Search Tag: PTSD

IMAGING Management

DTI Reveals Brain Network Disruption in Children with PTSD

2016 25 Oct

A study appearing in the journal Radiology has revealed that children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experience disruptions in the structure of the neural networks in their brains. The findings could help in the development of treatments for PTSD in children.   PTSD is a serious mental health problem to the effects of which children are... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI-Type Imaging Predicts Impact From Combat Brain Injury

2016 04 Apr

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a type of MRI, may be able to predict functional post-deployment outcomes for veterans who sustained mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, during combat, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. Recently, there has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of combat-related MTBI, with more than... Read more

ICU Management

Risk of PTSD after ICU

2016 15 Jan

According to a new, multicentre study, 1 in 10 patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge. The research, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, is the first to investigate ICU-related PTSD in a mixed veteran and civilian cohort.PTSD... Read more

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Study Pinpoints PTSD and Trauma Injury Differences

2015 28 May

A brain imaging study has enabled researchers to identify the biological differences between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) that looks directly at cerebral blood flow and indirectly at brain activity, the researchers were able to correctly differentiate... Read more

ICU Management

PTSD Common in ICU Survivors

2015 22 Apr

Post-traumatic stress disorder — often thought of as a symptom of warfare, major catastrophes and assault — can also affect patients who survive a critical illness and stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). A Johns Hopkins study has found that nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from PTSD. Researchers also identified possible causes of PTSD and... Read more

Cardiology Management

PTSD Patients at Increased Risk for Cardiac Ischemia

2013 03 Dec

Concern is growing over the potential of long-term untreated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomsincreasing the risk for medical problems, in particular compromised cardiovascular health.According to the World Health Organization, heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term for diseases... Read more

ICU Management

PTSD Symptoms Common Among ICU Survivors

2013 28 Feb

Condition long linked to war veterans found in one in three ventilated patients One in three people who survived stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) and required use of a mechanical ventilator showed substantial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms that lasted for up to two years, according to a new Johns Hopkins study of patients with acute... Read more


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