Racial and ethnic disparities in discharge to rehabilitation following burn injury - Bartley CN, Atwell K, Cairns B, Charles A.
Racial and ethnic disparities in access to inpatient rehabilitation have been previously described for various injury groups; however, no studies have evaluated whether such disparities exist among burn patients. Their aim was to determine if racial dispar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Research on the distribution of unconfined gas cloud explosion field - Jiang J, Fan J, Yu B, Ding J.
To research the distribution of unconfined gas cloud explosion overpressure field and impulse field, build domed finite element model of combustible gas, use computational fluid dynamics, and get the numerical simulation of the methane-air gas explosion. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Root cause failure analysis of a domestic pressure cooker through metallurgical characterization and computational simulation - Khattak MA, Mukhtar A, Ghumman ISS, Jan MM.
Pressure cooker is a closed domestic pressure cooking vessel for use with external heat source and capable of maintaining nominal cooking pressure up to 1.0 kgf/cm2 (100 kN/m2 approximately) gauge nominal. In pressure cookers, despite the development of el... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Simulation and improvement of personnel evacuation in living area of offshore platform - Zhang X, Sun H, Chen NA.
The living space of the offshore platform is relatively small and the staff density is generally large. This causes difficulty for evacuation in case of emergency. Combining the features of an offshore platform, the main influence factors of the personnel ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Strategically placed landscape fuel treatments decrease fire severity and promote recovery in the northern Sierra Nevada - Tubbesing CL, Fry DL, Roller GB, Collins BM, Fedorova VA, Stephens SL, Battles JJ.
Strategically placed landscape area treatments (SPLATs) are landscape fuel reduction treatments designed to reduce fire severity across an entire landscape with only a fraction of the landscape treated. Though SPLATs have gained attention in scientific and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Survival analysis and mortality predictors of hospitalized severe burn victims in a Malaysian burns intensive care unit - Tan Chor Lip H, Tan JH, Thomas M, Imran FH, Azmah Tuan Mat TN.
BACKGROUND: Prognostic measures to determine burn mortality are essential in evaluating the severity of individual burn victims. This is an important process of triaging patients with high risk of mortality that may be nursed in the acute care setting. Mal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Systems-based analysis of China-Tianjin port fire and explosion: a comparison of HFACS, AcciMap, and STAMP - Zhang Y, Jing L, Sun C.
China-Tianjin Port fire and explosion on August 12, 2015, was a major accident that involved hazardous chemicals and resulted in 165 fatalities and 798 injuries. Three-system-based accident models, human factor analysis and classification system (HFACS), A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Terrorist attacks with explosive weapons: pattern of injuries and health constraints - Schmidt G.
Terrorist attacks are on the rise and aim to create vast damage and large numbers of injured people. Explosive weapons became the predominant ordnance for terror-related events and more countries have to deal with the aftermaths of bombing incidents. These... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Tradeoffs between US national forest harvest targets and fuel management to reduce wildfire transmission to the wildland urban interface - Ager AA, Houtman RM, Day MA, Ringo C, Palaiologou P.
US public land management agencies are faced with multiple, often conflicting objectives to meet management targets and produce a wide range of ecosystem services expected from public lands. One example is managing the growing wildfire risk to human and ec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Use of synchrotron-based radiography to diagnose pulsed power driven wire explosion experiments - Theocharous SP, Bland SN, Yanuka D, Rososhek A, Olbinado MP, Rack A, Krasik YE.
We describe the first use of synchrotron radiation to probe pulsed power driven high energy density physics experiments. Multi-frame x-ray radiography with interframe spacing of 704 ns and temporal resolution of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Using LiDAR to develop high-resolution reference models of forest structure and spatial pattern - Wiggins HL, Nelson CR, Larson AJ, Safford HD.
Successful restoration of degraded forest landscapes requires reference models that adequately capture structural heterogeneity at multiple spatial scales and for specific landforms. Despite this need, managers often lack access to reliable reference infor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Five Dead, Two Injured when Plane Crashes onto California Home
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Five people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, raining debris across a Southern California neighborhood and igniting a house fire before landing in a backyard, authorities said Sunday. Photos: Yorba Linda, CA Plane Crash The male pilot, who was the only person in the twin-engine plane, and four people in the Yorba Linda house that caught fire died Sunday, Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Cory Martino said at a news conference Sunday night. He says the deceased occupants of the home were two males and two females. No other identifying information such as n...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Trauma News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Five Dead, Two Injured when Plane Crashes onto California Home
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Five people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, raining debris across a Southern California neighborhood and igniting a house fire before landing in a backyard, authorities said Sunday. Photos: Yorba Linda, CA Plane Crash The male pilot, who was the only person in the twin-engine plane, and four people in the Yorba Linda house that caught fire died Sunday, Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Cory Martino said at a news conference Sunday night. He says the deceased occupants of the home were two males and two females. No other identifying information such as n...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Trauma News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Five Dead, Two Injured when Plane Crashes onto California Home
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — Five people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, raining debris across a Southern California neighborhood and igniting a house fire before landing in a backyard, authorities said Sunday. Photos: Yorba Linda, CA Plane Crash The male pilot, who was the only person in the twin-engine plane, and four people in the Yorba Linda house that caught fire died Sunday, Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Cory Martino said at a news conference Sunday night. He says the deceased occupants of the home were two males and two females. No other identifying information such as n...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Trauma News Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Winter Toll: Over Two Dozen Dead, Hundreds Hurt
CHICAGO (AP) — The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning. In Illinois alone, hospitals reported more than 220 cases of frostbite and hypothermia since Tuesday, when the polar vortex moved in and overnight temperatures plunged to minus 30 (minus 34 Celsius) or lower — with wind chills of minus 50 (minus 45 Celsius) or worse in some areas. Hennepin Healthcare in Minne...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Winter Toll: Over Two Dozen Dead, Hundreds Hurt
CHICAGO (AP) — The dangerous cold and heavy snow that hobbled the northern U.S. this week has retreated, but not before exacting a human toll: more than two dozen weather-related deaths in eight states and hundreds of injuries, including frostbite, broken bones, heart attacks and carbon monoxide poisoning. In Illinois alone, hospitals reported more than 220 cases of frostbite and hypothermia since Tuesday, when the polar vortex moved in and overnight temperatures plunged to minus 30 (minus 34 Celsius) or lower — with wind chills of minus 50 (minus 45 Celsius) or worse in some areas. Hennepin Healthcare in Minne...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 4, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Formula companies' responsibility for burns awareness - Saghir N, Stallard J, Saghir R, Anwar U.
van Tulleken examines the impact of the formula industry on the medical profession and mothers. We agree with Bob Klaber that manufacturers have considerable influence over mothers and their children at … Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Environmental drivers of fire severity in extreme fire events that affect Mediterranean pine forest ecosystems - Garc ía-Llamas P, Suárez-Seoane S, Taboada A, Fernández-Manso A, Quintano C, Fernández-García V, Fernández-Guisuraga JM, Marcos E, Calvo L.
In this study, we aim to identify the main environmental factors driving fire severity in extreme fire events in Pin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Evaluation of coal bump risk during underground mining: a case study of tabas coal mine - Javadi M, Saeedi G, Shahriar K.
Coal bump [is a seismic jolt occurring within an underground mine due to the explosive collapse of one or more support pillars] is one of the most important hazards for underground miners due to occurrence without warning. This hazard leads to the problems... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Improved spatial organisation of sensor networks to reduce wildfire impact - Budden DM, Zhong X, Almashor M, Steer KCB.
Wildfires are particularly dangerous in areas where communities colocate with regions of dense vegetation. Early detection helps minimise response time and community impact, with networks of wireless sensors widely accepted as the best available early warn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Increasing trends in high-severity fire in the southwestern USA from 1984 to 2015 - Singleton MP, Thode AE, S ánchez Meador AJ, Iniguez JM.
In the last three decades, over 4.1 million hectares have burned in Arizona and New Mexico and the largest fires in documented history have occurred in the past two decades. Changes in burn severity over time, however, have not been well documented in fore... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Interactions between wind and fire disturbance in forests: competing amplifying and buffering effects - Cannon JB, Henderson SK, Bailey MH, Peterson CJ.
Many studies of ecological disturbance highlight the unexpected impact that compounded disturbances have on communities. One of the well-studied mechanisms by which forest wind and fire disturbances interact is that wind damage increases flammable fuels--a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Monitoring and exposure assessment of organophosphorus flame retardants in source and drinking water, Nanjing, China - Liu X, Xiong L, Li D, Chen C, Cao Q.
This study developed a new method to determine the residues of 13 organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs) in drinking water by gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) technique and investigated the chemical distribution in water samples fr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The effects of blast-related neurotrauma on aurally-aided visual search while standing and walking - Brungart D, Kruger SE, Kwiatkowski TJ, Heil TA, Highland KB, Cohen J, Kokx-Ryan MJ, Schurman JR, Zaleski-King AC, Zion DJ.
Service members (SMs) who have suffered mild traumatic brain injury due to blast exposure (b/TBI) often report post-concussive symptoms consistent with auditory, visual, or vestibular impairments even when they score within the normal range on traditional ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The fire station location problem: a literature survey - Aleisa E.
Urban fire causes significant threat to the loss of lives and property. The location of a fire station is critical to reduce response time to incident place and eventually increase possibility of beating life-threatening dangerous flashovers. Fuzzy interna... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

California Search and Rescue Team Member Killed in Crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders. Flash flood warnings were issued for huge swaths of Southern California and forecasters said the system brought more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain at lower elevations and several feet of snow in the mountains, where whiteout conditions closed roads. Photos: Powerful California Storms Wreak Havoc A wind gust in Santa Barbara County topped 80 mph (128 kph) as...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

California Search and Rescue Team Member Killed in Crash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second in a string of powerful storms battered California on Saturday, shutting key highways after water and mud rushed into lanes from bare hillsides in wildfire burn areas where thousands of residents were under evacuation orders. Flash flood warnings were issued for huge swaths of Southern California and forecasters said the system brought more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain at lower elevations and several feet of snow in the mountains, where whiteout conditions closed roads. Photos: Powerful California Storms Wreak Havoc A wind gust in Santa Barbara County topped 80 mph (128 kph) as...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 3, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Burns due to application of raw garlic to the feet as a home remedy for fever - Strickler L, Harjo T.
We present an illustrative case of unintentional burns to the feet of a 15-month-old child following the application of raw garlic as a home remedy for fever. We provide an overview of the historical medicinal uses of garlic as well as its unintended adver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Fire and burn severity assessment: calibration of Relative Differenced Normalized Burn Ratio (RdNBR) with field data - Cardil A, Mola-Yudego B, Bl ázquez-Casado Á, Gonzalez-Olabarria JR.
The assessment of burn severity is highly important in order to describe and measure the effects of fire on vegetation, wildlife habitat and soils. The estimation of burn severity based on remote sensing is a powerful tool that, to be useful, needs to be r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Applying quality improvement methods to neglected conditions: development of the South Asia Burn Registry (SABR) - Zia N, Latif A, Mashreky SR, Al-Ibran E, Hashmi M, Rahman AKMF, Khondoker S, Quraishy MS, Hyder AA.
OBJECTIVE: South Asia has the highest mortality rate from burns in the world. Application of quality improvement methods to burn care can help identify health system gaps. Our overall aim is to introduce a sustainable hospital-based burn registry for resou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Burn-induced neuroepithelial changes as a delayed cause of mortality in major burns: a case report and literature review - Obeid DA, Alhujayri AK, Aldekhayel S.
BACKGROUND: Mortality in major burns is caused mainly by multisystem organ failure. Brain lesions in burn patients are rare and predominantly traumatic in nature. Here, we present an unusual case of burn-induced glioma causing rapid neurological deteriorat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Comparative methods for reconstructing fire histories at the stand scale using charcoal records in peat and mineral soils - Couillard PL, Tremblay J, Lavoie M, Payette S.
Analysis and 14C dating of charcoal fragments ≥2 mm buried in mineral soils make it possible to obtain a stand-scale portrait of Holocene fires that occurred in well-drained, fire-prone environments, as well as changes in forest stand composition over ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Determining burnability: predicting completion rates and coverage of prescribed burns for fuel management - Duff TJ, Cawson JG, Penman TD.
Prescribed burning is a widely used strategy in forested landscapes to reduce the risk from wildfires to human lives and valued assets. The ability for managers to undertake prescribed burns is contingent on fuel, weather and operational constraints. In pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Positive and negative affect in the daily life of World Trade Center responders with PTSD: an ecological momentary assessment study - Dornbach-Bender A, Ruggero CJ, Schuler K, Contractor AA, Waszczuk M, Kleva CS, Bromet E, Luft B, Kotov R.
OBJECTIVE: The ability to experience positive affect (PA) has clinical and quality of life implications, particularly in vulnerable populations such as trauma-exposed disaster responders. Low PA is included in the diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

E-Cigs More Effective Than Nicotine Replacements in Helping Smokers Quit, Study Shows
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Wednesday put to the test a major claim made by e-cigarette makers when the devices first emerged: that electronic cigarettes, which don’t burn tobacco but do still provide a hit of nicotine, can help cigarette smokers to kick the habit. In a rigorous study pitting the battery-powered e-cigs against nicotine replacement therapies like nicotine gums, lozenges, sprays and patches, the researchers found that e-cigs helped smokers to remain abstinent for one year at nearly twice the rate as those using nicotine replacement options. Among 886 smokers who were random...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized e-cigs health onetime Smoking Source Type: news

Opposing reactions in coenzyme A metabolism sensitize Mycobacterium tuberculosis to enzyme inhibition
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the leading infectious cause of death in humans. Synthesis of lipids critical for Mtb’s cell wall and virulence depends on phosphopantetheinyl transferase (PptT), an enzyme that transfers 4'-phosphopantetheine (Ppt) from coenzyme A (CoA) to diverse acyl carrier proteins. We identified a compound that kills Mtb by binding and partially inhibiting PptT. Killing of Mtb by the compound is potentiated by another enzyme encoded in the same operon, Ppt hydrolase (PptH), that undoes the PptT reaction. Thus, loss-of-function mutants of PptH displayed antimicrobial resistance. Our PptT-inhib...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ballinger, E., Mosior, J., Hartman, T., Burns-Huang, K., Gold, B., Morris, R., Goullieux, L., Blanc, I., Vaubourgeix, J., Lagrange, S., Fraisse, L., Sans, S., Couturier, C., Bacque, E., Rhee, K., Scarry, S. M., Aube, J., Yang, G., Ouerfelli, O., Schnappin Tags: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Is Breakfast Really Good For You? Here ’s What the Science Says
You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But you’ve also probably heard that it’s fine to skip. A new research review published in The BMJ only adds to the debate: It analyzed 13 breakfast studies and found that eating a morning meal was not a reliable way to lose weight, and that skipping breakfast likely does not lead to weight gain. So should you say goodbye to your eggs and toast? Here’s what the science says about breakfast. Does eating breakfast help you lose weight? The weight-loss question has been central to the breakfast debate for years, in part because several h...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Hospitalisations with burns in children younger than five years in Portugal, 2011-2015 - Santos JV, Viana J, Oliveira A, Ramalho A, Sousa-Teixeira J, Duke J, Amarante J, Freitas A.
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric population still represents a high burden of hospitalisations among burns inpatients. Children under five years old have a distinct aetiology distribution comparing to other age groups, representing in Portugal a fifth of all hospi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Opioid creep in burn center discharge regimens: doubled amounts and complexity of narcotic prescriptions over seven years - Tully A, Anderson L, Adams W, Mosier MJ.
Prescription opioid misuse is an epidemic international health crisis. Although burn providers are increasingly mindful of balancing pain relief with risk of opioid dependence, several burn centers have noticed their patients are still receiving an increas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Epidemiology and cost of burns in emergency department during Syrian civil war - Kuvandik G, Ucar E, Karakus A.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to emphasize the importance of regional hospitals' capacities and emergency services for burn patients in war and disaster situations, in addition to assessing the costs and clinical situations of seriously burned patients who have com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Hydrological and geochemical responses of fire in a shallow cave system - Bian F, Coleborn K, Flemons I, Baker A, Treble PC, Hughes CE, Baker A, Andersen MS, Tozer MG, Duan W, Fogwill CJ, Fairchild IJ.
The influence of wildfire on surface soil and hydrology has been widely investigated, while its impact on the karst vadose zone is still poorly understood. A moderate to severe experimental fire was conducted on a plot (10  m × 10 m) above the shal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The clinical toxicology of sodium hypochlorite - Slaughter RJ, Watts M, Vale JA, Grieve JR, Schep LJ.
The objective is to review critically the epidemiology, mechanisms of toxicity, clinical features, diagnosis, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Identifying areas for improvement in paediatric trauma care in NSW Australia using a clinical, system and human factors peer-review tool - Curtis K, Kennedy B, Holland AJA, Tall G, Smith H, Soundappan SSV, Burns B, Mitchell RJ, Wilson K, Loudfoot A, Dinh M, Lyons T, Gillen T, Dickinson S.
This study aimed to review paediatric trauma cases across the most populous Australian State to identif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

A wearable origami-like paper-based electrochemical biosensor for sulfur mustard detection - Colozza N, Kehe K, Dionisi G, Popp T, Tsoutsoulopoulos A, Steinritz D, Moscone D, Arduini F.
The synthesis and employment of volatile toxic compounds as chemical weapons with a large-scale destructive power has introduced a new insidious threat over the last century. In this framework, the development of wearable sensing tools represents a critica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Assessment of factors driving high fire severity potential and classification in a Mediterranean pine ecosystem - Mitsopoulos I, Chrysafi I, Bountis D, Mallinis G.
Fire severity is an increasingly critical issue for forest managers for estimating fire impacts. Estimating high fire severity potential and accurate classification between fire severity levels are essential for integrated fire management planning in fire ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Protective effects of polydatin against sulfur mustard-induced hepatic injury - Zhang H, Chen Y, Pei Z, Gao H, Shi W, Sun M, Xu Q, Zhao J, Meng W, Xiao K.
Sulfur mustard (SM) is a chemical warfare agent that was applied in a series of military conflicts and still poses a severe threat to civilians and military personnel. Although the cellular and molecular mechanisms of SM toxicity are still not fully unders... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The Checkup: Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Opioids for Children
Experts say opioids are sometimes warranted for kids, in cases like severe burns or major trauma. But doctors should prescribe carefully, and parents should never keep leftovers in the house. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Opioids and Opiates Children and Childhood Addiction (Psychology) Drug Abuse and Traffic Parenting Anesthesia and Anesthetics Source Type: news

Artificial skin could give superhuman perception
(University of Connecticut) A new type of sensor could lead to artificial skin that someday helps burn victims 'feel' and safeguards the rest of us. UConn researchers wanted to create a sensor that can mimic the   sensing   properties of skin. Such a sensor would need to be able to detect pressure, temperature, and vibration. But why limit it? Perhaps it could do other things too. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fitness trackers 'overestimate' calorie burning
Products such as Fitbits overestimate the amount of calories burned while walking, research finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Jersey Taps Cannabis For Opioid Abuse Not A Moment Too Soon
Gov. Murphy's decision to make opioid dependence a qualifying condition for medical marijuana follows years of uncertainty and rising overdose in New Jersey and New York; here's a look back at some of the region's worst hurdles. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news