Swimming, walking or lifting weights in the gym 'treats high blood pressure as well as drugs'
The researchers, led by academics at the London School of Economics and Stanford University in the US, pooled the results of 391 trials, involving 39,700 people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A comparative analysis of the injury patterns and in-hospital mortality rates of belted and unbelted motor-vehicle occupants - Puerto Rico, January 2000 to December 2014 - Layrisse V, Garc ía-Rodríguez O, Ramos-Meléndez E, Rodríguez-Ortiz P.
OBJECTIVE: Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) constitute a leading source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Seatbelt use has been associated with reduced mortality in MVCs. In Puerto Rico, the impact of seatbelt use on MVC deaths has not been evaluated, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Admission rates in emergency departments in Geneva during tennis broadcasting: a retrospective study - Correia JC, Braillard O, Combescure C, Gerstel E, Spechbach H.
BACKGROUND: Literature provides mixed results regarding the influence of large-scale sporting events on emergency department attendance. To contribute to the research on the subject, we sought to evaluate whether the broadcasting of major tennis tournament... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Aviation and procedural medicine - Selby JB, Thompson A.
Aviation and medicine are two complex fields involving many interdependent steps where problems can occur. When they inevitably do the outcome can be catastrophic, leading to injury or even loss of life. While both professions have made great strides to re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Biological risk in agriculture and construction workplaces: a survey on perception, knowledge and prevention measures - Tamburro M, Anzelmo V, Bianco P, Sammarco ML, Ripabelli G.
OBJECTIVES: Despite the potential presence in many workplaces, biological risk is little known and largely underestimated, except in healthcare environments. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate perception, knowledge and behaviors adopted for protection and pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Breaking the cycle: understanding the needs of women involved in the criminal justice system and the role of mentoring in promoting desistance - Singh S, Cale J, Armstrong K.
An increasingly popular gender-specific intervention to assist women involved in the criminal justice system (e.g., ex-prisoners) is mentoring. However, despite the growing popularity of mentoring, there is a dearth of literature that has explored the inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Burn Bright I: reflections on the burnout epidemic (Part one of a two-part series) - Ranjbar N, Ricker M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Challenges and demand for modeling disorders of consciousness following traumatic brain injury - O'Donnell JC, Browne KD, Kilbaugh TJ, Chen HI, Whyte J, Cullen DK.
Following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), many patients experience coma - an unresponsive state lacking wakefulness or awareness. Coma rarely lasts more than two weeks, and emergence involves passing through a state of wakefulness without awareness of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Considerations in traumatic brain injury in the emergency department - Ruibal-Suarez JC, Rodr íguez Adrada E, Gil V, Gil A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: es... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cost Effectiveness of Biomarker Screening for Traumatic Brain Injury - Su YS, Schuster JM, Smith DH, Stein SC.
Intracranial hemorrhage after traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be life threatening and requires prompt diagnosis. CT scans are a rapid and accurate way to evaluate for hemorrhage. However, in patients with mild and moderate TBI, in whom the incidence of in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of social inequalites in health of road accident victims in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Bonnet E, Fillol A, Nikiema A, Lechat L, Tall M, Da SC, Ridde V.
INTRODUCTION: Each year, more than 1.2 million deaths in the world are due to road accidents. It is the leading cause of mortality in young people between the ages of 15 and 29 years. Road accidents and associated injuries have a major impact on health ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Australian Trauma Registry - Fitzgerald MC, Curtis K, Cameron PA, Ford JE, Howard TS, Crozier JA, Fitzgerald A, Gruen RL, Pollard C.
INTRODUCTION: Injuries are a major cause of disability and lost productivity. The case for a national trauma registry has been recognized by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and at a policy level. BACKGROUND: The need ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Road traffic injuries in Uganda: pre-hospital care time intervals from crash scene to hospital and related factors by the Uganda Police - Bayiga Zziwa E, Muhumuza C, Muni KM, Atuyambe L, Bachani AM, Kobusingye OC.
A cross-sectional survey was conducted to collect primary data prospectively on pre-hospital care time intervals of Road Traffic Crash (RTC) victims that had been rescued by the Uganda police and to determine what factors were related to those intervals. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Streamlining pre- and intra-hospital care for patients with severe trauma: a white paper from the European Critical Care Foundation - Longrois D, Maegele M, Bersini H, Crooks G, Hubloue I, Now é A, Rimensberger PC, Sabbe M, Tilsed J, Vandemeulebroucke J, Verhelst W, Vincent JL.
PURPOSE: Major trauma remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed and developing world. In 2013, nearly 5  million people worldwide died from their injuries, and almost 1 billion individuals sustained injuries that warranted so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Undocumented adult migrants in Sweden: mental health and associated factors - Andersson LMC, Hjern A, Ascher H.
BACKGROUND: Undocumented migrants (UMs) in Europe constitute a heterogeneous group. They are typically in a vulnerable and marginalised situation, since most of them have exhausted their options for gaining asylum and protection from war and persecution, m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Researchers develop global checklist for hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) Researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy (CDDEP), in collaboration with researchers at the Universit é de Lorraine, the Qatar Foundation, and the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), developed the Checklist for Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programming (CHASP). CHASP was based on an expert panel's review of published scientific research and existing checklists including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, and was published in the journal Clinical Micr...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Association between conventional bicycle helmet use and facial injuries after bicycle crashes - Benjamin T, Hills NK, Knott PD, Murr AH, Seth R.
IMPORTANCE: Bicycling is an increasingly common activity in the United States that is often associated with fall injuries to the head and face. Although helmets lessen head injury, their role in reducing facial injuries is less clear; therefore, it is impo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Development of injury risk models to guide CT evaluation in the emergency department after motor vehicle collisions - Hartka T, Glass G, Kao C, McMurry T.
OBJECTIVE: The clinical evaluation of motor vehicle collision (MVC) victims is challenging and commonly relies on computed tomography (CT) to detect internal injuries. CT scans are financially expensive and each scan exposes the patient to additional ioniz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Helping or heightening vulnerability? Midwives as arbiters of risk for women experiencing self-directed violence in urban Sri Lanka - Palfreyman A.
The response of midwives to women engaging in self-directed violence (SDV) may affect women's care and outcomes. The author explored midwives' understanding of SDV through semi-structured focus groups and in-depth interviews with 11 Public Health Midwives ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Identifying clinical complexity in patients affected by severe acquired brain injury in neurorehabilitation: a cross sectional survey - Scarponi F, Zampolini M, Zucchella C, Bargellesi S, Fassio C, Pistoia F, Bartolo M.
BACKGROUND: Literature shows that occurrence of comorbidities in people with severe acquired brain injury (sABI) is a common problem in rehabilitation stay. Consequently, patients could require an increase of interventions for diagnosis and treatment of cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mental health, violence and psychological coercion among female and male trafficking survivors in the greater Mekong sub-region: a cross-sectional study - Iglesias-Rios L, Harlow SD, Burgard SA, Kiss L, Zimmerman C.
BACKGROUND: Human trafficking is a pervasive global crime with important public health implications that entail fundamental human rights violations in the form of severe exploitation, violence and coercion. Sex-specific associations between types of violen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Military-related risk factors in female veterans and risk of dementia - Yaffe K, Lwi SJ, Hoang TD, Xia F, Barnes DE, Maguen S, Peltz CB.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether diagnoses of traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression, alone or in combination, increase dementia risk among older female veterans. METHODS: This cohort study included data f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nationwide risk factors for hospital readmission for subsequent injury after motor vehicle crashes - Parreco J, Eidelson SA, Revell S, Zakrison TL, Schulman CI, Rattan R.
OBJECTIVE: Some drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes across the United States may be identified as at risk of subsequent injury by a similar mechanism. The purpose of this study was to perform a national review of the risk factors for hospitalization ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Outcomes and return to sport after pectoralis major tendon repair: a systematic review - Yu J, Zhang C, Horner N, Ayeni OR, Leroux T, Alolabi B, Khan M.
CONTEXT:: Pectoralis major tendon ruptures are becoming increasingly common due to the growing prevalence of active lifestyles. Studies investigating the efficacy of pectoralis major tendon repair have limited sample sizes and offer mixed results, while ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The ability of the ICD-AIS map to identify seriously injured patients in road traffic accidents-a study from Finland - Airaksinen N, Nurmi-L üthje I, Kröger H, Lüthje P.
OBJECTIVE: In Finland, the severity of road traffic injuries is determined using the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Finnish Modification (ICD-10-FM) injury codes from Finnish Hospital Discharge data and the automatic conversion to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A randomized controlled trial of a transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral intervention for Afro-descendants' survivors of systemic violence in Colombia - Bonilla-Escobar FJ, Fandi ño-Losada A, Martínez-Buitrago DM, Santaella-Tenorio J, Tobón-García D, Muñoz-Morales EJ, Escobar-Roldán ID, Babcock L, Duarte-Davidson E, Bass JK, Murray LK, Dorsey S, Gutiérrez-Martínez MI, Bolton P.
BACKGROUND: Exposure to violence has negative consequences on mental health. Armed-conflict in Colombia has widely affected Afro-descendants in the Pacific region. Evidence regarding effectiveness of mental health interventions is lacking in low-income set... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A rare case of an adult traumatic bicycle handlebar hernia: a case report and review of the literature - Hefny AF, Jagdish J, Salim ENA.
The term handlebar hernia had been applied to describe the traumatic hernia that result from a handlebar-like blunt objects. The force of the blunt trauma is insufficient to breach the elastic skin, yet, it can cause abdominal wall musculature disruption. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Professional soccer players' return to play and performance after operative repair of achilles tendon rupture - Trofa DP, Noback PC, Caldwell JE, Miller JC, Greisberg JK, Ahmad CS, Vosseller JT.
BACKGROUND: The majority of Achilles tendon ruptures are sports related; however, no investigation has examined the impact of surgical repair for complete ruptures on professional soccer players. PURPOSE: To examine the return to play, playing time... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Protective factors associated with fewer generalized anxiety disorder symptoms among women exposed to intimate partner violence - Schaefer LM, Howell KH, Thurston IB, Kaufman CC, Hasselle AJ.
This study evaluated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Red blood cell distribution width as a predictor of long-term mortality in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning - Sunman H, Çimen T, Erat M, Yayla KG, Efe TH, Ozkan S, Arslan ED, Açıkel S.
OBJECTIVES: Elevated red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is an independent prognostic factor for cardiovascular events that are major causes of mortality in patients with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Due to the limited number of studies, we aimed to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relationship between treatment and period of absence among employees on sick leave due to mental disease - Muramatsu K, Fujino Y, Kubo T, Otani M, Matsuda S.
This study used health insurance claims data to examine the relationship between the length of sick leave and treatment administered to employees who received middle- to long-term accident and sickness benefits for ≥91 d due to mood disorders, anxiety, a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Relative cost effectiveness of in-person and internet interventions for relationship distress - Georgia Salivar EJ, Rothman K, Roddy MK, Doss BD.
While the efficacy of couple therapy has been repeatedly demonstrated, most distressed couples do not seek treatment. To improve reach and overcome barriers to therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT) was translated into a web-based program, O... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk of falls among patients admitted to a medical-surgical ward. Analysis of 376 medical records - Aliaga B, Molina N, Noguera M, Espinoza P, S ánchez S, Lara B, Carrasco M, Eymin G.
BACKGROUND: Detecting patients at risk of falls during hospital stay is of utmost importance to implement preventive measures. AIM: To determine the frequency of patients with a high risk of falls admitted to a medical-surgical ward. To assess the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Road deaths relating to the attendance of medical appointments in Queensland - Greenup EP, Potts BA.
This study sought to estimate and observe the risks imposed on patients as they travel to hospital for referred treatment. Factors such as distance and remoteness were compared to understand how they affect this risk.Methods This st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

States of mourning: a quantitative analysis of national mournings across european countries - Rusu MS.
This study investigates the 327 national mournings observed across European countries between... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suspiciously slow: timed digit span as an embedded performance validity measure in a sample of veterans with mTBI - Gabel NM, Waldron-Perrine B, Spencer RJ, Pangilinan PH, Hale AC, Bieliauskas LA.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the utility of Timed Digit Span (TDS) as an embedded performance validity test (PVT) in a sample of veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). We hypothesize that TDS will predict PVT failure on an established stand-alone measu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Validation study of the Functional Assessment Scale for Acute Hamstring injuries in Spanish professional soccer players - Hern ández-Sanchez S, Korakakis V, Malliaropoulos N, Moreno-Perez V.
OBJECTIVE:: To cross-culturally adapt and validate the Functional Assessment Scale for acute hamstring injury for professional Spanish-speaking soccer players. DESIGN:: Clinical measurement study. Cross-cultural adaptation was conducted following i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"My sister is the one that made me stay above water": how social supports are maintained and strained when survivors of intimate partner violence reside in emergency shelter programs - Stylianou AM, Counselman-Carpenter E, Redcay A.
While social support is critical in helping intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors heal and build hope, social isolation is a frequent experience for survivors. For survivors residing in domestic violence (DV) emergency shelters, the isolation from soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A naturalistic study of racial disparities in diagnoses at an outpatient behavioral health clinic - Gara MA, Minsky S, Silverstein SM, Miskimen T, Strakowski SM.
OBJECTIVE:: The authors examined electronic medical record (EMR) outpatient data to determine whether African Americans with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder were more likely than non-Latino whites to screen positive for major depression. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Group differences among caregivers of civilians and service members or veterans with traumatic brain injury - Keatley E, Hanks R, Sander AM, Kratz AL, Tulsky DS, Ianni P, Miner J, Carlozzi NE.
OBJECTIVE: To examine group differences among caregivers of service members/veterans (SMVs) and civilians with traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: An observational research study examining the group differences between caregivers of SMVs and civi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Identifying the pathways required for coping behaviours associated with sustained pain - Huang T, Lin SH, Malewicz NM, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Goulding M, LaMotte RH, Ma Q.
Animals and humans display two types of response to noxious stimuli. The first includes reflexive defensive responses that prevent or limit injury; a well-known example of these responses is the quick withdrawal of one's hand upon touching a hot object. Wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Low rates of return to preinjury sport after bilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction - Webster KE, Feller JA, Kimp AJ, Whitehead TS.
BACKGROUND:: Patients with bilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries tend to report worse results in terms of knee function and quality of life as compared with those with unilateral injury. There are limited data regarding return to preinjury sp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Low-velocity gunshot injuries to the femur: what is the utility of stabilizing incomplete fractures? - Nguyen MP, Prayson N, Vallier HA.
INTRODUCTION: Extremity involvement is common among nonfatal gunshot injuries. Most of these injuries are low energy in nature and may be associated with fractures. Although displaced fractures of lower extremity long bones are often treated surgically, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malingering in the psychiatric emergency department: prevalence, predictors, and outcomes - Rumschik SM, Appel JM.
This study analyzed characteristics of malingering and patient disposition in a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Perspectives on a stage-based treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder among dialectical behavior therapy consumers in public mental health settings - Harned MS, Schmidt SC.
Difficulties with consumer engagement are a common barrier to implementing trauma-focused evidence-based psychotherapies (TF-EBPs). Potential methods of increasing engagement include utilizing a stage-based treatment approach, and involving consumers in im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Predictive capability of the injury severity score versus the new injury severity score in the categorization of the severity of trauma patients: a cross-sectional observational study - Abajas Bustillo R, Amo Seti én FJ, Ortego Mate MDC, Seguí Gómez M, Durá Ros MJ, Leal Costa C.
PURPOSE: The AIS scale is a measurement tool for single injuries. The ISS is considered the gold standard for determining the severity of injured patients, and the NISS was developed to improve the ISS with respect to loss of information, as well as to fac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The impact of non-thermal injuries in combined burn trauma: a retrospective analysis over the past 35 years - Getzmann JM, Slankamenac K, Sprengel K, Mannil L, Giovanoli P, Plock JA.
INTRODUCTION: Combined burn trauma is rather uncommon and frequently difficult to manage. Historically combined burn trauma contributed to high mortality rates in severely injured patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence, mechanis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A review on ingested cyanide: risks, clinical presentation, diagnostics, and treatment challenges - Hendry-Hofer TB, Ng PC, Witeof AE, Mahon SB, Brenner M, Boss GR, Bebarta VS.
Cyanide, a metabolic poison, is a rising chemial threat and ingestion is the most common route of exposure. Terrorist organizations have threatened to attack the USA and international food and water supplies. The toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics of oral c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Comparison of trauma outcomes between Japan and the USA using national trauma registries - Matsumoto S, Jung K, Smith A, Yamazaki M, Kitano M, Coimbra R.
BACKGROUND: The National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) has served as a global benchmark for trauma care quality and outcomes. Herein, we compared patient characteristics, trauma management, and outcomes between Japanese emergency and critical care centers and US... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evidence of actigraphic and subjective sleep disruption following mild traumatic brain injury - Raikes AC, Satterfield BC, Killgore WDS.
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are frequently associated with long-term, self-reported sleep disruption. OBJECTIVE corroboration of these self-reports is sparse and limited by small sample sizes. The purpose of this stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news