Latest severe injuries Stories

2013-05-21 08:38:43

Women are less likely than men to receive care in a trauma center after severe injury, according to a new study of almost 100,000 Canadian patients. "Gender-based disparities in access to healthcare services in general have been recognized for some time and evidence is emerging that these disparities extend to the treatment of severe injuries in trauma centers," says lead author Andrea Hill. MSc, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto...

2009-09-06 23:40:57

High school football players and wrestlers have the highest rate of severe injuries, U.S. researchers found. Researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said males experienced a higher rate of severe injuries due to the large number of severe injuries that occurred in football and wrestling. Athletes in those sports miss on average at least 21 days of participation a year. In sports such as soccer,...

2009-09-02 23:50:00

New study finds severe injuries vary by sport, gender and type of exposure High school football and wrestling athletes experienced the highest rate of severe injuries, according to the first study to examine severe injuries "“ injuries that caused high school athletes to miss more than 21 days of sport participation among a nationally representative sample of high school athletes. Severe injuries accounted for 15 percent of all high school sport-related injuries. Overall, males...

2009-08-13 00:52:06

A greater proportion of severe injuries in high school football occur during kickoffs and punt plays, U.S. researchers find. The study, published in Research in Sports Medicine, finds 33 percent of high school football injuries occurring during kickoffs and punts are severe -- and 20 percent are concussions. The study finds injuries sustained at the beginning or middle of a game are more severe compared to injuries sustained during the end or in overtime. Not only does the time in competition...

2009-03-30 17:53:23

Soldiers who survive severe injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan can be at risk of developing infections in their wounds, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Clinton K. Murray of Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, said that at the beginning of the 20th century improved military hygiene and disease control led to a steady decline in wartime deaths attributable to infections, classically known as war pestilence, which included cholera, dysentery, plague, smallpox, typhoid and typhus fever....

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