboard injuries in children <15 identified from the 2011-2015 National Trauma Data Bank were compared using t tests, chi squared tests, and multivariable analyses. Time trends were evaluated using the Cochran Armitage trend test...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725828/comparison-of-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-and-lidocaine-on-intracranial-and-systemic-hemodynamic-response-to-chest-physiotherapy-and-tracheal-suctioning-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Shalendra Singh, Rajendra Singh Chouhan, Ashish Bindra, Nayani Radhakrishna
PURPOSE: Chest physiotherapy and tracheal suction cause sympathetic stimulation and increase heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and intracranial pressure (ICP) which may have deleterious effect in the head injured. We planned to compare the effect of intravenous dexmedetomidine and lidocaine on intracerebral and systemic hemodynamic response to chest physiotherapy (CP) and tracheal suctioning (TS) in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). METHODS: Prospective, randomized study in patients with sTBI, 18-60 years of age, undergoing mechanical ventilation and intraparenchymal ICP monitoring...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
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