Tag Archives: trauma

Post trauma: to filter or not to filter

Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a significant cause of death in trauma patients. However, this patient population is also at risk of ongoing bleeding, making anticoagulation (Heparin, Coumadin, etc.) impractical. This puts trauma surgeons and vascular surgeons alike

Ankylosing spondylitis: what you should know about spinal fractures

The aim of this review article was to provide the required clinical knowledge that radiologists need to know and the relevant radiological semiotics that clinicians require in diagnosing clinically significant injuries to the ankylosed spine. Ankylosing spondylitis

Facial fractures among Sudanese children

Trauma to the face in children can result fractures to the facial bones and jaw are less frequent compared to adults but result in special complications affecting the growth, function and esthetics. The study aimed at assessing

The social trauma of treatment resistant tuberculosis

The treatment of a man named Xiang for Treatment Resistant Tuberculosis (TRD) was previously reported within the scientific Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.  Xiang’s direct medical expenses were quoted to be in excess of $250,000 and his inability

Revisiting NMDA receptor inhibitors that work differently hoping to treat brain injury and stroke

Over-activation of NMDA receptors, a subtype of glutamate receptors, has long been suspected to contribute to the development of the penumbral zone of damage that develops hours after a traumatic brain injury or stroke occurs. This area

Extracorporeal life support in polytraumatized patients

Major trauma is a leading cause of death, in particular amongst young patients, causing more than 5 million victims every year worldwide. Early causes of death (usually related to severe hemorrhage, pulmonary failure, cardiovascular shock or extensive

Flashbacks – the signature of trauma

Although it is well-known that traumatic events like sexual assaults or terrorist bombings can cause posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sufferers from this disorder often complain that no one really understands what they are going through. This is

Fostering empathy after community violence to promote coping

This study explores the role of empathy for victims and offenders after a violent event, such as a school shooting. Empathy is the ability to experience or comprehend the emotions of another person. In this study, over

Researchers describe “imm-unifying theory” capable of explaining multiple medical problems

About a year ago, investigators at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD found that patients who had organ transplants fared quite well after traumatic events. The authors of the manuscript, which was published in the Journal

The neural architecture of trauma

The Lancet Psychiatry-sep2014

Mental illness can be a frightening and debilitating experience. Efforts to understand mental illness more accurately and develop more effective treatments are urgently needed. It is the case that many people who experience mental illness report episodes