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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Only One in Five Seriously Injured Child Abuse Victims Treated at Major Trauma Centers

Apr. 24, 2017 — Only one in five victims with serious injuries caused by suspected child abuse in England and Wales is treated at a designated major trauma center, reveals ... read more

Blood Test Shows Promise in Detecting Abusive Head Trauma in Infants

Apr. 10, 2017 — A blood test that could help identify bleeding of the brain in infants as a result of abusive head trauma has now been developed by a team of ... read more

Studying the Brain's Suspension System in TBIs

Apr. 4, 2017 — Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be devastating and debilitating. Researchers know that the membranes separating the skull from the brain play a key role in absorbing shock and preventing damage ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — From bustling cities to tiny farming communities, the bright lights of the local stadium are common beacons to the Friday night ritual of high school football. But these stadiums are commonly far ... read more

Disrupted Brain Pathway, Altered Stress Hormones Key to TBI Impact Differences in Men, Women

Apr. 3, 2017 — The brains of men and women are wired differently, and when it comes to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), women are more likely to develop subsequent neuropsychiatric disorders, like anxiety, ... read more

Medication History for Patients on Blood Thinners Is Critical to EMS

Mar. 30, 2017 — One change to field triage guidelines for emergency medical services (EMS) responding to older adults with head trauma could make a 'clinically important improvement over usual care,' ... read more

Psychological Interventions to Cut Traumatic Memories: Tetris or Candy Crush?

Mar. 28, 2017 — The popular building-block computer game Tetris might be more than an idle pastime that keeps you glued to a screen. Playing it shortly after experiencing a traumatic event seems to block some of the ... read more

Biomechanical Analysis of Head Injury in Pediatric Patients

Mar. 28, 2017 — The biomechanics of head injury in youths (5 to 18 years of age) have been poorly understood. A new study set out to determine what biomechanical characteristics predispose youths with concussions to ... read more

Drug and Alcohol Problems Linked to Increased Veteran Suicide Risk, Especially in Women

Mar. 16, 2017 — Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as their comrades, a new study finds. And women veterans with substance use disorders have an even higher ... read more

Which Kids Will Take Longer to Recover from Brain Injury?

Mar. 15, 2017 — A new biomarker may help predict which children will take longer to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a preliminary ... read more

Refugees With PTSD Regulate Stress Differently

Mar. 15, 2017 — Refugees diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder regulate stress differently than those who don't have the disorder, but may have experienced similar suffering, new research ... read more

Broadly Adopted Transfusion Practice May Not Benefit Patients Without Traumatic Injury

Mar. 9, 2017 — A study finds that a blood transfusion practice previously studied only in patients with severe traumatic injuries has been widely adopted within the hospital for surgical patients without traumatic ... read more

Trauma Surgeons Show 'Profound' Racial Disparity in Philadelphia Gun Violence

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers argue for more research on firearm injury, including the establishment of a national database on incidents of gun violence. The authors point to recent research showing that in ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Microwave measurements can be used for a rapid detection of intracranial bleeding in traumatic brain injuries, results from a clinical study demonstrate. A recently published scientific paper shows ... read more

Researchers Identify How Inflammation Spreads Through the Brain After Injury

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers have identified a new mechanism by which inflammation can spread throughout the brain after injury. This mechanism may explain the widespread and long-lasting inflammation that occurs ... read more

Tool Helps Evaluate Likely Outcomes for Elderly Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

Mar. 3, 2017 — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death for people age 45 and younger in the United States, but, as people live longer, this type of injury is becoming more prevalent in those 75 ... read more

Researchers Report First Known Case of CTE in Patient With No Known Head Trauma

Mar. 2, 2017 — Researchers have discovered the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain of a deceased patient with no known history of traumatic brain injury or concussion, the first known ... read more

Predicting Terrorist Behaviors With More Than 90 Percent Accuracy

Mar. 2, 2017 — Government agencies cannot always use social media and telecommunication to uncover the intentions of terrorists as terrorists are now more careful in utilizing these technologies for planning and ... read more

In Select Patients With Gunshot Wounds, No Operation Is Sometimes a Better Option

Mar. 1, 2017 — At one time, trauma surgeons considered an operation mandatory to treat gunshot wounds to the abdomen, but a study has found that in selected patients, avoiding an operation -- a practice known as ... read more

Ski Helmets Lessens Severity of Injuries, Research Finds

Feb. 28, 2017 — New research focused on helmet safety and injury prevention among young skiers and snowboarders. The research found that children who wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding sustain less severe ... read more

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