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Tinnitus, traumatic brain injury, and posttraumatic stress disorder in the military - Moring JC, Peterson AL, Kanzler KE.

PURPOSE: Acoustic trauma is more prevalent in military settings, especially among individuals with combat-related military occupational specialties. Gunfire, improvised explosive devices, and mortar explosions are a few examples that may cause hearing degr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

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Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SPECIAL FOCUS: Pediatric Orthopaedic Rotation Source Type: research
We examined demographic variables; tinnitus measured by health examination; and stress, depression, and suicidal ideation measured by health interview. RESULTS: The prevalence of tinnitus was 18.0%. Tinnitus severity was directly related to level of stress (p=0.023), depression (p
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
We present hydrocode simulations of penetration and perforation of adobe targets by high-hardness spherical steel projectiles. For the description of adobe we employ the RHT concrete model, which describes strength and failure depending on pressure, Lode a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
We present a novel methodology to experimentally verify constitutive models and numerical algorithms used in terminal ballistics of small arms ammunition. The methodology comprises of the following elements: identification of material models in a set of in...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project was to investigate whether there is an association between tinnitus diagnosis and suicide and whether depression and anxiety strengthen that association. Given that tinnitus is the top service-connected disability am...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health 2.0 Health 2.0 Europe Roberto Asciano Speaker Source Type: blogs
Blast exposure can cause tinnitus and hearing impairment by damaging the auditory periphery and direct impact to the brain, which trigger neural plasticity in both auditory and non-auditory centers. However, the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
The objective of this study was to analyze differences in incidence and epidemiologic risk factors for significant threshold shift (STS) and tinnitus in deployed military personnel diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) due to either a blast exp...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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