The burden of femoral shaft fractures in Tanzania - Conway D, Albright P, Eliezer E, Haonga B, Morshed S, Shearer DW.

BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and are associated with femur fractures that lead to long-term disability. Information about these injuries is crucial for appropriate healthcare resource ...
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Authors: Hwang SY, Ong JW, Ng ZM, Foo CY, Chua SZ, Sri D, Lee JH, Chong SL Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of mortality and disability in the pediatric population. Non-accidental trauma (NAT) has specifically been reported to result in more severe injury as compared to accidental mechanisms of injury. We aim to investigate the long-term neurological outcomes in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Our secondary aim is to evaluate the difference in outcomes between children presenting with NAT and non-NAT, in our study population. We performed a retrospective study in...
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Conclusion: Nearly half of RTA survivors develop PTSD. Clinicians need to link these patients to the psychiatry clinic. Special attention should be given to patients who witnessed death, with a serious disability and previous psychiatric history.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: In recent years, bicycle injuries have increased, yet little is known about the impact of such injures on sickness absence (SA) and disability pension (DP). The aim was to explore SA and DP among individuals of working ages injured in a bicycle...
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This study aimed to (1) determine the injury, worker, and workplace factors associated with CP delays and (2) investigate whe...
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BACKGROUND: The Union Construction Workers' Compensation Program (UCWCP) was developed in 1996 as an alternative workers' compensation arrangement. The program includes use of a preapproved medical and rehabilitation network and alternative dispute resolut...
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Survivors of brain injury who have disorders of consciousness often have chronic functional deficits and disability. Obstructive sleep apnoea, a sleep-related breathing disorder, is a medical comorbid condition common among persons with brain injury and is...
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OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence of disability between migrants and non-migrants at three and 24 months post-injury, and to identify key predictors of post-injury disability among migrants. METHODS: Disability among 2,850 injured participants,...
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of chronic disability. Less than a quarter of moderate and severe TBI patients improved in their cognition within 5 years. Non-invasive brain stimulation, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS...
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Source: Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities - Category: Disability Authors: Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Legislation and court decisions in the United States mandate the right to least restrictive community living and participation for people with disabilities, yet little research has examined differences in participation across institutional and ...
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