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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349487/lay-first-responder-training-in-eastern-uganda-leveraging-transportation-infrastructure-to-build-an-effective-prehospital-emergency-care-training-program
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Peter G Delaney, Richard Bamuleke, Yang Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Though road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major cause of mortality in East Africa, few countries have emergency medical services. The aim was to create a sustainable and efficient prehospital lay first responder program, creating a system with lay first responders spread through the 53 motorcycle taxi stages of Iganga Municipality. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-four motorcycle taxi riders were taught a first aid curriculum in partnership with a local Red Cross first aid trainer and provided with a first aid kit following WHO guidelines for basic first aid...
January 18, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346237/pediatric-pelvic-fractures-and-differences-compared-with-the-adult-population
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Carolina de la Calva, Nadia Jover, Jaime Alonso, Marta Salom
INTRODUCTION: Although pelvic fractures in children are rare, because of anatomical differences between an adult's skeleton and a child's skeleton, these lesions in the pediatric population have specific characteristics that need to be borne in mind when dealing with them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on the pelvic fractures in skeletally immature patients treated in our hospital in the last 20 years. RESULTS: Eighty-one pelvic fractures in children were treated between 1993 and 2013...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341131/a-retrospective-study-of-feline-trauma-patients-admitted-to-a-referral-centre
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T Hernon, M Gurney, S Gibson
OBJECTIVE: To identify prognostic information and provide recommendations for management of feline trauma patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of case records for 185 cats presented as emergency trauma cases to a referral hospital between February 2009 and December 2013. Each case was assigned a severity score from 1 (very minor injuries) to 6 (moribund, dying). The data were analysed using Mann-Whitney U and Spearman's rank correlation tests. Logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304820/degloving-injuries-with-versus-without-underlying-fracture-in-a-sub-saharan-african-tertiary-hospital-a-prospective-observational-study
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Hervé Monka Lekuya, Rose Alenyo, Isaac Kajja, Alexander Bangirana, Ronald Mbiine, Ater Ngoth Deng, Moses Galukande
BACKGROUND: Degloving injuries are surgical conditions in which an extensive portion of skin and subcutaneous tissue is detached from the underlying fasciae, muscles, or bone surface. Frequently, there is an association of fracture underlying the degloved area. We aimed to compare the short-term outcomes of degloving injuries with and without underlying fracture. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted. We recruited patients with degloving injuries, and followed them up for 30 days to assess the outcomes...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282513/international-study-of-the-epidemiology-of-paediatric-trauma-papsa-research-study
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Catherine J Bradshaw, Ashwath S Bandi, Zahid Muktar, Muhammad A Hasan, Tanvir K Chowdhury, Tahmina Banu, Mesay Hailemariam, Florence Ngu, David Croaker, Rouma Bankolé, Tunde Sholadoye, Oluwole Olaomi, Emmanuel Ameh, Antonio Di Cesare, Ernesto Leva, Yona Ringo, Lukman Abdur-Rahman, Ramy Salama, Essam Elhalaby, Helen Perera, Christopher Parsons, Stewart Cleeve, Alp Numanoglu, Sebastian Van As, Shilpa Sharma, Kokila Lakhoo
OBJECTIVES: Trauma is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The literature on paediatric trauma epidemiology in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is limited. This study aims to gather epidemiological data on paediatric trauma. METHODS: This is a multicentre prospective cohort study of paediatric trauma admissions, over 1 month, from 15 paediatric surgery centres in 11 countries. Epidemiology, mechanism of injury, injuries sustained, management, morbidity and mortality data were recorded...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279746/epidemiology-and-clinical-management-of-traumatic-spine-injuries-at-a-major-government-hospital-in-cambodia
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Jee-Hye Choi, Paul J Park, Vuthy Din, Nang Sam, Vycheth Iv, Kee B Park
Study Design: Cross sectional study. Purpose: To characterize the pattern of injury, describe the current clinical management, and determine the outcomes in traumatic spine injury (TSI) patients presenting to a major government hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Overview of Literature: There is a paucity of literature on epidemiology or current clinical practices for TSIs in Cambodia. The findings from this study can thus serve as a valuable resource for future progress in treating TSIs in low-income countries...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259989/functional-recovery-of-cranial-nerves-in-patients-with-traumatic-orbital-apex-syndrome
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Zhenxing Li, Danfeng Zhang, Jigang Chen, Junyu Wang, Liquan Lv, Lijun Hou
Objective: Traumatic orbital apex syndrome (TOAS) is a rare disease characterized by the damage of cranial nerves (CNs) II, III, IV, and VI. The aim of our study was to analyze the functional recovery of CNs in TOAS and discuss the management of these patients. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 28 patients with TOAS treated in the Department of Neurosurgery, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital from February 2006 to February 2016. Functional recovery of CNs was evaluated based on extraocular muscle movement and visual perception...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250317/prospective-observational-research-on-the-clinical-profile-and-outcome-analysis-among-a-cohort-of-patients-sustaining-traumatic-cervical-spine-and-cord-injury-in-a-peripheral-tertiary-spine-care-centre-in-nepal
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Sunil Munakomi, Binod Bhattarai, Iype Cherian
Background: In developing nations like Nepal, spinal cord injury has multispectral consequences for both the patient and their family members. It has the tendency to cripple and handicap the patients, and burn out their caretakers, both physically and mentally. Furthermore, the centralization of health care with only a handful of dedicated rehabilitation centers throughout Nepal further places patients into disarray. This study was carried out as a pilot study to determine the modes of injury, age groups affected, clinical profiles and patterns of injury sustained, as well as the efficacy of managing a subset of patients, who have sustained cervical spine and cord injuries...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242951/proposal-of-a-new-preliminary-scoring-tool-for-early-identification-of-significant-blunt-bowel-and-mesenteric-injuries-in-patients-at-risk-after-road-traffic-crashes
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Mahery Raharimanantsoa, Tobias Zingg, Alicia Thiery, Cécile Brigand, Jean-Baptiste Delhorme, Benoît Romain
PURPOSE: Blunt bowel and mesenteric injuries (BBMI) are regularly missed by abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans. The aim of this study was to develop a risk assessment tool for BBMI to help clinicians in decision-making for blunt trauma after road traffic crashes (RTCs). METHODS: Single-center retrospective study of trauma patients from January 2010 to April 2015. All patients admitted to our hospital after blunt trauma following RTCs and CT scan at admission were assessed...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242788/obturator-dislocation-of-hip-with-ipsilateral-fracture-neck-femur-a-case-report
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Sumit Kumar Jain, Parit Aggarwal, Arun Yadav
Introduction: Traumatic dislocation of the hip with ipsilateral fracture neck femur is a rare injury because of the different mechanism of both these injuries. The management of such injuries is a challenge as the chances of nonunion and avascular necrosis of femoral head are very high with fixation methods. We report a case of obturator dislocation of the hip with ipsilateral fracture neck of the femur which was treated with uncemented total hip replacement. Case Report: A 32-year-old male sustained obturator dislocation with ipsilateral fracture neck femur following road traffic accident...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217902/magnitude-severity-and-outcome-of-traumatic-pancreatic-injury-at-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-india
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Amit Gupta, Subodh Kumar, Sanjay Kumar Yadav, Biplab Mishra, Maneesh Singhal, Atin Kumar, Pramod Garg
Pancreatic injury is an uncommon and frequently missed injury in abdominal trauma patients. However, missed pancreatic injury is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study was conducted to know the burden of pancreatic injury and its outcome in our setup. A retrospective analysis of 53 patients with pancreatic injury from January 2008 through March 2012 at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNATC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Pancreatic injuries were present in 1...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212692/the-impact-of-age-on-major-orthopaedic-trauma-an-analysis-of-the-united-kingdom-trauma-audit-research-network-database
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
J Herron, R Hutchinson, F Lecky, O Bouamra, A Edwards, M Woodford, W G P Eardley
AIMS: To compare the early management and mortality of older patients sustaining major orthopaedic trauma with that of a younger population with similar injuries. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Trauma Audit Research Network database was reviewed to identify eligible patients admitted between April 2012 and June 2015. Distribution and severity of injury, interventions, comorbidity, critical care episodes and mortality were recorded. The population was divided into young (64 years or younger) and older (65 years and older) patients...
December 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192638/clinical-outcomes-after-open-locked-intramedullary-nailing-of-closed-femoral-shaft-fractures-for-adult-patients-in-a-nigerian-hospital
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O N Salawu, G H Ibraheem, O M Babalola, D M Kadir, B A Ahmed, S B Agaja, A Olawepo, A A Nasir
BACKGROUND: Femoral shaft fractures are common injuries in adults. Closed locked intramedullary nailing is the recommended treatment for femoral shaft fractures due to its high union rate. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine the outcome of management of closed femoral shaft fractures in adult patients, using open locked intramedullary nailing. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective study which was carried out on all adult patients aged 16 years and above who presented within 2 weeks of sustaining closed femoral shaft fractures to the accident and emergency unit of a University Teaching Hospital in Nigeria from January 2013 to December 2013...
October 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185018/evaluation-of-resources-necessary-for-provision-of-trauma-care-in-botswana-an-initiative-for-a-local-system
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Michael B Mwandri, Timothy C Hardcastle
BACKGROUND: Developing countries face the highest incidence of trauma, and on the other hand, they do not have resources for mitigating the scourge of these injuries. The World Health Organization through the Essential Trauma Care (ETC) project provides recommendations for improving management of the injured and building up of systems that are effective in low-middle-income countries (LMICs). This study uses ETC project recommendations and other trauma-care guidelines to evaluate the current status of the resources and organizational structures necessary for optimal trauma care in Botswana; an African country with relatively good health facilities network, subsidized public hospital care and a functioning Motor Vehicle Accident fund covering road traffic collision victims...
November 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179604/anterior-screw-fixation-in-type-ii-odontoid-fracture-in-an-18-month-old-girl-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Majid Reza Farrokhi, Hamid Rezaei, Farnaz Farrokhi
Odontoid fractures are among the rare cervical spine injuries in pediatric population and thus the optimal management of these injuries is controversial. The increasing trend in road traffic accidents and improvement in diagnostic modalities has led to an increased detection of odontoid fractures in pediatric population. We herein report type II odontoid fracture in an 18-month-old girl after falling off the motorcycle leading to hyperextension and flexion injury. She was successfully treated with anterior odontoid screw fixation followed by immobilization with hard collar for 2 months...
November 28, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178310/a-new-intraoperative-syndesmosis-instability-classification-system-utility-and-medium-term-results-in-closed-displaced-ankle-fractures
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Hai-Bin Qiu, Jun Jiang, Daniel Porter
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the utility and medium-term results of a new intra-operative classification system for distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury in ankle fractures. METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2015, 116 patients diagnosed with displaced closed Weber B and C ankle fractures were treated in our department. The etiology of injury was 56 cases of fall-sprain, 36 of traffic injury, 14 of fall from a height, and 10 of multiple injuries. After fixation of the fibular fracture, we classify syndesmosis stability as either normal or one of three grades of instability using the fibular hook traction test...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170351/54%C3%A2-paediatric-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-in-england-and-wales-a-10-year-epidemiological-study
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James Vassallo, Melanie Webster, Edward Barnard, Marisol Fragoso Iniguez, Mark Lyttle, Jason Smith
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) has traditionally been described as futile, with poor outcomes. Reported survival rates vary widely, with higher rates observed from mechanisms leading to a respiratory cause of traumatic cardiac arrest (e.g., drowning and hanging). Currently there is little evidence regarding outcomes following TCA in children. The primary aim of our study was to describe 30 day survival following TCA. Secondary aims were to provide an analysis of injury patterns (severe haemorrhage or traumatic brain injury), describe the functional outcome at discharge and to report the association between survival and interventions performed...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170313/16%C3%A2-investigating-the-effects-of-under-triage-by-existing-major-incident-triage-tools
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James Vassallo, Jason Smith
INTRODUCTION: Triage, the process of prioritising patients on the basis of clinical acuity, is a key principle in the effective management of a major incident. The overall effectiveness of the triage process is not only a balance between identifying those who need or don't need a life-saving intervention, but also those who are under or over-triaged as either incorrectly needing/not needing intervention. The primary aim of this study was to describe the implications of under-triage using existing major incident triage tools, including the 2013 National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU) Sieve...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156999/risk-factors-for-intracranial-lesions-and-mortality-in-older-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injuries
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Ma Angustias Ibañez Pérez De La Blanca, Enrique Fernández Mondéjar, Francisco Javier Gómez Jimènez, Jóse María Alonso Morales, Ma Dolores Quijano Lombardo, Juan Luis Viso Rodriguez
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors for intracerebral lesion (ICL) in older adults with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and evaluate the influence of comorbidities on outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Information was gathered on clinical history/examination, cranial computed tomography, admission Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score, analytical and coagulation findings, and mortality at 1 week post-discharge...
2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135997/performances-of-the-piper-scalable-child-human-body-model-in-accident-reconstruction
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Chiara Giordano, Xiaogai Li, Svein Kleiven
Human body models (HBMs) have the potential to provide significant insights into the pediatric response to impact. This study describes a scalable/posable approach to perform child accident reconstructions using the Position and Personalize Advanced Human Body Models for Injury Prediction (PIPER) scalable child HBM of different ages and in different positions obtained by the PIPER tool. Overall, the PIPER scalable child HBM managed reasonably well to predict the injury severity and location of the children involved in real-life crash scenarios documented in the medical records...
2017: PloS One
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