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Stress Gene Linked To Chronic Pain After Traumatic Injury

The gene FKBP5 is a critical regulator of the stress response and affects how we respond to environmental stimuli. Previous studies have shown that certain variants of this gene play a role in the development of neuropsychiatric disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, suicide risk, and aggressive behavior.

The study was published in the Journal of Neuroscience, has confirmed this association in a cohort of more than 1,500 people of both European American and African American descent who experienced motor vehicle collision trauma.

Characteristics Of Physician Empathetic During Pediatric ICU

Researchers evaluate the characteristics of physician empathetic statements during pediatric intensive care unit care conferences. Physicians express empathy frequently to families in the pediatric intensive care unit, but more than one-third of empathetic statements are buried by medical jargon that reduces their effectiveness.

In nearly every intensive care unit (ICU) at every pediatric hospital across the country, physicians hold numerous care conferences with patients' family members daily. Due to the challenging nature of many these conversations covering anything from unexpected changes to care plans for critically ill children to whether it's time to consider withdrawing life support these talks tend to be highly emotional.

Family Presence During Resuscitation

Researchers evaluated that physicians are confident they could manage family members who would be present when their loved one is being resuscitated. Family Presence During Resuscitation Physicians' Perceptions of Risk, Benefit, and Self-Confidence, a survey of 181 physicians, found that respondents in this study perceived that family presence was a right of patients and should be offered to families. However, less than one-half intended to invite family presence during resuscitation.

Patient Satisfaction Can Improve Intensive Care

Fighting to stay alive, the only thing they could not wake up for weeks. Julissa is a hantavirus survivor. These are viruses that humans acquire through contact with rodent urine, saliva or feces. Jolissa likely caught the virus when she cleaned out the family trailer in the spring for a camping trip. What began as extreme fatigue that she associated with being a new mom progressed into total exhaustion, nausea, and fever.

Major Trauma Patients And Their Outcomes In The NHS

The NHS in England has saved an additional 1,600 patients with severe injuries since major trauma centers were established in 2012. New findings show the creation of major traumas centers has led to the survival of more than 1,600 patients who have suffered some of the most severe and complicated injuries thanks to top teams of surgeons, doctors, and clinical staff. Patients also spent fewer days in the hospital and had improved quality of life after receiving critical care.

The independent report, which features in the latest issue of Eclinical medicine published by The Lancet, has been compiled by the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) based at The University of Manchester supported by experts at the Universities of Leicester and Sheffield.

Post-Acute Care Treatment In Patients Vs Home

Healthcare in India is growing at a remarkable pace with a slew of investments pouring in from different parts of the world into multiple sectors. With the country evolving to be a promising land of opportunities for personalized medicine, medical devices, industry, and diagnostics, there are reasons to cheer for citizens.

Post-Treatment Care

Our hospitals boast of state-of-the-art infrastructure and offer world-class treatments to patients from far and wide. Innovative startups in mobile technology and improved data services have further enhanced the prospects of healthcare. Unfortunately, even as we proudly compare the healthcare services of India with the developed economies of the world, they tend to overlook a critical vertical in healthcare post-acute care.

Evaluate The Characteristics Of Empathy To Improve ICU Care

In nearly every intensive care unit (ICU) at every pediatric hospital across the country, physicians hold numerous care conferences with patients' family members daily. Due to the challenging nature of many these conversations covering anything from unexpected changes to care plans for critically ill children to whether it's time to consider withdrawing life support these talks tend to be highly emotional. The study was published in JAMA Network.