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Donate Guillermo - - 2008
Animal bite injuries to humans are relatively common, however, bite injuries to the lower extremity and more specifically the foot are relatively uncommon. Foot injuries, once infected, may lead to further complications, such as soft tissue loss, bone loss, and the need for amputation. Patients with preexisting medical conditions, such ...
Trickett R - - 2009
Sting-ray injuries have recently had high profile media coverage following a rare fatality. However, minor injuries to the hands and feet are common. We present a case of a sting-ray injury to the hand. This was washed out under local anaesthetic at the local emergency department and was a delayed ...
Guo Lei - - 2008
This paper presents the approach of computer simulation to clarify the questions faced by forensic experts about what causes the various injuries characteristic of two motorcycle victims, including the motorcycle driver and the back seat occupant on the motorcycle, and how to exactly confirm which one of them is the ...
Boden Leslie I - - 2008
PURPOSE: We examine reporting of nonfatal injury and illness reporting for the two most important sources of such data in the United States: workers' compensation data and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. METHODS: We linked individual case records from establishments reporting to ...
Wick Regula - - 2008
A 20-year retrospective review of files at Forensic Science SA, Adelaide, Australia was undertaken for cases of matricide occurring between the years 1985 and 2004. A total of 11 cases were identified: 10 males and 1 female. The victims were aged between 42 and 83 years (mean=61 years) and the ...
Amirjamshidi Abbass - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Traumatic rotary posterior dislocation of C1 on C2 without fracture (TRPDAAWF) is a very rare complication in severe accidents, and its pathophysiology is still under debate. CASE DESCRIPTION: Although 6 similar cases have been reported previously, we report the lessons learned during handling of the patient. A young man ...
Zoccolella Stefano - - 2008
Several cases of motor neuron disease (MND) after electric injury have been reported in the last number of years, but the relationship between electric injury and MND remains controversial. Herein we report the case of a 60-year-old man who developed a MND following an electrical trauma. In the case presented ...
Safaz Ismail - - 2008
The authors report on a 19-year-old man who sustained a traumatic brain injury. Following decompressive craniotomy, he suffered from an unusual heterotopic ossification due to the temporary placement of the skull bone flap in his thigh. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first time that a ...
Lilienstein David A - - 2008
This case report provides an unusual presentation of a gunshot wound (GSW) and stresses the importance of gathering complete clinical, scene and historical information, if possible. Sufficient details regarding an injured patient's mechanism of injury (MOI) should be elicited by the treating physician when hemodynamic status of the patient allows. ...
Andrews, N B; ;
Objective and Importance: The trauma literature rarely addresses injuries related to livestock. We report a case of penetrating head injury caused by a bovine, discuss the presentation and management and review the literature on livestock related injuries. Clinical Presentation: We report the case of a 47-year old man who presented ...
Kuniak M - - 2008
Our goal was to adapt current diagnostic methods for radiation overexposure patients into a practical system that can be implemented rapidly and reliably by responders unfamiliar with the effects of radiation. Our Radiation Injury Severity Classification (RISC) system uses clinical and haematological parameters from the prodromal phase of the acute ...
Rao K
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 ...
Fejjal N
Injury that occurs to a finger wearing a ring though rare can have grave consequences. It is a preventable injury which has a peculiar mode of trauma that is usually occupational. Injury ranges from simple contusion to degloving of soft tissues to traumatic amputation. We hereby report our experience of ...
Gee Christopher J - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: A review of ocular injury related to mass disaster over the past 25 years, including injury type, treatment, and final visual outcome. DESIGN: Retrospective review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Injury types, treatment, and final visual acuity. RESULTS: Acts of terror and war result in significant and increasingly more common ocular ...
Blaauw G - - 2008
Most brachial plexus lesions are traction injuries sustained during birth, but in adolescents and older people they are usually caused by traffic accidents or following a fall in the home. A minority are the result of penetrating injury after civilian assault or trauma encountered during wartime. Birth palsy cases (obstetric ...
Squier Waney - - 2008
Shaken baby syndrome (SBS), characterized by the triad of subdural haemorrhage, retinal haemorrhage, and encephalopathy, was initially based on the hypothesis that shaking causes tearing of bridging veins and bilateral subdural bleeding. It remains controversial. New evidence since SBS was first defined three decades ago needs to be reviewed. Neuropathology ...
Chloros George D - - 2008
Acute compartment syndrome following fracture of the distal radius occurs in less than 1% of cases, but if the diagnosis is delayed, the potential consequences may be devastating. The majority of the cases involve high-energy injuries in young patients, and increasing pain "out of proportion to the injury sustained" is ...
Carmont Michael R - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Mountain biking is a fast, exciting adventure sport with increasing numbers of participants and competitions. METHODS AND RESULTS: A search of PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, DH data, and Embase databases was performed using the following keywords: mountain, biking and injuries. This revealed 2 review articles, 17 case controlled studies, 4 ...
Singh Vinay - - 2008
Acute constriction ring syndrome (ACRS) is a rare clinical condition characterized by formation of a circumferential constriction ring around an appendage or genitalia. Cases are mostly reported in infants and young children. Early recognition and a definitive treatment are of paramount importance in order to avoid irreversible ischemia and possible ...
Bawany Fauzia Ahmad - - 2008
Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a potentially fatal Acute Lung Injury following transfusion of blood components. Hypotheses implicate donor-derived anti-human leukocyte antigen or granulocyte antibodies reacting with recipients' leukocytes, releasing inflammatory mediators. Lack of agreement on underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms renders improving transfusion safety difficult and expensive. ...
Asuquo M E - - 2008
Background: Lightning injuries are relatively uncommon and have been a subject of awe since primitive times. It most significantly affects the cardiorespiratory, nervous, and integumentary systems. Surprisingly, cutaneous burn injuries caused by lightning are usually superficial. Objective: To present the cutaneous manifestations of lightning injuries and the sequelae of improper ...
Nepal Manish - - 2008
Urate nephropathy in children is uncommon, occurring mostly in those who have undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The characteristic obstruction of distal nephron tubules by uric acid precipitates is considered key to the subsequent parenchymal injury. Whether proximal tubular injury plays a role in urate nephropathy remains unclear. We report one ...
Male Kishore Reddy - - 2008
: This is a case report of intra cranial penetration by halo pins resulting in cerebritis and fits secondary to incorrect halo care by the patient and his family. Halo pin penetration into the skull with brain injury is itself a rare incident. Previously documented case reports were in patients ...
Thakore Nainoor - - 2008
Common Carotid Artery (CCA) is an uncommon site of injury following a blunt trauma, its presentation with spontaneous delayed rupture is even more uncommon and a rugby tackle leading to CCA injury is a rare event. What makes this case unique and very rare is combination of all of the ...
Hussey Keith - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is a teaching hospital serving a population of over 500,000. A number of nail gun injuries to the hand prompted a review of our management of these injuries and a review of the literature. These are deep penetrating injuries, often contaminated by particles of skin, oil, ...
Bravman Jonathan T - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Low energy trauma to the upper extremity is rarely associated with a significant vascular injury. Due to the low incidence, a high level of suspicion combined with appropriate diagnostic algorithms are mandatory for early recognition and timely management of these potentially detrimental injuries. METHODS: Review of the pertinent literature, ...
Wani Adil Hafeez - - 2008
We report a case of a 15 year old young female who suffered autoamputation of left mid foot and four digits of right foot following repeated application of snow to relieve the pain in her frost bitten feet. The sociodemographic background, cause, resulting injury and subsequent management are discussed. Such ...
Lasanianos N - - 2008
Late diagnoses of orthopaedic injuries after epileptic crisis are a matter of concern. The rarity of correlation between seizure and specific trauma incidences such as bilateral anterior shoulder dislocation, may lead to improper estimation of the patient's clinical state, wrong treatment and unpleasant complications. We report the rare case of ...
Sammut S J C - - 2008
Warts are a common skin complaint in childhood. We describe 3 unusual cases in which inadvertent tissue injury was caused during the treatment of viral warts by a commercially available cryotherapy device. In each case there was a failure to follow the instructions provided correctly. If such devices are to ...
Liu B C - - 2008
Motorcycle crash victims form a high proportion of those killed or injured in road traffic crashes. Injuries to the head, following motorcycle crashes, are a common cause of severe morbidity and mortality. It seems intuitive that helmets should protect against head injuries but it has been argued that motorcycle helmet ...
Kelly Patrick - - 2008
AIM: To describe the epidemiology of subdural haemorrhage (SDH) in New Zealand infants. METHODS: Prospective enrollment of all cases of infantile SDH from 2000 to 2002. Retrospective analysis of national discharge and death data for the same period. RESULTS: Seventy-seven cases of infantile SDH were identified prospectively, and a further ...
Hammond Philip J - - 2007
Conventional treatment of anorectal impalement injuries involves an open exploration and either a fecal diversion and/or a primary repair dictated by the degree of soft-tissue disruption and contamination. In this paper, the authors present the case report of a successful primary laparoscopic repair of an accidental transanal intraperitoneal impalement injury ...
Hunt P R - - 2007
The accuracy of external cause of injury codes (E codes) for work-related and non-work-related injuries in Massachusetts emergency department data were evaluated. Medical records were reviewed and coded by a nosologist with expertise in E coding for a stratified random sample of 1000 probable work-related (PWR) and 250 probable non-work-related ...
Denman Jason P - - 2007
A 44-year-old man with a history of childhood brain injury presented with dysarthria, confusion, reduced oral intake and reduced mobility after a week of heatwave conditions. He had severe hypernatraemia and raised serum creatine kinase levels, consistent with rhabdomyolysis. In most previous case reports linking hypernatraemia and rhabdomyolysis, other factors ...
Shemirani Nima L - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Although cricopharyngeal electromyography (CP-EMG) is recognized as a diagnostic tool for dysphagia assessment, few reports in the literature characterize CP-EMG abnormalities in relation to clinical presentation. The aim of this study was to review a large series of CP-EMG studies, and compare the CP-EMG results with the patients' diagnoses. ...
Skipworth James - - 2007
We present the case of a patient who sustained a blunt head injury resulting in a delayed diagnosis of a carotid-cavernous sinus fistula. Although rare in occurrence, a high index of suspicion is paramount with a history of head injury and developing signs in the eyes and face. Prompt referral ...
Saad Abdo - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Since its first report in 1974, 66 cases of splenic injury after colonoscopy have been reported in the world literature. Splenic injury is among the rarest complications of colonoscopy. However, it can be associated with severe morbidity and has rarely been fatal. OBJECTIVES: Three cases of splenic injury following ...
Ebenezer J - - 2007
The use of toothbrushes has significantly improved oral hygiene. However, if brushing of the teeth is not done judiciously, it could result in severe trauma to the soft tissues of the oral cavity. This is particularly true in the young age group, since children tend to be very playful while ...
Shibahara Hiroaki - - 2007
AIM: Transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy (THL) has recently been developed as a less invasive alternative to conventional laparoscopy. There are some reports that described the usefulness and prognostic value of diagnostic THL in infertile women. Moreover, operative THL such as ovarian drilling for unovulatory women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) to induce ...
Ho Jason Y - - 2007
As allogeneic musculoskeletal tissue is readily available, has minimal limitation in size or shape, and carries no donor site morbidity, it has become attractive for use in reconstructive shoulder surgery. Allograft is a viable option for treating osseous defects associated with glenohumeral instability and has been shown to achieve a ...
Gwin Che - - 2007
CONTEXT: Laryngotracheal injury secondary to endotracheal intubation results from ischemic necrosis, which develops within hours of intubation, with injury severity increasing with duration of intubation. Postextubation and postmortem observations demonstrate that laryngotracheal injury still occurs in a large number of intubated patients. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate laryngeal injury, specifically pseudodiverticulum formation, ...
de Vries Shidan - - 2007
PURPOSE: To report the long-term sequelae of a case of bilateral chemical keratitis caused by airbag deployment. METHODS: Case report and review of the literature. RESULTS: A 21-year-old woman presented with bilateral reduced vision, photophobia, and tearing after a car accident. Examination revealed some facial burns and severe chemical injury ...
Tibballs James - - 2007
The concept of "loss of chance" as an alternative cause of action in cases of medical negligence has succeeded in recent cases where actions based on causation have failed. The plaintiff must prove negligence and loss of a chance of a better outcome. The quantity of loss of chance must ...
Lam Samuel H F - - 2008
Fallen television sets can cause significant injuries in toddlers. We report the case of a child with a focal brainstem injury who presented with subtle physical examination findings, which eventually led to aspiration and airway compromise. This case illustrates the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion and performing ...
Seeff Leonard B - - 2007
There is appropriate concern about the potential risk for hepatotoxicity from herbal products because they are unregulated and therefore not standardized with regard to their contents. This is particularly the case for the crude herbals that are commonly formulated as a mixture, so that their ingredients may be ambiguous and ...
Nagao Yoshimasa - - 2007
BACKGROUND: The risk of transmission of occupational blood-borne infection is a serious problem for health care workers (HCWs) in Japan. Although the Japanese version of Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet) was introduced in 1997, no published data in the clinical setting have been available yet. OBJECTIVE: To examine the epidemiology ...
Singh Amit - - 2007
Radial epiphyseal injuries are common. Ulnar epiphyseal injury is responsible for majority of cases of growth arrest and is commonly missed. The occurrence of associated ulnar epiphyseal injury is very rare and a concomitant type II injury of both radial and ulnar epiphyseal injury is also uncommon. A four-year follow-up ...
Grubb Blair P - - 2007
Lightning injuries are one of the top three causes of death from environmental causes. Survivors of lightning injuries may be left with injuries, which may affect either the somatic or autonomic nervous systems. We report on two previously healthy patients who developed severe forms of postural tachycardia syndrome following a ...
Kuan James K - - 2007
PURPOSE: Injury prevention requires efficient diagnosis and management, and knowledge of collision kinematics may allow first responders to triage victims earlier based on crash scene assessment. We identified possible collision patterns and vehicle interior components that may have a role in kidney injury following motor vehicle collision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ...
De Cicco Carlo - - 2007
Ureter injuries are a well-known complication of gynecologic surgery and a frequent cause of medicolegal problems. Because there are no randomized, controlled trials and the available studies are small series and case reports, the evidence on which to base treatment is weak. We therefore reviewed the complete English-language literature of ...
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