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Kepler Christopher K - - 2009
This case report provides background reviewing mortality rates associated with falls from height before detailing the clinical history of a patient who survived a fall from a height of 43 stories. A multidisciplinary team treated both orthopaedic and nonorthopaedic injuries with the ultimate goal of preserving potential for independent function. ...
Nguyen Minh Hung - - 2009
We report the case of a 6-year-old boy presenting with small bowel evisceration following a fall onto a bicycle handle-bar. His case is presented, a review of the literature performed and interesting photos pre and post-op are presented.
Forrester Joseph D - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: There have been no studies to date exploring the nature of injuries and illness experienced by individuals in a National Park in the southeastern United States. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of such illnesses and injuries to visitors in Shenandoah National Park. METHODS: This ...
Calil Ana Maria - - 2009
The objective of this study was to identify the body regions most affected in traffic accident victims and to map the trauma and severity of the lesions. A systematic literature review using key words related to traffic accidents, transportation accidents, wounds and injuries found a total of 248 articles. The ...
Wasfy Ismail A - - 2009
PURPOSE: To describe the pattern of ophthalmic medicolegal cases with emphasis on cases of assault, and to acquaint ophthalmologists with rules pertaining to expert testimony and medical reports. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out to review files of 247 medicolegal cases from Upper Egypt seen by the senior author ...
Subramanian Padmanabhan - - 2009
A 14 year old boy with a history and clinical examination suggestive of a medial meniscal tear is presented. The MRI findings suggested a horizontal cleavage tear so arthroscopy was carried out. No intra articular pathology was found at the time of surgery. The role of MRI in investigation of ...
Waseem Muhammad - - 2009
Throat pain is a common presenting complaint in the pediatric emergency department and often occurs secondary to non-life-threatening conditions. Certain etiologies may initially appear benign, but if not recognized and treated, may result in airway compromise. Patients with blunt trauma to the neck may present with throat pain. This is ...
Chikkappa Maruthesh Gowda - - 2009
A 52-year-old, Caucasian, British man suffered significant injury following simple fall. A man with no significant past medical history, presented to the accident and emergency with right side chest pain and shortness of breath. He reported a simple fall, two days before admission. Chest radiograph showed simple bilateral pneumothorax and ...
Rezende-Neto Joao - - 2009
We present the case of a patient who sustained a penetrating injury to the chest caused by an attenuated energy rubber bullet and review the literature on thoracic injuries caused by plastic and rubber "less-lethal" munitions. The patient of this report underwent a right thoracotomy to extract the projectile as ...
Laberge-Nadeau Claire - - 2009
PROBLEM: Side impacts are a serious automotive injury problem; they represent about 30% of all fatalities for passenger vehicle occupants. This literature review focuses on occupant injuries resulting from real lateral collisions. It emphasizes the interaction between injury patterns and crash factors, taking into account type of injuries and their ...
Sparks Dorothy - - 2009
PURPOSE: The increasing popularity of the Wii video game console has been associated with a number of gameplay related traumas. We sought to investigate if there were any identifiable injury patterns associated with Wii use. METHODS: Utilising a database of self-reported Wii related injuries, the data was categorised by type ...
Terrio Heidi - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this article is to report the proportion of soldiers in a Brigade Combat Team (BCT) with at least 1 clinician-confirmed deployment-acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to describe the nature of sequelae associated with such injuries. PARTICIPANTS: Members of an Army unit (n = 3973) that ...
Sheldon Kristi J - - 2009
The hazards associated with breeding livestock were well documented in some of the earliest annals of literature. With the exception of horses, bulls have probably caused more livestock- related deaths and injuries to human beings throughout recorded history than any other domesticated animal. A review of the literature might suggest ...
Ibeanu Okechukwu A - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence and location of injury to the urinary tract during hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease. METHODS: This was a prospective clinical study in an academic environment performed at three sites. Diagnostic cystourethroscopy was performed on all patients after hysterectomy for benign disease. RESULTS: Eight hundred thirty-nine ...
Moncure Michael - - 2009
Impalement injuries are a unique form of penetrating trauma and are typically associated with a fall onto the object (Steele, 2006). We present the case of a 45-year-old man who reportedly slipped in his bathtub and fell onto a broomstick. Radiographic examination revealed a slender mass extending from his rectum ...
Abad Syed - - 2009
Historically airguns were powerful weapons. Modern models, though less lethal, are still capable of inflicting serious or life threatening injuries. Current United Kingdom legislation fails to take into the account the capacity for airguns to maim and kill. We believe that airguns should be governed by the same law that ...
Bartley Anthony C - - 2009
Burn injury is exacerbated by inhalation injury, causing higher morbidity and mortality rates compared to those with a comparable burn injury alone. The complex pathophysiology of inhalation injury is well described, but analysis of treatment is a mammoth task and requires individual focus on a number of components of management. ...
Whitty Lisa A - - 2009
The literature regarding arteriovenous malformations of the external ear is sparse. A case of a patient clinically diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation of the external ear that was managed empirically with surgical excision, without recurrence, is presented. The pathogenesis, clinical presentation, radiological work up and management options regarding arteriovenous malformations ...
Wasfi Ehab - - 2009
In literature, many different types of foreign objects have been found to have caused eye injuries. These objects can range from organic to inorganic matter such as glass, wood, pencil, nails and fishhooks. Once the injury is recognized, removal of the foreign body and technique used in the management of ...
Dara Lily - - 2008
Dietary supplements represent an increasingly common source of drug-induced liver injury. Hydroxycut is a popular weight loss supplement which has previously been linked to hepatotoxicity, although the individual chemical components underlying liver injury remain poorly understood. We report two cases of acute hepatitis in the setting of Hydroxycut exposure and ...
Crawford David L - - 2008
This is a case of impalement injury with delayed presentation. A 60-year-old man experienced a traumatic injury after a fall on top of a broken picture frame, which caused a small laceration to his left upper abdominal wall. Sixteen months after the injury, he developed a tender left abdominal wall ...
Durak D - - 2008
Blast injury is becoming more common in the non-military population but it is still rare to see such injuries and deaths unrelated to terrorist acts. The exact mechanisms involved in blast injuries are unclear. Civilian physicians and surgeons need to have a basic understanding of the patho-mechanics and physiological effects ...
Stjernbrandt Albin - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: Knowledge regarding drownings related to land motor vehicle events is limited although reports of these events occur globally. This study elucidates crash and injury mechanisms in motor vehicle-related drownings in a Swedish population during 1992 through 2006 in order to suggest preventive countermeasures. METHODS: The cases were identified in ...
Moharamzad Yashar - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To describe mortality pattern and to determine undiagnosed fatal injuries according to autopsy findings among road traffic accident victims in Yazd, Iran. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 251 victims of road traffic accidents who were admitted to a tertiary trauma hospital over a two-year period (2006 and 2007) and ...
Gupta R K - - 2008
A case of symptomatic muscle hernia of the leg in a provincial cricketer caused by a cricket ball injury is presented. It was diagnosed clinically and treated with a limited fasciotomy. However, delay in the diagnosis and treatment ended the professional career of the player. An awareness of the condition ...
Reddy Sangala Jaypal - - 2008
Primary traumatic facet dislocations are unusual in the lumbar spine. Most occurrences have been reported at the lumbosacral junction associated with anterior subluxation. The authors describe 2 cases in which a high impact trauma resulted in lateral subluxation with a unilateral locked facet involving the lumbar spine. In their review ...
Wehner Frank - - 2008
When a crime victim has been injured with several different objects, it is of central importance for the forensic investigation to be able to show which object caused which injury, especially if one of the injuries was lethal. In cases of bullet penetration wounds it is often not possible to ...
Baguley Ian J - - 2008
Severe sympathetic overactivity occurs in several conditions that are recognized as medical emergencies. Following central nervous system injury, a small proportion of individuals develop severe paroxysmal sympathetic and motor overactivity. These individuals have a high attendant risk of unnecessary secondary morbidity. Following acquired brain injury, the syndrome is known by ...
Otte Dietmar - - 2008
The national accident statistics demonstrate that the situation of passenger car side impacts is dominated by car-to-car accidents. Car side-to-pole impacts are relatively infrequent events but result in disproportionate rates of serious and fatal injuries when compared to those in car-to-car side impact. Hence their importance has been highlighted in ...
Shpaner Alexander - - 2008
Drug hepatotoxicity is the most common cause of fulminant hepatic failure in the USA. We describe a rare case of a patient who developed an acute liver injury after initiation of therapy with quetiapine, but after conservative management and a trial of steroids, has fully recovered. This is the second ...
Magge Deepa - - 2008
Injury to the carotid artery can occur in the setting of blunt and penetrating trauma. Such injury can result in pseudoaneurysm formation. We present a case of posttraumatic common carotid pseudoaneurysm (PTCP) that was diagnosed and treated 2 months after a motor vehicle accident and review the literature on the ...
Frey Lauren C - - 2009
Lateral fluid percussion injury (LFPI) is the most commonly used experimental model of human traumatic brain injury (TBI). To date, investigators using this model have produced injury using a pendulum-and-piston-based device (PPBD) to drive fluid against an intact dural surface. Two disadvantages of this method, however, are (1) the necessary ...
Kumar S - - 2008
Foreign body trauma to the oral cavity is fairly common. However, severe injuries caused by a toothbrush are rarely reported. We report a case of a 35-year-old epileptic patient who suffered seizures while brushing his teeth. During this episode, he self-inflicted a grievous injury to his oro-pharynx with his toothbrush ...
Katrana F - - 2008
A case of severe degloving injury to the left hand with complete destruction of the extensor apparatus of the thumb and exposure of the IP joint is presented. The damaged area was resurfaced with the use of the Integra template and the abductor pollicis longus tendon, lengthened with a tendon ...
Sandmire Herbert F - - 2009
In the past decades, obstetric personnel have attempted to reduce the frequency of brachial plexus injury (BPI) by attempting to use less traction during the delivery of the fetal anterior shoulder. Clearly, these attempts have been unsuccessful in preventing or reducing the frequency of BPI. We conducted a nonsystematic literature ...
John Neely - - 2009
Paintball is an "extreme sport" that has been steadily growing in popularity since the early 1980s. Although this activity is considered recreational, there are a number of inherent dangers associated. Most notably, the number of head and neck injuries due to paintball participation has been increasing in recent years. In ...
Rao K Nagaraja - - 2008
A case series of self-injurious behavior (SIB) encountered in a General Hospital setting has been described. Limitations of current definition of SIB are explained. SIB is not a single clinical entity and it occurs in various psychiatric syndromes with wide range of psychopathology. Based on clinical criteria, a classification of ...
Mohan Rajashekar - - 2011
Background: Abdominal impalement injuries are usually associated with visceral and vascular injury, causing significant morbidity and mortality. The management of these injuries poses specific challenges in prehospital care, transport, and management strategies. Objective: We report a case of transabdominal impalement with no injury to intra-abdominal visceral or vascular structures, demonstrating ...
Sönmez Kaan - - 2008
Ureteral injuries represent less than 1% of all traumatic genitourinary injuries. The rarity of traumatic ureteral injury is at least in part because the ureters are relatively well protected in the retroperitoneum. Ureteral injuries after blunt trauma are not common, and bilateral disruption of the ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) has only ...
Lin Cheng-Hung - - 2008
Although great toe loss represents not only disruption of external body integrity but also a functional defect with possible psychological consequences, only a few publications concerning great toe replantation have been reported in the literature. The purpose of this study was to present the authors' experience with great toe replantation. ...
Kohlmeier R E - - 2008
Microscopic examination was performed on 55 cases of traumatic liver lacerations incurred from fatal motor vehicle accidents. None of the deaths was due to the liver injury. In 38 of 55 cases, the decedent was pronounced dead at the scene. Microscopic examination of the liver lacerations in these 38 cases ...
Tsonis Lambros - - 2008
Hydrofluoric acid has a unique mechanism for causing devastating injuries when it contacts human tissue. Although a great deal of literature exists for cutaneous exposures, inhalational exposures have not been as well studied. Although most cases of severe inhalational exposures to hydrofluoric acid are rapidly lethal, here we present a ...
Matheï J - - 2008
A traumatic lesion of the axillary artery after a proximal humeral fracture is very uncommon. The clinical presentation can be very misleading and therefore it is mandatory to have a high index of suspicion and, as presented in this case report, to check the pulsations in different positions. Open repair ...
Julie N L - - 2008
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Troglitazone was approved for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, but by 2000 it had been removed from all world markets due to severe drug-induced liver injury. Even today, we still do not know how many patients sustained a long-term liver injury. No system is in place to acquire ...
Suresh Kumar Shetty B - - 2008
Injury to the male external genitalia is relatively uncommon when compared with other parts of the human body. Trauma to external genitalia could result from accidents involving motor vehicles, power farm machinery, gun shot and stab injuries. We present a rare case of traumatic degloving injury of male external genitalia ...
El-Nahas Ahmed R - - 2008
Liver injury during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is very rare and is usually overlooked. In this report, we present a case of inadvertent liver injury during right supracostal PCNL and describe diagnostic tools, conservative management measures, and outcome. A literature review of potential risk factors and suggested techniques to avoid injuring ...
Pillai Mary - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Interpretation of genital findings is a key component of the medical examination for suspected child sexual abuse. This study seeks to review the extent of evidence-based research on genital findings in prepubertal girls. METHODS: Literature review on normal genital anatomy in non-abused girls, case control studies comparing abused and ...
Negri Giacomo - - 2008
We report the case of a bilateral bipartite ossification center of the proximal tibia in a 15-year-old boy with a history of knee injury. The presence of the duplicated ossific centers was an incidental finding on radiography and computed tomography performed after injury. Arthroscopy showed continuous hyaline cartilage between the ...
Gupta Ashok - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The association between hypopituitarism, Chiari I malformation, and syringomyelia has been recently recognized. Most of the reported patients suffered perinatal injury or asphyxia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present the case of a premature child without identifiable perinatal injury, who was recognized to have growth hormone (GH) deficiency, Chiari I ...
Jensen Lisbeth - - 2008
Shopping carts may be associated with a variety of injuries, particularly in toddlers and young children. These usually relate to falls from carts or to tip-overs. Injuries that are sustained include hematomas/contusions, abrasions, lacerations, fractures, and fingertip amputations. Fatal episodes are uncommon and are usually due to blunt craniocerebral trauma ...
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