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Ng Weng - - 2005
PURPOSE: To describe the presentation and treatment of a Taser penetrating ocular injury. DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: A 50-year-old man with a Taser injury 1.5 cm below the right lower eyelid margin was admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary hospital. The case report describes the ophthalmic assessment, investigation, ...
Huitink Gary - - 2005
Despite the shortcomings of a newspaper injury surveillance system to capture agricultural injury data, there is merit to reviewing the types of injuries occurring on Arkansas farms. Over an 11-year period, 482 cases of injuries were identified by a newspaper clipping service and entered into a database. These cases exclude ...
Sankar B - - 2005
Removal of toe nail is a minor procedure that can be under ring block with no significant complications. We report the case of a young lady who developed a rapidly growing subungual exostosis on her right great toe following nail removal. Inadvertent iatrogenic injury to the nail bed and underlying ...
Nanni M - - 2005
We describe a case of chronic Salter-Harris I injury of the proximal tibial epiphysis. To our knowledge such an injury has not been described in the English language literature. The radiological appearance can mimic chronic infection. The possibility of chronic athletic stress-related change should be considered in such scenarios to ...
Kravitz Alan B - - 2005
A case of an isolated, traumatic, osteochondral injury to the articular surface of the first metatarsal head, which was successfully treated with an autogenous transplant of an osteochondral plug from the ipsilateral knee, is reported. After a 2-year follow-up, the patient reported no persistent symptoms, full resumption of preinjury activities, ...
Blumenthal Ryan - - 2005
A review of the Southern Africa medical literature shows a paucity of published data regarding lightning fatalities. The South African Highveld has a lightning ground flash density of 6 to 9 flashes/km/year, with a high incidence of thunderstorm days per year (some 40-70). The Highveld has a largely urban population, ...
Wadsworth David J S - - 2005
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. BACKGROUND: Athletic Lisfranc injuries are characterized by disruption of the soft tissues about the tarsometatarsal joint complex. They are frequently missed on initial consultation due to a paucity of demonstrable physical signs, yet often result in significant disability. This case illustrates the 2 great challenges in ...
Preuss Richard - - 2005
This paper provides a review of the current literature supporting the hypothesis that segmental spine buckling resulting in tissue damage may be a primary cause of sudden onset low back pain, even during activities that are sub-maximal with respect to loading and muscle activation. While a temporal link exists, it ...
Daniels Stacie R - - 2005
Cerebellar mutism is an uncommon complication of posterior fossa surgery. Manifestations include disturbances of articulation, prosody, and pitch, and, if severe, complete mutism. Symptoms are independent of recognizable cortical or brainstem injury, and recovery is variable, with permanent deficits frequently observed. Cerebellar dysfunction is commonly invoked as an etiology, although ...
Wu K - - 2005
Pharyngeal injuries caused by trauma are common and have been reported previously in the medical literature. In some cases of a penetrating injury there is a collection of air in the retropharyngeal space that can be shown on lateral soft tissue radiography of the neck. If this condition is not ...
Bahebeck Jean - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: To review firearm injuries in five hospitals of Douala and Yaounde, both towns of Cameroon, a Sub-Saharan African country where ownership of firearm is forbidden. METHODS: This was a retrospective investigation carried out within the period January 1998 to December 2002. Records of the mortuaries, the emergency departments, the ...
Sathornsumetee Sith - - 2006
Brachial plexopathy can result from traction injury, radiation injury, local or metastatic cancer, hereditary, or idiopathic causes. However, brachial plexopathy resulting from malposition of an arm during sleep, similar to Saturday night palsy, has not been reported. We report a case of brachial plexus neuropathy that occurred after the patient ...
Reithmeier Thomas - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Head injury is the leading cause of accidental death in children. Recent reports have shown the benefit of decompressive craniectomy in children and the role of early timing has been emphasized. However, there is still a lack of data to determine the optimal time for performing craniectomy. CASE REPORT: ...
Hagel Brent E - - 2005
To determine the effect of helmets on the risk of head and neck injuries in skiers and snowboarders. Matched case-control and case crossover study. 19 ski areas in Quebec, Canada, November 2001 to April 2002. 1082 skiers and snowboarders (cases) with head and neck injuries reported by the ski patrol ...
PaydaƟ Saime - - 2005
Renal involvement may occur in cases with malignant disorders. Glomerular injury may be the first sign of these diseases and may predict the overall survival. In some cases, glomerular injury may be associated with tumor antigens, and in some others, viruses cause renal injury together with underlying malignant disease. Here ...
Hagel Brent - - 2005
The aim of this study was to examine the effect of helmet use on non-head-neck injury severity and crash circumstances in skiers and snowboarders. We used a matched case-control study over the November 2001 to April 2002 winter season. 3295 of 4667 injured skiers and snowboarders reporting to the ski ...
Kuz Julian E - - 2005
Traumatic axial dislocation of the carpus in a 20-year-old man is described. This injury was accompanied by a crushing injury to the hand. The disruption pattern was different from those of previously reported cases. Despite the restoration of painless wrist motion postoperatively, grip strength remained below normal. Early accurate reduction, ...
McHardy Andrew - - 2005
To review the epidemiological literature on low back pain in golfers and to review the golf swing and relate the literature on the mechanics of the swing to the lower back. A computer search was conducted of Index Medicus (1966 to 2004), MANTIS (1880 to present) and CINAHL (1982 to ...
Benvenga Salvatore - - 2005
In the year 2000, the latest review on post-head trauma hypopituitarism (PHTH) collected 367 cases of isolated or multiple deficiency of anterior pituitary hormones subsequent to traumatic brain injury. The first patient had been published in 1918 and the latest 15 were my personal observations reported in the said review. ...
Padmanaban Jeya - - 2005
National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) crash statistics were examined to understand injury patterns of belted occupants in rollover crashes and determine accuracy / completeness of selected NASS-coded variables. A comprehensive statistical study, followed by detailed engineering reviews of 278 NASS cases, is in progress. The primary objective is to understand ...
Ganveer Gunjan B - - 2005
What is the pattern of injuries among non-fatal cases of road traffic accidents? To study the pattern of injuries among non-fatal cases of road traffic accidents. Cross-sectional study. Nagpur, a city in central India. 423 non-fatal cases of road traffic accidents reporting for treatment to Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur ...
Matheny Michael E - - 2005
To evaluate the discriminatory power of TraumaSCAN-Web, a system for assessing penetrating trauma, using retrospective multi-center case data for gunshot and stab wounds to the thorax and abdomen. 80 gunshot and 114 stab cases were evaluated using TraumaSCAN-Web. Areas under the Receiver Operator Characteristic Curves (AUC) were calculated for each ...
Geddes J F - - 2004
There is scant neuropathological information in the child abuse literature; even the best reviews include assumptions based on the findings of a few inadequate early studies. Our recent series of 53 fatal cases (Brain 124 (2001) 1290, 1299 [1,2]) demonstrated age-related patterns of brain injury and showed the substrate of ...
Andersen T E - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe, using video analysis, the mechanisms of head injuries and of incidents with a high risk of head injury in elite football. METHODS: Videotapes and injury information were collected prospectively for 313 of the 409 matches played in the Norwegian (2000 season) ...
Bhootra B L - - 2004
Missile head injury is predominantly caused by firearms; however, small blunt objects such as a stone can be propelled into the air and cause a low-velocity-type missile injury, as described in this case report. Since the cerebral damage in low-velocity missile injuries is usually focal, there might not be disturbance ...
Huda M F - - 2004
AIMS: The authors analyze epidemiology, location, clinical profile and outcome of double extradural hematoma (EDH) or EDH at more than one site. DESIGN: A retrospective clinical study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 46 cases of double EDH were studied. All the cases were evaluated for their mode of injury, clinical presentation, level ...
Rajan G P - - 2004
The case is presented of a professional half pipe snowboarder with a large post-traumatic subdural haematoma, which allowed close to normal functioning and socialisation. It is an example of a potentially life threatening sports injury in an increasingly commercialised and popular winter sport. It highlights that a knowledge of injury ...
Plattner Thomas - - 2004
Falls from great height are suicidal in most cases. Any antecedent trauma that would indicate an involvement of a third party should, however, be excluded in each case. Herein lies the difficulty in such cases since injuries prior to the fall which could be of criminal nature may be masked ...
Arciniegas David B - - 2004
Delayed post-hypoxic encephalopathy is an uncommon but potentially debilitating consequence of hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. This condition is characterized by delayed neurological deterioration days-to-weeks after an initial partial or complete recovery from hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. The course of recovery from this condition is highly variable, ranging from rapid and fatal progression ...
Jiang Ji-Yao - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of arousal methods for prolonged coma of 175 patients with severe traumatic brain injury and related factors. METHODS: There were 175 cases with persistent coma longer than 1 month after severe traumatic brain injury. Coma lasted 1-12 months. Arousal procedures included hyperbaric oxygen, physical therapy ...
Pugh Theresa J - - 2004
Some 30 million Americans are involved in equestrian sports. Although there is significant literature regarding catastrophic injury, there is very little literature that addresses overuse injury and its effect on rider and horse. As the horse and rider function as a unit, overuse injuries to the rider can affect the ...
Pfeiffer H - - 2005
A case of a 25-year-old male with a deep knife stab injury in the back is reported. The stab wound penetrated the left thorax and the left lung was injured, a thoracotomy was performed and the patient survived. The injured man could not remember what had happened, his bag was ...
Najem Mojahid - - 2004
Obesity is an increasing burden on health-care globally. Significant obesity is presenting at a younger age, with pathology that has not been previously seen. This case report illustrates the catastrophic consequences which may occur when minor trauma occurs in a young person who suffers from morbid obesity. A 19-year-old woman ...
Tator C H - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: Study objectives were: (a) to examine the causes and incidence of major spinal cord injuries sustained by ice hockey players; and (b) to add recently reported Canadian cases to the Canadian Ice Hockey Spinal Injury Registry to determine the effectiveness of prevention efforts. METHODS: The study was a review ...
Sekino Yasushi - - 2004
A case of combined pancreatoduodenal injury requiring pancreatoduodenectomy is described. A two-stage approach was used, which included a pancreatoduodenectomy followed by a tube pancreatostomy for complete external drainage of pancreatic juice and subsequent second-stage pancreatojejunostomy. This approach, first advocated by Miyagawa et al., enabled us to handle the normal soft ...
Herold Thomas J S - - 2004
Subdural Hygroma (SDG) is described in the literature as a common complication of blunt head trauma occurring in a reported 5-20% of all closed head injuries. The Emergency Physician will likely encounter this type of lesion and it is useful to have an understanding of its significance, its relationship to ...
Iverson Grant L - - 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine the relation between the subjective report of feeling foggy at one-week post concussion and acute neuropsychological outcome. The outcome variables were derived from a computerized neuropsychological screening battery, Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT). Participants were 110 high school students who ...
Friedman Jules M - - 2004
The vestibular-like symptoms that commonly follow head injury are most often due to one of a number of specific pathologies affecting vestibular, CNS or cervical structures. These pathologies can be readily identified in the majority of cases by appropriate testing in the examining room, and in vestibular function or neurodiagnosic ...
Knox F Angela - - 2004
PURPOSE: To report four cases of penetrating ocular injuries from fish-hooks. METHODS: The case records of four patients who attended the ophthalmology department with ocular fish-hook injuries were reviewed. RESULTS: Individuals were male, between the ages of 9 and 67. All cases had anterior segment involvement and the hooks were ...
Graham Ernest M - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: Neonatal cerebral white matter injury represents a major precursor for neurological impairment and cerebral palsy. Our objective was to identify risk factors associated with its development. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective case-control study of all births between 23 and 34 weeks gestation at a single university hospital between May 1994 ...
Kelly Patrick - - 2004
AIM: To review the Auckland experience of traumatic subdural haematoma (SDH) in infants under 2 years of age, with particular regard to features which might help to differentiate accidental from non-accidental injury (NAI). METHODS: Retrospective review of the medical records of children under 2 years of age, coded for subdural ...
Badman Brian L - - 2004
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Despite significant literature associated with spinal injuries and recreational diving, few articles exist regarding competitive diving injuries, with no reports pertaining specifically to spinal injuries. As a result, a case report of a collegiate diver with C5-C6 ligamentous instability requiring operative stabilization is currently presented in addition to ...
Ferreira Pedro Costa - - 2004
Impacted injuries of the head and neck are uncommon. Associated injuries can be present and can be a serious problem. We present an unusual clinical case and discuss the management of this complex injury. Head and neck injuries deserve special attention because of their enormous functional and esthetic significance. Contusion, ...
Acierno S - - 2004
Light truck vehicles (LTV) are becoming more popular on US highways. This creates greater opportunity for collisions with passenger vehicles (PV). The mismatch in weight, stiffness, and height between LTV and PV has been surmised to result in increased fatalities among PV occupants when their vehicles collide with LTV. We ...
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In 2000, an estimated 6.1 million light-vehicle (e.g., passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, vans, and pickup trucks) crashes on U.S. roadways were reported to police. Of these reported crashes, 247,000 (4.0%) involved incidents in which the motor vehicle (MV) directly hit an animal on the roadway. Each year, an estimated ...
Stranjalis G - - 2004
We present the case of a young male with severe head injury, cervico-thoracic fractures, and an initially unrecognized brainstem infarct due to unilateral dissection of vertebral artery, who made an unusually excellent recovery. This report stresses the importance of prompt clinico-imaging diagnosis and prophylactic anticoagulant treatment in such cases.
Ryan Matt - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To examine the pattern of anatomical injury in victims of motor vehicle crashes who die prior to reaching hospital. Cases were identified where death was an unexpected outcome. METHODS: A retrospective review of autopsy case records including police reports, of all persons who died in motor vehicle crashes between ...
Lynn-Macrae Alastair G - - 2004
OBJECTIVES: To survey the causes, characteristics, and outcomes of malpractice litigation resulting from injuries sustained during endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of United States state and federal civil litigation involving injuries resulting from ESS. METHODS: Sources were state and federal court decisions and jury verdict reports ...
Hirose Hitoshi - - 2004
Innominate artery injury after blunt trauma is uncommon and mostly observed at its origin from the aorta. We report here an unusual case of distal innominate artery injury associated with acute right subclavian occlusion. MEDLINE search of blunt traumatic injury to the innominate artery revealed a total of 132 case ...
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Around the July 4 Independence Day holiday each year in the United States, injuries associated with homemade fireworks are increasingly common. During June-July 2002, approximately 5,700 persons were treated for fireworks-related injuries at U.S. emergency departments; approximately 300 (5.3%) were injured in incidents involving illegal and homemade fireworks. CDC and ...
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