STEMI due to Severe Blunt Chest Trauma
Joseph Shiber, MD, FACP, FACEP, FCCM, David Skarupa, MD, FACS and Timothy Hester, DO
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 24, 2019
A 50-year-old man was ejected during an ATV collision. On arrival to the trauma center, he was endotracheally intubated for hypoxemic respiratory distress and was noted to have palpable subcutaneous air and decreased breath sounds; thoracostomy tubes were placed bilaterally. New-onset atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response (heart rate > 160) was found with ST-segment elevation most pronounced in Inferior leads (Figure 1) Chest radiograph confirmed severe right-sided pulmonary contus...
Use of Mouthguards by Amateur Basketball Athletes in Greece and The USA
Elena-Lito Exarchou, Ioannis Kotsanos and Nikolaos Kotsanos
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 11, 2019
Mouthguard use reduces the consequences of oral trauma in sports with intense physical contact. The use of mouthguards is recommended by the Academy for Sports Dentistry for all sports involving physical contact and collision, and by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for sports in which orofacial injury can occur, e.g. basketball. The aim of this study is to evaluate mouthguard use and relative knowledge by male amateur Greek and collegiate American basketball athletes....
Two-Stage Detected Traumatic Right Diaphragm Rupture after Blunt High-Velocity Trauma
Graulich T, Ringe BP, Wilhelmi M, Zwirner U, Krettek C and Wilhelmi M
Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: February 26, 2019
A 30-year-old healthy man was brought to our level-one trauma center after a high-velocity trauma. While riding a quad he was hit by a car with about 60 km/h. Initial scores of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and injury severity score (ISS) were 15. Extremity trauma with moderate craniocerebral injury and abdominal trauma with splenic and hepatic laceration was diagnosed. During follow up on the intensive care unit (ICU) the patient reported unspecific abdominal pain and dyspnea. Sonographic controls o...
Penetrating Abdominal Trauma with Vascular Injury: Case Report
Rodolfo Franco Marquez, Marcela Anahi Narro Martinez, Pedro Chavez Jimenez, Oscar Rene Garcia de Leon and Estefania Boland Rodriguez
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 07, 2019
Traumatic injuries account for 9.6% of the global burden of disease, they represent the third most common cause of death in young adults and adolescents among patients admitted to hospital facilities; penetrating abdominal trauma remains an important cause of mortality and morbidity. This type of lesions can cause vascular injuries that are associated with massive hemorrhage and could develop physiologic exhaustion, resulting in high reported mortality. Inferior's cava injuries secondary to pene...