Injuries

Injury, also called “trauma” in medical terms, refers to the physical injury to a body part or organ. There are many types of injury depending on the body part and the cause of the injury. Example types of injuries include fracture, soft tissue injury, strains, sprains, wounds, bleeding, and so ...

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Introduction: Injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor ...1

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Causes of Injuries

Most injuries requiring hospitalisation are the result of falls and transport accidents, while most deaths from injuries occur as a result of falls and suicide.  ...Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare2 ...

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Causes List for Injuries

Some possible causes of Injuries or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Injuries

Types of injury include:

Common causes of injury include:

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Types of Injuries

Most are from car crashes. Burns, gunshot wounds, serious falls and sudden cardiac arrest are other medical emergencies that require immediate treatment. ...Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)4 ...

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Risk Factors for Injuries

Numerous determinants (factors) can affect the risk of unintentional injury and violence. Individual behaviors The choices people make about individual behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use, or risk-taking, are often connected with factors in the social and physical ...5

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Treatments: Injuries

The minute a life-threatening injury occurs, the clock starts ticking on the “golden hour.” That’s a term used by emergency crews. They know that the first 60 minutes after severe trauma can be critical to survival. Quick action ...6

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Prevention of Injuries

Interventions that address these social and physical factors have the potential to prevent unintentional injuries and violence. Efforts to prevent unintentional injury may focus on:

  • Modifications of the environment
  • Improvements in product safety
  • Legislation and enforcement
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Research for Injuries

How has basic research improved care for trauma patients? Research on the body's physiological response to trauma led to advances in fluid resuscitation, wound cleaning, infection control and nutritional support. As a result, survival rates increased dramatically, along with the ...7

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ woundsandinjuries.html
  2. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ health-conditions-disability-deaths/ injury/ overview
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2008/ April/ docs/ 01features_01.htm
  5. Source: Healthy People (DHHS): healthypeople.gov/ 2020/ topics-objectives/ topic/ injury-and-violence-prevention
  6. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ 2008/ April/ docs/ 01features_01.htm
  7. Source: NIGMS (NIH): nigms.nih.gov/ Education/ pages/ Factsheet_Trauma.aspx

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