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D O Vagner, K M Krylov, V G Verbitsky, I V Shlyk
AIM: To reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with advanced burns by developing a prophylactic algorithm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study consisted of retrospective group of 488 patients with thermal burns grade II-III over 20% of body surface area and prospective group of 135 patients with a similar thermal trauma. Standard clinical and laboratory examination was applied. Instrumental survey included fibrogastroduodenoscopy, endoscopic pH-metry and invasive volumetric monitoring (PICCO plus)...
2018: Khirurgiia
D'Andrea K Joseph, Daniel Daman, Rae Lynne Kinler, Karyl Burns, Lenworth Jacobs
The aim of this study was to describe the management of severe blunt renal injuries at a Level I trauma hospital. Data were collected through a record review of patients admitted from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2011. These data were compiled as part of our hospital's participation in the Nonoperative Management of Grade IV and V Blunt Renal Injuries: A Research Consortium of New England Centers for Trauma Study. Thirty-six patients with severe blunt renal injuries were identified. Twenty-nine (80.6%) underwent nonoperative management (NOM) for their injuries...
March 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Darnell J Brown, Kuo Jung G Lu, Kristina Chang, Jennifer Levin, John T Schulz, Jeremy Goverman
Background: Morel-Lavallee lesions (MLLs) are rare internal degloving injuries typically caused by blunt traumatic injuries and most commonly occur around the hips and in association with pelvic or acetabular fractures. MLL is often overlooked in the setting of poly-trauma; therefore, clinicians must maintain a high degree of suspicion and be familiar with the management of such injuries, especially in obese poly-trauma patients. Case presentation: We present a 30-year-old female pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle who sustained multiple long bone fractures, a mesenteric hematoma, and full-thickness abdominal skin friction burn which masked a significant underlying abdominal MLL...
2018: Burns and Trauma
Jeremy W Cannon, Lucas P Neff, Heather F Pidcoke, James K Aden, Philip C Spinella, Michael A Johnson, Andrew P Cap, Matthew A Borgman
BACKGROUND: Hemostatic resuscitation principles have significantly changed adult trauma resuscitation over the past decade. Practice patterns in pediatric resuscitation likely have changed as well; however, this evolution has not been quantified. We evaluated pediatric resuscitation practices over time within a combat trauma system. METHODS: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was queried from 2001-2013 for pediatric patients (<18 years). Patients with burns, drowning, and missing injury severity score (ISS) were excluded...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Jenelle H Badulak, Michael Schurr, Angela Sauaia, Anna Ivashchenko, Erik Peltz
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies demonstrate that burn patients are undergoing unnecessary intubations. We sought to determine the clinical criteria that predict intubations with benefit. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of intubated adults admitted to our center with thermal burns 2008-2013. Criteria for intubation were defined as traditional criteria (suspected smoke inhalation, oropharynx soot, hoarseness, dysphagia, singed facial hair, oral edema, oral burn, non-full thickness facial burns), or ABA criteria as defined by the 2011 ABA guidelines (full thickness facial burns, stridor, respiratory distress, swelling on laryngoscopy, upper airway trauma, altered mentation, hypoxia/hypercarbia, hemodynamic instability)...
March 13, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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Tetanus is an acute specific infection caused by obligate anaerobes, which is still a serious public health problem. Tetanus bacterium is an obligate anaerobic bacterium, widely distributed in nature, which can exist in dust, soil, human or animal excrement. The bacteria invade the body primarily through the skin or mucosal wounds, and most commonly in trauma and burn patients, unclean newborns, and unsafe surgical instruments. Exotoxin produced by tetanus bacteria can cause temporary changes in the central nervous system, manifested as systemic skeletal muscle persistence and paroxysmal spasm, severe cases of laryngospasm, asphyxia, lung infections and organ failure, which is a very serious and potentially fatal disease...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Anne-Claire Pierrefeu-Lagrange, Karine Mari, Caroline Hoss, Breda Cullen, Lorraine Nisbet
INTRODUCTION: Dressings are a mainstay for wound management; however, dressing adherence to the wound or periwound area can cause pain and trauma at removal. Dressing-related trauma includes skin reactions, adherence to the wound, and skin stripping. The development of atraumatic wound contact layer dressings has been a major advancement in reducing trauma. OBJECTIVE: This study compares the benefits of a cellulose acetate mesh (CAM) coated with soft silicone versus a flexible polyamide net (FPN) coated with soft silicone...
January 26, 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Tarek M Elbanoby, Serag M Zidan, Amr M Elbatawy, Gaber M Aly, Khallad Sholkamy
Background: A variety of island flaps can be based on the superficial temporal artery with variable tissue composition. They can be used for defect reconstruction, cavity resurfacing, facial hair restoration, or contracture release. Methods: Seventy-two patients underwent facial reconstruction using a superficial temporal artery island flap from October 2010 to October 2014. The defects had various etiologies, including trauma, burns, tumors, exposed hardware, and congenital causes...
March 5, 2018: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Mohammad-Reza Mahmoudian-Sani, Fatemeh Rafeei, Razieh Amini, Massoud Saidijam
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells that have the potential of proliferation, high self-renewal, and the potential of multilineage differentiation. The differentiation potential of the MSCs in vivo and in vitro has caused these cells to be regarded as potentially appropriate tools for wound healing. After the burn, trauma or removal of the tumor of wide wounds is developed. Although standard treatment for skin wounds is primary healing or skin grafting, they are not always practical mainly because of limited autologous skin grafting...
March 4, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Shelley Wiechman, Michael A Hoyt, David R Patterson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the importance of preburn adjustment, injury related variables and selection of coping style on various outcome measures using a biopsychosocial model. DESIGN: Longitudinal. SETTING: Outpatient burn clinics. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 231 burn survivors participated in this study as part of a larger burn model system study of 645 patients with major burn injuries. INTERVENTIONS: N/A/...
March 1, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ho Jun Lee, Yong Ju Jang
Hypertrophic scars and keloids are fibroproliferative disorders that may arise after any deep cutaneous injury caused by trauma, burns, surgery, etc. Hypertrophic scars and keloids are cosmetically problematic, and in combination with functional problems such as contractures and subjective symptoms including pruritus, these significantly affect patients' quality of life. There have been many studies on hypertrophic scars and keloids; but the mechanisms underlying scar formation have not yet been well established, and prophylactic and treatment strategies remain unsatisfactory...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Olav B Nielssen, William Stone, Naidene M Jones, Sarah Challis, Amelia Nielssen, Gordon Elliott, Nicholas Burns, Astrid Rogoz, Lucy E Cooper, Matthew M Large
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of people attending mental health clinics at shelters for the homeless in inner city Sydney. DESIGN: Retrospective review of medical records of homeless hostel clinic attenders. SETTING: Mental health clinics located in three inner city homeless hostels. PARTICIPANTS: Consecutive series of clinic attenders, 21 July 2008 - 31 December 2016. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographic characteristics; social, medical and mental health histories of homeless people...
March 5, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
Stephanie A Mason, Avery B Nathens, James P Byrne, Christina Diong, Robert A Fowler, Paul J Karanicolas, Rahim Moineddin, Marc G Jeschke
OBJECTIVE: To estimate long-term mortality following major burn injury compared with matched controls. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: The effect of sustaining a major burn injury on long-term life expectancy is poorly understood. METHODS: Using health administrative data, all adults who survived to discharge after major burn injury between 2003 and 2013 were matched to between 1 and 5 uninjured controls on age, sex, and the extent of both physical and psychological comorbidity...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Richard A F Clark, Justine Fenner, Arielle Sasson, Steve A McClain, Adam J Singer, Marcia G Tonnesen
Other than radiation, caustic strong alkali insults, and massive over-reactive inflammation (pyoderma gangrenosum), injury progression after trauma is usually secondary to ischemia from decreased blood vessel perfusion. Impeded blood flow contributes to injury progression in a variety of disorders including venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, diabetic ulcers, flap and graft necrosis, sickle cell disease, cryoglobulinemia and other vasculopathies, vasculitis, post-myocardial infarction, and post stroke. The cause of impeded blood flow in these disorders/diseases is well known...
February 25, 2018: Experimental Dermatology
Amina El Ayadi, Anesh Prasai, Ye Wang, David N Herndon, Celeste C Finnerty
Burn trauma elevates catecholamines for up to 2 years and causes hypertrophic scarring. Propranolol, a non-specific ß1, ß2 adrenergic receptor (AR) inverse agonist, counters the hypermetabolic response to elevated catecholamines and may decrease hypertrophic scarring by an unknown mechanism. We investigated the effect of burn injury on ß1-, ß2-, and ß3-ARs expression, trafficking, and degradation in human dermal fibroblasts from hypertrophic scar [HSF], non-scar fibroblasts [NSFs], and normal fibroblasts [NFs]...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Katie Wiggins-Dohlvik, Binu Tharakan
The management of burn patients is an extremely complex and clinically challenging for patient care. Aside from the increasing reports of burn injury and morbidity and mortality directly related to it, the pathobiology of burn trauma is not clearly understood. The rat model of burn trauma described here is currently used in research laboratories to study various aspects of burn injury, including vascular dysfunctions. This model demonstrates the infliction of thermal injury in Sprague-Dawley rats using a well-established boiled water approach...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Denis Ehrl, Paul I Heidekrueger, Milomir Ninkovic, P Niclas Broer
OBJECTIVE: Burns represent a special form of severe trauma. Due to long hospitalization, rehabilitation, and extensive scar treatment, severe burn injuries rank among the most expensive traumatic injuries regarding associated health care costs. The presented single-burn-center experiences evaluated the effects of primary versus secondary burn intensive care unit (BICU) admissions on outcomes in severely burned patients. METHODS: Within 30 months, 186 patients were admitted to the BICU...
February 17, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Mark W Kroll, Mollie B Ritter, Eric A Kennedy, Nora K Silverman, Roman Shinder, Michael A Brave, Howard E Williams
PURPOSE: While generally reducing morbidity and mortality, electrical weapons have risks associated with their usage, including burn injuries and trauma associated with uncontrolled fall impacts. However, the prevalence of significant eye injury has not been investigated. METHODS: We searched for incidents of penetrating eye injury from TASER® conducted electrical weapon (CEW) probes via open source media, litigation filings, and a survey of CEW law-enforcement master instructors...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Bretislav Lipovy, Iva Kocmanova, Jakub Holoubek, Marketa Hanslianova, Matej Bezdicek, Hana Rihova, Ivan Suchanek, Pavel Brychta
Patients with critical thermal trauma belong to one of the most high-risk groups for development of infectious complications. Fungal infections are not among frequent complications during therapy of patients with thermal trauma, yet their incidence dramatically aggravates the prognosis for patients with this disorder. In the case report, we present the case of a young man with a critical burn, where Westerdykella dispersa was isolated. Identification of the pathogen was provided with a combination of cultivation and molecular biological confirmation...
February 17, 2018: Folia Microbiologica
Rachel Kornhaber, Charmaine Childs, Michelle Cleary
BACKGROUND: A significant burn can severely impact the lives of survivors and their carers. This systematic review sought to incorporate the experiences of guilt, blame and shame across the lifespan for burn survivors, their families as well as the experiences of the parents of burned children. METHODS: A systematic review of qualitative studies on the experiences and perspectives of guilt, blame and shame by those affected by burn trauma across the lifespan. The databases, Pubmed, Scopus, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsychINFO were systematically searched...
February 14, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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