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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346237/pediatric-pelvic-fractures-and-differences-compared-with-the-adult-population
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Carolina de la Calva, Nadia Jover, Jaime Alonso, Marta Salom
INTRODUCTION: Although pelvic fractures in children are rare, because of anatomical differences between an adult's skeleton and a child's skeleton, these lesions in the pediatric population have specific characteristics that need to be borne in mind when dealing with them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on the pelvic fractures in skeletally immature patients treated in our hospital in the last 20 years. RESULTS: Eighty-one pelvic fractures in children were treated between 1993 and 2013...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337920/acute-traumatic-endotheliopathy-in-isolated-severe-brain-injury-and-its-impact-on-clinical-outcome
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Venencia Albert, Arulselvi Subramanian, Deepak Agrawal, Hara Prasad Pati, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Asok Kumar Mukhopadhyay
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the difference in plasma levels of syndecan-1 (due to glycocalyx degradation) and soluble thrombomodulin (due to endothelial damage) in isolated severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with/without early coagulopathy. A secondary objective was to compare the effects of the degree of TBI endotheliopathy on hospital mortality among patients with TBI-associated coagulopathy (TBI-AC). METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on isolated severe TBI (sTBI) patients with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≤8 less than 12 h after injury admitted to a level I trauma centre...
January 16, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334571/use-of-french-lyophilized-plasma-transfusion-in-severe-trauma-patients-is-associated-with-an-early-plasma-transfusion-and-early-transfusion-ratio-improvement
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Cédric Nguyen, Julien Bordes, Pierre-Julien Cungi, Pierre Esnault, Michael Cardinale, Quentin Mathais, Jean Cotte, Sébastien Beaume, Anne Sailliol, Bertrand Prunet, Eric Meaudre
BACKGROUND: Early transfusion of high ratio of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and red blood cells (RBC) is associated with mortality reduction. However, time to reach high ratio is limited by the need to thaw the FFP. French lyophilized plasma (FLYP) used by French army and available in military teaching hospital does not need to be thawed and is immediately available. We hypothesize that the use of FLYP may reduce time to reach a plasma:RBC ratio of 1/1. METHODS: A retrospective study performed in a Level 1 trauma center between January 2012 and December 2015...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334570/the-effect-of-prehospital-transport-time-injury-severity-and-blood-transfusion-on-survival-of-us-military-casualties-in-iraq
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Russ S Kotwal, Laura L F Scott, Jud C Janak, Bruce W Tarpey, Jeffrey T Howard, Edward L Mazuchowski, Frank K Butler, Stacy A Shackelford, Jennifer M Gurney, Zsolt T Stockinger
BACKGROUND: Reducing time from injury to care can optimize trauma patient outcomes. A previous study of prehospital transport of US military casualties during the Afghanistan conflict demonstrated the importance of time and treatment capability for combat casualty survival. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive analysis was conducted to analyze battlefield data collected on US military combat casualties during the Iraq conflict from March 19, 2003 to August 31, 2010...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334569/assessment-of-prehospital-hemorrhage-and-airway-care-using-a-simulation-model
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Mariya E Skube, Seth Witthuhn, Kristine Mulier, Bonnie Boucher, Elizabeth Lusczek, Greg J Beilman
BACKGROUND: The quality of prehospital care impacts patient outcomes. Military efforts have focused on training revision and the creation of high fidelity simulation models to address potentially survivable injuries. We sought to investigate the applicability of models emphasizing hemorrhage control and airway management to a civilian population. METHODS: Prehospital healthcare providers (PHPs) undergoing their annual training were enrolled. A trauma scenario was simulated with two modules: hemorrhage control and airway management...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324488/storage-injury-and-blood-transfusions-in-trauma-patients
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Peter M Spieth, Haibo Zhang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of the present review was to concisely summarize recent studies and current knowledge about effects of red blood cell storage injury in trauma patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite a pathophysiological rationale for older packed red blood cells (PRBCs) being associated with adverse events in the host organism, recent large clinical trials failed to show negative effects of transfusion with older PRBCs on clinically relevant outcomes in mixed patient population...
January 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316853/a-nonparametric-method-for-assessment-of-interactions-in-a-median-regression-model-for-analyzing-right-censored-data
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MinJae Lee, Mohammad H Rahbar, Hooshang Talebi
We propose a nonparametric test for interactions when we are concerned with investigation of the simultaneous effects of two or more factors in a median regression model with right censored survival data. Our approach is developed to detect interaction in special situations, when the covariates have a finite number of levels with a limited number of observations in each level, and it allows varying levels of variance and censorship at different levels of the covariates. Through simulation studies, we compare the power of detecting an interaction between the study group variable and a covariate using our proposed procedure with that of the Cox Proportional Hazard (PH) model and censored quantile regression model...
January 1, 2018: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313313/relationship-of-coagulopathy-and-platelet-dysfunction-to-transfusion-needs-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Grace Martin, Dhavan Shah, Nora Elson, Ryan Boudreau, Dennis Hanseman, Timothy A Pritts, Amy T Makley, Brandon Foreman, Michael D Goodman
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy and platelet dysfunction commonly develop after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Thromboelastography (TEG) and platelet function assays (PFAs) are often performed at the time of admission; however, their roles in assessing post-TBI coagulopathy have not been investigated. We hypothesized that compared to blunt TBI, penetrating TBI would (1) demonstrate greater coagulopathy by TEG, (2) be associated with abnormal PFA results, and (3) require more blood product transfusions...
January 8, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310686/comparison-of-two-different-coagulation-algorithms-on-the-use-of-allogenic-blood-products-and-coagulation-factors-in-severely-injured-trauma-patients-a-retrospective-multicentre-observational-study
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Alexander Kaserer, Mattias Casutt, Kai Sprengel, Burkhardt Seifert, Donat R Spahn, Philipp Stein
BACKGROUND: At the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) and the Cantonal Hospital of Lucerne (LUKS) an individualized goal-directed coagulation and transfusion algorithm was introduced and implemented before 2012 (Coagulation algorithm of the USZ: USZ-Alg; of the LUKS: LUKS-Alg). Main differences between both algorithms are: 1) A target haematocrit-range of 0.21-0.24 (USZ-Alg) vs. a lower haematocrit limit only (LUKS-Alg). 2) Blind coagulation-package in selected cases (LUKS-Alg only). 3) Factor XIII substitution is considered earlier according to the USZ-Alg...
January 8, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303442/blossoming-contusions-identifying-factors-contributing-to-the-expansion-of-traumatic-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Joseph A Carnevale, David J Segar, Andrew Y Powers, Meghal Shah, Cody Doberstein, Benjamin Drapcho, John F Morrison, John R Williams, Scott Collins, Kristina Monteiro, Wael F Asaad
OBJECTIVE Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant cause of neurological morbidity and mortality. Each year, more than 1.7 million patients present to the emergency department with TBI. The goal of this study was to evaluate the prognosis of traumatic cerebral intraparenchymal hemorrhage (tIPH), to develop subclassifications of these injuries that relate to prognosis, and to provide a more comprehensive assessment of hemorrhagic progression contusion (HPC) by analyzing the rate at which tIPH "blossom" (i...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299962/thromboelastometry-in-trauma-care-a-place-in-the-2018-belgian-health-care-system
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Martin Lucien Tonglet, Jean-Louis Poplavsky, Laurence Seidel, Jean Marc Minon, Vincenzo D'Orio, Alexandre Ghuysen
Introduction Evidence supporting the use of Thromboelastography (TEG®) and rotational thromboelastometric (ROTEM®) in the trauma setting remains limited. We present the results of a practical evaluation of the potential interest of ROTEM® in the diagnosis of acute coagulopathy and the need for emergent blood product transfusion in the general trauma population of a non-trauma Belgian emergency department. Methods Extracting a convenience cohort from the initial prospective TICCS study, we performed a retrospective analysis to test the following hypothesis: ROTEM® might be helpful to discriminate trauma patients with or without acute coagulopathy...
January 4, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298240/increased-risk-of-fibrinolysis-shutdown-among-severely-injured-trauma-patients-receiving-tranexamic-acid
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Jonathan P Meizoso, Roman Dudaryk, Michelle B Mulder, Juliet J Ray, Charles A Karcutskie, Sarah A Eidelson, Nicholas Namias, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
BACKGROUND: The association between tranexamic acid (TXA) and fibrinolysis shutdown is unknown. We hypothesize that TXA is associated with fibrinolysis shutdown in critically injured trauma patients. METHODS: 218 critically injured adults admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at an urban level 1 trauma center from 08/2011-01/2015 who had thromboelastography performed upon ICU admission were reviewed. Groups were stratified based on fibrinolysis shutdown, which was defined as LY30<0...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291179/accuracy-of-emergency-transfusion-score-in-prediction-need-for-blood-transfusion-among-multiple-trauma-patients-a-cross-sectional-study-from-iran
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Hossein Alimohammadi, Yalda Kianian, Farahnaz Bidari Zerepoosh, Hojjat Derakhshanfar, Mostafa Alavi-Moghadam, Hamid Reza Hatamabadi, Seyed-Mostafa Hosseini-Zijoud
Objective: Prediction of blood transfusion requirement in trauma patients is a dilemma in most trauma centers. The aim of the current study was assessing the accuracy of emergency transfusion score (ETS) in detecting patients' need for blood transfusion in ED. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all multiple trauma patients referred to the emergency department (ED) of Imam Hossein Hospital, Tehran, Iran, from March to August 2014, were enrolled. ETS parameters including low blood pressure, free fluid on ultrasound, clinical instability of the pelvic ring, age, admission from the scene, and trauma mechanism were recorded for all patients...
October 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290073/implementation-of-trauma-center-and-massive-transfusion-protocol-improves-outcomes-for-major-trauma-patients-a-study-at-a-single-institution-in-korea
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Kyungjin Hwang, Junsik Kwon, Jayun Cho, Yunjung Heo, John Cook-Jong Lee, Kyoungwon Jung
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the effectiveness and clinical outcomes of the implementation of a trauma center and massive transfusion protocol (TCMTP) in a developing country without a well-established trauma system. METHODS: We included patients (1) aged >15 years, (2) with an Injury Severity Score >15, (3) who received ≥10 units of packed red blood cells (PRBCs) within 24 h, (4) who directly visited our institution from 2010 to 2016, and (5) who survived for ≥24 h...
December 31, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289392/abnormalities-of-laboratory-coagulation-tests-versus-clinically-evident-coagulopathic-bleeding-results-from-the-prehospital-resuscitation-on-helicopters-study-prohs
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Ronald Chang, Erin E Fox, Thomas J Greene, Michael D Swartz, Stacia M DeSantis, Deborah M Stein, Eileen M Bulger, Sherry M Melton, Michael D Goodman, Martin A Schreiber, Martin D Zielinski, Terence O'Keeffe, Kenji Inaba, Jeffrey S Tomasek, Jeanette M Podbielski, Savitri Appana, Misung Yi, Pär I Johansson, Hanne H Henriksen, Jakob Stensballe, Jacob Steinmetz, Charles E Wade, John B Holcomb
BACKGROUND: Laboratory-based evidence of coagulopathy (LC) is observed in 25-35% of trauma patients, but clinically-evident coagulopathy (CC) is not well described. METHODS: Prospective observational study of adult trauma patients transported by helicopter from the scene to nine Level 1 trauma centers in 2015. Patients meeting predefined highest-risk criteria were divided into CC+ (predefined as surgeon-confirmed bleeding from uninjured sites or injured sites not controllable by sutures) or CC-...
December 27, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287058/activities-of-the-thor-aabb-working-party
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Mark H Yazer, Philip C Spinella
The AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) is an international authority on transfusion medicine and tissue banking. The Trauma, Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research (THOR) Network is an international multidisciplinary network of civilian and military providers ranging from first responders and medics to critical care physicians, and from basic scientists to clinical trialists. The THOR Network's vision is to improve outcomes from traumatic hemorrhagic shock by optimizing the acute phase of resuscitation...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282615/predictors-of-active-arterial-hemorrhage-on-angiography-in-pelvic-fracture-patients
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Ying-Chieh Lai, Cheng-Hsien Wu, Huan-Wu Chen, Li-Jen Wang, Yon-Cheong Wong
PURPOSE: To determine predictors of active angiographic hemorrhage in pelvic fracture patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 66 trauma patients who had major hemorrhages due to pelvic fractures, and who underwent pelvic angiography between January 2012 and December 2014. The study population comprised 31 males and 35 females (mean age 44.2 ± 20.7 years). The main outcome was active hemorrhage on pelvic angiography. Clinical and imaging variables including demographics, hemodynamic parameters, injury severity, types of pelvic fracture, laboratory data, blood transfusions and CT findings were analyzed...
December 27, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282441/platelet-transfusion-thresholds-among-children-admitted-to-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Batool Alsheikh, Madhuradhar Chegondi, Balagangadhar Totapally
Objective To evaluate the threshold for platelet transfusion in children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). This is a retrospective chart review study, conducted at our tertiary level PICU and is related to critically ill pediatric patients who required platelet transfusion. Methods We retrieved the target patient population data from our blood bank database. The patients were subdivided into four subgroups: hematologic (hematologic malignancies, bone marrow suppression, hemolytic anemia, and sickle cell disease), surgical (post-surgical, trauma and acute bleeding), the unstable fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2 > 0...
October 24, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279631/a-clinical-study-on-the-initial-assessment-of-arterial-lactate-and-base-deficit-as-predictors-of-outcome-in-trauma-patients
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Rameshbabu Homanna Javali, Prithvishree Ravindra, Akkamahadevi Patil, Madhu Srinivasarangan, Harshit Mundada, S B Adarsh, S Nisarg
Background: Trauma is a leading cause of mortality in India. Outcomes can be improved by early recognition of hemorrhagic shock and expedited management. At present, we rely on traditional vital signs, which are not sensitive measures. Point of care biochemical markers have been emerging as prognostic markers in trauma, but have not been studied in Indian setting. Aims: This study aims to study the association between arterial lactate and base deficit (BD) at emergency department (ED) admission and 24 h outcome in trauma patients at risk of hemodynamic compromise...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276028/evaluation-for-effects-of-severe-acidosis-on-hemostasis-in-trauma-patients-using-thrombelastography-analyzer
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Xin Lv, Yong Mao, Zonghe Qin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of metabolic acidosis on hemostasis function in trauma patients using thromboelastography analyzer. METHODS: 65 critically injured patients and 19 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Three samples of whole blood were collected from each patient or healthy volunteer. These three samples were acidified with 50mmol/l phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) (pH5.8) or a neutral buffer (50mmol/l phosphate, pH7.4) and acidified blood sample with target pH of 6...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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