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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632657/role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-classification-of-pediatric-pelvic-fractures-revisited
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Melissa A Bent, William L Hennrikus, Johan E Latorre, Douglas G Armstrong, Brian Shaw, Kerwyn C Jones, Lee S Segal
OBJECTIVES: To determine the need for computerized tomography (CT) scans in the assessment of pediatric pelvic fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective Chart Review. SETTING: Level-1 Pediatric Trauma Center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Thirty pediatric trauma patients with pelvic fractures who have obtained both a radiograph and CT scan. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Fleiss Kappa coefficient to compare interreliability...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625692/implementation-of-clinical-effectiveness-guidelines-for-solid-organ-injury-after-trauma-10-year-experience-at-a-level-1-pediatric-trauma-center
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Christine M Leeper, Isam Nasr, Abigail Koff, Christine McKenna, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic imaging of pediatric blunt abdominal trauma is evolving in light of increased attention to radiation exposure. We hypothesize that the implementation of imaging guidelines has reduced total CT scans without missing clinically significant injury. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed blunt trauma patients age 0-17 with solid organ injury who underwent CT scan at our academic level 1 pediatric trauma center between 2005 and 2014. Variables including total annual trauma admissions and CT scans, demographics, injury characteristics, and procedures were recorded...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609517/abdominal-ultrasound-for-pediatric-blunt-trauma-fast-is-not-always-better
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David O Kessler
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June 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592374/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-acute-pediatric-blunt-torso-trauma-based-on-injury-intent
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Rohit P Shenoi, Elizabeth A Camp, Daniel M Rubalcava, Andrea T Cruz
INTRODUCTION: Blunt trauma is a leading cause of pediatric morbidity. We compared injuries, interventions and outcomes of acute pediatric blunt torso trauma based on intent. METHODS: We analyzed de-identified data from a prospective, multi-center emergency department (ED)-based observational cohort of children under age eighteen. Injuries were classified based on intent (unintentional/inflicted). We compared demographic, physical and laboratory findings, ED disposition, hospitalization, need for surgery, 30-day mortality, and cause of death between groups using Chi-squared or Fisher's test for categorical variables, and Mann-Whitney test for non-normal continuous factors comparing median values and interquartile ranges (IQR)...
May 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590770/pediatric-abdominal-radiographs-common-and-less-common-errors
#5
Sarah J Menashe, Ramesh S Iyer, Marguerite T Parisi, Randolph K Otto, Edward Weinberger, A Luana Stanescu
OBJECTIVE: Interpretation of abdominal radiographs of children benefits from a firm knowledge of the congenital anomalies and pathologies unique to this patient population, leveraged by a systematic approach. Interpretive errors place the patients and their families at risk for a delay in diagnosis, unnecessary additional imaging, a potential increase in the radiation burden, and possible psychologic trauma. CONCLUSION: In this article, we describe the common and uncommon potential pitfalls in pediatric abdominal radiography, using several of our own interpretive errors as a framework while providing teaching points to help avoid these mistakes...
June 7, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590347/focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-fast-in-children-following-blunt-abdominal-trauma-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Bennett W Calder, Adam M Vogel, Jingwen Zhang, Patrick D Mauldin, Eunice Y Huang, Kate B Savoie, Matthew T Santore, KuoJen Tsao, Tiffany G Ostovar-Kermani, Richard A Falcone, M Sidney Dassinger, John Recicar, Jeffrey H Haynes, Martin L Blakely, Robert T Russell, Bindi J Naik-Mathuria, Shawn D St Peter, David P Mooney, Chinwendu Onwubiko, Jeffrey S Upperman, Jessica A Zagory, Christian J Streck
INTRODUCTION: The utility of FAST in children is poorly defined with considerable practice variation. Our purpose was to investigate the role of FAST for intraabdominal injury (IAI) and IAI requiring acute intervention (IAI-I) in children following blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). METHODS: We prospectively enrolled children <16 years following BAT at 14 Level-One Pediatric Trauma Centers over a 1-year period. Patients who underwent FAST were compared to those that did not using descriptive statistics and univariate analysis; p<0...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486263/predicting-thoracic-injury-in-children-with-multitrauma
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Kirstin D Weerdenburg, Paul W Wales, Derek Stephens, Suzanne Beno, Jessica Gantz, Jessie Alsop, Suzanne Schuh
OBJECTIVES: Previous pediatric trauma studies focused on predictors of abnormal chest radiographs or included patients with low injury severity. This study identified predictors of thoracic injury (TI) diagnoses in a high-risk population and determined TI rate without predictors. METHODS: This study was a retrospective trauma registry analysis of previously healthy children aged 0 to 17 years with multisystem blunt trauma requiring trauma team activation and chest radiography who were divided into those with and without TI...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484665/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-blunt-renal-trauma-a-single-institution-s-five-year-experience
#8
Carly R Richards, Margaret E Clark, Ronald S Sutherland, Russell K Woo
Children are at higher risk of renal injury from blunt trauma than adults due to a variety of anatomic factors such as decreased perirenal fat, weaker abdominal muscles, and a less ossified thoracic cage. Non-operative management is gaining in popularity for even major injuries, although there are no universally accepted guidelines. We present a retrospective review of pediatric major blunt renal injuries (grade 3 or higher) at a children's hospital in Hawai'i over a 5-year period. Medical records were examined between January 2009 and September 2014 from Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawai'i...
May 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473090/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-physical-abuse-child
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Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Bruno P Soares, Adina L Alazraki, Sudha A Anupindi, Jeffrey P Blount, Timothy N Booth, Molly E Dempsey, Richard A Falcone, Laura L Hayes, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Sonia Partap, Cynthia K Rigsby, Maura E Ryan, Nabile M Safdar, Andrew T Trout, Roger F Widmann, Boaz K Karmazyn, Susan Palasis
The youngest children, particularly in the first year of life, are the most vulnerable to physical abuse. Skeletal survey is the universal screening examination in children 24 months of age and younger. Fractures occur in over half of abused children. Rib fractures may be the only abnormality in about 30%. A repeat limited skeletal survey after 2 weeks can detect additional fractures and can provide fracture dating information. The type and extent of additional imaging for pediatric patients being evaluated for suspected physical abuse depends on the age of the child, the presence of neurologic signs and symptoms, evidence of thoracic or abdominopelvic injuries, and social considerations...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466615/angiographic-embolization-in-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
#10
Yechiel Sweed, Jonathan Singer-Jordan, Sorin Papura, Norman Loberant, Alon Yulevich
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Abdominal bleeding is one of the common causes of mortality due to trauma. Angiography and embolization are well recognized as the primary treatments in certain cases of acute traumatic hemorrhage in adults; however, evidence is lacking in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for blunt and penetrating abdominal and pelvic trauma in the pediatric age group...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452875/acute-procedural-interventions-following-pediatric-blunt-abdominal-trauma-a-prospective-multicenter-evaluation
#11
Chase A Arbra, Adam M Vogel, Jingwen Zhang, Patrick D Mauldin, Eunice Y Huang, Kate B Savoie, Matthew T Santore, KuoJen Tsao, Tiffany G Ostovar-Kermani, Richard A Falcone, M Sidney Dassinger, John Recicar, Jeffrey H Haynes, Martin L Blakely, Robert T Russell, Bindi J Naik-Mathuria, Shawn D St Peter, David P Mooney, Chinwendu Onwubiko, Jeffrey S Upperman, Christian J Streck
BACKGROUND: Pediatric intraabdominal injuries (IAI) from blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) rarely require emergent intervention. For those children undergoing procedural intervention, our aim was to understand the timing and indications for operation and angiographic embolization. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled children <16 years following BAT at 14 Level-One Pediatric Trauma Centers over a 1-year period. Patients with IAI who received an intervention (IAI-I) were compared to those who did not receive an intervention using descriptive statistics and univariate analysis; p < 0...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441239/traumatic-abdominal-wall-hernia-in-children-by-handlebar-injury-when-to-suspect-scan-and-call-the-surgeon
#12
Victoria Elisa Rinaldi, Mirko Bertozzi, Elisa Magrini, Sara Riccioni, Giuseppe Di Cara, Antonino Appignani
Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) can be defined as a herniation through disrupted musculature and fascia associated with blunt trauma. They are seen in approximately 1% of patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Data on TAWH in the pediatric population are very limited and principally based on case reports and a few case series. Past reports have indicated that the presence of the "handlebar sign" confers an increased risk of internal injury. Concomitant internal injuries are reported with an incidence between 25% and 70%, and occult hernias may also occur and are usually detected only by abdominal computed tomography scan and ultrasonography...
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431416/caring-for-critically-injured-children-an-analysis-of-56-pediatric-damage-control-laparotomies
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Miguel A Villalobos, Joshua P Hazelton, Rachel L Choron, Lisa Capano-Wehrle, Krystal Hunter, John P Gaughan, Steven E Ross, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Injury is the leading cause of death in children under 18 years. Damage control principles have been extensively studied in adults but remain relatively unstudied in children. Our primary study objective was to evaluate the use of damage control laparotomy (DCL) in critically injured children. METHODS: An American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center review (1996-2013) of pediatric trauma laparotomies was undertaken. Exclusion criteria included: age older than 18 years, laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome or delayed longer than 2 hours after admission...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423091/an-unusual-abdominal-wall-mass-in-a-child
#14
Amalia Maria do Espirito Santo Souza, Tomas Marzagão Barbuto, Flávia Alessandra Freitas, Nathalia Fernandes Vianna, Carla Maria Costa Zanchetta, Silvana Forsait, Claudio Borba, Alessandra Milani Prandini de Azambuja, Lilian Maria Cristofani, Vicente Odone
Abdominal tumors are one of the most common types of pediatric cancer. Therefore, they should always be included in the differential diagnosis of abdominal masses. Here, we present the case of a child whose initial hypothesis of diagnosis contemplated this possibility. Later, it was demonstrated that the abdominal mass found was secondary to a common parasitosis. A 2-year old, moderately malnourished and pale white boy was referred with a history of a rapidly growing, well-limited, middle abdominal mass. The mass was 10 by 3 cm, hard and poorly movable, apparently involving both abdominal rectus muscles...
April 13, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406853/the-role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-classification-of-pediatric-pelvic-fractures-revisited
#15
Bent Ma, Hennrikus Wl, Latorre Je, Armstrong Dg, Shaw B, Jones Kc, Segal Ls
OBJECTIVES: To determine the need of CT scans in the assessment of pediatric pelvic fractures DESIGN:: Retrospective Chart Review SETTING:: Level-1 Pediatric Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: 30 pediatric trauma patients with pelvic fractures who have obtained both a radiograph and CT Scan MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: Fleiss Kappa coefficient to compare inter-reliability. RESULTS: The average age of the patients was 7 years (range 1-13 years). 17 were male and 13 were female...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398961/accreditation-council-for-graduate-medical-education-acgme-surgery-resident-operative-logs-the-last-quarter-century
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Frederick Thurston Drake, Shahram Aarabi, Brandon T Garland, Ciara R Huntington, Jarod P McAteer, Morgan K Richards, Nicole Kansier Zern, Kenneth W Gow
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe secular trends in operative experience for surgical trainees across an extended period using the most comprehensive data available, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) case logs. BACKGROUND: Some experts have expressed concern that current trainees are inadequately prepared for independent practice. One frequently mentioned factor is whether duty hours' restrictions (DHR) implemented in 2003 and 2004 contributed by reducing time spent in the operating room...
May 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376073/point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-traumatic-abdominal-wall-hernia
#17
Lori B Bjork, Shawna D Bellew, Tobias Kummer
Traumatic abdominal wall hernias due to blunt abdominal trauma in pediatric patients can pose a diagnostic challenge because of spontaneous hernia reduction. Ultrasonography may be superior to computed tomography for this indication in some cases because of the ability to dynamically and repeatedly assess the area of injury. Herniation can be induced or exaggerated via Valsalva maneuvers, which can facilitate its detection during dynamic assessment. We present the case of a 3-year-old boy who sustained blunt abdominal trauma, with a resultant abdominal wall hernia that was diagnosed using point-of-care ultrasound imaging...
May 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351519/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-blunt-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
#18
Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney, Harriet Paltiel, Carol Barnewolt, Beatrice Dionigi, Mary Arbuthnot, Chinwendu Onwubiko, Susan A Connolly, Delma Y Jarrett, Jill M Zalieckas
INTRODUCTION: Blunt abdominal trauma is a common problem in children. Computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for imaging in pediatric blunt abdominal trauma, however up to 50% of CTs are normal and CT carries a risk of radiation-induced cancer. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) may allow accurate detection of abdominal organ injuries while eliminating exposure to ionizing radiation. METHODS: Children aged 7-18years with a CT-diagnosed abdominal solid organ injury underwent grayscale/power Doppler ultrasound (conventional US) and CEUS within 48h of injury...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338594/the-association-of-non-accidental-trauma-with-historical-factors-exam-findings-and-diagnostic-testing-during-the-initial-trauma-evaluation
#19
Mauricio A Escobar, Marc Auerbach, Katherine Flynn-O'Brien, Gunjan Tiyyagura, Matthew A Borgman, Susan J Duffy, Kelly Falcone, Rita Burke, John M Cox, Sabine Maguire
Early identification of non-accidental trauma (NAT) is a critical component of pediatric trauma care. Literature searches were conducted related to the association of NAT with seven key areas: history, exam findings (burns, oral trauma, bruising) and imaging (fractures, abdominal and brain injuries). When available, odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for associations with NAT are presented. Systematic reviews have been published in six of the seven key areas and are described. The operational definition of NAT was widely variable across studies, prohibiting meta-analysis...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325786/impact-on-hospital-resources-of-systematic-evaluation-and-management-of-suspected-nonaccidental-trauma-in-patients-less-than-4-years-of-age
#20
Bethann M Pflugeisen, Mauricio A Escobar, Dustin Haferbecker, Yolanda Duralde, Elizabeth Pohlson
OBJECTIVE: There has been an increasing movement worldwide to create systematic screening and management procedures for atypical injury patterns in children with the hope of better detecting and evaluating nonaccidental trauma (NAT). A legitimate concern for any hospital considering implementation of a systematic evaluation process is the impact on already burdened hospital resources. We hypothesized that implementation of a guideline that uses red flags related to history, physical, or radiologic findings to trigger a standardized NAT evaluation of patients <4 years would not negatively affect resource utilization at our level II pediatric trauma center...
March 21, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
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