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trauma haemorrhage

Henna Wong, Nicola Curry, Simon J Stanworth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Death from uncontrolled haemorrhage is one of the leading causes of trauma-related mortality and is potentially preventable. Advances in understanding the mechanisms of trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) have focused attention on the role of blood products and procoagulants in mitigating the sequelae of TIC and how these therapies can be improved. RECENT FINDINGS: A host of preclinical and clinical studies have evaluated blood product availability and efficacy in trauma...
October 15, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
J N Seheult, D J Triulzi, L H Alarcon, J L Sperry, A Murdock, M H Yazer
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The safety of administering uncrossmatched, group O, cold-stored, whole blood (cWB) during civilian trauma resuscitation was evaluated. METHODS/MATERIALS: Male trauma patients with haemorrhage-induced hypotension who received leuko-reduced uncrossmatched group O+, low titer (<50) anti-A and -B, platelet-replete cWB during initial resuscitation were included. The biochemical markers of haemolysis (lactate dehydrogenase, total bilirubin, haptoglobin, creatinine, serum potassium) were measured on the day of cWB receipt (day 0), and over the next 2 days, reports of transfusion reactions and total blood product administration in first 24 h of admission were recorded...
October 12, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
A F Fransen, J van de Ven, E Schuit, Aac van Tetering, B W Mol, S G Oei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether simulation-based obstetric team training in a simulation centre improves patient outcome. DESIGN: Multicentre, open, cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Obstetric units in the Netherlands. POPULATION: Women with a singleton pregnancy beyond 24 weeks of gestation. METHODS: Random allocation of obstetric units to a 1-day, multi-professional, simulation-based team training focusing on crew resource management (CRM) in a simulation centre or to no such team training...
October 10, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sharon Edwards, Jason Smith
Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, in civilian environments and on the battlefield. Trauma-induced haemorrhage is the principal cause of potentially preventable death, which is generally attributable to a combination of vascular injury and coagulopathy. Survival rates following severe traumatic injury have increased due to advanced trauma management initiatives and treatment protocols, influenced by lessons learned from recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The use of tourniquets and intraosseous needles, early blood and blood product transfusion, administration of tranexamic acid in pre-hospital settings, and consultant-led damage control resuscitation incorporating damage control surgery have all played their part...
October 6, 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
J C Oldroyd, K M Venardos, N J Aoki, A J Zatta, Z K McQuilten, L E Phillips, N Andrianopoulos, D J Cooper, P A Cameron, J P Isbister, E M Wood
BACKGROUND: The Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Massive Transfusion (MT) Registry (MTR) has been established to improve the quality of care of patients with critical bleeding (CB) requiring MT (≥ 5 units red blood cells (RBC) over 4 h). The MTR is providing data to: (1) improve the evidence base for transfusion practice by systematically collecting data on transfusion practice and clinical outcomes; (2) monitor variations in practice and provide an opportunity for benchmarking, and feedback on practice/blood product use; (3) inform blood supply planning, inventory management and development of future clinical trials; and (4) measure and enhance translation of evidence into policy and patient blood management guidelines...
October 6, 2016: BMC Research Notes
R Skowronek, M Kobek, Z Jankowski, E Zielińska-Pająk, A Pałasz, J Pilch-Kowalczyk, R Kwarta, K Rygol, M Szczepański, C Chowaniec
Traumatic basal subarachnoid haemorrhage (TBSAH) represents only 1.8% of all subarachnoid haemorrhage cases diagnosed during autopsy. This report presents such a case from the current practice of the authors. Sixteen-year-old boy was beaten by the aggressors. Suddenly he lost his consciousness and fall after he received a single blow in the neck. He was resuscitated immediately, but died at the scene. During the external examination we did not find any significant external injuries. Autopsy revealed large contusion of right sternocleidomastoid muscle...
2016: Archiwum Medycyny Sa̧dowej i Kryminologii
Denisa Urban, Ruben Dehaeck, Diane Lorenzetti, Jonathan Guilfoyle, Man-Chiu Poon, MacGregor Steele, David Lardner, Irene Wai Yan Ma, Mary Elizabeth Brindle
INTRODUCTION: Trauma is the leading cause of death among children aged 1-18. Studies indicate that better control of bleeding could potentially prevent 10-20% of trauma-related deaths. The antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid (TxA) has shown promise in haemorrhage control in adult trauma patients. However, information on the potential benefits of TxA in children remains sparse. This review proposes to evaluate the current uses, benefits and adverse effects of TxA in the bleeding paediatric trauma population...
2016: BMJ Open
Bertrand Prunet, Pierre-Yves Cordier, Nicolas Prat, Sophie DE Bourmont, David Couret, Dominique Lambert, Pierre Michelet
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the short-term respiratory tolerance and haemodynamic efficiency of low-volume resuscitation with hypertonic saline and hydroxyethylstarch (HS/HES) in a pig model of lung contusion and controlled haemorrhagic shock. We hypothesised that a low-volume of HS/HES after haemorrhagic shock didn't impact contused lungs in terms of extravascular lung water 3hours after trauma. METHODS: A lung contusion resulting from blunt chest trauma was induced in 28 anaesthetised female pigs with five bolt shots to the right thoracic cage, followed by haemorrhagic shock and fluid resuscitation...
September 19, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Matthew J Reed, Alison Glover, Lauren Byrne, Michael Donald, Niall McMahon, Neil Hughes, Nicola K Littlewood, Justin Garrett, Catherine Innes, Margaret McGarvey, Eleanor Hazra, P Sam M Rawlinson
INTRODUCTION: The Scottish Transfusion and Laboratory Support in Trauma Group (TLSTG) have introduced a unified National pre-hospital Code Red protocol. This paper reports the results of a study aiming to establish whether current pre-hospital Code Red activation criteria for trauma patients successfully predict need for in hospital transfusion or haemorrhagic death, the current admission coagulation profile and Concentrated Red Cell (CRC): Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) ratio being used, and whether use of the protocol leads to increased blood component discards? METHODS: Prospective cohort study...
September 11, 2016: Injury
Stephen Tak-Lun Li, Evan Po-Fat Yiu, Angela Hiu-Yan Wong, John Chun-Ting Yeung, Lester Wang-Hon Yu
We are reporting an unusual case of haemorrhage in the Berger's space after an episode of blunt ocular trauma in an eye of a 4-year-old boy, who enjoyed premorbid normal vision. A secondary posterior subcapsular cataract developed as a complication of the haemorrhage after 6 months of observation. Surgery comprised cataract extraction, removal of a residual retrolenticular haematoma via opening of posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC), anterior vitrectomy and placement of an intraocular lens...
September 8, 2016: International Ophthalmology
H Drinhaus, T Annecke, J Hinkelbein
Decompression of the chest is a life-saving invasive procedure for tension pneumothorax, trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation or massive haematopneumothorax that every emergency physician or intensivist must master. Particularly in the preclinical setting, indication must be restricted to urgent cases, but in these cases chest decompression must be executed without delay, even in subpar circumstances. The methods available are needle decompression or thoracentesis via mini-thoracotomy with or without insertion of a chest tube in the midclavicular line of the 2nd/3rd intercostal space (Monaldi-position) or in the anterior to mid-axillary line of the 4th/5th intercostal space (Bülau-position)...
October 2016: Der Anaesthesist
F Van der Cruyssen, A Manzelli
BACKGROUND: The spleen is the second most commonly injured organ in cases of abdominal trauma. Management of splenic injury depends on the clinical status of the patient and can include nonoperative management (NOM), splenic artery embolization (SAE), surgery (operative splenic salvage or splenectomy), or a combination of these treatments. In nonoperatively managed cases, SAE is sometimes used to control haemorrhage. However, the indications for SAE have not been clearly defined and, in some cases, the potential complications of the procedure may outweigh its benefits...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
S E van Oostendorp, E C T H Tan, L M G Geeraedts
INTRODUCTION: Exsanguination following trauma is potentially preventable. Extremity tourniquets have been successfully implemented in military and civilian prehospital care. Prehospital control of bleeding from the torso and junctional area's remains challenging but offers a great potential to improve survival rates. This review aims to provide an overview of potential treatment options in both clinical as preclinical state of research on truncal and junctional bleeding. Since many options have been developed for application in the military primarily, translation to the civilian situation is discussed...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
J S David, E Imhoff, S Parat, L Augey, M-O Geay-Baillat, P Incagnoli, K Tazarourte
Viscoelastic technics are used for 10 years and include the ROTEM(®) and the TEG(®). These devices that exploit the viscoelastic properties of the clotting blood, allow a rapid and global analysis of the haemostatic process taking into account all the process interfering with haemostasis such as inflammation. It has been shown that the use of these technics in clinical situations such as trauma, postpartum haemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding or cardiac surgery may reduce the need for blood product, the cost and perhaps may improve the outcome of the patients...
September 5, 2016: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
Roger W Byard, Maria Bellis, Neil Ei Langlois
Careful examination of the skin and soft tissues is a routine part of the forensic autopsy to identify and characterise traumatic lesions. Three cases are reported where benign vascular lesions presented as bruises. In case 1, a 44-year-old man with a history of epilepsy was found dead on the floor. Dissection of the neck revealed a haemorrhagic area 15 mm × 1.5 mm, deep to the left thyrohyoid muscle. In case 2, an 87-year-old man was found dead with a plastic bag over his head attached to an opened cylinder of nitrogen gas...
September 10, 2016: Medicine, Science, and the Law
Akio Kimura, Kentaro Kobayashi, Hitoshi Yamaguchi, Takeshi Takahashi, Masahiro Harada, Hideki Honda, Yoshio Mori, Keika Hirose, Noriko Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: To ensure good outcomes in the management of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), accurate prediction is crucial for initial assessment of patients presenting with acute headache. We conducted this study to develop a new clinical decision rule using only objectively measurable predictors to exclude SAH, offering higher specificity than the previous Ottawa SAH Rule while maintaining comparable sensitivity. DESIGN: Multicentre prospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary-care emergency departments of five general hospitals in Japan from April 2011 to March 2014...
2016: BMJ Open
A Schäffler, B König, B Feinauer, T Freude, U Stöckle, F Stuby
Introduction: Pelvic ring injuries occur in 3-8 % of patients with fractures. They are rare, with an annual incidence of only 19-37 per 100,000 people annually. There have been publications on the generation of these injuries, as well as their diagnosis and treatment concepts, but there is little information on how these injuries impact the ability to work. Patients: The study covered all hospitalised patients between January 2003 and December 2011 with a pelvic ring injury, who had already been included in the data collection of the AG Becken III and who had had a work-related accident...
September 9, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
A Ujam, M Perry
Current guidelines for the urgent management of patients with orbital compartment syndrome include immediate lateral canthotomy and cantholysis, followed by surgical decompression. Medical treatment is also advocated to 'buy time' while preparing the patient for theatre. This consists of high-dose steroids, mannitol, and acetazolamide diuretics to reduce swelling and orbital pressure. It is generally recognized that late or delayed intervention is associated with poor outcomes including blindness. With early presentation, given the potential risk to sight, there is generally a low threshold for treating suspected cases...
November 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Marius Papurica, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Mirela Sarandan, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Corina Vernic, Corina Maria Dumbuleu, Radu Nartita, Dorel Sandesc
Nowadays, fluid resuscitation of multiple trauma patients is still a challenging therapy. Existing therapies for volume replacement in severe haemorrhagic shock can lead to adverse reactions that may be fatal for the patient. Patients presenting with multiple trauma often develop hemorrhagic shock, which triggers a series of metabolic, physiological and cellular dysfunction. These disorders combined, lead to complications that significantly decrease survival rate in this subset of patients. Volume and electrolyte resuscitation is challenging due to many factors that overlap...
2016: Burns and trauma
K Ker, H Shakur, I Roberts
BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality. Tranexamic acid (TXA) reduces surgical haemorrhage and the risk of death in bleeding trauma patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of TXA on risk of postpartum haemorrhage and other clinically relevant outcomes. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the MEDLINE, CENTRAL, EMBASE, PubMed, and WHO ICTRP electronic databases to May 2015. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials comparing TXA with no TXA or placebo in women giving birth vaginally or by caesarean section...
October 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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