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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332921/leaving-the-skin-incision-open-may-not-be-as-beneficial-as-we-have-been-taught
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Jack C He, Brenda M Zosa, David Schechtman, Brian Brajcich, Jonathan C Savakus, Amanda L Wojahn, Derek Z Wang, Jeffrey A Claridge
BACKGROUND: Currently, various methods of skin closures are used in contaminated and dirty abdominal wounds without solid, evidence-based guidance. This study investigates whether closure methods affect surgical site infection (SSI) and other incisional complications. We hypothesize that open management of the skin would have the lowest complications, including SSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients age ≥18 who underwent trauma laparotomy (TL) or damage control laparotomy (DCL) from 2008-2013 and had class III/IV wounds were included...
March 23, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303214/evidence-based-management-and-controversies-in-blunt-splenic-trauma
#2
REVIEW
D C Olthof, C H van der Vlies, J C Goslings
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The study aims to describe the evidence-based management and controversies in blunt splenic trauma. RECENT FINDINGS: A shift from operative management to non-operative management (NOM) has occurred over the past decades where NOM has now become the standard of care in haemodynamically stable patients with blunt splenic injury. Splenic artery embolisation (SAE) is generally believed to increase the success rate of NOM. Not all the available evidence is that optimistic about SAE however...
2017: Current Trauma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302282/traumatic-pelvic-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents
#3
Christopher J DeFrancesco, Wudbhav N Sankar
Although traumatic pelvic fractures in children are relatively rare, these injuries are identified in about 5% of children admitted to level 1 trauma centers after blunt trauma.(1-4) Such injuries differ from adult pelvic fractures in important ways and require distinct strategies for management. While the associated mortality rate for children with pelvic fractures is much lower than that for adults, the patient may require urgent surgical intervention for associated life-threatening injuries such as head trauma and abdominal injury...
February 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272851/the-effect-of-emergency-medical-services-response-on-outcome-of-trauma-laparotomy-at-a-level-1-trauma-centre-in-south-africa
#4
S Chowdhury, P H Navsaria, S Edu, A J Nicol
BACKGROUND: Due to resource constrained pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMSs) there is a significant delay in injured patients arriving at Groote Schuur Hospital Trauma Centre (GSHTC). The aim of the study was to examine the effectiveness of EMSs in transferring trauma patients to GSHTC. The effect of any delay to laparotomy from injury was noted. METHOD: A prospective audit of patients presented directly from the scene to GSHTC following abdominal trauma over a four-month period was performed...
November 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261776/a-rare-cause-of-ileus-late-jejunal-stricture-following-blunt-abdominal-trauma
#5
Ulaş Aday, Ebubekir Gündeş, Kamuran Cumhur Değer, Hüseyin Çiyiltepe, Şükran Kayıpmaz, Mustafa Duman
Small intestinal stricture forming in the late phase following nonpenetrating abdominal trauma is rare cause of ileus. It has often been suggested that it is result of localized feeding deficiency on the intestinal wall related to minor trauma in the mesentery. Laparoscopy has been increasingly used for diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis should be supported by pathological analyses in case of intestinal stenosis related to blunt abdominal traumas.
January 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258447/time-to-ct-and-surgery-for-hpb-trauma-in-scotland-prior-to-the-introduction-of-major-trauma-centres
#6
P S McKechnie, D A Kerslake, R W Parks
AIMS: To assess the time taken to CT and emergency surgery for trauma patients with an injury to liver, spleen or pancreas prior to the introduction of major trauma centres (MTCs) in Scotland. METHODS: A search was performed of the Scottish Trauma Audit Group database for any patient with relevant injuries over a 2-year period. Primary outcome measures were time to CT and emergency surgery. Patient demographics were also recorded. RESULTS: A total of 211 patients were identified of whom 23 had more than one organ affected...
March 3, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255580/clinical-applications-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-pediatric-work-up-of-focal-liver-lesions-and-blunt-abdominal-trauma-a-systematic-review
#7
REVIEW
Nicolaj Grønbæk Laugesen, Christian Pallson Nolsoe, Jacob Rosenberg
In pediatrics ultrasound has long been viewed more favorably than imaging that exposes patients to radiation and iodinated contrast or requires sedation. It is child-friendly and diagnostic capabilities have been improved with the advent of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). The application of CEUS is indeed promising. However, no ultrasound contrast agent manufactured today is registered for pediatric use in Europe. The contrast agent SonoVue(®) has recently been approved by the FDA under the name of Lumason(®) to be used in hepatic investigations in adults and children...
February 2017: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253051/laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-for-abdominal-trauma-a-case-matched-study
#8
Mario E Trejo-Ávila, Carlos Valenzuela-Salazar, Jessica Betancourt-Ferreyra, Enrique Fernández-Enríquez, Sujey Romero-Loera, Mucio Moreno-Portillo
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopic surgery in abdominal emergencies, such as in trauma, has had a slow acceptance. The advantages described with this approach include less postoperative pain, faster recovery, quicker return to everyday activities, and fewer wound complications. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare outcomes following laparoscopic versus open surgery for abdominal trauma (either blunt or penetrating). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen patients with abdominal trauma who underwent laparoscopic surgery from January 2013 to May 2016 were compared with 19 patients undergoing open surgery during the same time period...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251599/an-iliac-arterial-pseudoaneurysm-diagnosed-40%C3%A2-years-after-suffering-blunt-trauma
#9
Atsushi Guntani, Eisuke Kawakubo, Shinsuke Mii
BACKGROUND: A chronic iliac arterial pseudoaneurysm caused by blunt trauma is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient had gunshot wound in the right thigh and blunt trauma 40 years earlier. An abdominal computed tomography revealed the presence of a right iliac arterial pseudoaneurysm, and we successfully treated the pseudoaneurysm by resection and in situ reconstruction with a bifurcated vascular prosthesis. CONCLUSIONS: We herein present a rare case of a pseudoaneurysm of the right iliac artery diagnosed decades after blunt trauma...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249073/multiple-injuries-in-blunt-abdominal-trauma
#10
Sunu Philip, Gamal Mostafa, Dimitrios Apostolou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246625/endovascular-management-of-a-combined-subclavian-and-vertebral-artery-injury-in-an-unstable-polytrauma-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
#11
Christian David Weber, Philipp Kobbe, Christian Herren, Andreas H Mahnken, Frank Hildebrand, Hans-Christoph Pape
While blunt trauma of the head and neck are a common pattern of injury, significant problems related to the prompt diagnosis and optimal management of traumatic artery injuries have been reported in the literature. While patients with major artery injuries might develop hemorrhagic shock very rapidly, patients with blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI) can present asymptomatic, but complications like basilar territory infarction, cortical blindness and death may occur. We report the life- and limb-saving management in a 57-year-old hemodynamically unstable trauma patient...
January 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240501/role-of-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-as-a-screening-tool-for-blunt-abdominal-trauma-in-young-children-after-high-energy-trauma
#12
W Tummers, J van Schuppen, H Langeveld, J Wilde, E Banderker, A van As
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study was to review the utility of focused assessement with sonography for trauma (FAST) as a screening tool for blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) in children involved in high energy trauma (HET), and to determine whether a FAST could replace computed tomography (CT) in clinical decision-making regarding paediatric BAT. METHOD: Children presented at the Trauma Unit of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, after HET, and underwent both a physical examination and a FAST...
June 2016: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222811/recurring-septic-shock-in-a-patient-with-blunt-abdominal-and-pelvic-trauma-how-mandatory-is-source-control-surgery-a-case-report
#13
Antonella Frattari, Giustino Parruti, Rocco Erasmo, Luigi Guerra, Ennio Polilli, Rosamaria Zocaro, Giuliano Iervese, Paolo Fazii, Tullio Spina
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients with colonization/infection of multidrug-resistant organisms, source control surgery is one of the major determinants of clinical success. In more complex cases, the use of different tools for sepsis management may allow survival until complete source control. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old white man presented with traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Unstable pelvic fractures led to emergency stabilization surgery. Fever ensued with diarrhea, followed by septic shock...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209449/maxillofacial-and-concomitant-serious-injuries-an-eight-year-single-center-experience
#14
Fausto Fama, Marco Cicciu, Alessandro Sindoni, Enrico Nastro-Siniscalchi, Roberto Falzea, Gabriele Cervino, Francesca Polito, Francesco De Ponte, Maria Gioffre-Florio
PURPOSE: Maxillofacial injuries are frequently associated with multiple trauma and can determine functional and aesthetic bad outcomes. The severity of maxillofacial injuries may be considerable and can divert clinicians' attention from other concomitant injuries which is less evident but potentially life-threatening. The aim of this study was to find out the concomitant injuries in patients referred to the Emergency Department (ED) of the University Hospital of Messina (North-East Sicily, Italy) for maxillofacial traumas...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207376/hookworm-infection-in-south-american-fur-seal-arctocephalus-australis-pups
#15
M Seguel, F Muñoz, M J Navarrete, E Paredes, E Howerth, N Gottdenker
Tissues of South American fur seal pups naturally infected with hookworms ( Uncinaria sp) were examined. Hookworm infection was found in nearly all pups examined (132/140, 94%), and hookworm enteritis with secondary bacteremia was considered the cause of death in 46 (35%) pups. Common findings in these pups included severe hemorrhagic enteritis and numerous (mean intensity = 761.8) hookworms in the jejunum. Hookworms were recovered from the abdominal cavity in 12 of 55 pups (22%) examined through peritoneal wash; these pups had an average of 1343...
March 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196654/imaging-of-unilateral-adrenal-hemorrhages-in-patients-after-blunt-abdominal-trauma-report-of-two-cases
#16
Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Emrah Sayit, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Kerim Aslan
Adrenal hemorrhage following blunt abdominal trauma is extremely rare. Most of the lesions are unilateral and right sided. Although often asymptomatic, life-threatening adrenal insufficiency may develop in the bilateral adrenal gland hemorrhage. Isolated adrenal injuries are very rare. They are often associated with other organ injuries. The mortality rates of patients range from 7% to 32%. In this report, we present the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings of unilateral adrenal hemorrhages in two patients with a history of fall from a height...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188036/outcomes-of-an-accelerated-care-pathway-for-pediatric-blunt-solid-organ-injuries-in-a-public-healthcare-system
#17
Oluwatomilayo Daodu, Mary Brindle, Carlos R Alvarez-Allende, Lisette Lockyer, Bryce Weber, Steven R Lopushinsky
PURPOSE: An accelerated clinical care pathway for solid organ abdominal injuries was implemented at a level one pediatric trauma center. The impact on resource utilization and demonstration of protocol safety was assessed. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively on patients admitted with blunt abdominal solid organ injuries from 2012 to 2015. Patients were subdivided into pre- and post-protocol groups. Length of hospital stay (LOS) and failure of non-operative treatment were the primary outcomes of interest...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186860/traumatic-rib-injury-patterns-imaging-pitfalls-complications-and-treatment
#18
Brett S Talbot, Christopher P Gange, Apeksha Chaturvedi, Nina Klionsky, Susan K Hobbs, Abhishek Chaturvedi
The ribs are frequently affected by blunt or penetrating injury to the thorax. In the emergency department setting, it is vital for the interpreting radiologist to not only identify the presence of rib injuries but also alert the clinician about organ-specific injury, specific traumatic patterns, and acute rib trauma complications that require emergent attention. Rib injuries can be separated into specific morphologic fracture patterns that include stress, buckle, nondisplaced, displaced, segmental, and pathologic fractures...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184953/-six%C3%A2-years-later-long-term-follow-up-after-rare-injury-in-childhood
#19
Kai Oliver Jensen, Hatem Alkadhi, Carsten Siewert, Hans Peter Simmen
The present case shows the long-term follow-up of a rare injury due to blunt abdominal trauma in childhood. The patient suffered from a traumatic transsection to the A. iliaca communis, which was restored by the combination of a direct suture with a venous autologous patch. A six-year follow-up when the boy was mature with a height of180 cm showed an unremarkable MRI angiography without any sign of stenosis. Due to the limited number of experiences with this rare injury reported in the literature, there is a lack of consensus on the suture technique and use of patches or grafts...
February 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184357/delayed-splenic-rupture-normal-appearing-spleen-on-the-initial-multidetector-computed-tomography-mdct-can-sometimes-be-misleading
#20
Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, Matias Migliaro, Melisa Romano, Guillermo Sangster
INTRODUCTION: Delayed splenic rupture (DSR) is an unusual outcome following blunt abdominal trauma. Although DSR is defined as bleeding more than 48 hours after blunt trauma in a previously hemodynamically stable patient, a review of the reported cases in the literature shows that in almost all of the cases the initial CT imaging revealed some form of damage to the spleen. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we describe an extremely rare condition in a case that presented with a DSR following blunt trauma and had a normal appearing spleen in the initial post trauma MDCT scan...
November 2016: Trauma Monthly
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