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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

New Guidance for Administering Hemorrhage Prevention Treatment

Aug. 15, 2016 — Tranexamic acid (TXA) is currently being administered to injured patients by many prehospital air and ground systems, despite a lack of evidence supporting or refuting its efficacy in preventing ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children's health concerns than other groups, a new national poll ... read more

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

Aug. 2, 2016 — In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress ... read more

Shaken Baby Syndrome Accepted as Diagnosis by Majority of Physicians

July 22, 2016 — Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal ... read more

More Doesn't Mean Better When It Comes to Trauma Centers

July 21, 2016 — For the first time, research shows that changes over time in the volume of patients seen by trauma centers influence the likelihood of seriously injured patients living or dying. The findings mean ... read more

Wrist Fractures Linked to Poor Balance in Elderly Patients

July 21, 2016 — Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new ... read more

Preventive Therapy in Brain-Injured Patients Lowers Risk of Pulmonary Embolism, DVT

July 21, 2016 — People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. But blood-thinning medications started within 72 hours of hospital ... read more

Brains of College Athletes With Prior Concussion Show Physical Changes Months, Years Later

July 21, 2016 — University athletes with a history of concussion had changes in the size, blood flow and connections in their brains months and even years after the injury -- changes not seen in athletes without ... read more

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

July 20, 2016 — Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new ... read more

Patients With OCD Are 10 Times More Likely to Commit Suicide

July 19, 2016 — Patients with OCD are 10 times more likely to commit suicide, contrary to what was previously thought.A new study shows that the main predictor of suicide in OCD patients is a previous suicide ... read more

Repeated Stimulation Treatment Can Restore Movement to Paralyzed Muscles

July 15, 2016 — A new patient study could open a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage, say investigators. This study represents the first time that attempts were made to rehabilitate ... read more

Older Women Who Sustain Facial Injuries May Have Increased Risk of Facial Fractures

July 14, 2016 — Older women who sustain facial injuries have greater risk of facial fractures, especially those who are white or Asian, while older black women have decreased risk, according to an ... read more

Stressful Trigger Events Associated With Risk of Violent Crime

July 13, 2016 — Trigger events, including exposure to violence, were associated with increased risk of violent crime in the week following exposure among patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and among ... read more

New Device Saves Racecar Drivers' Lives

July 12, 2016 — A biomechanical crash engineer and his brother-in-law, a racecar driver, have joined forces to create the HANS® device, which was designed to prevent the occurrence of shear injuries between the ... read more

Small Rise in Alcohol Prices Could Cut Violence-Related Hospital Emergency Visits by 6,000 a Year

July 12, 2016 — A small rise of 1% in alcohol prices could significantly reduce violence-related injuries in England and Wales, consequently reducing their burden on hard-pressed emergency departments, concludes an ... read more

Abusive Head Injury: An Epidemiological Perspective

July 12, 2016 — Researchers examined the case files of all patients younger than 5 years of age who had been admitted to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital between 2009 and 2014 for abusive head injury. The ... read more

Study Links Recession Recovery, Increase in Commercial Truck Fatalities

July 11, 2016 — New research findings reveal unexpected health consequences of economic recovery on fatalities involving large, commercial vehicles. Research has shown that when the economy improves, motor vehicle ... read more

Resilience Affects Whether Childhood Trauma Results in Harmful Gene Response

July 11, 2016 — In a first-ever study to identify how trauma affects gene expression among child soldiers, a research team has found resilience to be a key factor in determining individual response at the molecular ... read more

Link Found Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Parkinson's, but Not Alzheimer's

July 11, 2016 — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) may be associated with later development of Parkinson's disease but not Alzheimer's disease or incident dementia, new ... read more

Single Dose Protects Cognitive Function After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

July 11, 2016 — A new molecule could protect the brain from cognitive impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury, according to scientists. Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, is especially common in children, ... read more

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