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Article ID: 720174

Researcher IDs factor that could improve concussion reporting

University of Georgia

New research from the University of Georgia suggests that knowing how to report a concussion—rather than knowing more about concussions—is a greater factor in prompting athletes to take action.

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3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719365

Multi-institutional team to study effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics

Washington University in St. Louis

A team of researchers, led by Philip V. Bayly in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University, plans to use MRI to study the brains of healthy, uninjured individuals to create models of brain motion to enable the researchers to predict the chronic effects of repeated head impacts in both men and women.

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20-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 719076

One way childhood trauma leads to poorer health for women

Ohio State University

Researchers have long known that childhood trauma is linked to poorer health for women at midlife. A new study shows one important reason why.

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17-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 718922

Few Trauma Centers Provide Assessment of Acute and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are common among trauma patients and caregivers – but only a small percentage of US trauma centers offer recommended assessment and education regarding stress disorders, reports a survey study in the September/October Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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12-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718404

Receptor Protein in Brain Promotes Resilience to Stress

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Scientists have discovered that a receptor on the surface of brain cells plays a key role in regulating how both animals and people respond to stress. The receptor may represent an important biomarker of post-traumatic stress disorder in humans and a potential target for future treatments.

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3-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718403

Anaerobically Stored Red Blood Cells May Improve Transfusion Outcomes in Hemorrhagic Shock

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) stored anaerobically – in the absence of oxygen – is a promising technique to improve resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock, according to animal studies reported in SHOCK®: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches, Official Journal of the Shock Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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3-Sep-2019 3:50 PM EDT

Article ID: 718264

Rebuilding confidence after a boating accident

UW Medicine

It was a windy day back in 2008. Lily James was in a boat on Lake Washington with her family and friends when the wind lifted an inflatable that was tied to a rope. Like a vise, the rope caught her legs and pulled her overboard. Her feet were almost severed.

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29-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718204

Giving Trauma Patients a Hormone that Helps Stabilize Blood Pressure Cuts Blood Transfusions by Half

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Giving trauma patients with severe blood loss the hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) cut the volume of blood products required to stabilize them by half, according to results of a new, first-of-its-kind clinical trial from Penn Medicine. The authors say the study is particularly important for the treatment of patients with gun-related injuries. Each year, there are over 100,00 firearm-related injuries with over 36,000 deaths.

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28-Aug-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Peptide Hydrogels Could Help Heal Traumatic Brain Injuries
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    27-Aug-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716741

Peptide Hydrogels Could Help Heal Traumatic Brain Injuries

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) –– defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function –– sent 2.5 million people in the U.S. to the emergency room in 2014, according to statistics from the U.S.

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20-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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