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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651626/current-topics-in-the-management-of-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Christopher D Shank, Beverly C Walters, Mark N Hadley
Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) affects more than 250,000 people in the USA, with approximately 17,000 new cases each year. It continues to be one of the most significant causes of trauma-related morbidity and mortality. Despite the introduction of primary injury prevention education and vehicle safety devices, such as airbags and passive restraint systems, traumatic SCI continues to have a substantial impact on the healthcare system. Over the last three decades, there have been considerable advancements in the management of patients with traumatic SCI...
April 12, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613956/optimal-timing-of-initiation-of-thromboprophylaxis-in-spine-trauma-managed-operatively-a-nationwide-propensity-matched-analysis-of-trauma-quality-improvement-program
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Muhammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Khan, Terence O'Keeffe, Nina Pollack, Mohammad Hamidi, Narong Kulvatunyou, Joseph V Sakran, Lynn Gries, Bellal Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Patients with spinal trauma are at high-risk for venous-thromboembolism(VTE). Guidelines recommend prophylactic anticoagulation but they are unclear on timing of initiation of thromboprophylaxis. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of early vs late initiation of venous thromboprophylaxis in patients with spinal trauma who underwent operative intervention. METHODS: We performed a 2-year (2013-14) review of patients with isolated spine trauma (S-AIS≥3 and no other injury in another body region with AIS>2) who underwent operative intervention and received thromboprophylaxis post-operatively...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605431/combination-of-blood-lactate-level-with-assessment-of-blood-consumption-abc-scoring-system-a-more-accurate-predictor-of-massive-transfusion-requirement
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Wongsakorn Chaochankit, Osaree Akaraborworn, Burapat Sangthong, Komet Thongkhao
PURPOSE: Exsanguination is the most common leading cause of death in trauma patients. The massive transfusion (MT) protocol may influence therapeutic strategies and help provide blood components in timely manner. The assessment of blood consumption (ABC) score is a popular MT protocol but has low predictability. The lactate level is a good parameter to reflect poor tissue perfusion or shock states that can guide the management. This study aimed to modify the ABC scoring system by adding the lactate level for better prediction of MT...
March 3, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576822/predisposing-factors-clinical-assessment-management-and-outcomes-of-agitation-in-the-trauma-intensive-care-unit
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Saeed Mahmood, Omaima Mahmood, Ayman El-Menyar, Mohammad Asim, Hassan Al-Thani
BACKGROUND: Agitation occurs frequently among critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to evaluate the frequency, predisposing factors and outcomes of agitation in trauma ICU. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted to include patients who were admitted to the trauma ICU between April 2014 and March 2015. Data included patient's demographics, initial vitals, associated injuries, Ramsey Sedation Scale, Glasgow Coma Scale, head injury lesions, use of sedatives and analgesics, head interventions, ventilator days, and ICU length of stay...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568223/acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-complicating-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-of-a-patient-with-membranous-nephropathy
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Taro Sugase, Tetsu Akimoto, Takaaki Kimura, Takashi Yagisawa, Eiji Kusano, Daisuke Nagata
Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) is a rare clinical entity presenting with heterogeneous hemorrhagic manifestations, although some subsets of patients with AVWS may be asymptomatic until they are exposed to major trauma, an invasive procedure, or surgery. We herein report one such case in a 73-year-old male patient with nephrotic syndrome with a prolonged active partial thromboplastin time. We initially did not deal with this distinct abnormal clotting profile seriously, but persistent bleeding after a retroperitoneoscopic-assisted renal biopsy that allowed us to ascribe his nephrotic syndrome to membranous nephropathy fortuitously led to the discovery of concurrent AVWS...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563058/forty-hours-with-a-traumatic-carotid-transection-a-diagnostic-caveat-and-review-of-the-contemporary-management-of-penetrating-neck-trauma
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Eugene Ng, Ian Campbell, Andrew Choong, Allan Kruger, Philip J Walker
Although penetrating neck trauma (PNT) is uncommon, it is associated with the significant morbidity and mortality. The management of PNT has changed significantly over the past 50 years. A radiological assessment now is a vital part of the management with a traditional surgical exploration. A 22 years old male was assaulted by a screwdriver and sustained multiple penetrating neck injuries. A contrast CT scan revealed a focal pseudoaneurysm in the left common carotid artery bulb. There was no active bleeding or any other vascular injuries and the patient remained haemodynamically stable...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560289/use-of-focused-assessment-with-sonography-in-trauma-examination-skills-in-the-evaluation-of-non-trauma-patients
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Parisa P Javedani, Gregory S Metzger, Jeremy R Oulton, Srikar Adhikari
Study objectives Although the focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) examination was initially developed for rapid evaluation of trauma patients, the basic skillset required to perform a FAST examination provides valuable information that may alter a non-trauma patient's clinical course. The objective of this study was to determine the utility of the FAST examination in the emergency department management of non-trauma patients. Methods Cases in which the FAST examination was used to direct care in non-trauma patients were retrospectively reviewed...
January 16, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555307/development-of-a-comprehensive-trauma-training-curriculum-for-the-resource-limited-environment
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Geoffrey A Anderson, Peter Kayima, Lenka Ilcisin, Noralis Portal Benitez, Katherine H Albutt, Susan M Briggs, Deepika Nehra
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this project was to create a multitiered trauma training curriculum that was designed specifically for the low-resource setting. DESIGN: We developed 2 courses designed to teach principles and skills necessary for trauma care. The first course, "Emergency Ward Management of Trauma (EWMT)," is designed to teach interns the initial assessment and stabilization of trauma patients in the emergency ward. The second course for mid-level surgical residents, "Surgical Techniques and Repairs in Trauma for the Low-resource Environment" (STaRTLE), is a cadaver-based operative trauma course designed to teach surgical exposures and techniques...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547944/has-current-french-training-for-military-orthopedic-surgeons-deployed-in-external-operations-been-appropriately-adapted
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Olivier Barbier, Maelle Racle
Introduction: The current evolution of surgical practices is increasingly trending toward hyper-specialization. For military surgeons, their practice in France does not differ from their civilian counterparts. In contrast, in external operations, they have to deal with specific war injuries in austere conditions. They are also required to take care of local populations. Therefore, specific training is necessary, and the French Military Health Service Academy (Ecole du Val-de-Grâce) Paris has set up a specific training called Advanced Course for Deployment Surgery (ACDS) in 2007...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547069/pediatric-blunt-cerebrovascular-injury-the-mcgovern-screening-score
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Joseph P Herbert, Sidish S Venkataraman, Ali H Turkmani, Liang Zhu, Marcia L Kerr, Rajan P Patel, Irma T Ugalde, Stephen A Fletcher, David I Sandberg, Charles S Cox, Ryan S Kitagawa, Arthur L Day, Manish N Shah
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the incidence, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) at a busy Level 1 trauma center and to develop a tool for accurately predicting pediatric BCVI and the need for diagnostic testing. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study of a prospectively collected database of pediatric patients who had sustained blunt trauma (patient age range 0-15 years) and were treated at a Level 1 trauma center between 2005 and 2015. Digital subtraction angiography, MR angiography, or CT angiography was used to confirm BCVI...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538231/risk-assessment-in-emergency-general-surgery
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Matthew Hernandez, Joaquim Havens, Shahid Shafi, Marie Crandall
Patients with emergency general surgery (EGS) diseases display variable severity. The extent of disease can be amplified by comorbidity or dramatic changes in presenting physiology. Estimating the extent of disease severity in order to adequately provide prognosis, determine optimal operative or non-operative management, and plan for potential outcomes is difficult. A variety of risk factors have been studied for specific diseases but these criteria may not be universally applied. This limits the generalizability of prior work...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536940/simulation-and-the-diagnostic-process-a-pilot-study-of-trauma-and-rapid-response-teams
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Lindsay L Juriga, David J Murray, John R Boulet, James J Fehr
BACKGROUND: Simulation is frequently used to recreate many of the crises encountered in patient care settings. Teams learn to manage these crises in an environment that maximizes their learning experiences and eliminates the potential for patient harm. By designing simulation scenarios that include conditions associated with diagnostic errors, teams can experience how their decisions can lead to errors. The purpose of this study was to assess how trauma teams (TrT) and pediatric rapid response teams (RRT) managed scenarios that included a diagnostic error...
November 27, 2017: Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520416/assessment-of-sensitivity-of-whole-body-ct-for-major-trauma
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Susan Yoong, Ravi Kothari, Adam Brooks
INTRODUCTION: Whole body computed tomography has become standard practice in many centres in the management of severely injured trauma patients, however, the evidence for it's diagnostic accuracy is limited. AIM: To assess the sensitivity of whole body CT in major trauma. METHOD: Retrospective review of all patients with injury severity score (ISS) > 15 presenting with blunt trauma to a UK Major Trauma Centre between May 2012 and April 2014...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514343/imaging-of-combat-related-thoracic-trauma-blunt-trauma-and-blast-lung-injury
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John P Lichtenberger, Andrew M Kim, Dane Fisher, Peter S Tatum, Brian Neubauer, P Gabriel Peterson, Brett W Carter
Introduction: Combat-related thoracic trauma (CRTT) is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality of the casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries are the most common mechanisms of trauma to the chest. Imaging plays a key role in the battlefield management of CRTT casualties. This work discusses the imaging manifestations of thoracic injuries from blunt trauma and blast injury, emphasizing epidemiology and diagnostic clues seen during OEF and OIF...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485428/optimal-timing-of-initial-debridement-for-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infection-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
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Rondi B Gelbard, Paula Ferrada, D Dante Yeh, Brian Williams, Michele Loor, James Yon, Caleb Mentzer, Kosar Khwaja, Mansoor Khan, Anirudh Kohli, Eileen M Bulger, Bryce R H Robinson
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) are rare, life-threatening, soft-tissue infections characterized by rapidly spreading inflammation and necrosis of the skin, subcutaneous fat, and fascia. While it is widely accepted that delay in surgical debridement contributes to increased mortality, there are currently no practice management guidelines regarding the optimal timing of surgical management of this condition. Although debridement within 24 hours of diagnosis is generally recommended, the time ranges from 3 hours to 36 hours in the existing literature...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483762/overutilization-of-cross-sectional-imaging-in-the-lower-extremity-trauma-setting
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Clinton Protack, Brian Wengerter, Raymond A Jean, Shirley Liu, Hamid Mojibian, Bauer Sumpio, Alan Dardik, Adrian A Maung, Young Erben
Objective  In an era of managed care and cost savings, we are faced with the question of whether another test is necessary to confirm our clinical suspicion. We hypothesized that a few computed tomography angiographies (CTAs) are necessary to identify lower extremity vascular injuries (LEVIs). We reviewed our trauma center's experience in the management of LEVI. Methods  A retrospective review of all trauma patients between 2012 and 2016 was performed. Four-thousand nine-hundred fourteen trauma patients were evaluated with 46 suspected LEVIs (either with cross-sectional imaging and/or operative exploration)...
March 2018: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462089/evaluation-of-the-management-of-severe-trauma-kidney-injury-and-long-term-renal-function-in-children
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Camille Overs, Youssef Teklali, Bernard Boillot, Delphine Poncet, Pierre-Yves Rabattu, Yohan Robert, Christian Piolat
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the management and long term renal function with DMSA scintigraphy in pediatric severe traumatic kidney injury (STKI) grade IV (STKI IV) and V (STKI V) at the trauma center of Grenoble Teaching Hospital. METHODS: This is a single-center observational retrospective study between 2004 and 2014. All children under the age of 15 managed at the Grenoble teaching Hospital for a STKI IV or V were included. The trauma grade was radiologically diagnosed on arrival at hospital, using the classification of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448986/continuous-hemoglobin-monitoring-in-pediatric-trauma-patients-with-solid-organ-injury
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Emily Welker, Jennifer Novak, Lindsey Jelsma, Tracy Koehler, Alan Davis, James DeCou, Emily Durkin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Hemoglobin monitoring is required in pediatric trauma patients with solid organ injury. We hypothesized that noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring (NIHM) represents an effective, safe alternative to laboratory hemoglobin (LabHb) monitoring in clinically stable patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted regarding pediatric trauma patients (<18 years old) with blunt solid organ injury over six consecutive months. Continuous NIHM was initiated at the time of admission, and LabHb measurements were obtained per institutional guidelines...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424670/the-impact-of-posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-on-social-support-and-social-conflict-during-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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James I Gerhart, Yasmin Asvat, Teresa A Lillis, Henry Fung, Johanna Grosse, Stevan E Hobfoll
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Social support and its relationship to psychological distress are of interest in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) as patients are dependent on caregivers pre-, during, and posttransplant. Although social support is critical for managing stress and trauma, posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) may erode social support and evoke conflict and abandonment within the support system. This study aimed to evaluate whether PTSS were associated with lower support and social conflict in a sample of patients undergoing HSCT...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395446/management-of-self-inflicted-gunshot-wounds-to-the-face-retrospective-review-from-a-single-tertiary-care-trauma-centre
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J A Murphy, S R McWilliams, M Lee, G Warburton
There are limited published data about the surgical management of self-inflicted facial gunshot wounds. The aim of this retrospective study was to review our management of subjects who initially survive such a wound and were admitted to a tertiary care trauma centre between 2002 and 2012. Only subjects with definitive evidence of a self-inflicted facial gunshot wound and who were admitted alive were included. Data collected included personal and clinical details, characteristics of the gunshot wound, and medical and surgical management...
April 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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