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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905350/evaluation-of-severity-score-in-patients-with-lower-limb-and-pelvic-fractures-injured-in-motor-vehicle-front-impact-collisions
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Mehmet Ata Gokalp, Yavuz Hekimoglu, Abdurrahim Gozen, Savas Guner, Mahmut Asirdizer
BACKGROUND Lower limb and pelvic injuries and fractures occur at a very high incidence in motor vehicle accidents. In this study, the characteristics (e.g., body side, bone location, and fracture severity) of lower limb and pelvic fractures that occurred during front-impact collisions were correlated with the injured patients' sex, age, and position in the vehicle. MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 191 patients (136 males, 55 females) who were injured in motor vehicle accidents, specifically in frontal collisions...
December 1, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902703/sleep-apnea-sleep-debt-and-daytime-sleepiness-are-independently-associated-with-road-accidents-a-cross-sectional-study-on-truck-drivers
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Sergio Garbarino, Paolo Durando, Ottavia Guglielmi, Guglielmo Dini, Francesca Bersi, Stefania Fornarino, Alessandra Toletone, Carlo Chiorri, Nicola Magnavita
BACKGROUND: Recent research has found evidence of an association between motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) or near miss accidents (NMAs), and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) or its main medical cause, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). However, EDS can also be due to non-medical factors, such as sleep debt (SD), which is common among professional truck drivers. On the opposite side, rest breaks and naps are known to protect against accidents. STUDY OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association of OSA, SD, EDS, rest breaks and naps, with the occurrence of MVAs and NMAs in a large sample of truck drivers...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888078/basilar-artery-herniation-into-the-sphenoid-sinus-secondary-to-traumatic-skull-base-fractures-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Arthur Wang, John Wainwright, Jared Cooper, Michael S Tenner, Adesh Tandon
BACKGROUND: Traumatic clival fractures occur with < 0.6% frequency and can be associated with significant neurovascular injuries. The most serious of these injuries is to the basilar artery in which the artery is dissected or is fully occluded resulting in infarction of the brainstem and cerebellum. Among early reports of these injuries, postmortem autopsy showed entrapment, or incarceration, of the basilar artery at the clival fracture site. A literature search revealed 11 cases of entrapment of the basilar artery within a clival fracture...
November 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884333/c-spine-injury-and-mandibular-fractures-lifesaver-broken-in-two-spots
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Michael W Chu, Tahereh Soleimani, Tyler A Evans, Sarah I Fernandez, Leigh Spera, Carrie Klene, Ben L Zarzaur, Sunil S Tholpady
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a leading cause of injury and mortality and may involve mandibular fractures and cervical spine injuries. Manipulation of the spine during trauma protocols and operative treatment has the potential to cause serious spinal cord injuries. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with cervical spine injury (CSI) in patients with mandibular fractures. METHODS: The National Trauma Databank (2007-2010) was used to identify patients with mandibular fractures...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878132/ruptured-cystic-mesothelioma-diagnosed-after-blunt-trauma-case-report-and-literature-review
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Francisco Igor B Macedo, Alice J Race, Laszlo M Hoesel
The majority of blunt trauma is secondary to motor vehicle crashes,especially in those wearing seatbelts or sitting in the front or passenger seat location.Hollow viscus gastrointestinal injuries occur more frequently in small bowel, followed by colorectal, duodenum, stomach and appendix. A 25-year-old male presents after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Initialworkup was significant for moderate amount of pelvic free fluid and curvilinear,cysticlike structures in the pelvis. He subsequently developed peritonitis and underwentdiagnostic laparoscopy, which revealed multiple cystic nodules arising from theperitoneum...
October 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873466/cortical-folding-in-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-after-motor-vehicle-accidents-regional-differences-in-gyrification
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Chun Chu, Mingguo Qiu, Kaijun Liu, Liwen Tan, Yi Wu, Bing Xie, Wei Chen, Shaoxiang Zhang
AIM: Structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have revealed evidence of brain abnormalities in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients. Cortical complexity and local gyrification index (lGI) reflects potential biological processes associated with normal or abnormal cognitive functioning. In the current study, lGI is used to explore cortical folding in PTSD patients involved in motor vehicle accidents (MVCs). METHODS: MRI brain scans were acquired from 18PTSD patients who suffered MVCs at least 6 months previously and 18 healthy control subjects...
November 21, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862187/treating-the-capability-for-suicide-a-vital-and-understudied-frontier-in-suicide-prevention
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Michael D Anestis, Keyne C Law, Hyejin Jin, Claire Houtsma, Lauren R Khazem, Brittney L Assavedo
Current efforts at suicide prevention center largely on reducing suicidal desire among individuals hospitalized for suicidality or being treated for related psychopathology. Such efforts have yielded evidence-based treatments, and yet the national suicide rate has continued to climb. We propose that this disconnect is heavily influenced by an unmet need to consider population-level interventions aimed at reducing the capability for suicide. Drawing on lessons learned from other public health phenomena that have seen drastic declines in frequency in recent decades (HIV, lung cancer, motor vehicle accidents), we propose that current suicidality treatment efforts trail current suicidality theories in their lack of focus on the extent to which individuals thinking about suicide are capable of transitioning from ideation to attempt...
November 10, 2016: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861132/chronic-morel-lavall%C3%A3-e-lesion-a-novel-minimally-invasive-method-of-treatment
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Ramireddy Mettu, Harsha Vardhan Surath, Hanumantha Rao Chayam, Amaranth Surath
A Morel-Lavallée lesion is a closed internal degloving injury resulting from a shearing force applied to the skin. The etiology of this condition may be motor vehicle accidents, falls, contact sports (ie, football, wrestling),1 and iatrogenic after mammoplasty or abdominal liposuction.2 Common sites of the lesions include the pelvis and/or thigh.3 Isolated Morel-Lavallée lesions without underlying fracture are likely to be missed, which result in chronicity. Management of this condition often requires extensive surgical procedures such as debridement, sclerotherapy, serial percutaneous drainage, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), and skin grafting...
November 2016: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855312/age-related-differences-in-fatal-intersection-crashes-in-the-united-states
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David A Lombardi, William J Horrey, Theodore K Courtney
OBJECTIVE: Given the aging U.S. population and resulting number of older drivers in the coming years, it is important to understand the factors leading to their involvement in vehicle crashes and develop counter-measures to reduce their frequency and severity. This is also useful for helping older adults "age in place" in terms of accessibility, mobility, quality of life and safety. Thus, the objective of this study was to provide up-to-date data on differences in age-related risks and rates for involvement in fatal intersection motor-vehicle crashes in the US...
November 14, 2016: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852176/central-visual-loss-following-a-motor-vehicle-accident-traumatic-airbag-maculopathy
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Capucine Odouard, Chih-Hung Kuo, Yasser M Tariq, Jerome Hi Ha, Brighu Swamy
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November 21, 2016: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849321/evaluation-of-patients-diagnosed-with-acute-blunt-aortic-injury-and-their-bedside-plain-chest-radiography-in-the-emergency-department-a-retrospective-study
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Funda Karbek Akarca, Tanzer Korkmaz, Celal Çınar, Elif Dilek Çakal, Murat Ersel
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to retrospectively evaluate traumatic aortic transection patients and their bedside plain chest radiographs for signs of aortic injury. METHODS: Emergency department (ED) patients from a 5-year period with traumatic aortic transection who were over 18 years of age were included in the study. Demographic characteristics, mechanism of trauma, Revised Trauma Score, Glasgow Coma Score, vital signs, physical exam findings, laboratory parameters, length of stay in the ED, and patient outcomes were documented...
September 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846037/scapular-body-fracture-and-concomitant-inferior-angle-apophyseal-separation-with-intrathoracic-displacement-a-case-report
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Ho Youn Park, Hyuk Jin Jang, Yoo Joon Sur
A 10-year-old patient presented to the emergency room after a motor vehicle accident. The patient was diagnosed with left scapular body fracture and concomitant inferior angle apophyseal separation with intrathoracic displacement causing hemopneumothorax. The displaced scapular body was reduced surgically and separated apophysis of the inferior angle was fixed to the scapular body with absorbable suture. Postoperative 2-year follow-up showed a good result. A literature search found two pediatric cases of intrathoracic displacement of scapular body fracture...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842519/administration-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-depression-associated-with-deep-brain-stimulation-in-a-patient-with-post-traumatic-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-study
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Miles G Cunningham, Golnaz Yadollahikhales, Gordana Vitaliano, Craig van Horne
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been shown to be effective for parkinsonian symptoms poorly responsive to medications. DBS is typically well-tolerated, as are the maintenance battery changes. Here we describe an adverse event during a battery replacement procedure that caused rapid onset of severe depression. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient is a 58-year-old woman who was in a serious motor vehicle accident and sustained a concussion with loss of consciousness...
November 15, 2016: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836434/overuse-of-head-ct-examinations-for-the-investigation-of-minor-head-trauma-analysis-of-contributing-factors
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Eyal Klang, Arkadi Beytelman, Dan Greenberg, Jacob Or, Larisa Guranda, Eli Konen, Eyal Zimlichman
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to estimate the amount of CT studies performed in the emergency department of a tertiary hospital that are not indicated by Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) guidelines and to analyze factors that contribute to unnecessary examinations. METHODS: A total of 955 brain CT examinations performed for minor head injuries were randomly retrospectively selected. Medical records were assessed for the following parameters: demographics, cause of head trauma, and referring physician's seniority and specialty...
November 8, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833502/is-it-safe-to-use-frova-airway-intubating-device-during-tracheal-intubation-in-difficult-airway-patient-with-multiple-and-chest-trauma
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Waseem M Hajjar, Nourah Alsubaie, Thamer A Nouh, Sami A Al-Nassar
Traumatic chest injury is one of the leading causes of death in motor vehicle accident (MVA). A complete tracheobronchial injury occurred in 1% of trauma cases and most of the cases died before arrival to the emergency department. We report a 37-year-old female involved in MVA presented to the emergency room (ER) with normal vital signs. Ten minutes later, her saturation dropped to 75%, which required ventilation; however, two attempts for endotracheal intubation failed. The third time frova airway intubating introducer used and succeeded...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826605/temporal-changes-in-deceased-kidney-donor-characteristics-in-australia
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Samuel Chan, Scott B Campbell, Phillip A Clayton, David W Mudge, Yeoungjee Cho, Carmel M Hawley, David W Johnson, Ross S Francis
BACKGROUND: Demand for deceased donor kidneys has exceeded supply in Australia over the past 2 decades. With a desire to use as many donor organs as possible, the health characteristics of accepted donors may have changed over time. METHODS: All deceased kidney donors actually transplanted in Australia between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 2013, were retrospectively analyzed, using data from the Australian and New Zealand Organ Donor Registry. RESULTS: Of 4172 deceased donors, 57% were men...
November 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823725/screening-diagnosis-and-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-dangerous-goods-truck-drivers-to-be-aware-or-not
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Sergio Garbarino, Ottavia Guglielmi, Claudio Campus, Barbara Mascialino, Domenico Pizzorni, Lino Nobili, Gian Luigi Mancardi, Luigi Ferini-Strambi
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were: to evaluate a homogeneous sample of truck drivers of dangerous goods (TDDGs) in order to assess the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and to verify the secondary risk of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) and near miss accidents (NMAs) in this population. METHODS: A sample of 283 male TDDGs was evaluated. None of the subjects reported OSA symptoms before screening. Clinical and physical evaluation, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the items on OSA from the Sleep Disorder Score (SDS) questionnaire were used to select subjects with suspicion of OSA...
September 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822361/serious-bicycle-crash-injury-in-chiropractic-practice-a-case-report-of-delayed-diagnosis
#18
Lars Uhrenholt
BACKGROUND: Bicyclists are vulnerable road users and are at risk of serious spinal injury if involved in traffic crashes. In Denmark approximately 25 bicyclists are killed each year and some 20.000 bicycle related casualties are registered in the National Patient Registry each year. In addition to these figures, a large number of casualties remain unregistered despite injury. Many of the casualties will consult chiropractors in primary practice with or without preceding evaluation in the established emergency care facilities...
2016: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822340/stem-progenitor-cells-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-new-insights-for-clinical-applications
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Miruna Mihaela Micheu, Ana-Maria Rosca, Oana-Claudia Deleanu
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a widespread disorder, characterized by recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep, mostly as a result of complete or partial pharyngeal obstruction. Due to the occurrence of frequent and regular hypoxic events, patients with OSAS are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, metabolic disorders, occupational errors, motor vehicle accidents and even death. Thus, OSAS has severe consequences and represents a significant economic burden. However, some of the consequences, as well as their costs can be reduced with appropriate detection and treatment...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821309/sleepiness-driving-and-motor-vehicle-accidents-a-questionnaire-based-survey
#20
Daniel Zwahlen, Christian Jackowski, Matthias Pfäffli
In Switzerland, the prevalence of an excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in drivers undergoing a driving capacity assessment is currently not known. In this study, private and professional drivers were evaluated by means of a paper-based questionnaire, including Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Berlin Questionnaire, and additional questions to sleepiness-related accidents, near-miss accidents, health issues, and demographic data. Of the 435 distributed questionnaires, 128 completed were returned. The response rate was 29%...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
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