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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346237/pediatric-pelvic-fractures-and-differences-compared-with-the-adult-population
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Carolina de la Calva, Nadia Jover, Jaime Alonso, Marta Salom
INTRODUCTION: Although pelvic fractures in children are rare, because of anatomical differences between an adult's skeleton and a child's skeleton, these lesions in the pediatric population have specific characteristics that need to be borne in mind when dealing with them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on the pelvic fractures in skeletally immature patients treated in our hospital in the last 20 years. RESULTS: Eighty-one pelvic fractures in children were treated between 1993 and 2013...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339001/does-the-surgical-approach-for-treating-mandibular-condylar-fractures-affect-the-rate-of-seventh-cranial-nerve-injuries-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-based-on-a-new-classification-for-surgical-approaches
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Essam Ahmed Al-Moraissi, Aurélien Louvrier, Giacomo Colletti, Larry M Wolford, Federico Biglioli, Marwa Ragaey, Christophe Meyer, Edward Ellis
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of facial nerve injury (FNI) when performing (ORIF) of mandibular condylar fractures by different surgical approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed that included several databases with specific keywords, a reference search, and a manual search for suitable articles. The inclusion criteria were all clinical trials, with the aim of assessing the rate of facial nerve injuries when (ORIF) of mandibular condylar fractures was performed using different surgical approaches...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336770/limit-crystalloid-resuscitation-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J T Smith, Kurtis Birch, Zachary R Barnard, Dorothy A Yim, Eric J Ley
Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often resuscitated with crystalloids in the emergency department (ED) to maintain cerebral perfusion. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether crystalloid resuscitation volume impacts mortality in TBI patients. This was a retrospective study of trauma patients with head abbreviated injury scale score ≥2, who received crystalloids during ED resuscitation between 2004 and 2013. Clinical characteristics and volume of crystalloids received in the ED were collected...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336768/is-routine-continuous-eeg-for-traumatic-brain-injury-beneficial
#4
Lia Aquino, Christopher Y Kang, Megan Y Harada, Ara Ko, Amy Do-Nguyen, Eric J Ley, Daniel R Margulies, Rodrigo F Alban
Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with increased risk for early clinical and subclinical seizures. The use of continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) monitoring after TBI allows for identification and treatment of seizures that may otherwise occur undetected. Benefits of "routine" cEEG after TBI remain controversial. We examined the rate of subclinical seizures identified by cEEG in TBI patients admitted to a Level I trauma center. We analyzed a cohort of trauma patients with moderate to severe TBI (head Abbreviated Injury Score ≥3) who received cEEG within seven days of admission between October 2011 and May 2015...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329371/alcohol-use-in-adolescence-and-later-working-memory-findings-from-a-large-population-based-birth-cohort
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Liam Mahedy, Matt Field, Suzanne Gage, Gemma Hammerton, Jon Heron, Matt Hickman, Marcus R Munafò
Aims: The study aimed to examine the association between adolescent alcohol use and working memory (WM) using a large population sample. Methods: Data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children were used to investigate the association between alcohol use at age 15 years and WM 3 years later, assessed using the N-back task (N ~ 3300). A three-category ordinal variable captured mutually exclusive alcohol groupings ranging in order of severity (i.e. low alcohol users, frequent drinkers and frequent/binge drinkers)...
January 10, 2018: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328003/characterizing-the-type-and-location-of-intracranial-abnormalities-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Harri Isokuortti, Grant L Iverson, Noah D Silverberg, Anneli Kataja, Antti Brander, Juha Öhman, Teemu M Luoto
OBJECTIVE The incidence of intracranial abnormalities after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) varies widely across studies. This study describes the characteristics of intracranial abnormalities (acute/preexisting) in a large representative sample of head-injured patients who underwent CT imaging in an emergency department. METHODS CT scans were systematically analyzed/coded in the TBI Common Data Elements framework. Logistic regression modeling was used to quantify risk factors for traumatic intracranial abnormalities in patients with mild TBIs...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325878/can-we-identify-futility-in-kids-an-evaluation-of-admission-parameters-predicting-100-mortality-in-1292-severely-injured-children
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Kyle J Kalkwarf, Shane D Jensen, Myron Allukian, Matthew T Harting, Charles S Cox, Erin E Fox, Charles E Wade, Bryan A Cotton
BACKGROUND: Objective parameters predicting futility of care in severely injured pediatric patients are lacking. While futility of care has been investigated in a limited number of studies in trauma patients, none of these studies achieves a 100% success rate in a large cohort of pediatric patients. The purpose of the current study was to identify extreme laboratory values that could be used to predict 100% mortality in severely injured children. STUDY DESIGN: Registry-based, historical cohort of all severely injured children (level 1 trauma, <16 years old), who were not dead on arrival, between January 2010 and December 2016 from a single level 1 trauma center...
January 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323934/safe-speed-limits-for-a-safe-system-the-relationship-between-speed-limit-and-fatal-crash-rate-for-different-crash-types
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Sam D Doecke, Craig N Kloeden, Jeffrey K Dutschke, Matthew R J Baldock
Objective To provide empirical evidence for 'safe' speed limits that will meet the objectives of the Safe System by examining the relationship between speed limit and injury severity for different crash types, using police-reported crash data. Method Police reported crashes from two Australian jurisdictions were used to calculate a fatal crash rate by speed limit and crash type. Example 'safe' speed limits were defined using threshold risk levels. Results A positive exponential relationship between speed limit and fatality rate was found...
January 11, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323575/phase-ii-investigational-oral-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-radio-chemotherapy-induced-oral-mucositis
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Stephen T Sonis, Alessandro Villa
Oral mucositis is a significant unmet clinical need for many cancer patients. The biological complexity of mucositis' pathogenesis provides a number of mechanistic targets suitable as pharmacologic targets. The diversity of targets has stimulated drug development in search of an effective intervention. In this paper, we review a range of agents that are currently being evaluated. Areas covered: Drugs for management of oral mucositis vary in formulation, route of administration and biological target. Most propose to interrupt the initiation of injury by suppressing activation of the innate immune response or countering oxidative stress, or minimizing downstream inflammatory responses...
January 11, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322585/scapular-fractures-in-the-pan-scan-era
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Cortlyn Brown, Karim Elmobdy, Ali S Raja, Robert M Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Scapular fractures have been traditionally taught to be associated with significant injuries and major morbidity. As we demonstrated with sternal fracture, pulmonary contusion and rib fracture, increased chest CT utilization and head-to-pelvis CT (pan-scan) protocols in blunt trauma evaluation, however, may diagnose minor, clinically irrelevant scapular fractures, possibly rendering previous teachings obsolete. OBJECTIVES: To determine the 1) percentages of scapular fractures seen on chest CT only (SOCTO) versus seen on both CXR and CT and of isolated scapular fracture (scapular fracture without other thoracic injuries), 2) frequencies of associated thoracic injury with scapular fracture, and 3) proportion of patients admitted, mortality, hospital length of stay, and injury severity scores (ISS), comparing four patient groups: scapular fracture, non-scapular fracture, scapular fracture SOCTO, and isolated scapular fracture...
January 11, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322159/interpersonal-violence-among-the-chalcolithic-and-bronze-ages-inhabitants-living-on-the-central-plateau-of-iran-a-voice-from-tepe-hissar
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Zahra Afshar, Charlotte Roberts, Andrew Millard
The site of Tepe Hissar (Iran) experienced widespread cultural and economic changes during the Chalcolithic and Bronze Ages (5th to the 2nd millennium B.C.). The discovery of evidence of burning, including charred human remains, the destruction of buildings (Periods II and III), and the presence of several mass-burials with comingling of human skeletal remains consisting of ten or more individuals (Period III), suggests interpersonal violence during these periods. The original excavator of Tepe Hissar, Erich Schmidt, suggested that phenomena such as war, massacres, epidemics, or similar catastrophes, may have been responsible for the excavated archaeological evidence...
January 10, 2018: Anthropologischer Anzeiger; Bericht über die Biologisch-anthropologische Literatur
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319646/effect-of-telenursing-on-outcomes-of-provided-care-by-caregivers-of-patients-with-head-trauma-after-discharge
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Akram Shahrokhi, Jalil Azimian, Atousa Amouzegar, Sonia Oveisi
Telenursing is a suitable tool for increasing health-related awareness of the caregivers for a better home care. But its efficacy may be affected by several factors. Considering the important complications of head trauma injury and high rate of readmission, we aimed to assess the effect of telenursing on care provided by the family members of patients with head trauma.This randomized controlled trial investigated 72 patients with head trauma, who were randomly allocated to intervention and control groups (36 patients in each group)...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318344/severe-casualties-from-bastille-day-attack-in-nice-france
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Federico Solla, Joseph Carboni, Arnaud Fernandez, Audrey Dupont, Nathalie Chivoret, Gilles Brézac, Virginie Rampal, Jean Bréaud
PURPOSE: To describe the most severe casualties from the July 14th, 2016 terror attack in Nice that were treated at the Lenval University Children's Hospital (LUCH) of Nice (France). METHODS: Retrospective study about casualties treated at LUCH from Bastille Day Attack with injuries resulting in the need for surgery, resuscitation, or death. The type of lesions and surgery, duration of hospitalizations, complications, psychological status, and outcome at discharge were collected...
January 9, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318178/outcomes-after-dermal-allograft-reconstruction-of-chronic-or-subacute-pectoralis-major-tendon-ruptures
#14
Julie A Neumann, Christopher M Klein, Carola F van Eck, Hithem Rahmi, John M Itamura
Background: Avoiding delay in the surgical management of pectoralis major (PM) ruptures optimizes outcomes. However, this is not always possible, and when a tear becomes chronic or when a subacute tear has poor tissue quality, a graft can facilitate reconstruction. Purpose: The primary aim was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of PM reconstruction with dermal allograft augmentation for chronic tears or for subacute tears with poor tissue quality. A second aim was to determine patient and surgical factors affecting outcome...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313512/mortality-during-road-traffic-accidents-in-bangui-central-african-republic
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B J D Tékpa, H C Diemer, P A Issa Mapouka, V Ndoma Ngatchokpo, B Gassima, M N Nali
The authors examined mortality during road traffic accidents (RTAs) to propose solutions for their prevention. This descriptive prospective study took place over a 12-month period (June 1, 2011, to May 30, 2012) and included all fatalities from RTAs brought to selected hospitals. These RTA fatalities were studied in the morgues and selected sites. An autopsy was conducted for each victim to clarify the cause of death. An injury severity score (ISS) was also calculated for each victim. The data were analyzed with Epi-Info 2008...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310404/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-combined-with-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-cutaneous-burn-and-inhalation-injury-caused-by-hydrofluoric-acid-and-nitric-acid
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Qinhua Pu, Jinxian Qian, Weiyi Tao, Aixiang Yang, Jian Wu, Yaodong Wang
RATIONALE: Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a highly corrosive agent and can cause corrosive burns. HF can penetrate deeply into tissues through intact skin and the lipid barrier, leading to painful liquefactive necrosis, and inducing hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia. In this study, we hypothesize that continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) may be beneficial in addressing hemodynamic instability in cases of HF poisoning. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 25-year-old man fell into an electroplating pool containing 10% HF and 50% nitric acid...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307126/incidence-and-characteristics-of-hospitalizations-after-dog-s-bite-injuries-in-sicily-italy-between-2012%C3%A2-2015
#17
Daniela Alberghina, Antonino Virga, Sergio Pio Buffa, Michele Panzera
There have been several studies focusing on dogs bite injuries and their epidemiology. To our knowledge, the incidence and characteristics of hospitalization after a dogs bite injury have not been examined quantitatively in Italy. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence and characteristics of dogs bite hospitalizations throughout Sicily (Italy) between 2012-2015. Data for statistical analysis were acquired through the Epidemiological Observatory and Health Department of Sicilian Region (Italy). One hundred and forty records with E-code 906...
December 29, 2017: Veterinaria Italiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305711/early-management-of-retained-hemothorax-in-blunt-head-and-chest-trauma
#18
Fong-Dee Huang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Sheng-Shih Chen, Yuan-Yuarn Liu, I-Yin Lu, Yi-Pin Chou, Tzu-Chin Wu
BACKGROUND: Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to February 2012, 61 patients with major blunt injuries to the chest and head were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305023/early-vs-late-fracture-fixation-in-severe-head-and-orthopedic-injuries
#19
Yuan Zhang, Kai Sun, Yuling Wang, Yafei Qin, Hui Li
BACKGROUND: Patients suffered from craniocerebral trauma with extermities fracture is one of the most common multiple injuries.Actually there is no comparative study demonstrating advantages of early or delayed treatment of skeletal injuries. PURPOSES: To conduct a meta-analysis with studies published in full text to demonstrate database to show the associations of perioperative, postoperative outcomes of early fracture fixation(EFF) and late fracture fixation(LFF) for patients with severe head and orthopedic injuries to provide the predictive diagnosis for clinic...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304054/injury-mechanisms-patterns-and-outcomes-of-older-polytrauma-patients-an-analysis-of-the-dutch-trauma-registry
#20
Rob de Vries, Inge H F Reininga, Oliver Pieske, Rolf Lefering, Mostafa El Moumni, Klaus Wendt
BACKGROUND: Polytrauma patients nowadays tend to be older due to the growth of the elderly population and its improved mobility. The aim of this study was to compare demographics, injury patterns, injury mechanisms and outcomes between younger and older polytrauma patients. METHODS: Data from polytrauma (ISS≥16) patients between 2009 and 2014 were extracted from the Dutch trauma registry (DTR). Younger (Group A: ages 18-59) and older (Group B: ages ≥60) polytrauma patients were compared...
2018: PloS One
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