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Emergency Treatment of Ocular Trauma.

Injuries to the eye and its adnexa are common in head and neck trauma centers. An ophthalmologist experienced in ocular traumatology is not always available. Therefore, every emergency physician should be familiar with the basic evaluation, triage, and management of ocular trauma. Above all, the identification of a need for immediate treatment should be implemented in the algorithm of an emergency room, especially in a head and neck trauma center, to reduce the risk of a devastating loss of vision. This art...

Emergency Department Visits for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injuries: United States, 2010-2011.

Data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2010-2011. In 2010-2011, the emergency department (ED) visit rate for motor vehicle traffic injuries was highest among persons aged 16-24 years. The rates declined with age after 16-24, with rates for those aged 0-15 similar to those 65 and over. The overall ED visit rate for motor vehicle traffic injuries was higher among non-Hispanic black persons compared with non-Hispanic white and Hispanic persons. Imaging services were ordered or provided...

Reflections on Physician-Patient Interactions in the EHR Era.

Physician-patient communication is becoming increasingly complicated with the growing use of electronic health records (EHRs). While the EHR has shown benefits in some aspects of medical care, these improvements are often at the expense of patient-centered communication. Below are some reflections on this topic, as well as techniques to improve the clinician-patient interaction in the EHR era.

Grisel Syndrome: An Unusual and Often Unrecognized Cause of Torticollis.

Torticollis can be due to many different etiologies. Torticollis is not a diagnosis, but a symptom of many conditions. We present a case of persistent torticollis in a child that was misdiagnosed during multiple visits to the pediatrician, otolaryngologist, and 3 different emergency departments. Grisel syndrome must be included in the differential diagnosis of any patient with torticollis after a head and neck infection, upper respiratory infection, or postoperative from head and neck surgery. Early diagnos...

Gastrostomy in head and neck cancer: current literature, controversies and research.

This article explores the literature on the role of gastrostomy tube feeding use in the management of head and neck cancer, with special attention to its indications, timing of insertion, advantages, complications and quality of life issues.

Laryngoscope Illuminance in a Tertiary Care Medical Center: Industry Standards and Implications for Quality Laryngoscopy.

To test the hypothesis that a substantial proportion of laryngoscopes exhibit substandard illuminance by comparing laryngoscope illuminance in a tertiary-level medical center to established standards and identifying features associated with poor illuminance.

Examination of the Patient with Head and Neck Cancer.

Head and neck cancer typically refers to epithelial malignancies of the upper aerodigestive tract and may include neoplasms of the thyroid, salivary glands, and soft tissue, bone sarcomas, and skin cancers. Two-thirds of patients present with advanced disease involving regional lymph nodes at the time of diagnosis. A thorough history and detailed examination are integral to oncologic staging and treatment planning. This article begins with an overview of the head and neck examination (with special attention...

Prevention of injuries associated with horseback riding.

- Each year 9,900 equestrians present at Accident and Emergency Departments, 40% of them 10-19 year old females.- The most common horse-riding injuries are to the head, brain, neck and face, torso and extremities. - Because of the relatively larger head, children more often fall on their head. Wearing a helmet gives considerable protection. - Despite the common use of a helmet by horseback riders, serious head injury still occurs regularly. Further research into improvement of the protective function of the...

Prehospital Pain Management in Children With Traumatic Injuries.

Damage that arises as a result of injuries is one of the most common causes of children presenting to hospital emergency departments.

The Role of the Head and Neck Surgeon in the New World of Health Care Reform.

The landscape of health care delivery in the United States is in the midst of irreversible and progressive changes that present tremendous opportunities to do maximal good for patients. Clinicians must embrace this opportunity to ensure this redesign is done properly and to the benefit of patients-not the bottom line of the health system. This sweeping change in health care will also align the benefits of preventive care and public health with the economic health of health systems for the first time. Clinci...

Pelvic Fracture Urethral Injuries in Children: A Case Report and Appraisal of Their Emergency Management.

Pelvic fracture urethral injuries are uncommon injuries that are frequently overlooked in the emergency department. We present a case of a 2-year-old girl whose urethral trauma was initially missed and potentially worsened by the placement of a urinary catheter. The clinical and diagnostic features of these rare injuries are discussed along with the controversies surrounding urinary catheter placement and retrograde urethrography.

Do you know your guidelines? An initiative of the American Head and Neck Society's Education Committee.

The following paper is an introduction to a new series to be published periodically in Head and Neck. This series is an initiative of the American Head and Neck Society's Education Committee and will review clinical practice guidelines for head and neck oncology. The primary goal is to increase awareness of current best practices pertaining to head and neck surgery and oncology. Through this process, we will also review the evidence in support of guideline recommendations and will present recent literature ...

Emergency Medical Services for Children: Thirty Years of Advancing High-Quality Emergency Care for Children.

The purpose of this article is to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program. For the last 30 years, the EMSC has had a significant impact on transforming emergency care for children. The program has contributed to the creation of pediatric emergency medicine as a subspecialty and, importantly, has institutionalized pediatrics into the nation's emergency medical services systems.This article describes the history of the program, its components, and the ret...

If Hunters End Up in the Emergency Room: A Retrospective Analysis of Hunting Injuries in a Swiss Emergency Department.

Aim. to characterize the mechanisms, patterns, and outcomes of nonfatal hunting-related injuries in patients presenting to Bern University Hospital, Switzerland, and compare these to reports of hunting injuries worldwide. Methods. patients presenting with hunting-related injuries to the Emergency Department at Bern University hospital from 2000 to 2014 were identified by retrospectively searching the department database using the keyword "hunt." Each case was analyzed in terms of the patient age and gender,...

Factors Associated With Hospital Length of Stay Following Fibular Free-Tissue Reconstruction of Head and Neck Defects: Assessment Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) Criteria.

Cost containment is at the forefront of responsible health care delivery. One way to decrease costs is to decrease hospital length of stay (LOS). Data are lacking on factors contributing to LOS in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) undergoing fibular free-tissue reconstruction (FFTR) of head and neck defects.

Are public subsidies effective to reduce emergency care? Evidence from the PLASA study.

Elderly people facing dependence are exposed to the financial risk of long lasting care expenditures. This risk is high for people facing cognitive, functional and behavioral problems. In the short-term, dependent elderly people face increased non-medical care expenditures. In the long-term, they face increased medical care expenditures, which are driven by emergency care events such as: emergency hospitalization, emergency medical visits, and emergency institutionalizations. In France, providing public fin...

Head and neck second primary cancer rates in the HPV era: A population based analysis.

Head and neck (H&N) cancer patients are at high risk for second primary malignancies (SPM). HPV-driven tumors are generally high-grade oropharyngeal cancers (OROhg). We analyzed the incidence of SPM of the Head and Neck (SHNP) in patients with primary carcinoma of the H&N (SCChn) and temporal trends in the HPV era.

Face and Neck Infections: What the Emergency Radiologist Needs to Know.

An overview of the imaging of face and neck infections is presented. Most of the imaging presented is contrast-enhanced computed tomography. The emphasis of this presentation is to enable the emergency radiologist to accurately diagnose face and neck infections, to effectively communicate the imaging findings with emergency physicians, and to function as part of a team offering the best care to patients.

Prevalence and Patient-Level Risk Factors for 30-Day Readmissions Following Free Tissue Transfer for Head and Neck Cancer.

Hospital readmissions are a marker of surgical care delivery and quality that are progressively more scrutinized.

Letter in Reply: Online Tracheostomy Care Resources-There's More Out There.

Cooperation between emergency and forensic medicine - retrospective evaluation of pre-hospital emergency measures.

Emergency medical research is subject to special conditions. Emergency patients e.g. are generally considered to be non-capable of giving consent. This results in sparse emergency medical data when compared to clinical observation studies under controlled conditions. After emergency medical treatment, deceased patients are not rarely subject to forensic investigation. The cooperation between emergency and forensic medicine has not only emergency medical training potential in individual cases, but also scien...

Online Tracheostomy Care Resources-There's More Out There.

Head injuries in hospital-admitted adolescents and adults with skateboard-related trauma.

To provide new information on properties of skateboarders who were hospital admitted with head injuries with details of the injuries including region of head impact.

A national survey of healthcare professionals' views on models of follow-up, holistic needs assessment and survivorship care for patients with head and neck cancer.

Patterns of follow-up and survivorship care are changing in response to growing numbers of cancer survivors and an increasing recognition that traditional models are unsustainable and result in unmet needs. Clinicians have shown reluctance in changing conventional follow-up practices for patients with head and neck cancer. This study aimed to explore nurses' and allied health professionals' views and practices in relation to follow-up, holistic needs assessment and survivorship care in this patient group. A...

Emergency Department and Inpatient Hospital Use by Medicare Beneficiaries in Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

Patient-centered medical homes are primary care practices that focus on coordinating acute and preventive care. Such practices can obtain patient-centered medical home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. We compare growth rates for emergency department (ED) use and costs of ED visits and hospitalizations (all-cause and ambulatory-care-sensitive conditions) between patient-centered medical homes recognized in 2009 or 2010 and practices without recognition.


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