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Protecting Patients from Elder Abuse Scams
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p438.html
American Family Physician;

Sep 30th, 2019 - Living on my own continues to be very important to me, even though I'm getting older and am sometimes forgetful. I manage pretty well with the help of my son, who visits me weekly, and my family doctor, who I see monthly for my hypertension, stomach reflux problems, prediabetes, and high cholesterol. I try to manage my forgetfulness with the help of a pill box so that I remember to take my medi...

Essential tremor - Genetics Home Reference - NIH
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/essential-tremor

Jul 15th, 2019 - Essential tremor is a movement disorder that causes involuntary, rhythmic shaking (tremor), especially in the hands. It is distinguished from tremor that results from other disorders or known causes, such as Parkinson disease or head trauma. Essential tremor usually occurs alone, without other neurological signs or symptoms. However, some experts think that essential tremor can include addition...

ACOG: Sexual Assault
https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Health-Care-for-Underserved-Women/Sexual-Assault

Mar 31st, 2019 - Sexual violence continues to be a major public health problem affecting millions of adults and children in the United States. Medical consequences of sexual assault include sexually transmitted infections; mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder; and risk of unintended pregnancy in reproductive-aged survivors of sexual assault. Obstetrician–gynecologists and other wom...

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2019
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/

Mar 31st, 2019 - The Children's Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative each April on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - I Ask
https://www.nsvrc.org/saam

Mar 31st, 2019 - Sexual Assault Awareness Month is a campaign to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. The campaign theme, I Ask, champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal, and necessary part of everyday interactions.

Ureteral stent versus no ureteral stent for ureteroscopy in the management of renal and ureteral calculi
https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012703.pub2/full
Ordonez, M. et. al.

Feb 5th, 2019 - Ureteroscopy combined with laser stone fragmentation and basketing is a common approach for managing renal and ureteral stones. This procedure is associated with some degree of ureteral trauma. Ureteral trauma may lead to swelling, ureteral obstruction, and flank pain and may require subsequent interventions such as hospital admission or secondary ureteral stent placement. To prevent such issue...

Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depression in Civilian Patients After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/article-abstract/2722564
Stein, M. et. al.

Jan 29th, 2019 - Question Who is at greatest risk for developing mental health problems such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)? Findings In this cohort study of 1155 patients with mTBI and 230 patients with orthopedic injuries not involving the head, patients with mTBI were more likely to report PTSD and/or major depressive sympto...

See, and then stop, elderly abuse
https://acphospitalist.org/archives/2019/01/see-and-then-stop-elderly-abuse.htm

Dec 31st, 2018 - Elder abuse is a crime, of course, but it often presents as a medical condition.

7 ways to prevent injuries while trimming pubic hair
https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/hair-care/trimming-pubic-hair

Dec 30th, 2018 - Have you ever injured yourself while trimming your pubic hair? You’re not alone. A study found that 1 in 4 people have injured themselves while grooming their privates. In this study, the most common injuries were deep cuts, burns, and rashes.

The Swedish shaken baby syndrome report and review: what does the latest knowledge tell us?
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/apa.14643
Acta Paediatrica; Cohen, M.

Dec 11th, 2018 - It is almost fifty years since Norman Guthkelch first introduced the hypothesis that the whiplash injury produced through shaking a baby causes subdural haematoma (SDH), retinal haemorrhages (RH) and encephalopathy, referred to as ‘the triad’ 1. The topic has never ceased generating heated controversy and acrimonious debates. At the core of the dispute is not whether shaking can cause devastat...

Colloids versus crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in critically ill people
https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD000567.pub7/full
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Lewis, S. et. al.

Aug 2nd, 2018 - Critically ill people may lose fluid because of serious conditions, infections (e.g. sepsis), trauma, or burns, and need additional fluids urgently to prevent dehydration or kidney failure. Colloid or crystalloid solutions may be used for this purpose. Crystalloids have small molecules, are cheap, easy to use, and provide immediate fluid resuscitation, but may increase oedema. Colloids have lar...

Elder abuse - WHO
https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/elder-abuse

Jun 7th, 2018 - Elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. This type of violence constitutes a violation of human rights and includes physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse; financial and material abuse; abandonment; neglect; and serious loss of ...

Lightning Injuries
https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/injuries-poisoning/electrical-and-lightning-injuries/lightning-injuries

Mar 31st, 2018 - Lightning injuries include cardiac arrest, loss of consciousness, and temporary or permanent neurologic deficits; serious burns and internal tissue injury are rare. Diagnosis is clinical; evaluation requires ECG and cardiac monitoring. Treatment is supportive.

Binge Drinking: Predictors, Patterns, and Consequences
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6104965/
Alcohol Research; White, A. et. al.

Jan 1st, 2018 - he National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of consumption that causes blood alcohol concentration to rise to .08%—the legal limit for adults ages 21 or older operating a motor vehicle—or more. This level typically occurs after a woman consumes four drinks or a man consumes five drinks—in about 2 hours. Research suggests that three out of four adole...

Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Reaction 2017
https://www.healthquality.va.gov/guidelines/MH/ptsd/VADoDPTSDCPGFinal012418.pdf

May 31st, 2017 - The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Reaction and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients...

Neurological and neuropsychological consequences of electrical and lightning shock: review and theories of causation
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5461597/
Neural Regeneration Research; Andrews, C. et. al.

Apr 30th, 2017 - Injuries from lightning and electrical injuries involve multiple systems of the body, however neurological symptoms are very widely reported. A disabling neuropsychological syndrome is also noted. This paper presents a comprehensive review of neurological and neuropsychological symptoms. Partial theories of causation for these injuries have been advanced, however, there is no convincing explana...

Elder Abuse
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/elder-abuse

Dec 28th, 2016 - Abuse can happen to anyone—no matter the person's age, sex, race, religion, or ethnic or cultural background. Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. This is called elder abuse.

Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/85240/9789241548595_eng.pdf;jsessionid=0A65B5BA6C736E1A0E96A1D54BF970FA?sequence=1

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...

Elder Abuse and Women's Health
https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Health-Care-for-Underserved-Women/Elder-Abuse-and-Womens-Health

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...

Guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive – compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care
https://www.wfsbp.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Treatment_Guidelines/Bandelow_et_al_01.pdf

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...