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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227052/laparoscopy-or-clinical-follow-up-to-detect-occult-diaphragm-injuries-following-left-sided-thoracoabdominal-stab-wounds-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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G F Malherbe, P H Navsaria, A J Nicol, S Edu, S Chowdhury
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients with left-sided thoracoabdominal (TA) stab wounds can be safely treated with clinical and chest X-ray follow up. METHOD: A prospective, randomized control study was conducted at Groote Schuur Hospital from September 2009 through to November 2014. Patients with asymptomatic left TA stab wounds included in the trial were randomized into two groups. Group A underwent diagnostic laparoscopy and Group B underwent clinical and radiological follow-up...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226021/holmes-tremor-secondary-to-a-stabbing-lesion-in-the-midbrain
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Rubens Gisbert Cury, Egberto Reis Barbosa, Christian Freitas, Luis Filipe de Souza Godoy, Wellingson Silva Paiva
Background: The development of Holmes tremor (HT) after a direct lesion of the midbrain has rarely been reported in the literature, although several etiologies have been linked with HT, such as stroke, brainstem tumors, multiple sclerosis, head trauma, or infections. Phenomenology Shown: A 31-year-old male, having been stabbed in the right eye, presented with a rest and action tremor in the left upper limb associated with left hemiparesis with corresponding post-contrast volumetric magnetic resonance imaging T1 with sagittal oblique reformation showing the knife trajectory reaching the right midbrain...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210461/chronic-pain-in-pachyonychia-congenita-evidence-for-neuropathic-origin
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S Brill, E Sprecher, F J D Smith, N Geva, H Gruener, H Nahman-Averbuch, R Defrin
BACKGROUND: Pachyonychia congenita (PC) is a rare autosomal dominant skin disease with chronic pain being the most prominent complaint. Histological studies showing alterations in sensory innervation along with few reports on alterations in mechanical sensitivity suggest that PC may be a form of neuropathy. OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate sensory function of PC patients vs. controls, here for the first time, in order to investigate PC pathophysiology. METHODS: Patients (n=62) and controls (n=45) completed the McGill and Douleur Neuropathique-4 (DN4) questionnaires...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205190/characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistance-markers-their-stability-in-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi
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Yashwant Kumar, Anshu Sharma, Kavaratty Raju Mani
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Typhoid fever is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the developing countries including India. Resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents is an emerging global problem that has serious impact on the treatment of disease. There are many factors associated with the emergence of resistance. Most important of them is the acquisition and further transmission and spread of resistance markers among various bacterial species. Therefore, we conducted this study to characterize the resistance plasmids in terms of their transferability and stability among Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183519/abdominal-trauma-revisited
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REVIEW
David V Feliciano
Although abdominal trauma has been described since antiquity, formal laparotomies for trauma were not performed until the 1800s. Even with the introduction of general anesthesia in the United States during the years 1842 to 1846, laparotomies for abdominal trauma were not performed during the Civil War. The first laparotomy for an abdominal gunshot wound in the United States was finally performed in New York City in 1884. An aggressive operative approach to all forms of abdominal trauma till the establishment of formal trauma centers (where data were analyzed) resulted in extraordinarily high rates of nontherapeutic laparotomies from the 1880s to the 1960s...
November 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178037/a-review-of-neuropathic-pain-from-diagnostic-tests-to-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Andrea Truini
Neuropathic pain develops when the somatosensory nervous system is affected by a lesion or disease. Diagnostic tests aimed at assessing somatosensory afferent pathway damage are therefore useful for diagnosing neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain manifests with a range of different symptoms such as ongoing burning pain, squeezing or pressure pain, paroxysmal electric shock-like sensations, stabbing pain, or mechanical dynamic allodynia. The various types of neuropathic pain are associated with different underlying nerve fiber abnormalities...
December 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170310/13%C3%A2-prophylactic-antibiotics-for-penetrating-injury-a-review-of-practice-at-a-major-trauma-centre-literature-review-and-recommendations
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Marharyta Kamarova, Richard Kendall
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of clarity regarding the use of prophylactic antibiotics for patients presenting with penetrating injuries. A structured literature review and review of penetrating injury records in an MTC was undertaken with a view to help guide clinical practice. METHOD: Searches were conducted on Medline (1946-2017), Embase (1974-2017), and Cochrane (up to 2017) using key words pertaining to penetrating trauma, prophylactic antibiotics and infection...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140745/passage-of-campylobacter-jejuni-and-campylobacter-coli-subtypes-through-0-45-and-0-65-micrometer-pore-size-nitrocellulose-filters
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Mark E Berrang, Richard J Meinersmann, Nelson A Cox
Campylobacter can be difficult to recover from complex samples due to overgrowth by background bacteria. A 0.45- or 0.65-μm-pore-size filter overlaid on agar plates can be used as a means to separate Campylobacter from confounding non-Campylobacter cells, facilitating detection on solid plating media. It is unclear what percentage of cells in a Campylobacter suspension passes through a filter and results in visible colonies. The objective of this study was to compare the number of Campylobacter cells detected by the filter method with those detected by direct plating and determine if the filter method can be used to estimate cellular density of an unknown Campylobacter in suspension...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135149/-arterial-priapism-as-a-complication-of-a-stab-wound-in-the-perianal-area
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S K Yarovoi, R A Khromov, V N Shipovskii
The article describes a case of successful managenent of arterial priapism in a patient with a stab wound in the perianal area. Timely performed angiography revealed a pathological connection between a. Uretralis sinistra and spongy body. Disruption of the abnormal shunt resulted in immediate relief of erection with further preservation of erectile function. At the 3 and 6 months follow-up visits there were no signs of cavernous fibrosis or erectile dysfunction. The authors analyze the entire sequence of events in the management of the case, identify shortcomings, determine their significance and consider their prevention...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124763/neuronal-expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophicfactor-in-the-injured-telencephalon-of-adult-zebrafish
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Pietro Cacialli, Livia D'Angelo, Olivier Kah, Pascal Coumailleau, Marie-Madeleine Gueguen, Elisabeth Pellegrini, Carla Lucini
The reparative ability of the central nervous system varies widely in the animal kingdom. In the mammalian brain, the regenerative mechanisms are very limited and newly formed neurons do not survive longer, probably due to a non-suitable local environment. On the opposite, fish can repair the brain after injury, with fast and complete recovery of damaged area. The brain of zebrafish, a teleost fish widely used as vertebrate model, also possesses high regenerative properties after injury. Taking advantage of this relevant model, the aim of the present study was to investigate the role of Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the regenerative ability of adult brain, after stab wound telencephalic injury...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123840/a-system-of-delivering-medical-staff-members-by-helicopter-to-manage-severely-wounded-patients-in-an-area-where-medical-resources-are-limited
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Kohei Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Kei Jitsuiki, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Yasumasa Oode, Mutsumi Sakurada, Atsuhiko Mogami, Youichi Yanagawa
Aim: We review the case of a severely injured patient to evaluate the system of delivering medical staff by helicopter in areas with limited medical resources. Methods: The patient's chart was reviewed, summarized, and presented. Results: A 22-year-old woman attempted a suicidal fall after using a knife to stab herself. She was transported to a local hospital. A radiological study revealed fractures to the patient's face and the base of her skull, pneumocephalus, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, stab wounds to the neck and chest, pneumothorax, unstable pelvic fracture, and right femoral shaft fracture...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119221/preparing-japanese-surgeons-for-potential-mass-casualty-situations-will-require-innovative-and-systematic-programs
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H Uchino, V Y Kong, J L Bruce, G V Oosthuizen, W Bekker, G L Laing, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: The ongoing state of global geo-political instability means that it is prudent to prepare civilian surgeons to manage major military-type trauma. Japan has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace and consequently it is unlikely that surgeons will have been exposed to a sufficient volume of cases. This study reviews the state of trauma training and preparedness in Japan and reviews the trauma workload of a major Japanese emergency medical center and compared with a major South African trauma center with the intention of quantifying and comparing the time needed to gain adequate exposure to major trauma at the two centers...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118489/minimal-duration-cataract-surgery-with-oblique-limbal-stab-incision-technique
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Deepti Mahajan, Ram Lal Sharma, Kulbhushan Prakash Chaudhary
PURPOSE: Small incision cataract surgery (SICS) and phacoemulsification with oblique limbal stab incision technique were studied and compared. SETTING: The study was conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, for 1 year. DESIGN: This was a prospective randomized study. METHODS: One hundred patients undergoing SICS (6-7 mm) were compared with another age- and sex-matched 100 patients undergoing phaco (2...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114270/trigeminal-neuralgia
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REVIEW
Yad Ram Yadav, Yadav Nishtha, Pande Sonjjay, Parihar Vijay, Ratre Shailendra, Khare Yatin
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a sudden, severe, brief, stabbing, and recurrent pain within one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. Type 1 as intermittent and Type 2 as constant pain represent distinct clinical, pathological, and prognostic entities. Although multiple mechanism involving peripheral pathologies at root (compression or traction), and dysfunctions of brain stem, basal ganglion, and cortical pain modulatory mechanisms could have role, neurovascular conflict is the most accepted theory. Diagnosis is essentially clinically; magnetic resonance imaging is useful to rule out secondary causes, detect pathological changes in affected root and neurovascular compression (NVC)...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108870/is-two-port-laparoendoscopic-single-site-surgery-t-less-feasible-for-pediatric-hydroceles-single-center-experience-with-the-initial-59-cases
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Furan Wang, Tiejun Shou, Hongji Zhong
INTRODUCTION: Although T-LESS is increasingly being used to treat pediatric inguinal hernia, there is no study regarding T-LESS for pediatric hydrocele. OBJECTIVE: To further evaluate the feasibility of T-LESS and present our single-center experience for repair of pediatric hydroceles. STUDY DESIGN: From January 2016 to July 2016, all boys undergoing T-LESS for hydrocele in our institute were retrospectively reviewed. A laparoscope and a needle-holding forceps were introduced at umbilicus...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105063/distinguishing-characteristics-of-headache-in-nontraumatic-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Brian Mac Grory, Linh Vu, Shawna Cutting, Evadne Marcolini, Christopher Gottschalk, David Greer
INTRODUCTION: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a life-threatening emergency that is frequently missed due to its varied and often subtle presentation. The most common presentation of SAH is with a severe headache. The classical adjective used in SAH is "thunderclap"; however, this has not been well defined in the literature, rendering it a challenge to triage patients in clinical practice presenting with severe headache. METHODS: We undertook a prospective, observational study at a tertiary academic medical center examining the clinical characteristics of the presenting headache in SAH...
November 4, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104343/low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-lipus-for-the-treatment-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Devante Horne, Peter Jones, Vasant Salgaonkar, Matt Adams, B Arda Ozilgen, Peter Zahos, Xinyan Tang, Ellen Liebenburg, Dezba Coughlin, Jeffrey Lotz, Chris Diederich
Discogenic back pain presents a major public health issue, with current therapeutic interventions limited to short-term symptom relief without providing regenerative remedies for diseased intervertebral discs (IVD). Many of these interventions are invasive and can diminish the biomechanical integrity of the IVDs. Low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) is a potential treatment option that is both non-invasive and regenerative. LIPUS has been shown to be a clinically effective method for the enhancement of wound and fracture healing...
January 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099512/hip-pain-%C3%A2-difficulty-walking-%C3%A2-tenderness-along-the-anteromedial-thigh-and-groin-%C3%A2-dx
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Laura E Fink, Gerald W Morris, Linda A Mansfield
A 14-year-old Caucasian boy presented to our clinic with a complaint of left anterior hip pain. The patient had been running during a flag football match when he suddenly developed a sharp, stabbing pain in his left hip. He said he felt a "pop" in his left groin while his left foot was planted and he was cutting to the right. The patient said this was followed by worsening pain with ambulation and hip flexion. The patient had considerable difficulty walking into the exam room. On physical examination, he had significant tenderness to palpation along the anteromedial thigh and groin...
November 2017: Journal of Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096522/phenotypic-and-treatment-outcome-data-on-sunct-and-suna-including-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Hsing-Yu Weng, Anna S Cohen, Christoph Schankin, Peter J Goadsby
Background Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA) are two rare headache syndromes classified broadly as Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (TACs). Methods Here, 65 SUNCT (37 males) and 37 SUNA (18 males) patients were studied to describe their clinical manifestations and responses to treatment. Results Pain was almost always unilateral and side-locked...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094390/reconstruction-of-a-long-defect-of-the-ulnar-artery-and-nerve-with-an-arterialized-neurovenous-free-flap-in-a-teenager-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Diogo Casal, Diogo Pais, Eduarda Mota-Silva, Giovanni Pelliccia, Inês Iria, Paula A Videira, Maria Manuel Mendes, João Goyri-O'Neill, Maria Manuel Mouzinho
There is evidence that nerve flaps are superior to nerve grafts for bridging long nerve defects. Moreover, arterialized neurovenous flaps (ANVFs) have multiple potential advantages over traditional nerve flaps in this context. This paper describes a case of reconstruction of a long defect of the ulnar artery and nerve with an arterialized neurovenous free flap and presents a literature review on this subject. A 16-year-old boy sustained a stab wound injury to the medial aspect of the distal third of his right forearm...
November 2, 2017: Microsurgery
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