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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718614/emergency-management-of-renal-and-genitourinary-trauma-best-practices-update
#1
Whitney K. Bryant, Sanjay Shewakramani
In up to 10% of patients who experience abdominal trauma, renal and urogenital systems will be involved. In polytrauma patients with other potentially life-threatening injuries, renal and genitourinary trauma may be overlooked initially, but a delayed or missed diagnosis of these injuries may result in preventable complications. This review provides a best-practice approach to the diagnosis and management of renal and genitourinary injuries, with an emphasis on the systematic approach needed to identify subtle injuries and avoid long-term urinary sequelae such as hypertension, incontinence, erectile dysfunction, chronic kidney disease, and nephrectomy...
August 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700152/-management-of-genitourinary-trauma
#2
Andry Perrin, Nuno Grilo, Jean-Yves Meuwly, Patrice Jichlinski, Massimo Valerio
Urogenital trauma often occurs in the context of polytrauma patients. In this article, aimed at primary care practitioners and emergency physicians, we summarise the epidemiology and aetiology of these traumas as well as their management. The goal is to allow primary healthcare professionals to become acquainted with diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in genitourinary trauma patients.
November 30, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698756/treatment-of-decubitis-ulcer-stage-iv-in-the-patient-with-polytrauma-and-vertical-share-pelvic-fracture-diagnosed-entherocollitis-and-deep-wound-infection-with-clostridium-difficile-with-combined-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-npwt-and-faecal-management-system
#3
Slavcho Stojmenski, Igor Merdzanovski, Andrej Gavrilovski, Sofija Pejkova, Gjorge Dzokic, Smilja Tudzarova
AIM: The aim of this paper was to present a case with the successful treatment of decubitis ulcer stage IV in the patient with polytrauma and vertical share pelvic fracture and diagnosed entherocollitis combined with deep wound infection with Clostridium difficile treated with combined Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and faecal management system. CASE REPORT: Patient D.S.1967 treated on Traumatology Clinic after tentamen suicide on 9.2.2015 with diagnosis: brain contusion; contusion of thoracal space; vertical share pelvic fracture; open fracture type II of the right calcaneus; fracture of the left calcaneus; fracture on the typical place of the left radius; fracture of the right radius with dislocation...
June 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697019/outcome-differences-in-adolescent-blunt-severe-polytrauma-patients-managed-at-pediatric-versus-adult-trauma-centers
#4
Amelia T Rogers, Brian W Gross, Alan D Cook, Cole D Rinehart, Caitlin A Lynch, Eric H Bradburn, Colin C Heinle, Frederick B Rogers
BACKGROUND: Previous research suggests adolescent trauma patients can be managed equally effectively at pediatric and adult trauma centers. We sought to determine whether this association would be upheld for adolescent severe polytrauma patients. We hypothesized that no difference in adjusted outcomes would be observed between pediatric trauma centers (PTC) and adult trauma centers (ATC) for this population. METHODS: All severely injured adolescent (aged 12-17 years) polytrauma patients were extracted from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcomes Study database from 2003-2015...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690665/use-of-integrative-medicine-in-the-united-states-military-health-system
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REVIEW
Cathaleen Madsen, Megan Vaughan, Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos
Integrative medicine (IM) is a model of care which uses both conventional and nonconventional therapies in a "whole person" approach to achieve optimum mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental health, and is increasingly popular among patients and providers seeking to relieve chronic or multifactorial conditions. The US Department of Defense (DoD) shows particular interest in and usage of IM for managing chronic conditions including the signature "polytrauma triad" of chronic pain, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among its beneficiaries in the Military Health System (MHS)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660166/neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-in-the-trauma-intensive-care-unit-diagnosis-and-management-of-a-rare-disease-in-a-challenging-population
#6
Joseph David Drews, Andrew Christopher, David Clay Evans
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life-threatening neurological disorder associated with the use of antipsychotic medications. Many of its classic signs, such as fever and altered mental status, are nonspecific in trauma intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and its rarity makes it a difficult diagnosis in this population. However, delays in treatment can be costly both in terms of hospital resources and patient outcomes. We herein report a case of a 54-year-old trauma patient with NMS precipitated by a combination of cocaine withdrawal and neuroleptic medications...
April 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639869/economic-burden-of-inpatient-admission-of-ankle-fractures
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Justin D Stull, Suneel B Bhat, Justin M Kane, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures are among the most prevalent traumatic orthopaedic injuries. A large proportion of patients sustaining operative ankle fractures are admitted directly from the emergency department prior to operative management. In the authors' experience, however, many closed ankle injuries may be safely and effectively managed on an outpatient basis. The aim of this study was to characterize the economic impact of routine inpatient admission of ankle fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review of all outpatient ankle fracture surgery performed by a single foot and ankle fellowship-trained surgeon at a tertiary level academic center in 2012 was conducted to identify any patients requiring postoperative inpatient admission...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623468/-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-in-polytrauma-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
T Neubauer, W Buchinger, E Höflinger, J Brand
BACKGROUND: The monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) represents a cornerstone in the intensive care of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the industry provides various technical solutions to this end. Decompressive craniectomy can be an option if conservative measures fail to reduce excessive ICP. OBJECTIVE: To examine the pathophysiology of ICP in trauma, the management of polytrauma involving TBI, and the indications for decompressive craniectomy; and to compare the different monitoring systems and their complications...
June 16, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612105/-polytrauma-and-concomitant-traumatic-brain-injury-the-role-of-the-trauma-surgeon
#9
REVIEW
A Antoni, T Heinz, J Leitgeb
BACKGROUND: Concomitant traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases mortality and reduces quality of life of polytrauma patients. These facts demand effective treatment strategies while the growing specialization of medicine is questioning the role of the trauma surgeon in the management of these patients. OBJECTIVES: Which factors influence outcome of polytrauma with concomitant TBI? Who should be responsible for the management of these patients and what is the limit of management? MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search using Medline via PubMed was performed with Medical Subject Headings and text word search...
June 13, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598952/a-pediatric-burn-outpatient-short-stay-program-decreases-patient-length-of-stay-with-equivalent-burn-outcomes
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Tiffany Zens, Amy Yan, Christina Lee, Cindy Schmitz, Lee Faucher, Angela Gibson
Traditionally, small pediatric burns are managed with inpatient admission and daily dressing changes. In 2011, our burn center implemented an outpatient short stay (OSS) program in which small pediatric burns were managed as an outpatient utilizing Mepilex Ag dressings changed under moderate sedation every 5 to 7 days. Pediatric burn cases were queried for 2 time periods: before the OSS program (2009-2010) and after the OSS program (2013-2014). Burns > 15% TBSA, children with polytrauma, and children > 10 years old were excluded...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593009/ultrasound-as-point-of-care-in-management-of-polytrauma-and-its-complication
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Saverio Latteri, Giulia Malaguarnera, Maurizio Mannino, Antonio Pesce, Giuseppe Currò, Stefania Tamburrini, Mario Scuderi
PURPOSE: Traumatic injuries constitute a major risk for patients in emergency units. Point-of-care ultrasound may be a determinant in reducing the deleterious impact of complications and in prognosis. METHODS: We describe the case of a 28-year-old female who reported cranial trauma, abdominal and thoracic trauma, and suspected bilateral fracture of the femur. RESULTS: Ultrasound was useful for evaluating and monitoring multiple organ failure...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590348/incidence-of-adult-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards-in-trauma-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-over-a-period-of-three-decades
#12
Roman Pfeifer, Nicole Heussen, Emilia Michalewicz, Ralf-Dieter Hilgers, Hans-Christoph Pape
BACKGROUND: In trauma patients, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Changes in diagnostics, management and treatment may have influenced the incidence of ARDS. Therefore, the purpose of this manuscript is to evaluate whether there is a difference in the incidence of posttraumatic ARDS 1) over time, 2) attributable to geographic distribution, and 3) related to admitting surgical subspecialities. METHODS: A comprehensive search of articles published in English and German language was conducted using PubMed, MEDLINE, and the ISI Web of Science...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495203/treatment-of-air-leak-in-polytrauma-patients-with-blunt-chest-injury
#13
Gabriel Halat, Lukas L Negrin, Konstantina Chrysou, Beatrix Hoksch, Ralph A Schmid, Gregor J Kocher
INTRODUCTION: Precise diagnostics and an adequate therapeutic approach are mandatory in the treatment of air leak in polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, characteristics, and management of air leak following this injury pattern. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 110 polytrauma patients was collected retrospectively. Fifty-four patients received initial treatment by chest tube placement for pneumothorax. These patients were classified into two groups, one with severe air leak and one with minor air leak...
May 1, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491210/-surgical-treatment-of-the-humeral-pallet-fractures-in-adults
#14
Redouane Hani, Mustapha Nekkaoui, Mohammed Kharmaz, Mohamed El Ouadghiri, Abdou Lahlou, Mly Omar Lamrani, Ahmed El Bardouni, Mustapha Mahfoud, Mohamed Saleh Berrada
The treatment of humeral pallet fractures is mainly based on reconstruction surgery with osteosynthesis. We collected the data of 40 patients with humeral pallet fracture from our archives in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Ibn Sina University Hospital, Rabat from january 2012 to december 2014. The aim of our study was to highlight the clinical, therapeutic and evolutionary features of these fractures as well as the challenges in managing these complex fractures and in evaluating the results...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487103/the-high-risk-polytrauma-patient-and-inferior-vena-cava-filter-use
#15
Onur Berber, Aswin Vasireddy, Obi Nzeako, Adel Tavakkolizadeh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the impact on practice of vena cava filter insertion guidelines (Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma: practice management guidelines). DESIGN: The study was performed at a level 1 trauma centre with data from the 'Trauma Audit and Research Network' cross-referenced to hospital data. RESULTS: A total of 1138 specific 'high-risk' major trauma patients were identified over a 6-year period...
April 20, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484529/secondary-communicating-hydrocephalus-management-by-implantation-of-external-ventricular-shunt-and-minimal-gradual-increase-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-pressure
#16
Keyvan Mostofi, Madjid Samii
BACKGROUND: This paper presents a new management strategy explaining the process used by implantation of external ventricular drainage (EVD) and very gradual increase of intracranial pressure for treatment of acute hydrocephalus. During the last 30 years' experience in professional practice, the senior author (M.S.) discovered that there are some options of regulations between cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) production and resorption. This theory shows that minimal continuous increase of the CSF pressure as long as the patient general neurological condition is unchanged and appears as normal can lead to definitive treatment of hydrocephalus without needing to set a shunt...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450995/-epidemiological-aspects-of-spinal-traumas-about-139-cases
#17
Joseph Synèse Bemora, Willy Francis Rakotondraibe, Mijoro Ramarokoto, Willy Ratovondrainy, Clément Andriamamonjy
Spinal trauma is one of the most common types of injuries among victims of traffic accidents, sports accidents, domestic accidents and workplace accidents. We conducted a 3-year retrospective study of 139 cases of spinal trauma hospitalized and treated in the Neurosurgery department of the CHUJRA, Madagascar. This study shows that 25.17% of injured patients were between 21 and 30 years of age, with a clear male predominance (69.78%; sex ratio 2.3). Falls were the dominating traumatic injury mechanism (33.09%) with risk factors including alcohol use (8...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432428/tranexamic-acid-for-treatment-and-prophylaxis-of-bleeding-and-hyperfibrinolysis
#18
Ingrid Pabinger, Dietmar Fries, Herbert Schöchl, Werner Streif, Wolfgang Toller
Uncontrolled massive bleeding with subsequent derangement of the coagulation system is a major challenge in the management of both surgical and seriously injured patients. Under physiological conditions activators and inhibitors of coagulation regulate the sensitive balance between clot formation and fibrinolysis. In some cases, excessive and diffuse bleeding is caused by systemic activation of fibrinolysis, i. e. hyperfibrinolysis (HF). Uncontrolled HF is associated with a high mortality. Polytrauma patients and those undergoing surgical procedures involving organs rich in plasminogen proactivators (e...
May 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427480/lessons-from-a-large-trauma-center-impact-of-blunt-chest-trauma-in-polytrauma-patients-still-a-relevant-problem
#19
REVIEW
Konstantina Chrysou, Gabriel Halat, Beatrix Hoksch, Ralph A Schmid, Gregor J Kocher
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is the third most common cause of death after abdominal injury and head trauma in polytrauma patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate epidemiological data, treatment and outcome of polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma in order to help improve management, prevent complications and decrease polytrauma patients' mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective study we included all polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma admitted to our tertiary care center emergency department for a 2-year period, from June 2012 until May 2014...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424745/distinguishing-the-unique-neuropathological-profile-of-blast-polytrauma
#20
W Brad Hubbard, Shaylen Greenberg, Carly Norris, Joseph Eck, Erin Lavik, Pamela VandeVord
Traumatic brain injury sustained after blast exposure (blast-induced TBI) has recently been documented as a growing issue for military personnel. Incidence of injury to organs such as the lungs has decreased, though current epidemiology still causes a great public health burden. In addition, unprotected civilians sustain primary blast lung injury (PBLI) at alarming rates. Often, mild-to-moderate cases of PBLI are survivable with medical intervention, which creates a growing population of survivors of blast-induced polytrauma (BPT) with symptoms from blast-induced mild TBI (mTBI)...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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