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Possible New Treatment for Soft Tissue Bone Formation in Burn Victims May Hold Promise for Blast Injured

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A possible new treatment for stopping bone growth in soft tissue following third-degree burns may also prove to be beneficial to combat troops suffering high energy orthopaedic trauma or blast injuries, according to an article to appear in Science Translational Medicine, Sept. 24, 2014.

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Hard Hits: Georgia State Tackles Concussions

Head injuries in football can cause permanent damage. Find out what Georgia State University is doing to keep players safe.

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New Study Finds 34% of Severely Injured Patients Undertriaged in the United States

According to the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, patients with severe injuries should be treated at level I or level II trauma centers. Those centers have the resources to provide the best care for those patients.

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Some Concussion Education More Useful Than Others, Parents Say

Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that’s not enough to ensure parents are confident about handling the injury, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

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Neurosurgery Tackles Past, Current and Future Concepts of Sports Concussion

An estimated 1.68 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the United States each year, and there are likely a significant number that go unreported. Current Concepts in Sports Concussion is a comprehensive, 16-article supplement of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago-area neurosurgeon Gail Rosseau, MD, the lead guest editor, is well known for her longtime commitment to sports-related head injury prevention, and serves on the Board of Directors of USA Football and ThinkFirst. Additional guest editors are neurosurgeons Julian Bailes, MD, and Joseph Maroon, MD – leading authorities in the field of sports-related concussion and head injury prevention. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

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Living in a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Worsens Musculoskeletal Pain Outcomes After Trauma Exposure

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People living in lower-income neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collisions than people from higher-income neighborhoods, a new study finds.

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Brain Imaging Research Pinpoints Neurobiological Basis for Key Symptoms Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Like Listlessness and Emotional Detachment in Trauma Victims

In a novel brain-imaging study among trauma victims, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have linked an opioid receptor in the brain -- associated with emotions -- to a narrow cluster of trauma symptoms, including sadness, emotional detachment and listlessness. The study, published online today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, holds important implications for targeted, personalized treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a psychiatric condition affecting more than 8 million Americans that can cause a wide range of debilitating psychiatric symptoms.

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PTSD and Respiratory Illness: A Signature Long-Term Problem of 9/11 Responders

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According to the findings from research conducted over the past several years at Stony Brook Medicine’s World Trade Center Health Program, as many as 60 percent of 9/11 World Trade Center responders continue to experience clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and lower respiratory illness.

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Platelet-Like Particles Augment Natural Blood Clotting for Treating Trauma

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A new class of synthetic platelet-like particles could augment natural blood clotting for the emergency treatment of traumatic injuries – and potentially offer doctors a new option for curbing surgical bleeding and addressing certain blood clotting disorders without the need for transfusions of natural platelets.

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Cannabis Prevents the Negative Behavioral and Physiological Effects of a Traumatic Event and of Its Reminders

Administering synthetic marijuana (cannabinoids) soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in rats, caused by the trauma and by trauma reminders

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