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2012-08-07 13:18:59

White children are more likely to receive cranial (head) CT scans in an emergency department following minor head trauma, compared with African-American or Hispanic children, a study published by researchers at UC Davis has found. The study findings do not indicate that CT (computed tomography) scans are underused in African-American and Hispanic children. Rather, the researchers suggested that white children may receive too many CT scans and thus may be exposed to unnecessary radiation....

2012-08-07 13:05:22

The odds of undergoing cranial computed tomography (CT) among children with minor blunt head trauma who were at higher risk for clinically important traumatic brain injury did not appear to differ by race/ethnicity in a secondary analysis of a study of injured children, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. However, there may have been differences for children at intermediate or lowest risk. Traumatic...

2012-07-31 11:47:49

Hypothermia in trauma victims is a serious complication and is associated with an increased risk of dying. A new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care has found that the key risk factor was severity of injury. However, environmental conditions and medical care, such as the temperature of the ambulance or temperature of any fluids administered intravenously, also increased risk. A multicenter study, carried out by the emergency medical services of eight...

2012-07-25 13:00:38

A study, performed in mice and utilizing post-mortem samples of brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease, found that a single event of a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can disrupt proteins that regulate an enzyme associated with Alzheimer's. The paper, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, identifies the complex mechanisms that result in a rapid and robust post-injury elevation of the enzyme, BACE1, in the brain. These results may lead to the development of a drug...

2012-07-13 10:54:37

A new study from the University of Alberta is challenging the notion that teaching the next generation of Sidney Crosbys how to take a bodycheck at an earlier age will help them avoid injury over the long term. Researchers with the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research in the School of Public Health studied hockey-related injuries using data from several emergency departments in the Edmonton region. They found little truth to the theory that introducing bodychecking at an earlier...

2012-07-04 23:00:13

Dr. Steve Young is releasing injury prevention techniques for professional MMA fighters and amateurs. New Jersey (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 Head injuries in the MMA are becoming a larger problem with each passing day. Dr. Steve Young, DPT, CSCS, who is the director of Body Solutions, Inc. in New Jersey, has treated and trained top MMA athletes like Eddie Alvarez, Wilson Reis, Nathan Quarry, The Migliarese Brothers, and more. As a result of his hands on work with MMA fighters, Dr. Young is...


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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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