Articles related to TRAUMA
Chronic Pain After Trauma Greater in Black and Hispanic vs. White Patients
This recent study illuminates significant racial and ethnic disparities in pain outcomes among trauma survivors. The findings call for an urgent review of pain management protocols to better serve a diverse patient population.
Neurology September 6th 2023
Antihypertensive Medications and PTSD Incidence in a Trauma Cohort
This 22-year study provides a detailed examination of the relationship between antihypertensive medications and PTSD incidence in trauma victims. Physicians interested in the potential preventive role of these medications in PTSD are invited to delve into the findings and implications for future research.
Neurology August 15th 2023
Prehospital Tranexamic Acid for Severe Trauma
Discover the potential of prehospital interventions, specifically the administration of tranexamic acid, on the functional outcomes of adults with major trauma suspected of trauma-induced coagulopathy.
Hematology July 18th 2023
FOCUS ON – Trauma-Informed Care in Dentistry
Implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) in dental clinics can greatly improve the patient experience and health outcomes. When patients have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), it increases their risk of long-term health issues. By acknowledging these experiences, we can engage patients better and avoid re-traumatizing them. ACEs are closely linked to poor dental health, with higher rates of tooth loss and the need for restorations. Surprisingly, TIC is not routinely taught in undergraduate education. TIC involves understanding trauma signs, integrating knowledge into the dental practice, and focusing on safety, trust, support, collaboration, empowerment, and cultural considerations. To implement TIC, create a soothing environment, validate patient concerns, give them control, explain procedures, and obtain consent. Pre-screening for trauma history and training staff to recognize and de-escalate re-traumatization are crucial. Dental professionals can promote a culture of awareness, understanding, and action by prioritizing empathy, understanding patient beliefs, and providing compassionate care. It’s important to assume all patients may have experienced adverse events and apply trauma-informed care as standard practice. By doing so, we improve our patients’ oral health-related quality of life.
Dentistry May 15th 2023
Brain Lesion Location Influences Addiction Behaviors
Prior research has revealed a potential link between damage to specific parts of the brain and repetitive addictive behaviors. In this report, with findings published in Nature Medicine, the investigators found that lesions that disrupted smoking and alcohol addiction behaviors occurred in many different brain locations and were characterized by a specific pattern of brain connectivity.
Neurology October 25th 2022