thoracic injuries

Summary

Summary: General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Chest injury due to blunt trauma
    Serife Tuba Liman
    General Thoracic Surgery Department, Atatürk Center for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 23:374-8. 2003
  2. doi Inflammatory alterations in a novel combination model of blunt chest trauma and hemorrhagic shock
    Daniel 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
  3. ncbi The diagnosis and treatment of non-cardiac thoracic trauma
    J V O'Connor
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J R Army Med Corps 156:5-14. 2010
  4. pmc Pattern and outcome of chest injuries at Bugando Medical Centre in Northwestern Tanzania
    Monafisha K Lema
    Department of Surgery, Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania
    J Cardiothorac Surg 6:7. 2011
  5. ncbi Comparison of retrospectively ECG-gated and nongated MDCT of the chest in an emergency setting regarding workflow, image quality, and diagnostic certainty
    Thomas Schertler
    Department of Medical Radiology, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Emerg Radiol 12:19-29. 2005
  6. ncbi Blunt tracheobronchial injuries: treatment and outcomes
    A C Kiser
    Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill 27599-7065, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:2059-65. 2001
  7. doi Risk factors that predict mortality in patients with blunt chest wall trauma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ceri E Battle
    Research and Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Wales Swansea, Physiotherapy Department, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, Wales, SA6 6NL, UK
    Injury 43:8-17. 2012
  8. doi Routine versus selective multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in blunt trauma patients: level of agreement on the influence of additional findings on management
    Jaap Deunk
    Department of Surgery and Trauma, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 67:1080-6. 2009
  9. doi Comprehensive analysis of 4205 patients with chest trauma: a 10-year experience
    Recep Demirhan
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:450-3. 2009
  10. ncbi Profile of chest trauma in a level I trauma center
    Pankaj Kulshrestha
    Department of Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma 57:576-81. 2004

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Publications214 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Chest injury due to blunt trauma
    Serife 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...
  2. doi Inflammatory alterations in a novel combination model of blunt chest trauma and hemorrhagic shock
    Daniel 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...
  3. ncbi The diagnosis and treatment of non-cardiac thoracic trauma
    J V O'Connor
    R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J R Army Med Corps 156:5-14. 2010
    Penetrating and blunt force mechanisms frequently result in thoracic trauma. Thoracic injuries cover the spectrum from trivial to lethal, and more than half are associated with head, abdomen or extremity trauma...
  4. pmc Pattern and outcome of chest injuries at Bugando Medical Centre in Northwestern Tanzania
    Monafisha K Lema
    Department of Surgery, Weill Bugando University College of Health Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania
    J Cardiothorac Surg 6:7. 2011
    ..This study was conducted to outline the etiological spectrum, injury patterns and short term outcome of these injuries in our setting...
  5. ncbi Comparison of retrospectively ECG-gated and nongated MDCT of the chest in an emergency setting regarding workflow, image quality, and diagnostic certainty
    Thomas Schertler
    Department of Medical Radiology, Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Emerg Radiol 12:19-29. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi Blunt tracheobronchial injuries: treatment and outcomes
    A C Kiser
    Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill 27599-7065, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:2059-65. 2001
    ..We are also able to assess the mortality associated with the location and side of injury, examine the time from injury until diagnosis and treatment, and evaluate treatment outcome...
  7. doi Risk factors that predict mortality in patients with blunt chest wall trauma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ceri E Battle
    Research and Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Wales Swansea, Physiotherapy Department, Morriston Hospital, Morriston, Swansea, Wales, SA6 6NL, UK
    Injury 43:8-17. 2012
    ..The risk factors for mortality following blunt chest wall trauma have neither been well established or summarised...
  8. doi Routine versus selective multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in blunt trauma patients: level of agreement on the influence of additional findings on management
    Jaap Deunk
    Department of Surgery and Trauma, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Trauma 67:1080-6. 2009
    ..This study was performed to determine the agreement between and within surgeons concerning the influence on treatment plan of routine versus selective multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) findings in blunt trauma patients...
  9. doi Comprehensive analysis of 4205 patients with chest trauma: a 10-year experience
    Recep Demirhan
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 9:450-3. 2009
    ..We believe that urgent hospital admission, early diagnosis, and multidisciplinary approach are very important to improve outcome...
  10. ncbi Profile of chest trauma in a level I trauma center
    Pankaj Kulshrestha
    Department of Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    J Trauma 57:576-81. 2004
    ..Chest injuries are seen with increasing frequency in urban hospitals. The profile of chest injuries depends on the size of the hospital and the level of trauma center. The data regarding the true incidence of chest trauma are scant...
  11. ncbi Blunt chest trauma victims: role of intravascular ultrasound and transesophageal echocardiography in cases of abnormal thoracic aortogram
    Nilesh H Patel
    Department of Radiology, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Trauma 55:330-7. 2003
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  12. ncbi The role of CT angiography in the diagnosis of blunt traumatic thoracic aortic disruption and unsuspected carotid artery injury
    Walaya C Methodius-Ngwodo
    Department of Trauma Surgery, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am Surg 74:580-5; discussion 585-6. 2008
    ..Furthermore, CTA should include arch and cervical views to detect an unsuspected, concomitant carotid artery injury...
  13. ncbi Indications for using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to diagnose diaphragmatic injuries after penetrating chest trauma
    R K Freeman
    Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75390, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:342-7. 2001
    ..A diagnostic algorithm incorporating these five factors was designed with the goal of reducing the number of unrecognized DIs after penetrating chest trauma by using VATS for patients at greatest risk for such injuries...
  14. doi Systematic review and meta-analysis of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infections from chest drains in blunt and penetrating thoracic injuries
    A Bosman
    Department of Surgery Traumatology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 99:506-13. 2012
    ..No consensus exists as to whether antibiotic prophylaxis in tube thoracostomy as primary treatment for traumatic chest injuries reduces the incidence of surgical-site and pleural cavity infections...
  15. doi Aortic dilatation after endovascular repair of blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injuries
    Thomas L Forbes
    Division of Vascular Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre and The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    J Vasc Surg 52:45-8. 2010
    ..These concerns prompted this examination of thoracic aortic expansion after endovascular repair of a BTAI...
  16. ncbi Blunt thoracic aortic injury
    Elizabeth R Benjamin
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Am Surg 74:1033-7. 2008
    ..Our data support the aggressive use of CTA even when classic CXR findings are not present. When CT must be delayed for abdominal exploration, intraoperative TEE is useful...
  17. ncbi Factors affecting mortality in patients with thorax trauma
    Sadiye Emircan
    Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital, Lefkosa, TRNC
    Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 17:329-33. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to define the epidemiologic properties and correlation of physiological and anatomical risk factors with the mortality rate among patients with thorax trauma and to ensure early prediction of severe trauma...
  18. pmc Prevalence of chest trauma, associated injuries and mortality: a level I trauma centre experience
    Veysi T Veysi
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, UK
    Int Orthop 33:1425-33. 2009
    ..Additionally, the vast majority of polytraumatised patients with an AIS(chest) = 1 died in ICU sooner than patients of groups 2-5...
  19. pmc Controversies in the management of asymptomatic patients sustaining penetrating thoracoabdominal wounds
    Jose Gustavo Parreira
    Division of Clinical Surgery III, Department of Surgery, Hospital das Clinicas, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 63:695-700. 2008
    ..In this paper, the management of asymptomatic patients sustaining wounds to the lower chest is discussed, with a focus on the diagnosis of diaphragmatic injuries and the necessity of suturing them...
  20. doi Pattern and presentation of blunt chest trauma among different age groups
    Moataz Hanafi
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Hospital, Al Jabriah, Kuwait
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 19:48-51. 2011
    ..6%), and massive air leak (0.2%). Mortality was 1%, predominantly in the adult group (0.8%). Blunt thoracic injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality...
  21. doi Ability of a chest X-ray and an abdominal computed tomography scan to identify traumatic thoracic injury
    Cristobal Barrios
    Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine Medical Center, CA, USA
    Am J Surg 200:741-4; discussion 744-5. 2010
    ..show that a chest X-ray (CXR) and an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan are sufficient to identify most clinically significant thoracic injuries in trauma patients, rendering the thoracic CT scan useful in only a subset of patients.
  22. ncbi Imaging of penetrating thoracic trauma
    S 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...
  23. ncbi [Evaluation of 572 cases of blunt and penetrating thoracic trauma]
    R Demirhan
    Kartal Eğitim ve Araştirma Hastanesi Istanbul
    Ulus Travma Derg 7:231-5. 2001
    ..1%) thoracotomy 14 (2.4%) mechanical ventilation were carried out. The rates of mortality were 6.8% and of morbidity 3.3%. Early diagnosis and immediate appropriate treatment in thoracic trauma increases the survival...
  24. ncbi [Chest trauma: analysis of 126 cases]
    I Yalcinkaya
    Tip Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği 65200 Van
    Ulus Travma Derg 6:288-91. 2000
    ..In the patients of the chest trauma, aggressive diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in association with intensive care follow-up remains one of the most important points to decrease mortality and morbidity rate...
  25. ncbi Thoracic trauma: an analysis of 187 patients
    P Segers
    Departments of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and of Intensive Care, University Hospital of Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium
    Acta Chir Belg 101:277-82. 2001
    ..0001), followed by neurotrauma (p = 0.05). Mortality after thoracic trauma remains relatively high, especially in case of associated neurotrauma. The ISS is a valuable score for assessing the severity of trauma and predicting outcome...
  26. ncbi Role of contrast-enhanced helical CT in the evaluation of acute thoracic aortic injuries after blunt chest trauma
    M Scaglione
    Department of Emergency Radiology, Cardarelli Hospital, Via Cardarelli, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Eur Radiol 11:2444-8. 2001
    ..In cases of isolated mediastinal hematoma other possible sources of bleeding should be considered before directing patients to thoracic aortography...
  27. ncbi Prospective evaluation of the sensitivity of physical examination in chest trauma
    Faran Bokhari
    Department of Trauma, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    J Trauma 53:1135-8. 2002
    ..The accuracy of physical examination in the diagnosis of hemopneumothorax in these patients is unclear. A prospective study was performed to define the utility of routine portable chest radiographs in 676 trauma patients...
  28. ncbi Indeterminate CT angiography in blunt thoracic trauma: is CT angiography enough?
    Marla Sammer
    Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Box 357115, Seattle, WA 98195 7115, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:603-8. 2007
    ..The secondary objective was to devise a classification scheme for mediastinal hematomas...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. ncbi Traumatic free wall and ventricular septal rupture - 'hybrid' management in a child
    Alexander Kadner
    Division of Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Children s Hospital, University Zurich, Switzerland
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:949-51. 2007
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  31. ncbi Analysis of epidemiology, lesions, treatment and outcome of 354 consecutive cases of blunt and penetrating trauma to the chest in an African setting
    Alain Chichom Mefire
    University of Buea, Cameroon
    S Afr J Surg 48:90-3. 2010
    ..The proportion of death and disability related to trauma is increasing in Third-World countries. Thoracic trauma is significantly involved, but few data are available on this issue in African countries with specific local conditions...
  32. doi Delayed presentation of a post-traumatic left ventricular pseudoaneurysm in a child
    Andrew Currie
    Kings College Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:1633-5. 2010
    ..The 9-year-old boy had repeated presentations for chest pain and lethargy for some months prior to admission. The report describes an effective primary suture repair...
  33. ncbi [Thoracic trauma: analysis of 987 cases]
    A Cakan
    Izmir Göğüs Hastaliklari ve Cerrahisi Eğitim Hastanesi, I Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği Yenişehir, Izmir
    Ulus Travma Derg 7:236-41. 2001
    ..6 +/- 8.6 days. This period was 10.0 +/- 8.5 days in blunt trauma group, and 8.4 +/- 8.6 days in penetrating trauma group. However this difference has reached statistical significance at a p value of 0.0068...
  34. ncbi Computed tomography evaluation of traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta: an outcome study
    Jennifer D Ellis
    Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC
    Can Assoc Radiol J 58:22-6. 2007
    ..corrected] To assess the long-term outcome of blunt trauma patients with suspected thoracic aortic or great vessel injury that was evaluated with contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography (CT)...
  35. ncbi Cardiopulmonary, histological, and inflammatory alterations after lung contusion in a novel mouse model of blunt chest trauma
    Markus 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...
  36. doi 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...
  37. ncbi Aortic valve rupture after blunt chest trauma
    S Asbach
    Clin Res Cardiol 95:675-9. 2006
  38. ncbi Vascular emergencies of the thorax after blunt and iatrogenic trauma: multi-detector row CT and three-dimensional imaging
    Hatem Alkadhi
    Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland
    Radiographics 24:1239-55. 2004
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  39. pmc Pre-hospital and in-hospital thoracostomy: indications and complications
    Christopher 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...
  40. ncbi Large extrapleural hematoma in an anticoagulated patient after a thoracic blunt trauma
    A 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...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi Clinical profile and spectrum of commotio cordis
    Barry J Maron
    Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 E 28th St, Suite 60, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
    JAMA 287:1142-6. 2002
    ..Although blunt, nonpenetrating chest blows causing sudden cardiac death (commotio cordis) are often associated with competitive sports, dangers implicit in such blows can extend into many other life activities...
  43. ncbi Percutaneous endovascular repair of blunt thoracic aortic transection
    Brian G Peterson
    Division of Vascular Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Trauma 59:1062-5. 2005
    ..We reviewed our experience of endoluminal stent-graft repair for treatment of acute traumatic thoracic aortic transection...
  44. ncbi A pilot study to derive clinical variables for selective chest radiography in blunt trauma patients
    Robert 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...
  45. ncbi Imaging of blunt aortic and great vessel trauma
    J E Fishman
    Department of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, FL 33136, USA
    J Thorac Imaging 15:97-103. 2000
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  46. ncbi Chest trauma during the battle of Troy: ancient warfare and chest trauma
    G 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...
  47. ncbi [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...
  48. ncbi Preventive antibiotic usage in traumatic thoracic injuries requiring closed tube thoracostomy
    R 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...
  49. ncbi 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...
  50. ncbi The role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and the treatment of missed diaphragmatic hernia after penetrating trauma
    Emanuele 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...
  51. ncbi Thoracic trauma: the deadly dozen
    Linda Yamamoto
    Critical Care Services, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California, 92103, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 28:22-40. 2005
    Deadly Dozen ... Lethal Six ... Hidden Six ... Major thoracic injuries are known as the Deadly Dozen...
  52. ncbi Derivation of a clinical decision rule to exclude thoracic aortic imaging in patients with blunt chest trauma after motor vehicle collisions
    Todd C Ungar
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA
    J Trauma 61:1150-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to define a group of patients with blunt chest trauma after motor vehicle collision (MVC) that do not require aortic imaging based on information available in the emergency department...
  53. ncbi [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...
  54. ncbi 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...
  55. ncbi Rupture of the innominate artery from blunt trauma: current options for management
    John 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
    ..Rupture of the innominate artery is the second most common intrathoracic arterial injury from blunt trauma. It is frequently accompanied by major trauma to other organs. The traditional management is expeditious surgical repair...
  56. ncbi Predicting significant torso trauma
    Ram Nirula
    Division of Trauma Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    J Trauma 59:132-5. 2005
    ..Our objective was to determine the relationships between MVC characteristics and thoracoabdominal trauma to develop a torso injury probability model...
  57. ncbi The use of chest computed tomography versus chest X-ray in patients with major blunt trauma
    Matthias 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...
  58. ncbi Penetrating chest trauma in Nigeria
    Martins 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...
  59. ncbi Torso vascular trauma at an urban level I trauma center
    Thomas 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...
  60. ncbi Vacuum-assisted closure for the treatment of complex chest wounds
    James 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...
  61. ncbi Efficacy of thoracic computerized tomography in blunt chest trauma
    L 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...
  62. ncbi 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...
  63. ncbi Clinical predictors for the selective use of chest radiographs in pediatric blunt trauma evaluations
    Michael 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...
  64. ncbi The routine use of sonography in penetrating torso injury is beneficial
    B 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...
  65. doi Added value of routine chest MDCT after blunt trauma: evaluation of additional findings and impact on patient management
    Monique 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...
  66. doi Predictors of abnormal chest CT after blunt trauma: a critical appraisal of the literature
    M 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...
  67. ncbi Role of angiography in the detection of aortic branch vessel injury after blunt thoracic trauma
    M 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
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  68. ncbi Subclavian arterial injury associated with blunt trauma
    T 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...
  69. ncbi A clinical decision rule for identifying children with thoracic injuries after blunt torso trauma
    James 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. 2002
    We 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.
  70. ncbi Penetrating thoracic injuries: what we have learnt
    U O von Oppell
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 48:55-61. 2000
    b>Thoracic injuries, especially cardiac, vascular, and transmediastinal injuries, are amongst the most lethal of penetrating injuries.
  71. ncbi Unrecognized pneumothorax as a cause of intraspinal air
    C 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...
  72. ncbi Videothoracoscopic evaluation of thoracic injuries
    Massimiliano 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
    ....
  73. ncbi [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...
  74. ncbi Air in the spinal canal following blunt thoracic trauma
    Mathis T Adams
    Department of Genereal Surgey, Methodist Hospital of Dallas, Texas 75265, USA
    J Trauma 55:386. 2003
  75. ncbi Damage control surgery for thoracic injuries
    Michael F Rotondo
    School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 600 Moye Blvd Greenville, NC 27858 4354, USA
    Injury 35:649-54. 2004
    Damage control of thoracic injuries begins frequently with an emergency department thoracotomy via an anterolateral incision. Bleeding and air leaks are quickly temporised...
  76. ncbi Computed tomography screens stable patients at risk for penetrating cardiac injury
    K 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...
  77. ncbi Current indications and results of VATS in the evaluation and management of hemodynamically stable thoracic injuries
    A 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. 2004
    b>Thoracic injuries are among the most severe forms of trauma and also a leading cause of morbidity and mortality...
  78. ncbi Traumatic injuries: imaging of thoracic injuries
    G 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...
  79. ncbi Pericardial tamponade with a positive abdominal FAST scan in blunt chest trauma
    Julian Speight
    Department of General Surgery, Whangarei Area Hospital, Whangarei, New Zealand
    J Trauma 61:743-5; discussion 745. 2006
  80. ncbi Hepatic artery transection after blunt trauma: case presentation and review of the literature
    Maurizio 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...
  81. ncbi [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...
  82. ncbi Occult pneumothorax
    Julian Ortega-Carnicer
    Intensive Care Unit, Hospital General de Ciudad Real Tomelloso s n, 13005 Ciudad Real, Spain
    Resuscitation 71:4-5. 2006
  83. ncbi Blunt and penetrating traumatic ruptures of the diaphragm
    H 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...
  84. ncbi Rare lung trauma in early pregnancy
    Krzysztof M Kuczkowski
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 275:511. 2007
  85. doi Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in chest trauma
    Diana Yoon
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Trauma 65:924-6. 2008
  86. ncbi Right diaphragm rupture with extended traumatic dissection of the descending aorta
    Charalambos 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.
  87. ncbi Pneumothorax and parenchymal cavitation caused by airway injury after blunt trauma to the chest
    Erkan Yilmaz
    Department of Radiology, Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
    J Emerg Med 31:91-2. 2006
  88. ncbi Chest trauma associated with heart dislodgement
    Roberto Fumagalli
    Faculty of Medicine, Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca R F, Milano, Italy
    J Trauma 60:1114-6. 2006
  89. ncbi Postmortem noninvasive virtual autopsy: extrapleural hemorrhage after blunt thoracic trauma
    Stephan 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...
  90. ncbi [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...
  91. ncbi Endovascular management of vascular trauma
    Benjamin 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...
  92. ncbi [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. 2007
    In 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...
  93. ncbi 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...
  94. ncbi Mediastinal widening after blunt chest trauma in a child: a very rare case of thymic bleeding in a child and possible differential diagnosis
    Martin Gschwentner
    Department of Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
    J Trauma 63:E51-4. 2007
  95. ncbi [Classification of mechanical injuries of the chest]
    A N Tulupov
    Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 166:21-4. 2007
    ....
  96. ncbi The impact of premorbid conditions on temporal pattern and location of adult blunt trauma hospital deaths
    Jean 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...
  97. ncbi Contemporary analysis of thoracic aortic injury: importance of screening based on crash characteristics
    Christopher 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...
  98. ncbi [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...
  99. ncbi Concurrent carotid rupture and coronary dissection after blunt chest trauma
    Michael T Pawlik
    Departments of Anesthesiology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
    J Trauma 63:E69-72. 2007
  100. doi CT diagnosis of Rib fractures and the prediction of acute respiratory failure
    David H Livingston
    Division of Trauma, Department of Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    J Trauma 64:905-11. 2008
    ....
  101. ncbi Traumatic spinal cord infarction in a child: case report and review of literature
    Luis 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...

Research Grants30

  1. Reconstructing locomotor circuitry: spinal cord injury
    DAVID MAGNUSON; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..For thoracic injuries, the deficits resulting from white matter damage far outweigh those from the loss of gray matter...
  2. Prospective Validation and Cost Analysis of the National Guidelines for Field Tri
    Craig D Newgard; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  3. Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal Injuries
    James Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Lung Contusion-Mechanisms and Interaction with Aspiration
    Krishnan 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. ..
  5. Evaluating Hospital Outcomes for Injured Patients
    David 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. ..
  6. Disability from Pediatric Trauma Brain Injury
    Frederick 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...
  7. Trauma System Evaluation with Survival Time Models
    David 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. ..
  8. Trauma System Evaluation with Survival Time Models
    David 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. ..
  9. Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Network
    Robert 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. ..
  10. Brain Motion During Blunt Impact
    Albert King; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These results will limit the number of future animal experiments required to test this hypothesis further on living systems. ..
  11. Extended work schedules and health outcomes in the US
    Gerald 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. ..
  12. UTERINE TUMOR TREATMENT USING HIGH INTENSITY ULTRASOUND
    Shahram 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. ..
  13. TRAUMA-RELATED ERYTHROPOIETIC SUPPRESSION
    David Livingston; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Understanding the mechanisms behind post-trauma anemia will allow therapeutic interventions improving endogenous erythropoiesis to be targeted. ..
  14. Breast Cancer Risk Assessment with Bayesian Networks
    Omolola Ogunyemi; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. ORGAN HEMOSTASIS IN TRAUMA BY HIGH INTENSITY ULTRASOUND
    Shahram 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. ..
  16. Transducer for indirect blood pressure& O2 saturation
    Leslie 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. ..
  17. Focused Ultrasound for Treatment of Nerves
    Shahram 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. ..