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  1. Content type: Research

    Purpose of the presented study is to answer the following questions: Are knee injuries associated with trauma mechanisms or concomitant injuries? Do injuries of the knee region aggravate treatment costs or pro...

    Authors: Hagen Andruszkow, Emmanouil Liodakis, Rolf Lefering, Christian Krettek, Frank Hildebrand and Carl Haasper

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2012 6:7

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  2. Content type: Short Report

    Cast bracing (CB) has been a well established method of treating tibial shaft fractures. Majority of the recent literature on treatment of tibial shaft fractures have upheld intramedullary nailing (IMN) as the...

    Authors: Vineet Batta, Amitabh J Dwyer, Aashish Gulati, Jeevan Prakash, Maharaj K Mam and Bobby John

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2012 6:5

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  3. Content type: Research

    Despite a widespread shift to selective non-operative management (SNOM) for blunt splenic trauma, there remains uncertainty regarding the role of adjuncts such as interventional radiological techniques, the ne...

    Authors: Aisling A Clancy, Corina Tiruta, Dianne Ashman, Chad G Ball and Andrew W Kirkpatrick

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2012 6:4

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  4. Content type: Research

    An intensivist-directed Intensive Care Unit is a closed-model unit in which a physician formally trained in critical care plays a leadership role in patient management. In the last decade, there has been a mov...

    Authors: Diana Petitti, Vicki Bennett and Charles Kung Chao Hu

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2012 6:3

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  5. Content type: Research

    Data on clinical characteristics and outcomes in regard to hip fracture (HF) type are controversial. This study aimed to evaluate whether clinical and laboratory predictors of poorer outcomes differ by HF type.

    Authors: Alexander A Fisher, Wichat Srikusalanukul, Michael W Davis and Paul N Smith

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2012 6:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    Road traffic crash is of growing public health importance worldwide contributing significantly to the global disease burden. There is paucity of published data on road traffic crashes in our local environment....

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Joseph B Mabula, Ramesh M Dass, Nkinda Mbelenge, Isdori H Ngayomela, Alphonce B Chandika and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2012 6:1

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  7. Content type: Research

    Rapid economic growth in Vietnam over the last decade has led to an increased frequency of road traffic injury (RTI), which now represents one of the leading causes of death in the nation. Various efforts towa...

    Authors: Takashi Nagata, Ayako Takamori, Yoshinari Kimura, Akio Kimura, Makoto Hashizume and Shinji Nakahara

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:11

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  8. Content type: Research

    Care process in tertiary trauma centers consists of a chain of care phases in different departments from the emergency department (ED) to post-operative rehabilitation. The historical evolution of healthcare s...

    Authors: Antti Peltokorpi, Lauri Handolin, Matthias Frank, Paulus Torkki, Gerrit Matthes, Axel Ekkernkamp and Eero Hirvensalo

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:10

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  9. Content type: Research

    Triage and interhospital transfer are central to trauma systems. Few studies have addressed transferred trauma patients. This study investigated transfers of variable distances to OUH (Oslo University Hospital...

    Authors: Thomas Kristiansen, Hans M Lossius, Kjetil Søreide, Petter A Steen, Christine Gaarder and Pål A Næss

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:9

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  10. Content type: Research

    HIV infection in a patient with burn injuries complicates the care of both the patient and the treating burn team. This study was conducted to establish the prevalence of HIV among burn patients in our setting...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Robert Ssentongo and Ignatius Kakande

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:8

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  11. Content type: Research

    Maxillofacial injuries pose a therapeutic challenges to trauma, maxillofacial and plastic surgeons practicing in developing countries. This study was carried out to determine the etiology, injury characteristi...

    Authors: Phillipo L Chalya, Mabula Mchembe, Joseph B Mabula, Emanuel S Kanumba and Japhet M Gilyoma

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:7

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  12. Content type: Research

    This case series report discusses patients presenting with hemorrhage and hemodymanic compromise due to severe pelvic fractures and undergoing intraoperative angioembolization (IAE) with other resuscitative pr...

    Authors: Robert A Cherry, David C Goodspeed, Frank C Lynch, John Delgado and Spence J Reid

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:6

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  13. Content type: Hypothesis

    Injuries from skiing and snowboarding became a major challenge for emergency care providers in Switzerland. In the alpine setting, early assessment of injury and health status is essential for the initiation o...

    Authors: Rebecca M Hasler, Uli Schmucker, Dimitrios S Evangelopoulos, Ron E Hirschberg, Heinz Zimmermann and Aristomenis K Exadaktylos

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:5

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  14. Content type: Research

    In Switzerland there are about 150,000 equestrians. Horse related injuries, including head and spinal injuries, are frequently treated at our level I trauma centre.

    Authors: Rebecca M Hasler, Lena Gyssler, Lorin Benneker, Luca Martinolli, Andreas Schötzau, Heinz Zimmermann and Aristomenis K Exadaktylos

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    Evaluation of the pelvic fractures (PFx) population in auditing effective components of trauma care is the subject of this study.

    Authors: Iordanis N Papadopoulos, Nikolaos K Kanakaris, Stefanos Bonovas, George Konstantoudakis, Konstantina Petropoulou, Spyridon Christodoulou, Olympia Kotsilianou and Christos Leukidis

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2011 5:2

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  16. Content type: Research

    The use of antithrombotic therapy (anticoagulants and/or antiplatelets) in the setting of traumatic cervical arterial dissection (CAD) for the prevention of stroke remains controversial. This issue is further ...

    Authors: Holly E Hinson, M JB Stallmeyer, Jon P Furuno, Karen L Yarbrough and John W Cole

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:13

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  17. Content type: Review

    Pneumothorax is a recognized cause of preventable death following chest wall trauma where a simple intervention can be life saving. In cases of trauma patients where cervical spine immobilization is mandatory,...

    Authors: Hesham R Omar, Hany Abdelmalak, Devanand Mangar, Rania Rashad, Engy Helal and Enrico M Camporesi

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:12

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  18. Content type: Research

    Although injuries due to circular saws are very common all over the world, there is surprisingly little information available about their functional outcomes. As the socioeconomic impact of these injuries is i...

    Authors: Matthias Frank, Juliane Hecht, Matthias Napp, Joern Lange, Rico Grossjohann, Dirk Stengel, Uli Schmucker, Axel Ekkernkamp and Peter Hinz

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:11

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  19. Content type: Research

    The high risk behavior of intoxicated drivers, impaired reaction time, lack of seat belt use, and increased incidence of head injury raises questions of whether pre-hospital use of alcohol leads to a higher in...

    Authors: Robert A Cherry, Pamela A Nichols, Theresa M Snavely, Lindsay J Camera and David T Mauger

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:9

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  20. Content type: Research

    Switzerland is confronted with the problem of interpersonal violence. Violence is in the increase and the potential for aggression seems to be rising. Observations by hospitals discern an appalling increase of...

    Authors: Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Anja Evangelisti, Fiorenzo Anghern, Ursula Keller, Kathrin Dopke, Annette Ringger, Victor Jeger, Heinz Zimmermann, Urs Laffer and Allan Guggenbühl

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:8

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  21. Content type: Short Report

    Long term disability is common among polytrauma patients. However, as yet little information exists on how to adequately measure functional status and health-related quality of life following polytrauma.

    Authors: Lian Jansen, Martijn PM Steultjens, Herman R Holtslag, Gert Kwakkel and Joost Dekker

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:7

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  22. Content type: Research

    The aims of this study were to describe the occurrence of substance use at the time of injury and pre-injury substance abuse in patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Effects of acute s...

    Authors: Nada Andelic, Tone Jerstad, Solrun Sigurdardottir, Anne-Kristine Schanke, Leiv Sandvik and Cecilie Roe

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:6

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  23. Content type: Research

    The goal when resuscitating trauma patients is to achieve adequate tissue perfusion. One parameter of tissue perfusion is tissue oxygen saturation (StO2), as measured by near infrared spectroscopy. Using a commer...

    Authors: Victor Jeger, Stephan M Jakob, Stefano Fontana, Martin Wolf, Heinz Zimmermann and Aristomenis K Exadaktylos

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:5

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  24. Content type: Research

    Immediate recognition of life-threatening conditions and injuries is the key to trauma management. To date, the impact of focused assessment with computed tomography in trauma (FACTT) has not been formally ass...

    Authors: Karl-Georg Kanz, April O Paul, Rolf Lefering, Mike V Kay, Uwe Kreimeier, Ulrich Linsenmaier, Wolf Mutschler and Stefan Huber-Wagner

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:4

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  25. Content type: Short Report

    Considering that injuries to the gallbladder are rare, the purpose of this study was to evaluate injury patterns, operative procedures and outcomes in patients with trauma to the gallbladder. A retrospective r...

    Authors: Chad G Ball, Elijah Dixon, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Francis R Sutherland, Kevin B Laupland and David V Feliciano

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:3

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  26. Content type: Research

    Pedestrians are at a high risk for crash and injury. This study aims at comparing data from real world crashes with data gathered from experimental settings.

    Authors: Uli Schmucker, Melissa Beirau, Matthias Frank, Dirk Stengel, Gerrit Matthes, Axel Ekkernkamp and Julia Seifert

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:2

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  27. Content type: Review

    Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis is essential to the appropriate management of multisystem trauma patients. Without thromboprophylaxis, the rate of venous thrombosis and subsequent pulmonary embolism is subs...

    Authors: Indraneel Datta, Chad G Ball, Lucas Rudmik, S Morad Hameed and John B Kortbeek

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2010 4:1

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  28. Content type: Review

    Whereas a non-operative approach for hemodynamically stable patients with free intraabdominal fluid in the presence of solid organ injury is generally accepted, the presence of free fluid in the abdomen withou...

    Authors: Vanessa M Banz, Muhammad U Butt, Heinz Zimmermann, Victor Jeger and Aristomenis K Exadaktylos

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:10

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  29. Content type: Short Report

    Non-unions are severe complications in orthopaedic trauma care and occur in 10% of all fractures. The golden standard for the treatment of ununited fractures includes open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF...

    Authors: Oliver Pieske, Alexandra Wittmann, Johannes Zaspel, Thomas Löffler, Bianka Rubenbauer, Heiko Trentzsch and Stefan Piltz

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:11

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  30. Content type: Short Report

    The causes of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) vary by age and other demographic characteristics. Mortality after trauma is higher for elderly than younger patients. This study is based on 2779 patients wit...

    Authors: Linda M Gerber, Quanhong Ni, Roger Härtl and Jamshid Ghajar

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:9

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  31. Content type: Research

    Patient care may be inconsistent during off hours. We sought to determine whether victims of major trauma admitted to hospital on evenings, nights, and weekends suffer increased mortality rates. All victims of...

    Authors: Kevin B Laupland, Chad G Ball and Andrew W Kirkpatrick

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:8

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  32. Content type: Short Report

    Non-operative management of blunt hepatic trauma is successful in the majority of hemodynamically stable patients. Due to the risk of recurrent hemorrhage, pharmacologic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxi...

    Authors: Indraneel Datta, Chad G Ball, Lucas R Rudmik, Damian Paton-Gay, Deepak Bhayana, Peter Salat, Colin Schieman, Dean F Smith, Mary vanWijngaarden-Stephens and John B Kortbeek

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:7

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  33. Content type: Hypothesis

    The "ideal" timing and modality of fracture fixation for unstable thoracolumbar spine fractures in multiply injured patients remains controversial. The concept of "damage control orthopedics" (DCO), which has ...

    Authors: Philip F Stahel, Michael A Flierl, Ernest E Moore, Wade R Smith, Kathryn M Beauchamp and Anthony Dwyer

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:6

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  34. Content type: Research

    Historically neurosurgeons have accepted head injured patients only in the presence of a mass lesion requiring surgical decompression. Underpinning this is an assumption that these patients have a better outco...

    Authors: Paul Leach, Omar N Pathmanaban, Hiren C Patel, Julian Evans, Raphael Sacho, Richard Protheroe and Andrew T King

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:5

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  35. Content type: Short Report

    Traumatic injury strikes unexpectedly among the healthiest members of the human population, and has been an inevitable companion of exploration throughout history. In space flight beyond the Earth's orbit, NAS...

    Authors: Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Chad G Ball, Mark Campbell, David R Williams, Scott E Parazynski, Kenneth L Mattox and Timothy J Broderick

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:4

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  36. Content type: Research

    Blood transfusion is a common therapy for multiple trauma patients, and is often performed soon after hospital admission. It is unclear whether the need for a blood transfusion in multiply injured patients pre...

    Authors: Manuel F Struck, Thomas Schmidt, Ralph Stuttmann and Peter Hilbert

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:3

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  37. Content type: Short Report

    Horseback riding is considered more dangerous than motorcycle riding, skiing, automobile racing, football and rugby. The integral role of rehabilitation therapy in the recovery of patients who have sustained a...

    Authors: Jill E Ball, Chad G Ball, Robert H Mulloy, Indraneel Datta and Andrew W Kirkpatrick

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:2

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  38. Content type: Study Protocol

    In conventional multi-trauma care service (CTCS), patients are admitted to hospital via the accident & emergency room. After surgery they are transferred to the IC-unit followed by the general surgery ward. En...

    Authors: Sevginur Kosar, Henk AM Seelen, Bena Hemmen, Silvia MAA Evers and Peter RG Brink

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2009 3:1

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  39. Content type: Methodology

    Healthcare professionals and the public have increasing concerns about the ability of emergency departments to meet current demands. Increased demand for emergency services, mainly caused by a growing number o...

    Authors: Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Dimitrios S Evangelopoulos, Marcel Wullschleger, Leo Bürki and Heinz Zimmermann

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2008 2:11

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  40. Content type: Research

    In Vietnam, the number of road traffic accidents increased dramatically which is a major threat for the national health system. Reliable data on the magnitude of traffic accidents as well as the current manage...

    Authors: Uli Schmucker, Caspar Ottersbach, Matthias Frank, Luong Xuan Hien, Lajos Bogar, Axel Ekkernkamp, Dirk Stengel and Gerrit Matthes

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2008 2:10

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  41. Content type: Research

    Allogeneic red blood cell transfusion is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in adult trauma patients. Although studies have suggested that the adoption of a more restrictive transfusion strategy...

    Authors: Taylor J Stone, Paul J Riesenman and Anthony G Charles

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2008 2:9

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  42. Content type: Short Report

    Airway clearance is frequently needed by patients suffering from blunt chest wall trauma. High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) has been shown to be effective in helping to clear secretions from the lu...

    Authors: Casandra A Anderson, Cassandra A Palmer, Arthur L Ney, Brian Becker, Steven D Schaffel and Robert R Quickel

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2008 2:8

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  43. Content type: Short Report

    55 BHU bicentric bipolar hemiarthroplasties were reviewed after a mean follow up of 4 years (range 1–5 years). Patients with displaced subcapital fractures were selected for operation on the basis of good mobi...

    Authors: Anil K Rai, Rakesh Agarwal, Saurabh Singh and Ratnav Ratan

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2008 2:7

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  44. Content type: Research

    Infected non-union of long bones is a problem in the developing countries. Persistent infection, deformity, shortening, bone loss, joint stiffness and disability complicate the non-union. Secondary procedures ...

    Authors: Thayur R Madhusudhan, Balasundaram Ramesh, KS Manjunath, Harshad M Shah, Dabir C Sundaresh and N Krishnappa

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2008 2:6

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  45. Content type: Research

    Many surgeons tend to believe that MRI is an accurate, non invasive diagnostic method, enough to lead to decisions for conservative treatment and save a patient from unnecessary arthroscopy. We conducted a ret...

    Authors: Vassilios S Nikolaou, Efstathios Chronopoulos, Christianna Savvidou, Spyros Plessas, Peter Giannoudis, Nicolas Efstathopoulos and Georgios Papachristou

    Citation: Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes 2008 2:4

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