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Article ID: 700666

Resiliency Best Way to Cope with Long-Lasting Psychological Effects of Florence

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Clinical psychologist says resiliency is key to handling traumatic events such as Hurricane Florence. He offers tips on how to build resiliency.

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17-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 700554

Shots Fired: Gunshot Victims Require Much More Blood and Are More Likely to Die Than Other Trauma Patients

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a new analysis of data submitted to Maryland’s state trauma registry from 2005 to 2017, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that gunshot victims are approximately five times more likely to require blood transfusions, they require 10 times more blood units and are 14 times more likely to die than people seriously injured by motor vehicles, non-gun assaults, falls or stabs.

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17-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699958

UIC to Lead Study of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Obese and Diabetic Patients

University of Illinois at Chicago

Surgical site infections are a significant complication that can prevent proper wound healing, require expensive treatment and may even lead to death in severe cases. Patients with higher body mass indices and with diabetes have an increased risk of developing incision infections.With a $1.7 million, two-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers in the University of Illinois at Chicago Epicenter for Prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections — one of six such centers funded by the CDC — will determine whether negative pressure wound therapy can help reduce the incidents of surgical site infections in obese and diabetic patients.

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4-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699539

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Receives Verification as the Only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in NJ Shore Region

Hackensack Meridian Health

Further supporting the specialized children’s health services at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, the hospital’s pediatric trauma center has received verification from the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

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27-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699190

‘BOOST-3’ Trial Seeks to Improve Outcomes After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Treatment based on brain tissue oxygen levels might help patients have better recoveries. A new clinical coordinating center will help researchers find out.

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20-Aug-2018 4:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698788

Henry Ford Physician Receives National Institutes of Health Grant for First-of-its-Kind Keloid Study

Henry Ford Health System

Lamont R. Jones, M.D., MBA, vice chair for the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System, received a five-year, $895,814 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a research project titled, "Characterization of Keloid Specific Exosomes and Determination of Exosomal Critical Signaling Pathways in the Keloid Microenvironment."

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9-Aug-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698618

Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispersing throughout the spinal cord and can be maintained for long periods of time.

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6-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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    31-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697840

Soccer Heading Worse for Women’s Brains than for Men’s

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Women’s brains are much more vulnerable than men’s to injury from repeated soccer heading, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore. The study found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males, suggesting that sex-specific guidelines may be warranted for preventing soccer-related head injuries. The results were published online today in Radiology.

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24-Jul-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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    25-Jul-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 697703

Giving Plasma to Trauma Patients with Severe Bleeding During Air Transport Saves Lives

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Two units of plasma given in a medical helicopter on the way to the hospital could increase the odds of traumatically injured patients with severe bleeding surviving by 10 percent, according to the results of a national clinical trial.

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20-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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