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Is helicopter transport of trauma victims cost-effective?

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have for the first time determined how often emergency medical helicopters need to help save the...

Child soldier trauma in Uganda shares similarities with Northern Ireland

Psychology students at Queen's University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Ireland's Troubles. Post-graduate students from the Doctoral Programme in Educational, Child a...

Helicopter transport increases survival for seriously injured patients

Severely injured patients transported by helicopter from the scene of an accident are more likely to survive than patients brought to trauma centers by ground ambulance, according to a new study published in The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection,...

Researchers suggest diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder are lacking

(Boston) - Current diagnostic procedures for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fail to adequately reflect research into the broad nature of a traumatic event, according to a study that will appear in the January print issue of Psychological Bulle...

Virtual biopsy may allow earlier diagnosis of brain disorder in athletes

CHICAGO -- In a study of ex-pro athletes, researchers found that a specialized imaging technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder caused by repetitive head trauma that...

Reports claiming ALS caused by head trauma lacks scientific validation

A recent study (1) suggesting that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be attributed to "repetitive head trauma experienced in collision sports" lacks scientific epidemiological evidence to support this claim. In a review of the 12-patient study...

Study provides treatment hope for long term effects of brain trauma

Brain damage continues to develop and evolve for months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), revealing a potential target for treatments to improve brain trauma, new research led by the University of Melbourne, Australia has found. The study fund...

Sangart reports positive Phase IIa data for novel oxygen therapeutic agent...

Sangart, Inc., today announced positive results from its Phase IIa proof-of-concept study of MP4OX (oxygenated pegylated hemoglobin) in severely injured trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock causing lactic acidosis. The study demonstrated that MP4O...

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