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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150193/descriptive-epidemiology-of-traumatic-spinal-injury-in-japan
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Mahammad Abbas Tafida, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Enbo Ma, Taro Mizutani, Toshikazu Abe
BACKGROUND: Spine injury epidemiology in Japan has not been studied since the 1990s when its incidence was 39.4-40.2 per million and the major cause of injury was motor vehicle crashes. We elucidate the current epidemiological state of spinal injury and spinal injury patients in Japan for the clinicians and public health prevention programs. METHODS: Spine injury patients were retrospectively selected from the Japan Trauma Data Bank (JTDB) from 2004 to 2013 for all ages and all spinal injuries...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140152/trend-analysis-of-20-years-of-fim-road-racing-grand-prix-motorcycle-world-championship
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Emanuele D'Artibale, Maheswaran Rohan, John B Cronin
BACKGROUND/AIM: The technological advancements in motorcycle road racing have ensured the evolution of motorcycle performance, however, it is unknown whether these advancements have resulted in increased speed and therefore risk. To better understand the top level of this sport and inform future regulations, performance-related strategies and safety procedures, this study aims at: 1) analysing and describing how the performance characteristics of the top-class of the FIM Grand Prix motorcycle world championship have changed with time; and, 2) quantifying potential interactions between performance data (i...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135997/performances-of-the-piper-scalable-child-human-body-model-in-accident-reconstruction
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Chiara Giordano, Xiaogai Li, Svein Kleiven
Human body models (HBMs) have the potential to provide significant insights into the pediatric response to impact. This study describes a scalable/posable approach to perform child accident reconstructions using the Position and Personalize Advanced Human Body Models for Injury Prediction (PIPER) scalable child HBM of different ages and in different positions obtained by the PIPER tool. Overall, the PIPER scalable child HBM managed reasonably well to predict the injury severity and location of the children involved in real-life crash scenarios documented in the medical records...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133295/head-injury-mechanisms-in-fis-world-cup-alpine-and-freestyle-skiers-and-snowboarders
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Sophie Elspeth Steenstrup, Arnhild Bakken, Tone Bere, Declan Alexander Patton, Roald Bahr
INTRODUCTION: Head injuries represent a concern in skiing and snowboarding, with traumatic brain injuries being the most common cause of death. AIM: To describe the mechanisms of head and face injuries among World Cup alpine and freestyle skiers and snowboarders. METHODS: We performed a qualitative analysis of videos obtained of head and face injuries reported through the International Ski Federation Injury Surveillance System during 10 World Cup seasons (2006-2016)...
November 13, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131938/a-crash-course-in-calcium-channels
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Gerald W Zamponi
Much progress has been made in understanding the molecular physiology and pharmacology of calcium channels. Recently, there have been tremendous advances in learning about calcium channel structure and function through crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy studies. Here, I will give an overview of our knowledge about calcium channels, and highlight two recent studies that give important insights into calcium channel structure.
November 13, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131661/validation-of-essential-acoustic-parameters-for-highly-urgent-in-vehicle-collision-warnings
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Bridget A Lewis, Jesse L Eisert, Carryl L Baldwin
Objective The aim of this study was to validate the importance of key acoustic criteria for use as in-vehicle forward collision warning (FCW) systems. Background Despite recent advances in vehicle safety, automobile crashes remain one of the leading causes of death. As automation allows for more control of noncritical functions by the vehicle, the potential for disengagement and distraction from the driving task also increases. It is, therefore, as important as ever that in-vehicle safety-critical interfaces are intuitive and unambiguous, promoting effective collision avoidance responses upon first exposure even under divided-attention conditions...
November 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131053/an-experimental-study-to-measure-the-mechanical-properties-of-the-human-liver
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Alireza Karimi, Ahmad Shojaei
BACKGROUND: Since the liver is one of the most important organs of the body that can be injured during trauma, that is, during accidents like car crashes, understanding its mechanical properties is of great interest. Experimental data is needed to address the mechanical properties of the liver to be used for a variety of applications, such as the numerical simulations for medical purposes, including the virtual reality simulators, trauma research, diagnosis objectives, as well as injury biomechanics...
October 31, 2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127893/traumatic-fatal-aortic-rupture-in-motorcycle-drivers
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Guido Pelletti, Giovanni Cecchetto, Alessia Viero, Maria De Matteis, Guido Viel, Massimo Montisci
Traumatic fatal aortic rupture (FAR) is a common finding in victims of motor vehicle crashes (MVC), but its aetiology and mechanisms of production remain an issue of major concern, above all in motorcyclists. This study reports a series of cases obtained from a retrospective analysis of traumatic FARs occurring in motorcycle drivers, with the aim of defining the injury patterns and correlating them with the mechanisms of FAR production. Circumstantial, autopsy and histology data were collected through a retrospective analysis of post mortem examinations performed at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Padova between 2014 and 2016...
November 6, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127439/trauma-patients-centralization-for-the-mechanism-of-trauma-old-questions-without-answers
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S Magnone, A Ghirardi, M Ceresoli, L Ansaloni
INTRODUCTION: Centralization of trauma patients has become the standard of care. Unfortunately, overtriage can overcome the capability of Trauma Centres. This study aims to analyse the association of different mechanisms of injury with severe or major trauma defined as Injury Severity Score (ISS) greater than 15 and an estimation of overtriage upon our Trauma Centre. METHODS: A retrospective review of our prospective database was undertaken from March 2014 to August 2016...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126600/effect-of-treatment-delay-on-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-antifibrinolytics-in-acute-severe-haemorrhage-a-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-level-data-from-40%C3%A2-138-bleeding-patients
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Angèle Gayet-Ageron, David Prieto-Merino, Katharine Ker, Haleema Shakur, François-Xavier Ageron, Ian Roberts
BACKGROUND: Antifibrinolytics reduce death from bleeding in trauma and post-partum haemorrhage. We examined the effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness of antifibrinolytics. METHODS: We did an individual patient-level data meta-analysis of randomised trials done with more than 1000 patients that assessed antifibrinolytics in acute severe bleeding. We identified trials done between Jan 1, 1946, and April 7, 2017, from MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Web of Science, PubMed, Popline, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform...
November 7, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126462/prediction-of-drowsiness-events-in-night-shift-workers-during-morning-driving
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Yulan Liang, William J Horrey, Mark E Howard, Michael L Lee, Clare Anderson, Michael S Shreeve, Conor S O'Brien, Charles A Czeisler
The morning commute home is an especially vulnerable time for workers engaged in night shift work due to the heightened risk of experiencing drowsy driving. One strategy to manage this risk is to monitor the driver's state in real time using an in vehicle monitoring system and to alert drivers when they are becoming sleepy. The primary objective of this study is to build and evaluate predictive models for drowsiness events occurring in morning drives using a variety of physiological and performance data gathered under a real driving scenario...
November 7, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126022/the-impact-of-police-presence-on-angry-and-aggressive-driving
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Predrag Stanojević, Mark J M Sullman, Dragan Jovanović, Dragana Stanojević
An extensive body of research has found that angry and aggressive driving are both significantly related to crash involvement. There has also been a large body of research investigating the situational factors related to angry and aggressive driving, but one interesting question that has not yet been answered is whether the enforcement of traffic laws causes or reduces angry and aggressive driving. The independent region of Northern Kosovo represents a unique opportunity to investigate the impact of a lack of traffic enforcement on driving behaviour...
November 7, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126021/contributory-fault-and-level-of-personal-injury-to-drivers-involved-in-head-on-collisions-application-of-copula-based-bivariate-ordinal-models
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Behram Wali, Asad J Khattak, Jingjing Xu
The main objective of this study is to simultaneously investigate the degree of injury severity sustained by drivers involved in head-on collisions with respect to fault status designation. This is complicated to answer due to many issues, one of which is the potential presence of correlation between injury outcomes of drivers involved in the same head-on collision. To address this concern, we present seemingly unrelated bivariate ordered response models by analyzing the joint injury severity probability distribution of at-fault and not-at-fault drivers...
November 7, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123604/factors-behind-not-using-child-restrain-t-among-hospital-employees-and-general-population-a-case-control-study
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Emad Siddiqui, Badar Afzal, Ghazala Kazi, Asher Feroz, Rubaba Naeem, Tarab Mansoor, Ahreen Allana, Saif Siddiqui, Zain Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Motor vehicle crash (MVC) related injury has been identified as a major public health concern. Child restrain (CR) seat belts can minimize the mortality and morbidity from MVC. The use for seat belts is substantially low in developing countries like Pakistan even though its use has been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality by a significant extent. METHODS: This was a case control study with cases from the general population (GP) and controls from the Aga Khan University (AKU) employees in a 3:1 ratio...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122803/a-population-based-case-control-study-of-hospitalisation-due-to-head-injuries-among-bicyclists-and-motorcyclists-in-taiwan
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Chih-Wei Pai, Yi-Chu Chen, Hsiao-Yu Lin, Ping-Ling Chen
INTRODUCTION: According to official statistics in Taiwan, the main body region of injury causing bicyclist deaths is the head, and bicyclists are 2.6 times more likely to be fatally injured than motorcyclists. There is currently a national helmet law for motorcyclists but not for bicyclists. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether bicyclist casualties have higher odds of head-related hospitalisation than motorcyclists. This study also aims to investigate the determinants of head injury-related hospitalisation among bicyclists and motorcyclists...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122198/effect-of-police-mobile-computer-terminal-interface-design-on-officer-driving-distraction
#16
Maryam Zahabi, David Kaber
Several crash reports have identified in-vehicle distraction to be a primary cause of emergency vehicle crashes especially in law enforcement. Furthermore, studies have found that mobile computer terminals (MCTs) are the most frequently used in-vehicle technology for police officers. Twenty police officers participated in a driving simulator-based assessment of visual behavior, performance, workload and situation awareness with current and enhanced MCT interface designs. In general, results revealed MCT use while driving to decrease officer visual attention to the roadway, but usability improvements can reduce the level of visual distraction and secondary-task completion time...
February 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119064/administration-of-tranexamic-acid-in-trauma-patients-under-stricter-inclusion-criteria-increases-the-treatment-window-for-stabilization-from-24-to-48-hours-a-retrospective-review
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Eric Luehr, Gary Grone, Manoj Pathak, Cindy Austin, Simon Thompson
BACKGROUND: Since 2010, the use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in trauma has been brought to the forefront of severe hemorrhage treatment. However, the mixed literature illustrates the need for additional proof of efficacy and determining which patients may benefit from TXA. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate a more stringent TXA inclusion criterion (heart rate ≥ 120 beats per minute (BPM) with a systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≤ 90 mmHg) as compared to the standard CRASH-2 inclusion criteria...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102034/under-reporting-bicycle-accidents-to-police-in-the-cost-tu1101-international-survey-cross-country-comparisons-and-associated-factors
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D Shinar, P Valero-Mora, M van Strijp-Houtenbos, N Haworth, A Schramm, Guido De Bruyne, V Cavallo, J Chliaoutakis, J Dias, O E Ferraro, A Fyhri, A Hursa Sajatovic, K Kuklane, R Ledesma, O Mascarell, A Morandi, M Muser, D Otte, M Papadakaki, J Sanmartín, D Dulf, M Saplioglu, G Tzamalouka
Police crash reports are often the main source for official data in many countries. However, with the exception of fatal crashes, crashes are often underreported in a biased manner. Consequently, the countermeasures adopted according to them may be inefficient. In the case of bicycle crashes, this bias is most acute and it probably varies across countries, with some of them being more prone to reporting accidents to police than others. Assessing if this bias occurs and the size of it can be of great importance for evaluating the risks associated with bicycling...
October 26, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101789/exploring-road-design-factors-influencing-tram-road-safety-melbourne-tram-driver-focus-groups
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Farhana Naznin, Graham Currie, David Logan
Melbourne, Australia has the largest tram/streetcar network in the world including the largest mixed traffic tram operating environment. Therefore, Melbourne tram drivers are responsible for controlling one of the heaviest vehicles on road ranging from shared tram lanes to exclusive tram lanes. In addition to different tram lane configurations, tram drivers need to follow different traffic signal phases at intersections including tram priority signals as well as need to serve passengers at various types of closely spaced tram stops...
November 1, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101787/how-safe-is-tuning-a-radio-using-the-radio-tuning-task-as-a-benchmark-for-distracted-driving
#20
Ja Young Lee, John D Lee, Jonas Bärgman, Joonbum Lee, Bryan Reimer
Drivers engage in non-driving tasks while driving, such as interactions entertainment systems. Studies have identified glance patterns related to such interactions, and manual radio tuning has been used as a reference task to set an upper bound on the acceptable demand of interactions. Consequently, some view the risk associated with radio tuning as defining the upper limit of glance measures associated with visual-manual in-vehicle activities. However, we have little knowledge about the actual degree of crash risk that radio tuning poses and, by extension, the risk of tasks that have similar glance patterns as the radio tuning task...
October 27, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
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