Trauma News

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5/8/2012
Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse

Review shows benefits of routine checks at clinics, in doctors' offices

5/5/2012
City Bike-Share Riders Seldom Wear Helmets

Experts say public programs are beneficial, but bareheaded biking is dangerous

5/1/2012
Study Downplays Risk of CT Scans

Death from disease is much more likely, preliminary research finds

4/17/2012
Helicopter Beats Ground Transport for Trauma Victims: Study

For seriously injured, survival odds improve with helicopter ride to hospital, research shows

4/11/2012
Nonsurgical Method to Measure Brain Pressure Shows Promise

If confirmed with further research, new technique could offer alternative to drilling into skull

3/29/2012
911 Dispatchers May Suffer From Post-Traumatic Stress

Indirect exposure to disturbing events can cause psychological disorders, study says

3/26/2012
Teen Girl Drivers Likelier to Use Electronic Devices: Study

In-car videos showed more girls using cellphones, grooming, eating behind the wheel

3/9/2012
Aggressive Care Best for Brain Trauma, Study Shows

Despite benefits, this type of treatment is used inconsistently, researchers say

3/9/2012
Drug Seems to Speed Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury

Study suggests amantadine may gently awaken patients in vegetative, minimally conscious states

3/5/2012
Whole-Body CT Scans Can Miss Traumatic Injuries: Study

ER doctors should wait 30 minutes before ordering them, researchers say

1/23/2012
Severe Brain Injury When Young May Have Long-Term Effects

Good home environment helps overcome some deficits, studies find

1/20/2012
British Troops Have Lower Rate of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Study looked at prevalence among U.S., U.K. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan

1/18/2012
Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories

Staying awake after disturbing event weakened emotional response upon recall, study found

1/13/2012
'Exoskeleton' Helps Paralyzed Stand, Take Steps

More research needed to see if it strengthens muscles, experts say

1/3/2012
Most Adults With Facial Disfigurement Adapt Psychologically

Study found some depression, anxiety in those with congenital disfigurement

12/29/2011
Parents Speak Out on Catastrophic Youth Sports Injuries

Certified athletic trainers should be present on sidelines, they say

12/27/2011
Adversity, Trauma May Boost Mental Toughness

Living through difficulty -- up to a point -- can build resiliency, study shows

12/9/2011
Burn-Casualty Soldiers at High Risk for Kidney Injury, Study Finds

Condition can be deadly for U.S. troops evacuated from Iraq, Afghanistan

11/29/2011
Could Soccer 'Headers' Cause Brain Injury?

MRI study suggests repetitive hits might be harmful, but more research needed

11/25/2011
Racism's Mental Toll May Explain Some Health Disparities

Psychological responses to racism among U.S. blacks similar to those associated with trauma, study finds

11/23/2011
Newer Blood Thinner May Pose Danger to Trauma Patients

Pradaxa has caused severe bleeding problems that can't be reversed, trauma surgeon says

11/17/2011
Routine Head Hits in Sports May Injure Brain, Experts Warn

Scans of young athletes reveal concussion-like damage from repeated mild blows

11/10/2011
Brain Study Suggests Some Vegetative Patients Are Aware

EEG technology might one day lead to way to communicate to the outside world, researchers say

10/31/2011
Past Trauma May Contribute to Bowel Disorder

Many people with irritable bowel syndrome have suffered stressful events over many years, study finds

10/27/2011
Children With Head Injuries Can Face Lifetime of Problems

Study documents persistent skill deficits two years after moderate or severe trauma

10/20/2011
Car Crash Injury Risk Greater for Women Drivers: Study

Their smaller size, preferred seating posture may make them more vulnerable

10/17/2011
Kids' Sledding Mishaps Can Cause Serious Head Trauma

Campaigns to encourage helmet use needed, researcher says

10/17/2011
Fewer Than Half of Kids Hurt in Car Crashes Wearing Seat Belts

Black, Hispanic and Native American children less likely to buckle up, study says

10/14/2011
White Kids More Likely to Get CT Scans After Head Trauma

Differences only found among blacks, whites, Hispanics in low-risk cases

10/12/2011
Survival Less Likely for Black Victims of Assault, Study Finds

Racial disparities seen in death rates for trauma center patients with gun, knife, blunt injuries

10/11/2011
10/9/2011
Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary

Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

10/5/2011
More Americans Face Longer Trips to ER

Closures affect disproportionate numbers of minorities, the poor, uninsured, study says

9/19/2011
Hospitals Serving More Minorities Have Higher Trauma Death Rate

New study suggests insurance, funding issues may be the culprit

9/15/2011
Heavy Drinking Ups Odds of Death in House Fire

Roughly 60% of fire victims were intoxicated, Australian study finds

9/12/2011
9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche

A moment in history unlike any other, experts say

9/12/2011
For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still Dominate

Concern about family and friends, fear of flying and anxiety top the list, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

9/7/2011
Psychic Wounds Last for Those Touched by 9/11

Psychologists expect renewed emotional turmoil as 'anniversary reactions' take hold

9/2/2011
Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year

Experts give tips for avoiding car accidents while walking to school

8/29/2011
Many Use ER for Routine Follow-Up Care After Hospital Discharge

Uninsured, publicly insured most likely to misuse emergency department for minor issues, study says

8/29/2011
Pediatric Groups Want to KO Boxing for Kids

Choose sports that don't encourage blows to the head, policy statement urges

8/24/2011
Cooling Soldiers With Combat Injuries May Improve Survival

Heat stress, blood loss could lead to deadly drop in blood pressure, study finds

8/15/2011
New Strategy Trains All Soldiers in Trauma Care

The goal: Saving more lives on the battlefield

8/13/2011
Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Kids who take more than two weeks to adjust may have an underlying issue, expert says

7/28/2011
Brain Injury Appears to Boost Stroke Risk

First three months after trauma may be period of greatest concern, study says

7/22/2011
Medieval Armor Drained Soldier's Energy, Study Finds

Heavy steel body armor interfered with soldiers' ability to breathe during battle, researchers say

7/18/2011
Ex-NFL Players May Face Higher Brain Damage Risk, Study Says

But there's no proof of cause-and-effect, experts say, calling for more research

7/8/2011
Windows Pose Safety Risk for Young Children, Experts Warn

Simple tips can help parents, caregivers prevent potentially fatal falls

7/8/2011
Golf-Cart Head Injuries on the Upswing, Study Finds

Researchers surprised to find alcohol involved in many cases

6/24/2011
Even One Glass of Beer, Wine Boosts Car Crash Risk: Study

'Buzzed' drivers more likely to speed, neglect seat-belts and be in the striking vehicle, results show