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2013-10-29 15:52:31

Injuries may put athletes at risk for long-term back problems Lower back injuries are the third most common injuries suffered in athletes under age 18, according to a study presented by Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician Neeru Jayanthi, MD. Many injuries are severe enough to sideline young athletes for one-to-six months, and put them at future risk for long-term back problems. Jayanthi presented findings Oct. 28 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National...

2013-10-28 23:23:00

Study was presented at the Combined Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in Venice, Italy. Lund, Sweden (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 BONESUPPORT AB, an emerging leader in injectable bone substitutes for orthopedic trauma, bone infections and instrument augmentation related to orthopedic surgery, announced results from a five-year follow-up study on patients treated with CERAMENT™|BONE VOID FILLER, as presented at the Combined Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS) meeting in Venice, Italy. The...

2013-10-25 10:28:19

Performing surgery to take pressure off the spine after a traumatic injury soon after the event could prevent or reverse some of the secondary damage caused by swelling and decreased blood flow to the injured spine. However, strong evidence to support early spinal surgery is lacking, mainly because the available study data cannot be easily compared, as explained in a review of this controversial field published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.,...

2013-10-23 08:29:32

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, recently participated the 2013 Paradigm Medical Management Annual Meeting held in Indian Wells, CA from October 18(th) - 20(th), 2013....

2013-10-22 08:31:56

GENEVA, Ill., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Argentum Medical, an industry leading manufacturer of metallic silver based antimicrobial wound dressings, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). Under this contract, Argentum Medical will conduct studies to evaluate the use of its Silverlon® brand burn and wound trauma dressings for potential use on patients affected by mass casualty incidents involving...

2013-10-21 16:26:08

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. , Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, recently participated in the 2013 Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference held at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC from October 10th - 12th,...

2013-10-19 23:01:59

Personal injury lawyer Don R. Cotton, who has offices in Austin and Waco, stresses the importance of consulting an experienced attorney to assess each car accident victim’s specific situation. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 New content on The Bob Richardson Law Firm’s website provides information on the most common injuries resulting from car accidents, including disabling neck, back and brain injuries. “Car accidents are all too common in this country and here in Texas. Our...

2013-10-19 23:01:48

RnRMarketResearch.com adds latest report on “MediPoint: Trauma Fixation – Global Analysis and Market Forecasts” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Traumatic injury patients that come into the Emergency Room (ER) experience orthopedic injury in the form of fractures 60% to 65% of the time, based on conversations with key opinion leaders. Of this population, 45%–50% are operable and require fracture repair techniques in the form of external or internal fixation. As...

2013-10-17 17:06:11

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports many elderly patients who are not taken to a trauma center -- even though their injuries are severe enough to warrant specialized trauma care -- have a higher mortality rate Traumatic injuries can be more severe for older adults, yet they often do not get the right level of care, according to a study appearing in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Instead of going to a trauma center, many elderly...

2013-10-17 04:21:28

NYON, Switzerland, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is calling for women to take action now to protect their bone health. Broken bones due to osteoporosis often result in pain, immobility and loss of quality of life as well as early death. In women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes, heart attack or breast...


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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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