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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921731/inter-observer-agreement-in-pediatric-cervical-spine-injury-assessment-between-prehospital-and-emergency-department-providers
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Lorin R Browne, Hamilton Schwartz, Fahd A Ahmad, Michael Wallendorf, Nathan Kuppermann, E Brooke Lerner, Julie C Leonard
BACKGROUND: Investigators have derived cervical spine injury (CSI) decision support tools from physician observations. There is a need to demonstrate that prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) providers can use these tools to appropriately determine the need for spinal motion restrictions and make field disposition decisions. OBJECTIVE: To determine the inter-observer agreement between EMS and emergency department (ED) providers for CSI risk assessment variables and overall gestalt for CSI in children after blunt trauma...
September 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920524/remotely-supported-prehospital-ultrasound-a-feasibility-study-of-real-time-image-transmission-and-expert-guidance-to-aid-diagnosis-in-remote-and-rural-communities
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Leila Eadie, John Mulhern, Luke Regan, Alasdair Mort, Helen Shannon, Ashish Macaden, Philip Wilson
Introduction Our aim is to expedite prehospital assessment of remote and rural patients using remotely-supported ultrasound and satellite/cellular communications. In this paradigm, paramedics are remotely-supported ultrasound operators, guided by hospital-based specialists, to record images before receiving diagnostic advice. Technology can support users in areas with little access to medical imaging and suboptimal communications coverage by connecting to multiple cellular networks and/or satellites to stream live ultrasound and audio-video...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920070/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-acute-traumatic-coagulopathy-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hojjat Derakhshanfar, Ali Vafaei, Ali Tabatabaey, Shamila Noori
INTRODUCTION: Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) is defined as having evidence of coagulopathy in patients with severe trauma. The aim of this preliminary study was to assess the prevalence and associated factors of ATC in severely traumatic patients presenting to emergency department (ED). METHODS: In this retrospective cross sectional study, all patients with severe traumatic injury and available coagulation profile, presenting to the EDs of two major trauma centers in Tehran, Iran, during one year, were studied...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920036/hematoma-block-versus-general-anesthesia-in-distal-radius-fractures-in-patients-over-60-years-in-trauma-emergency
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Ali Tabrizi, Fardin Mirza Tolouei, Ebrahim Hassani, Hassan Taleb, Asghar Elmi
BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures are among common fractures in the elderly. Regarding the age, background diseases, and possible risks, analgesia method is of great importance in this group. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare two analgesia methods including hematoma block and general anesthesia in people over 60 years in the orthopedic emergency department. METHODS: 68 elderly patients referring to the emergency department of a medical teaching center were selected based on the inclusion criteria for a non-randomized clinical trial...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919342/mothers-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-their-young-children-s-development
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Jing Sun, Falguni Patel, Ruth Rose-Jacobs, Deborah A Frank, Maureen M Black, Mariana Chilton
INTRODUCTION: This study examined how mothers' Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) relate to their children's developmental risk and assessed how the association is mediated through mothers' depressive symptoms and fair/poor health. METHODS: Mothers of children aged between 4 months and 4 years were recruited from the emergency department of a children's hospital between March 2012 and June 2015 and interviewed about ACEs, mothers' depressive symptoms and health status, and children's developmental risk (screened via Parents' Evaluations of Developmental Status [PEDS])...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918344/accesses-for-alcohol-intoxication-to-the-emergency-department-and-the-risk-of-re-hospitalization-an-observational-retrospective-study
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Maurizio Baldassarre, Fabio Caputo, Raimondo Maria Pavarin, Matteo Massimo Bossi, Maria Elena Bonavita, Paolo Caraceni, Alice Grignaschi, Mimosa Balloni, Mario Cavazza, Mauro Bernardi, Marco Domenicali
BACKGROUND: Alcohol use disorders (AUD) are a frequent cause of admission to emergency departments (EDs) for acute alcohol intoxication (AAI). Patients with AUD present a higher risk of readmission to EDs for AAI than the general population, however, the distinction between sporadic AAI and AAI in the context of AUD in the ED setting is difficult. AIMS: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of patients admitted to EDs because of AAI and to identify factors associated with repeated admissions in order to develop a risk stratification system for patients with AUD based on objective data that can be easily applied in an ED setting...
September 1, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916325/what-is-the-incidence-of-implant-malpositioning-and-revision-surgery-after-orbital-repair
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Fabian Schlittler, Andre Schmidli, Franca Wagner, Chantal Michel, Matthias Mottini, Olivier Lieger
PURPOSE: Postoperative radiographic examinations are the gold standard in maxillofacial surgery, except in orbital reconstruction. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to estimate the frequency of implant malposition and revision operation after orbital repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a level I trauma center at the University Hospital in Bern, Switzerland. To assess the incidence of malpositioning, a qualitative analysis of postoperative computed tomography scans, as well as comparative volumetric measurements of the orbits, was conducted...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915155/social-support-and-pain-outcomes-after-trauma-exposure-among-older-adults-a-multicenter-longitudinal-study
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Natalie L Richmond, Michelle L Meyer, Allison G Hollowell, Erin E Isenberg, Robert M Domeier, Robert A Swor, Phyllis L Hendry, David A Peak, Niels K Rathlev, Jeffrey S Jones, David C Lee, Christopher W Jones, Timothy F Platts-Mills
OBJECTIVES: Certain forms of social support have been shown to improve pain coping behaviors and pain outcomes in older adults with chronic pain, but little is known about the effect of social support on pain outcomes in older adults following trauma exposure. METHODS: We analyzed data from a prospective longitudinal study of adults aged 65 years and older presenting to an emergency department (ED) after a motor vehicle collision (MVC) to characterize the relationship between perceived social support and MVC-related pain after trauma overall and by subgroups based on gender, depressive symptoms, and marital status...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913856/multiplate-and-teg-platelet-mapping-in-a-population-of-severely-injured-trauma-patients
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M J George, J Burchfield, B MacFarlane, Y-W W Wang, J C Cardenas, N J White, B S Gill, C E Wade
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to compare thromboelastography platelet mapping (TEG PM) with impedance aggregometry (Multiplate, MP) in a single trauma population and relate their results clinically. BACKGROUND: Platelet function as measured by thromboelastography and impedance aggregometry demonstrates significant reductions that persist for days following traumatic injury. However, no study compares these devices and the correlation between them is not known...
September 15, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913762/the-role-of-computed-tomography-ct-in-predicting-diplopia-in-orbital-blowout-fractures-bofs
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Michaela Cellina, Chiara Floridi, Marta Panzeri, Oliva Giancarlo
PURPOSE: The management of orbital blowout fractures (BOFs) is controversial: the evaluation of diplopia is the most important criterion for planning whether to undertake surgery. Our aim was to determine CT findings that may suggest the presence of diplopia when patients with BOFs cannot be adequately examined to plan an orbital repair. METHOD AND MATERIALS: We retrospectively evaluated CT of all patients presented to our Emergency Department for blunt craniofacial trauma (N = 3334) from January 2014 to March 2016, selecting patients with CT-demonstrated BOFs...
September 14, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913711/emergency-neurological-life-support-resuscitation-following-cardiac-arrest
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Jonathan Elmer, Kees H Polderman
Cardiac arrest is the most common cause of death in North America. An organized bundle of neurocritical care interventions can improve chances of survival and neurological recovery in patients who are successfully resuscitated from cardiac arrest. Therefore, resuscitation following cardiac arrest was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. Key aspects of successful early post-arrest management include: prevention of secondary brain injury; identification of treatable causes of arrest in need of emergent intervention; and, delayed neurological prognostication...
September 14, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913001/methamphetamine-use-and-emergency-department-utilization-20-years-later
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John R Richards, Sheiva Hamidi, Connor D Grant, Colin G Wang, Nabil Tabish, Samuel D Turnipseed, Robert W Derlet
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (MAP) users present to the emergency department (ED) for myriad reasons, including trauma, chest pain, and psychosis. The purpose of this study is to determine how their prevalence, demographics, and resource utilization have changed. METHODS: Retrospective review of MAP patients over 3 months in 2016. Demographics, mode of arrival, presenting complaints, disposition, and concomitant cocaine/ethanol use were compared to a 1996 study at the same ED...
2017: Journal of Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912964/is-the-south-african-triage-scale-valid-for-use-in-afghanistan-haiti-and-sierra-leone
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Mohammed Dalwai, Pola Valles, Michele Twomey, Yvonne Nzomukunda, Prince Jonjo, Manoj Sasikumar, Masood Nasim, Abdul Razaaq, Olivia Gayraud, Pierre Ronald Jecrois, Lee Wallis, Katie Tayler-Smith
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of the South African Triage Scale (SATS) in four Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported emergency departments (ED, two trauma-only sites, one mixed site (both medical and trauma cases) and one paediatric-only site) in Afghanistan, Haiti and Sierra Leone. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study conducted between June 2013 and June 2014. Validity was assessed by comparing patients' SATS ratings with their final ED outcome (ie, hospital admission, death or discharge)...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910472/a-descriptive-analysis-of-occupational-fatalities-due-to-felonious-assault-among-u-s-law-enforcement-officers-during-tactical-incidents-1996-2014
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Moriah S Thompson, Tyler M Hartman, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about occupational fatalities among tactical officers. A greater understanding of such injuries is needed to improve officer safety. The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive analysis of line-of-duty deaths secondary to felonious assault during tactical incidents. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed of open-source de-identified Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) data inclusive of the years 1996-2014...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910212/feasibility-of-paramedic-performed-prehospital-lung-ultrasound-in-medical-patients-with-respiratory-distress
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Torben K Becker, Christian Martin-Gill, Clifton W Callaway, Francis X Guyette, Christopher Schott
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital ultrasound is not yet widely implemented. Most studies report on convenience samples and trauma patients, often by prehospital physicians or critical care clinicians. We assessed the feasibility of paramedic performed prehospital lung ultrasound in medical patients with respiratory distress. METHODS: Paramedics at 2 ambulance stations in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA underwent a 2-hour training session in prehospital lung ultrasound using the SonoSite iViz, a handheld ultrasound device...
September 14, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906397/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-east-china
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Haishen Kong, Fei Yu, Weili Zhang, Xuefen Li
Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a potentially life-threatening disease affecting many parts of the world, especially Asia. In this study, we explored the clinical and microbiological characteristics of PLA in Chinese patients.A 5-year (2010-2014) retrospective review of medical records on all PLA patients who were admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital was performed.Among 217 PLA cases who were confirmed cultural positive, Klebsiella pneumonia (K pneumonia) was the most common pathogen (n = 165, 76.0%), followed by Escherichia coli (n = 21, 9...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905989/assessment-of-futility-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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P Setälä, S Hoppu, I Virkkunen, A Yli-Hankala, A Kämäräinen
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to evaluate the impact of futile resuscitation attempts to the outcome calculations of attempted resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Defined as partial resuscitations, we focused on a subgroup of patients in whom cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated, but further efforts were soon abandoned due to evidence of futility. METHODS: We conducted this study using the Utstein template during a 12-month study period...
September 14, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905356/impact-of-shoulder-dystocia-stratified-by-type-of-manoeuvre-on-severe-neonatal-outcome-and-maternal-morbidity
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Flurina Michelotti, Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Shoulder dystocia is an uncommon and unpredictable obstetric emergency. It is associated with significant neonatal, maternal and medico-legal consequences. AIM: To ascertain the impact shoulder dystocia has on severe neonatal and maternal outcomes specific to the type of manoeuvre. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 48 021 term singleton vaginal deliveries the Mater Mothers' Hospital in Brisbane between 2007 and 2015...
September 14, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904732/-type-iii-monteggia-lesion-a-rare-association-about-a-case
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Mohamed Amine Oukhouya, Hind Abou El Jaoud, Saad Andaloussi, Hicham Abdellaoui, Karima Atarraf, Lamia Chater, My Abderrahman Afifi
Type III Monteggia lesion is very rare, usually occurring within a context of violent trauma and often going unnoticed. We report the case of a 11-year old boy presenting to the Emergency Department with blunt trauma of the upper limb. The radiological evaluation showed olecranon fracture and radial epiphyseal separation associated with dislocation of the radial head. The patient underwent orthopedic treatment with good outcome after a mean follow-up of 3 months.
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903969/healing-journey-a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-healing-experiences-of-americans-suffering-from-trauma-and-illness
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John Glenn Scott, Sara L Warber, Paul Dieppe, David Jones, Kurt C Stange
OBJECTIVES: To elucidate pathways to healing for people having suffered injury to the integrity of their function as a human being. METHODS: A team of physician-analysts conducted thematic analyses of in-depth interviews of 23 patients who experienced healing, as identified by six primary care physicians purposefully selected as exemplary healers. RESULTS: People in the sample experienced healing journeys that spanned a spectrum from overcoming unspeakable trauma and then becoming healers themselves to everyday heroes functioning well despite ongoing serious health challenges...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Open
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