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Released: 29-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Can Mobile Technology Offer New Pathways to Improve Recovery For Patients Who Experience Serious Traumatic Injuries?
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Serious traumatic injuries are a health event that can begin a trajectory toward chronic health and social challenges. Research on patient outcomes following traumatic injuries establishes the pervasive nature of injuries’ long-term consequences in physical, psychological, social and economic well-being, which may persist months and even years after an injury hospitalization. In light of this research, emerging interventions have targeted enhanced and coordinated healthcare services to support recovery and address patients’ long-term rehabilitative needs.

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23-Sep-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Handheld Device Could Someday Provide Fast, Objective Method to Diagnose Concussions in Youth Athletes
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Building upon years of research, a new study has demonstrated how a specific assessment of the eye could someday help properly diagnosis and monitor concussions.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Falling Medicare Reimbursement Rates for Orthopaedic Trauma
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

The amount Medicare reimburses for orthopaedic trauma surgery has fallen by nearly one-third over the past two decades, reports a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Newswise: Virginia Tech scientists advance understanding of blood-brain barrier health
Released: 21-Sep-2020 6:00 AM EDT
Virginia Tech scientists advance understanding of blood-brain barrier health
Virginia Tech

in a study with potential impacts on a variety of neurological diseases, Virginia Tech researchers have provided the first experimental evidence from a living organism to show that an abundant, star-shaped brain cell known as an astrocyte is essential for blood-brain barrier health.

Newswise: Henry Ford Study Finds Concussions Are a Risk for Young Athletes In All Sports  – Not Just Football
Released: 15-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Henry Ford Study Finds Concussions Are a Risk for Young Athletes In All Sports – Not Just Football
Henry Ford Health System

DETROIT – A recent study from the Henry Ford Sports Medicine Research team suggests that high school athletes competing, not only in football, but in soccer, hockey, basketball, swimming, cheerleading and other sports are not only at risk for concussions, but may need a longer recovery than first thought. The study’s results published by Orthopedics, a nationally recognized, peer-reviewed journal for orthopedic surgeons found that the most common sports for brain injuries were indeed football, hockey and soccer.

Released: 15-Sep-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Glass Tables Can Cause Life-Threatening Injuries
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Faulty glass in tables can cause life-threatening injuries, according to a Rutgers study, which provides evidence that stricter federal regulations are needed to protect consumers.

Newswise: Concussion discovery reveals dire, unknown effects of even mild brain injury
Released: 10-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Concussion discovery reveals dire, unknown effects of even mild brain injury
University of Virginia Health System

Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain’s ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems.

3-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT
From Pee Wee to NCAA, Does Football Early in Life Affect Concussion Recovery Later?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new study of NCAA football players has found that the age they first started playing tackle football may not affect their recovery after a concussion. The study is published in the September 9, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT
UChicago Medicine joins BOOST-3 national trial to investigate treatments for traumatic brain injuries
University of Chicago Medical Center

As part of nationwide study to improve trauma care for severe brain injuries, researchers at UChicago Medicine are working to engage South Side residents and ensure representation among underrepresented communities.

Newswise: Glasgow Coma Scale: A Simple Tool to Use When Verbal Component Scores Are Missing
3-Sep-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Glasgow Coma Scale: A Simple Tool to Use When Verbal Component Scores Are Missing
Journal of Neurosurgery

The authors have created a simple and practical tool for use in assessing impaired consciousness in the clinical setting when the verbal component of the Glasgow Coma Scale is missing.

Released: 1-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
FSU launches new level of professional certification on trauma and resilience
Florida State University

Florida State University's College of Social Work recently launched a new level in its successful Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience online series.

Newswise: FAST Moves Towards Nationwide Implementation, Starting with Online Trainings
Released: 31-Aug-2020 12:50 PM EDT
FAST Moves Towards Nationwide Implementation, Starting with Online Trainings
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

More than 250 high school teachers across the nation participated in certification training to become provisional instructors

Newswise: Wearable Device Could Help EMTs, Surgeons Assess Hemorrhage Blood Loss
Released: 31-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Wearable Device Could Help EMTs, Surgeons Assess Hemorrhage Blood Loss
Georgia Institute of Technology

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), military medics, and emergency room physicians could one day be better able to treat victims of vehicular accidents, gunshot wounds, and battlefield injuries thanks to a new device under development that may more accurately assess the effects of blood loss due to hemorrhage.

Released: 26-Aug-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Gunshot Injuries in California Drop, but Percentage of Firearm Deaths Goes Up
UC Davis Health

Despite a significant drop in gun injuries, California has experienced a substantial increase in the state’s overall death rate among those wounded by firearms.

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Released: 18-Aug-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Stress overload and pain common among patients with traumatic brain injury
IOS Press

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Post-injury distress is common, with many individuals experiencing chronic anxiety and depressive symptoms as well as chronic pain.

Released: 14-Aug-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Radiology reveals alarming rise in intimate partner violence during COVID-19 pandemic
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

During the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been enacted throughout the world to stop disease transmission and keep people safe.

Released: 7-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Brain noise contains unique signature of dream sleep
University of California, Berkeley

When we dream, our brains are filled with noisy electrical activity that looks nearly identical to that of the awake brain.

Newswise: Philanthropist and Real Estate Developer, Howard S. Brown Makes $2.5 Million Gift to UM School of Medicine
Released: 5-Aug-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Philanthropist and Real Estate Developer, Howard S. Brown Makes $2.5 Million Gift to UM School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Mr. Brown’s Gift Memorializes his Daughter, Esther Ann Brown Adler, and Establishes the Thomas M. Scalea, MD Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Trauma Surgery

Newswise: Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries
Released: 5-Aug-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Implanted Neural Stem Cell Grafts Show Functionality in Spinal Cord Injuries
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine report successfully implanting specialized grafts of neural stem cells directly into spinal cord injuries in mice, then documenting how the grafts grew and filled the injury sites, mimicking the animals’ existing neuronal network.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Study Suggests Drug Overdose Linked to PTSD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Drug overdoses are psychologically traumatic events that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study focused on female sex workers in Baltimore City led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
A targeted treatment for emphysema?
Boston Children's Hospital

Emphysema is a progressive, debilitating lung disease in which the lung's breathing sacs, or alveoli, enlarge, get thinner, and eventually are destroyed as the cells die off.

30-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study: Experiencing Childhood Trauma Makes Body and Brain Age Faster
American Psychological Association (APA)

Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The study examined three different signs of biological aging--early puberty, cellular aging and changes in brain structure--and found that trauma exposure was associated with all three.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
ACS Committee on Trauma awarded grant by National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The ACS Committee on Trauma has been awarded a 2-year, $711,218 grant to improve understanding of the individual and community level risk factors for non-lethal firearm injuries in the U.S.

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Released: 28-Jul-2020 6:45 PM EDT
University of Cincinnati ergonomics expert says work smarter at home
University of Cincinnati

Taking a few minutes to get that periodic cup of joe might not be such a bad idea.

Newswise: A New Approach to Aiding Black Male Trauma Survivors
Released: 23-Jul-2020 3:10 PM EDT
A New Approach to Aiding Black Male Trauma Survivors
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Many Black men suffer symptoms of traumatic stress in the aftermath of traumatic injury, and they also often carry social concerns, including experiences of discrimination and stigma. Yet despite their significant needs, underserved populations often have limited access to behavioral health care as well as a lack of financial resources to pay for such care. Because of these barriers, many trauma survivors do not seek professional behavioral health care and instead rely on informal or alternative sources of care.

Newswise: Expanding Treatment Options for Severe Brain Trauma
Released: 23-Jul-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Expanding Treatment Options for Severe Brain Trauma
University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at UC San Diego Health have joined a national research study called Hyperbaric Oxygen Brain Injury Treatment (HOBIT) to assess whether therapy involving 100 percent oxygen under pressure might also benefit patients with severe brain injuries.

Newswise: Researchers simulate, assess damage to brain cells caused by bubbles during head trauma
Released: 22-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Researchers simulate, assess damage to brain cells caused by bubbles during head trauma
Iowa State University

Researchers are studying how the collapse of microbubbles within the skull can damage brain cells. Their research could lead to the design of better helmets.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 4:25 PM EDT
U.S. Military Improved Mortality Since World War II, But Some Alarming Exceptions Remain
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Although wound survivability has increased over the last 80 years, the U.S. military’s medical corps suffered some periods of backsliding during conflicts, recent analysis shows

Newswise: Traditional PTSD Therapy Doesn't Trigger Drug Relapse
Released: 20-Jul-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Traditional PTSD Therapy Doesn't Trigger Drug Relapse
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that behavior therapy that exposes people to memories of their trauma doesn’t cause relapses of opioid or other drug use, and that PTSD severity and emotional problems have decreased after the first therapy session.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
A Majority of Youth Football Helmets Do Not Fit Properly, a Risk Factor for More Severe and Lengthy Concussions
National Athletic Trainers' Association

New research found that the majority (74%) of football players’ helmets in youth football (7-12 years old) did not meet at least one component of the 13 criteria developed for proper football helmet fit. Improper fit is a critical risk factor for increased concussion symptoms and duration.

Newswise: Whole body scans for trauma patients saves time
 spent in emergency departments
Released: 13-Jul-2020 6:35 AM EDT
Whole body scans for trauma patients saves time spent in emergency departments
University of South Australia

A new study by a University of South Australia medical imaging student may have found the solution to easing hospital ramping and crowded emergency departments.

Newswise: Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th
Released: 1-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma are concerned that trips to the hospital for fireworks-related injuries will mirror this spike in fireworks sales.

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Released: 24-Jun-2020 6:55 PM EDT
Passage of 2016 fireworks law ignites increase in fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia
West Virginia University

Fireworks-related injuries in West Virginia have shot up 40 percent since a 2016 state law liberalized the sale of certain fireworks, categorized as “Class C” or “1.4G,” according to Toni Marie Rudisill, research assistant professor at the West Virginia University School of Public Health.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
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Black Lives Matter and "De-funding the Police": Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

Released: 9-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
The Following News Release Contains Potentially Disturbing Content: Trigger Warnings Fail to Help and May Even Harm
Association for Psychological Science

New research suggests that trigger warnings have little or no benefit in cushioning the blow of potentially disturbing content and, in some cases, may make things worse.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:35 AM EDT
Nation’s Ophthalmologists Condemn Use of Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

This week, tear gas and rubber bullets blinded at least two Americans and caused serious eye injuries in many others. Life-altering eye injuries are a common result of urban warfare and rioting, worldwide. The American Academy of Ophthalmology condemns this growing problem.

22-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Biomarkers May Help Us Understand Recovery Time After Concussion
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A blood test may help researchers understand which people may take years to recover from concussion, according to a study published in the May 27, 2020 online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at a biomarker called neurofilament light chain, a nerve protein that can be detected in the blood when nerve cells are injured or die.

Released: 20-May-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Ongoing study shows continued increase in concussions among high school athletes
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

A new study released as part of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Virtual Education Experience determined that despite increased awareness of concussions in high school athletics and traumatic brain injury (TBI) laws, the incidence continues to rise. Analysis of injury data from 2015 to 2017 is the latest to be reported in a 13-year study to evaluate the trends in reported concussion proportions and rates across nine high school sports.

Newswise: School-based program aims to reduce 'teacher trauma' from COVID-19 pandemic
Released: 5-May-2020 2:05 PM EDT
School-based program aims to reduce 'teacher trauma' from COVID-19 pandemic
Indiana University

A research project led by IUPUI aims to assist teachers and other school personnel who experience "secondary traumas" from working with vulnerable populations, especially in times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Released: 1-May-2020 4:20 PM EDT
National STOP THE BLEED Month will address home injuries during COVID-19 pandemic
American College of Surgeons (ACS)

May 2020 marks the second annual National STOP THE BLEED® Month, and May 21, 2020, marks the third annual National STOP THE BLEED® Day. This year, these observances will highlight the importance of STOP THE BLEED® knowledge, particularly because so many people are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 1-May-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Lawnmower Injuries Remain Prevalent for Children Despite Increased Awareness
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

As people head outside to mow their lawns this spring and summer, children continue to remain at risk for serious injuries and death associated with lawnmowers. A new review article published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) analyzed 13 years of lawnmower injuries in children across the United States, identifying disparities that exist in national and geographic incidence rates and injury characteristics. Children in rural areas not only experienced a higher rate of lawnmower injuries, but had an increased rate of infections, amputations, inpatient stays and surgical complications.

Newswise: Spinal cord injuries: Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments
Released: 30-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Spinal cord injuries: Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments
University of Virginia Health System

Two top scientists are seeking answers to questions about spinal cord injuries that have long frustrated the development of effective treatments.

29-Apr-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Case Western Reserve team studying ‘unprecedented’ levels of trauma caused by COVID-19 pandemic
Case Western Reserve University

The COVID-19 pandemic could inflict long-lasting emotional trauma on an unprecedented global scale, leaving millions grappling with debilitating psychological disorders, according to a new study commissioned by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University.


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