Trauma News

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9/28/2012
New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia

Loss of language skills can stem from stroke or other brain damage

9/21/2012
Explosions Are Main Cause of Spine Injuries in U.S. Soldiers

Damage to spinal cord in 17 percent of cases among military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan

8/29/2012
ER Study Shows Drop in Deaths After Trauma Injury

Experts say advances in treatment, better guidelines over past decade may explain trend

8/23/2012
Study of Brain-Injured Man Sheds Light on Self-Awareness

Sense of self not confined to specific region, as previously thought

8/7/2012
Weekends More Fatal for Older Patients With Head Injury: Study

Death risk rose when hospital admission occurred on Saturday, Sunday

8/3/2012
Trauma Patients at Higher Risk of Dying of Hypothermia: Study

Paramedics can help by controlling IV temperature and heating ambulance, researcher says

7/16/2012
Child Abuse Rises When Economy Sags: Study

Risk is highest in families losing their homes

6/26/2012
U.S. Blood Supply at Dangerously Low Levels: Red Cross

Donations fell by 50,000 in June, experts note

6/20/2012
Headaches Worse With Mild Head Trauma Than More Severe Trauma

Researchers say even seemingly mild head injury should be taken seriously

6/18/2012
Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children

Evidence review finds that cause of injury can make a difference

6/7/2012
Ex-Players Sue NFL Over Brain Injuries

They contend the league hid info on links between head trauma and permanent brain damage

5/16/2012
'Blast Wind' Linked to Chronic Brain Injuries in Military

Force created by an explosion causes similar effects as repeated concussions in athletes, study finds

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