Feb 22 2019 This Week in Cardiology Feb 22 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Factor Xa reversal agent Andexa, PTSD, gender transition hormones and CVD, primary care physician shortage, and a commentary from a young interventional cardiologist are discussed this week.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

The effect of prenatal stress on cooperation: evidence from violent conflict in Uganda - Cecchi F, Duchoslav J.
Are preferences endogenously determined in the womb? We play a public goods game with Ugandan children born during a conflict characterised by high civilian victimisation. Children whose caregivers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MRC-funded research reveals extent of trauma and PTSD in young people
MRC-funded research from King’s College London suggests one in 13 young people in the UK have had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) before reaching age 18. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 22, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18'
Researchers say, with many young people not receiving support, the study should be a "wake-up call". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children as young as TWELVE attempt suicide after study finds one in 13 youngsters develop PTSD
The figures, from King's College London, are some of the first to highlight the extent of trauma on young people's state of mental health. The large study is a 'wake-up call', researchers said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterans with PTSD have stronger bonds with service dogs than average person, study says
New research shows that service dogs and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder have an unusually strong connection, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Beware Of Blood Transfusions from Young People To Stop Aging
Sellers of such " young blood " plasma transfusions have claimed that they can " treat " normal aging, memory loss, dementia, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, or post-traumatic stress disorder. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA: Why You Should Not Pay For Blood from Young People To Combat Aging
Sellers of such " young blood " plasma transfusions have claimed that they can " treat " normal aging, memory loss, dementia, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, or post-traumatic stress disorder. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD
New research suggests that practicing transcendental meditation over approximately 3 months can effectively fight symptoms of PTSD and improve depression. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

FDA Warns Against Using Young Blood As Medical Treatment
(CNN) — Wannabe vampires, beware: The US Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday against using plasma infusions from young blood donors to ward off the effects of normal aging as well as other more serious conditions. Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, contains proteins that help clot blood. The infusions are promoted to treat a variety of conditions, including normal aging and memory loss as well as serious conditions such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. “There is no proven clinical benefit of infusion of plasma from young donors to cure, mitigate, t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Blood Donations CNN Source Type: news

Commonly-prescribed blood-pressure drug may combat PTSD
A study by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China found the hypertension drug losartan - also known by its brand name Cozaar - helps people sweat less when faced with a fear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EMS Today 2019: Let the Learning Begin
There are a variety of educational opportunities to take advantage of at EMS Today. Clarion Fire & Rescue Group Executive Editor Diane Rothschild polled EMS Today instructors to find out why their class topic is important; what their message is to their students; and what they consider to be hot, emerging topics in the EMS arena. Here are excerpts from their responses. SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM EMS TODAY 2019>> Mike Taigman is teaching “Ask a Quality Expert” and “From a Vision to Reality: EMS Agenda 2050.” He has been teaching quality improvement in EMS since 1988 and has taught at between...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 19, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Patient Care EMS Today Source Type: news

FDA warns consumers against ‘young blood’ plasma infusions for dementia, PTSD and other conditions
The Food and Drug Administration urges consumers to avoid clinics selling plasma treatments from young donors that purportedly treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other conditions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Biotech CEO takes aim at Pentagon for not funding PTSD drug
The head of a small biotech firm had sharp words for the Pentagon over its lack of financial support for research into an experimental PTSD drug. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A nurse practitioner-led intervention for runaway adolescents who have been sexually assaulted or sexually exploited: effects on trauma symptoms, suicidality, and self-injury - Bounds DT, Edinburgh LD, Fogg LF, Saeywc EM.
BACKGROUND: Adolescent victims of sexual assault and exploitation suffer significant mental health distress including PTSD, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and attempts. OBJECTIVE: This longitudinal observational study investigated the Runaway Interv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces PTSD in South African college students
(Maharishi University of Management) A study published in Psychological Reports showed that after 3.5 months of practicing Transcendental Meditation (TM), most of the 34 tertiary-level students at Maharishi Institute (MI) -- all of whom were initially diagnosed with PTSD by mental health professionals -- went below clinical thresholds as measured by standard assessments. Students also experienced relief from depression. A comparison group from University of Johannesburg (UJ) with the same diagnosis received no treatment and showed no change in their symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Incoherent testimony from sexually abused children with PTSD can indicate credibility
(Elsevier) Age and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are key factors that affect how coherently sexually abused children are able to recount traumatic events, according to a new study published in the journal Heliyon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Former first responder creates equine therapy program to help others with PTSD
A former first responder with PTSD is spearheading an equine therapy program to support others with workplace-caused trauma. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

"It doesn't freak us out the way it used to": an evaluation of the domestic violence enhanced home visitation program to inform practice and policy screening for IPV - Burnett C, Crowder J, Bacchus LJ, Schminkey D, Bullock L, Sharps P, Campbell J.
The Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation (DOVE) intervention used in the Perinatal Nurse Home Visiting Intervention Enhanced With mHealth Technology (RCT: R01HD071771) is a nurse-lead evidenced-based intervention that has been shown to decrease viole... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A mixed methods study of satisfaction with justice and desire for revenge in survivors of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York City's World Trade Center - Ayvaci ER, Pollio DE, Sonis J, Bhatti SM, North CS.
This study used mixed methods to investigate satisfaction with justice and desire for revenge in a sample of employees from New York City agencies affected by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. METHODS: A volunteer sample of 196... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A physiologically based approach to prescribing exercise following a sport-related concussion - Worts PR, Burkhart SO, Kim JS.
Clinical management of concussion has evolved over the last 20  years, and complete cognitive and physical rest remains a common clinical recommendation. The duration of rest may vary widely, from 24-48 h to several weeks or until the patient's symptoms h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Airbag cover impact: a rarely seen reason for mandibular defects - Ak şam E, Sönmez E, Karaaslan Ö, Durgun M.
Airbags and seatbelts are among the primary means of preventing severe injuries after motor vehicle accidents. Nonetheless, many studies have examined injuries that were related to airbag deployment. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of multi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

American firearm homicides: the impact of your neighbors - Olson EJ, Hoofnagle M, Kaufman EJ, Schwab CW, Reilly PM, Seamon MJ.
BACKGROUND: Restrictive firearm legislation has correlated with decreased overall firearm fatality rates, but not with firearm related homicide or firearm mortality among Black Americans. We hypothesized that firearm trafficking from states with less restr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An exploratory study of police officers: low compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue - Grant HB, Lavery CF, Decarlo J.
Background: Compassion fatigue, or the physical, mental, and emotional state experienced by professionals that assist others in distress, has been well documented in several caring professions such as nurses, firefighters, and emergency medical tech... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Animal models of post-traumatic stress disorder and novel treatment targets - Aspesi D, Pinna G.
Understanding the neurobiological basis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is fundamental to accurately diagnose this neuropathology and offer appropriate treatment options to patients. The lack of pharmacological effects, too often observed with the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Asian American women sexual assault survivors' choice of coping strategies: the role of post-assault cognitive responses - Tsong Y, Ullman SE.
This study e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bilateral anterior column acetabulum fracture following road traffic accident: a rare presentation - Ingle M, Bhalotia A, Chandele V.
INTRODUCTION: Bilateral anterior column acetabulum fractures in literature have been reported due to osteoporosis and seizure disorders. Very few cases have been reported after road traffic accident (RTA) and that too in a young patient without osteoporosi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

California's wildcat sedans: 1917-42 challenging transportation regulated monopoly - Thompson GL, Bellamy-Sankar D.
During the interwar period, illegal shared ride sedans (known as 'wildcat sedans') appealed to a significant fraction of travellers between Los Angeles and San Francisco, defying California's ethos of regulated rail and bus monopolies. Several historians d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Case report on the multiple pathways to posttraumatic stress disorder following suicide - Padoan CS, Cardoso TA, Martini M, Farias CA, Contessa JC, Magalh ães PVDS.
Trauma pathology is not only a sum of risk factors, but emerges as a result of complex causal interaction. The case presented here illustrates the pathway from suicide exposure to the development of fully-fledged treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Concussion part II: Rehabilitation - The need for a multifaceted approach - Schneider KJ.
INTRODUCTION: While most individuals recover in the initial days to weeks following a concussion, in up to 30% of cases symptoms and functional limitations may persist beyond the initial four weeks. There is emerging evidence that multifaceted physiotherap... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Early FAST examinations during resuscitation may compromise trauma outcomes - Kleinman J, Inaba K, Pott E, Matsushima K, Demetriades D, Strumwasser A.
Focused assessment with Sonography for trauma (FAST) examination is essential to trauma triage. We sought to determine whether FASTs completed early in sequencing portend worse outcomes. A two-year review (2014-2015) of all trauma activations at our Level ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Empathic differences in men who witnessed animal abuse: "dissociation effect" between cognitive and affective empathy - Daly B, Morton LL.
This study draws on diverse research results from investigating the relationship between experiences with nonhuman animal abuse and empathy. We examined whether 108 men with a history of animal abuse showed differences between cognitive (perspective-taking... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in Oltenia Region: a retrospective study - Zoril ă AL, Zorilă MV, Țolescu RȘ, Zăvoi RE, Cernea D.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a common cause of presentation in the emergency room and is considered a major health problem all over the world. Our study objective was to provide a regional perspective from a county hospital regarding epidemiolog... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Equine-related eye injury: a case report of globe rupture and vision loss in a post-stroke hippotherapy patient - Chang LY, Chang SM, Andrews L, Saeedi O.
INTRODUCTION: Hippotherapy has recently emerged as a horse-based rehabilitative therapy to improve balance, coordination, and strength in patients with a wide range of medical conditions. Although several studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in rest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

First step toward a better trauma management: initial results of the Northern Izmir Trauma Registry System for children - Öztan MO, Anil M, Anil AB, Yaldız D, Uz İ, Turgut A, Köse I, Acar K, Sofuoglu T, Akbulut G.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is an important health problem in children, and improvement in national trauma care is only possible through the knowledge gathered from trauma registry systems. This information is not available in our country, because there is no curre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Growing evidence linking violence, trauma to heart disease - Kuehn BM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Helicopter transport use for trauma patients is decreasing significantly nationwide but remains overutilized - Dhillon NK, Linaval NT, Patel KA, Colovos C, Ko A, Margulies DR, Ley EJ, Barmparas G.
Rapid transfer of trauma patients to a trauma center for definitive management is essential to increase survival. The utilization of helicopter transportation for this purpose remains heavily debated. The purpose of this study was to characterize the trend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How does early decompressive craniectomy influence the intracranial volume relationship in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients? - Jasielski P, Czernicki Z, D ąbrowski P, Koszewski W, Rojkowski R.
BACKGROUND: Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a common neurosurgical procedure involving the removal of part of the skull vault combined with subsequent duroplasty. The goal of DC is to produce extra space for the swollen brain and/or to reduce intracrania... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Incidence, etiology, and patterns of maxillofacial traumas in Syrian patients in Hatay, Turkey: a 3 year retrospective study - Arl ı C, Ozkan M, Karakus A.
This study aimed to assess the demographics, clinical features, and treatment costs of maxillofacial trauma cases referred to our hospital during the Syrian civil war. METHODS: The study included 80 cases of maxillofacial trauma. Patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malaysian nurses' attitudes toward suicide and suicidal patients: a multisite study - Siau CS, Wee LH, Adnan TH, Yeoh SH, Perialathan K, Wahab S.
The aim of this study was to examine Malaysian nurses' attitudes toward suicide. Nurses from five hospitals participated in this study. Studying the attitudes of nurses toward suicidal patients and its application to nursing professional development practi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Moral injury - fides et ratio - out in the open - Hoffman WW.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neighborhood environment, self-rated health and quality of life in Latin America - Gomez LF, Soto-Salazar C, Guerrero J, Garcia M, Parra DC.
To conduct a systematic review examining the associations between neighborhood environments and self-rated health (SRH) and health-related quality of life (HR-QOL) in the urban context of Latin America. We conducted a structured search of quantitative stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Outcomes of traumatic brain injury: the prognostic accuracy of various scores and models - Charry JD, Navarro-Parra S, Solano J, Moscote-Salazar L.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a worldwide health problem, and is a pathology that causes significant mortality and disability in Latin America. Different scores and prognostic models have been developed in order to predict the neurological ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Quality of life, work motivation, burn-out and stress perceptions benefits of a stress management program by autogenic training for emergency room staff: a pilot study - Caponnetto P, Magro R, Inguscio L, Cannella MC.
Emergency room have particularly stressful work situations. Emergency room personnel cope with stressors on a daily basis. These stressors can be risks factor for burn out and for reduced quality of life and work motivation. Emergency room staff of one of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk factors for complications and adverse outcomes in polytrauma patients with associated upper extremity injuries - Allemann F, Heining S, Zelle B, Probst C, Pape HC.
BACKGROUND: In terms of upper extremity fractures by patients with multiple injuires, a lot of studies have assessed the functional outcome following trauma to have less favorable outcomes in regards to functional recovery. We tested the hypothesis that di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Social death as gendered genocide: the fate of women and children - Steinberg N.
This paper uses two contemporary ethnic genocides to underscore the impacts of war on women described in biblical texts, particularly Num. 31:17-18, Judges 21, and Deuteronomy 21. The analysis uncovers gendered patterns of warfare aimed at group annihilati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The impact of the long-lasting socioeconomic crisis in Greece - Stylianidis S, Souliotis K.
Since 2009, Greece has experienced a long-lasting socioeconomic crisis that has had substantial consequences on the health and mental health of the population. Unemployment, financial hardship and income loss constitute the hallmarks of the socioeconomic l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The predictive value of triage early warning score (TEWS) on mortality of trauma patients presenting to the Emergency Department - Torun G, Durak VA.
INTRODUCTION: Posttraumatic injuries are among the most frequent reasons of admission to emergency room services (ERs). In the first assessment of the cases, ATLS protocols recommends use of triage decision scheme consisting of parametres of abnormal physi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The role of tonic immobility and control in the development of intrusive memories after experimental trauma - Kuiling JME, Klaassen F, Hagenaars MA.
Tonic immobility (TI; state of motor inhibition during threat) has been implicated in the onset of intrusive trauma memories, while controllability was associated with reduced anxiety. The present study investigated the interaction between TI and control i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Understanding the impact of community on the experience of suicide within the Lao community: an expansion of the cultural model of suicide - Yang LH, Lam J, Vega E, Martinez M, Botcheva L, Hong JE, Chu J, Lewis SE.
This study used the cultural model of suicide to examine the experience of suicide for a Lao ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news