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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040247/use-of-ondansetron-for-vomiting-after-head-trauma-does-it-mask-clinically-significant-traumatic-brain-injury
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Israel Green-Hopkins, Michael C Monuteaux, Lois Lee, Lise Nigrovic, Rebekah Mannix, Sara Schutzman
OBJECTIVES: We describe ondansetron use in children with head injury evaluated in pediatric emergency departments and its association with return visits and late diagnoses of intracranial injuries requiring intervention. METHODS: Children ages 6 months to 18 years discharged without neuroimaging from 35 pediatric emergency departments with a diagnosis of head injury from 2009 to 2013 were identified retrospectively from the Pediatric Health Information System. We evaluated the rates of ondansetron use during the study period and of the association of ondansetron treatment with the diagnosis of intracranial injury, skull fracture, and return visits within 72 hours requiring admission or operative intervention...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033141/not-every-trauma-patient-with-a-radiographic-head-injury-requires-transfer-for-neurosurgical-evaluation-application-of-the-brain-injury-guidelines-to-patients-transferred-to-a-level-1-trauma-center
#2
G K Capron, M B Voights, H R Moore, D B Wall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032474/discrepancy-between-the-initial-assessment-of-injury-severity-and-post-hoc-determination-of-injury-severity-in-patients-with-apparently-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-analysis
#3
S M Bossers, K M Pol, E P A Oude Ophuis, B Jacobs, M C Visser, S A Loer, C Boer, J van der Naalt, P Schober
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of trauma-related visits to emergency departments (ED). Determination of monitoring requirements of patients with apparently mild TBI is challenging. Patients may turn out to be more severely injured than initially assumed, and failure to identify these patients constitutes a serious threat to patient safety. We, therefore, aimed to identify clinical risk factors for more severe injuries in patients with apparently mild TBI. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort analysis performed at two level I trauma centers, 808 patients aged ≥ 16 presenting to the ED with head trauma and a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score 13-15 who received a head CT scan were studied...
October 14, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031233/forensic-and-clinical-significance-of-serum-amylase-lipase-and-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-head-injured-patients
#4
Mona Mohamed Abo El-Noor, Naema Mahmoud ElHosary, Hytham Ibrahim Elatrozy, Hussein Mohamed Abou Elgheit, Ahmed Mohamed Elbelkasy, Ahmed Gamal Fath, Ghada Hamed El-Shafy
Head trauma is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Combined head lesions consist of more than one form of lesions. Biochemical markers of brain injury are used in determining the extent of brain injury and predicting its outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the forensic and clinical significance of serum amylase, lipase and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) as predictors of the outcome in head injured patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty head injured patients were enrolled and subjected to personal history taking, general and local physical examination...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025454/an-audit-of-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-in-a-busy-developing-world-trauma-service-exposes-a-significant-deficit-in-resources-available-to-manage-severe-tbi
#5
Ellen Jerome, Grant L Laing, John L Bruce, Ben Sartorius, Petra Brysiewicz, Damian L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects large numbers of patients, both adults and children, and significant resources are needed to manage it. OBJECTIVE: To determine the burden of TBI and the adequacy of available resources to manage in the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS). METHODS: All patients with a TBI were identified from the hybrid electronic medical registry at Grey's and Edendale hospitals in Pietermaritzburg (PMB), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa...
June 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018503/parameters-influencing-tracheostomy-decannulation-in-patients-undergoing-rehabilitation-after-severe-acquired-brain-injury-sabi
#6
Cecilia Perin, Roberto Meroni, Vincenzo Rega, Giacomo Braghetto, Cesare Giuseppe Cerri
Introduction  Tracheostomy weaning in patients who suffered a severe acquired brain injury is often a challenge and decannulation failures are not uncommon. Objective  Our study objective is to describe the decannulation failure rate in patients undergoing rehabilitation following a severe acquired brain injury (sABI); to describe the factors associated with a successful tube weaning. Methods  We conduct a retrospective analysis of charts, consecutively retrieved considering a 3-year window. Variables analyzed were: age, sex, body mass index (BMI), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), cause of hospitalization (stroke, trauma, cardiac arrest), date of the pathological event, gap between the index event and the first day of hospitalization, duration of Neurorehabilitation Ward hospitalization, comorbidities, chest morphological alteration, kind of tracheostomy tube used (overall dimension, cap, fenestration), SpO2, presentation and quantification of pulmonary secretion, maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) and maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), respiratory frequency and pattern, cardiac frequency, presence of spontaneous cough, cough strength, and blood gas analysis...
October 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991814/management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-emergency-department-guideline-adherence-and-patient-safety
#7
Tomas Vedin, Marcus Edelhamre, Mathias Karlsson, Michael Bergenheim, Per-Anders Larsson
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury is a common reason not only for emergency visits worldwide but also for significant morbidity and mortality. Several clinical guidelines exist but adherence is generally low. AIM: To study attitudes toward computed tomography of the head among emergency department Change to physicians throughout the article who manage patients with trauma to the head and doctors' adherence to guidelines. METHODS: Quantitative questionnaire study with questionnaires collected over 3 months before introduction of new guidelines...
October 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988806/3d-assessment-of-damaged-bicycle-helmets-and-corresponding-craniomaxillo-mandibular-skull-injuries-a-feasibility-study
#8
Gustaaf J C van Baar, Muhammad Ruslin, Maureen van Eijnatten, George K Sándor, Tymour Forouzanfar, Jan Wolff
OBJECTIVES: In the Netherlands, cyclists continue to outnumber other road users in injuries and deaths. The wearing of bicycle helmets is not mandatory in the Netherlands even though research has shown that wearing bicycle helmets can reduce head and brain injuries by up to 88%. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of using 3D technology to evaluate bicycle-related head injuries and helmet protection. METHODS: Three patients who had been involved in a bicycle accident while wearing a helmet were subjected to multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) imaging after trauma...
September 29, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988190/the-outcome-of-patients-in-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-presenting-to-deployed-military-medical-treatment-facilities-data-from-the-uk-joint-theatre-trauma-registry
#9
Ed B G Barnard, P A F Hunt, P E H Lewis, J E Smith
BACKGROUND: The UK military was continuously engaged in armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014, resulting in 629 UK fatalities. Traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) is a precursor to traumatic death, but data on military outcomes are limited. In order to better inform military treatment protocols, the aim of this study was to define the epidemiology of TCA in the military population with a particular focus on survival rates and injury patterns. METHODS: A retrospective database analysis of the UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry was undertaken...
October 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985897/head-trauma
#10
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Kendon W Kuo, Lenore M Bacek, Amanda R Taylor
Head trauma is a common cause of significant morbidity and mortality in dogs and cats. Traumatic brain injury may occur after head trauma. Understanding the pathophysiology of primary and secondary injury after head trauma is essential for management. This article reviews the pathophysiology of head trauma, patient assessment and diagnostics, and treatment recommendations.
October 3, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985863/early-declaration-of-death-by-neurologic-criteria-results-in-greater-organ-donor-potential
#11
Shelby Resnick, Mark J Seamon, Daniel Holena, Jose Pascual, Patrick M Reilly, Niels D Martin
BACKGROUND: Aggressive management of patients prior to and after determination of death by neurologic criteria (DNC) is necessary to optimize organ recovery, transplantation, and increase the number of organs transplanted per donor (OTPD). The effects of time management are understudied but potentially pivotal component. The objective of this study was to analyze specific time points (time to DNC, time to procurement) and the time intervals between them to better characterize the optimal timeline of organ donation...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982816/bypassing-nearest-hospital-for-more-distant-neuroscience-care-in-head-injured-adults-with-suspected-traumatic-brain-injury-findings-of-the-head-injury-transportation-straight-to-neurosurgery-hits-ns-pilot-cluster-randomised-trial
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Fiona Elizabeth Lecky, Wanda Russell, Graham McClelland, Elspeth Pennington, Gordon Fuller, Steve Goodacre, Kyee Han, Andrew Curran, Damian Holliman, Nathan Chapman, Jennifer Freeman, Sonia Byers, Suzanne Mason, Hugh Potter, Timothy Coats, Kevin Mackway-Jones, Mary Peters, Jane Shewan
OBJECTIVE: Reconfiguration of trauma services, with direct transport of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to specialist neuroscience centres (SNCs)-bypassing non-specialist acute hospitals (NSAHs), could improve outcomes. However, delays in stabilisation of airway, breathing and circulation (ABC) may worsen outcomes when compared with selective secondary transfer from nearest NSAH to SNC. We conducted a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the feasibility and plausibility of bypassing suspected patients with TBI -directly into SNCs-producing a measurable effect...
October 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981341/biofluid-biomarkers-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#13
Denes V Agoston, Andrew Shutes-David, Elaine R Peskind
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to review the clinical and research utility and applications of blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and cerebral microdialysis biomarkers in traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN: Not applicable. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A selective review was performed on these biofluid biomarkers in TBI. MAIN OUTCOME AND RESULTS: Neurofilament heavy chain protein (NF-H), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L1 (UCHL1), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), myelin basic protein (MBP), tau, and s100β blood biomarkers are elevated during the acute phase of severe head trauma but have key limitations in their research and clinical applications to mild TBI (mTBI)...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971028/computed-tomography-pattern-of-traumatic-head-injury-in-niger-delta-nigeria-a-multicenter-evaluation
#14
Chinwe Regina Onwuchekwa, Nengi S Alazigha
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Traumatic head injury has a high mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries. Brain injury following trauma is the cause of death in about one-third of patients that die after trauma. The aim of the study was to assess the pattern of computed tomography (CT) findings in head trauma at the tertiary health institutions serving the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The CT scans of the head of 310 consecutive patients referred specifically for evaluation of head injury were prospectively reviewed...
July 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970241/does-the-addition-of-a-black-bone-sequence-to-a-fast-multisequence-trauma-mr-protocol-allow-mri-to-replace-ct-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children
#15
M H G Dremmen, M W Wagner, T Bosemani, A Tekes, D Agostino, E Day, B P Soares, T A G M Huisman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Head CT is the current neuroimaging tool of choice in acute evaluation of pediatric head trauma. The potential cancer risks of CT-related ionizing radiation should limit its use in children. We evaluated the role of MR imaging, including a "black bone" sequence, compared with CT in detecting skull fractures and intracranial hemorrhages in children with acute head trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective evaluation of 2D head CT and brain MR imaging studies including the black bone sequence of children with head trauma...
September 28, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965094/how-health-service-delivery-guides-the-allocation-of-major-trauma-patients-in-the-intensive-care-units-of-the-inclusive-hub-and-spoke-trauma-system-of-the-emilia-romagna-region-italy-a-cross-sectional-study
#16
Arturo Chieregato, Annalisa Volpi, Giovanni Gordini, Chiara Ventura, Marco Barozzi, Maria Luisa Rita Caspani, Andrea Fabbri, Anna Maria Ferrari, Enrico Ferri, Aimone Giugni, Massimiliano Marino, Costanza Martino, Mario Pizzamiglio, Maurizio Ravaldini, Emanuele Russo, Laura Trabucco, Susanna Trombetti, Rossana De Palma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate cross-sectional patient distribution and standardised 30-day mortality in the intensive care units (ICU) of an inclusive hub and spoke trauma system. SETTING: ICUs of the Integrated System for Trauma Patient Care (SIAT) of Emilia-Romagna, an Italian region with a population of approximately 4.5 million. PARTICIPANTS: 5300 patients with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) >15 were admitted to the regional ICUs and recorded in the Regional Severe Trauma Registry between 2007 and 2012...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958282/bicycle-helmets-save-more-than-heads-experience-from-a-pediatric-level-i-trauma-hospital
#17
Patrick D Michael, Daniel L Davenport, John M Draus
We studied pediatric bicycle accident victims (age ≤ 15 years) who were treated at our pediatric Level I trauma center during a 10-year period. Demographic data, injury severity, hospital course, and hospital cost data were collected. We compared the children who were helmeted to those who were unhelmeted. Our study cohort consisted of 516 patients. Patients were mostly male (70.2%) and white (84.7%); the median age was nine years. There were 101 children in the helmet group and 415 children in the unhelmeted group...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956988/recognition-and-nursing-management-of-abusive-head-trauma-in-children
#18
Francesca Louise Payne, Daphin Nazareth Fernandez, Lucy Jenner, Siba Prosad Paul
Abusive head trauma (AHT) describes an injury to the head caused by a deliberate impact or shaking by a parent or carer. It can cause significant morbidity and mortality in infants, and is most commonly seen in those aged under 2 years. The initial presentation of AHT can include vague symptoms and the correct diagnosis may be missed by health professionals. Subdural haematoma, brain oedema and retinal haemorrhages are well-known features associated with AHT. However, other conditions such as birth trauma, accidental falls in infants and bleeding disorders can all mimic AHT, thus making its recognition difficult...
September 28, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956660/traumatic-axonal-injury-despite-clinical-phenotype-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report
#19
Sung Ho Jang, Han Do Lee
OBJECTIVES: We report on a patient who suffered traumatic axonal injury (TAI) of various neural tracts despite airbag deployment following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), which was demonstrated by diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 58-year-old female patient suffered from head trauma resulting from an in-car traffic accident. At the time of head trauma, her head and face hit the deployed airbag after flexion-hyperextension-rotation injury...
September 28, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956643/recovery-of-an-injured-prefronto-caudate-tract-in-a-patient-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-diffusion-tensor-tractography-study
#20
Sung Ho Jang, Seong Ho Kim, Han Do Lee
OBJECTIVES: We report on a patient with improvement of akinetic mutism (AM), who showed recovery of an injured prefronto-caudate tract following traumatic brain injury (TBI), which was demonstrated by follow-up diffusion tensor tractographies (DTTs). CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old female had suffered from head trauma resulting from falling down the stairs. She was diagnosed as subdural hematoma on the right frontal lobe and subarachnoid haemorrhage. At 5 weeks after head trauma, when starting rehabilitation, she showed no spontaneous movement or speech...
September 28, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
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