Search Tag: traumatic injury

IMAGING Management

MRI Improves Diagnosis of Microbleeding after Brain Injury

2015 15 Sep

A new study in the journal Radiology suggests that imaging patients soon after traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs could help to detect cerebral microhaemorrhages more accurately. Researchers used susceptibility-weighted imaging — an MRI technique that provides improved visibility of blood and is highly sensitive to haemorrhage — to evaluate U.S. military... Read more

IMAGING Management

Some Radiation 'Safe' for Expectant Mother, Foetus

2015 10 Aug

According to researchers at Thomas Jefferson University, imaging studies necessary to diagnose traumatic injuries sustained by pregnant women are safe when used properly. Their findings are reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS).Nearly 5 to 8 percent of pregnant women sustain traumatic injuries, such as fractures... Read more

ICU Management

Trial: Patient-Controlled Analgesia in the ED is Effective for Non-Traumatic Abdominal Pain

2015 23 Jun

Two randomised controlled trials of patient-administered patient relief in the emergency department have found that they are effective in reducing pain.Currently, patients arriving in emergency departments may be administered morphine intravenously by a nurse. Whilst this is safe and works, it takes up nursing time.Two randomised controlled trials carried... Read more

ICU Management

Injectable Polymer Could Keep Patients from Bleeding to Death

2015 13 Mar

University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that can strengthen blood clots. PolySTAT is administered in a simple shot, finds unseen or internal injuries and starts to work immediately. The paper featuring the new polymer has been published in the March issue of Science Translational Medicine. Many battlefield casualties... Read more


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