Injury Severity Score

Publication Title: 
Journal of Pediatric Urology

INTRODUCTION: Some children who sustain high-grade blunt renal injury may require operative intervention. In the present study, it was hypothesized that there are computed tomography (CT) characteristics that can identify which of these children are most likely to need operative intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all pediatric blunt renal trauma patients at a single level-I trauma center from 1990 to 2015.

Author(s): 
Au, J. K.
Tan, X.
Sidani, M.
Stanasel, I.
Roth, D. R.
Koh, C. J.
Seth, A.
Gargollo, P. C.
Tu, D.
Gonzales, E. T.
Smith, T. G.
Janzen, N.
Publication Title: 
Manual Therapy

INTRODUCTION: Soft tissue injuries of the leg, ankle, or foot are common and often treated by exercise. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of exercise for the management of soft tissue injuries of the leg, ankle, or foot. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted. We searched five databases from 1990 to 2015. Relevant articles were critically appraised using Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) criteria. The evidence from studies with low risk of bias was synthesized using the best-evidence synthesis methodology.

Author(s): 
Woitzik, Erin
Jacobs, Craig
Wong, Jessica J.
Côté, Pierre
Shearer, Heather M.
Randhawa, Kristi
Sutton, Deborah
Southerst, Danielle
Varatharajan, Sharanya
Brison, Robert J.
Yu, Hainan
van der Velde, Gabrielle
Stern, Paula J.
Taylor-Vaisey, Anne
Stupar, Maja
Mior, Silvano
Carroll, Linda J.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

The present investigation examined the psychometric properties of the Wisconsin HSS Quality of Life Inventory (WI HSS QOL) when used in the study of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The WI HSS QOL is a theoretically based measure that assesses QOL via level of need satisfaction as conceptualized in Maslow's theory of human needs. Both internal consistency and test-retest reliability were demonstrated in a group of individuals with moderate to severe TBI.

Author(s): 
Collins, R.
Lanham, R. A.
Sigford, B. J.
Publication Title: 
Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries

A prospective study was designed to compare two psychological support interventions in controlling peri-dressing change pain and anxiety in severely burned patients. Thirty patients with a total burned surface area of 10-25%, requiring a hospital stay of at least 14 days, were randomised to receive either hypnosis or stress reducing strategies (SRS) adjunctively to routine intramuscular pre-dressing change analgesia and anxiolytic drugs.

Author(s): 
Frenay, M. C.
Faymonville, M. E.
Devlieger, S.
Albert, A.
Vanderkelen, A.
Publication Title: 
The American Surgeon

Research has shown that religious affiliation is associated with reduced all cause mortality. The aim of this study was to determine if religious affiliation predicts trauma-specific mortality and length of stay. Patients admitted to our urban Level I trauma center in 2008 were examined; the main study categorization was based on endorsement of a specific religious affiliation during a standard intake procedure.

Author(s): 
Khoury, Amal
Oyetunji, Tolulope A.
Bolorunduro, Oluwaseyi
Harbour, Leia
Cornwell, Edward E.
Siram, Suryanarayana M.
Mellman, Thomas
Greene, Wendy R.
Publication Title: 
The American Surgeon

Research has shown that religious affiliation is associated with reduced all cause mortality. The aim of this study was to determine if religious affiliation predicts trauma-specific mortality and length of stay. Patients admitted to our urban Level I trauma center in 2008 were examined; the main study categorization was based on endorsement of a specific religious affiliation during a standard intake procedure.

Author(s): 
Khoury, Amal
Oyetunji, Tolulope A.
Bolorunduro, Oluwaseyi
Harbour, Leia
Cornwell, Edward E.
Siram, Suryanarayana M.
Mellman, Thomas
Greene, Wendy R.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Trauma

BACKGROUND: Trauma registries may contain records without a codable trauma diagnosis, creating a "data gap" that multiplies the number of invalid registry data fields. We designed an investigation intended to determine the incidence of registry records with noncodable trauma diagnoses, characterize those records, and determine the reasons for inadequate diagnosis data. METHODS: We used a retrospective cohort design. A query of trauma registry records spanning a 5-year period yielded 129 records with no injury severity score.

Author(s): 
Whedon, James M.
Fulton, Gwen
Herr, Charles H.
von Recklinghausen, Friedrich M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association

Special emphasis is placed on the clinical management of facial scarring because of the profound physical and psychological impact of facial burns. Noninvasive methods of facial scar management include pressure therapy, silicone, massage, and facial exercises. Early implementation of these scar management techniques after a burn injury is typically accepted as standard burn rehabilitation practice, however, little data exist to support this practice.

Author(s): 
Parry, Ingrid
Sen, Soman
Palmieri, Tina
Greenhalgh, David
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVES: To review current knowledge and recent concepts of the causes of injuries after minor impact automobile collisions and to acquaint those who treat these types of injuries with possible injury thresholds and mechanisms that may contribute to symptoms. DATA SOURCES: A review of literature involving mechanisms of injury, tissue tensile threshold, and neurologic considerations was undertaken. A hand-search of relevant engineering, medical/chiropractic, and computer Index Medicus sources in disciplines that cover the variety of symptoms was gathered.

Author(s): 
Davis, C. G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of adjusting the ankle in the treatment of subacute and chronic grade I and grade II ankle inversion sprains. DESIGN: A single-blind, comparative, controlled pilot study. SETTING: Technikon Natal Chiropractic Day Clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty patients with subacute and chronic grade I and grade II ankle inversion sprains. Patients were recruited from the public; they responded to advertisements placed in newspapers and on notice boards around the campus and local sports clubs.

Author(s): 
Pellow, J. E.
Brantingham, J. W.

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