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The Dangerous Life of a Storm Chaser: A Lightning Strike Injury Causing Serious Injury.

J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep 2020 Jan-Dec;8:2324709620925566

INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

Lightning strikes to people are rare events that cause significant injuries and mortality when they do occur. We describe an uncommon case of a storm chaser in Oklahoma who was struck by lightning who suffered cutaneous burns, bilateral tympanic membrane ruptures, as well as pulmonary edema, which is an atypical finding in survivors. This case report highlights several injury patterns seen in lightning strike cases and provides evidence that these patients should be managed at a center with multidisciplinary services available. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2324709620925566DOI Listing

Fulguration-induced tattoo.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2020 May 16. Epub 2020 May 16.

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, 42055, Saint-Etienne Cedex, France.

Lightning strikes are the second leading cause of death caused by bad weather in most of the world, mainly involving men aged 15 to 45 years during outdoor activities. Injuries caused by lightning are generally more superficial than direct contact electrocution, due to very short contact and can occur following a direct hit, following radial diffusion of the current after a lightning strike has hit the ground, or following an outbreak. The spectrum of lightning skin manifestations includes burns of various degree, eyelid and conjunctival petechiae, dotted full-thickness skin loss, thermal burns from inflamed clothing and contact burns from the ground. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ced.14288DOI Listing

Lightning Injury to Eye: Brief Review of the Literature and Case Series.

Clin Ophthalmol 2020 28;14:597-607. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Purpose: In ophthalmology, injuries due to lightning strikes have been documented as various entities ranging from keratitis, cataracts, uveitis in the anterior segments to retinal detachments, papillitis, and macular hole formation in the posterior segment. We report the largest case series so far with a total of seven cases of lightning injuries with ocular involvement and its management and a brief review of the literature on this topic.

Patients And Methods: All of the patients were evaluated for ocular injuries due to a lightning strike and each of the cases has been individually described as case series with their findings and management in this report. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S242327DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7053655PMC
February 2020

Secondary maternal-fetal consequences to electrical injury: A literature review.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2020 Jan;59(1):1-7

Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia, Colombia. Electronic address:

Electrical injuries can occur in pregnant women but currently their incidence is not completely known. Notwithstanding, those represent clinical important events such maternal and fetal death, which can be avoided if properly managed. The objective of this paper is to describe the results of electrical injury (high and low voltage), in pregnant women in scientific reports. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2019.11.001DOI Listing
January 2020

Measurement and analysis of partial lightning currents in a head phantom.

PLoS One 2019 26;14(9):e0223133. Epub 2019 Sep 26.

Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, Technische Universitaet Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany.

Direct lightning strikes to the human head can lead to various effects, ranging from burnings to death. The biological and physical mechanisms of a direct lightning strike in the human head are not well understood. The aim of this paper is to design an experimental setup to measure the spatial and temporal current distribution during a direct lightning strike to physical head phantoms to establish normative values for personal lightning protection equipment design and testing. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6762108PMC
April 2020
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Lightning-induced pacing system malfunction: a case report.

Eur Heart J Case Rep 2019 Jun;3(2)

Medical Department, The University of Information Technology and Management, Sucharskiego 2, Rzeszów, Poland.

Background: Atmospheric electrical discharge is an extremely powerful natural phenomenon which can have dangerous and lethal effects on the human body. However, there is no evidence to indicate whether and, if so, to what extent the electric current travelling through the body can affect proper pacemaker function.

Case Summary: An 80-year-old patient admitted to emergency department after being struck by a lightning bolt while riding a bike. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjcr/ytz092DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6601167PMC
June 2019
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Lightning Injury in Children.

Indian J Pediatr 2019 10 11;86(10):969. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Department of Pediatrics, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi, Karnataka, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12098-019-02999-0DOI Listing
October 2019
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Alarming rise in fatal electrocutions in Bangladesh: Comparison of two national surveys.

Burns 2019 09 5;45(6):1471-1476. Epub 2019 Jun 5.

Research Associate, Centre for Injury Prevention and Research Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Dept. of Non-Communicable Diseases, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Bangladesh. Electronic address:

Background And Objectives: Electrical injuries are major contributor to burn-related mortality and morbidity. Mortality data were compared from the two largest community-based health and injury surveys in Bangladesh conducted thirteen years apart to investigate the changes in epidemiological features of this adverse health event.

Methods: The nationwide Bangladesh Health and injury surveys (BHIS) were conducted among 819,429 people in 2003 and 299,216 in 2016 using a pretested semi-structured questionnaire at the household level. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2019.03.019DOI Listing
September 2019
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Lightning-strike-induced acute lung injury: a case report.

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2019 Mar;25(2):198-201

Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara-Turkey.

Lightning strike is an environmental electrical injury with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Lightning strike injuries are also considered to be high-voltage injuries. Respiratory injuries associated with lightning strikes include pulmonary edema, pulmonary contusion, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and pulmonary hemorrhage. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5505/tjtes.2018.41861DOI Listing
March 2019
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Cutaneous Lichtenberg figures from lightning strike.

CMAJ 2019 03;191(9):E260

Department of Emergency Medicine (Mutter) and Division of Dermatology (Langley), The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ont.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.181221DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6400646PMC
March 2019
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Lightning injuries in Northern Ireland.

Ulster Med J 2018 Oct 1;87(3):168-172. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Burns Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

Introduction: Lightning injuries are uncommon in Northern Ireland (NI) with scarce reports detailing incidence and local experience. We present a case study of 3 patients involved in a single lightning strike with a review of the incidence of similar injuries in the province.

Methods: Data from TORRO's National Lightning Incidents Database between 1987 and 2016 (30 years) were searched to identify victims of lightning injuries in NI. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6169419PMC
October 2018
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When lightning strikes in pregnancy: Response Letter.

Authors:
Jessie R Maxwell

Acta Paediatr 2019 03 15;108(3):574. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Pediatrics and Neurosciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apa.14695DOI Listing
March 2019
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Points & Pearls: Electrical injuries in the emergency department: an evidence-based review

Emerg Med Pract 2018 Nov 1;20(Suppl 11):1-2. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Electrical injuries can be caused by exposure to current from low-voltage and high-voltage sources as well as lightning strikes, and the circumstances of the exposure will dictate management strategies. Human tissues have varying resistance characteristics and susceptibility to damage, so injuries may be thermal, electrical, and/or mechanical, potentially causing burns, thrombosis, tetany, falls, and blast injury. This issue reviews the types of trauma seen with electrical injury and how body systems can be affected by occult or delayed effects, and the optimal evidence-based resuscitation and management strategies associated with each. Read More

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November 2018
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Lightning strikes in pregnancy.

Acta Paediatr 2019 03 27;108(3):573. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apa.14629DOI Listing
March 2019
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Electrical injuries in the emergency department: an evidence-based review.

Emerg Med Pract 2018 Nov 1;20(11):1-20. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oklahoma University School of Community Medicine, the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK.

Electrical injuries can be caused by exposure to current from low-voltage and high-voltage sources as well as lightning strikes, and the circumstances of the exposure will dictate management strategies. Human tissues have varying resistance characteristics and susceptibility to damage, so injuries may be thermal, electrical, and/or mechanical, potentially causing burns, thrombosis, tetany, falls, and blast injury. This issue reviews the types of trauma seen with electrical injury and how body systems can be affected by occult or delayed effects, and the optimal evidence-based resuscitation and management strategies associated with each. Read More

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November 2018
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Update: Lightning strike injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2017.

MSMR 2018 Sep;25(9):20-24

During 2008-2017, a total of 241 service members had incident lightning-related medical encounters with ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes that documented specific lightning-associated injuries or illnesses. The crude overall incidence rate of lightning strike injury during the surveillance period was 1.9 cases per 100,000 person-years. Read More

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September 2018
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Lightning accidents in the Austrian alps - a 10-year retrospective nationwide analysis.

Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2018 Sep 10;26(1):74. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Hospital of the Brothers of St. John of God Salzburg, Teaching Hospital of the Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.

Background: Lightning strikes are rare but potentially lethal. The risk for suffering a lightning strike in a mountain environment is unknown. The aim of this nationwide study was to analyse all lightning accidents in the Austrian Alps from 2005 to 2015, to assess the circumstances of the accident, the injury pattern as well as the outcome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13049-018-0543-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131802PMC
September 2018
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'Thunder bolts and lightning': survival and neurorehabilitation following out of hospital cardiac arrest secondary to lightning strike.

Brain Inj 2018 5;32(12):1585-1587. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

a Regional Acquired Brain Injury Unit , Musgrave Park Hospital , Belfast , Northern Ireland, UK.

Background: There is a limited evidence base to inform patient management following lightning-induced injuries.

Case Report: A 36-year-old right-handed Caucasian male struck by lightning while outdoors suffered an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with a recorded 50-min interval before the restoration of spontaneous circulation. Multiple life threatening injuries were sustained and a profound peripheral neuropathy developed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2018.1496479DOI Listing
August 2019
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Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction Caused by Lightning Strike.

Prehosp Disaster Med 2018 Dec 29;33(6):658-659. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

2Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Cardiology Department,Canakkale,Turkey.

Lightning strike is an infrequent natural phenomenon with serious medical complications, like multiple organ damage, and it is associated with increased risk of mortality. Cardiovascular complications are among the most hazardous complications of lightning strike. Lightning strike can cause various serious consequences ranging from electrocardiographic changes to death. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X18000705DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Emergency Medicine in Remote Settings].

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2018 Aug 7;143(16):1193-1200. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

For many acute diseases and injuries, treatment does not differ between industrialised environment and wilderness setting. However, for some emergencies, treatment needs to be adapted if advanced medical care facilities cannot be reached within 4 hours.In these situations, dislocated joints and fractures should be reduced quickly. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0043-111844
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-111844DOI Listing
August 2018
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Lightning Burns and Electrical Trauma in a Couple Simultaneously Struck by Lightning.

Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med 2017 Aug 17;1(3):246-250. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Memorial Regional Hospital, Division of Acute Care Surgery and Trauma, Hollywood, Florida.

More people are struck and killed by lightning each year in Florida than any other state in the United States. This report discusses a couple that was simultaneously struck by lightning while walking arm-in-arm. Both patients presented with characteristic lightning burns and were admitted for hemodynamic monitoring, serum labs, and observation and were subsequently discharged home. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2017.4.33706DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5965181PMC
August 2017
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U.S. Army Platoon Gets Struck by Lightning, A Case Series.

Curr Sports Med Rep 2018 Apr;17(4):126-128

Department of Family Medicine, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000472DOI Listing
April 2018
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Management of Multi-Casualty Incidents in Mountain Rescue: Evidence-Based Guidelines of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM).

High Alt Med Biol 2018 06 15;19(2):131-140. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

15 Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hospitallers Brothers Hospital, Paracelsus Medical University , Salzburg, Austria .

Blancher, Marc, François Albasini, Fidel Elsensohn, Ken Zafren, Natalie Hölzl, Kyle McLaughlin, Albert R. Wheeler III, Steven Roy, Hermann Brugger, Mike Greene, and Peter Paal. Management of multi-casualty incidents in mountain rescue: Evidence-based guidelines of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ham.2017.0143DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6014052PMC
June 2018
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Rosette-Shaped Cataract Due to Lightning Injury.

JAMA Ophthalmol 2018 Jan 11;136(1):e175719. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.5719DOI Listing
January 2018
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The Vulnerability of People to Damaging Hydrogeological Events in the Calabria Region (Southern Italy).

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017 12 29;15(1). Epub 2017 Dec 29.

CNR IRPI (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione Idrogeologica), via Madonna Alta 126, I-06128 Perugia, Italy.

Damaging Hydrogeological Events (DHEs) are severe weather periods during which floods, landslides, lightning, windstorms, hail or storm surges can harm people. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency/intensity of DHEs and, consequently, the potential harm to people. We investigated the impacts of DHEs on people in Calabria (Italy) over 37 years (1980-2016). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15010048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5800147PMC
December 2017
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[Prevention and treatment of electrical burn injury: much progresses achieved yet further efforts still needed].

Authors:
W G Xie

Zhonghua Shao Shang Za Zhi 2017 Dec;33(12):728-731

Institute of Burns, Tongren Hospital of Wuhan University & Wuhan Third Hospital, Wuhan 430060, China.

Electrical burn injury is very common, including electrical contact burn, electrical arc burn, and lightning burn, etc. Electrical burn patients account for 0.04 to 5 percent of all burn victims in the developed countries, while it hit up to 27 percent in the developing countries, much more than the global average of 4. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1009-2587.2017.12.002DOI Listing
December 2017
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Post electrical or lightning injury syndrome: a proposal for an American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual formulation with implications for treatment.

Neural Regen Res 2017 Sep;12(9):1405-1412

Lightning Injury Research Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

In the past, victims of electrical and lightning injuries have been assessed in a manner lacking a systematic formulation, and against criteria, particularly in the area of neuropsychological disability. In this manner patients have, for example, only been partially treated, been poorly or incorrectly diagnosed, and have been denied the full benefit of compensation for their injuries. This paper contains a proposal for diagnostic criteria particularly for the neuropsychological aspects of the post injury syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1673-5374.215242DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5649452PMC
September 2017
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Case Report: Mass Casualty Lightning Strike at Ranger Training Camp.

Mil Med 2017 05;182(5):e1803-e1806

Emergency Services, Eglin Air Force Base Hospital, 307 Boatner Road, Eglin Air Force Base, Valparaiso, FL 32542.

Background: Although lightning strikes are a rare occurrence, their significance cannot be ignored given military operations in the field during all types of weather. With proper medical management, patients with lightning injuries can return to duty.

Methods: Information for this case report comes from eyewitness account at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion and from review of physician documentation from the 96th Medical Group, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-16-00229DOI Listing
May 2017
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Trigeminal Neuralgia Following Lightning Injury.

J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2017 Fall;31(4):e7-e9

Lightning and other electrical incidents are responsible for more than 300 injuries and 100 deaths per year in the United States alone. Lightning strikes can cause a wide spectrum of neurologic manifestations affecting any part of the neuraxis through direct strikes, side flashes, touch voltage, connecting leaders, or acoustic shock waves. This article describes the first case of trigeminal neuralgia induced by lightning injury to the trigeminal nerve, thereby adding a new syndrome to the list of possible lightning-mediated neurologic injuries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11607/ofph.1871DOI Listing
July 2019
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Cardiac rhythm recorded by implanted loop recorder during lightning strike.

Ann Saudi Med 2017 Sep-Oct;37(5):401-402

Correspondence: Dr. Ali M Altalhi Department of Pediatrics, Security Forces Hospital Program, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia dr.ali.m.altalhi@ gmail.com http://orcid.org/000-0001-9339-9273.

Lightning strikes cause severe injuries and fatalities. Injuries vary from self-limiting skin manifestations to cardiac arrest and death. Because the event is sudden and unpredictable, assessment of the direct effects of the lightning on the human heart is usually impossible. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5144/0256-4947.2017.401DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6074195PMC
May 2018
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Assessment of Lungs for Transplant Recovered from Uncontrolled Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death Donors.

Ann Am Thorac Soc 2017 Sep;14(Supplement_3):S251

2 Carolina Donor Services, Durham, North Carolina.

Rationale: To address the lung donor shortage, we obtained institutional review board and US Food and Drug Administration approval to transplant lungs recovered from uncontrolled donation after circulatory determination of death donors (uDCDDs).

Objectives: To compare outcomes of recipients of lungs recovered from uDCDDs vs. brain-dead donors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201609-687MGDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5711345PMC
September 2017
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Delayed Onset of Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia after an Automobile Lightning Strike.

J Emerg Med 2017 Nov 4;53(5):740-745. Epub 2017 Sep 4.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Scott & White Medical Center-Temple, Temple, Texas.

Background: Lightning strike is a rare medical emergency. The primary cause of death in lightning strike victims is immediate cardiac arrest. The mortality rate from lightning exposure can be as high as 30%, with up to 70% of patients left with significant morbidity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.06.038DOI Listing
November 2017
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Cardiac Arrest Secondary to Lightning Strike: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2020 Jan;36(1):e18-e20

University of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Lightning strike injuries, although less common than electrical injuries, have a higher morbidity rate because of critical alterations of the circulatory system, respiratory system, and central nervous system. Most lightning-related deaths occur immediately after injury because of arrhythmia or respiratory failure. We describe the case of a pediatric patient who experienced cardiorespiratory arrest secondary to a lightning strike, where the Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support chain of survival was well executed, leading to return of spontaneous circulation and intact neurological survival. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PEC.0000000000001255DOI Listing
January 2020
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A rare manifestation of burns after lightning strike in rural Ghana: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2017 Jul 25;11(1):200. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

Talensi District Hospital, Ghana Health Service, Upper East Region, Tongo, Ghana.

Background: Lightning is a natural phenomenon that mostly affects countries in the tropical and subtropical regions of the globe, including Ghana. Lightning strikes pose a global public health issue. Although strikes to humans are uncommon, it is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-017-1378-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5525374PMC
July 2017
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Epidemiology of electrical and lightning-related injuries among Canadian children and youth, 1997-2010: A Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP) study.

CJEM 2018 07 27;20(4):586-591. Epub 2017 Jun 27.

‡Department of Emergency Medicine,Dalhousie University,Halifax,NS.

IntroductionAlthough death due to electrical injury and lightning are rare in children, these injuries are often preventable. Twenty years ago, most injuries occurred at home, precipitated by oral contact with electrical cords, contact with wall sockets and faulty electrical equipment. We sought to assess the epidemiology of electrical injuries in children presenting to Emergency Departments (EDs) that participate in the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cem.2017.49DOI Listing
July 2018
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Neurological and neuropsychological consequences of electrical and lightning shock: review and theories of causation.

Neural Regen Res 2017 May;12(5):677-686

Forensic Diagnostic Center of District Nine, Cambridge, OH, USA.

Injuries from lightning and electrical injuries involve multiple systems of the body, however neurological symptoms are very widely reported. A disabling neuropsychological syndrome is also noted. This paper presents a comprehensive review of neurological and neuropsychological symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1673-5374.206636DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5461597PMC
May 2017
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Environmental Neurologic Injuries.

Authors:
Rodolfo Savica

Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2017 Jun;23(3, Neurology of Systemic Disease):862-871

Purpose Of Review: This article discusses neurologic complications resulting from environmental injuries and the treatment modalities for these conditions.

Recent Findings: Recent advances include improved management of altitude sickness. Relatively uncommon conditions, such as keraunoparalysis (lightning-induced paralysis) and high-pressure neurologic syndrome, are areas of ongoing study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/CON.0000000000000470DOI Listing
June 2017
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Analysis of Electrocardiograms Associated with Pediatric Electrical Burns.

J Burn Care Res 2018 01;39(1):65-72

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit.

The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of electrocardiograms (EKGs) for low-risk, low-voltage pediatric electrical burn victims. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 86 pediatric patients who presented to the children's hospital between 2000 and 2015 after sustaining electrical burns. Variables included source and estimated voltage, extent of injuries, length of stay, high risk factors, and EKG results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BCR.0000000000000591DOI Listing
January 2018
56 Reads

Cutaneous manifestations of lightning strike - variability in Lichtenberg figures.

Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2017 09 18;13(3):390-393. Epub 2017 May 18.

Forensic Science SA, 21 Divett Place, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12024-017-9870-9DOI Listing
September 2017
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Variations in otological presentation of lightning strike victims: Clinical report of 3 patients.

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2017 Mar;23(2):163-166

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Gülhane Military Medicine Academy, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, İstanbul-Turkey.

Lightning strike can cause fatal or nonfatal injuries. Some nonfatal injuries are associated with otological symptoms and findings. Conductive hearing loss due to rupture of the tympanic membrane is the most common audiovestibular lesion of lightning strike. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5505/tjtes.2016.88580DOI Listing
March 2017
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Pathology in Practice.

J Am Vet Med Assoc 2017 04;250(8):859-861

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2460/javma.250.8.859DOI Listing
April 2017
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Resuscitated unconscious male: Lichtenberg's sign lighting the way.

Intensive Care Med 2017 08 11;43(8):1148-1149. Epub 2017 Mar 11.

Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-017-4765-5DOI Listing
August 2017
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Development of a head-phantom and measurement setup for lightning effects.

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2016 08;2016:3590-3593

Direct lightning strikes to human heads lead to various effects ranging from Lichtenberg figures, over loss of consciousness to death. The evolution of the induced current distribution in the head is of great interest to understand the effect mechanisms. This work describes a technique to model a simplified head-phantom to investigate effects during direct lightning strike. Read More

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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7591504/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591504DOI Listing
August 2016
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THE PECULIARITIES OF TREATMENT OF UNCOMPLICATED AND COMPLICATED DENTAL INJURIES CAUSED BY TRAUMA.

Georgian Med News 2017 Jan(262):28-32

Tbilisi State Medical University, Department of Odontolo-gy; Dental Clinic, Training and Research Center "Uni-Dent"; Dr. Thomas Lehmanns Dental Clinic, Neumunster, Germany.

Trauma related injuries of permanent teeth occur frequently and are the most pressing issue the dentists are facing today. In different age groups the same type of trauma affects the teeth with different frequencies. For instance, accident related dental trauma in children and adults affected permanent teeth in 30% and deciduous teeth in 20%, respectively. Read More

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January 2017
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Neurologic complications of acute environmental injuries.

Handb Clin Neurol 2017 ;141:685-704

Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address:

Environmental injuries can result in serious neurologic morbidity. This chapter reviews neurologic complications of thermal burns, smoke inhalation, lightning strikes, electric injury, near drowning, decompression illness, as well as heat stroke and accidental hypothermia. Knowing the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of such injuries is essential to proper management of primary and secondary medical complications. Read More

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March 2017
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Lightning Injury is a disaster in Bangladesh? - Exploring its magnitude and public health needs.

F1000Res 2016 29;5:2931. Epub 2016 Dec 29.

Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Lightning injury is a global public health issue. Low and middle-income countries in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world are most affected by lightning. Bangladesh is one of the countries at particular risk, with a high number of devastating lightning injuries in the past years, causing high mortality and morbidity. Read More

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December 2016
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