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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204851/improved-outcomes-for-hepatic-trauma-in-england-and-wales-over-a-decade-of-trauma-and-hepatobiliary-surgery-centralisation
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J Barrie, S Jamdar, M F Iniguez, O Bouamra, T Jenks, F Lecky, D A O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade trauma services have undergone a reconfiguration in England and Wales. The objective is to describe the epidemiology, management and outcomes for liver trauma over this period and examine factors predicting survival. METHODS: Patients sustaining hepatic trauma were identified using the Trauma Audit and Research Network database. Demographics, management and outcomes were assessed between January 2005 and December 2014 and analysed over five, 2-year study periods...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192440/helicopter-emergency-medical-services-in-major-incident-management-a-national-norwegian-cross-sectional-survey
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Anne Siri Johnsen, Stephen J M Sollid, Trond Vigerust, Morten Jystad, Marius Rehn
OBJECTIVE: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aim to bring a highly specialised crew to the scene of major incidents for triage, treatment and transport. We aim to describe experiences made by HEMS in Norway in the management of major incidents. DESIGN: Doctors, rescue paramedics and pilots working in Norwegian HEMS and Search and Rescue Helicopters (SAR) January 1st 2015 were invited to a cross-sectional study on experiences, preparedness and training in major incident management...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160812/noise-and-neurotoxic-chemical-exposure-relationship-to-workplace-traumatic-injuries-a-review
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Cheryl Fairfield Estill, Carol H Rice, Thais Morata, Amit Bhattacharya
INTRODUCTION: More than 5,000 fatalities and eight million injuries occurred in the workplace in 2007 at a cost of $6 billion and $186 billion, respectively. Neurotoxic chemicals are known to affect central nervous system functions among workers, which include balance and hearing disorders. However, it is not known if there is an association between exposure to noise and solvents and acute injuries. METHOD: A thorough review was conducted of the literature on the relationship between noise or solvent exposures and hearing loss with various health outcomes...
February 2017: Journal of Safety Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142351/epidemiology-of-surgically-managed-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures-in-a-sports-surgery-practice
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Andrew Arjun Sayampanathan, Bryan Koh Thean Howe, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Chong Hwei Chi, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan
INTRODUCTION: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are common knee injuries, especially among sportsmen and sportswomen. The aim of this study is to better understand the epidemiology of surgically managed ACL tears sustained in our institution. METHODS: All patients who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction by the senior author of this article in Singapore from 2008 to 2013 were studied. Patients who were diagnosed clinically and/or radiologically to have a complete tear of the ACL and subsequently underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction were included...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139140/canalicular-lacerations-factors-predicting-outcome-at-a-tertiary-eye-care-centre
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Swati Singh, Anasua Ganguly, Apurva Hardas, Devjyoti Tripathy, Suryasnata Rath
To determine the factors predictive of outcome in canalicular laceration repair at a tertiary eye care centre. A retrospective review of the medical records of all primary canalicular laceration repairs managed at a tertiary eye care centre between the years 2006 and 2014 was done. Thirty-nine patients were included and majority were male (79.5%) with a mean age of 30.05 + 16.2 years (range 2-65). Most (n = 34) had monocanalicular laceration and 5 had bicanalicular laceration. All surgeries were done in the operating room setting...
January 31, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129576/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-active-vehicle-safety-systems
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Eunbi Jeong, Cheol Oh
Advanced vehicle safety systems have been widely introduced in transportation systems and are expected to enhance traffic safety. However, these technologies mainly focus on assisting individual vehicles that are equipped with them, and less effort has been made to identify the effect of vehicular technologies on the traffic stream. This study proposed a methodology to assess the effectiveness of active vehicle safety systems (AVSSs), which represent a promising technology to prevent traffic crashes and mitigate injury severity...
March 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122286/does-the-forensic-physician-have-a-role-beyond-injury-documentation-and-specimen-collection-in-australia-a-personal-view
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John A M Gall
Clinical forensic medicine (CFM), as a single discipline, encompasses a number of areas of medico-legal practice including injury interpretation, management of sexual and physical assault cases (both adult and child; alleged victim and offender), mental health issues, traffic medicine, custodial medicine and toxicology. The cases are usually alive but in some jurisdictions the forensic practitioner also engages in death investigation with some undertaking autopsies. During the last 20-30 years, the discipline has fragmented with areas being hived off to other medical specialist disciplines and, importantly, to nurses...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077755/risk-factors-for-road-traffic-accidents-in-cats-up-to-age-12%C3%A2-months-that-were-registered-between-2010-and-2013-with-the-uk-pet-cat-cohort-bristol-cats
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J L Wilson, T J Gruffydd-Jones, J K Murray
Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are a common cause of death and injury in domestic cats, and a concern to many owners. This study assessed potential risk factors for RTAs in cats up to 12 months of age within a UK cat cohort known as 'The Bristol Cats study'. Data were obtained from three questionnaires, completed by cat owners when their cats were approximately 8-16 weeks old, 6 months old and 12 months old. Information was gathered regarding environmental conditions, cat characteristics and owner management factors...
January 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061754/factors-affecting-the-exposure-vulnerability-and-emergency-medical-service-capacity-for-victims-of-road-traffic-incidents-in-kampala-metropolitan-area-a-delphi-study
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Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, Ali Ardalan, Davoud Khorasani Zavareh, Amir Nejati, Stephen Kasiima
BACKGROUND: The Kampala Metropolitan Area (KMA) is the fastest developing region in Uganda. Over recent years, this has placed exponential demand on the road sector, which consequently has contributed to rapid growth in motorized vehicles which, predisposes the region to a high risk of road traffic incidents (RTIs). A number of concerted road safety and post-crash management measures to respond to RTIs in the KMA in particular and Uganda as a whole have been undertaken. However, there is a need to greatly improve the measures by better identifying the factors influencing the exposure, vulnerability and emergency medical service (EMS) capacity for RTI victims...
January 7, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031153/surgical-management-and-hearing-outcome-of-traumatic-ossicular-injuries
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Stefan Delrue, Nicolas Verhaert, Joost van Dinther, Andrzej Zarowski, Thomas Somers, Christian Desloovere, Erwin Offeciers
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate etiological, clinical, and pathological characteristics of traumatic injuries of the middle ear ossicular chain and to evaluate hearing outcome after surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients (31 ears) with traumatic ossicular injuries operated on between 2004 and 2015 in two tertiary referral otologic centers were retrospectively analyzed. Traumatic events, clinical features, ossicular lesions, treatment procedures, and audiometric results were evaluated...
December 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026736/-peripheral-factures-of-the-talus-mid-term-results
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M Peml, P Kálal, P Kopačka, M Kloub
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Peripheral fractures of the talus (lateral talar process and posterior talar process) are rare injuries, easy to miss on examination due to their location and clinical manifestation. They account for 0.3% to 1.0% of all fractures of the talus. An incorrect or late treatment of talar process fractures can result in permanent pain, impingement syndrome, healing in malposition, pseudoarthrosis development and also, due to joint instability, in a potential development of severe subtalar arthritis...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003301/safety-and-feasibility-of-sublingual-microcirculation-assessment-in-the-emergency-department-for-civilian-and-military-patients-with-traumatic-haemorrhagic-shock-a-prospective-cohort-study
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David N Naumann, Clare Mellis, Iain M Smith, Jasna Mamuza, Imogen Skene, Tim Harris, Mark J Midwinter, Sam D Hutchings
OBJECTIVES: Sublingual microcirculatory monitoring for traumatic haemorrhagic shock (THS) may predict clinical outcomes better than traditional blood pressure and cardiac output, but is not usually performed until the patient reaches the intensive care unit (ICU), missing earlier data of potential importance. This pilot study assessed for the first time the feasibility and safety of sublingual video-microscopy for THS in the emergency department (ED), and whether it yields useable data for analysis...
December 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938449/ems-systems-in-lower-middle-income-countries-a-literature-review
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Suryanto, Virginia Plummer, Malcolm Boyle
: Introduction Prehospital care is one of the many issues that require addressing by lower-middle income countries (LMICs) where approximately 90% of global injuries occur. This may arise from more traffic in LMICs, poor road conditions, lack of public awareness of the importance of road safety, and the lack of ability to provide first aid to the victims. However, prehospital care in LMICs remains underdeveloped. Problem There is insufficient evidence regarding the development of prehospital care among LMICs...
February 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925241/vertebral-subluxation-repair-in-a-pet-goat
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Sara Nannarone, Enrico Bellezza, Yves P Moens, Paula Larenza Menzies
OBJECTIVES: To describe the perioperative management, including surgery, anesthesia, metabolic derangements, and physiotherapy, in a goat referred for paraparesis secondary to a road traffic accident. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMALS: 2-year-old mixed breed dwarf 44 kg female pet goat. METHODS: Clinical examination showed symptoms of early compensatory stages of shock, paraparesis with hyperextension of the thoracic limbs, pain on palpation of the thoracolumbar spine, increased patellar reflexes of both pelvic limbs without superficial sensitivity, but preserved deep pain sensation...
January 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921017/factors-impacting-mortality-in-the-pre-hospital-period-after-road-traffic-accidents-in-urban-india
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Ananthnarayan Chandrasekharan, Aditya J Nanavati, Sandhya Prabhakar, Subramaniam Prabhakar
BACKGROUND: India currently has the dubious distinction of experiencing the highest number of road traffic accidents in the world. OBJECTIVES: We believe that this study on road traffic accidents may help to identify factors in the pre-hospital setting that may influence mortality rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in a metro area in India over a period of one year. The study included consecutive patients admitted to the trauma service after road traffic accidents...
July 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912976/implications-of-a-negative-abdominal-ct-in-the-management-of-pediatric-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Sarah Braungart, Thomas Beattie, Paula Midgley, Mark Powis
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on management of children with a negative trauma CT following blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). Asymptomatic children are frequently "admitted for observation" following negative CT owing to concerns about missing an intraabdominal injury (IAI) without evidence for this practice. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of discharge following a negative CT scan in children sustaining blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS: Retrospective audit at a UK paediatric major trauma center and review of the literature...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric 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/27895001/surgical-management-and-hearing-outcome-of-traumatic-ossicular-injuries
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Stefan Delrue, Nicolas Verhaert, Joost van Dinther, Andrzej Zarowski, Thomas Somers, Christian Desloovere, Erwin Offeciers
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate etiological, clinical, and pathological characteristics of traumatic injuries of the middle ear ossicular chain and to evaluate hearing outcome after surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients (31 ears) with traumatic ossicular injuries operated on between 2004 and 2015 in two tertiary referral otologic centers were retrospectively analyzed. Traumatic events, clinical features, ossicular lesions, treatment procedures, and audiometric results were evaluated...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884843/traumatic-brain-injury-in-england-and-wales-prospective-audit-of-epidemiology-complications-and-standardised-mortality
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T Lawrence, A Helmy, O Bouamra, M Woodford, F Lecky, P J Hutchinson
OBJECTIVES: To provide a comprehensive assessment of the management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) relating to epidemiology, complications and standardised mortality across specialist units. DESIGN: The Trauma Audit and Research Network collects data prospectively on patients suffering trauma across England and Wales. We analysed all data collected on patients with TBI between April 2014 and June 2015. SETTING: Data were collected on patients presenting to emergency departments across 187 hospitals including 26 with specialist neurosurgical services, incorporating factors previously identified in the Ps14 multivariate logistic regression (Ps14(n)) model multivariate TBI outcome prediction model...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853316/the-association-between-meteorological-factors-and-road-traffic-injuries-a-case-analysis-from-shantou-city-china
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Jinghong Gao, Xiaojun Chen, Alistair Woodward, Xiaobo Liu, Haixia Wu, Yaogui Lu, Liping Li, Qiyong Liu
Few studies examined the associations of meteorological factors with road traffic injuries (RTIs). The purpose of the present study was to quantify the contributions of meteorological factors to RTI cases treated at a tertiary level hospital in Shantou city, China. A time-series diagram was employed to illustrate the time trends and seasonal variation of RTIs, and correlation analysis and multiple linear regression analysis were conducted to investigate the relationships between meteorological parameters and RTIs...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
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