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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913815/-volume-therapy-in-the-severely-injured-patient-recommendations-and-current-guidelines
#1
Sigune Kaske, Marc Maegele
BACKGROUND: Volume therapy is a cornerstone of early resuscitation of severely injured trauma patients, but the optimal strategy remains under debate. A recent Cochrane review could not find evidence for or against early volume replacement or large versus small amounts of fluid. METHOD: Current recommendations and guidelines regarding volume therapy in severely injured patients are summarized based upon the updated European Trauma Guideline on the management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma (fourth edition) and the S3-Guideline Polytrauma and combined with a selective review of the literature...
December 2, 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912037/avalanche-accidents-causing-fatalities-are-they-any-different-in-the-summer
#2
Mathieu Pasquier, Olivier Hugli, Alexandre Kottmann, Frank Techel
: Pasquier, Mathieu, Olivier Hugli, Alexandre Kottmann, and Frank Techel. Avalanche accidents causing fatalities: are they any different in the summer? High Alt Med Biol. 16:000-000, 2016. AIMS: This retrospective study investigated the epidemiology of summer avalanche accidents that occurred in Switzerland and caused at least one fatality between 1984 and 2014. Summer avalanche accidents were defined as those that occurred between June 1st and October 31st. RESULTS: Summer avalanches caused 21 (4%) of the 482 avalanches with at least one fatality occurring during the study period, and 40 (6%) of the 655 fatalities...
December 2, 2016: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907878/ultrasound-in-cardiac-trauma
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Theodosios Saranteas, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Christina Mandila, John Poularas, Fotios Panou
In the perioperative period, the emergency department or the intensive care unit accurate assessment of variable chest pain requires meticulous knowledge, diagnostic skills, and suitable usage of various diagnostic modalities. In addition, in polytrauma patients, cardiac injury including aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, acute myocardial infarction, and pericardial effusion should be immediately revealed and treated. In these patients, arrhythmias, mainly tachycardia, cardiac murmurs, or hypotension must alert physicians to suspect cardiovascular trauma, which would potentially be life threatening...
November 5, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896468/evaluation-of-major-trauma-in-elderly-patients-a%C3%A2-single-trauma-center-analysis
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Samo Kocuvan, Drago Brilej, Domen Stropnik, Rolf Lefering, Radko Komadina
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to gather information about elderly major trauma patients admitted to one particular Slovenian trauma centre in Celje and examine this group of polytrauma patients, specifically with respect to mechanisms of injury, injury severity and distribution of injuries. Further on, to identify morbidity and mortality rates and compare these to the younger population and, finally, to determine the factors that have the most impact on treatment results...
November 28, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891547/severe-pelvic-injury-vascular-lesions-detected-by-ante-and-post-mortem-contrast-medium-enhanced-ct-and-associations-with-pelvic-fractures
#5
Mahmoud Hussami, Silke Grabherr, Reto A Meuli, Sabine Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to compare arterial and venous contrast medium extravasation in severe pelvic injury detected by ante- and post-mortem multi-detector CT (MDCT) and determine whether vascular injury is associated with certain types of pelvic fracture. METHODS: We retrospectively included two different cohorts of blunt pelvic trauma with contrast medium extravasation shown by MDCT. The first group comprised 49 polytrauma patients; the second included 45 dead bodies undergoing multi-phase post-mortem CT-angiography (MPMCTA)...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891038/accessory-atlantoaxial-ligament-avulsion-fracture-of-the-axis-are-there-any-clinical-implications
#6
Hamid Reza Niknejad, Frank van Calenbergh, Philippe Demaerel, Johannes van Loon
Injuries to the craniocervical support structures are frequently observed in neurotrauma cases. Stability of this region is of vital importance. Literature has mainly focused on three major ligaments of the craniocervical junction: The tectorial membrane, the transverse ligament, and the alar ligaments. However, the accessory atlantoaxial ligament (ALL) also seems to be involved in craniocervical stability as shown in cadaveric specimens. Still, the biomechanical importance of this structure needs to be determined, especially in trauma settings...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863898/automated-3d-rendering-of-ribs-in-110-polytrauma-patients-strengths-and-limitations
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Suonita Khung, Pauline Masset, Alain Duhamel, Jean-Baptiste Faivre, Thomas Flohr, Jacques Remy, Martine Remy-Jardin
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the strengths and limitations of a rib-unfolding software in a polytrauma context. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chest computed tomography (CT) examinations of 110 patients were reviewed for specific detection of rib fractures using: (1) transverse CT sections ±  multiplanar reformattings (ie, the standard of reference), and (2) unfolded rib images reconstructed by the CT Bone Reading software with the possibility of rib analysis along their long axis and creation of standard orthogonal views in different orientations of any area suspected of fracture...
November 15, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851132/1496-incidence-of-bleeding-complications-based-on-time-to-initiation-of-enoxaparin-in-polytrauma-patients
#8
Mallory Fiorenza, Aaron Joseph, Amy West, Edward Newton, Nelayda Fonte
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December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809989/management-of-polytrauma-patients-in-the-uk-is-there-a-weekend-effect
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Vasileios Giannoudis, Michalis Panteli, Peter V Giannoudis
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: It has been suggested that hospital admission during weekends poses a risk for adverse outcomes and increased patient mortality, the so-called 'weekend effect'. We undertook an evaluation of the impact of weekend admissions to the management of polytraumatised patients, in a Level I Major Trauma Centre (MTC) in the UK. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively documented data of polytrauma patients (injury severity score (ISS)>15), admitted between April 2013 and August 2015 was performed...
November 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806488/in-hospital-outcome-based-on-the-mode-of-ems-transportation-in-a-high-income-rapidly-developing-middle-eastern-country
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Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar, Yugan Pillay, Monira Mollazehi, Ahammed Mekkodathil, Rafael Consunji
BACKGROUND: Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) are considered as a standard component of advanced pre-hospital emergency care system. We assessed the clinical presentation and outcomes of trauma patients transported by HEMS versus ground emergency medical services (GEMS). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected trauma registry data at a level I trauma center was conducted for patients transported by GEMS and HEMS between 2011 and 2013...
July 6, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799653/-reboa-is-it-really-safe-a-case-with-massive-intracranial-hemorrhage-possibly-due-to-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa
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Hayaki Uchino, Nobuichiro Tamura, Ryosuke Echigoya, Tetsunori Ikegami, Toshio Fukuoka
BACKGROUND Non-compressible torso hemorrhage continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in trauma patients. Recent case series report that resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in the trauma population is a technically feasible method to manage the patients with exsanguinating hemorrhage. On the other hand, it seems that REBOA is being widely promoted prematurely. Complications due to REBOA haven't been reported much in the literature, and they could have been underestimated...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791418/a-review-of-the-management-of-blunt-splenic-trauma-in-england-and-wales-have-regional-trauma-networks-influenced-management-strategies-and-outcomes
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P Yiannoullou, C Hall, K Newton, B Pearce, O Bouamra, T Jenks, A B Scrimshire, G Hughes, F Lecky, Adh Macdonald
INTRODUCTION The spleen remains one of the most frequently injured organs following blunt abdominal trauma. In 2012, regional trauma networks were launched across England and Wales with the aim of improving outcomes following trauma. This retrospective cohort study investigated the management and outcomes of blunt splenic injuries before and after the establishment of regional trauma networks. METHODS A dataset was drawn from the Trauma Audit Research Network database of all splenic injuries admitted to English and Welsh hospitals from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2014...
October 28, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790533/antegrade-unreamed-locked-intramedullary-nailing-in-open-fractures-of-shaft-of-humerus
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Amit Thakur, Jasbir Singh, Mukand Lal, Desh Raj Chandel
INTRODUCTION: Open fractures of shaft of humerus have been treated conservatively as well as operatively. Plate osteosynthesis has been considered as the gold standard treatment. Intramedullary nailing also has same success rate in closed fractures. The results of 30 open fractures of shaft humerus fixed with locked unreamed antegrade intramedullary nailing were evaluated. AIM: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of locked intramedullary nailing in open fractures of shaft humerus in terms of bone union, secondary procedure required, complication, shoulder dysfunction and infection...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779577/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-trauma-patients-a-case-series-and-systematic-literature-review
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Chiara Robba, Andrea Ortu, Federico Bilotta, Alessandra Lombardo, Mypinder S Sekhon, Fabio Gallo, Basil F Matta
BACKGROUND: Veno-venous extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (vv-ECMO) is an established salvage therapy for severe respiratory failure, and may provide an alternative form of treatment for trauma-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) when conventional treatments have failed. The need for systemic anticoagulation is a relative contraindication in patients with bleeding risks, especially in multi traumatic injury. METHODS: We describe a case series of four trauma patients with ARDS who were managed with ECMO admitted to the Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (UK), from January 2000 to January 2016...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767977/can-leukocyte-antisedimentation-rate-lar-%C3%A2-predict-septic-complications-and%C3%A2-critical-care-survival-early-in%C3%A2-polytrauma-and-burn-victims
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Martin Rozanovic, Csaba Csontos, Lajos Bogár, Lívia Szélig, Tímea Bocskai, Patrícia Kovács, Marianna Matancic, Attila Miseta, Csaba Loibl
BACKGROUND: In polytrauma and burn injury Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) develops. SIRS is presented in many hospitalized patients, including those who never develop infection or sepsis. Both in SIRS and sepsis the leukocyte activation occurs. In acute phase reaction leukocytes' upward flotation i.e. leukocyte antisedimentation rate (LAR) can indicate infectious origin. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive power of LAR, serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) levels regarding mortality risk and development of septic complications...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749813/craniectomy-and-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Pilar Anton-Martin, Bruno Braga, Stephen Megison, Janna Journeycake, Jessica Moreland
Severe trauma may cause refractory life-threatening respiratory failure requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Concurrent traumatic brain injury, however, complicates the use of ECMO because of the major risk of intracranial bleeding with systemic anticoagulation. Craniotomy and/or craniectomy for hematoma evacuation during ECMO are extremely high-risk procedures secondary to ongoing anticoagulation, and there are only a few such case reports in the literature.We present the case of a child with multiple thoracic injuries and life-threatening respiratory failure supported on ECMO...
October 4, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749702/templated-interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-care-plan-documentation-for-veterans-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Joel Scholten, Ellen Danford, Azadeh Leland, Heather Malecki, Douglas Bidelspach, Brent Taylor, Nina Sayer
PURPOSE OF STUDY: Individualized interdisciplinary care is the hallmark for rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Veterans Health Administration (VHA) utilizes an electronic note template to document Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation and Community Reintegration (IRCR) care plans for Veterans with TBI requiring rehabilitation. All Veterans with a TBI diagnosis, receiving skilled therapy for TBI-related issues, and followed by a case manager must receive a care plan. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of compliance with the IRCR care plan requirements used to identify Veterans with TBI in need of the care plan and to evaluate the reasons for inconsistent compliance...
November 2016: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738727/lactate-clearance-metrics-are-not-superior-to-initial-lactate-in-predicting-mortality-in-trauma
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S E Dekker, H-M de Vries, W D Lubbers, P M van de Ven, E J Toor, F W Bloemers, L M G Geeraedts, P Schober, C Boer
PURPOSE: Despite the availability of different lactate clearance (LC) metrics for clinical use, it remains unknown which metric is superior as a clinical predictor for outcome, particularly in trauma patients. This retrospective study compared four previously described metrics of LC and examined the association between LC and outcome in trauma patients. METHODS: Lactate values of trauma patients admitted to a level I trauma center between 2010 and 2013 were retrieved from patient records...
October 13, 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729461/timing-of-fracture-fixation-from-an-intensive-care-unit-perspective-the-obstacles-to-early-fracture-fixation
#19
Lauren Elizabeth Thomson, Nicola Fry, Richard Jackson
Trauma is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with road traffic accidents being the leading cause of death in the age group of 15-29 years However, with modern advances in management and the introduction of specialised trauma centres, more and more are surviving severe and life-threatening trauma. The ideal timing of fracture fixation has been the subject of debate for a number of decades. There is evidence to suggest that fracture fixation in the patient with polytrauma is best achieved early on to reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality, with damage control surgery in the more appropriate option in those patients who are haemodynamically unstable...
October 11, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722116/early-and-late-intramedullary-nailing-of-femur-fracture-a-single-center-experience
#20
Ahmad S Alobaidi, Ammar Al-Hassani, Ayman El-Menyar, Husham Abdelrahman, Mazin Tuma, Hassan Al-Thani, Mohammed A Aldosari
BACKGROUND: Femur fracture (FF) is a common injury, and intramedullary nailing (IMN) is the standard surgical fixation. However, the time of intervention remains controversial. We aimed to describe the reamed IMN (rIMN) timing and hospital outcomes in trauma patients presenting with FF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted for all patients admitted with FF and they underwent fixation at level 1 trauma unit between January 2010 and January 2012...
July 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
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