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​BY ALI OZCAN, MD; AYUSH GUPTA, MD; ISABEL NEACATO, MD; DAVID DONALDSON, DO; &SHANNA JONES, MDA 17-year-old boy presented to the pediatric emergency department complaining of a right shoulder injury and right clavicular pain for two hours. The pain started after he checked another player into the boards while playing hockey. He had no head injury, loss of consciousness, or other trauma. He took 600 mg of ibuprofen with no relief, so he came to the ED.He had no past medical or surgical problems, and reported his pain as 4/10 over the clavicle region. His review of system was otherwise negative. The patient's vitals we...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
We report the case of a 48 year-old male with an isolated right medial rectus palsy following a mechanical fall with occipital headstrike. Bifrontal and bitemporal haemorrhagic contusions were seen on computed tomography (CT). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a T2 hyperintense lesion at the right paramedian dorsal midbrain, with changes on diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), suggestive of ischaemic changes in the oculomotor nucleus. He was followed up at two- and six-weeks.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: Personalized Medicine UniverseAuthor(s): Kasumi Satoh, Tomoki Furuya, Manabu Okuyama, Hajime NakaeAbstractA 40-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries, including head injury and his laboratory results were significant for sodium abnormalities. Initially, hypernatremia was from increased sodium intake. Subsequently, hyponatremia developed that was unresponsive to sodium supplementation. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion or cerebral salt wasting syndrome was suspected. Additional tests suggested post-traumatic hypopituitari...
Source: Personalized Medicine Universe - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Langer KG Abstract Memory and forgetfulness have been viewed since antiquity from perspectives of physical, emotional, and spiritual states of well-being, and conceptualized philosophically. Numerous discussions of memory loss, or case reports, existed, but a fundamental advance in conceptualization of memory loss as a pathological clinical phenomenon originated when Sauvages classified "amnesia" as a medical disorder, in 1763. Originally, amnesia was recognized as a weakening or dissolution of memory, according to a taxonomy that ascribed known causes to the disorder. Etiologic factors included ...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
During the last day of the Latin American Pediatric Neurosurgery Society (LAPNS) Meeting held in San Jos é, Costa Rica (May 2–4, 2019), a multidisciplinary session was held to analyze the diverse components involved in the abusive head trauma syndrome...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe results of this research demonstrated that rotational impact directions should be used to develop new head injury criteria being able to predict CSDM values. However, findings of present research proved that head motion-based brain injury criteria and RBF network can be used to predict FE head model responses with high speed and accuracy.Graphical abstract
Source: IRBM - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Many clinical predictive tools have been developed to diagnose traumatic brain injury among children and guide the use of computed tomography in the emergency department. It is not always feasible to compare tools due to the diversity of their ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
INTRODUCTION: The causes of falls and resultant head injuries in people with epilepsy are complex and represent important clinical issues significantly impacting on safety, quality of life and long-term prognosis. A general solution for many years has been...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
ConclusionsIn conclusion, de novo intracranial hemorrhage in control head CT of anticoagulated patients is rare. We propose that these patients may be discharged if the admission CT does not reveal intracranial hemorrhage, providing that they are accompanied by a caregiver and informed about red flags.
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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