Post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional and behavioral difficulties in children and adolescents 2 years after the 2012 earthquake in Italy: an epidemiological cross-sectional study - Forresi B, Soncini F, Bottosso E, Di Pietro E, Scarpini G, Scaini S, Aggazzotti G, Caffo E, Righi E.

Despite the occurrence of several earthquakes, only a few studies were conducted in Italy on the psychological impact in children and adolescents, with data mostly collected within one year after the disaster. This cross-sectional study aimed at exploring ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

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We report a case of 16 year old male, who was presented to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, India as an emergency case with complaints of severe abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing and bilious vomiting. He was diagnosed as a case of late post traumatic right side diaphragmatic hernia with acute intestinal obstruction. He was successfully treated surgically by laparotomy and the defect was closed with polypropylene suture. The patient was followed for 3 months after operation and there was no complication. PMID: 31435467 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Abstract Introduction: Exposure to different prehospital emergencies (PE) may have a different impact on Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) based on the characteristics and circumstances of the emergency. The present study aimed to prioritize PE types according to their stressfulness as well as their correlation with post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). Method: In this cross-sectional study, all EMTs in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of Hamadan province were invited to participate, voluntarily. The study questionnaire comprised of two parts: a) personal characteristics and prioritizing PE types in ...
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study showed that levetiracetam was the most commonly prescribed AED. It also demonstrated no statistically significant difference in the rate of early PTSs in patients with TBI, with or without prophylactic AEDs. This is in keeping with other contemporary studies, and therefore the routine administration of prophylactic AEDs may need to be re-examined.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Anas R. Alashram, Giuseppe Annino, Nicola Biagio MercuriAbstractWalking impairments consider one from common secondary impairments post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI). As the evidence showed that RAS is effective in improving the gait ability in those with other neurological disorders, we propose that RAS is also effective in those with TBI and SCI. The aim was to test our hypothesis. Two pilot studies were included. In the first study, eight individuals with TBI participated in RAS experimental 1....
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions: These data indicate the severity of cartilage damage subsequent to MCLT+MMT surgery is related to the rat's age at the time of injury. However, despite greater levels of cartilage damage, the level of intra-articular inflammation was not necessarily affected in 3, 6, and 9 month old male rats. PMID: 31438735 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Connective Tissue Research - Category: Research Tags: Connect Tissue Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 August 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Yuval Tal, Golan Shany, Alon Y. Hershko, Yaarit Ribak, Eyal Mizrahi, Oded Shamriz, Ariel Havlin, Meir Shalit, Ori Toker, Sara A. Freedman
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Abstract(i) To describe an integrated model of psychiatric care for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). (ii) To evaluate access to and engagement in psychiatric care among veterans with comorbid PTSD and mTBI after implementation of an Integrated Care (IC) model compared to the previous Usual Care (UC). 100 randomly selected charts, 50 from each of UC and IC were reviewed in this non-concurrent case- control study. Polytrauma Network Site (PNS), an outpatient rehabilitation clinic, for veterans who suffered from brain and other traumatic injuries at an ...
Source: Psychiatric Quarterly - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): Ankit Uniyal, Raghunath Singh, Ansab Akhtar, Yashika Bansal, Anurag Kuhad, Sangeeta Pilkhwal SahAbstractPharmacotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, both fail to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a considerable number of populations. The persistence of traumatic memories and deficit in extinction contributes to the failure of exposure therapy in PTSD.With the objective to enhance the outcomes of exposure therapy by targeting the extinction window using pharmacological agents in PTSD, the present study...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Patients with clinically meaningful reduction in PTSD Checklist score less likely to develop type 2 diabetes
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: These results demonstrated the good reliability and validity of K-CAPS-5 and its suitability for use as a simple but structured instrument for PTSD assessment. PMID: 31432652 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
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