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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638810/common-malignant-cutaneous-conditions-among-albinos-in-kenya
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Seyed Emad Emadi, Andrew Juma Suleh, Farhang Babamahmoodi, Fatemeh Ahangarkani, Vanessa Betty Chelimo, Beatrice Mutai, Seyyed Reza Raeeskarami, Alireza Ghanadan, Seyed Naser Emadi
Background: Albinos in Africa are at constant risk of developing skin cancer due to the damage caused by ultra-violet exposure. This study identifies the common skin conditions among albinos in Kenya as a country located along the equator. Methods: In this descriptive study on albino patients who were admitted to Mbagathi District Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya the census method was used for sampling and a total of 151 albinos were registered. All necessary data including age, gender, type, site and the number of skin lesions were recorded...
2017: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637738/the-reanimation-low-immune-status-markers-realism-project-a-protocol-for-broad-characterisation-and-follow-up-of-injury-induced-immunosuppression-in-intensive-care-unit-icu-critically-ill-patients
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Mary-Luz Rol, Fabienne Venet, Thomas Rimmele, Virginie Moucadel, Pierre Cortez, Laurence Quemeneur, David Gardiner, Andrew Griffiths, Alexandre Pachot, Julien Textoris, Guillaume Monneret
INTRODUCTION: The host response to septic shock is dynamic and complex. A sepsis-induced immunosuppression phase has recently been acknowledged and linked to bad outcomes and increased healthcare costs. Moreover, a marked suppression of the immune response has also been partially described in patients hospitalized in intensive care unit (ICU) for severe trauma or burns. It has been hypothesized that immune monitoring could enable identification of patients who might most benefit from novel, adjunctive immune-stimulating therapies...
June 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637560/despite-trauma-center-closures-trauma-system-regionalization-reduces-mortality-and-time-to-definitive-care-in-severely-injured-patients
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Jack C He, David Schechtman, Debra L Allen, Jillian J Cremona, Jeffrey A Claridge
The Northern Ohio Trauma System (NOTS), consisting of multiple hospital systems, was established in 2010 to improve trauma outcomes. This study assessed its impact on mortality and time to definitive care, focusing especially on the severely injured patients. NOTS trauma registry was queried for all trauma activations from 2008 to 2013. The years between 2008-2009 and 2011-2013 were designated as pre- and post-NOTS, respectively. Data from 2010 was excluded as a transitional year. Two trauma centers (TCs) closed in 2010...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616867/pelvic-trauma-mortality-reduced-by-integrated-trauma-care
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Mark Fitzgerald, Max Esser, Matthias Russ, Joseph Mathew, Dinesh Varma, Andrew Wilkinson, Rejith V Mannambeth, Devilliers Smit, Stephen Bernard, Biswadev Mitra
OBJECTIVES: A multidisciplinary approach that emphasised improved triage, early pelvic binder application, early administration of blood and blood products, adherence to algorithmic pathways, screening with focused sonography (FAST), early computed tomography scanning with contrast angiography, angio-embolisation and early operative intervention by specialist pelvic surgeons was implemented in the last decade to improve outcomes after pelvic trauma. The manuscript evaluated the effect of this multi-faceted change over a 12-year period...
June 14, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616061/penetrating-cardiac-trauma-analysis-of-240-cases-from-a-hospital-in-bogota-colombia
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Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Dínimo José Bolívar-Sáenz, Marcos Tarazona-Lara, José Rafael Tovar
BACKGROUND: Trauma characteristics and its management is influenced by socioeconomic context. Cardiac trauma constitutes a challenge for surgeons, and outcomes depend on multiple factors including initial care, characteristics of the wounds, and surgical management. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional case series of patients with penetrating cardiac injuries (PCI) from January 1999 to October 2009 who underwent surgery in a trauma referral center in Bogotá, Colombia...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612168/civilian-cerebral-gunshot-wounds-in-rural-south-african-patients-are-associated-with-significantly-higher-mortality-rates-than-in-urban-patients
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V Y Kong, J L Bruce, B Sartorius, G L Laing, J Odendaal, P Brysiewicz, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION: This study focuses on a specific and often dramatic injury, namely gunshot wounds (GSW) of the head in order to determine whether there is a discrepancy in outcome between patients who sustain their injury in a rural setting and those who sustain it in an urban setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study involves a retrospective review of our prospectively maintained regional electronic trauma registry. All patients who sustained a cerebral GSW from January 2010 to December 2014 were reviewed...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612105/-polytrauma-and-concomitant-traumatic-brain-injury-the-role-of-the-trauma-surgeon
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A Antoni, T Heinz, J Leitgeb
BACKGROUND: Concomitant traumatic brain injury (TBI) increases mortality and reduces quality of life of polytrauma patients. These facts demand effective treatment strategies while the growing specialization of medicine is questioning the role of the trauma surgeon in the management of these patients. OBJECTIVES: Which factors influence outcome of polytrauma with concomitant TBI? Who should be responsible for the management of these patients and what is the limit of management? MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search using Medline via PubMed was performed with Medical Subject Headings and text word search...
June 13, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609181/effect-of-the-earned-income-tax-credit-on-hospital-admissions-for-pediatric-abusive-head-trauma-1995-2013
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Joanne Klevens, Brian Schmidt, Feijun Luo, Likang Xu, Katie A Ports, Rosalyn D Lee
OBJECTIVES: Policies that increase household income, such as the earned income tax credit (EITC), have shown reductions on risk factors for child maltreatment (ie, poverty, maternal stress, depression), but evidence is lacking on whether the EITC actually reduces child maltreatment. We examined whether states' EITCs are associated with state rates of hospital admissions for abusive head trauma among children aged <2 years. METHODS: We conducted difference-in-difference analyses (ie, pre- and postdifferences in intervention vs control groups) of annual rates of states' hospital admissions attributed to abusive head trauma among children aged <2 years (ie, using aggregate data)...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606903/estimating-the-incidence-and-the-economic-burden-of-third-and-fourth-degree-obstetric-tears-in-the-english-nhs-an-observational-study-using-propensity-score-matching
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Martina Orlovic, Alexander William Carter, Joachim Marti, Elias Mossialos
OBJECTIVE: Obstetric care is a high-risk area in healthcare delivery, so it is essential to have up-to-date quantitative evidence in this area to inform policy decisions regarding these services. In light of this, the objective of this study is to investigate the incidence and economic burden of third and fourth-degree lacerations in the English National Health Service (NHS) using recent national data. METHODS: We used coded inpatient data from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) for the financial years from 2010/2011 to 2013/2014 for all females that gave birth during that period in the English NHS...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598904/deaths-and-high-risk-trauma-patients-missed-by-standard-trauma-data-sources
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Craig D Newgard, Rochelle Fu, E Brooke Lerner, Mohamud Daya, Dagan Wright, Jonathan Jui, N Clay Mann, Eileen Bulger, Jerris Hedges, Lynn Wittwer, David Lehrfeld, Thomas Rea
BACKGROUND: Trauma registries are used to evaluate and improve trauma care, yet potentially miss certain trauma deaths and high-risk patients. We estimated the number of missed deaths and high-risk trauma patients using commonly-available sources of trauma data, and bias in quality metrics for field trauma triage. METHODS: This was a pre-planned secondary analysis of a population-based prospective cohort of injured patients transported by 44 EMS agencies to 28 hospitals in 7 Northwest counties from 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011 and followed through hospitalization...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590357/rotem-significantly-optimizes-transfusion-practices-for-damage-control-resuscitation-in-combat-casualties
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Nicolas J Prat, Andrew D Meyer, Nichole K Ingalls, Julie Trichereau, Joseph J DuBose, Andrew P Cap
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of combat casualties with a truncal injury die of massive hemorrhage before reaching a surgeon. This hemorrhage can be prevented with damage control resuscitation (DCR) methods, which are focused on replacing shed whole blood (WB) by empirically transfusing blood components in a 1:1:1:1 ratio of platelets:plasma:erythrocytes:cryoprecipitate (PLT:FFP:RBC:CRYO). Measurement of hemostatic function with thromboelastometry (ROTEM) may allow optimization of the type and quantity of blood products transfused...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590355/pre-hospital-administration-of-freeze-dried-plasma-is-it-the-solution-for-trauma-casualties
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Shlaifer Amir, Siman-Tov Maya, Radomislensky Irina, Peleg Kobi, Shina Avi, Baruch N Erez, Glassberg Elon, Yitzhak Avraham
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage, is the leading cause of possible preventable death in the battlefield. There is an increasing evidence for the effectiveness of blood component therapy in general, and plasma infusion in particular but their use is less applicable in the pre-hospital setting due to logistic difficulties. Israeli Defense Force has implemented the use of freeze dried plasma (FDP) at the point of injury (POI), this adoption of FDP use entailed doubts regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of this practice...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590309/comparison-of-laryngeal-mask-airway-insertion-methods-including-the-external-larynx-lift-with-pre-inflated-cuff-on-postoperative-pharyngolaryngeal-complications-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Ling-Qun Hu, Olga S Leavitt, Christine Malwitz, Haisook Kim, Robert A Doty, Robert J McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pharyngolaryngeal complications are commonly reported following laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion. After induction of anaesthesia, the airway structures fall backwards under the influence of gravity, and this may contribute to difficulty in placement of a LMA. External airway alignment by lifting the larynx during insertion of an airway may avoid collision of the airway with laryngeal structures. OBJECTIVE(S): To compare pharyngolaryngeal complications after either conventional airway insertion with or without cuff semi-inflation and a method, including an external larynx lift...
July 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571219/bi-pedicle-fixation-of-affected-vertebra-in-thoracolumbar-burst-fracture
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Pravin Padalkar, Varshil Mehta
INTRODUCTION: Burst fractures of the spine account for 14% of all spinal injuries and more than 50% of all thoracolumbar trauma. However, there is ambiguity while choosing the right treatment plan. Short Segment Pedicle screw Fixation (SSPF) has become an increasingly popular method of treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures, providing the advantage of incorporating fewer motion segments in the fixation. Various biomechanical studies showed that the use of pedicle screws could achieve stable construct within short-segment fixation...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559075/impact-of-pre-hospital-transportation-on-survival-in-skiers-and-snowboarders-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Hai Sun, Navdeep S Samra, Piyush Kalakoti, Kanika Sharma, Devi Prasad Patra, Rimal H Dossani, Jai Deep Thakur, Elizabeth A Disbrow, Kevin Phan, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Aqueel Pabaney, Christina Notarianni, John T Owings, Anil Nanda
INTRODUCTION: Prehospital helicopter utilization and its impact on outcomes in snowboarders and skiers incurring traumatic brain injury (TBI) is unknown. The present study investigates the association of helicopter transport with survival of snowboarders and skiers with TBI, in comparison with ground emergency medical services (EMS) using data derived from the National Trauma Data Bank (2007-2014). METHODS: Primary and secondary endpoints were defined as in-hospital survival, and absolute risk reduction based upon number needed to transport (treat) respectively...
May 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559070/severe-traumatic-brain-injury-at-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-tanzania-epidemiology-and-adherence-to-brain-trauma-foundation-guidelines
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Luke R Smart, Halinder S Mangat, Benson Issarow, Paul McClelland, Gerald Mayaya, Emmanuel Kanumba, Linda M Gerber, Xian Wu, Robert N Peck, Isidore Ngayomela, Malik Fakhar, Philip E Stieg, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. However, prospective TBI data from sub-Saharan Africa are sparse. This study examines the epidemiology, and explores management of severe TBI patients and adherence to the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF) Guidelines at a tertiary care referral hospital in Tanzania. METHODS: Patients with severe TBI hospitalized at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania, were recorded in a prospective registry...
May 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557846/adolescent-motor-vehicle-crash-prevention-through-a-trauma-centered-based-intervention-program
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Cathline Layba, Lance Griffin, Daniel Jupiter, Charles Mathers, William Mileski
Traumatic injuries account for millions of emergency room visits and hospital admissions annually. Motor vehicle crashes (MVC) remain a leading cause of mortality between the ages of one to 44. With the popularity of smart devices, drivers are ever more distracted on the road. Programs that educate drivers on safe actions and to raise awareness of the perils of drunk and distracted driving exist, but there is little data that demonstrates a reduction in motor vehicle injury rates. We sought to determine if the implementation of such a program in our community would impact the rates of MVCs...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551915/-characteristics-of-large-pericardial-effusion-in-a-well-defined-geographical-region
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Moanis Serhan, Ruhi Abdallah, Shaul Atar
BACKGROUND: Pericardial effusion can occur as a result of primary pericardial disease or secondary to systemic disease. Analysis of the features of pericardial effusion in correlation with clinical and demographic findings can help clinicians to determine the correct diagnosis and to choose the appropriate treatment and reduce patient mortality and morbidity. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the characteristics of pericardial effusion and the prevalence of the different etiologies and their correlation with demographics, clinical characteristics and medical history in 86 patients admitted to Galilee Medical Center from 2001 to 2010 who underwent pericardiocentesis or pericardial window...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550970/thoracotomy-in-the-emergency-department-for-resuscitation-of-the-mortally-injured
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J Christopher DiGiacomo, L D George Angus
PURPOSE: Emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy is an intervention of last resort for the acutely dying victim of trauma. In light of improvements in pre-hospital emergency systems, improved operative strategies for survival such as damage control and improvements in critical care medicine, the most extreme of resuscitation efforts should be re-evaluated for the potential survivor, with success properly defined as the return of vital signs which allow transport of the patient to the operating room...
May 10, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547840/performance-of-norwegian-civilian-emts-and-army-medics-in-penetrating-trauma-a-controlled-simulation-based-assessment
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S W Blix, J Melau, I Lund-Kordahl
BACKGROUND: Penetrating trauma kills rapidly. Thorough and efficient examination and aggressive hemorrhage control is important to save lives. The aim of this study was to assess the skills of civilian Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in bleeding examination and control compared to Army Medics. Our hypothesis was that civilian pre-hospital systems perform at a lower level compared to an expert group, and did not have sufficient focus on education and training in examination and treatment of penetrating injuries...
May 25, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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