Health care utilization and the cost of posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome care - Robles AJ, Kornblith LZ, Hendrickson CM, Howard BM, Conroy AS, Moazed F, Calfee CS, Cohen MJ, Callcut RA.

BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation and longer hospitalizations. The relationship between posttraumatic ARDS severity and financial burden has not been previously studied....
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This study analyzed 14 songs written by 11 active-duty service members with post-traumatic stress disorder, mild traumatic brain injury, and psychological health conditions, who received music therapy services at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a Directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the United States of America. Service members wrote songs over the course of two or more individual music therapy sessions. Latent thematic analysis of the song lyrics yielded four main themes: (a) personal struggles and barriers to recovery, (b) moving forward, (c) relational challenges, and (d) positive r...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
In conclusion, general symptom severity was found to be an important diagnostic characteristic in this population. Integrated treatments targeting the broad spectrum of mental health problems may be of importance in treating patients that show low therapeutic recovery.
Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Polysubstance use, conceptualized within the multimorbidity perspective, is associated with increased severity of PTSD symptoms among veterans with dual diagnoses requiring complex interventions, the evaluation of which will require innovative trial designs. PMID: 30444189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
ConclusionsAmong women Veterans Health Administration users, examination of qualitatively distinct patterns of adversity yielded more meaningful results than counting the number of adverse events. Given the high incidence of adverse experiences, Veterans Health Administration is positioned to respond with secondary prevention and a universal trauma precautions approach to all care for women Veterans.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: Journal of Critical CareAuthor(s): Samuel J. Kwon, Jeffrey F. Barletta, Scott T. Hall, Alicia J. Mangram, James K. Dzandu, Mohamed Abdulhamid, Victor ZachAbstractPurposeTo compare the efficacy and safety of lacosamide versus phenytoin for seizure prophylaxis following TBI.Materials and methodsAll TBI patients who received prophylaxis with either phenytoin or lacosamide were retrospectively identified. The incidence of seizures within the first 7 days of injury were compared along with adverse effects requiring drug discontinuation. A planned sub-group analysis wa...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Sumeet Sharma, Kerry J. ResslerAbstractTwin studies as well as more recent genetics-based heritability analyses demonstrate that up to 40 to 50% of the variance in predicting PTSD following trauma is heritable. However, most of the specific gene pathways and mechanism that mediate risk vs. resilience for PTSD following trauma exposure have yet to be elucidated. This review will examine the latest results from large scale Genome-wide association studies as well as other approaches aimed at unde...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A relationship between PTSD and hoarding in Jewish Holocaust survivors is conceivable and should be explored to effectively diagnose and care for affected individuals. PMID: 30430794 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To develop a grounded theory to explain mental health nurses' responses to clients with suicidal behaviour BACKGROUND: Mental health nurses are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary teams supporting people who experience suicidal ...
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This study aims to correlate the autopsy findings with the clinical picture and imaging report in fatal head injury patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A descriptive study conducted at tertiary care hospital in South India from July 2015 to December 2016....
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AIM: The aim of this study was to understand the social context of the lives of women who experienced a head injury from intimate partner violence. BACKGROUND: Sixty percent to 92% of survivors of intimate partner violence receive head trauma durin...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
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