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May 7, 2015

Survival Rates in Trauma Patients After Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform

May 6, 2015 — A study of survival rates in trauma patients following health insurance reform in Massachusetts found a passing increase in adjusted mortality rates, an unexpected finding suggesting that simply ... read more

Verbal Therapy Could Block Consolidation of Fear Memories in Trauma Victims

Apr. 22, 2015 — A verbal 'updating' technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma, according to ... read more

Brain Abnormalities Found Among Those Experiencing Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Apr. 22, 2015 — Individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), particularly those who have had loss of consciousness (LOC), show structural brain abnormalities in their white matter as measured by diffusion ... read more

Researchers See Promise in Treatment to Reduce Dementia After TBI

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have been attempting to understand the cascade of events following mild head injury that may lead to an increased risk for developing a progressive degenerative brain disease, and their ... read more

Serious Violence in England and Wales Drops 10% in 2014

Apr. 22, 2015 — Serious violence is down in England and Wales, new research shows. The number of people injured in serious violence dropped by 10% in 2014 compared to 2013, and violence against children and ... read more

Providing Universal Donor Plasma to Massively Bleeding Trauma Patients

Apr. 20, 2015 — A recent randomized trial that looked at the feasibility of 2013 guidelines issued by the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Project for trauma resuscitation found that ... read more

PTSD Common in ICU Survivors

Apr. 20, 2015 — Nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found. They also identified possible triggers for PTSD and indicated a potential preventive ... read more

Cancer and Chemobrain: Cancer Diagnosis Affects Cognitive Function

Apr. 17, 2015 — Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — When a hospital patient’s heart stops, the drama starts, as doctors and nurses work furiously at resuscitation. Some hospitals allow family members to watch, while the majority do not. Now, a study ... read more

9/11 Leaves Legacy of Chronic Ill Health Among Emergency Medical Services Workers

Apr. 16, 2015 — The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001 have left a legacy of chronic ill health among emergency medical services workers who came to the rescue of the victims, reveals ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — Economic climate may impact incidence of firearm-related injuries and fatalities, which pose a burden on U.S. healthcare resources, report ... read more

High Rate of Healthcare Visits Before Suicide Attempts

Apr. 15, 2015 — Most people who attempt suicide make some type of healthcare visit in the weeks or months before the attempt, reports a new study. The study also identifies racial/ethnic differences that may help to ... read more

Injury Prevention Programs Not Widely Used in High School

Apr. 15, 2015 — Injury prevention programs can help reduce ankle, knee and other lower extremity injuries in sports, but the programs are not being widely used in high schools, a new study has found. Researchers ... read more

Mental Rehearsal Helps ER Clinicians Best Prepare for Trauma Patients

Apr. 13, 2015 — Trauma resuscitation teams should map out mental blueprints and communicate their strategy to all team members involved in caring for patients, a new study ... read more

Dealing With Death in Deployment

Apr. 9, 2015 — A new study is the first to provide clear insight into contributors to suicide risk among military personnel and veterans who have deployed. The study found that exposure to killing and death while ... read more

Under-Reported Suicides: Hiding or Compounding the Tragedy

Apr. 7, 2015 — Suicide figures may not be as accurate as they are reported, with key Western countries having a higher suicide rate than that reported in official figures, a new study concludes. "The tragedy ... read more

Emergency Rooms See Rising Rate of Patients With Chronic Conditions, Lower Rate of Injuries

Apr. 6, 2015 — The rate of emergency department visits in California for non-injuries has risen while the rate of visits for injuries has dropped, according to a new study that documents the increasing amount of ... read more

Young Guns: High Rate of Firearm Violence Found in High-Risk Youth After Assault Injury

Apr. 6, 2015 — Two young men sit in an inner-city ER. One is getting care for injuries he suffered in a fight, the other, for a sore throat. After getting care, both head back out to an environment of violence and ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — An innovative therapy that applies red and near-infrared light to the brain is now being tested for Gulf War Illness, traumatic brain injury, and ... read more

Predicting Chronic Pain in Whiplash Injuries

Apr. 1, 2015 — While most people recover from whiplash injuries within a few months, about 25 percent have long-term pain and disability for many months or years. Using special MRI imaging, scientists identified, ... read more

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