Probability of dying from road injury has dropped worldwide in all but 5 nations

(Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) Road injuries have become more frequent but less fatal over the past three decades, according to a new scientific study.The probability of dying from a road accident increased in only five nations since 1990 -- Central African Republic, Jamaica, Somalia, Swaziland, and United Arab Emirates.Disability from road injuries is multifactorial, and largely driven by injuries such as lower limb fracture, traumatic brain injury, open wounds, digit amputations, and muscle and tendon injuries.
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Schmalz, Gerhard / Farack, Mathias / Kottmann, Tanja / Schmidt, Jana / Krause, Felix / Ziebolz, DirkPage 139 - 144Purpose: The aim of this retrospective cross-sectional study was to detect dental health and dental treatment under general anaesthesia, as well as associations to selected parameters in a patient cohort with different disabilities.Material and Methods: Patients with disabilities, including mental, physical, combination of mental and physical as well as psychiatric disability, which received dental rehabilitation under general anaesthesia between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2011 were included. Based on the a...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
I am a member of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law and helped write its 2015 guidelines on the allocation of ventilators during a public health emergency. The position outlined by the Task Force report has been a point of confusion in the media. I don't believe that the Task Force recommendations discriminate against people with disabilities. The post Disabusing the Disability Critique of the New York State Task Force Report on Ventilator Allocation appeared first on The Hastings Center.
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care disability Discrimination Hastings Bioethics Forum Health and Health Care New York Task Force on Life and the Law syndicated ventilator allocation Source Type: blogs
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This paper provides methodological insights into the development of design guidelines for accessible pedestrian infrastructure for individuals with physical disabilities (IPD) in Qu ébec's municipalities that could be replicated elsewhere. Nominal groups o...
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Purpose of review Physical inactivity is common in hemodialysis patients, and is associated with disability and poor outcomes. We summarize the effects of aerobic, resistance or mixed exercise training on aerobic capacity, muscle mass and strength, dialysis efficiency, quality of life and cardiovascular adaptation according to clinical studies on this population, also focusing on knowledge gaps as topics for future research. Finally, we put evidence into clinical context deriving practical indications for exercise implementation in these patients. Recent findings In hemodialysis patients, aerobic or mixed exercise tra...
Source: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care - Category: Nutrition Tags: TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN WASTING DISEASES: Edited by Claude Pichard and Mariëlle P.K.J. Engelen Source Type: research
Authors: La Torre D, Della Torre A, Chirchiglia D, Volpentesta G, Guzzi G, Lavano A Abstract Introduction: Major depression (MDD) is the leading cause of years lost to disability worldwide. Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy are effective treatments in most depressive episodes: but, about the 30% of MDD patients remain symptomatic, and relapse is a common event. Recently, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has emerged as a valid therapeutic option in treatment-resistant depression (TRD) patients.Areas covered: In this paper, the authors summarize the findings of studies focused on these pathophysiologic phenomena and specifi...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
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CASE: Carl is a 12-year-old boy midline, with neurologic malformation, ataxia, bilateral strabismus with presumed residual visual impairment after surgical repair, and intellectual disability. He was referred to developmental-behavioral pediatrics for evaluation of possible autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Carl had a benign prenatal course and was born via spontaneous vaginal delivery at term. Bilateral strabismus was noted at birth. Despite surgery to address strabismus, Carl continues to be unable to raise his eyes above midline, and his visual status, including visual acuity, depth perception, color perception, and vi...
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Contributors : Ashley McDonough ; Richard V Lee ; Shahani Noor ; Chungeun Lee ; Thu Le ; Michael Iorga ; Jessica L Phillips ; Sean Murphy ; Thomas M öller ; Jonathan R WeinsteinSeries Type : Expression profiling by arrayOrganism : Mus musculusStroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a leading cause of serious long-term disability worldwide. Innate immune responses are critical in stroke pathophysiology, and microglia are key cellular effectors in the CNS response to ischemia/reperfusion. Using a transcriptional analysis approach, we identified a robust interferon (IFN)-stimulated gene res...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by array Mus musculus Source Type: research
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Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
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