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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719089/development-and-implementation-of-an-emergency-department-telephone-follow-up-system
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O John Ma, Mary Tanski, Beech Burns, Elizabeth F Spizman, James A Heilman
Implementing a telephone follow-up system after a patient's emergency department (ED) visit is challenging, but it may improve patient safety and care. This study's objective was to describe the development and implementation of a comprehensive ED telephone follow-up system over a 9-year period. Discharged patients who received a follow-up telephone call within 48 hours of their ED visit included all pediatric patients, those who left without being seen by a provider, and any adult patient with a "high-risk chief complaint," which was defined as a headache, visual problem, chest pain, dyspnea, abdominal pain, syncope, trauma, and neurological-related problems...
July 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700540/clinical-and-radiological-presentations-and-management-of-blunt-splenic-trauma-a-single-tertiary-hospital-experience
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Gaby Jabbour, Ammar Al-Hassani, Ayman El-Menyar, Husham Abdelrahman, Ruben Peralta, Mohammed Ellabib, Hisham Al-Jogol, Mohammed Asim, Hassan Al-Thani
BACKGROUND Splenic injury is the leading cause of major bleeding after blunt abdominal trauma. We examined the clinical and radiological presentations, management, and outcome of blunt splenic injuries (BSI) in our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study of BSI patients between 2011 and 2014 was conducted. We analyzed and compared management and outcome of different splenic injury grades in trauma patients. RESULTS A total of 191 BSI patients were identified with a mean (SD) age of 26.9 years (13...
July 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690995/pediatric-vascular-surgery-review-with-a-30-year-experience-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
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REVIEW
Seung-Kee Min, Sungsin Cho, Hyun-Young Kim, Sang Joon Kim
Pediatric vascular disease is rare, and remains a big challenge to vascular surgeons. In contrast to adults, surgery for pediatric vascular disease is complicated by issues related to small size, future growth, and availability of suitable vascular conduit. During the last 30 years, 131 major vascular operations were performed in a tertiary referral center, Seoul National University Hospital, including aortoiliac aneurysm, acute or chronic arterial occlusion, renovascular hypertension, portal venous hypertension, trauma, tumor invasion to major abdominal vessels, and others...
June 2017: Vascular Specialist International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686924/emergency-splenectomy-for-trauma-in-the-setting-of-splenomegaly-axillary-lymphadenopathy-and-incidental-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-case-report
#4
Rodolfo J Oviedo, Andrew A Glickman
INTRODUCTION: The spleen is the most commonly injured intra-abdominal solid organ following blunt trauma. B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukocytic dyscrasia affecting adults in Western countries. Splenomegaly with axillary and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy are common physical findings. This case investigates an emergency splenectomy in a community hospital involving a 45-year-old man with blunt abdominal trauma following an assault with incidental splenomegaly and axillary lymphadenopathy, with surgical pathology findings of B-cell CLL...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673353/anatomical-landmarks-for-safely-implementing-resuscitative-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-in-zone-1-without-fluoroscopy
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Yohei Okada, Hiromichi Narumiya, Wataru Ishi, Ryoji Iiduka
BACKGROUND: Resuscitative balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) can maintain hemodynamic stability during hemorrhagic shock after a following torso injury, although inappropriate balloon placement may induce brain or visceral organ ischemia. External anatomical landmarks [the suprasternal notch (SSN) and xiphoid process (Xi)] are empirically used to implement REBOA in zone 1. We aimed to confirm if these landmarks were useful for determining a balloon catheter length for safe implementation of REBOA in zone 1 without using fluoroscopy...
July 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659680/isolated-double-gastric-perforation-in-blunt-abdominal-trauma-a-case-report
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Husain M Gheewala, Snehajit Wagh, Surajsinh A Chauhan, Sonam M Devlekar, Shruti Bhave, Dharmesh J Balsarkar
Blunt abdominal trauma mostly results from motor vehicle accidents, recreational accidents, falls or assaults with commonly injured internal organs being the spleen, liver, retroperitoneum, small bowel, kidneys, bladder, colorectal, diaphragm and pancreas. Gastric rupture is quite uncommon. Isolated gastric perforations following blunt trauma to the abdomen are mostly seen in paediatric patients. It is uncommon in adult patients and even rarer is the occurrence of double gastric perforations. We report here with a case of isolated double gastric perforation in a 24-year-old male patient following vehicular accident...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648673/clinical-evaluation-of-active-abdominal-lifting-and-compression-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-patients-with-cardiac-arrest
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Min Li, Wei Song, Yan-Hong Ouyang, Duo-Hu Wu, Jun Zhang, Li-Xiang Wang, Jing Li
BACKGROUND: Chest compression is a standard recommendation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, chest compression cannot be effectively applied under certain situations, such as chest wall deformity, rib fracture, or hemopneumothorax. An alternative method, abdominal compression, was reported to achieve better resuscitation outcomes in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed in adult patients with cardiac arrest and anticipated ineffective chest compression (thoracic trauma, chest deformity, rib fracture, and hemopneumothorax)...
June 17, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634840/self-inflicted-abdominal-stab-wounds-have-a-higher-rate-of-non-therapeutic-laparotomy-laparoscopy-and-a-lower-risk-of-injury
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Nikolay Bugaev, Kevin McKay, Janis L Breeze, Sandra S Arabian, Reuven Rabinovici
BACKGROUND: The profile and management of self-inflicted abdominal stab wounds (SI-ASW) patients is still obscure. METHODS: The National Trauma Data Bank (2012) was queried for adults with abdominal stab wounds (n = 9544). Patients with SI-ASW (n = 1724) and non-SI-ASW (n = 7820) were compared. Predictors for non-therapeutic laparotomy/laparoscopy (non-TL) in SI-ASW patients were identified. RESULTS: SI-ASW patients were older, had more females and behavioral disorders, similar physiology, but a lower Injury Severity Score...
June 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629766/laparoscopic-assisted-approach-for-penetrating-abdominal-trauma-a-solution-for-multiple-bowel-injuries
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Oleh Yevhenovych Matsevych, Modise Zacharia Koto, Colleen Aldous
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic laparoscopy (TL) for penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) is controversial because the management of multiple bowel injuries is challenging and the conversion rate is high. However, the laparoscopic-assisted approach (LAA) allows easy management of multiple bowel injuries but not investigated in a trauma setting. The aim of this study was to investigate its role in management of multiple bowel injuries and to compare LAA with therapeutic laparoscopy performed fully laparoscopically (FTL)...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551054/the-effect-of-anatomic-location-of-injury-on-mortality-risk-in-a-resource-poor-setting
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Jessica Eaton, Joanna Grudziak, Asma Bilal Hanif, Wanangwa C Chisenga, Eldad Hadar, Anthony Charles
INTRODUCTION: Injury is a significant cause of death, with approximately 4.7 million people mortalities each year. By 2030, injury is predicted to be among the top 20 causes of death worldwide. We sought to characterize and compare the mortality probability in trauma patients in a resource-poor setting based on anatomic location of injury. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data using the trauma database at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) in Lilongwe, Malawi...
May 18, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541855/rate-and-reasons-for-repeat-ct-scanning-in-transferred-trauma-patients
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James F Holmes, Blake G Siglock, Michael T Corwin, Michael A Johnson, Edgardo S Salcedo, Gabriel S Espinoza, Ramit Lamba
To describe the reasons and additional radiation for CT scans repeated after transfer to a trauma center. Retrospective study of patients transferred to a trauma center. Patients had repeat CT if a CT of the same region was repeated at the trauma center's emergency department. Indications for repeat CT scanning were abstracted. Radiation dosage was calculated in millisieverts. A total of 370 had CT scans and were transferred. Mean age was 39.1 ± 28.0 years. Seventy-four [20.0%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 16...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529538/emergency-surgery-due-to-diaphragmatic-hernia-case-series-and-review
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REVIEW
Mario Testini, Antonia Girardi, Roberta Maria Isernia, Angela De Palma, Giovanni Catalano, Angela Pezzolla, Angela Gurrado
BACKGROUND: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a congenital abnormality, rare in adults with a frequency of 0.17-6%. Diaphragmatic rupture is an infrequent consequence of trauma, occurring in about 5% of severe closed thoraco-abdominal injuries. Clinical presentation ranges from asymptomatic cases to serious respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms. Diagnosis depends on anamnesis, clinical signs and radiological investigations. METHODS: From May 2013 to June 2016, six cases (four females, two males; mean age 58 years) of diaphragmatic hernia were admitted to our Academic Department of General Surgery with respiratory and abdominal symptoms...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515753/traumatic-pneumatocele-in-an-11-year-old-boy-report-of-a-rare-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzanna Oksiuta, Adam Hermanowicz, Wojciech Dębek
The authors present a case of a pneumatocele associated with blunt trauma in a child. An 11-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency department after he was knocked over and his chest was trapped under a soccer goal. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed several cavities in the lobes of both lungs. The CT of the abdomen revealed traumatic laceration of the liver. The patient was treated conservatively. His condition was stable and subsequently improved. He was discharged 19 days later. After nine months, a chest radiograph showed complete resolution of the pneumatocele, and abdominal ultrasound demonstrated complete resolution of the liver hematoma...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484665/retrospective-review-of-pediatric-blunt-renal-trauma-a-single-institution-s-five-year-experience
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Carly R Richards, Margaret E Clark, Ronald S Sutherland, Russell K Woo
Children are at higher risk of renal injury from blunt trauma than adults due to a variety of anatomic factors such as decreased perirenal fat, weaker abdominal muscles, and a less ossified thoracic cage. Non-operative management is gaining in popularity for even major injuries, although there are no universally accepted guidelines. We present a retrospective review of pediatric major blunt renal injuries (grade 3 or higher) at a children's hospital in Hawai'i over a 5-year period. Medical records were examined between January 2009 and September 2014 from Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawai'i...
May 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466615/angiographic-embolization-in-pediatric-abdominal-trauma
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Yechiel Sweed, Jonathan Singer-Jordan, Sorin Papura, Norman Loberant, Alon Yulevich
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. Abdominal bleeding is one of the common causes of mortality due to trauma. Angiography and embolization are well recognized as the primary treatments in certain cases of acute traumatic hemorrhage in adults; however, evidence is lacking in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for blunt and penetrating abdominal and pelvic trauma in the pediatric age group...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464541/accuracy-of-dual-bolus-single-acquisition-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-and-grading-of-adult-traumatic-splenic-parenchymal-and-vascular-injury
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Paul Marovic, Paul Anthony Beech, Jim Koukounaras, Helen Kavnoudias, Gerard S Goh
INTRODUCTION: Dual Bolus Single Acquisition Computed Tomography (DBSA-CT) has been advocated for use in trauma imaging through its ability to concurrently optimise abdominal arterial and visceral parenchymal enhancement while minimising scan times and radiation dose. However, concerns have been raised regarding excessive splenic parenchymal heterogeneity using this technique. The purpose of this study is to establish and compare the accuracy of DBSA-CT to traditional sequential multiphase scanning techniques in the diagnosis and grading of traumatic adult splenic injury...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448861/congenital-unilateral-diaphragmatic-eventration-in-an-adult-a-rare-case-presentation
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Johann Paulo S Guzman, Nilo C Delos Santos, Edgar A Baltazar, Allan Troy D Baquir
We present a rare case of 32year old female with congenital diaphragmatic eventeration female presenting in an adult. She had symptoms of intermittent dyspnea and occasional epigastric discomfort. Patient had no previous history of trauma. Physical examination showed bowel sound involving the left hemithorax. Imaging modalities confirmed the diagnosis of a congenital left diaphragmatic eventeration. Patient underwent plication of the diaphragm using the abdominal approach. Intra-operatively, the left diaphragm was attenuated...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431416/caring-for-critically-injured-children-an-analysis-of-56-pediatric-damage-control-laparotomies
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Miguel A Villalobos, Joshua P Hazelton, Rachel L Choron, Lisa Capano-Wehrle, Krystal Hunter, John P Gaughan, Steven E Ross, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Injury is the leading cause of death in children under 18 years. Damage control principles have been extensively studied in adults but remain relatively unstudied in children. Our primary study objective was to evaluate the use of damage control laparotomy (DCL) in critically injured children. METHODS: An American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center review (1996-2013) of pediatric trauma laparotomies was undertaken. Exclusion criteria included: age older than 18 years, laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome or delayed longer than 2 hours after admission...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403495/-diagnosis-and-therapeutic-management-in-kidney-ureter-and-bladder-trauma
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Karin Hirsch, Marco Heinz, Bernd Wullich
Trauma refers to the destruction of tissues or organs by external forces and it is the most common cause of mortality and morbidity in children (1, 2). Injuries of the genitourinary tract may be the result of blunt (falls, sport injuries, motor vehicle accidents and sexual abuse) or penetrating (stab wounds, gun shots, falling onto sharp objects) injuries. The genitourinary tract is significantly injured in 2.9% of paediatric trauma patients 4.In the paediatric population, the kidney is the most affected organ in the genitourinary tract (>60% of all genitourinary tract injuries) 4...
February 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373735/a-case-of-feline-ectopic-abdominal-fetuses-secondary-to-trauma
#20
Andrew Chong
A multiparous adult cat with a history of prior trauma but no presenting clinical signs was admitted for routine ovariohysterectomy. Uterine abnormalities indicative of trauma were found in addition to 2 ectopic fetuses wrapped in omentum. The ovariohysterectomy was completed and the ectopic fetuses were removed. Recovery was uneventful.
April 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
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