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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918531/penetrating-orbital-trauma-leading-to-trans-orbital-brain-herniation
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Siddharth Vankipuram, Chittij Srivastava, B K Ojha, Sushant Sahoo
INTRODUCTION: Development of a posttraumatic herniation of brain parenchyma through the orbit is a rare complication of orbital roof fracture. Mostly, the injury is due to a direct impact to the frontal region resulting in orbital roof fracture with dural defect and herniation of cerebrospinal fluid or brain parenchyma. These patients present with acute or gradually progressive proptosis with impending risk of loss of vision and mandate surgical decompression of optic nerve with watertight closure of the dural defect...
September 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916852/pediatric-head-trauma-an-extensive-review-on-imaging-requisites-and-unique-imaging-findings
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F C Sarioglu, H Sahin, Y Pekcevik, O Sarioglu, O Oztekin
The effects of trauma in children are different due to association with some anatomical and physiological differences compared with adults. The role of neuroimaging gains importance in early detection of traumatic brain injuries and prevention of secondary post-traumatic complications. Many algorithms are described for children with head trauma to decide the necessity of a computed tomography scan. The aims of this article are to describe differences of these algorithms, the mechanism of traumatic brain injury with radiological imaging findings in the pediatric population, and explain complications of undiagnosed traumatic brain lesions...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904572/outcome-predictors-in-pediatric-head-trauma-a-study-of-clinicoradiological-factors
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Kanwaljeet Garg, Ravi Sharma, Deepak Gupta, Sumit Sinha, Guru Dutt Satyarthee, Deepak Agarwal, Shashank Sarad Kale, Bhawani Shankar Sharma, Ashok Kumar Mahapatra
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death and a major cause of disability among children. About 70%-80% of the accidental deaths in pediatric age group result directly from central nervous system lesions. METHODS: The purpose of our study was to study all the patients of ≤18 years of age with head or spinal injury admitted in neurointensive care unit at our center, an apex trauma center in a developing country, between June 2009 and September 2011...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885391/abusive-injuries-are-worse-than-vehicular-injuries-should-we-refocus-prevention
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Brian D Robertson, Marisa Abbe, Jamie Pelletier, Halim Hennes
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the injury severity and outcome of motor vehicle and nonaccidental traumatic injuries and examine trends in mortality rates over time. METHODS: We reviewed data from 2005 to 2013 from a level 1 pediatric trauma center including demographics, injury severity, and outcomes. Primary outcomes of interest were mortality rates and hospital length of stay. RESULTS: Injury severity scores were significantly worse for nonaccidental traumas (NATs) (P < 0...
September 5, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874928/magnetic-resonance-imaging-utilization-in-an-emergency-department-observation-unit
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Yadiel Sánchez, Brian J Yun, Anand M Prabhakar, McKinley Glover, Benjamin A White, Theodore I Benzer, Ali S Raja
INTRODUCTION: Emergency department observation units (EDOUs) are a valuable alternative to inpatient admissions for ED patients needing extended care. However, while the use of advanced imaging is becoming more common in the ED, there are no studies characterizing the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations in the EDOU. METHODS: This institutional review board-approved, retrospective study was performed at a 999-bed quaternary care academic Level I adult and pediatric trauma center, with approximately 114,000 ED visits annually and a 32-bed adult EDOU...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844920/reappraisal-of-pediatric-diastatic-skull-fractures-in-the-3-dimensional-ct-era-clinical-characteristics-and-comparison-of-diagnostic-accuracy-of-simple-skull-x-ray-2-dimensional-ct-and-3-dimensional-ct
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Sook Young Sim, Hyun Gi Kim, Soo Han Yoon, Jong Wook Choi, Sung Min Cho
PURPOSE: Diastatic skull fractures (DSFs) in children are difficult to detect in skull x-rays before they develop into growing skull fractures, and therefore little information is available on this topic. However, recent advances in 3 dimensional CT (3DCT) imaging technology enable more accurate diagnoses of almost all forms of skull fractures. The present study was undertaken to document the clinical characteristics of DSFs in children and to determine whether 3DCT enhances diagnostic accuracy...
August 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774508/compliance-with-evidence-based-guidelines-for-computed-tomography-of-children-with-head-and-abdominal-trauma
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Ihab Halaweish, Jane Riebe-Rodgers, Amy Randall, Peter F Ehrlich
INTRODUCTION: Recently, two large prospective clinical trials developed and validated prediction rules for children at very low risk for clinically important traumatic brain injuries (ciTBI) or abdominal injury for whom CT is unnecessary. Specific criteria/guidelines were identified which if met would obviate the need for CT scanning. The purpose of this study was to assess compliance at a level one pediatric center with these guidelines as a tool for quality improvement. METHODS: Records of children admitted to our pediatric trauma center one year before and two years after publication of head (Kuppermann '09) and abdominal trauma (Holmes '13) CT imaging guidelines were reviewed...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755763/reliability-of-triage-nurses-and-emergency-physicians-for-the-interpretation-of-the-c-3po-rule-for-head-trauma-in-children
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Jocelyn Gravel, Serge Gouin, Annie Canuel, Benoît Mâsse
INTRODUCTION: The C-3PO rule has been validated for use by emergency physicians to identify young children at risk of skull fracture following head trauma. The use of the rule by triage nurses could improve patient flow in the emergency department. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the interobserver agreement of triage nurses and emergency physicians in the interpretation of the C-3PO rule in a pediatric emergency department. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study performed in a consecutive sample of children visiting a single emergency department...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735839/epidemiology-of-proximal-humeral-fractures-a-detailed-survey-of-711-patients-in-a-metropolitan-area
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Daniele Passaretti, Vittorio Candela, Pasquale Sessa, Stefano Gumina
BACKGROUND: Literature lacks data concerning several epidemiologic aspects of proximal humeral fractures (PHFs). METHODS: This retrospective study included 711 consecutive patients (209 men, 502 women) who sustained a PHF in the last 3 years. Participants were divided into 2 groups, adults and children. Data regarding age, sex, date, and fracture side were collected. According to the mechanism of injury, we arbitrarily distinguished 7 subgroups. PHFs were classified according to the head-greater-lesser-shaft (HGLS)-Hertel classification and to the Salter-Harris classification using x-ray and computed tomography imaging...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713667/absent-congenital-cervical-pedicle-nearly-misdiagnosed-as-a-facet-dislocation-a-case-report
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Scott Safir, Jonathan Rasouli, Jeremy Steinberger, Branko Skovrlj, Amish Doshi, Konstantinos Margetis, Saadi Ghatan
BACKGROUND: Cervical spinal injury encompasses up to 1.5% of all pediatric injuries. Children, and more specifically infants, are a difficult subset of patients to obtain neurological exam in the setting of trauma, thus necessitating the use of cervical X-rays, CT scans, and MRI imaging. CASE DESCRIPTION: A healthy, 15-month-old boy had an unwitnessed fall down a flight of stairs and received a CT scan of the head and cervical spine in the emergency department due to cephalohematoma and mechanism of injury...
September 2017: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692623/a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-traumatic-brain-injury-and-usage-of-protective-headgear-during-equestrian-activities
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Donna S Lemoine, Bradley J Tate, Jennifer A Lacombe, Theresa C Hood
Some of the more popular sporting activities for those living in rural areas include equestrian activities such as rodeo events and horseback riding. The lack of helmet use poses a concern for those who participate in these activities due to the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and ultimately having a negative effect on their future. A retrospective cohort study was conducted at a trauma center comparing the data on animal-riding patients and their use or lack of use of headgear and incidence of TBI...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684012/-high-blood-pressure-during-the-autonomic-crises-in-children-in-intensive-care-unit-etiologic-circumstances-and-modality-therapeutic
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D D Batouche, M Benatta, R Okbani, N F Benatta
The dysautonomic (DC) or neurovegetative crisis remains an imperfectly known entity; it associates in a paroxysmal manner a reaction of sympathetic hyperreactivity that can lead to the prognosis. Our objective is to specify the etiological circumstances (DC) and their modality of treatment in pediatric intensive care unit. MATERIALS-METHODS: Descriptive study on files of children admitted in the intensive care unit of 2010-2015 who presented a DC acquired during their hospitalization...
June 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674910/diagnostic-imaging-in-pediatric-thoracic-trauma
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Claudia Lucia Piccolo, Stefania Ianniello, Margherita Trinci, Michele Galluzzo, Michele Tonerini, Massimo Zeccolini, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Vittorio Miele
Thoracic trauma accounts for approximately 14% of blunt force traumatic deaths, second only to head injuries. Chest trauma can be blunt (90% of cases) or penetrating. In young patients, between 60 and 80% of chest injuries result from blunt trauma, with over half as a consequence of impact with motor vehicles, whereas in adolescents and adults, penetrating trauma has a statistically more prominent role. Pulmonary contusions and rib fractures are the most frequent injuries occurring. Chest X-ray is the first imaging modality of choice to identify patients presenting with life-threatening conditions (i...
July 4, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670770/are-drowned-donors-marginal-donors-a-single-pediatric-center-experience
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Kayla R Kumm, N Thao N Galván, Sarah Koohmaraie, Abbas Rana, Michael Kueht, Katherine Baugh, Liu Hao, Dor Yoeli, Ronald Cotton, Christine A O'Mahony, John A Goss
Drowning, a common cause of death in the pediatric population, is a potentially large donor pool for OLT. Anecdotally, transplant centers have deemed these organs high risk over concerns for infection and graft dysfunction. We theorized drowned donor liver allografts do not portend worse outcomes and therefore should not be excluded from the donation pool. We reviewed our single-center experience of pediatric OLTs between 1988 and 2015 and identified 33 drowned donor recipients. These OLTs were matched 1:2 to head trauma donor OLTs from our center...
September 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666559/epidemiology-of-benign-external-hydrocephalus-in-norway-a-population-based-study
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Ulrikke S Wiig, Sverre M Zahl, Arild Egge, Eirik Helseth, Knut Wester
BACKGROUND: Benign external hydrocephalus is defined as a rapidly increasing head circumference (occipitofrontal circumference) with characteristic radiological findings of increased subarachnoid cerebrospinal fluid spaces on neuroimaging. The incidence of benign external hydrocephalus has not been previously reported, and there is no available information on the ratio of benign external hydrocephalus in the population of hydrocephalic children. METHODS: This study is retrospective and population-based study, geographically covering two health regions in the southern half of Norway with a total mean population of 3...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665242/changes-in-use-of-cervical-spine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-pediatric-patients-with-nonaccidental-trauma
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Ahyuda Oh, Michael Sawvel, David Heaner, Amina Bhatia, Andrew Reisner, R Shane Tubbs, Joshua J Chern
OBJECTIVE Past studies have suggested correlations between abusive head trauma and concurrent cervical spine (c-spine) injury. Accordingly, c-spine MRI (cMRI) has been increasingly used in radiographic assessments. This study aimed to determine trends in cMRI use and treatment, and outcomes related to c-spine injury in children with nonaccidental trauma (NAT). METHODS A total of 503 patients with NAT who were treated between 2009 and 2014 at a single pediatric health care system were identified from a prospectively maintained database...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609181/effect-of-the-earned-income-tax-credit-on-hospital-admissions-for-pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-1995-2013
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Joanne Klevens, Brian Schmidt, Feijun Luo, Likang Xu, Katie A Ports, Rosalyn D Lee
OBJECTIVES: Policies that increase household income, such as the earned income tax credit (EITC), have shown reductions on risk factors for child maltreatment (ie, poverty, maternal stress, depression), but evidence is lacking on whether the EITC actually reduces child maltreatment. We examined whether states' EITCs are associated with state rates of hospital admissions for abusive head trauma among children aged <2 years. METHODS: We conducted difference-in-difference analyses (ie, pre- and postdifferences in intervention vs control groups) of annual rates of states' hospital admissions attributed to abusive head trauma among children aged <2 years (ie, using aggregate data)...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607820/incidental-choroid-plexus-papilloma-in-a-child-a-difficult-decision
#18
Avra S Laarakker, Jonathan Nakhla, Andrew Kobets, Rick Abbott
BACKGROUND: Choroid plexus tumors (CPT) in the pediatric population are usually discovered in symptomatic patients often with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure, with hydrocephalus as the most common presentation, along with seizures, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or focal neurological deficit. Most CPTs are found to be benign choroid plexus papillomas (CPP), whereas a small number are intermediate and malignant choroid plexus carcinomas (CPC). Total surgical resection is the established definitive treatment for symptomatic CPP...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605024/a-unique-type-of-birth-trauma-mistaken-for-abuse
#19
Carolyn V Isaac, Jered B Cornelison, Rudolph J Castellani, Joyce L deJong
Pediatric abusive head trauma is a challenging subject across many disciplines. Of particular importance is the identification of mimics of abuse, so cause and manner of death can be properly assigned. We present the case of suspected child abuse involving an infant who presented unresponsive to the hospital with hypoglycemia, hypothermia, and bilateral parietal fractures. An autopsy revealed fractures associated with organizing scalp hemorrhage and gross leptomeningeal congestion and hemorrhage. The fractures were circular with external displacement, rounded margins, and subperiosteal new bone formation indicative of healing...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574318/pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-and-stroke
#20
Nickalus R Khan, Brittany D Fraser, Vincent Nguyen, Kenneth Moore, Scott Boop, Brandy N Vaughn, Paul Klimo
OBJECTIVE Despite established risk factors, abusive head trauma (AHT) continues to plague our communities. Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), depicted as areas of hypodensity on CT scans or diffusion restriction on MR images, is a well-known consequence of AHT, but its etiology remains elusive. The authors hypothesize that a CVA, in isolation or in conjunction with other intracranial injuries, compounds the severity of a child's injury, which in turn leads to greater health care utilization, including surgical services, and an increased risk of death...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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