Summary: General or unspecified injuries involving organs in the abdominal cavity.
Articles from Journal RESEARCH
Articles from Journal RESEARCH1
Publications238 found, 100 shown here
- Temporary abdominal closure techniques: a prospective randomized trial comparing polyglactin 910 mesh and vacuum-assisted closureTiffany K Bee
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
J Trauma 65:337-42; discussion 342-4. 2008..Some advocate polyglactin mesh (MESH), while others favor vacuum-assisted closure (VAC). We performed a single institution prospective randomized trial comparing morbidity and mortality differences between MESH and VAC...
- Negative-pressure wound therapy for critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds: a systematic reviewDerek J Roberts
Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:629-39. 2012..We sought to determine the comparative efficacy and safety of NPWT versus alternate temporary abdominal closure (TAC) techniques in critically ill adults with open abdominal wounds...
- Survival trends and predictors of mortality in severe pelvic trauma: estimates from the German Pelvic Trauma Registry InitiativeTim Pohlemann
Department of Trauma, Hand, and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saarland University, Homburg, Saar, Germany
Injury 42:997-1002. 2011..To determine longitudinal trends in mortality, and the contribution of specific injury characteristics and treatment modalities to the risk of a fatal outcome after severe and complex pelvic trauma...
- Experience with vacuum-pack temporary abdominal wound closure in 258 trauma and general and vascular surgical patientsDonald E Barker
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN 37403, USA
J Am Coll Surg 204:784-92; discussion 792-3. 2007..We have previously reported our experience with a vacuum-pack in trauma patients and have expanded its use to general and vascular surgery patients...
- Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: epidemiology and clinical implicationsFernando A C Spencer Netto
Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Trauma 61:1058-61. 2006..As such, this study was undertaken to assess the clinical sequelae of operative versus nonoperative management of TAWH, and whether certain patient or injury characteristics are predictive of the need for early surgery...
- Pelvic fractures: epidemiology and predictors of associated abdominal injuries and outcomesDemetrios Demetriades
Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
J Am Coll Surg 195:1-10. 2002..Pelvic fractures are often associated with major intraabdominal injuries or severe bleeding from the fracture site...
- Employing vasopressin as an adjunct vasopressor in uncontrolled traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Three cases and a brief analysis of the literatureA C Krismer
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
Anaesthesist 54:220-4. 2005..The patient underwent multiple surgical procedures, developed multi-organ failure, but was finally discharged from the critical care unit without neurological damage...
- Impact of closure at the first take back: complication burden and potential overutilization of damage control laparotomyQuinton M Hatch
Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
J Trauma 71:1503-11. 2011....
- The use of vacuum-assisted closure of abdominal wounds: a word of cautionM Rao
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
Colorectal Dis 9:266-8. 2007..Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) has been used in our centre to aid the closure of abdominal wounds. The aim of this study was to examine the clinical outcome of patients in whom VAC therapy had been used in conjunction with laparostomy...
- Temporary closure of open abdominal wounds by the modified sandwich-vacuum pack techniqueP H Navsaria
Trauma Unit, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Br J Surg 90:718-22. 2003..A 5-year experience with the modified sandwich-vacuum pack technique, using an opened 3-litre urological irrigation bag and continuous high-pressure suction, for temporary abdominal wall closure is presented...
- CT cystography in the evaluation of major bladder traumaJ P Vaccaro
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Radiographics 20:1373-81. 2000..Familiarity with these CT cystographic features allows accurate classification of bladder injury and allows prompt, effective treatment with less radiation exposure than and without the added cost of conventional cystography...
- Handlebar hernia: ultrasonography-aided diagnosisJ E Losanoff
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center, University of Columbia School of Medicine, MO 65212, USA
Hernia 6:36-8. 2002..The case presented here demonstrates the value of bedside ultrasonography in diagnosis confirmation and surgical planning for this condition...
- The management of the open abdomen in trauma and emergency general surgery: part 1-damage controlJose J Diaz
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 21st Avenue South, 404 Medical Arts Building, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
J Trauma 68:1425-38. 2010..Only damage control is presented in this study. Part 1 is divided into indications for the open abdomen, temporary abdominal closure, staged abdominal repair, and nutrition support of the open abdomen...
- One hundred percent fascial approximation with sequential abdominal closure of the open abdomenC Clay Cothren
Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, MC 0206, CO 80204, USA
Am J Surg 192:238-42. 2006..We performed a modification of the vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) technique that provided constant fascial tension, hypothesizing this would result in a higher rate of primary fascial closure...
- Routine versus selective multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in blunt trauma patients: level of agreement on the influence of additional findings on managementJaap 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...
- Mechanism of acute ascites formation after trauma resuscitationJohn C Mayberry
Department of Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland 97239, USA
Arch Surg 138:773-6. 2003..Severely injured patients have been observed to acutely develop ascites; however, the pathogenesis of this rare phenomenon is poorly understood...
- A ten-year review of enterocutaneous fistulas after laparotomy for traumaPeter E Fischer
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA
J Trauma 67:924-8. 2009..This study is the largest series of ECFs reported exclusively caused by trauma and examines the characteristics unique to this population...
- Assessing the true risk of abdominal solid organ injury in hospitalized rib fracture patientsE Shweiki
Department of General Surgery Trauma, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA
J Trauma 50:684-8. 2001..This study was designed to assess if in fact this is true, and to try and define other factors that increased the risk of ASOI in rib fracture patients...
- Damage control surgery for severe thoracic and abdominal injuriesHuang Xian-kai
Deptartment of Trauma Surgery, Research Institute of Surgery, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400042, China
Chin J Traumatol 10:279-83. 2007To investigate the application of damage control surgery in treatment of patients with severe thoracic and abdominal injuries.
- Imaging and transcatheter arterial embolization for traumatic splenic injuries: review of the literatureAntony Raikhlin
University of Toronto Radiology Residency Training Program, Toronto, Ontario
Can J Surg 51:464-72. 2008..We review technical considerations, indications, efficacy and complication rates. We also propose an algorithm to guide the use of angiography and splenic embolization in patients with traumatic splenic injury...
- Abdominal injuries in pregnancy: a 155-month study at two level 1 trauma centersPatrizio Petrone
Division of Acute Care Surgery Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, LAC USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Injury 42:47-9. 2011..Trauma in pregnancy is the leading cause of non-obstetrical maternal death and remains a major cause of fetal demise. The objective of this study was to examine the outcomes of pregnant patients sustaining abdominal injury...
- Helical computed tomography of bowel and mesenteric injuriesK L Killeen
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical System and Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1595, USA
J Trauma 51:26-36. 2001..However, it is less accurate in predicting the need for surgical exploration in mesenteric injuries alone...
- CT of blunt trauma bowel and mesenteric injury: typical findings and pitfalls in diagnosisJ M Brody
Departments of Diagnostic Imaging, Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
Radiographics 20:1525-36; discussion 1536-7. 2000..Examples of observation and interpretation errors are also provided to highlight pitfalls encountered in the evaluation of abdominopelvic CT scans in patients after blunt trauma...
- Diagnosis of bowel and mesenteric injuries in blunt abdominal trauma: a prospective studyFabrice Menegaux
Department of General Surgery, Groupe Hospitalier Pitie Salpetriere, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris AP HP, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI, France
Am J Emerg Med 24:19-24. 2006..The aim of our study was to test a new algorithm for BBMI diagnosis using abdominal ultrasonography (AUS), computed tomography (CT), and diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL)...
- Open abdominal management after damage-control laparotomy for trauma: a prospective observational American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter studyJoseph J Dubose
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:113-20; discussion 1120-2. 2013....
- Intra-abdominal free fluid without solid organ injury in blunt abdominal trauma: an indication for laparotomyAlexander K T Ng
Department of Surgery, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
J Trauma 52:1134-40. 2002..The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and significance of this finding...
- [Non-surgical management of patients with blunt abdominal injury: the role of angiography]Cl Turculet
Spitalul Clinic de Urgenţă Floreasca
Chirurgia (Bucur) 103:79-85. 2008..We evaluated the efficacy of nonsurgical management of patients with blunt hepatic or renal injury using detailed angiographic examinations and transcatheter arterial embolization...
- Angioembolization and laparotomy for patients with concomitant pelvic arterial hemorrhage and blunt abdominal traumaJen Feng Fang
Trauma and Critical Care Center, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University, 5, Fu Hsing Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Langenbecks Arch Surg 396:243-50. 2011..Treatment of patients with concomitant pelvic arterial hemorrhage and blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) is challenging. Controversies remain over the diagnostic approach and the priority of available treatment resources...
- A comprehensive renal injury concept based on a validated finite element model of the human abdomenJess G Snedeker
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University and ETH Zurich, and Department of Surgery, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
J Trauma 62:1240-9. 2007....
- Risk indicators of morbidity and mortality in abdominal injuriesP Musau
General Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, P O Box 4606 30100, Eldoret, Kenya
East Afr Med J 83:644-50. 2006To establish the risk factors for morbidity and mortality in patients with abdominal injuries.
- Evaluating blunt abdominal trauma with sonography: a cost analysisM G McKenney
Department of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA
Am Surg 67:930-4. 2001..This effect results chiefly from an eight-fold reduction in the use of DPL, and a two-fold reduction in the use of CT...
- Constitutive modelling of abdominal organsK Miller
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands Perth, Australia
J Biomech 33:367-73. 2000..2 and 22.5 s(-1). Similar models can find applications in computer and robot assisted surgery, e.g. the realistic simulation of surgical procedures (including virtual reality) and non-rigid registration...
- Does this adult patient have a blunt intra-abdominal injury?Daniel K Nishijima
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, USA
JAMA 307:1517-27. 2012Blunt abdominal trauma often presents a substantial diagnostic challenge. Well-informed clinical examination can identify patients who require further diagnostic evaluation for intra-abdominal injuries after blunt abdominal trauma.
- Triage in the trauma bay with the focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) examinationM Blaivas
Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
J Emerg Med 21:41-4. 2001..The FAST examination helped us to accurately determine which of the two patients required operative intervention first, despite that patient's appearance of relative hemodynamic stability in comparison to the other stabbing victim...
- Postinjury abdominal compartment syndrome: are we winning the battle?Zsolt J Balogh
Department of Traumatology, Division of Surgery, John Hunter Hospital and University of Newcastle, Locked Bag 1, Hunter Region Mail Centre, Newcastle, NSW, 2300, Australia
World J Surg 33:1134-41. 2009..Later, a more elusive type of ACS was recognized, which develops without abdominal injuries (secondary ACS)...
- Bladder rupture after blunt trauma: guidelines for diagnostic imagingA F Morey
Urology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234-6360, USA
J Trauma 51:683-6. 2001..Patients with isolated hematuria and no physical signs of lower urinary tract injury may be spared the morbidity, time, and expense of immediate cystographic evaluation...
- Pediatric pancreatic trauma: predictors of nonoperative management failure and associated outcomesKelly D Mattix
Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
J Pediatr Surg 42:340-4. 2007..Blunt pancreatic trauma tends to require operative intervention more frequently. We sought to identify predictors of failure of NOM and compare the outcome of operative management against NOM...
- Clinical prediction rules for identifying adults at very low risk for intra-abdominal injuries after blunt traumaJames F Holmes
Department of Emergency Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817 2282, USA
Ann Emerg Med 54:575-84. 2009We derive and validate clinical prediction rules to identify adult patients at very low risk for intra-abdominal injuries after blunt torso trauma.
- [Experimental studies on the wounding capacity of recently developed shuriken/throwing stars and their legal categorization--an interdisciplinary view]Mattias Kettner
Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Frankfurt am Main
Arch Kriminol 225:167-80. 2010..The findings of this study should promote a public discussion whether the ban on traditional shuriken should be extended to the recently developed types...
- Risk factors for hepatic morbidity following nonoperative management: multicenter studyRosemary A Kozar
University of Texas, Houston 77030, USA
Arch Surg 141:451-8; discussion 458-9. 2006..Early risk factors for hepatic-related morbidity in patients undergoing initial nonoperative management of complex blunt hepatic injuries can be accurately identified...
- Prospective evaluation of vacuum-assisted fascial closure after open abdomen: planned ventral hernia rate is substantially reducedPreston R Miller
Department of Surgery, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
Ann Surg 239:608-14; discussion 614-6. 2004..The goal of this report is to examine the success of vacuum-assisted fascial closure (VAFC) under a carefully applied protocol in abdominal closure after open abdomen...
- Complications after 344 damage-control open celiotomiesRichard S Miller
Section of Surgical Sciences, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
J Trauma 59:1365-71; discussion 1371-4. 2005..We reviewed our experience with the open abdomen and hypothesized that the known high wound complication rates were related to the timing and method of wound closure...
- [Vacuum pack technique--a good method for temporal abdominal closure]Christine Gaarder
Gastrokirurgisk avdeling, Ulleval universitetssykehus, 0407 Oslo
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 124:2760-2. 2004..To avoid the development of abdominal compartment syndrome, temporary abdominal closure (TAC) should be considered after celiotomy for trauma. A new method for TAC was introduced at Ullevaal University Hospital in 2002, the "vac pac"...
- High success with nonoperative management of blunt hepatic trauma: the liver is a sturdy organGeorge C Velmahos
Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County USC Healthcare Network, Los Angeles 90033, USA
Arch Surg 138:475-80; discussion 480-1. 2003..Nonoperative management of liver injuries (NOMLI) is highly successful and rarely leads to adverse events...
- Advances in abdominal traumaJennifer L Isenhour
Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Emerg Med Clin North Am 25:713-33, ix. 2007....
- Management of destructive bowel injury in the open abdomenMarco Chavarria-Aguilar
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, USA
J Trauma 56:560-4. 2004..We therefore reviewed our institutional experience for destructive bowel injury requiring open abdominal management with the vacuum pack technique (vac)...
- Staged management of giant abdominal wall defects: acute and long-term resultsT Wright Jernigan
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 956 Court Avenue, Suite G228, Memphis, TN 38163, USA
Ann Surg 238:349-55; discussion 355-7. 2003..The purpose of this report is to analyze our experience with this technique applied to the treatment of patients with open abdomen and giant abdominal wall defects...
- Complementary roles of diagnostic peritoneal lavage and computed tomography in the evaluation of blunt abdominal traumaR P Gonzalez
Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama, College of Medicine, Mobile, Alabama 36617 2293, USA
J Trauma 51:1128-34; discussion 1134-6. 2001..To assess in randomized prospective format sensitivity, laparotomy rate, and cost-effectiveness of using diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) in a complementary role with computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma...
- Handlebar hernia: traumatic abdominal wall hernia with multiple enterotomies. A case report and review of the literatureLudmila Haimovici
Department of Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY 11554, USA
J Pediatr Surg 42:567-9. 2007..Since then, 12 other cases have been reported. To the best of our knowledge, the case described here is the first documented case of an incarcerated handlebar hernia associated with a small bowel perforation and mesenteric disruption...
- Increased depth of subcutaneous fat is protective against abdominal injuries in motor vehicle collisionsStewart C Wang
Departments of Surgery and Radiology, Program for Injury Research and Education, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Annu Proc Assoc Adv Automot Med 47:545-59. 2003..Our findings suggest that increased subcutaneous fat may be protective against injuries by cushioning the abdominal region against injurious forces in motor vehicle collisions...
- Clinical uses of diagnostic peritoneal lavage in stab wounds of the anterior abdomen: a prospective studySuvit Sriussadaporn
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Eur J Surg 168:490-3. 2002....
- Profile of injuries arising from the 2005 Kashmir earthquake: the first 72 hJ M Mulvey
Department of Intensive Care Anaesthesia, The Tweed Hospital, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485, Australia
Injury 39:554-60. 2008..A small military hospital in Forward Kahuta, Pakistan, remained functional and was inundated with severely injured patients over 72h...
- Interventional techniques are useful adjuncts in nonoperative management of hepatic injuriesE H Carrillo
Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky 40292, USA
J Trauma 46:619-22; discussion 622-4. 1999....
- Identification of intra-abdominal injuries in children hospitalized following blunt torso traumaJ F Holmes
Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, USA
Acad Emerg Med 6:799-806. 1999To determine the utility of the ED physical examination and laboratory analysis in screening hospitalized pediatric blunt trauma patients for intra-abdominal injuries (IAIs).
- Surveyed opinion of American trauma surgeons on the prevention of the abdominal compartment syndromeJ C Mayberry
Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201 3098, USA
J Trauma 47:509-13; discussion 513-4. 1999..To determine the current opinion of American trauma surgeons on the use of the open abdomen to prevent the abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS)...
- Abdominal injuries associated with lumbar spine fractures in blunt traumaR Rabinovici
Department of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Injury 30:471-4. 1999Specific analysis of the relationship between abdominal injuries and lumbar spine fractures has not yet been reported.
- Interleukin-22 detected in patients with abdominal sepsisTobias M Bingold
Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, Goethe University Frankfurt School of Medicine, Germany
Shock 34:337-40. 2010..Interleukin 22 produced in the course of abdominal sepsis may contribute to host defense and stabilization of mucosal barrier functions under conditions of systemic infection...
- Delayed repair for traumatic abdominal wall hernia: is it safe?I Sall
Department of Digestive Surgery, Mohammed V Military Hospital, Mohammed V Medical School of Rabat, BP 10100, Rabat, Morocco
Hernia 13:447-9. 2009..For the moment, the timing of surgery in any TAWH should be considered differently according to the trauma, the wall defect, clinical and radiological findings, associated injuries, and the clinical status of the patient...
- Vacuum-assisted wound closure provides early fascial reapproximation in trauma patients with open abdomensG B Garner
Department of Surgery, University of Texas-Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin, Suite 4.164, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Surg 182:630-8. 2001..6 VAWC dressing changes were performed. There were 2 wound infections, no eviscerations, and no enteric fistulas. CONCLUSIONS: Use of VAWC can safely achieve early fascial closure in more than 90% of trauma patients with open abdomens...
- When to operate on abdominal gunshot woundsA Salim
Department of Surgery, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles 90033, USA
Scand J Surg 91:62-6. 2002..It was soon realized that not all penetrating abdominal injuries required an operation...
- Handlebar hernia masquerading as an inguinal haematomaN Fraser
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, UK
Hernia 6:39-41. 2002..Suspicion should be raised by the immediate appearance of a mass above the inguinal canal following groin injury, particularly if the swelling then disappears with the patient supine...
- Severe abdominal injuries sustained in an adult wearing a pelvic seatbelt: a case report and review of the literatureF O'Kelly
Department of Academic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Ir J Med Sci 177:385-7. 2008..following road traffic accidents (RTA), we present a case in which the rear lap seatbelt caused severe abdominal injuries. It is evident that the current rear seat lapbelt system is an inferior design associated with a significant ..
- Use of laparoscopy in evaluation and treatment of penetrating and blunt abdominal injuriesGordie K Kaban
Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Surg Innov 15:26-31. 2008..Use of laparoscopy in selected patients with blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma is safe, minimizes nontherapeutic laparotomies, and allows for minimal invasive management of selected intra-abdominal injuries.
- Management strategies for the open abdomen: survey of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma membershipA A MacLean
Department of Surgery, New York Hospital of Queens, New York, New York, USA
Acta Chir Belg 108:212-8. 2008..The purpose of this study is to report results from a survey of members of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) on strategies for management of the open abdomen...
- Conservative management of a traumatic abdominal wall hernia after a bicycle handlebar injury (case report and literature review)Karen Litton
Department of Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital Merthyr Tydfil CF479DT, Cardiff, Wales, UK
J Pediatr Surg 43:e31-2. 2008..We present a case of handelbar hernia, discuss its investigation and treatment and suggest that immediate surgical repair may not always be required...
- [Acute traumatic abdominal wall hernia after blunt abdominal trauma]D Brett
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany
Unfallchirurg 111:361-4. 2008..The typical location is found at anatomic weak areas in the lower abdomen. Often, significant intra-abdominal injuries or injuries of the pelvis and chest are associated...
- Surgical management of duodenal injuries in childrenAlan P Ladd
J W Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind 46202, USA
Surgery 132:748-52; discussion 751-3. 2002..The goal of this study was to review current injury characteristics, severity, intervention, and outcome of duodenal injuries from a single, pediatric trauma facility...
- Evaluation of selective treatment of penetrating abdominal traumaThomas M Schmelzer
Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203, USA
J Surg Educ 65:340-5. 2008..In penetrating abdominal trauma, diagnostic imaging and the application of selective clinical management may avoid negative celiotomy and improve outcome...
- Blunt abdominal trauma: performance of CT without oral contrast materialJoshua W Stuhlfaut
Department of Radiology, Boston University Medical Center, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Radiology 233:689-94. 2004..To retrospectively evaluate multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) without oral contrast material for depiction of bowel and mesenteric injuries that require surgical repair in patients with blunt abdominal trauma...
- Traumatic lumbar hernia: report of cases and comprehensive review of the literatureBryan M Burt
Departments of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, USA
J Trauma 57:1361-70. 2004..Acute lumbar hernia secondary to blunt trauma is an uncommon injury of the abdominal wall and, when encountered, is a difficult challenge for the trauma surgeon...
- Non-operative management of abdominal stab wounds--an analysis of 186 patientsPradeep H Navsaria
Trauma Centre, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, and Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
S Afr J Surg 45:128-30, 132. 2007....
- Surgical complications and causes of death in trauma patients that require temporary abdominal closureJosé A Montalvo
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Puerto Rico Trauma Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Am Surg 71:219-24. 2005..After multiple logistic regression analysis, increasing age and a numerically greater initial base deficit were found to be independent predictors of mortality in trauma patients that require TAC...
- The diagnosis of intraabdominal visceral injuryGrace S Rozycki
Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
J Trauma 68:1019-23. 2010..Each has been validated and criticized but eventually had developed its own "niche" in the assessment of the injured patient. Finally, they have all withstood the test of time...
- Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: delayed presentation in two cases and a review of the literatureH J Belgers
Department of General Surgery, Maasland Hospital, PO Box 5500, 6130MB, Sittard, The Netherlands
Hernia 9:388-91. 2005..In this article we report the delayed diagnosis of a TAWH in two patients after abdominal wall trauma and present a review of the literature concerning the diagnostic workup and treatment...
- Operative vs nonoperative management of blunt pancreatic trauma in childrenJames H Wood
Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Children s Hospital, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
J Pediatr Surg 45:401-6. 2010..The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of nonoperative vs operative management of blunt pancreatic trauma in children...
- Usefulness of multidetector computed tomography for the initial assessment of blunt abdominal trauma patientsJen Feng Fang
Trauma and Critical Care Center, Department of Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, 5, Fu Hsing Street, Kweishan, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan
World J Surg 30:176-82. 2006The prompt detection and accurate localization of abdominal injuries are difficult...
- Standard examination system for laparoscopy in penetrating abdominal traumaNilton Tokio Kawahara
Laboratory of Surgical Pathophysiology Investigation Lim 62, Department of Trauma, Hospital das Clinicas, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
J Trauma 67:589-95. 2009..The objective of this article is to verify if a systematic standardized laparoscopic approach could correctly identify SBI in the peritoneal cavity for penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT)...
- Delayed primary closure in damage control laparotomy: the value of the Wittmann patchJosef G Hadeed
Department of Surgery, Cooper University Hospital, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, New Jersey, USA
Am Surg 73:10-2. 2007..The rate of closure using the Wittmann patch is equivalent to other commonly used methods and should be considered when managing patients with abdominal compartment syndrome or severe abdominal trauma...
- Validation of a prediction rule for the identification of children with intra-abdominal injuries after blunt torso traumaJames F Holmes
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA 95817 2282, USA
Ann Emerg Med 54:528-33. 2009We validate the accuracy of a previously derived clinical prediction rule for the identification of children with intra-abdominal injuries after blunt torso trauma.
- Traumatic handlebar hernia: a rare abdominal wall herniaJ Goliath
Department of General Surgery, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
J Pediatr Surg 39:e20-2. 2004..The authors recommend a high level of clinical suspicion for TAWH in all patients with traumatic abdominal wall injuries. Definitive treatment includes surgical exploration with primary repair of all tissue layers of the abdominal wall...
- Diagnostic laparoscopy decreases the rate of unnecessary laparotomies and reduces hospital costs in trauma patientsA S Taner
J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 11:207-11. 2001..The value of diagnostic laparoscopy (DL) in avoiding unnecessary laparotomies and its effects on hospital costs was evaluated in a prospective clinical trial...
- [New application of v.a.C. (vacuum assisted closure) in the abdominal cavity in case of open abdomen therapy]L Labler
Klinik für Unfallchirurgie, Departement Chirurgie, Universitatsspital Zurich, Zurich, Schweiz
Zentralbl Chir 129:S14-9. 2004..A.C.) of open abdomen situation is that the fluids, following the negative pressure, pass the abdominal cavity and in case of a local infection disseminate over the whole abdominal cavity...
- Traumatic abdominal wall hernia: an unusual bicycle handlebar injuryB Mancel
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Box 201, CB2 2QQ, Cambridge, UK
Pediatr Surg Int 19:746-7. 2003..The presence of localised pain, bruising, and a reducible swelling or a cough impulse suggests the diagnosis. Primary repair with prosthetic material is the preferred treatment...
- Selective nonoperative management in 1,856 patients with abdominal gunshot wounds: should routine laparotomy still be the standard of care?G C Velmahos
Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ann Surg 234:395-402; discussion 402-3. 2001..To evaluate the safety of a policy of selective nonoperative management (SNOM) in patients with abdominal gunshot wounds...
- Small bowel fistulas and the open abdomenH P Becker
Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery, Central Military Hospital, Koblenz, Germany
Scand J Surg 96:263-71. 2007..For patients with an open abdomen, surgical expertise and a well-structured management plan offer the best chances to overcome this potentially devastating condition--with or without fistula...
- Multidetector CT evaluation of abdominal traumaLisa A Miller
Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Radiol Clin North Am 43:1079-95, viii. 2005..This article describes the authors' current imaging protocol with 16-detector MDCT, the spectrum of CT findings seen in patients with blunt abdominal injuries, and the role MDCT has in guiding injury management.
- Radionuclide imaging in thoracic splenosis and a review of the literatureJoseph N Yammine
Division of Respiratory Medicine, Rizk Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
Clin Nucl Med 28:121-3. 2003..The diagnosis is often a result of surgery. The authors report an additional case of thoracic splenosis, review the literature, and discuss nonsurgical diagnostic methods...
- Blunt splenic trauma: predictors for successful non-operative managementMiklosh Bala
Department of General Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, lerusalem, Israel
Isr Med Assoc J 9:857-61. 2007..Non-operative management of blunt splenic trauma is the preferred option in hemodynamically stable patients...
- Is anything new in adult blunt splenic trauma?Brian G Harbrecht
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, F1264 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Am J Surg 190:273-8. 2005..Recent refinements in the management of adult blunt splenic injuries will be reviewed...
- Failure of nonoperative management of abdominal solid organ injuriesDan A Galvan
Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
Curr Opin Crit Care 12:590-4. 2006..It has proven to be of unequivocal benefit to the majority of hemodynamically stable pediatric and adult patients who have suffered blunt liver or splenic trauma. Offsetting these gains, has been the presence of failures...
- Nonoperative treatment of multiple intra-abdominal solid organ injury after blunt abdominal traumaHakan Yanar
Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
J Trauma 64:943-8. 2008..The aim of this study is to analyze whether multiple solid organ injury affects nonoperative management (NOM) and to look for predictive factors of NOM...
- [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...
- Use of surgisis for abdominal wall reconstruction/closure in battlefield casualties during Operation Iraqi FreedomEric K Johnson
Department of Colorectal Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA 30905, USA
Mil Med 172:1119-24. 2007..The use of Surgisis (lyophilized porcine small intestinal submucosa; Cook Biotech, West Lafayette, Indiana) in the described setting is presented as one possible solution...
- Physical examination as a reliable tool to predict intra-abdominal injuries in brain-injured childrenDouglas Miller
Department of Surgery, Section of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, 940 NE 13th St, Room 2403, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
Am J Surg 192:738-42. 2006..Brain-injured children have been thought to have an unreliable abdominal examination. This study evaluates the reliability of physical examination in the prediction of intra-abdominal injury in brain-injured children...
- Not so FASTM Todd Miller
Division of Trauma Surgical Critical Care, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest and I 78, P O Box 689, Allentown, PA 18105 1556, USA
J Trauma 54:52-9; discussion 59-60. 2003Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) as a screening tool in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma will lead to underdiagnosis of abdominal injuries and may have an impact on treatment and outcome in trauma patients.
- Evaluation of bowel and mesenteric blunt trauma with multidetector CTNicole Brofman
Department of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
Radiographics 26:1119-31. 2006..A repeat CT examination after 6-8 hours if the patient's condition is stable may help determine the significance of these nonspecific findings...
- Injuries from cow gore in adults among FulaniS Y Sabo
Department of Surgery, ABU Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Trop Doct 37:111-2. 2007..The abdomen was involved in 16 (50%) patients, scrotum in six (18.9%), neck in three (9.3%) and other sites in seven (22.8%). All injuries were penetrating in nature and laparotomy was done on 17 (53%) patients...
- Diagnosis and management of blunt abdominal solid organ injuryThomas J Schroeppel
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Curr Opin Crit Care 13:399-404. 2007..Operative interventions need to occur expeditiously in hemodynamically unstable patients with hepatic and splenic injuries...
- Nonoperative treatment of blunt injury to solid abdominal organs: a prospective studyGeorge C Velmahos
Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
Arch Surg 138:844-51. 2003..Patients in whom NOM is likely to fail can be identified by specific criteria...
- Prospective evaluation of hand-held focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) in blunt abdominal traumaAndrew W Kirkpatrick
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta
Can J Surg 48:453-60. 2005..Although hand-held US equipment is now commercially available and may expand the availability and speed of US in assessing the trauma patient, it has not been subjected to controlled evaluation in early trauma care...
- Has evolution in awareness of guidelines for institution of damage control improved outcome in the management of the posttraumatic open abdomen?Juan A Asensio
Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
Arch Surg 139:209-14; discussion 215. 2004..Awareness of guidelines for damage control can improve patient outcomes after postraumatic open abdomen...
- Intracavitary Hemostatic Agent for Non-compressible HemorrhageMartin Bluth; Fiscal Year: 2007..Although, the morbidity and mortality from these injuries are gradually decreasing, abdominal injuries still pose a formidable problem, especially in young adults, Early and effective hemorrhage control could ..
- Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal InjuriesJames Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2008Trauma is the leading cause of death in children and intra-abdominal injuries (IAI) are a frequent[unreadable] cause of morbidity and mortality due to trauma...
- 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. ..
- MR Imaging of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver DiseaseClaude B Sirlin; Fiscal Year: 2010..Developing a safe and accurate method to diagnose and follow this disease may lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment. ..
- Transducible Molecular Probes for Imaging TumorsClaude Sirlin; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Evaluation of an Abusive Head Trauma Prevention ProgramWendy Lane; Fiscal Year: 2004..In addition rates of risk factors including poverty, teenage pregnancy, late prenatal care, low birth weight, and single parenthood among cases and controls will be compared. ..
- Homocysteine/Hypertension & Vascular Lesion FormationPeter Lin; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Image-Guided Delivery and Image-Guided Evaluation of Target and Non-Target TissueVikas Kundra; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Antiangiogenic therapy of pancreatic cancerSareh Parangi; Fiscal Year: 2006..This unique combination will allow me to complete the first phase of my career development and progress on to independent research. ..
- Gut Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury: Modulation by NutrientsRosemary Kozar; Fiscal Year: 2006..The sponsors are an integral part of this arrangement and are especially suited to ensure success of the proposed project...
- Increasing Functional Liver Mass in Health and DiseaseLeonidas Koniaris; Fiscal Year: 2005..2) Determine the extent to which and mechanisms by which co-administrating HCF and Follistatin along with IL-6 facilitates the liver growth response and reduces IL-6 associated toxicity. ..
- The Role of GDF-15 in Organ InjuryLeonidas Koniaris; Fiscal Year: 2005..The completion of this mentored research training will further the candidate?s goal of applying bench-derived scientific discovery to the treatment of surgical disease as an independent investigator. ..
- Model-Based Methods for the Analyses of Weighted DataMichael Elliott; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- A Comprehensive Surveillance of Occ Injury in MarylandPatricia Dischinger; Fiscal Year: 2005..6) To identify priority areas for injury prevention within the state of Maryland, based on groups of workers at high risk of injury. ..
- Combining Data from the NHIS and BRFSSMichael Elliott; Fiscal Year: 2004..This approach is particularly promising because, in contrast to other proposed techniques, it can be applied using existing publicly available data. ..
- ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE IN TRAUMA PATIENTSPatricia Dischinger; Fiscal Year: 2002..The validity of self reports will be assessed by interviewing collaterals from 100 randomly selected patients in each of the intervention and control groups at 6 and 12 months. ..