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Head trauma storm

Gülşah Yılmaz Karaören, Omer Torun Sahin, Zeynel Abidin Erbesler, Nurten Bakan
In this case report, we would like to present a 36-year-old male patient injured in a street fight without any disease previously known, who was accepted to our intensive care unit with the preliminary diagnoses of minimal cerebral contusion and aspiration pneumonia however by the physical examination, clinical and laboratory findings, was diagnosed as thyroid storm due to trauma. In the current literature, only a few cases reported showing thyroid storm-induced by trauma, and we would like to present the clinical features and management of this life-threatening endocrinological emergency...
July 2014: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Joseph G Crompton, Tolulope A Oyetunji, Elliott R Haut, Edward E Cornwell, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: Here we describe the Systematically Tabulated Outcomes Research Matrix (STORM) method to generate research questions from pre-existing databases with the aim of improving patient outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: STORM can be applied to a database by tabulating its variables into a matrix of independent variables (y-axis) and dependent variables (x-axis) and then applying each unique pairing of an independent and dependent variable to a patient population to generate potentially meaningful research questions...
March 2014: Surgery
Melvin L Myers
Aquaculture is an emerging sector that is associated with most of the same hazards that are present in agriculture generally, but many fish farming tasks entail added danger, including working around water and working at night. Comprehensive studies of these hazards have not been conducted, and substantial uncertainty exists as to the extent of these hazards. The question addressed in this investigation was, "What is known about potential hazardous occupational exposures to aquatic plant and animal farmers?" In this review, causes of death included drowning, electrocution, crushing-related injury, hydrogen sulfide poisoning, and fatal head injury...
October 2010: Journal of Agromedicine
Robert L Hawkins, Katherine Maurer
Using the concept of ontological security, this paper examines the physical and psychological loss of home and community following Hurricane Katrina. This qualitative longitudinal study includes 40 heads of households with school-age children who lived in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Participants describe a breakdown in their social fabric at the individual and structural/community levels that contributes to a sense of community loss and social displacement, disrupting their ontological security--their notion of safety, routine and trust in a stable environment...
January 2011: Disasters
Lauren A Beslow, Daniel J Licht, Sabrina E Smith, Phillip B Storm, Gregory G Heuer, Robert A Zimmerman, Alana M Feiler, Scott E Kasner, Rebecca N Ichord, Lori C Jordan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to describe features of children with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and to determine predictors of short-term outcome in a single-center prospective cohort study. METHODS: A single-center prospective consecutive cohort study was conducted of spontaneous ICH in children aged 1 to 18 years from January 2006 to June 2008. Exclusion criteria were inciting trauma; intracranial tumor; isolated epidural, subdural, intraventricular, or subarachnoid hemorrhage; hemorrhagic transformation of ischemic stroke; and cerebral sinovenous thrombosis...
February 2010: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Ario H Hosseini, Jonathan Lifshitz
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury is heterogeneous, both in its induction and ensuing neurological sequelae. In this way, medical care depends on accurately identifying the severity of injury-related forces. Clinically, injury severity is determined by a combination of the Glasgow Coma Scale, length of unconsciousness, posttraumatic amnesia, and persistence of neurological sequelae. In the laboratory, injury severity is gauged by the biomechanical forces and the acute suppression of neurological reflexes...
September 2009: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Shyam B Verma, Suresh Nayak, Ravindra K Pasale, Thomas Kittner, Uwe Wollina
We report a 53-year-old farmer who developed subcutaneous and cerebral masses 24 years after penetrating trauma during a tropic storm. Computed tomography scans, magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology disclosed actinomycetoma, a disease that rarely develops after trauma and is only occasionally seen with intracranial manifestation. Clinically, the cutaneous manifestation resembled acne keloidalis nuchae or dissecting folliculitis of the scalp. He was treated by neurosurgery and antibiosis.
December 2008: International Wound Journal
Michael B Bracken
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December 2005: Neurosurgery
W Madei, H P Klieser
The provision of neurosurgical managing care in the German field hospital during the IFOR- and SFOR-mission in the former Yugoslavia is a novum within the NATO. Penetrating head trauma is by far the most common type of central nervous system trauma observed in a military combat setting. There is a distinct advantage realized by early intervention following penetrating head trauma with increased intracranial pressure. As well as the experience of Ernst von Bergmann a hundred years ago during the Prussian-Austrian-War as the reports of the operation Desert Storm confirm the advantage of an early neurosurgical intervention of gunshot wounds of the head...
2000: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
C P Major, D P Guest, L A Smith, D E Barker, R P Burns
BACKGROUND: Heavy ice and snow accumulation combined with record low temperatures in Chattanooga, Tennessee, from February 2-6, 1996, contributed to many sledding injuries. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of emergency visits to seven area hospitals from February 2-6, 1996. We further reviewed sledding injury records. Sledding was defined as sliding on snow or ice using any device except skis. RESULTS: Of 2,134 emergency room visits, 241 patients had 310 sledding injuries...
February 1999: Southern Medical Journal
B F Boeve, E F Wijdicks, E E Benarroch, K D Schmidt
We describe a patient with a severe traumatic head injury who exhibited paroxysmal sympathetic storms, similar to those described in "diencephalic seizures." No epileptiform activity was evident on electroencephalography, and therapeutic levels of anticonvulsants failed to alter the spells; however, use of morphine sulfate abolished them. The features of this and several previously reported cases refute the primary roles of the diencephalon and seizures in this syndrome. Rather, in the setting of already compromised autonomic neuronal integrity, subtle fluctuations in intraventricular pressure or activation of reflexes triggered from muscle mechanoreceptors or chemoreceptors during episodes of hypertonia are more likely...
February 1998: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
D Yoshida
A 21-year-old woman presented to the emergency department complaining of head, neck, and abdominal pain after being assaulted. She denied a previous history or significant symptoms of hyperthyroidism. The physical examination was remarkable for lethargy, low-grade fever, tachycardia, facial abrasions, swelling of the anterior neck, and a tremor. A diagnosis of thyroid storm was made. An extensive work up excluded other causes of the patient's tachycardia, altered mental status, and neck swelling. A review of the clinical features and management of thyroid storm is presented...
November 1996: Journal of Emergency Medicine
M E Carey
One hundred and forty-three soldiers who received ballistic injury were actively treated at U.S. Army Seventh Corps hospitals during Operation Desert Storm. Ninety-five percent were wounded by fragments, 5% by bullets. Many had wounds of several body parts, including 17.3% who received a head wound; 4.3% a neck wound; 5.8% a chest wound; 9.3% an abdominal wound; and 90% who had extremity wounds. Three hospital deaths occurred--a 2.1% mortality rate. Only two soldiers sustained a brain wound; in both, the missile entered below the skull area protected by the Kevlar helmet...
March 1996: Journal of Trauma
C S Leedham, C G Blood, C Newland
Medical data from 120 U.S. Marine Corps trauma admissions to second-echelon facilities during Operation Desert Shield/Storm were examined. Sixty-five percent of the admissions occurred between February 22 and February 28, the time frame corresponding to the ground war and the preliminary mobilization period. Penetrating wounds were the most prevalent types of injury, followed by lacerations, open fractures, and closed fractures. The most frequent anatomical regions sustaining injuries were the leg, head, hand, and arm...
August 1993: Military Medicine
J Stroobants, L Fidlers, J L Storms, R Klaes, G Dua, M Van Hoye
Occipital condyle fractures are rarely reported in survivors of trauma. Most cases involve patients with a major head trauma, lower cranial nerve palsy, and/or suspected lesions demonstrated on plain x-ray films of the skull or cervical spine. The authors describe a traffic-accident victim in whom an atlanto-occipital joint lesion was suspected based only on mobility investigation of the skull. Axial high-resolution computerized tomography of the atlanto-occipital joint showed a fracture of the right occipital condyle...
July 1994: Journal of Neurosurgery
A O Carter, M E Millson, D E Allen
A case-control study, using both matched and unmatched controls, was carried out on individuals who were injured or killed by a series of tornadoes that passed through Ontario, Canada, on May 31, 1985. Many serious injuries (25%) and almost all (83%) deaths were the result of becoming airborne, while most minor injuries (94%) were due to being struck by objects. Head injury was the most common injury type. Few (21%) of those in buildings chose the recommended location, and most (61%) were not in the least damaged part...
December 1989: American Journal of Epidemiology
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