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Article ID: 707899

Stimulating the Vagus Nerve in the Neck Might Help Ease Pain Associated with PTSD

University of California San Diego Health

In a randomized, controlled pilot trial published February 13, 2019 in PLOS ONE, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers found that participants pre-treated with noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation experienced less pain after heat stimulus than mock-treated participants.

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11-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707806

Facial Trauma Malpractice Lawsuits Favor Physicians, Rutgers Study Finds

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is the first to explore facial trauma litigation. It also found that outcomes in facial trauma lawsuits generally favor physicians, with nearly three-fourths of cases being dismissed before trial.

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11-Feb-2019 1:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707735

Surgeons investigate modified pain management strategies to reduce opioid use in trauma patients

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A team of surgeons is working to identify the most effective strategy to treat acute pain after injury while minimizing the amount of opioids prescribed to trauma patients, building on a previous project that decreased use of the highly addictive class of drugs by 40 percent.

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7-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707676

Burn Specialists Issue Warning About Viral "Boiling Water Challenge"

Loyola University Health System

The challenge involves throwing boiling water into the air and watching it turn into a cloud of steam. People can accidently spill boiling water on their feet or spray it on to their face or body. "There is no safe way to do it," said burn surgeon Arthur Sanford, MD.

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6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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    5-Feb-2019 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707368

Golf as a Contact Sport? How a Golf Swing can Lead to Early Lumbar Degeneration

Journal of Neurosurgery

The authors describe how the modern golfer repeatedly experiences minor traumatic injuries to the spine, which over time can result in a pathogenic process termed “repetitive traumatic discopathy.”

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31-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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    25-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706878

Injuries Associated With Standing Electric Scooter Use

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Nearly 250 patients ended up at two Southern California emergency departments with injuries associated with standing electric scooter use and few riders were wearing helmets. This observational study used medical record review to examine injuries associated with standing electric scooter use over a one-year period; 228 patients were injured as riders and 21 as nonriders.

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22-Jan-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Article ID: 706552

Especialistas em hóquei no gelo priorizam jeitos de reduzir o risco de concussão

Mayo Clinic

Pesquisadores de hóquei na Mayo Clinic e seus colegas estão divulgando novas recomendações que procuram garantir o bem-estar dos jogadores de hóquei e diminuir o risco, a gravidade e as consequências de concussões no esporte.

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15-Jan-2019 6:05 PM EST

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