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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108319/how-the-changes-in-the-system-affect-trauma-care-provision-the-assessment-of-and-implications-for-lithuanian-trauma-service-performance-in-2007-2012
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Žilvinas Dambrauskas, Vytautas Aukštakalnis, Aurika Karbonskienė, Dmitrijus Kačiurinas, Jolanta Vokietienė, Robertas Lapka, Algimantas Pamerneckas, Narūnas Porvaneckas, Kęstutis Stašaitis, Nedas Jasinskas, Paulius Dobožinskas, Dinas Vaitkaitis, Raimundas Lunevičius
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and assess the effects of changes in the Lithuanian trauma service from 2007 to 2012. We postulate that the implications derived from this study will be of importance to trauma policy planners and makers in Lithuania and throughout other countries of Eastern and Central Europe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Out of 10,390 trauma admissions to four trauma centers in 2007, 294 patients (2.8%) were randomly selected for the first arm of a representative study sample...
January 6, 2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103959/validation-of-a-case-definition-for-pediatric-brain-injury-using-administrative-data
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Jane McChesney-Corbeil, Karen Barlow, Hude Quan, Guanmin Chen, Samuel Wiebe, Nathalie Jette
BACKGROUND: Health administrative data are a common population-based data source for traumatic brain injury (TBI) surveillance and research; however, before using these data for surveillance, it is important to develop a validated case definition. The objective of this study was to identify the optimal International Classification of Disease , edition 10 (ICD-10), case definition to ascertain children with TBI in emergency room (ER) or hospital administrative data. We tested multiple case definitions...
January 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087118/open-lower-limb-fractures-in-major-trauma-centers-a-loss-leader
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Elizabeth K Tissingh, Arman Memarzadeh, Joseph Queally, Peter Hull
PURPOSE: Open lower limb fractures are resource intensive injuries. Regardless of the financing model, the cost of treatment is an important consideration for any healthcare provider. METHODS: Open lower limb fractures treated at our centre were identified over a six-month period. Isolated open femur or tibia fractures were included as well as cases with multiple fractures. Direct inpatient care costs were calculated and income was reviewed for each case according to 'Healthcare Resource Group' (HRG) cost codes...
December 28, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074563/a-time-and-motion-study-of-screening-brief-intervention-and-referral-to-treatment-implementation-in-health-care-settings
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Alexander J Cowell, William N Dowd, Justin Landwehr, Carolina Barbosa, Jeremy W Bray
AIMS: Screening and brief intervention for harmful substance use in medical settings is being promoted heavily in the United States. To justify service provision fiscally, the field needs accurate estimates of the number and type of staff required to provide services, and thus the time taken to perform activities used to deliver services. This study analyzed the time spent in activities for the component services of the substance misuse Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program implemented in emergency departments, in-patient units and ambulatory clinics...
February 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073490/mapping-pediatric-injuries-to-target-prevention-education-and-outreach
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Camille L Stewart, Shannon N Acker, Laura Pyle, Dwayne S Smith, Denis D Bensard, Steven L Moulton
BACKGROUND: Initiatives exist to prevent pediatric injuries, but targeting these interventions to specific populations is challenging. We hypothesized that mapping pediatric injuries by zip code could be used to identify regions requiring more interventions and resources. METHODS: We queried the trauma registries of two level I trauma centers for children 0-17years of age injured between 2009 and 2013 with home zip codes in our state. Maps were created to identify outlier zip codes...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072893/a-pediatric-application-of-the-strac-regional-hospital-trauma-registry-database-pediatric-trauma-deaths-in-south-central-texas-during-2004-2013
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Michelle Buehner, Jay Aden, Mathew Borgman, Preston Love, Brandi Wright, Mary Edwards
The purpose of this study was to define the demographics of pediatric traumatic injuries and to understand the predictive value of injury type, prehospital, and emergency department (ED) data regarding the mortality of pediatric trauma patients (<14 years of age) in South Central Texas. We report a retrospective review of pediatric trauma patients presenting to Trauma Service Area P in South Central Texas during 2004-2013. The primary outcome was mortality; secondary outcomes were ventilator days, hospital days, and intensive care unit stay...
January 1, 2017: Texas Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061976/neuroendocrine-underpinnings-of-increased-risk-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-women
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M A Briscione, V Michopoulos, T Jovanovic, S D Norrholm
Women are particularly vulnerable to the effects of psychological trauma and the development of trauma-, stressor-, and anxiety-related mental illnesses such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the current chapter, we examine the female hormonal systems that interact with psychobiological stress response systems to elicit maladaptive behavior and mental disease states in traumatized female populations. In addition, we provide a contemporary translational example of a stress vulnerability genomic profile (coding for pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide) that may underlie the specific susceptibilities observed in women...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060201/epidemiology-of-comorbid-conditions-among-adults-50-years-and-older-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Raj G Kumar, Shannon B Juengst, Zhensheng Wang, Kristen Dams-OʼConnor, Sureyya S Dikmen, Therese M OʼNeil-Pirozzi, Marie N Dahdah, Flora M Hammond, Elizabeth R Felix, Patricia M Arenth, Amy K Wagner
OBJECTIVES: Aging individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience multiple comorbidities that can affect recovery from injury. The objective of this study was to describe the most commonly co-occurring comorbid conditions among adults 50 years and older with TBI. SETTING: Level I Trauma centers. PARTICIPANTS: Adults 50 years and older with moderate/severe TBI enrolled in the TBI-Model Systems (TBI-MS) from 2007 to 2014 (n = 2134)...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033134/validating-the-use-of-icd-9-code-mapping-to-generate-injury-severity-scores
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Ross J Fleischman, N Clay Mann, Mengtao Dai, James F Holmes, N Ewen Wang, Jason Haukoos, Renee Y Hsia, Thomas Rea, Craig D Newgard
The Injury Severity Score (ISS) is a measure of injury severity widely used for research and quality assurance in trauma. Calculation of ISS requires chart abstraction, so it is often unavailable for patients cared for in nontrauma centers. Whether ISS can be accurately calculated from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes remains unclear. Our objective was to compare ISS derived from ICD-9 codes with those coded by trauma registrars. This was a retrospective study of patients entered into 9 U...
January 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032058/epidemiology-of-geriatric-trauma-in-an-urban-kazakhstani-setting
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Aidos S Tlemissov, Marzhan A Dauletyarova, Tolkyn A Bulegenov, Tolebay K Rakhypbekov, Andrej M Grjibovski
BACKGROUND: External causes of death are still among the main causes of death in the countries of the former Soviet Union. We studied epidemiology of injuries among elderly in a typical Kazakhstani city. METHODS: Data on all injuries among individuals aged 60 yr or older in the city of Semey (former Semipalatinsk) from 2010 to 2012 was collected from medical files. We present absolute numbers and incidence rates for the main ICD-codes in Chapters XIX and XX of ICD-10 by gender, ethnic background and place where the injury occurred...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030504/hospitals-with-higher-volumes-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients-achieve-lower-mortality-rates-a-case-for-establishing-designated-centers-for-emergency-general-surgery
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Gerald O Ogola, Adil Haider, Shahid Shafi
BACKGROUND: Higher volume has been associated with lower mortality for several surgical diseases. It is not known if this relationship exists in the management of Emergency General Surgery (EGS). Our hypothesis was that EGS patients treated at hospitals with higher EGS volume experienced lower mortality rates than those treated at low-volume hospitals. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 2010 National Inpatient Sample data, maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research as a representative national sample of inpatients...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030491/severe-injuries-associated-with-skiing-and-snowboarding-a-national-trauma-data-bank-study
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Amory de Roulet, Kenji Inaba, Aaron Strumwasser, Konstantinos Chouliaras, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Injuries following skiing and snowboarding accidents lead to an estimated 7,000 hospital admissions annually and present a significant burden to the health care system. The epidemiology, injury patterns, hospital resource utilization, and outcomes associated with these severe injuries need further characterization. METHODS: The National Trauma Data Bank was queried for the period 2007-2014 for admissions with injury severity score (ISS) >15 and ICD-9 codes 885...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007971/paediatric-emergency-department-based-carbon-monoxide-detector-intervention-a-randomised-trial
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Lara B McKenzie, Kristin J Roberts, Roxanne M Kaercher, Christy L Collins, R Dawn Comstock, Soledad Fernandez, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul, Marcel J Casavant, Leslie Mihalov
BACKGROUND: Although non-fire-related carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is almost entirely preventable, over 400 people die and 20 000 people are injured each year in the USA from unintentional CO poisoning. Thus, there is a critical need for evidence-based interventions for preventing CO poisoning and increasing the proper use and installation of CO detectors. METHODS: A randomised, controlled trial (Project CODE, a Carbon Monoxide Detector Education intervention) with 2-week and 6-month follow-up home observations was conducted in 299 parents of children aged ≤18 years recruited in the emergency department of a level 1 paediatric trauma centre...
December 22, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000125/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-early-seizure-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-analysis-from-national-trauma-data-bank
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Shahram Majidi, Yamane Makke, Amr Ewida, Bahareh Sianati, Adnan I Qureshi, Mohamad Z Koubeissi
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a well-known risk factor for seizures. We aimed to identify the frequency and risk factors for seizure occurrence during hospitalization for TBI. METHODS: We used ICD-9-CM codes to identify patients 18 years of age or older from the National Trauma Data Bank who were admitted with TBI. We also used ICD-9-CM codes to identify the subset who had seizures during hospitalization. Patient demographics, comorbidities, Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, Injury Severity Score Abbreviated Injury Scale (ISSAIS), in-hospital complications, and discharge disposition were compared in the seizure group (SG) and no-seizure group (NSG)...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998633/limitations-in-prehospital-communication-between-trauma-helicopter-ambulance-services-and-dispatch-centers
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Annelieke Maria Karien Harmsen, Georgios Giannakopoulos, Gaby Franschman, Herman Christiaans, Frank Bloemers
BACKGROUND: Prehospital communication with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is carried out in hectic situations. Proper communication among all medical personal is required to enhance collaboration, to provide the best care and enable shared situational awareness. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article was to give insight into current Dutch prehospital emergency care communication among all EMS and evaluate the usage of a new physician staffed helicopter EMS (P-HEMS) cancellation model...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993357/amputation-not-a-failure-for-severe-lower-extremity-combat-injury
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Thijs T C F van Dongen, Eelco P Huizinga, Loes G M de Kruijff, Arie C van der Krans, Jochem M Hoogendoorn, Luke P H Leenen, Rigo Hoencamp
INTRODUCTION: The use of improvised explosive devices is a frequent method of insurgents to inflict harm on deployed military personnel. Consequently, lower extremity injuries make up the majority of combat related trauma. The wounding pattern of an explosion is not often encountered in a civilian population and can lead to substantial disability. It is therefore important to study the impact of these lower extremity injuries and their treatment (limb salvage versus amputation) on functional outcome and quality of life...
December 10, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976494/clinical-factors-and-expenditures-associated-with-icd-9-cm-coded-trauma-for-the-us-population-a-nationally-representative-study
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Clara E Dismuke, Kinfe G Bishu, Samir Fakhry, Rebekah J Walker, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of information on annual healthcare expenditures both per person and for the US population associated with trauma, as identified by ICD-9-CM codes. METHODS: This paper employed a two part model to estimate the unadjusted and adjusted annual per individual expenditures and population burden of trauma exposure for the US population, using a nationally representative survey of medical care expenditures. In addition, we estimated a logit model to examine the demographic and comorbidity factors associated with the likelihood of experiencing trauma...
December 15, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966239/evaluation-of-clinical-coding-data-to-determine-causes-of-critical-bleeding-in-patients-receiving-massive-transfusion-a-bi-national-multicentre-cross-sectional-study
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Z K McQuilten, A J Zatta, N Andrianopoulos, N Aoki, L Stevenson, K G Badami, R Bird, M F Cole-Sinclair, C Hurn, P A Cameron, J P Isbister, L E Phillips, E M Wood
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of routinely collected data to determine the cause(s) of critical bleeding in patients who receive massive transfusion (MT). BACKGROUND: Routinely collected data are increasingly being used to describe and evaluate transfusion practice. MATERIALS/METHODS: Chart reviews were undertaken on 10 randomly selected MT patients at 48 hospitals across Australia and New Zealand to determine the cause(s) of critical bleeding...
December 13, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936411/a-network-analysis-of-dsm-5-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-and-correlates-in-u-s-military-veterans
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Cherie Armour, Eiko I Fried, Marie K Deserno, Jack Tsai, Robert H Pietrzak
OBJECTIVE: Recent developments in psychometrics enable the application of network models to analyze psychological disorders, such as PTSD. Instead of understanding symptoms as indicators of an underlying common cause, this approach suggests symptoms co-occur in syndromes due to causal interactions. The current study has two goals: (1) examine the network structure among the 20 DSM-5 PTSD symptoms, and (2) incorporate clinically relevant variables to the network to investigate whether PTSD symptoms exhibit differential relationships with suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, physical functioning/quality of life (QoL), mental functioning/QoL, age, and sex...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920244/are-the-registry-data-reliable-an-audit-of-a-regional-trauma-registry-in-the-netherlands
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E E Horton, P Krijnen, H M Molenaar, I B Schipper
OBJECTIVE: Data in trauma registries need to be reliable when used for evaluation of injury management, trauma protocols and hospital statistics. The aim of this audit was to analyse the reliability of the data in the Trauma Centre West Netherlands (TCWN) region. DESIGN: Routinely registered trauma patients from all nine hospitals in the TCWN region were re-registered by a registrar for analysis. SETTING: Nine hospitals in the TCWN region in the Netherlands...
December 4, 2016: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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