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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
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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
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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...
January 20, 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
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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
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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...
January 19, 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
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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
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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...
February 10, 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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180124/does-a-negative-emergency-celiotomy-exclude-the-possibility-of-significant-diaphragmatic-injury-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, David Pennywell, John T Owings
INTRODUCTION: Diaphragmatic rupture (DR) is an uncommon, potentially serious complication following blunt or penetrating abdominal trauma. Even with a high index of suspicion, the diagnosis of DR can easily be missed for a long period post injury. Delayed or missed diagnosis [delayed diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture (DDDR)] and delayed diaphragmatic rupture (DDR) are possible explanations in cases where the initial operative exploration fails to show the diaphragmatic damage. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we present a patient with suspected DR that was not seen on initial open abdominal exploration, but was suggested by subsequent serial imaging...
September 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165875/multidetector-ct-of-surgically-proven-blunt-bowel-and-mesenteric-injury
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David D B Bates, Michael Wasserman, Anita Malek, Varun Gorantla, Stephan W Anderson, Jorge A Soto, Christina A LeBedis
Blunt traumatic injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Unintentional injury represents the leading cause of death in the United States for all persons between the ages of 1 and 44 years. In the setting of blunt abdominal trauma, the reported rate of occurrence of bowel and mesenteric injuries ranges from 1% to 5%. Despite the relatively low rate of blunt bowel and mesenteric injury in patients with abdominal and pelvic trauma, delays in diagnosis are associated with increased rates of sepsis, a prolonged course in the intensive care unit, and increased mortality...
February 10, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162908/does-bacterial-translocation-influence-the-postoperative-infections-in-splenectomized-patients-after-abdominal-trauma
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Mario Schietroma, Beatrice Pessia, Sara Colozzi, Francesco Carlei, Gianfranco Amicucci
BACKGROUND: Some studies suggested that after abdominal trauma, postoperative infections are associated with bacterial translocation, whereas others have not replicated these findings. We have assessed the bacterial translocation and postoperative infections in patients undergoing splenectomy after abdominal trauma, using a very homogeneous study population. METHODS: We consecutively studied, in a prospective observational clinical study, 125 patients who required urgent surgical treatment (splenectomy) following blunt abdominal trauma...
February 2, 2017: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161222/fast-for-blunt-abdominal-trauma-correlation-between-positive-findings-and-admission-acid-base-measurement
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Kamran Heidari, Mehrdad Taghizadeh, Sadrollah Mahmoudi, Hamidreza Panahi, Ensieh Ghaffari Shad, Shadi Asadollahi
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine any association between positive findings in ultrasonography examination and initial BD value with regard to diagnosis of intra-abdominal bleeding following blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS: A prospective, multi-center study of consecutive adult patients was performed from April to September 2015. Demographics, initial vital signs and arterial BD were evaluated with respect to presence of any association with intra-abdominal bleeding and in-hospital mortality...
January 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154394/bile-duct-stricture-after-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Sho Kitagawa, Atsushi Hirayama
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142178/impact-of-abdominal-follow-up-sonography-in-trauma-patients-without-abdominal-parenchymal-organ-lesion-or%C3%A2-free-intraabdominal-fluid-in-whole-body-computed-tomography
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Emmanuel Schneck, Christian Koch, Mara Borgards, Martin Reichert, Andreas Hecker, Christian Heiß, Winfried Padberg, Enrique Alejandre-Lafont, Rainer Röhrig, Gabriele Anja Krombach, Markus Weigand, Michael Bernhard, Fritz Christian Roller
Purpose Patients suffering from severe blunt abdominal trauma are challenging because of their need for accurate diagnostic imaging and fast therapeutic action. Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) is highly sensitive and represents the gold standard in the trauma room diagnostic setting. The aim of our study was to investigate the impact and therapy relevance of abdominal follow-up sonography (AFS) as part of the tertiary trauma survey (TTS) in patients without abdominal parenchymal organ lesions or free abdominal fluid in initial WBCT...
February 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139109/-distal-pancreatectomy-with-splenic-preservation-in-pediatric-patient-with-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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J T Palacios-Zertuche, J G Martínez-Flores, Q Gilte-Limas, M A Pinzón-Uresti, F J Reyna-Sepúlveda, G E Muñoz-Maldonado
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic injuries of the pancreas occur in 3 to 12% of cases of blunt abdominal trauma in children and these are associated with a mortality of 30%. CASE REPORT: A four-year-old girl was brought to the emergency room after an automobile accident. On physical examination, she was stable with abdominal pain and signs of peritoneal irritation. An abdominal CT scan showed a grade II liver lesion, a grade II splenic lesion, and a grade III pancreatic lesion...
April 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135676/horizontal-traumatic-laceration-of-the-pancreas-head-a-rare-case-report
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Atsushi Nanashima, Naoya Imamura, Yuki Tsuchimochi, Takeomi Hamada, Kouichi Yano, Masahide Hiyoshi, Yoshiro Fujii, Fumiaki Kawano, MitsuruTamura
INTRODUCTION: This case report is intended to inform acute care surgeons about treating rare horizontal laceration of the pancreas head caused by blunt trauma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old woman who sustained blunt abdominal trauma during a car crash was transported to the emergency center of our hospital with unstable vital signs due to hemorrhagic shock. Computed tomography showed transection of the pancreas head and massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage. She was referred for emergency surgery because of a transient response...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130287/very-late-rupture-of-a-post-traumatic-abdominal-aortic-pseudoaneurysm
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Haneen Abed, William Robert Ball, Timothy Stone, Andrew Houghton
Post-traumatic abdominal aortic pseudoaneurysms remain a rare yet severe complication of aortic injuries and may present many years later. Clinical presentations vary, from the traditional aneurysmal symptoms of abdominal and/or back pain with or without a pulsatile mass, to a fatal rupture. We present the case of a man aged 42 years, with a history of blunt abdominal trauma 14 years ago, presenting with symptoms of non-specific lower abdominal pain and a recent history of straining due to constipation. Clinical examination revealed umbilical bruising, in keeping with Cullen's sign, and extensive postsacral bruising...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130170/identifying-children-at-very-low-risk-for-blunt-intra-abdominal-injury-in-whom-ct-of-the-abdomen-can-be-avoided-safely
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Christian J Streck, Adam M Vogel, Jingwen Zhang, Eunice Y Huang, Matthew T Santore, Kuojen Tsao, Richard A Falcone, Melvin S Dassinger, Robert T Russell, Martin L Blakely
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography is commonly used to rule out intra-abdominal injury (IAI) in children, despite associated cost and radiation exposure. Our purpose was to derive a prediction rule to identify children at very low risk for IAI after blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) for whom a CT scan of the abdomen would be unnecessary. STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively enrolled children younger than 16 years of age who presented after BAT at 14 Level I pediatric trauma centers during 1 year...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126266/educational-review-of-predictive-value-and-findings-of-computed-tomography-scan-in-diagnosing-bowel-and-mesenteric-injuries-after%C3%A2-blunt-trauma-correlation-with-trauma-surgery-findings-in%C3%A2-163%C3%A2-patients
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Francesco Cinquantini, Gregorio Tugnoli, Alice Piccinini, Carlo Coniglio, Sergio Mannone, Andrea Biscardi, Giovanni Gordini, Salomone Di Saverio
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Laparotomy can detect bowel and mesenteric injuries in 1.2%-5% of patients following blunt abdominal trauma. Delayed diagnosis in such cases is strongly related to increased risk of ongoing sepsis, with subsequent higher morbidity and mortality. Computed tomography (CT) scanning is the gold standard in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma, being accurate in the diagnosis of bowel and mesenteric injuries in case of hemodynamically stable trauma patients. Aims of the present study are to 1) review the correlation between CT signs and intraoperative findings in case of bowel and mesenteric injuries following blunt abdominal trauma, analysing the correlation between radiological features and intraoperative findings from our experience on 25 trauma patients with small bowel and mesenteric injuries (SBMI); 2) identify the diagnostic specificity of those signs found at CT with practical considerations on the following clinical management; and 3) distinguish the bowel and mesenteric injuries requiring immediate surgical intervention from those amenable to initial nonoperative management...
January 23, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108633/hemoperitoneum-secondary-to-intercostal-arterial-bleeding-in-a-trauma-patient
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K Laeeq, S Cheung, B Phillips
Blunt trauma resulting in rib fractures can be associated with hemothorax, pneumothorax, pulmonary contusions or less frequently chest and abdominal wall hematomas. Our case describes the first report of hemoperitoneum secondary to intercostal arterial bleeding from blunt trauma in a patient on anticoagulation.
January 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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