Trauma News

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5/19/2014
ICU Patients at Much Greater Risk for PTSD: Study

Stay in intensive care can be traumatic for both patients and their families, researchers say

5/19/2014
Sports Injuries Can Damage Kidneys, Study Finds

Researchers urge doctors to consider possibility of renal trauma in these cases

5/13/2014
ERs See Spike in Traumatic Brain Injuries

Researchers say increased awareness, diagnosis could explain some of the 29 percent increase over a five-year period

5/6/2014
Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles

Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

4/30/2014
Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers

Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

4/30/2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

In small Canadian study, 70 percent of such injuries occurred during childhood or teen years

4/29/2014
Japan Quake Shows How Stress Alters the Brain

Victims had shrinkage in certain regions, but some areas rebounded with emotional recovery, study finds

4/23/2014
People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Study looked at adults hurt in motor vehicle crashes, falls

4/16/2014
Leeches Help Save Woman's Ear After Pit Bull Mauling

The 17-day treatment prevented blood vessel clogging that could threaten reconnection, surgeons say

4/10/2014
Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests

Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain

3/27/2014
Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests

Cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- or 'broken heart syndrome' -- jumped in Vermont, Missouri following natural disasters

3/24/2014
Drunk-Driving Deaths Under-reported in U.S., Study Says

Researchers cite lag time between filing of death certificate, return of lab tests

3/13/2014
Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients

California study suggests longer travel time makes a difference

2/25/2014
Amputee's 'Phantom Limb' Pain Eased by Virtual Arm Technology

But researchers note it's not clear if treatment will work for anyone else

2/19/2014
Insured Patients May Not Always Get Best Trauma Care, Study Finds

They were less likely to be transferred to trauma centers than the uninsured were

2/12/2014
Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

2/7/2014
Survival Rates Similar After Accidents, Acts of Violence: Study

Cause of traumatic injuries not necessarily related to likelihood of survival, surgeon says

1/23/2014
Most Crash Victims Don't Plan to Sue: Study

Only 17 percent of drivers with hurt necks or other body parts had contacted a lawyer within six weeks

1/22/2014
Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers

Study also found they do worse in hospitals with higher volumes of young patients

1/15/2014
Brain Injuries May Raise Risk of Early Death

Researchers find second head injury, suicide and assault are the main causes

1/10/2014
Certain Childhood Fractures May Signal Low Bone Density: Study

Doctors urged to consider level of trauma causing injury

1/4/2014
No Harm Done From 'Scoop and Run' Police Transport Policy: Study

Survival of gunshot, stabbing victims similar whether they're moved by police or EMS

1/1/2014
When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

12/24/2013
Therapy That Confronts Trauma of Sexual Abuse Helped Teen Girls With PTSD

It worked better than standard supportive counseling and was deemed safe for younger patients

12/19/2013
Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors

Consultation with geriatrician in hospital linked with greater return to independence in study

12/19/2013
Pop Songs May Awaken Fond Memories for Brain-Damaged Patients

Study suggests that music might help people who have trouble remembering the past

12/11/2013
Brain Injuries Tied to PTSD in Marines

Study followed U.S veterans from Iraq, Afghanistan wars

12/10/2013
Higher Altitude May Lower Sports Concussion Risk, Study Suggests

Review of high school athletes found 30 percent reduced rates of injury at elevations of 600 feet and up

12/9/2013
Coverage of Boston Bombings Unnerved Many: Study

Those who watched six hours or more a day reported more symptoms of stress

12/4/2013
Healthy Blood Flow Seen a Year After Face Transplants

Study of three patients found 'excellent' circulation in transplanted tissue

12/2/2013
Even Mild Blast Injuries Tied to Long-Term Brain Changes in Vets

Small study looked at U.S. soldiers 4 years after explosions

11/27/2013
Oxygen Treatment May Help Some With Spinal Cord Injuries: Study

Researchers found it allowed those with less severe nerve damage to walk farther and faster

11/27/2013
Tongue Piercing Helps Paralyzed People Drive Wheelchairs

Although not yet on the market, magnetic technology may let users move with greater speed, ease

11/20/2013
PTSD Might Lead to Sizable Weight Gain in Women

Stress hormones may be one reason for this body-mind connection, study author says

11/18/2013
Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive

Study compared short-term survival in severely injured patients

11/15/2013
Bone Doctors May Miss Signs of Domestic Abuse, Survey Finds

Most orthopedic surgeons not trained to recognize broken bones caused by intimate-partner violence

11/12/2013
Divorce May Raise Risk of Accidental Death

Rates of preventable deaths, such as in a fire, twice as high for divorced people, study finds

11/11/2013
Alzheimer's-Like Plaque Seen on Brain Scans After Head Trauma

But researchers don't know if these so-called 'amyloid deposits' persist long-term

11/11/2013
Boston Bombing Triggered Flashbacks in Vets With PTSD, Study Finds

Health professionals should expect mental health repercussions after major terrorist attacks

10/25/2013
Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression

Study found they were more likely to be diagnosed with mood disorder, but reason for link is unclear

10/23/2013
Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

10/14/2013
Bullet Wounds Kill 8 Percent of U.S. Kids Treated at ERs

That's a higher level of serious injury and death than any other cause, even car accidents, study finds

9/27/2013
Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say

Study of people continually faced with rocket attacks found compulsive spending made stress worse

9/20/2013
Spinal Injuries to Soldiers Much More Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

About 11 percent of U.S. combat wounds now involve spine, study finds

9/13/2013
Trauma Center Death Rates Linked to Patient Population

Injured patients of all races do better at hospitals treating mostly white people, study says

9/13/2013
Vitamin D Deficiency Often Seen in Traumatic Bone Breaks

Low levels common in adult patients of all ages, study finds

9/6/2013
Sleepy Teens Seem at Higher Risk for Pedestrian Accidents

Virtual-reality study found those who lacked adequate sleep at greater risk of injury

9/2/2013
Boys Have Higher Death Rates From Many Causes, Study Shows

Finds their risk is greater than girls; experts say many factors may be involved

8/19/2013
Medical Lessons Learned From the Boston Bombing

Rapid use of imaging was critical in stemming marathon's death toll, researcher says

8/9/2013
Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder

Autopsy shows former Michigan college player had CTE; Loyola study finds no evidence that NFL players are at greater risk