Navigation Links
Concussion Raises PTSD Risk for Iraq Vets
Date:1/30/2008

Study found loss of consciousness increased chances of trauma the most

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that soldiers who have suffered concussions during their time in Iraq are more likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder and other physical health problems.

"There was indeed a higher rate of PTSD and/or health problems among those who had concussions versus those with other injuries," said study author Dr. Christopher Hoge, director of psychiatry and neuroscience at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, in Washington, D.C. His study is published in the Jan. 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

"This is probably one of a very few studies which has begun to enumerate the incidence of mild traumatic brain injury [i.e. concussion] in returning veterans," said David Hovda, director of the Brain Injury Research Center at UCLA's Geffen School of Medicine, in Los Angeles.

According to background information in the study, more than 1.5 million U.S. military personnel have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. Thanks to better protective gear, many of these men and women are surviving injuries that before would have killed them.

Head and neck injuries have been reported in one quarter of troops evacuated from these areas. The proportion of soldiers with concussion may be as high as 18 percent.

Hoge and his colleagues surveyed 2,525 U.S. Army infantry soldiers three to four months after they had returned home a yearlong deployment in Iraq. Soldiers reporting concussion (defined as an injury with loss of consciousness or altered mental status such as being dazed or confused) with soldiers reporting other injuries. The soldiers were from two brigades only.

Almost 44 percent of soldiers reporting an injury involving loss of consciousness met the criteria for PTSD versus only 27.3 percent of those reporting an injury involving alt
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NFL, NHL and NHLPA Team Up in Sports Concussion Education Campaign
2. American Life League Praises Colorado Efforts to Stop Planned Parenthood Abortion Facility
3. Infection With Common Parasite Raises Schizophrenia Risk
4. Kroger Pink Tag Campaign Raises $137,500 for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness at Karmanos Cancer Institute
5. Air Products Reports Q1 EPS Up 16% on Volume Growth and Improved Margins; Raises 2008 Full Year EPS Guidance
6. Study raises questions about diagnosis, medical treatment of ADHD
7. Liver Cancer Drug Raises Blood Pressure
8. HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer
9. Maternal Distress Raises Risk of Childhood Asthma
10. ViOptix Raises $12.2 Million in Series D Financing
11. Round Table Family Charities Raises $350,000 for Childrens Miracle Network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Concussion Raises PTSD Risk for Iraq Vets
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... as the company and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) mutually ... With the new collaboration, OncLive’s editorial and marketing groups will help spread the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... ... Using the latest online digital technologies, happiness expert Kay Walker is on ... manage major depression. , “Suicide is 100% preventable. The problem is the medical community ... die needlessly everyday,” says Walker. “I’m out to end suicide. Some may say that’s ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Quintessa Medical Spa is happy to ... nonsurgical treatment designed specifically for the elimination of excess tissue under the chin, ... in the state of Wisconsin to offer this innovative treatment. , Developed by Kythera ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... The Tisch Cancer Institute at ... The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount ... an elite group of 69 cancer institutions nationwide that have earned this designation, ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , ... July 30, 2015 , ... Author Dr. ... charge of their health in his new self-help book, “ Consciously Healing our Webs ... book promotes a simple message: “If we take responsibility for ourselves, we can create ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Teams with OncLive® as a Strategic Alliance Partner 2Health News:UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Teams with OncLive® as a Strategic Alliance Partner 3Health News:UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Teams with OncLive® as a Strategic Alliance Partner 4Health News:Happiness Expert Develops Pioneering Online Tools for Sufferers of Major Depression, and Who may be Suicidal 2Health News:Happiness Expert Develops Pioneering Online Tools for Sufferers of Major Depression, and Who may be Suicidal 3Health News:Quintessa MedSpa Offers Nonsurgical Double-chin Elimination 2Health News:The Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Earns National Cancer Institute Designation 2Health News:The Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Earns National Cancer Institute Designation 3Health News:The Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Earns National Cancer Institute Designation 4Health News:The Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Earns National Cancer Institute Designation 5Health News:The Tisch Cancer Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Earns National Cancer Institute Designation 6Health News:New book by Dr. Raul Llanos: ‘The power to change is within’ 2Health News:New book by Dr. Raul Llanos: ‘The power to change is within’ 3
... serious injury , , , CHICAGO, June 30 ... They learn to master their skills of "riding the rail" ... Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), such tricks, while fun, can ... , , Foot and ankle surgeons around the ...
... the brain that handles tasks like decision-making also helps decipher ... This section of the brain the left inferior frontal ... (such as a ,d, sound) the same way. In ... pronunciations of the same speech sound are exactly alike. Listeners ...
... A new report on infection rates from the New York ... as the only hospital in New York State with a ... the state average for hip replacement/revision surgery. , , ... P. Sculco, M.D., surgeon-in-chief of Hospital for Special Surgery, "and ...
... Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence , , LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., June ... Chief Executive Officer, Michael G. Wells, has received the ... 2009 Award in the emerging companies category in New ... recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, ...
... OMAHA, Neb. and PHOENIX, Ariz., June 30 Creighton ... Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix today announced an academic ... presence in Phoenix. , , The Phoenix campus ... of Medicine at St. Joseph,s Hospital and Medical Center, a ...
... Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation named 4 new ... Clinical Investigator Award Committee review. The recipients of ... physician-scientists conducting patient-oriented cancer research at major research ... scientists and clinicians. Each will receive $450,000 to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles 2Health News:Brain section multitasks, handling phonetics and decision-making 2Health News:Hospital for Special Surgery is Only New York Hospital with Significantly Lower Surgical Site Infection Rate for Hip Replacement Compared to State Average 2Health News:Aton Pharma CEO Mike Wells Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner; 2Health News:Aton Pharma CEO Mike Wells Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner; 3Health News:Creighton University, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Announce New School of Medicine Campus in Phoenix 2Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.7M to 7 top young clinical investigators 2Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.7M to 7 top young clinical investigators 3Health News:Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.7M to 7 top young clinical investigators 4
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015 Future Market Insights ... "Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis and ... the global continuous glucose monitoring systems market was valued ... to reach US$ 788.4 Mn by 2020, registering a ... 2020. Global continuous glucose monitoring systems market ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 Vermillion, ... on gynecologic disease, announced today it will ... after the market close on Thursday, August ... call and webcast at 4:30pm Eastern.Conference Call ... at 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific  Domestic: ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... HILLS, Calif. , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... nanoparticle drug delivery platforms, has received Orphan Drug ... for a second drug product that uses NanoSmart,s ... a formulation of dactinomycin for the treatment of ... cancer. The FDA granted NanoSmart,s Orphan Drug Designation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 2Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 3Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 4NanoSmart Receives Second FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Treatment of Pediatric Cancer 2
... provider of the award-winning PatientPad® self-service ... it has earned top honors in the "Emerging Technology ... presented by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and ... this prestigious award for the PatientPad – an innovative ...
... Akron General Medical Center has joined managed technology ... communications capability and efficiency paired with major cost savings. ... with cost reductions both in short and long-term operating ... General,s strategic objectives in the coming years. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Digital Assent Wins Back-to-Back Spirit of Endeavor Awards, This Year for Top "Emerging Technology Company" 2Digital Assent Wins Back-to-Back Spirit of Endeavor Awards, This Year for Top "Emerging Technology Company" 3Hosted Technology Exchange Welcomes Akron General 2
... for temporary internal drainage from ... bladder. Supplied sterile in peel-open ... CAUTION: Periodic evaluation is advised; ... must not remain indwelling more ...
Used for stenting the urethra during hypospadias or epispadias repair and to promote postoperative drainage of the bladder. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
Used for stenting the urethra during hypospadias or epispadias repair and to allow post-operative drainage of the bladder. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... Used for urethral stenting ... drainage following hypospadias repair. ... to be stabilized in ... of sutures at the ...
Medicine Products: