Orthopaedic Surgeons Available to Comment on Musculoskeletal Healthcare News and Trends, Treatment Options, Fall Prevention and More

Secretary Clinton’s fractured elbow. Sonia Sotomayer’s broken ankle. Jane Fonda’s knee replacement. If you need an expert to discuss any of these timely topics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) can provide expert sources to comment on musculoskeletal injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Long-Term Diabetes Control Affects Trauma Outcomes, Reports Study in SHOCK®

In trauma patients with diabetes, poorer long-term control of blood glucose levels is linked to a higher risk of death and trauma-related complications, reports a study in SHOCK®: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches, Official Journal of the Shock Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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With Novel Technique, New Study Is First to Definitively Map the Early Development of PTSD

Only 23% of people who experience trauma develop PTSD. New research offers clues on identifying which trauma victims will develop the disorder and suggests potential interventions. Findings are based on a novel technique that gathered patient information in the critical 30 days following the trauma.

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Trauma and kids:

As catastrophic bushfires continue to rage across New South Wales and Queensland, thousands of people are reeling from the devastation. It’s a shocking start to Australia’s fire season, but beyond the physical damage, the emotional scars persist, especially for Australia’s youngest citizens. Now, in new research from the University of South Australia, researchers have explored the growing uncertainty faced by children aged 0-8 years in disaster zones, finding that early childhood teachers hold a vital role in supporting children dealing with trauma.

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Intrusive thoughts link sleep disturbance to problem drinking in veterans

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep disturbance and alcohol problems are common among military veterans, and often occur together, with a large toll on physical and mental health. A new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research examines the interplay of PTSD symptoms and disturbed sleep, and how they affect the risk of alcohol problems over time.

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