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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214061/open-physeal-fracture-of-the-distal-phalanx-of-the-hallux-case-study-diagnosis-and-management
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Brandon Morris, Scott Mullen, Paul Schroeppel, Bryan Vopat
Open physeal fractures of the distal phalanx of the hallux are the lesser described counterpart to the same fracture of the finger, known by its eponym as a "Seymour fracture". Displaced Salter-Harris phalangeal fractures present with a concomitant nailbed or soft tissue injury. Often these fractures occur in the summer months when open-toe footwear can be worn, however, they may occur indoors as well. Frequently, the injury results from direct axial load of the toe, or "stubbing", which causes the fracture and associated soft tissue injury...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192567/development-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-risk-score-for-treating-children-with-mild-head-trauma-and-intracranial-injury
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Jacob K Greenberg, Yan Yan, Christopher R Carpenter, Angela Lumba-Brown, Martin S Keller, Jose A Pineda, Ross C Brownson, David D Limbrick
Importance: The appropriate treatment of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and intracranial injury (ICI) on computed tomographic imaging remains unclear. Evidence-based risk assessments may improve patient safety and reduce resource use. Objective: To derive a risk score predicting the need for intensive care unit observation in children with mTBI and ICI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis of the prospective Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head injury cohort study included patients enrolled in 25 North American emergency departments from 2004 to 2006...
February 13, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187874/falling-while-walking-a-hidden-contributor-to-pedestrian-injury
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Jennifer Oxley, Steve O'Hern, Duane Burtt, Ben Rossiter
Walking is a sustainable mode of transportation which is beneficial to both individuals and to the broader community, however, there are risks and it is essential that road design and operation provides safe conditions for walking. In Victoria, pedestrians represent one of the most vulnerable road user groups, accounting for approximately 12% of all road fatalities and serious injuries. These figures largely represent injuries where the pedestrian has been struck by a vehicle with the extent of pedestrian-only injuries largely un-reported...
February 7, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186860/traumatic-rib-injury-patterns-imaging-pitfalls-complications-and-treatment
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Brett S Talbot, Christopher P Gange, Apeksha Chaturvedi, Nina Klionsky, Susan K Hobbs, Abhishek Chaturvedi
The ribs are frequently affected by blunt or penetrating injury to the thorax. In the emergency department setting, it is vital for the interpreting radiologist to not only identify the presence of rib injuries but also alert the clinician about organ-specific injury, specific traumatic patterns, and acute rib trauma complications that require emergent attention. Rib injuries can be separated into specific morphologic fracture patterns that include stress, buckle, nondisplaced, displaced, segmental, and pathologic fractures...
February 10, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168971/the-virtual-fracture-clinic-reducing-unnecessary-review-of-clavicle-fractures
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Rahul Bhattacharyya, Prem Ruben Jayaram, Robin Holliday, Paul Jenkins, Iain Anthony, Lech Rymaszewski
INTRODUCTION: We re-designed the outpatient management of trauma at our institution to eliminate appointments if there would be no change in management or information provision. All cases referred by the Emergency Department (ED) were reviewed at a Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC) by an orthopaedic consultant and telephoned afterwards by a senior nurse. If face-to-face review was required, it was arranged at a specialist shoulder clinic. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the proportion of clavicle fractures that could be discharged without physical review...
January 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164049/a-case-report-of-bisphosphonate-induced-bilateral-osteoporotic-subtrochanteric-fracture-femurii-review-of-literature
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Rajendra Uppin, Srinath Gupta, Shivank Prakash
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is a significant health-care problem characterized by excessive skeletal fragility, susceptibility to low-trauma fractures in men as well as women. Any abnormality of the bone that reduces the strength of the bone predisposes it to mechanical failure during normal activity or with minimum trauma. The mechanical failure manifests itself as a fracture, and this fracture must be recognized as a pathological fracture if the patient is to be treated properly. Osteoporosis is one of the leading causes of such pathological fractures and accounts for 1...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134091/irrigation-solutions-in-open-fractures-of-the-lower-extremities-evaluation-of-isotonic-saline-and-distilled-water
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Olukemi Temiloluwa Olufemi, Adeolu Ikechukwu Adeyeye
INTRODUCTION: Open fractures are widely considered as orthopaedic emergencies requiring immediate intervention. The initial management of these injuries usually affects the ultimate outcome because open fractures may be associated with significant morbidity. Wound irrigation forms one of the pivotal principles in the treatment of open fractures. The choice of irrigation fluid has since been a source of debate. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the effects of isotonic saline and distilled water as irrigation solutions in the management of open fractures of the lower extremities...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118993/soft-tissue-evidence-of-head-injury-in-infants-and-young-children-is-ct-head-examination-justified
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S Zaman, P H Logan, C Landes, S Harave
AIM: To determine whether it is justified to undertake a computed tomography (CT) examination of the head in children under 1 year of age who present with a bruise, swelling, or laceration of >5 cm following head injury in children presenting to a paediatric accident and emergency (A&E) department in the northwest of England. Further aims were to determine whether there was any justification for performing a CT head examination for children with soft-tissue injuries measuring <5 cm, or for children >1 year with evidence of soft-tissue injury, but without any other concerning feature...
April 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106673/outcomes-of-pediatric-fractures-managed-with-closed-reduction-by-orthopaedic-residents-in-the-emergency-department
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Vivek Natarajan, Ermias Abebe, James Dunlap, Patrick Bosch, Ozgur Dede, W Timothy Ward, James Roach
BACKGROUND: Closed reduction of pediatric fractures is commonly performed by orthopaedic residents using conscious sedation in the emergency department (ED). The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of satisfactory reductions as performed by residents, and to determine the outcomes of these procedures. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all fractures that underwent closed reduction under conscious sedation in the ED of a level 1 pediatric trauma center between January 1, 2010 and November 30, 2014...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072666/outcomes-from-referrals-and-unscheduled-visits-from-community-emergency-departments-to-a-regional-pediatric-emergency-department-in-canada
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Ethan Reiner, Ardalan Ahmadi, Eric Grafstein, Quynh Doan
OBJECTIVES: Existing pediatric literature describing repeat visits to the emergency department (ED) for the same medical complaint has yet to report on patient flow patterns from general EDs (GEDs) to a pediatric ED (PED). We sought to characterize the population of patients who are treated in a GED and subsequently present to a PED for further care. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study reviewing all pediatric visits (age < 17 y) at 5 GEDs in Vancouver...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050700/when-is-it-safe-to-reduce-fracture-dislocation-of-shoulder-under-sedation-proposed-treatment-algorithm
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Konrad Sebastian Wronka, Abhimanyu Ved, Khitish Mohanty
INTRODUCTION: Shoulder dislocations are common. It is known that incongruent shoulder should be promptly reduced. However, when associated with fracture of the proximal humerus, there is a clinical dilemma if reduction under sedation is a safe option. We wanted to establish when it is safe to attempt reduction of a shoulder fracture dislocation under sedation in emergency room. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study assessing consecutive patients presenting with a dislocation of a gleno-humeral joint with an associated fracture of the humerus between 2007 and 2015...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050441/blunt-cardiac-rupture-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Suraj Pinni, Vineet Kumar, Satish Balkrishna Dharap
Blunt Cardiac Rupture (BCR) is a life threatening injury. Majority of patients do not reach the hospital and in those who reach the emergency department, timely diagnosis and treatment is a challenge. The case is about a patient with multiple blunt injuries who presented in shock. Cardiac tamponade was suspected on clinical grounds and on evidence of mediastinal widening on radiograph. In the absence of songography, the diagnosis was confirmed by subxiphoid pericardial window. Emergency thoracotomy revealed a right atrial appendage rupture which was surgically corrected...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003917/frontal-mucocele-following-previous-facial-trauma-with-hardware-reconstruction
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Megan EuDaly, Chadd K Kraus
Mucoceles are cysts that can develop after facial bone fractures, especially those involving the frontal sinuses. Despite being rare, mucoceles can result in serious delayed sequelae. We present a case of a frontal mucocele that developed two years after extensive facial trauma following a motor vehicle crash (MVC) and review the emergency department (ED) evaluation and treatment of mucocele. Early recognition, appropriate imaging, and an interdisciplinary approach are essential for managing these rare sequelae of facial trauma...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906845/an-algorithmic-approach-using-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-nasal-bone-fracture
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Ikkei Tamada, Takaaki Mori, Nobuaki Inoue, Hirokazu Shido, Marie Aoki, Yukie Nakamura, Ruri Kamogawa
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography (US) was recently reported as a reliable modality for diagnosing nasal bone fractures. However, whether US is reliable as a screening tool in the pediatric emergency department (ED) remains unknown. This prospective cohort study had a 2-fold aim: to assess the utility of US in the diagnosis of pediatric nasal bone fracture, and to evaluate the validity of our protocol for managing pediatric nasal bone fractures (Fuchu-Kids algorithm). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Among the patients who presented at the ED with facial trauma, those with a suspected nasal bone fracture were enrolled in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900328/blunt-traumatic-tension-chylothorax-case-report-and-mini-review-of-the-literature
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Kamal Idris, Michael Sebastian, Ashraf F Hefny, Navidul Haq Khan, Fikri M Abu-Zidan
Tension chylothorax following blunt thoracic trauma is an extremely rare condition. Here we report such a case and review its management. A 31-year-old man was involved in a road traffic collision. The car rolled over and the patient was ejected from the vehicle. On arrival at the Emergency Department the patient was conscious and haemodynamically stable. Clinical examination of the chest and abdomen was normal. The patient had sustained fractures of the sixth cervical vertebra and the tenth thoracic vertebra, left pleural effusion, haematoma around the descending aorta and fracture of the right clavicle...
November 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898626/dental-trauma-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department-referral-center
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Emily Hall, Patricia Hickey, Thuy Nguyen-Tran, Jeff Louie
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe dental and associated oral injuries in a pediatric population that presents to an emergency department. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study and identified children from January 2007 to September 2011. Charts were reviewed for any subject, age from newborn to younger than 19 years, based on International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes for any dental or oral injury. Data abstraction included demographics, time of day of presentation, location and identification of tooth (s) injured, management, and disposition...
December 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865726/-falls-in-less-than-one-year-old-infants-management-in-the-emergency-department
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Elena Rubio García, Ana Jiménez de Domingo, Rafael Marañon Pardillo, Miriam Triviño Rodríguez, Luis Alberto Frontado Haiek, Nuria Gilabert Iriondo, Francesc Ripoll Oliveras, Cristina Remón García, Gloria Estopiña Ferrer, Cristina Muñoz López
OBJECTIVES: A study was performed in order to describe injuries associated with falls in children aged <1 year who attended the emergency department. The approaches used were examined, as well as the factors associated with the greater use of these approaches, and the management of the patient. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicentre, descriptive and analytical study that included all patients aged <1 year who had experienced a fall for which they attended the emergency departments of one of 8 Spanish Hospitals belonging to the "Unintentional Paediatric Injury Working Group" of the Spanish Paediatric Society...
November 16, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854071/staged-laparotomies-based-on-the-damage-control-principle-to-treat-hemodynamically-unstable-grade-iv-blunt-hepatic-injury-in-an-eight-year-old-girl
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Takashi Kobayashi, Masayuki Kubota, Yuhki Arai, Toshiyuki Ohyama, Naoki Yokota, Kohei Miura, Hirosuke Ishikawa, Daiki Soma, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Jun Sakata, Masayuki Nagahashi, Hitoshi Kameyama, Toshifumi Wakai
BACKGROUND: Severe blunt hepatic injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. Damage control (DC) surgery has been reported to be useful in severely compromised children with hepatic injury. We applied such a technique in the treatment of a case of hemodynamically unstable grade IV blunt hepatic injury in an eight-year-old girl. This case is the first to use multimodal approaches including perihepatic packing, temporary closure of the abdominal wall with a plastic sheet, transarterial embolization (TAE), and planned delayed anatomical hepatic resection in a child...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836784/-clinical-observation-a-safe-alternative-to-radiology-in-infants-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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David Muñoz-Santanach, Victoria Trenchs Sainz de la Maza, Sara Maya Gallego, Adriana Cuaresma González, Carles Luaces Cubells
OBJECTIVE: The protocol for the management of mild cranioencephalic trauma in the emergency department was changed in July 2013. The principal innovation was the replacement of systematic X-ray in infants with clinical observation. The aims of this study were to determine whether there was, 1) a reduction in the ability to detect traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the initial visit to Emergency, and 2) a change in the number of requests for imaging tests and hospital admissions. METHODOLOGY: This was a retrospective, descriptive, observational study...
November 8, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833708/surgical-treatment-of-orbital-blowout-fractures-complications-and-postoperative-care-patterns
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Matthew Shew, Michael P Carlisle, Guanning Nina Lu, Clinton Humphrey, J David Kriet
Orbital fractures are a common result of facial trauma. Sequelae and indications for repair include enophthalmos and/or diplopia from extraocular muscle entrapment. Alloplastic implant placement with careful release of periorbital fat and extraocular muscles can effectively restore extraocular movements, orbital integrity, and anatomic volume. However, rare but devastating complications such as retrobulbar hematoma (RBH) can occur after repair, which pose a risk of permanent vision loss if not addressed emergently...
November 2016: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
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