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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137466/evaluation-of-extremity-injuries-presented-to-emergency-department
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Ali Karakus, Guven Kuvandik, Ezgi Atalay
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to review cases with firearms injury of extremities presented to our hospital. METHODS: After approval by Institutional Board, electronic database was retrospectively screened for firearms injury of extremities between 2012 and 2015. Overall, 600 cases with firearms injury of extremities were included in the study. Cases were assessed for demographic and clinical characteristics, Mangled extremity severity score (MESS), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), costs and outcomes...
October 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128127/a-crossbow-suicide
#2
Laura Panata, Massimo Lancia, Alessandra Persichini, Sergio Scalise Pantuso, Mauro Bacci
The crossbow is an ancient ranged weapon originally conceived for war and hunting. Although nowadays its use in warfare has been surpassed by firearms, it continues to be used in hunting, sports and recreation. The authors present the case of a 40-year-old man who suffered from severe depression. When his condition further deteriorated, doctors ordered a forced hospitalization but, just a few hours before the measure became effective, the man committed suicide using a crossbow. The autopsy and police investigation showed possession of the crossbow darts which the man used to shoot himself in the head...
October 18, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127770/the-burden-of-firearm-violence-in-the-united-states-stricter-laws-result-in-safer-states
#3
Faisal Jehan, Viraj Pandit, Terence O'Keeffe, Asad Azim, Arpana Jain, Saad A Tai, Andrew Tang, Muhammad Khan, Narong Kulvatunyou, Lynn Gries, Bellal Joseph
BACKGROUND: Increasing firearm violence has resulted in a strong drive for stricter firearm legislations. Aim of this study was to determine the relationship between firearm legislations and firearm-related injuries across states in the United States. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all patients with trauma related hospitalization using the 2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. Patients with firearm-related injury were identified using E-codes...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Injury & Violence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125665/firearms-and-suicide-finding-the-right-words
#4
Marian E Betz
As emergency physicians, we're used to asking patients about sensitive topics. We overcame discomfort by practicing questions like "Do you have sex with men, women or both?" until the words flowed smoothly. In lectures, I urge providers to counsel suicidal patients about firearm access, given that reducing lethal means access can save lives.(1,2) But early on, I didn't know how to talk about firearms without offending my patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 10, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118445/large-area-imaging-of-forensic-evidence-with-ma-xrf
#5
Kirsten Langstraat, Alwin Knijnenberg, Gerda Edelman, Linda van de Merwe, Annelies van Loon, Joris Dik, Arian van Asten
This study introduces the use of macroscopic X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) for the detection, classification and imaging of forensic traces over large object areas such as entire pieces of clothing and wall paneling. MA-XRF was sufficiently sensitive and selective to detect human biological traces like blood, semen, saliva, sweat and urine on fabric on the basis of Fe, Zn, K, Cl and Ca elemental signatures. With MA-XRF a new chemical contrast is introduced for human stain detection and this can provide a valuable alternative when the evidence item is challenging for conventional techniques...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116045/contemporary-noise-induced-hearing-loss-nihl-prevention
#6
Wiesław Sułkowski, Kalina Owczarek, Jurek Olszewski
Hearing impairment caused by noise, traditionally called - depending on the duration of exposure - acute or chronic acoustic trauma, includes, in addition to presbyacusis, the most common adult population of hearing impaired. In Poland - according to the report of the Central Statistical Office (GUS, 2011), the number of workers employed in NDN exceeded the noise level (85 dB) is about 200 thousand, the highest in the mining, metal and metal products production, textiles and wood production. According to the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of on June 30, 2009, on the list of occupational diseases (Journal of Laws No...
August 31, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109013/a-decompositional-analysis-of-firearm-related-mortality-in-the-united-states-2001-2012
#7
Russell Griffin, Joseph B Richardson, Jeffrey D Kerby, Gerald McGwin
Prior literature reporting increased rates of firearm-related homicide and suicide with increasing firearm availability is limited by only examining the availability of firearms, which is only one component of firearm-related mortality. The objective of the current study is to separate the rates into their respective components and determine which components contribute to mortality rate changes. To address the objective, nationally representative data from 2001 to 2012 was collected from a variety of publicly-available sources...
November 3, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098711/child-fatalities-in-dammam-a-call-for-child-fatality-reviews-in-arab-countries
#8
Dalia Mohammed Alsaif, Osama M Almadani, Salah Ali Almoghannam, Dina Hamdi, Maram A Al-Farayedhi, Magdy A Kharosha
Identifying children's risk exposure is the first step toward mortality prevention. This retrospective study determined the causes of child fatalities in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Death reports of children and adolescents from 1999 to 2015 (N = 157) were analyzed. Boys represented most cases (69%) and there were two age peaks (1-5 years and 16-18 years). Accidents (typically immersion) defined the main death circumstance (51%) followed by homicide (25%). Only 33% of cases underwent autopsy, and the most common cause of death was head injury (27%) followed by firearm injury...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080521/a-convergence-algorithm-for-correlation-of-breech-face-images-based-on-the-congruent-matching-cells-cmc-method
#9
Zhe Chen, John Song, Wei Chu, Johannes A Soons, Xuezeng Zhao
The Congruent Matching Cells (CMC) method was invented at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for accurate firearm evidence identification and error rate estimation. The CMC method is based on the principle of discretization. The toolmark image of the reference sample is divided into correlation cells. Each cell is registered to the cell-sized area of the compared image that has maximum surface topography similarity. For each resulting cell pair, one parameter quantifies the similarity of the cell surface topography and three parameters quantify the pattern congruency of the registration position and orientation...
September 8, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078268/handgun-waiting-periods-reduce-gun-deaths
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Michael Luca, Deepak Malhotra, Christopher Poliquin
Handgun waiting periods are laws that impose a delay between the initiation of a purchase and final acquisition of a firearm. We show that waiting periods, which create a "cooling off" period among buyers, significantly reduce the incidence of gun violence. We estimate the impact of waiting periods on gun deaths, exploiting all changes to state-level policies in the Unites States since 1970. We find that waiting periods reduce gun homicides by roughly 17%. We provide further support for the causal impact of waiting periods on homicides by exploiting a natural experiment resulting from a federal law in 1994 that imposed a temporary waiting period on a subset of states...
October 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078161/an-evaluation-of-the-discriminating-power-of-an-integrated-ballistics-identification-system-%C3%A2-heritage%C3%A2-system-with-the-nist-standard-cartridge-case-standard-reference-material-2461
#11
Keith B Morris, Eric F Law, Roger L Jefferys, Elizabeth C Dearth, Emily B Fabyanic
Through analysis and comparison of firing pin, breech face, and ejector impressions, where appropriate, firearm examiners may connect a cartridge case to a suspect firearm with a certain likelihood in a criminal investigation. When a firearm is not present, an examiner may use the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS(®)), an automated search and retrieval system coupled with the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN), a database of images showing the markings on fired cartridge cases and bullets from crime scenes along with test fired firearms...
October 14, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068861/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-tinnitus-and-tinnitus-related-handicap-in-a-college-aged-population
#12
Ishan Sunilkumar Bhatt
OBJECTIVE: Tinnitus is a common otological condition that affects almost 10% of US adults. Research suggests that college students are vulnerable to tinnitus and hearing loss as they are exposed to traumatic levels of noise on a regular basis. Tinnitus and its influence in daily living continue to be underappreciated in the college-aged population. Therefore, the objective for the present study was to analyze prevalence and associated risk factors of tinnitus and tinnitus-related handicap in a sample of college-aged students...
October 24, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067067/an-analysis-of-3105-medico-legal-cases-at-tertiary-care-hospital-rawalpindi
#13
Romana Malik, Iffat Atif, Farah Rashid, Maqbool Abbas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Medico legal cases are essential component of medical practice and comprise most important constituent of emergencies. The reporting of such cases is imperative to recognize theirsocioeconomic burden on any country. The present study was conducted to scrutinize different categories of medico legal cases and characteristics of the victims at casualty department oftertiary care hospital Rawalpindi. The objective of the study was to find out the frequency ofvarious categories of medico legal cases and major characteristics ofvictims at tertiary care hospital, Rawalpindi...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060971/-disease-burden-caused-by-violence-in-the-chinese-population-in-1990-and-2013
#14
L Yang, X Gao, Y Jin, P P Ye, Y L Er, X Deng, Y Wang, L L Duan
Objective: To analyze the disease burden of violence in the Chinese population, in 1990 and 2013. Methods: Indicators including mortality rate, years of life lost due to premature mortality (YLL), years lived with disability (YLD), and disability-adjusted of life years (DALY) related to violence, were extracted from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 and used to describe the burden of disease caused by violence in the Chinese population. Data related to corresponding parameters on disease burden of violence in 1990 and 2013 were described...
October 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059689/in-state-and-interstate-associations-between-gun-shows-and-firearm-deaths-and-injuries-a-quasi-experimental-study
#15
Ellicott C Matthay, Jessica Galin, Kara E Rudolph, Kriszta Farkas, Garen J Wintemute, Jennifer Ahern
Background: Gun shows are an important source of firearms, but no adequately powered studies have examined whether they are associated with increases in firearm injuries. Objective: To determine whether gun shows are associated with short-term increases in local firearm injuries and whether this association differs by the state in which the gun show is held. Design: Quasi-experimental. Setting: California. Participants: Persons in California within driving distance of gun shows...
October 24, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059686/firearm-injury-after-gun-shows-evidence-to-gauge-the-potential-impact-of-regulatory-interventions
#16
Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Frederick P Rivara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059684/public-opinion-about-the-relationship-between-firearm-availability-and-suicide-results-from-a-national-survey
#17
Andrew Conner, Deborah Azrael, Matthew Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 24, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052716/the-las-vegas-shootings-underscoring-key-features-of-the-firearm-epidemic
#18
James M Shultz, Siri Thoresen, Sandro Galea
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052714/firearm-related-injury-and-death-a-u-s-health-care-crisis-in-need-of-health-care-professionals
#19
Darren B Taichman, Howard Bauchner, Jeffrey M Drazen, Christine Laine, Larry Peiperl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049687/the-health-care-professional-s-pledge-protecting-our-patients-from-firearm-injury
#20
Christine Laine, Darren B Taichman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 17, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
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