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2014-05-19 08:24:31

ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blunt force sports-related trauma often produces isolated high-grade renal injury, according to a new study at the 109(th) Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The study will be presented to the media during a special press conference on Monday, May 19 at 8:00 a.m. at the Orlando County Convention Center. The session will be moderated by AUA past President Jack W. McAninch, MD, professor of urology at...

2012-03-05 23:12:33

For assessing severe trauma, single-pass whole-body computed tomography (CT) can prove but not definitively exclude the presence of injuries and should be performed later than 30 minutes after admission to an emergency department for optimal results, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Traumatic injury, caused by major traffic collisions or a fall from a height, for example, has a significant impact on health care costs, illness and death. In North America...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Solutions, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PBSOQ), a leader in the field of protective body armor solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Point Blank Body Armor ("PBBA") has been awarded a three-year contract to supply its NIJ .06 compliant, Hi-Lite(TM) Level II body armor system to the Detroit Police Department. "The Detroit PD is a very important customer to our organization and we are honored to supply them with the...

2010-06-11 13:51:25

Trauma patients without insurance are more likely to die of their injuries from auto accidents and gunshot wounds than privately insured patients with similar injuries, according to findings of an analysis of 193,804 patients from 649 facilities conducted by University Buffalo emergency medicine physicians. In addition, the authors found that Medicaid patients who were injured in motor vehicle accidents had a lower death rate than those with private insurance, indicating that factors other...

2009-09-29 00:54:43

The so-called July Phenomenon, an increase in hospital mistakes due to an influx of new medical school graduates, is a myth, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, finds no evidence of July Phenomenon. The results of our study add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that the July Phenomenon does not exist in major trauma centers with appropriate guidance and supervision of residents, study researcher Dr. Peter Fischer of the...

2009-09-25 09:36:38

New study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds no evidence of 'July Phenomenon' in trauma centers with constant resident supervision New research published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons challenges the widely held belief that more medical errors occur in teaching hospitals during the month of July due to the influx of new graduates from medical and nursing schools "“ also known as the "July Phenomenon." The study shows no...

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2009-01-21 08:45:00

Dakota Culkin, who died after being hit by a car while crossing a Los Angeles street last month, was drunk at the time of the collision, officials said. The 29-year-old aspiring production designer was the sister of actors Macaulay, Rory and Keiran Culkin. Her death from blunt-force trauma was declared an accident and no charges were filed against the motorist who hit her. Los Angeles coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter told E! News Dakota Culkin had a blood-alcohol level of 0.31...

2008-12-03 06:30:00

MIAMI, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The William Lehman Injury Research Center (WLIRC), an internationally recognized research facility located at the University of Miami/Jackson Medical Center's Ryder Trauma Center; the U.S. Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC); the Army Trauma Training Center (ATTC); the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach(TM) initiative, today announced their collaboration to expand the...

2008-10-03 03:00:06

By McHugh, Patrick P Clifford, Timothy M; Johnston, Thomas D; Banerjee, Ambar S; Gedaly, Roberto; Jeon, Hoonbae; Ranjan, Dinesh The transplanted kidney, lying heterotopically in the iliac fossa, is especially vulnerable to damage from blunt trauma, particularly compression by vehicle seatbelt. We present a case wherein a functioning renal allograft lying in the right iliac fossa was severely injured by seatbelt compression, (resulting in significant functional compromise and eventual loss....

2005-12-02 15:25:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research supports the idea that that blunt trauma can lead to a heart attack. "A direct trauma to the heart, namely blunt cardiac injury, created the greatest risk for heart attack, while abdominal or pelvic trauma seems to be important in persons 46 years or older," Dr. Rovshan M. Ismailov from the University of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, who led the study noted in comments to Reuters Health. Patients with this type of trauma may benefit from...


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