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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521032/a-neglected-cause-of-iatrogenic-brachial-plexus-injuries-in-psychiatric-patients
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José Fernando Guedes-Corrêa, Maristella Reis da Costa Pereira, Francisco José Lourenço Torrão-Junior, José Vicente Martins, Daniel Alves Neiva Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric patients are often kept immobilized during hospitalization to avoid self-inflicted injuries and danger to third parties. Inadequate positioning can lead to brachial plexus injuries (BPI). OBJECTIVE: To present a series of 5 psychiatric patients with BPI after being left sedated and restrained for prolonged periods of time during hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 5 psychiatric patients with iatrogenic BPI referred by other institutions to our service...
May 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511279/blast-associated-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-military-as-a-potential-trigger-for-dementia-and-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
#2
James Hasoon
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulting from blast exposures have significantly affected US military personnel throughout the world, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan. From 2000-2016, more than 350,000 military service members were diagnosed with a TBI. Since the majority of blast-related TBIs are classified as mild with no definitive findings on physical examination or diagnostic studies, it is difficult to accurately diagnose individuals inflicted with such injuries. There are likely far more mild TBIs that remain undiagnosed in the military...
January 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505601/the-association-between-attempted-suicide-and-stock-price-movements-evidence-from-taiwan
#3
Chung-Liang Lin, Tsai-Ching Liu, Chin-Shyan Chen
This study is the first comprehensive analysis to investigate the potential association between stock market fluctuations and attempted suicide events as measured by self-inflicted injuries treated in hospitalization. Using nationwide, 15-year population-based data from 1998 through 2012, we observe that the occurrences for the hospitalizations of attempted suicides are apparently predicted by stock price movements. A low stock price index, a daily fall in the stock index, and consecutive daily falls in the stock index have been shown to be associated with increased risk of hospitalization in patients with attempted suicide...
May 5, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502817/concussion
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William J Mullally
Concussion has been recognized as a clinical entity for more than 1000 years. Throughout the 20(th) century it was studied extensively in boxers(1,2,3) but did not pique the interest of the general population as it is the accepted goal of the boxer to inflict such an injury on their opponent. In 2002, however, the possibility that repetitive concussions could result in chronic brain damage and a progressive neurologic disorder was raised by a postmortem evaluation of a retired player in the most popular sports institution in the United States, the National Football League(4,5)...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498136/gunshot-wound-in-an-18-year-old-woman-inflicted-with-a-hunting-weapon-through-an-obstacle-mobile-phone-reconstruction-of-events
#5
Anna Smędra, Przemysław Sidelnik, Wojciech Goryca, Jarosław Berent
The article presents a case of an 18-year-old woman wounded by a shot fired from a distance with a hunting weapon. Because the location of the entrance and exit wounds initially seemed inconsistent with the reports (both wounds were described as "large and irregular in shape") and no photographs documenting the inflicted injuries were taken, the case was referred for an opinion to the Department of Forensic Medicine in Lodz. After a review of the medical records, radiology, the victim's clothing, and performance of an experiment using the gun and ammunition, it was established that the entrance wound was located on the abdomen, and the exit wound was located on the buttock...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495959/potential-nematode-alarm-pheromone-induces-acute-avoidance-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#6
Ying Zhou, Mario Loeza-Cabrera, Zheng Liu, Boanerges Aleman-Meza, Julie K Nguyen, Sang-Kyu Jung, Yuna Choi, Qingyao Shou, Rebecca A Butcher, Weiwei Zhong
It is crucial for animal survival to detect dangers such as predators. A good indicator of dangers is injury of conspecifics. Here we show that fluids released from injured conspecifics invoke acute avoidance in both free-living and parasitic nematodes. Caenorhabditis elegans avoids extracts from closely related nematode species but not fruit fly larvae. The worm extracts have no impact on animal lifespan, suggesting that the worm extract may function as an alarm instead of inflict physical harm. Avoidance of the worm extract requires the function of a cGMP signaling pathway that includes the cGMP-gated channel TAX-2/TAX-4 in the amphid sensory neurons ASI and ASK...
May 11, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493013/the-effects-of-hurricane-sandy-on-trauma-center-admissions
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T Curran, D A Bogdanovski, A S Hicks, J W Bilaniuk, J M Adams, B K Siegel, L T DiFazio, R Durling-Grover, Z H Nemeth
BACKGROUND: Hurricane Sandy was a particularly unusual storm with regard to both size and location of landfall. The storm landed in New Jersey, which is unusual for a tropical storm of such scale, and created hazardous conditions which caused injury to residents during the storm and in the months following. This study aims to describe differences in trauma center admissions and patterns of injury during this time period when compared to a period with no such storm. METHODS: Data were collected for this study from patients who were admitted to the trauma center at Morristown Medical Center during Hurricane Sandy or the ensuing cleanup efforts (patients admitted between 29 October 2012 and 27 December 2012) as well as a control group consisting of all patients admitted to the trauma center between 29 October 2013 and 27 December 2013...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484551/self-inflicted-stab-with-a-knife-an-unusual-mode-of-penetrating-brain-injury
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Zeeshan Qazi, Bal Krishna Ojha, Anil Chandra, Sunil Kumar Singh, Chhitij Srivastava, Nishant Verma, Tushar B Patil
Self-inflicted penetrating injuries have been very rarely described in the medical literature. We describe a middle-aged woman, who had driven a long knife inside her skull with the help of a brick. She had done this to get relief from chronic headache, which was troubling her for 10 years. Patient was hemodynamically stable and had Glassgow Coma scale score of 15. She was immediately operated to remove the knife and evacuate the acute subdural hematoma. Patient made a steady postoperative recovery. Psychiatric and neurological evaluation in the postoperative period revealed features of mixed anxiety and depressive disorder with migraine, for which she was started on treatment...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481122/self-reported-executive-functioning-competencies-and-lifetime-aggression
#9
Alan R King, Cody M Breen, Tiffany D Russell, Brady P Nerpel, Colton R Pogalz
Neuropsychological research can be advanced through a better understanding of relationships between executive functioning (EF) behavioral competencies and the expression of aggressive behavior. While performance-based EF measures have been widely examined, links between self-report indices and practical real-life outcomes have not yet been established. Executive Functioning Index subscale scores in this sample (N = 579) were linked to trait hostility (Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire), aggression in the natural environment (Lifetime Acts of Violence Assessment), and conduct disorder symptoms prior to age 15...
May 8, 2017: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469661/guinea-pigs-as-an-animal-model-for-sciatic-nerve-injury
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Malik Abu Rafee, Amarpal, Prakash Kinjavdekar, Hari Prasad Aithal, Sajad Ahmad Wani, Irfan Ahmad Bhat
The overwhelming use of rat models in nerve regeneration studies is likely to induce skewness in treatment outcomes. To address the problem, this study was conducted in 8 adult guinea pigs of either sex to investigate the suitability of guinea pig as an alternative model for nerve regeneration studies. A crush injury was inflicted to the sciatic nerve of the left limb, which led to significant decrease in the pain perception and neurorecovery up to the 4(th) weak. Lengthening of foot print and shortening of toe spread were observed in the paw after nerve injury...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460177/a-word-of-caution-regarding-patient-self-inflicted-lung-injury-and-prophylactic-intubation
#11
Bhakti K Patel, Krysta S Wolfe, Jesse B Hall, John P Kress
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May 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444618/rna-dna-co-analysis-on-aged-bloodstains-from-adhesive-tapes-used-for-gunshot-residue-collection-from-hands
#12
Melanie Grabmüller, Christian Schyma, Burkhard Madea, Tim Eichhorst, Cornelius Courts
In cases of firearm related fatalities a systematic investigation at the scene of death is indispensable to differentiate between self-inflicted and homicidal gunshot injuries. A common method to preserve gunshot residues (GSR) is their collection using adhesive tapes. However, the biological material gathered at the same time by the tapes would be of special interest if backspatter, ejected from the entrance wound against the direction of fire, could be detected. In the present study we examined the success rate of co-analysis of RNA and DNA recovered from biological traces sampled with adhesive tapes...
April 25, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443376/remote-ischemic-conditioning-and-renal-protection
#13
Georgios Giannopoulos, Dimitrios A Vrachatis, Vasiliki Panagopoulou, Manolis Vavuranakis, Michael W Cleman, Spyridon Deftereos
Over the course of the last 2 decades, the concept of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) has attracted considerable research interest, because RIC, in most of its embodiments offers an inexpensive way of protecting tissues against ischemic damage inflicted by a number of medical conditions or procedures. Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common side effect in the context of various medical procedures, and RIC has been suggested as a means of reducing its incidence. Outcomes regarding kidney function have been reported in numerous studies that evaluated the effects of RIC in a variety of settings (eg, cardiac surgery, interventions requiring intravenous administration of contrast media)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438987/major-trauma-from-suspected-child-abuse-a-profile-of-the-patient-pathway
#14
Ffion C Davies, Fiona E Lecky, Ross Fisher, Marisol Fragoso-Iiguez, Tim J Coats
BACKGROUND: Networked organised systems of care for patients with major trauma now exist in many countries, designed around the needs of the majority of patients (90% adults). Non-accidental injury is a significant cause of paediatric major trauma and has a different injury and age profile from accidental injury (AI). This paper compares the prehospital and inhospital phases of the patient pathway for children with suspected abuse, with those accidentally injured. METHODS: The paediatric database of the national trauma registry of England and Wales, Trauma Audit and Research Network, was interrogated from April 2012 (the launch of the major trauma networks) to June 2015, comparing the patient pathway for cases of suspected child abuse (SCA) with AI...
April 24, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423132/repair-of-penetrating-pericardial-and-diaphragmatic-injury-with-cormatrix%C3%A2-patch-in-a-case-of-suicide-attempt
#15
Federica Jiritano, Carlo Garrasi, Lucia Cristodoro, Egidio Bevacqua, Pasquale Mastroroberto
The authors report the case of a suicide attempt. A 59-year-old man with self-inflicted penetrating chest trauma underwent emergency cardiothoracic surgery. Pre-operative computed tomography scan showed critical proximity between the blade and the right ventricle. Intraoperative findings showed a pericardial laceration and a huge diaphragmatic lesion with heart and abdominal organs integrity. The diaphragm muscle was repaired with a CorMatrix® patch, an acceptable alternative to the traditional synthetic mesh avoiding infection and repeated herniation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422923/a-cross-sectional-study-of-emergency-care-utilization-and-associated-costs-of-violent-related-assault-injuries-in-the-united-states
#16
Michael C Monuteaux, Eric W Fleegler, Lois K Lee
BACKGROUND: Violent-related (assault) injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Many violent injury victims seek treatment in the emergency department (ED). Our objectives were to: (1) estimate rates of violent-related injuries evaluated in United States EDs; (2) estimate linear trends in ED visits for violent-related injuries from 2000 to 2010; and (3) to determine the associated healthcare and work-loss costs. METHODS: We examined adults 18 years of age and older from a nationally representative survey (the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey) of ED visits, from 2000 to 2010...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420038/retrospective-evaluation-of-coyote-attacks-in-dogs-154-cases-1997-2012
#17
Virginia M Frauenthal, Philip Bergman, Robert J Murtaugh
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and outcome of known attacks in client-owned dogs caused by the common coyote, Canis latrans. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Private referral hospital. ANIMALS: One hundred fifty-four client-owned dogs known to be attacked by coyotes. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Records from a private referral hospital from May 1997 through December 2012 were reviewed...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399077/-the-comprehensive-approach-to-the-performance-of-forensic-medical-expertises-of-the-injuries-inflicted-to-juvenile-victims-of-suspected-compulsive-actions
#18
A V Kovalev, T P Kozlova
This article was designed to discuss the problems pertaining to the performance of forensic medical expertises of the injuries inflicted to juvenile victims of suspected compulsive actions. The importance of this problem arises from the lack of the comprehensive approach to the performance of such expertises concerning the children. The present study based on the scientific and practical analysis has revealed the drawbacks in forensic medical expertises with respect to the juvenile victims of suspected compulsive actions...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385171/children-and-adolescents-admitted-to-a-university-level-trauma-centre-in-denmark-2002-2011
#19
Danny Stefan Ekström, Rasmus Hviid Larsen, Jens Martin Lauritsen, Christian Færgemann
INTRODUCTION: The epidemiology of children or adolescents admitted to a Scandinavian trauma centre is largely unknown. The aim of this paper was to describe the epi-demiology and severity of potentially severely injured children and adolescents admitted to a university hospital trauma centre. METHODS: This was a descriptive study of all children and adolescents aged 0-17 admitted to the university level trauma centre at Odense University Hospital, Denmark in the 2002-2011 period...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383154/the-forensic-implications-of-amphetamine-intoxication-in-cases-of-inflicted-blunt-craniocerebral-trauma
#20
Roger W Byard, James Donkin, Robert Vink
The effects of D-amphetamine on outcome after blunt craniocerebral trauma are characterized and the potential legal implications discussed. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was induced under general anesthesia in adult, male Sprague Dawley rats using the impact acceleration model. At 10 min prior to injury, D-amphetamine (5 mg/kg) or saline vehicle was administered subcutaneously; animals were subsequently assessed over a 7-day period post-trauma for motor outcome using a rotarod device. D-amphetamine treated animals performed significantly better (p < 0...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
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