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Use of trauma scoring systems to determine the physician's responsibility in cases of traumatic death with medical malpractice claim - Arslan MN, Kertmen Ç, Melez DO, Evcuman D, Büyük Y.

BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury is near the top of World Health Organization list of leading causes of death, and one of the major factors affecting mortality is the severity of the trauma. During medical intervention for trauma patients, some injuries may be...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

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BOSTON (CBS) – Many people diagnosed with cancer suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Researchers in Malaysia looked at almost 500 adults who had been diagnosed with different types of cancer. One in five had developed PTSD within a few months of their diagnosis and some of those still had symptoms four years later. Getting the news that you have cancer can be shocking and the treatment itself can be traumatic. And then some patients continue to live in fear that the cancer will return. Patients with PTSD can have sleep problems, may be more likely to use substances, and may avoid seeking treatment fo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall PTSD Source Type: news
(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients may often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after their tumors are diagnosed, and mental health issues can sometimes linger for years, a Malaysian study suggests.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news
Systematic reviews published online Aug. 15 in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of cannabis in treating post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. The review of research on cannabis in pain treatment did find limited evidence suggesting that the drug can relieve neuropathic pain in some patients, but that review also found evidence that cannabis use can generate or exacerbate psychotic or manic symptoms.
Source: The Brown University Psychopharmacology Update - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Medical Marijuana Source Type: research
MONDAY, Nov. 20, 2017 -- People usually imagine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as happening to war veterans or assault victims. But new research shows the trauma of a cancer scare often leaves survivors with the condition. Many may not want...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental Health Source Type: news
Title: Cancer Survivors Can Develop PTSD, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONSThe overall rates of PTSD decreased with time, but one‐third of patients (34.1%) who were initially diagnosed had persistent or worsening PTSD 4 years later. There is a need for early identification of this subset of patients who have cancer with PTSD to design risk‐targeted interventions. Cancer 2017. © 2017 American Cancer Society.
Source: Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
(Wiley) A recent study showed approximately one-fifth of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several months after diagnosis, and many of these patients continued to live with PTSD years later.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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