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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

Working Overtime, Managing a Large Workload Increases Risk for Injury Among New Nurses

July 30, 2015 — Higher risk is associated with working longer hours and higher than average workloads, a new nursing study concludes. The research team found that nurses who worked nights and weekly overtime of ... read more

S100B Protein in Diagnosing Intracranial Hemorrhage in Some Patients With Mild Head Injury

July 7, 2015 — Researchers have examined elderly patients and adult patients receiving antiplatelet therapy who had presented with mild head injury to see if levels of S100B protein could help identify whether ... read more

Older Patients With Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries Less Likely to Get Surgery

July 6, 2015 — Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries are less likely to receive surgery compared with younger patients and they experience a significant lag between injury and surgery, according to new ... read more

Level I Trauma Experience Prepares Surgeons for Battle

July 1, 2015 — Soldiers injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have the highest survival rates in history, thanks to the availability of surgeons skilled in combat ... read more

PTSD, Traumatic Experiences May Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk in Women

June 29, 2015 — Women with severe PTSD or traumatic events may have a 60 percent higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. The study is the first to examine trauma exposure, PTSD, and onset of cardiovascular ... read more

Scoring System Can Help Trauma Centers Improve Care During Surges in Trauma Cases

June 29, 2015 — A scoring system that can identify periods of high activity and increased trauma patient deaths in hospital emergency rooms may help hospitals better prepare for surges in trauma patient volume that ... read more

Predictors of Depression, PTSD Among African-Americans, Latinos

June 25, 2015 — Chronic disease and mental health issues disproportionately affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics. Researchers have developed a screening tool that may provide better ... read more

Children With Severe Head Injuries Are Casualties of Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan

June 25, 2015 — During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a new ... read more

June 24, 2015 — When it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys, a new study shows. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur ... read more

Patient Controlled Analgesia in the Emergency Department Is Effective

June 22, 2015 — Two studies are the first to track the effectiveness of patient-controlled pain relief (PCA - patient-controlled analgesia) in patients from the Emergency Department to the ward. The studies show ... read more

Seniors Don't Bounce Back Fast from Car Crashes

June 19, 2015 — Many seniors injured in motor vehicle crashes remain in pain for months afterwards, which negatively affects their quality of life, including the ability to live independently, suggest the results of ... read more

Night Driving Restriction Reduces Young Driver Crashes

June 16, 2015 — Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes significantly, according to research. The study shows ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Post-concussion psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety and irritability can be extremely disabling for those among the nearly 3.8 million people in the United States who suffer concussions ... read more

Mannitol Dosing Errors Made During Transport of Patients to Tertiary Hospitals

June 16, 2015 — Researchers investigated mannitol use before and during transportation of patients with intracranial emergencies from peripheral hospitals to tertiary facilities that house neurosurgery departments. ... read more

Understanding 'Defense Cascade' May Help in Treating Victims of Trauma

June 11, 2015 — The well-known "fight or flight" response is part of the inborn series of defense/fear responses activated in reaction to threats. Understanding the steps of the defense cascade can help in ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Engineers seeking to improve helmet design for the nation's troops test how concussive explosions affect the brain's blood vessels. They discover that the interface between blood vessels ... read more

Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Helpful in Traumatic Brain Injury

June 5, 2015 — The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Women who suffer from fibromyalgia benefit from a treatment regimen in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, according to researchers. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can be accompanied by -- and ... read more

Childhood Trauma Gets Under the Skin

June 2, 2015 — Long-term changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerability to a range of health problems in later life, according to new research. The study found ... read more

Vestibulo-Ocular Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents With Sports-Related Concussion

June 2, 2015 — Researchers have investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that its presence was predictive of a prolonged ... read more

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