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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664514/-damage-control-resuscitation-in-pediatric-severe-trauma
#1
Adriana Wegner Araya
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population. It has the first place in mortality in our country without considering perinatal pathologies and congenital malformations. An important percentage of early and late deaths secondary to this cau se, as well as its sequelae, could be prevented with optimal and timely resuscitation. OBJECTIVE: To review the applicability of damage control resuscitation (DCR) in severe pediatric trauma, with emphasis on medical management...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660743/-rehabilitation-after-multiple-trauma
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Stefan Simmel
Many polytrauma patients report significant long-term impairments to their physical and mental health, resulting in a reduction of their quality of life. In addition to the obvious physical accident sequences, psychological influences and the individual context factors pose special challenges to the rehabilitation team and the infrastructure of the facility. Professional reintegration and chronic pain are particularly common problems in the trauma rehabilitation. The central task of rehabilitation after accidents is the restoration or substantial improvement of the functional health and thus the reintegration into the social and professional environment...
April 2018: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589042/-hemostyptics-for-treatment-of-junctional-vascular-injuries-management-of-traumatic-vascular-injuries-at-the-transition-from-trunk-to-extremities
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D C Hinck, S Wipper, E S Debus
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled post-traumatic bleeding is still the leading cause of death among trauma patients. In situations of mass casualty incidents (MASCAL) and military conflicts the treatment of uncontrolled critical bleeding is a challenge and associated with a worse outcome due to the austere environment; however, even under optimal treatment circumstances in situations of individual medicine the severity of vascular trauma is underestimated. As a consequence, this leads to a poorer prognosis for patients with (vascular) injuries...
March 27, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581683/an-analysis-of-presentation-pattern-and-outcome-of-chest-trauma-patients-at-an-urban-level-1-trauma-center
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Rajasekhar Narayanan, Subodh Kumar, Amit Gupta, Virinder Kumar Bansal, Sushma Sagar, Maneesh Singhal, Biplab Mishra, Sanjeev Bhoi, Babita Gupta, Shivanand Gamangatti, Adarsh Kumar, Mahesh Chandra Misra
Chest trauma is an important public health problem accounting for a substantial proportion of all trauma admissions and deaths. It directly account for 20-25 % of deaths due to trauma. Therefore, this study was conducted to analyze the presentation, patterns, and outcome of chest trauma in a level-1 urban trauma center. It was a prospective observational study of all patients presented with chest trauma to an urban level 1-trauma center over a period of 3 years. Demographic profile, mechanism of injury, injury severity scores (ISS), associated injuries, hospital stay, etc...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551422/incidence-risk-factors-and-management-of-blindness-after-orbital-surgery
#5
Sarah M Jacobs, Colin P McInnis, Matthew Kapeles, Shu-Hong Chang
PURPOSE: Severe vision loss is a risk of orbital surgery which physicians should counsel patients about, but the overall risk rate is unknown. This research was conducted to determine the risk of severe vision loss related to orbital surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective review. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent orbital surgery at either of 2 academic medical centers between January 1994 and December 2014. METHODS: A billing database search was conducted to identify all patients who had orbital surgery during the study period, cross-checked against diagnostic codes related to vision loss...
March 15, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534884/bridging-burn-care-education-with-modern-technology-an-integration-with-high-fidelity-human-patient-simulation
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Patrick T Reeves, Matthew A Borgman, Nicole W Caldwell, Leela Patel, James Aden, John P Duggan, Maria L Serio-Melvin, Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas
OBJECTIVE: The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) program is a burn-education curriculum nearly 30 years in the making, focusing on the unique challenges of the first 24h of care after burn injury. Our team applied high fidelity human patient simulation (HFHPS) to the established ABLS curriculum. Our hypothesis was that HFHPS would be a feasible, easily replicable, and valuable adjunct to the current curriculum that would enhance learner experience. METHODS: This prospective, evidenced-based practice project was conducted in a single simulation center employing the American Burn Association's ABLS curriculum using HFHPS...
March 10, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494761/a-rare-fatal-complication-of-llizarov-procedure
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Asit Kumar Sikary, Mahesh Kumar, Shivani Dhaka, Arulselvi Subramanian
Ilizarov process is used for the management of multiple fractures, polytrauma conditions, cosmetic limb lengthening, and fracture malunion. Complications associated with the process are nerve palsy, joint contracture, premature or delayed osseous consolidation, a nonunion and permanent stiffness of the joint, pin tract infection, edema, and transient paresthesia, etc. In our case, there was a fatal complication. A 25-year-old African lady underwent the Ilizarov procedure for femur lengthening in a hospital in New Delhi, India...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479911/the-value-of-injury-severity-score-and-abbreviated-injury-scale-in-the-management-of-traumatic-injuries-of-parenchymal-abdominal-organs
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Leo Grandić, Ivna Olić, Zenon Pogorelić, Ivana Mrklić, Zdravko Perko
The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of etiology, types of injury, levels of consciousness and the Injury Severity Score (ISS) and Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) values on the selection of treatment modality and survival in patients with injuries of parenchymal abdominal organs. Case records of 224 patients treated for traumatic injury of parenchymal abdominal organs from January 2003 until December 2015 were reviewed. Th e values of ISS and AIS of injury severity were calculated and compared to the values obtained according to the etiology, state of consciousness and survival...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473013/high-risk-repair-of-traumatic-mitral-valve-rupture-in-the-setting-of-polytrauma
#9
Michael John Paisley, Zachary Deboard, Donald Thomas
Background  The rare complication of mitral valve rupture from blunt trauma is certainly not at the top of the differential of shock. Case Description  We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who sustained numerous injuries after a 30-m fall with cardiogenic shock secondary to mitral valve rupture causing severe mitral valve regurgitation. Management included successful primary leaflet repair, annuloplasty, and single vessel coronary artery bypass. Conclusion  Valvular repair in the setting of polytrauma is a complex decision that requires careful balance of risks and benefits relative to patient stability...
January 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438791/necessity-of-repeat-ct-imaging-in-isolated-mild-traumatic-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Ashwath Kumar, Anthony Alvarado, Kushal Shah, Paul M Arnold
BACKGROUND: The standard of care for isolated mild traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (itSAH) involves serial head CT examinations at dedicated time-intervals to monitor neurologic status and hemorrhagic progression. Considering recent evidence questioning such an aggressive monitoring protocol, this study aimed to assess the necessity of repeat head CT imaging in managing itSAH. METHODS: All patients who presented to our academic institution with mild traumatic brain injury were evaluated...
February 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401336/cavh-in-the-combat-environment-a-case-report-and-lessons-learned-in-southern-afghanistan
#11
Jacob Glaser, Joseph Zeman, Stephen Noble, Nathanial Fernandez
Background: Acute kidney injury is a common complication of both civilian and military trauma. The lack of dedicated resources restrict dialysis in the forward setting. We report a case of a combat polytrauma and renal failure, using continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration to clear uremia and remove volume, allowing for ventilator liberation and safe disposition. Materials and Methods: The patient presented with traumatic lower extremity injuries and abdominal wounds and developed acute post-traumatic renal failure...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396756/pre-hospital-management-of-pediatric-polytrauma-during-modern-conflict-experience-and-limits-of-the-french-military-health-service
#12
Victor Laville, Christophe Lebleu, Christophe Desterke, Pierre Mornand, Luc Aigle, Emmanuel Hornez
BACKGROUND: French military physicians serving in deployment are confronted with pediatric polytrauma patients (PPP) during the provision of medical aid to civilian populations. The objectives of this study were to describe the current care of PPPs during these missions, to report difficulties encountered and to evaluate the training of doctors for management of PPPs in the field. METHODS: A descriptive epidemiological study based on a questionnaire sent to physicians who had been deployed overseas...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357035/cryptogenic-acute-limb-ischemia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-defining-a-previously-undescribed-clinical-entity
#13
Dylan Mart, Joseph Shatzel, Thomas DeLoughery
Acute limb ischemia (ALI) is generally secondary to cardioembolism or progression of peripheral vascular disease, however, a discrete population of patients with ALI exists in which no precipitant is ever established. Unlike cryptogenic arterial occlusion in other arenas, such as cryptogenic stroke, cryptogenic acute limb ischemia (cALI) has not been well-described, and no routine management has been established. The aim of this study is to describe patients with cALI, and the risk of recurrence based on the treatment they received...
April 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355385/nitric-oxide-elevation-in-polytrauma-is-driven-by-oxygen-radicals
#14
E Beitl, A Baňasová, D Miková, V Hampl
A common problem in management of polytrauma - a simultaneous injury to more than one organ or organ system, at least one of them lethal without intervention - is a discrepancy between a relatively good initial state and a serious subsequent development. Since nitric oxide (NO) is produced in high quantities during tissue injury, we assumed that serum levels of NO (and its oxidation products, NOx) might serve as a prognostic marker of polytrauma severity. However, we found recently that NOx was increased in polytrauma, but not in the most severe cases...
December 30, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340725/decision-making-in-management-of-the-complex-trauma-patient-changing-the-mindset-of-the-non-trauma-surgeon
#15
Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: European surgeons are frequently subspecialized and trained primarily in elective surgical techniques. As trauma leaders, they may occasionally have to deal with complex polytrauma, advanced management techniques, differing priorities, and the need for multidisciplinary care. There is a lack of expertise, experience, and a low trauma volume, as well as a lack of research, with limited support as to the decision-making and teaching challenges present. We studied what experienced trauma experts describe as the challenges that are specific to the advanced surgical decision-making required, whether civilian, humanitarian, or military...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338852/simulation-based-multidisciplinary-team-training-decreases-time-to-critical-operations-for-trauma-patients
#16
Margaret Murphy, Kate Curtis, Mary K Lam, Cameron S Palmer, Jeremy Hsu, Andrea McCloughen
BACKGROUND: Simulation has been promoted as a platform for training trauma teams. However, it is not clear if this training has an impact on health service delivery and patient outcomes. This study evaluates the association between implementation of a simulation based multidisciplinary trauma team training program at a metropolitan trauma centre and subsequent patient outcomes. METHOD: This was a retrospective review of trauma registry data collected at an 850-bed Level 1 Adult Trauma Centre in Sydney, Australia...
January 8, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318081/-hidden-preoperative-blood-loss-with-extracapsular-versus-intracapsular-hip-fractures-what-is-the-difference
#17
Katharine D Harper, Paul Navo, Frederick Ramsey, Sainabou Jallow, Saqib Rehman
Purpose: Excessive blood loss with hip fracture management has been shown to result in increased rates of complications. Our goal is to compare blood loss and transfusion rates between patients with intracapsular and extracapsular (both intertrochanteric (IT) and subtrochanteric (ST)) hip fractures. Methods: 472 patients were evaluated over a five-year period. Those who presented to the hospital with a proximal femur fracture (femoral neck, IT or ST) were considered for the study...
December 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306971/trauma-care-in-german-speaking-countries-have-changes-in-the-curricula-led-to-changes-in-practice-after-10-years
#18
Sarah Kuhn-Régnier, Michael Stickel, Björn-Christian Link, Henning Fischer, Reto Babst, Frank J P Beeres
PURPOSE: Traditionally, in the German-speaking countries, trauma patients are treated by general surgeons specialized in trauma surgery known as the Unfallchirurg. Over the last decade, a trend towards a lower influence of surgeons and a higher influence of subspecialties in the emergency department has been noted. With additional transformations in the health care system towards highly specialized medicine and the arising of new (sub-) specialties, diversification in the management of the trauma patient appears to occur...
January 6, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298931/whole-body-computed-tomography-trauma-imaging
#19
Bryant Furlow
Whole-body computed tomography (CT) is becoming a mainstay of trauma imaging because it can help emergency department staff quickly and comprehensively evaluate the extent and severity of traumatic injuries. However, routine use of whole-body CT for trauma imaging remains controversial because of the lack of clear guidelines for appropriate use, concerns about how to manage incidental findings, and the risk posed by the modality's relatively high radiation doses. This article describes the pathobiology, epidemiology, and assessment of polytrauma and discusses the diagnostic evaluation of trauma with whole-body CT scanning...
November 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276713/participation-in-recreational-athletics-after-operative-fixation-of-tibial-plateau-fractures-predictors-and-functional-outcomes-of-those-getting-back-in-the-game
#20
David N Kugelman, Abdullah M Qatu, Jack M Haglin, Sanjit R Konda, Kenneth A Egol
Background: Tibial plateau fractures can be devastating traumatic injuries to the knee, particularly in active athletes. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to report on the return to participation in recreational athletics after operatively managed tibial plateau fractures. In addition, this study assessed factors associated with the ability to return to participation in recreational athletics after tibial plateau fractures treated with open reduction internal fixation and compared final outcomes between patients who were able to return to recreational athletics and those who could not...
December 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
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