Summary: General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.
Publications184 found, 100 shown here
- Chest injury due to blunt traumaSerife Tuba Liman
General Thoracic Surgery Department, Atatürk Center for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:374-8. 2003..Given its importance in trauma practice, we aimed to determine the pathologies associated with blunt chest injuries and to analyze the accurate identification of patients at high risk for major chest trauma...
- Cardiopulmonary, histological, and inflammatory alterations after lung contusion in a novel mouse model of blunt chest traumaMarkus W Knoferl
Department of Trauma, Hand, and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Ulm, 89075 Ulm, Germany
Shock 19:519-25. 2003..On the basis of these findings, this novel mouse model of blunt chest trauma appears suitable for detailed studies on immunological effects of lung contusion...
- Aortic valve rupture after blunt chest traumaS Asbach
Clin Res Cardiol 95:675-9. 2006
- Inflammatory alterations in a novel combination model of blunt chest trauma and hemorrhagic shockDaniel H Seitz
Department of Trauma Surgery, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Division of Surgical Research, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
J Trauma 70:189-96. 2011..Immune dysfunction contributes to the adverse outcome of multiple injuries. The aims of this study were to establish a combined model of lung contusion and hemorrhage and to evaluate the cardiopulmonary and immunologic response...
- Is the function of alveolar macrophages altered following blunt chest trauma?Ulrich C Liener
Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Ulm Surgical Center, Steinhövelstraße 9, 89075 Ulm, Germany
Langenbecks Arch Surg 396:251-9. 2011..The purpose of this study was to characterize the local pulmonary inflammatory environment and to elucidate alterations of alveolar macrophage (AMØ) functions after blunt chest trauma...
- Pre-hospital and in-hospital thoracostomy: indications and complicationsChristopher J Aylwin
Trauma Service, Department of Surgery, Royal London Hospital, London, UK
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 90:54-7. 2008..We conducted a prospective cohort observational study of emergency pleural drainage procedures to validate the indications for pre-hospital thoracostomy and to identify complications from both pre- and in-hospital thoracostomies...
- Management of simple thoracic injuries at a level I trauma centre: can primary health care system take over?E Sanidas
Department of Surgical Oncology, Herakleion University Hospital, Crete, Greece
Injury 31:669-75. 2000..we examined the performance of the primary care emergency system in the treatment of patients with simple thoracic injuries, in the area of a Level I hospital...
- A clinical decision rule for identifying children with thoracic injuries after blunt torso traumaJames F Holmes
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817 2282, USA
Ann Emerg Med 39:492-9. 2002We sought to determine the prevalence of thoracic injuries in children sustaining blunt torso trauma and to develop a clinical prediction rule to identify children with these injuries.
- Do we really need routine computed tomographic scanning in the primary evaluation of blunt chest trauma in patients with "normal" chest radiograph?A K Exadaktylos
Trauma and Emergency Unit, Inselspital, University of Berne, Inselspital, Berne, Switzerland
J Trauma 51:1173-6. 2001..A major cause of morbidity and mortality after blunt chest trauma remains undetected injuries. This study evaluates the role of routine computed tomographic (CT) scan...
- Predicting significant torso traumaRam Nirula
Division of Trauma/Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
J Trauma 59:132-5. 2005..9) was significantly greater than current ACNS models. CONCLUSION: We have developed a thoracoabdominal injury probability model that may improve patient triage when used with ACNS...
- Subclavian arterial injury associated with blunt traumaT Katras
Department of Surgery, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604, USA
Vasc Surg 35:43-50. 2001..Vascular morbidity is usually low, but long-term disability because of chronic neuropathy may result from associated brachial plexus nerve injury despite a successful arterial repair...
- Role of angiography in the detection of aortic branch vessel injury after blunt thoracic traumaM Y Chen
Department of Radiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
J Trauma 51:1166-71; discussion 1172. 2001....
- The use of chest computed tomography versus chest X-ray in patients with major blunt traumaMatthias Traub
Trauma Service, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia
Injury 38:43-7. 2007..This study identifies the clinical features associated with further diagnostic information obtained on a CT chest scan compared with a standard chest X-ray in patients sustaining blunt trauma to the chest...
- Torso vascular trauma at an urban level I trauma centerThomas J Goaley
Department of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 18:102-12. 2006..The presentation and management of injuries to the great vessels of the torso from major penetrating and blunt trauma are reviewed...
- The increasing use of chest computed tomography for trauma: is it being overutilized?David Plurad
Los Angeles County Medical Center, University of Southern California, USA
J Trauma 62:631-5. 2007..The objective of this study was to determine the change in usage of CCT over time and the number of injuries missed on plain chest radiograph (CXR) with normal findings that required therapy...
- Prospective evaluation of the sensitivity of physical examination in chest traumaFaran Bokhari
Department of Trauma, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Trauma 53:1135-8. 2002..In contrast, all victims of penetrating trauma require chest radiographs because many will have hemopneumothorax in the absence of clinical findings...
- [The role of VATS in the treatment of blunt thoracic injuries]Zsolt Szentkereszty
DE OEC Sebészeti Intézet Auguszta Sebészeti Központ
Magy Seb 60:510-3. 2007..In some cases it has diagnostic and in others therapeutic effect. The authors analyze the role of VATS in the diagnosis and the treatment of 83 patients treated with haemothorax...
- Clinical predictors for the selective use of chest radiographs in pediatric blunt trauma evaluationsMichael A Gittelman
Division of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
J Trauma 55:670-6. 2003..This study sought to determine those clinical markers associated with an abnormal chest radiograph in nonintubated, pediatric, blunt trauma victims...
- The routine use of sonography in penetrating torso injury is beneficialB R Boulanger
Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, USA
J Trauma 51:320-5. 2001..The purpose of this study was to evaluate our recent experience and determine whether the use of FAST is beneficial...
- Efficacy of thoracic computerized tomography in blunt chest traumaL Omert
Department of Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Am Surg 67:660-4. 2001..In patients with severe mechanisms of injury and normal CXRs TCT expeditiously identifies occult chest injuries that require treatment in 5 per cent of this population...
- A pilot study to derive clinical variables for selective chest radiography in blunt trauma patientsRobert M Rodriguez
University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Ann Emerg Med 47:415-8. 2006..The goal of this pilot study was to determine whether clinical criteria can identify blunt trauma patients with significant acute intrathoracic injury on chest radiograph...
- Preventive antibiotic usage in traumatic thoracic injuries requiring closed tube thoracostomyR L Nichols
Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699
Chest 106:1493-8. 1994..To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of antibiotics in reducing the infectious complications following closed tube thoracostomy for isolated chest trauma...
- Penetrating chest trauma in NigeriaMartins O Thomas
Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, College of Medicine of University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 13:103-6. 2005..This prospective study was conducted to determine a pattern of penetrating thoracic injuries, including their causes, the role of surgery, and intervention outcomes...
- Predictors of abnormal chest CT after blunt trauma: a critical appraisal of the literatureM Brink
Department of Radiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Clin Radiol 64:272-83. 2009..To identify and to evaluate predictors that determine whether chest computed tomography (CT) is likely to reveal relevant injuries in adult blunt trauma patients...
- Rupture of the innominate artery from blunt trauma: current options for managementJohn D Symbas
Joseph B. Whitehead Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA
J Card Surg 20:455-9. 2005..In patients with isolated injuries, prompt intervention is warranted. However, intentional delayed repair may be a practical alternative for those patients with multi-system trauma...
- Occult pneumothorax in trauma patients: should this be sought in the focused assessment with sonography for trauma examination?Michael M K Tam
Department of Accident and Emergency, Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Emerg Med Australas 17:488-93. 2005..The aim of the present study is to determine the incidence of occult pneumothorax (as shown by CT) in the subgroup of trauma patients undergoing FAST...
- Vacuum-assisted closure for the treatment of complex chest woundsJames O'Connor
Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 79:1196-200. 2005..While the vacuum-assisted closure system (VAC; KCI International, San Antonio, TX) has been used for wounds in other anatomic locations, we have found no series for chest wounds...
- Derivation of a clinical decision rule to exclude thoracic aortic imaging in patients with blunt chest trauma after motor vehicle collisionsTodd C Ungar
Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
J Trauma 61:1150-5. 2006..CONCLUSION: We report a clinical decision rule with a high NPV for exclusion of TAI. This may standardize the approach to such patients and may reduce the need for CT...
- The role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and the treatment of missed diaphragmatic hernia after penetrating traumaEmanuele Baldassarre
Department of General Surgery, San Pietro Hospital Fatebenefratelli, Rome, Italy
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:302-6. 2007..The discussion about the utility of a laparoscopic repair in acute and chronic TDH is controversial...
- Chest tube removal: end-inspiration or end-expiration?R L Bell
Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
J Trauma 50:674-7. 2001..A secondary objective was to identify potential risk factors for developing recurrence...
- Thoracic trauma: the deadly dozenLinda Yamamoto
Critical Care Services, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California, 92103, USA
Crit Care Nurs Q 28:22-40. 2005Deadly Dozen ... Lethal Six ... Hidden Six ... Major thoracic injuries are known as the Deadly Dozen...
- Percutaneous endovascular repair of blunt thoracic aortic transectionBrian G Peterson
Division of Vascular Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Trauma 59:1062-5. 2005..Long-term durability of endovascular repair of traumatic thoracic transections remains unknown, but early and midterm results are promising...
- Added value of routine chest MDCT after blunt trauma: evaluation of additional findings and impact on patient managementMonique Brink
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Internal number Huispost 667, Geert Groote plein 10, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
AJR Am J Roentgenol 190:1591-8. 2008..The objective of our study was to evaluate the added value of a low-threshold routine thoracic MDCT algorithm compared with a selective MDCT algorithm in adult blunt trauma patients...
- Chest trauma during the battle of Troy: ancient warfare and chest traumaG H Santos
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 69:1285-7. 2000..That, as well as the presence of physicians in the battlefield, is of special interest for us surgeons...
- [Evaluation of multiple trauma victims with 16-row multidetector CT (MDCT): a time analysis]C M Heyer
Institut für Diagnostische Radiologie, Interventionelle Radiologie und Nuklearmedizin, Ruhr Universitat Bochum
Rofo 177:1677-82. 2005..Description and time analysis of a 16-row MDCT protocol in the evaluation of multiple trauma patients considering transport, time of scanning, patient positioning, image reconstruction, and image interpretation...
- Imaging of blunt aortic and great vessel traumaJ E Fishman
Department of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, FL 33136, USA
J Thorac Imaging 15:97-103. 2000....
- Large extrapleural hematoma in an anticoagulated patient after a thoracic blunt traumaA Mingoli
Department of Surgery Pietro Valdoni, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Italy, Servizio Speciale di Chirurgia d Urgenza 1
Ann Ital Chir 75:83-5; discussion 86. 2004..Etiological, surgical and prognostic implications of this finding are briefly discussed...
- Current indications and results of VATS in the evaluation and management of hemodynamically stable thoracic injuriesA V Manlulu
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T, Hong Kong SAR, China
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:1048-53. 2004OBJECTIVE: Thoracic injuries are among the most severe forms of trauma and also a leading cause of morbidity and mortality...
- Damage control surgery for thoracic injuriesMichael F Rotondo
School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 600 Moye Blvd Greenville, NC 27858 4354, USA
Injury 35:649-54. 2004Damage control of thoracic injuries begins frequently with an emergency department thoracotomy via an anterolateral incision. Bleeding and air leaks are quickly temporised...
- [Bronchial rupture combined with luxation fracture of the thoracic spine following direct trauma]P Weber
Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Murnau
Unfallchirurg 107:1093-8. 2004..To our knowledge, this is the first description in the literature of the combination of both injuries...
- Penetrating thoracic injuries: what we have learntU O von Oppell
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 48:55-61. 2000b>Thoracic injuries, especially cardiac, vascular, and transmediastinal injuries, are amongst the most lethal of penetrating injuries.
- Traumatic injuries: imaging of thoracic injuriesG Gavelli
Dipartimento Clinico di Scienze Radiologiche ed Istocitopatologiche Radiodiagnostica III, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Via Massarenti, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Eur Radiol 12:1273-94. 2002..Furthermore, recent reports have demonstrated the high diagnostic value of MR in evaluating aortic injuries. The purpose of this article is to review the most common radiological patterns related to chest trauma...
- Videothoracoscopic evaluation of thoracic injuriesMassimiliano Paci
1st Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Santa Maria Nuova Hospital, Viale Risorgimento 80, 42100 Reggio Emilia
Chir Ital 54:335-9. 2002....
- Air in the spinal canal following blunt thoracic traumaMathis T Adams
Department of Genereal Surgey, Methodist Hospital of Dallas, Texas 75265, USA
J Trauma 55:386. 2003
- Unrecognized pneumothorax as a cause of intraspinal airC Khodadadyan
Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Free University of Berlin, Rudolf Virchow Medical Center, Germany
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 20:838-40. 1995..Also, whenever intraspinal air is found in the diagnostic course of a traumatized patient, a hidden pneumothorax should be suspected and ruled out...
- Imaging of penetrating thoracic traumaS D LeBlang
Department of Radiology, University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Florida 33136, USA
J Thorac Imaging 15:128-35. 2000..A review of injuries to these areas, including the use of new diagnostic modalities such as echocardiography and computed tomography (CT) scans, are discussed...
- Computed tomography screens stable patients at risk for penetrating cardiac injuryK K Nagy
Department of Trauma, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
Acad Emerg Med 3:1024-7. 1996..To determine the accuracy of CT of the chest in diagnosing the presence of cardiac injury in stable patients with penetrating chest injuries...
- [Postoperative early enteral nutrition in a patient with polytrauma and late duodenal perforation]A E Nicolau
Clinica de Chirurgie, Spitalul de Urgenta Floreasca, Bucuresti
Chirurgia (Bucur) 103:111-5. 2008..We consider that the use of EEN was of real help in this case and we recommend it in all polytraumatised patients and in all the cases where it can be used...
- Blunt and penetrating traumatic ruptures of the diaphragmH Esme
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Afyon Kocatepe University, Pembe Hastane, 03200 Afyon, Turkey
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 54:324-7. 2006..The purpose of this study was to review our experience with the management of TDR in order to identify the factors contributing to diagnostic delay and associated morbidity and mortality...
- Rare lung trauma in early pregnancyKrzysztof M Kuczkowski
Arch Gynecol Obstet 275:511. 2007
- Right diaphragm rupture with extended traumatic dissection of the descending aortaCharalambos Zisis
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece
Ann Thorac Surg 82:e1-2. 2006..The diagnostic assessment must have a high index of suspicion, whereas the surgical manipulation needs to be fast and targeted to the major thoracic injuries of the patient.
- Pneumothorax and parenchymal cavitation caused by airway injury after blunt trauma to the chestErkan Yilmaz
Department of Radiology, , Izmir, Turkey
J Emerg Med 31:91-2. 2006
- Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in chest traumaDiana Yoon
Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
J Trauma 65:924-6. 2008
- [Unusual circumstances in a fourfold complex suicide]Regina Schlenger
Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel
Arch Kriminol 221:149-58. 2008..Homicide could be excluded due to the circumstances of the case, which demonstrated again that both the medical findings and the investigation results of the police are indispensable for the differentiation between suicide and homicide...
- Chest trauma associated with heart dislodgementRoberto Fumagalli
Faculty of Medicine, , Milano, Italy
J Trauma 60:1114-6. 2006
- CT diagnosis of Rib fractures and the prediction of acute respiratory failureDavid H Livingston
Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA
J Trauma 64:905-11. 2008....
- Traumatic aortic injuries in the pediatric populationScott A Anderson
Department of Surgery, PO Box 100286, JHMHSC, Gainesville, FL 32610 0286, USA
J Pediatr Surg 43:1077-81. 2008..We undertook this study to investigate the demographics, treatment, and outcomes of children with blunt aortic injuries and report our experience over a 10-year period...
- [Cardiac arrest following blunt chest injury. Emergency thoracotomy without ifs or buts?]B A Leidel
Klinikum der Universitat Munchen, Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik Innenstadt, Nussbaumstr 20, 80336, Munchen, Germany
Unfallchirurg 110:884-90. 2007In German-speaking countries, most serious thoracic injuries are attributable to the impact of blunt force; they are the second most frequent result of injury after head injury in polytrauma patients with multiple injuries...
- Are occult pneumothoraces truly occult or simply missed?Chad G Ball
Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Trauma 60:294-8 discussion 298-9. 2006..The purpose was to (1) determine whether perceived OPTXs were truly occult or simply missed and (2) address factors that contribute to the poor sensitivity of the supine CXR...
- The multiply injured patientHector A Flores
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 20:64-8. 2008The multiply injured patient with significant thoracic and extra-thoracic injuries poses a number of challenges. Pericardial tamponade, tension pneumothorax and massive hemothorax can and should be diagnosed clinically...
- Pneumobilia after blunt trauma: a self-limited condition?Stephen L Barnes
University of Kentucky, Department of Surgery, Lexington, KY 40536 0293, USA
J Trauma 60:637-9. 2006
- Occult pneumothoraxJulian Ortega-Carnicer
Intensive Care Unit, Hospital General de Ciudad Real Tomelloso s n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
Resuscitation 71:4-5. 2006
- Pericardial tamponade with a positive abdominal FAST scan in blunt chest traumaJulian Speight
Department of General Surgery, Whangarei Area Hospital, Whangarei, New Zealand
J Trauma 61:743-5; discussion 745. 2006
- Contemporary analysis of thoracic aortic injury: importance of screening based on crash characteristicsChristopher P Michetti
Inova Regional Trauma Center and the Honda Inova Fairfax Hospital CIREN Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, USA
J Trauma 63:18-24; discussion 24-5. 2007..To use motor vehicle crash (MVC) characteristics to determine risk of thoracic aortic injury (TAI) and provide updated mortality data...
- Concurrent carotid rupture and coronary dissection after blunt chest traumaMichael T Pawlik
Departments of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
J Trauma 63:E69-72. 2007
- The impact of premorbid conditions on temporal pattern and location of adult blunt trauma hospital deathsJean Marie Bamvita
Charles LeMoyne Hospital, Greenfield Park, Canada
J Trauma 63:135-41. 2007..This study was designed to show the importance of age, presence of premorbid conditions, and the type of injury on time and location of adult inhospital trauma mortality...
- Traumatic spinal cord infarction in a child: case report and review of literatureLuis A Robles
Section of Neurosurgery, Hospital San Javier Marina, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco CP48310, Mexico
Surg Neurol 67:529-34. 2007..The described mechanism of injury is a traumatic occlusion of the aortic branches nourishing the spinal cord. It shares several characteristics with SCIWORA. In past years, the presence of this injury has received little importance...
- [Classification of mechanical injuries of the chest]A N Tulupov
Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 166:21-4. 2007....
- Ligation of the subclavian artery after blunt trauma presenting as massive hemothoraxMohiuddin Cheema
Department of Surgery, Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut Integrated Surgical Residency, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
J Trauma 64:1126-30. 2008
- Postmortem noninvasive virtual autopsy: extrapleural hemorrhage after blunt thoracic traumaStephan A Bolliger
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Berne, Bern, Switzerland
Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:44-7. 2007..A traditional autopsy confirmed the very rare diagnosis of a traumatic extrapleural hemorrhage with a delayed rupture...
- [Diaphragmatic traumatic hernia]Juan José Olivares-Becerra
Departamento de Cirugia General, UMAE Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Cir Cir 74:415-23. 2006..We undertook this study to describe the clinical characteristics of consecutive patients with traumatic diaphragmatic hernias treated surgically at our institution...
- [Injury of the trunk]Kazuhiko Kibayashi
Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, SagaUniversity, Saga 849-8501, Japan
Nihon Hoigaku Zasshi 60:136-45. 2006
- Mediastinal widening after blunt chest trauma in a child: a very rare case of thymic bleeding in a child and possible differential diagnosisMartin Gschwentner
Department of Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
J Trauma 63:E51-4. 2007
- Handlebar injuries in children: should we raise the bar of suspicion?James J Mezhir
Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Am Surg 73:807-10. 2007..The incidence of these injuries is underestimated due to insufficient documentation of the circumstances of injury events and a lack of applicable E-codes specific for handlebar injury...
- Endovascular management of vascular traumaBenjamin W Starnes
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA
Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther 18:114-29. 2006..This chapter reviews current literature with regard to the endovascular management of traumatic vascular injuries with regions being broadly defined as neck, trunk, and extremity...
- [The value of thoracoscopy in thorax trauma]A Lieber
Operatives Zentrum am Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin, Scharnhorststrasse 13, 10115 Berlin
Chirurg 77:1014-21. 2006..Diagnostically and theurapeutically, thoracoscopy plays an important role in the trauma setting--in the case of hemodynamically stable patients...
- Factors affecting mortality and morbidity after traumatic diaphragmatic injuryHalil Ozguc
Department of General Surgery, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey
Surg Today 37:1042-6. 2007..We review our 11-year experience of treating diaphragmatic injury (DI), to identify the factors determining mortality and morbidity...
- [Pneumoperitoneum in polytraumatized patients without perforated hollow viscera]Juan Antonio Asanza-Llorente
Servicio de Cirugia General, Hospital San Agustin, Linares, Jaen, Espana
Cir Esp 82:364-6. 2007..Two cases of pneumoperitoneum following associated blunt chest and abdominal trauma are reported. In both patients laparotomy did not show bowel perforation and conservative treatment could have been provided...
- Hepatic artery transection after blunt trauma: case presentation and review of the literatureMaurizio A Miglietta
New York University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Bellvue Hospital Center, New York, NY 10016, USA
J Pediatr Surg 41:1604-6. 2006..This case represents the first reported hepatic artery transection and the second hepatic artery injury described in children. Hepatic artery injuries are associated with high mortality, and their management is complex and controversial...
- Safe and delayed repair in acute aortic traumatic insufficiency based on echocardiographic criteriaPhilippe Camarasa
Intensive Care Unit, Saint Roch University Hospital, Nice, France
J Trauma 57:385-8. 2004
- Bedside echocardiography in chest traumaDiku P Mandavia
Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, CA 90033, USA
Emerg Med Clin North Am 22:601-19. 2004..These diagnostic techniques can improve patient outcome and are within the scope of practice of emergency physicians and trauma surgeons. Physicians caring for trauma patients should be familiar with these techniques...
- Management of polytraumatized patients with associated blunt chest trauma: a comparison of two European countriesFrank Hildebrand
Department of Trauma Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl Neuberg Strasse 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
Injury 36:293-302. 2005..Detailed information about advantages and disadvantages of these two systems might allow optimising the management of blunt chest trauma...
- [Right uncontrollable haemothorax revealing a liver injury with diaphragmatic rupture]N Genotelle
, , Centre Hospitalier Sud-Francilien, 59, boulevard Henri-Dunant, 91106 Corbeil-Essonnes cedex, France
Ann Fr Anesth Reanim 23:831-4. 2004..The diagnostic features of blunt diaphragmatic rupture are discussed...
- Combined blunt aortic and bronchial injuryPoo Sing Wong
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, National University Hospital, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ann Thorac Surg 78:2157-9. 2004..A left thoracotomy with end-to-end anastomosis of the left bronchus was performed successfully. The literature from 6 other similar cases of concomitant aortic and bronchial injuries was reviewed...
- Periaortic contrast medium extravasation on chest CT in traumatic aortic injury: a sign for immediate thoracotomyY W Shiau
Department of Emergency Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5 Fu-Hsin Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan 333, Taipei, Taiwan
Am J Emerg Med 19:229-31. 2001..Herein, we describe a case of TAI with direct signs and periaortic contrast extravasation and discuss if chest CT can substitute an aortogram as a diagnostic tool when direct signs of TAI are revealed...
- [Traumatic lesions of the diaphragm]F Stagnitti
, Istituto di Clinica Chirurgica d'Urgenza e Pronto Soccorso, Insegnamento di Chirurgia d'Urgenza
G Chir 25:276-82. 2004..The best approach to thoraco-abdominal traumas is still to fear a diaphragmatic lesion up to contrary demonstration, in order to achieve precocious diagnosis and surgical treatment, to avoid complications of delayed treatment...
- Isolated myocardial contusion in blunt chest traumaValentina Bernardis
Department of Emergency Medicine, San Vito al Tagliamento Hospital, San Vito al Tagliamento (PN, Italy
Eur J Emerg Med 11:287-90. 2004..The clinical significance of blunt myocardial contusion is then discussed...
- Open-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation after cardiac arrest in cases of blunt chest or abdominal trauma: a consecutive series of 38 casesChristian Fialka
Department of Traumatology, University of Vienna Medical School, Vienna, Austria
J Trauma 57:809-14. 2004..The aim of this study was to prove equal outcome for patients with blunt chest or abdominal trauma...
- [Aortic regurgitation due to nonpenetrating trauma of the chest; report of a case]Bungo Shirasawa
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ehime Rosai General Hospital, Niihama, Japan
Kyobu Geka 57:577-9. 2004..Therefore, the aortic valve was excised and replaced with 23 mm CarboMedics prosthesis. His postoperative course was uneventful. Aortic regurgitation due to nonpenetrating trauma of the chest is rare...
- [Thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic vascular injuries]G Halter
Abteilung für Thorax und Gefässchirurgie, Universitatsklinikum Ulm
Chirurg 76:411-24; quiz 425-6. 2005..Especially during the acute phase, the latter is indicated for evaluating the interventional therapy. The key to successful treatment of vascular injuries is immediate surgical control of hemorrhaging vessels...
- [Recurrent syncope after blunt trauma of the thorax]G Michels
Dtsch Med Wochenschr 129:1427-9. 2004..CONCLUSION: ECG monitoring after blunt chest trauma in the early period and after several days is mandatory to screen and prevent potentially life threatening posttraumatic arrhythmias...
- Morbidity of percutaneous tube thoracostomy in trauma patientsM Deneuville
Division of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, F 97139 Pointe à Pitre Cedex, Guadeloupe
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 22:673-8. 2002..This prospective study was designed to evaluate the complications of percutaneous tube thoracostomy (PTT) performed for chest trauma in our institution and to determine predictive factors...
- Predictors of mortality in patients with traumatic diaphragmatic rupture and associated thoracic and/or abdominal injuriesMallory Williams
Department of Surgery, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Am Surg 70:157-62; discussion 162-3. 2004..The initial physiologic presentation of the patient and the severity of hemorrhagic shock are the primary determinants for survival. Prompt identification of associated injuries with rapid control of bleeding is paramount to survival...
- Necrotizing chest wall infection after blunt trauma: case report and review of the literatureJulian E Losanoff
Department of Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia, 65212, USA
J Trauma 53:787-9. 2002
- Traumatic thoracic thecal sac laceration, leak, and pleural effusion diagnosed by radionuclide cisternogramMichael E Spieth
Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Section, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449, USA
Clin Nucl Med 27:830-1. 2002
- Analysis of injury criteria to assess chest and abdominal injury risks in blunt and ballistic impactsLarry M Sturdivan
LMS Scientific Models, 47 Estambre Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508 2152, USA
J Trauma 56:651-63. 2004..The Blunt Criterion (BC) is a prospective measure developed by the Department of Defense to predict injury from blunt projectiles...
- [Intraspinal air, a rare complication of blunt chest trauma]M Harandou
, , , Maroc, SAMU 93, EA 3409, , 125, rue de Stalingrad, 93009 Bobigny Cedex, France
Ann Fr Anesth Reanim 24:421-4. 2005..The fracture of T4 associated with the pleural lesion is probably responsible for the pneumorachis. Possible pathogenic mechanisms of this rare blunt chest complication are discussed...
- [Traumatic rupture of the diaphragm. Severe late complications of missed diaphragmatic rupture following a traffic accident 20 years ago]Ulrik Sartipy
Thoraxkliniken, Huddinge Universitetssjukhus, Stockholm
Lakartidningen 101:288-9. 2004
- Driver and front seat passenger fatalities associated with air bag deployment. Part 2: A review of injury patterns and investigative issuesMichael J Shkrum
Department of Pathology, London Health Sciences Centre, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, Canada
J Forensic Sci 47:1035-40. 2002..In more severe collisions, other factors, e.g., intrusion, steering column and seatbelt loading and other occupant compartment contacts, can contribute to trauma...
- Predictors of patients who will develop prolonged occult hypoperfusion following blunt traumaAndrew M Schulman
Trauma Research Laboratory, University of Virginia Health System, Department of Surgery, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908-0709, USA
J Trauma 57:795-800. 2004..Select patients may benefit from rapid, aggressive monitoring and resuscitation, possibly preventing POH and its associated morbidity and mortality...
- Pattern of maxillofacial and associated injuries in road traffic accidentsM K Akama
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, University of Nairobi, P O Box 19676 00202, Nairobi, Kenya
East Afr Med J 84:287-95. 2007..In an attempt to reduce RTAs, the government of Kenya has enacted a legislation requiring mandatory fitting of speed governors and safety belts by passenger service vehicles...
- Reconstructing locomotor circuitry: spinal cord injuryDAVID MAGNUSON; Fiscal Year: 2002..For thoracic injuries, the deficits resulting from white matter damage far outweigh those from the loss of gray matter...
- Prospective Validation and Cost Analysis of the National Guidelines for Field TriCraig D Newgard; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal InjuriesJames Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2007....
- Lung Contusion-Mechanisms and Interaction with AspirationKrishnan Raghavendran; Fiscal Year: 2007..Understanding lung contusion and its interaction with gastric aspiration, two common insults suffered by trauma patients, will greatly aid the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. ..
- Evaluating Hospital Outcomes for Injured PatientsDavid Clark; Fiscal Year: 2007..This project is designed to produce a credible and verifiable data management structure and analytic methodology that can be used for the continuing evaluation of trauma care by the ACS, AHRQ, and others. ..
- Disability from Pediatric Trauma Brain InjuryFrederick Rivara; Fiscal Year: 2007..The study team represents an interdisciplinary group of very experienced investigators to carry out a rigorous study to provide information to inform future research, care and policy...
- Trauma System Evaluation with Survival Time ModelsDavid Clark; Fiscal Year: 2009..This will enable us to distinguish between the impact of level of trauma system development and other factors affecting the disparity in rural and urban trauma mortality. ..
- Trauma System Evaluation with Survival Time ModelsDavid E Clark; Fiscal Year: 2010..This will enable us to distinguish between the impact of level of trauma system development and other factors affecting the disparity in rural and urban trauma mortality. ..
- Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) NetworkRobert Welch; Fiscal Year: 2007..These new treatments will be disseminated to practicing doctors and their patients and will improve the health and lives of the public. ..
- Brain Motion During Blunt ImpactAlbert King; Fiscal Year: 2007..These results will limit the number of future animal experiments required to test this hypothesis further on living systems. ..
- Extended work schedules and health outcomes in the USGerald McGwin; Fiscal Year: 2002..Analyses will be adjusted for a number of possible confounders and effect modifier obtained from MEPS and NHIS including socio-demographic factors, family descriptors and lifestyle factors. ..
- UTERINE TUMOR TREATMENT USING HIGH INTENSITY ULTRASOUNDShahram Vaezy; Fiscal Year: 2003..Ultimately, this treatment approach may also provide an option to preserve fertility and improve reproductive outcomes in patients with fibroid tumors. ..
- TRAUMA-RELATED ERYTHROPOIETIC SUPPRESSIONDavid Livingston; Fiscal Year: 2003..Understanding the mechanisms behind post-trauma anemia will allow therapeutic interventions improving endogenous erythropoiesis to be targeted. ..
- Breast Cancer Risk Assessment with Bayesian NetworksOmolola Ogunyemi; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- ORGAN HEMOSTASIS IN TRAUMA BY HIGH INTENSITY ULTRASOUNDShahram Vaezy; Fiscal Year: 2003..Thus, the investigators believe that their proposed studies will result in a new and clinically applicable methodology for reducing mortality and morbidity in abnormal trauma. ..
- Transducer for indirect blood pressure& O2 saturationLeslie Geddes; Fiscal Year: 2005..The neonatologist, the premature infant physician and the small-infant pediatrician have no single instrument that provides all of these vital signs. ..
- Focused Ultrasound for Treatment of NervesShahram Vaezy; Fiscal Year: 2007..It is our goal to develop image guided focused ultrasound as a non-invasive alternative for the treatment of spasticity and pain. ..