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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427480/lessons-from-a-large-trauma-center-impact-of-blunt-chest-trauma-in-polytrauma-patients-still-a-relevant-problem
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REVIEW
Konstantina Chrysou, Gabriel Halat, Beatrix Hoksch, Ralph A Schmid, Gregor J Kocher
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is the third most common cause of death after abdominal injury and head trauma in polytrauma patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate epidemiological data, treatment and outcome of polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma in order to help improve management, prevent complications and decrease polytrauma patients' mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective study we included all polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma admitted to our tertiary care center emergency department for a 2-year period, from June 2012 until May 2014...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424138/comparative-analysis-of-the-paravertebral-analgesic-pump-catheter-with-the-epidural-catheter-in-elderly-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Brian S Shapiro, Tarik Wasfie, Mathew Chadwick, Kimberly R Barber, Raquel Yapchai
Presently, trauma guidelines recommend epidural analgesia as the optimal modality of pain relief from rib fractures. They are not ideally suited for elderly trauma patients and have disadvantages including bleeding risk. The paravertebral analgesic pump (PVP) eliminates such disadvantages and includes ease of placement in the trauma setting. This study compares pain control in patients treated by EPI versus PVP. This is a retrospective, historical cohort study comparing two methods of pain management in the trauma setting...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420038/retrospective-evaluation-of-coyote-attacks-in-dogs-154-cases-1997-2012
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Virginia M Frauenthal, Philip Bergman, Robert J Murtaugh
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and outcome of known attacks in client-owned dogs caused by the common coyote, Canis latrans. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Private referral hospital. ANIMALS: One hundred fifty-four client-owned dogs known to be attacked by coyotes. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Records from a private referral hospital from May 1997 through December 2012 were reviewed...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387164/rectus-abdominis-motor-nerves-as-donor-option-for-free-functional-muscle-transfer-a-cadaver-study-and-case-series
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Aaron B Mull, Michael C Nicoson, Amy M Moore, Dan A Hunter, Thomas H Tung
BACKGROUND: Current management of brachial plexus injuries includes nerve grafts and nerve transfers. However, in cases of late presentation or pan plexus injuries, free functional muscle transfers are an option to restore function. The purpose of our study was to describe and evaluate the rectus abdominis motor nerves histomorphologically and functionally as a donor nerve option for free functional muscle transfer for the reconstruction of brachial plexus injuries. METHODS: High intercostal, rectus abdominis, thoracodorsal, and medial pectoral nerves were harvested for histomorphometric analysis from 4 cadavers from levels T3-8...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363365/chest-wall-trauma
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REVIEW
Sarah Majercik, Fredric M Pieracci
Chest wall trauma is common, and contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality of trauma patients. Early identification of major chest wall and concomitant intrathoracic injuries is critical. Generalized management of multiple rib fractures and flail chest consists of adequate pain control (including locoregional modalities); management of pulmonary dysfunction by invasive and noninvasive means; and, in some cases, surgical fixation. Multiple studies have shown that patients with flail chest have substantial benefit (decreased ventilator and intensive care unit days, improved pulmonary function, and improved long-term functional outcome) when they undergo surgery compared with nonoperative management...
May 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291768/case-report-of-serratus-plane-catheter-for-pain-management-in-a-patient-with-multiple-rib-fractures-and-an-inferior-scapular-fracture
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Peter Fu, Paul D Weyker, Christopher A J Webb
We placed a superficial serratus anterior plane catheter in an elderly woman with dementia and elevated clotting times who presented with multiple rib fractures after a mechanical fall. She was not a surgical candidate, and treatment consisted of conservative management with physical therapy and pain control. She was not a candidate for a patient-controlled analgesia regimen because of her dementia. Given her elevated international normalized ratio, thoracic epidural and paravertebral analgesia was also contraindicated...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246564/false-positive-findings-on-i-131-wbs-and-spect-ct-in-patients-with-history-of-thyroid-cancer-case-series
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Zeina C Hannoush, Juan D Palacios, Russ A Kuker, Sabina Casula
Introduction. Although whole body scan (WBS) with I-131 is a highly sensitive tool for detecting normal thyroid tissue and metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), it is not specific. Additional information, provided by single photon emission computed tomography combined with X-ray computed tomography (SPECT/CT) and by the serum thyroglobulin level, is extremely useful for the interpretation of findings. Case Presentation. We report four cases of false positive WBS in patients with DTC: ovarian uptake corresponding to an endometrioma, scrotal uptake due to a spermatocele, rib-cage uptake due to an old fracture, and hepatic and renal uptake secondary to a granuloma and simple cyst, respectively...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242408/a-rare-entity-traumatic-thoracic-aortic-injury-in-a-patient-with-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery
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Hiten Mohanbhai Patel, Shubhabrata Banerjee, Shahzad Bulsara, Tapish Sahu, Virender K Sheorain, Tarun Grover, Rajiv Parakh
BACKGROUND: Aberrant right subclavian artery is an uncommon entity incidence ranging from 0.5-2.5%. Management of thoracic aortic injury in the presence of such anomalies can be a challenge. We present here a case of traumatic aortic injury which was incidentally found to have an asymptomatic aberrant right subclavian artery. The patient was managed by an endovascular repair of thoracic aortic injury with an endograft and a right carotid to subclavian artery bypass as a hybrid procedure...
February 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241883/the-number-of-displaced-rib-fractures-is-more-predictive-for-complications-in-chest-trauma-patients
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Chih-Ying Chien, Yu-Hsien Chen, Shih-Tsung Han, Gerald N Blaney, Ting-Shuo Huang, Kuan-Fu Chen
BACKGROUND: Traumatic rib fractures can cause chest complications that need further treatment and hospitalization. We hypothesized that an increase in the number of displaced rib fractures will be accompanied by an increase in chest complications. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the trauma registry between January 2013 and May 2015 in a teaching hospital in northeastern Taiwan. Patients admitted with chest trauma and rib fractures without concomitant severe brain, splenic, pelvic or liver injuries were included...
February 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186860/traumatic-rib-injury-patterns-imaging-pitfalls-complications-and-treatment
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Brett S Talbot, Christopher P Gange, Apeksha Chaturvedi, Nina Klionsky, Susan K Hobbs, Abhishek Chaturvedi
The ribs are frequently affected by blunt or penetrating injury to the thorax. In the emergency department setting, it is vital for the interpreting radiologist to not only identify the presence of rib injuries but also alert the clinician about organ-specific injury, specific traumatic patterns, and acute rib trauma complications that require emergent attention. Rib injuries can be separated into specific morphologic fracture patterns that include stress, buckle, nondisplaced, displaced, segmental, and pathologic fractures...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144607/clinical-utility-of-chest-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-rib-fractures-ct-chest-and-rib-fractures
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Brandon C Chapman, Douglas M Overbey, Feven Tesfalidet, Kristofer Schramm, Robert T Stovall, Andrew French, Jeffrey L Johnson, Clay C Burlew, Carlton Barnett, Ernest E Moore, Fredric M Pieracci
BACKGROUND: Chest CT is more sensitive than a chest X-ray (CXR) in diagnosing rib fractures; however, the clinical significance of these fractures remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the added diagnostic use of chest CT performed after CXR in patients with either known or suspected rib fractures secondary to blunt trauma. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of blunt trauma patients with rib fractures at a level I trauma center that had both a CXR and a CT chest...
December 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119351/are-first-rib-fractures-a-marker-for-other-life-threatening-injuries-in-patients-with-major-trauma-a-cohort-study-of-patients-on-the-uk-trauma-audit-and-research-network-database
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Ian Ayenga Sammy, Hridesh Chatha, Fiona Lecky, Omar Bouamra, Marisol Fragoso-Iñiguez, Abdo Sattout, Michael Hickey, John E Edwards
BACKGROUND: First rib fractures are considered indicators of increased morbidity and mortality in major trauma. However, this has not been definitively proven. With an increased use of CT and the potential increase in detection of first rib fractures, re-evaluation of these injuries as a marker for life-threatening injuries is warranted. METHODS: Patients sustaining rib fractures between January 2012 and December 2013 were investigated using data from the UK Trauma Audit and Research Network...
April 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100942/potential-benefits-of-rib-fracture-fixation-in-patients-with-flail-chest-and-multiple-non-flail-rib-fractures
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Meiguang Qiu, Zhanjun Shi, Jun Xiao, Xuming Zhang, Shishui Ling, Hao Ling
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential benefits of rib fracture fixation in patients with flail chest and multiple non-flail rib fractures versus conventional treatment modalities. A retrospective reviewed study compared 86 cases which received surgical treatment between June 2009 and May 2013 to 76 cases which received conservative treatment between January 2006 and May 2009. The patients were divided into the flail chest (n = 38) and multiple non-flail rib fracture groups (n = 124)...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030506/rib-fracture-fixation-in-the-65-years-and-older-population-a-paradigm-shift-in-management-strategy-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Michael T Fitzgerald, Dennis W Ashley, Hesham Abukhdeir, D Benjamin Christie
BACKGROUND: Rib fractures after chest wall trauma are a common injury; however, they carry a significant morbidity and mortality risk. The impact of rib fractures in the 65-year and older patient population has been well documented as have the mortality and pneumonia rates. We hypothesize that patients 65 years and older receiving rib plating (RP) have decreased mortality, complication rates, and an accelerated return to normal functional states when compared with controls. METHODS: With institutional review board approval, a retrospective review analyzed patients 65 years and older with rib fractures admitted from 2009 to 2015 receiving RP (RP group) (n = 23) compared to nonoperative, injury-matched controls admitted from 2003 to 2008 (NO group) (n = 50)...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030502/operative-fixation-of-rib-fractures-after-blunt-trauma-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
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George Kasotakis, Erik A Hasenboehler, Erik W Streib, Nimitt Patel, Mayur B Patel, Louis Alarcon, Patrick L Bosarge, Joseph Love, Elliott R Haut, John J Como
BACKGROUND: Rib fractures are identified in 10% of all injury victims and are associated with significant morbidity (33%) and mortality (12%). Significant progress has been made in the management of rib fractures over the past few decades, including operative reduction and internal fixation (rib ORIF); however, the subset of patients that would benefit most from this procedure remains ill-defined. The aim of this project was to develop evidence-based recommendations. METHODS: Population, intervention, comparison, and outcome (PICO) questions were formulated for patients with and without flail chest...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913383/traumatic-haemopneumothorax-and-whole-body-subcutaneous-emphysema-successful-use-of-a-small-bore-chest-drain
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Benjamin Hardy, Nicholas Sunderland, Mevan Perera, Kathryn Channing
A 56-year-old man presented having had two falls at home. He had a background of multiple sclerosis. After his second fall, during which he had fallen onto the toilet injuring his right chest, he was brought into the emergency department reporting pleuritic chest discomfort. Immediately evident was extensive swelling from his forehead to his thighs, which on palpation was found to be subcutaneous emphysema. A chest X-ray showed a large right-sided pneumothorax for which a chest drain was inserted. A CT revealed extensive surgical emphysema, pneumomediastinum, pneumoperitoneum and gas within the spinal canal...
December 2, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893505/rib-fracture-protocol-advancing-the-care-of-the-elderly-patient
#17
Susan Leininger
This article discusses unique factors associated with rib fractures in the elderly patient population and explains the process used in one facility to develop a revised protocol for the management of elderly patients with a rib fracture. The goals were to eliminate gaps in early trauma care management and employ a care routine that would improve outcomes for this vulnerable group of patients with fracture.
January 2017: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793168/physical-function-and-pain-after-surgical-or-conservative-management-of-multiple-rib-fractures-a-follow-up-study
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Monika Fagevik Olsén, Margareta Slobo, Lena Klarin, Eva-Corina Caragounis, David Pazooki, Hans Granhed
BACKGROUND: There is scarce knowledge of physical function and pain due to multiple rib fractures following trauma. The purpose of this follow-up was to assess respiratory and physical function, pain, range of movement and kinesiophobia in patients with multiple rib fractures who had undergone stabilizing surgery and compare with conservatively managed patients. METHODS: A consecutive series of 31 patients with multiple rib fractures who had undergone stabilizing surgery were assessed >1 year after the trauma concerning respiratory and physical function, pain, range of movement in the shoulders and thorax, shoulder function and kinesiophobia...
October 28, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779590/western-trauma-association-critical-decisions-in-trauma-management-of-rib-fractures
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Karen J Brasel, Ernest E Moore, Roxie A Albrecht, Marc deMoya, Martin Schreiber, Riyad Karmy-Jones, Susan Rowell, Nicholas Namias, Mitchell Cohen, David V Shatz, Walter L Biffl
This is a recommended management algorithm from the Western Trauma Association addressing the management of adult patients with rib fractures. Because there is a paucity of published prospective randomized clinical trials that have generated Class I data, these recommendations are based primarily on published observational studies and expert opinion of Western Trauma Association members. The algorithm and accompanying comments represent a safe and sensible approach that can be followed at most trauma centers...
January 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770081/thoracic-outlet-syndrome-in-a-volleyball-player-due-to-nonunion-of-the-first-rib-fracture
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Kathleen T Puttmann, Bhagwan Satiani, Patrick Vaccaro
Fracture of the first rib with ensuing callus formation is a rare cause of thoracic outlet syndrome. We report a case of a 17-year-old female volleyball player who presented with months of chronic arm pain. Radiographic imaging demonstrated nonunion fracture of the first rib. Physical therapy had been unsuccessful in relieving the pain, and surgical management was performed with resection of the first rib through a transaxillary approach with complete resolution of symptoms. Inflammation surrounding such fractures may destroy tissue planes, making dissection more technically difficult...
November 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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