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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630829/are-we-justified-doing-salvage-or-amputation-procedure-based-on-mangled-extremity-severity-score-in-mangled-upper-extremity-injury
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R Siva Kumar, Prahalad Kumar Singhi, M Chidambaram
INTRODUCTION: Mangled upper limb injuries are at surge because of industrialization, modernization, and severe motor vehicle accidents. The utility of various scoring systems are meant for decision making in mangled lower limb injuries, and the same have been extrapolated for mangled upper limb injuries to make a decision of salvage or amputation for the lack of separate scoring system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We applied mangled extremity severity score (MESS) and mangled extremity syndrome index (MESI) scoring systems to 10 cases of mangled upper limb injuries during the period of November 2010 to September 2012 presented at our tertiary trauma care center...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624897/corrosion-of-harrington-rod-in-idiopathic-scoliosis-long-term-effects
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Beth Sherman, Tanya Crowell
PURPOSE: Metal implants have been used to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis since the 1960s. Only recently, however, it has the issue of metal-bone breakdown secondary to metal corrosion in situ come to light, raising concerns of possible long-term complications from the resulting metallosis and inflammation of spinal tissues. We present a case of a patient with neurological deficit, pain, and disability with Harrington rod in place for over 30 years, to bring attention to the issue of bio-corrosion of metal implants and its effect on human tissue...
June 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622590/can-evolutionary-theory-explain-the-slow-development-of-knowledge-about-the-level-of-safety-built-into-roads
#3
Rune Elvik
In several papers, Hauer (1988, 1989, 2000a, 2000b, 2016) has argued that the level of safety built into roads is unpremeditated, i.e. not the result of decisions based on knowledge of the safety impacts of design standards. Hauer has pointed out that the development of knowledge about the level of safety built into roads has been slow and remains incomplete even today. Based on these observations, this paper asks whether evolutionary theory can contribute to explaining the slow development of knowledge. A key proposition of evolutionary theory is that knowledge is discovered through a process of learning-by-doing; it is not necessarily produced intentionally by means of research or development...
June 13, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617792/simultaneous-bilateral-snowboarder-s-fractures-in-a-young-woman-a-rare-entity
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Avajit Barai, Ralph Scorgie, Bruce Lambie
BACKGROUND: Talus is a well-supported bone in the foot. A fracture of talus requires a high-impact injury. A wedge-shaped inferolateral component is the lateral process of the talus (LPT). A fracture of LPT is also known as a 'snowboarder's fracture'. Simultaneous bilateral snowboarder's fracture is rarely reported in English literature. CASE: We present here a case of simultaneous bilateral snowboarder's fractures in a slow-moving motor vehicle accident in the icy conditions...
June 16, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617345/examining-associations-of-environmental-characteristics-with-recreational-cycling-behaviour-by-street-level-strava-data
#5
Yeran Sun, Yunyan Du, Yu Wang, Liyuan Zhuang
Policymakers pay much attention to effectively increasing frequency of people's cycling in the context of developing sustainable and green cities. Investigating associations of environmental characteristics and cycling behaviour could offer implications for changing urban infrastructure aiming at encouraging active travel. However, earlier examinations of associations between environmental characteristics and active travel behaviour are limited by low spatial granularity and coverage of traditional data. Crowdsourced geographic information offers an opportunity to determine the fine-grained travel patterns of people...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615044/comparison-of-transportation-related-injury-mechanisms-and-outcome-of-young-road-users-and-adult-road-users-a-retrospective-analysis-on-24-373-patients-derived-from-the-traumaregister-dgu-%C3%A2
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Thomas Brockamp, Uli Schmucker, Rolf Lefering, Manuel Mutschler, Arne Driessen, Christian Probst, Bertil Bouillon, Paola Koenen
BACKGROUND: Most young people killed in road crashes are known as vulnerable road users. A combination of physical and developmental immaturity as well as inexperience increases the risk of road traffic accidents with a high injury severity rate. Understanding injury mechanism and pattern in a group of young road users may reduce morbidity and mortality. This study analyzes injury patterns and outcomes of young road users compared to adult road users. The comparison takes into account different transportation related injury mechanisms...
June 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609721/broken-lives-fights-fractures-and-motor-vehicle-accidents-among-heroin-users-entering-detoxification
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Michael D Stein, Bradley J Anderson, Genie L Bailey
BACKGROUND: The lives of persons who use illicit substances are filled with physical adversities and negative outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) the frequency of substance-related fights, fractures, and driving accidents in the past year among heroin users entering an inpatient detoxification program, and 2) to determine demographic and recent substance use factors associated with the most common of these physical traumas. METHODS: Between May 2015 and December 2015, we surveyed 433 persons entering a short-term inpatient detoxification program that reported heroin use in the last month and recorded their experiences of physical traumas in the last year...
June 6, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607823/traumatic-spondyloptosis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-case-report-and-discussion-of-worldwide-treatment-trends
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Kelly E Wong, Peter S Chang, Mark S Monasky, Rodney M Samuelson
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondyloptosis is defined as the dislocation of the spinal column most often caused by trauma. Due to compression or transection of the spinal cord, severe neurological deficits are common. Here, we review the literature and report a case of traumatic C5-6 spondyloptosis that was successfully treated using an anterior-only surgical approach. METHODS: The patient presented with quadriplegia and absent sensation distal to the C5 dermatome following a rollover motor vehicle accident...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601422/exposure-to-surgery-and-anesthesia-after-concussion-due-to-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Arnoley S Abcejo, Rodolfo Savica, William L Lanier, Jeffrey J Pasternak
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of surgical and anesthetic procedures in patients recently diagnosed as having a concussion due to mild traumatic brain injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study patients presented to a tertiary care center after a concussion due to mild traumatic brain injury from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2015, and underwent a surgical procedure and anesthesia support under the direct or indirect care of a physician anesthesiologist. RESULTS: During the study period, 1038 patients met all the study inclusion criteria and subsequently received 1820 anesthetics...
June 7, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599123/intraoperative-imaging-changes-management-in-orbital-fracture-repair
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Vedant Borad, Martin S Lacey, David D Hamlar, Harley S Dresner, Girijesh K Yadava, Warren Schubert
PURPOSE: Intraoperative imaging is gaining widespread use in the management of facial fracture repair. The aim of this study was to determine whether intraoperative imaging changes the management of orbital fracture repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series was performed of all cases of orbital fracture repair from 2008 to 2015 in which the intraoperative O-arm was used at Regions Hospital (St Paul, MN), a level I trauma center. The primary outcome variable was a change in management, ranging from orbital plate repositioning to proceeding with orbital floor exploration...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599052/tccc-updates-two-decades-of-saving-lives-on-the-battlefield-tactical-combat-casualty-care-turns-20
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Frank K Butler
BACKGROUND: Twenty years ago, the original Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) article was published in this journal. Since TCCC is essentially a set of bestpractice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield, the presence of a journal with a specific focus on military medicine was a profound benefit to the initial presentation of TCCC to the US Military. METHODS: In the two ensuing decades, which included the longest continuous period of armed conflict in our nation's history, TCCC steadily evolved as the prehospital trauma care evidence base was augmented and as feedback from user medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen was obtained...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595814/extremity-compartment-syndrome-following-blunt-trauma-a-level-i-trauma-center-s-5-year-experience
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Daniel Zuchelli, Nicholas Divaris, Jane E McCormack, Emily C Huang, Neeta D Chaudhary, James A Vosswinkel, Randeep S Jawa
BACKGROUND: Extremity compartment syndrome is a recognized complication of trauma. We evaluated its prevalence and outcomes at a suburban level 1 trauma center. METHODS: The trauma registry was reviewed for all blunt trauma patients aged ≥18 years, admitted between 2010 and 2014. Chart review of patients with extremity compartment syndrome was performed. RESULTS: Of 6180 adult blunt trauma admissions, 83 patients developed 86 extremity compartment syndromes; two patients had compartment syndromes on multiple locations...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585449/go-baby-go-caf%C3%A3-a-case-study-on-an-immersive-rehabilitation-environment-to-improve-functional-outcomes-and-quality-of-life
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Devina S Kumar, Darcy S Reisman, James C Galloway
PURPOSE: To determine the effectiveness of involving traumatic brain injury survivors in a novel "enriched rehabilitation environment" in which physical, cognitive, social and speech impairments are simultaneously addressed during training within a functioning business. METHOD: Participant was a 34-year old with a history of a severe head injury 17 years ago due to a motor vehicle accident. A novel intervention was provided within the Go Baby Go Café at the University of Delaware during her two hour shifts, three times a week for 2 months...
June 6, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543860/a-unique-case-of-bilateral-ovarian-splenosis-and-review-of-the-literature
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Maria Giulia Disanto, Francesca Mercalli, Andrea Palicelli, Alberto Arnulfo, Renzo Boldorini
Splenosis is an acquired anomaly related to heterotopic auto-transplantation of splenic tissue following abdominal trauma or splenectomy. We report the first definitive bilateral ovarian case in a 65-year-old woman who underwent splenectomy following a motor vehicle accident 44 years prior to presentation. We review the literature and discuss the main differential diagnoses. Gross examination revealed a 1-cm well-circumscribed dark nodule on the surface of each ovary. Paraffin-embedded, formalin-fixed blocks were sectioned and stained with hematoxylin-eosin and immunostains (CK5/6, Calretinin, WT1, Vimentin)...
May 25, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541844/pediatric-pedestrians-and-bicyclists-versus-motor-vehicle-accidents-comparison-of-injury-patterns-by-mechanism-and-influence-of-socioeconomic-status
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David H Ballard, Nicholas Pelliccio, Justin Rudd, Gloria Caldito, Quyen D Chu, Navdeep S Samra
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May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537688/prevalence-of-alcohol-and-other-drugs-in-injured-drivers-and-their-association-with-clinical-outcomes
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F Cittadini, N De Giovanni, L Caradonna, G Vetrugno, A Oliva, N Fucci, C Zuppi, V L Pascali, M Covino
OBJECTIVE: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a risk factor for motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). This issue has become an increasing concern for the governments of many European and North American countries, thereby encouraging the adoption of preventive policies. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between major clinical outcomes and alcohol or drug abuse among drivers involved in MVAs who were referred to an Italian Emergency Department. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of consecutive injured drivers who were admitted to the Emergency Department following an MVA during a period of one year...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528722/outcomes-after-motor-vehicle-trauma-transfers-to-level-i-trauma-centers-compared-with-direct-admissions
#17
Aleksandr Rozenberg, Timothy Danish, Viktor Y Dombrovskiy, Todd R Vogel
BACKGROUND: The multilevel designation system given to U.S. trauma centers has proven useful in providing injury-level-appropriate care and guiding field triage. Despite the system, patients are often transferred to Level I trauma centers for higher-level care/specialized services. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to assess whether there is a difference in outcomes of patients transferred to Level I centers compared with direct admissions. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was queried to identify patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification E-codes...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527382/global-burden-of-road-traffic-accidents-in-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-regression-analysis
#18
Boon Hong Ang, Won Sun Chen, Shaun Wen Huey Lee
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aims to estimate the burden of road traffic accidents and death among older adults. DESIGN AND METHODS: A systematic literature review was conducted on 10 electronic databases for articles describing Road Traffic Accident(RTA) mortality in older adults until September 2016. A random-effects meta-regression analyses was conducted to estimate the pooled rates of road traffic accidents and death. RESULTS: A total 5018 studies were identified and 23 studies were included...
May 13, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526902/retroclival-epidural-haematoma-a-diagnosis-to-suspect-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gorka Zabalo, Rodrigo Ortega, Jorge Díaz, Alfonso Vázquez, Daniel de Frutos, Juan Carlos García, Idoya Zazpe
Retroclival epidural haematoma (REDH) has been reported infrequently. It is a rare entity which is probably underdiagnosed. It is most commonly seen in the paediatric population and is generally associated with high-velocity injuries. We report three cases of paediatric patients diagnosed with REDHs: two of them secondary to high-energy trauma related to a motor-vehicle accident and the other a low-energy trauma after a slip while playing football. All three patients were managed conservatively by cervical immobilisation with favourable outcome...
May 20, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526860/risk-factor-analysis-and-idiographic-features-of-mandibular-coronoid-fractures-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#20
Hai-Hua Zhou, Kun Lv, Rong-Tao Yang, Zhi Li, Zu-Bing Li
This study aimed to identify and distinguish various factors that may influence the occurrence of mandibular coronoid fractures. From January 2000 to December 2009, a total of 1131 patients with maxillofacial fractures were enrolled in this statistical study to evaluate the association between mandibular coronoid fractures and other risk factors. Among these patients, 869 had mandibular fractures, and 25 sustained a total of 25 coronoid fractures. More than half (13 of 25 patients, 52%) of the coronoid fractures in these patients were caused by motor vehicle accidents...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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