Step-downs reduce workers' compensation payments to encourage return to work: are they effective? - Lane TJ, Sheehan L, Gray SE, Beck D, Collie A.
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether step-downs, which cut the rate of compensation paid to injured workers after they have been on benefits for several months, are effective as a return to work incentive. METHODS: We aggregated administrative claims da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Survival after abdominal impalement with a diver's harpoon - Djelti A, Jneid H.
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal impalement by spear is fortunately exceptional. In the literature, only twenty cases have been so far reported. In most cases, transfixing wounds result in serious visceral and/or vascular lesions with a high risk of mortality. Thos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relationship between passenger vehicle occupant injury outcomes and vehicle age or model year in police-reported crashes - Liu C, Subramanian R.
This study examines the relationship between passenger vehicle occupant injury severity outcomes and the vehicle age or model year (MY) in police-reported crashes. It shows that occupants of older model year vehicles and higher vehicle age had a higher per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The role of social support in treatment seeking among soldiers - Black KJ, Britt TW, Zinzow HM, Pury CLS, Cheung JH.
Many military personnel experience mental health problems, but do not seek professional treatment for their symptoms. The present study examined how support for seeking treatment from family members and friends, unit members, and leaders relate to soldiers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

For Mental Health Providers: Working with Patients Affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak
Source: National Center for PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder] [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs]. Published: 4/2020. This web page provides guidance for mental health providers about how to talk with patients about COVID-19, considerations about how to modify treatments, and a framework to help patients manage COVID-19 reactions. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

KSADS-COMP with COVID-Specific PTSD Trauma Screen Items
Source: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Published: 4/2020. The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School-Aged Children (KSADS) is a widely used and well validated diagnostic interview for children and adolescents. The PTSD trauma screen items from the KSADS-COMP have been revised to capture COVID-19-specific traumas. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Coach App
Source: National Center for PTSD [Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder] [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs]. Published: 4/2020. This app was created for everyone, including veterans and service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Features include education about coping during the pandemic, tools for self-care and to improve emotional well-being, trackers to check your mood and measure your growth toward personal goals, and graphs to visualize progress over time. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tip Sheet for Helping Victims of Mass Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Target Audience: Victim Service Providers
Source: National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC). Published: 4/2020. The purpose of this two-page tip sheet is to assist Victim Service Providers in helping victims during the COVID-19 pandemic, which may cause new symptoms of post-traumatic stress and/or increase distress already being experienced because of a mass violence incident. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-Isolation, Meditation & Mental Health in Times of COVID-19
Most of us have never before experienced enforced self-isolation and lockdown. What can we learn from people who have voluntarily gone into isolation for prolonged periods of time? A group of people who self-isolate regularly are meditators, be it monks spending years in caves or laypersons going to silent retreats. Although there are big differences between meditation retreats and lockdowns, we can learn much from linking the two. When people begin and end meditation retreats, they often have trouble adjusting. Many experience alienation from everyday life, and some struggle with their changed role or idea of self.1 Going...
Source: Psych Central - March 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Christine Kupfer, PhD Tags: Anxiety Coronavirus General Loneliness Relaxation and Meditation COVID-19 Mindfulness pandemic Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder and risk of prescription opioid use, over-use, and misuse among World Trade Center Health Registry enrollees, 2015-2016 - Takemoto E, Brackbill R, Martins S, Farfel M, Jacobson M.
BACKGROUND: Among veterans, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been shown to be associated with the use and misuse of prescription opioids. Less is known about PTSD among the general population and PTSD resulting from non-combat related trauma. We s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A positive side of deployment: vicarious posttraumatic growth in U.S. Military nurses who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars - Doherty ME, Scannell-Desch E, Bready J.
PURPOSE: To describe vicarious posttraumatic growth in U.S. military nurses who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used. METHODS: Respondents were asked to complete the Posttraumatic Gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ethnic violence and birth outcomes: evidence from exposure to the 1992 conflict in Kenya - Guantai F, Kijima Y.
This study is an examination of the effect of intrauterine exposure to electoral violence on child birth weight, an outcome that has long-term effects on an individual's education, income, and health in later life. We consider the electoral violence that r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Experiences of sexual harassment, stalking, and sexual assault during military service among LGBT and non-LGBT service members - Schuyler AC, Klemmer C, Mamey MR, Schrager SM, Goldbach JT, Holloway IW, Castro CA.
Sexual victimization, including sexual harassment and assault, remains a persistent problem in the U.S. military. Service members identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) may face enhanced risk, but existing research is limited. We exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

From pain to power: an exploration of activism, the #Metoo movement, and healing from sexual assault trauma - Strauss Swanson C, Szymanski DM.
In this qualitative study, we explored the role that social activism and #MeToo and other large scale antiviolence activist movements may play in sexual assault survivors' healing process and how they navigate and make sense of their sexual assault experie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Injustice is served: injustice mediates the effects of interpersonal physical trauma on posttraumatic stress symptoms and depression following traumatic injury - Boals A, Trost Z, Warren AM, McShan EE.
Previous research has consistently found that traumas of an interpersonal nature are associated with elevated levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). In the current study, we examined whether feelings of injustice related to sustained physical trau... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intensive outpatient treatment of PTSD and complicated grief in suicide-bereaved military widows - Ohye B, Moore C, Charney M, Laifer LM, Blackburn AM, Bui E, Simon NM.
We report on a novel 2-week intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) for 24 widows bereaved by the suicide death of their veteran spouse. We targeted symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complicated grief (CG) concurrently in three sepa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Management in primary care at the time of a suicide attempt and its impact on care post-suicide attempt: an observational study in the French GP sentinel surveillance system - Younes N, Rivi ère M, Urbain F, Pons R, Hanslik T, Rossignol L, Chan Chee C, Blanchon T.
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe primary care management at the time of a suicide attempt (SA) and after the SA. METHODS: An observational (cross-sectional) study was conducted among 166 sentinel GPs within France (a non-gatekeeping country) betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nonpowder firearm-associated eye injury prevention-reply - Mbekeani JN, Weiss R, Parsikia A.
In Reply We wish to thank Desapriya and Peng for their interest in our study titled “Patterns of Pediatric Firearm-Related Ocular Trauma in the United States.”1 They point out that we did not focus on nonpowder firearm–associated injuries and rep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The relationships of experiencing workplace bullying with mental health, affective commitment, and job satisfaction: application of the job demands control model - Steele NM, Rodgers B, Fogarty GJ.
There have been very few theoretical models published to understand the relationship between workplace bullying and different outcome variables. Applying the Job Demands Control (JDC) model, this study analyzed workplace bullying alongside 'traditional' jo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Use of the acquired capability for suicide scale (ACSS) among United States military and Veteran samples: a systematic review - Kramer EB, Gaeddert LA, Jackson CL, Harnke B, Nazem S.
BACKGROUND: Military personnel and Veterans are at increased risk for suicide. Theoretical and conceptual arguments have suggested that elevated levels of acquired capability (AC) could be an explanatory factor accounting for this increased risk. However, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Wheelchair mobility-related injuries due to inadvertent lower extremity displacement on footplates: analysis of the FDA MAUDE database from 2014 to 2018 - Whitford M, Mitchell SJ, Marzloff GE, Zindle JK, Richmond MA, Bogie KM, Henzel MK.
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to assess reports of wheelchair mobility-related injuries from inadvertent lower extremity displacement (ILED) on footplates, which were submitted to the Food and Drug Administration Manufacturer and User Facility Dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association between adherence to evidence-based practices for treatment of patients with traumatic rib fractures and mortality rates among US trauma centers - Tignanelli CJ, Rix A, Napolitano LM, Hemmila MR, Ma S, Kummerfeld E.
IMPORTANCE: Rib fractures are sustained by nearly 15% of patients who experience trauma and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Evidence-based practice (EBP) rib fracture management guidelines and treatment algorithms have been publish... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19, Risk, Fear, and Fall-out - Manderson L, Levine S.
... We are beginning to take stock of the social, economic, and political fallout that will follow as the virus surely spreads, with colder weather, to the global and geographic south. We are witness to: mediatization of the pandemic; closing of schools... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Developing a model of long-term social rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: the case of the Head Forward Centre - Salas C, Casassus M, Rowlands L, Pimm S.
Background: Social isolation and inactivity are highly problematic long-term consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury. They are rarely addressed by rehabilitation programmes, which focus on early phases of recovery. Day centres, or "drop-in" peer supp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do levels of posttraumatic growth vary by type of traumatic event experienced? An analysis of the Nurses' Health Study II - Lowe SR, James P, Arcaya MC, Vale MD, Rhodes JE, Rich-Edwards J, Roberts AL, Koenen KC.
OBJECTIVE: Posttraumatic growth (PTG) has been documented in the aftermath of a range of traumatic events, including bereavement, physical assault, and rape. However, only a handful of studies have examined whether levels of total PTG, as well as the 5 dom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The association between traumatic experiences and suicide attempt in patients treated at the Hospital de Pronto Socorro in Porto Alegre, Brazil - Zatti C, Guimar ães LSP, Soibelman M, Semensato MR, Bastos AG, Calegaro VC, Freitas LHM.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze associations between attempted suicide and childhood trauma. METHODS: A seven month comparative case-control study (28 subjects - patients with suicide attempt; 56 controls - patients without suicide attempt). The following in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Which factors influence the decision to transfer patients with traumatic brain injury to a neurosurgery unit in a major trauma network? - Rajwani KM, Lavrador JP, Ansaripour A, Tolias CM.
Objectives: Within the pan London Major Trauma System many patients with minor or non-life threatening traumatic brain injury (TBI) remain at their local hospital and are not transferred to a major trauma centre (MTC). Our aim was to identify factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sleep disturbances and suicidality in posttraumatic stress disorder: an overview of the literature - Weber FC, Norra C, Wetter TC.
A causal relationship between sleep disturbances and suicidal behavior has been previously reported. Insomnia and nightmares are considered as hallmarks of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, patients with PTSD have an increased risk for sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Important issues to severe trauma survivors: a qualitative study - James A, Tran VT, Gauss T, Hamada S, Roquet F, Bitot V, Boutonnet M, Raux M, Ravaud P.
OBJECTIVE: Identify issues that are important to severe trauma survivors up to 3 years after the trauma. BACKGROUND: Severe trauma is the first cause of disability-adjusted life years worldwide, yet most attention has focused on acute care and the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Management and outcomes following emergency surgery for traumatic brain injury - a multi-centre, international, prospective cohort study (the Global Neurotrauma Outcomes Study) - Clark D, Joannides A, Ibrahim Abdallah O, Olufemi Adeleye A, Hafid Bajamal A, Bashford T, Bhebhe A, Biluts H, Budohoska N, Budohoski K, Cherian I, Marklund N, Fernandez Mendez R, Figaji T, Kumar Gupta D, Iaccarino C, Ilunga A, Joseph M, Khan T, Laeke T, Waran V, Park K, Rosseau G, Rubiano A, Saleh Y, Shabani HK, Smith B, Sichizya K, Tewari M, Tirsit A, Thu M, Tripathi M, Trivedi R, Villar S, Devi Bhagavatula I, Servadei F, Menon D, Kolias A, Hutchinson P.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for a significant amount of death and disability worldwide and the majority of this burden affects individuals in low-and-middle income countries. Despite this, considerable geographical differences have ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prognostic factors for medical and productivity costs, and return to work after trauma - de Munter L, Geraerds AJLM, de Jongh MAC, van der Vlegel M, Steyerberg EW, Haagsma JA, Polinder S.
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine prognostic factors for medical and productivity costs, and return to work (RTW) during the first two years after trauma in a clinical trauma population. METHODS: This prospective multicentre observational... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Shrapnel injuries on regions of head and neck in Syrian War - Ucak M.
BACKGROUND: Perforating and cutting injuries to the head and neck due to shrapnels are largely life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. In the present article, the surgical conditions in the war-related head and neck injuries were presente... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

"Putting a new perspective on life": a qualitative grounded theory of posttraumatic growth following acquired brain injury - Lyon I, Fisher P, Gracey F.
This study sought to understand the process of developing posttraumatic growth (PTG) follo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Arguing over transportation sales taxes: an analysis of equity debates in transportation ballot measures - Lederman J, Brown A, Taylor BD, Wachs M.
What's a fair way to pay for urban transportation? Local option sales taxes (LOSTs) for transportation are an increasingly common mechanism for locally financing transportation in the context of declining federal and state funding. LOSTs are typically regr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factorial structure and validity of Depression (PHQ-9) and Anxiety (GAD-7) scales after traumatic brain injury - Teymoori A, Gorbunova A, Haghish FE, Real R, Zeldovich M, Wu YJ, Polinder S, Asendorf T, Menon D, Center-Tbi Investigators And Participants, V Steinb üchel N.
BACKGROUND: The dimensionality of depression and anxiety instruments have recently been a source of controversy. OBJECTIVES AND DESIGN: In a European-wide sample of patients after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), we aim to examine the factorial struct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Firearm injuries due to terrorist attack - Saylam N, Uyanik B, Buz M, Buyukyilmaz T, Demi ̇r Y, Aldegik Gürsoy D.
OBJECTIVE: In our study, it was aimed to evaluate the gunshot injury cases that applied to the emergency service after terrorist attack retrospectively with the literature. Material and Method: In the study, 114 terrorist cases admitted to Şırnak S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Alba Method and the Science of Emotions - Kalawski JP.
This article reviews the original research that gave ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The closure of Hahnemann University Hospital and the experience of moral injury in academic medicine - Roberts LW.
Hahnemann University Hospital closed last summer. A very large medical training institution with more than 150 years of service to the public, the loss was felt by patients, learners, faculty, staff, and neighboring communities. Other academic hospital... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The data set development for the National Spinal Cord Injury Registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR): progress toward improving the quality of care - Azadmanjir Z, Jazayeri SB, Habibi Arejan R, Ghodsi Z, Sharif-Alhoseini M, Kheiri G, Zendehdel K, Safdarian M, Sadeghian F, Khazaeipour Z, Naghdi K, Arab Kheradmand J, Saadat S, Pirnejad H, Fazel MR, Fakharian E, Mohammadzadeh M, Sadeghi-Naini M, Saberi H, Derakhshan P, Sabour H, Benzel EC, Oreilly G, Noonan V, Vaccaro AR, Emami-Razavi SH, Rahimi-Movaghar V.
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this manuscript is to describe the development process of the data set for the National Spinal Cord Injury Registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR). SETTING: SCI community in Iran. METHODS: The NSC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The face of war: maxillofacial patients in the Syrian Civil War - Ghantous Y, Bahouth H, Rachmiel A, Abdelraziq M, Joachim MV, Abu-El-Na'aj I.
The type of the armed conflict on the Syrian battle field acquired several types of injuries; including injuries that were caused by explosive, shrapnel and blast injuries.In the current study, the authors conducted an overview of maxillofacial patients, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A troubling notification - Razmjou AA.
This piece discusses an internal medicine trainee's attempt to process the untimely death of a patient seen in primary clinic by suicide. More specifically, it explores the role mental health may have played in the patient's care, and the possibility of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coexisting systemic infections in patients hospitalized because of a fall: prevalence and risk factors - Manian FA, Hsu F, Huang D, Blair A, Mosarla R, Mulugeta W, Lipartia M.
BACKGROUND: Infectious disease-related factors that may contribute to or complicate falls have received relatively little attention in the literature. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the prevalence of, and risk factors for, coexisting systemic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Factors affecting mortality after traumatic brain injury in a resource-poor setting - Okidi R, Ogwang DM, Okello TR, Ezati D, Kyegombe W, Nyeko D, Scolding NJ.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of long-term disability and economic loss to society. The aim of this study was to assess the factors affecting mortality after TBI in a resource-poor setting. METHODS: Chart review was perf... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Freeing women of rape victims from the burden of psychology through the legalization of the abortion acquisition law in rape victim pregnant women - Ilyas A, Widaningsih Y.
This study uses norm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Health-related quality of life in motorcycle crash victims 1 year after injury: a longitudinal study in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Doan HTN, Hobday MB, Leavy JE, Jancey J.
Despite the burden of injury associated with motorcycle crashes and injuries in Vietnam, there are no studies investigating health-related quality of life (HRQoL) following a nonfatal motorcycle crash in this country. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Slums, space, and state of health-a link between settlement morphology and health data - Friesen J, Friesen V, Dietrich I, Pelz PF.
Approximately 1 billion slum dwellers worldwide are exposed to increased health risks due to their spatial environment. Recent studies have therefore called for the spatial environment to be introduced as a separate dimension in medical studies. Hence, thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PTSD Can Take Heavy Toll on Hearts of Female Vets
THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- PTSD can cause severe psychic distress, but it may also raise heart risks for female veterans in particular, a new study suggests. " The association we found was incredibly strong, " said lead author Dr. Ramin Ebrahimi, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A comparative study of injury severity scales as predictors of mortality in trauma patients: which scale is the best? - Yadollahi M, Kashkooe A, Rezaiee R, Jamali K, Niakan MH.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the injury severity scales as predictors of mortality in trauma patients to search for the best scale. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study and systematical random sampling conducted from March to September 2017, trauma pati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Adductor injuries in the National Basketball Association: an analysis of return to play and player performance from 2010 to 2019 - Patel BH, Okoroha KR, Jildeh TR, Lu Y, Baker JD, Nwachukwu BU, Foster MG, Allen AA, Forsythe B.
Objectives: 1) To evaluate return to play (RTP) timing in National Basketball Association (NBA) athletes following adductor injuries, and 2) to evaluate the effect of adductor injuries on player performance, game availability, and career longevity f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Associations between sexual assault and suicidal thoughts and behavior: a meta-analysis - Dworkin ER, Decou CR, Fitzpatrick S.
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the present study was to conduct a quantitative review to determine the degree to which specific forms of suicidality (i.e., lifetime and past-year suicidal ideation and attempts) are associated with sexual assault (SA). It also exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news