Dax Cowart, Who Suffered for Patients ’ Rights, Dies at 71

Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cowart, Dax Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Death and Dying Burns Deaths (Obituaries) Legal Profession Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 12 June 2019Source: BurnsAuthor(s): Javad Yoosefi lebni, Morteza Mansourian, Mohammad Hossain Taghdisi, Bahar Khosravi, Arash Ziapour, Gülcan Demir ÖzdenkAbstractSelf-immolation is one of the most painful methods of suicide which is widespread among women in Kurdish regions of Iran. The present study aimed to explore the causes and sociocultural groundwork of choosing self-immolation methods by women in Kurdish regions of Iran.This present study was conducted using a qualitative approach and conventional content analysis. The research population included women who self-immolated...
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals between 10 and 34 years of age and suicidal ideation substantially increases during adolescence. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations among physical activity,...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
ConclusionsPhysical activity, sleep, and the school environment significantly predict suicidal ideation among this national sample of adolescents. These factors should be considered when designing interventions or programs to reduce the risk of suicidal ideation among adolescents.
Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Cannabis legalization has led to significant health consequences, particularly to patients in emergency departments and hospitals in Colorado. The most concerning include psychosis, suicide, and other substance abuse. Deleterious effects on the brain include decrements in complex decision-making, which may not be reversible with abstinence. Increases in fatal motor vehicle collisions, adverse effects on cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, inadvertent pediatric exposures, cannabis contaminants exposing users to infectious agents, heavy metals, and pesticides, and hash-oil burn injuries in preparation of drug concentrates ...
Source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Burnout, characterized by emotional exhaustion as well as feeling cynical, ineffective or unaccomplished at work, is bad for both employees and employers. For doctors and hospitals, though, the ramifications can be especially dire. Doctors in the U.S. experience symptoms of burnout at almost twice the rate of other workers, often citing as contributors the long hours, a fear of being sued, and having to deal with growing bureaucracy, like filling out clunky and time-consuming electronic medical records. Burned-out doctors tend to make more medical errors, and their patients have worse outcomes and are less satisfied. Docto...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized burnout embargoed study health care system medical practice medicine Source Type: news
Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Cowart, Dax Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Death and Dying Burns Deaths (Obituaries) Legal Profession Source Type: news
OBJECTIVES: Assess prevalence and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder, suicidal behavior, and depressive, substance use, and anxiety disorders in US service members or Veterans with and without a deployment-related mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) (...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several prescription sleep aids must now include aboxed warning—the FDA’s strongest safety warning—following reports of sleepwalking and other rare sleep behaviors that have led to serious injuries and deaths.Sleep aids containing eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata), and zolpidem (Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist) must carry the boxed warning as well as another warning against the use of the medications by patients with a history of sleepwalking or other rare sleep behaviors like sleep driving.This is not the first ...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Ambien Ambien CR and Zolpimist boxed warning Edluar eszopiclone FDA insomnia Intermezzo lunesta sleepwalking Sonata zaleplon zolpidem Source Type: research
Elvira Sondo1, Roberta Bertelli2, Emanuela Pesce1, Gian Marco Ghiggeri2 and Nicoletta Pedemonte1* 1UOC Genetica Medica, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy 2UOC Nefrologia, IRCCS Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genova, Italy Neutrophils migrate to sites of infection where they phagocytose, degranulate, and/or, in the presence of appropriate stimuli, release decondensed chromatin strands (called neutrophil extracellular traps, NETs) for trapping and possibly killing microorganisms. NET formation is characterized by marked morphological cell changes, in particular within the nucleus. Lytic NET formation can ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Alec L. W. Dick1, Khen Khermesh2, Evan Paul1, Fabian Stamp1, Erez Y. Levanon3 and Alon Chen1,4*1Department of Stress Neurobiology and Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany2CytoReason, Tel-Aviv, Israel3The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of LifeSciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel4Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, IsraelAdenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing is a co-/posttranscriptional modification of double-stranded RNA, catalyzed by the adenosine deaminase acting on RNA (ADAR) family of enzymes, which results in recognition of inosine as guano...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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