• Alcohol and pedestrians.

      Hutchinson, T P; Kloeden, C N; Lindsay, V L (2011-02-18)
    • Lap belt injuries in children.

      McGrath, N; Fitzpatrick, P; Okafor, I; Ryan, S; Hensey, O; Nicholson, A J (2010-07)
      The use of adult seat belts without booster seats in young children may lead to severe abdominal, lumbar or cervical spine and head and neck injuries. We describe four characteristic cases of lap belt injuries presenting to a tertiary children's hospital over the past year in addition to a review of the current literature. These four cases of spinal cord injury, resulting in significant long-term morbidity in the two survivors and death in one child, arose as a result of lap belt injury. These complex injuries are caused by rapid deceleration characteristic of high impact crashes, resulting in sudden flexion of the upper body around the fixed lap belt, and consequent compression of the abdominal viscera between the lap belt and spine. This report highlights the dangers of using lap belts only without shoulder straps. Age-appropriate child restraint in cars will prevent these injuries.
    • Road safety in Ireland--enforcement is the key.

      Fitzpatrick, P; Nicholson, A J (2010-03)
    • Sleeve resection for delayed presentation of traumatic bronchial transection.

      Mohamed, H Y; Luke, D A; National Centre for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7. hy53mohd@yahoo.ie (2010-02)
      Tracheobronchial disruption is uncommon in blunt chest trauma. Many of these patients die before reaching the hospital. In the majority of survivors diagnosis is occasionally delayed resulting in complications like airway stenosis and lung collapse. Thus it is important to have radiological follow up after severe thoracic trauma. Sleeve resection can be an excellent option to conserve lung tissue in delayed presentation of bronchial transection.