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Algorithm predicts risk for PTSD after traumatic injury
With high precision, a new algorithm predicts which patients treated for traumatic injuries in the emergency department will later develop posttraumatic stress disorder. (2020-07-06)
Repeated head impacts associated with later-life depression symptoms, worse cognitive function
In the largest study of its kind, an association has been found in living patients exposed to repetitive head impacts and difficulties with cognitive functioning and depression years or decades later. (2020-06-26)
Research delves into causes of nightmares that shadow female survivors of sexual trauma
A new study from psychologists at the University of Kansas attempts to shed light on triggers of post-trauma nightmare occurrences -- a topic that has received scant study. (2020-06-15)
COVID-19 loneliness linked to elevated psychiatric symptoms in older adults
A new study has linked COVID-19-based loneliness in older adults with elevated psychiatric symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma symptoms that immediately follow exposure to trauma. (2020-06-09)
Reducing severe breathlessness and psychological trauma in COVID-19 ARDS survivors
A new paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines ventilation and medication strategies that can help avoid psychological trauma for severe COVID-19 survivors treated for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with mechanical ventilation. (2020-06-05)
Childhood trauma affects the timing of motherhood
Women who have experienced childhood trauma become mothers earlier than those with a more stable childhood environment shows a new study conducted in collaboration between the University of Turku and the University of Helsinki in Finland. (2020-06-04)
A clinical decision system to predict trauma patient outcome
Chinese researchers from Trauma Center, Peking University People's Hospital and National Institute of Health Data Science of Peking University are using big data to help identify trauma patients who could experience potential adverse health events in the emergency department through the aid of a clinical decision support system. (2020-05-26)
A clinical decision support system to help predict individual trauma patient outcome
Chinese researchers from The Trauma Center of Peking University People's Hospital and National Institute of Health Data Science at Peking University are using big data to help identify trauma patients who could experience potential adverse health events in the emergency department through the aid of a clinical decision support system. (2020-05-21)
Certain scores may predict which trauma patients face high risk of multiple infections
A team at Massachusetts General Hospital has found that certain scores already used to assess the severity of a trauma patient's condition can provide clues to their risk for multiple infections. (2020-05-01)
Big data to help predict individual trauma patient outcome
China's National Center for Trauma Medicine are using big data to help identify trauma patients who could experience potential adverse health events in the emergency department through the aid of a clinical decision support system. (2020-04-30)
9/11 research reveals effective strategies to cope with COVID-19 stress
Research into mass trauma events, like the 9/11 terror attacks, suggests effective ways to cope during the current COVID-19 crisis, according to research led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-04-30)
Offspring may inherit legacy of their father's Toxoplasma infection
Australian researchers have revealed for the first time that males infected with the Toxoplasma parasite can impact their offspring's brain health and behaviour. (2020-04-28)
Soil in wounds can help stem deadly bleeding
New UBC research shows for the first time that soil silicates--the most abundant material on the Earth's crust--play a key role in blood clotting. (2020-04-27)
PTSD partners feel invisible, study finds
Recognition of the needs of wives and intimate partners in supporting the recovery of veterans and front-line emergency workers affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been highlighted in a new study led by Flinders University. (2020-04-23)
PTSD and moral injury linked to pregnancy complications
Elevated symptoms of PTSD and moral injury can lead to pregnancy complications, found a Veterans Affairs study of women military veterans. (2020-04-14)
Alarming abusive head trauma revealed in computational simulation impact study
Abusive head trauma (AHT), like that of Shaken Baby Syndrome, is the leading cause of fatal brain injuries in children under two. (2020-04-09)
Life in refugee camps wreaks havoc on children's health
Children's health declines the longer they live in refugee camps. (2020-04-08)
Aboriginal scars from frontier wars
Hundreds of Aboriginal men who became native mounted police in colonial Australia carried a significant burden of responsibility for law and order for white settlers in Queensland and other settlements. (2020-03-18)
Most mass shootings occur closest to hospitals without verification to treat trauma
In an analysis of 2019 mass shootings and hospital locations, researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that the closest hospital to more than 70% of mass shootings was a non-trauma center, where sudden, high casualty loads were more likely to overwhelm capacity and trauma-specific care options may have been limited. (2020-03-18)
Family member deportation puts Latino adolescents at risk of suicidal thoughts
Latino/a adolescents with a family member who was detained or deported beginning as early as 2017 were at high risk of suicidal thoughts, early alcohol use, and risky behaviors that can lead to school failure and chronic health problems. (2020-03-16)
Can traumatic memories be erased?
Tokyo, Japan - Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that Drosophila flies lose long-term memory (LTM) of a traumatic event when kept in the dark, the first confirmation of environmental light playing a role in LTM maintenance. (2020-03-14)
How associative fear memory is formed in the brain
Using a mouse model, a pair of UC Riverside researchers demonstrated the formation of fear memory involves the strengthening of neural pathways between two brain areas: the hippocampus, which responds to a particular context and encodes it, and the amygdala, which triggers defensive behavior, including fear responses. (2020-03-13)
Case Western Reserve University research finds high rates of trauma exposure, PTSD symptoms for those in drug court
Nearly 94% of defendants in Cuyahoga County drug court have been exposed to trauma and many suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. (2020-03-10)
Early treatment for PTSD after a disaster has lasting effects
In 1988, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck near the northern Armenian city of Spitak. (2020-02-14)
WWI helmets protect against shock waves just as well as modern designs
Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in protection from ballistics and blunt impacts, modern military helmets are no better at protecting from shock waves than their World War I counterparts. (2020-02-14)
Statewide prevalence of gun ownership tied to police use of lethal force
A new study expands on prior research by examining the impact of the availability of firearms. (2020-02-14)
How early life trauma can contribute to functional neurological disorder
Findings may provide a better understanding of what happens in the brains of some patients with FND, as well as those with various other trauma-related brain disorders. (2020-02-13)
Study: It's devastatingly common for African mothers to experience child loss
University of Southern California and University of Chicago sociologists propose new indicators to estimate how common it is for mothers to have experienced the death of a child. (2020-02-10)
Incarceration of a family member during childhood associated with diabetes in men
Men who experienced a family member's incarceration are 64% more likely to have diabetes in later adulthood, compared to those who were not exposed to this childhood adversity, report researchers from the University of Toronto and University of Alabama in a recent study in SAGE-Open Medicine. (2020-02-05)
Scientists find new ways to prevent skin scarring
A new study in Burns & Trauma, published by Oxford University Press, reveals promising new strategies to prevent skin scarring after injuries. (2020-02-04)
Suicidal thoughts among US Army soldiers deployed to Afghanistan
Among nearly 4,000 US Army soldiers deployed in Afghanistan, 11.7% reported suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives, 3.0% within the past year and 1.9% within the past 30 days on questionnaires completed at the midpoint of their deployment in 2012. (2020-01-29)
Strict adherence to traditional masculinity associated with more severe PTSD in vets
To help service members perform better in the field, military training emphasizes the importance of certain traits associated with traditional masculinity, including suppression of emotion and self-reliance. (2020-01-27)
New study highlights prevalence of PTSD among obstetricians and gynaecologists
A new University of Liverpool led study, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today (Tuesday, 28 January 2020), has revealed the prevalence of work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among obstetricians and gynaecologists. (2020-01-27)
Bend and snap: New interventions for rib fractures
As recently published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, patients who underwent surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) for three or more rib fractures with partial dislocation reported less pain on the numeric pain scale and a better quality of life after their stabilization surgery. (2020-01-21)
Cyberbullying Linked to Increased Depression and PTSD
Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. (2020-01-21)
Psychedelic drugs could help treat PTSD
Clinical trials suggest treatment that involves psychedelics can be more effective than psychotherapy alone. (2020-01-17)
Survivors of firearm violence worse long-term outcomes than motor vehicle crash survivors
A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that 6-to-12 months after traumatic injury, rates of chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other poor physical and mental health outcomes were alarmingly high among survivors of firearm violence -- even higher than among survivors who had sustained similar injuries in motor vehicle crashes. (2020-01-16)
Action needed to improve poor health and disadvantage in the youth justice system
In the first global review, researchers have examined the health of detained adolescents from 245 peer-reviewed journal articles and review publications. (2020-01-16)
Chemicals between us: Surprising effects of oxytocin on cocaine addiction
Medical University of South Carolina researchers have discovered gender-based differences in response to therapeutic oxytocin treatment in cocaine-addicted individuals with a history of childhood trauma. (2020-01-15)
Hospital critical care resuscitation unit improves patients' chances of survival
Patients with acutely life-threatening health conditions who were treated in the innovative Critical Care Resuscitation Unit (CCRU) received faster treatment and had better health outcomes, including a 36 percent lower risk of dying than those who were transferred from a hospital's emergency department then evaluated and treated in a traditional intensive care unit, according to a recent study in the Journal of Emergency Medicine conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. (2020-01-13)
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