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Pattern and predictors of mortality in necrotizing fasciitis patients in a single tertiary hospital

Background Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a fatal aggressive infectious disease. We aimed to assess the major contributing factors of mortality in NF patients. Methods A retrospective study was conducted at a single surgical intensive care unit between 2000 and 2013. Patients were categorized into 2 groups based on their in-hospital outcome (survivors versus non-survivors). Results ...

Patterns and management of degloving injuries: a single national level 1 trauma center experience

Background Degloving soft tissue injuries (DSTIs) are serious surgical conditions. We aimed to evaluate the pattern, management and outcome of DSTIs in a single institute. Methods A retrospective analysis was performed for patients admitted with DSTIs from 2011to 2013. Presentation, management and outcomes were analyzed according to the type of DSTI. Results Of 178 DSTI patients, ...

Trauma resuscitation requiring massive transfusion: a descriptive analysis of the role of ratio and time

Objective We aimed to evaluate whether early administration of high plasma to red blood cells ratios influences outcomes in injured patients who received massive transfusion protocol (MTP). Methods A retrospective analysis was conducted at the only level 1 national trauma center in Qatar for all adult patients(≥18 years old) who received MTP (≥10 units) of packed red blood cell ...

Mediastinal emphysema following fracture of the orbital floor

Pneumomediastinum (PM) is mainly an atypical finding among traumatic neck or thoracic injury patients. Moreover, PM secondary to isolated orbital floor fracture remains a rare event which is infrequently associated with severe complications such as mediastinitis, airway obstruction and pneumothorax. Herein, we report an atypical case of mediastinal emphysema consequent to orbital ...

Mortality Trends in Women and Men Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndrome: Insights from a 20-Year Registry

Background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. The present study evaluated the impact of gender in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) over a 20-year period in Qatar. Methods Data were collected retrospectively from the registry of the department of cardiology for all patients admitted with ACS during the study period ...

Characteristics, management and outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndrome and prior coronary artery bypass surgery: findings from the second Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events☆☆

Objective: To evaluate the baseline demographic/clinical characteristics, in-hospital treatment and outcomes among patients with or without prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) presenting as acute coronary syndrome (ACS) from six Middle East countries. Methods: Data was derived from a prospective, multinational, multicenter registry of 7881 consecutive patients ...