UW Today

October 20, 2006

Are trauma centers prepared for mass-casualty disasters?

Natural and manmade disasters, including the terrorist attacks of Sept.

September 11, 2006

Postpartum suicide risk linked to fetal or infant death

Postpartum suicide attempts are strongly associated with fetal or infant death and most commonly occur in the first and 12th months postpartum.

July 17, 2006

Newer, less aggressive air bags protect adults and pose less risk to children

Front air bags reduce injury and death for most drivers and front-seat passengers in vehicle crashes, yet first-generation air bags, installed in motor vehicles until 1998, deploy with such force that they put children and small adults at significant risk of death.

July 6, 2006

Testing hypertonic solutions for trauma victims

Hypertonic resuscitation — a concentrated intravenous dose of saline, with or without dextran, a sugar solution — has the potential to help survivors of traumatic injury by improving blood flow and delivery of oxygen to the injured brain while decreasing high pressure in the brain, a common problem for patients with brain injury.

June 9, 2006

Decreased Alcohol Consumption, Increased Use of Seat Belts Save Lives

Traffic crash mortality rates in the U.

May 19, 2006

New federally funded research program aims to improve survival from severe trauma

Hypertonic resuscitation — a concentrated intravenous (IV) dose of saline, with or without dextran, a sugar solution — has the potential to help survivors of traumatic injury by improving blood flow and delivery of oxygen to the injured brain while decreasing high pressure in the brain, a common problem for patients with brain injury.

May 4, 2006

Study: Taxes, ad bans can help curb youthful drinking

Harmful drinking is one of the leading causes of death in the U.

May 1, 2006

Building on parental safety concerns to motivate booster use among Latino families

Booster seats protect children from serious injury in motor vehicle crashes, yet research shows that parents are inconsistent in using booster seats to protect children 4-8 years of age.

March 13, 2006

Tax increases, advertising bans may reduce harmful alcohol consumption among youth

Harmful drinking is one of the leading causes of death in the U.

February 2, 2006

Trauma center care lowers risk of death, study shows

Care at a trauma center lowers the risk of death for injured patients by 25 percent compared to treatment received at non-trauma centers, according to the results of a nationwide study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the UW School of Medicine.

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