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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147897/vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-with-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-achieves-better-outcomes-than-vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-alone-a-comparative-study
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Giuseppe Salamone, Leo Licari, Giovanni Guercio, Albert Comelli, Mirko Mangiapane, Nicolò Falco, Roberta Tutino, Noemi Bagarella, Sofia Campanella, Calogero Porrello, Roberto Gullo, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta
BACKGROUND: Open abdomen (OA) permits the application of damage control surgery principles when abdominal trauma, sepsis, severe acute peritonitis and abdominal compartmental syndrome (ACS) occur. METHODS: Non-traumatic patients treated with OA between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified in a prospective database, and the data collected were retrospectively reviewed. Patients' records were collected from charts and the surgical and intensive care unit (ICU) registries...
November 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142385/blowing-bubbles-helps-intubation
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David Howe
Rocuronium is commonly used in preference to suxamethonium for rapid sequence induction in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We describe a patient who suffered significant neck trauma following a suicide attempt. On initial presentation to accident and emergency, he was an easy intubation with a Grade 1 view obtained at laryngoscopy. After surgery to repair his neck laceration, he was extubated and discharged from ICU. He later developed a severe aspiration pneumonia and required reintubation. After induction and paralysis with suxamethonium, the best view at laryngoscopy was a Grade 3 despite the use of different laryngoscopes...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142374/enhancing-hospital-well-being-and-minimizing-intensive-care-unit-trauma-cushioning-effects-of-psychosocial-care
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Usha Chivukula, Meena Hariharan, Suvashisa Rana, Marlyn Thomas, Asher Andrew
Context: Hospitalization has the potential to induce hospital anxiety, while admission in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is found to surpass the anxiety and result in what is termed as "ICU Trauma." Aims: This study aimed to determine the impact of psychosocial care and quality of ICU on ICU trauma and hospital well-being in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Settings and Design: This correlational study involved 250 CABG patients, who were recruited from five major corporate hospitals...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140952/-don-t-lose-hope-early-hemorrhagic-diffuse-axonal-injury-on-head-ct-is-not-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-moderate-severe-tbi-patients
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Nils Henninger, Rebecca A Compton, Muhammad W Khan, Raphael Carandang, Wiley Hall, Susanne Muehlschlegel
BACKGROUND: Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) on MRI has been associated with poor functional outcome after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (msTBI). Yet, DAI assessment with highly-sensitive MRI-techniques is unfeasible in the acute trauma setting, and CT remains the key diagnostic modality despite its lower sensitivity. We sought to determine whether CT-defined-hemorrhagic-DAI (hDAI) is associated with discharge and favorable 3-and 12-month functional outcome (Glasgow Outcome Score ≥4) after msTBI...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137906/can-different-physicians-providing-urgent-and-non-urgent-treatment-improve-patient-flow-in-emergency-department
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Flora Fei-Fei Yau, Tsung-Cheng Tsai, Yan-Ren Lin, Kuan-Han Wu, Yuan-Jhen Syue, Chao-Jui Li
BACKGROUND: Emergency Department (ED) overcrowding is a worldwide problem, and it might be caused by prolonged patient stay in the ED. This study tried to analyze if different practice models influence patient flow in the ED. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, 1-year cohort study was conducted across two EDs in the largest healthcare system in Taiwan. A total of 37,580 adult non-trauma patients were involved in the study. The clinical practice between two ED practice models was compared...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126550/trends-in-pediatric-adjusted-shock-index-predict-morbidity-and-mortality-in-children-with-severe-blunt-injuries
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Robert J Vandewalle, Julia K Peceny, Scott C Dolejs, Jodi L Raymond, Thomas M Rouse
PURPOSE: The utility of measuring the pediatric adjusted shock index (SIPA) at admission for predicting severity of blunt injury in pediatric patients has been previously reported. However, the utility of following SIPA after admission is not well described. METHODS: The trauma registry from a level-one pediatric trauma center was queried from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015. Patients were included if they were between 4 and 16years old at the time of admission, sustained a blunt injury with an Injury Severity Score≥15, and were admitted less than 12h after their injury (n=286)...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124026/risk-factors-for-pneumonia-in-ventilated-trauma-patients-with-multiple-rib-fractures
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Hyun Oh Park, Dong Hoon Kang, Seong Ho Moon, Jun Ho Yang, Sung Hwan Kim, Joung Hun Byun
Background: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common disease that may contribute to morbidity and mortality among trauma patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). This study evaluated the associations between trauma factors and the development of VAP in ventilated patients with multiple rib fractures. Methods: We retrospectively and consecutively evaluated 101 patients with multiple rib fractures who were ventilated and managed at our hospital between January 2010 and December 2015, analyzing the associations between VAP and trauma factors in these patients...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123899/venous-thromboembolism-in-major-trauma-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study-of-the-epidemiology-and-utility-of-d-dimer-for-screening
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Tetsuya Yumoto, Hiromichi Naito, Yasuaki Yamakawa, Atsuyoshi Iida, Kohei Tsukahara, Atsunori Nakao
Aim: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can be a life-threatening complication after major trauma. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of VTE and to assess the usefulness of D-dimer for screening for VTE in major trauma cases among the Japanese population. Methods: We examined a single-center retrospective cohort of severely injured trauma patients who had been admitted to the emergency intensive care unit at Okayama University Hospital (Okayama, Japan) from April 2013 through to March 2016...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123889/a-case-of-non-cardiogenic-pulmonary-edema-provoked-by-intravenous-acetazolamide
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Yuichiro Ono, Makiko Morifusa, Satoru Ikeda, Chika Kunishige, Yoshiki Tohma
Case: A 61-year-old man was diagnosed with severe chest trauma after a car accident and had had difficulty in weaning from a ventilator because of flail chest and dilated cardiomyopathy. On the 17th day in the intensive care unit, he received i.v. acetazolamide to increase urine output. One hour after the injection, he suddenly developed severe hypoxia. Chest radiography revealed a butterfly shadow. He received other diuretics and a vasodilator, which seemed slowly to resolve the respiratory failure...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122733/readmissions-in-anticoagulated-intracranial-hemorrhage-patients-a-retrospective-review
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Monica M DiFiori, Laura C Lamb, Lori L Calavan, Christopher H Comey, James M Feeney
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) when compared to warfarin, on the 30-day readmission rates in patients with traumatic intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients from our hospital's trauma database admitted from June 2011 to October 2015 to our Level II trauma center after sustaining a traumatic ICH while anticoagulated. Patients were stratified based on the anticoagulation drug (DOAC or warfarin) they were prescribed upon admission...
November 6, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121834/head-injuries-in-urban-environment-skiing-and-snowboarding-a-retrospective-study-on-injury-severity-and-injury-mechanisms
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A Stenroos, L Handolin
BACKGROUND AND AIM: During the last decade urban skiing and snowboarding has gained a lot of popularity. In urban skiing/snowboarding riders try to balance on handrails and jump off buildings. Previous studies in skiing and snowboarding accidents have mostly been conducted at hospitals located close to alpine terrain with big ski resort areas. The aim of this study is to evaluate the types and severity of traumatic brain injuries occurring in small, suburban hills and in urban environment, and to characterize injury patterns to find out the specific mechanisms of injuries behind...
November 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121653/comparison-of-the-new-exponential-injury-severity-score-with-the-injury-severity-score-and-the-new-injury-severity-score-in-trauma-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Spencer C H Kuo, Pao-Jen Kuo, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Hua Hsieh
OBJECTIVE: To compare Exponential Injury Severity Score (EISS) with Injury Severity Score (ISS) and New Injury Severity Score (NISS) in terms of their predictive capability of the outcomes and medical expenses of hospitalized adult trauma patients. SETTING: This study was based at a level I trauma center in Taiwan. METHODS: Data for 17,855 adult patients hospitalized from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2015 were retrieved from the Trauma Registry System...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120525/heparanase-level-and-procoagulant-activity-are-reduced-in-severe-sepsis
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Moshe Matan, Daniel King, Eli Peled, Shanny Ackerman, Yaron Bar-Lavi, Benjamin Brenner, Yona Nadir
BACKGROUND: During severe sepsis, levels and activity of all coagulation proteins are reduced. Heparanase is implicated in angiogenesis and tumor progression. We previously demonstrated that heparanase also affected the hemostatic system. It forms a complex and increases the activity of the blood coagulation initiator tissue factor. AIM: To evaluate heparanase levels and procoagulant activity as predictors of sepsis severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty one patients with non-trauma, non-surgical sepsis admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and 35 controls were recruited...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117053/an-outcome-analysis-of-nurse-practitioners-in-acute-care-trauma-services
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Anna Holliday, Damayanti Samanta, Julie Budinger, Jessica Hardway, Audis Bethea
The department of trauma at a Level 1 trauma center sought to improve outcomes by enhancing the continuity of care for patients admitted to trauma services. Departmental leadership explored opportunities to improve this aspect of patient care through expansion of existing trauma nurse practitioner (NP) services. The restructured trauma NP service model was implemented in September 2013. A retrospective study was conducted with patients who presented at the trauma center between September 2012 and August 2015...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117051/analysis-of-patient-follow-up-at-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-ohio
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Brian Fletcher, Tami Meyers, Michelle Guilliams, Teresa Poliseno, Josh Burton, Michael Lieber, Ed Buggie, M Shay OʼMara
Trauma patients report being unprepared for hospital discharge. The purpose of this study was to identify follow-up compliance rates at our trauma clinic and identify factors associated with trauma patients' adherence to follow-up appointment. We recruited patients 15 years and older who were discharged from the trauma service between December 2014 and August 2015. Demographic information and injury-related variables were obtained from the trauma registry for patients who attended their follow-up and those who did not attend...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115473/clinical-application-of-a-novel-diagnostic-scheme-including-pancreatic-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-cell-dysfunction-for-traumatic-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome
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Zhan-Ke Wang, Rong-Jian Chen, Shi-Liang Wang, Guang-Wei Li, Zhong-Zhen Zhu, Qiang Huang, Zi-Li Chen, Fan-Chang Chen, Lei Deng, Xiao-Peng Lan, Tian Hu
A novel diagnostic scheme that includes pancreatic β‑cell dysfunction analysis for the diagnosis of traumatic multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) was investigated to assist in the early diagnosis and detection of MODS. Early intervention and treatment of MODS has been associated with a reduced mortality rate. A total of 2,876 trauma patients (including patients post‑major surgery) were admitted to the intensive care unit of the authors' hospital between December 2010 and December 2015 and enrolled in the present study...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115091/efficacy-of-uncross-matched-type-o-packed-red-blood-cell-transfusion-to-traumatic-shock-patients-a-propensity-score-match-study
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Byung Hee Kang, Donghwan Choi, Jayun Cho, Junsik Kwon, Yo Huh, Jonghwan Moon, Younghwan Kim, Kyoungwon Jung, John Cook Jong Lee
A new blood bank system was established in our trauma bay, which allowed immediate utilization of uncross-matched type O packed red blood cells (UORBCs). We investigated the efficacy of UORBC compared to that of the ABO type-specific packed red blood cells (ABO RBCs) from before the bank was installed. From March 2016 to February 2017, data from trauma patients who received UORBCs in the trauma bay were compared with those of trauma patients who received ABO RBCs from January 2013 to December 2015. Propensity matching was used to overcome retrospective bias...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108845/validation-of-the-age-adjusted-shock-index-using-pediatric-trauma-quality-improvement-program-data
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Andrew Nordin, Alan Coleman, Junxin Shi, Krista Wheeler, Henry Xiang, Shannon Acker, Denis Bensard, Brian Kenney
PURPOSE: In adults, shock index (SI; heart rate/systolic blood pressure) >0.9 predicts injury severity and trauma outcomes. However, age-adjusted shock index (SIPA) out-performs SI in blunt trauma patients 4-16years old. We sought to confirm these findings and expand this tool to include penetrating trauma and children aged 1-4years. METHODS: We developed cutoff values for patients 1-3years old using age-based vital signs and queried the 2014 Pediatric Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) database for patients aged 1-16years sustaining blunt or penetrating trauma...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104806/a-retrospective-pilot-study-of-de-novo-antidepressant-medication-initiation-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-and-post-icu-depression
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Daniel Haines, Johanna Hild, Jianghua He, Lucy Stun, Angie Ballew, Justin L Green, Lewis Satterwhite, Brigid C Flynn
Post-ICU Syndromes (PICS) remain a devastating problem for intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. It is currently unknown if de novo initiation of an antidepressant medication during ICU stay decreases the prevalence of post-ICU depression. We performed a retrospective, pilot study evaluating patients who had not previously been on an antidepressant medication and who were started on an antidepressant while in the trauma surgical, cardiothoracic, or medical intensive care unit (ICU). The PHQ-2 depression scale was used to ascertain the presence of depression after ICU discharge and compared this to historical controls...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102095/resource-utilization-after-snakebite-severity-score-implementation%C3%A2-into-treatment-algorithm-of-crotaline-bite
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Amanda L Fowler, Darrel W Hughes, Mark T Muir, Elizabeth M VanWert, Conrado D Gamboa, John G Myers
BACKGROUND: Crotaline envenomation clinical manifestations vary considerably among patients. Current recommendations for treatment with Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab require assessment of envenomation control. Determining control of envenomation, particularly when patients are evaluated by different providers in separate clinical settings, can be difficult. OBJECTIVE: To determine if a difference in total vials of Crotalidae antivenin therapy exists between pre-protocol and post-Snakebite Severity Score (SSS) protocol...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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