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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437224/structure-process-and-culture-of-intensive-care-units-treating-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-survey-of-centers-participating-in-the-american-college-of-surgeons-trauma-quality-improvement-program
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Aziz S Alali, Victroia McCredie, Todd G Mainprize, David Gomez, Avery B Nathens
Outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) differs substantially between hospitals. Explaining this variation begins with understanding the differences in structures and processes of care, particularly at intensive care units (ICUs) where acute TBI care takes place. We invited trauma medical directors (TMDs) from 187 centers participating in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program to complete a survey. The survey domains included ICU model, type, availability of specialized units, staff, training programs, standard protocols and order sets, approach to withdrawal of life support, and perceived level of neurosurgeons' engagement in the ICU management of TBI...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419731/a-qualitative-study-of-doctors-and-nurses-barriers-to-communicating-with-seriously-ill-patients-about-their-dependent-children
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Annemarie Dencker, Bo Andreassen Rix, Per Bøge, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen
OBJECTIVE: Research indicates that health personnel (HP) caring for seriously ill patients with dependent children aged 0-18 often avoid discussing with them the challenges of being a family with a parent in treatment. Children of seriously ill patients (CSIP) risk serious trauma and emotional difficulty later in life and depend on adult support to minimize these consequences. Patients suffer anxiety about supporting their children during their illness. Due to their potentially pivotal role in supporting patients in enabling parent-child communication, we examined HP's structural and emotional barriers to communicating with patients about their children...
April 18, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416965/a-crisis-of-protection-and-safe-passage-violence-experienced-by-migrants-refugees-travelling-along-the-western-balkan-corridor-to-northern-europe
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Jovana Arsenijević, Erin Schillberg, Aurelie Ponthieu, Lucio Malvisi, Waeil A Elrahman Ahmed, Stefano Argenziano, Federica Zamatto, Simon Burroughs, Natalie Severy, Christophe Hebting, Brice de Vingne, Anthony D Harries, Rony Zachariah
BACKGROUND: Pushed by ongoing conflicts and pulled by the desire for a better life, over one million migrants/refugees transited Balkan countries and arrived in Europe during 2015 and early 2016. To curb this influx, European countries instituted restrictive migration policies often characterized by building of razor-wire border fences and border closures. Among migrants/refugees who received mental health care in Serbia while travelling through Balkan countries to Northern Europe, we assessed the prevalence and patterns of violent events experienced including physical trauma...
2017: Conflict and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410599/the-role-of-vitamin-c-in-the-treatment-of-pain-new-insights
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REVIEW
Anitra C Carr, Cate McCall
The vitamin C deficiency disease scurvy is characterised by musculoskeletal pain and recent epidemiological evidence has indicated an association between suboptimal vitamin C status and spinal pain. Furthermore, accumulating evidence indicates that vitamin C administration can exhibit analgesic properties in some clinical conditions. The prevalence of hypovitaminosis C and vitamin C deficiency is high in various patient groups, such as surgical/trauma, infectious diseases and cancer patients. A number of recent clinical studies have shown that vitamin C administration to patients with chronic regional pain syndrome decreases their symptoms...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393559/work-worksites-and-wellbeing-among-north-american-indian-women-a-qualitative-study
#5
Karina Christiansen, Preety Gadhoke, Marla Pardilla, Joel Gittelsohn
The purpose of this study was to understand what factors influenced work-family balance and related health behaviors among a sample of rural North American Indian women. We interviewed 89 women through both in-depth interviews and focus groups across four tribal communities in the American Southwest and Upper Midwest between July 2010 and August 2011. Interviews were transcribed, coded, and analyzed for emerging themes related to work- family demands placed on women and resources available to cope with those demands...
April 10, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388838/trauma-exposure-among-women-in-the-pacific-rim
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Elizabeth Reeves, Pilar Bernal de, Susan G Silva, Diva Jaramillo, Tulia Uribe, Agnes Tiwari, Gladys Eugenia Canaval, Maria Eugenia Mendoza Flores, Ruth Ann Belknap, Janice C Humphreys
PURPOSE: Healthcare professionals who provide services in the immediate or long-term aftermath of traumatic events need to understand the nature and frequency of traumatic events in the lives of women. However, research on trauma exposure in women has only recently begun to assess events other than intimate partner and sexual violence and has not supported direct statistical comparison of cross-national and cross-cultural data. The purpose of this descriptive, correlational study was to describe and compare trauma exposure prevalence and type in community-based samples of women in the United States, Colombia, and Hong Kong...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377243/hybrid-bone-spect-ct-imaging-in-evaluation-of-chronic-low-back-pain-correlation-with-modic-changes-and-degenerative-disc-disease
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Vittorio M Russo, Ranju T Dhawan, Nishanth Dharmarajah, I Baudracco, Antonio I Lazzarino, Adrian T Casey
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Multiple radiological modalities are used in the evaluation of patients with low back pain (LBP). Only limited evidence currently exists to support the use of Bone HDP (hydroxydiphosphonate) SPECT/CT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) in patients with Modic changes (MC) and degenerative disc disease (DDD). PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the value of the hybrid Bone SPECT/CT imaging in patients with chronic low back pain...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376919/eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-therapy-versus-supportive-therapy-in-affective-relapse-prevention-in-bipolar-patients-with-a-history-of-trauma-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ana Moreno-Alcázar, Joaquim Radua, Ramon Landín-Romero, Laura Blanco, Mercè Madre, Maria Reinares, Mercè Comes, Esther Jiménez, Jose Manuel Crespo, Eduard Vieta, Victor Pérez, Patricia Novo, Marta Doñate, Romina Cortizo, Alicia Valiente-Gómez, Walter Lupo, Peter J McKenna, Edith Pomarol-Clotet, Benedikt L Amann
BACKGROUND: Up to 60% of patients with bipolar disorder (BD) have a history of traumatic events, which is associated with greater episode severity, higher risk of comorbidity and higher relapse rates. Trauma-focused treatment strategies for BD are thus necessary but studies are currently scarce. The aim of this study is to examine whether Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy focusing on adherence, insight, de-idealisation of manic symptoms, prodromal symptoms and mood stabilization can reduce episode severity and relapse rates and increase cognitive performance and functioning in patients with BD...
April 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370328/modern-warfare-video-game-playing-and-posttraumatic-symptoms-in-veterans
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Darryl Etter, Charles Kamen, Kelly Etter, Cheryl Gore-Felton
Many of the current generation of veterans grew up with video games, including military first-person shooter (MFPS) video games. In MFPS games, players take the role of soldiers engaged in combat in environments modeled on real-life warzones. Exposure to trauma-congruent game content may either serve to exacerbate or to ameliorate posttraumatic symptoms. The current study examined the relationship between MFPS and other shooter video game playing and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among current and former members of the military (N = 111)...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368919/a-national-perspective-on-ecmo-utilization-in-patients-with-burn-injury
#10
Lauren B Nosanov, Melissa M McLawhorn, Mariana Vigiola Cruz, Jason H Chen, Jeffrey W Shupp
Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) has become an increasingly utilized strategy to support patients in cardiac and cardiopulmonary failure. The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization reports adult survival rates between 40 and 50%. Utilization and outcomes for burned patients undergoing ECMO are poorly understood. The National Burn Repository (version 8.0) was queried for patients with ICD9 procedure codes for ECMO. Demographics, comorbidities, mechanism, injury details, and clinical outcomes were recorded...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366287/whole-body-computed-tomography-versus-selective-radiological-imaging-strategy-in-trauma-an-evidence-based-clinical-review
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Brit Long, Michael D April, Shane Summers, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients often present with injuries requiring resuscitation and further evaluation. Many providers advocate for whole body computed tomography (WBCT) for rapid and comprehensive diagnosis of life-threatening injuries. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the literature concerning mortality effect, emergency department (ED) length of stay, radiation, and incidental findings associated with WBCT. DISCUSSION: Physicians have historically relied upon history and physical examination to diagnose life-threatening injuries in trauma...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366255/-traumatic-events-and-psychological-support-for-caregivers
#12
Anne-Laure Seyeux, Benoît Favodon
When a major event such as a terrorist attack occurs, caregivers may not only be confronted with a life-endangering situation as they tend to the victims but are also faced with particularly harrowing scenes, the massive influx of seriously injured victims, the distress of the injured and their families and the disorganisation of the care structure. The psychological trauma must be treated on an individual or collective level.
April 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362252/maxillofacial-trauma-managing-potentially-dangerous-and-disfiguring-complex-injuries
#13
Devjanl Das, Lea Salazar
Patients with maxillofacial trauma require a careful evaluation due to the anatomical proximity of the maxillofacial region to the head and neck. Facial injuries can range from soft-tissue lacerations and nondisplaced nasal fractures to severe, complex fractures, eye injuries, and possible brain injury. Though the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guidelines provide a framework for the management of trauma patients, they do not provide a detailed reference for many subtle or complex facial injuries. This issue adds a more comprehensive and systematic approach to the secondary survey of the maxillofacial area and emergency department management of injuries to the face...
April 2017: Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355371/characteristics-of-training-and-motivation-of-physicians-working-in-emergency-medicine
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Gilson Soares Feitosa-Filho, Marcelo Kirschbaum, Yuri Costa Sarno Neves, Bruna Melo Coelho Loureiro, Victor Augusto Camarinha de Castro Lima, Rafael Marques Calazans, Camila Kruschewsky Falcão, Renata Trindade El Fahl, Bianca Recarey Barreto
Introduction: Emergency medicine is an area in which correct decisions often need to be made fast, thus requiring a well-prepared medical team. There is little information regarding the profile of physicians working at emergency departments in Brazil. Objective: To describe general characteristics of training and motivation of physicians working in the emergency departments of medium and large hospitals in Salvador, Brazil. Method: A cross-sectional study with standardized interviews applied to physicians who work in emergency units in 25 medium and large hospitals in Salvador...
February 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352245/listening-and-hearing-a-voice-hearer-s-invitation-into-relationship
#15
Berta Britz
Although historically overlooked, empirical links between trauma and psychosis have received growing attention over the past decade. Increasingly, clinical researchers have also zeroed in on the role that distressing or traumatic life events play in the psychosocial formation and maintenance of psychosis. This paper re-locates anomalous experiences in their human contexts, and asks that clinicians and researchers engage with these contexts. The author shares a first person account of her experience changing her relationships with dominance in order to reclaim and accept her human being-ness, a reorientation supported by her involvement in the world hearing voices network movement and community...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351447/near-infrared-spectroscopy-a-promising-prehospital-tool-for-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
Joost Peters, Bas Van Wageningen, Nico Hoogerwerf, Edward Tan
Introduction Early identification of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is essential. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can be used in prehospital settings for non-invasive monitoring and the diagnosis of patients who may require surgical intervention. METHODS: The handheld NIRS Infrascanner (InfraScan Inc.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA) uses eight symmetrical scan points to detect intracranial bleeding. A scanner was tested in a physician-staffed helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)...
March 29, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347379/evaluation-of-a-trauma-focused-cbt-training-programme-for-iapt-services
#17
Hannah Murray
BACKGROUND: Therapists in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services are often expected to treat complex presentations of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as individuals with multiple, prolonged or early life trauma histories and significant co-morbidity, for which they have received minimal training. Although high recovery rates for PTSD have been demonstrated in randomized controlled trials, these are not always replicated in routine practice, suggesting that training interventions are required to fill the research-practice gap...
March 28, 2017: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345427/emotional-freedom-techniques-eft-as-a-practice-for-supporting-chronic-disease-healthcare-a-practitioners-perspective
#18
Mahima Kalla, Margaret Simmons, Anske Robinson, Peta Stapleton
PURPOSE: The objective of the present study was to explore Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioners' experiences of using EFT to support chronic disease patients. This was part of a larger study exploring chronic disease patients' and EFT practitioners' experiences of using EFT to support chronic disease healthcare. METHODS: A qualitative approach was deemed suitable for this study. Eight practitioners were interviewed using semi-structured interviews via telephone or Zoom (an online video-conferencing platform)...
March 27, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342434/-mothers-talk-part-unless-told-of-voluntary-abortion
#19
José Manuel Hernández Garre, Isabel María Aznar Mula, Paloma Echevarría Pérez
The aim of the study was to investigate the experiences linked to the post-abortion syndrome in mothers who have had a voluntary abortion. A phenomenological qualitative approach to collect the experiences of mothers who had voluntarily interrupted their pregnancy was used. The research technique was the semistructured interviews with women who had contacted different association's help of the Murcia region for support after experiencing symptoms consistent with post-abortion syndrome. The testimonies show feminist or utilitarian arguments to justify the decision to abort, they talk about a system, to some extent, mercantilist that has no real intention of giving real life choices...
January 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335637/reversing-the-anticoagulation-effects-of-dabigatran
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REVIEW
William E Dager, Linda Banares
The standard of care for oral anticoagulation therapy has primarily been warfarin, which is limited by its indirect mechanism-of-action, variable kinetics, tolerability, and routine monitoring concerns. The direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have predictable pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and improved safety and efficacy compared to warfarin for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and prevention or management of venous thromboembolism. Consequential bleeding is a concern with all anticoagulants...
April 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
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