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Incidence of Injuries to Major Blood Vessels in the Lower Limb

Authors: Saad A Mohammad سعد محمود --- Mohammad A Abd-alla محمد عبد الله
Journal: Al-Kindy College Medical Journal مجلة كلية الطب الكندي ISSN: 18109543 Year: 2009 Volume: 5 Issue: 1 Pages: 72-77
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Blood vessels injury is one of the most common causes of medical emergencies that admitted to hospitals and at the same time it regarded as one of the most important causes of death. They may represent less than 15% of all injuries; they deserve special attention because of their severe complications.Objective: The aim of the present study is to assess anatomically the injures of major arteries and veins in the lower limb with their management.Methods: The present study extended from April 2006 to February 2007, in which 65 patients with lower limb vascular injury were examined in Emergency Department and Forensic Medicine Department of Tikrit Teaching Hospital in Salah-Aldin governorate. Diagnosis was made by clinical diagnosis alone, or in combination with angiography. Some surgical interferences as vascular repair was carried out, but if not possible the interposition graft was used by great saphenous vein for vascular reconstruction.Results: The total cases were 65 patients (49 males and 16 females), ranging from 16 years to 67 years with a mean age of 41.5±6.4 years. Penetrating trauma was the main cause of injury for 52 patients. Seventeen cases had bilateral limbs vascular injuries. Arterial injuries were most common in the femoral arteries, followed by the tibial and finally the popliteal arteries. Vascular repair were performed in 16 cases, while in 11 cases great saphenous vein interposition graft were done. There were 17 cases associated with venous injury, of which 11 cases had surgical vascular repair, and 6 had vein graft interposition. There were concomitant femur fractures in 2 cases, fibula fractured in 3, tibia fractured in 1 and the foot bones fractured in 3.Conclusion: Lower limb vascular injured patient should be transferred to vascular surgery centers as soon as possible. After first aid management, anticoagulant treatment may be started post operatively to prevent the propagation of the thrombosis. Early fasciotomy is done if there is any suspicion of occurrence of compartment syndrome.


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Plateletpheresis adverse events in relation to donor and plateletpheresis session profile

Authors: Rajni Bassi --- Kusum K. Thakur --- Kanchan Bhardwaj
Journal: Iraq Joural of Hematology المجلة العراقية لامراض الدم ISSN: 20728069/25432702 Year: 2017 Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Pages: 38-42
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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INTRODUCTION: Increasing demand of platelet transfusions for patients has led to a trend in theincreased use of automated blood collections. These share many of the same reactions and injuriesseen with pooled platelets obtained from whole blood donation but also have unique complications.AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study the adverse events (AEs) of plateletpheresis procedure andtheir relationship with donor and plateletpheresis procedure session profiles.MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study conducted from January2016 to December 2016. A two-hundred and thirteen (213) plateletpheresis procedures wereperformed after taking informed and written consent from the donor. All the donors were male andselected according to the guidelines laid down by Director General of Health Services. The AEs wereclassified into donor related, kit/equipment related and technique related.RESULTS: A total of 13 AEs were noted; of which, 8 (61.53 %) events were associated with donors,3 (23.07 %) were owed to fault in kit/equipment and 2 (15.384 %) were due to technical aberrations.Donor related AEs included vascular injuries [n = 3 (1.40%)], vasovagal reactions [n = 2 (0.938%)]and perioral tingling sensation [n = 3 (1.40%)]. Technique related AEs [n = 2 (0.938%)] and kit/equipment related AEs [n = 3 (1.40%)] were due to faulty technique and defective kits respectively.CONCLUSION: Apheresis donations performed on cell separators are safe. Meticulous donorvigilance, superior technical personnel training and experienced transfusion medicine specialist’ssupervision will make donor’s experience more pleasant.

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