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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245098/the-pit-bull-attack-causing-limb-threatening-vascular-trauma-a-case-series
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Patrick Harnarayan, Shariful Islam, Christi Ramsingh, Vijay Naraynsingh
INTRODUCTION: Non-fatal human dog bites are commonplace amongst animal attacks on human beings and these present with mainly skin and soft tissue injuries. However, they can also present with life threatening head and neck injuries, massive soft tissue trauma, as well as combined orthopedic and vascular extremity injuries where a high possibility of limb loss exists. PRESENTATION OF CASES: We present two adult dog bite victims with multiple bites inflicted by large canines identified as Pit-Bull Terriers...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242804/isolated-pure-lateral-dislocation-of-elbow-in-a-9-year-old-child-a-rare-case-report
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Sudhir Shyam Kushwaha, Madhuresh Kumar, Kumar Shantanu, Deepak Kumar
Introduction: Dislocations of elbow constitute about 3-6% of all injuries occurring around elbow in children. Posterior dislocations are the most common type, whereas other types of dislocations, especially lateral dislocation in a child are extremely rare. Case Report: A 9-year-old boy with a history of trauma presented with complaints of pain, swelling, and difficulty to move his left elbow. Radiographs revealed lateral dislocation of elbow associated with avulsion of medial condyle...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242803/as-a-definitive-choice-of-treatment-joint-and-defect-spanning-multiplanar-tubular-external-fixation-in-the-management-of-pediatric-open-defective-supracondylar-humerus-fracture-a-case-report
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Mehmet Demirel, Onur Tunali, Ismail Turkmen, Yavuz Saglam
Introduction: Although supracondylar fractures of the humerus are common in children, open fractures of are extremely rare injuries. Gustilo- Anderson Type-III fractures in the upper extremity are primarily associated with considerable bone loss resulting from high energy trauma. In this study, a case of open pediatric supracondylar humerus fracture treated by a joint and defect spanning multiplanar tubular external fixation is presented. Case Report: A boy aged 3 years suffered from a Gustilo-Anderson Type-IIIA supracondylar humerus fractures...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240612/extracellular-matrix-applications-in-the-treatment-of-open-fractures-with-complex-wounds-and-large-soft-tissue-defects
#4
Alexander A Fokin, Ivan Puente, Nir Huss, Eugenio Rodriguez, Russell D Weisz
Use of biologic scaffolds such as extracellular matrix (ECM) is a promising 4 trend in the treatment of complex wounds in orthopaedic trauma patients.In this clinical series we describe the technique of the successful application of porcine urinary bladder ECM products in the treatment of open fractures of the extremities with complex wounds and large soft tissue defects. The clinical outcomes demonstrated that even in challenging cases where local flap coverage of bone or neurovascular structures is not possible, sequential xenograft implantation allowed us to achieve a stable soft tissue envelope...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240339/traumatic-hip-dislocation-in-pediatric-patients
#5
Antti Stenroos, Topi Laaksonen, Yrjänä Nietosvaara
Traumatic hip dislocations constitute approximately 5% of all pediatric dislocations and typically result from high-energy trauma. However, pediatric hip dislocations can also occur as a result of minor energy due to flexibility of the joint structures of the immature hip. Children with a posteriorly dislocated hip present with the injured hip in flexion, adduction and internal rotation. Spontaneous relocation of hip dislocation is frequent and a thorough physical examination of the whole lower extremity is always required to reduce the chance of missing hip dislocation/subluxation...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239852/management-specificities-for-abdominal-pelvic-and-vascular-penetrating-trauma
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E Hornez, F Béranger, T Monchal, Y Baudouin, G Boddaert, H De Lesquen, S Bourgouin, Y Goudard, B Malgras, G Pauleau, V Reslinger, N Mocellin, C Natale, L Meyrat, J-P Avaro, P Balandraud, S Gaujoux, S Bonnet
Management of patients with penetrating trauma of the abdomen, pelvis and their surrounding compartments as well as vascular injuries depends on the patient's hemodynamic status. Multiple associated lesions are the rule. Their severity is directly correlated with initial bleeding, the risk of secondary sepsis, and lastly to sequelae. In patients who are hemodynamically unstable, the goal of management is to rapidly obtain hemostasis. This mandates initial laparotomy for abdominal wounds, extra-peritoneal packing (EPP) and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) in the emergency room for pelvic wounds, insertion of temporary vascular shunts (TVS) for proximal limb injuries, ligation for distal vascular injuries, and control of exteriorized extremity bleeding with a tourniquet, compressive or hemostatic dressings for bleeding at the junction or borderline between two compartments, as appropriate...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234826/mental-health-impact-of-social-capital-interventions-a-systematic-review
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Elaine C Flores, Daniela C Fuhr, Angela M Bayer, Andres G Lescano, Nicki Thorogood, Victoria Simms
PURPOSE: Mental disorders are a major contributor to the global burden of disease and disability, and can be extremely costly at both individual and community level. Social capital, (SC) defined as an individual's social relationships and participation in community networks, may lower the risk of mental disorders while increasing resilience capacity, adaptation and recovery. SC interventions may be a cost-effective way of preventing and ameliorating these conditions. However, the impact of these SC interventions on mental health still needs research...
December 12, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234730/spontaneous-superior-mesenteric-artery-branch-pseudoaneurysm-a-rare-case-report
#8
Mina Guirgis, Jema Hua Xu, Alar Kaard, Bibombe P Mwipatayi
Background: Visceral arterial pseudoaneurysms (VAPAs) are rare vascular entities with serious consequences. Traditionally, they are associated with trauma, infection, and inflammatory disease, or they can arise as a post-operative complication. Report: An 87 year old man presented with abdominal pain and was found to have a spontaneous VAPA on a computed tomography angiogram. Serial imaging 4 months previously had demonstrated no aneurysm. Between scans, warfarin was changed to apixaban for aortic valve replacement, but he had no other changes to any other medications...
2017: EJVES Short Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232883/same-abbreviated-injury-scale-values-may-be-associated-with-different-risks-to-mortality-in-trauma-patients-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-study-based-on-the-trauma-registry-system-in-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Pao-Jen Kuo, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Hua Hsieh
The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) measures injury severity of a trauma patient with a numeric method for ranking anatomy-based specific injuries. The summation of the squares of the three most severe injuries in the AIS of six predefined body regions comprises the Injury Severity Score (ISS). It assumes that the mortality of a given AIS value is similar across all body regions. However, such an assumption is less explored in the literature. In this study, we aimed to compare the mortality rates of the patients with the same AIS value in different injured body regions in a level I trauma center...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229219/computer-assisted-navigation-for-intramedullary-nail-fixation-of-intertrochanteric-femur-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryan J Lilly, Denise M Koueiter, Kelly C Graner, Gregory P Nowinski, Jason Sadowski, Kevin D Grant
INTRODUCTION: Lag screw cutout is one of the most commonly reported complications following intramedullary nail fixation of intertrochanteric femur fractures. However, its occurrence can be minimized by a well-positioned implant, with a short Tip-to-Apex Distance (TAD). Computer-assisted navigation systems provide surgeons with the ability to track screw placement in real-time. This could allow for improved lag screw placement and potentially reduce radiation exposure to the patient and surgeon...
December 7, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227827/determining-when-a-fracture-occurred-does-the-method-matter-analysis-of-the-similarity-of-three-different-methods-for-estimating-time-since-fracture-of-juvenile-long-bones
#11
Anne Drury, Craig Cunningham
Radiographic fracture date estimation is a critical component of skeletal trauma analysis in the living. Several timetables have been proposed for how the appearance of radiographic features can be interpreted to provide a likely time frame for fracture occurrence. This study compares three such timetables for pediatric fractures, by Islam et al. (2000), Malone et al. (2011), and Prosser et al. (2012), in order to determine whether the fracture date ranges produced by using these methods are in agreement with one another...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226794/mental-health-of-immigrants-and-refugees-seeking-legal-services-on-the-us-mexico-border
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Yok-Fong Paat, Rachel Green
The debates on the mental health benefits associated with immigration are mixed. On the one hand, immigrants are provided with more opportunities not available in their home countries. On the other hand, they are far away from home and may have been exposed to traumatic experiences on their journeys to the receiving country. Even after settling down in the receiving country, most continue to face legal battles associated with their immigration status, as shown in this study. This study examined the risk and protective factors associated with the mental health conditions in a sample of 39 immigrants and refugees seeking legal services on the US-Mexico border...
October 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226207/open-anterior-hip-dislocation-in-a-child-a-rare-mechanism-of-injury
#13
Ali A Esmailiejah, Mohammadreza Abbasian, Farshad Safdari, Sufian S Ahmad
Traumatic anterior dislocation of the hip is an extremely rare condition in children and open dislocation is even rarer. This isusually caused by high-energy trauma. In the current study, we present a case of an eight-year-old child suffering from an open anterior-inferior dislocation of the right hip concomitant with pelvic ring disruption and an ipsilateral open distal femoral fracture (Salter-Harris type 4, Gustilo type IIIA) caused by a traffic accident. The patient underwent successful emergent open reduction due to the buttonholed femoral head after appropriate irrigation and debridement...
September 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225746/comparison-of-the-impact-of-applications-of-targeted-transfusion-protocol-and-massive-transfusion-protocol-in-trauma-patients
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Shahram Paydar, Hosseinali Khalili, Golnar Sabetian, Behnam Dalfardi, Shahram Bolandparvaz, Mohammad Hadi Niakan, Hamidreza Abbasi, Donat R Spahn
Background: The current study assessed a recently developed resuscitation protocol for bleeding trauma patients called the Targeted Transfusion Protocol (TTP) and compared its results with those of the standard Massive Transfusion Protocol (MTP). Methods: Per capita utilization of blood products such as packed red blood cells (RBCs), fresh frozen plasma (FFP), and platelet concentrates was compared along with mortality rates during two 6-month periods, one in 2011 (when the standard MTP was followed) and another in 2014 (when the TTP was used)...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224660/postpartum-hemorrhage
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Janice Newsome, Jonathan G Martin, Zachary Bercu, Jay Shah, Haris Shekhani, Gail Peters
Interventional radiologists are often called for emergent control of abnormal uterine bleeding. Bleeding, even heavy bleeding as a result of uterine fibroids is not a common emergent procedure; instead, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, trauma and malignancy associated with bleeding can be the source of many interventional radiology on call events or procedures. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most common cause, and is defined as blood loss of 500mL after vaginal delivery or 1000mL after cesarean section...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224656/emergent-endovascular-treatment-of-penetrating-trauma-solid-organ-and-extremity
#16
M Cody O Dell, Jay Shah, Jonathan G Martin, Darren Kies
Penetrating injuries can result in acute or subacute arterial injuries of the solid organs or extremities. Although most penetrating injuries are managed conservatively, some patients require endovascular or surgical treatment. Often, the best method for management is controversial and the level of urgency for clinical decision-making is high. Once the decision has been made to intervene, the operator must also determine the best embolization material and technique to use. Not unfrequently, these decisions are made during the course of the procedure...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224654/evaluation-and-management-of-blunt-solid-organ-trauma
#17
Jonathan G Martin, Jay Shah, Craig Robinson, Sean Dariushnia
Trauma is a leading cause of death in patients under the age of 45 and generally associated with a high kinetic energy event such as a motor vehicle accident or fall from extreme elevations. Blunt trauma can affect every organ system and major vascular structure with potentially devastating effect. When we consider abdominal solid organ injury from blunt trauma, we usually think of the liver, spleen, and kidneys. However, all of the abdominal organs, including the pancreas and adrenal glands, may be involved...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223595/modulation-of-cartilage-s-response-to-injury-can-chondrocyte-apoptosis-be-reversed
#18
REVIEW
Ippokratis Pountos, Peter V Giannoudis
Osteoarthritis is characterized by a chronic, progressive and irreversible degradation of the articular cartilage associated with joint inflammation and a reparative bone response. More than 100 million people are affected by this condition worldwide with significant health and welfare costs. Our available treatment options in osteoarthritis are extremely limited. Chondral or osteochondral grafts have shown some promising results but joint replacement surgery is by far the most common therapeutic approach. The difficulty lies on the limited regeneration capacity of the articular cartilage, poor blood supply and the paucity of resident progenitor stem cells...
December 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222486/the-role-of-personality-and-subjective-exposure-experiences-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-depression-symptoms-among-children-following-wenchuan-earthquake
#19
Xiacan Chen, Jiajun Xu, Bin Li, Na Li, Wanjun Guo, Mao-Sheng Ran, Jun Zhang, Yanchun Yang, Junmei Hu
This study aims to investigate the role of personality traits and subjective exposure experiences in posttraumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms. In Qingchuan, 21,652 children aged 7 to 15 years were assessed using face-to-face interviews one year after the Wenchuan earthquake in China. The Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, a modified earthquake exposure scale, the UCLA Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (adolescent), and the Adolescent Depression Inventory were used to assess personality characteristics, trauma experiences, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms, respectively...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218291/congenital-bilateral-multiple-trigger-fingers-in-a-5-year-old-child
#20
Neeraj Bhaban, Maksud Devale, Amarnath Munoli
Paediatric bilateral multiple trigger fingers are extremely rare. The underlying etiopathogenesis and hence the surgical principles of management of trigger finger in children are different from those of pediatric trigger thumb and adult trigger finger. In this paper, we report the case of a 5 year old girl with congenital trigger digits involving the middle, ring and little fingers of both hands. She did not have any episode of trauma, viral or bacterial infections or any metabolic disorder. Following lack of any improvement with a physiotherapy and a splintage regime for 6 weeks, we offered surgical management for the affected digits...
September 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
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