Feature Channels

Trauma

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Researchers See Promise in Treatment to Reduce Incidence of Dementia After TBI

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have been attempting to understand the cascade of events following mild head injury that may lead to an increased risk for developing a progressive degenerative brain disease, and their new study, which was published in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, shows initial promise for a treatment that might interrupt the process that links the two conditions.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

ICU Support Group Leader Shares Personal Tragedy to Help Others

MichaelSegal.jpg

Karina Valencia needed more hope than the physicians and staff could muster shortly after her son’s shooting, the near-death victim of a convenience store robbery. Luckily, she got the hope she needed, and more, from a peer support group set up for family and friends of hospitalized intensive care patients. In particular, was the story shared by group leader Michael Segal, a patient advocate at Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital—himself the victim and survivor of a convenience store shooting.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Expert: Could Treating Sleep Problems Help With PTSD?

An expert can speak on how treating sleep problems might reduce the potential of PTSD among military personnel. Seth Lederman, MD, co-founder and CEO of Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp., is overseeing the development of TNX-102 SL, an advanced sublingual reformulation of the FDA-approved muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine, aiming to improve sleep quality and make a meaningful difference in the symptoms experienced by PTSD patients. Tonix’s AtEase Study is a Phase 2 clinical study to evaluate the potential therapeutic benefits of TNX-102 SL for PTSD in members of the military and its veterans.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Affordable Care Act Provision for Young Adults Leaves Racial Disparities Intact Among Trauma Patients

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed millions of young adults to retain health care coverage through their parents’ insurance plans, but new research finds that many young African-American and Hispanic adults who need coverage for trauma care may not get it.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Characteristic Pattern of Protein Deposits in Brains of Retired NFL Players Who Suffered Concussions

ControlvsCTEvsAlzheimers1.jpg

A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are exposed to repetitive brain injuries. Using a new imaging tool, researchers found a strikingly similar pattern of abnormal protein deposits in the brains of retired NFL players who suffered from concussions.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Blueberries Show Promise as Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Roughly 8 percent of people in the US suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). SSRIs, such as Zoloft and Paxil, are the only currently-approved therapy, but their effectiveness is marginal. LSU researchers have found that blueberries could be an effective treatment. Research will be presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Meeting on Monday, 3/30.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

In Debated Surgical Procedure, Technique Trumps Technology

A team of Penn Medicine orthopedic surgeons has found that modern technology for healing distal femur fractures is as safe and effective as its more established alternative, without a potential shortfall of the older approach. . The findings are being presented on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Stellate Ganglion Block Showed No Significant Benefit for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Controlled Trial

A sympathetic nerve block that has shown promise for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) performed no better than sham treatment in a randomized controlled trial, new research shows.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Research into Brain’s Ability to Heal Itself Offers Hope for Novel Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Innovative angles of attack in research that focus on how the human brain protects and repairs itself will help develop treatments for one of the most common, costly, deadly and scientifically frustrating medical conditions worldwide: traumatic brain injury.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Troops Who Don’t Pass the Smell Test Likely Have Traumatic Brain Injury

Decreased ability to identify specific odors can predict abnormal neuroimaging results in blast-injured troops, according to a new study by Federal researchers released online in the journal “Neurology,” March 18, 2015.