Hearing impairment and tinnitus: prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes in US service members and veterans deployed to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars - Theodoroff SM, Lewis MS, Folmer RL, Henry JA, Carlson KF.

Hearing loss and tinnitus are the 2 most prevalent service-connected disabilities among veterans in the United States. Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn have been exposed to multiple hazards associated with these conditio...
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CONCLUSION: Putting these figures in the appropriate international context requires the acquisition of comparable data in multiple countries and is the main task of international TBI consortia. PMID: 30995953 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
Accidental falls are a leading cause of disability and death in older adults living in urban centers. However, little is known about the consequences of falls in rural communities. We aimed to assess characteristics and risk of falls in community-dwellers ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
There are around 300 residential dwelling fires in Great Britain each year where a fridge or freezer is cited as the cause. A number of these incidents have resulted in injuries/fatalities and produced significant levels of property damage. This paper exam...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Fire is one of the most devastating hazards that can cause serious damage to human life, health and property. As smoke is often an initial sign of fire, smoke detection using surveillance cameras is key to providing early alarm in open space environments. ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
The evacuation process from a supermarket under good and limited visibility is investigated by a group of experiments and questionnaires. The evacuations in both situations are compared to explore their differences. Some typical behaviors such as following...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
This paper quantifies the resistance to complete burnout of reinforced concrete columns under fire exposure. It adopts a new metrics to complement the fire resistance rating that captures the specific effects of the cooling phase and characterizes explicit...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
It is well-known that tensile membrane action in concrete floor slabs can enhance the fire resistance of a composite steel frame building. Vertical supports provided by protected beams along the edge of slab panels play an important role in the development...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
The structural integrity of fully wrapped type IV hydrogen tanks is sensitive to fire. Fire damage may result in a structural failure if no pressure relief occurs. To contribute to a better understanding of the tank behavior, influencing factors on the fir...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Structures fitted with thatched roofing assemblies are prone to ignition during the course of large outdoor fires. Experiments with thatched roofing assemblies were performed by using a reduced-scale continuous-feed firebrand generator in a wind facility t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: Burns in developing countries account for significant morbidity and mortality which have been shown by increasing burn first aid awareness. In general, flames, scalds, and contact burns are the most common causes, but in children scalds are the...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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