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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234838/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-traumatic-head-injury-following-road-traffic-accidents-admitted-in-icu-analysis-of-694-cases
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Hedi Chelly, Mabrouk Bahloul, Rania Ammar, Ahmed Dhouib, Khaireddine Ben Mahfoudh, Mohamed Zaher Boudawara, Olfa Chakroun, Imen Chabchoub, Anis Chaari, Mounir Bouaziz
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to analyze the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) following Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs). Moreover, we aim to evaluate the outcome of the TBI victims referred to our medico-surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and to define predictive factors associated with poor prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective study over a 4-year period (2009 to 2012) of 694 patients with head injuries, incurred during road traffic accidents, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a university hospital (Sfax-Tunisia)...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229586/predictors-of-playing-augmented-reality-mobile-games-while-walking-based-on-the-theory-of-planned-behavior-web-based-survey
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Hyeseung Elizabeth Koh, Jeeyun Oh, Michael Mackert
BACKGROUND: There has been a sharp increase in the number of pedestrians injured while using a mobile phone, but little research has been conducted to explain how and why people use mobile devices while walking. Therefore, we conducted a survey study to explicate the motivations of mobile phone use while walking. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify the critical predictors of behavioral intention to play a popular mobile game, Pokemon Go, while walking, based on the theory of planned behavior (TPB)...
December 11, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227819/a-questionnaire-survey-on-road-rage-and-anger-provoking-situations-in-china
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Xiaolin Wu, Yan Wang, Zhongyi Peng, Qun Chen
This paper surveys the reactions of Chinese drivers when encountering anger-provoking situations, including traffic congestion, pedestrians crossing the street illegally, being flashed by the high beams of cars traveling in the opposite direction, aberrant overtaking by other cars and when the car ahead drives slowly. A questionnaire survey found that 69.4% of participants wait when encountering traffic congestion and that 71% of drivers tolerate pedestrians crossing the street illegally; moreover, 61.3% of drivers are "angry but tolerant" when encountering aberrant overtaking...
December 8, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227240/pre-drinking-and-the-temporal-gradient-of-intoxication-in-a-new-zealand-nightlife-environment
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Michael P Cameron, Matthew J Roskruge, Nic Droste, Peter G Miller
OBJECTIVE: We measured changes in the average level of intoxication over time in the nighttime economy and identified the factors associated with intoxication, including pre-drinking. METHOD: A random intercept sample of 320 pedestrians (105 women; 215 men) was interviewed and received breath alcohol analysis in the nighttime economy of Hamilton, New Zealand. Data were collected over a five-night period, between 7 P.M. and 2:30 A.M. Data were analyzed by plotting the moving average breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) over time and using linear regression models to identify the factors associated with BrAC...
January 2018: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223795/good-distractions-testing-the-effects-of-listening-to-an-audiobook-on-driving-performance-in-simple-and-complex-road-environments
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Robert J Nowosielski, Lana M Trick, Ryan Toxopeus
Distracted driving (driving while performing a secondary task) causes many collisions. Most research on distracted driving has focused on operating a cell-phone, but distracted driving can include eating while driving, conversing with passengers or listening to music or audiobooks. Although the research has focused on the deleterious effects of distraction, there may be situations where distraction improves driving performance. Fatigue and boredom are also associated with collision risk and it is possible that secondary tasks can help alleviate the effects of fatigue and boredom...
December 7, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223081/dispersion-of-traffic-derived-air-pollutants-into-urban-parks
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Yang Xing, Peter Brimblecombe
Scarce land resources in dense cities means that small urban parks are important as a leisure and amenity resource for the urban population. However, streets with heavily traffic often surround these fragmented parks and increase the potential user exposure to air pollutants from vehicles. The dispersion profiles of PM2.5 and black carbon from roadside into urban parks at pedestrian level, in Hong Kong, were measured using mobile high time resolution instruments. In the downwind direction, pollutant concentrations decreased rapidly from roadside and by some tens of metres reached relatively constant values...
December 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217925/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-among-pedestrian-back-loading-women-in-bench-maji-zone
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Andualem Henok
Background: It is common to see women carrying heavy loads on their back in developing countries including Ethiopia. This may have an effect on pelvic organ prolapse. The objective of this study was to determine prevalence and factors associated with pelvic organ prolapse among pedestrian back-loading women in Bench-MajiZone, 2016. Methods: The study was conducted in Bench-MajiZone, Southwest Ethiopia, from January to March 2016. Cross-sectional study design was employed...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216541/texting-while-walking-differently-alters-gait-patterns-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-and-healthy-individuals
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Massimiliano Pau, Federica Corona, Giuseppina Pilloni, Micaela Porta, Giancarlo Coghe, Eleonora Cocco
BACKGROUND: In recent times, increasing safety concerns have been associated with the use of mobile phones by pedestrians. In particular, texting has been shown to significantly alter gait patterns. However, no specific investigations have been performed on people with Multiple Sclerosis (pwMS), who are already characterized by gait dysfunctions caused by the disease. OBJECTIVE: To assess the existence of possible alterations in spatio-temporal parameters of gait in pwMS when simultaneously texting on a smartphone and walking...
December 2, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216384/evaluating-smartphone-based-virtual-reality-to-improve-chinese-schoolchildren-s-pedestrian-safety-a-nonrandomized-trial
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David C Schwebel, Yue Wu, Peng Li, Joan Severson, Yefei He, Henry Xiang, Guoqing Hu
Objective: This nonrandomized trial evaluated whether classroom-based training in a smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) pedestrian environment (a) teaches schoolchildren to cross streets safely, and (b) increases their self-efficacy for street-crossing. Methods: Fifty-six children, aged 8-10 years, attending primary school in Changsha, China participated. Baseline pedestrian safety assessment occurred in the VR environment and through unobtrusive observation of a subsample crossing a street for 11 days outside school...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214468/effects-of-acute-alcohol-and-driving-complexity-in-older-and-younger-adults
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Julianne L Price, Ben Lewis, Jeff Boissoneault, Ian R Frazier, Sara Jo Nixon
RATIONALE: Our previous work demonstrated differential neurobehavioral effects of low-dose alcohol consumption on older and younger adults in a driving simulator. However, the ability to enhance or suppress a response in such context has yet to be examined. OBJECTIVES: The current study contrasted older and younger drivers' responses to specific stimuli (i.e., relevant, irrelevant) in scenarios of differing complexity following low-dose acute alcohol administration...
December 6, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214322/road-traffic-accidents-in-children-the-what-how-and-why
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Yue Yen Lee, Eric Fang, Yanyi Weng, Sashikumar Ganapathy
INTRODUCTION: Road traffic accidents (RTAs) in Singapore involving children were evaluated, with particular focus on the epidemiology, surrounding circumstances and outcomes of these accidents. Key factors associated with worse prognosis were identified. We proposed some measures that may be implemented to reduce the frequency and severity of such accidents. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of RTAs involving children aged 0-16 years who presented to the Children's Emergency at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, from January 2011 to June 2014...
December 7, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207537/a-robust-indoor-outdoor-navigation-filter-fusing-data-from-vision-and-magneto-inertial-measurement-unit
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David Caruso, Alexandre Eudes, Martial Sanfourche, David Vissière, Guy Le Besnerais
Visual-inertial Navigation Systems (VINS) are nowadays used for robotic or augmented reality applications. They aim to compute the motion of the robot or the pedestrian in an environment that is unknown and does not have specific localization infrastructure. Because of the low quality of inertial sensors that can be used reasonably for these two applications, state of the art VINS rely heavily on the visual information to correct at high frequency the drift of inertial sensors integration. These methods struggle when environment does not provide usable visual features, such than in low-light of texture-less areas...
December 4, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203029/modeling-pedestrian-gap-crossing-index-under-mixed-traffic-condition
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Mohamed M Naser, Adnan Zulkiple, Walid A Al Bargi, Nasradeen A Khalifa, Basil David Daniel
INTRODUCTION: There are a variety of challenges faced by pedestrians when they walk along and attempt to cross a road, as the most recorded accidents occur during this time. Pedestrians of all types, including both sexes with numerous aging groups, are always subjected to risk and are characterized as the most exposed road users. The increased demand for better traffic management strategies to reduce the risks at intersections, improve quality traffic management, traffic volume, and longer cycle time has further increased concerns over the past decade...
December 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203017/driver-behavior-analysis-for-right-turn-drivers-at-signalized-intersections-using-shrp-2-naturalistic-driving-study-data
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Jianqing Wu, Hao Xu
INTRODUCTION: Understanding driver behavior is important for traffic safety and operation, especially at intersections where different traffic movements conflict. While most driver-behavior studies are based on simulation, this paper documents the analysis of driver-behavior at signalized intersections with the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS) data. This study analyzes the different influencing factors on the operation (speed control) and observation of right-turn drivers. METHOD: A total of 300 NDS trips at six signalized intersections were used, including the NDS time-series sensor data, the forward videos and driver face videos...
December 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202322/accident-frequency-and-unrealistic-optimism-children-s-assessment-of-risk
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Mary Sissons Joshi, Morag Maclean, Claire Stevens
Accidental injury is a major cause of mortality and morbidity among children, warranting research on their risk perceptions. Three hundred and seven children aged 10-11 years assessed the frequency, danger and personal risk likelihood of 8 accidents. Two social-cognitive biases were manifested. The frequency of rare accidents (e.g. drowning) was overestimated, and the frequency of common accidents (e.g. bike accidents) underestimated; and the majority of children showed unrealistic optimism tending to see themselves as less likely to suffer these accidents in comparison to their peers, offering superior skills or parental control of the environment as an explanation...
December 1, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201843/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-bilateral-decompression-surgery-for-immediate-contralateral-hematoma-after-craniectomy-following-acute-subdural-hematoma
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Young Hwan Choi, Tea Kyoo Lim, Sang Gu Lee
Objective: Immediate contralateral epidural hematoma (EDH) and traumatic intracerebral hematoma (T-ICH) after craniectomy for traumatic subdural hematoma (SDH) are rare but devastating post-operative complications. Their clinical features and outcomes are not well studied. In this report, we present the clinical features and outcomes of immediate contralateral acute hematoma cases requiring a second operation. Methods: This study includes 10 cases of immediate contralateral EDH and T-ICH following bilateral craniectomy for the evacuation of traumatic SDH and contralateral hematoma between 2004 and 2015...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197691/cross-or-wait-pedestrian-decision-making-during-clearance-phase-at-signalized-intersections
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Xiangling Zhuang, Changxu Wu, Shu Ma
Pedestrians arriving at clearance phase (Flashing Don't Walk) face different levels of risk depending on behavioral choice afterwards. However, few studies have focused on the choices pedestrians make during this phase. This field study analyzed pedestrian choices after arrival, evaluated safety of the choices, and built a model to identify the predictors of pedestrian choices. It was found that pedestrians arriving during clearance phase made dynamic decisions based on the changing contexts. Specifically, the majority made the decision to "cross" as opposed to "wait" (85...
November 30, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192337/pediatric-emergency-department-visits-for-pedestrian-and-bicyclist-injuries-in-the-us
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Katherine Wheeler-Martin, Stephen J Mooney, David C Lee, Andrew Rundle, Charles DiMaggio
BACKGROUND: Despite reductions in youth pedestrian and bicyclist deaths over the past two decades, these injuries remain a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality for children and adolescents. There is a need for additional information on non-fatal pediatric pedestrian injuries and the role of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a leading cause of acquired disability. METHODS: Using a multi-year national sample of emergency department (ED) records, we estimated annual motorized-vehicle related pediatric pedestrian and bicyclist (i...
December 1, 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191968/contextualising-safety-in-numbers-a-longitudinal-investigation-into-change-in-cycling-safety-in-britain-1991-2001-and-2001-2011
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Rachel Aldred, Rahul Goel, James Woodcock, Anna Goodman
Introduction The 'Safety in Numbers' (SiN) phenomenon refers to a decline of injury risk per time or distance exposed as use of a mode increases. It has been demonstrated for cycling using cross-sectional data, but little evidence exists as to whether the effect applies longitudinally -that is, whether changes in cycling levels correlate with changes in per-cyclist injury risks.Methods This paper examines cross-sectional and longitudinal SiN effects in 202 local authorities in Britain, using commuting data from 1991, 2001 and 2011 censuses plus police -recorded data on 'killed and seriously injured' (KSI) road traffic injuries...
November 30, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190750/the-joint-effect-of-personality-traits-and-perceived-stress-on-pedestrian-behavior-in-a-chinese-sample
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Tingting Zheng, Weina Qu, Yan Ge, Xianghong Sun, Kan Zhang
While improper pedestrian behavior has become an important factor related to road traffic fatalities, especially in developing countries, the effects of personality traits and/or stress on pedestrian behavior have been rarely reported. The current study explored the joint effects of five personality traits (i.e., extraversion, openness, neuroticism, normlessness and altruism) and global perceived stress (measured with the Perceived Stress Scale-10) on pedestrian behavior (measured with the Pedestrian Behavior Scale) in 311 Chinese individuals...
2017: PloS One
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