Examining effects of age on outcomes after nontraditional motorized vehicle accidents - Jameson M, Lawson C, Wheeler H, Leonard M, Quinn M, Burns B.
This study examined patient outcomes from accidents involving nontraditional motorized vehicles. A total of 558 patients aged>17 years were observed retrospectively. The study groups were divided by age. The Adult Trauma Group (ATG) (N=452) consisted of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: Road Accidents Now Kills More Nigerians Than HIV, TB - Govt
[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government yesterday lamented the frequency of carnages caused by road accidents in the country, noting that deaths resulting from crashes have now exceeded the ones caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) and the deadly tuberculosis disease combined. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Quadriplegic, a Specialty Van and a Lifetime of Adventures
A biking accident left Kirk Williams paralyzed, but he has traveled widely and inspired others to follow in his tire tracks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mercedes Lilienthal Tags: Disabilities Vans Wheelchairs Williams, Kirk (1987- ) Source Type: news

Relationships between driver errors and delay discounting in a simulated driving task - Romanowich P, Chen Q, Xu S.
The majority of vehicle accidents are attributable to driver error, such as substance use, distractions, fatigue, speeding, and driving experience. Many of these driver errors are also associated with delay discounting, where individuals that excessively d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Application of social network analysis to major petrochemical accident: interorganizational collaboration perspective - Abbassinia M, Kalatpour O, Motamedzade M, Soltanian A, Mohammadfam I.
OBJECTIVE: Crisis management in major accidents requires the collaboration among different organizations. One of the most important problems of crisis management is the lack of coordination between executive organizations. The aim of this study was to exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Accident prediction model by relating integrated design consistency model - Prasetijo J, Zainal ZF, Mudjanarko SW, Ramli MF, Supriyatno D.
The number road accident kept rising in every year in Malaysia. In early 2016, Johor has been mentioned as the among highest-ranking road accident at hazard road locations. The main accidents occur are a road accident with passenger cars, road accident wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Real-time vehicle accident alert system based on Arduino with SMS notification - Bautista JM, Tapic L, Base G, Cabrera E.
Since the development of automobile as a mode of transportation has increased, it has been an important part of our daily lives. However, vehicle-related road accidents worldwide have also increased. Even with the efforts of government and non-government i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Analysis of incidents recorded data of in Kashan Fire Department during 1999-2016 - Hamidi GA, Mousavi SGA, Dehghani R, Chaichi MM, Karamali F, Rabbani D.
Aims: Accidents are one of the most important noncommunicable diseases of the 20th century. Unfortunately in Iran, there is not enough information about accidents except traffic and work. Knowing the type, frequency, trend, and distribution of accidents ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of crash factors related to auto insurance - Patterson PE, Kuofie M.
Introduction According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), six million car accidents resulting in two million injuries are reported annually (2019). Statistically, for every person in the United States, 327 million as of 2018 (The World Bank, n.d.)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Patient triage in disasters and mass casualty incidents - Burget F, Dou ša P.
Disasters (more than 50 people affected) and mass casualty incidents (more than 10 people affected) which are the result of natural or civilisation disasters, traffic accidents or terrorist attacks are characterised by a large number of injured persons. In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Automatic classification methods for detecting drowsiness using wavelet packet transform extracted time-domain features from single-channel EEG signal - B VP, Chinara S.
BACKGROUND: Detecting human drowsiness during some critical works like vehicle driving, crane operating, mining blasting, etc. is one of the safeguards to prevent accidents. Among several drowsiness detection (DD) methods, a combination of neuroscience and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Classification of non-severe traumatic brain injury from resting-state EEG signal using LSTM network with ECOC-SVM - Lai CQ, Ibrahim H, Abd Hamid AI, Abdullah JM.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the common injuries when the human head receives an impact due to an accident or fall and is one of the most frequently submitted insurance claims. However, it is often always misused when individuals attempt an insur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The physical impact of long bone fractures on adults in KwaZulu-Natal - Singaram S, Naidoo M.
BACKGROUND: Limb fractures are increasingly common in low-income and middle-income countries due to an increase in motor vehicle and other accidents. Fractures may often lead to physical impairment that affects an individual's ability to carry out tasks. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Accident-oriented delay propagation in high-speed railway network - Ye Y, Zhang J.
This paper presents an approach to estimate the delay propagation in a high-speed railway (HSR) network under accident conditions. Considering the complexity and dynamics of HSR accidents, different levels of delay are discussed using clustering analysis, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Characteristic analysis and prediction of traffic accidents in the multiethnic plateau mountain area - Yuan Z, Huang D, Tong W, Liu Z.
This paper analyzes the distribution characteristics and influencing factors of traffic accidents in the multiethnic-gathering plateau mountain area. Using data from an investigation of 56,651 accident records in Guiyang, China, in 2015, we analyze the spa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Development of a smartphone application for safe car driving using Google API and built-in sensor - Nguyen KT, Pham TV, Nguyen VD, Do LT, Tran AV, Tran DT.
In the world where streets brimmed with vehicles are no longer an foreign sight, vehicle accidents come along as one of unwanted consequences. Accidents are due to many reasons, though however the reason is, most of the times it leads to damaged vehicle(s)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Influential factors on injury severity for drivers of light trucks and vans with machine learning methods - Pillajo-Quijia G, Arenas-Ram írez B, González-Fernández C, Aparicio-Izquierdo F.
The study of road accidents and the adoption of measures to reduce them is one of the most important targets of the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. To further progress in the improvement of road safety, it is necessary to focus studies on speci fic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The effects of the driver's mental state and passenger compartment conditions on driving performance and driving stress - Maga ña VC, Scherz WD, Seepold R, Madrid NM, Pañeda XG, Garcia R.
Globalization has increased the number of road trips and vehicles. The result has been an intensification of traffic accidents, which are becoming one of the most important causes of death worldwide. Traffic accidents are often due to human error, the prob... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Criminal activities and road accidents in Nigerian transport industry - Ajide FM.
The frequent cases of road crashes have been attributed to human factors including crime-related activities. High level of crime may affect road transportation in many ways. For instance, criminals can engage in highway robbery by attacking passengers in b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Federal road safety corps and administration of traffic laws in South-east Nigeria: an appraisal - Nwagwu EJ, Udegbunam KC, Uwaechia OG.
Road safety management reforms were initiated to regulate road users' activities, reduce high rate of accidents, and ensure safety on Nigeria roads. The Federal Road Safety Corps, a guide agency on road safety issues, is saddled with the responsibility of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Organizational accidents and deadly police-involved violence: some thoughts on extending theory, expanding research, and improving police practice - Klinger D.
This article extends that work by reviewing some key ideas, identifying some limitations of organizational accident theory for und... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Safety climate perceptions in the construction industry of Saudi Arabia: the current situation - Mosly I, Makki AA.
This study aims at revealing th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Optimizing speed limits upstream of freeway reconstruction and expansion work zones based on driver characteristics - Cheng G, Cheng R.
Traffic incidents occurring in freeway work zones mainly include rear-end accidents and roadside accidents, as well as collisions between vehicles and traffic facilities and construction personnel. Speeding is the key factor causing all these incidents. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Pregnancy and prolapse concerns
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am seven months pregnant with my first child. My obstetrician said I have ureterocele. He also mentioned bladder prolapse. I am not having incontinence at the moment, but I have a lot of pain and always feel like I'm on the verge of an accident. I am trying to understand the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 18, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Overcoming the limitations of 'accident' as a manner of death for drug overdose mortality: case for a death certificate checkbox - Rockett IRH, Caine ED, Connery HS, Nolte KB.
Collectively, the epidemic increases in the United States of opioid-related deaths and suicides during the first two decades of the 21st century have exposed shortcomings in current forensic and epidemiological approaches for determining and codifying mann... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fire risk assessment of high-rise buildings under construction based on unascertained measure theory - Li W, Li H, Liu Y, Wang S, Pei X, Li Q.
To prevent fire accidents in high-rise buildings under construction, in this paper, the fire risk assessment of such buildings is studied. First, based on project investigation and a literature review, a fire risk assessment index system suitable for high-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Relationship between truck driver fatigue and rear-end collision risk - Mizuno K, Ojiro D, Tanaka T, Minusa S, Kuriyama H, Yamano E, Kuratsune H, Watanabe Y.
In this study, we aimed to identify the relationship bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Land motor vehicle-related fatal drowning in Finland: a nation-wide population-based survey - Lunetta P, Haikonen K.
OBJECTIVE: WHO mortality statistics overlook land motor-vehicle accident (LMVA)-related drowning. The aim of the study was to provide an overview of the prevalence and trends of fatal LMVA-related drowning in Finland, plus the main crash settings, victims'... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Pulmonary barotrauma during hookah diving: a case report - K örpinar S, Gönlügür U, Kapicibaşi O, Gönlügür T, Toklu AS.
We report a sea harvest diver who dived to collect sea snails (Rapana venosa) by using a hookah dive system. [... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Conditional unnecessity of head CT for whole-body CT of traffic accident victims: a pilot study - Azuma M, Nakada H, Kitatani K, Shinkawa N, Khant ZA, Ochiai H, Hirai T.
PURPOSE: To investigate whether head CT should be included in whole-body CT in road traffic accident victims. METHODS: A review of electronic medical records identified 124 patients (81 males, 43 females; age 4 to 92 years, mean 47.7 years) involved in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Reassessment of burden of occupational fatal injuries in Italy, 1951-2017 - Ariani F, Baldasseroni A, Biffino M, Romeo G, Levi M.
BACKGROUND: occupational injuries in Italy are registered primarily by the Italian National Institute for insurance against accidents at work (Inail); its statistics show the number of events by consequence type (temporary, permanent, fatal). Data prior to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Traumatic tracheal injury after motorcycle accident - Vera Ching C, Gonzalez Londo ño J, Carbó G, Ortiz P.
A 17-year-old patient suffered a motorcycle accident that lead to a direct trauma on the anterior cervical region. On arrival of the ambulance, the patient had laryngeal stridor and generalised hypoventilation but still managed to keep normal oxygen satura... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Government steps towards new A&E targets
Ministers have given the green light for NHS England and Improvement to consult before December on a proposed new basket of metrics to replace the four-hour accident and emergency target. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

An assessment of nurses' knowledge, attitude and practice of emergency care related to road traffic accident victims at three selected hospitals in Rwanda - Nshutiyukuri C, Bhengu BR, Gishoma D.
This study aims to describe the knowled... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why DDS Rescue Is A Super Hero
 I am a big supporter ofLiptak Dental's DDS Rescueservices. They have bailed me out of a few situations over the years and continued that today.  We had an orthodontic patient in for a consult today and he wanted to start right away. We went over everything and then went to print consent forms etc. Only problem was we could not find the consent form folder on any computer. All the forms had vanished.  Obviously someone had deleted files on the server by accident.I called over to DDS Rescue and asked for them to make an old backup copy available for me to search. We picked a date almost 1 year ago as I k...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Safety culture among Bangladeshi university students: a cross-sectional survey - Hasan MK, Younos TB.
Safety culture plays a significant role to reduce unintentional deaths and injuries in many industries and educational institutions especially in developing counties; however, students are more susceptible to accidents in Bangladesh, little attention has g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scenarios simulation of high-temperature molten metal tipping accidents with RealFlow software - Zhao Y, Jiang Z, Jin A, Jiang L, Mtoni MC, Sun T.
This study aims to research the evolution process of the steel ladle tipping accident in space and time using computer simulation methods and to determ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Exploring the effect of timely reminder on maritime unsafe acts - Xu D, Wang Y.
Unsafe acts are a primary cause of maritime accidents, but timely reminders can evaluate improper behavior and provide alerts to prompt correction. This paper investigates whether timely reminders can discourage unsafe acts. First, data in relation to part... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Helmet protective performance via reconstruction of electric two-wheeler rider's head-to-ground impact accidents - Han Y, He W, Shi L, Wu H, Pan D, Huang H.
The objective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Importance of intervertebral displacement for whiplash investigations - Bumberger R, Acar M, Bouazza-Marouf K.
It is often reported that the physiological rotational limits of adjacent vertebrae in the cervical spine are exceeded in rear-end accidents which play a significant role in Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD). This paper presents the first analysis of exi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Machine learning in occupational accident analysis: a review using science mapping approach with citation network analysis - Sarkar S, Maiti J.
The present study reviews the publications that examine the application of machine learning (ML) approaches in occupational accident analysis. The review process includes four phases of analysis, namely bibliometric search, descriptive analysis, scientomet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Application of case-based reasoning to the safety assessment of critical software used in rail transport - Hadj-Mabrouk H.
The risk assessment of railway accidents requires the implementation of several safety analysis methods such as Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Functional Safety Analysis, Analysis of Failure Modes, their Effects and their Criticality and Software Error Effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Finite element reconstruction of real-world pedestrian accidents using THUMS pedestrian model - Lalwala M, Chawla A, Thomas P, Mukherjee S.
Finite element (FE) human body models, though providing effective means for vehicle design and assessment from the safety point of view, are still under development stage due to their limited validation. These models have been validated for cadaveric test ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Research of non-linear frictional contact model in vehicle-pedestrian accidents based on computer simulation - Xiaoyun Z, Xinyi H, Dongming Z, Xiaobo Y.
In numerical simulation of vehicle-pedestrian accidents, pedestrian rest positions are greatly influenced by the friction coefficient between pedestrian and ground. Current researches on vehicle-pedestrian accident reconstruction often regard pedestrian-gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Transfer of the Highway Safety Manual predictive method to German rural two-lane, two-way roads - Moraldi F, Torre FL, Ruhl S.
In Germany and Europe in general, a relevant proportion of all road fatalities occur in the nonmotorway rural road network. Although the predictive performance of most accident prediction models is unknown, the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) formulation offer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Wheel slip-based road surface slipperiness detection - Jang J.
BACKGROUND: Faced with the high rate of traffic accidents under slippery road conditions, agencies attempt to quickly identify slippery spots on the road and drivers want to receive information on the impending dangerous slippery spot, also known as "bl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

People in most deprived areas were almost twice as likely to visit A & E
There were almost twice as many attendances to Accident and Emergency departments in England for the 10% of the population living in the most deprived areas (3.1 million), compared with the least deprived 10% (1.6 million) in 2019-20, according to official figures published by NHS Digital. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Student safety insurance policies in India: a systematic review - Reddy MS, Venkayalapati V.
Personal accident insurance policy provides complete financial protection to the insured members against uncertainties such as accidental (unintentional) death or bodily injuries. Additionally, it covers permanent (partial/complete) and temporary disabilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Domestic accidents among under-5 year children: a study on the modern day epidemic - Khan S, Tauheed N, Nawab S, Afzal S, Khalique N.
BACKGROUND: Domestic accidents are a priority problem, and urgent attention is required to prevent considerable morbidity and mortality in children of the under-five age group. Methods: Community based cross-section study done in the peri-urban areas o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A study of pattern of injuries and factors affecting the injury pattern among road traffic accident victims - Kumar KA, Taj QUAS.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic injuries remain a critical public health concern. The most affected are the young population. Road accidents are one of the top three reasons for deaths among the population from the age group of 5 to 44 years, globally. Road traff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news