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Enhancing Studies on a Possible Blood Biomarker for Traumatic Brain Injury

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New technology at NYU Langone Medical Center could help advance blood biomarker capabilities for improved diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Mouthguards Gather New Information That May Lead to More Accurate Prediction of Traumatic Brain Injury

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A preliminary study conducted by researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) may improve our prediction of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

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Should Paramedics Be Allowed to Give Antibiotics to Trauma Victims?

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In trauma victims with open fractures, infection rates can be reduced dramatically by administering antibiotics within the first hour of injury. The finding suggests that allowing paramedics to administer antibiotics in the field may substantially improve outcomes.

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PTSD Can Affect Sick Kids? Your Medical PTSD Questions Answered

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PTSD. Four letters we immediately associate with soldiers and horrific wartime tragedies. But unfortunately, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event—including children with serious medical diagnoses. To learn more about this devastating disorder in kids, we talked to Jeffrey I. Gold, PhD, director of the Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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UVA Finds Trigger for Protective Immune Response to Spinal Cord Injury

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Hot on the heels of discovering a protective form of immune response to spinal cord injury, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have pinpointed the biological trigger for that response – a vital step toward being able to harness the body’s defenses to improve treatment for spine injuries, brain trauma, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.

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ACS Position Statement Stresses Importance of Trauma Center Designation Based Upon Population–Based System Need

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The American College of Surgeons recently released a statement emphasizing that the allocation of trauma centers should be based upon the needs of the population, rather than the needs of individual health care organizations or hospital groups.

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Partner Caregivers of Veterans with Traumatic-Brain Injuries May Be at Risk for Chronic Disease

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Blame and anger associated with the grief of caring for a loved one with a traumatic-brain injury (TBI) may be related to inflammation and certain chronic diseases, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. These findings were published in the latest issue of Biological Research for Nursing.

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Study Compares Effectiveness of Different Transfusion Strategies for Severe Trauma

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Among patients with severe trauma and major bleeding, those who received a transfusion of a balanced ratio of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells (RBCs) were more likely to have their bleeding stopped and less likely to die due to loss of blood by 24 hours compared to patients who received a transfusion with a higher ratio of RBCs, according to a study in the February 3 issue of JAMA.

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Civilian Trauma Study Supports Use of Battlefield Blood Transfusion Protocol

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An international clinical trial led by faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) supports the use of a blood transfusion protocol developed by military doctors. Findings appear in JAMA.

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Novel Eye-Tracking Technology Detects Concussions and Head Injury Severity

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Research Led by NYU Langone Medical Center Conducted on Patients With Head Trauma Who Visited the Emergency Department