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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542027/retrospective-population-based-study-of-emergency-medical-services-attended-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-in-children-in-belgium
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Sophie Vandeplassche, Patrick van de Voorde
OBJECTIVE: This study presents an analysis of clinical data of the circumstances and outcome of paediatric (0-16 years) out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (p-OHCA) in Belgium. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of a prospective population-based registration of physician-attended [mobile emergency group (MUG)] emergency medical services (EMS) interventions of p-OHCA in Belgium between 2010 and 2012. RESULTS: We identified 365 OHCA in 18 295 paediatric MUG interventions (2%)...
May 24, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541860/thoracic-trauma-in-the-oldest-of-the-old-an-analysis-of-the-nationwide-inpatient-sample
#2
Caleb J Mentzer, Nathaniel J Walsh, Asif Talukder, Zachary Klaassen, Ryan Leibrandt, Colville H Ferdinand, Keith F O'Malley
Thoracic trauma (TT) has the second highest mortality rate in the geriatric population. These injuries cause significant morbidity in elderly patients. Little has been done to describe the demographics and mortality of specific injuries in these patients. ICD-9 codes corresponding with thoracic trauma for patients aged >80 years were extracted from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database from 2000 to 2010. Characteristics including gender, race, Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), length of stay (LOS), and in-hospital mortality (IHM) were analyzed...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538646/defining-the-ge-junction-in-trauma-epidemiology-and-management-of-a-challenging-injury
#3
Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, James M Bardes, Daniel OʼBrien, Lydia Lam, Elizabeth Benjamin, Daniel Grabo, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the gastroesophageal (GE) junction are infrequently encountered because of the high mortality of associated injuries. Consequently, there is a paucity of literature on the patient demographics and treatment options. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology, surgical management, and outcomes of these rare injuries. METHODS: Patients presenting to LAC+USC Medical Center (01/2008-08/2016) with traumatic esophageal or gastric injury (ICD-9 and -10 codes) were extracted from the trauma registry...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538629/outcomes-following-traumatic-injury-in-patients-with-preexisting-psychiatric-illness
#4
Erika Falsgraf, Kenji Inaba, Amory de Roulet, Megan Johnson, Elizabeth Benjamin, Lydia Lam, Kazuhide Matsushima, Aaron Strumwasser, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Patients with psychiatric illness have been shown to experience higher rates of traumatic injury. Injury patterns, treatment decisions, and outcomes have not been well characterized in patients with psychiatric illness after injury, in particular those who undergo acute surgical intervention. The purpose of this analysis was to determine mortality, complications, and surgical intervention rates in patients with psychiatric illness following traumatic injury. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of trauma patients ≥18 years old admitted to LAC+USC Medical Center between January 2008 and March 2015...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538626/the-capacity-of-icd-10-cm-pcs-to-characterize-surgical-care
#5
Garth H Utter, Kevin M Schuster, Preston R Miller, Nathan T Mowery, Suresh K Agarwal, Robert J Winchell, Marie L Crandall
The International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition, Clinical Modification and Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-CM/PCS) have been in effect since October 1, 2015 and offer much greater capacity than previous classifications to characterize the nature and treatment of surgical conditions. However, the diagnosis codes of ICD-10-CM are unevenly specific across the spectrum of surgical conditions and currently do not adequately allow description of important distinctions in disease severity for many common surgical conditions...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538576/the-effects-of-motorcycle-helmet-legislation-on-craniomaxillofacial-injuries
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Nicholas S Adams, Patrick A Newbury, Mitchell G Eichhorn, Alan T Davis, Robert J Mann, John W Polley, John A Girotto
BACKGROUND: Motorcycle helmet legislation has been a contentious topic for over a half-century. Benefits of helmet use in motorcycle trauma patients are well documented. In 2012, Michigan repealed its universal motorcycle helmet law in favor of a partial helmet law. The authors describe the early clinical effects on facial injuries throughout Michigan. METHODS: Retrospective data from the Michigan Trauma Quality Improvement Program trauma database were evaluated...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537212/accuracy-and-coverage-of-diagnosis-and-procedural-coding-of-severely-injured-patients-in-the-finnish-hospital-discharge-register-comparison-to-patient-files-and-the-helsinki-trauma-registry
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M Heinänen, T Brinck, L Handolin, V M Mattila, T Söderlund
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The Finnish Hospital Discharge Register data are frequently used for research purposes. The Finnish Hospital Discharge Register has shown excellent validity in single injuries or disease groups, but no studies have assessed patients with multiple trauma diagnoses. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy and coverage of the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register but at the same time validate the data of the trauma registry of the Helsinki University Hospital's Trauma Unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed the accuracy and coverage of the Finnish Hospital Discharge Register data by comparing them to the original patient files and trauma registry files from the trauma registry of the Helsinki University Hospital's Trauma Unit...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536736/is-the-association-between-hip-fractures-and-seasonality-modified-by-influenza-vaccination-an-ecological-study
#8
M Fraenkel, M Yitshak-Sade, L Beacher, M Carmeli, M Mandelboim, E Siris, V Novack
Osteoporotic hip fractures in 4344 patients were more common during winter. Lower temperatures were associated with higher rates of fracture only in those not vaccinated for influenza. Influenza outbreaks increased the risk of hip fractures. Further studies are needed to assess whether influenza vaccination can prevent hip fractures. INTRODUCTION: Winter seasonality of osteoporotic hip fracture incidence has been demonstrated, yet the explanation for the association is lacking. We hypothesize that the seasonality of osteoporotic hip fracture can be explained by an association between hip fractures and seasonal influenza outbreaks...
May 23, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528722/outcomes-after-motor-vehicle-trauma-transfers-to-level-i-trauma-centers-compared-with-direct-admissions
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Aleksandr Rozenberg, Timothy Danish, Viktor Y Dombrovskiy, Todd R Vogel
BACKGROUND: The multilevel designation system given to U.S. trauma centers has proven useful in providing injury-level-appropriate care and guiding field triage. Despite the system, patients are often transferred to Level I trauma centers for higher-level care/specialized services. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess whether there is a difference in outcomes of patients transferred to Level I centers compared with direct admissions. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was queried to identify patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification E-codes...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511233/-diagnostic-imaging-in-cases-of-acute-scrotum
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Natalie Ring, Gundula Staatz
Acute scrotum is one of the most common urologic emergencies in children and adolescents. This condition involves acute testicular pain, which is often accompanied by scrotal swelling and erythema. It is most important to distinguish between cases that require immediate surgery and those that can be treated conservatively. As patient history and physical findings may not always be unequivocal, ultrasound with Colour-Coded Doppler Sonography is the imaging modality of choice for further evaluation. Testicular torsion and other differential diagnoses such as epididymitis, appendiceal torsion, intratesticular haematoma after trauma, or complicated inguinal hernia have to be considered...
May 16, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506081/epidemiological-characteristics-of-chinese-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-inpatients
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Yunming Li, Fuqin Chen, Junran Zhang, Gang Li, Xiaoguang Yang, Qiang Lu, Xun Xia, Xinyan Zhang, Jun Qiu, Junpeng Zhang, Jihong Zhou, Yongqin Kuang, Jianwen Gu
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiological characteristics of paediatric inpatients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in China. RESEARCH DESIGN: The Chinese Trauma Database (CTD), a nationwide register system based on hospital admission data, contains diagnosis and treatment information for trauma inpatients in over 200 military-managed public-service hospitals in China. Using the ICD-9 coding, the data for children with TBI aged 0-17 years between 2001 and 2007 were retrieved...
May 16, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504809/effect-of-lymphedema-treatment-for-management-of-acute-pilon-fractures
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John M Whatley, James A Lalonde, Craig C Greene, Kevin B Riche, Danielle M Tatum
Pilon fractures are high-energy injuries that often result in considerable edema and compromise of the soft tissue envelope of the ankle. These injuries are typically staged with an external fixator until the soft tissue is amenable for definitive fixation. This study was conducted to determine the effects of lymphedema treatment for the management of pilon fractures. Patients who underwent open reduction and internal fixation of pilon fractures between 2007 and 2014 at the authors' level II trauma center were identified by Current Procedural Terminology codes indicative of placement of an external fixator (20690) and open reduction and internal fixation of a pilon fracture (27826, 27827, or 27828)...
May 15, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503366/is-trauma-memory-special-trauma-narrative-fragmentation-in-ptsd-effects-of-treatment-and-response
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Michele Bedard-Gilligan, Lori A Zoellner, Norah C Feeny
Seminal theories posit that fragmented trauma memories are critical to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; van der Kolk & Fisler, 1995; Brewin, 2014) and that elaboration of the trauma narrative is necessary for recovery (e.g., Foa, Huppert, & Cahill, 2006). According to fragmentation theories, trauma narrative changes, particularly for those receiving trauma-focused treatment, should accompany symptom reduction. Trauma and control narratives in 77 men and women with chronic PTSD were examined pre- and post-treatment, comparing prolonged exposure (PE) and sertraline...
March 2017: Clinical Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501121/validation-of-a-field-spinal-motion-restriction-protocol-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
#14
James M Tatum, Nicolas Melo, Ara Ko, Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Dorothy A Yim, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: Spinal motion restriction (SMR) after traumatic injury has been a mainstay of prehospital trauma care for more than 3 decades. Recent guidelines recommend a selective approach with cervical spine clearance in the field when criteria are met. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In January 2014, the Department of Health Services of the City of Los Angeles, California, implemented revised guidelines for cervical SMR after blunt mechanism trauma. Adult patients (aged ≥18 y) with an initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of ≥13 presented to a single level I trauma center after blunt mechanism trauma over the following 1-y period were retrospectively reviewed...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500085/the-most-common-vices-of-men-can-damage-fertility-and-the-health-of-the-next-generation
#15
Tod Fullston, Nicole O McPherson, Deirdre Zander-Fox, Michelle Lane
There is growing evidence from animal and human studies that demonstrate that acquired paternal traits can impair both a male's fertility and the health of his offspring, including advanced age, smoking, stress, trauma, under-nutrition, infection, toxin exposure, and obesity. Curiously, many of these factors manifest as impaired neurological, behavioural, and/or metabolic functioning in offspring. The underlying molecular mechanisms that respond to the paternal environment and act as vectors of intergenerational transmission are beginning to emerge...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499298/-cochlear-implant-state-of-the-art
#16
Thomas Lenarz
Cochlear implants are the treatment of choice for the auditory rehabilitation of patients with sensory deafness. They restore the missing function of inner hair cells by transforming the acoustic signal into electrical stimuli for activation of auditory nerve fibers. Due to the very fast technology development cochlear implants provide open-set speech understanding in the majority of patients including the use of the telephone. Children can achieve a near to normal speech and language development provided their deafness is detected early after onset and implantation is performed quickly thereafter...
April 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486323/the-trauma-time-out-evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-protocol-based-information-dissemination-in-the-traumatically-injured-patient
#17
Heather R Nolan, Michael Fitzgerald, Brett Howard, Joey Jarrard, Danny Vaughn
Procedural time-outs are widely accepted safety standards that are protocolized in nearly all hospital systems. The trauma time-out, however, has been largely unstudied in the existing literature and does not have a standard protocol outlined by any of the major trauma surgery organizations. The goal of this study was to evaluate our institution's use of the trauma time-out and assess how trauma team members viewed its effectiveness. A multiple-answer survey was sent to trauma team members at a Level I trauma center...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483166/risk-factors-for-nonelective-30-day-readmission-in-pediatric-assault-victims
#18
Jessica L Buicko, Joshua Parreco, Brent A Willobee, Amy E Wagenaar, Juan E Sola
PURPOSE: Hospital readmission in trauma patients is associated with significant morbidity and increased healthcare costs. There is limited published data on early hospital readmission in pediatric trauma patients. As presently in healthcare outcomes and readmissions rates are increasingly used as hospital quality indicators, it is paramount to recognize risk factors for readmission. We sought to identify national readmission rates in pediatric assault victims and identify the most common readmission diagnoses among these patients...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480184/trauma-surgery-without-proper-compensation-under-the-current-korean-national-health-insurance-system
#19
Kyoungwon Jung, Yunjung Heo, John Cook-Jong Lee, Mijin Lee, Suni Son, Hee Suk Park, Joo-Ok Kim, Jeong Hee Lee
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the situations and problems of the current health insurance fees for trauma surgeries. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records and billing data from trauma surgeries performed in the hospital from August 2012 to July 2014. The name and number of surgeries were investigated and the code and number of operations prescribed by surgeons were compared with the number of cases actually billed to insurance. In addition, the results returned by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Services (HIRA) after deduction were investigated and compared to verify the insurance review findings...
May 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474251/hip-fractures-in-young-adults-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study-of-characteristics-injury-mechanism-risk-factors-complications-and-follow-up
#20
Michael T Wang, Sarah H Yao, Phillip Wong, Anne Trinh, Peter R Ebeling, Ton Tran, Frances Milat, Nora Mutalima
This study characterises risk factors, complications and follow-up of minimal trauma hip fractures in young adults, adding to limited information examining the management framework. This group have severe systemic disease and significant risk of post-operative complications and subsequent fractures. Improved medical referral pathways enable management of osteoporosis and comorbid diseases. AIMS: There is a paucity of literature examining minimal trauma hip fractures in young adults, despite extensive management guidelines for older patients...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
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