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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912416/a-case-of-tranexamic-acid-as-adjunctive-treatment-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-multiple-recurrences
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Ronni Mikkelsen, Thorkil Anker-Møller, Anne-Mette Hvas, Niels Sunde
BACKGROUND Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common neurosurgical condition that is treated using a cranial burr hole evacuation procedure, but recurrence is common. The use of anticoagulant therapy can increase the risk of developing a recurrent subdural hematoma. We present a challenging case of a patient on long-term anticoagulant therapy following previous aortic and aortic valve surgery who had CSDH with multiple recurrences and was ultimately treated with tranexamic acid as an adjunct to surgery. CASE REPORT A male patient in his mid-sixties presented with a headache and bilateral CSDH...
September 15, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904664/-pregnancy-and-delivery-in-patients-with-a-personal-history-of-cesarean-section-in-dakar-epidemiological-clinical-therapeutic-and-prognostic-aspects
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Cyr Espérance Koulimaya-Gombet, Abdoul Aziz Diouf, Moussa Diallo, Anna Dia, Codou Sène, Jean Charles Moreau, Alassane Diouf
The aim of our study was to determine hospitalization rate for vaginal birth after cesarean section in Pikine, to evaluate the quality of the management of pregnant women with previous cesarean section and to determine prognostic factors of the outcome of a trial of scar. We conducted a retrospective study based on medical records and operational protocols of patients who underwent vaginal birth after cesarean section over the period 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2011. We analyzed socio-demographic data, pregnancy follow-up, therapeutic modalities and prognosis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893217/a-comparative-study-of-irrigation-versus-no-irrigation-during-burr-hole-craniostomy-to-treat-chronic-subdural-hematoma
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Qiang-Ping Wang, Ye Yuan, Jun-Wen Guan, Xiao-Bing Jiang
BACKGROUND: Burr hole craniostomy is a widely used method for the evacuation of CSDH. However it is not clear whether the irrigation during operation improves the prognosis or gives rise to additional complications instead. This retrospective cohort study was conducted to determine this issue. METHODS: Patients attending two medical centers in China who underwent burr hole drainage with irrigation (BHDI) or burr hole drainage without irrigation (BHD) for unilateral CSDH during January 2013 to December 2016 were included in this study...
September 11, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890523/nation-wide-implementation-of-disaster-medical-coordinators-in-japan
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Shinichi Egawa, Tomomi Suda, Tracey Elizabeth Claire Jones-Konneh, Aya Murakami, Hiroyuki Sasaki
In the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), successful medical and public health coordination by pre-assigned disaster medical coordinators saved many affected people, though the coordination itself had difficulties. This study aims to clarify the implementation and the challenges of disaster medical coordinators in Japan. We performed questionnaire surveillance in 2012 and 2014 to all prefectural government on assignment of disaster medical coordinators, their expected roles and supporting system. Out of all 47 prefectures, assignment or planning of disaster medical coordinators jumped up from four (8...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887078/management-of-residual-subdural-hematoma-after-burr-hole-evacuation-the-role-of-fluid-therapy-and-review-of-the-literature
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Nicola Montano, Vito Stifano, Benjamin Skrap, Edoardo Mazzucchi
A vast amount of literature has been published investigating the factors associated to the recurrence of a chronic subdural hematoma (SDH). However, little exists in the literature about the best medical management of the residual SDH in order to prevent the recurrence. Moreover only few studies quantitatively assess clinical and radiological outcomes of residual post-operative SDH. In this study, to our knowledge, we report the first series of chronic SDH with a quantitative outcomes analysis of the effects of fluid therapy on residual post-operative SDH...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885948/evaluating-the-military-medical-evacuation-chain-need-for-expeditious-evacuation-out-of-theater
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Thijs T C F van Dongen, Johan de Graaf, Marie-Christine J Plat, Eelco P Huizinga, Jacobine Janse, Arie C van der Krans, Luke P H Leenen, Rigo Hoencamp
BACKGROUND: An important factor within the military medical logistical chain is the capability of expeditious evacuation from point of injury, through a Medical Treatment Facility, to the country of residence where highest level of care can be provided. Although many factors can relate to patient outcome, the evaluation of the medical evacuation chain related to long-term patient outcome can be important for investigating possibilities for performance improvement in this domain. This article aims to provide a means to evaluate the quality of care of the medical evacuation chain...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883030/an-exertional-heat-illness-triage-tool-for-a-jungle-training-environment
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Mike Smith, R Withnall, M Boulter
This article introduces a practical triage tool designed to assist commanders, jungle training instructors (JTIs) and medical personnel to identify Defence Personnel (DP) with suspected exertional heat illness (EHI). The challenges of managing suspected EHI in a jungle training environment and the potential advantages to stratifying the urgency of evacuation are discussed. This tool has been designed to be an adjunct to the existing MOD mandated heat illness recognition and first aid training.
September 6, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876572/haemoperitoneum-secondary-to-snake-bite
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S Rahim
BACKGROUND: Literature supports that very rarely the venom of "Hemotoxic Snake" (Russell's Vipers) affect haemostasis by secreting thrombin-like enzyme which promotes formation of unstable clots. Such clots could lead to fibrin deposition in micro circulation that in turn consume platelets and coagulation factors (consumption coagulopathy). Clinical presentation is mainly spontaneous bleeding and coagulopathy. In this case the significant effects of altered coagulation were observed in retropetitoneum and the patient presented in casuality as acute abdomen...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854896/acute-rhabdomyolysis-and-delayed-pericardial-effusion-in-an-italian-patient-with-ebola-virus-disease-a-case-report
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Emanuele Nicastri, Antonio Brucato, Nicola Petrosillo, Gianluigi Biava, Timothy M Uyeki, Giuseppe Ippolito
BACKGROUND: During the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic, some EVD patients, mostly health care workers, were evacuated to Europe and the USA. CASE PRESENTATION: In May 2015, a 37-year old male nurse contracted Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. After Ebola virus detection in plasma, he was medically-evacuated to Italy. At admission, rhabdomyolysis was clinically and laboratory-diagnosed and was treated with aggressive hydration, oral favipiravir and intravenous investigational monoclonal antibodies against Ebola virus...
August 30, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852666/designing-a-model-of-patient-tracking-system-for-natural-disaster-in-iran
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Nahid Tavakoli, Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, Reza Safdari, Mahmoud Keyvanara
CONTEXT: Disaster patient tracking consists of identifying and registering patients, recording data on their medical conditions, settings priorities for evacuation of scene, locating the patients from scene to health care centers and then till completion of treatment and discharge. AIM: The aim of this study was to design a model of patient tracking system for natural disaster in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This applied study was conducted in two steps in 2016...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841765/enabling-a-disaster-resilient-workforce-attending-to-individual-stress-and-collective-trauma
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Victoria H Raveis, Nancy VanDevanter, Christine T Kovner, Robyn Gershon
PURPOSE: Superstorm Sandy forced the evacuation and extended shutdown of New York University Langone Medical Center. This investigation explored how nurses were impacted by the disasters and how they can best be supported in their nursing responsibilities. DESIGN: Sequential mixed methods were used to explore the psychosocial issues nurses experienced throughout the course of this natural disaster and its lingering aftermath. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted from April to June 2013 with a subsample of nurses who participated in the evacuation deployment (n = 16)...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838787/surgical-interventions-and-the-use-of-device-aided-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-fecal-incontinence-and-defecatory-disorders
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Adil E Bharucha, Satish S C Rao, Andrea Shin
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this clinical practice update expert review is to describe the key principles in the use of surgical interventions and device-aided therapy for managing fecal incontinence (FI) and defecatory disorders. METHODS: The best practices outlined in this review are based on relevant publications, including systematic reviews and expert opinion (when applicable). BEST PRACTICE ADVICE 1: A stepwise approach should be followed for management of FI...
August 21, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835512/non-battle-injury-among-repatriated-uk-armed-forces-since-cessation-of-combat-operations-a-prospective-observational-study
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Emma Toman, A Beaven, D N Naumann, R W Myatt, P J Parker, A R Kay
AIM: To describe the mechanisms, burden of injury, inpatient management and rehabilitation requirements of wounded military personnel at the UK Role 4 (R4) facility within the first 12 months following cessation of combat operations in Afghanistan. METHODS: All aeromedical evacuations were recorded prospectively between October 2014 and October 2015. Demographic, logistical and clinical data were derived manually from referring medical unit and patient movement requests in addition to host nation and R4 medical records...
August 23, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829532/an-oxymoron-of-long-term-care-sheltering-in-place-during-an-evacuation-a-literature-review-of-the-best-practices-of-evacuation-and-sheltering-in-place-for-long-term-care-facilities
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Megan Baxter
BACKGROUND: Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are defined as residential facilities that are home to elderly patrons who are no longer able to live independently. These facilities require comprehensive emergency planning to provide the best response to the threat of a disaster for their residents. However, LTCFs are often overlooked in disaster planning, leaving them to work independently to create suitable arrangements in the event of a disaster. This article examines the literature on evacuating and compares it to the literature on sheltering-in-place for LTCFs...
May 2017: Journal of Emergency Management: JEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820680/creating-online-training-for-procedures-in-global-health-with-procedural-education-for-adaptation-to-resource-limited-settings
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Rachel S Bensman, Tina M Slusher, Sabrina M Butteris, Michael B Pitt
The authors describe a multiinstitutional collaborative project to address a gap in global health training by creating a free online platform to share a curriculum for performing procedures in resource-limited settings. This curriculum called PEARLS (Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource-Limited Settings) consists of peer-reviewed instructional and demonstration videos describing modifications for performing common pediatric procedures in resource-limited settings. Adaptations range from the creation of a low-cost spacer for inhaled medications to a suction chamber for continued evacuation of a chest tube...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819480/-an-unusual-intraurethral-foreign-body-a-case-report
#16
Hicham El Bote, Ernest Hage, Rami Fares
In medical literature there are several case reports of foreign bodies introduced into the urethra. Foreign bodies are usually inserted as result of erotic activities, psychiatric disorders and, rarely, in an attempt to evacuate the urine. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination and imaging tests. Endoscopic management is the treatment of choice but, in some cases, open surgery may be necessary. The therapeutic approach should be systematically complemented by a psychiatric assessment of the patient. We report the case a 64-year old man with a personal history of behavioral disorders who introduced an electric wire in his urethra...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819065/effects-of-the-fort-mcmurray-wildfires-on-the-health-of-evacuated-workers-follow-up-of-2-cohorts
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Nicola Cherry, Whitney Haynes
BACKGROUND: Wildfire engulfed Fort McMurray, Alberta on May 3, 2016, leading to a total evacuation. Access to 2 active cohorts allowed us to rapidly assess health effects in those evacuated. METHODS: People working in Fort McMurray who had been recruited before the fire for 2 occupational health cohort studies completed a questionnaire (online or via telephone) 3-26 weeks after evacuation. The questionnaire asked about respiratory and mental health and experiences since the fire...
August 15, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810133/floor-of-mouth-hematoma-following-dental-implant-placement-literature-review-and-case-presentation
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Catherine Law, Peyman Alam, Farzad Borumandi
PURPOSE: The authors provide a structured review of reported cases of floor-of-mouth hematoma during or after dental implantation and frequent causes and management and present a related case. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An online search of the medical literature was conducted from 1990 through 2016. The following search terms were used: floor of mouth hematoma, sublingual hematoma, dental implant hematoma, implant in mandible, and complication of dental implant. Abstracts were screened for relevance to the aims of the review...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808801/post-operative-seizures-after-burr-hole-evacuation-of-chronic-subdural-hematomas-is-prophylactic-anti-epileptic-medication-needed
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Gabriel Flores, Juan C Vicenty, Emil A Pastrana
INTRODUCTION: There are limited data with regards to the associated risk of post-operative seizures in patients with surgically treated chronic subdural hematomas (CSDHs). The use of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with significant side effects. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on patients operated via burr hole for CSDH in our institution from 2004 to 2013. Post-operative seizures at 1-year follow-up were identified. Demographic data, medical history, and imaging characteristics were recorded...
August 15, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806896/the-u-s-department-of-state-s-mental-health-services-a-model-for-integrated-care
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Kenneth Dekleva
Since it was established in 1979, the U.S. Department of State's mental health service has functioned as a unique program of care for U.S. diplomats and their family members, currently encompassing more than 250 U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide. Such an approach has allowed for rapid delivery of high-quality care in collaboration with regional medical officers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and local assets. Data from the past three decades indicate that the program has had low rates of medical evacuation and repatriation and low rates of mortality...
August 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
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