Summary: Disruption of structural continuity of the body as a result of the discharge of firearms.
Publications266 found, 100 shown here
- Gunshot wounds to the neckG C Tender
Trauma Program, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, LA, USA
South Med J 94:830-2. 2001b>Gunshot wounds to the neck are diagnostically and therapeutically challenging cases. We report such a case with vascular and neurologic injuries and describe the therapeutic options. Initial treatment is aimed at hemodynamic stabilization...
- Characterization of a new rat model of penetrating ballistic brain injuryAnthony J Williams
Department of Applied Neurobiology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, USA
J Neurotrauma 22:313-31. 2005....
- Connexin40 modulates pulmonary permeability through gap junction channel in acute lung injury after thoracic gunshot woundsQiang Li
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi an 710032, People s Republic of China
J Trauma 68:802-9. 2010..Therefore, we determined whether connexin40 affected rabbits' pulmonary microvessel endothelial cells permeability after acute lung injury induced by gunshot trauma...
- Spine injuries are common among asymptomatic patients after gunshot woundsYoram Klein
Divisions of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
J Trauma 58:833-6. 2005Spine injuries after gunshot wounds are thought to be rare among asymptomatic patients...
- Prognostic factors and treatment of penetrating gunshot wounds to the headRoberto S Martins
Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Santa Marcelina, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
Surg Neurol 60:98-104; discussion 104. 2003..attempt to evaluate the predictive factors of morbidity and mortality in patients who suffered from civilian gunshot wounds to the head, we reviewed a series of 319 patients admitted to the Hospital Santa Marcelina, São Paulo, Brazil,..
- Gunshot wounds to the skull: comparison of entries and exitsG Quatrehomme
Maître de Conférences des Universités, Faculté de Médecine de Nice, Laboratoire de Medecine Legale, France
Forensic Sci Int 94:141-6. 1998..The aim of this paper is to compare the size of 17 entrance and exit gunshot wounds from a series of 13 forensic cases...
- The role of routine spinal imaging and immobilisation in asymptomatic patients after gunshot woundsJoseph DuBose
Division of Trauma and Critical Care at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Injury 40:860-3. 2009The role of routine dedicated spinal imaging and immobilisation following gunshot wounds (GSW) to the head, neck or torso has been debated...
- Stability of cervical spine fractures after gunshot wounds to the head and neckRon Medzon
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2274-9. 2005..Retrospective chart review...
- Bevelling in exit gunshot wounds in bonesG Quatrehomme
Department of Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 33431, USA
Forensic Sci Int 89:93-101. 1997..The aim of this paper is to analyze bevelling in exit gunshot wounds from a series of 14 cases with 17 exit wounds...
- Suicidal gunshot wounds to the head: a retrospective review of 406 casesRyan Blumenthal
Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Pretoria, PO Box 2034, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:288-91. 2007A retrospective review of 406 suicidal gunshot wounds to the head, investigated at the Medico-Legal Laboratory of Pretoria, between 1997 and 2000 was performed...
- Infection prophylaxis of gunshot wounds using probioticsV I Nikitenko
Department of Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedics and Military Surgery, Orenburg State Medical Academy, Russia
J Wound Care 13:363-6. 2004To report a new method of surgical infection prophylaxis for postoperative gunshot wounds to the extremities.
- Analysis of 107 civilian craniocerebral gunshot woundsUmit Ozkan
Dicle Universitesi Tip Fakültesi, Norosirurji Anabilim Dali, 21280 Diyarbaki, Turkey
Neurosurg Rev 25:231-6. 2002In this study, we present a retrospective analysis of 107 cases due to civilian craniocerebral gunshot wounds that were treated by the medical faculty of Dicle University during a period of 7 years (January 1993 to January 2000)...
- Distribution and extent of involvement in brachial plexopathies caused by gunshot wounds, motor vehicle crashes, and other etiologies: a 10-year electromyography studyAmy O Bowles
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77004, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1708-10. 2004To examine the differences in the extent and distribution of brachial plexopathy involvement caused by gunshot wounds (GSW), motor vehicle crashes (MVCs), and other etiologies, based on electrophysiologic data.
- Reconstruction of through-and-through gunshot wounds to the feet with free gracilis muscle flapsLee L Q Pu
Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Kentucky, Kentucky Clinic, Lexington, KY 40536 0284, USA
Ann Plast Surg 50:286-91. 2003..Thus, a free gracilis muscle transfer should be considered first for reconstruction of a through-and-through GSW to the foot, because it can provide reliable soft tissue coverage with excellent contour and minimal donor site morbidity...
- Civilian gunshot wounds to the brainYuang Seng Tsuei
Department of Neurosurgery, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, R O C
J Chin Med Assoc 68:126-30. 2005Civilian gunshot wounds to the brain are relatively rare, and a much-neglected subject in Taiwan...
- Practical pathology of gunshot woundsJ Scott Denton
Cook County Medical Examiners Office, Chicago, IL 60612 3705, USA
Arch Pathol Lab Med 130:1283-9. 2006b>Gunshot wounds are the most common cause of homicidal death in the United States. Analysis and interpretation of fatal gunshot wounds is an important and common practice among forensic pathologists...
- Staged reconstruction after gunshot wounds to the abdomenM Cohen
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 820 S Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60612 7316, USA
Plast Reconstr Surg 108:83-92. 2001Immediate closure of abdominal incisions after exploration and treatment of gunshot wounds is not always feasible or advisable...
- The effects of removal of bullet fragments retained in the spinal canal. A collaborative study by the National Spinal Cord Injury Model SystemsR L Waters
Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, Downey, California
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 16:934-9. 1991..001) motor recovery in those patients from whom the bullet was removed from than in patients not having bullet removal. Bullet removal from the canal between T1 and T11 had no significant effect on motor recovery...
- Gunshot wounds to the spineChristopher M Bono
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Dowling 2 North, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118 2393, USA
Spine J 4:230-40. 2004The incidence of violent crimes has risen over the past decade. With it, gunshot injuries have become increasingly more common in the civilian population. Among the most devastating injuries are gunshot wounds to the spine.
- Air-gun pellet injuries to the head and neck in childrenJ F Martinez-Lage
Unit of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, El Palmar, 30120 Murcia, Spain
Pediatr Surg Int 17:657-60. 2001..The true nature and extent of the lesion in two infants was established only by neuroradiological investigations. We also briefly review the management and prevention of this type of injury...
- Air weapon injuries: a serious and persistent problemH Ceylan
Departments of Paediatric Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
Arch Dis Child 86:234-5. 2002
- 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....
- 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..However, gunshot wounds to the abdomen are still treated by mandatory exploration based on an allegedly high incidence of intra-..
- Gunshots to the neck: selective angiography as part of conservative managementA B Van As
Trauma Unit, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Red Cross War Memorial Children s Hospital, Groote Schuur Hospital, Rondebosch, 7701 Cape Town, South Africa
Injury 33:453-6. 2002..While the traditional view is that exploration is mandatory for all gunshot wounds to the neck, this issue is now often debated amongst trauma surgeons...
- Should airguns be banned?P Holland
Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Liverpool Children s Hospital NHS Trust, Alder Hey, Liverpool, UK
Br J Neurosurg 18:124-9. 2004..Recent legislation has increased the minimum age at which airguns can be carried in a public place, but we believe that stricter legislation is required to produce a reduction in the number of airgun-related injuries...
- Traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the head and neck: early endovascular interventionMitchell W Cox
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
J Vasc Surg 46:1227-33. 2007..Pseudoaneurysms are the most frequent finding on delayed evaluation and can result in life-threatening episodes of rebleeding...
- Gunshot wounds to the cervical spineP C Kupcha
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 15:1058-63. 1990A retrospective review was performed on 28 patients with low-velocity gunshot wounds to the cervical spine. These composed 31% of all spinal gunshot wounds seen during the study period between 1979 and 1988...
- Successful endovascular therapy of a penetrating zone III internal carotid injuryJeffrey D McNeil
Department of General Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas 78236 1800, USA
J Vasc Surg 36:187-90. 2002..Recent literature on the surgical and endovascular management of distal carotid injuries is reviewed...
- Vascular trauma in high-velocity gunshot wounds and shrapnel-blast injuries in IsraelYehuda G Wolf
Department of Vascular Surgery, Hadassah Medical School Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Surg Clin North Am 82:237-44. 2002..Early revascularization with temporary shunts, the use of autologous tissue, major venous reconstruction, a low threshold for fasciotomy, and reliable tissue coverage are the mainstays of management...
- Pathomorphological and quantitative bacteriological findings in various forms of primary surgery on gunshot wounds of extremitiesY D Zhang
Orthopaedic Center, 304th Hospital of Postgraduate Medical College, Beijing, China
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 121:566-70. 2001..Nowadays, the gunshot wounds in peacetime have become prevalent...
- Selective non-operative management of solid organ injury following abdominal gunshot woundsJoseph DuBose
Division of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Injury 38:1084-90. 2007..Our hypothesis was that the non-operative management of isolated solid organ injuries is a safe management option for a select group of patients...
- Management of facial gunshot woundsSyed Gulzar Sali Bukhari
Department of Oral Surgery, Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry, Rawalpindi
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 20:382-5. 2010To determine pattern and presentation in terms of site of injury, airway, associated injuries; and management of facial gunshot wounds.
- Suicide acts in 8 states: incidence and case fatality rates by demographics and methodR S Spicer
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Landover, MD 20785, USA
Am J Public Health 90:1885-91. 2000..This study examined incidence rates of medically identified suicide acts (self-inflicted injuries, either fatal or nonfatal) and case fatality rates by age, sex, race, and method used...
- Craniocerebral gunshot wounds: results of less aggressive surgery and complicationsA Cosar
Department of Anaesthesiology, GATA Medical School, Etlik Ankara, Turkey
Minim Invasive Neurosurg 48:113-8. 2005Four hundreds patients who suffered from cranial gunshot wounds injuries were analyzed...
- Gunshot wounds to the chest with arterial bullet embolizationRodolphe Nguyen
Service de Chirurgie Vasculaire et Thoracique, CHU de la Guadeloupe, Abymes, France
Ann Vasc Surg 20:780-3. 2006This report describes two cases involving small-caliber gunshot wounds to the chest with embolization of the bullet (.22 long rifle). In the first patient, hemodynamic status permitted additional imaging before surgery...
- Early predictors of massive transfusion in patients sustaining torso gunshot wounds in a civilian level I trauma centerChristopher J Dente
Department of Surgery, Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
J Trauma 68:298-304. 2010..We hypothesized that MT protocol (MTP) utilization would improve by identifying markers for MT (>10 units packed red blood cell [PRBC] in 24 hours) in torso gunshot wounds (GSW) requiring early transfusion and operation.
- Fatal gunshot wounds between 1995 and 2001 in a highly populated region in FinlandJuha Rainio
Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Am J Forensic Med Pathol 26:70-7. 2005..This study analyzes fatal gunshot wounds in the region of Uusimaa, Southern Finland, between 1995 and 2001...
- Initial evaluation and management of gunshot wounds to the faceD Demetriades
Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA
J Trauma 45:39-41. 1998The literature on early management of gunshot wounds (GSWs) to the face is scant, with only six series reported in the English-language literature in the last 12 years...
- Gunshot wounds to the face--acute managementJ Nicolas McLean
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, USA
Facial Plast Surg 21:191-8. 2005..The literature on acute management of gunshot wounds to the face is scarce...
- Treating civilian gunshot wounds to the extremities in a level 1 trauma center: our experience and recommendationsAlon Burg
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
Isr Med Assoc J 11:546-51. 2009b>Gunshot wounds impose a continuous burden on community and hospital resources. Gunshot injuries to the extremities might involve complex soft tissue, bone, vascular, musculotendinous, and nerve injuries...
- 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. 2001To evaluate the safety of a policy of selective nonoperative management (SNOM) in patients with abdominal gunshot wounds.
- Necessity breeds invention: a study of outpatient management of low velocity gunshot woundsA Byrne
Accident and Emergency Department, Mater Hospital, Belfast, UK
Emerg Med J 23:376-8. 2006..Mater Hospital, Belfast, has implemented a policy of treating conservatively patients who sustain low velocity gunshot wounds to the lower limbs. Wounds are cleaned and minimally debrided under local anaesthetic in the ED...
- Substitute ellipse of the permanent cavity in gelatin blocks and debridement of gunshot woundsZ Korać
Department of Surgery, General Hospital Karlovac, Karlovac, Croatia
Mil Med 166:689-94. 2001..shapes, and an attempt was made to simplify these forms and to link them with surgical debridement of gunshot wounds. An assumption was made that the zone of debridement has the form of an ellipse...
- Lethality of firearms relative to other suicide methods: a population based studyE D Shenassa
Brown Medical School, Department of Community Health, USA
J Epidemiol Community Health 57:120-4. 2003..1) To quantify lethality of firearms relative to other suicide methods, (2) to quantify the extent to which suicide mortality may be reduced by limiting access to firearms...
- Nonoperative management of abdominal gunshot woundsJohn P Pryor
Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Ann Emerg Med 43:344-53. 2004Mandatory surgical exploration for gunshot wounds to the abdomen has been a surgical dictum for the greater part of this past century...
- Diagnostic laparoscopy for the evaluation of occult diaphragmatic injury following penetrating thoracoabdominal traumaBenjamin S Powell
Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Centre, Memphis, Tennessee
Injury 39:530-4. 2008....
- Paradoxical bullet embolus from the vena cava: a case reportHelen Corbett
Department of Surgery, University of California Davis East Bay, Oakland, CA, USA
J Trauma 55:979-81. 2003
- Association between handgun purchase and mortality from firearm injuryK M Grassel
Violence Prevention Research Program, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Inj Prev 9:48-52. 2003..To determine the association between mortality from violent or firearm related injury and previous handgun purchase...
- Buying a handgun for someone else: firearm dealer willingness to sellS B Sorenson
UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
Inj Prev 9:147-50. 2003..To examine firearm dealer willingness to sell when a handgun is being purchased for another person. US law requires a background check of the purchaser but not the end user of a firearm...
- Abdominal computed tomographic scan for patients with gunshot wounds to the abdomen selected for nonoperative managementGeorge C Velmahos
Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
J Trauma 59:1155-60; discussion 1160-1. 2005Computed tomographic (CT) scanning is increasingly used in patients with abdominal gunshot wounds (AGSWs) selected for nonoperative management (NOM). Triple-contrast CT scanning (i.e...
- Penetrating injuries due to gunshot wounds involving the brachial plexusDaniel H Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 5327, USA
Neurosurg Focus 16:E3. 2004The authors review 118 operative brachial plexus gunshot wounds (GSWs), causing 293 element injuries that were managed over a 30-year period at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC)...
- Gunshot injuries of the spine--a review of 49 cases managed at the Groote Schuur Acute Spinal Cord Injury UnitJ C le Roux
Department of Orthopaedics, Stellenbosch University
S Afr J Surg 43:165-8. 2005..A large number of these injuries were the result of interpersonal violence, particularly gunshot wounds.
- The clinical, electrophysiologic, and surgical characteristics of peripheral nerve injuries caused by gunshot wounds in adults: a 40-year experienceHalil Ibrahim Secer
Department of Neurosurgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, 06018 Etlik Ankara, Turkey
Surg Neurol 69:143-52; discussion 152. 2008There are few large-volume studies on the repair of peripheral nerve lesions caused by gunshot wounds. In this study, the results of peripheral nerve repair are analyzed, and the factors influencing the outcome are investigated.
- Gunshot wounds of abdomen: evaluation of stable patients with triple-contrast helical CTFelipe Munera
Department of Radiology, Universidad de Antioquia, Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paul, Medellin, Colombia
Radiology 231:399-405. 2004..administered intravenously, orally, and rectally (triple contrast helical CT)) in the prospective evaluation of stable patients with abdominal gunshot wounds in whom there is no clinical indication for immediate exploratory laparotomy.
- Civilian duodenal gunshot wounds: surgical management made simplerPeep Talving
Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 171 76 Sweden
World J Surg 30:488-94. 2006Low-velocity gunshot wounds cause most civilian duodenal injuries...
- Current orthopaedic treatment of ballistic injuriesDavid A Volgas
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 950 Faculty Office Tower, 510 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35294 3409, USA
Injury 36:380-6. 2005The purpose of this review is to examine current orthopaedic treatment of gunshot wounds. Surgeons are increasingly confronted by gunshot wounds that occur in both military and civilian settings...
- Gunshot wounds to the spine in adolescentsHenry E Aryan
Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
Neurosurgery 57:748-52; discussion 748-52. 2005The incidence of spinal instability after penetrating gunshot wounds to the spine in adolescents is unknown. We describe our experience over a 15-year period.
- [Treatment strategies for gunshot wounds of the extremities]P Kobbe
Klinik für Unfallchirurgie, Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig, Freisestrasse 9, 38118, Braunschweig, Deutschland
Unfallchirurg 111:247-54; quiz 255. 2008The incidence of gunshot wounds is increasing also in Europe and surgeons in urban trauma centers are more frequently confronted with this type of injury...
- Penetrating ballistic-like brain injury in the rat: differential time courses of hemorrhage, cell death, inflammation, and remote degenerationAnthony J Williams
Department of Applied Neurobiology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, USA
J Neurotrauma 23:1828-46. 2006..The similarities/differences of PBBI to other focal brain injury models are discussed...
- [Penetrating gunshot injuries to the head and brain. Diagnosis, management and prognosis]C A Kuhne
Klinik für Unfallchirurgie, Universitatsklinikum Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122, Essen, Germany
Unfallchirurg 110:341-9; quiz 350. 2007..Debridement of the bullet's path and removal of the projectile are more controversial. Mortality is extremely high after such injuries; if the victim does survive the prognosis is comparable to that following closed cranial injuries...
- Gunshot wounds and other injuries of nerves. 1864S Weir Mitchell
Clin Orthop Relat Res 458:35-9. 2007
- Urban-rural shifts in intentional firearm death: different causes, same resultsCharles C Branas
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, 829 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
Am J Public Health 94:1750-5. 2004..We analyzed urban-rural differences in intentional firearm death...
- Long-term clinical manifestations of retained bullet fragments within the intervertebral disk spaceGaetano J Scuderi
Parkway Regional Medical Center, North Miami Beach, Florida 33179, USA
J Spinal Disord Tech 17:108-11. 2004....
- Gunshot wounds to the head and neckVishal S Doctor
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, USA
Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 15:213-8. 2007b>Gunshot wounds to the head and neck result in significant bone and soft tissue loss. These defects pose a challenge to the facial reconstructive surgeon...
- Complete paraplegia following gunshot injury without direct trauma to the cordYigal Mirovsky
Spine Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2436-8. 2005A retrospective review of all patients with neurologic deficit following gunshot wounds that did not penetrate the spinal canal.
- Gunshot wounds: reconstruction of the lower face by osteogenic distractionD Labbe
Department of Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital, Caen, France
Plast Reconstr Surg 116:1596-603. 2005..miniaturized, and made lighter, more flexible, and more adaptable for mandibular reconstruction in adults with gunshot wounds. The authors successively used unidirectional and bidirectional devices, followed by a bone transporter with a ..
- Gunshot injuries to the extremities: experience of a U.K. trauma centreI J Persad
Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, UK
Injury 36:407-11. 2005..We conducted a retrospective analysis of extremity gunshot injuries over a five-year period. Our aim is to report on our (1) incidence, (2) complications and (3) experience in treating these injuries...
- Rates of household firearm ownership and homicide across US regions and states, 1988-1997Matthew Miller
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
Am J Public Health 92:1988-93. 2002..In this study we explored the association between rates of household firearm ownership and homicide across the United States, by age groups...
- Fractures with major vascular injuries from gunshot wounds: implications of surgical sequenceTimothy P McHenry
Joint Trauma Training Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
J Trauma 53:717-21. 2002..The sequence of surgical repair for penetrating extremity injuries requiring both vascular repair and fracture fixation is controversial. The optimal determination of repair order and its consequences is the purpose of this study...
- The management of urinary tract injuries after gunshot wounds of the anterior and posterior abdomenG C Velmahos
Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Injury 28:535-8. 1997b>Gunshot wounds of the urinary tract are seen with increasing frequency due to the widespread use of firearms...
- Gunshot wounds to the spine: literature review and report on a migratory intrathecal bulletEdward Moon
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 37:E47-51. 2008..Intrathecal migratory missiles represent a very rare subset of the gunshot wounds to the spine, and their treatment should be individualized...
- Penetrating chest injuries in the firearm eraT E Madiba
Department of Surgery, University of Natal and King Edward VIII Hospital, Private Bag 7, Congella, 4013, Durban, South Africa
Injury 32:13-6. 2001..firearm wounds of the chest are now common at our institution. The management algorithm for firearm wounds has not been evaluated for this mode of injury...
- Facial gunshot wounds: a 4-year experienceL Hollier
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 59:277-82. 2001Facial gunshot wounds can result in devastating functional and aesthetic consequences for patients...
- Gunshot wounds to the ureter: a 40-year experience at Grady Memorial HospitalM R Perez-Brayfield
Department of Urology, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
J Urol 166:119-21. 2001..Furthermore, a predefined trauma protocol, as defined in our algorithm, decreases the number of missed ureteral injuries that may potentially complicate the outcome of an already critical case...
- Firearm availability and unintentional firearm deaths, suicide, and homicide among 5-14 year oldsMathew Miller
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Trauma 52:267-74; discussion 274-5. 2002..This national study attempts to determine whether firearm prevalence is related to rates of unintentional firearm deaths, suicides, and homicides among children...
- Lodox/Statscan provides rapid identification of bullets in multiple gunshot woundsChih Yuan Fu
Trauma and Emergency Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan 404, ROC
Am J Emerg Med 26:965.e5-7. 2008..As a result, it serves as a valuable adjunct in providing rapid identification of metal projectiles in multiple gunshot wounds.
- [Gunshot wounds, firearms and wound ballistics]E J M M Verleisdonk
Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd Heelkunde, Postbus 85 500, 3508 GA Utrecht
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 146:1271-5. 2002In the Netherlands the majority of gunshot wounds are caused by hand guns with a low firing velocity, such as pistols and revolvers, in which the severity of the injuries caused is primarily determined by whether or not vital structures ..
- Trans-mediastinal gunshot wounds: are "stable" patients really stable?Kimberly K Nagy
Department of Trauma, Cook County Hospital, 1835 W Harrison Street, Room M3241, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
World J Surg 26:1247-50. 2002b>Gunshot wounds that traverse the mediastinum frequently cause serious injury to the cardiac, vascular, pulmonary, and digestive structures contained within...
- The rural-urban continuum: variability in statewide serious firearm injuries in children and adolescentsMichael L Nance
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:781-5. 2002..To compare rates of serious firearm injuries among children and adolescents treated in a statewide trauma system...
- Firearm availability and suicide, homicide, and unintentional firearm deaths among womenMatthew Miller
Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Urban Health 79:26-38. 2002..In the United States, more than 45,000 women died from gun violence over the last decade...
- Problem fractures associated with gunshot wounds in childrenHuseyin Arslan
Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Dicle, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Injury 33:743-9. 2002Twenty-seven fractures in 22 children (14 female, 8 male; average age: 10.5) who suffered gunshot wounds were retrospectively evaluated...
- Use of antibiotics in penetrating craniocerebral injuries. "Infection in Neurosurgery" Working Party of British Society for Antimicrobial ChemotherapyR Bayston
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Nottingham Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UK
Lancet 355:1813-7. 2000..Broad-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended for both military and civilian PCCI, Including those due to sports or recreational injuries...
- Paradoxical bullet embolism: case report and literature reviewM Schurr
Department of Surgery, Presley Regional Trauma Center, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA
J Trauma 40:1034-6. 1996..Paradoxical emboli are even more unusual. We present a case of a paradoxical bullet embolism from the left external iliac vein to the left common iliac artery via a patent foramen ovale...
- Comparison of intravenous and oral antibiotic therapy in the treatment of fractures caused by low-velocity gunshots. A prospective, randomized study of infection ratesT P Knapp
Orthopaedic Trauma Service, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, USA
J Bone Joint Surg Am 78:1167-71. 1996..We concluded that oral and intravenous administration of antibiotics were equally effective for prophylaxis against infection after an extra-articular fracture from a low-velocity gunshot...
- Case-study of fatal gunshot wounds from non-lethal projectilesCzesław Chowaniec
Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
Forensic Sci Int 178:213-7. 2008..The post-mortem examination revealed that death had been due to gunshot wounds in the chest which had caused heart and lung damage with subsequent massive internal haemorrhaging.
- Intraoperative ultrasound-guided retrieval of an airgun pellet from the tongue: a case reportP K Sharma
Barts and The Royal London Hospital, London, UK
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 40:153-5. 2002..Diagnostic ultrasound was crucial in clarifying the positional relation between the foreign body and the instrument used, enabling safe, precise and rapid retrieval during a potentially hazardous surgical operation...
- A method of determining peritoneal penetration in gunshot wounds to the abdomenK K Nagy
Department of Trauma, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Trauma 43:242-5; discussion 245-6. 1997It has previously been shown that 98% of gunshot wounds that penetrate the peritoneal cavity cause injuries that require surgical repair...
- Low-velocity gunshot wounds of the proximal phalanx: treatment by early stable fixationM H Gonzalez
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, 60612, USA
J Hand Surg Am 23:150-5. 1998Twenty-eight proximal phalangeal fractures secondary to low-velocity gunshot wounds in 27 patients treated by stable fixation were retrospectively reviewed. Definitive fixation was performed within 1 week of injury...
- Radiographic assessment of cranial gunshot woundsPaul E Kim
Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1200 North State Street, Room 3740, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
Neuroimaging Clin N Am 12:229-48. 2002..Thus, only a brief summary of the many varied aspects of this complex problem is presented here as a review of the more salient issues...
- Penetrating civilian craniocerebral gunshot wounds: a protocol of delayed surgeryW Adriaan Liebenberg
Department of Neurosurgery, Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, West Sussex, England
Neurosurgery 57:293-9; discussion 293-9. 2005..Several factors have led to our unique approach of delayed definitive débridement. We wanted to evaluate the effectiveness of our management and compare it with the existing data in the literature...
- Accidental firearm fatalities. Forensic and preventive implicationsB Karger
Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Munster, Röntgenstrasse 23, 48149 Munster, Germany
Int J Legal Med 116:350-3. 2002..It is recommended that a case should always be considered to be non-accidental in the beginning of an investigation...
- [Injuries inflicted by non-barrel self-defense guns]V D Isakov
Sud Med Ekspert 48:32-4. 2005
- [Suicidal shot in the mouth with an unmodified blank cartridge pistol]Nikola Bungardt
Aus dem Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Bonn
Arch Kriminol 216:1-6. 2005..The immediate cause of death was deep aspiration of chyme with concurrent aspiration of blood...
- Rifle wounds: a review of range and location as pertaining to manner of deathD Kimberley Molina
Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, TX, USA
Am J Forensic Med Pathol 29:201-5. 2008..b>Gunshot wounds, in general, have been extensively studied with articles focusing on the types of injuries, weapons used, ..
- [Suicide with multiple graze shots]Markus Grosse Perdekamp
Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Freiburg
Arch Kriminol 216:150-9. 2005..The injury pattern is presented and discussed in relation to the results of the technical investigation of the weapon and the findings at the scene...
- Social and racial correlates of Russian rouletteSteven Stack
Department of Psychiatry, Wayne State University, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 38:436-41. 2008..Russian roulette victims were entirely male, significantly younger, and less apt to be married than the control group...
- [Fatal chest injury from a shotgun slug: homicide, accident or suicide?]Birol Aydin
Institut für Rechtsmedizin des Universitätsklinikums Hamburg Eppendorf
Arch Kriminol 219:89-97. 2007..One of the triggers interlocked with the button of a camping chair's cushion and a shot was fired. Furthermore the morphology of wounds from shotgun slugs is discussed on the basis of the autopsy findngs...
- An evaluation of state firearm regulations and homicide and suicide death ratesM Rosengart
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Inj Prev 11:77-83. 2005....
- A case of suicide-by-copJens Falk
Institute of Legal Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Melatenguertel 60 62, Cologne 50823, Germany
Leg Med (Tokyo) 6:194-6. 2004..The man had expressed suicidal thoughts several times and had taken conspicuous leave of his wife on the day of the incident...
- Firearm death rates and association with level of firearm purchase background checkSteven A Sumner
Injury Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226 0509, USA
Am J Prev Med 35:1-6. 2008..The information potentially available to checking agencies at different levels of government varies; the consequence of this variation is not known...
- Gunshot residue testing in suicides: Part I: Analysis by scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-rayD Kimberley Molina
Bexar County Medical Examiner s Office, San Antonio, Texas 78229, USA
Am J Forensic Med Pathol 28:187-90. 2007..The low sensitivity, along with the low percentage of cases with a discernible pattern, limits the usefulness of GSR test results by SEM-EDX in differentiating self-inflicted from non-self-inflicted wounds...
- Mechanisms and translation of lipid resuscitationGuy L Weinberg; Fiscal Year: 2013..cause of accidental death in the United States contributing to 36,000 fatalities in 2007 placing it ahead of gunshot wounds and just behind motor vehicle accidents...
- Antimicrobial Biodegradable Bone Graft for Craniofacial/Maxillofacial ApplicationArash Aslani; Fiscal Year: 2013..There are reports of local complications and wound infection rates as high as 100% in civilians suffering gunshot wounds to the face...
- TESTING A DECISION AID FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INJURIESJohn Clarke; Fiscal Year: 1993..for the initial definitive management of patients, currently confined to those with stab wounds and gunshot wounds of the chest and abdomen...
- Prescription Opioid Use and the Risk of Injury among Elderly AmericansMatthew Miller; Fiscal Year: 2008..Since many older Americans benefit from opioids, a null finding or a finding that risk is concentrated (e.g., in some but not other specific preparations) would also be clinically relevant. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Longitudinal Analysis of Health-Related Quality of Life in an Aging PopulationMark Kaplan; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Short & Long Term Suicide Risk FactorsMark Kaplan; Fiscal Year: 2005..The results of this epidemiologic study, will help us better understand proximal and distal suicide risk factors. ..
- Geocoding, Census Data & Social Disparities in HealthNancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- AREA-BASED SOCIOECONOMIC MEASURES FOR HEALTH DATANancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2003....
- Race & Breast Cancer Estrogen Receptor Status: Impact of Class and Missing DataNancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Major Depression Following Minor InjuryTherese Richmond; Fiscal Year: 2006..Further, this design, using comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, will allow a critical analysis of the influence of major depression and related psychiatric disorders on outcomes following minor injury. ..
- Alcohol, firearms, and adolescent gunshot injury riskDOUGLAS WIEBE; Fiscal Year: 2008..This study will help to identify how adolescents are restricted in time and space by their daily activities, thereby identifying particular locations and times of enhanced, and reduced, assaultive injury risk. ..
- Breast Cancer After The Women?s Health Initiative Study: Declining Incidence?Nancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2008..The knowledge gained will lead to new insights about the causes of breast cancer and ways its incidence can be reduced. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Assessing Child Report of Asthma Health StatusLynn Olson; Fiscal Year: 2003..With these data we will examine the reliability and validity of reports from children across age groups. Relevant covariates, such as type of domain assessed, will also be examined. ..
- Racial Discrimination and Risk of Chronic DiseaseNancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Socioeconomic Trends in Breast Cancer IncidenceNancy Krieger; Fiscal Year: 2005..Results of this investigation will provide new insights into social determinants of and secular changes in breast cancer incidence, with implications for breast cancer surveillance, screening and control. ..
- Reducing the Disproportionate Burden of Orofacial InjuryVivek Shetty; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- PS06-011, HIV Prevention Research with HIV+ Incarcerated PopulationsFrederick Altice; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- MEDICALLY TREATED AND FATAL SUICIDE ACTS: NUMBER & COSTTed Miller; Fiscal Year: 2002..We expect the model to suggest the estimated annual US suicide death toll is 5%-7% above reported levels. (5) To modify an existing injury cost model to more accurately cost suicide acts and apply the model to national data. ..
- UNDERSTANDING VIOLENT INJURYJohn Rich; Fiscal Year: 2002..D. (urban street culture). The applicant will also complete course work in research methods in epidemiology, field methods, survey research methods and crime and delinquency in the graduate schools of Boston University. ..
- DIRECTLY OBSERVED ANTI RETROVIRAL THERAPY AMONG ACTIVE DFrederick Altice; Fiscal Year: 2004..Secondary measures of interest include quality of life measures, health care utilization and entry into drug treatment. ..
- Vestibular Compensation During Volitional Head MovementsSHAWN NEWLANDS; Fiscal Year: 2004..This work is an extension and supplementation of the P.I.'s ongoing career development award project (K-08-DC00182). ..
- VESTIBULAR NUCLEUS ACTIVITY IN VESTIBULAR COMPENSATIONSHAWN NEWLANDS; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Breast Cancer Risk Assessment with Bayesian NetworksOmolola Ogunyemi; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Directly Observed Therapy for Community-Released HIV-positive PrisonersFrederick Altice; Fiscal Year: 2008..It is therefore likely that the stated aim will be successfully accomplished, despite the challenges of working with prisoners and drug-using populations. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Improving Health Outcomes for Released HIV+ PrisonersFrederick Altice; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- High School Sports Injury Surveillance-Incidence/exposurR Comstock; Fiscal Year: 2005..This directly addresses the CDC's mission to promote physical activity and prevent injuries and both directly and indirectly addresses several Healthy People 2010 injury prevention objectives. ..
- UNDERSTANDING OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND ILLNESS TRENDSTed Miller; Fiscal Year: 2002..We also will pilot test use of an input-output model to assess the impact of occupational injury/illness on the economy. ..
- Quality of Care for Adolescent Suicide AttemptersJeffrey Bridge; Fiscal Year: 2008..Together, these projects will inform the design of a future R01 proposal aimed at studying quality of care factors and outcome for at-risk youth across a broader range of service providers and treatment settings. ..
- Costs of Occupational Injury and IllnessJ Leigh; Fiscal Year: 2009..But reported national injury rates have been fallen since 1992. Moreover, Workers'Compensation costs fell from 1993 to 1998 but have risen since 1999. Current and comprehensive estimates are needed. ..
- Homocysteine/Hypertension & Vascular Lesion FormationPeter Lin; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Child Psychopathology, Adversity & Developing Drug AbuseBETH MOLNAR; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Are Volume Standards Accurate Measures of Quality?Laurent Glance; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- APPLIED REGIONALIZATION OF EMERGENCY CARECharles Branas; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- CHLDRENS INJURIES ON KENTUCKY BEEF CATTLE FARMSSteven Browning; Fiscal Year: 2001..g., headgates) and confinement facilities for these farms. ..
- Case Control Study of Alcohol Outlets & Firearm ViolenceCharles Branas; Fiscal Year: 2005..In this way, health policies to change the numbers and locations of alcohol outlets can become more certain, more effective, and more politically admissible. ..
- ACTIVITY-DEPENDENT PLASTICITY AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURYAndrea Behrman; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..