Disaster Mental Health Response for Children (3rd Edition)
Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children. 12/2017 The purpose of this course is to provide education and resources that can be used as just-in-time training to prepare providers to identify the needs of pediatric survivors so that they may provide support in a way that helps these children return to pre-disaster levels of functioning. It discusses a number of topics, including Common Reactions to Disasters; Childhood Grief and Childhood Grief in Disasters; and Severe Reactions to Disasters: Stress, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration.
DISCUSSION: An untreated open ocular traumatism is a risk factor for intraocular ophthalmomyiasis. PMID: 30337097 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionEndoscopic management of paediatric meningoencephaloceles is a reliable and safe approach and it is known to have no adverse effects on facial growth. It carries a satisfactory success rate, reduces the in-hospital stay with lower cost of treatment, better cosmesis and lower morbidity than external procedures. It requires multidisciplinary team setting in a tertiary centre with experienced endoscopic anterior skull base surgeons. Pre-operative assessment and post-operative care are of paramount importance and larger series need to be studied to reach safe conclusions and establish management guidelines.
Adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) given a choice between sertraline or prolonged exposure therapy opted for prolonged exposure almost two to one; and while both treatments conferred significant benefits, prolonged exposure provided some advantage over sertraline, reports astudy published today inAJP in Advance.The study aimed to determine whether giving patients diagnosed with PTSD their choice of treatment would affect patient outcomes, wrote Lori A. Zoellner, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington and colleagues. According to the authors, the study was the first large-scale ...
Conclusions: These results indicate that SPS paired with CCI in mice produces unique behavioral impairments in gait and fear recall that are not present in either condition alone. Further studies are underway to examine additional behavioral, physiological, and pathological phenotypes in this combined model of TBI + PTSD. PMID: 30327687 [PubMed - in process]
(University of Washington) A study led by the University of Washington is the first large-scale trial of hundreds of PTSD patients, including veterans and survivors of sexual assault, to measure whether patient preference in the course of treatment impacts the effectiveness of a type of cognitive behavioral therapy and use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a type of antidepressant often prescribed for PTSD.
American Journal of Psychiatry, Ahead of Print.
Animal models of PTSD: a challenge to be met, Published online: 19 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41380-018-0272-5Animal models of PTSD: a challenge to be met
CONCLUSIONS:: Prolonged exposure and sertraline confer significant benefits for PTSD, with some evidence of an advantage for prolonged exposure. Giving patients with PTSD their preferred treatment also confers important benefits, including enhancing adherence. PMID: 30336702 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis of Ankle; Ankle Osteoarthritis; Ankle Injuries Intervention: Procedure: Osteochondral allograft ankle Sponsor: University of Missouri-Columbia Not yet recruiting
Condition: PTSD Intervention: Behavioral: PE-PC Sponsors: University of Michigan; Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Not yet recruiting