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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431334/one-hundred-injured-patients-a-day-multicenter-emergency-room-surveillance-of-trauma-in-pakistan
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A A Hyder, S He, W Zafar, M U Mir, J A Razzak
OBJECTIVES: Injuries increasingly contribute to the global burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries. This study presents results from a large-scale surveillance study on injury from several urban emergency departments (EDs) in Pakistan. The objective is to document the burden of injuries that present to the healthcare system in Pakistan and to test the feasibility of an ED-based injury and trauma surveillance system. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study conducted using active surveillance approach...
April 18, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429236/the-course-of-headache-in-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-headache-due-to-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Chang-Ki Hong, Jin-Yang Joo, Yu Shik Shim, Sook Young Sim, Min A Kwon, Yong Bae Kim, Joonho Chung
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the long-term course of headache in patients with moderate-to-severe headache due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). We evaluated the course of headache in patients with moderate-to-severe headache due to mild TBI. METHODS: Since September 2009, patients with TBI prospectively rated their headache using a numeric rating scale (NRS). From the database containing 935 patients with TBI between September 2009 and December 2013, 259 patients were included according to following criteria: (1) newly onset moderate-to-severe headache (NRS ≥ 4) due to head trauma; (2) age ≥ 15 years; (3) Glasgow Coma Scale ≥ 13; (4) transient loss of consciousness ≤ 30 min; and (5) radiographic evaluation, such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance image...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424138/comparative-analysis-of-the-paravertebral-analgesic-pump-catheter-with-the-epidural-catheter-in-elderly-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Brian S Shapiro, Tarik Wasfie, Mathew Chadwick, Kimberly R Barber, Raquel Yapchai
Presently, trauma guidelines recommend epidural analgesia as the optimal modality of pain relief from rib fractures. They are not ideally suited for elderly trauma patients and have disadvantages including bleeding risk. The paravertebral analgesic pump (PVP) eliminates such disadvantages and includes ease of placement in the trauma setting. This study compares pain control in patients treated by EPI versus PVP. This is a retrospective, historical cohort study comparing two methods of pain management in the trauma setting...
April 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422541/evaluation-of-the-implementation-of-the-trauma-triage-and-destination-plan-on-the-field-triage-of-injured-patients-in-north-carolina
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Jane H Brice, Frances S Shofer, Christopher Cowden, E Brooke Lerner, Matthew Psioda, Meredith Arasaratanam, N Clay Mann, Antonio R Fernandez, Anna Waller, Chailee Moss, Michael Mian
OBJECTIVE: Timely triage and appropriate destination decision making for injured patients are central challenges faced by emergency medical services (EMS) systems. In 2010, North Carolina (NC) adopted a statewide Trauma Triage and Destination Plan (TTDP) based on the CDC's Field Triage Guidelines to better address these challenges. We sought to characterize the implementation of these guidelines by quantifying their effect on multiple metrics of patient care. METHODS: We employed a retrospective pre-post study design utilizing a statewide EMS medical record database...
April 19, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416852/-first-aid-system-for-trauma-development-and-status
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D K Chen, W C Lin, P Zhang, S J Kuang, W Huang, T B Wang
With the great progress of the economy, the level of industrialization has been increasing year by year, which leads to an increase in accidental trauma accidents. Chinese annual death of trauma is already more than 400 000, which makes trauma the fifth most common cause of death, following malignant tumor, heart, brain and respiratory diseases. Trauma is the leading cause of the death of young adults. At the same time, trauma has become a serious social problem in peace time. Trauma throws great treats on human health and life...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414677/a-rare-case-of-tropical-pyomysitis-acquired-on-vacation-in-a-healthy-male
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K Poole, T Tran
INTRODUCTION: Pyomyositis has traditionally been considered a tropical disease. Increasing prevalence has been observed in more northern climates, especially with HIV, immunosuppression, and IV drug abuse as predisposing factors. Pyomyositis has the tendency to mimic other conditions, such as muscle contusion, necrotizing fasciitis, or septic arthritis. The rarity of this disease and non-specificity of its symptoms often lead to delay in appropriate diagnosis and treatment. CASE: 24-year-old man, seen 2 days prior in orthopedics clinic and the Emergency Department for persistent gluteal pain thought to be due to right-sided sciatica, was admitted following worsening pain, diffuse generalized weakness with polyarthralgias and myalgias These symptoms were associated with night sweats, shaking chills, and difficulty walking...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414569/elevated-levels-of-plasma-mitochondrial-dna-are-associated-with-clinical-outcome-in-intra-abdominal-infections-caused-by-severe-trauma
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Qiongyuan Hu, Jianan Ren, Jie Wu, Guanwei Li, Xiuwen Wu, Song Liu, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to determine prospectively relationships between plasma mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (mtDNA) concentration and clinical outcome in patients with intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) induced by severe abdominal trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The DNA was isolated from serum samples taken from patients with IAIs at hospital days zero, one, and two. Plasma mtDNA concentration was assessed by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
April 17, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411701/lack-of-symmetry-in-the-major-lower-limb-veins
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Anirudh Chandrashekar, Antonios Gasparis, Nicos Labropoulos
BACKGROUND: Contemporary texts frequently present the venous system of the lower limb as a prime example of bilateral symmetry. However, overt bilateral asymmetry may be noted. This study was designed to examine and to quantify the level of symmetry in the lower extremity veins. METHODS: This prospective cohort study evaluated major anatomic differences between right and left lower extremity veins in adult patients. Two hundred patients presenting with signs and symptoms of chronic venous disease (CVD; class 2-6) and venous reflux on duplex ultrasound were examined...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409141/intrathoracic-fracture-dislocation-of-the-humerus-case-report-and-literature-review
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Wilson Carlos Sola Junior, Paulo Sérgio Dos Santos
Shoulder fracture-dislocations are uncommon. Those associated with intrathoracic dislocation are very rare conditions, resulting from high-energy trauma; usually, the affected limb is in an abduction position. In Brazil, there is only one report of a teenager with displacement of the epiphysis into the chest cavity; the present is the first adult patient report of intrathoracic dislocation of the humerus. The authors present the case of a patient female, aged 56 years, who was hit by motorcycle and thrown approximately 5 meters away...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393708/minor-head-trauma-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department-decision-making-nodes
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Mario Mastrangelo, Fabio Midulla
BACKGROUND: Minor head trauma is one of the leading cause of access to pediatric emergency departments with only a limited quote of patients resulting in clinically relevant brain injuries. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review is to guide physicians involved in the management of pediatric head trauma towards a correct clinical approach. METHODS: A Pubmed/Medline search was realized through different entries including "minor head trauma" or "mild head trauma", "minor head injury" or "mild head injury", "acute head trauma"...
April 4, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391778/delayed-right-chylothorax-after-left-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report
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Jonggeun Lee, Jeong Su Cho, Hoseok I, Yeong Dae Kim
BACKGROUND: Chylothorax is a disease that has various causes such as neoplasm, infection, post-surgery trauma, congenital, and venous thrombosis. In approximately 15% of cases of chylothorax, the exact cause is unknown. We report a case of delayed occurrence of right chylothorax in a patient who had multiple segmental ribs fracture on his left side. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old Asian man had a "rollover" accident in which the cultivator he was driving overturned...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389734/-intensive-care-treatment-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-multiple-trauma-patients-decision-making-for-complex-pathophysiology
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H Trimmel, G Herzer, H Schöchl, W G Voelckel
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock due to uncontrolled bleeding are the major causes of death after severe trauma. Mortality rates are threefold higher in patients suffering from multiple injuries and additionally TBI. Factors known to impair outcome after TBI, namely hypotension, hypoxia, hypercapnia, acidosis, coagulopathy and hypothermia are aggravated by the extent and severity of extracerebral injuries. The mainstays of TBI intensive care may be, at least temporarily, contradictory to the trauma care concept for multiple trauma patients...
April 7, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389109/problem-solving-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-adolescence-associations-with-functional-outcomes
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Shari L Wade, Amy E Cassedy, Lauren E Fulks, H Gerry Taylor, Terry Stancin, Michael W Kirkwood, Keith O Yeates, Brad G Kurowski
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of problem solving with functioning in youth with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional evaluation of pre-treatment data from a randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Four children's hospitals and one general hospital, with level 1 trauma units. PARTICIPANTS: Youth, ages 11 to 18, who sustained moderate or severe TBI in the past 18 months (n = 133). MAIN OUTCOME AND MEASURES: Problem-solving skills were assessed using the Social Problem Solving Inventory (SPSI) and the Dodge Social Information Processing Short Stories (SIP-SR)...
April 4, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384071/estimate-of-mortality-reduction-with-implementation-of-advanced-automatic-collision-notification
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Ellen Lee, Jingshu Wu, Thomas Kang, Matthew Craig
OBJECTIVE: Advanced Automatic Collision Notification (AACN) is a system on a motor vehicle that notifies a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), either directly or through a third party that the vehicle has had a crash. AACN systems enable earlier notification of a motor vehicle crash and provide an injury prediction that can help dispatchers and first responders make better decisions about how and where to transport the patient, thus getting the patient to definitive care sooner. The purpose of the current research is to identify the target population that could benefit from AACN, and develop a reasonable estimate range of potential lives saved with implementation of AACN within the vehicle fleet...
April 6, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380043/club-cell-protein-16-and-cytokeratin-fragment-21-1-as-early-predictors-of-pulmonary-complications-in-polytraumatized-patients-with-severe-chest-trauma
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Lukas L Negrin, Gabriel Halat, Stephan Kettner, Markus Gregori, Robin Ristl, Stefan Hajdu, Thomas Heinz
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pneumonia have a great impact on the treatment regimen of polytraumatized patients with severe chest trauma. The objective of our study was to determine whether biomarker levels assessed shortly after multiple trauma may predict the occurrence of these conditions. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Our patient population included 71 men and 30 women (mean age, 40.3 ± 15.8 years) with an Injury Severity Score that ranged from 17 to 59 and an Abbreviated Injury Scale Thorax of at least 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378547/deficiencies-of-circulating-mucosal-associated-invariant-t-cells-and-natural-killer-t-cells-in-patients-with-multiple-trauma
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Young Goun Jo, Hyun Jung Choi, Jung Chul Kim, Young Nan Cho, Jeong Hwa Kang, Hye Mi Jin, Seung Jung Kee, Yong Wook Park
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells and natural killer T (NKT) cells are known to play important roles in autoimmunity, infectious diseases and cancers. However, little is known about the roles of these invariant T cells in multiple trauma. The purposes of this study were to examine MAIT and NKT cell levels in patients with multiple trauma and to investigate potential relationships between these cell levels and clinical parameters. The study cohort was composed of 14 patients with multiple trauma and 22 non-injured healthy controls (HCs)...
May 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377990/the-effect-of-an-adverse-psychological-environment-on-salivary-cortisol-levels-in-the-elderly-differs-by-5-httlpr-genotype
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Marie-Laure Ancelin, Jacqueline Scali, Joanna Norton, Karen Ritchie, Anne-Marie Dupuy, Isabelle Chaudieu, Joanne Ryan
BACKGROUND: An adverse psychological environment (e.g. stressful events or depression) has been shown to influence basal cortisol levels and cortisol response to stress. This differs depending on the adverse stimuli, but also varies across individuals and may be influenced by genetic predisposition. An insertion/deletion polymorphism in the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) is a strong candidate in this regard. OBJECTIVE: To investigate how stressful life events and depression are associated with diurnal cortisol levels in community-dwelling elderly and determine whether this varies according to genetic variability in the 5-HTTLPR...
December 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377243/hybrid-bone-spect-ct-imaging-in-evaluation-of-chronic-low-back-pain-correlation-with-modic-changes-and-degenerative-disc-disease
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Vittorio M Russo, Ranju T Dhawan, Nishanth Dharmarajah, I Baudracco, Antonio I Lazzarino, Adrian T Casey
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Multiple radiological modalities are used in the evaluation of patients with low back pain (LBP). Only limited evidence currently exists to support the use of Bone HDP (hydroxydiphosphonate) SPECT/CT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) in patients with Modic changes (MC) and degenerative disc disease (DDD). PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the value of the hybrid Bone SPECT/CT imaging in patients with chronic low back pain...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375719/predictive-processing-source-monitoring-and-psychosis
#19
Juliet D Griffin, Paul C Fletcher
A comprehensive understanding of psychosis requires models that link multiple levels of explanation: the neurobiological, the cognitive, the subjective, and the social. Until we can bridge several explanatory gaps, it is difficult to explain how neurobiological perturbations can manifest in bizarre beliefs or hallucinations, nor how trauma or social adversity can perturb lower-level brain processes. We propose that the predictive processing framework has much to offer in this respect.Weshow how this framework may underpin and complement source monitoring theories of delusions and hallucinations and how, when considered in terms of a dynamic and hierarchical system, it may provide a compelling model of several key clinical features of psychosis...
March 30, 2017: Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365091/return-to-work-after-trauma-a-survival-analysis
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Masoumeh Abedzadeh-Kalahroudi, Ebrahim Razi, Mojtaba Sehat, Mohsen Asadi-Lari
PURPOSE: To evaluate the return to work (RTW) rate, time and predictors among trauma patients using survival analysis. METHODS: This cohort study was conducted with a three-month follow-up on 300 trauma patients hospitalized in Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Kashan, Iran in 2014. The data were collected through conducting interviews and referring to patients' medical records during their hospital stay and follow-up information at one & three months after discharge from hospital...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
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