Brain Injury Association of America (BIAUSA)
Nov 30th, 2016 - The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow individuals with disabilities to establish their own special needs trusts. Formerly such trusts could only be established by parents, grandparents, legal guardians, or a court.
Apr 17th, 2016 - The purpose of these guidelines is to provide health care providers in the United States with updated guidelinesto the 2005 U. S.
V. Raman Muthusamy
Jan 11th, 2016 - Inflammatory pancreatic fluid collections (PFCs) arise as an adverse event of acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic trauma, and pancreatic surgery. Due to similarities in their radiographic appearance, pancreatic cystic neoplasms frequently are misclassified as inflammatory PFCs.
Mar 2nd, 2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on the comparative effectiveness of risk assessment scales and preventive interventions for pressure ulcers.
Mar 2nd, 2015 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations based on the comparative effectiveness of treatments of pressure ulcers.
Jul 31st, 2014 - Guidelines present a synthesis of evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of a specific medical condition. The value of a guideline is that it provides consistency among treatment protocols given to patients, resulting in improved efficacy and the quality of care and reduced cost.
Suzanne Leonard Harrison
Apr 30th, 2014 - The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) condemns human trafficking and considers it an egregious human rights violation. While human trafficking is a global issue, this AMWA Position Paper addresses the problem of the trafficking of women and girls for commercial sex exploitation in the United States (US) in an effort to provide information and recommendations for physicians and other h.
Oct 31st, 2013 - Women who have been subjected to violence often seek health care, including for their injuries, even if they do not disclose the associated abuse or violence. A health-care provider is likely to be the first professional contact for survivors of intimate partner violence or sexual assault. Statistics show that abused women use health-care services more than non-abused women do. They als...
Jun 30th, 2013 - Elder abuse, a violation of human rights, is defined as a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate actions, which causes harm, risk of harm, or distress to an individual 60 years or older. As many as 1 in 10 older adults have been victims of elder abuse. Most cases of abuse occur in women. The U.S. Census predicts that by 2030, the segment of the population that is older than 65 years wil...
American Psychological Association (APA)
Dec 31st, 2012 - The problems of abused and neglected children are epidemic in our society (U. S.
JAMA Foa EB, McLean CP et. al.
Jan 24th, 2018 - Effective and efficient treatment is needed for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in active duty military personnel. To examine the effects of massed prolonged exposure therapy (massed therapy), spaced prolonged exposure therapy (spaced therapy), present-centered therapy (PCT), and a minimal-contact control (MCC) on PTSD severity. Randomized clinical trial conducted at Fort Hood, Texas, from...
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
May 1st, 2012 - Lower urinary tract injuries are a serious potential complication of laparoscopic hysterectomy. The risk of such injuries may be as high as 3%, and most, but not all, are detected at intraoperative cystoscopy.
Journal of Affective Disorders; Cook N, Ayers S et. al.
Aug 4th, 2017 - Approximately 3.3% of women in pregnancy have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and 4% of women postpartum PTSD. The impact of maternal PTSD during the perinatal period (from conception until one year postpartum) on child outcomes has not been systematically examined. A systematic review was conducted to synthesize and critically evaluate quantitative research investigating the association b...
Jan 4th, 2012 - Objective. Anxiety disorders are frequently under-diagnosed conditions in primary care, although they can be managed effectively by general practitioners. Methods. This paper is a short and practical summary of the World Federation of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and posttraumatic stress diso...
Stanley A. Herring
Nov 30th, 2011 - This document provides an overview of select medical issues that are important to team physicians who are responsible for athletes with concussion. It is not intended as a standard of care and should not be interpreted as such.
Pediatrics Crawford-Jakubiak JE, Alderman EM et. al.
Feb 28th, 2017 - Sexual violence is a broad term that encompasses a wide range of sexual victimizations. Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its last policy statement on sexual assault in 2008, additional information and data have emerged about sexual violence affecting adolescents and the treatment and management of the adolescent who has been a victim of sexual assault. This report provides new...
Dec 31st, 2010 - Futures Without Vioence (Futures), formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund, is a leading advocate for addressing intimate partner violence (IPV)—also referred to as domestic violence in the health care setting. Futures produces numerous data-informed publications, programs, and resources to promote routine assessment and effective responses by health care providers.
The American Journal of Psychiatry; Villarreal G, Hamner MB et. al.
Jul 15th, 2016 - This was a 12-week randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess the efficacy of quetiapine monotherapy in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Eighty patients were randomly assigned to treatment with either quetiapine or placebo. The primary outcome measure was the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS). Secondary efficacy measures included the CAPS subscales, the Davidson...
JAMA Pediatrics; Webman RB, Carter EA et. al.
Jul 1st, 2016 - Although data obtained from regional trauma systems demonstrate improved outcomes for children treated at pediatric trauma centers (PTCs) compared with those treated at adult trauma centers (ATCs), differences in mortality have not been consistently observed for adolescents. Because trauma is the leading cause of death and acquired disability among adolescents, it is important to better define ...
Pediatrics Berger RP, Fromkin J et. al.
Jun 24th, 2016 - Abusive head trauma is the leading cause of death from physical abuse. Misdiagnosis of abusive head trauma as well as other types of brain abnormalities in infants is common and contributes to increased morbidity and mortality. We previously derived the Pittsburgh Infant Brain Injury Score (PIBIS), a clinical prediction rule to assist physicians deciding which high-risk infants should undergo c...