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  1. Perfil del director hospitalario

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    Gabril Pontón Laverde

    1990-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN El hospital, sin importar su tamaño, es una empresa de servicios con una importante función social que trabaja dentro de las características administrativas y económicas generales, toda vez que actúa dentro de un  SISTEMA ABIERTO con los componentes clásicos de una demanda cíclica de servicios de salud, que requiere de una organización con personas, materiales y equipos que trabajan para dar respuesta a esa carencia y que produce resultados que benefician a la comunidad. Tienen un efecto de retroalimentación (Feed – back con base con las experiencias, expectativas y nuevas demandas de servicios y que trabajan dentro de una comunidad precisa, como parte integrante de un sistema mayor, al cual beneficia y fortalece con sus resultados y del que depende para su supervivencia.

  2. La pluridimensionalidad del rol del docente hospitalario

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    Marian Serradas Fonseca

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo es el fruto de la observación y la investigación en la trayectoria personal y profesional de la autora dedicada a la educación de niños y niñas en situación de enfermedad u hospitalización. El objetivo de este ensayo es intentar definir de manera específica, el papel, tareas y competencias que el profesional del ámbito educativo tiene en la atención educativa hospitalaria; haciendo especial énfasis en la importancia de la formación de este profesional abogándose por una preparación que permita brindar una atención educativa de calidad a los niños y niñas en situación de enfermedad u hospitalizados.

  3. ANÁLISIS DEL MANEJO DE RESIDUOS SÓLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS EN EL HOSPITAL NACIONAL CARLOS ALBERTO SEGUÍN ESCOBEDO, ESSALUD. AREQUIPA, 2009

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    ARANA ZEVALLOS, MARÍA ELENA

    2014-01-01

    ANTECEDENTES ASPECTOS LEGALES DEFINICIÓN DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS CLASIFICACIÓN DE LOS RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS RESIDUOS BIOMÉDICOS CICLO DEL MANEJO DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS DIAGNOSTICO ETAPAS DEL MANEJO DE LOS RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS ACONDICIONAMIENTO SEGREGACIÓN Y ALMACENAMIENTO PRIMARIO ALMACENAMIENTO INTERMEDIO TRANSPORTE INTERNO ALMACENAMIENTO FINAL RECOLECCIÓN EXTERNA DISPOSICIÓN FINAL TECNOLOGÍAS DE TRATAMIENTO DE RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS CRITERIOS ...

  4. La acción investigativa del administrador hospitalario

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    Nelsa Beatriz Rey de Astaiza

    1990-04-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN El Administrador hospitalario con  gran responsabilidad y misión vela por los  objetivos de la institución y  se encarga de que se cumplan dentro de un clima organizacional eficiente, ágil y dinámico, mediante una gestión que garantice  la aplicación de los modernos principios de la administración y de los métodos científicos.

  5. Medidas de aislamiento en enfermedades transmisibles dentro del ámbito hospitalario

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    Villanueva Rábano, Raúl

    2016-01-01

    En el ámbito hospitalario, son un problema frecuente las infecciones nosocomiales, causadas por las enfermedades transmisibles que pasan de unos pacientes a otros. Estas infecciones son potencialmente prevenibles, a través de medidas de aislamiento llevadas a cabo por el personal sanitario y no sanitario encargado de atender al paciente. En este aspecto, el papel del personal de enfermería es de fundamental importancia dado que mantienen un estrecho contacto con el paciente como cuidadores pr...

  6. FUNCIÓN PROFESIONAL DEL PEDAGOGO EN CENTROS HOSPITALARIOS COMO ÁMBITOS EDUCATIVOS EXCEPCIONALES

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    María José Latorre Medina

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En la literatura científica especializada en el campo de la preparación profesional de los pedagogos se vislumbran espacios y escenarios de inserción profesional bien diferentes a los tradicionales. El presente trabajo pretende ser una contribución en esta dirección, analizando el papel del pedagogo en las aulas hospitalarias. A lo largo del artículo, se justifica cómo la presencia del pedagogo en estos dominios no convencionales se erige como una necesidad vital y se esbozan cuáles son las funciones, tareas y competencias propias o de uso profesional de los pedagogos hospitalarios. Por último, se evidencia uno de los problemas del campo profesional que requiere respuesta desde la formación inicial, abogándose por una cualificación más acorde con la labor del pedagogo en estos ámbitos educativos excepcionales.

  7. Riesgos a la salud humana e impactos ambientales derivados del manejo integral de residuos hospitalarios en el hospital infantil Napoleón Franco Pareja

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    Lugo Silva, Kelly Beth de Jesús; SENA

    2016-01-01

    Desde el año 2000, el manejo adecuado de residuos hospitalarios ha adquirido una notable importancia en Cartagena, dado que solo el 9 % de los centros médicos y hospitalarios de la ciudad les da un tratamiento correcto. Los residuos hospitalarios representan un riesgo para la salud del personal médico, paramédico y de enfermería, así como de pacientes, visitantes, personal de recolección de residuos y comunidad en general, además del riesgo ambiental que de ellos se deriva. Este artículo es u...

  8. Actividad del farmacéutico hospitalario: su incidencia sobre el personal médico

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    Caridad Sedeño Argilagos

    2000-04-01

    Full Text Available Se aplicó una encuesta a médicos especialistas de 2 centros hospitalarios de Ciudad de La Habana con el objetivo de analizar sus criterios sobre las funciones fundamentales del farmacéutico hospitalario integrado al equipo de salud. Las 5 preguntas incluían concepto de uso racional de medicamento, funciones del farmacéutico, información de medicamentos, notificación de reacción adversa medicamentosa y funciones del Comité Farmacoterapéutico. Se realizó un análisis discriminante, mediante el cual se clasificó que el grupo de los mejores informados (66,67 % pertenecen al hospital A y sólo el 33,33 % de este grupo pertenece al hospital B. En el grupo de los peores informados, el 75 % pertenece al hospital B y el 25 % al hospital A. Del análisis factorial clásico, se extrajeron 2 factores comunes en la muestra analizada, uno relacionado con las funciones del farmacéutico hospitalario y del Comité Farmacoterapéutico y el otro relacionado con el uso racional de medicamentos. La comparación de las puntuaciones medias obtenidas en cada una de las 5 preguntas, mostró una diferencia significativa entre ambos hospitales en las respuestas a las preguntas 2 y 3; no se encontraron diferencias significativas en las restantes respuestas. En el primer centro existe una política institucional interdisciplinaria farmacéutico-equipo de salud, mientras que en el segundo, las acciones generadas por el farmacéutico surgen de manera espontánea con aquellos médicos interesados en el trabajo conjunto.Specialist physicians from two hospitals in the City of Havana were surveyed to find out their cirteria on the fundamental tasks of the hospital pharmacist as part of a health team. The five questions dealth with concepts of the rational use of drugs, pharmacist´s functions, drug information, notification of drug adverse reactions and the Pharmacotherapeutica Committee funcions. A discriminating analysis was conducted which revealed that the

  9. Comparación de la atención del parto normal en los sistemas hospitalario y tradicional

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    Méndez-González Rosa María; Cervera-Montejano María Dolores

    2002-01-01

    Objetivo. Comparar la atención del parto por vía vaginal entre los sistemas hospitalario y tradicional, para identificar recursos y procedimientos utilizados, y la aparición de complicaciones maternas y neonatales derivadas del tipo de atención. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal realizado en tres hospitales de la ciudad de Mérida y cuatro municipios del estado de Yucatán, México, entre 1989 y 1990. La muestra estuvo constituida por 205 mujeres que tuvieron parto por vía vaginal. Se obse...

  10. Comparación de la atención del parto normal en los sistemas hospitalario y tradicional

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    Méndez-González Rosa María

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Comparar la atención del parto por vía vaginal entre los sistemas hospitalario y tradicional, para identificar recursos y procedimientos utilizados, y la aparición de complicaciones maternas y neonatales derivadas del tipo de atención. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal realizado en tres hospitales de la ciudad de Mérida y cuatro municipios del estado de Yucatán, México, entre 1989 y 1990. La muestra estuvo constituida por 205 mujeres que tuvieron parto por vía vaginal. Se observó la atención del parto y, a los 15 días posparto, se les entrevistó para detectar complicaciones maternas y neonatales. Se calcularon proporciones y se aplicó ji cuadrada para compararlas. Resultados. Se presentaron complicaciones en ambos sistemas. Sin embargo, en el hospitalario predominaron las maternas y en el tradicional, las neonatales. El número total de complicaciones fue similar. Conclusiones. La calidad de la atención fue similar en ambos servicios. Las complicaciones observadas pueden atribuirse a los recursos y acciones utilizados en cada sistema. Se requieren más estudios de este tipo para contar con evaluaciones objetivas de las ventajas y desventajas de ambos sistemas y contribuir a mejorar la calidad de la atención materno-infantil.

  11. Valoración del dolor en neonatos: propuesta de un modelo de registro en la unidad de neonatología del complejo hospitalario de Navarra

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    Preciado Erro, Amaia

    2013-01-01

    En las unidades de cuidados intensivos de neonatología se expone a los pacientes a un número alto de procedimientos dolorosos que afectan al estado de consciencia y el estado fisiológico de los niños. Este trabajo de fin de grado tiene como objetivo la propuesta de un modelo de registro tanto de la valoración como del manejo del dolor en recién nacidos en la unidad de neonatología del Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (B), que facilite la monitorización de este como un quinto signo vital m...

  12. El uso del verbo en pacientes con afasia fluente atendidos en un centro hospitalario del Callao.

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    Agüero Murrieta, Rosa Luz

    2013-01-01

    La presente investigación es un trabajo descriptivo,cuyo objetivo fue identificar las características del uso del verbo en pacientes con afasia fluente. Participaron de este estudio seis pacientes afásicos, cuatro diagnosticados con afasia de conducción, uno con afasia de Wernicke y otro con afasia anómica. Para obtener los datos se aplicó un protocolo basado en el Test de Boston. La información sobre el habla espontánea se realizó a través de preguntas de datos de filiación...

  13. Cumplimiento normativo de la gestión del manejo de desechos sólidos hospitalarios en la Clínica de Jicaral de Puntarenas

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    Cortés Giutta, Rosa D.

    2013-01-01

    Se dirige la investigación al análisis del cumplimiento normativo de la gestión del manejo de los desechos sólidos hospitalarios en la Clínica de Jicaral perteneciente al Área de Salud Peninsular, C.C.S.S., en Puntarenas, realizado en el año 2003. Como antecedente de la investigación se señala la preocupación por parte de los organismos tanto internacionales como nacionales por el ambiente, los problemas existentes con relación al manejo de los desechos sólidos hos...

  14. Análisis del personal sanitario adecuado para realizar el proceso de triaje hospitalario

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    Ozámiz Monasterio, Nerea

    2014-01-01

    El proceso de triaje se puede definir como un proceso de valoración clínica preliminar, mediante el cual se ordenan a los pacientes antes de su correspondiente valoración diagnóstica y terapéutica. Existen diversos métodos de triaje en función del personal sanitario que lo realiza, pudiendo ser realizado por el personal de enfermería, por facultativos, por la combinación de ambos e incluso por cualquier persona del ámbito sanitario con una formación específica adecuada. El objetivo de...

  15. Acidentes de trânsito: caracterização das vitimas segundo o "Revised Trauma Score" medido no período pré-hospitalar Accidentes de transito: caracterización de las víctimas según el "Revised Trauma Score" medido en el periodo pre-hospitalario Motor vehicle crash: victims' characterization throughout prehospital "Revised Trauma Score"

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    Marisa Amaro Malvestio

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo descreve idade, sexo, aspectos do mecanismo e procedimentos realizados em. 643 acidentados de trânsito atendidos nas Marginais Tietê e Pinheiros, considerando os valores do Revised Trauma Score (RTS do período pré-hospitalar. As vítimas com RTS=12 somaram 90,8%, com RTS=11, 4,0% e RTSEste estudio tiene como obje tivo describer, considerando el Revised Trauma Score (RTS obtenido en el periodo pré hospitalario, edad, sexo, aspectos del mecanismo e procedimientos realizados en 643 víctimas de accidente de tránsito. Las víctimas con RTS=12 sumaron 90,8%, con RTS=11, 4,0% y RTSThis report describes age, gender, trauma mechanics aspects and procedures from 643 motor vehicle crashes, MVC, victims in Tietê and Pinheiros expressways, by considering the prehospital Revised Trauma Score (RTS. The RTS=12 victims' were 90,8%, with RTS=11 added 4,0% and in group with RTS<10, 5,2%. Among the RTS<10 victims, the pedestrians stand out (36,4%, the frontal impacts (24,2% and the projected (36,4% or trapped victims (15,1%, and those that received advanced life support procedures.The motorcyclists and the male victims with 21 with 30 years of age were predominant. This study is expected to contribute to a better assistance to MVC victims.

  16. Tendencia de la mortalidad y los egresos hospitalarios por tuberculosis, antes y durante la implementación de la reforma del sector salud, Colombia, 1985-1999.

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    Angela María Segura

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Se describen los cambios que se han presentado en las tendencias de mortalidad y egresos hospitalarios por tuberculosis entre 1985 y 1999, que corresponde al periodo antes y durante la implementación de la Reforma del Sector Salud en Colombia. Se realizó un estudio descriptivo exploratorio con análisis de series de tiempo de los egresos hospitalarios y de las tasas de mortalidad por tuberculosis en el país durante el período de estudio. Se encontró que, aunque a partir de 1991 las tasas de hospitalización y mortalidad se estabilizaron, se había registrado un significativo descenso en el país tanto en egresos hospitalarios como en mortalidad entre 1985 y 1990; disminuyeron, aproximadamente, en una tercera parte. El estancamiento en las tasas entre 1991 y 1999 en comparación con el período anterior pudiera estar indicando un deterioro en la prestación de servicios de salud en el nivel primario de atención, además, de otros procesos sociales complejos vividos en el país durante la década que no han permitido que tanto la hospitalización como la mortalidad por tuberculosis hayan continuado la trayectoria descendente que traía en los años anteriores. Si bien por el tipo de estudio realizado no se pueden establecer relaciones causales con el proceso de reforma, sí se recomienda mejorar el desempeño del sistema de salud en torno a problemas de importancia en salud pública, ya que la tuberculosis es una enfermedad vulnerable a las acciones del sector y se pueden evitar hospitalizaciones y muertes innecesarias.

  17. Universidad y servicios hospitalarios

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    Rafael Casas Morales

    1973-01-01

    Full Text Available Debe la Universidad, en un país como Colombia y en un momento como el actual, asumir responsabilidades en el manejo de servicios hospitalarios? Mi respuesta es, definidamente, SI. Con la arrogancia de "torre de marfil" ya señalada como típica de la universidad latinoamericana, que sigue considerando que no son de su incumbencia los problemas que con más violencia golpean a la sociedad, la universidad colombiana, con algunas excepciones, no ha jugado un papel de importancia en diseñar un sistema hospitalario que responda a las necesidades y a los recursos de la hora actual. El resultado es el diario espectáculo que golpea nuestra conciencia de hombres y de médicos ante la avalancha de gentes de toda condición que en vano buscan en la puerta de los hospitales asistencia médica, que se mueren sin siquiera una mirada piadosa, o que pasan meses y meses esperando tumo para una operación que nunca llega. Todo esto mientras se pregona oficialmente como política del Estado la de la sensibilidad social.

  18. Percepción del paciente quirúrgico acerca de la seguridad en el ámbito hospitalario

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    Concepción Meléndez Méndez

    2015-07-01

    ñeda-Hidalgo H, González JF, Turrubiates J. Percepción del paciente quirúrgico acerca de la seguridad en el ámbito hospitalario. Rev Cuid. 2015; 6(2: 1054-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.15649/cuidarte.v6i2.165

  19. Evaluación del programa del plan de gestión integral de Residuos Hospitalarios y similares (PGIRH) en el área de odontología del Hospital Piloto de Jamundí de Enero de 2011 a Junio de 2011

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    Lubo Prado, Diana Carolina; Pérez Echeverry, Adriana

    2011-01-01

    Tesis (Especialista en Administración en Salud). Universidad Católica de Manizales, Facultad de Salud, 2011 A raíz de la problemática ambiental de los residuos sólidos en Colombia y en el caso del Hospital Piloto de Jamundí en el Departamento del Valle del Cauca, se observa que no hay cumplimiento de la normatividad por parte del área de odontología, razón por la cual se debe generar conciencia acerca de la importancia del manejo adecuado de los residuos hospitalarios y a su ve...

  20. Resultados de la validación del formulario nacional de auditoría de sífilis gestacional y congénita en el Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell

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    Quiñones, Patricia; Franciulli, Agustina; Greif, Diego; Fiol, Verónica; Nozar M, María Fernanda; Visconti, Ana; Cabrera, Susana

    2014-01-01

    Introducción: la sífilis es una infección de transmisión sexual en aumento en el mundo y en nuestro medio, a pesar de ser una enfermedad evitable, diagnosticable y curable, tanto en el embarazo como en el período posnatal. Objetivo: validar el formulario nacional de auditoría de sífilis gestacional y congénita. Establecer un panorama actual del estado de sífilis en el Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell (CHPR). Material y método: estudio descriptivo transversal. Consiste en la realización del...

  1. Variabilidad en la utilización de los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios del Sistema Nacional de Salud Variability in Spanish National Health System hospital emergency services utilization

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    Salvador Peiró

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Los objetivos de este estudio fueron estimar las tasas de frecuentación a los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios (SUH del Sistema Nacional de Salud (SNS por áreas de salud, el porcentaje de ingresos, las razones estandarizadas de utilización de urgencias y analizar la relación con los recursos hospitalarios. Métodos: Estudio ecológico combinando información de diversas fuentes (Encuesta de Establecimientos Sanitarios con Régimen de Internado 2006 y Conjunto Mínimo de Datos Básicos 2006 para estimar la frecuentación a los SUH y el porcentaje de ingresos asociado en 164 áreas de salud de 14 comunidades autónomas (CC.AA.. Resultados: Los 35,3 millones de habitantes de las 164 áreas de salud incluidas realizaron 16,2 millones de visitas (45,7 por 100 habitantes a los SUH del SNS, y de ellos ingresaron algo más de 2 millones (12,6%. Excluyendo el 5% de áreas extremas por cada cola, la frecuentación osciló entre 31,6 y 78,7 urgencias/100 habitantes y el porcentaje de ingresos entre el 7,6% y el 27,9%. Estas diferencias apenas se atenuaron al estandarizar. El factor CC.AA. explicó un 29% de la varianza en frecuentación y un 82% en ingresos. La frecuentación no se asoció al volumen poblacional de camas o médicos de plantilla, aunque sí al de médicos de urgencias, hospitales de menor tamaño y no docentes. Conclusiones: Las áreas de salud del SNS mantienen una gran variabilidad en frecuentación a urgencias e ingresos por urgencias, que parece asociarse a un uso diferencial por problemas de menor entidad.Objective: The aims of this study were to estimate the rate of hospital emergency services (HES visits per health area, the associated percentage of admissions and the standardized HES utilization ratio, and to analyze their relationship with hospital resources. Methods: We performed an ecological study that combined information from distinct sources (Survey of Health Care Hospitalization Establishments 2006 and

  2. HISTORIA DEL TRAUMA CRANEOENCEFÁLICO

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    Germán Peña Quiñones

    2010-12-01

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    Casi en todos los continentes se ha encontrado evidencia de trepanaciones practicadas desde el período neolítico y otras más recientes. En papiros del Antiguo Egipto y también en la Biblia, hay observaciones sobre el procedimiento y sobre traumas craneanos. Este artículo pasa por las diferentes edades de la historia, y la participación de cirujanos trepanadores o que hacían intervenciones en la cabeza, hasta llegar a la época contemporánea de Vargas Reyes y posteriores neurocirujanos en Colombia, o los aportes de Harvey Cushing, neurocirujano y endocrinólogo de Boston en los años 30.

    Palabras clave: trepanaciones, trauma craneoencefálico

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    Craniotomies have been done by humankind since the new stone age, as shown by evidence found in almost all fi ve continents. Notes on the procedure and on traumatic brain injury are recorded in old Egypt papyrus and also in the Holy Bible. A review of the subject is made, passing through different historic ages.

    How did surgeons perform craniotomies and brain surgery since the beginning of history to the new times, is described. Roles played by Vargas-Reyes and other well known physicians in Colombia, or by famous neurosurgeon-endocrinologist Harvey Cushing, practicing in Boston by 1930, are described as well.

    Key words: craniotomies, traumatic brain injury

  3. Estructura de un modelo de gestión y calidad para el manejo de residuos peligrosos y hospitalarios de la Empresa Pública Municipal Mancomunada de Aseo Integral de la Cuenca del Jubones EMMAICJ–EP

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    Solano Peláez, José Luis

    2015-01-01

    La estructuración del modelo de Gestión y calidad para el manejo de Residuos Peligrosos y Hospitalarios de la EMMAICJ - EP, persigue como objetivo el fortalecer su gestión e institucionalidad, reflejándolo en mejorar las condiciones de vida de la población al contar con un adecuado servicio de recolección, transporte y disposición final los desechos sólidos peligrosos, que se sume al sistema de manejo de los residuos sólidos comunes. Primero se presenta un diagnóstico de la situación actual d...

  4. Universidad y servicios hospitalarios

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    Casas Morales, Rafael

    2012-01-01

    Debe la Universidad, en un país como Colombia y en un momento como el actual, asumir responsabilidades en el manejo de servicios hospitalarios? Mi respuesta es, definidamente, SI. Con la arrogancia de "torre de marfil" ya señalada como típica de la universidad latinoamericana, que sigue considerando que no son de su incumbencia los problemas que con más violencia golpean a la sociedad, la universidad colombiana, con algunas excepciones, no ha jugado un papel de importancia en diseñar un siste...

  5. Validation of the plan of handling of hospital accustomed to waste of the Costa Rica Box of the Public Health; Validacion del plan de manejo de desechos solidos hospitalarios de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social

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    Salazar Monge, F J

    1999-07-01

    The handling that is given at the moment to the hospital solid waste in Costa Rica is considered inadequate, due to the lack of the personnel's of cleaning training, segregation, vehicles of transport and recipients, signaling, team of personal protection, schedule and gathering route and recycle. This situation represents a serious danger for the population's health and the since environment is exposed infectious agents toxic substances and even radioactive products that are generated in the residuals of the centers of health. In this work they intend improvements to the system of handling of solid waste of the hospital Calderon Guardia, and you evaluates each one of the points mentioned previously. A revision was made about the properties, the quality and the quantity of the produced solid waste and an I diagnose of the current situation in this center of health. The proposed improvements are based on the regional program of hospital solid waste, agreement ALA91/33 (this it was elaborated in 1997 by a cooperation initiative between the European Union and the Governments from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) and the Norms for the Handling of dangerous Solid Waste in Establishments of Health (elaborated by the Costa Rican Box of the Public Health) their advantages and disadvantages are also exposed and he/she is carried out a comparative analysis among the handling plan proposed in these documents and the one that is used at the moment in the Calderon Guardia hospital. Some of the detected problems are: it lacks of team of personal protection, the appropriate recipients are not used, storage of waste inside the hospital, the vehicles used in the internal transport are not appropriate, bad organization of the storing center, among others. [Spanish] El manejo que se da actualmente a los desechos solidos hospitalarios en Costa Rica se considera inadecuado, debido a la falta de capacitacion del personal de limpieza, segregacion

  6. Gestión de manejo de residuos sólidos hospitalarios en el Centro de Salud de Morales de junio a diciembre del 2014

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    Paredes Gonzales, Genny Janeth

    2014-01-01

    El presente estudio, tiene como objetivo conocer la gestión de manejo de los residuos sólidos hospitalarios como estrategia para implementar una gestión adecuada, respetando la normatividad vigente. El método aplicado es de tipo cuantitativo, no experimental de tipo transeccional y análisis descriptivo; la muestra es el Centro de Salud Morales, incluyéndose sus servicios ofertados. La técnica para recolección de información es la ficha de observación. Los resultados obtenidos en el presente e...

  7. Diagnóstico y tratamiento del trauma dental

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    Juana María Abreu Correa

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio acerca del diagnóstico y tratamiento del trauma dental en un grupo de 40 pacientes cuyas edades oscilaron entre 5 y 25 años. La edad en que ocurrió el trauma con mayor frecuencia fue de 5 a 11 años y la porción dentaria más afectada fue la corona, aunque tenemos 2 casos con fracturas radiculares. Se atendieron 31 pacientes que habían sufrido trauma pasados varios días y habían sido atendidos por otros estomatólogos. La conducta que seguimos fue realizar tratamiento en correspondencia con la afección que presentaba el paciente en ese momento. Tres pacientes acudieron a consulta entre 6 y 24 horas y 6 antes de las 5 horas, a los que se les realizó el tratamiento correcto. Todos los pacientes atendidos después de las 24 horas del trauma presentaron sintomatología dolorosa; no ocurrió así para los pacientes atendidos entre las 5 y 24 horas, que su posoperatorio fue exitoso.It was conducted a study on the diagnosis and treatment of dental trauma in a group of 40 patients aged 5-25. The trauma occurred more frequently among those aged 5-11 and the crown was the most affected dental portion, eventhough there were 2 cases with radicular fractures. 31 patients who had suffered from trauma some days later and had been seen by other stomatologists were attended. 3 patients went to the dental office between 6 and 24 hours after the trauma, whereas 6 did it before the 5 hours. These patients received the correct treatment. The rest of the patients that were given attention 24 hours after the trauma presented a painful symptomatology. It was not so for the patients attended between 5 and 24 hours and whose postoperative was successful.

  8. Principios del manejo hospitalario en pacientes con politraumatismo en cara, en el área de urgencias del servicio de cirugía maxilofacial

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    Ivan Manotas Arevalo

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Title: Hospital management principles in patients with polytrauma in face, in the area of emergency service of maxillofacial surgery.Resumen:La siringomielia es un trastorno que consiste en la formación de uno o varios quistes en la médula espinal, que generalmente inician en la región cervical y pueden extenderse hasta la región torácica o hacia el tronco encefálico. Su etiología es multifactorial, pudiendo ser secundaria a malformación de Arnold-Chiari, causas idiopáticas, y traumatismos. Las manifestaciones clínicas son variadas presentando un curso crónico-progresivo. Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 47 años de edad con diagnóstico de siringomielia cervicotorácica, cuya manifestación inicial fue inusual, aguda y progresiva, ameritando procedimiento quirúrgico con buenos resultados. Se discute sobre la presentación clínica atípica y las medidas terapéuticas quirúrgicas empleadas en éste caso. (DUAZARY 2012 No. 2, 167 - 175AbstractWhen we talk about physical trauma, we refer to a type of injury or wound that directly affects the body at the somatic level. The physical trauma can be caused both by blows and by sharp wounds, that is to say, by external elements that do not penetrate in the organism as for external elements that yes do it, the initial assistance with facial polytraumatism must approach the patient from a scheme with a clear and sequential methodology, which allows an effective resuscitation and a diagnosis and treatment of all the present injuries on order of importance. In the following work it proposes to announce the processes and / or guidelines that must be born in mind to the moment to stabilize the patient with severe traumatism to level of face during the immediate attention in the area of hospitable urgencies by means of a bibliographical review, demonstrating the importance of the interdisciplinary managing for the clinical managing of this type of patients.Keywords: facial trauma

  9. La resiliencia: nuevo abordaje del trauma

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    Patricia Velez-Laguado

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo pretende enfatizar en la importancia de la respuesta humana, debido a una tendencia del ser humano a interpretar los hechos de acuerdo a sus creencias y expectativas. Mas alla de focalizarse en las debilidades de las personas y concebirlas como victimas despues de una experiencia traumatica, existen otras formas de entender al individuo como un sujeto activo y fuerte con capacidad de resistir y rehacerse ante las adversidades.

  10. Estructura y Funcionamiento del Proceso de Cálculo del Coste en los Servicios Hospitalarios: Una Experiencia Empírica.

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    Daniel Carrasco Díaz

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available El objeto del trabajo se concreta en explicitar, sintéticamente, las cuestiones planteadas en la aplicación de un modelo de costes a un proceso productivo peculiar como es la actividad hospitalaria. Lo anterior se hace en base a la experiencia empírica de un estudio llevado a cabo en varios hospitales del Servicio Andaluz de Salud para determinar el coste de los centros de explotación del hospital y de sus productos o servicios sanitarios prestados. Una vez justificado el enfoque de asignación de costes más idóneo, se catalogan los factores y lugares específicos de dicha actividad, como instrumentos básicos en su aplicación. Finalmente, se ponen de relieve los problemas y soluciones adoptadas en el proceso de cálculo para cuantificar el computo de los diversos factores y el análisis que requiere la elección de las claves de reparto, tanto para su asignación entre todos los centros, como en la redistribución del coste absorbido por los auxiliares entre los principales para determinar su montante total, así como las dificultades que conlleva un análisis comparativo de los principales datos de la investigación empírica.The purpose of the study is to demonstrate, synthetically, the problems raised in the application of a costs model to a peculiar productive process as is hospital activity. The foregoing is based on the empirical experience of a study carried out in several hospitals of the "Servicio Andaluz de Salud" to determine the cost of the hospital development centres, and of its products or the health services it offers. Once the most suitable cost approach has been justified, the specific factors and places of side activity is catalogued as basic instruments in its application. Finally, we explain the problems and solutions adopted in the calculation to quantify the various factors, and the analysis required by the choice of the allotment criteria, both with respects to its allocation amog redistribution of the cost

  11. Comparación de la atención del parto normal en los sistemas hospitalario y tradicional A comparison of vaginal delivery care between hospital and traditional systems

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    Rosa María Méndez-González

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Comparar la atención del parto por vía vaginal entre los sistemas hospitalario y tradicional, para identificar recursos y procedimientos utilizados, y la aparición de complicaciones maternas y neonatales derivadas del tipo de atención. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal realizado en tres hospitales de la ciudad de Mérida y cuatro municipios del estado de Yucatán, México, entre 1989 y 1990. La muestra estuvo constituida por 205 mujeres que tuvieron parto por vía vaginal. Se observó la atención del parto y, a los 15 días posparto, se les entrevistó para detectar complicaciones maternas y neonatales. Se calcularon proporciones y se aplicó ji cuadrada para compararlas. Resultados. Se presentaron complicaciones en ambos sistemas. Sin embargo, en el hospitalario predominaron las maternas y en el tradicional, las neonatales. El número total de complicaciones fue similar. Conclusiones. La calidad de la atención fue similar en ambos servicios. Las complicaciones observadas pueden atribuirse a los recursos y acciones utilizados en cada sistema. Se requieren más estudios de este tipo para contar con evaluaciones objetivas de las ventajas y desventajas de ambos sistemas y contribuir a mejorar la calidad de la atención materno-infantil.Objective. To compare vaginal delivery hospital and traditional care systems to identify resources and practices, as well as maternal and neonatal complications related to each system. Material and Methods. Between 1989 and 1990, a cross-sectional study was conducted in three hospitals of Merida City and four municipalities of the state of Yucatan. The study sample consisted of 205 women who had a normal vaginal delivery. Delivery procedures were observed and a questionnaire to identify complications was applied 15 days after childbirth. Data analysis consisted in comparison of proportions with the chi-squared test. Results. Maternal and neonatal complications were identified in both systems

  12. Manejo prehospitalario del trauma musculosquelético

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    Una de las lesiones que se dan con mayor frecuencia en los pacientes atendidos por los servicios de urgencias y emergencias prehospitalarias es el trauma musculoesquelético y aunque por sí solo no supone una amenaza para la supervivencia del paciente, sí puede traer consigo complicaciones que conlleven riesgo para la vida. El manejo prehospitalario de este tipo de lesiones a menudo queda relegado a la valoración secundaria y únicamente se ven en la primaria cuando en la extremidad se ha pr...

  13. Aportes del proceso diagnóstico psicoanalítico al tratamiento de las adicciones en ámbitos hospitalarios Contributions of the process diagnose psychoanalytic to the treatment of the addictions in hospitable scopes

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    Alicia Donghi

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es una articulación entre el Proyecto de investigación: Alcance de la aplicación del modelo de reducción de daños al campo asistencial en el tratamiento de las adicciones. Directora: Alicia Donghi (Pro. In.Psi de la facultad de Psicología U.B.A (2004-2007 que esta investigando la correspondencia entre la emergencia de diversos efectos, trastornos o lesiones corporales y la abstinencia del consumo de sustancias, en el tratamiento de las adicciones según el modelo abstencionista en ámbitos hospitalarios del GCBA y el proyecto de investigación de UBACyT: La causalidad subjetiva en una situación de urgencia social. El proceso diagnóstico y los efectos terapéuticos específicos del psicoanálisis. Director: Gabriel Lombardi que estudia la factibilidad y las dificultades del proceso diagnostico psicoanalítico en pacientes que consultan en una situación de urgencia socioeconómica en la sede Avellaneda de la UBA. Este trabajo es una articulación entre ambos proyectos alrededor del concepto de responsabilidad subjetiva.This work is the articulation between the investigation project: Significance the reduction harm' s application at attendance camp in addictions treatment. Director: Alicia Donghi ( ProInPsi 2004 - 2007 who is investigating the correspondence between the emergence corporal's disorders or injuries and the abstinence consume substances in the treatment's addictions according to abstentions model and the another investigation project UBACyT: Subjective causality in a social emergency situation. The Diagnostic process and the therapeutic effects of psychoanalysis that studies the feasibility and the difficulties of the diagnosis process in patients who consult in a situation of socioeconomic urgency in the Avellaneda seat of the University of Bs As. The present work is the articulation of sends projects almost the subjective responsibility.

  14. Un método de obtención del patrón estacional de frecuentación de un servicio de urgencias hospitalario

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    Gloria Martín Rodríguez; José Juan Cáceres Hernández

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    En este trabajo se propone un método apropiado para aislar y describir las variaciones estacionales de alta frecuencia que pueden estar presentes en determinadas series horarias del ámbito sanitario. Si no se tiene en cuenta la presencia simultánea de variaciones estacionales de periodo diario, semanal y anual los comportamientos estacionales estimados podrían quedar notablemente distorsionados y las decisiones adoptadas por los gestores de los servicios de salud a partir...

  15. Residuos peligrosos hospitalarios en casa: una amenaza emergente.

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    Luz Divia Mejía-Reales

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir el manejo de residuos peligrosos hospitalarios generados en los domicilios por usuarios con enfermedades crónicas de una institución prestadora de servicios de salud en la ciudad de Valledupar, Colombia. Materiales y Métodos: estudio de enfoque cuantitativo, la muestra estuvo conformada por 85 usuarios con enfermedades crónicas que cumplieran con los criterios de inclusión, a quienes se les aplicó un cuestionario sobre manejo de residuos peligrosos hospitalarios en casa. Resultados: la población encuestada estuvo expuesta a riesgos relacionados con el manejo de agujas un 40% de los diabéticos, el 55% de quienes padecen enfermedad renal, en contacto con líquido peritoneal, y los usuarios con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica 36% presentaron reacciones anafilácticas. Además se encontró que el 66% de la población no tiene conocimientos acerca del manejo de estos residuos, cuál es el almacenamiento, recolección, transporte, tratamiento y/o disposición final de los mismos. Conclusión: el estudio reveló que existe una problemática relacionada con el proceso integral de los residuos peligrosos hospitalarios, debido a que la población generadora de estos pertenecen a estratos medios - bajos y asumir la totalidad de los gastos generados es poco viable, además no está capacitada adecuadamente, por tal razón resultó pertinente la elaboración de un manual para el manejo de residuos peligrosos hospitalarios generados en casa, para instruir sobre actividades que realizan estos usuarios, buscando disminuir el impacto en la salud y el ambiente derivados de la producción de estos desechos.

  16. Factores relacionados con la satisfacción del paciente en los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios Factors related to patient satisfaction with hospital emergency services

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    Pedro Parra Hidalgo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Conocer las variables de calidad percibida que se relacionan con la satisfacción e identificar la influencia de los factores sociodemográficos en el grado de satisfacción del usuario de las urgencias hospitalarias. Métodos: Encuesta telefónica con cuestionario de elaboración propia a una muestra de 3600 usuarios de los servicios de urgencias de nueve hospitales públicos durante los años 2008 y 2009. Resultados: El modelo ajustado que incluye todas las variables de calidad percibida y las variables sociodemográficas explicó el 47,1% de la varianza (R² corregida. De todas las variables independientes incluidas, sólo ocho resultaron significativas para predecir la satisfacción del paciente. Estas variables hacen referencia al trato del personal médico (p = 0,041, la profesionalidad del personal de enfermería (p = 0,010 y del celador (p = 0,022, la infraestructura (limpieza y confort (p = 0,033 y 0,008, la información recibida al alta (p = 0,000, el tiempo pasado en urgencias (p = 0,000 y la percepción de tratamiento-diagnóstico sin fallos (p = 0,028. Conclusiones: Los resultados obtenidos con la aplicación del cuestionario permitieron identificar las áreas donde implantar acciones correctoras mediante la identificación de las variables que influyen en la satisfacción del paciente de urgencias, así como la identificación de posibles factores de confusión a controlar para su utilización en la comparación de resultados entre diferentes hospitales. El cuestionario de satisfacción en urgencias es un instrumento útil para evaluar y mejorar la calidad asistencial.Objectives: To determine the perceived quality variables related to satisfaction and to identify the influence of sociodemographic factors on user satisfaction with hospital emergencies. Methods: A telephone survey was conducted with a specifically designed questionnaire for use in a sample of 3,600 users of hospital emergency services in nine public

  17. Estudio de la conciliación del área personal, familiar y profesional en enfermeras/os hospitalarios con cargas familiares

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    Martínez López, Nuria

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    Las familias y las mujeres en particular, que trabajan fuera del hogar, necesitan conciliar no solo el trabajo y las responsabilidades familiares, también el área personal o tiempo dedicado a sí mismas. La profesión enfermera, mayoritariamente femenina y con una elevada carga física y emocional, resulta el marco idóneo para estudiar cómo se concilia el área personal, familiar y profesional, así como los aspectos que influyen en la conciliación. Hemos estudiado a las enfermeras/os con cargas ...

  18. Un método de obtención del patrón estacional de frecuentación de un servicio de urgencias hospitalario

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    Gloria Martín Rodríguez

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se propone un método apropiado para aislar y describir las variaciones estacionales de alta frecuencia que pueden estar presentes en determinadas series horarias del ámbito sanitario. Si no se tiene en cuenta la presencia simultánea de variaciones estacionales de periodo diario, semanal y anual los comportamientos estacionales estimados podrían quedar notablemente distorsionados y las decisiones adoptadas por los gestores de los servicios de salud a partir de aquéllos podrían ser erróneas. El procedimiento propuesto, basado en la consideración conjunta de variaciones periódicas simultáneas, se aplica a una serie horaria de visitas registradas en un servicio de urgencias hospitalarias en Tenerife. Los resultados obtenidos indican que las visitas más frecuentes corresponden a los meses de febrero y marzo, los lunes son los días de mayor demanda y dentro del día las horas de la madrugada registran demandas mínimas. Además, se observa un cierto crecimiento a largo plazo. Y, sobre todo, se pone de manifiesto que el método propuesto resulta ventajoso frente a otras aproximaciones en las que cada una de las variaciones estacionales se estima como si las demás no estuvieran presentes.

  19. Actualización del coste de las inoculaciones accidentales en el personal sanitario hospitalario Update of the cost of needlestick injuries in hospital healthcare personnel

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    Víctor M. Solano

    2005-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Actualizar el coste medio a que asciende cada seguimiento de la hepatitis B y C, así como la infección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH, en el personal sanitario que ha experimentado una inoculación accidental, desagregar el coste según el estado serológico de la fuente e identificar los apartados que influyen en mayor grado en la cuantía de este resultado. Métodos: Se realizó una descripción de los costes. El programa postexposición se modelizó en un árbol de decisión que combinaba las probabilidades (porcentaje de cada tipo de fuente en función de su positividad a los 3 virus e inmunización del accidentado frente a la hepatitis B y los costes monetarios (en euros del año 2002 relacionados con los gastos de personal, laboratorio, farmacia (incluida la profilaxis postexposición frente al VIH, energéticos, de limpieza, teléfono, material médico y de oficina, amortización y pérdidas productivas. Resultados: El coste medio de cada inoculación fue de 388 euros, con un rango de 1.502 (fuente positiva a la hepatitis C y el VIH a 172 euros (fuente negativa a los 3 virus. Si la fuente era la hepatitis B positiva, el coste medio fue de 666 euros cuando el accidentado no estaba inmunizado, y de 467 si efectivamente lo estaba. La mayor parte del coste residió en las pruebas serológicas y la administración de profilaxis postexposición. Conclusiones: El alto coste indica una evaluación adecuada del riesgo con el fin de evitar unos seguimientos innecesarios. El modelo permite conocer el coste de cada episodio potencialmente evitable y puede aplicarse en cualquier hospital, con el objetivo de evaluar económicamente los nuevos dispositivos preventivos.Objectives: To update the mean cost of each hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV follow-up in health personnel accidentally exposed to blood and body fluids, to stratify the cost depending on the serological status of the source, and to identify the items that

  20. Response of first attack of inflammatory bowel disease requiring hospital admission to steroid therapy Respuesta al tratamiento esteroideo del primer brote de enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal que requiere ingreso hospitalario

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    M. Abu-Suboh Abadía

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: corticoid administration is the usual treatment of Crohn' disease (CD and ulcerative colitis (UC attacks. How-ever, information available on response rates and their predictive factors is scarce. Objective: to establish response to steroidal treatment in an homogeneous group of patients with CD or UC during their first admission to hospital. Methods: restrospective analysis of 86 patients who received systemic steroidal treatment for a severe flare-up during their first hospital admission between 1995 and 2000. Patients were treated per protocol with fluid therapy, absolute diet, IV 6-methyl-prednisolone 1 mg/kg/day, and enoxaparin at prophylactic doses. Clinical response at 30 days was considered good in case of complete remission, and poor in case of partial or absent remission. Univariate and multivariate analyses according to non-parametric statistics were performed for sociodemographic and biologic variables. Results: 45 patients with CD and 41 with UC were included. Good response rates were 64.4% for CD and 60.9% for UC. The univariate analysis showed that patients with good response have shorter evolution times and fewer previous flare-ups (p Introducción: la administración de corticoides constituye el tratamiento habitual de los brotes de enfermedad de Crohn (EC y colitis ulcerosa (CU. Sin embargo, existe poca información sobre las tasas de respuesta y los factores que puedan predecirla. Objetivo: determinar la respuesta al tratamiento esteroideo en un grupo homogéneo de pacientes de EC y CU que ingresan por primera vez en el hospital. Métodos: análisis retrospectivo de 86 pacientes que en su primer ingreso hospitalario recibieron tratamiento esteroideo sistémico por brote grave de EC o CU entre 1995 y 2000. Fueron tratados de forma protocolizada con sueroterapia, dieta absoluta, 6-metil-prednisolona 1 mg/kg/día IV y enoxaparina a dosis profilácticas. Se ha considerado la respuesta clínica a los 30 días como

  1. O processo de humanização do ambiente hospitalar centrado no trabalhador El proceso de humanización del ambiente hospitalario centrado en el trabajador The humanization process of the hospital environment centered around the worker

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    Dirce Stein Backes

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available A humanização do ambiente hospitalar não se concretiza se estiver centrada unicamente em fatores motivacionais externos ou somente no usuário. Um programa de humanização necessita ser assumido como um processo de construção participativa que requer respeito e valorização do ser humano que cuida. Pautado em valores e princípios humanos e éticos e em idéias de Freire, este trabalho tem por objetivo explicitar como se desencadeou um processo de humanização, numa instituição hospitalar, centrado, inicialmente, no trabalhador, mediante a problematização coletiva da realidade concreta e a construção de relações dialógicas, horizontais e reflexivas. A proposta possibilitou maior compreensão do significado de humanização, com o resgate de iniciativas anteriores de humanização já adotadas, a adoção de um Banco de Idéias como um espaço para a emersão de subjetividades, a organização de ambientes coletivos acolhedores e uma maior aproximação entre a direção e trabalhadores.La humanización del ambiente hospitalario no se concretiza si estuviera centrada únicamente en factores de motivación externas o solamente en el usuario. Un programa de humanización necesita ser asumido como un proceso de construcción participativa que requiere respeto y valorización del ser humano que cuida. Basados en valores y principios humanos y éticos y en ideas de Freire, este trabajo tuvo por objetivo explicitar cómo se desencadenó el proceso de humanización, en una institución hospitalaria, centrado, inicialmente, en el trabajador, mediante la problematización colectiva de la realidad concreta y la construcción de relaciones dialógicas, horizontales y reflexivas. La propuesta posibilitó mayor comprensión del significado de humanización, con el rescate de iniciativas anteriores de humanización ya adoptada, la adopción de un Banco de Ideas como un espacio para la emergencia de subjetividades, la organización de ambientes

  2. Evaluación de la percepción de riesgo del consumo de psicofármacos durante el embarazo, en mujeres hospitalizadas en el Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell

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    Antonella Rossi; Gabriela Souto; Julietai Rijo; Mariana Odizzio; Mario Moraes; Gabriel González; Claudio Sosa

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    Most people and health professionals think that the use of psychotropic drugs should be avoided during pregnancy, specially during the first trimester. The choice of medications should be based on an individual analysis of risks and benefits of the given treatment. The principal aim of this study was to understand the perception of risk in the consumption of psychotropic drugs during pregnancy in post partum women hospitalized at the Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell (C.H.P.R). A des...

  3. Prevención del trauma perineal intraparto mediante el masaje perineal

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    El trauma perineal es una de las complicaciones más frecuentes en el periodo expulsivo del parto. El masaje perineal se plantea como una intervención para prevenir y evitar dicho trauma. Objetivo: realizar una revisión bibliográfica en los últimos doce años, para dar a conocer los beneficios de la aplicación del masaje perineal durante el embarazo. Método: búsqueda bibliográfica en las bases de datos Pubmed, Cochrane, Cinahl y Cuiden plus, utilizando como palabras clave: masaje...

  4. Relación entre sistemas de costes y gasto hospitalario

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    Beatriz García-Cornejo

    2018-03-01

    Conclusión: En el periodo analizado, años en los que se realizó el principal ajuste del gasto sanitario, el control del coste unitario hospitalario está asociado no solo con los recortes de gasto, sino también con aspectos vinculados a la gestión, tales como la implantación de SC más desarrollados.

  5. MANEJO DE LOS RESIDUOS SOLIDOS HOSPITALARIOS EN EL SERVICIO DE ENFERMERIA, HOSPITAL REGIONAL HERMILIO VALDIZAN DE HUÁNUCO, 2015

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    Carbonelli Tuiro, Carbonelli Tuiro, Noemi Noemi

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    Objetivo: Determinar el manejo de los residuos sólidos hospitalarios en el servicio de enfermería del Hospital Regional Hermilio Valdizan de Huánuco, 2015. Metodología: El presente Plan adopta la metodología descriptiva, prospectiva de corte transversal. Conclusiones: La cantidad de residuos hospitalarios según el área en el servicio de enfermería del Hospital Hermilio Valdizan fue mayor en el área de Emergencia con un promedio de residuos sólidos Biocontaminados al día de 11.56 kg; Res...

  6. Il trauma: storia di un concetto e del suo significato

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    Louis Crocq

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available History teaches us that human beings have always suffered from violent irruptions in their psyche and that this irruption has lasting effects, as perturbation of dreams. During the last two centuries, the concepts of traumatic neurosis and war neurosis were pointed out; then, in the last decades, these concepts’ definition has been challenged for reasons of psychoanalytic resonance, and the American DSM proposed to replace them with the new concept of posttraumatic stress state. However, it has been pointed out that not all the clinical cases observed from then on after a trauma have evolved in a traumatic neurosis. In the light of these remarks, and going against the tide, the francophone school introduced the use of the generic denomination post-traumatic syndrome . It has the merit of stating explicitly the psychological nature of the trauma and it can cover all the stages of traumatic pathology: the immediate, the post-immediate, and the chronic. Moreover, among the cases of the latter kind, it allows to understand well also the cases structured as traumatic neurosis, which fit well into the limiting criteria of PTSD, as well as all the other cases which are atypical or not clearly classifiable.

  7. Proyecto: Manejo y Globalización de los Residuos Hospitalarios en el Distrito de Chitré.

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    Cedeño, Carlos

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    El ambiente es un factor determinante para la calidad de vida de una comunidad por ende es cuestión de todos velar por su preservación. Debido a lo antes expuesto, surge el interés por realizar un estudio sobre el Manejo y Disposición Final de los Residuos Hospitalarios en el Distrito de Chitré. Este estudio tiene como objetivos generales: 1 Analizar la situación actual del manejo y disposición final de los residuos hospitalarios en el Distrito de Chitré. 2. Recomendar alterna...

  8. Residuos hospitalarios: indicadores de tasas de generación en Bogotá, D.C. 2012-2015

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    Rodríguez-Miranda, Juan Pablo; García-Ubaque, César Augusto; Zafra-Mejía, Carlos Alfonso

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    Resumen Introducción. La generación de residuos provenientes de actividades hospitalarias en grandes centros urbanos requiere de una gestión integral, la cual implica conocer sus características de producción. Objetivo. Establecer indicadores de desempeño en la gestión de residuos hospitalarios a partir de las tasas de generación y la clasificación de los residuos hospitalarios de Bogotá, D.C. del año 2012 al 2015. Materiales y métodos. El estudio fue cualitativo de corte descriptivo-prosp...

  9. Trauma craneoencefálico severo en la UCIP del Hospital de la Misericordia, 2010-2013

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    Páez Gaitán, Hernán Felipe

    2016-01-01

    El Trauma Craneoencefálico (TCE) infantil constituye un motivo frecuente de consulta en Urgencias y supone la primera causa de muerte en niños, llegando a ser hasta del 50% en trauma severo. En Colombia se conocen cifras de TCE por algunos estudios descriptivos, pero no existen reportes en Bogotá ni específicamente en TCE severo. Objetivo: Caracterizar el trauma craneoencefálico severo pediátrico en la Unidad de Cuidado intensivo del Hospital de la Misericordia entre los años 2010 y 2013. Ma...

  10. TRAUMA

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    trauma and on most vascular injuries. South Africa is one of the few .... scan of the brain and abdomen showed a sliver of left subdural and subarachnoid .... and especially on RT. In the event of a life-threatening condition, the rapid response ...

  11. TRAUMA

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    Nov 4, 2017 ... However, the physical and financial resources to manage this massive burden of disease are inadequate. This is especially the case in terms of access to critical care facilities. The development of an electronic trauma registry at our institution has allowed us to capture data in real time on all patients and.

  12. TRAUMA

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    2017-11-04

    Nov 4, 2017 ... unit in Durban, and to correlate it with injury severity, length of hospital stay ... and via a password protected mobile application program within 6 ..... usage and costs performed in larger numbers on major trauma patients will ...

  13. Fragilidad y uso de recursos hospitalarios

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    García Nogueras, Inmaculada Concepción

    2016-01-01

    La presencia de fragilidad en la población mayor supone un riesgo aumentado de eventos adversos tales como caídas, discapacidad, institucionalización y muerte. Además de estos resultados eminentemente clínicos se ha demostrado en diferentes estudios realizados fuera de España la relación entre fragilidad y aumento de costes sanitarios, tanto a nivel hospitalario como a nivel de asistencia sociosanitaria en los ámbitos ambulatorio y domiciliario. En nuestro país no existen estudios de esta r...

  14. El nacimiento hospitalario e intervencionista: un rito de paso hacia la maternidad

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    José Manuel Hernández Garre; Paloma Echevarría Pérez

    2015-01-01

    El nacimiento no solo es un hecho biológico sino también cultural, y como tal es pensado y representado de diferentes maneras según las ideologías dominantes de cada contexto sociohistórico. Cosmovisiones que determinan la forma en que se estructuran los itinerarios asistenciales del mismo y de la que subyacen diferentes modelos de atención como el parto hospitalario e intervencionista, cultura del nacimiento característica de la biomedicina y ampliamente extendida en Occidente. Estamos ante ...

  15. Importancia del estudio audiológico en los pacientes con trauma craneal Importance of the auditive study in patients with cranial trauma

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio de 50 pacientes con antecedentes de trauma craneal, atendidos en Consulta de Audiología del Hospital Militar “Dr. Carlos J. Finlay” en el período de enero de 2002 a diciembre de 2003. Los pacientes presentaban secuelas cocleo-vestibulares, y entre ellos predominó el sexo masculino (62,0 %, la edad de 16 a 30 años (52,0 % y las fracturas en la base del cráneo (según la naturaleza del trauma. A todos se les realizó un estudio audiológico detallado para determinar las lesiones que afectaron considerablemente su calidad de vidaA study of 50 patients with cranial trauma history that received attention at the Audiology Department of “Dr. Carlos J. Finlay” Military Hospital from January 2002 to December 2003, was conducted. The patients presented cochlear-vestibular sequelae. It was observed a predominance of males (62.0 %, of age 16-30 (52.0 % and of fractures in the base of cranium (according to the nature of the trauma. All of them underwent a detailed auditive test to determine the lesions considerably affecting their quality of life

  16. The Use of the Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (Picc in the Hospital Environment La utilización del catéter central de inserción periférica (CCIP en el ambiente hospitalario A utilização do cateter central de inserção periférica (CCIP no ambiente hospitalar

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    Graziella Gasparotto Baiocco

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    Full Text Available The study aimed to analyze the history of the use of the peripherally inserted central catheters in adult patients admitted to hospital from 2000 to 2007. The historical cohort approach was used with retrospective data collection from medical records of the Catheter Group of the Moinhos de Vento Hospital Association in Porto Alegre, RS, totaling 229 catheters inserted. The growth curve in the use of the PICC was from 1 catheter inserted in 2000 to 57 in 2007. The most prevalent pathology was oncology (17.9%, n=41. In relation to the indications of use, antibiotic use prevailed (54.1%, n=124. In the radiological confirmation the vena cava was prevalent (68.1%, n=156. The use of the PICC in the hospital environment is expanding and nursing has a fundamental role in its insertion, maintenance and removal.El estudio objetivó analizar el histórico de la utilización del catéter central de inserción periférica en pacientes adultos e internados en ambiente hospitalario de 2000 a 2007. Tuvo abordaje de cohorte histórico con recolección de datos retrospectivo en fichas del Grupo de Catéteres de la Asociación Hospitalaria Molinos de Viento en Porto Alegre, RS, totalizando 229 catéteres inseridos. La curva de crecimiento en la utilización del CCIP fue de 1 catéter inserido en 2000 a 57 inseridos en 2007. La prevalencia inherente a la patología fue oncológica (17,9%, n=41. En relación a las indicaciones de uso prevaleció la terapia con antibióticos (54,1%, n=124. En la confirmación radiológica la vena cava fue prevalente (68,1%, n=156. La utilización del CCIP en el ambiente hospitalario está en expansión y la enfermería tiene un papel fundamental en la inserción, manutención y remoción.O estudo objetivou analisar o histórico da utilização do cateter central de inserção periférica em pacientes adultos e internados, em ambiente hospitalar, de 2000 a 2007. Teve abordagem de coorte histórica, com coleta de dados retrospectiva em

  17. Cuidado de enfermagem oncológico na ótica do cuidador familiar no contexto hospitalar Cuidado de enfermería oncológico en la óptica del cuidador familiar en el contexto hospitalario Oncology nursing care from the perspective of family caregivers in the hospital context

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    Catarina Aparecida Sales

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Desvelar as vivências e expectativas do acompanhante hospitalar, de paciente oncológico, sobre a assistência de enfermagem recebida. MÉTODOS: Estudo de abordagem qualitativa, descritivo, exploratório, realizado na unidade de internação oncológica de um hospital de médio porte. Participaram do estudo dez familiares cuidadores, nos meses de maio e junho de 2010. Os dados foram coletados por meio da entrevista aberta norteada por duas questões. RESULTADOS: Os resultados demonstraram que o cuidado com os familiares que acompanham seus doentes sem possibilidade de cura, não se restringe apenas às ações da enfermagem, mas envolvem também medidas administrativas e, sobretudo de infraestrutura no ambiente hospitalar. CONCLUSÃO: Depreende-se que, em muitos momentos, é preciso analisar atentamente cada situação vivida, pois a tendência básica do enfermeiro é abrir-se às normas estabelecidas e fechar-se à humanização do cuidado. Refletir sobre esse fundamento possivelmente abrirá novos horizontes a nossa própria autenticidade e historicidade como seres do cuidar.OBJETIVO: Develar las vivencias y expectativas del acompañante hospitalario, de paciente oncológico, sobre la asistencia de enfermería recibida. MÉTODOS: Estudio de abordaje cualitativo, descriptivo, exploratorio, realizado en la unidad de internamiento oncológica de un hospital de medio porte. Participaron en el estudio diez familiares cuidadores, en los meses de mayo y junio de 2010. Los datos fueron recolectados por medio de una entrevista abierta norteada por dos preguntas. RESULTADOS: Los resultados demostraron que el cuidado con los familiares que acompañan a sus enfermos sin posibilidad de cura, no se restringe solo a las acciones de la enfermería, sino que involucra también medidas administrativas y, sobre todo de infraestructura en el ambiente hospitalario. CONCLUSIÓN: Se desprende que, en muchos momentos, es preciso analizar atentamente cada

  18. Estudio comparativo del tratamiento ortésico en las fracturas toraco-lumbosacras según la gravedad del trauma

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    Manzone,Patricio; Stefanizzi,Julio; Ávalos,Eduardo Mariño; Barranco,Silvia Manzone; Ihlenfeld,Claudia

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Determinar si la gravedad del trauma en lesiones toracolumbosacras mayores estables permite decidir la selección del tipo de ortesis en un tratamiento ortopédico. MÉTODOS: Estudio Retrospectivo de casos 12/1990 - 12/2006 (16 años). Criterios de Selección: 1) Seguimiento mínimo: 2 años. 2) Estudios radiológicos convencionales completos. 3) Ausencia de Litigio. 4) Tratamiento ortésico con TLSO a medida para los traumas de alta energía cinética y con ortesis prefabricadas para los de b...

  19. Aplicabilidad de la teoría de colas al fenómeno hospitalario

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    El objetivo de la tesis es el análisis de la problemática de congestión de los sistemas hospitalarios, en concreto del área de influencia de la ciudad de A Coruña, bajo la óptica de la teoría de colas. [Resumen] Se trata de buscar la aplicabilidad de la teoría de colas como herramienta valida para realizar predicciones en el entorno de los problemas de congestión hospitalaria, con la ayuda de la simulación como herramienta para la validación de los resultados obteni...

  20. Gestión y manejo de los residuos sólidos hospitalarios en el Centro de Salud Carlos Showing Ferrari, 2015

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    Mendoza Herrera, Francisca

    2016-01-01

    Objetivo. Determinar la relación entre la gestión y el manejo de los residuos sólidos hospitalarios en el Centro de Salud “Carlos Showing Ferrari” durante el año 2015. Metodología. Fue un estudio de tipo transversal, analítico, prospectivo y observacional, con diseño correlacional. La población lo conformaron los servicios asistenciales del Centro de Salud Carlos Showing. Se aplicó una ficha de observación de la gestión y manejo de residuos sólidos hospitalarios. El an...

  1. Acupuntura en un servicio hospitalario en Argentina: experiencias y perspectivas de los usuarios

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    Betina Freidin

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Indagamos las experiencias y perspectivas de los usuarios de un servicio hospitalario público de acupuntura del noroeste argentino. Basamos el análisis en 18 entrevistas semi-estructuradas realizadas en el año 2005. Los entrevistados recurren a la acupuntura por dolencias crónicas, especialmente como paliativo del dolor, aunque varios extienden su uso para otros problemas de salud, frente a la ineficacia y/o efectos adversos de los tratamientos biomédicos, o para evitar cirugías menores. Incorporan la acupuntura a estrategias pluralistas de cuidado que junto con la biomedicina incluyen típicamente otras medicinas no convencionales. El contexto hospitalario facilita que prueben una medicina foránea. Varios usuarios encuentran el servicio de asesoramiento para "negociar" los tratamientos con sus médicos convencionales. Destacan la eficiencia organizativa del servicio y el compromiso de los médicos. Ante la demanda creciente de atención en un contexto de escasez de recursos advierten que ésta puede afectar la disponibilidad de turnos y la interacción médico-paciente.

  2. Acupuntura en un servicio hospitalario en Argentina: experiencias y perspectivas de los usuarios

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    Betina Freidin

    Full Text Available Indagamos las experiencias y perspectivas de los usuarios de un servicio hospitalario público de acupuntura del noroeste argentino. Basamos el análisis en 18 entrevistas semi-estructuradas realizadas en el año 2005. Los entrevistados recurren a la acupuntura por dolencias crónicas, especialmente como paliativo del dolor, aunque varios extienden su uso para otros problemas de salud, frente a la ineficacia y/o efectos adversos de los tratamientos biomédicos, o para evitar cirugías menores. Incorporan la acupuntura a estrategias pluralistas de cuidado que junto con la biomedicina incluyen típicamente otras medicinas no convencionales. El contexto hospitalario facilita que prueben una medicina foránea. Varios usuarios encuentran el servicio de asesoramiento para "negociar" los tratamientos con sus médicos convencionales. Destacan la eficiencia organizativa del servicio y el compromiso de los médicos. Ante la demanda creciente de atención en un contexto de escasez de recursos advierten que ésta puede afectar la disponibilidad de turnos y la interacción médico-paciente.

  3. Aportes del proceso diagnóstico psicoanalítico al tratamiento de las adicciones en ámbitos hospitalarios Contributions of the process diagnose psychoanalytic to the treatment of the addictions in hospitable scopes

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    Alicia Donghi

    2007-01-01

    El presente trabajo es una articulación entre el Proyecto de investigación: Alcance de la aplicación del modelo de reducción de daños al campo asistencial en el tratamiento de las adicciones. Directora: Alicia Donghi (Pro. In.Psi) de la facultad de Psicología U.B.A (2004-2007) que esta investigando la correspondencia entre la emergencia de diversos efectos, trastornos o lesiones corporales y la abstinencia del consumo de sustancias, en el tratamiento de las adicciones según el modelo abstenci...

  4. La memoria del trauma della Shoah nella costruzione dell’identità europea

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    David Meghnagi

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Il trauma della Shoah ha richiesto decenni per essere elaborato collettivamente, riemergendo dalla lunga rimozione che ha coinvolto lo stesso mondo ebraico. Tale tragico evento oramai rappresenta un mito di fondazione dell’ identità europea: essa è ciò che il mondo non avrebbe più voluto che si ripetesse, il simbolo del male assoluto.L’Autore si interroga su come abbia fatto l’ebraismo a sopravvivere a questa catastrofe e si addentra nei processi di elaborazione collettiva del lutto. Da una iniziale tendenza a rimuovere o negare l’esperienza per non esserne sopraffatti, si è arrivati gradualmente alla consapevolezza dell’accaduto per integrarlo nella memoria.  La tessitura dei ricordi è avvenuta nel dialogo tra le generazioni: il lutto è un momento importante di riconciliazione e di ricostruzione dell’identità collettiva.Israele è collocato tra Occidente e Oriente, anzi, è al tempo stesso Occidente e Oriente e per tali caratteristiche rappresenta la possibilità vivente di una composizione storica,  politica e morale dei conflitti che insanguinano la regione.

  5. Superfícies do ambiente hospitalar como possíveis reservatórios de bactérias resistentes: uma revisão Superficies inanimadas del ambiente hospitalario como posibles reservorios de bacterias resistentes: una revisión Surfaces of the hospital environment as possible deposits of resistant bacteria: a review

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    Adriana Cristina de Oliveira

    2010-12-01

    microorganismos. Se verificó semejanza en las cepas aisladas de pacientes colonizados y/o infectados y del ambiente por tipificación molecular. Esas evidencias refuerzan la necesidad de conocimiento y control de fuentes de patógenos en el ambiente hospitalario.The main objective of this study is to identify, in the literature, articles about the occurrence of contamination from inanimate surfaces and a possible dissemination of resistant bacteria in the hospital environment. A bibliographic survey was performed with articles published in the databases LILACS, MEDLINE, Science Direct, SCOPUS and ISI Web of Knowledge, between 2000 and 2008. Twenty-one articles were selected and analyzed. The analyzed studies highlighted the presence of bacteria on monitors, bed grids, tables, faucets, telephones, keyboards and other objects. There was a prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin, Clostridium difficile, Acinetobacter baumannii and Enterococcus resistant to vancomycin, being the predictive factor the previous occupation of patients colonized by these microorganisms. There was a similarity observed among the isolated strains of colonized and/or infected patients and the strains of the environment by molecular typification. These evidences reinforce the need for knowledge and control of the sources of pathogens in the hospital environment.

  6. Educação do paciente sobre regime terapêutico medicamentoso no processo de alta hospitalar: uma revisão integrativa Educación del paciente sobre el régimen terapéutico en el proceso del alta hospitalario: una revisión integradora Patient education on drug treatment regimen in the process of hospital discharge: an integrative review

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    Juliana Paula Dias de Sousa Teixeira

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Adequada educação do paciente sobre regime terapêutico medicamentoso na alta hospitalar contribui para a continuidade do cuidado domiciliar. Revisão integrativa que objetivou analisar e sintetizar a produção científica acerca da educação do paciente sobre regime medicamentoso no processo de alta hospitalar. Consultou-se a base de dados Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System on-line (MEDLINE e Lite­ratura Latino-Americana e do Caribe em Ciências da Saúde (LILACS. Foram selecionados 24 artigos, publicados entre 2005 e 2010. Aspectos inter-relacionados, como planejamento de alta estruturado, reconciliação medicamentosa, educação medicamentosa, eventos adversos a medicamentos e aderência medicamentosa permeiam a temática investigada.Adecuada educación del paciente sobre el régimen de tratamiento de drogas en el alta hospitalario contribuye a la continuidad de cuidados en el hogar. Revisión integradora que tuvo el objetivo de analizar y sintetizar la literatura científica sobre la educación del paciente sobre régimen de medicación en el proceso de alta hospitalaria. Hemos consultado las bases de datos Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System on-line (MEDLINE y Centro Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Información en Ciencias de la Salud (LILACS, y seleccionamos 24 artículos publicados entre 2005 y 2010. Aspectos interrelacionados, como planificación del alta hospitalaria estructurada, reconciliación medicamentosa, educación sobre los medicamentos, eventos adversos por medicamentos y la adherencia a la medicación permean el tema.Adequate patient education about drug treatment regimen at discharge contributes to the continuity of home care. Integrative review aimed to analyze and synthesize the scientific literature about patient education on medication regimen in the hospital discharge process. We consulted the databases Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System on-line (MEDLINE and Latin

  7. HERRAMIENTA PARA EVALUAR LA GESTIÓN DE RESIDUOS HOSPITALARIOS

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    Luis Carlos Riofrío Cortés; Janneth Torres Agredo

    2016-01-01

    En esta investigación se evaluó la gestión de los residuos hospitalarios en una clínica privada de tercer nivel de complejidad de la ciudad de Cali, mediante el uso de una herramienta ponderada por un panel de expertos, basada en las normas colombianas y las recomendaciones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para la gestión de los residuos hospitalarios. La herramienta evaluó la producción de residuos, la operatividad, capacitación y cumplimiento de compromisos de los involucrados en la g...

  8. Wertigkeit der Schnittbilddiagnostik in der Evaluation des pädiatrischen Schädel-Hirn-Traumas

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    Schäffeler, Christoph

    2010-01-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht die diagnostische Wertigkeit von Computertomographie (CT) und Magnetresonanztomographie (MRT) in der Diagnostik des pädiatrischen Schädel-Hirn-Traumas. In einer retrospektiven Auswertung der Bildgebung von 64 Patienten im Alter von 0-15 Jahren wurden die Vor- und Nachteile der CT und MRT - Diagnostik bei der Darstellung intrakranieller Traumfolgen herausgearbeitet. Die Ergebnisse räumen der CT weiterhin einen hohen Stellenwert in der Akutdiagnostik ein, zeige...

  9. De reclusiones maternas y habitantes de los «no lugares». La gestión del acompañamiento paterno en el marco de los partos hospitalarios públicos.

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    José Manuel Hernández Garre

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available La evidencia científica muestra como el apoyo emocional continuo dado por el padre durante el parto reduce la duración del mismo, la necesidad de analgesia y aumenta las probabilidades de parto vaginal espontáneo, tratándose además de un derecho para las madres que avalan la legislación vigente. Partiendo de estas premisas el artículo explora las experiencias maternas y paternas ligadas al acompañamiento en el marco de los partos que transcurren en los hospitales públicos. La información se obtuvo a través de la realización de una serie de entrevistas semiestructuradas realizadas a madres y padres que habían sido atendidos en un centro sanitario público. Los testimonios hablan de unos rituales en paritorio que recluyen a las madres y excluyen a los padres, desplazando el protagonismo a los asistentes. La conclusión es que se trata de un itinerario asistencial cargado de ideologías productivistas y biopolíticas que da prelación a las rutinas biológicas sobre las necesidades de acompañamiento de las madres y los padres.

  10. Manejo hospitalario de la meningoencefalitis bacteriana por S. Neumoniae

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    Roberto Álvarez Fumero

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available La actitud terapéutica ante la meningitis bacteriana (MEB es uno de los retos más importantes a los que se enfrenta el pediatra, pues de su oportuno y adecuado manejo depende el pronóstico. Los cambios en la epidemiología de los síndromes neurológicos infecciosos bacterianos observados en Cuba a partir del año 2000, promovieron la implementación de modificaciones al régimen terapéutico antibiótico convencional. En este artículo, sin olvidar que el tratamiento ideal es el preventivo, se expone una revisión actualizada del manejo hospitalario de las MEB por S.pneumoniae, que incluye: adopción de medidas generales, instauración temprana de acciones dirigidas a atenuar los efectos perjudiciales de la respuesta inflamatoria sistémica, conducta específica contra el agente (antibioticoterapia y finalmente la identificación precoz e inicio de la rehabilitación de secuelas. Se hace énfasis en las modificaciones al esquema antibiótico adoptadas recientemente por la Comisión Nacional de SNI. Se exponen consideraciones sobre la introducción de la vancomicina en esquema antimicrobiano de las MEB por S.pneumoniae.The therapeutic attitude to face bacterial meningitis (BME is one of the most important challenges for pediatricians, since the prognosis depends on its timely and adequate management The changes in the epidemiology of the bacterial infectious neurological syndromes ocurred in Cuba from 2000 on, promoted the implementation of modifications in the conventional therapeutical antibiotic regimen. In this article, without forgetting that the ideal treatment is the preventive one, it is exposed an updated review of the hospital management of BME due to S.Pneumoniae that includes: adoption of general measures, early establishment of actions directed to alleviate the harmful effects of the systemic inflammatory reponse, specific conduct against the agent (antibiotic therapy and, finally, the identification and beginning of the

  11. Use of music and play in pediatric nursing care in the hospital context Utilización de la música y del juego en el cuidado de enfermería pediátrico en ambiente hospitalario Utilização da música e do jogo no cuidado de enfermaria pediátrico em ambiente hospitalar

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    Paula Chadi Tondatti

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    Full Text Available Objective. To identify and analyze scientific publications on the use of music and play in pediatric nursing care in the hospital context. Method. In this bibliographic study, papers were sought that were published in Portuguese or English between 2004 and 2009 and included the descriptors: hospitalized child, childhood, child recreation, nursing team, nursing, pediatric nursing, alternatives therapies, music, music therapy, play and playthings, play therapy, playing. For the review, the bibliographic databases used were MEDLINE, ScIELO and LILACS. Results. Seventeen publications were obtained, among which: 59% adopted a quantitative method; mainly nursing developed the activities (88%; per type of article, reviews on the theme and assessments of clinical changes associated with the use of music and play were frequent (59% and 18%, respectively; and the utility of this kind of therapies in nursing care is acknowledged (94%. Conclusion. Play and music are useful therapies that can be used in nursing care for pediatric patients.Objetivo. Identificar y analizar las publicaciones científicas que abordaran el uso de la música y del juego en el cuidado de enfermería pediátrico en ambiente hospitalario. Metodología. Estudio bibliográfico en el que se buscaron artículos en portugués o en inglés publicados entre 2004 - 2009 que incluyeran los descriptores: niño hospitalizado, niñez, recreación infantil, equipo de enfermería, enfermería, enfermería pediátrica, terapias alternativas, música, musicoterapia, juegos y juguetes, ludoterapia, jugar. Para la revisión se utilizaron las bases de datos bibliográficas MEDLINE, ScIELO y LILACS . Resultados. Se obtuvieron 17 publicaciones, de las cuales tienen metodología cuantitativa (59%, las actividades fueron desarrolladas principalmente por enfermería (88%, por tipo de artículo son frecuentes las revisiones de tema y la evaluación de cambios clínicos asociados al empleo de la música y del

  12. Characterization of Hospital Residuals; Caracterizacion de Residuos Hospitalarios

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    Blanco Meza, A; Bonilla Jimenez, S

    1997-07-01

    The main objective of this investigation is the characterization of the solid residuals. A description of the handling of the liquid and gassy waste generated in hospitals is also given, identifying the source where they originate. To achieve the proposed objective the work was divided in three stages: The first one was the planning and the coordination with each hospital center, in this way, to determine the schedule of gathering of the waste can be possible. In the second stage a fieldwork was made; it consisted in gathering the quantitative and qualitative information of the general state of the handling of residuals. In the third and last stage, the information previously obtained was organized to express the results as the production rate per day by bed, generation of solid residuals for sampled services, type of solid residuals and density of the same ones. With the obtained results, approaches are settled down to either determine design parameters for final disposition whether for incineration, trituration, sanitary filler or recycling of some materials, and storage politics of the solid residuals that allow to determine the gathering frequency. The study concludes that it is necessary to improve the conditions of the residuals handling in some aspects, to provide the cleaning personnel of the equipment for gathering disposition and of security, minimum to carry out this work efficiently, and to maintain a control of all the dangerous waste, like sharp or polluted materials. In this way, an appreciable reduction is guaranteed in the impact on the atmosphere. (Author) [Spanish] El objetivo principal de esta investigacion es la caracterizacion de los residuos solidos. Se da tambien una descripcion del manejo de los desechos liquidos y gaseosos generados en hospitales, identificando la fuente donde se originan. Para lograr el objetivo propuesto se dividio el trabajo en tres etapas; la primera fue el planeamiento y la coordinacion con cada centro hospitalario

  13. Percepções de enfermeiras obstétricas sobre sua competência na atenção ao parto normal hospitalar Percepciones de enfermeras obstétricas sobre su competencia en la atención del parto normal hospitalario Obstetrical nurses' perceptions of their competence in assisting hospital delivery

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    Leila Regina Rabelo

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Investiga-se a percepção de enfermeiras obstétricas sobre sua competência na atenção ao parto normal (PN hospitalar. Os dados foram coletados em pesquisa qualitativa, através de entrevistas individuais semi-estruturadas, realizadas em um hospital universitário de Porto Alegre, e submetidos à análise de conteúdo. A análise foi embasada nos referenciais que definem competência profissional como a capacidade de mobilizar diferentes conhecimentos, dependendo dos problemas da prática a resolver. Para as entrevistadas, a competência para atender o PN hospitalar é multidimensional, embora tenham enfatizado sua dimensão técnica. Essa ênfase é justificada pela insegurança resultante da falta de espaço para realizarem este atendimento, em função de disputas com médicos e deficiências na formação. O desejo de serem competentes no atendimento ao PN não se traduz, porém, na consciência das suas responsabilidades na transformação deste cenário. Isso sugere que, para agir nesta direção, seria necessário, não só desenvolver competência técnica, mas também ético-política.Se investiga la percepción de enfermeras obstétricas sobre su competencia en la atención del parto normal (PN hospitalario. Los datos fueron recolectados en investigación cualitativa, a través de entrevistas individuales semiestructuradas realizadas en un hospital universitario de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, y sometidos al método de análisis de contenido. El estudio se basó en los referenciales que definen la competencia profesional como la capacidad de movilizar diferentes conocimientos, dependiendo de los problemas de la práctica a resolver. Para las entrevistadas, la competencia para atender el PN hospitalario es multidimensional, aunque tenían enfatizada su dimensión técnica. Dicho énfasis se justifica en la inseguridad resultante de la falta de espacio para realizar este proceso de atención, en función de disputas con m

  14. Percepción de las condiciones de seguridad de pacientes con enfermedad crónica sobre el entorno hospitalario en Colombia

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    Elizabeth Vargas Rosero

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: describir, comparar y relacionar la percepción de las condiciones de seguridad del entorno hospitalario de pacientes con enfermedad crónica en Colombia y sus cinco macrorregiones geográficas (Amazonía, Andina, Caribe, Orinoquía y Pacífico. Materiales y método: estudio descriptivo, comparativo y de relación, cuya muestra fue de 484 personas con enfermedad crónica. Se emplearon los instrumentos: Encuesta de Caracterización para el Cuidado de la Persona con Enfermedad Crónica y Encuesta Percepción de Condiciones de Seguridad del Entorno Hospitalario, versión paciente. Resultados: frente a las categorías de percepción de riesgo, solamente la mitad de ellos conoce los riesgos a los que está expuesto y la forma de actuar para prevenirlos, y solo la mitad reportó conocer sus deberes y derechos durante la hospitalización. Los riesgos que reflejan mayor materialización son las caídas y las flebitis. Conclusiones: hay poca apropiación sobre el cuidado y la prevención del riesgo; en consecuencia, es alto el grado de vulnerabilidad frente a las condiciones del entorno hospitalario en las cinco macrorregiones geográficas de Colombia.

  15. Epidemiología del trauma maxilofacial por accidente ciclístico Epidemiology of the maxillofacial trauma caused by bicycle accident

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    Angel Pérez Rodríguez

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y transversal sobre aspectos epidemiológicos del trauma maxilofacial por accidentes ciclísticos en 194 pacientes con diagnóstico clínico, radiográfico o ambos, de lesiones en esta región, que fueron recibidos y atendidos en el Servicio de Urgencia de Cirugía Maxilofacial del Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico "Saturnino Lora" de Santiago de Cuba, durante el período comprendido desde el 1 de octubre de 1998 hasta el 31 de diciembre de 1999. Entre los resultados más sobresalientes figuraron el predominio de los adultos jóvenes de 20 a 39 años de edad, sobre todo de los varones, la caída como modalidad de accidente, la colisión como la causante del mayor número de lesionados graves y defunciones. La imprudencia e ingestión de alcohol en conductores laboralmente activos resultaron ser las causas y víctimas que prevalecieron en este tipo de accidente, particularmente en el horario de 4 p.m. a 12 a.m. y en la calle, esta última la vía donde más accidentes y lesionados se produjeron. Las contusiones y laceraciones dentro de los tejidos blandos y las fracturas zigomáticas, nasales y palatoalveolares dentro del tejido duro, resultaron los patrones de lesiones predominantes.A descriptive cross-sectional study on epidemiological aspects of the maxillofacial trauma caused by bicycle accidents was conducted among 194 patients with clinical or radiographic diagnosis, or both, of injuries in this region. They received attention at the Emergency Service of Maxillofacial Surgery of "Saturnino Lora" Clinical and Surgical Hospital, in Santiago de Cuba, from October 1st, 1998 to December 31st, 1999. Some of the most significant results were: the predominance of young adults aged 20-39, mainly males, among the victims, the fall as an accident modality, the collision as the cause of the highest number of severe injures and deaths, and imprudence and alcohol ingestion in working drivers. These were some of the prevailing

  16. Tipos de parafasias que presentan un grupo de pacientes afásicos fluentes que acuden a un centro hospitalario

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    Aguilar, Angelica; Panaifo, Erika; Paredes, José Alberto

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de la investigación fue conocer los tipos de parafasias en un grupo de pacientes adultos afásicos fluentes que acuden a un Centro Hospitalario, a través del Test de Boston. La metodología que se utilizó fue descriptivo simple, y el estudio tuvo una duración de 5 meses contando con la participación de 6 pacientes. A través de la presente investigación se logró conocer el tipo de parafasia que presenta cada paciente, encontrando en los resultados que existe una relación entre ...

  17. Estudio de la satisfacción de pacientes y profesionales en un servicio de urgencias hospitalario

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    Fontova Almató, Aurora

    2015-01-01

    Objetivo. Analizar el nivel de satisfacción de pacientes, acompañantes y profesionales de un servicio de urgencias hospitalario. Metodología. Estudio descriptivo transversal.Resultados. Respondieron 285 pacientes y acompañantes. Los niveles de satisfacción fueron elevados. La edad, el sexo y el optimismo se relacionaron con la satisfacción. El control del dolor [OR=0,418; IC 95% (0,19-0,93); p=0,033] y el tiempo de espera percibido hasta la visita médica [OR=5,456; IC 95% (2,14-13,94); p<...

  18. Escalas para evaluar la mortalidad de pacientes con trauma y síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria progresiva del adulto

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    HERNÁNDEZ-GUTIÉRREZ PATRICIA

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Comparar las distintas escalas y calificaciones que se usan para evaluar la mortalidad de los pacientes con trauma y síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria progresiva del adulto. Material y métodos. Se revisaron los expedientes de 80 pacientes, 70 varones y 10 mujeres, atendidos en el Hospital Guillermo Barroso C., de la Cruz Roja Mexicana de la Ciudad de México, que sufrieron trauma y desarrollaron síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria progresiva del adulto, en el periodo que va del 1 de enero de 1990 al 31 de diciembre de 1993. Se tomaron en cuenta los siguientes parámetros: sexo; edad; mecanismo productor de la lesión; enfermedades asociadas (choque, politransfusiones, fractura de huesos largos, contusión pulmonar y sepsis; criterios diagnósticos del síndrome; fallas sistémicas; falla orgánica múltiple; índice de severidad de las lesiones; sistema de calificación para la evaluación de la salud crónica y la fisiología aguda, versión II; lapso del diagnóstico; duración de la intubación, y tiempo de estancia en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. Resultados. Fallecieron 26 pacientes (32.5%, dos mujeres y 24 varones. Los mecanismos productores de lesión fueron: atropellamiento (31.3%, accidente automovilístico (27.5%, herida por proyectil de arma de fuego (15%, herida por instrumento punzocortante (13.7%, policontusión (7.5% y caídas (5%. En todos los parámetros y escalas se encontró una relación altamente significativa con la mortalidad, excepto en la contusión pulmonar y en la falla gastrointestinal, en las que dicha relación fue dudosa; la duración de la intubación y el tiempo de estancia en la unidad de cuidados intensivos fueron parámetros en los que no se encontró ninguna relación con la mortalidad. Conclusiones. Los pacientes con trauma y que desarrollaron síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria progresiva del adulto tuvieron una elevada posibilidad de fallecer si, además, presentaron datos cl

  19. Efecto sobre el consumo de recursos hospitalarios de un programa de atención geriátrica domiciliaria en personas ancianas con patología cardiorrespiratoria muy evolucionada

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    Pérez Martín Alejandro; Rol de la Morena M.ª José; Mareque Ortega Manuel; Gómez Gómez Mercedes; Gómez Gómez Carmen; Díaz de Cerio Matilde

    2001-01-01

    Fundamento: Los equipos de atención geriátrica domiciliaria tienen entre sus objetivos el seguimiento de pacientes ancianos con alto riesgo de reingreso hospitalario. Aunque llevan años funcionando en nuestro país, no se tienen datos sobre la repercusión que dicho seguimiento representa en el consumo de recursos hospitalarios. El objetivo del presente estudio es analizar el efecto que supone, sobre dichos recursos, el control por una unidad de atención geriátrica domicili...

  20. Population-based versus hospital-based controls: are they comparable? Controles poblaciones frente a controles hospitalarios: ¿son comparables?

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    Alberto Ruano-Ravina

    2008-12-01

    al día, el riesgo de ser un control hospitalario fue de 4,83 (intervalo de confianza del 95%: 2,55-9,14. Conclusiones: Podría haber algunas diferencias entre los controles poblacionales y los hospitalarios que deberían tenerse en cuenta cuando se diseñe un estudio de casos y controles. Es necesario saber si esas diferencias son similares en otras áreas geográficas y si podrían afectar a la estimación de las medidas de efecto entre exposición y enfermedad.

  1. El estrés en personal sanitario hospitalario: estado actual

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    José Ignacio Aguado Martín

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los riesgos psicosociales y en particular el estrés se han convertido en uno de los principales problemas para la salud y la seguridad laboral. Se ha realizado una revisión de la literatura científica actual sobre el estrés debido a su importancia como riesgo emergente, y la repercusión de este problema en la productividad y el deterioro de la calidad de vida en el personal sanitario que desarrolla su actividad profesional en medio hospitalario, así como intentar identificar los principales métodos de evaluación del estrés actualmente utilizados. Objetivos: Conocer el estado actual del estrés en el personal hospitalario e identificar los principales métodos de evaluación. Metodología: Se realizo una búsqueda bibliográfica exploratoria utilizando las bases de datos Medline, Embase, Scirus, Wok, Psicoinfo, OSH update, Cisdoc, IBECS y LILACS, así como en repositorios como Dialnet, SciELO y Google académico. El periodo de estudio de la bibliografía publicada fue el comprendido entre el año 2009 y 2012 realizándose la última búsqueda el 10 de diciembre de 2012. Resultados: Los niveles de estrés encontrados en los artículos revisados fueron moderados-altos, con diferencias entre las distintas áreas y especialidades. Factores individuales tanto objetivos como subjetivos parecen influir en los grados de estrés. Existe diversidad de métodos utilizados para la evaluación del estrés, la mayoría tienen un nivel de fiabilidad elevado. La producción bibliográfica encontrada es mayor en Asia y Europa. Conclusiones: Los niveles de estrés son elevados en el personal sanitario del hospital ,sobre todo en algunas areas y especialidades, existen una serie de moderadores del grado de estrés como los factores individuales y el ambiente físico y no existe un consenso internacional en el método utilizado para su evaluación.

  2. Manejo del trauma de tórax y características demográficas, hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso. Cuenca – Ecuador.

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    Objetivo: Analizar el manejo del trauma de tórax en el Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso y describir las características demográficas de la población estudiada. Método: Estudio descriptivo retrospectivo, la muestra fue de 167 pacientes atendidos en el servicio de Emergencia del Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, con diagnóstico de trauma de tórax, durante el periodo enero de 2013 a junio de 2015; los datos se obtuvieron de las historias clínicas. Se analizaron las variables de datos demográ...

  3. Algoritmo de manejo del trauma craneoencefálico leve: Una necesidad social en Cuba Algorism for mild craneo - encephalic trauma management social necessity in Cuba

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    Ariel Varela Hernández

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    Full Text Available El tema del traumatismo craneoencefálico leve ha sido poco estudiado es Cuba por lo que se presenta este artículo con el objetivo de demostrar la necesidad social de la aplicación de un algoritmo de manejo de estos pacientes que se adapte al contexto social cubano. Se ofrecen conceptos actualizados sobre la importancia de la ciencia y la tecnología en la sociedad moderna y se aborda la significación de la innovación tecnológica para el desarrollo de la tecnociencia en Cuba. Se trata, basado en una epistemología compleja, las relaciones que se establecen entre el desarrollo social y los servicios de salud, así como entre la evolución de la tecnociencia y el trauma craneoencefálico. Se argumenta la relevancia social del traumatismo craneoencefálico leve tanto a nivel mundial como local, así como el impacto favorable de la aplicación de un algoritmo de manejo de estos enfermos, realizado sobre una base científica, el cual permite un empleo óptimo y racional de las tecnologías imagenológicas de avanzada con que se cuenta.The topic about mild cranium-encephalic traumatism has been little studied in Cuba, that is why this article is presented with the objective to demonstrate the social necessity to apply an algorism for these patient's handling adapted to the Cuban social context. The article offers present-day concepts about the importance of science and technology in modern society and the significance of the technological innovation in the development of the techno-science in Cuba. The relationships between the social development and health services, as well as between the evolution of the techno-science and the cranium-encephalic trauma is treated, based on a complex apistemiology. The article argues the social relevance of the mild cranium-encephalic traumatism in the world and in the country, and the favourable impact of the application of an algorism of these sick persons' handling, carried out upon a scientific base which

  4. Reconstrucción de una pérdida parcial del pabellón auricular por trauma

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    Denia Morales Navarro

    Full Text Available La posición expuesta de la oreja la hace vulnerable a muchos tipos de lesiones, entre las que se encuentran los traumas. Nuestro propósito es presentar un caso clínico en el que se realizó la reconstrucción de una pérdida parcial del pabellón auricular por trauma. Acude al cuerpo de guardia del Hospital Universitario “General Calixto García” un paciente masculino de 42 años refiriendo haber perdido un fragmento de oreja en una riña. Se decide realizar hemostasia y fijación mediante puntos de sutura del pabellón auricular remanente a la región temporal, previa incisión en la zona. A los 3 meses del evento traumático se reevalúa con fines de realizar la planificación preoperatoria reconstructiva. Se decide la realizarla mediante injerto de cartílago costal colocado en forma de “bolsillo” en la región temporal. Al mes de esta última intervención quirúrgica se realiza, bajo anestesia local, la liberación de la región auricular, el avance de un colgajo temporal y la colocación de un injerto libre de piel en la cara posterior del área reconstruida. Se observa una excelente evolución posoperatoria. El paciente refirió una gran satisfacción por los resultados estéticos obtenidos. En este caso se empleó una secuencia diagnóstica y terapéutica, según elección de los cirujanos involucrados, ante un defecto traumático parcial del pabellón auricular en sus tercios superior y medio. Este tipo de secuela traumática requirió el empleo de procederes quirúrgicos en varios tiempos operatorios que garantizaran un buen aporte sanguíneo de los tejidos y adecuados resultados estéticos finales.

  5. Organización en el tratamiento del traumatismo panfacial y de las fracturas complejas del tercio medio Organization of treatment in panfacial trauma and complex midfacial fractures

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    J. Muñoz i Vidal

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    Full Text Available El manejo del traumatismo panfacial y del tercio medio facial requiere, no sólo del conocimiento de los principios y técnicas básicas de osteosíntesis, sino de un protocolo de actuación reglado antes del acto quirúrgico y adaptado a cada paciente. En este artículo ilustramos la reducción y osteosíntesis de las fracturas, la secuencia quirúrgica y el manejo postoperatorio del traumatismo panfacial y de las fracturas complejas de tercio medio facial en nuestro hospital. Analizamos un total de 102 pacientes tratados durante los años 2005 y 2006; de ellos, 14 pacientes mostraban fracturas complejas de tercio medio facial, 4 asociadas a otras fracturas de mandíbula o tercio superior facial producidas por fuerzas de alta energía. El grado de éxito lo determinamos por la ausencia de limitación de la motilidad ocular, vía aérea permeable, la correcta mordida-oclusión con mínima secuela estética y la no alteración final de las dimensiones craneofaciales. La prioridad absoluta será enfocar estos pacientes de manera multidisciplinar. La complejidad de estos casos da poco margen a la improvisación por lo que realizar una correcta anamnesis, exploración y planificación prequirúrgica es absolutamente necesario. Todo esto nos permitirá lograr una reconstrucción anatómica ósea tridimensional, la estabilidad de los focos de fractura y la preservación de los órganos en ellos contenidos o implicados, de acuerdo con las medidas antropométricas previas del paciente, con una mínima consecuencia estética y en un único tiempo quirúrgico.Managing of Panfacial and midface trauma requires not only basic knowledge of osteosintesis principles; an order of treatment should be developed by surgeon before surgery and it must be made for each patient. In this article we report the methodology of reduction, fixation and treatment planning of panfacial and midface trauma in our hospital. We analyse 102 facial trauma treated by our department

  6. El humor en los servicios hospitalarios

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    Aguinaga Benítez Óscar William

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    El humor es un fenómeno demasiado complejo para ser explicado fácilmente, sin embargo la risa, es una de las formas más admirables del comportamiento humano. El humor forma parte de nuestra vida cotidiana y todos tenemos de él, ya desde nuestra más tierna infancia un conocimiento intuitivo. Muchos saben que el humor mejora las relaciones humanas, puede favorecer una cierta distensión y facilita el bienestar de todos los miembros de una empresa, dirigentes, empleados y obreros. Muchos esperan encontrar en él la forma de resolver los conflictos y de reducir la agresividad. Allí donde se encuentren hombres, existe el humor, comprenderlo mejor y utilizarlo más libremente y en el momento oportuno, puede ayudarnos a hacer nuestra vida más agradable.

  7. El nacimiento hospitalario e intervencionista: un rito de paso hacia la maternidad

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    José Manuel Hernández Garre

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El nacimiento no solo es un hecho biológico sino también cultural, y como tal es pensado y representado de diferentes maneras según las ideologías dominantes de cada contexto sociohistórico. Cosmovisiones que determinan la forma en que se estructuran los itinerarios asistenciales del mismo y de la que subyacen diferentes modelos de atención como el parto hospitalario e intervencionista, cultura del nacimiento característica de la biomedicina y ampliamente extendida en Occidente. Estamos ante un modelo asistencial medicalizado que, pese a haber sido cuestionado por la propia Organización Mundial de la Salud, sigue todavía hoy día en plena vigencia. En aras de una mayor caracterización del mismo, el presente artículo supone un análisis minucioso de sus praxis y rituales asociados, datos que han sido obtenidos a través de un trabajo de campo y análisis documental concienzudo, partiendo de su concepción como un rito de paso vertebrado por las tres etapas descritas por Van Gennep: separación, margen y agregación.

  8. Evaluación pronóstica del politraumatismo según la escala de trauma revisada

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    Aracelis Dorado Lambert

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Se aplicó la escala de trauma revisada a todos los pacientes que ingresaron en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Infantil Sur Docente de Santiago de Cuba, en el período comprendido de enero a diciembre de 1998. Los pacientes que en la evaluación por esta escala tenían menos de 4 puntos mostraron una mortalidad del 75 %, el 100 % de los sobrevivientes presentaron secuelas y el 50 % alguna complicación durante su evolución. Del grupo de niños con puntuación superior a los 6 puntos ninguno falleció y solo el 7,4 % presentó secuelas. Los niños con puntuación entre 5 y 6 puntos ocuparon una posición intermedia entre los 2 grupos anteriores. Basado en estos resultados se consideró de mucha utilidad la aplicación de esta Escala, y se recomienda extender su uso a otras unidades.The Revised Trauma Score was used for all patients that were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Southern Teaching Pediatric Hospital in Santiago de Cuba from January to December 1998. Those patients who scored less than 4 points in the evaluation showed a mortalaity rate of 75%; 100% of survivors had sequelae and 50% showed some complications during their recovery. In the group of children with scores over 6 points, died, and only 7.4% had sequelae. Children who scored 5-6 held an intermediate position between the two previous groups. On the basis of these results, the use of this scale was considered to be very useful, so it is recommended to extend its application to the rest of the units.

  9. Complicaciones del trauma craneoencefálico severo en la unidad de cuidados intensivos pediátricos

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    Andrés Andrés Matos

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el trauma craneoencefálico severo es responsable de serias complicaciones médicas que exacerban la lesión cerebral secundaria, y frecuentemente son la causa de muerte. Ojetivo: conocer las particularidades de las complicaciones médicas en pacientes con trauma craneoencefálico severo en la unidad de cuidados intensivos del hospital pediátrico "Octavio de la Concepción y de la Pedraja" durante los años comprendidos entre 2007-2009. Métodos: estudio descriptivo en pacientes con trauma craneoencefálico, durante el período comprendido entre los años 2007-2009, para analizar las complicaciones que influyeron en su evolución clínica. Resultados: la edad más representada fue la comprendida entre los 11-15 años (56,90 %; los pacientes incluidos en el grupo de 1-5 años resultaron más vulnerables a las complicaciones médicas. Las fracturas inestables (62,96 %, la rotura de vísceras macizas (51,85 % y la insuficiencia respiratoria (44,44 % fueron las manifestaciones clínicas más evidentes al momento del ingreso. En la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos las complicaciones médicas frecuentes resultaron ser los trastornos hidroelectrolíticos (94,28 % y la desnutrición (77,14 %. La hiperglicemia y el distrés respiratorio se relacionaron de manera significativa con la mortalidad. El 92,59 % de los fallecidos sumaron 3 puntos en la escala de Glasgow. La ventilación mecánica fue independiente de las complicaciones médicas. Conclusiones: los traumas de cráneo severos son la base para el desarrollo de varias y graves complicaciones que plantean muchos problemas en la práctica médica.

  10. Una aplicación de topic modeling para el estudio del trauma: el caso de chevron-texaco en Ecuador

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    Eliana Sanandrés

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    Full Text Available Las perspectivas tradicionales en el estudio del trauma sugieren la existencia de eventos inherentemente traumáticos que desencadenan dicha emoción negativa en las comunidades afectadas. No obstante, desde la década de 1990 los sociólogos culturales han venido desarrollando una nueva perspectiva conocida como la teoría del trauma cultural. Esta sugiere que no existen eventos traumáticos y que el trauma, en cambio, es el resultado de un proceso de construcción sociocultural que depende de las representaciones simbólicas que los actores construyen sobre aquellos eventos que perciben como amenazas a la identidad colectiva. Ahora bien, la aplicación de técnicas de análisis que permitan identificar tales representaciones implica el reto metodológico de trabajar cualitativamente con un gran número de datos. En tal sentido, en este artículo se presenta una aplicación de Topic Modeling al estudio del proceso de trauma derivado del caso de Chevron-Texaco en Ecuador para mostrar que esta técnica facilita dicha labor.

  11. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica entrenamiento domiciliario versus ambulatorio hospitalario

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    Enrique Jolly

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    Full Text Available Existe poca experiencia sobre el efecto del entrenamiento domiciliario (rD en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC. El objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar el efecto del rD sobre la tolerancia al ejercicio, disnea y calidad de vida versus el entrenamiento ambulatorio hospitalario (rH. Se compararon dos grupos de pacientes con EPOC. Ambos entrenaron durante 24 sesiones, 8 semanas. Antes y después del entrenamiento se realizaron: espirometría, cuestionarios de disnea (MRC, Mahler y Borg y calidad de vida (St. George y SF-36, pruebas de ejercicio submáximas (caminata 6 minutos, shuttle de resistencia y resistencia en cicloergómetro -tiempo límite-Tlim y máximas (shutlle test-ST- y cardiopulmonar. El grupo rH realizó ejercicios aeróbicos y de fuerza para miembros inferiores (MI y superiores (MS. El grupo rD realizó caminatas al 70% de la velocidad alcanzada en ST y ejercicios de fuerza para MI y MS. Se aleatorizaron 25 rH y 25 rD. La condición basal fue similar en ambos grupos. El Tlim aumentó 125% (p = 0.0001 para grupo rH y 63% (p = 0.0011 para rD, sin diferencias entre sí. También mejoraron distancia en shuttle resistencia (77%, p = 0.0421 en grupo rH y 79%, p = 0.0197 en rD y distancia en prueba 6 minutos (12% en rD, p = 0.0135. El puntaje en cuestionario St. George se redujo solo en el grupo rH (p = 0.0034; en el rD abandonaron 32% vs. 20% en el rH (p = 0.4521. El entrenamiento domiciliario resultó tan eficaz como el ambulatorio hospitalario en pacientes con EPOC, aunque con mayor tendencia al abandono.

  12. Fibroma, consecuencia del trauma crónico: Reporte de casos clínicos

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    Pereyra, L.; Gorosito, C.; Vera, Y.

    2017-01-01

    La cavidad oral, siendo la porción facial del tuvo digestivo, es un entidad absolutamente dinámica en la cual se ven involucradas distintas estructuras como lo son; un gran sistema muscular, piezas dentarias, el maxilar superior y el maxilar inferior con la característica que lo diferencia del resto por ser el único hueso móvil de la cara. De esta forma, la boca está involucrada en distintas funciones vitales para la supervivencia del ser humano, como la masticación y la fonación. La falta de...

  13. Factores de riesgo sociales y ambientales relacionados con casos de leptospirosis de manejo ambulatorio y hospitalario, Turbo, Colombia

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    Dionisia Yusti

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. La leptospirosis es un problema de salud pública en el Urabá colombiano y poco se sabe sobre las condiciones ambientales y sociales de esta enfermedad en la región. Objetivo. Explorar algunos factores de riesgo relacionados con leptospirosis de manejo hospitalario y ambulatorio, en pacientes del municipio de Turbo durante los años 2010 y 2011. Materiales y métodos. Mediante un estudio descriptivo se exploraron factores relacionados conla exposición a Leptospira spp. (aspectos socio-demográficos, hábitos, condiciones físicas y de saneamiento de la vivienda, hacinamiento, fuentes de agua potable, presencia de roedores sinantrópicos y convivencia con animales en pacientes con leptospirosis que requirieron manejo hospitalario en el municipio de Turbo durante los años 2010 y 2011. Se utilizaron medidas estadísticas estandarizadas para estudios descriptivos. Resultados. Se encontró que el hábito de caminar descalzo en ambientes domésticos representó 4,27 (1,32-13,82 veces el riesgo para presentar leptospirosis de manejo hospitalario (p=0,012. El análisis multivariado exploratorio mostró que la presencia de fauna silvestre en las viviendas puede estar relacionada también con casos de manejo hospitalario. Este hallazgo representó 4,22 (1,13-15,72 veces el riesgo comparado con los casos ambulatorios que manifestaron no tener este tipo deanimales dentro de la vivienda (p=0,032. Conclusión. Este estudio plantea bases para diseñar e implementar intervenciones efectivas, orientadas desde el perfil de riesgos al que se exponen sus habitantes, en un área geográfica queexhibe una epidemiología dinámica de contexto complejo para leptospirosis.   doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7705/biomedica.v33i0.1457

  14. Reconstrucción facial postraumática: Experiencia en un centro hospitalario no gubernamental Post-traumatic facial reconstruction: Experience in a private third level medical centre

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    V.J. Visag Castillo

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El trauma facial se asocia a importantes defectos funcionales y estéticos, por lo tanto, su tratamiento rápido y apropiado mejorará los resultados tanto estéticos como funcionales. Realizamos un estudio retrospectivo, observacional y descriptivo en el que se analizan los registros médico-quirúrgicos de los pacientes sometidos a reconstrucción facial postraumática por cirujanos plásticos en nuestro centro hospitalario entre enero del 2006 y diciembre del 2009. En total, revisamos 51 casos de trauma facial con reconstrucción; el sexo masculino fue el más afectado, la edad media de los pacientes fue de 29 años; el principal tipo de trauma fue el contuso por accidente automovilístico; las reparaciones realizadas de urgencia fueron la mayoría (91 % y la fractura facial más frecuente fue la de órbita y dentro de ella, la de piso orbitario. Las fijaciones más usadas fueron miniplacas y tornillos de titanio, mientras que para el piso de la órbita se empleó la malla de titanio. La media de tiempo quirúrgico fue de 120 minutos. Las principales complicaciones se presentaron en los pacientes más graves y se relacionaron con el evento traumático. Con este estudio intentamos demostrar que en el Hospital Medica Sur (México DF, se presentan los mismos tipos de trauma facial que se reflejan en la literatura al respecto, y que la reparación realizada de urgencia y por cirujanos plásticos tiene buenos resultados tanto funcionales como estéticos.Facial trauma is associated with important functional and aesthetic defects; therefore a quick and correct management improves the functional and aesthetic results. We present a retrospective, observational and descriptive study analyzing the medical charts of those patients who suffered post-traumatic face reconstruction by plastic surgeons, between january 2006 and december 2009. We analyze 51 cases of facial trauma; men where more affected, average age was 29.33 years, the most frequent trauma

  15. Capacitação profissional do enfermeiro de um complexo hospitalar de ensino na visão de seus gestores Capacitación profesional del enfermero de un complejo hospitalario de enseñanza en la visión de sus gestores Directors of nursing point of view of the professional capacitating program for nurses working in major teaching medical centers

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    Juliana Caires de Oliveira Achili Ferreira

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Caracterizar o perfil de capacitação profissional do enfermeiro de um Complexo Hospitalar de Ensino, a partir da percepção das Diretoras de Enfermagem. MÉTODOS: Nesta pesquisa qualitativa utilizou-se o método do Estudo de Caso e adotou-se a técnica da entrevista semi-estruturada realizada com 12 colaboradores. RESULTADOS: Os dados coletados, analisados utilizando-se a Análise de Conteúdo, possibilitaram o resgate das Categorias Política Institucional, Política de Gerenciamento de Recursos Humanos e Elementos Intervenientes no Processo de Capacitação Profissional do Enfermeiro. CONCLUSÕES: Não há uma política institucional formalizada de capacitação do enfermeiro; a questão salarial é elemento dificultador para a capacitação; a contrapartida das instituições de ensino aparece como recurso para capacitação; dois Institutos não possuem Serviço de Educação Continuada e o perfil demandado é de um profissional com postura ética, conhecimento técnico-científico, capacidade de gerenciar sua equipe, assíduo, pontual e comprometido com a Instituição.OBJETIVO: Caracterizar el perfil de capacitación profesional del enfermero de un Complejo Hospitalario de Enseñanza, a partir de la percepción de las Directoras de Enfermería. MÉTODOS: en esta investigación cualitativa se utilizó el método del Estudio de Caso adoptándose la técnica de la entrevista semi-estructurada realizada con 12 colaboradores. RESULTADOS: Los datos recolectados, analizados por medio del Análisis de Contenido, posibilitaron el rescate de las Categorías Política Institucional, Política de Gerenciamiento de Recursos Humanos y Elementos Intervinientes en el Proceso de Capacitación Profesional del Enfermero. CONCLUSIONES: No hay una política institucional formalizada de capacitación del enfermero; la cuestión salarial es el elemento que dificulta la capacitación; la contrapartida de las instituciones de enseñanza aparece como

  16. A família da Criança Dependente de Tecnologia: aspectos fundamentais para a prática de enfermagem no ambiente hospitalar La familia del niño dependiente de tecnología: aspectos fundamentales para la práctica de enfermería en el ambiente hospitalario The family of the technology-dependent child: fundamental aspects for hospital nursing practices

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    Noélia Silva Ladislau Leite

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é discutir as mudanças significativas que ocorrem no interior da organização das famílias em função do cuidado da criança dependente de tecnologia (CDT. Realizamos um estudo com abordagem qualitativa, utilizando, como instrumento para coleta de dados, a entrevista semi-estruturada. Os sujeitos da pesquisa foram quatro famílias de CDTs. Delineamos quatro dimensões da mudança familiar: emocional, social, financeira e impacto nas atividades rotineiras. Verificamos que acontecem mudanças no interior das famílias que cuidam de uma CDT. Estas mudanças se apresentam de forma multidimensional. A complexidade do estado de saúde-doença associado à dependência tecnológica é um desafio para as organizações dos serviços e para a abordagem dos profissionais da área hospitalar. Torna-se necessário repensar o modo de atender centrado na doença e incluir a família no processo terapêutico. O estudo aponta a relevância de desenvolvermos modelos de cuidado centrado nas famílias aplicáveis ao cotidiano hospitalar.El objetivo de este artículo es discutir los cambios significativos que ocurren en el interior de la organización de las familias en función del cuidado del niño dependiente de tecnología (CDT. Realizamos un estudio con abordaje cualitativo, utilizando como instrumento para recolección de datos la entrevista semiestructurada. Los individuos de la investigación fueron 04 familias de CDT. Delineamos cuatro dimensiones del cambio familiar: emocional, social, financiero e impacto en las actividades rutinarias. Verificamos que ocurrieron cambios en el interior de las familias que cuidan de un CDT. Estos cambios se presentan de forma multidimensional. La complejidad del estado de salud-enfermedad, asociada a la dependencia tecnológica, resulta un desafío para las organizaciones de los servicios y para el abordaje de los profesionales del área hospitalaria, volviéndose necesario repensar el modo de

  17. La evaluación del estrés y del trauma: presentación de la versión española de la escala de trauma acumulativo (CTS)

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    Robles, M.E.; Badosa, J.M.; Roig, A.; Pina, B.; Feixas i Viaplana, Guillem

    2009-01-01

    This paper reviews some of the most usual definitions of stress and trauma including the notion of accumulative trauma. Then, the Spanish version of the Cumulative Trauma Scale by Kira et al (2008) is presented. It has been developed by following a process of translation and by applying it to two small groups of subjects to test it for comprehension (pilot test).

  18. As estratégias operatórias e a gestão da informação no trabalho de enfermagem, no contexto hospitalar Las estrategias operatórias y la gestión de la información del trabajo de enfermeros en el entorno hospitalario The operatory strategies and information process of the nursing work in hospital context

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    Diana Lúcia Moura Pinho

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available O estudo analisa as estratégias operatórias de gestão da informação, utilizadas pelos enfermeiros no contexto hospitalar para regular o trabalho. O quadro teórico inscreve-se no campo da ergonomia, articulando conceitos de regulação da atividade, representações para e na ação. A Análise Ergonômica do Trabalho - AET orientou a coleta de dados. Os resultados demonstram que as estratégias adotadas pelos enfermeiros apóiam-se na utilização de um recurso informal externo (anotações pessoais que visa, sobretudo, reduzir a carga mental de trabalho e garantir a fiabilidade de suas ações.El presente estudio investiga las estrategias operatorias en la gestión de la información utilizadas por los enfermeros, en el entorno hospitalario, para regular su trabajo. El cuadro teórico de referencia adoptado se incluye en el campo de la ergonomía articulando conceptos de conducta de regulación y representaciones para y en la acción. El " Análisis Ergonómico del Trabajo - AET " orientó la recolección de los datos. Los resultados demuestran que las estrategias cognitivas adoptadas por los enfermeros en la gestión de la información se apoya en la elaboración de anotaciones personales, con el objetivo, sobretodo, de reducir la carga de trabajo mental y garantizar la fiabilidad de sus acciones.The paper examines the relationship between operatory strategies and information process used by nurses, in hospital context, in order to regulate their ongoing activities. As a conceptual framework, a cognitive ergonomics model was adopted, linking concepts of work regulation and representation to action. The Ergonomics Work Analyses tool (EWA was used to collect data. The results show that the cognitive strategies used by nurses, in the decision-making process, are based on their ongoing activities as in the preparation of personal notes, aiming, in particular, at reducing their mental workload and assuring the viability of their actions.

  19. Propuesta de sistema de logística inversa para el sector hospitalario: un enfoque teórico y práctico en Colombia

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    Rodrigo A. Gómez Montoya

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Presentación de propuesta para la construcción de un sistema de logística inversa basado en el ciclo PHVA (Planear, Hacer, Verificar y Actuar para la gestión de residuos hospitalarios de las Instituciones Prestadoras de Salud (IPS de Colombia. Se estudió el caso en una IPS de una universidad en la ciudad de Medellín. La Metodología utilizada fue una investigación descriptiva y estudio de casos basada en la revisión y análisis de los siguientes aspectos: conceptos de logística inversa, el decreto 2676 del 2000 y el Manual de Procedimientos para la Gestión Integral de Residuos Hospitalarios del Ministerio de Protección Social. Como resultado de la investigación, se obtiene una metodología innovadora que permite diseñar sistemas de logística inversa basado en la normativa existente aplicable a cualquier IPS, ofreciendo un enfoque para su planeación, ejecución, control y actuación buscando su eficiencia, productividad y cuidado del ambiente.

  20. HERRAMIENTA PARA EVALUAR LA GESTIÓN DE RESIDUOS HOSPITALARIOS

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    Luis Carlos Riofrío Cortés

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se evaluó la gestión de los residuos hospitalarios en una clínica privada de tercer nivel de complejidad de la ciudad de Cali, mediante el uso de una herramienta ponderada por un panel de expertos, basada en las normas colombianas y las recomendaciones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud para la gestión de los residuos hospitalarios. La herramienta evaluó la producción de residuos, la operatividad, capacitación y cumplimiento de compromisos de los involucrados en la gestión. Se diagnosticó previamente la gestión de los residuos en la clínica, se diseñó una herramienta en Excel, y se aplicó mensualmente entre los meses de junio y septiembre de 2013. Los resultados mensuales de la medición facilitaron la identificación de las fallas en la gestión y orientaron la toma de decisiones a los responsables, lo que permitió incrementar la fracción de residuos reciclables en 3%, reducir los residuos comunes en 2,4% y los peligrosos en 0,6%. Se redujo la producción de residuos en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, de 3,87 kg/cama/día en junio, a 3,5 kg/cama/día en septiembre, y en hospitalización de 1,33 kg/ cama/día a 1,25 kg/cama/día. La evaluación mensual de la gestión de estos residuos con el uso de la herramienta, permitió la identificación puntual de las fallas en la producción de residuos, el componente operativo, el programa de capacitaciones y el cumplimiento de compromisos por parte de los responsables de la gestión, lo cual entregó información valiosa para apoyar la toma de decisiones en busca de mejorar su desempeño.

  1. Estudio comparativo del tratamiento ortésico en las fracturas toraco-lumbosacras según la gravedad del trauma Estudo comparativo do tratamento ortótico nas fraturas toraco-lombosacro segundo a gravidade do trauma Comparative study on orthotic treatment of thoraco-lumbo-sacral fractures according to severity of trauma

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    Patricio Manzone

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar si la gravedad del trauma en lesiones toracolumbosacras mayores estables permite decidir la selección del tipo de ortesis en un tratamiento ortopédico. MÉTODOS: Estudio Retrospectivo de casos 12/1990 - 12/2006 (16 años. Criterios de Selección: 1 Seguimiento mínimo: 2 años. 2 Estudios radiológicos convencionales completos. 3 Ausencia de Litigio. 4 Tratamiento ortésico con TLSO a medida para los traumas de alta energía cinética y con ortesis prefabricadas para los de baja energía. 5 Tratamiento efectuado o supervisado por el autor Sénior. Evaluación por observadores independientes de Parámetros Geométricos (ángulo de Cobb sagital, cifosis vertebral, grado de colapso vertebral pretratamiento y seguimiento en Rx simple, y Parámetros Funcionales (Dolor según SRS, Índice de Oswestry, Retorno a la Actividad Previa. Subdivisión de los diferentes tipos de fracturas (según AO y Denis en Alta (Grupo A y Baja Energía [Grupo B] de acuerdo con la energía cinética del trauma. Comparación de Parámetros Geométricos con Grupo Control. Análisis Estadístico: chi cuadrado y t-test de Student. RESULTADOS: 41 pacientes (44 fracturas] tratados (23 mujeres/18 varones, con 25 fracturas Grupo "A", y 19 Grupo "B". Edad promedio: 46 años (12 - 83. Seguimiento promedio: 4,5 años (2.2 - 15.5. Localización predominante: T11 - L2. Tipos Predominantes: tipo A (AO o por compresión y por estallido. No hubo diferencias significativas en las mediciones efectuadas en cada grupo pretratamiento y al seguimiento. La única diferencia significativa entre grupos fue en la cifosis vertebral inicial tanto en general como según la clasificación AO entre los tipos A de alta y baja energía. La comparación al seguimiento de los parámetros geométricos entre grupo control y grupos A y B así como entre grupo control y cada tipo (AO/Denis subdivididos en alta o baja energía, arrojó siempre diferencias significativas. Los par

  2. Fatores de risco para trauma vascular durante a quimioterapia antineoplásica: contribuições do emprego do risco relativo Factores de riesgo para el trauma vascular durante la quimioterapia antineoplásica: contribuciones del empleo del riesgo relativo Risk factors for vascular trauma during antineoplastic chemotherapy: contributions of the use of relative risk

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    Cíntia Capucho Rodrigues

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: identificar a relação entre os fatores de risco para trauma vascular e o surgimento de eventos adversos de infiltração ou flebite por quimioterapia antineoplásica. MÉTODOS: Estudo de abordagem quantitativa observacional com 30 mulheres com câncer de mama. RESULTADOS: O tipo de material do cateter apresentou associação que sugere risco (RR=2,76; IC=1,199; 6,369; o fator velocidade de infusão apresentou RR=2,22; entretanto, IC= 0,7672; 6,436; os fatores trajetória, número de punção e mobilidade da veia apresentaram RROBJETIVO: identificar la relación entre los factores de riesgo para el trauma vascular y el surgimiento de eventos adversos de infiltración o flebitis por quimioterapia antineoplásica. MÉTODOS: Estudio de abordaje cuantitativo observacional realizado con 30 mujeres con cáncer de mama. RESULTADOS: El tipo de material del catéter presentó asociación que sugiere riesgo (RR=2,76; IC=1,199; 6,369; el factor velocidad de infusión presentó RR=2,22; mientras que, IC= 0,7672; 6,436; los factores trayectoria, número de punción y movilidad de la vena presentaron RROBJECTIVE: To identify the relationship between risk factors for vascular trauma and the emergence of adverse events of infiltration or phlebitis for antineoplastic chemotherapy. METHODS: A study with a quantitative, observational method with 30 women with breast cancer. RESULTS: The type of catheter material presented an association that suggested risk (RR = 2.76, CI = 1.199, 6.369; the infusion rate factor presented RR = 2.22, however, CI = 0.7672, 6.436; the trajectory factors, number of punctures and vein mobility presented RR <1, but these cannot be considered as protective factors. Insertion site and the visibility of the vein presented a risk close to 1. CONCLUSION: The use of a metal catheter for venipuncture was considered in this study as a factor for Risk for Vascular Trauma. An analysis of the association for the RR showed these results

  3. El triaje en los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios españoles y mundiales

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    Villaplana Bernabeu, Jordi

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    Introducción/Justificación: El triaje hospitalario consiste en valorar clínicamente a los pacientes en función de su urgencia o gravedad y no según su orden de llegada a los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios. La implantación de un triaje estructurado útil, válido y reproducible es la apuesta de futuro para mejorar la calidad de los servicios de urgencias. Este triaje dispone de cinco niveles de priorización con unos tiempos de atención establecidos, los cuales se basan en categorías sintom...

  4. Hospital y casa del médico

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    Zevaco, J. F.

    1958-05-01

    Full Text Available En la villa de Ben-Slimane, conocida hasta hace poco tiempo por Boulhaut, se ha construido un nuevo hospital cuya arquitectura acusa el carácter íntimo de su reducido programa. A pocos metros del edificio hospitalario se eleva la vivienda del médico-jefe, resuelta en armonía con él.

  5. Resultados del tratamiento quirúrgico en un traumatismo pancreaticoduodenal Results of the surgical treatment in a pancreaticoduodenal trauma

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    Agustín Alberto Jiménez Carrazana

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: la ruptura del páncreas y el duodeno es un evento poco común, cuyas cifras oscilan entre el 2 y el 4 % de los traumatismos abdominales. La mayoría ocurre en heridas abdominales penetrantes y en traumatismos compresivos en accidentes de tránsito. Métodos: se presenta una serie de 19 pacientes operados por traumatismo pancreaticoduodenal, en 5 hospitales clinicoquirúrgicos de Ciudad de La Habana, desde 2008 a 2010. Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo, mediante el uso de encuestas diseñadas a tal efecto, aplicadas a los cirujanos actuantes en el período estudiado. Resultados: el 63 % de los pacientes fueron por traumatismos cerrados, con predominio de accidentes de tránsito, la mayoría clasificados como grado I (15 pacientes, y 2 pacientes como grado II. Ambos grupos acumularon el 90 % de las lesiones. El procedimiento quirúrgico más frecuentemente empleado fue la pancreatectomía distal con esplenectomía. Se complicaron 8 pacientes (42 %, y la más frecuente fue la fístula pancreática externa en 4 pacientes, seguida por la peritonitis en 2; fallecieron 3 (15 %, distribuidos de la manera siguiente: de 13 pacientes clasificados como grado I, falleció 1 (7 %, y 2 pacientes clasificados como grado III (100 %. Conclusiones: para obtener resultados favorables en este tipo de paciente es necesaria una clasificación acertada según la localización y severidad de las lesiones, así como una adecuada selección del procedimiento quirúrgico.Introduction: rupture of pancreas and duodenum is a uncommon event, whose figures fluctuate between the 2 and the 4 % of the abdominal traumata. Most occur in penetrating abdominal wounds and in compressive traumata in road accidents. Methods: a total of 19 patients were operated on due to a pancreaticoduodenal trauma in five clinical surgical hospitals of Ciudad de La Habana from 2008 to 2010. A retrospective study was conducted using the surveys designed to that end, applied to acting

  6. Psychosocial study about the consequences of work in hospital nurses as human resource management Estudio psicosocial de las consecuencias del trabajo de los enfermeros hospitalarios como gestión de recursos humanos Estudo psicossocial das consequências do trabalho dos enfermeiros hospitalares como gestão de recursos humanos

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    Mª José López-Montesinos

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To analyze the relation between psychosocial and sociodemographic variables in nursing professionals. To discover the levels of job satisfaction, psychosomatic symptoms and psychological well-being in nurses. METHOD: The research was conducted in a sample of 476 nurses / as from nine hospitals in the region of Murcia (Spain. An occupational health protocol was distributed among the sample participants for completion, which contained tools for measuring and describing psychosocial and sociodemographic variables. RESULTS: Although there is no high risk for psychological problems among the sample participants, psychosomatic symptoms, job dissatisfaction, and low psychological wellbeing are present. CONCLUSIONS: The results contribute to research on the subject by identifying the presence of psychosocial disorders in nursing professionals, associated with job conditions and certain psychosocial and sociodemographic variables.OBJETIVOS: Analizar la relación entre las variables psicosociales y las variables demográficas y sociolaborales en los profesionales de enfermería. Conocer los niveles de satisfacción laboral, síntomas psicosomáticos y bienestar psicológico en enfermeros. METODOLOGÍA: La investigación se realizó con una muestra de 476 enfermeros/as, procedentes de 9 centros hospitalarios de la región de Murcia (España. Se distribuye entre los participantes de la muestra un protocolo de salud laboral para su cumplimentación, que contenía herramientas de medición de variables psicosociales y descripción de variables demográficas y sociolaborales. RESULTADOS: Aunque no existe alto riesgo de problemas psicológicos en los componentes de la muestra, se presentan síntomas psicosomáticos, insatisfacción laboral, y bajo bienestar psicológico. CONCLUSIONES: Se aportan resultados a investigaciones desarrolladas sobre el tema, al identificar la presencia de alteraciones psicosociales en profesionales enfermeros, asociado a

  7. APORTE DEL QUÍMICO FARMACÉUTICO EN EL SOPORTE NUTRICIONAL PARENTERAL DEL PACIENTE HOSPITALARIO

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    Q.F. Daisy Miranda

    2016-09-01

    En este artículo se señalan de manera práctica, algunos tópicos como la indicación de uso de esta terapia, en pacientes pediátricos y adultos. Recomendaciones de macro, micronutrientes y elementos traza, consideraciones antes de prescribir y en relación a su seguimiento, validación farmacéutica y algunas presentaciones de nutrientes, electrolitos e insumos disponibles en el mercado nacional para prescribir y elaborar y recomendaciones de administración y conservación.

  8. Blunt cardiac trauma

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    Alvarado, Camilo; Vargas, Fernando; Guzmán, Fernando; Zárate, Alejandro; Correa, José L.; Ramírez, Alejandro; M. Quintero, Diana; Ramírez, Erika M.

    2016-01-01

    El trauma cardiaco constituye una de las primeras causas de mortalidad en la población general. Requiere alto índice de sospecha en trauma cerrado severo, mecanismo de desaceleración y en presencia de signos indirectos como: equimosis, huella del volante o del cinturón en el tórax anterior. Las lesiones incluyen: conmoción cardiaca, ruptura cardiaca, lesión cardiaca indirecta como la trombosis coronaria aguda, lesión aórtica, lesión del pericardio y herniación cardiaca. Entre las manifestacio...

  9. Trauma cardiaco cerrado

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    Camilo Alvarado; Fernando Vargas; Fernando Guzmán; Alejandro Zárate; José L. Correa; Alejandro Ramírez; Diana M. Quintero; Erika M. Ramírez

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    El trauma cardiaco constituye una de las primeras causas de mortalidad en la población general. Requiere alto índice de sospecha en trauma cerrado severo, mecanismo de desaceleración y en presencia de signos indirectos como: equimosis, huella del volante o del cinturón en el tórax anterior. Las lesiones incluyen: conmoción cardiaca, ruptura cardiaca, lesión cardiaca indirecta como la trombosis coronaria aguda, lesión aórtica, lesión del pericardio y herniación cardiaca. Entre las manifestacio...

  10. Escalas para evaluar la mortalidad de pacientes con trauma y síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria progresiva del adulto Scales to evaluate mortality of patients with trauma and adult respiratory distress syndrome

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    PATRICIA HERNÁNDEZ-GUTIÉRREZ

    1997-05-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Comparar las distintas escalas y calificaciones que se usan para evaluar la mortalidad de los pacientes con trauma y síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria progresiva del adulto. Material y métodos. Se revisaron los expedientes de 80 pacientes, 70 varones y 10 mujeres, atendidos en el Hospital Guillermo Barroso C., de la Cruz Roja Mexicana de la Ciudad de México, que sufrieron trauma y desarrollaron síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria progresiva del adulto, en el periodo que va del 1 de enero de 1990 al 31 de diciembre de 1993. Se tomaron en cuenta los siguientes parámetros: sexo; edad; mecanismo productor de la lesión; enfermedades asociadas (choque, politransfusiones, fractura de huesos largos, contusión pulmonar y sepsis; criterios diagnósticos del síndrome; fallas sistémicas; falla orgánica múltiple; índice de severidad de las lesiones; sistema de calificación para la evaluación de la salud crónica y la fisiología aguda, versión II; lapso del diagnóstico; duración de la intubación, y tiempo de estancia en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. Resultados. Fallecieron 26 pacientes (32.5%, dos mujeres y 24 varones. Los mecanismos productores de lesión fueron: atropellamiento (31.3%, accidente automovilístico (27.5%, herida por proyectil de arma de fuego (15%, herida por instrumento punzocortante (13.7%, policontusión (7.5% y caídas (5%. En todos los parámetros y escalas se encontró una relación altamente significativa con la mortalidad, excepto en la contusión pulmonar y en la falla gastrointestinal, en las que dicha relación fue dudosa; la duración de la intubación y el tiempo de estancia en la unidad de cuidados intensivos fueron parámetros en los que no se encontró ninguna relación con la mortalidad. Conclusiones. Los pacientes con trauma y que desarrollaron síndrome de insuficiencia respiratoria progresiva del adulto tuvieron una elevada posibilidad de fallecer si, además, presentaron datos cl

  11. Violencia laboral externa tipo amenaza contra médicos en servicios hospitalarios de Lima Metropolitana, Perú 2014

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Estimar la frecuencia y los factores asociados a la violencia laboral externa tipo amenaza (VLETA contra médicos en servicios de salud hospitalarios de Lima Metropolitana, Perú. Materiales y Métodos. Se desarrolló un estudio transversal analítico que incluyó médicos del Ministerio de Salud (MINSA, la Seguridad Social (EsSalud y el subsector privado. Se midió la frecuencia de VLETA durante toda la práctica profesional, en los últimos doce meses y en el último mes. Se midieron variables relacionadas al médico, al agresor y al servicio de salud. Se estimaron razones de prevalencia (RPs cruda y ajustada mediante un modelo lineal generalizado familia Poisson con bootstrap no paramétrico. Resultados. Participaron 406 médicos. El 31,5% fueron víctimas de VLETA al menos una vez durante su práctica profesional; 19,9% en los últimos doces meses y 7,6% en el último mes. La probabilidad de ser amenazado en los últimos doce meses aumentó si el médico era varón (RPa:1,7;IC95%:1,1-2,8, egresado de una universidad peruana fuera de Lima Metropolitana (RPa:1,5; IC95%:1,1-2,4, laboraba en MINSA (RPa:7,9;IC95%:2,24-50,73 o en EsSalud (RPa:8,68; IC95%:2,26-56,17, y atendía en emergencia (RPa:1,9;IC95%:1,2-3,6 o en sala de operaciones (RPa:1,6 IC95%:1,1-2,3. La edad, los años de práctica profesional o ser médico residente no se asociaron a VLETA. Conclusiones. En los hospitales estudiados, una alta proporción de médicos ha sido víctima de VLETA. Laborar en servicios públicos aumenta dicha probabilidad. Se sugiere implementar estrategias de prevención primaria, identificación y soporte en los establecimientos hospitalarios.

  12. Evaluación de la hiperbilirrubinemia como factor de riesgo de hipoacusia neurosensorial en el programa de screening universal de hipoacusia infantil del Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Universitario Insular Materno Infantil de Gran Canaria ente los años 2007 al 2011

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    Programa de doctorado: Avances en Traumatología, Medicina del Deporte y Cuidados de Heridas. [ES] La bilirrubina es un pigmento altamente tóxico para los sitemas biológicos, especialmente para el sistema nervioso. El Joint Committee on Infant Heraing, en 1994, establece la lista de patologías en las que la incidencia de hipoacusia es mayor que las de la población general. En España, la CODEPEH ha confeccionado una lista de indicadores de riesgo (actualizada en 2010) que, cuando estén prese...

  13. A visão administrativa do enfermeiro no macrossistema hospitalar: um estudo reflexivo El punto de vista administrativo del enfermero en el macro sistema hospitalario: un estudio reflexivo The nurse's administrative point of view in the hospitalar macro system: a reflexive study

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    Fábia Maria de Souza

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    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste estudo investigar a visão administrativa do enfermeiro na gerência do macrossistema hospitalar, com base na Teoria Contingencial de Administração. Participaram do estudo 09 enfermeiras administradoras de serviços de enfermagem, de 06 hospitais de grande porte localizados na cidade de Fortaleza, Ceará. Os dados foram coletados mediante entrevista livre no período de agosto a dezembro de 2002. Os resultados apontam para uma visão administrativa do enfermeiro centrada em dois itens da administração geral: Atividades de Liderança e de Controle. As entrevistas revelaram que a administração de enfermagem no Macro Sistema Hospitalar não foi percebida como uma tarefa fácil pelo grupo, porém factível. A dificuldade maior pareceu centrar-se na falta de uma reflexão voltada para as práticas administrativas próprias do enfermeiro.El objetivo de este estudio fue el de investigar la visión administrativa del enfermero en actividades de gerencia dentro del macrossistema administrativo hospitalar, sustentado en la Teoría Contingencial de Administración. Participaron del estudio nueve enfermeras administradoras de servicios de enfermería provenientes de seis hospitales de gran importancia localizados en la ciudad de Fortaleza/Ceará. Entre los meses de agosto a diciembre de 2001 fueron colectados los datos, a través de una entrevista libre. Los resultados indicaron que la visión administrativa del enfermero se centra en el desarrollo de actividades de Liderazgo y de Control. También pudo notarse que la administración de enfermería, no es percibida como una tarea fácil en el Macro Sistema Hospitalar. La mayor dificultad parece concentrarse en la ausencia de reflexiones sobre las practicas administrativas por parte del enfermero.The study aimed at investigating the nurses' administration points of view concerning managing activities in the hospital macro-system, based on the Administration Contingent Theory. A group

  14. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus DNA electrophoretic pattern: temporal changes in an endemic hospital environment Patrón electroforético del ADN de Staphylococcus aureus resistente a la meticilina: cambios temporales en un medio hospitalario endémico

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To describe the analysis of geographical and temporal distribution of DNA profiles determined by pulsedfield gel electrophoresis (PFGE of methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA strains isolated from hospitalized patients in a tertiary care university hospital in Brazil. METHODS: Ninetynine samples of MRSA obtained from 89 patients in the period 1999- 2004 were studied. MRSA strains were isolated from central venous catheters (33 isolates and bloodstream infections (66 strains. PFGE with 20 units of SmaI restriction endonuclease was used for genomic typing. RESULTS: Analysis of DNA PFGE of 99 strains of MRSA revealed 26 profiles and their respective related profiles. The mean time interval for detecting MRSA infection was 26 days from hospital admission. Forty-nine patients (57.6% had a recent hospitalization. The DNA PFGE MRSA profiles were distributed in three clonal groups-I, II, and III-according to the period of time when the MRSA strains were isolated. DNA PFGE MRSA profiles were spread homogeneously through all hospital wards. CONCLUSIONS: Changes in the distribution of DNA PFGE MRSA profiles were largely temporal, with clonal groups being replaced over time, without predominance in any hospital ward or any specific area of the hospital.OBJETIVO: Analizar la distribución geográfica y temporal de los perfiles de ADN determinados mediante electroforesis en gel de campo pulsado (PFGE de cepas de Staphylococcus aureus resistente a la meticilina (SARM aisladas de pacientes internados en un hospital universitario de atención terciaria en el Brasil. MÉTODOS: Se estudiaron 99 muestras de SARM obtenidas 89 de pacientes en el período 1999-2004. Las cepas de SARM se aislaron de infecciones de catéteres venosos centrales (33 aislados y del torrente sanguíneo (66 cepas. Para la tipificación genómica se empleó PFGE con 20 unidades de endonucleasa de restricción SmaI. RESULTADOS: El análisis del ADN de 99 cepas de SARM

  15. Una propuesta de modelo fisiológico de servicio de urgencias hospitalario. Principios de funcionamiento, tipificación de la saturación y pautas para el rediseño

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    Resumen El funcionamiento de los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios (SUH) está determinado por la demanda, la estructura organizativa propia y la conexión con los otros niveles asistenciales. La asincronía entre estos elementos dificulta el flujo de pacientes y merma la capacidad, siendo necesario emplear un enfoque sistémico de la cadena asistencial urgente como una entidad funcional única. Con esta orientación presentamos un modelo teórico conceptual, similar al fisiológico del gasto card...

  16. Aspectos epidemiológicos del trauma acústico en personal expuesto a ruido intenso Epidemiological aspects of acoustic trauma found in the staff exposed to intensive noise

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    Yazmila Rodríguez Fernández

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el trauma acústico, ligado a las enfermedades profesionales, comenzó a estudiarse con profundidad a raíz de la segunda guerra mundial, y por los alarmantes resultados se implantaron una serie de medidas de prevención para evitar esta agresión. No obstante, estas no fueron eficaces debido a la falta de educación y de concientización del personal al cual iban dirigidas. Objetivos: determinar las manifestaciones auditivas en pacientes expuestos a ruidos intensos, teniendo en cuenta la edad, el sexo y el tiempo de exposición, y tomando como base los resultados audiométricos. Métodos: se realizó una encuesta epidemiológica a un grupo de 50 casos expuestos a ruidos intensos, en el período comprendido de enero de 2007 a enero de 2008. La muestra estuvo compuesta por pacientes entre los 20 y 55 años, en los cuales la manifestación auditiva más frecuente fue la hipoacusia. Resultados: en los resultados audiométricos se observó que la gran mayoría de los casos presentó una hipoacusia de tipo neurosensorial, con predominio del sexo masculino. Conclusiones: el sexo masculino fue el más afectado y la edad de 41 a 55 años, además, la intensidad de la hipoacusia fue mayor en correspondencia con el tiempo de exposición más prolongado.Introduction: acoustic trauma is linked to professional diseases and began to be studied in depth after the Second World War. Due to the alarming results obtained, a number of preventive measures to avoid this aggression were implemented; however, they were not effective because of the lack of education and awareness of the staff to which they were directed. Objectives: to find out the auditory manifestations in patients exposed to intensive noise, taking age, sex, time of exposure and the audiometric results into consideration. Methods: an epidemiological survey was carried out in a group of 50 cases exposed to intensive noises from January 2007 to January, 2008. The sample was made up of 20

  17. Efecto sobre el consumo de recursos hospitalarios de un programa de atención geriátrica domiciliaria en personas ancianas con patología cardiorrespiratoria muy evolucionada

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    Pérez Martín Alejandro

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: Los equipos de atención geriátrica domiciliaria tienen entre sus objetivos el seguimiento de pacientes ancianos con alto riesgo de reingreso hospitalario. Aunque llevan años funcionando en nuestro país, no se tienen datos sobre la repercusión que dicho seguimiento representa en el consumo de recursos hospitalarios. El objetivo del presente estudio es analizar el efecto que supone, sobre dichos recursos, el control por una unidad de atención geriátrica domiciliaria de pacientes con patología cardiorrespiratoria crónica muy evolucionada. Métodos: En el estudio se incluyó a los pacientes con patología cardiorrespiratoria crónica atendidos por la unidad entre enero de 1995 y enero de 1999, habiéndose excluido a los que permanecieron menos de 3 meses en seguimiento. Se comparan el número de visitas al servicio de urgencias hospitalario, ingresos en planta y días de estancia en el año anterior a la atención por la unidad y durante el tiempo de seguimiento por la misma.Resultados: 81 pacientes con una edad media de 80,57 años (DE 7,39 y una mediana de atención por la unidad de 9 meses (5-13,5, fueron incluidos en el estudio. Los consumos por paciente y mes de seguimiento disminuyeron en 0,07 visitas a Urgencias (0,02-0,11 (p=0,04, 0,10 ingresos hospitalarios (0,07-0,14 (p < 0,001, y 2,01 días de ingreso (1,87-2,15 (p < 0,001. Conclusiones: Una unidad especializada de atención geriátrica domiciliaria disminuye el consumo de recursos hospitalarios de población anciana con enfermedad cardiorrespiratoria crónica.

  18. Lectura de cuentos infantiles como estrategia de humanización en el cuidado del niño encamado en ambiente hospitalario Leitura de contos infantis como estratégia de humanização do cuidado de criança hospitalizada Reading fairy tales as a humanization strategy of hospitalized children care

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    Maíra Aparecida Soares Albano

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Evaluar la estrategia de humanización en el cuidado del niño encamado en una unidad de hospitalización pediátrica a partir de la lectura de las historias infantiles. Metodología. Estudio cualitativo en el que se utilizó para la recolección de los datos: entrevista individual, cuestionario, dibujos e historias elaboradas por los niños antes y después de la primera y cuarta sesión de lectura de cuentos infantiles. Resultados. Durante las sesiones de lectura se percibió mejoría en las reacciones de los niños: estuvieron más atentos, participativos, entusiastas y alegres. A su vez los acompañantes también aceptaron de buen agrado esta intervención. El análisis de la información a partir de la entrevista, el cuestionario, la narrativa y los dibujos, mostró enormes posibilidades de la práctica de la lectura de cuentos a los niños hospitalizadps. Conclusión. La estrategia de humanización del cuidado con la ayudad de lectura de cuentos infantiles tuvo un impacto positivo en la internación del niño.Objetivo. Avaliar a leitura das histórias infantis como estratégia de humanização do cuidado da criança hospitalizada. Metodologia. Estudo qualitativo no que se coletou informação procedente de: leitura de contos infantis: entrevista individual, questionário, desenhos e histórias elaboradas pelas crianças. Resultados. Durante as sessões de leitura se percebeu melhoria nas reações das crianças: estiveram mais atenciosos, participativos, entusiastas e alegres; os acompanhantes também aceitaram de bom agrado esta intervenção. A análise da informação da entrevista, o questionário, a narrativa e os desenhos se mostrou favorável à prática da leitura de contos. Conclusão. A estratégia de humanização do cuidado com a ajuda de leitura de contos infantis teve um impacto positivo na internação do menino.Objective. To asses fairy tales reading as a humanization strategy of hospitalized children care

  19. Movilidad de pacientes y obstáculos a la libre prestación de servicios. A propósito del reintegro de gastos médicos no hospitalarios realizados en otro Estado miembro. Comentario a la Sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea de 27 de octubre de 2011. Asunto C-255/09. Comisión/contra Portugal

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    Mª de los Reyes Martínez Barroso

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    Full Text Available La libre prestación de servicios incluye dos manifestaciones íntimamente ligadas entre sí: la prohibición de cualquier restricción a dicha libertad y la aplicación del principio de tratamiento igual con independencia de la nacionalidad del prestador de servicios. A partir de tal premisa, el Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea ha debido intervenir para solucionar diversos litigios derivados de la prestación de servicios sanitarios o del denominado “turismo sanitario a la carta”. En concreto, a propósito de los gastos de atención médica en otros Estados miembros de la Unión Europea y su posterior reintegro en el Estado de origen del asegurado en función de las normas de Seguridad Social de éste último país. Ante la ausencia de una regulación sobre la cuestión hasta fechas muy recientes (Directiva 2011/24/UE del Parlamento Europeo y del Consejo de 9 de marzo de 2011, relativa a la aplicación de los derechos de los pacientes en la asistencia sanitaria transfronteriza la labor interpretativa efectuada por el órgano jurisdiccional comunitario ha sido determinante para comprender el alcance de esta materia, declarando que solamente respecto de aquellas prestaciones en las que efectivamente pudiera existir una justificación derivada de la sostenibilidad del sistema público, como sucede en las prestaciones sanitarias hospitalarias, procederá la exigencia de una autorización previa. Por el contrario, cuando no se requiere el empleo de materiales pesados y onerosos, la exigencia del requisito de autorización previa resulta contraria al actual art. 56 TFUE (antiguo art. 49 TCE, como determina la sentencia comentada, de 27 de octubre de 2011, Comisión contra Portugal, C-255/09. La protección a ultranza de la libre prestación de servicios sanitarios obliga a reflexionar, por último, sobre la situación de la asistencia sanitaria en nuestro país.

  20. The Experiences and Consequences of a Multiple Trauma Event from the Perspective of the Patient Experiencia del paciente politraumatizado y sus consecuencias Experiência do paciente politraumatizado e suas consequências

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    Luciana Paiva

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    Full Text Available This was an ethnographic investigation with the aim of comprehending the meanings of the trauma experience among multiple trauma patients. The following techniques were used for data collection: direct observation, semi-structured interview and field diary. Biographical narratives were obtained from eleven trauma victims, and ten relatives as secondary informants. The data analysis considered the set of data of each participant and all data of all subjects, searching for differences and similarities. The meanings attributed to the trauma experience are associated with interrelated feelings of fear, insecurity, anger, vulnerability and suffering and to the meanings of quality of life that converge to valorize health and work appreciation and support by social networks. This analysis shows that the concepts and experiences of the trauma are conditioning factors of the health-disease process and they are essential in planning public health actions to meet the needs of individuals.Se trata de una investigación etnográfica realizada con el objetivo de comprender los significados de la experiencia del trauma en pacientes politraumatizados. Fueron utilizadas las siguientes técnicas de recolección de datos: observación directa, entrevista semi-estructurada y diario de campo. Obtuvimos narraciones biográficas de 11 personas víctimas de traumas y 10 familiares, como informantes secundarios. El análisis de los datos consideró el conjunto de los datos de cada participante y el todo de los datos de todos los sujetos, buscando diferencias y similitudes. Los sentidos atribuidos a la experiencia del trauma se asocian a sentimientos interrelacionados de miedo, inseguridad, rabia, vulnerabilidad y sufrimiento y a los significados de calidad de vida que convergen para la valorización de la salud, trabajo y apoyo por las redes sociales. Este análisis muestra que las concepciones y vivencias del trauma son factores condicionantes del proceso salud

  1. COMPARACIÓN DE MÉTODOS PARA MODELIZAR LOS FACTORES ASOCIADOS CON LOS INGRESOS HOSPITALARIOS EN CASOS INCIDENTES DE INSUFICIENCIA CARDÍACA

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    Francisco Javier Prado-Galbarro

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: La insuficiencia cardiaca (IC es un importante problema de salud pública debido a su creciente prevalencia y la descompensación que conlleva un ingreso hospitalario representa un aumento del riesgo de muerte. El objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar varios métodos para modelizar la variable hospitalizaciones y determinar el efecto de los factores asociados con los ingresos hospitalarios en casos incidentes de IC. Método: Se realizó un estudio de cohortes restrospectivo con información extraída de la historia clínica electrónica de Atención Primaria (AP. Se incluyeron pacientes mayores de 24 años que habían realizado al menos 1 consulta en AP durante el año 2006. Se analizaron las hospitalizaciones registradas de casos incidentes de IC entre 2006 y 2010 o hasta su fallecimiento y se compararon modelos de regresión de Poisson, Binomial Negativa (BN, inflados con ceros y de Hurdle para identificar factores asociados a las hospitalizaciones. Resultados: Se identificó a 3.061 personas con IC en una cohorte de 227.984 pacientes. Respecto a los factores asociados con las hospitalizaciones y según el modelo de regresión BN inflado con ceros, los pacientes con valvulopatías (OR=2,01; IC95%: 1,22-3,30 o en tratamiento con antitrombóticos (OR=3,45; IC95%: 1,61-7,42 o diuréticos (OR=2,28; IC95%:1,13-4,58 tuvieron mayor probabilidad de hospitalización. Los factores asociados a una mayor tasa de ingresos fueron tener valvulopatías (IRR=1,37; IC95%: 1,03-1,81 o diabetes mellitus (IRR=1,38, 1,07-1,78 y estar en tratamiento con calcioantagonistas (IRR=1,35; IC95%: 1,05-1,73 o IECAS (IRR=1,43; IC95%:1,06- 1,92. Haber tenido derivaciones a cardiología tuvo efecto protector (IRR=0,86; IC95%: 0,76-0,97. Conclusión: El modelo de regresión que tiene mejor ajuste es el BN inflado con ceros. Según este modelo los factores asociados con un incremento en los ingresos hospitalarios son las valvulopatías, la diabetes mellitus y el

  2. Respuesta inmunológica al trauma

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    José María Acosta-Madiedo V.

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    Full Text Available Desde 1904 se documentaron los efectos del trauma sobre el sistema inmunológico. Es evidente que el sistema inmunológico se afecta profundamente después del trauma, sea éste quirúrgico accidental o quemaduras. Se ha demostrado también que el grado de afectación del sistema inmunológico se correlaciona directamente con la severidad del trauma. La afectación principal es a nivel de la inmunidad celular, pero al afectarse ésta susbsecuentemente se afectará la inmunidad humoral.

  3. TRAUMA SURGERY

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    interest in developing an appropriate and sustainable trauma system in South ... trauma evolved with the social instability which accompanied political change in the ... increased use of military style assault weapons resulted in severe injuries ...

  4. Alternatives of Treatment and Final Disposition of the Solid Hospital residuals; Alternativas de Tratamiento y Disposicion Final de los Residuos Solidos Hospitalarios

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    Meza Monge, K

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    insuficiente. Esta situacion representa un grave peligro para la salud de la poblacion y el medio ambiente, pues se les expone a agentes infecciosos, sustancias toxicas e incluso productos radioactivos que se generan entre los residuos de los centros de salud. En este trabajo se proponen alternativas para el tratamiento y disposicion final adecuados para los desechos solidos que se producen en los hospitales del pais, tomando en consideracion las caracteristicas que presentan estos residuos, las ventajas y desventajas de cada uno de las tecnicas existentes y las posibilidades tecnicas y economicas del pais. Para este fin, se llevo a cabo en primera instancia, una revision acerca de las propiedades, la calidad y la cantidad de los desechos solidos producidos por los centros hospitalarios nacionales. Se realizo ademas, un diagnostico de la situacion actual del tratamiento y disposicion final de estos residuos en algunos de los hospitales mas importantes del pais, asi como de las posibilidades de espacio fisico con el que ellos cuentan. Luego, se describen las diferentes tecnicas de tratamiento y disposicion final existentes para los desechos solidos provenientes de los centros de salud, asi como tambien se exponen sus ventajas y desventajas y se realizan un analisis comparativo de las mismas. Se cumple el objetivo, por cuanto se plantean alternativas de tratamiento y disposicion final que se consideran adecuadas para este tipo de residuos. No obstante, se deben realizar en el futuro investigaciones mas detalladas y estudios de factibilidad, con el fin de desarrollar programas de manejo y eliminacion de los desechos solidos para cada uno de los centros hospitalarios en Costa Rica. (Author)

  5. Análisis de costos hospitalarios de la insuficiencia cardíaca con función sistólica conservada versus deteriorada

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    Mariano A. Giorgi,

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available IntroducciónLa insuficiencia cardíaca (IC es un problema de salud de creciente importancia, especialmente entre los pacientes añosos. Sobre la base de la función sistólica del ventrículo izquierdo (FSVI, existen dos tipos de insuficiencia cardíaca (IC con FSVI deteriorada e IC con FSVI conservada que se caracterizan por tener diferencias fisiopatológicas y clínicas. Nuestra hipótesis es que esto podría devenir en una diferente utilización de los recursos de la salud.Pese a su importancia, no existen en la Argentina registros que comparen los costos hospitalarios de estas dos formas de IC en pacientes añosos, población en la que predomina la IC con FSVI conservada (fracción de eyección ≥ 50%.ObjetivoAnalizar los costos hospitalarios de estas dos formas de IC en pacientes añosos.Material y métodosSe analizaron datos de 133 pacientes añosos internados por IC. La muestra se dividió según la FSVI; se compararon las características previas y durante la hospitalización y los costos totales desde la perspectiva del financiador.ResultadosLa IC con FSVI conservada fue más frecuente (55,6% y con predominio femenino. No se observaron grandes diferencias entre ambos grupos, excepto para el uso de espironolactona y la cantidad de medicaciones recibidas, que fue más frecuente en el grupo con FSVI deteriorada.Esta última presentó un costo total mayor (27% más respecto de la otra variante, mayor tiempo de internación y un costo de medicamentos más elevado.ConclusionesSi bien el número de pacientes es reducido, el presente trabajo brinda una aproximación acerca de la importancia del análisis de costos de ambas formas de IC en sujetos añosos en la Argentina, lo cual constituye el paso inicial para la proyección de los gastos en salud.

  6. Capítulo 9. Transición del cuidado hospitalario al cuidado ambulatorio

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    María J. Rodríguez

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    Las intervenciones en la transición generalmente son lideradas por una enfermera que está encargada de detectar problemáticas adicionales en torno al paciente y conectarlo con el equipo de manejo multidisciplinario para que continúe su tratamiento al egreso.

  7. Prevalencia de traumatismos dentoalveolares en pacientes infantiles del complejo asistencial Dr. Sótero del Río Prevalence of dental trauma of infants attended at Dr. Sótero del Río Hospital

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    PF Castro Brezzo; E Dreyer Arroyo

    2012-01-01

    En el presente estudio descriptivo de incidencia, 604 niños menores de 15 años fueron examinados y atendidos en la Clínica de Odontopediatría del Complejo Asistencial Dr. Sotero del Río, con diagnóstico de Traumatismo Dentoalveolar (TDA), desde Enero a Diciembre del 2010. El propósito de este estudio fue caracterizar los TDA de acuerdo a la clasificación de Andreasen y Andreasen, determinar su frecuencia y distribución estacional, tipo y número de dientes afectados, distribución de género y e...

  8. Facial trauma

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    Maxillofacial injury; Midface trauma; Facial injury; LeFort injuries ... Hockberger RS, Walls RM, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice . 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier ...

  9. Automatización de un registro hospitalario de tumores Automatization of a hospital-based tumor registry

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    Josepa Ribes

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El Instituto Catalán de Oncología automatizó los procedimientos manuales de captación de la información de las bases de datos del alta hospitalaria (AH y anatomía patológica (APA mediante una aplicación informática (ASEDAT con el objetivo de aumentar la fiabilidad de los datos y reducir los costes del Registro Hospitalario de Tumores (RHT. Material y Método: ASEDAT detecta los tumores incidentes del centro a partir de las bases de datos de APA y de las AH mediante la selección de la información básica para cada uno de ellos. Se resolvió el RHT para el período 1999-2000 mediante el procedimiento manual y automatizado, y se compararon entre sí los resultados. Resultados: Se detectaron 10.498 pacientes oncológicos. La resolución manual detectó 8.309 tumores incidentes y 2.374 tumores prevalentes. ASEDAT resolvió automáticamente 8.901 pacientes (84,8%, en los cuales se detectaron 8.367 tumores incidentes, 58 tumores más que con el procedimiento manual. La validación de la concordancia se realizó en los tumores incidentes detectados por ambos métodos (7.063 tumores. En 6.185 tumores (87,6%, la información coincidió en todas las variables. De los tumores discordantes, 692 (9,8% fueron generados por el personal del RHT en la resolución manual y el resto (n = 186; 2,6% por la aplicación (resolución automática. Conclusiones: La automatización de un registro de cáncer es posible siempre y cuando el centro disponga de las bases de datos de APA y AH codificadas e informatizadas.Introduction: To increase data reliability and reduce the costs associated with the HTR, the Catalan Institute of Oncology programmed the manual procedures of data collection from databases by means of a computer application (ASEDAT. Material and method: ASEDAT detects the incident tumors of the registry from the databases of the pathology records (PR and discharge records (DR and selects the basic information from both databases. Data

  10. Enfermería y el respeto a la autonomía en el ámbito hospitalario: entre la sobreprotección y el descuido

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    Gloria Lucía Arango Bayer

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El discurso de la autonomía se asienta en la modernidad, en el reconocimiento de la dignidad humana y de la capacidad que la razón y la voluntad le confieren a una persona para hacer elecciones libres, para auto determinarse. Pero… ¿por qué a los enfermeros, particularmente en el ámbito hospitalario, se nos presentan dificultades al momento de ponerlo en práctica? En este ensayo se plantean dos de las cuatro principales -aunque no únicas- posibles explicaciones de estas dificultades. La primera de ellas: la falta de claridad en relación con el significado y el alcance del principio; la segunda, la consideración de los principios de autonomía y beneficencia como divergentes en razón a la historia misma de la profesión, en donde el respeto a la autonomía podría verse como contrario al deber que la profesión obliga: el deber de cuidar. A partir de estos planteamientos se presentan algunas recomendaciones, particularmente para la educación en enfermería, que implicaría incorporar el discurso bioético en la formación.

  11. Exigencias laborales psicológicas percibidas por médicos especialistas hospitalarios Job stress perceived by hospital medical staff

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    V. Escribà-Agüir

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar los factores de riesgo psicosocial, que hacen referencia a las exigencias psicológicas, percibidos por los médicos especialistas de seis hospitales públicos de la provincia de Valencia. Métodos: Estudio realizado mediante metodología cualitativa. La población estudiada ha sido personal facultativo especialista hospitalario (medicina interna, oncología, traumatología, unidad de cuidados intensivos [UCI] y radiología de seis hospitales públicos de la provincia de Valencia. Una encuestadora especializada llevó a cabo 47 entrevistas semiestructuradas de manera individual y presencial. Las variables estructurales que se tuvieron en cuenta para la elección de los participantes en el estudio fueron: el sexo, la edad, el estado civil, las cargas familiares, la especialidad médica, la categoría profesional, la antigüedad profesional y el tipo de contrato. Las entrevistas fueron grabadas en audio y posteriormente transcritas. Finalmente, se realizó un análisis del contenido del discurso. Resultados: Los principales factores de riesgo psicosocial expresados por los participantes son la sobrecarga de trabajo y la falta de personal, debidas fundamentalmente a las características organizativas del trabajo del hospital. Otro elemento estresante es el contacto diario con el sufrimiento y con la muerte, así como el hecho de sentirse responsable de vidas humanas. Las relaciones interpersonales en el entorno laboral, en el caso de los familiares de los pacientes, constituyen también un factor de riesgo psicosocial destacable, así como la incertidumbre ante el diagnóstico y el tratamiento, las posibilidades de ser demandado por mala práctica y el tener que transmitir malas noticias. Conclusiones: El personal facultativo hospitalario expresa un alto número de factores de riesgo psicosocial. Algunos están relacionados específicamente con las características de la profesión médica (contacto con el sufrimiento y con la

  12. Trauma Africa

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    Victor Y. Kong

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available “Major Trauma. Dr. Kong, please come to the Trauma Unit immediately. Dr. Kong, please come to the Trauma Unit immediately.” Even though I have been working at Edendale Hospital as a trauma registrar for over a year, whenever I hear this announcement over the hospital intercom system, my heart beats just a little faster than normal. When I first arrived at Edendale my colleagues told me that the adrenaline rush I would experience after being called out to attend a new emergency would decrease over time, and indeed they were right. However, it is also true to say that on some occasions more than others, it is still felt more strongly than ever.

  13. Tailbone trauma

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    For tailbone trauma when no spinal cord injury is suspected: Relieve pressure on the tailbone by sitting on an inflatable rubber ring or cushions. Take acetaminophen for pain. Take a stool softener to avoid constipation. If you suspect injury ...

  14. Paediatric trauma

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    Trauma Unit, Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town ... projects, educational initiatives and advocacy roles on child safety initiatives regarding child injuries as well as child abuse. ... The development of the total body digital.

  15. Evaluación de las secuelas intelectuales en niños con trauma craneoencefálico severo

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    Valentín Santiago Rodríguez Moya

    Full Text Available Introducción: el trauma craneoencefálico severo es una de las principales causas de hospitalización y mortalidad en niños mayores de un año. Objetivo: conocer y evaluar las secuelas intelectuales que provoca el traumatismo craneoencefálico severo en estos pacientes. Métodos: se realizó un estudio prospectivo, longitudinal, descriptivo, cuyo universo estuvo constituido por 84 niños mayores de un año de edad con trauma craneoencefálico severo, en un periodo de inclusión desde 1998 a 2008, con un seguimiento de la rehabilitación motora hasta 5 años posterior a la inclusión (hasta 2013. Las variables a estudiar fueron: la edad, el sexo, las causas directas del accidente y las manifestaciones clínicas encontradas en el examen físico. Se determinó el coeficiente de inteligencia y seguimiento a la evolución en el tiempo a través de la escala de repercusiones de Glasgow. Resultados: la causa fundamental de las lesiones craneoencefálicas fueron los accidentes. El sexo de mayor incidencia fue el masculino, y el grupo de edad, el comprendido entre 5-9 años. Se clasificó al 61 % de los pacientes como retrasados mentales moderados, el 32,2 % retrasados mentales leves y el 3,4 % retrasados mentales graves y profundos, respectivamente. Fallecieron 7 niños. La evaluación de la rehabilitación al año confirmó que el 76,6 % de los pacientes mantenían discapacidad severa, y a los 5 años solo el 29,9 % era incapaz de vivir independiente. Conclusiones: los traumatismos craneoencefálicos severos provocan secuelas intelectuales graves en los niños, y no se logra una rehabilitación favorable hasta el año del egreso hospitalario. Los grupos más vulnerables a sufrir traumatismo craneoencefálico son los niños mayores de 5 años y del sexo masculino, y la causa fundamental que lo provocó fue, dentro de los accidentes, las caídas de altura.

  16. Facial trauma.

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    Peeters, N; Lemkens, P; Leach, R; Gemels B; Schepers, S; Lemmens, W

    Facial trauma. Patients with facial trauma must be assessed in a systematic way so as to avoid missing any injury. Severe and disfiguring facial injuries can be distracting. However, clinicians must first focus on the basics of trauma care, following the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) system of care. Maxillofacial trauma occurs in a significant number of severely injured patients. Life- and sight-threatening injuries must be excluded during the primary and secondary surveys. Special attention must be paid to sight-threatening injuries in stabilized patients through early referral to an appropriate specialist or the early initiation of emergency care treatment. The gold standard for the radiographic evaluation of facial injuries is computed tomography (CT) imaging. Nasal fractures are the most frequent isolated facial fractures. Isolated nasal fractures are principally diagnosed through history and clinical examination. Closed reduction is the most frequently performed treatment for isolated nasal fractures, with a fractured nasal septum as a predictor of failure. Ear, nose and throat surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons and ophthalmologists must all develop an adequate treatment plan for patients with complex maxillofacial trauma.

  17. Complicaciones postquirúrgicas en la población infantil de 1 a 17 años intervenidos por trauma abdominal y torácico en el servicio de cirugía pediátrica del hospital “Carlos Andrade Marín” desde el mes de junio de 2013 hasta septiembre de 2016

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    López Vaca, César Augusto

    2017-01-01

    El trauma pediátrico provoca altos índices de mortalidad y morbilidad, que generan gran coste económico y humano, por lo que requiere de métodos que permitan hacer una estimación del riesgo de aparición de complicaciones y de esta manera identificarlas y tratarlas tempranamente. Objetivo: Identificar los factores asociados a complicaciones postquirúrgicas en la población infantil de 1 a 17 años intervenidos por trauma abdominal y torácico en el servicio de Cirugía Pediátrica del Hospital “Ca...

  18. [Chest trauma].

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    Freixinet Gilart, Jorge; Ramírez Gil, María Elena; Gallardo Valera, Gregorio; Moreno Casado, Paula

    2011-01-01

    Chest trauma is a frequent problem arising from lesions caused by domestic and occupational activities and especially road traffic accidents. These injuries can be analyzed from distinct points of view, ranging from consideration of the most severe injuries, especially in the context of multiple trauma, to the specific characteristics of blunt and open trauma. In the present article, these injuries are discussed according to the involvement of the various thoracic structures. Rib fractures are the most frequent chest injuries and their diagnosis and treatment is straightforward, although these injuries can be severe if more than three ribs are affected and when there is major associated morbidity. Lung contusion is the most common visceral lesion. These injuries are usually found in severe chest trauma and are often associated with other thoracic and intrathoracic lesions. Treatment is based on general support measures. Pleural complications, such as hemothorax and pneumothorax, are also frequent. Their diagnosis is also straightforward and treatment is based on pleural drainage. This article also analyzes other complex situations, notably airway trauma, which is usually very severe in blunt chest trauma and less severe and even suitable for conservative treatment in iatrogenic injury due to tracheal intubation. Rupture of the diaphragm usually causes a diaphragmatic hernia. Treatment is always surgical. Myocardial contusions should be suspected in anterior chest trauma and in sternal fractures. Treatment is conservative. Other chest injuries, such as those of the great thoracic and esophageal vessels, are less frequent but are especially severe. Copyright © 2011 Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  19. Geriatric trauma.

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    Adams, Sasha D; Holcomb, John B

    2015-12-01

    The landscape of trauma is changing due to an aging population. Geriatric patients represent an increasing number and proportion of trauma admissions and deaths. This review explores recent literature on geriatric trauma, including triage criteria, assessment of frailty, fall-related injury, treatment of head injury complicated by coagulopathy, goals of care, and the need for ongoing education of all surgeons in the care of the elderly. Early identification of high-risk geriatric patients is imperative to initiate early resuscitative efforts. Geriatric patients are typically undertriaged because of their baseline frailty being underappreciated; however, centers that see more geriatric patients do better. Rapid reversal of anticoagulation is important in preventing progression of brain injury. Anticipation of difficult disposition necessitates early involvement of physical therapy for rehabilitation and case management for appropriate placement. Optimal care of geriatric trauma patients will be based on the well established tenets of trauma resuscitation and injury repair, but with distinct elements that address the physiological and anatomical challenges presented by geriatric patients.

  20. Abdominal trauma

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    Giordany, B.R.

    1985-01-01

    Abdominal injury is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood. Ten percent of trauma-related deaths are due to abdominal injury. Thousands of children are involved in auto accidents annually; many suffer severe internal injury. Child abuse is a second less frequent but equally serious cause of internal abdominal injury. The descriptions of McCort and Eisenstein and their associates in the 1960s first brought to attention the frequency and severity of visceral injury as important manifestations of the child abuse syndrome. Blunt abdominal trauma often causes multiple injuries; in the past, many children have been subjected to exploratory surgery to evaluate the extent of possible hidden injury. Since the advent of noninvasive radiologic imaging techniques including radionuclide scans and ultrasound and, especially, computed tomography (CT), the radiologist has been better able to assess (accurately) the extent of abdominal injury and thus allow conservative therapy in many cases. Penetrating abdominal trauma occurs following gunshot wounds, stabbing, and other similar injury. This is fortunately, a relatively uncommon occurrence in most pediatric centers and will not be discussed specifically here, although many principles of blunt trauma diagnosis are valid for evaluation of penetrating abdominal trauma. If there is any question that a wound has extended intraperitonelly, a sinogram with water-soluble contrast material allows quick, accurate diagnosis. The presence of large amounts of free intraperitoneal gas suggests penetrating injury to the colon or other gas-containing viscus and is generally considered an indication for surgery

  1. Estacionalidad e impacto del turismo en la atención urgente hospitalaria y primaria

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    Mateu Sbert, Josep

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    Los servicios de urgencias médicas hospitalarios y de atención primaria son considerados claves en el funcionamiento del sistema sanitario. Modelizar el comportamiento temporal de las visitas urgentes es fundamental para planificar adecuadamente su demanda, especialmente en aquellas regiones donde se producen altas oscilaciones estacionales de población. El objetivo de esta tesis doctoral es estimar el impacto del turismo sobre las series de urgencias médicas de titularidad pública, tanto de ...

  2. Pancreatic trauma.

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    Lahiri, R; Bhattacharya, S

    2013-05-01

    Pancreatic trauma occurs in approximately 4% of all patients sustaining abdominal injuries. The pancreas has an intimate relationship with the major upper abdominal vessels, and there is significant morbidity and mortality associated with severe pancreatic injury. Immediate resuscitation and investigations are essential to delineate the nature of the injury, and to plan further management. If main pancreatic duct injuries are identified, specialised input from a tertiary hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) team is advised. A comprehensive online literature search was performed using PubMed. Relevant articles from international journals were selected. The search terms used were: 'pancreatic trauma', 'pancreatic duct injury', 'radiology AND pancreas injury', 'diagnosis of pancreatic trauma', and 'management AND surgery'. Articles that were not published in English were excluded. All articles used were selected on relevance to this review and read by both authors. Pancreatic trauma is rare and associated with injury to other upper abdominal viscera. Patients present with non-specific abdominal findings and serum amylase is of little use in diagnosis. Computed tomography is effective in diagnosing pancreatic injury but not duct disruption, which is most easily seen on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography or operative pancreatography. If pancreatic injury is suspected, inspection of the entire pancreas and duodenum is required to ensure full evaluation at laparotomy. The operative management of pancreatic injury depends on the grade of injury found at laparotomy. The most important prognostic factor is main duct disruption and, if found, reconstructive options should be determined by an experienced HPB surgeon. The diagnosis of pancreatic trauma requires a high index of suspicion and detailed imaging studies. Grading pancreatic injury is important to guide operative management. The most important prognostic factor is pancreatic duct disruption and in these cases

  3. Splenic Trauma

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    Cortes Diaz, Fabio F; Buitrago Mejia, Francisco; Ulloa Guerrero, Luis Heber

    2001-01-01

    The spleen is the organ that is injured during the closed trauma with more frequency and it is the cause more common of foregone death in the patients with wounded abdominal. At the present time the complications of the splenic trauma are related with their severity, associate wounds, diagnostic fail or inadequate treatments. The lesions that are diagnosed in early form are managed quick and satisfactorily, but the forgotten wounds or the diagnoses and late treatments take for themselves high rates of morbid-mortality. The paper includes their phyto pathology, diagnoses, classification and treatment

  4. Ballistic trauma

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    Parvathi Devi Munishwar

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Gunshot injuries are rather serious but uncommon type of trauma in India. Radiologists can contribute substantially in the evaluation and treatment of patients with gunshot wounds. Foreign bodies that enter a patient as a result of trauma are contaminated and produce a range of symptoms. Oral and maxillofacial gunshot injuries are usually fatal due to close proximity with vital structures. Here, we report a case in which radiographic evidence of foreign bodies in the right orofacial region exposed a history of a gunshot injury. The patient did not have any major complaints except for reduced mouth opening. These foreign bodies were clinically silent for approximately 12 years.

  5. Thoracic Trauma.

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    Dennis, Bradley M; Bellister, Seth A; Guillamondegui, Oscar D

    2017-10-01

    Management of chest trauma is integral to patient outcomes owing to the vital structures held within the thoracic cavity. Understanding traumatic chest injuries and appropriate management plays a pivotal role in the overall well-being of both blunt and penetrating trauma patients. Whether the injury includes rib fractures, associated pulmonary injuries, or tracheobronchial tree injuries, every facet of management may impact the short- and long-term outcomes, including mortality. This article elucidates the workup and management of the thoracic cage, pulmonary and tracheobronchial injuries. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Trauma Theory

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    Pedersen, Bodil Maria

    There are two main trends in psychological approaches to human suffering related to what we term trauma. Although they have their respective limitations both approaches may help us explore and alleviate human suffering. One trend, primarily using concepts like traumatic events and traumatisation ...

  7. Repercussões psicofísicas na saúde dos enfermeiros da adaptação e improvisação de materiais hospitalares Consecuencias sobre la salud física y psicológica del personal de enfermeria debido a la necesidad de adaptación y de improvisación de suministros hospitalarios Psychophysical impact on nurses' health due to adaptation and improvisation of hospital supplies

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    Norma Valéria Dantas de Oliveira Souza

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisa qualitativa descritiva. O objeto de estudo foram as repercussões psicofísicas para a saúde dos enfermeiros diante da necessidade de adaptação e improvisação de materiais e de equipamentos para assegurar a prestação do cuidado em situação de precarização das condições de trabalho. Os objetivos foram analisar os sentimentos dos enfermeiros diante da necessidade de adaptação e de improvisação de materiais e de equipamentos no ambiente hospitalar e discutir as repercussões na saúde do enfermeiro diante desta necessidade. Os sujeitos foram 25 enfermeiros que atuavam em unidades de internação de um hospital escola da cidade do Rio de Janeiro. O instrumento de coleta foi a entrevista semiestruturada. Os resultados demonstraram que, devido às frequentes adaptações e improvisações de materiais, os enfermeiros sofrem repercussões negativas na saúde: medo, angústia, estresse, irritação, dores nas pernas e região lombar, cefaleia e cansaço.Investigación de tipo cualitativo y descriptivo. El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar las consecuencias psicofísicas que afectan la salud del personal de enfermería debido a la constante necesidad de adaptación y de improvisación de materiales y equipos para garantizar la atención y cuidado en situaciones donde las condiciones de trabajo son precarias. Los objetivos fueron analizar los sentimientos de los enfermeros frente a la necesidad de adaptación constante y de improvisación de materiales y equipos en el hospital y discutir las consecuencias que tiene sobre la salud de los enfermeros la frecuente necesidad de improvisar y adaptar los materiales y equipos. Los sujetos del estudio fueron un grupo de 25 enfermeros que trabajaban en la unidad de admisión hospitalaria de un hospital escuela en Río de Janeiro. Se utilizó la entrevista semiestructurada para la recolección de datos. Los resultados mostraron que, debido a ajustes frecuentes e improvisaciones de

  8. Dimensiones del trauma social en una población en situación de desplazamiento por conflicto armado : Estudio de caso en una comunidad desplazada en los años 2012 y 2013 a la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia

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    Palencia Cárdenas, Eder Luis

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del estudio fue caracterizar el trauma social en una población en situación de desplazamiento que llegó a la ciudad de Medellín a causa del conflicto armado en Colombia, utilizando como estrategia de análisis la teoría fundamentada y la perspectiva del interaccionismo simbólico. Los resultados revelan tres grandes categorías: El evento expulsor, las pérdidas y rupturas y el duelo. Las relaciones e interacciones entre estas categorías y sus respectivas subcategorías se articulan a ...

  9. Conocimiento de los padres sobre hábitos bucales deformantes y traumas dentales asociados a las alteraciones bucales en niños de 4 a 10 años de edad de la I.E. Nuestros Héroes de la Guerra del Pacífico del distrito de Tacna, 2012

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    Aparcana Díaz, José Alfredo

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    El objetivo se centró en determinar si se asocia el conocimiento que poseen los padres sobre hábitos bucales deformantes y traumas dentales con las alteraciones bucales en niños de 4 a 10 años de edad de la I.E. Nuestros Héroes de la Guerra del Pacífico del distrito de Tacna en el periodo 2012. El diseño fue no experimental, descriptivo transversal y de asociación. La población de estudio, fueron 248 padres y 248 hijos/as escolares de 4 a 10 años. Se utilizó un test de conocimientos de ...

  10. Fatores de risco para dependência após trauma crânio-encefálico Factores de riesgo para la dependencia despues del trauma crâneo-encefálico Risk factors for dependency after traumatic brain injury

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    Regina Márcia Cardoso de Sousa

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: identificar entre as características das vítimas de trauma crânio-encefálico contuso (idade, sexo, escolaridade, antecedentes, tempo de internação, complicações pós-traumáticas e indicadores da gravidade do trauma e lesão craniana fatores de risco para prognóstico desfavorável. MÉTODOS: análise de 63 vítimas, com idade entre 12 e 65 anos, em seguimento ambulatorial em centro para atendimento de trauma, entre 6 meses e 3 anos após evento traumático. Utilizando-se a regressão logística múltipla foi construído um modelo para condição funcional. RESULTADOS: indivíduos que alcançaram pontuação 5 no máximo Abbreviated Injury Scale da região cabeça tiveram 4,89 vezes mais chance de dependência quando comparados com os que apresentaram escore menor. Vítimas internadas durante 12 dias ou mais mostraram 5,76 vezes mais chance para se tornarem dependentes em relação às demais. CONCLUSÃO: os fatores de risco para dependência foram o máximo Abbreviated Injury Scale da região cabeça e o tempo de internação.OBJETIVO: identificar entre las características de las víctimas con trauma encéfalo craneano (edad, sexo, escolaridad, antecedentes, tiempo de internamiento, complicaciones post traumáticas e indicadores de gravedad del trauma y lesión craneana factores de riesgo para pronóstico desfavorable. METODOS: análisis de 63 víctimas, con edades entre 12 y 65 años, con seguimiento ambulatorio en un centro de atención de trauma, entre 6 meses a 3 años posteriores al evento traumático. Se utilizó la regresión logística múltiple y fue construido un modelo para condición funcional. RESULTADOS: los individuos que alcanzaron puntuación de 5 como máximo en la Abbreviated Injury Scale de la región de la cabeza tuvieron 4,89 veces más oportunidad de dependencia que los que presentaron menor escore. Las víctimas internadas durante 12 días o más mostraron 5,76 veces más oportunidad de tornarse

  11. Los comités hospitalarios de bioética y la educación en salud: notas para la discusión

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    Jorge Alberto Álvarez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo toma el caso mexicano de la exigencia legal de comités de bioética: comités hospitalarios de bioética ([ CHB ], comités de ética asistencial o comités de ética clínica y los comités de ética en investigación ( CEI ; la Ley General de Salud hace obligatorios esos comités desde una modificación en 2011. La literatura refiere que los comités de bioética cuentan con tres funciones básicas: educativa, consultiva y normativa; por su parte el marco legal vigente retoma elementos teóricos importantes, uno de ellos corresponde a las funciones de los comités de bioética. Adicionalmente, profundiza en el análisis de la función educativa, toda vez que una buena parte de la literatura disponible se dirige a la función consultiva. Asimismo, se realizan algunas propuestas sobre contenidos en materia educativa. Así pues, es posible organizar grupos de problemas éticos en torno al inicio de la vida humana y problemas éticos alrededor del final de la vida humana. Efectivamente, hay muchos problemas éticos toda la vida, pero entrar o salir de la vida parece ser más conflictivo desde el punto de vista ético.

  12. Trauma cardiaco cerrado

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    Camilo Alvarado

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El trauma cardiaco constituye una de las primeras causas de mortalidad en la población general. Requiere alto índice de sospecha en trauma cerrado severo, mecanismo de desaceleración y en presencia de signos indirectos como: equimosis, huella del volante o del cinturón en el tórax anterior. Las lesiones incluyen: conmoción cardiaca, ruptura cardiaca, lesión cardiaca indirecta como la trombosis coronaria aguda, lesión aórtica, lesión del pericardio y herniación cardiaca. Entre las manifestaciones clínicas están: la angina refractaria a nitratos, el dolor pleurítico, la hipotensión arterial, la taquicardia, la ingurgitación yugular que aumenta con la inspiración, el galope por tercer ruido, el frote pericárdico, los soplos de reciente aparición, los estertores crepitantes por edema pulmonar. El electrocardiograma es el primer eslabón en el algoritmo diagnóstico con hallazgos como: la taquicardia sinusal, los complejos ventriculares prematuros, la fibrilación auricular, el bloqueo de rama derecha y los bloqueos auriculoventriculares. La radiografía de tórax ayuda a descartar lesiones adicionales óseas y pulmonares. La troponina I tiene un valor predictivo negativo del 93% para el trauma cardiaco, otras enzimas como la creatina quinasa total y la creatina quinasa fracción MB son menos específicas. El ecocardiograma está indicado en caso de hipotensión persistente, electrocardiograma con alteraciones o falla cardiaca aguda. El tratamiento incluye la estabilización inicial y un manejo específico de las lesiones. Entre las complicaciones se incluyen: el taponamiento cardiaco, la contusión miocárdica, el síndrome coronario agudo, las arritmias cardíacas y la lesión aórtica. El pronóstico se determina en mayor medida por los signos vitales al ingreso y la presencia de paro cardiaco durante el abordaje inicial.

  13. [Pancreatic trauma].

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    Arvieux, C; Guillon, F; Létoublon, Ch; Oughriss, M

    2003-10-01

    Early diagnosis of pancreatic trauma has always been challenging because of the lack of correlation between the initial clinical symptomatology, radiologic and laboratory findings, and the severity of the injury. Thanks to the improved performance of spiral CT scanning and magnetic resonance pancreatography, it is now often possible to make an early diagnosis of pancreatic contusion, to localize the site of the injury, and (most importantly) to identify injury to the main pancreatic duct which has major implications for the management of the case. When the trauma victim is unstable, radiologic work-up may be impossible and urgent laparotomy is required. Control of hemorrhage is the primary concern here and a damage control approach with packing may be appropriate; if the pancreatic head has been destroyed, a pancreaticoduodenectomy with delayed reconstruction may be required. If the trauma victim is stable, the treatment strategy will be governed by a variety of parameters--age, clinical condition, associated local anatomic findings (pancreatitis, injury to the duodenum or biliary tract), involvement of the pancreatic duct, and localization of the injury within the gland (to right or left of the mesenteric vessels).

  14. Elaboração e aplicação de um instrumento de avaliação no pós-operatório imediato com base no protocolo do Advanced Trauma Life Suport Elaboración y aplicación de un instrumento de evaluación en el post operatorio inmediato con base en el protocolo del Advanced Trauma Life Suport Elaboration and application of an evaluation instrument in the immediate postoperative period, based on the Advanced Trauma Life Support protocol

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    Marisa Dias Von Atzingen

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Elaborar e aplicar um instrumento de avaliação do paciente no pós-operatório imediato (POI de anestesia geral baseado no protocolo do Advanced Trauma Life Suport. MÉTODOS: Foi criado um instrumento baseado no ABCDE do Trauma e aplicado na Sala de Recuperação Pós-Anestésica em todos os pacientes adultos submetidos a cirurgias sob efeito de anestesia geral no período de setembro a novembro de 2007. RESULTADOS: Observou-se que 93,5% dos pacientes tinham vias aéreas pérvias, porém 92,2% necessitaram de oxigênio suplementar. Houve alteração na ausculta pulmonar de 15,6% dos pacientes, hipotensão em 16,9% e hipotermia em 23,4%. Observou-se também uma diferença estatisticamente significativa sugerindo que as mulheres apresentam melhores condições de recuperação que os homens. CONCLUSÃO: O exame físico na seqüência proposta pelo ABCDE do Trauma permitiu identificar as principais alterações fisiológicas no POI contribuindo para a assistência de enfermagem.OBJETIVO: Elaborar y aplicar un instrumento de evaluación del paciente en el post operatorio inmediato (POI de anestesia general basado en el protocolo do Advanced Trauma Life Suport. MÉTODOS: Fue creado un instrumento fundamentado en el ABCDE del Trauma y aplicado en la Sala de Recuperación Post-Anestésica a todos los pacientes adultos sometidos a cirugías que se encontraban bajo efecto de la anestesia general en el período de setiembre a noviembre del 2007. RESULTADOS: Se observó que el 93,5% de los pacientes tenían vías aéreas permeables, sin embargo el 92,2% necesitó de oxígeno suplementario. Hubo alteración en la auscultación pulmonar del 15,6% de los pacientes, hipotensión en el 16,9% e hipotermia en el 23,4%. Se observó también una diferencia estadísticamente significativa, sugiriendo que las mujeres presentan mejores condiciones de recuperación que los hombres. CONCLUSIÓN: El examen físico en la secuencia propuesta por el ABCDE del

  15. Trabajo hospitalario, estrés y sufrimiento mental: deterioro de la salud de los internos en Quito, Ecuador

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    Las condiciones de trabajo hospitalario en Ecuador se han deteriorado en las últimas décadas y se perfila un empeoramiento aún mayor en el contexto neoliberal. Sondeos anteriores detectaron la presencia de altos índices de sufrimiento mental en trabajadores de la salud. El presente estudio se efectuó en una muestra representativa de los internos rotativos de los cinco principales hospitales públicos de Quito que cursaban el séptimo año de la Escuela de Medicina. Se aplicaron instrumentos epid...

  16. Urethral trauma

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    Carrington, B.M.; Hricak, H.; Dixon, C.; McAninch, J.W.

    1990-01-01

    This paper evaluates the role of MR imaging in posterior urethral trauma. Fifteen patients with posttraumatic membranous urethral strictures underwent prospective MR imaging with a 1.5-T unit before open urethroplasty. All patients had transaxial T1-weighted (500/20) and T2-weighted (2,500/70) spin-echo images and T2-weighted sagittal and coronal images (matrix, 192 x 256; section thickness, 4 mm with 20% gap). Conventional retrograde and cystourethrography were performed preoperatively. Compared with conventional studies, MR imaging defined the length and location of the urethral injury and provided additional information regarding the direction and degree of prostatic and urethral dislocation

  17. Images in kidney trauma

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    Rodriguez, Jose Luis; Rodriguez, Sonia Pilar; Manzano, Ana Cristina

    2007-01-01

    A case of a 3 years old female patient, who suffered blunt lumbar trauma (horse kick) with secondary kidney trauma, is reported. Imaging findings are described. Renal trauma classification and imaging findings are reviewed

  18. ¿Por qué los pacientes utilizan los servicios de urgencias hospitalarios por iniciativa propia? Why do patients use hospital emergency services on their own initiative?

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    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Se pretende describir el perfil de usuario y determinar su motivación para visitar el servicio de urgencias hospitalario (SUH por iniciativa propia. Método: Se elaboró un cuestionario ad hoc que se aplicó por selección consecutiva a los pacientes que podían esperar asistencia (nivel 1 del triage durante una semana de noviembre de 2002. Resultados: Respondieron el cuestionario 348 pacientes, acudiendo por iniciativa propia el 82,5%. De éstos, el 17,7% desconocía el funcionamiento de atención primaria respecto a urgencias; el 18,8% consultó con su centro de salud; el 55,0% refirió preferencia por el SUH y el 13,5% acudió por demora en otros niveles asistenciales. El 50,5% era menor de 40 años y el 9,2%, extranjero. Conclusiones: Los cambios en el patrón de consumo de servicios sanitarios pueden comprometer la organización del Sistema Nacional de Salud, si no se adapta la oferta a la necesidad expresada y/o se interviene modulando el uso racional de los recursos sanitarios.Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine the reasons why patients use hospital emergency services (HES on their own initiative and the characteristics of these users. Method: An ad hoc questionnaire was designed and applied by consecutive selection to patients who could have waited for medical care (level 1 triage over a 1-week period in November 2002. Results: A total of 348 patients completed the questionnaire; 82.5% attended on their own initiative; of these, 17.7% reported they did not know how Primary Care worked in relation to the Emergency Services; 18.8% consulted a Primary Care physician; 55.0% preferred the HES and 13.5% attended because of a delay in another health care setting. Half the patients (50.5% were younger than 40 years old and 9.2% were foreigners. Conclusions: Changes in health services' consumption patterns could jeopardize the public health system unless supply is adapted to the demand expressed and

  19. La Visión de los vencidos y la Brevissima relación: Trauma y denuncia en la construcción del sujeto indígena en México

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    Salvador Leetoy

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensayo tiene por objetivo el análisis de una de las formas de construcción ideológica que subjetiva al indígena a la luz de dos textos: La brevíssima relación de la destruyción de las Indias, de Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, y la compilación de las crónicas indígenas de la Visión de los vencidos, de Miguel León-Portilla. Estas obras relatan el grave sufrimiento y trauma histórico que dejó la Conquista en los pueblos ab(origenes de este continente. Dichas narraciones del desastre se convierten en discursos de reclamo y denuncia política que de alguna u otra manera marcarían el tenor de la defensa indígena en los siglos subsecuentes, y por ende, de una de las formas en que sería construida su imagen.This paper aims to analyse one of the forms of ideological construction that makes Indian people a subject, as it is seen in two texts: La brevíssima relación de la destruyción de las Indias, by Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas, and the compilation of native chronicles Visión de los vencidos, by Miguel León-Portilla. These works tell us the great suffering and historical trauma that the Conquest left on native people in this continent. These stories of the disaster become political protest discourses, which somehow inform the native defence in the centuries afterwards, and so, one of the forms in which their image was built.

  20. Head Trauma: First Aid

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    First aid Head trauma: First aid Head trauma: First aid By Mayo Clinic Staff Most head trauma involves injuries that are minor and don't require ... 21, 2015 Original article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-head-trauma/basics/ART-20056626 . Mayo ...

  1. INTELIGENCIA COMPETITIVA: PROPUESTA DE MODELO SISTEMICO COMO CAMBIO ORGANIZACIONAL PARA LOS HOSPITALES DEL SUR DEL BRASIL

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    Nilda, Tañski

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El éxito de una organización depende cada vez más, de la estrategia de su negocio. Un componente estructural de la estrategia es el ajuste entre sus actividades primarias y sus actividades de soporte. Y así como en la industria, en un hospital, una nueva estrategia para ser implementada en general implica revisar procesos de negocios o introducir nuevas formas de ejecutar las operaciones de la empresa. Sin embargo, organizaciones que tengan problemas de alienación entre la estrategia de negocios con su infraestructura de Tecnología de Información tendrán dificultades de implantar un modelo sistémico del proceso de inteligencia competitiva. Se cree que el segmento hospitalario privado tiene problemas de sincronismo entre la estrategia de negocios con la infraestructura de Tecnología de la Información (TI. Por lo tanto, se puede cuestionar: ¿Un modelo sistémico de Inteligencia Competitiva para el segmento hospitalario privado, puede ser un modelo conceptual del proceso de cambio, pasible de ser implementado en este tipo de organización? El objetivo principal de este trabajo de investigación es proponer un Modelo Sistémico del proceso de Inteligencia Competitiva versión 2, en los hospitales privados de la región sur de Brasil.

  2. Predetermining value analysis of the prehospital phase procedures in trauma victims survival Análisis del valor predeterminante de los procedimientos de la fase prehospitalaria en la sobrevivencia de las víctimas de trauma Análise do valor predeterminante dos procedimentos da fase pré-hospitalar na sobrevivência das vítimas de trauma

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    Marisa Aparecida Amaro Malvestio

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to analyze the determining value of the procedures carried out during prehospital care in the survival time of traffic accident victims. Data of 175 victims with Revised Trauma Score £ 11, cared for and transported by advanced life support to tertiary referral hospitals, were submitted to Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis and to Cox proportional hazards model. Four procedure groups associated with survival were identified: basic circulatory; advanced respiratory; volume replaced and medication. Until hospital discharge, the victims who underwent orotracheal intubation and chest compressions showed 3.6 and 6.4 times higher death hazards, respectively. The need for definitive airway and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the prehospital phase was predetermining with higher death hazard. The less than 1000ml intravenous fluid replacement was the only predetermining factor with protective power against death hazard.La propuesta de este estudio fue analizar el valor determinante de los procedimientos realizados durante la atención prehospitalaria en el tiempo de sobrevivencia de víctimas de accidentes de tránsito. Datos de 175 víctimas con Revised Trauma Score A proposta deste estudo foi analisar o valor predeterminante dos procedimentos realizados, durante o atendimento pré-hospitalar no tempo de sobrevivência de vítimas de acidentes de trânsito. Dados de 175 vítimas com Revised Trauma Score < 11, atendidas e transportadas pelo suporte avançado à vida a hospitais terciários, foram submetidas à Análise de Sobrevivência de Kaplan Méier e à Análise de Riscos Proporcionais de Cox. Identificou-se 4 grupos de procedimentos associados à sobrevivência: circulatórios básicos; respiratórios avançados; volume reposto e medicamentos. Até a alta hospitalar, as vítimas, submetidas à entubação orotraqueal e compressões torácicas, apresentaram 3,6 e 6,4 vezes maior risco para o óbito, respectivamente. A

  3. Aporte a la toma de decisiones Del Instituto de Ortopedia Infantil Roosevelt a partir del análisis estructural del sector estratégico de hospitales universitarios

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    El concepto de hospitales universitarios ha ido evolucionando en el mundo, siendo cada vez más estricta la legislación que los regula y los mecanismos de evaluación para asegurar la calidad de la educación a los estudiantes que realizan prácticas en ambientes hospitalarios. El direccionamiento estratégico de los hospitales universitarios requiere en primer lugar de un análisis específico del sector, mediante pruebas como el análisis de hacinamiento, levantamiento del panorama competitivo...

  4. Trauma facilities in Denmark

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    Weile, Jesper; Nielsen, Klaus; Primdahl, Stine C

    2018-01-01

    Background: Trauma is a leading cause of death among adults aged challenge. Evidence supports the centralization of trauma facilities and the use multidisciplinary trauma teams. Because knowledge is sparse on the existing distribution of trauma facilities...... and the organisation of trauma care in Denmark, the aim of this study was to identify all Danish facilities that care for traumatized patients and to investigate the diversity in organization of trauma management. Methods: We conducted a systematic observational cross-sectional study. First, all hospitals in Denmark...... were identified via online services and clarifying phone calls to each facility. Second, all trauma care manuals on all facilities that receive traumatized patients were gathered. Third, anesthesiologists and orthopedic surgeons on call at all trauma facilities were contacted via telephone...

  5. Ús dels recursos web per part dels hospitals americans en la promoció de l'alimentació saludable

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    Gordó Rosell, Roser

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    Revisió de l'ús que fan els centres hospitalaris americans dels recursos que ofereix Internet, amb l'objectiu de promoure l'alimentació saludable entre la població. Revisión del uso que hacen los centros hospitalarios americanos de los recursos que ofrece Internet, con el objetivo de promover la alimentación saludable entre la población. Review of the use made by American hospitals of Internet resources with the aim of promoting healthy eating habits among the population.

  6. Manejo de los desechos sólidos domiciliarios y hospitalarios

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    Lilliana Abarca Guerrero Abarca Guerrero

    Full Text Available Se decidió analizar cuál es la situación actual en el manejo de los desechos, con el objetivo de determinar la variación en los índices de generación de los desechos domésticos y establecer cuál es la situación con respecto a algunos hospitales privados. La información servirá de insumo para el Proyecto “Estado de la Nación” del 2005, a través del cual se realiza un esfuerzo continuo para informar a la sociedad sobre aspectos relevantes para que, de esta manera, pueda entender su propia realidad y participar en las orientaciones y acciones futuras por realizar, pues la información es fundamental para el funcionamiento de la democracia. Para conocer la realidad se necesitandatos que ayuden en la construcción de indicadores que reflejen la complejarealidad nacional. Con el presente trabajo se presentan algunos indicadores para la generación de desechos domiciliarios correspondientes a algunas municipalidades de zonas urbanas y zonas rurales, así como los obtenidos para hospitales privados, comparados con datos disponibles de algunos hospitales públicos de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social.

  7. Explorando la relación entre los métodos de diseño lean y la reducción de residuos de construcción y demolición: tres estudios de caso de proyectos hospitalarios en California

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    Full Text Available El ideal del concepto Lean es entregar valor al cliente sin desperdiciar nada. Los resultados sustentables tradicionales, que persiguen el ideal Lean en los proyectos constructivos, son más bien resultados económicos en vez de resultados ambientales. Este artículo estudia cómo los métodos de diseño eficientes pueden reducir el volumen de residuos de construcción y demolición y contribuir a la sustentabilidad del medio ambiente. Se realizaron tres estudios de caso a fin de analizar tres proyectos hospitalarios en California que emplearon herramientas y métodos Lean durante la fase de diseño. Estos tres casos demostraron que la reducción de residuos de construcción y demolición (por ej., reciclar desperdicios de la construcción, reducir el uso de materiales y promover la recuperación después del uso se puede lograr indirectamente a través de la reducción del desperdicio económico. Se generaron hipótesis comprobables a partir de los hallazgos de los estudios de caso, las que se propusieron como temas para futuras investigaciones.

  8. Trauma de tórax

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    M. Felipe Undurraga, Dr.; D. Patricio RodríGuez, Dr.; P. David Lazo, Dr.

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    El traumatismo de tórax es una situación altamente desafiante en el manejo de urgencia. Requiere conocimientos de las complicaciones que pueden poner en riesgo vital al paciente en pocos minutos como de un adecuado manejo primario de las complicaciones que se pueden presentar en el mediano y largo plazo. De la mortalidad total del trauma, un 75% se debe a trauma torácico como causa primaria o como elemento contribuyente. Es por esto que el manejo de estas lesiones torácicas es esencial en el ...

  9. Initial evaluation of the "Trauma surgery course"

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    Tugnoli Gregorio

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The consequence of the low rate of penetrating injuries in Europe and the increase in non-operative management of blunt trauma is a decrease in surgeons' confidence in managing traumatic injuries has led to the need for new didactic tools. The aim of this retrospective study was to present the Corso di Chirurgia del Politrauma (Trauma Surgery Course, developed as a model for teaching operative trauma techniques, and assess its efficacy. Method the two-day course consisted of theoretical lectures and practical experience on large-sized swine. Data of the first 126 participants were collected and analyzed. Results All of the 126 general surgeons who had participated in the course judged it to be an efficient model to improve knowledge about the surgical treatment of trauma. Conclusion A two-day course, focusing on trauma surgery, with lectures and life-like operation situations, represents a model for simulated training and can be useful to improve surgeons' confidence in managing trauma patients. Cooperation between organizers of similar initiatives would be beneficial and could lead to standardizing and improving such courses.

  10. Computed tomography in trauma

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    Toombs, B.D.; Sandler, C.M.

    1987-01-01

    This book begins with a chapter dealing with the epidemiology and mechanisms of trauma. Trauma accounts for more lives lost in the United States than cancer and heart disease. The fact that 30%-40% of trauma-related deaths are caused by improper or delayed diagnoses or treatment emphasizes the importance of rapid and accurate methods to establish a diagnosis. Acute thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic trauma and their complications are discussed. A chapter on high-resolution CT of spinal and facial trauma and the role of three-dimensional reconstruction images is presented

  11. Computed tomography in trauma

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    Toombs, B.D.; Sandler, C.M.

    1987-01-01

    This book begins with a chapter dealing with the epidemiology and mechanisms of trauma. Trauma accounts for more lives lost in the United States than cancer and heart disease. The fact that 30%-40% of trauma-related deaths are caused by improper or delayed diagnoses or treatment emphasizes the importance of rapid and accurate methods to establish a diagnosis. Acute thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic trauma and their complications are discussed. A chapter on high-resolution CT of spinal and facial trauma and the role of three-dimensional reconstruction images is presented.

  12. Ultrasonography in trauma

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    Weile, Jesper; Nielsen, Klaus; Primdahl, Stine C

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    BACKGROUND: The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) protocol is considered beneficial in emergent evaluation of trauma patients with blunt or penetrating injury and has become integrated into the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocol. No guidelines exist as to the use...... of ultrasonography in trauma in Denmark. We aimed to determine the current use of ultrasonography for assessing trauma patients in Denmark. METHODS: We conducted a nation-wide cross-sectional investigation of ultrasonography usage in trauma care. The first phase consisted of an Internet-based investigation....... Twenty-one (95.5%) of the guidelines included and recommended FAST as part of trauma assessment. The recommended person to perform the examination was the radiologist in n = 11 (50.0%), the surgeon in n = 6 (27.3%), the anesthesiologist in n = 1 (4.5%), and unspecified in n = 3 (13.6%) facilities. FAST...

  13. Calidad de vida en la salud: algunas investigaciones en el ámbito hospitalario

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    Ma. Ángeles Pérez San Gregorio

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Exponemos los resultados más relevantes de dos investigaciones relacionadas con la Calidad de Vida en la Salud. En la primera de ellas, empleamos tres grupos con 32 sujetos cada uno: pacientes con Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC estabilizados, pacientes con EPOC descompensados (hospitalizados y enfermos con cáncer de pulmón (hospitalizados. Analizamos la influencia de la descompensación de la EPOC sobre la calidad de vida. En la segunda investigación, empleamos un grupo de 57 familiares de pacientes traumatizados graves que fueron evaluados en dos momentos diferentes: cuando el paciente se hallaba ingresado en la UCI y transcurridos cuatro años del alta de éste. Analizamos cómo afecta en los familiares (variables clínicas de personalidad, relaciones familiares y temor experimentado ante la muerte el tiempo transcurrido desde el ingreso del paciente en la UCI en función de su calidad de vida.

  14. CALIDAD DE VIDA EN LA SALUD: ALGUNAS INVESTIGACIONES EN EL ÁMBITO HOSPITALARIO

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    Antonio Galán Rodríguez

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Exponemos los resultados más relevantes de dos investigaciones relacionadas con la Calidad de Vida en la Salud. En la primera de ellas, empleamos tres grupos con 32 sujetos cada uno: pacientes con Enfermedad Pulmonar Obstructiva Crónica (EPOC estabilizados, pacientes con EPOC descompensados (hospitalizados y enfermos con cáncer de pulmón (hospitalizados. Analizamos la influencia de la descompensación de la EPOC sobre la calidad de vida. En la segunda investigación, empleamos un grupo de 57 familiares de pacientes traumatizados graves que fueron evaluados en dos momentos diferentes: cuando el paciente se hallaba ingresado en la UCI y transcurridos cuatro años del alta de éste. Analizamos cómo afecta en los familiares (variables clínicas de personalidad, relaciones familiares y temor experimentado ante la muerte el tiempo transcurrido desde el ingreso del paciente en la UCI en función de su calidad de vida.

  15. Impacto de un programa de atención domiciliaria al enfermo crónico en ancianos: calidad de vida y reingresos hospitalarios Impact of the program home care for the chronically ill for elderly: quality of life and hospital readmissions

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    María Claudia Espinel-Bermúdez

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar el impacto del programa Atención Domiciliaria al Enfermo Crónico (ADEC comparado con la atención habitual (AH a ancianos con dependencia funcional, derechohabientes del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Cohorte prospectiva a tres meses a partir del egreso hospitalario en dos hospitales de la Ciudad de México. Se ingresaron 130 ancianos con dependencia funcional, 70 insertados al programa ADEC y 60 con atención habitual. Se midió impacto en reingresos hospitalarios y calidad de vida a partir de la escala Perfil de Impacto de la Enfermedad (SIP, por sus siglas en inglés. RESULTADOS: La edad promedio de los ancianos fue de 74 años (61/103 y 60% fueron mujeres. El principal diagnóstico fue enfermedad vascular cerebral (EVC (30.77%. El grupo de ADEC mejoró la calidad de vida en la dimensión psicosocial [46.26 (±13.85 comparado con 29.45 (±16.48 vs. 47.03 (±16.47 a 42.36 (±16.35 p0.05. CONCLUSIONES: El programa mejoró la dimensión psicosocial de calidad de vida.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of the ADEC program (acronym in Spanish as compared with the typical care provided to disabled elderly affiliated with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort at three months after discharge from two general hospitals in Mexico City. A total of 130 patients with functional dependency were studied, 70 in the ADEC program and 60 with typical care. Impact was measured using hospital readmissions and quality of life based on the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP. RESULTS: Average age was 74 (61/103 years and 60% were women. The main diagnosis was cerebrovascular disease (30.77%. The quality of life in the psychosocial dimension improved for the ADEC group (from 46.26 (±13.85 to 29.45(±16.48 as compared with 47.03 (±16.47 to 42.36 (±16.35 for those receiving typical care (p0.05. CONCLUSIONS: HC program improved the psychosocial dimension of quality of

  16. Management of duodenal trauma

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    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Duodenal trauma is uncommon but nowadays seen more and more frequently due to the increased automobile accidents and violent events. The management of duodenal trauma can be complicated, especially when massive injury to the pancreatic-duodenal-biliary complex occurs simultaneously. Even the patients receive surgeries in time, multiple postoperative complications and high mortality are common. To know and manage duodenal trauma better, we searched the recent related literature in PubMed by the keywords of duodenal trauma, therapy, diagnosis and abdomen. It shows that because the diagnosis and management are complicated and the mortality is high, duodenal trauma should be treated in time and tactfully. And application of new technology can help improve the management. In this review, we discussed the incidence, diagnosis, management, and complications as well as mortality of duodenal trauma. Key words: Duodenum; Wounds and injuries; Diagnosis; Therapeutics

  17. Ambiente hospitalar saudável e sustentável na perspectiva ecossistêmica: contribuições da enfermagem Ambiente hospitalario saludable y sustentable en la perspectiva ecosistémica: contribuciones de la enfermería Healthy and sustainable clinical environment in the ecossystemic perspective: contributions of the nursing area

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    Jacqueline Sallete Dei Svaldi

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Este texto propõe uma discussão sobre o ambiente hospitalar saudável e sustentável destacando-se as contribuições da enfermagem nesse processo. As bases filosóficas encontram-se ancoradas na teoria ecossistêmica que analisa as sensibilidades necessárias para entender a natureza e os elementos estruturantes do ambiente/espaço hospitalar. Enfatiza-se a força aglutinadora das Unidades Produtivas que, de maneira interdependente e inter-relacionada, devem buscar o espaço sustentável e saudável através da cooperação, flexibilidade e parceria dos elementos constituintes. Reitera-se que a realimentação constante do conhecimento, envolvendo de forma sistêmica todas as Unidades Produtivas, pode facilitar as atualizações necessárias para acompanhar as modificações e transformações do espaço e, assim, do próprio cosmos. Compreende-se que o profissional de enfermagem, ao favorecer a construção de inter-relações em um processo de interconexões, pode ser o agente de transformação e representar os nós conectivos que tecem a rede viva da organização do ambiente hospitalar, levando-o à sustentabilidade e a ser mais saudável.Se propone una reflexión del ambiente hospitalario saludable y sustentable destacando las contribuciones de la enfermería en este proceso. Las bases filosóficas se encuentran arraigadas en la teoría ecosistémica que analiza las sensibilidades necesarias para entender la naturaleza y los elementos de estructura del ambiente/espacio hospitalario. Enfatiza la fuerza aglutinadora de las Unidades Productivas que, de manera dependiente y relacionada entre si, deben buscar el espacio sustentable y saludable a través de la cooperación, flexibilidad y unión. Reitera el feedback constante del conocimiento, envolviendo sistémicamente todas las Unidades Productivas, puede posibilitar las actualizaciones necesarias para acompañar las transformaciones del espacio/cosmos. El profesional de enfermería, al

  18. Management of duodenal trauma

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    CHEN Guo-qing; YANG Hua

    2011-01-01

    【Abstract】Duodenal trauma is uncommon but nowadays seen more and more frequently due to the increased automobile accidents and violent events. The management of duodenal trauma can be complicated, especially when massive injury to the pancreatic-duodenal-biliary complex occurs simultaneously. Even the patients receive surgeries in time, multiple postoperative complications and high mortality are common. To know and manage duodenal trauma better, we searched the recent related literature...

  19. Trauma social y memoria colectiva

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    Margarita Iglesias Saldaña

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available El trauma social y la memoria colectiva, o memorias colectivas están de la mano en la América latina post-dictatorial. Desde fines de los años ochenta, se fueron destituyendo las dictaduras latinoamericanas, la mayoría sobre bases de consensos entre las fuerzas dictatoriales y los negociadores políticos de corrientes democráticas. La fuerza de los movimientos sociales sirvió de puente para las negociaciones, pero no logró estar del todo en las transacciones hacia los procesos de transición. Si así hubiera sido, la justicia y la verdad hubieran tenido un lugar privilegiado en los procesos denominados de "transición a las democracias" en distintos países del cono sur latinoamericano. La memoria colectiva ligada al trauma social tendrá varios componentes que abarcan también la memoria individual, incluyendo los espacios de la experiencia, propia y ajena. Este artículo pretende bucear en las interacciones entre ambos ámbitos de la memoria y sus conexiones con el tiempo presente.__________ABSTRACT:Social trauma and collective memory or collective memories are linked to the post-dictatorial Latin America. Since the late eighties, Latin American dictatorships were progressively dismissing, the majority on the basis of consensus between the dictatorial forces and the political mediators of the democratic part. The strength of social movements formed the bridge to negotiations, but could not entirely participate in the transactions to the transition process. If it would have been so, justice and truth would have had a special place in the process called "transition to democracy" in several Latin American Southern Cone countries. The collective memory linked to social trauma will have several components that also include individual memory, including personal and collective spaces of experience. This article aims to analyze the interactions between the two areas of memory and its connections to the present time.

  20. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  3. [Trauma registry and injury].

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    Shapira, S C

    2001-10-01

    The trauma registry network constitutes an essential database in every injury prevention system. In order to rationally estimate the extent of injury in general, and injuries from traffic accidents in particular, the trauma registry systems should contain the most comprehensive and broad database possible, in line with the operational definitions. Ideally, the base of the injury pyramid should also include mild injuries and even "near-misses". The Israeli National Trauma Registry has come a long way in the last few years. The eventual inclusion of all trauma centers in Israel will enable the establishment of a firm base for the allocation of resources by decision-makers.

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  5. Enfoque integral del paciente con pie diabético

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    Galia Fonseca Portilla

    1996-04-01

    Full Text Available Debe tenerse en cuenta que el diagnóstico de Diabetes Mellitus supone un cambio radical en las costumbres del paciente y que alcanzarlo puede requerir largo tiempo, por esto es necesario que los pacientes asistan a control cada dos o tres meses ye n cada visita insistirle en la importancia de curaciones. Si se continúa apoyando sobre la úlcera, se siguen exprimiendo, como esponja, las bacterias. Para el manejo del pie diabético se distinguen: prevención primaria (detección precoz del pie en riesgo, prevención secundaria (cuidado adecuado de las úlceras grado 1, 2 por el equipo interdisciplinario y prevención terciaria (a nivel hospitalario, para evitar la amputación de los pies con úlceras grado 3-5.

  6. Caracterización de los egresos hospitalarios con tumores malignos, según la información de los Grupos Relacionados con el Diagnóstico

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    Lina María López-Cano

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: caracterizar los egresos hospitalarios del año 2014 con diagnóstico de cáncer, de acuerdo a la información de los Grupos Relacionados con el Diagnóstico (GRD. Metodología: estudio analítico con análisis descriptivo e inferencial, compuesto por información secundaria. La descripción estadística se hizo según la naturaleza y nivel de medición de las variables, y se realizó un análisis bivariado para estimar la diferencia de medias utilizando la t-Student (t y la anova paramétrica (F de Snedecor. Resultados: se atendieron 3.030 egresos, con un peso medio relativo de 1,62, una estancia media inliers de 10,69 días y un iema de 0,97. El 56,01% de los egresos presentó un nivel de severidad mayor, con un peso relativo de 2,09 y una estancia media de 13,53 días. De los pacientes que presentaron una probabilidad mayor de morir, el 32,64% egresaron vivos y el 19,62% fallecieron. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en la estancia media con el estado al alta, el nivel de severidad y el nivel de mortalidad. Conclusiones: los resultados de este estudio indican el manejo eficaz que la institución le da a la estancia hospitalaria, evidenciado en la atención de 76 pacientes más por el ahorro de los días de estancia y en los indicadores funcionales, los cuales fueron acordes con la complejidad de los pacientes.

  7. Descripción de marcadores del discurso de hablantes con afasia afluente : anómica, de conducción y de Wernicke.

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    Sinacay Caldas, Enrique Manuel

    2013-01-01

    El trabajo presentado a continuación es un estudio cualitativo, en el cual se pretende describir, en primer lugar, las características de los marcadores del discurso utilizados durante el habla espontánea de 4 pacientes con afasia; además, en segundo lugar, se procura determinar las diferencias y similitudes respecto del uso de aquellos elementos lingüísticos entre los tipos de afasia estudiados (anómica, de conducción y de Wernicke) de un centro hospitalario del Callao. La ...

  8. Validez y confiabilidad del instrumento “percepción de comportamientos de cuidado humanizado de enfermería PCHE clinicountry 3ª versión”

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    González Hernández, Oscar Javier

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio metodológico fue determinar la validez y confiabilidad del instrumento “Percepción de Comportamientos de Cuidado Humanizado de Enfermería PCHE Clinicountry 3ª versión”, instrumento con una trayectoria de más de 10 años, que permite evaluar las características de la atención humanizada de enfermería en escenarios hospitalarios. Este se desarrolló en Centro Policlínico del Olaya, IPS de tercer nivel con la participación de 320 pacientes hospitalizados. Se aplica...

  9. REANIMACIÓN CARDIOPULMONAR INTRA-HOSPITALARIA DEL PACIENTE ADULTO

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    Raúl J. Gazmuri, MD, PhD, FCCM

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available El paro cardíaco intra-hospitalario es habitualmente precedido de deterioro clínico que puede durar horas o días. Protocolos desarrollados para detectar el deterioro clínico e intervenir a tiempo y adecuadamente pueden prevenir el paro cardíaco. Las condiciones que originan deterioro clínico son mayoritariamente respiratorias y cardiovasculares. El manejo del deterioro clínico frecuentemente requiere el traslado del paciente a unidades de mayor complejidad. Los protocolos de reanimación cardiopulmonar (RCP deben incluir procedimientos para activar los sistemas de rescate, iniciar RCP básica por personal testigo incluyendo uso de desfibriladores, continuación con RCP avanzada por equipos de especializados considerando uso de técnicas de mayor eficacia hemodinámica, y finalmente manejar el período post-paro cardíaco en unidades de cuidados intensivos. La calidad de la RCP se puede definir en base a parámetros específicos e incluir tecnología para monitorear su efectividad. Cada centro hospitalario tiene la responsabilidad de organizar sistemas de prevención y rescate que otorguen seguridad al paciente hospitalizado.

  10. Diseño y desarrollo de recursos on-line aplicaciones virtuales de arte infantil en contextos hospitalarios

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    Ávila Valdés, Noemí

    2005-01-01

    La presente tesis doctoral se enmarca en el ámbito del estudio del Arte Infantil y la Creatividad, y vinculada a las investigaciones del Museo Pedagógico de Arte Infantil (MUPAI) del Departamento de Didáctica de la Expresión Plástica de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Abierto un nuevo espacio, la hospitalización infantil, en la investigación en torno a la creatividad y educación artística del niño, surge la posibilidad, por todos los condicionantes que se analizarán en esta tesis, de tr...

  11. Relación entre la calidad del sueño y la calidad de vida del personal de salud en una institución de salud de iv nivel en caracas 2016

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    Falla, Lina

    2016-01-01

    Introducción: La relación entre el sueño y la calidad de vida constituye una de las problemáticas de gran importancia en el ámbito de las condiciones de trabajo de funcionarios y personal médico de las unidades prestadoras de servicios hospitalarios. Estudios han evidenciado una relación entre la calidad del sueño y la calidad de vida y la falta de sueño se ha asociado con errores en los procedimientos y lesiones ocupacionales. Objetivo: Relacionar la calidad del sueño con la ca...

  12. Prospects after Major Trauma

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    Holtslag, H.R.

    2007-01-01

    Introduction. After patients survived major trauma, their prospects, in terms of the consequences for functioning, are uncertain, which may impact severely on patient, family and society. The studies in this thesis describes the long-term outcomes of severe injured patients after major trauma. In

  13. Trauma and the truth

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    Meeter, Martijn

    2016-01-01

    Witnessing horrible things may leave a person scarred for life — an effect usually referred to as psychological trauma. We do not know exactly what it does or how it worms its way into our psyche, but psychological trauma has been linked to a wide range of fear- and depression-related symptoms

  14. Factores socioeconómicos y disposición a pagar por tratamiento de residuos hospitalarios en la ciudad de Huancavelica - 2013

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    Quinto Ccora, Elmer; Quinto Ccora, Elmer

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo titulado, “Factores Socioeconómicos y Disposición a Pagar por Tratamiento de Residuos Hospitalarios en la Ciudad de Huancavelica - 2013”, tiene por objetivos: que factores socioeconómicos en forma conjunta e individual afectan la disposición a pagar por el mencionado servicio y esta misma disposición en qué valor económico se traduce por cada persona encuestada de acuerdo a su perfil socioeconómico, para demostrarlo, se hizo uso de la metodología de valoración contingente,...

  15. Cuantificación y caracterización de residuos peligrosos hospitalarios generados en trece centros de atención en salud en una ciudad latinoamericana.

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    2012-01-01

    Actualmente en el municipio donde se adelantó el presente estudio existen falencias en lo que respecta a la cuantificación y caracterización de los residuos y/o desechos hospitalarios que se generan en sus establecimientos de prestación de servicios de salud. En una primera fase de diagnóstico se caracterizó la generación de residuos en diez instituciones, no obstante, es necesario que se caracterice la generación en otras instituciones con el fin de complementar el diagnóstico realiz...

  16. Enfermería y el respeto a la autonomía en el ámbito hospitalario: entre la sobreprotección y el descuido

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    Gloria Lucía Arango Bayer

    2013-01-01

    El discurso de la autonomía se asienta en la modernidad, en el reconocimiento de la dignidad humana y de la capacidad que la razón y la voluntad le confieren a una persona para hacer elecciones libres, para auto determinarse. Pero… ¿por qué a los enfermeros, particularmente en el ámbito hospitalario, se nos presentan dificultades al momento de ponerlo en práctica? En este ensayo se plantean dos de las cuatro principales -aunque no únicas- posibles explicaciones de estas dificultades. La prime...

  17. Radiology in chest trauma

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    Wenz, W.; Kloehn, I.; Wolfart, W.; Freiburg Univ.

    1979-01-01

    In chest trauma, a routine chest film, preferably in the lateral as well as the frontal projection, is the basic part of the work-up. Occasionally valuable additional methods are fluoroscopy, tomography, bronchography, contrast studies of the GI Tract and angiography and angiocardiography. In 679 chest trauma patients, traffic accidents and falls were the main reason for the trauma. There were 248 fractures; then - in order of frequency - hemopneumothorax (76), lung contusion (58), subcutaneous emphysema (33) cardiac (16) and vascular trauma (12) and damage to other organs. While 20-30% mistakes are made in diagnosing rib fractures in acute trauma, there is high accuracy in the diagnosis of the other injuries. Many cases are shown to demonstrate the value of diagnostic radiology. (orig.) [de

  18. Calidad del sueño y confort de pacientes hospitalizados de la Región de Murcia.

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    Vera Catalán, Tomás

    2017-01-01

    En las unidades de hospitalización los pacientes pasan por un proceso de institucionalización, durante el cual sufren factores que agreden a su calidad del sueño y confort. En este contexto se prima unicamente atender la enfermedad y no la persona. Para buscar el beneficio al paciente y mejorar su estado biopsicosocial, es importante atender esta calidad del sueño y confort, tan frecuentemente minusvalorados en el contexto hospitalario. Objetivos: Describir parámetros de evaluación de calidad...

  19. Calidad de sueño autopercibida en pacientes con sospecha de trastornos respiratorios del sueño

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    Barco Gómez, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    El síndrome de apnea-hipopnea del sueño (SAHS) es una enfermedad frecuente, reconocida como un problema de salud pública. Presenta una compleja constelación de síntomas y signos derivados de la presencia de apneas recurrentes durante el sueño. El diagnóstico se basa en la polisomnografía (PSG) nocturna. Para su realización precisa dormir durante una noche en un ámbito hospitalario. Esto hace que a menudo el paciente refiera una mala calidad de sueño. Los objetivos del presente estudio son ...

  20. Carcinoma invasor de cérvix en Las Palmas : tipificación del virus del papiloma humano (VPH) y factores pronósticos

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    Arencibia Sánchez, Octavio

    2015-01-01

    Programa de doctorado: Patología Quirúrgica, Reproducción humana y factores psicológicos y el proceso de enfermar Estudio retrospectivo destinado a estudiar los carcinomas infiltrantes de cérvix (estadio FIGO IB y superiores) registrados en la Unidad de Ginecología Oncológica del Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Materno Infantil entre los años 1996 y 2013. El tamaño muestral final fue de 561 pacientes, de las que se contaba con material disponible para el genotipado viral, lo que supon...

  1. Carcinoma invasor de cérvix en Las Palmas : tipificación del virus del papiloma humano (VPH) y factores pronósticos

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    Arencibia Sánchez, Octavio

    2015-01-01

    Programa de doctorado: Patología Quirúrgica, Reproducción humana y factores psicológicos y el proceso de enfermar [ES]Estudio retrospectivo destinado a estudiar los carcinomas infiltrantes de cérvix (estadio FIGO IB y superiores) registrados en la Unidad de Ginecología Oncológica del Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Materno Infantil entre los años 1996 y 2013. El tamaño muestral final fue de 561 pacientes, de las que se contaba con material disponible...

  2. Eficacia de algunos biocidas contra estafilococos hospitalarios sensibles y resistentes a la meticilina en la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina Efficacy of biocides against hospital isolates of Staphylococcus sensitive and resistant to methicillin, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Mirta Beatriz Reynaldo

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Evaluar cómo responden los estafilococos hospitalarios sensibles y resistentes a la meticilina ante la acción de diferentes antisépticos y desinfectantes empleados habitualmente en los hospitales de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Demostrar la eficacia de esas sustancias mediante la determinación de sus concentraciones bactericidas eficaces, así como analizar si existe correlación entre la resistencia a biocidas y la resistencia a la meticilina en esta población bacteriana. MÉTODOS: Se evaluó la acción de siete biocidas con 25 cepas de estafilococos nosocomiales sensibles y resistentes a la meticilina y una cepa de colección, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 6538. Las cepas hospitalarias provienen de dos hospitales de máxima complejidad y fueron obtenidas, durante los meses de abril de 2000 a mayo de 2002, de muestras clínicas (hemocultivo, urocultivo, punta de catéter y abceso pertenecientes a pacientes de ambos sexos, internados y ambulatorios. Después del aislamiento de dichas cepas, determinamos la sensibilidad a antibióticos mediante el método de difusión en agar de Kirby y Bauer. Para estudiar la acción de los biocidas de uso hospitalario sobre estas cepas, empleamos el ensayo de Kelsey-Sykes, que permite establecer las concentraciones bactericidas eficaces de tales compuestos. RESULTADOS: Los resultados muestran que la respuesta de las cepas hospitalarias resistentes y sensibles a la meticilina varía con respecto a la cepa de colección. El digluconato de clorhexidina, la yodopovidona, la tintura de yodo débil y el glutaraldehído alcalino fueron eficaces contra la mayoría de las cepas, independientemente de su resistencia o sensibilidad a los antibióticos. CONCLUSIONES: Estas evaluaciones no indican ninguna asociación entre la resistencia a la meticilina y la resistencia a los biocidas evaluados. Asimismo, apuntan a la necesidad de seguir investigando para valorar la eficacia de los agentes qu

  3. Resiliencia del cuidador primario y mejoría clínica de personas con enfermedad mental en cuidado domiciliario

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    Yamileth Castaño-Mora

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El cuidador es la persona que asume la responsabilidad de cuidar al familiar enfermo. Estudios identifican la influencia que la condición de trastorno mental o física de un familiar, ejerce sobre la vida del cuidador. Propósito: Contribuir con la generación de conocimiento de Enfermería que permita la aplicación de propuestas de intervención dirigidas a la persona con trastorno mental y su cuidador, desde la promoción de la resiliencia. Pregunta de investigación : ¿Existe relación entre la resiliencia del cuidador primario y la mejoría clínica de la persona con trastorno mental? Objetivo: Establecer la relación entre la resiliencia del cuidador primario y la mejoría clínica evidenciada a través del número de reingresos hospitalarios de la persona con trastorno mental. Metodología: Estudio cuantitativo, descriptivo, corre - lacional y transversal. Hallazgos: El 79% de los adscritos al programa no presentaron reingresos hospitalarios y 50% de los cuidadores, mostraron elevado nivel de resiliencia, a partir de las características personales de confianza y confort consigo mismo. El cuidado se delega principalmente en mujeres adultas mayores, sin formación ni relevo respecto del rol; los cuidadores con mayor resiliencia valoran de forma positiva el estrés producto del cuidar. Conclusión: La mitad de los cuidadores participantes desarrollaron niveles elevados de resiliencia, no se encontró significancia en la relación de la resiliencia con la mejoría clínica, medida a través del número de reingresos hospitalarios de las personas con trastorno mental.

  4. Urological injuries following trauma

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    Bent, C.; Iyngkaran, T.; Power, N.; Matson, M.; Hajdinjak, T.; Buchholz, N.; Fotheringham, T.

    2008-01-01

    Blunt renal trauma is the third most common injury in abdominal trauma following splenic and hepatic injuries, respectively. In the majority, such injuries are associated with other abdominal organ injuries. As urological injuries are not usually life-threatening, and clinical signs and symptoms are non-specific, diagnosis is often delayed. We present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these injuries based on our experience in a busy inner city trauma hospital with a review of the current evidence-based practice. Diagnostic imaging signs are illustrated

  5. Urological injuries following trauma

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    Bent, C. [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London (United Kingdom)], E-mail: clare.bent@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk; Iyngkaran, T.; Power, N.; Matson, M. [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London (United Kingdom); Hajdinjak, T.; Buchholz, N. [Department of Urology, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London (United Kingdom); Fotheringham, T. [Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Barts and The London NHS Trust, London (United Kingdom)

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    Blunt renal trauma is the third most common injury in abdominal trauma following splenic and hepatic injuries, respectively. In the majority, such injuries are associated with other abdominal organ injuries. As urological injuries are not usually life-threatening, and clinical signs and symptoms are non-specific, diagnosis is often delayed. We present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these injuries based on our experience in a busy inner city trauma hospital with a review of the current evidence-based practice. Diagnostic imaging signs are illustrated.

  6. Life Stories and Trauma

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    Kongshøj, Inge Lise Lundsgaard; Bohn, Annette; Berntsen, Dorthe

    Research has shown a connection between Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and integration of traumatic experiences into the life story. Furthermore, empirical evidence suggests that life story formation begins in mid to late adolescence. Following these findings, the present study investigated...... whether experiencing trauma in youth was associated with a greater risk to integrate the trauma into the life story compared to adult traumatic exposure. Life stories were collected from 115 participants recruited via Amazon Mechanical Turk. Moreover, participants filled out questionnaires regarding...... often integrate the trauma into their life story? Results will be discussed in relation to theories of development of life stories and of PTSD....

  7. Dental Trauma Guide

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    Andreasen, Jens Ove; Lauridsen, Eva Fejerskov; Christensen, Søren Steno Ahrensburg

    2012-01-01

    Diagnose and treatment of traumatic dental injuries is very complex due to the multiple trauma entities represented by 6 lunation types and 9 fracture types affecting both the primary and the permanent dentition. When it is further considered that fracture and lunation injuries are often combined...... problems in selecting proper treatment for some of these trauma types. To remedy this situation, an internet based knowledge base consisting of 4000 dental trauma cases with long term follow up is now available to the public and professionals, on the internet using the address www...

  8. Dental Trauma Guide

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    Andreasen, Jens Ove; Lauridsen, Eva; Gerds, Thomas Alexander

    2012-01-01

    Diagnosis and treatment for traumatic dental injuries are very complex owing to the multiple trauma entities represented by six luxation types and nine fracture types affecting both the primary and the permanent dentition. When it is further considered that fracture and luxation injuries are often...... problems in selecting proper treatment for some of these trauma types. To remedy this situation, an Internet-based knowledge base consisting of 4000 dental trauma cases with long-term follow up is now available to the public and the professions on the Internet using the address http://www.Dental...

  9. Trauma Induced Coagulopathy

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    Genét, Gustav Folmer; Johansson, Per; Meyer, Martin Abild Stengaard

    2013-01-01

    It remains debated whether traumatic brain injury (TBI) induces a different coagulopathy compared to non-TBI. This study investigated traditional coagulation tests, biomarkers of coagulopathy and endothelial damage in trauma patients with and without TBI. Blood from 80 adult trauma patients were...... sampled (median of 68 min (IQR 48-88) post-injury) upon admission to our trauma centre. Plasma/serum were retrospectively analysed for biomarkers reflecting sympathoadrenal activation (adrenaline, noradrenaline), coagulation activation/inhibition and fibrinolysis (protein C, activated protein C, tissue...

  10. CT of chest trauma

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    Goodman, P.C.

    1986-01-01

    There appears to be a limited role for computed tomography in the evaluation of chest trauma. The literature contains few papers specifically addressing the use of CT in the setting of chest trauma. Another series of articles relates anecdotal experiences in this regard. This paucity of reports attests to the remarkable amount of information present on conventional chest radiographs as well as the lack of clear indications for CT in the setting of chest trauma. In this chapter traumatic lesions of various areas of the thorax are discussed. The conventional radiographic findings are briefly described and the potential or proven application of CT is addressed

  11. Platelet aggregation following trauma

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    Windeløv, Nis A; Sørensen, Anne M; Perner, Anders

    2014-01-01

    We aimed to elucidate platelet function in trauma patients, as it is pivotal for hemostasis yet remains scarcely investigated in this population. We conducted a prospective observational study of platelet aggregation capacity in 213 adult trauma patients on admission to an emergency department (ED...... severity score (ISS) was 17; 14 (7%) patients received 10 or more units of red blood cells in the ED (massive transfusion); 24 (11%) patients died within 28 days of trauma: 17 due to cerebral injuries, four due to exsanguination, and three from other causes. No significant association was found between...... aggregation response and ISS. Higher TRAP values were associated with death due to cerebral injuries (P 

  12. Urological injuries following trauma.

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    Bent, C; Iyngkaran, T; Power, N; Matson, M; Hajdinjak, T; Buchholz, N; Fotheringham, T

    2008-12-01

    Blunt renal trauma is the third most common injury in abdominal trauma following splenic and hepatic injuries, respectively. In the majority, such injuries are associated with other abdominal organ injuries. As urological injuries are not usually life-threatening, and clinical signs and symptoms are non-specific, diagnosis is often delayed. We present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these injuries based on our experience in a busy inner city trauma hospital with a review of the current evidence-based practice. Diagnostic imaging signs are illustrated.

  13. Development of a technical scheme for the management of chemical dangerous substances in hospitable environments; Desarrollo de un esquema tecnico para la gestion de sustancias quimicas peligrosas en ambientes hospitalarios

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    Calleja Amador, C E

    2002-07-01

    quimicas en los veintinueve hospitales de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, estableciendo procedimientos de operacion estandar para su gestion. El desarrollo de las directrices propuestas se realizo a partir de una muestra de hospitales que comprende los tres niveles de complejidad: nacional, regional y periferico. Aplicando una metodologia de evaluacion de riesgos se determinaron dos factores de riesgo de hospitalario, las zonas y la poblacion mas afectadas por la existencia de sustancias quimicas, lo cual permitio identificar algunas deficiencias operativas en el manejo de diversos productos. El analisis cualitativo de los resultados condujo a la elaboracion de un esquema tecnico que incluye un instrumento para la identificacion de riesgos, directrices para la gestion responsable de sustancias quimicas hospitalarias, una herramienta computaciones amigable como fuente de informacion complementaria y la propuesta de un grupo rector encargado de la vigilancia del cumplimiento de estos lineamientos. (Author)

  14. Trauma no idoso Trauma in the elderly

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    JOSÉ ANTONIO GOMES DE SOUZA

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available O crescimento populacional de idosos, associado a uma forma de vida mais saudável e mais ativa, deixa este grupo de pessoas mais exposto ao risco de acidentes. Em alguns países, o trauma do idoso responde por uma elevada taxa de mortalidade, a qual se apresenta de forma desproporcionalmente maior do que a observada entre a população de adultos jovens. Tal fato acarreta um grande consumo de recursos financeiros destinados à assistência da saúde e um elevado custo social. As características fisiológicas próprias do idoso, assim como a presença freqüente de doenças associadas, faz com que estes pacientes se comportem diferentemente e de forma mais complexa do que os demais grupos etários. Estas particularidades fazem com que o atendimento ao idoso vítima de trauma se faça de forma diferenciada. A presente revisão aborda aspectos da epidemiologia, da prevenção, da fisiologia, do atendimento e da reabilitação do idoso vítima de trauma.The populational growth of the elderly, associated to a healthier and more active life, make this group of people more exposed to accidents. In some countries, trauma in the elderly is responsible for a high mortality rate, desproportionately higher than in the adults. This fact consumes a great portion of health care resources and implies in a high social cost. The distinct physiologic characteristics of the elderly and the frequent presence of associated diseases make that these patients behave diferently and in a more complex way than patients of other ages. These particularities make that health care to the elderly victims of trauma have to be different. The present revision is about aspects of epidemiology, prevention, physiology, health care and reabilitation of the elderly victims of trauma.

  15. Trauma de tórax

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    Fabio R. Cortés Díaz

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo revisa la historia, epidemiología, estadística, diferentes etiologías, avances en el transporte, reanimación y tratamiento médico-quirúrgico aceptado para el trauma de tórax. Se describen las complicaciones más frecuentes y los procedimientos de urgencias que son usados en este tipo de lesiones. Aunque ha existido en las últimas décadas  progresos importantes en imágenes diagnósticas, la precisión del diagnóstico en el trauma de tórax complicado es difícil y la mayoría de estas heridas son de tratamiento quirúrgico especializado. Avances en la prevención de accidentes, una mayor rapidez en el transporte, un mejor manejo paramédico en el sitio del accidente y durante el traslado al hospital, una reanimación vigorosa, métodos diagnósticos más eficientes y servicios especializados en trauma, son aportes fundamentales en el tratamiento de esta enfermedad.

  16. Caracterización de Staphylococcus Aureus aislados del personal de salud de un hospital de mediana complejidad de la ciudad de Cali en el año 2012

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    Mónica Chávez

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    Full Text Available Introducción. Los estudios de Staphylococcus aureus en personal de salud permiten reducir su diseminación en las infecciones intrahospitalarias y mejorar la calidad de vida de los pacientes. La colonización por S. aureus en personal de salud de un hospital de tercer nivel, se evaluó caracterizándolo fenotípica y molecularmente. Métodos: Una población de 62 trabajadores y 216 estudiantes de medicina, mediante análisis del antibiograma y polimorfismo del gen agr. Resultados: S. aureus colonizó el 30,1% del personal; 17,5% trabajadores, 33,8% estudiantes. El 10,8% fueron meticilino-resistentes, 9 aislados presentaron el gen mecA, ocho resistentes a oxacilina y cefoxitina (88,9% de sensibilidad. La variante II considerada de origen hospitalario, se presentó en el 7,7% de aislados, el agr tipo III de origen comunitario en el 27,6% de aislados meticilino-sensibles. Conclusión. El personal hospitalario presentó colonización por S. aureus de origen hospitalario y comunitario. Es necesario adoptar medidas profilácticas e higiénicas para evitar diseminación y prevenir infecciones.

  17. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  18. Trauma and Coagulation

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    Murat Yılmaz

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Bleeding and coagulation disorders related to trauma are pathological processes which are frequently seen and increase mortality. For the purpose, trauma patients should be protected from hypoperfusion, hypothermia, acidosis and hemodilution which may aggravate the increase in physiological responses to trauma as anticoagulation and fibrinolysis. Performing damage control surgery and resuscitation and transfusion of adequate blood and blood products in terms of amount and content as stated in protocols may increase the rate of survival. Medical treatments augmenting fibrin formation (fibrinogen, desmopressin, factor VIIa or preventing fibrin degradation (tranexamic acid have been proposed in selected cases but the efficacy of these agents in trauma patients are not proven. (Journal of the Turkish Society Intensive Care 2011; 9:71-6

  19. Acute coagulopathy of trauma

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    Johansson, P I; Ostrowski, S R

    2010-01-01

    Acute coagulopathy of trauma predicts a poor clinical outcome. Tissue trauma activates the sympathoadrenal system resulting in high circulating levels of catecholamines that influence hemostasis dose-dependently through immediate effects on the two major compartments of hemostasis, i.......e., the circulating blood and the vascular endothelium. There appears to be a dose-dependency with regards to injury severity and the hemostatic response to trauma evaluated in whole blood by viscoelastic assays like thrombelastography (TEG), changing from normal to hypercoagulable, to hypocoagulable and finally......, is an evolutionary developed response that counterbalances the injury and catecholamine induced endothelial activation and damage. Given this, the rise in circulating catecholamines in trauma patients may favor a switch from hyper- to hypocoagulability in the blood to keep the progressively more procoagulant...

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  4. Suspension Trauma / Orthostatic Intolerance

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    ... Suspension Trauma/Orthostatic Intolerance Safety and Health Information Bulletin SHIB 03-24-2004, updated 2011 This Safety ... the harness, the environmental conditions, and the worker's psychological state all may increase the onset and severity ...

  5. Anaesthesia for trauma patients

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    casualty incident, or a natural disaster. ... Exposure/environmental control: completely undress the ... E. Figure 1: Advance Trauma Life Support® management priorities ..... requiring operative intervention: the patient too sick to anesthetize.

  6. Blunt chest trauma.

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    Stewart, Daphne J

    2014-01-01

    Blunt chest trauma is associated with a wide range of injuries, many of which are life threatening. This article is a case study demonstrating a variety of traumatic chest injuries, including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Literature on the diagnosis and treatment was reviewed, including both theoretical and research literature, from a variety of disciplines. The role of the advance practice nurse in trauma is also discussed as it relates to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with traumatic chest injuries.

  7. Quality of trauma care and trauma registries.

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    Pino Sánchez, F I; Ballesteros Sanz, M A; Cordero Lorenzana, L; Guerrero López, F

    2015-03-01

    Traumatic disease is a major public health concern. Monitoring the quality of services provided is essential for the maintenance and improvement thereof. Assessing and monitoring the quality of care in trauma patient through quality indicators would allow identifying opportunities for improvement whose implementation would improve outcomes in hospital mortality, functional outcomes and quality of life of survivors. Many quality indicators have been used in this condition, although very few ones have a solid level of scientific evidence to recommend their routine use. The information contained in the trauma registries, spread around the world in recent decades, is essential to know the current health care reality, identify opportunities for improvement and contribute to the clinical and epidemiological research. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. and SEMICYUC. All rights reserved.

  8. Airway management in trauma.

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    Langeron, O; Birenbaum, A; Amour, J

    2009-05-01

    Maintenance of a patent and prevention of aspiration are essential for the management of the trauma patient, that requires experienced physicians in airway control techniques. Difficulties of the airway control in the trauma setting are increased by the vital failures, the risk of aspiration, the potential cervical spine injury, the combative patient, and the obvious risk of difficult tracheal intubation related to specific injury related to the trauma. Endotracheal intubation remains the gold standard in trauma patient airway management and should be performed via the oral route with a rapid sequence induction and a manual in-line stabilization maneuver, to decrease the risks previously mentioned. Different techniques to control the airway in trauma patients are presented: improvement of the laryngoscopic vision, lighted stylet tracheal intubation, retrograde technique for orotracheal intubation, the laryngeal mask and the intubating laryngeal mask airways, the combitube and cricothyroidotomy. Management of the airway in trauma patients requires regular training in these techniques and the knowledge of complementary techniques allowing tracheal intubation or oxygenation to overcome difficult intubation and to prevent major complications as hypoxemia and aspiration.

  9. Imaging of thoracic trauma

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    Uffmann, M.; Herold, C.J.; Fuchs, M.

    1998-01-01

    Blunt trauma to the chest results from transfer of kinetic energy to the human body. It may cause a wide range of mostly life-threatening injuries, including fractures of the thoracic skeleton, disintegration of the pleural space, contusion or laceration of pulmonary parenchyma and damage to the mediastinal structures. For a systematic approach it may be helpful to follow an organ-based evaluation of thoracic trauma. However, it should be borne in mind that subtle injuries may be associated with serious complications. Trauma to the chest may affect different anatomic compartments at the same time, requiring and extending diagnostic approach. Conventional radiography plays a major role in diagnosting thoracic trauma, complemented by ultrasound examination of the pleura and abdomen. It is well documented that CT scanning represents a major technological improvement for assessment of thoracic trauma. With the advent of fast helical CT scanning this method becomes more applicable for severly traumatized patients and potentially replaces other time-consuming procedures. State-of-the-art imaging of both projection and cross-sectional techniques provides useful information for immediate and appropriate treatment mandatory in patients with thoracic trauma. (orig.) [de

  10. Trauma team activation: Not just for trauma patients

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    Phoenix Vuong

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Specialized trauma teams have been shown to improve outcomes in critically injured patients. At our institution, an the American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma level I Trauma center, the trauma team activation (TTA criteria includes both physiologic and anatomic criteria, but any attending physician can activate the trauma team at their discretion outside criteria. As a result, the trauma team has been activated for noninjured patients meeting physiologic criteria secondary to nontraumatic hemorrhage. We present two cases in which the trauma team was activated for noninjured patients in hemorrhagic shock. The utilization of the TTA protocol and subsequent management by the trauma team are reviewed as we believe these were critical factors in the successful recovery of both patients. Beyond the primary improved survival outcomes of severely injured patients, trauma center designation has a “halo effect” that encompasses patients with nontraumatic hemorrhage.

  11. Current trauma care system and trauma care training in China

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    Lian-Yang Zhang

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available Trauma is a life-threatening “modern disease”. The outcomes could only be optimized by cost-efficient and prompt trauma care, which embarks on the improvement of essential capacities and conceptual revolution in addition to the disruptive innovation of the trauma care system. According to experiences from the developed countries, systematic trauma care training is the cornerstone of the generalization and the improvement on the trauma care, such as the Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS. Currently, the pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS has been one of the essential elements of infrastructure of health services in China, which is also fundamental to the trauma care system. Hereby, the China Trauma Care Training (CTCT with independent intellectual property rights has been initiated and launched by the Chinese Trauma Surgeon Association to extend the up-to-date concepts and techniques in the field of trauma care as well to reinforce the generally well-accepted standardized protocols in the practices. This article reviews the current status of the trauma care system as well as the trauma care training. Keywords: Trauma care system, Trauma care training, China

  12. Trauma de tórax

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    Cortés Díaz, Fabio R.; Buitrago Mejía, Francisco

    2011-01-01

    Este artículo revisa la historia, epidemiología, estadística, diferentes etiologías, avances en el transporte, reanimación y tratamiento médico-quirúrgico aceptado para el trauma de tórax. Se describen las complicaciones más frecuentes y los procedimientos de urgencias que son usados en este tipo de lesiones. Aunque ha existido en las últimas décadas  progresos importantes en imágenes diagnósticas, la precisión del diagnóstico en el trauma de tórax complicado es difícil y la mayoría de estas ...

  13. Patterns of ocular trauma

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    Babar, T.F.; Khan, M.T.; Marwat, M.; Shah, A.; Murad, Y.; Khan, M.D.

    2007-01-01

    To describe the patterns of ocular trauma, cause of injury and its effects on eye. A retrospective case series. Medical records of 1105 patients admitted with ocular trauma were reviewed. The details of patients regarding age, gender, literacy, cause of injury and its effects on eye were entered into specially-designed performa. Sample selection consisted of all patients with history of ocular trauma and who were admitted to hospital. Population details consisted patients who were referred to the hospital from all parts of N.W.F.P. Thus, the frequency of trauma in the hospital admissions was analysed. Ophthalmic trauma comprised 6.78% of the hospital admission. One thousand one hundred and five patients presented with eye injuries. Out of them, 21 patients suffered from trauma to both eyes. Almost 80% patients were male and 69% patients were below 30 years of age. Delayed presentation was more common and 63.61% patients presented after one week. Open globe injuries were more common (520 eyes (46.18%)) than closed globe injuries (484 eyes (42.98%)). 23.26% of open globe injuries were associated with intraocular and intra-orbital foreign bodies. Superficial non-perforating, eyelid and adnexal and burns were seen in 122 eyes (10.83%). Among the complications, lens damage and hyphema was seen in more than 50% of the patients, 16.60% eyes were infected at the time of admission and 4.88% of eyes needed enucleation or evisceration. The common causes of injury were violence in 37.37%, occupational in 24.43% and domestic accidents in 19.18%. Ophthalmic trauma is a major public health problem. Majority of the involved are male and under 30 years of age. Delayed presentation is more common. Open globe injuries are more frequent. Violence and occupational injuries are the major causes. (author)

  14. De hiperfrecuentadora a abuela esclava: Estudio de un caso de sobrecarga del cuidador desde el Síndrome de la Abuela Esclava de Guijarro Morales

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    García González, J.; Rosillo Castro, D.; Salazar, I.R.; Raygal Fernández, P.J.; Lázaro Meca, R.S.; Cánovas Gaspar, J.P.

    2011-01-01

    El trabajo tiene como objetivo conocer el perfil de una paciente hiperfrecuentadora que acude al servicio de urgencias hospitalario 299 ocasiones en 3 años y analizarlo a través del marco teórico del síndrome de la abuela esclava de Guijarro Morales. Concluimos, analizando su perfil de demanda (estudio epidemiológico retrospectivo) y a través de una entrevista semiestructurada (estudio descriptivo cualitativo), que la paciente sufre el síndrome de la abuela esclava. Por último realizamos una ...

  15. Perfil de la demanda urgente e influencia del fútbol televisado en un servicio extrahospitalario en la Zona Básica de Salud de Tafalla, Navarra

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    Pérez-Ciordia, Ignacio; Catalán Fabo, Francisca; Zalacain Nicolay, Fernando; Barriendo Antoñanzas, Maite; Solaegui Diaz de Guereñu, Ramón; Guillén Grima, Francisco

    2003-01-01

    Fundamento: La demanda a los servicios de urgencias, tanto hospitalarios como extrahospitalarios, mantiene un ritmo creciente. El objetivo del presente trabajo es doble: cuantificación y estudio de las características personales de los usuarios demandantes de atención urgente y valorar si el fútbol televisado influye en la utilización del servicio de urgencias. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo longitudinal (9.723 usuarios demandantes) y estudio de casos y controles (1.284 usuarios demandantes) se...

  16. Male genital trauma

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    Jordan, G.H.; Gilbert, D.A.

    1988-01-01

    We have attempted to discuss genital trauma in relatively broad terms. In most cases, patients present with relatively minimal trauma. However, because of the complexity of the structures involved, minimal trauma can lead to significant disability later on. The process of erection requires correct functioning of the arterial, neurologic, and venous systems coupled with intact erectile bodies. The penis is composed of structures that are compliant and distensible to the limits of their compliance. These structures therefore tumesce in equal proportion to each other, allowing for straight erection. Relatively minimal trauma can upset this balance of elasticity, leading to disabling chordee. Likewise, relatively minimal injuries to the vascular erectile structures can lead to significantly disabling spongiofibrosis. The urethra is a conduit of paramount importance. Whereas the development of stricture is generally related to the nature of the trauma, the extent of stricture and of attendant complications is clearly a function of the immediate management. Overzealous debridement can greatly complicate subsequent reconstruction. A delicate balance between aggressive initial management and maximal preservation of viable structures must be achieved. 38 references

  17. Epidemiology of severe trauma.

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    Alberdi, F; García, I; Atutxa, L; Zabarte, M

    2014-12-01

    Major injury is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide. Among those under 35 years of age, it is the leading cause of death and disability. Traffic accidents alone are the main cause, fundamentally in low- and middle-income countries. Patients over 65 years of age are an increasingly affected group. For similar levels of injury, these patients have twice the mortality rate of young individuals, due to the existence of important comorbidities and associated treatments, and are more likely to die of medical complications late during hospital admission. No worldwide, standardized definitions exist for documenting, reporting and comparing data on severely injured trauma patients. The most common trauma scores are the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS), the Injury Severity Score (ISS) and the Trauma and Injury severity Score (TRISS). Documenting the burden of injury also requires evaluation of the impact of post-trauma impairments, disabilities and handicaps. Trauma epidemiology helps define health service and research priorities, contributes to identify disadvantaged groups, and also facilitates the elaboration of comparable measures for outcome predictions. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier España, S.L.U. y SEMICYUC. All rights reserved.

  18. [Trauma in the elderly].

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    de Souza, José Antonio Gomes; Iglesias, Antonio Carlos R G

    2002-01-01

    The populational growth of the elderly, associated to a healthier and more active life, make this group of people more exposed to accidents. In some countries, trauma in the elderly is responsible for a high mortality rate, disproportionately higher than in the adults. This fact consumes a great portion of health care resources and implies in a high social cost. The distinct physiologic characteristics of the elderly and the frequent presence of associated diseases make that these patients behave differently and in a more complex way than patients of other ages. These particularities make that health care to the elderly victims of trauma have to be different. The present revision is about aspects of epidemiology, prevention, physiology, health care and rehabilitation of the elderly victims of trauma.

  19. Transfusion practices in trauma

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Resuscitation of a severely traumatised patient with the administration of crystalloids, or colloids along with blood products is a common transfusion practice in trauma patients. The determination of this review article is to update on current transfusion practices in trauma. A search of PubMed, Google Scholar, and bibliographies of published studies were conducted using a combination of key-words. Recent articles addressing the transfusion practises in trauma from 2000 to 2014 were identified and reviewed. Trauma induced consumption and dilution of clotting factors, acidosis and hypothermia in a severely injured patient commonly causes trauma-induced coagulopathy. Early infusion of blood products and early control of bleeding decreases trauma-induced coagulopathy. Hypothermia and dilutional coagulopathy are associated with infusion of large volumes of crystalloids. Hence, the predominant focus is on damage control resuscitation, which is a combination of permissive hypotension, haemorrhage control and haemostatic resuscitation. Massive transfusion protocols improve survival in severely injured patients. Early recognition that the patient will need massive blood transfusion will limit the use of crystalloids. Initially during resuscitation, fresh frozen plasma, packed red blood cells (PRBCs and platelets should be transfused in the ratio of 1:1:1 in severely injured patients. Fresh whole blood can be an alternative in patients who need a transfusion of 1:1:1 thawed plasma, PRBCs and platelets. Close monitoring of bleeding and point of care coagulation tests are employed, to allow goal-directed plasma, PRBCs and platelets transfusions, in order to decrease the risk of transfusion-related acute lung injury.

  20. Sonography of scrotal trauma

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    Rao, Meka Srinivasa; Arjun, Kalyanpur

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to depict the spectrum of scrotal injuries in blunt trauma. Scrotal injuries are not very common and are mostly due to blunt trauma from direct injury, sports injuries or motor vehicle accidents. To minimize complications and ensure testicular salvage, rapid and accurate diagnosis is necessary. High-resolution USG is the investigation of choice, as it is readily available, accurate and has been seen to improve outcomes. An understanding of and familiarity with the sonographic appearance of scrotal injuries on the part of the radiologist/sonographer is therefore of key importance

  1. Sonography of scrotal trauma

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to depict the spectrum of scrotal injuries in blunt trauma. Scrotal injuries are not very common and are mostly due to blunt trauma from direct injury, sports injuries or motor vehicle accidents. To minimize complications and ensure testicular salvage, rapid and accurate diagnosis is necessary. High-resolution USG is the investigation of choice, as it is readily available, accurate and has been seen to improve outcomes. An understanding of and familiarity with the sonographic appearance of scrotal injuries on the part of the radiologist/sonographer is therefore of key importance.

  2. Radiology of thoracic trauma

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    Stark, P.

    1987-01-01

    This course provides an overview of the radiologic manifestations of trauma to the chest. The basic mechanisms of injury are discussed. The effect of trauma on the chest wall, the lung parenchyma, and the pleural space is described. Rib fractures, sternal fractures, lung contusion, lung hematoma, lung laceration, post-traumatic atelectasis, hemothorax, chylothorax, pneumothorax, and adult respiratory distress syndrome are discussed and illustrated. Injuries to the tracheobronchial tree, the aorta and brachiocephalic vessels, the esophagus, the diaphragm, and the heart are also presented. The purpose of the lecture is to familiarize the audience with common and unusual radiologic presentations of traumatic injury to the thorax

  3. Eye trauma in boxing.

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    Corrales, Gustavo; Curreri, Anthony

    2009-10-01

    In boxing, along with a few other sports, trauma is inherent to the nature of the sport; therefore it is considered a high-risk sport for ocular injuries. The long-term morbidity of ocular injuries suffered by boxers is difficult to estimate due to the lack of structured long-term follow-up of these athletes. Complications of blunt ocular trauma may develop years after the athlete has retired from the ring and is no longer considered to be at risk for boxing-related injuries. This article describes the wide range of eye injuries a boxer can sustain, and their immediate and long-term clinical management.

  4. Splenic trauma: Is splenectomy redundant?

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    S Tandon

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available 41 year old male, serving air warrior sustained blunt abdominal trauma, CECT revealed grade III splenic injury. He was managed conservatively with good clinical outcome. Conservatism is the new approach to splenic trauma.

  5. Programa de ejercicios físicos terapéuticos y masaje para contribuir al tratamiento no farmacológico de pacientes hipertensos entre 35-65 años de edad en el Centro Nacional Hospitalario DONKA (CNHD en Conakry, República de Guinea

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    KANN SOULEYMANE

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available La hipertensión arterial (HTA es la más común de las enfermedades cardiovasculares que afectan la salud de los individuos en todas las partes del mundo. La práctica de actividad física profiláctica y terapéutica, es la especialidad de la Educación Física que se ocupa de la organización de dichas actividades   con  objetivos   higiénicos, de prevención y  rehabilitación de diferentes alteraciones funcionales, derivadas de causas patológicas o de otra índole,  entre las  que  se  encuentra  la  HTA.  En  muchas  regiones  no  se aprovechan las posibilidades de bienestar que puede aportar la práctica de actividad física. En el Centro Nacional Hospitalario Donka en Conakry, República de Guinea, no se emplea el ejercicio físico para mejorar la salud de los hipertensos. La investigación tiene como objetivo: Proponer un programa de ejercicios físicos terapéuticos y masaje que contribuya al tratamiento no farmacológico de pacientes hipertensos entre 35-65 años edad, en el Centro Nacional Hospitalario DONKA (CNHD en Conakry, República de Guinea. En el mismo se proponen diferentes tipos de ejercicios concebidos en dos fases, una de integración y otra de mantenimiento. En la investigación se utilizaron métodos teóricos, empíricos y estadísticos. Las fuentes de información revelan que algunos de los pacientes que utilizan tratamiento farmacológico, no poseen un nivel de conocimiento de esta patología, ni de los beneficios que aporta la realización de los ejercicios físicos. El programa posee indicaciones y orientaciones   metodológicas    basadas  en las características de esta enfermedad y acordes con  las  condiciones de los pacientes que serán útiles para aplicarse con calidad.

  6. Emergency Department Management of Trauma

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    MacKenzie, Colin; Lippert, Freddy

    1999-01-01

    Initial assessment and management of severely injured patients may occur in a specialized area of an emergency department or in a specialized area of a trauma center. The time from injury until definitive management is of essence for survival of life-threatening trauma. The initial care delivered...... injured patients after these patients reach a hospital emergency department or a trauma center....

  7. Gênero e trauma Gender and trauma

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    Gláucio Ary Dillon Soares

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available As conseqüências sociais e psicológicas da violência urbana sobre os parentes e amigos de pessoas vitimadas por mortes violentas (homicídio, suicídio ou acidentes são analisadas à luz das diferenças de gênero. A literatura especializada nesta área propõe que mulheres e homens vivenciam experiências traumáticas de forma peculiar. Porém, os traumas típicos são diferentes em cada gênero, deixando em aberto a questão sobre quanto das diferenças entre as respostas se devem a gênero e quanto se devem ao tipo de trauma. Testamos a hipótese de que as mulheres são mais suscetíveis à desordem de estresse pós-trauma (DEPT numa situação traumática comum, usando dados qualitativos e quantitativos. Comparamos os sintomas do trauma e as percepções sobre o significado da perda de seus entes queridos. A amostra, de 425 mulheres (62% e 265 homens (38%, foi retirada de uma lista de parentes de pessoas que sofreram morte violenta na cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Incluímos trinta relatos de parentes e amigos próximos das vítimas diretas. Os resultados revelaram que 54% das mulheres e 41% dos homens tiveram o cotidiano alterado depois da morte de um parente/amigo. Há diferenças estatisticamente significativas nos problemas de saúde e na diversão. Essa área foi a mais afetada, atingindo metade dos entrevistados. Uma variável intimamente correlacionada com os sintomas da DEPT é o contato com o corpo: controlando a extensão do contato (fez o reconhecimento do corpo; viu, mas não reconheceu e nem viu nem reconheceu. Em cada uma dessas categorias, as mulheres foram mais afetadas do que os homens. O artigo conclui que as mulheres sentem mais as perdas do que os homens, mas que parte das diferenças não são internas aos gêneros, mas externas a eles, dependendo das interações e dos contatos pessoais.The social and psychological consequences endured by friends and relatives of people victimized by violent death (homicide, suicide or

  8. About Military Sexual Trauma

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  9. Haemostatic resuscitation in trauma

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    Stensballe, Jakob; Ostrowski, Sisse Rye; Johansson, Par I.

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    of a ratio driven strategy aiming at 1 : 1 : 1, using tranexamic acid according to CRASH-2, and applying haemostatic monitoring enabling a switch to a goal-directed approach when bleeding slows. Haemostatic resuscitation is the mainstay of trauma resuscitation and is associated with improved survival...

  10. Trauma Aware & Safety Ready

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    Paterson, Jim

    2017-01-01

    The interwoven issues of trauma and safety have swept through college campuses over the last decade, and they've arrived at doors of admission offices, encouraging officials to think more carefully about those concerns and take a closer look at how they handle them. Experts recommend in this atmosphere that admission offices discuss these topics…

  11. Understanding Child Trauma

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    ... help of a trained professional. When needed, a mental health professional trained in evidence-based trauma treatment can help children and families cope and move toward recovery. Ask your pediatrician, family physician, school counselor, or clergy member for a referral. Visit ...

  12. Obesity in pediatric trauma.

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    Witt, Cordelie E; Arbabi, Saman; Nathens, Avery B; Vavilala, Monica S; Rivara, Frederick P

    2017-04-01

    The implications of childhood obesity on pediatric trauma outcomes are not clearly established. Anthropomorphic data were recently added to the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) Research Datasets, enabling a large, multicenter evaluation of the effect of obesity on pediatric trauma patients. Children ages 2 to 19years who required hospitalization for traumatic injury were identified in the 2013-2014 NTDB Research Datasets. Age and gender-specific body mass indices (BMI) were calculated. Outcomes included injury patterns, operative procedures, complications, and hospital utilization parameters. Data from 149,817 pediatric patients were analyzed; higher BMI percentiles were associated with significantly more extremity injuries, and fewer injuries to the head, abdomen, thorax and spine (p values Obese children also had significantly longer lengths of stay and more frequent ventilator requirement. Among children admitted after trauma, increased BMI percentile is associated with increased risk of death and potentially preventable complications. These findings suggest that obese children may require different management than nonobese counterparts to prevent complications. Level III; prognosis study. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Imaging of vertebral trauma

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    Daffner, R.H.

    1999-01-01

    This translation of the toolbook published in the 'US-ART' series, offers invaluable help to medical radiologists in the diagnostic imaging and evaluation of complex vertebral traumas which are on the rise, inter alia due to increasingly dangerous leisure sports. (orig./CB) [de

  14. When Trauma Hinders Learning

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    Barr, Donald A.

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    Many kindergarten teachers have encountered children who enter school lacking the ability to control their behavior, but they may not understand the social and biological processes behind these children's disruptive behavior. The author reviews research into early childhood brain development to explain how trauma and chronic stress can make it…

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  16. Early Childhood Trauma

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    Early childhood trauma generally refers to the traumatic experiences that occur to children aged 0-6. Because infants' and young children's reactions may be different from older children's, and because they may not be able to verbalize their reactions to threatening or dangerous events, many people assume that young age protects children from the…

  17. Traumatismos oculares Ocular traumas

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    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo de tipo retrospectivo longitudinal cuyo universo estuvo constituido por 72 ojos de 72 pacientes con traumatismos oculares mecánicos que fueron hospitalizados en el Hospital Militar Central “Dr. Carlos J. Finlay” desde enero de 1999 hasta enero de 2005. Para el análisis estadístico de la información se utilizó el programa automatizado SPSS versión 11.5 en el cual también se conformó la base de datos y se realizaron los cálculos de acuerdo con el tipo de variable analizada. Se utilizaron medidas de resumen, tendencia central y asociación estadística con un nivel de significación de p A retrospective longitudinal and descriptive study was carried out in 72 eyes from 72 patients with mechanical occular traumas, who had been hospitalized in “Dr. Carlos J. Finlay” Military Hospital from December 1999 to January 2005. For the statistical data analysis, an automated program (SPSS 11.5 version was used to create the database and estimations were made according to the variable types. Summary measures, central tendency measures and statistical association with significance level equal to p < 0.05 were employed. Males prevailed (95.8%, the average age was 30.26 years with a minimum rate of 17 years and maximum rate of 82 years. The most frequent mechanisms of trauma were aggressions (23. 6% and injures from secondary projectiles (13.9%. The anterior segment traumas were more frequent (61, 1% than posterior segment traumas (6.94%. Both segments of the eyeball were affected in 39, 1% of eyes which evinced the worst visual acuity. The most common associated injures were hyphema (54, 2% and vitreous hemorrhage (16.6%. Closed trauma (contusions were more common and most of the eyes had better final visual acuity (45, 2% with vision range of 0.6-1.0 and 26.2% with vision range of 0.59-0.1. On the other hand, eyes affected by open trauma (simple wound, contusion-wound, wound with intraocular foreign body and

  18. Skeleton scintigraphy in trauma

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    Ansari, M.

    2002-01-01

    Skeletal trauma is common and presents both an opportunity and a problem in skeletal scintigraphy. The opportunity arises in the ability of skeletal scintigraphy to demonstrate abnormalities early after direct trauma. It is well recognized that the early detection of fractures in some sites cannot be reliably achieved by standard radiography, especially in the femoral neck and scaphoid bone. The problem comes in recognizing the effects of skeletal trauma when using skeletal scintigraphy for another purpose, such as the detection of metastatic disease. iatrogenic trauma to either the skeleton or soft tissues may be manifest scintigraphic ally. For example Craniotomy typically leaves a rim pattern at the surgical margin. Rib Retraction during thoracotomy can elicit periosteal reaction. Areas of the skeletal receiving curative levels of ionizing radiation (typically 4000 rads or greater) characteristically demonstrate decreased uptake within 6 months to 1 year after therapy. The generally high sensitivity of the skeletal scintigraphy seems to make it an ideal survey test in cases of suspected child abuse especially in which radiographs are unrevealing. Because of difficulties in obtaining a history of trauma from a preschool child or even eliciting a satisfactory description of the location and nature of the pain, skeletal scintigraphy provides a simple and reliable investigation in these children. Subtle trauma, such as that from stress fractures is often difficult to visualize on a plain radiograph. Skeletal scintigraphy is frequently positive at the time of clinical presentation. Skeletal scintigraphy is exquisitely sensitive to the remodeling process and typically shows abnormalities 1 to 2 weeks or more before the appearance of radiographic changes in stress fractures. The periosteal reaction can be visualized within hours of the injury. Insufficiency and fatigue fractures such as vertebral compression fracture, which is probably the most common consequence of

  19. MANAGEMENT OF LIVER TRAUMA

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available AIM To estimate the incidence of Liver Trauma injuries and grade their severity of injury. To assess the factors responsible for morbidity and mortality after Liver Trauma. To study the postoperative complications and the management of Liver Trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present prospective study was conducted on 100 patients who were admitted to Department of General Surgery for treatment who were managed operatively or non-operatively for abdominal trauma and having liver injury forms the material of the study. This study was conducted over a span of 24 months from June 2013 to November 2015. RESULTS Maximum number of patients are in the age group of 21-30 years (46%. 85% patients (85/100 are males and 15% of patients (15/100 are females. Lapse time of injury and admission varied from 25 minutes to 66 hours and 30 minutes. 75 % of the patients (75/100 presented within 24 hours after injury. Death rate of patients who reached hospital after 24 hours of injury was higher than the patients who reached hospital within 24 hours of injury. 28% of patients (28/100 had associated bony injuries, out of which 5% of patients (5/100 expired due to primary haemorrhage of fractured femur. More than one segment was injured in many patients. Segment V is involved commonly making 55% (55/100 of patients. Next common segment involved is segment VII, making 39% (39/100. CONCLUSION Mechanism of injury is the important factor which is responsible for morbidity in liver injury. Nonoperative management proved to be safe and effective and often has been used to treat patients with liver trauma.

  20. Penetrating ureteral trauma

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    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this series is to report our experience in managing ureteral trauma, focusing on the importance of early diagnosis, correct treatment, and the impact of associated injuries on the management and morbid-mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 1994 to December 2002, 1487 laparotomies for abdominal trauma were performed and 20 patients with ureteral lesions were identified, all of them secondary to penetrating injury. Medical charts were analyzed as well as information about trauma mechanisms, diagnostic routine, treatment and outcome. RESULTS: All patients were men. Mean age was 27 years. The mechanisms of injury were gunshot wounds in 18 cases (90% and stab wounds in two (10%. All penetrating abdominal injuries had primary indication of laparotomy, and neither excretory urography nor computed tomography were used in any case before surgery. The diagnosis of ureteric injury was made intra-operatively in 17 cases (85%. Two ureteral injuries (10% were initially missed. All patients had associated injuries. The treatment was dictated by the location, extension and time necessary to identify the injury. The overall incidence of complications was 55%. The presence of shock on admission, delayed diagnosis, Abdominal Trauma Index > 25, Injury Severity Score > 25 and colon injuries were associated to a high complication rate, however, there was no statistically significant difference. There were no mortalities in this group. CONCLUSIONS: A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis of ureteral injuries. A thorough exploration of all retroperitoneal hematoma after penetrating trauma should be an accurate method of diagnosis; even though it failed in 10% of our cases.

  1. Imaging in spinal trauma

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    Goethem, J.W.M. van; Maes, Menno; Oezsarlak, Oezkan; Hauwe, Luc van den; Parizel, Paul M.

    2005-01-01

    Because it may cause paralysis, injury to the spine is one of the most feared traumas, and spinal cord injury is a major cause of disability. In the USA approximately 10,000 traumatic cervical spine fractures and 4000 traumatic thoracolumbar fractures are diagnosed each year. Although the number of individuals sustaining paralysis is far less than those with moderate or severe brain injury, the socioeconomic costs are significant. Since most of the spinal trauma patients survive their injuries, almost one out of 1000 inhabitants in the USA are currently being cared for partial or complete paralysis. Little controversy exists regarding the need for accurate and emergent imaging assessment of the traumatized spine in order to evaluate spinal stability and integrity of neural elements. Because clinicians fear missing occult spine injuries, they obtain radiographs for nearly all patients who present with blunt trauma. We are influenced on one side by fear of litigation and the possible devastating medical, psychologic and financial consequences of cervical spine injury, and on the other side by pressure to reduce health care costs. A set of clinical and/or anamnestic criteria, however, can be very useful in identifying patients who have an extremely low probability of injury and who consequently have no need for imaging studies. Multidetector (or multislice) computed tomography (MDCT) is the preferred primary imaging modality in blunt spinal trauma patients who do need imaging. Not only is CT more accurate in diagnosing spinal injury, it also reduces imaging time and patient manipulation. Evidence-based research has established that MDCT improves patient outcome and saves money in comparison to plain film. This review discusses the use, advantages and disadvantages of the different imaging techniques used in spinal trauma patients and the criteria used in selecting patients who do not need imaging. Finally an overview of different types of spinal injuries is given

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    Goethem, J.W.M. van [Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Department of Radiology, Edegem (Belgium); Algemeen Ziekenhuis Maria Middelares, Department of Radiology, Sint-Niklaas (Belgium); Maes, Menno; Oezsarlak, Oezkan; Hauwe, Luc van den; Parizel, Paul M. [Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Department of Radiology, Edegem (Belgium)

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    Because it may cause paralysis, injury to the spine is one of the most feared traumas, and spinal cord injury is a major cause of disability. In the USA approximately 10,000 traumatic cervical spine fractures and 4000 traumatic thoracolumbar fractures are diagnosed each year. Although the number of individuals sustaining paralysis is far less than those with moderate or severe brain injury, the socioeconomic costs are significant. Since most of the spinal trauma patients survive their injuries, almost one out of 1000 inhabitants in the USA are currently being cared for partial or complete paralysis. Little controversy exists regarding the need for accurate and emergent imaging assessment of the traumatized spine in order to evaluate spinal stability and integrity of neural elements. Because clinicians fear missing occult spine injuries, they obtain radiographs for nearly all patients who present with blunt trauma. We are influenced on one side by fear of litigation and the possible devastating medical, psychologic and financial consequences of cervical spine injury, and on the other side by pressure to reduce health care costs. A set of clinical and/or anamnestic criteria, however, can be very useful in identifying patients who have an extremely low probability of injury and who consequently have no need for imaging studies. Multidetector (or multislice) computed tomography (MDCT) is the preferred primary imaging modality in blunt spinal trauma patients who do need imaging. Not only is CT more accurate in diagnosing spinal injury, it also reduces imaging time and patient manipulation. Evidence-based research has established that MDCT improves patient outcome and saves money in comparison to plain film. This review discusses the use, advantages and disadvantages of the different imaging techniques used in spinal trauma patients and the criteria used in selecting patients who do not need imaging. Finally an overview of different types of spinal injuries is given

  3. The impact of specialist trauma service on major trauma mortality.

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    Wong, Ting Hway; Lumsdaine, William; Hardy, Benjamin M; Lee, Keegan; Balogh, Zsolt J

    2013-03-01

    Trauma services throughout the world have had positive effects on trauma-related mortality. Australian trauma services are generally more consultative in nature rather than the North American model of full trauma admission service. We hypothesized that the introduction of a consultative specialist trauma service in a Level I Australian trauma center would reduce mortality of the severely injured. A 10-year retrospective study (January 1, 2002-December 31, 2011) was performed on all trauma patients admitted with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) > 15. Patients were identified from the trauma registry, and data for age, sex, mechanism of injury, ISS, survival to discharge, and length of stay were collected. Mortality was examined for patients with severe injury (ISS > 15) and patients with critical injury (ISS > 24) and compared for the three periods: 2002-2004 (without trauma specialist), 2005-2007 (with trauma specialist), and 2008-2011 (with specialist trauma service). A total of 3,869 severely injured (ISS > 15) trauma patients were identified during the 10-year period. Of these, 2,826 (73%) were male, 1,513 (39%) were critically injured (ISS > 24), and more than 97% (3,754) were the victim of blunt trauma. Overall mortality decreased from 12.4% to 9.3% (relative risk, 0.75) from period one to period three and from 25.4% to 20.3% (relative risk, 0.80) for patients with critical injury. A 0.46% per year decrease (p = 0.018) in mortality was detected (odds ratio, 0.63; p 24), the trend was (0.61% per year; odds ratio, 0.68; p = 0.039). The introduction of a specialist trauma service decreased the mortality of patients with severe injury, the model of care should be considered to implement state- and nationwide in Australia. Epidemiologic study, level III.

  4. Trauma care system in Iran

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    Zargar Moussa

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Objective: The high burden of injuries in Iran necessitates the establishment of a comprehensive trauma care system. The purpose of this paper is to de- scribe the current status of trauma system regarding the components and function. Methods: The current status of trauma system in all components of a trauma system was described through ex- pert panels and semi-structured interviews with trauma spe- cialists and policy makers. Results: Currently, various organizations are involved in prevention, management and rehabilitation of injuries, but an integrative system approach to trauma is rather deficient. There has been ongoing progress in areas of pub- lic education through media, traffic regulation reinforcement, hospital care and prehospital services. Meanwhile, there are gaps regarding financing, legislations and education of high risk groups. The issues on education and training stan- dards of the front line medical team and continuing educa- tion and evaluation are yet to be addressed. Trauma regis- try has been piloted in some provinces, but as it needs the well-developed infrastructure (regarding staff, maintenance, financial resources, it is not yet established in our system of trauma care. Conclusions: It seems that one of the problems with trauma care in Iran is lack of coordination among trauma system organizations. Although the clinical management of trauma patients has improved in our country in the recent decade, decreasing the burden of injuries necessitates an organized approach to prevention and management of trauma in the context of a trauma system. Key words: Emergency medical services; Trauma centers; Wounds and injuries

  5. Trauma Tactics: Rethinking Trauma Education for Professional Nurses.

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    Garvey, Paula; Liddil, Jessica; Eley, Scott; Winfield, Scott

    2016-01-01

    According to the National Trauma Institute (2015), trauma accounts for more than 180,000 deaths each year in the United States. Nurses play a significant role in the care of trauma patients and therefore need appropriate education and training (L. ). Although several courses exist for trauma education, many nurses have not received adequate education in trauma management (B. ; L. ). Trauma Tactics, a 2-day course that focuses on high-fidelity human patient simulation, was created to meet this educational need. This descriptive study was conducted retrospectively to assess the effectiveness of the Trauma Tactics course. Pre- and postsurveys, tests, and simulation performance were used to evaluate professional nurses who participated in Trauma Tactics over a 10-month period. Fifty-five nurses were included in the study. Pre- and postsurveys revealed an increase in overall confidence, test scores increased by an average of 2.5 points, and simulation performance scores increased by an average of 16 points. Trauma Tactics is a high-quality course that provides a valuable and impactful educational experience for nurses. Further research is needed to evaluate the long-term effects of Trauma Tactics and its impacts on quality of care and patient outcomes.

  6. De híper frecuentadora a abuela esclava. Estudio de un caso de sobrecarga del cuidador desde el Síndrome de la Abuela Esclava de Guijarro Morales.

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    García González, J.; Rosillo Castro, D.; Salazar, I.R.; Raygal Fernández, P.J.; Lázaro Meca, R.S.

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    El trabajo tiene como objetivo conocer el perfil de una paciente hiperfrecuentadora que acude al servicio de urgencias hospitalario 299 ocasiones en 3 años y analizarlo a través del marco teórico del síndrome de la abuela esclava de Guijarro Morales. Concluimos, analizando su perfil de demanda (estudio epidemiológico restrospectivo) y a través de una entrevista semiestructurada (estudio descriptivo cualitativo), que la paciente sufre el síndrome de la abuela esclava. Por último realizamos una...

  7. Decree 135/999 establishing legal norms for the management of solid waste in hospitals; Decreto 135/999 establecense normas reglamentarias de la gestion de los residuos solidos hospitalarios

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    Presently ordinance regulation norms settle down on the hospital solid residuals. A definition of solid residuals, contaminated, common, the transport, treatment,installation and integral handling of the same ones is presented in normative happiness. For finish a classification of a residuals in: infectious, piercing or sharp and special as well as duties and sanctions. [Spanish] En el presente decreto se establecen normas reglamentarias sobre los residuos solidos hospitalarios.Una definicion de los residuos solidos hospitalarios,contaminados,comunes, el transporte,tratamiento,instalacion de tratamiento,disposicion final y manejo integral de los mismos es presentada en dicha normativa.Por ultimo se establece una clasificacion de residuos solidos : infecciosos, punzantes o cortantes y especiales asi como tambien obligaciones y sanciones por incumplimiento.

  8. Plan de gestión ambiental de residuos sólidos hospitalarios del centro de salud zorritos, tumbes 2015

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    This quantitative study was to study object "hospital solid waste management" The method used was descriptive. The stage was the health center of Tumbes Zorritos. The sample consisted of hospital waste generated in this hospital in 2015. The technique used was the observation, interview, quantitative analysis (weight, volume , density) and qualitative analysis (Leopold matrix) . The following results were obtained June 2015 Generation of medical waste in the months of March: Weight (kg) bioco...

  9. EVALUACIÓN DEL DESEMPEÑO DE LA REMOCIÓN DE CONTAMINANTES DE UN EFLUENTE HOSPITALARIO CON EL USO DE HUMEDALES CONSTRUIDOS

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    Ochoa Cano, Lizbeth

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    Los humedales construidos de flujo subsuperficial son sistemas naturales que sirven para el tratamiento de aguas residuales. Sus constituyentes principales son un lecho de grava, plantas emergentes y agua residual que no está expuesta al medio ambiente sino que circula a través de la grava. Su funcionamiento básicamente consiste en la formación de una biopelícula adherida a la grava que degrada bioquímicamente los contaminantes que trae el agua residual. Aunado a lo anterior ta...

  10. CT of splenic trauma

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    Griffiths, B.G.; Federle, M.P.; Minagi, H.; Jeffrey, R.B.

    1986-01-01

    Fifty-five consecutive cases of surgically proved splenic injuries were evaluated by CT. CT correctly identified 54 splenic injuries, with one false-negative and three false-positive studies. In the single false-negative study and in two of the three false-positive studies, CT correctly indicated the presence of a large hemoperitoneum and other abdominal visceral lacerations and so correctly indicated the need for surgery. Of the 55 proved cases of splenic injury, CT revealed hemoperitoneum in 54 (99%), perisplenic clot in 47 (85%), splenic laceration in 39 (71%), and subcapsular hematoma in 13 (24%). Perisplenic clot can be distinguished from lysed blood in the peritoneal cavity and is a sensitive and specific sign of splenic trauma, even in the absence of visible splenic laceration. The authors conclude that CT is highly reliable means of evaluating splenic trauma

  11. Trauma of the chest

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    1996-01-01

    This paper describes the typical radiologic findings in chest trauma, and the value of conventional radiography, CT, MRI, and aortography is discussed. Conventional radiography rather than cross-sectional imaging is the mainstay in diagnosing thoracic trauma. During the critical phase with often concomitant shock, pelvic and spinal injuries tailored raiographic views or even upright chest radiographs are impractical. The severely traumatized patient is usually radiographed in the supine position and suboptimal roentgenograms may have to be accepted for several reasons. It is well documented that many abnormalities detected on CT were not apparent on conventional radiographs, but CT is reserved for hemodynamical stable patients. Nevertheless certain situations like aortic rupture require further evaluation by CT and aortography. (orig./MG)

  12. ABDOMINAL TRAUMA- CLINICAL STUDY

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    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND In the recent times there has been increased incidence of abdominal trauma cases due to several causes. Quick and prompt intervention is needed to decrease the mortality of the patients. So we conducted a study to assess the cause and the management of abdominal trauma cases in our institution. The aim of this study was to know the incidence of blunt and penetrating injuries and their causes, age and sex incidence, importance of various investigations, mode of treatment offered and post-operative complications. To study the cause of death and evolve better management. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study comprises of patients admitted to and operated in various surgical units in the Department of Surgery at Government General Hospital, attached to Guntur Medical College Guntur, from August 2014 to October 2016. RESULTS Increase incidence seen in age group 20-29 years (30%. Male predominance 77.5%. Mechanism of injury–road traffic accidents 65%. Isolated organ injury–colon and rectum 40%. Other associated injuries–chest injuries with rib fractures 7.5%. Complications–wound infection 17.5%. Duration of hospital stay 8–14 days. Bowel injury management–closure of perforation 84.6%. Resection anastomosis 15.38%. CONCLUSION Thorough clinical examination, diagnostic paracentesis, plain X-ray erect abdomen and ultrasound proved to be very helpful in the diagnosis of intra-abdominal injuries. Spleen is the commonest organ involved in blunt trauma and colon is the commonly injured organ in penetrating abdominal trauma, many patients have associated extremity and axial skeleton injuries. With advances in diagnosis and intensive care technologies, most patients of solid visceral injuries with hemodynamic stability can be managed conservatively. Surgical site infection is the most common complication following surgery. The mortality is high; reason might be patient reaching the hospital late, high incidence of postoperative septic

  13. Radiology of orbital trauma

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    Kelly, J.K.; Lazo, A.; Metes, J.J.

    1988-01-01

    Computed tomography has become the gold standard against which to measure orbital imaging modalities. The simultaneous display of bone, soft tissues, paranasal sinuses, and intracranial structures is a unique advantage. Radiation dose and cost have been cited as disadvantages. These would suggest that CT be reserved for the patient with significant orbital injury or difficult diagnostic problems. Magnetic resonance is limited in the investigation of orbital trauma

  14. Imaging of laryngeal trauma

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    Becker, Minerva; Leuchter, Igor; Platon, Alexandra; Becker, Christoph D.; Dulguerov, Pavel; Varoquaux, Arthur

    2014-01-01

    External laryngeal trauma is a rare but potentially life-threatening situation in the acutely injured patient. Trauma mechanism and magnitude, maximum focus of the applied force, and patient related factors, such as age and ossification of the laryngeal cartilages influence the spectrum of observed injuries. Their correct diagnosis and prompt management are paramount in order to avoid patient death or long-term impairment of breathing, swallowing and speaking. The current review provides a comprehensive approach to the radiologic interpretation of imaging studies performed in patients with suspected laryngeal injury. It describes the key anatomic structures that are relevant in laryngeal trauma and discusses the clinical role of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the acute emergency situation. The added value of two-dimensional multiplanar reconstructions (2D MPR), three-dimensional volume rendering (3D VR) and virtual endoscopy (VE) for the non-invasive evaluation of laryngeal injuries and for treatment planning is discussed. The clinical presentation, biomechanics of injury, diagnostic pitfalls and pearls, common and uncommon findings are reviewed with emphasis of fracture patterns, involvement of laryngeal joints, intra- and extralaryngeal soft tissue injuries, and complications seen in the acute emergency situation. The radiologic appearance of common and less common long-term sequelae, as well as treatment options are equally addressed

  15. Rethinking historical trauma.

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    Kirmayer, Laurence J; Gone, Joseph P; Moses, Joshua

    2014-06-01

    Recent years have seen the rise of historical trauma as a construct to describe the impact of colonization, cultural suppression, and historical oppression of Indigenous peoples in North America (e.g., Native Americans in the United States, Aboriginal peoples in Canada). The discourses of psychiatry and psychology contribute to the conflation of disparate forms of violence by emphasizing presumptively universal aspects of trauma response. Many proponents of this construct have made explicit analogies to the Holocaust as a way to understand the transgenerational effects of genocide. However, the social, cultural, and psychological contexts of the Holocaust and of post-colonial Indigenous "survivance" differ in many striking ways. Indeed, the comparison suggests that the persistent suffering of Indigenous peoples in the Americas reflects not so much past trauma as ongoing structural violence. The comparative study of genocide and other forms of massive, organized violence can do much to illuminate both common mechanisms and distinctive features, and trace the looping effects from political processes to individual experience and back again. The ethics and pragmatics of individual and collective healing, restitution, resilience, and recovery can be understood in terms of the self-vindicating loops between politics, structural violence, public discourse, and embodied experience. © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  16. Imaging of laryngeal trauma

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    Becker, Minerva, E-mail: Minerva.Becker@hcuge.ch [Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Leuchter, Igor, E-mail: Igor.Leuchter@hcuge.ch [Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-facial Surgery, University Hospital of Geneva, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Platon, Alexandra, E-mail: Alexandra.Platon@hcuge.ch [Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Becker, Christoph D., E-mail: Christoph.Becker@hcuge.ch [Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Dulguerov, Pavel, E-mail: Pavel.Dulguerov@hcuge.ch [Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-facial Surgery, University Hospital of Geneva, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland); Varoquaux, Arthur, E-mail: Arthur.Varoquaux@hcuge.ch [Department of Radiology, Geneva University Hospital, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14 (Switzerland)

    2014-01-15

    External laryngeal trauma is a rare but potentially life-threatening situation in the acutely injured patient. Trauma mechanism and magnitude, maximum focus of the applied force, and patient related factors, such as age and ossification of the laryngeal cartilages influence the spectrum of observed injuries. Their correct diagnosis and prompt management are paramount in order to avoid patient death or long-term impairment of breathing, swallowing and speaking. The current review provides a comprehensive approach to the radiologic interpretation of imaging studies performed in patients with suspected laryngeal injury. It describes the key anatomic structures that are relevant in laryngeal trauma and discusses the clinical role of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the acute emergency situation. The added value of two-dimensional multiplanar reconstructions (2D MPR), three-dimensional volume rendering (3D VR) and virtual endoscopy (VE) for the non-invasive evaluation of laryngeal injuries and for treatment planning is discussed. The clinical presentation, biomechanics of injury, diagnostic pitfalls and pearls, common and uncommon findings are reviewed with emphasis of fracture patterns, involvement of laryngeal joints, intra- and extralaryngeal soft tissue injuries, and complications seen in the acute emergency situation. The radiologic appearance of common and less common long-term sequelae, as well as treatment options are equally addressed.

  17. Trauma da Veia Porta

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    Gustavo Pereira Fraga

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O trauma da veia porta é raro e freqüentemente fatal por causa de exsanguinação e alta incidência de lesões de estruturas adjacentes. Devido às pecualiaridades desta lesão e diferentes condutas propostas na literatura, o objetivo dos autores é relatar a experiência neste tipo de lesão. MÉTODO: Estudo retrospectivo, de janeiro de 1994 e dezembro de 2001, de 1370 pacientes submetidos à laparotomia devido trauma abdominal. Entre esses, 15 pacientes apresentavam lesão da veia porta. As lesões foram classificadas conforme a sua extensão e localização. RESULTADOS: O mecanismo de trauma predominante foi o penetrante. O diagnóstico da lesão foi realizado no intraoperatório. Os procedimentos executados foram: sutura, anastomose término-terminal e ligadura da veia porta. A mortalidade foi de 53,3%. CONCLUSÃO: A lesão da veia porta possui alta taxa de mortalidade e o atendimento adequado está diretamente relacionado à sobrevida.

  18. Fractura triple del complejo suspensorio del hombro

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    Eraclio Delgado Rifá

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El complejo suspensorio del hombro es una estructura sumamente importante, compuesta por un anillo de huesos y tejidos blandos. Las lesiones aisladas de este complejo anatómico son frecuentes y no afectan su estabilidad. La interrupción doble conduce a la inestabilidad de esta estructura y usualmente requiere tratamiento quirúrgico. La triple interrupción, por su parte, es sumamente rara y es encontrada en casos de trauma de alta energía a menudo en asociación con otras lesiones. Se presenta una triple lesión del complejo suspensorio del hombro en un paciente de 46 años de edad, con una fractura de la glenoides, del acromion tipo III de Kuhn y de la coracoides tipo II de Ogawa. En este caso, la fractura del acromion fue tratada con fijación percutánea con alambres de Kirschner, por tener asociado lesiones de partes blandas que contraindicaron la reducción abierta. La fractura de la glenoides y de la apófisis coracoides fueron tratadas conservadoramente. Después de 6 meses de evolución, el paciente tuvo un resultado funcional aceptable, con una abducción de 90 grados, los 30 grados de rotación externa y 70 de rotación interna, además asintomático y consolidación de todas las fracturas. A pesar de ser catalogada de una lesión grave del cinturón escapular y estar asociada a otras lesiones se obtuvo un resultado satisfactorio al final del tratamiento.

  19. A historiografia dos traumas coletivos e o Holocausto: desafios para o ensino da história do tempo presente = The historiography of collective trauma and the Holocaust: challenges for the teaching of the history of the present time = La historiografía de trauma colectivo e el Holocausto: desafíos para la enseñanza de la historia del tiempo presente

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    Silva, Francisco Carlos Teixeira da

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    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem como principal objetivo construir uma análise acerca do debate, hoje crescente, do Ensino de História. Mais especificamente, expandir para a pesquisa acadêmica brasileira, os estudos de um campo relativamente novo, denominado de "pedagogia do ensino dos traumas coletivos", com ênfase no Holocausto. É latente a necessidade de revisitarmos os currículos, em quaisquer níveis de ensino, adequando-os às demandas sociais de nosso tempo presente. Buscaremos neste texto discutir o papel da instituição escolar, do professor e do material didático enquanto ferramenta de ensino que visa combater as manifestações de ódio presentes tanto na estrutura do Estado, quanto no corpo social. Existe hoje uma crescente necessidade de avaliação do que temos aprendido e, ainda mais, que temos ensinado sobre os eventos traumáticos. De forma especial, na educação brasileira, o ensino de traumas coletivos é tratado, em sua maioria, como nota explicativa em temas mais abrangentes, como o Holocausto em relação com a Segunda Guerra Mundial. O currículo e os instrumentos pedagógicos disponíveis no Brasil não dão o necessário suporte aos agentes do processo educacional. Desta feita, objetivamos ainda apresentar e problematizar os materiais didáticos do YadVashem, museu responsável pela memória do Holocausto, e a forma como se tem trabalhado o tema em Israel, seus métodos e objetivos. Nesse sentido, utilizaremos como fonte três materiais didáticos, desenvolvidos pelo YadVashem, distribuídos nos diferentes níveis da educação, de acordo com a filosofia espiral de ensino: "Tommy", "Porque Naftali se llama Naftali" e "Cuatro vidas distintas y muy parecidas"

  20. Caracterização clínica e das situações de fratura da coluna vertebral no município de ribeirão preto, propostas para um programa de prevenção do trauma raquimedular Caracterización clínica y de las situaciones de fractura de la columna vertebral en el municipio de ribeirão preto, propuestas para un programa de prevención del traumatismo raquimedular Clinical characterization and description cases of vertebral spinal fracture in the municipality of ribeirão preto, proposals for a spinal cord trauma prevention program

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    Elaine Cristine Lemes Mateus de Vasconcelos

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    ódigos de Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades relacionados con fractura de columna vertebral, excepto casos resultantes de lesión por arma de fuego. Fueron revisados 190 pacientes, 22 tuvieron óbito confirmado, 96 entrevistados por teléfono o personalmente, restando 72 cuyas informaciones fueron recolectadas sólo con el historial médico. RESULTADOS: Las lesiones ocurrieron, predominantemente, en jóvenes varones, acometieron el nivel vertebral cervical y causaron lesión medular en 27% de los individuos, principalmente lesiones completas (57,7%. La principal etiología del traumatismo fueron accidentes de tránsito con autos y motos (52%. En las entrevistas, los pacientes relataron falta de atención, e incumplimiento de reglas de tránsito y normas de seguridad como principales causas del traumatismo. Muchos pacientes afirmaron no conocer el riesgo de las situaciones cuando ocurrieron los traumatismos y las consecuencias de fractura de columna y lesión medular. CONCLUSIONES: Este estudio identificó al grupo de jóvenes como más sujeto a traumatismo con fractura de columna y lesión de médula espinal. Entre los casos señalados por los pacientes como vinculados a este tipo de traumatismo, falta de atención y no cumplimiento de la legislación fueron aspectos importantes. Estos datos permitieron preparar una campaña preventiva de lesiones de columna vertebral, dirigida al grupo social y comportamientos de mayor riesgo.OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize clinical aspects and to assess situations related to spinal trauma at the Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto between 2007 and 2008. METHOD: we retrieved medical charts International Classification of Diseases codes of spinal fracture, except those caused by gunshots. From 190 patients who were studied, 22 died, 96 were interviewed either by telephone or personally, and 94 had the information collected only from medical charts. RESULTS: fractures occurred mainly in

  1. Childhood trauma and compulsive buying.

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    Sansone, Randy A; Chang, Joy; Jewell, Bryan; Rock, Rachel

    2013-02-01

    Childhood trauma has been empirically associated with various types of self-regulatory difficulties in adulthood. However, according to the extant literature, no study has examined relationships between various types of childhood trauma and compulsive buying behavior in adulthood. Using a self-report survey methodology in a cross-sectional consecutive sample of 370 obstetrics/gynecology patients, we examined five types of childhood trauma before the age of 12 years (i.e. witnessing violence, physical neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse) in relationship to compulsive buying as assessed by the Compulsive Buying Scale (CBS). All forms of trauma demonstrated statistically significant correlations with the CBS. Using a linear regression analysis, both witnessing violence and emotional abuse significantly contributed to CBS scores. Further analyses indicated that race did not moderate the relationship between childhood trauma and compulsive buying. Findings indicate that various forms of childhood trauma are correlated with compulsive buying behavior, particularly witnessing violence and emotional abuse.

  2. Trauma Systems. An Era of Development

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    Lansink, K.W.W.

    2017-01-01

    The introduction of an inclusive trauma system in the Netherlands during last decade of the past century, has led to an improvement in Dutch trauma care. Eleven trauma regions were formed nationwide each surrounding a level I trauma center. All hospitals in a trauma region were assigned levels I, II

  3. Trauma and the endocrine system.

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    Mesquita, Joana; Varela, Ana; Medina, José Luís

    2010-12-01

    The endocrine system may be the target of different types of trauma with varied consequences. The present article discusses trauma of the hypothalamic-pituitary axes, adrenal glands, gonads, and pancreas. In addition to changes in circulating hormone levels due to direct injury to these structures, there may be an endocrine response in the context of the stress caused by the trauma. Copyright © 2010 SEEN. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  4. Trauma Studies: prospettive e problemi

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    Rachele Branchini

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The trauma paradigm pervades contemporary life. In newspapers, on television, on the web, even in ordinary conversation, experiences of every kind (both figurative and positive ones are described as “traumatic”. Thus the very meaning of the term is often overturned. This article seeks to reshape the limits of the concept of trauma by tracing its evolution from the psychological debate of the early nineteenth century to the recent setting up of the specific discipline of Trauma Studies.

  5. Formulación de productos nutroterápicos de interés social aptos para tratamientos hospitalarios

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    Galán, María Gimena

    2016-01-01

    La nutrición enteral es la administración de nutrientes a cualquier nivel del tubo digestivo de fórmulas enterales (FE), y tiene por objetivo reducir la morbi-mortalidad asociada a malnutrición en pacientes que no pueden, no deben o no quieren consumir los alimentos por las vías convencionales. El principal inconveniente de las FE comerciales es su elevado costo, que en muchas ocasiones lleva a restringir su uso. El objetivo general de la propuesta fue desarrollar productos nutroterápicos con...

  6. The value of trauma registries.

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    Moore, Lynne; Clark, David E

    2008-06-01

    Trauma registries are databases that document acute care delivered to patients hospitalised with injuries. They are designed to provide information that can be used to improve the efficiency and quality of trauma care. Indeed, the combination of trauma registry data at regional or national levels can produce very large databases that allow unprecedented opportunities for the evaluation of patient outcomes and inter-hospital comparisons. However, the creation and upkeep of trauma registries requires a substantial investment of money, time and effort, data quality is an important challenge and aggregated trauma data sets rarely represent a population-based sample of trauma. In addition, trauma hospitalisations are already routinely documented in administrative hospital discharge databases. The present review aims to provide evidence that trauma registry data can be used to improve the care dispensed to victims of injury in ways that could not be achieved with information from administrative databases alone. In addition, we will define the structure and purpose of contemporary trauma registries, acknowledge their limitations, and discuss possible ways to make them more useful.

  7. Llamados a servir: los hospitalarios de San Juan de Dios en Zacatecas, México en el siglo XVII

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    González Fasani, Ana Mónica

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Consolidated the Order of San Juan of God in Spain, their religious soon were required to pass to American lands. With the purpose of lifting hospitals they arrived to beginnings of the XVII century and they were organized in three counties: one that would embrace the viceroyalty of New Spain and of overseas, the other one the viceroyalty of the Peru and a third, the denominated Mainland. To four years of having installed in Mexico, they were requested in the populous and rich mining city call Our Mrs. of the Zacatecas.Consolidada la Orden de San Juan de Dios en España, sus religiosos pronto fueron requeridos para pasar a tierras americanas. Con el fin de levantar hospitales llegaron a inicios del siglo XVII y se organizaron en tres provincias: una que abarcaría el virreinato de Nueva España y de ultramar, la otra el virreinato del Perú y una tercera, la denominada Tierra Firme. A cuatro años de instalados en México, fueron solicitados en la populosa y rica ciudad minera llamada Nuestra Señora de los Zacatecas.

  8. Envejecimiento fisiológico y predisposición al trauma craneoencefálico

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    Mosquera Betancourt, Gretel

    2011-01-01

    Fundamento: el trauma craneoencefálico es la enfermedad neuroquirúrgica más frecuente en todos los grupos de edades y en el adulto mayor es la principal causa de morbilidad y de mortalidad neuroquirúrgica. El envejecimiento fisiológico predispone a la ocurrencia de esta variedad de traumas y a sus complicaciones. Objetivo: actualizar los conocimientos sobre los efectos del envejecimiento fisiológico, su predisposición al trauma craneoencefálico y a sus complicaciones en el adulto mayor. Desar...

  9. Trauma-Focused CBT for Youth with Complex Trauma

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    Cohen, Judith A.; Mannarino, Anthony P.; Kliethermes, Matthew; Murray, Laura A.

    2012-01-01

    Objectives: Many youth develop complex trauma, which includes regulation problems in the domains of affect, attachment, behavior, biology, cognition, and perception. Therapists often request strategies for using evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for this population. This article describes practical strategies for applying Trauma-Focused Cognitive…

  10. Trauma und Terror

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    Szyszkowitz, T. (Tessa)

    2007-01-01

    1. Einleitung Ausgehend von der Fragestellung, warum gerade bei Tschetschenen und Palästinensern der Selbstmordterrorismus in den letzten Jahren so populär geworden ist, analysiert die Autorin die Geschichte dieser beiden Völker. Einer der Gründe ist bisher wenig beachtet worden. Der Einfluss eines kollektiven Traumas, das als solches nicht anerkannt, behandelt und auch nicht einer politischen Lösung zugeführt wurde. 2. Geschichte der Palästinenser und Tschetschenen Im Zuge der Err...

  11. Management of liver trauma

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    Hanan M Alghamdi

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    Full Text Available In the last 30 years, the management of liver injury has evolved significantly. The advancement of imaging studies has played an important role in the conservative approach for management. A shift from operative to nonoperative management for most hemodynamically stable patients with hepatic injury has been prompted by speed and sensitivity of diagnostic imaging and by advances in critical care monitoring. In this review article, the up-to-date recommendation on the management approach of liver trauma will be discussed.

  12. Salud y migración: análisis descriptivo comparativo de los egresos hospitalarios de la población extranjera y chilena

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    Lorenzo Agar Corbinos

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    Full Text Available La migración es un reconocido determinante social, con amplio impacto en la salud pública. Chile es uno de los países que presenta mayores cifras de crecimiento de la migración en Latinoamérica; pese a esto, son pocos los datos estadísticos oficiales en relación con la prevalencia de enfermedades o condiciones de salud de los inmigrantes. Este artículo tiene como propósito aportar al conocimiento de la salud de los inmigrantes externos en Chile, con foco en la morbilidad hospitalaria. Estudio observacional y de corte transversal. Análisis de datos sobre hospitalizaciones (egresos hospitalarios en Chile, año 2012, a través de tasas específicas, cifras absolutas y distribuciones porcentuales –con y sin considerer los egresos relacionados con embarazos partos o puerperio– según variables demográficas, territoriales y previsión de salud, en población chilena y extranjera.

  13. ULTRASONIDO ENDOSCÓPICO EN PATOLOGÍAS DEL PÁNCREAS

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    LÁZARO ANTONIO ARANGO M., DR.

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    En este artículo se revisarán algunos casos de enfermedades evaluadas con este método, que muestran por qué el EUS, es una herramienta clave para el médico de urgencias y de consulta externa, el internista, el cirujano, el médico del servicio hospitalario y el personal de salud en general, al momento de definir, clasificar y orientar el manejo de determinadas patologías en el tubo digestivo. El EUS es una importante ayuda y no debe ser extraña al personal médico, debe tenerla presente junto a las demás pruebas diagnósticas en patología pancreática. Se señalarán los aspectos más relevantes en cada caso y las indicaciones del EUS.

  14. Sol de invierno: aspectos emocionales del paciente renal crónico

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    Tânia Rudnicki

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo discute las principales características emocionales asociadas a la forma como los pacientes con insuficiencia renal crónica se enfrentan al tratamiento de hemodiálisis. El proceso de adaptación que se plantea, elemento importante en las emociones de las personas, involucra como protagonistas principales al paciente y sus maneras particulares de defensa ante la enfermedad, así como el apoyo de los recursos médicos hospitalarios, el equipo humano que le sostiene y la familia como aristas importantes para evitar problemas de aislamiento en el paciente. Del equilibrio de este proceso de adaptación, se previenen, como en toda enfermedad crónica, problemas subyacentes a la autoestima del paciente, la imagen corporal que construye y dificultades centradas a sus relaciones cotidianas.

  15. Rehabilitación en pacientes con trauma ocular Rehabilitation of ocular trauma patients

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    Eduardo Ariel Ramos Gómez

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    Full Text Available La rehabilitación en oftalmología tiene como función fundamental lograr el máximo aprovechamiento posible del resto visual. El traumatismo ocular es considerado una de las entidades nosológicas frecuentes que conllevan a una rehabilitación visual. Las causas que provocan este tipo de trauma son variadas y dentro de estas, las agresiones con intención de provocar daños con secuelas son muy frecuentes. Es objetivo de esta revisión puntualizar la importancia de la rehabilitación en pacientes con traumatismo ocular e incentivar el buen accionar de todos los oftalmólogos en cuanto a su atención.The main goal of rehabilitation in ophthalmology is to use as much as possible the residual vision. Ocular trauma is considered one of the common diseases that imply visual rehabilitation. The causes of eye injuries are varied; among them assaults with intent to cause damage are the most common. The objective of this article was to point out the importance of rehabilitation in patients with ocular trauma and to encourage all the ophthalmologists to act accordingly.

  16. El paciente pluripatológico en el ámbito hospitalario Patients with multimorbidity in the hospital setting

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    Manuel Francisco Fernández Miera

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Los hospitales atienden a pacientes pluripatológicos que sufren de forma simultánea varias enfermedades crónicas. En este estudio se estima la prevalencia, así como las principales características demográficas y de gestión asociadas. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo a partir del conjunto mínimo básico de datos (CMBD y de una definición funcional de paciente pluripatológico. Se recogen los datos sobre el sexo, la edad, el servicio de ingreso, el motivo de ingreso, el alta y los días de estancia en los pacientes de un hospital universitario durante el año 2003. Resultados: El 16,9% (intervalo de confianza del 95%, 15,8-18,1 de los ingresos fueron pacientes pluripatológicos. Éstos eran de mayor edad, varones, ingresaron más frecuentemente de forma urgente y en el área de especialidades médicas, fueron derivados en menos ocasiones a su domicilio y generaron mayor estancia. Conclusiones: Los pacientes pluripatológicos presentan características diferenciales que permiten su identificación retrospectiva mediante el análisis del CMBD. Aunque casi todos los servicios dieron de alta a estos pacientes, la mayoría fueron atendidos en servicios de especialidades médicas.Objectives: Hospitals attend patients with multiple chronic diseases. The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of these patients, as well as their main sociodemographic and management characteristics. Methods: We performed a descriptive study based on information from the minimum data set and a functional definition of patients with multimorbidity. Age, sex, admitting specialty, cause of admission, discharge and days of hospital stay were estimated for patients discharged from a university hospital in 2003. Results: Patients with multimorbidity represented 16.9% (95% CI: 15.8-18.1% of admissions. These patients were mainly elderly men who tended to be admitted urgently to medical specialties. Discharge to home was less frequent and days of

  17. Anos potenciais de vida perdidos e custos hospitalares da leptospirose no Brasil Años potenciales de vida perdidos y costos hospitalarios de la leptospirosis en Brasil Years of potential life lost and hospitalization costs associated with leptospirosis in Brazil

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    Verena Maria Mendes de Souza

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    los bancos de datos de sistemas de información en salud del Ministerio de la Salud para la conexión probabilística de los casos e internaciones que evolucionaron a óbito por leptospirosis en 2007. En el Sistema de Información de Agravios de Notificación los casos confirmados fueron subdivididos en internación y óbito, siendo relacionados con las siguientes bases: Sistemas de Informaciones Hospitalarias (registros con diagnóstico principal y Sistemas de Informaciones sobre Mortalidad (causa básica del óbito, A27.0, A27.8 y A27.9. Se estimaron los costos parciales de internación, los óbitos por la enfermedad, los años potenciales de vida y de trabajo perdidos. RESULTADOS: Las características de la mayoría de las internaciones que evolucionaron para óbito eran: sexo masculino, entre 18 y 49 años, raza blanca, zona urbana y educación primaria incompleta. Fueron 6.490 años potenciales de vida perdidos, siendo 75% del grupo de edad de 20 a 49 años. Al realizar ajuste en la población, la pérdida fue de 15 días de vida/1.000 habitantes. La proporción de años potenciales vida perdidos por el número de óbitos fue en promedio de 30 años perdidos para cada óbito. El impacto financiero estimado fue equivalente a R$ 22,9 millones en salarios no ganados. Los costos hospitalarios duelen de R$ 831,5 mil. Considerando los días de salario perdidos por período de internación (mediana: 6 días hubo pérdida de R$ 103,0 mil. CONCLUSIONES: Hubo elevado costo social en término de años potenciales de vida perdidos y gasto hospitalario parcial con leptospirosis cuando se compara con el posible tratamiento precoz o al no padecimiento de la enfermedad, lo que podría haber minimizado el impacto de esta enfermedad en la población brasileña.OBJECTIVE: To estimate costs of hospitalization and years of potential life lost associated with leptospirosis. METHODS: Databases of the Brazilian Ministry of Health's information system were used to carry out probabilistic

  18. Management of Colorectal Trauma

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    Although the treatment strategy for colorectal trauma has advanced during the last part of the twentieth century and the result has improved, compared to other injuries, problems, such as high septic complication rates and mortality rates, still exist, so standard management for colorectal trauma is still a controversial issue. For that reason, we designed this article to address current recommendations for management of colorectal injuries based on a review of literature. According to the reviewed data, although sufficient evidence exists for primary repair being the treatment of choice in most cases of nondestructive colon injuries, many surgeons are still concerned about anastomotic leakage or failure, and prefer to perform a diverting colostomy. Recently, some reports have shown that primary repair or resection and anastomosis, is better than a diverting colostomy even in cases of destructive colon injuries, but it has not fully established as the standard treatment. The same guideline as that for colonic injury is applied in cases of intraperitoneal rectal injuries, and, diversion, primary repair, and presacral drainage are regarded as the standards for the management of extraperitoneal rectal injuries. However, some reports state that primary repair without a diverting colostomy has benefit in the treatment of extraperitoneal rectal injury, and presacral drainage is still controversial. In conclusion, ideally an individual management strategy would be developed for each patient suffering from colorectal injury. To do this, an evidence-based treatment plan should be carefully developed. PMID:21980586

  19. Management of liver trauma.

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    Badger, S A

    2012-02-01

    BACKGROUND: Blunt and penetrating liver trauma is common and often presents major diagnostic and management problems. METHODS: A literature review was undertaken to determine the current consensus on investigation and management strategies. RESULTS: The liver is the most frequently injured organ following abdominal trauma. Immediate assessment with ultrasound has replaced diagnostic peritoneal lavage in the resuscitation room, but computerised tomography remains the gold standard investigation. Nonoperative management is preferred in stable patients but laparotomy is indicated in unstable patients. Damage control techniques such as perihepatic packing, hepatotomy plus direct suture, and resectional debridement are recommended. Major complex surgical procedures such as anatomical resection or atriocaval shunting are now thought to be redundant in the emergency setting. Packing is also recommended for the inexperienced surgeon to allow control and stabilisation prior to transfer to a tertiary centre. Interventional radiological techniques are becoming more widely used, particularly in patients who are being managed nonoperatively or have been stabilised by perihepatic packing. CONCLUSIONS: Management of liver injuries has evolved significantly throughout the last two decades. In the absence of other abdominal injuries, operative management can usually be avoided. Patients with more complex injuries or subsequent complications should be transferred to a specialist centre to optimise final outcome.

  20. Urinary tract trauma

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    Campbell, J.E. (Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada))

    1983-09-01

    From a practical point of view, a woman who has blunt injury to the pelvic area with hematuria from the lower urinary tract, has a contused or ruptured bladder. In a man, such a situation calls for retrograde urethrography to determine if the injury is in the urethra or the bladder because the two organs are investigated differently. In both sexes, such injuries are usually associated with pelvic fractures. Massive bladder displacement and severe hemorrhage should alert one to the need for pelvic angiography to find and embolize the bleeding site within the first 24 hours after injury. For blunt trauma to the upper urinary tract an intravenous urogram with tomography is still the main examination. However, a normal intravenous urogram does not exclude serious injury. Therefore, if signs or symptoms persist, a computerized tomographic (CT) examination should be performed if available. Otherwise, a radionuclide study is advisable. Non-excretion on intravenous urography with tomography calls for selective renal arteriography to delineate the etiology. There can be serious renal trauma in the absence of hematuria, which may occur with renal pedicle injury or avulsion of the ureter. Minor forniceal ruptures may occasionally mask severe posterior renal lacerations.

  1. [Cervical spine trauma].

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    Yilmaz, U; Hellen, P

    2016-08-01

    In the emergency department 65 % of spinal injuries and 2-5 % of blunt force injuries involve the cervical spine. Of these injuries approximately 50 % involve C5 and/or C6 and 30 % involve C2. Older patients tend to have higher spinal injuries and younger patients tend to have lower injuries. The anatomical and development-related characteristics of the pediatric spine as well as degenerative and comorbid pathological changes of the spine in the elderly can make the radiological evaluation of spinal injuries difficult with respect to possible trauma sequelae in young and old patients. Two different North American studies have investigated clinical criteria to rule out cervical spine injuries with sufficient certainty and without using imaging. Imaging of cervical trauma should be performed when injuries cannot be clinically excluded according to evidence-based criteria. Degenerative changes and anatomical differences have to be taken into account in the evaluation of imaging of elderly and pediatric patients.

  2. Comparative study on orthotic treatment of thoraco-lumbo-sacral fractures according to severity of trauma

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    Manzone, Patricio; Stefanizzi, Julio; Ávalos, Eduardo Mariño; Barranco, Silvia Manzone; Ihlenfeld, Claudia

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Determinar si la gravedad del trauma en lesiones toracolumbosacras mayores estables permite decidir la selección del tipo de ortesis en un tratamiento ortopédico. MÉTODOS: Estudio Retrospectivo de casos 12/1990 - 12/2006 (16 años). Criterios de Selección: 1) Seguimiento mínimo: 2 años. 2) Estudios radiológicos convencionales completos. 3) Ausencia de Litigio. 4) Tratamiento ortésico con TLSO a medida para los traumas de alta energía cinética y con ortesis prefabricadas para los de b...

  3. El uso de las imágenes en el trauma de tórax

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    2012-01-01

    El trauma de tórax produce un desenlace fatal en aproximadamente un 25% de los traumatismos en general. Constituye la principal causa de morbilidad y mortalidad después del trauma craneoencefálico y las lesiones de la médula ósea; puede afectar cualquiera o la totalidad de las estructuras del tórax, desde los tejidos blandos, la pleura, los pulmones y el diafragma hasta las estructuras mediastinales incluyendo el corazón. Constituye u...

  4. Computed tomography in facial trauma

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    Zilkha, A.

    1982-01-01

    Computed tomography (CT), plain radiography, and conventional tomography were performed on 30 patients with facial trauma. CT demonstrated bone and soft-tissue involvement. In all cases, CT was superior to tomography in the assessment of facial injury. It is suggested that CT follow plain radiography in the evaluation of facial trauma

  5. Spinal trauma. An imaging approach

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    Cassar-Pullicino, V.N.; Imhof, H.

    2006-01-01

    The diagnosis of trauma to the spine - where the slightest oversight may have catastrophic results - requires a thorough grasp of the spectrum of resultant pathology as well as the imaging modalities used in making an accurate diagnosis. In Spinal Trauma, the internationally renowned team of experts provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge exposition of the current vital role of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the axial skeleton. Beginning with a valuable clinical perspective of spinal trauma, the book offers the reader a unique overview of the biomechanics underlying the pathology of cervical trauma. Acute trauma topics include: - Optimization of imaging modalities - Malalignment - signs and significance - Vertebral fractures - detection and implications - Classification of thoraco-lumbar fractures - rationale and relevance - Neurovascular injury. Distilling decades of clinical and teaching expertise, the contributors further discuss the current role of imaging in special focus topics, which include: - The pediatric spine - Sports injuries - The rigid spine - Trauma in the elderly - Vertebral collapse, benign and malignant - Spinal trauma therapy - Vertebral fractures and osteoporosis - Neuropathic spine. All throughout the book, the focus is on understanding the injury, and its implications and complications, through 'an imaging approach'. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of superb MR images and CT scans, and clear full-color drawings, the authors conclude with a look into the future, defining clinical trends and research directions. Spinal Trauma - with its broad scope, practical imaging approach, and current focus - is designed to enhance confidence and accuracy, making it essential reading for clinicians and radiologists at all levels. (orig.)

  6. Bone scintigraphy in children: trauma

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    Harcke, H.T.

    1983-01-01

    The sensitivity of radionuclide imaging in identifying skeletal trauma in children has been established. Growth plates present a set of problems unique to pediatric studies and diagnotic accuracy is very technique dependent. Imaging for sports injuries and suspected child abuse has been productive. An expanding role for bone scintigraphy in the management of orthopedic problems post-trauma is developing [fr

  7. Prehospital Trauma Care in Singapore.

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    Ho, Andrew Fu Wah; Chew, David; Wong, Ting Hway; Ng, Yih Yng; Pek, Pin Pin; Lim, Swee Han; Anantharaman, Venkataraman; Hock Ong, Marcus Eng

    2015-01-01

    Prehospital emergency care in Singapore has taken shape over almost a century. What began as a hospital-based ambulance service intended to ferry medical cases was later complemented by an ambulance service under the Singapore Fire Brigade to transport trauma cases. The two ambulance services would later combine and come under the Singapore Civil Defence Force. The development of prehospital care systems in island city-state Singapore faces unique challenges as a result of its land area and population density. This article defines aspects of prehospital trauma care in Singapore. It outlines key historical milestones and current initiatives in service, training, and research. It makes propositions for the future direction of trauma care in Singapore. The progress Singapore has made given her circumstances may serve as lessons for the future development of prehospital trauma systems in similar environments. Key words: Singapore; trauma; prehospital emergency care; emergency medical services.

  8. Psychiatric diagnoses, trauma, and suicidiality

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    Elklit Ask

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This study aimed to examine the associations between psychiatric diagnoses, trauma and suicidiality in psychiatric patients at intake. Methods During two months, all consecutive patients (n = 139 in a psychiatric hospital in Western Norway were interviewed (response rate 72%. Results Ninety-one percent had been exposed to at least one trauma; 69 percent had been repeatedly exposed to trauma for longer periods of time. Only 7% acquired a PTSD diagnosis. The comorbidity of PTSD and other psychiatric diagnoses were 78%. A number of diagnoses were associated with specific traumas. Sixty-seven percent of the patients reported suicidal thoughts in the month prior to intake; thirty-one percent had attempted suicide in the preceding week. Suicidal ideation, self-harming behaviour, and suicide attempts were associated with specific traumas. Conclusion Traumatised patients appear to be under- or misdiagnosed which could have an impact on the efficiency of treatment.

  9. Modelo Vectorial para la Inferencia del Estado Cognitivo de Pacientes en Estados Derivados del Coma

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La forma tradicional de evaluar el estado de conciencia de un individuo, ha sido mediante la aplicación de estímulos y el análisis de sus respuestas, sin embargo, esta técnica se ve limitada cuando el individuo es incapaz de responder evidentemente ante un estímulo, como es el caso de los pacientes en estados derivados del coma. En estos casos, se requiere de una conexión directa con el cerebro del paciente para detectar una respuesta. Por consiguiente, en este artículo se desarrolla y analiza un modelo computacional basado en los principios de las máquinas de soporte vectorial (MSV, para inferir el estado cognitivo de pacientes en estados derivados del coma, mediante la utilización de un equipo de electroencefalografía comercial. Los resultados obtenidos, mostraron que el modelo logró clasificar correctamente una tarea cognitiva en al menos cuatro de cada cinco pruebas en pacientes de control, lo que se traduce en la obtención de un sistema de bajo costo para el análisis del estado de conciencia y para la posible comunicación con algunos pacientes en estados derivados del coma mediante protocolos médicos definidos. De esta manera, este sistema se presenta como un gran aporte para las clínicas y centros hospitalarios, como herramienta potencial de diagnóstico para este tipo de pacientes.

  10. “Manejo de los residuos hospitalarios y las enfermedades infectocontagiosas del personal que labora en áreas críticas del hospital del IESS Guayaquil “Dr. Teodoro Maldonado Carbo”

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    Vera Solórzano, Venus; Sancán Baque, Mercedes

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    The research work is about the management of hospital waste and its relationship with infectious and contagious diseases, which is exposed to the staff of the hospital of the IESS of Guayaquil, Dr. Teodoro Maldonado Carbo; where is has demonstrated that there are consequences, not only for the health of the human resource that works, but also damages to the environment, by the improper handling of such waste; What is considered to apply biosafety standards, in order to minimize the amount of ...

  11. Trauma torácico en la provincia de Cienfuegos. Estudio de tres años

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    Orozco Aguirre, Susan; Torres Ajá, Lidia; Otzoy Cún, Herson

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    Fundamento: Los traumatismos torácicos presentan una alta incidencia en la sociedad actual y son de gran importancia por la naturaleza de los órganos que se localizan en el interior del tórax. Objetivo: caracterizar el comportamiento del trauma torácico. Métodos: estudio de serie de casos, realizado en el Servicio de Cirugía General del Hospital Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, de Cienfuegos. Se estudiaron los 184 pacientes atendidos por trauma torácico en los años 2009, 2010 y 2011, e ingresados...

  12. Radiology of trauma to kidney and lower urinary tract

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    Dorph, S.

    1995-01-01

    The contents are trauma to kidney, imaging of kidney trauma, management of renal trauma, delayed complications, trauma to the lower urinary tract, trauma to urinary bladder, radiologic diagnosis, ethiology of blunt bladder injury, urethal injury (6 refs.)

  13. Radiology of trauma to kidney and lower urinary tract

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    Dorph, S [Herlev University Hospital, Copenhagen (Denmark). Dept. of Radiology

    1996-12-31

    The contents are trauma to kidney, imaging of kidney trauma, management of renal trauma, delayed complications, trauma to the lower urinary tract, trauma to urinary bladder, radiologic diagnosis, ethiology of blunt bladder injury, urethal injury (6 refs.).

  14. Prevalencia del déficit de vitamina B12 en mayores de 60 años hospitalizados. Estudio del polimorfismo C677T de la enzima 5-10 MTHFR en pacientes con déficit de vitamina B12

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    Alonso Ortiz, María Belén

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    Programa de doctorado: Avances en Medicina Interna. [ES] El déficit de Vitamina B12 es frecuente en los pacientes mayores. Sin embargo, son escasos los trabajos realizados en el ámbito hospitalario. Este déficit se asocia frecuentemente con elevación de la homocisteína plasmática, conocido factor de riesgo cardiovascular. Además la mutación C677T del gen de la enzima MTHFR se relaciona con hiperhomocistenemia, que puede coexistir con déficit de Vitamina B12, cuya frecuencia y consecuencias...

  15. Penetrating abdominal trauma.

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    Henneman, P L

    1989-08-01

    The management of patients with penetrating abdominal trauma is outlined in Figure 1. Patients with hemodynamic instability, evisceration, significant gastrointestinal bleeding, peritoneal signs, gunshot wounds with peritoneal violation, and type 2 and 3 shotgun wounds should undergo emergency laparotomy. The initial ED management of these patients includes airway management, monitoring of cardiac rhythm and vital signs, history, physical examination, and placement of intravenous lines. Blood should be obtained for initial hematocrit, type and cross-matching, electrolytes, and an alcohol level or drug screen as needed. Initial resuscitation should utilize crystalloid fluid replacement. If more than 2 liters of crystalloid are needed to stabilize an adult (less in a child), blood should be given. Group O Rh-negative packed red blood cells should be immediately available for a patient in impending arrest or massive hemorrhage. Type-specific blood should be available within 15 minutes. A patient with penetrating thoracic and high abdominal trauma should receive a portable chest x-ray, and a hemo- or pneumothorax should be treated with tube thoracostomy. An unstable patient with clinical signs consistent with a pneumothorax, however, should receive a tube thoracostomy prior to obtaining roentgenographic confirmation. If time permits, a nasogastric tube and Foley catheter should be placed, and the urine evaluated for blood (these procedures can be performed in the operating room). If kidney involvement is suspected because of hematuria or penetrating trauma in the area of a kidney or ureter in a patient requiring surgery, a single-shot IVP should be performed either in the ED or the operating room. An ECG is important in patients with possible cardiac involvement and in patients over the age of 40 going to the operating room. Tetanus status should be updated, and appropriate antibiotics covering bowel flora should be given. Operative management should rarely be delayed

  16. Increasing hospital admission rates and economic burden for colorectal cancer in Brazil, 1996-2008 Aumento de las tasas de ingresos hospitalarios por cáncer colorrectal y su carga económica en Brasil, 1996-2008

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To determine the trends in hospital admission rates for colorectal cancer (CRC in the Brazilian Public Health System from 1996 to 2008 and to assess the economic costs. METHODS: Data from the Hospital Information Systems database of the Brazilian Unified Health System were used for analysis of all admissions with a primary diagnosis of CRC between 1996 and 2008. RESULTS: There were 297 108 CRC admissions over the study period, with an annual increase from 12 821 in 1996 to 35 040 in 2008. Age-standardized admission rates increased from 8.7 to 23.56 per 100 000 for a percentage increase of 171%. The average length of stay decreased from 11.6 days in 1996 to 7.5 days in 2008. The average hospital mortality declined from 10.4% to 8.5%. Overall costs in United States dollars (US$ of CRC hospitalizations rose from US$ 16.5 million in 1996 to US$ 33.5 million in 2008; the average cost of each admission, however, decreased from US$ 1 283 to US$ 954. CONCLUSIONS: Hospitalization rates for CRC in Brazil significantly increased during a 13-year period, incurring a considerable rise in the inflation-adjusted economic burden; national in-hospital mortality rates have remained relatively high.OBJETIVO: Determinar las tendencias de las tasas de ingresos hospitalarios por cáncer colorrectal (CCR en el sistema de salud pública brasileño de 1996 al 2008 y evaluar sus costos económicos. MÉTODOS: Se utilizó la información de la base de datos de los sistemas de información de los hospitales del Sistema Único de Salud brasileño con objeto de analizar todos los ingresos con diagnóstico primario de CCR entre 1996 y el 2008. RESULTADOS: Durante el período de estudio, se produjeron 297 108 ingresos por CCR, con un aumento anual de 12 821 en 1996 a 35 040 en el 2008. Las tasas de ingresos estandarizadas según la edad aumentaron de 8,7 a 23,56 por 100 000, con un aumento porcentual de 171%. La estancia hospitalaria media disminuyó de 11,6 días en

  17. ¿Hay elección en el trauma? // Is there choice in the trauma?

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    Ana Lucía Sanín.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This article studies the choice of the individual in the trauma in order to investigate the responsibility of the battered child, which makes part of the research question, what are the subjective positions of the child battered by the most intimate Other?, presented in the Master’s degree in Psychoanalytic Research currently being developed. For this purpose, we propose a journey through Freud's work, starting from the notion of neurosis choice early introduced by him. It will takes us to examine the child sexual experience-defense-repetition series, to finish with the analysis of a clinic vignette introduced by the author, which will allow answering the formulated question with a triple choice of the individual: choice of the defense, of the symptom, and of the enjoyment or character traits. // En este artículo se aborda el asunto de la elección del sujeto en el trauma, con el fin de indagar por la responsabilidad del niño maltratado, lo cual hace parte de la pregunta de investigación ¿Cuáles son las posiciones subjetivas del menor maltratado por el Otro más íntimo? planteada en la Maestría de Investigación Psicoanalítica que se encuentra en curso. Para realizar este abordaje, se propone un recorrido en la obra de Freud que parte de la noción de elección de neurosis introducida por él tempranamente, recorrido que nos lleva a examinar la serie vivencia sexual infantil - defensa- repetición, para concluir con el análisis de una viñeta clínica que introduce el autor, la cual permitirá responder a la pregunta formulada con una triple elección del sujeto: elección de la defensa, del síntoma y del goce o rasgos de carácter.

  18. Trauma-affected refugees

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    Sonne, Charlotte Kærgaard

    2016-01-01

    received the same manual-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as well as social counselling. The mean length of the treatment course was 6.3 months. The primary outcome measure was self-reported PTSD symptoms assessed on the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ). Other outcome measures were self......-reported depression and anxiety symptoms measured on Hopkins Symptom Check List-25 (HSCL-25), self-reported social functioning measured on the Social Adjustment Scale Self Report, short version (SAS-SR), and observer-rated depression and anxiety symptoms assessed on the Hamilton Depression and Anxiety Ratings Scales...... (HAM D+A ). Social support was assessed on the Crisis Support Scale (CSS), level of functioning assessed on the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS), quality of life was assessed on the WHO-5, the somatisation items of the Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90), pain in four different body areas measured on Visual...

  19. Panhypopituitarism after multisystem trauma.

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    Wiechecka, Joanna; Krzewska, Aleksandra; Droń, Izabela; Beń-Skowronek, Iwona

    2013-01-01

    The pituitary gland plays a key role in hormonal regulation in the organism, contributing to maintenance of balance of basic vital functions. To emphasise the need for assessment of pituitary function after head injury, as correct diagnosis and hormone replacement therapy prove to be a life-saving therapy accelerating the recovery process. A healthy, normally developing 9-year-old girl, a child of young and healthy parents, was struck by a falling tree. The results of severe head trauma included adrenal crisis, hypothyroidism, and diabetes insipidus as manifestations of damage to the anterior and posterior pituitary gland. Administration of hormone replacement therapy, i.e. hydrocortisone, L-thyroxine, and desmopressin greatly improved the patient´s condition and facilitated effective rehabilitation. Determination of pituitary hormones in children after severe head injury should be an important part of diagnosis allowing identification of an early stage of acute hypopituitarism and acceleration of recovery through hormone replacement therapy.

  20. MRI in head trauma

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    Hong, Jin Kyo [Shin Wha Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1986-02-15

    In the diagnosis of head injury, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), like CT, is an effective method of distinguishing between intracerebral and extracerebral lesions. In our experience of MRI, early hematomas are almost isointense by Saturation Recovery (SR) method, so these must be performed with Spin Echo (SE) method for better visualization of hematomas. Isodense subdural hematomas, which is a diagnostic dilemma on CT images, are clearly seen on MRI. Delayed hematomas or residual parenchymal lesions are better demonstrated on MRI than on CT. Direct cornal, sagittal images and multiplanar facility of MRI provides excellent visualization of the the location and shape of extracerebral collection of hematoma. For the screening of head traumas, SE method is a technique of choice because of its excellent sensitivity within limited time.

  1. MRI in head trauma

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    Hong, Jin Kyo

    1986-01-01

    In the diagnosis of head injury, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), like CT, is an effective method of distinguishing between intracerebral and extracerebral lesions. In our experience of MRI, early hematomas are almost isointense by Saturation Recovery (SR) method, so these must be performed with Spin Echo (SE) method for better visualization of hematomas. Isodense subdural hematomas, which is a diagnostic dilemma on CT images, are clearly seen on MRI. Delayed hematomas or residual parenchymal lesions are better demonstrated on MRI than on CT. Direct cornal, sagittal images and multiplanar facility of MRI provides excellent visualization of the the location and shape of extracerebral collection of hematoma. For the screening of head traumas, SE method is a technique of choice because of its excellent sensitivity within limited time.

  2. Head trauma and CT

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    Samejima, Kanji; Yoshii, Nobuo; Tobari, Chitoshi

    1979-01-01

    In our cases of acute and subacute subdural hematoma, the use of CT was evaluated. In our department of surgery, acute subdural hematoma was found in 46 of 388 patients of head trauma who underwent CT. Acute subdural hematoma, like epidural hematoma was usually visualized as a high-density area along the cranial inner table, and this was easily differenciated from epidural hematoma because of difference in shape from the other. The picture of acute subdural hematoma was occasionally confused with that of intracerebral hematoma or cerebral contusion. Single use of CT does not differenciate subacute subdural hematoma from chronic subdural hematoma. However, CT usually visualized acute hematoma as a high-density area, showing the extent of hematoma. Comparison of the thickness of hematoma with the axis deviation of the median part such as the 3rd cerebral ventricle suggested severity of cerebral edema. CT also revealed bilateral or multiple lesions of cerebral contusion or intracerebral hematoma. (Ueda, J.)

  3. Predicting significant torso trauma.

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    Nirula, Ram; Talmor, Daniel; Brasel, Karen

    2005-07-01

    Identification of motor vehicle crash (MVC) characteristics associated with thoracoabdominal injury would advance the development of automatic crash notification systems (ACNS) by improving triage and response times. Our objective was to determine the relationships between MVC characteristics and thoracoabdominal trauma to develop a torso injury probability model. Drivers involved in crashes from 1993 to 2001 within the National Automotive Sampling System were reviewed. Relationships between torso injury and MVC characteristics were assessed using multivariate logistic regression. Receiver operating characteristic curves were used to compare the model to current ACNS models. There were a total of 56,466 drivers. Age, ejection, braking, avoidance, velocity, restraints, passenger-side impact, rollover, and vehicle weight and type were associated with injury (p < 0.05). The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (83.9) was significantly greater than current ACNS models. We have developed a thoracoabdominal injury probability model that may improve patient triage when used with ACNS.

  4. CT of laryngeal trauma

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    Jeffrey, R.B.

    1986-01-01

    Computed tomography has made a significant contribution to the radiologic assessment of the injured larynx. CT is an accurate, noninvasive modality that can rapidly diagnose both soft tissue and cartilaginous injuries. CT of the larynx involves a minimal degree of patient manipulation and discomfort and can be performed in conjunction with CT evaluation of intracranial or facial injuries. Conventional radiologic studies (anteroposterior and lateral soft tissue films of the neck, tomograms, or xerograms) are capable of demonstrating some cartilaginous fractures but are of limited value in defining the extent of soft tissue injury. In the acute trauma setting, laryngography is often technically difficult to perform because of patient discomfort and inability to cooperate. Although the overall experience is somewhat limited, CT appears to overcome many of the limitations of these conventional radiologic methods. The following is a discussion of the role of CT scanning in evaluating injuries to the larynx and cervical soft tissues

  5. EPIDEMOLOGY OF TRAUMA GLOBALY

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This study describes the epidemiology of trauma globaly. Trauma can cause death, burden of disease and economic losses. Traffic accidents are the most common cause of injury in the whole world. Riskesdes 2007, the proportion of the highest injury of Yogyakarta, experienced by adult age group, higher in male, the high levels of injury increasing the proportion of respondents. Found in the work as an employee, in the upper midle economic level. Lower limb (leg is part most affected by injuries. Based on the types of injuries classified as serious in a row that a head injury. Traffic accidents are often caused by four factors: road user, drivers, pedestrian, and vehicle. Because the victim of traffic accident is quite high and high health costs incurred. By him that there are three phases of stage traffic accident prevention, the prevention of the pre-crash phase, the phase of the accident, when the accident occur, to minimize the injuries. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

  6. Management of pancreatic trauma.

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    Girard, E; Abba, J; Arvieux, C; Trilling, B; Sage, P Y; Mougin, N; Perou, S; Lavagne, P; Létoublon, C

    2016-08-01

    Pancreatic trauma (PT) is associated with high morbidity and mortality; the therapeutic options remain debated. Retrospective study of PT treated in the University Hospital of Grenoble over a 22-year span. The decision for initial laparotomy depended on hemodynamic status as well as on associated lesions. Main pancreatic duct lesions were always searched for. PT lesions were graded according to the AAST classification. Of a total of 46 PT, 34 were grades II or I. Hemodynamic instability led to immediate laparotomy in 18 patients, for whom treatment was always drainage of the pancreatic bed; morbidity was 30%. Eight patients had grade III injuries, six of whom underwent immediate operation: three underwent splenopancreatectomy without any major complications while the other three who had simple drainage required re-operation for peritonitis, with one death related to pancreatic complications. Four patients had grades IV or V PT: two pancreatoduodenectomies were performed, with no major complication, while one patient underwent duodenal reconstruction with pancreatic drainage, complicated by pancreatic and duodenal fistula requiring a hospital stay of two months. The post-trauma course was complicated for all patients with main pancreatic duct involvement. Our outcomes were similar to those found in the literature. In patients with distal PT and main pancreatic duct involvement, simple drainage is associated with high morbidity and mortality. For proximal PT, the therapeutic options of drainage versus pancreatoduodenectomy must be weighed; pancreatoduodenectomy may be unavoidable when the duodenum is injured as well. Two-stage (resection first, reconstruction later) could be an effective alternative in the emergency setting when there are other associated traumatic lesions. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

  7. [Surgical tactics in duodenal trauma].

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    Ivanov, P A; Grishin, A V

    2004-01-01

    Results of surgical treatment of 61 patients with injuries of the duodenum are analyzed. The causes of injuries were stab-incised wounds in 24 patients, missile wound -- in 7, closed abdominal trauma -- in 26, trauma of the duodenum during endoscopic papillosphincterotomy -- in 4. All the patients underwent surgery. Complications were seen in 32 (52.5%) patients, 21 patients died, lethality was 34.4%. Within the first 24 hours since the trauma 7 patients died due to severe combined trauma, blood loss, 54 patients survived acute period of trauma, including 28 patients after open trauma, 26 -- after closed and 4 -- after trauma of the duodenum during endoscopic papillosphincterotomy. Diagnostic and surgical policies are discussed. Results of treatment depending on kind and time of surgery are regarded. It is demonstrated that purulent complications due to retroperitoneal phlegmona, traumatic pancreatitis, pneumonia are the causes of significant number of unfavorable outcomes. Therefore, it is important to adequately incise and drainage infected parts of retroperitoneal fat tissue with two-lumen drainages. Decompression through duodenal tube is the effective procedure for prophylaxis of suture insufficiency and traumatic pancreatitis. Suppression of pancreatic and duodenal secretion with octreotid improves significantly surgical treatment results.

  8. Trauma Imaging: A Literature Review.

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    Vela, Jason Heath; Wertz, Christopher Ira; Onstott, Kimberly L; Wertz, Joss R

    2017-01-01

    To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures. Computed tomography (CT) can be used to assess zygomaticomaxillary complex, mandibular, and temporal bone fractures. Traumatic brain injuries are difficult to assess, and broad classifications are used. Depending on the severity of cervical spine trauma, plain-film radiographs or CT imaging is adequate, with magnetic resonance imaging used as a means for further evaluation. Trauma to the thorax typically is assessed with radiography and CT, and CT is recommended for assesment of abdominal and pelvic trauma. The literature was consistent regarding which examinations to perform to best evaluate suspected injuries to the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. The need for, and correct use of, imaging in evaluating trauma to the head and cervical spine is more controversial. Despite the need for additional research, emergency department care providers should be familiar with the structures most commonly injured during trauma and the role of medical imaging for diagnosis.

  9. Vascular emergencies in liver trauma

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    Taourel, P. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lapeyronie, Montpellier (France)], E-mail: p-taourel@chu-montpellier.fr; Vernhet, H. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier (France); Suau, A.; Granier, C. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lapeyronie, Montpellier (France); Lopez, F.M. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Nimes (France); Aufort, S. [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Lapeyronie, Montpellier (France)

    2007-10-15

    The use of CT in the diagnosis and management of liver trauma is responsible for the shift from routine surgical versus non-surgical treatment in the management of traumatic liver injuries, even when they are of high grade. The main cause of compli cation and of death in liver trauma is related to vascular injury. The goal of this review focussed on the vascular complications of liver trauma is to describe the elementary lesions shown by CT in liver trauma including laceration, parenchymal hematoma and contusions, partial devascularisation, subcapsular hematomas, hemoperitoneum, active bleeding, pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery, bile leak, and periportal oedema, to illustrate the possible pitfalls in CT diagnosis of liver trauma and to underline the key-points which may absolutely be present in a CT report of liver trauma. Then we will remind the grading system based on the CT features and we will analyze the interest and limitations of such grading systems. Last we will discuss the diagnostic strategy at the early phase in patients with suspected liver trauma according to their clinical conditions and underline the conditions of arterial embolization, and then we will discuss the diagnosis strategy at the delayed phase according to the suspected complications.

  10. Vascular emergencies in liver trauma

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    Taourel, P.; Vernhet, H.; Suau, A.; Granier, C.; Lopez, F.M.; Aufort, S.

    2007-01-01

    The use of CT in the diagnosis and management of liver trauma is responsible for the shift from routine surgical versus non-surgical treatment in the management of traumatic liver injuries, even when they are of high grade. The main cause of compli cation and of death in liver trauma is related to vascular injury. The goal of this review focussed on the vascular complications of liver trauma is to describe the elementary lesions shown by CT in liver trauma including laceration, parenchymal hematoma and contusions, partial devascularisation, subcapsular hematomas, hemoperitoneum, active bleeding, pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery, bile leak, and periportal oedema, to illustrate the possible pitfalls in CT diagnosis of liver trauma and to underline the key-points which may absolutely be present in a CT report of liver trauma. Then we will remind the grading system based on the CT features and we will analyze the interest and limitations of such grading systems. Last we will discuss the diagnostic strategy at the early phase in patients with suspected liver trauma according to their clinical conditions and underline the conditions of arterial embolization, and then we will discuss the diagnosis strategy at the delayed phase according to the suspected complications

  11. Trauma Tapping Technique: Practical First Aid for Stress and Trauma

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    Epidemiological studies on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) show a lifetime ... include re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidant behavior for the memories of ... Methods. Trauma tapping technique (TTT) is a procedure that uses touch ...

  12. The Dental Trauma Internet Calculator

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    Gerds, Thomas Alexander; Lauridsen, Eva Fejerskov; Christensen, Søren Steno Ahrensburg

    2012-01-01

    Background/Aim Prediction tools are increasingly used to inform patients about the future dental health outcome. Advanced statistical methods are required to arrive at unbiased predictions based on follow-up studies. Material and Methods The Internet risk calculator at the Dental Trauma Guide...... provides prognoses for teeth with traumatic injuries based on the Copenhagen trauma database: http://www.dentaltraumaguide.org The database includes 2191 traumatized permanent teeth from 1282 patients that were treated at the dental trauma unit at the University Hospital in Copenhagen (Denmark...

  13. Emergency Department Management of Trauma

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    MacKenzie, Colin; Lippert, Freddy

    1999-01-01

    services (EMS) response times and advanced prehospital care increase the number of critically injured patients surviving sufficiently long to reach a hospital “in extremis.” Both scenarios provide challenges in the management of traumatized patients. This article addresses the management of severely......Initial assessment and management of severely injured patients may occur in a specialized area of an emergency department or in a specialized area of a trauma center. The time from injury until definitive management is of essence for survival of life-threatening trauma. The initial care delivered...... injured patients after these patients reach a hospital emergency department or a trauma center....

  14. Eficacia de la terapia cognitivo conductual (TCC) y de la TCC-focalizada en el trauma en infancia maltratada

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    Objetivo: El propósito fundamental del presente trabajo fue proporcionar evidencia empírica acerca de la eficacia del modelo de Terapia Cognitivo Conductual (TCC) en general, y del modelo de TCC-Focalizada en el Trauma (TCC-FT) en particular, para el tratamiento del estrés postraumático, la sintomatología depresiva y los problemas del comportamiento, en niños y adolescentes víctimas de maltrato intrafamiliar crónico en situación de acogimiento residencial o familiar. Para ello, se llevó a cab...

  15. Evaluación al sistema de control interno de costos hospitalarios de médicos y asociados clinchimborazo cia. Ltda. De la ciudad de riobamba periodo 2013

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    El trabajo investigativo tiene como objetivo evaluar el control interno a los costos Hospitalarios, lo que constituye una herramienta básica para determinar el grado de confianza y riesgo, con el propósito de detectar los nudos críticos a través de procesos para la generación de información financiera analítica que contribuya a la determinación de precios de los servicios médicos asistenciales para tal efecto se fundamentó en la metodología basada en normas de Control Interno C.O.S.O., para ...

  16. Peces del Noroeste del Ecuador

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    La ictiofauna del occidente del Ecuador es poco conocida. Los peces del noroccidente son diferentes a los del suroccidente del Ecuador. 34 familias y 82 especies fueron colectadas que equivale al 11 % de las especies de peces continentales registradas en el Ecuador. Icteogeográficamente se sabe que la costa ecuatoriana posee dos provincias: la del Pacifico Norte y la del Guayas, se determinó que el límite de las dos provincias es el río Santiago ya que las especies del mencionado río so...

  17. CT evaluation of abdominal trauma

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    Huang Ruiting

    2004-01-01

    Objective: An evaluation of CT diagnosis of abdominal trauma. Methods: CT appearance of abdominal trauma was analyzed retrospectively in 95 cases. thirty-three patients were cured by operation, and the other 59 patients received conservative treatment. Fifty-one patients out of 59 were seen healed or improved by a follow up CT scan after the conservative treatment. Results: The study included: 31 cases of splenic contusion, accompanying with hemoperitoneum in 25 cases; 3 cases of hepatic laceration; 33 cases of liver and spleen compound trauma accompanying with hemoperitoneum; 18 cases of renal contusion, with subcapsular hemorrhage in 12 cases; 4 cases of midriff colic; 3 cases of mesentery breach; 3 cases of digestive tract perforation. Conclusion: CT is sensitive and precise in evaluating abdominal trauma, providing important information for treatment. (author)

  18. Epidemiology of acute wrist trauma

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    Larsen, C F; Lauritsen, Jens

    1993-01-01

    Epidemiological data on wrist injuries in a population can be used for planning by applying them to criteria for care and thus deriving estimates of provisions for care according to currently desirable standards. In a 1-year study all patients > or = 15 years with acute wrist trauma and treated...... in the emergency room were examined according to an algorithm until a diagnosis was established. The overall incidence of wrist trauma was 69 per 10,000 inhabitants per year. Incidence of wrist trauma requiring x-ray examination was 58 per 10,000 per year. The incidence of distal radius fractures was 27 per 10...... using data from a population-based study. A completeness rate of 0.56 (95% confidence interval: 0.31-0.78) was found. An x-ray had been taken for all patients reporting a fracture thus justifying the use of fractures as an incidence measure when comparing groups of patients with wrist trauma....

  19. The management of neglected trauma

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    more patients could be treated in the peripheral hospitals. .... most of the inovement from Perkins exercises will occur at the fracture site .... neglected femoral neck fracture in the elderly. ... The best treatment of neglected trauma is prevention.

  20. Imaging of blunt chest trauma

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    Prosch, H.; Negrin, L.

    2014-01-01

    Blunt chest trauma is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Consequently, all patients should be evaluated radiologically after blunt chest trauma to allow timely and appropriate treatment. Conventional chest radiographs and computed tomography (CT) are proven modalities with which to evaluate patients after blunt chest trauma. Over the last several years extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (eFAST) has gained increasing importance for the initial assessment of seriously injured patients. In the acute phase of severely injured patients eFAST examinations are helpful to exclude pneumothorax, hemothorax and hemopericardium. Chest radiographs may also be used to diagnose a pneumothorax or hemothorax; however, the sensitivity is limited and CT is the diagnostic modality of choice to evaluate severely injured patients. (orig.) [de

  1. [Current treatment of hepatic trauma].

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    Silvio-Estaba, Leonardo; Madrazo-González, Zoilo; Ramos-Rubio, Emilio

    2008-05-01

    The therapeutic and diagnostic approach of liver trauma injuries (by extension, of abdominal trauma) has evolved remarkably in the last decades. The current non-surgical treatment in the vast majority of liver injuries is supported by the accumulated experience and optimal results in the current series. It is considered that the non-surgical treatment of liver injuries has a current rate of success of 83-100%, with an associated morbidity of 5-42%. The haemodynamic stability of the patient will determine the applicability of the non-surgical treatment. Arteriography with angioembolisation constitutes a key technical tool in the context of liver trauma. Patients with haemodynamic instability will need an urgent operation and can benefit from abdominal packing techniques, damage control and post-operative arteriography. The present review attempts to contribute to the current, global and practical management in the care of liver trauma.

  2. Helicopter overtriage in pediatric trauma.

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    Michailidou, Maria; Goldstein, Seth D; Salazar, Jose; Aboagye, Jonathan; Stewart, Dylan; Efron, David; Abdullah, Fizan; Haut, Elliot R

    2014-11-01

    Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) have been designed to provide faster access to trauma center care in cases of life-threatening injury. However, the ideal recipient population is not fully characterized, and indications for helicopter transport in pediatric trauma vary dramatically by county, state, and region. Overtriage, or unnecessary utilization, can lead to additional patient risk and expense. In this study we perform a nationwide descriptive analysis of HEMS for pediatric trauma and assess the incidence of overtriage in this group. We reviewed records from the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank (2008-11) and included patients less than 16 years of age who were transferred from the scene of injury to a trauma center via HEMS. Overtriage was defined as patients meeting all of the following criteria: Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) equal to 15, absence of hypotension, an Injury Severity Score (ISS) less than 9, no need for procedure or critical care, and a hospital length of stay of less than 24 hours. A total of 19,725 patients were identified with a mean age of 10.5 years. The majority of injuries were blunt (95.6%) and resulted from motor vehicle crashes (48%) and falls (15%). HEMS transported patients were predominately normotensive (96%), had a GCS of 15 (67%), and presented with minor injuries (ISS<9, 41%). Overall, 28 % of patients stayed in the hospital for less than 24 hours, and the incidence of overtriage was 17%. Helicopter overtriage is prevalent among pediatric trauma patients nationwide. The ideal model to predict need for HEMS must consider clinical outcomes in the context of judicious resource utilization. The development of guidelines for HEMS use in pediatric trauma could potentially limit unnecessary transfers while still identifying children who require trauma center care in a timely fashion. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  3. CT findings of chest trauma

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    Kim, Young Tong; Kim Young Il

    1998-01-01

    Trauma is the third leading cause of death, irrespective of age, and the leading cause of death in persons under 40 persons under 40 years of age. Most pleural, pulmonary, mediastinal, and diaphragmatic injuries are not seen on conventional chest radiographs, or are underestimated. In patients with chest trauma, CT scanning is an effective and sensitive method of detecting thoracic injuries and provides accurate information regarding their pattern and extent. (author). 5 refs., 17 figs

  4. Blunt cerebrovascular injuries in trauma.

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    Eastham, Shannon

    2016-09-01

    Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) includes trauma to the carotid or vertebral vessels and is noted in 0.1% of hospitalized trauma patients without an initial screening system in place. Several important topics must be addressed including determination of the appropriate screening population, the best modality of screening for diagnosis, treatment types, and required follow-up of blunt cerebrovascular injuries. Copyright © 2015 IJS Publishing Group Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Spinal trauma. An imaging approach

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    Cassar-Pullicino, V.N. [The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire (United Kingdom). Dept. of Radiology; Imhof, H. [University and General Hospital Vienna (Austria). Dept. of Radiodiagnostics

    2006-07-01

    The diagnosis of trauma to the spine - where the slightest oversight may have catastrophic results - requires a thorough grasp of the spectrum of resultant pathology as well as the imaging modalities used in making an accurate diagnosis. In Spinal Trauma, the internationally renowned team of experts provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge exposition of the current vital role of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the axial skeleton. Beginning with a valuable clinical perspective of spinal trauma, the book offers the reader a unique overview of the biomechanics underlying the pathology of cervical trauma. Acute trauma topics include: - Optimization of imaging modalities - Malalignment - signs and significance - Vertebral fractures - detection and implications - Classification of thoraco-lumbar fractures - rationale and relevance - Neurovascular injury. Distilling decades of clinical and teaching expertise, the contributors further discuss the current role of imaging in special focus topics, which include: - The pediatric spine - Sports injuries - The rigid spine - Trauma in the elderly - Vertebral collapse, benign and malignant - Spinal trauma therapy - Vertebral fractures and osteoporosis - Neuropathic spine. All throughout the book, the focus is on understanding the injury, and its implications and complications, through 'an imaging approach'. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of superb MR images and CT scans, and clear full-color drawings, the authors conclude with a look into the future, defining clinical trends and research directions. Spinal Trauma - with its broad scope, practical imaging approach, and current focus - is designed to enhance confidence and accuracy, making it essential reading for clinicians and radiologists at all levels. (orig.)

  6. Caso clínico del Departamento de Psiquiatría: Trastorno por estrés postraumático

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    José Manuel Calvo Gómez

    1994-10-01

    Full Text Available Paciente de 19 años, natural y procedente de Bogotá, soltero, tendero, sexto de bachillerato, católico. Enfermedad Actual: Asistió a la consulta externa de la Unidad de Salud Mental del Centro Hospitalario San Juan de Dios por presentar un cuadro clínico de dos meses de evolución, que se inicio luego de que presenciara el asesinato de dos muchachos en la tienda de su madre, caracterizado por insomnio de conciliación, irritabilidad, dificultad para concentrarse, despertar frecuente durante la noche por pesadillas cuyo contenido eran imágenes del hecho violento, además de recuerdos desagradables, intrusivos y recurrentes del mismo.

  7. Trauma in Auckland: an overview.

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    Streat, S J; Donaldson, M L; Judson, J A

    1987-07-22

    Data are presented on all 569 subjects who, as a result of trauma, either died or were admitted to hospital in Auckland over a four week period. Median age was 23 with an overall 3:2 male:female ratio. Median injury severity score (ISS) was five with 9% of subjects having an ISS of 16 or more (major trauma). Blunt trauma accounted for 84% of all injuries. Life threatening injuries were most commonly to the head, thorax and abdomen while the largest number of less severe injuries were to the extremities. Eight subjects died before admission to hospital and a further six in hospital. Definitive care was given to 98% of patients at Middlemore and Auckland hospitals (including the onsite Princess Mary paediatric facility) but 26% had presented first to other hospitals and 43% of all patients were transferred from one hospital to another. The 561 patients used 6380 hospital days (including 314 intensive care days) and the following services--operating room 63%, orthopaedic ward 45%, plastic surgical ward 17%, paediatric ward 15%, neurosurgical ward 10%, general surgical ward 5%, intensive care 5% and CT scanner 4%. Only one hospital death was judged potentially preventable. This study reveals areas where trauma care could be improved, demonstrates the large amount of hospital resources required to treat trauma and particularly highlights the urgent need for studies into strategies for trauma prevention in New Zealand.

  8. Endovascular interventions for multiple trauma

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    Kinstner, C.; Funovics, M.

    2014-01-01

    In recent years interventional radiology has significantly changed the management of injured patients with multiple trauma. Currently nearly all vessels can be reached within a reasonably short time with the help of specially preshaped catheters and guide wires to achieve bleeding control of arterial und venous bleeding. Whereas bleeding control formerly required extensive open surgery, current interventional methods allow temporary vessel occlusion (occlusion balloons), permanent embolization and stenting. In injured patients with multiple trauma preinterventional procedural planning is performed with the help of multidetector computed tomography whenever possible. Interventional radiology not only allows minimization of therapeutic trauma but also a considerably shorter treatment time. Interventional bleeding control has developed into a standard method in the management of vascular trauma of the chest and abdomen as well as in vascular injuries of the upper and lower extremities when open surgical access is associated with increased risk. Additionally, pelvic trauma, vascular trauma of the superior thoracic aperture and parenchymal arterial lacerations of organs that can be at least partially preserved are primarily managed by interventional methods. In an interdisciplinary setting interventional radiology provides a safe and efficient means of rapid bleeding control in nearly all vascular territories in addition to open surgical access. (orig.) [de

  9. Blunt abdominal trauma in children.

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    Schonfeld, Deborah; Lee, Lois K

    2012-06-01

    This review will examine the current evidence regarding pediatric blunt abdominal trauma and the physical exam findings, laboratory values, and radiographic imaging associated with the diagnosis of intra-abdominal injuries (IAI), as well as review the current literature on pediatric hollow viscus injuries and emergency department disposition after diagnosis. The importance of the seat belt sign on physical examination and screening laboratory data remains controversial, although screening hepatic enzymes are recommended in the evaluation of nonaccidental trauma to identify occult abdominal organ injuries. Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) has modest sensitivity for hemoperitoneum and IAI in the pediatric trauma patient. Patients with concern for undiagnosed IAI, including bowel injury, may be considered for hospital admission and serial abdominal exams without an increased risk of complications, if an exploratory laparotomy is not performed emergently. Although the FAST exam is not recommended as the sole screening tool to rule out IAI in hemodynamically stable trauma patients, it may be used in conjunction with the physical exam and laboratory findings to identify children at risk for IAI. Children with a normal physical exam and normal abdominal CT may not require routine hospitalization after blunt abdominal trauma.

  10. Imaging of blunt chest trauma

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    Wicky, S.; Wintermark, M.; Schnyder, P.; Capasso, P.; Denys, A.

    2000-01-01

    In western European countries most blunt chest traumas are associated with motor vehicle and sport-related accidents. In Switzerland, 39 of 10,000 inhabitants were involved and severely injured in road accidents in 1998. Fifty two percent of them suffered from blunt chest trauma. According to the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics, traumas represented in men the fourth major cause of death (4 %) after cardiovascular disease (38 %), cancer (28 %), and respiratory disease (7 %) in 1998. The outcome of chest trauma patients is determined mainly by the severity of the lesions, the prompt appropriate treatment delivered on the scene of the accident, the time needed to transport the patient to a trauma center, and the immediate recognition of the lesions by a trained emergency team. Other determining factors include age as well as coexisting cardiac, pulmonary, and renal diseases. Our purpose was to review the wide spectrum of pathologies related to blunt chest trauma involving the chest wall, pleura, lungs, trachea and bronchi, aorta, aortic arch vessels, and diaphragm. A particular focus on the diagnostic impact of CT is demonstrated. (orig.)

  11. Radiographic evaluation of hepatic trauma

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    Federle, M.P.

    1985-01-01

    The incidence of significant abdominal trauma continues to rise and accounts currently for approximately 10 percent of the annual 130,000 trauma-related deaths in the United States. Over 60 percent of patients are from 10 to 40 years of age, with a striking predominance of males. Children are mostly victims of blunt trauma, while some large reviews of liver trauma in adults show a prevalence of penetrating injuries. Injury to the liver is second only to the spleen in incidence of intraperitoneal injuries. Morbidity and mortality from hepatic trauma are related to the mechanism and extent of injury. Penetrating injuries generally have a lower mortality, about 5 percent, especially if they are due to stab wounds or low velocity gunshot wounds. Shotgun and high velocity gunshot wounds may cause massive fragmentation of the liver and are associated with proportionately greater mortality. The mortality from blunt trauma is from 15 to 45 percent in many large series. Death from isolated liver injury is uncommon, but is usually due to uncontrolled hemorrhage. Injury to other abdominal organs is associated in many cases, as are injuries to the head, chest, and limbs. The extraabdominal injuries are frequently more apparent clinically, but may mask potentially life-threatening abdominal visceral injuries

  12. Multiple trauma in children: critical care overview.

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    Wetzel, Randall C; Burns, R Cartland

    2002-11-01

    Multiple trauma is more than the sum of the injuries. Management not only of the physiologic injury but also of the pathophysiologic responses, along with integration of the child's emotional and developmental needs and the child's family, forms the basis of trauma care. Multiple trauma in children also elicits profound psychological responses from the healthcare providers involved with these children. This overview will address the pathophysiology of multiple trauma in children and the general principles of trauma management by an integrated trauma team. Trauma is a systemic disease. Multiple trauma stimulates the release of multiple inflammatory mediators. A lethal triad of hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy is the direct result of trauma and secondary injury from the systemic response to trauma. Controlling and responding to the secondary pathophysiologic sequelae of trauma is the cornerstone of trauma management in the multiply injured, critically ill child. Damage control surgery is a new, rational approach to the child with multiple trauma. The selection of children for damage control surgery depends on the severity of injury. Major abdominal vascular injuries and multiple visceral injuries are best considered for this approach. The effective management of childhood multiple trauma requires a combined team approach, consideration of the child and family, an organized trauma system, and an effective quality assurance and improvement mechanism.

  13. Trauma y Maltrato Infantil y Atención Prehospitalaria de Urgencias.

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    2006-09-01

    La Academia de Medicina seguirá trabajando en los procesos de Educación y capacitación en los diferentes niveles tanto profesionales como tecnológicos en su compromiso de aportar al mejoramiento del recurso Humano que presta atención a la comunidad y de manera muy especial en estos temas referentes al trauma...

  14. CT of laryngotracheal trauma

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    Lupetin, A.R.; Daffner, R.H.

    1991-01-01

    This paper evaluates the usefulness of CT for the diagnosis of traumatic laryngotracheal abnormalities. The authors retrospectively evaluated the neck CT studies of 50 patients (36 males, 14 females; age range, 16-75 years) who presented to a level I trauma center after suffering a blunt or penetrating laryngotracheal injury. CT results were correlated with endoscopic or surgical findings in 43 cases. Three groups emerge. CT positive: hyloid bone or laryngotracheal cartilage injury; CT positive: soft-tissue injury only; and CT negative. In group 1, CT demonstrated all bony or cartilaginous injuries proved at surgery or suggested at endoscopy. CT failed to demonstrate laryngotracheal separation in 1 case. In group 2, CT demonstrated all soft-tissue injuries suggested at endoscopy. In group 3, CT findings agreed with those of endoscopy in 7 cases, but minor soft-tissue findings seen at endoscopy were missed in 3 cases. Seven patients were studied only with CT. Ct is an accurate technique for detecting bony or cartilaginous laryngotracheal traumatic abnormalities. However, laryngotracheal separation and minor soft-tissue injuries can be missed

  15. Trauma and termination.

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    Ferraro, F

    1995-02-01

    The author suggests a particular reading of the thesis put forward by Freud in 'Analysis terminable and interminable' that an effective and more definitive conclusion may be expected in analyses of cases with traumatic aetiology. This reading shifts the emphasis from the patient's history to the possibility of its crystallising in focal nuclei emerging within the analytic relationship under the pressure of the termination. The revival of separation anxieties which cannot be worked through, and their crystallisation in precipitating traumatic events, may give rise to decisive psychic work allowing the analysis to be brought to a conclusion. Two case histories are presented to show how the end of the analysis assumes the form of a new trauma, which reactivates in the present, traumatic anxieties from the patient's own infantile history. In the first case a premature birth and in the second a miscarriage, originally experienced as isolated automatic events without time or history, are relived in the terminal phase as vicissitudes of the transference, so that new meaning can be assigned to them and they can be withdrawn from the somatic cycle of repetition. The powerful tendency to act out and the intense countertransference pressure on the analyst are discussed in the light of the specificities of this phase, which is crucial to the success of the analysis. This leads to a re-examination, in the concluding notes, of some theoretical questions inherent in the problem of the termination and, in particular, to a discussion of the ambiguous concept of a natural ending.

  16. Head trauma and CT

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    Samejima, Kanji; Yoshii, Nobuo; Tobari, Chitoshi

    1979-01-01

    It has been said that chronic subdural hematoma cannot be diagnosed by CT. In our cases, CT was used, and the results were described. According to the density of the picture, CT findings of chronic subdural hematoma could be classified into 3 types, those of higher density than that of the cerebral paranchyma, those of isodensity, and those of lower density than that of the cerebral parenchyma. The difference among them appeared to be due to variation in the fluid in hematoma, especially that in hemoglobin concentration. Chronic subdural hematoma was found in 27 of 388 cases of head trauma in which CT was undertaken in our department of surgery for last 2 years. It is difficult to differenciate this disease from subdural edema or subarachnoideal retention of the cerebrospinal fluid. In many cases, use of contrast medium added no change to the CT picture. Cerebral angiography is necessary for definite diagnosis of the disease. Chronic subdural hematoma gives more varieties of findings than other intracranial hematomas. However, if the film is very carefully read, CT is still useful for diagnosing this disease in spite of initially remarked difficulties. (Ueda, J.)

  17. Estrategias para reducir a un mínimo la transmisión nosocomial del sarampión

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    R. J. Biellik

    1998-11-01

    Full Text Available Como resultado de la gran contagiosidad del sarampión antes de salir la erupción, la transmisión nosocomial seguirá siendo un peligro hasta que se erradique la enfermedad. No obstante, varias estrategias pueden reducir a un mínimo la transmisión nosocomial. Es imprescindible, por lo tanto, hacer que el personal de salud cobre mayor conciencia de que un individuo con sarampión puede llegar en cualquier momento a un servicio de salud y de que el peligro de transmisión del sarampión en el medio hospitalario existe de continuo. La presente revisión contiene dos grupos de recomendaciones: las que suelen ser aplicables a todos los países, y ciertas recomendaciones adicionales que pueden ser apropiadas solamente para países industrializados.

  18. Cáncer primitivo del pulmón

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    Jorge E. Millán Gutiérrez

    1938-02-01

    Full Text Available Sin duda alguna uno de los diagnósticos más importantes que existen en Medicina, es el cáncer primitivo del pulmón. Hace varios años que la confusión era completa, cuando se trataba de elucidar una afección pulmonar que no se acompañaba de una temperatura constante, o bien héctica y era entonces cuando el médico internista, tenía en consideración cierto número de afecciones que, como la gangrena, varios aspectos atípicos de la tuberculosis y aún mismo el kiste hidático del pulmón, le parecían la clave de la patología respiratoria. Raro era, en efecto, el galeno que pensaba en el cáncer primitivo del pulmón y la mayor parte de las veces se dejaba evolucionar, con un abandono verdaderamente criminal; un proceso que llevaba poco a poco a la caquexia y a la muerte. El cáncer primitivo del pulmón no es excepcional; se encuentra frecuentemente en los servicios hospitalarios y de cuyo diagnóstico precoz depende la vida del enfermo. La etiología es completamente desconocida, y sólo se sabe que es más frecuente en el hombre, debido, tal vez, a las condiciones de vida y de trabajo (tabaco y trabajo con ciertos productos en fábricas mal ventiladas y la edad interviene en gran parte, pues es excepcional, el cáncer primitivo del pulmón en las personas jóvenes, anotándose su frecuencia a partir de los 50 años.

  19. Diseño y evaluación de un sistema de acreditación para los Servicios Farmacéuticos Hospitalarios en Cuba Design and evaluation of an accreditation system for the hospital pharmaceutical services in Cuba

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    María de las Mercedes Cuba Venereo

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available La misión de las farmacias hospitalarias es asegurar la farmacoterapia óptima del paciente. Para cumplir esto, se requiere la aplicación de un programa de garantía de calidad para la mejora continua y es preciso disponer de un Manual de Acreditación y de indicadores de calidad para la aplicación de estos programas. El objetivo del presente trabajo consistió en establecer la estrategia a seguir para implementar un Programa de Acreditación para los Servicios Farmacéuticos Hospitalarios en Cuba, mediante la elaboración y evaluación de un Manual de Acreditación y una Guía de Indicadores de Calidad acordes con el contexto nacional. Se elaboraron el Manual de Acreditación y la Guía de Indicadores de Calidad previa consulta de programas de instituciones internacionales y de España, Argentina y Brasil. Se tuvo en cuenta en el diseño del manual, el programa vigente en Cuba para la acreditación de hospitales y se eligieron para los indicadores de calidad los procesos como eje rector en la evaluación de la calidad. Se evaluaron ambas investigaciones por paneles de expertos según el método Delphy. Se comprobaron la aplicabilidad y la factibilidad de estos resultados en un hospital de atención secundaria de la capital de Cuba. Se revisó y evaluó el Manual de Acreditación por 25 expertos cubanos, que seleccionaron los indicadores que se ajustan a las funciones que se realizan dentro de las farmacias hospitalarias cubanas. Para la elaboración de los indicadores de calidad fue necesario un proceso de modificación que contempló las particularidades del servicio al cual se destinan. Se identificaron 11 procesos y 58 indicadores de calidad aplicables al contexto nacional. En el Servicio Farmacéutico del hospital seleccionado para la experiencia piloto, se evaluaron 9 procesos y se midieron 28 indicadores. Se obtuvieron nivel óptimo de desempeño en 13 indicadores; se declararon aceptables y mejorables 6 y 5 indicadores respectivamente

  20. Radiologic findings of thoracic trauma

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    Full Text Available Cihan Akgul Ozmen,1 Serdar Onat,2 Delal Aycicek3 1Department of Radiology, 2Department of Chest Surgery, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, 3Radiology Unit, Siirt State Hospital, Siirt, Turkey Introduction: Chest trauma may be blunt or penetrating and the chest is the third most common trauma region. It is a significant cause of mortality. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT has been an increasingly used method to evaluate chest trauma because of its high success in detecting tissue and organ injuries. Herein, we aimed to present MDCT findings in patients with blunt and penetrating chest trauma admitted to our department. Methods: A total of 240 patients admitted to the emergency department of our hospital between April 2012 and July 2013 with a diagnosis of chest trauma who underwent MDCT evaluations were included. Most of the patients were male (83.3% and victims of a blunt chest trauma. The images were analyzed with respect to the presence of fractures of bony structures, hemothorax, pneumothorax, mediastinal organ injury, and pulmonary and vascular injuries. Results: MDCT images of the 240 patients yielded a prevalence of 41.7% rib fractures, 11.2% scapular fractures, and 7.5% clavicle fractures. The prevalence of thoracic vertebral fracture was 13.8% and that of sternal fracture was 3.8%. The prevalence of hemothorax, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema was 34.6%, 62.1%, 9.6%, and 35.4%, respectively. The prevalence of rib, clavicle, and thoracic vertebral fractures and pulmonary contusion was higher in the blunt trauma group, whereas the prevalence of hemothorax, subcutaneous emphysema, diaphragmatic injury, and other vascular lacerations was significantly higher in the penetrating trauma group than in the blunt trauma group (p<0.05. Conclusion: MDCT images may yield a high prevalence of fracture of bony structures, soft tissue lacerations, and vascular lesions, which should be well understood by

  1. Trauma no reciente en abdomen cerrado Non-recent abdominal closed trauma

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    Jesús Enrique Montejo Saínz

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Entre las urgencias atendidas por traumatismos diversos, en el Centro Diagnóstico Integral "Dr. Salvador Allende", en Caracas, Venezuela, se destacó el caso que se expone, luego de estar 60 días procurando atención médica en diferentes instituciones hospitalarias, sin recibir credibilidad la joven enferma. Se expone la historia de la paciente, y sus eventualidades con los hallazgos laparotómicos. Se corrobora la necesidad laparotómica con la presunción inicial por juicio clínico y se logra el consentimiento informado familiar. Como refuerzo de la praxis se efectuó el procedimiento omentun mayus, que combate la sepsis futura y garantiza la integridad subfrénica. Este caso -"trauma visceral" circunscrito al lóbulo derecho del hígado- favorece, por su carácter y modo, la enseñanza a educandos y especialistas, en caso de afrontar traumas no recientes.Among all the emergencies seen due to different traumata in the "Dr. Salvador Allende" Integral Diagnosis Center in Caracas Venezuela is emphasized the present case, after 60 days seeking medical in different hospital institutions without to receive medical care. Her history is exposed and its eventualities with the laparotomy findings. Laparotomy need is corroborated according an early clinical criterion and the achievement of the family informed consent. As a praxis effort, the omentum mayus procedure was carried out preventing the future sepsis and to guarantee the subfrenic integrity. Present case -"visceral trauma" restricted to liver right lobule, due to its character and mode, favors the teaching to students and specialists when they to face non-recent traumata.

  2. Cáncer y adolescencia en el contexto hospitalario: Una visión a través de la película "Planta 4ª" Cancer and adolescence in the one hospital context: A vision by means of the movie Planta 4ª

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    Cristina Torres Luzón

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    Full Text Available El cine tiende a visualizar reflejos de la sociedad, situaciones cotidianas que impactan sobre los espectadores para transmitir su particular enfoque de la realidad. Información que puede resultar relevante como objeto de análisis y reflexión. El propósito de este trabajo ha sido indagar en las vivencias asociadas al cáncer en los adolescentes dentro del contexto hospitalario por medio del análisis descriptivo-interpretativo de la película "Planta 4ª". "Planta 4ª" muestra la lucha por la supervivencia y las estrategias de afrontamiento ante el cáncer de un grupo de adolescentes ingresados en un hospital. El ocio, la información, las relaciones afectivas, la enfermedad, la muerte, la amistad, la relación con los profesionales, la adolescencia, las relaciones de poder, etc. son algunas de las categorías emergentes tras el análisis de la película. El análisis fílmico se convierte en una buena fuente de información sobre la imagen que la sociedad tiene ante determinadas situaciones de salud y enfermedad.The cinema tend to visualize reflections of the society, daily situations have made impact on the spectators to convey their specified outlook of the reality. Information that can be excellent as analysis and reflection object. The aims of this work has been to investigate in the histories associated to the cancer in the adolescents inside the hospital context by means of the analysis descriptive -interpretive of the movie "Planta 4ª". "Planta 4ª" show the fight for the survival and the confrontation strategies before the cancer of a group of adolescents hospitalized in a hospital. The leisure, the information, the affective relationships, the illness, the death, the friendship, the relationship with the professionals, the adolescence, the relationships of power, etc. are a few of the emergent categories after the analysis of the movie. This analysis becomes a good source of information on the image that the society has before

  3. Aplicación del modelo de violencia laboral de Chappell y Di Martino adaptado al usuario hospitalizado

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    Sara Barrios-Casas

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La violencia es un fenómeno que involucra a seres humanos en diversas circunstancias y entornos, afectando la salud, el desarrollo social y económico de sectores de la población y a instituciones sanitarias.Investigación cuantitativa descriptiva correlacional transversal, cuyos objetivos fueron: validar los factores del modelo de Chappell y Di Martino en los usuarios hospitalizados, medir la violencia que estos perciben hacia ellos y construir una escala para medir violencia en el contexto hospitalario. La muestra no probabilística estuvo conformada por 510 usuarios hospitalizados durante el 2008, a quienes previo consentimiento informado se les aplicó el instrumento, que fue confeccionado y validado por las autoras. Entre los resultados se encontró que al aplicar la escala de percepción de violencia, el 100 % de los usuarios manifestaron percibir violencia en las diversas dimensiones. Las variables significativas en la percepción de violencia fueron: edad, sexo, previsión, situación laboral, ingreso familiar, calidad de atención, antecedentes de violencia en la adultez, consumo de alcohol, agente agresor, recursos humanos y físicos. Se concluye que el modelo interactivo de violencia laboral de Chappell y Di Martino tiene aplicación en los usuarios en ambientes hospitalarios, ya que las variables que componen los factores también se presentan en estos contextos de salud.

  4. History of the Dental Trauma Guide

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    Andreasen, Jens Ove; Christensen, Søren Steno Ahrensburg

    2012-01-01

    The history of the Dental Trauma Guide dates back to 1965, where guidelines were developed for trauma records and treatment of various trauma entities at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital in Copenhagen. In 1972, a unique possibility came up at the Serum...... Institute in Copenhagen to test various dental trauma procedures in monkeys, which served as kidney donors in the polio vaccine production. Over the years, 40 000 dental trauma patients were treated at the Trauma Centre according to established guidelines, and 4000 of these have been enrolled in long...

  5. Quilotórax bilateral posterior a trauma de tórax cerrado

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    El término quilotórax se refiere a la presencia de quilo en el espacio pleural, es usualmente secundario a la ruptura del conducto torácico, a una de sus ramas o debido a alguna alteración del flujo del quilo. Algunas de sus causas: son trauma, neoplasias, misceláneas e idiopáticas. Esta asociado a una alta morbilidad y mortalidad. Su manejo puede ser conservador o quirúrgico. Se presenta el caso de un paciente de 16 años, que después a un accidente de tránsito conduciendo una motocicleta, tu...

  6. Psicotoxicología de la vida laboral: el caso del personal médico de Suecia

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    SIMON L. DOLAN

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El burnout está aumentando, en general, entre los profesionales que trabajan en sistemas públicos sanitarios y, más concretamente, entre el personal médico. Resultados de estudios realizados en diferentes países indican que, además de estar aumentando el burnout entre los médicos, simultáneamente está afectando tanto su salud individual como sus capacidades y recursos básicos para prestar una atención médica satisfactoria a sus pacientes. Los objetivos de este estudio son: (a conocer el impacto del burnout entre los médicos que trabajan en el sector público hospitalario sueco y (b precisar los factores personales, organizacionales y socioculturales que están correlacionados con el Síndrome del burnout. El cuestionario empleado en el estudio fue desarrollado por los autores y administrado con la colaboración del Sindicato Médico de Suecia. Inicialmente fueron distribuidos 2000 cuestionarios, de los que se obtuvieron 1022 contestaciones afirmativas (aproximadamente, el 51% de las respuestas. Todas las variables fueron examinadas y validadas previamente a su utilización. De este modo, se comprobó que poseían excelentes cualidades psicométricas. Los resultados han demostrado que el burnout se correlaciona más significativamente con aspectos cualitativos que cuantitativos del trabajo. Características individuales como el género (las mujeres han obtenido puntuaciones más altas en la escala del burnout que los hombres y organizativas/laborales como el tipo de especialidad médica, el grado de satisfacción laboral o el entorno del centro hospitalario (urbano/no urbano fueron identificados como factores de riesgo del burnout. El Instituto de Estudios Laborales (IEL de ESADE (España dirige actualmente un estudio internacional comparativo sobre el síndrome del burnout entre el personal médico. En las fases siguientes del estudio, serán incorporados los datos obtenidos en España, Argentina y Francia, con el fin de realizar

  7. Appendicitis following blunt abdominal trauma.

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    Cobb, Travis

    2017-09-01

    Appendicitis is a frequently encountered surgical problem in the Emergency Department (ED). Appendicitis typically results from obstruction of the appendiceal lumen, although trauma has been reported as an infrequent cause of acute appendicitis. Intestinal injury and hollow viscus injury following blunt abdominal trauma are well reported in the literature but traumatic appendicitis is much less common. The pathophysiology is uncertain but likely results from several mechanisms, either in isolation or combination. These include direct compression/crush injury, shearing injury, or from indirect obstruction of the appendiceal lumen by an ileocecal hematoma or traumatic impaction of stool into the appendix. Presentation typically mirrors that of non-traumatic appendicitis with nausea, anorexia, fever, and right lower quadrant abdominal tenderness and/or peritonitis. Evaluation for traumatic appendicitis requires a careful history and physical exam. Imaging with ultrasound or computed tomography is recommended if the history and physical do not reveal an acute surgical indication. Treatment includes intravenous antibiotics and surgical consultation for appendectomy. This case highlights a patient who developed acute appendicitis following blunt trauma to the abdomen sustained during a motor vehicle accident. Appendicitis must be considered as part of the differential diagnosis in any patient who presents to the ED with abdominal pain, including those whose pain begins after sustaining blunt trauma to the abdomen. Because appendicitis following trauma is uncommon, timely diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Hepatic trauma: a 21-year experience.

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    Zago, Thiago Messias; Pereira, Bruno Monteiro; Nascimento, Bartolomeu; Alves, Maria Silveira Carvalho; Calderan, Thiago Rodrigues Araujo; Fraga, Gustavo Pereira

    2013-01-01

    To evaluate the epidemiological aspects, behavior, morbidity and treatment outcomes for liver trauma. We conducted a retrospective study of patients over 13 years of age admitted to a university hospital from 1990 to 2010, submitted to surgery or nonoperative management (NOM). 748 patients were admitted with liver trauma. The most common mechanism of injury was penetrating trauma (461 cases, 61.6%), blunt trauma occurring in 287 patients (38.4%). According to the degree of liver injury (AAST-OIS) in blunt trauma we predominantly observed Grades I and II and in penetrating trauma, Grade III. NOM was performed in 25.7% of patients with blunt injury. As for surgical procedures, suturing was performed more frequently (41.2%). The liver-related morbidity was 16.7%. The survival rate for patients with liver trauma was 73.5% for blunt and 84.2% for penetrating trauma. Mortality in complex trauma was 45.9%. trauma remains more common in younger populations and in males. There was a reduction of penetrating liver trauma. NOM proved safe and effective, and often has been used to treat patients with penetrating liver trauma. Morbidity was high and mortality was higher in victims of blunt trauma and complex liver injuries.

  9. Management of Acute Skin Trauma

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    Joel W. Beam

    2010-01-01

    @@ Acute skin trauma (ie, abrasions, avulsions, blisters, incisions, lacerations, and punctures) is common among individuals involved in work, recreational, and athletic activities. Appropriate management of these wounds is important to promote healing and lessen the risk of cross-contamination and infection. Wound management techniques have undergone significant changes in the past 40 years but many clinicians continue to manage acute skin trauma with long-established, traditional techniques (ie, use of hydrogen peroxide, adhesive strips/patches, sterile gauze, or no dressing) that can delay healing and increase the risk of infection. The purpose of this review is to discuss evidence-based cleansing, debridement, and dressing techniques for the management of acute skin trauma.

  10. Temporal bone trauma and imaging

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    Turetschek, K.; Czerny, C.; Wunderbaldinger, P.; Steiner, E.

    1997-01-01

    Fractures of the temporal bone result from direct trauma to the temporal bone or occur as one component of a severe craniocerebral injury. Complications of temporal trauma are hemotympanon, facial nerve paralysis, conductive or sensorineur hearing loss, and leakage of cerebrospinal fluid. Erly recognition and an appropiate therapy may improve or prevent permanent deficits related to such complications. Only 20-30% of temporal bone fractures can be visualized by plain films. CT has displaced plain radiography in the investigation of the otological trauma because subtle bony details are best evaluated by CT which even can be reformatted in multiple projections, regardless of the original plane of scanning. Associated epidural, subdural, and intracerebral hemorrhagic lesions are better defined by MRI. (orig.) [de

  11. Cerebral infarcts resulting from trauma

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    Busch, G.

    1985-01-01

    Vascular occlusions due to cerebral trauma have always been regarded as great rarities. However, we have found hypo-dense foci of vascular distribution in 3.5% of 3500 CT examinations for trauma during the late phase. Lesions in the vascular territory of the posterior cerebral artery are usually the result of supratentorial pressure rise from epidural and subdural haematomas, leading to compression of the vessels against the edge of the tentorium. Typical infacts in the territory of the medial and anterior cerebral arteries were found only rarely by CT after cerebral trauma. Infarcts at the watersheds between the three vascular territories were found with surprising frequency and small infarcts were found in the basal ganglia. It is assumed that these were due to ischaemic or hypoxic events due to cardiac or pulmonary complications during the initial phase. (orig.) [de

  12. Método madre canguro manejo ambulatorio del prematuro

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    Edgar Rey Sanabria

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    Full Text Available En el Instituto Materno Infantil (lMI, donde se atienden aproximadamente 21.000 partos cada año, hay un índice de prematuros entre e114% y eI17%. Anteriormente los prematuros eran tratados de acuerdo con las normas convencionales. La alta mortalidad, que ocurría en ese entonces, obligó al IMI a cambiar esas normas y se obtuvieron los más positivos resultados, que sobrepasan los índices de las naciones más avanzadas. La alimentación natural se inicia, ofrecida directamente par la madre, en el servicio mismo. Sin consideración del peso del pequeño, y con base únicamente en su estado clínico, el niño va con su madre para que ella lo caliente, estimule y alimente, tanto orgánica como afectivamente, en su casa. Se hacen con troles domiciliarios especiales, y además se dan conferencias educativas como parte básica del programa. En dos años de experiencia se ha demostrado: la absoluta desaparición de enfermedades como la enterocolitis necrosante, y de diarreas, sepsis y entidades bacterianas del aparato respiratorio. Igualmente hay una baja significativa del índice de abandono y de los costos hospitalarios (cama, medicación, leches especiales, papillas, etc.. Se estableció estadísticamente que la supervivencia para niños con peso inferior a 1.000 gr. pas6 de 0% a 72.3%; para niños entre 1.001 gr. y 1.500 gr. subió de 27.3% a 89.04% y para niños entre 1.501 gr. y 2.000 gr. subi6 de 81.5% a 94%.

  13. Perioperative care of a pregnant trauma victim: a review of ...

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    May 3, 2004 ... (until proven otherwise) in any female trauma patient of child- ... The perioperative management of pregnant trauma victims re- ... trauma, abdominal trauma, head injury, cervical spine injury, fetal injury, gun shot wounds, blunt.

  14. Costos económicos en la producción de servicios de salud: del costo de los insumos al costo de manejo de caso

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    ARREDONDO ARMANDO

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Generar información sobre los costos de producción de servicios de salud. Material y métodos. Siguiendo los criterios de Kessner se seleccionaron como trazadores: hipertensión, diabetes, diarreas y neumonías. Posteriormente, se definió el manejo de casos y, por medio de la metodología de costeo por manejo de caso, se definieron las funciones de producción, así como los insumos y costos unitarios requeridos para satisfacer la demanda de servicios médicos de cada enfermedad. Se procesaron los datos en una hoja de cálculo para identificar los costos de manejo de casos hospitalarios y ambulatorios. Resultados. Los hallazgos indican que a partir del costo de manejo de casos hospitalarios y ambulatorios para cada enfermedad de estudio es posible identificar el peso relativo, tanto de las distintas funciones de producción, como de los diferentes tipos de insumos. Dependiendo de las frecuencias relativas, tanto insumos como funciones de producción se clasificaron en alto, medio y bajo impacto sobre el costo total de manejo de caso. Conclusiones. A partir de la información generada se sugiere replantear los procesos de planeación, organización y asignación de recursos, en función de demandas de servicios hospitalarios y ambulatorios para cada trazador. Asimismo, se sugieren acciones para propiciar ganancias económicas en la utilización de recursos y en el uso más eficiente de los mismos.

  15. Trauma from a global perspective.

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    Ray, Susan L

    2008-01-01

    Trauma from widespread collective violence such as genocide and ethnic cleansing has not been discussed from a global perspective. It will be argued that the Western medical model of diagnostic labeling is inadequate for understanding victims of collective violence from around the world. Phenomenology and liberation philosophy will be discussed as alternatives to understanding trauma from collective violence that move beyond the Western medical model of diagnostic labeling. The insights gained from these alternative approaches will contribute to the development of nursing education, research, and practice relevant to the health of victims of collective violence around the globe.

  16. Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding : Toward an Integrated ...

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    Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding : Toward an Integrated Psychological Approach. Some experts have begun to ... The psychosocial approach is an alternative way of thinking about trauma following political violence. ... Date de début.

  17. Management of ocular, orbital, and adnexal trauma

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    Spoor, T.C.; Nesi, F.A.

    1988-01-01

    This book contains 20 chapters. Some of the chapter titles are: The Ruptured Globe: Primary Care; Corneal Trauma, Endophthalmitis; Antibiotic Usage; Radiology of Orbital Trauma; Maxillofacial Fractures; Orbital Infections; and Basic Management of Soft Tissue Injury

  18. Cultural Trauma and Life Stories / Ene Kõresaar

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    2007-01-01

    Aili Aarelaid-Tarti 15-aastase uuringu tulemused raamatus "Cultural Trauma and Life Stories", Hesinki, Kikimora Publications, 2006. Uuritud on kolme suurt rahvusgruppi 1940-test tingitud trauma kontekstis: eestlased kodumaal, eestlased eksiilis ja venekeelne rahvusgrupp Eestis postsovetlikus diskursuses

  19. Disseminated intravascular coagulation or acute coagulopathy of trauma shock early after trauma? A prospective observational study

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    Johansson, Per Ingemar; Sorensen, Anne Marie; Perner, Anders

    2011-01-01

    the prevalence of overt DIC and ACoTS in trauma patients and characterized these conditions based on their biomarker profiles. METHODS: Observational study at a single Level I Trauma Centre. Inclusion of 80 adult trauma patients ([greater than or equal to]18 years) who met criteria for full trauma team...

  20. Prevalence of interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in severe mental illness

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    Mauritz, M.W.; Goossens, P.J.J.; Draijer, N.; Achterberg, T. van

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in people with severe mental illness (SMI) are often not recognized in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To substantiate the prevalence of interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in people with SMI. METHODS: We

  1. Prevalence of interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in severe mental illness

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    Mauritz, M.W.; Goossens, P.J.J.; Draijer, N.; van Achterberg, T.

    2013-01-01

    Background: Interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in people with severe mental illness (SMI) are often not recognized in clinical practice. Objective: To substantiate the prevalence of interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in people with SMI. Methods: We

  2. External validation of the Emergency Trauma Score for early prediction of mortality in trauma patients

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    Joosse, Pieter; de Jong, Willem-Jan J.; Reitsma, Johannes B.; Wendt, Klaus W.; Schep, Niels W.; Goslings, J. Carel

    2014-01-01

    The Emergency Trauma Score has been developed for early estimation of mortality risk in adult trauma patients with an Injury Severity Score of 16 or higher. Emergency Trauma Score combines four early predictors available at the trauma resuscitation room: age, Glasgow Coma Scale, base excess, and

  3. External Validation of the Emergency Trauma Score for Early Prediction of Mortality in Trauma Patients

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    Joosse, Pieter; de Jong, Willem-Jan J.; Wendt, Klaus W.; Schep, Niels W.; Goslings, J. Carel; Reitsma, J.

    Objectives: The Emergency Trauma Score has been developed for early estimation of mortality risk in adult trauma patients with an Injury Severity Score of 16 or higher. Emergency Trauma Score combines four early predictors available at the trauma resuscitation room: age, Glasgow Coma Scale, base

  4. The role of the trauma nurse leader in a pediatric trauma center.

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    Wurster, Lee Ann; Coffey, Carla; Haley, Kathy; Covert, Julia

    2009-01-01

    The trauma nurse leader role was developed by a group of trauma surgeons, hospital administrators, and emergency department and trauma leaders at Nationwide Children's Hospital who recognized the need for the development of a core group of nurses who provided expert trauma care. The intent was to provide an experienced group of nurses who could identify and resolve issues in the trauma room. Through increased education, exposure, mentoring, and professional development, the trauma nurse leader role has become an essential part of the specialized pediatric trauma care provided at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

  5. Triage and mortality in 2875 consecutive trauma patients

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    Meisler, Rikke; Thomsen, A B; Abildstrøm, H

    2010-01-01

    Most studies on trauma and trauma systems have been conducted in the United States. We aimed to describe the factors predicting mortality in European trauma patients, with focus on triage.......Most studies on trauma and trauma systems have been conducted in the United States. We aimed to describe the factors predicting mortality in European trauma patients, with focus on triage....

  6. Addressing Trauma in Substance Abuse Treatment

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    Giordano, Amanda L.; Prosek, Elizabeth A.; Stamman, Julia; Callahan, Molly M.; Loseu, Sahar; Bevly, Cynthia M.; Cross, Kaitlin; Woehler, Elliott S.; Calzada, Richard-Michael R.; Chadwell, Katie

    2016-01-01

    Trauma is prevalent among clients with substance abuse issues, yet addictions counselors' training in trauma approaches is limited. The purpose of the current article is to provide pertinent information regarding trauma treatment including the use of assessments, empirically supported clinical approaches, self-help groups and the risk of vicarious…

  7. Decolonizing Trauma Theory : Retrospect and Prospects

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    Visser, Irene

    2015-01-01

    Decolonizing trauma theory has been a major project in postcolonial literary scholarship ever since its first sustained engagements with trauma theory. Since then, trauma theory and postcolonial literary studies have been uneasy bedfellows, and the time has now come to take stock of what remains in

  8. Computed tomography in the evaluation of trauma

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    Federle, M.P.; Brant-Zawadzki, M.

    1982-01-01

    This book is intended to be the current standard for computed tomography in the evaluation of trauma. It summarizes two years of experience at San Francisco General Hospital. The book is organized into seven chapters, covering head, maxillofacial, laryngeal, spinal, chest, abdominal, acetabular, and pelvic trauma. Extremity trauma is not discussed

  9. Helpers in Distress: Preventing Secondary Trauma

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    Whitfield, Natasha; Kanter, Deborah

    2014-01-01

    Those in close contact with trauma survivors are themselves at risk for trauma (e.g., Bride, 2007; Figley, 1995). Family, friends, and professionals who bear witness to the emotional retelling and re-enacting of traumatic events can experience what is called "secondary trauma" (Elwood, Mott, Lohr, & Galovski, 2011). The literature…

  10. Liderança e comunicação: estratégias essenciais para o gerenciamento da assistência de enfermagem no contexto hospitalar Liderazgo y comunicación: estratégias esenciales para la gestión de la asistencia de enfermería en el contexto hospitalario Leadership and communication: essential strategies for the management of nursing care in the hospital context

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    Cristina Maria Galvão

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available A liderança e a comunicação são estratégias que possibilitam ao enfermeiro promover a melhoria do gerenciamento da assistência de enfermagem no contexto hospitalar. O presente estudo teve como objetivos relatar um programa de Educação Continuada desenvolvido com enfermeiros de um hospital privado sobre liderança e comunicação e apresentar a aplicação da Liderança Situacional na prática profissional destes profissionais. A técnica dos incidentes críticos foi empregada para a coleta dos dados. Os sujeitos participantes do estudo avaliaram positivamente as contribuições oriundas do programa, constatamos também a viabilidade de aplicação da Liderança Situacional no cotidiano da enfermagem.El liderazgo y la comunicación son estrategias que posibilitan al enfermero promover el mejoramiento de la gestión de la asistencia de enfermería en el contexto hospitalario. El presente estudio tuvo como objetivos relatar un programa de educación continuada desarrollado con enfermeros de un hospital privado sobre liderazgo y comunicación y presentar la aplicación del Liderazgo Situacional en su práctica profesional. La técnica de incidentes críticos fue utilizada para la recolección de datos. Los sujetos participantes del estudio evaluaron positivamente las contribuciones del programa y los autores constataron la viabilidad de la aplicación del Liderazgo Situacional en el cotidiano de enfermería.Leadership and communication are strategies that enable nurses to improve the management of nursing care within the hospital context. The present study aimed at reporting a Continuing Education Program developed by nurses from a private hospital on leadership and communication and to present the application of situational leadership in their professional practice. The technique of critical incidents was applied in data collection. The subjects evaluated positively the contributions of the Program and authors found the viability of the

  11. Pain relief after musculoskeletal trauma

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    This thesis showed that, in spite of seemingly similar nociception (pathophysiology), there are substantial cultural differences in experiencing and managing pain after surgery of musculoskeletal trauma. The United States and Canada are in the midst of a crisis of opioid use, misuse, overdose, and

  12. Blunt Head Trauma and Headache

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Investigators from New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital examined whether having an isolated headache following minor blunt head trauma was suggestive of traumatic brain injury (TBI among a large cohort of children 2-18 years of age.

  13. Radiology of blunt chest trauma

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    Shulman, H.S.; Samuels, T.H. (Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Canada))

    1983-09-01

    Chest injuries and related complications prove fatal in over half of the victims of multiple trauma. The radiologist's responsibility is twofold: a) to recognize key radiographic signs and b) to guide the clinician in the radiologic investigation and management of the patient. The important diagnoses to be recognized from radiographs are pneumothorax, aortic rupture, bronhcial rupture and diaphragmatic rupture.

  14. Combined trauma in peaceful time

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    Chaika V.A.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In the article epidemiological features of combined trauma (CT, characteristic for the industrial region were summarized. 486 cases of CT were analyzed for the period from 2010 to 2012. Male patients dominated. 267 (54.9% patients were the age from 25 to 44 years. Most often the damage occurred in 2 anatomic regions (AR - 224 (46.1%, 3 AR - 177 (36.4% and 4 or more - 85 (17.5%. Trau¬matic brain injury - 94.2%, skeletal trauma - 70.6%, the trauma of the chest and abdomen - 68.4% and 35.7%, respectively prevailed. Injury of the abdominal cavity as a dominant one - 148 (30.5% occupied the first place. In 17 (3.5% cases it was impossible to establish the dominant damage. Mortality rate was directly dependent on the type of the trauma and patient's age. Maximum values were found in the combined brain injury and that of abdominal organs - 28.6%, as well as in the group of patients older than 60 years - 35.1%. From 2010 to 2012 the overall mortality decreased by 3.5%.

  15. The Role of Cumulative Trauma, Betrayal, and Appraisals in Understanding Trauma Symptomatology

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    Martin, Christina Gamache; Cromer, Lisa DeMarni; DePrince, Anne P.; Freyd, Jennifer J.

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    Poor psychological outcomes are common among trauma survivors, yet not all survivors experience adverse sequelae. The current study examined links between cumulative trauma exposure as a function of the level of betrayal (measured by the relational closeness of the survivor and the perpetrator), trauma appraisals, gender, and trauma symptoms. Participants were 273 college students who reported experiencing at least one traumatic event on a trauma checklist. Three cumulative indices were const...

  16. Prevalence of interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in severe mental illness

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    Mauritz, Maria W.; Goossens, Peter J.J.; Draijer, Nel; Achterberg, Theo van

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    Background: Interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in people with severe mental illness (SMI) are often not recognized in clinical practice.Objective: To substantiate the prevalence of interpersonal trauma exposure and trauma-related disorders in people with SMI.Methods: We conducted a systematic review of four databases (1980-2010) and then described and analysed 33 studies in terms of primary diagnosis and instruments used to measure trauma exposure and traumarelated dis...

  17. Trauma Center Staffing, Infrastructure, and Patient Characteristics that Influence Trauma Center Need

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    Faul, Mark

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The most effective use of trauma center resources helps reduce morbidity and mortality, while saving costs. Identifying critical infrastructure characteristics, patient characteristics and staffing components of a trauma center associated with the proportion of patients needing major trauma care will help planners create better systems for patient care.   Methods: We used the 2009 National Trauma Data Bank-Research Dataset to determine the proportion of critically injured patients requiring the resources of a trauma center within each Level I-IV trauma center (n=443. The outcome variable was defined as the portion of treated patients who were critically injured. We defined the need for critical trauma resources and interventions (“trauma center need” as death prior to hospital discharge, admission to the intensive care unit, or admission to the operating room from the emergency department as a result of acute traumatic injury. Generalized Linear Modeling (GLM was used to determine how hospital infrastructure, staffing Levels, and patient characteristics contributed to trauma center need.     Results: Nonprofit Level I and II trauma centers were significantly associated with higher levels of trauma center need. Trauma centers that had a higher percentage of transferred patients or a lower percentage of insured patients were associated with a higher proportion of trauma center need.  Hospital infrastructure characteristics, such as bed capacity and intensive care unit capacity, were not associated with trauma center need. A GLM for Level III and IV trauma centers showed that the number of trauma surgeons on staff was associated with trauma center need. Conclusion: Because the proportion of trauma center need is predominantly influenced by hospital type, transfer frequency, and insurance status, it is important for administrators to consider patient population characteristics of the catchment area when planning the

  18. Current approach to liver traumas.

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    Kaptanoglu, Levent; Kurt, Necmi; Sikar, Hasan Ediz

    2017-03-01

    Liver injuries remain major obstacle for successful treatment, due to size and location of the liver. Requirement for surgery should be determined by clinical factors, most notably hemodynamical state. In this present study we tried to declare our approach to liver traumas. We also tried to emphasize the importance of conservative treatment, since surgeries for liver traumas carry high mortality rates. Patients admitted to the Department of Emergency Surgery at Kartal Research and Education Hospital, due to liver trauma were retrospectively analyzed between 2003 and 2013. Patient demographics, hepatic panel, APTT (activated partial thromboplastin time), PT (prothrombin time), INR (international normalized ratio), fibrinogen, biochemistry panel were recorded. Hemodynamic instability was the most prominent factor for surgery decision, in the lead of current Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocols. Operation records and imaging modalities revealed liver injuries according to the Organ Injury Scale of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. 300 patients admitted to emergency department were included in our study (187 males and 113 females). Mean age was 47 years (range, 12-87). The overall mortality rate was 13% (40 out of 300). Major factor responsible for mortality rates and outcome was stability of cases on admission. 188 (% 63) patients were counted as stable, whereas 112 (% 37) cases were found unstable (blood pressure ≤ 90, after massive resuscitation). 192 patients were observed conservatively, whereas 108 cases received abdominal surgery. High levels of AST, ALT, LDH, INR, creatinine and low levels of fibrinogen and low platelet counts on admission were found to be associated with mortality and these cases also had Grade 4 and 5 injuries. Hemodynamic instability on admission and the type and grade of injury played major role in mortality rates). Packing was performed in 35 patients, with Grade 4 and 5 injuries. Mortality rate was %13 (40

  19. Ambiente atmosférico urbano e admissão hospitalar de crianças, na cidade de São Paulo, Brasil Urban atmospheric environment and hospital admission for children in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil Ambiente atmosférico urbano e ingresos hospitalarios de niños en la ciudad de Sâo Paulo, Brasil

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    bioclimatic index PET (Physiological Equivalent Temperature with hospital admissions. A total of 12,269 admissions of children for respiratory causes were analysed - CID 10, Chapter 10: Respiratory diseases (J00-J32; J40-J47; J80-J99. Daily data about the average, lowest and highest air temperatures (ºC, relative humidity (% and wind speed (m/s were obtained from the meteorological station of Congonhas airport. For control purposes, the air quality indexes were obtained from CETESB (the Sao Paulo State body for transferring technology and monitoring the environment and water quality in Congonhas. Descriptive statistical analysis and regression models were used. Data were organized following a socio-environmental profile. Results indicate a statistical association between atmospheric variables, air pollution, and hospital admissions. There were no significant differences for the group of children with respiratory diseases living in districts with different environmental conditions. Los cambios climáticos constituyen un riesgo para la salud pública. No obstante, pocos estudios han tratado de identificar cómo la dinámica meteorológica afecta a la salud a fin de obtener datos para alimentar modelos de prevención de riesgos. En las ciudades tropicales, estos estudios resultan particularmente escasos. Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo verificar en qué medida las condiciones atmosféricas urbanas afectan a la salud respiratoria de los niños menores de cinco años en el sector sursureste de la ciudad de São Paulo, relacionando las variables meteorológicas y el índice bioclimático PET (Physiological Equivalent Temperature con los ingresos hospitalarios. Se analizaron 12 269 casos de ingresos de niños por enfermedades respiratorias - CIE 10, Capítulo 10 - Enfermedades Respiratorias (J00-J32; J40-J47; J80-J99. Las temperaturas medias, mínima y máxima diarias (ºC, la humedad relativa del aire (% y la velocidad media del viento (m/s fueron obtenidas en la estaci

  20. Inhibición dual de la neprilisina y del receptor de la angiotensina (ARNI: una alternativa en los pacientes con falla cardiaca

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    Beatriz Wills

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    Full Text Available La falla cardiaca (FC es la causa más común de admisión hospitalaria en adultos en el mundo. Además, de su importante prevalencia la FC tiene un alta tasa de mortalidad, se estima que aproximadamente el 50% de los pacientes con FC mueren a los 5 años posterior al egreso hospitalario. Esto ha motivado el desarrollo de nuevas terapias seguras y efectivas para el manejo de esta entidad. El LCZ696 es un inhibidor dual de la neprilisina y del receptor de angiotensina II que demostró en estudios de fase III disminuir el desenlace primario de muerte cardiovascular y hospitalización por empeoramiento de la FC y muerte global. Probablemente el LCZ696 se convertirá en la piedra angular del manejo en pacientes con FC con fracción de eyección deprimida.

  1. Nonpathologizing trauma interventions in abnormal psychology courses.

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    Hoover, Stephanie M; Luchner, Andrew F; Pickett, Rachel F

    2016-01-01

    Because abnormal psychology courses presuppose a focus on pathological human functioning, nonpathologizing interventions within these classes are particularly powerful and can reach survivors, bystanders, and perpetrators. Interventions are needed to improve the social response to trauma on college campuses. By applying psychodynamic and feminist multicultural theory, instructors can deliver nonpathologizing interventions about trauma and trauma response within these classes. We recommend class-based interventions with the following aims: (a) intentionally using nonpathologizing language, (b) normalizing trauma responses, (c) subjectively defining trauma, (d) challenging secondary victimization, and (e) questioning the delineation of abnormal and normal. The recommendations promote implications for instructor self-reflection, therapy interventions, and future research.

  2. Hepatic trauma: a 21-year experience

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    OBJETIVO: avaliar os aspectos epidemiológicos, conduta, morbidade e resultados do tratamento trauma hepático. MÉTODOS: estudo retrospectivo de doentes com mais de 13 anos de idade admitidos em um hospital universitário de 1990 a 2010, submetidos ao tratamento cirúrgico ou não operatório (TNO). RESULTADOS: foram admitidos 748 pacientes com trauma hepático. O mecanismo de trauma mais frequente foi o trauma penetrante (461 casos; 61,6%). O trauma fechado ocorreu em 287 pacientes (38,4%). De acor...

  3. Progresividad del gasto público en salud en México: 1984-2002

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    César Octavio Vargas-Téllez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo intentamos calcular la progresividad que tiene el gasto en salud por institución, tipo de cuidados médicos y su evolución a lo largo de 16 años. Utilizando análisis de incidencia y microdatos, se generaron distribuciones de las transferencias del gasto público en salud por familia. El análisis se completa con el cálculo de índices de desigualdad, los resultados arrojan una paulatina mejoría en la progresividad del gasto en salud en el tiempo de estudio, con mayor progresividad de los servicios de salud prestados por la Secretaría de Salud y menores avances en los servicios del ISSSTE y Pemex. Por tipo de cuidados médicos, los servicios preventivos se han desarrollado más que los servicios hospitalarios y curativos. Los resultados sostienen la hipótesis de que la universalización de los servicios de salud y su unificación en una sola entidad proveedora mejoraría sustancialmente la equidad del sistema de salud pública en México.

  4. Gender differences among recidivist trauma patients.

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    Kwan, Rita O; Cureton, Elizabeth L; Dozier, Kristopher C; Victorino, Gregory P

    2011-01-01

    Gender differences among trauma recidivist patients are not well-understood. We hypothesized that males are more likely to be repeatedly involved in the trauma system and have a shorter time to recurrence between repeat episodes of injury compared with females. A retrospective analysis of trauma patients treated at an urban university-based trauma center was performed. Variables including gender, race, insurance status, age, mechanism of injury, outcomes, and injury secondary to domestic violence were compared. Differences were compared using χ(2) tests and log-rank (Mantel-Cox) Kaplan-Meier cumulative event curves. We identified 689 trauma recidivist patients (4.0% of all trauma visits) over a 10-y period. Compared to single-visit patients, recidivist patients were more likely to be male (87% versus 73%), uninsured (78% versus 66%), and have injuries secondary to assaults (54% versus 37%) (P trauma visit was shorter for females compared with males (23 ± 2.5 versus 30 ± 1.2 mo, P trauma than were male recidivists (69% versus 43%, P trauma patients have a much shorter time to recurrence for a second traumatic injury than do males. Female recidivists have a high likelihood of assault-associated injuries and domestic violence. Trauma centers should screen for domestic violence among trauma patients to aid in preventing further repeat episodes of injury. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Lesão da valva tricúspide por trauma torácico penetrante Lesión de la válvula tricúspide por trauma torácico penetrante Tricuspid valve lesion due to penetrating chest trauma

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    Renata de Carvalho Bicalho Carneiro

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    Full Text Available As lesões da valva tricúspide decorrentes de trauma torácico penetrante são raras e frequentemente subdiagnosticadas. O objetivo deste relato é descrever um caso de insuficiência tricúspide grave secundária a acidente por arma branca com evolução insidiosa, diagnosticada 19 anos após o ocorrido. O caso enfatiza a importância do acompanhamento adequado dos pacientes vítimas de trauma torácico penetrante por longo período após a injúria, para detecção de possíveis complicações tardias do trauma.Las lesiones de la válvula tricúspide resultantes de trauma torácico penetrante son raras y frecuentemente subdiagnosticadas. El objetivo de este relato es describir un caso de insuficiencia tricúspide severa secundaria a accidente por arma blanca con evolución insidiosa, diagnosticada 19 años tras lo sucedido. El caso enfatiza la importancia del seguimiento adecuado de los pacientes víctimas de trauma torácico penetrante por largo período tras la injuria, para detección de posibles complicaciones tardías del trauma.Tricuspid valve lesions caused by penetrating chest trauma are rare and often underdiagnosed. The objective of this report is to describe a case of severe tricuspid insufficiency secondary to a knifing incident with an insidious evolution, diagnosed 19 years after the incident. The case emphasizes the importance of adequate follow-up of patients that are victims of penetrating chest trauma for a long period after the injury, to detect possible late complications of the trauma.

  6. Risk Management in Technovigilance: construction and Validation of a Medical-Hospital Product Evaluation Instrument Administración de riesgo en tecnovigilancia: construcción y validación de un instrumento de evaluación de producto Médico hospitalario Gerenciamento de risco em tecnovigilância: construção e validação de instrumento de avaliação de produto médico-hospitalar

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    Full Text Available With the continuous incorporation of health technologies, hospital risk management should be implemented to systemize the monitoring of adverse effects, performing actions to control and eliminate their damage. As part of these actions, Technovigilance is active in the procedures of acquisition, use and quality control of health products and equipment. This study aimed to construct and validate an instrument to evaluate medical-hospital products. This is a quantitative, exploratory, longitudinal and methodological development study, based on the Six Sigma quality management model, which has as its principle basis the component stages of the DMAIC Cycle. For data collection and content validation, the Delphi technique was used with professionals from the Brazilian Sentinel Hospital Network. It was concluded that the instrument developed permitted the evaluation of the product, differentiating between the results of the tested brands, in line with the initial study goal of qualifying the evaluations performed.Con la continua incorporación de tecnologías en la salud, la administración de riesgo hospitalario debe ser implantada para sistematizar la monitorización de eventos adversos, ejecutando acciones para el control y eliminación de sus daños. Como parte de esas acciones, la Tecnovigilancia actúa en los procedimientos de adquisición, utilización y control de calidad de productos y equipamientos en el área de la salud. El objetivo de este estudio fue construir y validar un instrumento de evaluación de productos Médico hospitalarios. Se trata de un estudio cuantitativo, exploratorio, longitudinal y de desarrollo metodológico, fundamentado en el modelo de gestión de calidad Seis Sigma, que tiene como base principal las etapas componentes del Ciclo DMAIC. Para la obtención de datos y la validación de contenido, se utilizó la técnica Delphi con profesionales de la Red Brasileña de Hospitales Centinela. Se concluyó que el

  7. Trauma de cráneo en pediatría conceptos, guias, controversias y futuro

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available La siguiente es una revisión de los aspectos más importantes del conocimiento actual y las proyecciones futuras del manejo del trauma craneano en la edad pediátrica. El trauma craneano es una de las causas más importantes de muerte y discapacidad en niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes. Desde un punto de vista fisiopatológico se realizará una descripción de los tipos de lesión cerebral, clasificándola como primaria y secundaria. Se describirán los distintos tipos de trauma clasificados según su gravedad y se abordarán los aspectos más relevantes de su manejo. Luego se abordarán temas considerados controvertidos en el manejo del trauma grave con acento en monitorización, presión intra craneana, presión de perfusión cerebral, presión tisular de oxígeno, manitol, solución de sodio hipertónico e hipotermia. Finalmente, se comentarán desafíos futuros como la evaluación de las lesiones con resonancia magnética, el monitoreo y medición de metabolitos intra-cerebrales, el uso de doppler para la evaluación de la regulación del flujo sanguíneo cerebral, la medición de un índice de reactividad vascular y el uso de EEG continuo.

  8. Adrenal trauma: Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center experience.

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    Mehrazin, Reza; Derweesh, Ithaar H; Kincade, Matthew C; Thomas, Adam C; Gold, Robert; Wake, Robert W

    2007-11-01

    Adrenal gland injury is a potentially devastating event if unrecognized in the treatment course of a trauma patient. We reviewed our single-center experience and outcomes in patients with adrenal gland trauma. We performed a retrospective review of all patients presenting with trauma to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis who had adrenal gland injuries from January 1991 through March 2006. Each chart was reviewed with attention to the demographics, associated injuries, complications, and outcomes. Patients were stratified into two subgroups according to age (35 years or younger and older than 35 years) to allow for an age-based comparison between the two groups. Of 58,000 patients presenting with trauma, 130 (0.22%) were identified with adrenal injuries, of which 8 (6.2%) were isolated and 122 (93.8%) were not. Of these 130 patients, 125 (96.2%) had their injury diagnosed by computed tomography and 5 (3.8%) had their injury diagnosed during exploratory laparotomy. Right-sided injuries predominated (78.5%), with six (4.6%) bilateral. Four patients (3.1%) underwent adrenalectomy. Seven patients (5.4%) with adrenal injuries died. One patient (0.77%) required chronic steroid therapy. Patients older than 35 years were more likely to have complications such as deep venous thrombosis, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections. Patient age of 35 years or younger was associated with a significantly increased incidence of liver lacerations. Adrenal gland injury is uncommon, although mostly associated with greater injury severity. Although adding to morbidity, most are self-limited and do not require intervention.

  9. Spectrum and outcome of pancreatic trauma.

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    Kantharia, Chetan V; Prabhu, R Y; Dalvi, A N; Raut, Abhijit; Bapat, R D; Supe, Avinash N

    2007-01-01

    Pancreatic trauma is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is often difficult and surgery poses a formidable challenge. Data from 17 patients of pancreatic trauma gathered from a prospectively maintained database were analysed and the following parameters were considered: mode of injury, diagnostic modalities, associated injury, grade of pancreatic trauma and management. Pancreatic trauma was graded from I through IV, as per Modified Lucas Classification. The median age was 39 years (range 19-61). The aetiology of pancreatic trauma was blunt abdominal trauma in 14 patients and penetrating injury in 3. Associated bowel injury was present in 4 cases (3 penetrating injury and 1 blunt trauma) and 1 case had associated vascular injury. 5 patients had grade I, 3 had grade II, 7 had grade III and 2 had grade IV pancreatic trauma. Contrast enhanced computed tomography scan was used to diagnose pancreatic trauma in all patients with blunt abdominal injury. Immediate diagnosis could be reached in only 4 (28.5%) patients. 7 patients responded to conservative treatment. Of the 10 patients who underwent surgery, 6 required it for the pancreas and the duodenum. (distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy-3, pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy-1, debridement with external drainage-1, associated injuries-duodenum-1). Pancreatic fistula, recurrent pancreatitis and pseudocyst formation were seen in 3 (17.05%), 2 (11.7%) and 1 (5.4%) patient respectively. Death occurred in 4 cases (23.5%), 2 each in grades III and IV pancreatic trauma. Contrast enhanced computed tomography scan is a useful modality for diagnosing, grading and following up patients with pancreatic trauma. Although a majority of cases with pancreatic trauma respond to conservative treatment, patients with penetrating trauma, and associated bowel injury and higher grade pancreatic trauma require surgical intervention and are also associated with higher morbidity and mortality.

  10. El trauma en la piel: un análisis paleopatológico de tatuajes paracas-necrópolis

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    El tatuaje es un tipo de modificación cultural del cuerpo que consiste en insertar tinta dentro de las capas dérmicas a través de una aguja u otro material. La práctica del tatuaje causa un trauma en la piel con el objetivo de ejecutar un diseño conocido, cuyo resultado es una marca indeleble en el cuerpo. Este artículo analiza las consecuencias paleopatológicas del tatuaje en un conjunto de momias tatuadas del periodo Paracas Necrópolis procedentes del Cementerio de Warikayan, localizado en ...

  11. Política de Saúde Mental no Brasil: evolução do gasto federal entre 2001 e 2009 Política de Salud Mental en Brasil: evolución del gasto federal entre 2001 y 2009 Mental Health Policy in Brazil: federal expenditure evolution between 2001 and 2009

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    Renata Weber Gonçalves

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a evolução de estimativas do gasto federal com o Programa de Saúde Mental desde a promulgação da lei nacional de saúde mental. MÉTODOS: O gasto federal total do Programa de Saúde Mental e seus componentes de gastos hospitalares e extra-hospitalares foi estimado a partir de 21 categorias de gastos de 2001 a 2009. Os valores dos gastos foram atualizados para valores em reais de 2009 por meio da aplicação do Índice de Preços ao Consumidor Amplo. Foi calculado o valor per capita/ano do gasto federal em saúde mental. RESULTADOS: Observou-se o crescimento real de 51,3% do gasto em saúde mental no período. A desagregação do gasto revelou aumento expressivo do valor extra-hospitalar (404,2% e decréscimo do hospitalar (-39,5%. O gasto per capita teve crescimento real menor, embora expressivo (36,2%. A série histórica do gasto per capita desagregado mostrou que em 2006, pela primeira vez, o gasto extra-hospitalar foi maior que o hospitalar. O valor per capita extra-hospitalar teve o crescimento real de 354,0%; o valor per capita hospitalar decresceu 45,5%. CONCLUSÕES: Houve crescimento real dos recursos federais investidos em saúde mental entre 2001 e 2009 e investimento expressivo nas ações extra-hospitalares. Houve inversão no direcionamento dos recursos, a partir de 2006, na direção dos serviços comunitários. O componente do financiamento teve papel crucial como indutor da mudança de modelo de atenção em saúde mental. O desafio para os próximos anos é sustentar e aumentar os recursos para a saúde mental num contexto de desfinanciamento do Sistema Único de Saúde.OBJETIVO: Analizar la evolución de estimaciones de gasto federal con el Programa de Salud Mental desde la promulgación de la ley nacional de salud mental. MÉTODOS: El gasto federal total del Programa de Salud Mental en Brasil y sus componentes de gastos hospitalarios y extra-hospitalarios fue estimado a partir de 21 categorías de

  12. Pearls of mandibular trauma management.

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    Koshy, John C; Feldman, Evan M; Chike-Obi, Chuma J; Bullocks, Jamal M

    2010-11-01

    Mandibular trauma is a common problem seen by plastic surgeons. When fractures occur, they have the ability to affect the patient's occlusion significantly, cause infection, and lead to considerable pain. Interventions to prevent these sequelae require either closed or open forms of reduction and fixation. Physicians determining how to manage these injuries should take into consideration the nature of the injury, background information regarding the patient's health, and the patient's comorbidities. Whereas general principles guide the management of the majority of injuries, special consideration must be paid to the edentulous patient, complex and comminuted fractures, and pediatric patients. These topics are discussed in this article, with a special emphasis on pearls of mandibular trauma management.

  13. Computed tomography of splenic trauma

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    Jeffrey, R.B.; Laing, F.C.; Federle, M.P.; Goodman, P.C.

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    Fifty patients with abdominal trauma and possible splenic injury were evaluated by computed tomography (CT). CT correctly diagnosed 21 of 22 surgically proved traumatic sesions of the spleen (96%). Twenty-seven patients had no evidence of splenic injury. This was confirmed at operation in 1 patient and clinical follow-up in 26. There were one false negative and one false positive. In 5 patients (10%), CT demonstrated other clinically significant lesions, including hepatic or renal lacerations in 3 and large retroperitoneal hematomas in 2. In adolescents and adults, CT is an accurate, noninvasive method of rapidly diagnosing splenic trauma and associated injuries. Further experience is needed to assess its usefulness in evaluating splenic injuries in infants and small children.

  14. Computed tomography of splenic trauma

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    Jeffrey, R.B.; Laing, F.C.; Federle, M.P.; Goodman, P.C.

    1981-01-01

    Fifty patients with abdominal trauma and possible splenic injury were evaluated by computed tomography (CT). CT correctly diagnosed 21 of 22 surgically proved traumatic sesions of the spleen (96%). Twenty-seven patients had no evidence of splenic injury. This was confirmed at operation in 1 patient and clinical follow-up in 26. There were one false negative and one false positive. In 5 patients (10%), CT demonstrated other clinically significant lesions, including hepatic or renal lacerations in 3 and large retroperitoneal hematomas in 2. In adolescents and adults, CT is an accurate, noninvasive method of rapidly diagnosing splenic trauma and associated injuries. Further experience is needed to assess its usefulness in evaluating splenic injuries in infants and small children

  15. Evaluation of trauma service orientation.

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    Schott, Eric

    2010-02-01

    Orientation of residents to clinical services may be criticized as cumbersome, dull, and simplytoo much information. With the mandated resident-hour restrictions, the question arose: Do residents perceive the orientation to our trauma service as worthwhile? Residents attend a standardized orientation lecture on the first day of the rotation. Three weeks later, an eight-item, five-point Likert-scale survey is distributed to assess the residents' perceptions of the value of the orientation. Responses to each item were examined. Fifty-four (92%) of the residents completed the questionnaire between September 2005 and August 2006. Most indicated that orientation was helpful (85%), the Trauma Resuscitation DVD was informative (82%), the review of procedures was helpful (82%), and the instructor's knowledge was adequate (94%). Most (92%) disagreed with the statement that orientation should not be offered. Careful attention to orientation content and format is important to the perception that the orientation is worthwhile.

  16. Pediatric considerations in craniofacial trauma.

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    Koch, Bernadette L

    2014-08-01

    In many respects, craniofacial trauma in children is akin to that in adults. The appearance of fractures and associated injuries is frequently similar. However, the frequencies of different types of fractures and patterns of injury in younger children vary depending on the age of the child. In addition, there are unique aspects that must be considered when imaging the posttraumatic pediatric face. Some of these are based on normal growth and development of the skull base and craniofacial structures, and others on the varying etiologies and mechanisms of craniofacial injury in children, such as injuries related to toppled furniture, nonaccidental trauma, all-terrain vehicle accidents, and impalement injuries. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  17. CÓMO OPTIMIZAR LA FARMACODINAMIA ANTIMICROBIANA: UNA GUÍA PARA UN PROGRAMA DE OPTIMIZACIÓN DEL USO DE ANTIMICROBIANOS

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    Joseph L. Kuti

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    Full Text Available Los conceptos de farmacodinámica deberían aplicarse para optimizar los regímenes de dosificación antibiótica, especialmente de cara a algunas infecciones bacterianas resistentes a múltiples drogas. A pesar de que la farmacodinamia de la mayoría de las clases de antibióticos utilizadas en el ámbito hospitalario está bien descrita, las pautas acerca de cómo seleccionar regímenes y su implementación en un programa de administración antimicrobiana en la propia institución, son más limitadas. La función del antibiótico en concentraciones mínimas inhibitorias (MIC es primordial para entender qué regímenes podrían beneficiarse de la implementación como un protocolo o como uso en los pacientes individuales. Este artículo destaca la farmacodinámica de aminoglucósidos, betalactámicos, fluoroquinolonas, tigeciclina, vancomicina, polimixinas, con el objetivo de proporcionar una base estratégica para seleccionar un régimen antibiótico optimizado en vuestro ámbito hospitalario.

  18. Incremental cost-effectiveness of trauma service improvements for road trauma casualties: experience of an Australian major trauma centre.

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    Dinh, Michael M; Bein, Kendall J; Hendrie, Delia; Gabbe, Belinda; Byrne, Christopher M; Ivers, Rebecca

    2016-09-01

    Objective The aim of the present study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of trauma service funding enhancements at an inner city major trauma centre. Methods The present study was a cost-effectiveness analysis using retrospective trauma registry data of all major trauma patients (injury severity score >15) presenting after road trauma between 2001 and 2012. The primary outcome was cost per life year gained associated with the intervention period (2007-12) compared with the pre-intervention period (2001-06). Incremental costs were represented by all trauma-related funding enhancements undertaken between 2007 and 2010. Risk adjustment for years of life lost was conducted using zero-inflated negative binomial regression modelling. All costs were expressed in 2012 Australian dollar values. Results In all, 876 patients were identified during the study period. The incremental cost of trauma enhancements between 2007 and 2012 totalled $7.91million, of which $2.86million (36%) was attributable to road trauma patients. After adjustment for important covariates, the odds of in-hospital mortality reduced by around half (adjusted odds ratio (OR) 0.48; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.27, 0.82; P=0.01). The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was A$7600 per life year gained (95% CI A$5524, $19333). Conclusion Trauma service funding enhancements that enabled a quality improvement program at a single major trauma centre were found to be cost-effective based on current international and Australian standards. What is known about this topic? Trauma quality improvement programs have been implemented across most designated trauma hospitals in an effort to improve hospital care processes and outcomes for injured patients. These involve a combination of education and training, the use of audit and key performance indicators. What does this paper add? A trauma quality improvement program initiated at an Australian Major Trauma Centre was found to be cost-effective over 12 years with

  19. Pearls of Mandibular Trauma Management

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    Mandibular trauma is a common problem seen by plastic surgeons. When fractures occur, they have the ability to affect the patient's occlusion significantly, cause infection, and lead to considerable pain. Interventions to prevent these sequelae require either closed or open forms of reduction and fixation. Physicians determining how to manage these injuries should take into consideration the nature of the injury, background information regarding the patient's health, and the patient's comorbi...

  20. Primary closure in colon trauma.

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    Salinas-Aragón, Luis Enrique; Guevara-Torres, Lorenzo; Vaca-Pérez, Enrique; Belmares-Taboada, Jaime Arístides; Ortiz-Castillo, Fátima de Guadalupe; Sánchez-Aguilar, Martín

    2009-01-01

    Primary repair of colon injuries is an accepted therapeutic option; however, controversy persists regarding its safety. Our objective was to report the evolution and presence of complications in patients with colon injury who underwent primary closure and to determine if the time interval (>6 h), degree of injury, contamination, anatomic site injured, PATI (Penetrating Abdominal Trauma Index) >25, and the presence of other injuries in colon trauma are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. This was a prospective, observational, longitudinal and descriptive study conducted at the Central Hospital "Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto," San Luis Potosí, Mexico, from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2007. We included patients with abdominal trauma with colon injury subjected to surgical treatment. chi(2) was used for basic statistical analysis. There were 481 patients with abdominal trauma who underwent surgery; 77(16.1%) had colon injury. Ninety percent (n = 69) were treated in the first 6 h; 91% (n = 70) were due to penetrating injuries, and gunshot wound accounted for 48% (n = 37). Transverse colon was the most frequently injured (38%) (n = 29). Grade I and II injuries accounted for 75.3% (n = 58). Procedures included primary repair (76.66 %) (n = 46); resection with anastomosis (8.3%) (n = 5); and colostomy (15%) (n = 9). Associated injuries were present in 76.6% (n = 59). There was some degree of contamination in 85.7% (n = 66); 82.8% (58) had PATI colon injury. Primary repair is a safe procedure for treatment of colon injuries. Patients with primary repair had lower morbidity (p <0.009). Surgery during the first 6 h (p <0.006) and in hemodynamically stable patients (p <0.014) had a lower risk of complications.

  1. Trauma Symptoms in Abused Children

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    Parvaneh Mohammadkhani

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available Objective: There are many traumatic events (including natural disasters, physical, psychological and sexual abuse that may befall children and there is clear evidence that such experiences can produce a plethora of negative psychological effects. Children’s exposure to such traumas has been associated with a wide variety of negative mental health outcomes, including anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress and dissociation and anger and aggression. It seems that the impacts of traumatic events are significantly related to type and intensity of trauma. Materials & Method: Through a systematized clustral sampling 3042 male and female students from junior high school who were participated in a survey study for investigating point prevalence of child abuse, completed Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children-Alternate Version (TSCC-A and Child Abuse Self-report Scale (CASRS. After recognition of abused children, they were compared based on trauma symptoms. TSCC-A is a self-report measure of post-traumatic distress and related psychological symptomatology in male and female children aged 8-16 years. It is useful in the evaluation of children who have experienced traumatic events, including physical and sexual assault, victimization by peers, major losses, the witnessing of violence done to others and natural disasters. TSCC-A makes no reference to sexual issues. CASRS is a self-report scale to assess child abuse and neglect with 38 items and four subscales (psychological abuse, neglect, physical and sexual abuse. Results: Considering the type of traumatic experiences, the results showed that abused children significantly received higher scores in scales and subscales of TSCC-A than nonabused group. They specially reported more symptoms (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, anger and dissociation comparing normal children. Conclusion: It is concluded that the type and rate of traumatic event is related to intensity of symptomatology.

  2. Thoracic trauma in newborn foals

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    Jean, D.; Laverty, S.; Halley, J.; Hannigan, D.; Leveille, R.

    1999-01-01

    In a report describing life ending fractures (255 horses) from the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center, Kentucky (1993 and 1994), 32 foals had rib fractures. The purpose of our study was to examine the incidence of rib fractures in newborn foals on a Thoroughbred studfarm by physical and radiographic examination, to determine factors which may contribute to the problem and to document any clinical consequences. All foals (263) included were examined within 3 days of birth. The thoracic cage was palpated externally for abnormalities and all foals were placed in dorsal recumbency to evaluate thoracic cage symmetry. Radiographs were used to diagnose foals with thoraciccage asymmetry (TCA) and rib fracture (RF). A diagnosis of costochondral dislocation (CD) was made when no radiographic evidence of fracture was present but there was severe TCA, Fifty-five foals (20.1%) had TCA (9 RF), One to 5 ribs were fractured on 9 of 40 radiographic studies. No consequences of the thoracic trauma was detected clinically, radiographically or ultrasonographically in this group of foals or at a 2- and 4-week follow-up examination. The percentage of foals with a history of abnormal parturition was higher in the TCA foals (15%) compared to the normal foals (6.8%). There weremore primiparous dams in the TCA group than in the normal foal group. Fillies (56.6%) had a higher incidence of birth trauma than colts (43.4%), Thisstudy demonstrates that thoracic trauma is often present in newborn foals and may not always be of clinical significance. Dystocia foals and foals from primiparous mares should be considered high risk for thoracic trauma

  3. Transfusion Practice in Military Trauma

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    al., 1969; Faringer et al., 1993; Brohi et al., 2003; MacLeod et al., 2003). All these findings suggest that there is a need for the early use of...fre- quency and serious implications for survival had not been widely appreciated (Simmons et al., 1969; Faringer et al., 1993). Coagulopathy had...Scalea, T.M. (2002) Hypotensive resuscitation during active hemorrhage: its impact on in hospital mortality. Journal of Trauma, 52, 1141 1146. Faringer

  4. Trauma patients' rights during resuscitation

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    J.C. Bruce

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Doctors and nurses working in hospital emergency departments face ethical and moral conflicts more so than in other health care units. Traditional curricular approaches to health professional education have been embedded in a discriminatory societal context and as such have not prepared health professionals adequately for the ethical realities of their practice. Furthermore, the discourse on ethical theories and ethical principles do not provide clear-cut solutions to ethical dilemmas but rather serve as a guide to ethical decision- making. Within the arena of trauma and resuscitation, fundamental ethical principles such as respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice cannot be taken as absolutes as these may in themselves create moral conflict. Resuscitation room activities require a balance between what is “ ethically" correct and what is “pragmatically required” . Because of the urgent nature of a resuscitation event, this balance is often under threat, with resultant transgression of patients’ rights. This article explores the sources of ethical and moral issues in trauma care and proposes a culture of human rights to provide a context for preserving and protecting trauma patients’ rights during resuscitation. Recommendations for education and research are alluded to in concluding the article.

  5. Secondary reconstruction of maxillofacial trauma.

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    Castro-Núñez, Jaime; Van Sickels, Joseph E

    2017-08-01

    Craniomaxillofacial trauma is one of the most complex clinical conditions in contemporary maxillofacial surgery. Vital structures and possible functional and esthetic sequelae are important considerations following this type of trauma and intervention. Despite the best efforts of the primary surgery, there are a group of patients that will have poor outcomes requiring secondary reconstruction to restore form and function. The purpose of this study is to review current concepts on secondary reconstruction to the maxillofacial complex. The evaluation of a posttraumatic patient for a secondary reconstruction must include an assessment of the different subunits of the upper face, middle face, and lower face. Virtual surgical planning and surgical guides represent the most important innovations in secondary reconstruction over the past few years. Intraoperative navigational surgery/computed-assisted navigation is used in complex cases. Facial asymmetry can be corrected or significantly improved by segmentation of the computerized tomography dataset and mirroring of the unaffected side by means of virtual surgical planning. Navigational surgery/computed-assisted navigation allows for a more precise surgical correction when secondary reconstruction involves the replacement of extensive anatomical areas. The use of technology can result in custom-made replacements and prebent plates, which are more stable and resistant to fracture because of metal fatigue. Careful perioperative evaluation is the key to positive outcomes of secondary reconstruction after trauma. The advent of technological tools has played a capital role in helping the surgical team perform a given treatment plan in a more precise and predictable manner.

  6. MR imaging of spinal trauma

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    Buchberger, W.; Springer, P.; Birbamer, G.; Judmaier, W.; Kathrein, A.; Daniaux, H.

    1995-01-01

    To assess the value of MR imaging in the acute and chronic stages of spinal trauma. 126 MR examinations of 120 patients were evaluated retrospectively. In 15 cases of acute spinal cord injury, correlation of MR findings with the degree of neurological deficit and eventual recovery was undertaken. Cord anomalies in the acute stage were seen in 16 patients. Intramedullary haemorrhage (n=6) and cord transection (n=2) were associated with complete injuries and poor prognosis, whereas patients with cord oedema (n=7) had incomplete injuries and recovered significant neurological function. In the chronic stage, MR findings included persistent cord compression in 8 patients, syringomyelia or post-traumatic cyst in 12, myelomalacia in 6, cord atrophy in 9, and cord transection in 7 patients. In acute spinal trauma, MR proved useful in assessing spinal cord compression and instability. In addition, direct visualisation and characterisation of posttraumatic changes within the spinal cord may offer new possibilities in establishing the prognosis for neurological recovery. In the later stages, potentially remediable causes of persistent or progressive symptoms, such as chronic spinal cord compression or syringomyelia can be distinguished from other sequelae of spinal trauma, such as myelomalacia, cord transection or atrophy. (orig.) [de

  7. Trauma management in Homer's Iliad.

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    Koutserimpas, Christos; Alpantaki, Kalliopi; Samonis, George

    2017-08-01

    Homer's Iliad is one of the highest intellectual products of the early ancient Greek civilisation. A plethora of medical information lies within Iliad's 24 rhapsodies, and a total of 147 injuries are described. The present study records and evaluates all cases of trauma management included in this epic poem. Not only Iliad's original text but also all myths related to Iliad from the five-volume Greek Mythology by Ioannis Kakridis were meticulously studied to locate the injured person, the type of trauma, the care provider and the type of given care as well as the outcome of each case. A total of 21 cases were found and evaluated with a 5% mortality rate. The majority of these injuries were caused by an arrow (43%) and were located to the upper extremity (43%). Injuries of the head, neck and trunk were not treated as all of them were lethal. Many of the recorded trauma management techniques can be correlated to modern medicine. Furthermore, the role and skills of military doctors and paramedics, mentioned by Homer, is discussed. © 2016 Medicalhelplines.com Inc and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  8. Trauma to the nail complex

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    Jefferson Braga Silva

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: to analyze the results from surgical intervention to treat trauma of the nail complex.METHODS: we retrospectively reviewed a series of 94 consecutive patients with trauma of the nail complex who were treated between 2000 and 2009. In 42 patients, nail bed suturing was performed. In 27 patients, nail bed suturing was performed subsequent to osteosynthesis of the distal phalanx. In 15, immediate grafting was performed, and in 10, late-stage grafting of the nail bed. The growth, size and shape of the nail were evaluated in comparison with the contralateral finger. The results were obtained by summing scores and classifying them as good, fair or poor.RESULTS: the results were considered to be good particularly in the patients who underwent nail bed suturing or nail bed suturing with osteosynthesis of the distal phalanx. Patients who underwent immediate or late-stage nail grafting had poor results.CONCLUSION: trauma of the nail complex without loss of substance presented better results than did deferred treatment for reconstruction of the nail complex.

  9. TECNOLOGÍA Y COMUNICACIÓN EN EL CUIDADO HOSPITALARIO A ENFERMOS CRÓNICOS DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DE HABERMAS

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    Manuel Rich-Ruiz; Maria-Manuela Martins; María-Aurora Rodríguez-Borrego

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    Los objetivos del estudio fueron: describir las situaciones de acción instrumental y comunicativa que ocurren en la práctica enfermera y explorar las dificultades para la acción comunicativa. Estudio etnográfico realizado con enfermeras de dos grandes hospitales de España y Portugal. La recogida de datos se llevó a cabo a través de observación participante y entrevistas semiestructuradas. Posteriormente, se completó con una encuesta. Se realizó análisis del discurso y análisis cuantitativo (d...

  10. The Role of Cumulative Trauma, Betrayal, and Appraisals in Understanding Trauma Symptomatology.

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    Martin, Christina Gamache; Cromer, Lisa Demarni; Deprince, Anne P; Freyd, Jennifer J

    2013-03-01

    Poor psychological outcomes are common among trauma survivors, yet not all survivors experience adverse sequelae. The current study examined links between cumulative trauma exposure as a function of the level of betrayal (measured by the relational closeness of the survivor and the perpetrator), trauma appraisals, gender, and trauma symptoms. Participants were 273 college students who reported experiencing at least one traumatic event on a trauma checklist. Three cumulative indices were constructed to assess the number of different types of traumas experienced that were low (LBTs), moderate (MBTs), or high in betrayal (HBTs). Greater trauma exposure was related to more symptoms of depression, dissociation, and PTSD, with exposure to HBTs contributing the most. Women were more likely to experience HBTs than men, but there were no gender differences in trauma-related symptoms. Appraisals of trauma were predictive of trauma-related symptoms over and above the effects explained by cumulative trauma at each level of betrayal. The survivor's relationship with the perpetrator, the effect of cumulative trauma, and their combined impact on trauma symptomatology are discussed.

  11. Trauma y trastornos de la alimentación: Implicaciones teóricas y terapéuticas Trauma and eating disorders: Theoretical and therapeutical implications

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    Luisa Castaldi

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Los trastornos de alimentación representan un fenómeno complejo, cuya aproximación implica miradas que integren múltiples niveles de análisis. El presente documento pretende analizar el concepto de trauma relacional aplicado a contextos relacionales en los cuales un miembro presenta tal sintomatología. Se presentan y articulan las implicancias ligadas a la hipótesis planteada, con el objetivo de evidenciar como el tomar en consideración la existencia de un trauma relacional puede ser útil para profundizar aspectos de la dinámica familiar y del posicionamiento individual del miembro sintomático, integrando los aportes psicoanalíticos y sistémicos. Se articulará dicho concepto con la visión trigeneracional clásica y se explicitarán las implicancias posibles en relación al trabajo terapéutico. Eating disorders represent a complex phenomenon that requires a multiple-level analysis approach. The present document analyzes the concept of relational trauma applied to relational contexts where a member presents the symptomatology. The implications linked to the hypothesis proposed are presented and articulated, with the purpose of providing evidence of how considering the existence of a relational trauma can be useful for analyzing elements of family dynamics and of the individual positioning of the symptomatic member, integrating both psychoanalytic and systemic contributions. The concept of relational trauma is articulated with the traditional third-generation view, and the possible implications concerning therapeutic work are stated.

  12. Is paediatric trauma severity overestimated at triage?

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    DO, H Q; Hesselfeldt, R; Steinmetz, J

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    BACKGROUND: Severe paediatric trauma is rare, and pre-hospital and local hospital personnel experience with injured children is often limited. We hypothesised that a higher proportion of paediatric trauma victims were taken to the regional trauma centre (TC). METHODS: This is an observational...... follow-up study that involves one level I TC and seven local hospitals. We included paediatric (trauma patients with a driving distance to the TC > 30 minutes. The primary end-point was the proportion of trauma patients arriving in the TC. RESULTS: We included 1934...... trauma patients, 238 children and 1696 adults. A total of 33/238 children (13.9%) vs. 304/1696 adults (17.9%) were transported to the TC post-injury (P = 0.14). Among these, children were significantly less injured than adults [median Injury Severity Score (ISS) 9 vs. 14, P 

  13. Assessing sexual trauma histories in homeless women.

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    Weinrich, Sally; Hardin, Sally; Glaser, Dale; Barger, Mary; Bormann, Jill; Lizarraga, Cabiria; Terry, Micheal; Criscenzo, Jeeni; Allard, Carolyn B

    2016-01-01

    Almost 1 out of every 3 homeless women (32%) in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia has experienced childhood sexual trauma. We assessed lifetime sexual trauma histories among 29 homeless women from three Southern California community sites: one residential safe house and two safe parking areas. More than half of the women (54%) reported a history of sexual trauma. That rate was higher (86%) among women living at the safe home than among women staying at the safe parking sites (only 42%). All four of the women who had served in the military reported having experienced military sexual trauma. The high percentages of sexual trauma found in homeless women highlight the need for effective interventions for sexual trauma.

  14. Trauma and traumatic neurosis: Freud's concepts revisited.

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    Zepf, Siegfried; Zepf, Florian D

    2008-04-01

    The authors examine Freud 's concepts of 'trauma', 'protective shield against stimuli ' and 'traumatic neurosis' in the light of recent findings. 'Protective shield against stimuli' is regarded as a biological concept which appears in mental life as the striving to avoid unpleasant affects. 'Trauma' is a twofold concept in that it relates to mental experience and links an external event with the specific after-effects on an individual 's psychic reality. A distinction needs to be made between mentally destructive trauma and affective trauma. A destructive trauma does not break through the protective shield but does breach the pleasure-unpleasure principle, so that in the course of its subsequent mastery it leads to a traumatic neurosis. An affective trauma can be warded off under the rule of the pleasure-unpleasure principle and leads to a psychoneurosis.

  15. Specific trauma subtypes improve the predictive validity of the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire in Iraqi refugees.

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    Arnetz, Bengt B; Broadbridge, Carissa L; Jamil, Hikmet; Lumley, Mark A; Pole, Nnamdi; Barkho, Evone; Fakhouri, Monty; Talia, Yousif Rofa; Arnetz, Judith E

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    Trauma exposure contributes to poor mental health among refugees, and exposure often is measured using a cumulative index of items from the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ). Few studies, however, have asked whether trauma subtypes derived from the HTQ could be superior to this cumulative index in predicting mental health outcomes. A community sample of recently arrived Iraqi refugees (N = 298) completed the HTQ and measures of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression symptoms. Principal components analysis of HTQ items revealed a 5-component subtype model of trauma that accounted for more item variance than a 1-component solution. These trauma subtypes also accounted for more variance in PTSD and depression symptoms (12 and 10%, respectively) than did the cumulative trauma index (7 and 3%, respectively). Trauma subtypes provided more information than cumulative trauma in the prediction of negative mental health outcomes. Therefore, use of these subtypes may enhance the utility of the HTQ when assessing at-risk populations.

  16. The transgenerational transmission of refugee trauma

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    Dalgård, Nina Thorup; Montgomery, Edith

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    Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of family functioning in the transgenerational transmission of trauma in a sample of 30 refugee families with traumatized parents and children without a history of direct trauma exposure from the Middle East. Design/methodology/approach Based...... and lower scores on the SDQ. Originality/value These findings suggest that the transgenerational transmission of trauma may be associated with family functioning and have implications for interventions at several levels....

  17. Development of an interactive dental trauma guide

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    Andreasen, Jens Ove; Lauridsen, Eva; Christensen, Søren Steno Ahrensburg

    2009-01-01

    resulting in 54 trauma scenarios of which many have specific requirements for treatment The situation is further complicated by the fact that the two dentitions have very different treatment demands. As a result it's impossible even for experienced practitioners to provide evidence-based treatment...... be available on the internet at: "www.DentalTraumaGuide.org". We hope that the Dental Trauma Guide can help improve the knowledge about dental traumatology worldwide and hereby improve the quality of treatment....

  18. Trauma, diez años de experiencia, Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso

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    Astudillo Molina, Rubén Arturo; Salamea Molina, Juan Carlos; Crespo Riquetti, Paola Marcela; Salamea Molina, Pablo Javier

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    Objetivo Realizar una descripción demográfica, forma y estado de llegada, etiología, tipo de trauma y hallazgos, en pacientes intervenidos quirúrgicamente y dados de alta del servicio de Cirugía General del Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso, Cuenca – Ecuador. Pacientes y métodos. Es un estudio descriptivo, realizado en un periodo de 10 años, 1995 al 2005; se revisó el libro de altas hospitalarias, identificando 1415 historias clínicas. Registrando: año, sexo, edad, procedencia, signos ...

  19. Trauma pattern in a level I east-European trauma center

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    Bogdan Stoica

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    Conclusions: Our trauma pattern profile is similar to the one found in west-European countries, with a predominance of traffic-related injuries and falls. The severity and anatomical puzzle for trauma lesions were more complex secondary to motorcycle or bicycle-to-auto vehicles collisions. A trauma registry, with prospective enrollment of patients, is a very effective tool for constant improvements in trauma care.

  20. Tram-related trauma in Melbourne, Victoria.

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    Mitra, Biswadev; Al Jubair, Jubair; Cameron, Peter A; Gabbe, Belinda J

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    To establish the incidence and pattern of injuries in patients presenting to hospital with tram-related injuries. Data on tram-related injury pertaining to 2001-2008 calendar years were extracted from three datasets: the population-based Victorian State Trauma Registry for major trauma cases, the Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset for ED presentations and the National Coroners' Information System for deaths. Incidence rates adjusted for the population of Melbourne, and trends in the incidence of tram-related ED presentations and major trauma cases, were analysed and presented as incidence rate ratios (IRR). There were 1769 patients who presented to ED after trauma related to trams in Melbourne during the study period. Of these, 107 patients had injuries classified as major trauma. There was a significant increase in the rate of ED presentations (IRR 1.03, P = 0.010) with falls (46%) the most commonly reported mechanism. Most falls occurred inside the trams. There was also a significant increase in the incidence rates of major trauma cases (IRR 1.12, P = 0.006) with pedestrians accounting for most major trauma cases. Most cases of trauma related to trams have minor injuries and are discharged following ED management. Primary prevention of falls in trams and the separation of pedestrians from trams are key areas requiring immediate improvement. In the face of increasing trauma associated with trams, continuing safety surveillance and targeted public safety messages are important to sustain trams as safe and effective mode of transport.

  1. Sexuality following trauma injury: A literature review

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    Kylie Marie Connell

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    Full Text Available Restoration of the quality of life (QoL of trauma injury survivors is the aim of trauma rehabilitation. It is generally acknowledged that sexuality is an important component of QoL; however, rehabilitation services frequently fall short of including sexuality as a matter of routine. The literature was reviewed to examine the experiences of trauma survivors from three groups: spinal cord injury (SCI, traumatic brain injury (TBI and burns. The focus was on the impact of trauma on the QoL to identify future research directions and to advocate for the inclusion of sexuality as an integral part of rehabilitation. Databases searched were Proquest, Ovid, Cinahl, Medline, PsycInfo and Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials. A total of 36 eligible studies were included: SCI (n = 25, TBI (n = 6, burns (n = 5. Four themes were identified across the three trauma groups that were labeled as physiological impact of trauma on sexuality, cognitive-genital dissociation (CGD, sexual disenfranchisement (SD and sexual rediscovery (SR. Trauma injury has a significant impact on sexuality, which is not routinely addressed within rehabilitation services. Further sexuality research is required among all trauma groups to improve rehabilitation services and in turn QoL outcomes for all trauma survivors.

  2. Sexuality following trauma injury: A literature review

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    Restoration of the quality of life (QoL) of trauma injury survivors is the aim of trauma rehabilitation. It is generally acknowledged that sexuality is an important component of QoL; however, rehabilitation services frequently fall short of including sexuality as a matter of routine. The literature was reviewed to examine the experiences of trauma survivors from three groups: spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and burns. The focus was on the impact of trauma on the QoL to ...

  3. Organizational network in trauma management in Italy

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    Osvaldo Chiara

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available In Italy, as in other western countries, trauma is a leading cause of death during the first four decades of life, with almost 18.000 of deaths per year. Since 80s organized systems for trauma care, including a pre-hospital emergency medical system and a network of hospitals designated as Trauma Centres, have been developed in north American countries. Effectiveness of trauma systems has been investigated comparing the post-system to the pre-system trauma care with the method of panel evaluation of preventable death rates and comparison of observed survival with expected probability of survival. In Italy, a pre-hospital emergency medical system has been implemented on a national scale, while a trauma network has not been developed. Nowadays, trauma patients are often admitted to the closest hospital, independently from local resources. The Superior Council of Ministry of Health has presented in 2004 a new trauma system model (SIAT based on the recognition in the field of patients with more serious injuries and the transportation to general hospitals with resources and multidisciplinary teams specialized in trauma care (trauma team. The designation of few trauma team hospitals, one highly specialized Centre (CTS and two area Centres (CTZ every two millions of inhabitants allows each Centre to treat at least 250 severe trauma patients per year to increase experience. Less severe injured patients may be treated in non-trauma team acute care facilities, according to the inclusive system model. The development of trauma team services in some Italian hospitals has demonstrated an increase in survival and a decrease in preventable death rate from 42% to 7,6%. Economic studies of Ministry of Health have established that the implementation of a trauma system model on a national scale with a 25% decrease of preventable trauma deaths and disabilities would save 7500 million of euros of public money. Therefore, in our country the concentration of severely

  4. Emergency Anaesthetic Management of Extensive Thoracic Trauma

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    H C Chandola

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available High speed vehicles, drug abuse, alcohol and easy availability of handguns are the main reasons of increasing number of trauma especially thoracic trauma. Anaesthesiologist plays an important role in the management of extensive thoracic trauma. Thoracic trauma, penetrating or blunt, may cause damage to organs suspended in thorax viz. pleura, lungs, heart, great vessels, trachea and oesophagus. It may lead to pneumothorax, cardiac tamponade or life threatening haemorrhage. With aggressive care and management of these factors, majority of patients can survive and return to normal life.

  5. The Selfie Wrist – Selfie induced trauma

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    Lyons, RF

    2017-06-01

    The selfie phenomenon has exploded worldwide over the past two years. Selfies have been linked to a large number of mortalities and significant morbidity worldwide. However, trauma associated with selfies including fractures, is rarely publicised. Here we present a case series of upper extremity trauma secondary to selfies across all age groups during the summer period. Four cases of distal radius and ulna trauma in all age groups were reported. This case series highlights the dangers associated with taking selfies and the trauma that can result.

  6. Compassionate listening - managing psychological trauma in refugees.

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    Gardiner, Joanne; Walker, Kate

    2010-04-01

    The physical and psychosocial effects of trauma in refugees are wide ranging and long lasting. They can affect symptom presentation, the patient-doctor relationship and management of refugee victims of trauma. This article discusses how refugees survivors of trauma may present to the general practitioner and gives an approach to psychological assessment and management. A strong therapeutic relationship built by patient led, sensitive assessment over time is the foundation to care. A management framework based on trauma recovery stages and adapted for general practice, is presented.

  7. An evolution of trauma care evaluation: A thesis on trauma registry and outcome prediction models

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    Joosse, P.

    2013-01-01

    Outcome prediction models play an invaluable role in the evaluation and improvement of modern trauma care. Trauma registries underlying these outcome prediction models need to be accurate, complete and consistent. This thesis focused on the opportunities and limitations of trauma registries and

  8. Head trauma and CT with special reference to diagnosis of complications of head trauma

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    Samejima, Kanji; Yoshii, Nobuo; Tobari, Chitose

    1979-01-01

    Cases in which CT was useful for the diagnosis of complications of head trauma were reported. First, complications of head trauma were given an outline, and then, cases of protrusion of the brain, traumatic pneumocephalus, and cerebro-vascular disorders caused by head trauma were mentioned. (Tsunoda, M.)

  9. Isolated hip fracture care in an inclusive trauma system : A trauma system wide evaluation

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    van Laarhoven, J. J E M; van Lammeren, G. W.; Houwert, R. M.; van Laarhoven, Constance; Hietbrink, F.; Leenen, L. P H; Verleisdonk, E. J M M

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: Elderly patients with a hip fracture represent a large proportion of the trauma population; however, little is known about outcome differences between different levels of trauma care for these patients. The aim of this study is to analyse the outcome of trauma care in patients with a

  10. Estudio de la actividad antimicrobiana del fango termal de Copahue (Neuquén, Argentina

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    Juan A. Basualdo

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se investigó la actividad antimicrobiana del fango termal (Complejo Termal Copahue, Argentina sobre microorganismos de la microbiota autóctona del hombre, agentes infecciosos de la comunidad, hospitalarios y cepas AT CC. Las cepas correspondieron a cocos Gram positivos, bacilos Gram negativos, levaduras y cepas AT CC. El fango se obtuvo de la Laguna Sulfurosa. La actividad inhibitoria se demostró utilizando fase líquida (FL mediante la prueba de difusión en agar y por estudios de cinética bactericida. Con la primera se observó halo inhibitorio frente a Staphylococcus aureus y Cándida albicans, no visualizándose inhibición para el resto de los microorganismos. El estudio dinámico a través del tiempo sobre S. aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus epidermis y C. albicans demostró acción inhibitoria antes de las 6 hs de incubación, mientras que no se observó inhibición frente a los bacilos Gram negativos. Es el primer trabajo que demuestra la actividad antimicrobiana de la FL sobre las cepas ensayadas.

  11. Potencial del Agua del suelo

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    Bustamante Heliodoro

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    Full Text Available La energía potencial del agua presenta diferencias de un punto del suelo a otro; esas diferencias son las que originan el movimiento del agua de acuerdo a la tendencia universal de la materia en el sentido de moverse de donde la energía potencial es mayor a donde dicha energía es menor. En el suelo el agua en consecuencia se mueve hacia donde su energía decrece hasta lograr su estado de equilibrio. Se desprende entonces que la cantidad de energía potencial absoluta contenida en el agua, no es importante por sí misma, sino por su relación con la energía en diferentes lugares dentro del suelo. El concepto Potencial de agua del suelo es un criterio para esta energía.

  12. TRAUMA OCULAR CERRADO: MANIFESTACIONES, MANEJO E IMPLICACIONES EN EL BOXEO Y EL FÚTBOL

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El trauma ocular cerrado según su grado puede ser ligero moderado o severo. En algunos casos permanece inadvertido o enmascarado y crea consecuencias por lo que debe ser investigado. El trauma tiene características y deja huellas, algunas evidentes y otras ocultas que pueden aparecer en la historia clínica o deben ser buscadas en el segmento anterior ocular en donde se pueden observar trastornos del reflejo pupilar, (incluye midriasis paralítica, laceraciones palpebrales, hemorragia orbitaria, hifema (hemorragia en cámara anterior y fracturas óseas, orbitaria o maxilofacial. En biomicroscopía, pueden observarse laceraciones corneanas, a veces sutiles, otras veces son cicatrices perforantes enmascaradas, acompañadas interiormente de sinequia anterior del iris a la cicatriz de la córnea. También, heridas corneanas recientes, diálisis del iris, a veces extensas en su base, con retroinserción angular de variable extensión y tunelización supracoroidea que inducen, bien a hipotonía ocular o a elevación de la tensión ocular y establecimiento de glaucomas. El trauma ocular cerrado es importante por haberse convertido en un problema de salud pública dadas sus implicaciones en niños, en trabajadores y en aficionados y profesionales en los deportes.

  13. El Dietista-Nutricionista dentro del Sistema Nacional de Salud Español: abordando la desnutrición hospitalaria

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    Full Text Available En España, se considera al Dietista-Nutricionista un profesional sanitario según la Ley 44/2003 de Ordenación de las Profesiones Sanitarias. No obstante, estos profesionales han encontrado serios problemas para ejercer su actividad en el ámbito sanitario, especialmente en el medio hospitalario. Por otra parte, en el año 2003, la Unión Europea desarrolló en el marco hospitalario a través del Consejo de Europa la necesidad de una atención nutricional de manera obligatoria. Entre las medidas más destacadas se encuentra la identificación y prevención de las causas de la desnutrición, junto con la búsqueda de una formación integral del Dietista-Nutricionista para tener un mejor abordaje en la atención y el soporte nutricional. A pesar de estas directrices, España es el único país de la Unión Europea que no cuenta con la presencia de este profesional dentro de su Sistema Nacional de Salud en la mayoría de Comunidades Autónomas. Por ello, la incorporación del profesional Dietista-Nutricionista a la red hospitalaria española contribuiría aún más en la detección, evaluación y tratamiento de la desnutrición, mejoraría la relación coste-efectividad de los tratamientos, aumentaría la calidad de vida de los pacientes y lograría establecer una asistencia sanitaria pública en condiciones de igualdad efectiva.

  14. Radiological evaluation of abdominal trauma

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    Ahn, K. S.; Cho, Y. H.; Kim, O.

    1982-01-01

    Simple abdomen film has played an important role in decision of emergency operations in patients with the abdominal trauma. Nowadays, it still acts as a primary and inevitable processes in emergency condition. At the Department of Radiology, Hanil Hospital, 70 patients, who were laparotomied due to penetrating or nonpernetraing abdominal trauma, were observed and analyzed with simple abdomen film after comparison with the operative findings. The results are as follows: 1. Most frequent age distribution was 10 to 39 years and marked 70%. Male was in 90% incidence. 2. Penetrating injury largely involved the small bowel and abdominal wall. Non-penetrating injury usually involved the spleen, small bowel, liver, kidney, pancreas, duodenum. 3. Single organ injury occurred in higher incidence at the small bowel and abdominal wall. Multiple organ injury occurred in higher incidence at the spleen, liver, kidney and pancreas. 4. Organ distribution was 26% in spleen, 22% in small bowel, 14% in liver, 11% in abdominal wall. 7% in pancreas, 7% in kidney. 5% in duodenum, 4% in GB and CBD, 2% in diaphragm, 2% in colon, and 1% in stomach. 5. The specific roentgen findings and their frequency which useful in differential diagnosis at abdominal trauma, were as follows: a) flank fluid; Detectable possibility was 71% in liver laceration, 69% in spleen laceration and 57% in pancreas laceration. b) ipsilateral psoas shadow obliteration; Detectable possibility was 57% in liver laceration, 57% in kidney laceration and 46% in spleen laceration. c) free air; Detactable possibility was 60% in duodenal perforation, and 36% in peroration of upper part of small bowel. d) Reflex ileus; Detectable possibility was 64% in small bowel, 50% in liver laceration and 35% in spleen laceration. e) rib fracture; Detactable possibility was 36% in liver laceration and 23% in spleen laceration. f) pleural effusion; Detectable possibility was 29% in liver laceration and 27% in spleen laceration

  15. Computed tomography of chest trauma

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    Dinkel, E.; Uhl, H.; Reinbold, W.D.; Wimmer, B.; Wenz, W.

    1987-01-01

    Chest CT scans were obtained in 86 patients suffering from serious blunt or penetrating chest trauma. The finding of mediastinal widening was by far the most common CT indication. CT proved to be a more sensitive method for detection of parenchymal lung lesions and occult pneumothorax than bedside radiographs. CT contributed substantially in differentiation of lung abscess and empyema, exclusion of mediastinal pathology and spinal injuries. Aortography is still indicated, even when CT findings are normal, if aortic laceration is clinically suspected. Despite all technical problems combined with CT examinations in the critically ill patient, we consider CT a valuable diagnostic tool for selected problems in the traumatized patient. (orig.) [de

  16. Computed tomography of chest trauma

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    Dinkel, E.; Uhl, H.; Reinbold, W.D.; Wimmer, B.; Wenz, W.

    1987-09-01

    Chest CT scans were obtained in 86 patients suffering from serious blunt or penetrating chest trauma. The finding of mediastinal widening was by far the most common CT indication. CT proved to be a more sensitive method for detection of parenchymal lung lesions and occult pneumothorax than bedside radiographs. CT contributed substantially in differentiation of lung abscess and empyema, exclusion of mediastinal pathology and spinal injuries. Aortography is still indicated, even when CT findings are normal, if aortic laceration is clinically suspected. Despite all technical problems combined with CT examinations in the critically ill patient, we consider CT a valuable diagnostic tool for selected problems in the traumatized patient.

  17. The trauma of a recession.

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    Murphy, S M

    2011-09-01

    Employment in construction in Ireland fell by 10% from nearly 282,000 in the second quarter of 2007 to 255,000 in the same period of 2008. Our study looks at the differences in soft tissue upper limb trauma dynamics of a pre- and post-recession Ireland. Construction accounted for 330 patients (27%) of all hand injuries in 2006, but only 18 (3%) in 2009. Our data shows a significant drop in hand injuries related to the construction industry, and more home\\/DIY cases and deliberate self-harm presenting in their stead.

  18. Pneumothorax in severe thoracic traumas

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    Camassa, N.W.; Boccuzzi, F.; Diettorre, E.; Troilo, A.

    1988-01-01

    The authors reviewed CT scans and supine chest X-ray of 47 patients affected by severe thoracic trauma, examined in 1985-86. The sensibility of the two methodologies in the assessment of pneumothorax was compared. CT detected 25 pneumothorax, whereas supine chest X-ray allowed a diagnosis in 18 cases only. In 8 of the latter (44.4%) the diagnosis was made possible by the presence of indirect signs of pneumothorax only - the most frequent being the deep sulcus sign. The characterization of pneumothorax is important especially in the patients who need to be treated with mechanical ventilation therapy, or who are to undergo surgery in total anaesthesia

  19. Radiographic assessment of pelvic trauma

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    Rubenstein, J.D.

    1983-01-01

    Assessment of pelvic fractures requires an understanding of the bony and soft-tissue anatomy of the pelvis. Pelvic injuries may be classified into major and minor groups. Minor fractures usually result from athletic trauma in the young or falls in the elderly and can generally be adequately evaluated with routine radiography. Major fractures are most often caused by motor vehicle accidents, falls from a height or industrial accidents and require more sophisticated examination. However, the investigation of injuries in either category should be directed by a knowledge of the history and physical findings. The classification of pelvic injuries used at Sunnbrook Medical Centre is based on mechanisms of injury

  20. The trauma of a recession.

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    Murphy, S M; Kieran, I; Shaughnessy, M O

    2011-09-01

    Employment in construction in Ireland fell by 10% from nearly 282,000 in the second quarter of 2007 to 255,000 in the same period of 2008. Our study looks at the differences in soft tissue upper limb trauma dynamics of a pre- and post-recession Ireland. Construction accounted for 330 patients (27%) of all hand injuries in 2006, but only 18 (3%) in 2009. Our data shows a significant drop in hand injuries related to the construction industry, and more home/DIY cases and deliberate self-harm presenting in their stead.

  1. Prevalence of HIV infection among trauma patients admitted to ...

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    Prevalence of HIV infection among trauma patients admitted to Bugando Medical Centre, ... This was a descriptive cross sectional study involving trauma patients aged 11 years and ... A total of 250 trauma patients were recruited and studied.

  2. Distribución y tendencia de los fallecimientos en el medio hospitalario en España durante el periodo 1997-2003

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    Alberto Jiménez-Puente

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: El lugar en que se produce la muerte de una persona depende de circunstancias de naturaleza demográfica, socioeconómica, cultural y asistencial El objetivo del estudio fue describir las variaciones en el porcentaje de muertes en hospitales entre las comunidades autónomas de España, diferenciando las que ocurrieron en urgencias y hospitalización, y explorar su relación con posibles variables explicativas. Métodos: El estudio fue ecológico. Se estudió la tendencia del porcentaje de muertes en hospitales entre 1997 y 2003. Se calcularon los porcentajes de muertes en hospitales de cada comunidad autónoma en los años 2000-2002 a partir del Movimiento Natural de la Población y de la Encuesta de Establecimientos Sanitarios con Régimen de Internado que incluye información de todos los hospitales públicos y privados. Mediante regresión lineal simple se analizó su relación con variables demográficas, socioeconómicas, y asistenciales. Resultados: El 53% de los fallecimientos ocurrieron en hospitales (variando entre 37,3 y 68,4% en las distintas comunidades. El 10,7% de ellos en el área de urgencias (variando entre 6 y 14,5% y el resto en hospitalización. Conclusiones: El porcentaje de muertes en hospitales fue mayor en las comunidades con menos población anciana y rural, más población extranjera y mayor frecuentación de urgencias. El porcentaje de muertes hospitalarias en urgencias fue mayor en las comunidades con peores indicadores socioeconómicos. La tendencia en los 7 años estudiados fue al aumento del porcentaje de muertes en hospitales.

  3. El uso de las imágenes en el trauma de tórax

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    Luis Gabriel Pérez

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    Full Text Available El trauma de tórax produce un desenlace fatal en aproximadamente un 25% de los traumatismos en general. Constituye la principal causa de morbilidad y mortalidad después del trauma craneoencefálico y las lesiones de la médula ósea; puede afectar cualquiera o la totalidad de las estructuras del tórax, desde los tejidos blandos, la pleura, los pulmones y el diafragma hasta las estructuras mediastinales incluyendo el corazón. Constituye una urgencia médica que requiere de un rápido y oportuno manejo. Su diagnóstico temprano y un adecuado tratamiento en los servicios de urgencias evitarán una resolución fatal en la mayoría de pacientes que ha sufrido un trauma de tórax teniendo en cuenta que aproximadamente solo de un 10 a 15 % requiere manejo quirúrgico. Es de vital importancia establecer un diagnóstico, por lo cual las imágenes diagnósticas, entre ellas la radiografía convencional y la tomografía computarizada multidetector juegan un papel fundamental ya que cada vez se están utilizando con mayor frecuencia porque brindan información rápida y precisa en la variedad de lesiones de los pacientes que han sufrido trauma; además las imágenes de tomografía computada multiplanar y volumétricas proporcionan una mejor visualización de las lesiones con un aumento en la comprensión de estas para así poder ofrecer un tratamiento a las lesiones secundarias a un trauma de tórax. Por lo tanto, el profesional de la medicina debe tener un conocimiento claro acerca de la ayuda diagnóstica de mejor elección y de la interpretación de la misma. Para la realización del presente artículo se hizo una búsqueda sistemática de la literatura en relación al trauma de tórax, su epidemiología, fisiopatología, clasificación y los métodos de ayudas diagnósticas por imagen que se utilizan para su adecuado diagnóstico y manejo. [Pérez, LG. El uso de las imágenes en el trauma de tórax.MedUNAB 2012; 15(3:156-166

  4. Diagnóstico del comportamiento epidemiológico de la diabetes mellitus

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    La diabetes mellitus es un trastorno metabólico que induce un estado de desequilibrio orgánico, el cual causa serias complicaciones, con un alto grado de discapacidad funcional, no sólo física y personal sino también emocional y familiar. En Colombia figura entre las primeras diez causas de consulta
    ambulatoria y de ingresos hospitalarios en la población mayor de 45 años. También ocupa los primeros diez lugares entre las causas de muerte, y es la primera causa de amputación luego del uso de las minas antipersonales; también es la primera causa de enfermedad renal y de ceguera en el mundo. Estudios realizados entre la población urbana de estratos 1 a 3 indican una prevalencia del 7%, mientras que entre la población rural es sólo del 1,5%, y se han encontrado cifras aún menores entre la población indígena. Se prevé un incremento de la prevalencia para este nuevo siglo, proyectado en el crecimiento industrial y poblacional, además de la inversión de la pirámide poblacional, la cual muestra un aumento del promedio de vida. En Estados Unidos el manejo de las complicaciones y su tratamiento
    ha superado en costos a entidades como el cáncer, las enfermedades del corazón, el SIDA y el alcoholismo.
    Por las razones anteriormente expuestas, el presente estudio estará dirigido a hacer un diagnóstico del comportamiento epidemiológico de la DM, que sirva como base para el diseño de una campaña de prevención para evitar sus complicaciones.

     

  5. Determinación del flujo salivar en niños uruguayos portadores de HIV

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    Full Text Available La mayoría de niños infectados por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH presentan, dentro de sus primeros signos de enfermedad, manifestaciones orales. Uno de los factores a considerar es la disminución del flujo salival producido por infiltración glandular por el propio virus o como efecto secundario a la toma de medicación antiretroviral. Objetivo: Determinar el flujo salival en niños uruguayos portadores de VIH, que asisten al Centro Nacional de Referencia VIH SIDA del Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell, (CHPR en Montevideo-Uruguay. Material y métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo cuantitativo analítico de casos y controles. Se incluyeron todos los pacientes portadores de VIH que asisten al Centro Nacional de Referencia (CHPR y los pacientes del grupo control eran usuarios del mismo Hospital, con similares condiciones socio-económicas y sanos desde el punto de vista general. Se realizó el recuento de flujo salival. Los niños del grupo de estudio se dividieron a su vez en dos grupos, según su adherencia al tratamiento antirretroviral, que era calificada en buena o mala. Se estudiaron también otros parámetros como hipertrofia parotídea y actividad de caries. Resultados: Se encontró diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre los niños del grupo de estudio y grupo control en relación a flujo salival (p= 0,0002, independiente de la adherencia al tratamiento antiretroviral.

  6. Trauma.

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    2008-08-01

    In terms of cost and years of potential lives lost, injury arguably remains the most important public health problem facing the United States. Care of traumatically injured patients depends on early surgical intervention and avoiding delays in the diagnosis of injuries that threaten life and limb. In the critical care phase, successful outcomes after injury depend almost solely on diligence, attention to detail, and surveillance for iatrogenic infections and complications.

  7. TRAUMA

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    Nov 4, 2017 ... ever returning to any form of work.6 Dating back to the 1960s, ... team based in Sweden. Further ... fracture fixation within 3 days had significant decreases in .... 48 hours, who underwent rib fracture fixation, had significant.

  8. TRAUMA

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    Nov 4, 2017 ... routine diagnostic laparoscopy under general anesthesia to ... Study design ... Method: A prospective, randomized control study was conducted at Groote Schuur Hospital from September 2009 through .... in patients presenting with delayed herniation of abdominal .... The optimal period of follow-up is still.

  9. TRAUMA

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    Cape in each of the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 periods.4. Victims of ... 54 NO.4 NOVEMBER 2016 SAJS of district ... African working week is from Monday to Friday with work on ..... the fact that many MVCs occur during work hours, amongst.

  10. TRAUMA

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    another significant barrier. The current course fee is set at. R 4 500 (excluding accommodation and travel expenses). Financial support for professional development training for staff in the public sector is almost non-existent and is often left to the discretion of individual departments. This is further compounded by the chronic ...

  11. Hernia Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma

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    Full Text Available Traumatic abdominal wall hernia is a rare type of hernia, which follows blunt trauma to the abdomen, where disruption of the musculature and fascia occurs with the overlying skin remaining intact. Diagnosis of this problem is very difficult and delayed. Traumatic hernia is often diagnosed during laparatomy or laparascopy, but CT scan also has a role in distinguishing this pathology. Delay in diagnosis is very dangerous and can result in gangrene and necrosis of the organs in the hernia. The case report of a 35 years old man with liftruck blunt trauma is reported. His vital signs were stable. On physical examination, tenderness of RUQ was seen. He underwent Dpl for suspected hemoprotein. Dpl was followed up by laparatomy. Laparatomy revealed that the transverse and ascending colon partially herniated in the abdominal wall defect. The colon was reduced in the abdomen and repair of abdominal hernia was done. The patient was discharged after 5 day. The etiology, pathogenesis and management are discussed.

  12. Paediatric horse-related trauma.

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    Theodore, Jane E; Theodore, Sigrid G; Stockton, Kellie A; Kimble, Roy M

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    This retrospective cohort study reported on the epidemiology of horse-related injuries for patients presenting to the only tertiary paediatric trauma hospital in Queensland. The secondary outcome was to examine the use of helmets and adult supervision. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) was examined in relation to helmet use. Morbidity and mortality were also recorded. Included were all patients presenting with any horse-related trauma to the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane from January 2008 to August 2014. Data were retrospectively collected on patient demographics, hospital length of stay (LOS), mechanism of injury (MOI), safety precautions taken, diagnoses and surgical procedures performed. Included in the analysis were 187 incidents involving 171 patients. Most patients were aged 12-14 years (36.9%) and female (84.5%). The most common MOI were falls while riding horses (97.1%). Mild TBI (24.6%) and upper limb fractures (20.9%) were common injuries sustained. Patients who wore helmets had significantly reduced hospital LOS and severity of TBI when compared with those who did not wear helmets (P horses, in addition to being a compulsory requirement whilst horse riding. Prompts in documentation may assist doctors to record the use of safety attire and adult supervision. This will allow future studies to further investigate these factors in relation to clinical outcomes. © 2017 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (The Royal Australasian College of Physicians).

  13. Emotional intelligence, trauma severity, and emotional expression.

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    Kao, Min C; Chen, Yung Y

    2016-07-01

    This study investigated Emotional Intelligence (EI) as a moderator for the association between emotional expression and adaptive trauma processing, as measured by depressive symptoms. Using Pennebaker's written emotional expression paradigm, 105 participants were assigned to either a conventional trauma-writing or religious trauma-writing condition. Depressive symptoms were assessed at baseline and again at one-month post writing. No significant association between EI and religiousness was found at baseline. Results indicated a three-way interaction among EI, trauma severity, and writing condition on depressive symptoms at follow-up. For the religious trauma-writing condition only, there was a significant difference between high- versus low-EI participants who experienced more severe trauma in depressive symptoms at follow-up, such that low-EI participants registered less depressive symptoms than high-EI participants; while there was no significant difference between low versus high EI for participants with less severe trauma. These findings encourage further investigation of the conditions under which religion may be a beneficial factor in trauma adaptation.

  14. Dental and General Trauma in Team Handball.

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    Petrović, Mateja; Kühl, Sebastian; Šlaj, Martina; Connert, Thomas; Filippi, Andreas

    Handball has developed into a much faster and high-impact sport over the past few years because of rule changes. Fast sports with close body contact are especially prone to orofacial trauma. Handball belongs to a category of sports with medium risk for dental trauma. Even so, there is only little literature on this subject. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and the type of injuries, especially the occurrence of orofacial trauma, habits of wearing mouthguards, as well as degree of familiarity with the tooth rescue box. For this purpose, 77.1% (n=542/703) of all top athletes and coaches from the two highest Swiss leagues (National League A and National League B), namely 507 professional players and 35 coaches, were personally interviewed using a standardized questionnaire. 19.7% (n=100/507) of the players experienced dental trauma in their handball careers, with 40.8% (n=51/125) crown fractures being the most frequent by far. In spite of the relatively high risk of lip or dental trauma, only 5.7% (n=29/507) of the players wear mouthguards. The results of this study show that dental trauma is common among Swiss handball players. In spite of the high risk of dental trauma, the mouthguard as prevention is not adequately known, and correct procedure following dental trauma is rarely known at all.

  15. Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma

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    Seventh cranial nerve palsy due to birth trauma; Facial palsy - birth trauma; Facial palsy - neonate; Facial palsy - infant ... An infant's facial nerve is also called the seventh cranial nerve. It can be damaged just before or at the time of delivery. ...

  16. Responding with Care to Students Facing Trauma

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    Souers, Kristin

    2018-01-01

    Exposure to trauma--which many experts view as include ongoing life stressors like poverty, parents divorcing, death of a family member, or drug abuse in the home--is prevalent among school-aged children. Teachers know that facing trauma impedes students' ability to focus and learn, but it can be challenging to keep responding caringly to a…

  17. Untangling pathways between childhood trauma and psychosis

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    2017-01-01

    The studies presented in this thesis aim to enhance our knowledge with regard to specific associations between types of trauma and the course of symptomatology and psychosocial functioning and to examine possible underlying mechanisms, by which childhood trauma influences the development of

  18. Partner preferences among survivors of betrayal trauma.

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    Gobin, Robyn L

    2012-01-01

    Betrayal trauma theory suggests that social and cognitive development may be affected by early trauma such that individuals develop survival strategies, particularly dissociation and lack of betrayal awareness, that may place them at risk for further victimization. Several experiences of victimization in the context of relationships predicated on trust and dependence may contribute to the development of relational schema whereby abuse is perceived as normal. The current exploratory study investigates interpersonal trauma as an early experience that might impact the traits that are desired in potential romantic partners. Participants in the current study were asked to rate the desirability of several characteristics in potential romantic partners. Although loyalty was desirable to most participants regardless of their trauma history, those who reported experiences of high betrayal trauma rated loyalty less desirable than those who reported experiences of traumas that were low and medium in betrayal. Participants who reported experiences of revictimization (defined as the experience of trauma perpetrated by a close other during 2 different developmental periods) differed from participants who only reported 1 experience of high betrayal trauma in their self-reported desire for a romantic partner who possessed the traits of sincerity and trustworthiness. Preference for a partner who uses the tactic of verbal aggression was also associated with revictimization status. These preliminary findings suggest that victimization perpetrated by close others may affect partner preferences.

  19. Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma

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    The Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma publishes original papers, review articles and case reports on pathology, anaesthesia, orthopaedics and trauma. Vol 12, No 1 (2013). DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Open Access DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Subscription or Fee Access. Table of Contents. Articles. Management of ...

  20. Healing Trauma, Building Resilience: SITCAP in Action

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    Steele, William; Kuban, Caelan

    2014-01-01

    Childhood trauma is marked by an overwhelming sense of terror and powerlessness. Loss of loving relationships is yet another type of trauma that produces the pain of sadness and grief. The resulting symptoms only reflect the neurological, biological, and emotional coping systems mobilized in the struggle to survive. These young people need new…

  1. Trauma theory and postcolonial literary studies

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    Visser, I.

    2011-01-01

    Abstract The plurality and growing number of responses to cultural trauma theory in postcolonial criticism demonstrate the ongoing appeal of trauma theory despite the fact that it is also increasingly critiqued as inadequate to the research agenda of postcolonial studies. In the dialogue between

  2. Trauma-Inspired Prosocial Leadership Development

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    Williams, Jenifer Wolf; Allen, Stuart

    2015-01-01

    Though trauma survivors sometimes emerge as leaders in prosocial causes related to their previous negative or traumatic experiences, little is known about this transition, and limited guidance is available for survivors who hope to make prosocial contributions. To understand what enables trauma-inspired prosocial leadership development, the…

  3. Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma: Submissions

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    The Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma is a peer reviewed journal publishing original research articles on all aspects of trauma, musculoskeletal ... initials and surnames of all authors, their highest academic degrees, affiliations / institutions and the name, address and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

  4. Trauma-Informed Forensic Child Maltreatment Investigations

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    Pence, Donna M.

    2011-01-01

    Trauma-informed child welfare systems (CWSs) are the focus of several recent national and state initiatives. Since 2005 social work publications have focused on systemic and practice changes within CW which seek to identify and reduce trauma to children and families experiencing child maltreatment or other distressing events, as well as to the…

  5. Accelerating recovery after trauma with free flaps.

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    Harris, G D; Nagle, D J; Lewis, V L; Bauer, B S

    1987-08-01

    Free flap versatility and dependability make the final result of microvascular reconstruction highly predictable. Free tissue transplantation should be considered as a primary treatment after trauma. The early use of free tissue transfer will result in fewer operations and a shortened duration of hospitalization in the initial post-trauma period.

  6. The impact of patient volume on surgical trauma training in a Scandinavian trauma centre.

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    Gaarder, Christine; Skaga, Nils Oddvar; Eken, Torsten; Pillgram-Larsen, Johan; Buanes, Trond; Naess, Paal Aksel

    2005-11-01

    Some of the problems faced in trauma surgery are increasing non-operative management of abdominal injuries, decreasing work hours and increasing sub-specialisation. We wanted to document the experience of trauma team leaders at the largest trauma centre in Norway, hypothesising that the patient volume would be inadequate to secure optimal trauma care. Patients registered in the hospital based Trauma Registry during the 2-year period from 1 August 2000 to 31 July 2002 were included. Of a total of 1667 patients registered, 645 patients (39%) had an Injury Severity Score (ISS)>15. Abdominal injuries were diagnosed in 205 patients with a median ISS of 30. An average trauma team leader assessed a total of 119 trauma cases a year (46 patients with ISS>15) and participated in 10 trauma laparotomies. Although the total number of trauma cases seems adequate, the experience of the trauma team leaders with challenging abdominal injuries is limited. With increasing sub-specialisation and general surgery vanishing, fewer surgical specialties provide operative competence in dealing with complicated torso trauma. A system of additional education and quality assurance measures is a prerequisite of high quality, and has consequently been introduced in our institution.

  7. Acute appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma

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    Marjan Joudi

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Appendecitis is one of the most frequent surgeries. Inflammation of appendix may be due to variable causes such as fecalit, hypertrophy of Peyer’s plaques, seeds of fruits and parasites. In this study we presented an uncommon type of appendicitis which occurred after abdominal blunt trauma. In this article three children present who involved acute appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma. These patients were 2 boys (5 and 6-year-old and one girl (8-year-old who after blunt abdominal trauma admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain and symptoms of acute abdomen and appendectomy had been done for them.Trauma can induce intramural hematoma at appendix process and may cause appendicitis. Therefore, physicians should be aware of appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma

  8. Contemporary evaluation and management of renal trauma.

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    Chouhan, Jyoti D; Winer, Andrew G; Johnson, Christina; Weiss, Jeffrey P; Hyacinthe, Llewellyn M

    2016-04-01

    Renal trauma occurs in approximately 1%-5% of all trauma cases. Improvements in imaging and management over the last two decades have caused a shift in the treatment of this clinical condition. A systematic search of PubMed was performed to identify relevant and contemporary articles that referred to the management and evaluation of renal trauma. Computed tomography remains a mainstay of radiological evaluation in hemodynamically stable patients. There is a growing body of literature showing that conservative, non-operative management of renal trauma is safe, even for Grade IV-V renal injuries. If surgical exploration is planned due to other injuries, a conservative approach to the kidney can often be utilized. Follow up imaging may be warranted in certain circumstances. Urinoma, delayed bleeding, and hypertension are complications that require follow up. Appropriate imaging and conservative approaches are a mainstay of current renal trauma management.

  9. Transfusion therapy in paediatric trauma patients

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    Nystrup, Kristin Brønnum; Stensballe, Jakob; Bøttger, Morten

    2015-01-01

    Haemorrhage is a leading cause of death in paediatric trauma patients. Predefined massive transfusion protocols (MTP) have the potential to significantly reduce mortality by treating haemorrhagic shock and coagulopathy, in adhering to the principles of haemostatic resuscitation with rapid...... in paediatric trauma patients is challenging, and the optimal blood product ratio that will increase survival in massively bleeding paediatric trauma patients has yet to be determined. To date, only a few small descriptive studies and case reports have investigated the use of predefined MTP in paediatric trauma...... patients.MTP with increased FFP or PLT to RBC ratios combined with viscoelastic haemostatic assay (VHA) guided haemostatic resuscitation have not yet been tested in paediatric populations but based on results from adult trauma patients, this therapeutic approach seems promising.Considering the high...

  10. Management of adult blunt hepatic trauma.

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    Kozar, Rosemary A; McNutt, Michelle K

    2010-12-01

    To review the nonoperative and operative management of blunt hepatic injury in the adult trauma population. Although liver injury scale does not predict need for surgical intervention, a high-grade complex liver injury should alert the physician to a patient at increased risk of hepatic complications following nonoperative management. Blunt hepatic injury remains a frequent intraabdominal injury in the adult trauma population. The management of blunt hepatic injury has undergone a major paradigm shift from mandatory operative exploration to nonoperative management. Hemodynamic instability with a positive focused abdominal sonography for trauma and peritonitis are indications for emergent operative intervention. Although surgical intervention for blunt hepatic trauma is not as common as in years past, it is imperative that the current trauma surgeon be familiar with the surgical skill set to manage complex hepatic injuries. This study represents a review of both nonoperative and operative management of blunt hepatic injury.

  11. Rehabilitación en pacientes con trauma ocular

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    Eduardo Ariel Ramos Gómez

    Full Text Available La rehabilitación en oftalmología tiene como función fundamental lograr el máximo aprovechamiento posible del resto visual. El traumatismo ocular es considerado una de las entidades nosológicas frecuentes que conllevan a una rehabilitación visual. Las causas que provocan este tipo de trauma son variadas y dentro de estas, las agresiones con intención de provocar daños con secuelas son muy frecuentes. Es objetivo de esta revisión puntualizar la importancia de la rehabilitación en pacientes con traumatismo ocular e incentivar el buen accionar de todos los oftalmólogos en cuanto a su atención.

  12. del alcoholismo

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    Rodrigo Arias Duque

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde el punto de vista farmacológico, es importante comprender qué es el alcohol y cómo actúa en el organismo. No existe una causa simple, sino una interacción complicada de factores neuroquímicos, fisiológicos, psicológicos y sociales que originan y desarrollan esta grave enfermedad fármaco-dependiente. La acción psicofisiológica y farmacodinámica del alcohol es fundamentalmente depresiva, por la reducción de la transmisión sináptica en el sistema nervioso humano. Es un hecho conocido que el consumo excesivo de alcohol causa una disfunción aguda y crónica del cerebro, produciendo trastornos en el sistema nervioso central, presentando alteraciones en la memoria y en las funciones intelectuales como cálculo, comprensión y aprendizaje. A nivel hepático tiene lugar, en su mayoría, el metabolismo del alcohol, produciéndose un hígado graso alcohólico, aumentando el tamaño, terminando en necrosis e inflamación grave del hígado; esto se llama hepatitis alcohólica, y si se sigue consumiendo alcohol se desarrollará la cirrosis. El alcohol también ha estado relacionado con alteraciones del miocardio; se ha constatado en animales de experimentación sanos que tanto la velocidad de contracción del músculo cardiaco y su máxima tensión disminuyen en presencia del alcohol, como consecuencia, la fuerza de cada contracción y el aumento de presión en el ventrículo izquierdo son menores, perdiendo eficacia el corazón como bomba.

  13. Caracterización de traumas abdominales en pacientes atendidos en Clínica Multiperfil

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    Wilson Laffita Labañino

    Full Text Available Objetivo: caracterizar los traumas abdominales atendidos en la Clínica Multiperfil. Luanda, Angola en el periodo de enero del 2010 a junio del 2012. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo y transversal en 147 pacientes que presentaron traumatismo abdominal, atendidos en la Clínica Multiperfil, Luanda, Angola. Resultados: se clasificó el trauma abdominal en abierto (38 % y cerrado (61,9 % con predominio de este último. Los órganos más afectados, fueron el hígado para el 37,6 % seguido por el intestino delgado, con el 25,8 %. Se empleó la conducta quirúrgica a un total de 57,1 % de los casos, de ellos un 36,7 % forman parte del trauma abierto. Se realizó laparotomía terapéutica en el 39,4 % de los pacientes, seguido de la cirugía de control de daños (14,2 %. Predominó el shock hipovolémico en un 17 %. Fallecieron un total de 12,2 % pacientes y en las primeras 24 horas un 5,4 % de este. Con un predominio en los casos mayores de 50 años (66,6 % con signos de shock al ingreso (100 %. Un GCS inferior a 8 (88,8 %, y la ISS más de 25 (100 %. Conclusiones: el trauma abdominal es frecuente en la población de Luanda, su diagnóstico y tratamiento resulta difícil por la variedad y número de lesiones, presentando ocasionalmente complicaciones fatales que repercuten en la mortalidad.

  14. The trauma ecosystem: The impact and economics of new trauma centers on a mature statewide trauma system.

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    Ciesla, David J; Pracht, Etienne E; Leitz, Pablo T; Spain, David A; Staudenmayer, Kristan L; Tepas, Joseph J

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    Florida serves as a model for the study of trauma system performance. Between 2010 and 2104, 5 new trauma centers were opened alongside 20 existing centers. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of trauma system expansion on system triage performance and trauma center patients' profiles. A statewide data set was queried for all injury-related discharges from adult acute care hospitals using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes for 2010 and 2014. The data set, inclusion criteria, and definitions of high-risk injury were chosen to match those used by the Florida Department of Health in its trauma registry. Hospitals were classified as existing Level I (E1) or Level II (E2) trauma centers and new E2 (N2) centers. Five N2 centers were established 11.6 to 85.3 miles from existing centers. Field and overall trauma system triage of high-risk patients was less accurate with increased overtriage and no change in undertriage. Annual volume at N2 centers increased but did not change at E1 and E2 centers. In 2014, Patients at E1 and E2 centers were slightly older and less severely injured, while those at N2 centers were substantially younger and more severely injured than in 2010. The injured patient-payer mix changed with a decrease in self-pay and commercial patients and an increase in government-sponsored patients at E1 and E2 centers and an increase in self-pay and commercial patients with a decrease in government-sponsored patients at N2 centers. Designation of new trauma centers in a mature system was associated with a change in established trauma center demographics and economics without an improvement in trauma system triage performance. These findings suggest that the health of an entire trauma system network must be considered in the design and implementation of a regional trauma system. Therapeutic/care management study, level IV; epidemiological, level IV.

  15. Computed tomography in renal trauma

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    Brueck, W.; Eisenberger, F.; Buck, J.

    1981-01-01

    In a group of 19 patients suffering from flank trauma and gross hematuria the diagnostic value of angiography was compared with that of computed tomography. The cases that underwent both tests were found to have the some diagnosis of rupture of the kidney. Typical CT-findings in kidney rupture are demonstrated. Whereas angiography presents an exact picture of the arterial system of the kidney, including its injures computed tomography reveals the extent of organ lesons by showing extra- and intrarenal hematomas. If surgery is planned angiography is still mandatory, whereby the indication is largely determined by the clinical findings. Computed tomography as a non-invasive method is equally suitable for follow-ups. (orig.) [de

  16. Tinnitus pitch and acoustic trauma

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    Cahani, M; Paul, G; Shahar, A

    1983-01-01

    Fifty-six subjects complaining of tinnitus underwent an audiometric test and a test for identifying the analogous pitch of their tinnitus. All of the subjects reported that they had been exposed to noise in the past. The subjects were divided into two groups on the basis of their audiometric test results. Group P was composed of subjects who showed a sensorineural hearing loss typical of acoustic trauma. Group N was composed of subjects whose hearing was within normal limits. The pitch of the tinnitus in group P was concentrated in the high-frequency range, whereas in group N tinnitus pitch values were distributed over the low and mid-audiometric frequency spectrum. It was deduced that different processes are involved in the generation of tinnitus in the two groups.

  17. Computed tomography in hepatic trauma

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    Moon, K.L. Jr.; Federle, M.P.

    1983-01-01

    Twenty-five patients with hepatic injury from blunt upper abdominal trauma were examined by computed tomography (CT). The spectrum of CT findings was recorded, and the size of the hepatic laceration and the associated hemoperitoneum were correlated with the mode of therapy used in each case (operative vs nonoperative). While the need for surgery correlated roughly with the size of the hepatic laceration, the size of the associated hemoperitoneum was an important modifying factor. Fifteen patients with hepatic lacerations but little or no hemoperitoneum were managed nonoperatively. CT seems to have significant advantages over hepatic scintigraphy, angiography, and diagnostic peritoneal lavage. By combining inforamtion on the clinical state of the patient and CT findings, therapy of hepatic injury can be individualized and the incidence of nontherapeutic laparotomies decreased

  18. Comparison of quality control for trauma management between Western and Eastern European trauma center

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    Gambale Giorgio

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Quality control of trauma care is essential to define the effectiveness of trauma center and trauma system. To identify the troublesome issues of the system is the first step for validation of the focused customized solutions. This is a comparative study of two level I trauma centers in Italy and Romania and it has been designed to give an overview of the entire trauma care program adopted in these two countries. This study was aimed to use the results as the basis for recommending and planning changes in the two trauma systems for a better trauma care. Methods We retrospectively reviewed a total of 182 major trauma patients treated in the two hospitals included in the study, between January and June 2002. Every case was analyzed according to the recommended minimal audit filters for trauma quality assurance by The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACSCOT. Results Satisfactory yields have been reached in both centers for the management of head and abdominal trauma, airway management, Emergency Department length of stay and early diagnosis and treatment. The main significant differences between the two centers were in the patients' transfers, the leadership of trauma team and the patients' outcome. The main concerns have been in the surgical treatment of fractures, the outcome and the lacking of documentation. Conclusion The analyzed hospitals are classified as Level I trauma center and are within the group of the highest quality level centers in their own countries. Nevertheless, both of them experience major lacks and for few audit filters do not reach the mmum standard requirements of ACS Audit Filters. The differences between the western and the eastern European center were slight. The parameters not reaching the minimum requirements are probably occurring even more often in suburban settings.

  19. The associations of earlier trauma exposures and history of mental disorders with PTSD after subsequent traumas.

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    Kessler, R C; Aguilar-Gaxiola, S; Alonso, J; Bromet, E J; Gureje, O; Karam, E G; Koenen, K C; Lee, S; Liu, H; Pennell, B-E; Petukhova, M V; Sampson, N A; Shahly, V; Stein, D J; Atwoli, L; Borges, G; Bunting, B; de Girolamo, G; Gluzman, S F; Haro, J M; Hinkov, H; Kawakami, N; Kovess-Masfety, V; Navarro-Mateu, F; Posada-Villa, J; Scott, K M; Shalev, A Y; Ten Have, M; Torres, Y; Viana, M C; Zaslavsky, A M

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    Although earlier trauma exposure is known to predict posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after subsequent traumas, it is unclear whether this association is limited to cases where the earlier trauma led to PTSD. Resolution of this uncertainty has important implications for research on pretrauma vulnerability to PTSD. We examined this issue in the World Health Organization (WHO) World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys with 34 676 respondents who reported lifetime trauma exposure. One lifetime trauma was selected randomly for each respondent. DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition) PTSD due to that trauma was assessed. We reported in a previous paper that four earlier traumas involving interpersonal violence significantly predicted PTSD after subsequent random traumas (odds ratio (OR)=1.3-2.5). We also assessed 14 lifetime DSM-IV mood, anxiety, disruptive behavior and substance disorders before random traumas. We show in the current report that only prior anxiety disorders significantly predicted PTSD in a multivariate model (OR=1.5-4.3) and that these disorders interacted significantly with three of the earlier traumas (witnessing atrocities, physical violence victimization and rape). History of witnessing atrocities significantly predicted PTSD after subsequent random traumas only among respondents with prior PTSD (OR=5.6). Histories of physical violence victimization (OR=1.5) and rape after age 17 years (OR=17.6) significantly predicted only among respondents with no history of prior anxiety disorders. Although only preliminary due to reliance on retrospective reports, these results suggest that history of anxiety disorders and history of a limited number of earlier traumas might usefully be targeted in future prospective studies as distinct foci of research on individual differences in vulnerability to PTSD after subsequent traumas.Molecular Psychiatry advance online publication, 19 September 2017; doi:10.1038/mp.2017.194.

  20. Prevalence of Domestic Violence Among Trauma Patients.

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    Joseph, Bellal; Khalil, Mazhar; Zangbar, Bardiya; Kulvatunyou, Narong; Orouji, Tahereh; Pandit, Viraj; O'Keeffe, Terence; Tang, Andrew; Gries, Lynn; Friese, Randall S; Rhee, Peter; Davis, James W

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    Domestic violence is an extremely underreported crime and a growing social problem in the United States. However, the true burden of the problem remains unknown. To assess the reported prevalence of domestic violence among trauma patients. A 6-year (2007-2012) retrospective analysis of the prospectively maintained National Trauma Data Bank. Trauma patients who experienced domestic violence and who presented to trauma centers participating in the National Trauma Data Bank were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision diagnosis codes (995.80-995.85, 995.50, 995.52-995.55, and 995.59) and E codes (E967.0-E967.9). Patients were stratified by age into 3 groups: children (≤18 years), adults (19-54 years), and elderly patients (≥55 years). Trend analysis was performed on April 10, 2014, to assess the reported prevalence of domestic violence over the years. Trauma patients presenting to trauma centers participating in the National Trauma Data Bank. To assess the reported prevalence of domestic violence among trauma patients. A total of 16 575 trauma patients who experienced domestic violence were included. Of these trauma patients, 10 224 (61.7%) were children, 5503 (33.2%) were adults, and 848 (5.1%) were elderly patients. The mean (SD) age was 15.9 (20.6), the mean (SD) Injury Severity Score was 10.9 (9.6), and 8397 (50.7%) were male patients. Head injuries (46.8% of patients) and extremity fractures (31.2% of patients) were the most common injuries. A total of 12 515 patients (75.1%) were discharged home, and the overall mortality rate was 5.9% (n = 980). The overall reported prevalence of domestic violence among trauma patients was 5.7 cases per 1000 trauma center discharges. The prevalence of domestic violence increased among children (14.0 cases per 1000 trauma center discharges in 2007 to 18.5 case per 1000 trauma center discharges in 2012; P = .001) and adults (3.2 cases per 1000 discharges in 2007 to 4.5 cases per