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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435691/common-data-elements-collected-among-universities-for-sport-related-concussion-studies
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Jingzhen Yang, Corinne Peek-Asa, James M Noble, James Torner, Paul Schmidt, Martha L Cooper
BACKGROUND: Universities are increasingly implementing programs to effectively respond to and manage sport-related concussions (SRCs). One such effort is to develop common data elements (CDEs) and standardize data collection methods. The objectives of this study were to describe CDEs currently collected by Big Ten and Ivy League universities for SRC studies, and to compare the data collected with the core CDEs recommended by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)...
February 12, 2018: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433912/factors-influencing-emergency-department-care-of-young-children-at-risk-for-clinically-important-traumatic-brain-injury
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Tara Rhine, Shari L Wade, Nanhua Zhang, Huaiyu Zang, Stephanie Kennebeck, Lynn Babcock
OBJECTIVES: Care decisions for young children presenting to the emergency department (ED) with head injury are often challenging (e.g. whether to obtain neuroimaging). We sought to identify factors associated with acute management of children at-risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury (ciTBI) and describe symptom management. METHODS: Observational evaluation of children, ages 0-4years, presenting to a pediatric ED following minor head injury. Children with ≥1 risk element per the Pediatric Emergency Care Academic Research Network's decision rule were deemed "at-risk" for ciTBI...
January 31, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417604/effects-of-alcohol-on-the-brain-in-cirrhosis-beyond-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Brian C Davis, Jasmohan S Bajaj
Recent advances have led to a greater understanding of how alcohol alters the brain, both in acute stages (intoxication and alcohol withdrawal) and in chronic misuse. This review focuses on the current understanding of how alcohol affects the brain in cirrhosis patients with and without hepatic encephalopathy. Chronic alcohol use is associated with nutritional deficiencies, dementia, cirrhosis, and decompensating events such as hepatic encephalopathy. Direct toxicity on brain tissue, induction of neuro-inflammation, and alcohol's alterations of the gut microbiome are possible mechanisms for the clinical features of hepatic encephalopathy associated with alcohol use...
February 8, 2018: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388840/patient-perspectives-on-quality-and-access-to-healthcare-after-brain-injury
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Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Alexandra Landau, Jeanne Hoffman, Jef St De Lore
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To gather information about brain injury (BI) survivors' long-term healthcare needs, quality, barriers and facilitators. RESEARCH DESIGN: Qualitative content analysis of data gathered in focus groups using semi-structured interviews. METHODS: Forty-four community-dwelling adults participated at two clinical research centres in Seattle, Washington and New York, New York. Participants were asked open-ended questions about their experiences with healthcare in the community with regard to care needs, utilization, access, barriers and facilitators to health management...
February 1, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385009/evidence-and-consensus-based-guidelines-for-the-management-of-communication-and-swallowing-disorders-following-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Cristina Mei, Vicki Anderson, Mary-Clare Waugh, Louise Cahill, Angela T Morgan
OBJECTIVE: Evidence-based management guidelines for communication and swallowing disorders following pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) are scarcely available, potentially resulting in suboptimal outcomes. To improve clinical care of this population, a multidisciplinary guideline development committee was formed to develop evidence-based recommendation (EBR) and consensus-based recommendation (CBR) for the management of speech, language, and swallowing disorders during the first year of recovery...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365166/toward-return-to-duty-decision-making-after-military-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-preliminary-validation-of-the-charge-of-quarters-duty-test
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Mary V Radomski, Leslie F Davidson, Laurel Smith, Marsha Finkelstein, Amy Cecchini, Kristin J Heaton, Karen McCulloch, Matthew Scherer, Margaret M Weightman
Introduction: Determining duty-readiness after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) remains a priority of the United States Department of Defense as warfighters in both deployed and non-deployed settings continue to sustain these injuries in relatively large numbers. Warfighters with mTBI may experience unresolved sensorimotor, emotional, cognitive sequelae including problems with executive functions, a category of higher order cognitive processes that enable people to regulate goal-directed behavior...
January 22, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359952/pharmacological-management-of-agitation-among-individuals-with-moderate-to-severe-acquired-brain-injury-a-systematic-review
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Swati Mehta, Amanda McIntyre, Shannon Janzen, Jerome Iruthayarajah, Ali Bateman, Robert Teasell
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review examining the effectiveness of pharmacological management of agitation among individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI). DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, and PsycINFO databases were searched for all relevant articles published in English from 1980 to January 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Studies were included for analysis all participants had moderate to severe ABI, n ≥ 3, and a pharmacological intervention was provided for the treatment of agitation and its effectiveness was assessed...
January 23, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346233/video-recordings-to-analyze-preventable-management-errors-in-pediatric-resuscitation-bay
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Julia Borns, Jörg Ersch, Milana Dobrovoljac, Georg Staubli, Barbara Brotschi
OBJECTIVE: In treating patients of different ages and diseases in the pediatric resuscitation bay, management errors are common. This study aimed to analyze the adherence to advanced trauma life support and pediatric advanced life support guidelines and identify management errors in the pediatric resuscitation bay by using video recordings. METHODS: Video recording of all patients admitted to the pediatric resuscitation bay at University Children's Hospital Zurich during a 13-month period was performed...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332084/thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation
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Benjamin B Whiting, Alexander C Whiting, Donald M Whiting
The use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamus has been proven to be a safe and efficacious treatment for the management of many diseases. The most common indication for thalamic DBS remains essential tremor (ET), one of the most common movement disorders in the world. ET patients should be considered for surgical intervention when their tremor has demonstrated to be refractory to medication, a characteristic estimated to be present in roughly 50% of ET cases. Advantages of DBS over thalamotomy include its reversibility, the ability to adjust stimulation settings to optimize efficacy and minimize side effects, the ability to perform bilateral procedures safely, and an association with a lower risk of postoperative cognitive problems...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331194/-specificities-of-nursing-care-in-neurological-intensive-care
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Christelle Garijo, Flavien Chabert, Cécile Armonia, Perrine Boucheix
In the acute phase of the treatment of patients with brain injuries, the management of secondary brain injuries of systemic origin is a priority. A neurosurgical intensive care paramedical team shares their experience of the care delivered and the constant monitoring carried out to optimise, with the medical team, the patient's outcome and to innovate practices.
January 2018: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288841/management-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-first-24-hours
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Thomas Geeraerts, Lionel Velly, Lamine Abdennour, Karim Asehnoune, Gérard Audibert, Pierre Bouzat, Nicolas Bruder, Romain Carrillon, Vincent Cottenceau, François Cotton, Sonia Courtil-Teyssedre, Claire Dahyot-Fizelier, Frédéric Dailler, Jean-Stéphane David, Nicolas Engrand, Dominique Fletcher, Gilles Francony, Laurent Gergelé, Carole Ichai, Etienne Javouhey, Pierre-Etienne Leblanc, Thomas Lieutaud, Philippe Meyer, Sébastien Mirek, Gilles Orliaguet, François Proust, Hervé Quintard, Catherine Ract, Mohamed Srairi, Karim Tazarourte, Bernard Vigué, Jean-François Payen
The latest French Guidelines for the management in the first 24hours of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) were published in 1998. Due to recent changes (intracerebral monitoring, cerebral perfusion pressure management, treatment of raised intracranial pressure), an update was required. Our objective has been to specify the significant developments since 1998. These guidelines were conducted by a group of experts for the French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (Société Francaise d'Anesthésie Réanimation (SFAR)) in partnership with the Association de Neuro-Anesthésie-Réanimation de Langue Française (ANARLF), the Société Française de Neurochirurgie (SFN), the Groupe Francophone de Réanimation et d'Urgences Pédiatriques (GFRUP) and the Association des Anesthésistes-Réanimateurs Pédiatriques d'Expression Française (ADARPEF)...
December 27, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280746/congenital-hyperinsulinism-diagnosis-and-treatment-update
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Hüseyin Demirbilek, Khalid Hussain
Pancreatic β-cells are finely tuned to secrete insulin so that plasma glucose levels are maintained within a narrow physiological range (3.5-5.5 mmol/L). Hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH) is the inappropriate seretion of insulin in the presence of low plasma glucose levels and leads to severe and persistent hypoglycaemia in neonates and children. Mutations in 12 different key genes (ABCC8, KCNJ11, GLUD1, GCK, HADH, SLC16A1, UCP2, HNF4A, HNF1A, HK1, PGM1 and PMM2) that are involved in the regulation of insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells have been described to be responsible for the underlying molecular mechanisms leading to congenital HH...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280684/sport-related-concussive-convulsions-a-systematic-review
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Nicholas O Kuhl, Aaron M Yengo-Kahn, Hannah Burnette, Gary S Solomon, Scott L Zuckerman
OBJECTIVES: The incidence of sport-related concussion (SRC) continues to rise. Presentations of concussed athletes vary from subtle symptoms to notable signs. Between the 4th and 5th iterations of the Concussion in Sport Group (CISG) guidelines, concussive convulsions were removed as a modifying factor, but little evidence or discussion supported this change. While considerable research exists regarding post-traumatic epilepsy in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, convulsions following SRC are relatively understudied...
December 27, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258949/outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-elderly-population-a-tertiary-center-experience-in-a-developing-country
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G Lakshmi Prasad, N Anmol, Girish R Menon
BACKGROUND: The growing elderly population has contributed to an increasing incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in this cohort worldwide. Here we describe our institutional experience in the management of TBI in elderly Indian patients. METHODS: This was a 3-year retrospective analysis of 73 consecutive patients age ≥65 years admitted to our university hospital with TBI. Exclusion criteria included a history of concussion injury, chronic subdural hematoma (SDH), discharge against medical advice, and declared dead within 6 hours after arrival...
December 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251711/beta-blockers-in-critically-ill-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-results-from-a-multi-center-prospective-observational-aast-study
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Eric J Ley, Samuel D Leonard, Galinos Barmparas, Navpreet K Dhillon, Kenji Inaba, Ali Salim, Karen R OʼBosky, Danielle Tatum, Hooman Azmi, Chad G Ball, Paul T Engels, Julie A Dunn, Matthew M Carrick, Jonathan P Meizoso, Sarah Lombardo, Bryan A Cotton, Thomas J Schroeppel, Sandro Rizoli, David S J Chang, Luis Alejandro de León, Joao Rezende-Neto, Tomas Jacome, Jimmy Xiao, Gina Mallory, Krishnamurti Rao, Lars Widdel, Samuel Godin, Angela Coates, Leo Andrew Benedict, Raminder Nirula, Sanjeev Kaul, Tong Li
BACKGROUND: Beta blockers, a class of medications that inhibit endogenous catecholamines interaction with beta adrenergic receptors, are often administered to patients hospitalized after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We tested the hypothesis that beta blocker use after TBI is associated with lower mortality, and secondarily compared propranolol to other beta blockers. METHODS: The AAST Clinical Trial Group conducted a multi-institutional, prospective, observational trial in which adult TBI patients who required ICU admission were compared based on beta blocker administration...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227053/quantifying-the-funding-gap-for-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-at-a-major-trauma-centre-in-south-africa
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V Y Kong, J J Odendaal, J L Bruce, G L Laing, E Jerome, B Sartorius, P Brysiewicz, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Trauma is an eminently preventable disease. However, prevention programs divert resources away from other priorities. Costing trauma related diseases helps policy makers to make decisions on re-source allocation. We used data from a prospective digital trauma registry to cost Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at our institution over a two-year period and to estimate the funding gap that exists in the care of TBI. METHOD: All patients who were admitted to the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) with TBI were identified from the Hybrid Electronic Medical Registry (HMER)...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220069/traumatic-brain-injury-profile-of-an-elderly-population-in-puerto-rico
#17
Jose A Fernández-Abinader, Karolyn González-Colón, Caleb E Feliciano, Ana María Mosquera-Soler
OBJECTIVE: Describe the types of traumatic brain injury secondary to falls sustained by the members of an elderly population who received services at the Puerto Rico Medical Center and the demographic profile of that population. METHODS: A group of 332 adults (60 years and over) assessed for traumatic brain injury secondary to falls suffered in 2013 were included in the analysis. The cases were retrieved from the computerized database of the Neurosurgery Section...
December 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203200/traumatic-skull-fractures-in-children-and-adolescents-a-retrospective-observational-study
#18
Hongwei Wang, Yue Zhou, Jun Liu, Lan Ou, Jianda Han, Liangbi Xiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiological features of child and adolescent (≤18 years old) patients managed for traumatic skull fractures (TSKFs) and associated traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: 393 Patients who were children and adolescent who had TSKFs admitted to our university affiliated hospitals between January 2003 and December 2010. The incidence and patterns were summarized with respect to different age group, admission time and etiology. SETTING: Two university-affiliated hospitals from January 2003 to May 2010...
November 29, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194222/risk-factors-for-admission-and-prolonged-length-of-stay-in-pediatric-isolated-skull-fractures
#19
Daniel C Williams, Anbesaw W Selassie, William S Russell, Keith T Borg, William T Basco
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess management of pediatric isolated skull fracture (ISF) patients by determining frequency of admission and describing characteristics associated with patients admitted for observation compared with patients discharged directly from the emergency department (ED) and those requiring a prolonged hospitalization. METHODS: We evaluated children younger than 5 years who presented with ISF using the South Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Surveillance and Registry System data from 2001 to 2011...
December 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170301/4%C3%A2-the-risk-of-deterioration-in-ct-identified-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carl Marincowitz, Fiona Lecky, William Townend, Aditya Borakati, Trevor Sheldon
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of minor head injured patients with brain injury identified by CT imaging is unclear. Some guidelines recommend routine hospital admission of GCS13-15 patients with traumatic brain (TBI) injury identified by CT imaging. Others argue that selected lower-risk patients can be discharged from the Emergency Department (ED). OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risk of death, neurosurgery and clinical deterioration minor head injured patients with TBI identified by CT imaging, and assess which factors affect the risk of these outcomes...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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