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Aggravation of Pre-existing Hypertension After Trauma

A study performed by the American Heart Association recently showed that hypertension (the medical term for high blood pressure) is incredibly common and can lead to numerous health complications. Even worse, those who already have high blood pressure could have their medical condition made worse by a traumatic accident. Worsening high blood pressure can make it even more likely that someone might have a severe medical event, such as a heart attack or a stroke. The study, performed in 2018 by the American Heart Association, found that:

Aggravation of Diabetes After Trauma

There are many different chronic medical conditions that people might have to manage. One of the most common disorders is diabetes. When people are involved in an accident, diabetes after trauma can become worse. Furthermore, among chronic medical conditions, diabetes is one of the most common. Based on statistics published by the American Diabetes Association:

Surgical Equipment Errors can be Deadly

Nobody visits the doctor expecting something to go wrong; however, according to a study that was recently published by Johns Hopkins Medical Center, surgical equipment errors are more common than most people realize. There are firm procedures put in place to minimize errors in an operating room but, sometimes, errors can occur. Some of the important statistics from the study include:

How PTSD Can Either Cause or Aggravate Diabetes 

A recently published study explored the association between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and diabetes. PTSD is a common and debilitating mental health disorder that commonly manifests after traumatic events, including car accidents. This study, published by the Journal of Academic Medicine (JAMA), analyzed the risk factors of diabetes and cross-referenced these with PTSD. The longitudinal study followed about 50,000 people throughout more than 20 years to determine if they developed either PTSD or diabetes. The study found that:

Trauma and Aggravation of Pre-Existing Arthritis

A recent study published by Arthritis indicated that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in older adults in the entire country. Furthermore, if an individual has arthritis and is subsequently involved in a traumatic accident, his or her conditions could be made worse. According to statistics from Arthritis:

Sacramento Expo for Home and Garden

The Sacramento Expo, which is the biggest landscape and home event in California, will be running from January 25 through the 27th. This is the 25th year of the Cal Expo event and features over 1,000 vendors, workshops and exhibits as well as free seminars. Attended by more than 32,000 people in 2018, free samples will be handed out by vendors, and Petsmart, a new addition to the event, will be handing out swag bags for your furry friends. The expo will be open from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Everyone in attendance will be having a great time. However, large events are places where accidents can occur that result in serious injuries. If you are in an accident caused by negligence, an experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney can help.

Increased Risk of Diabetes in Trauma 

There is an increased risk of diabetes in trauma. Traumatic accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries and death despite the national push to try to improve safety on the roads. These accidents persist as some of the most common reasons why people suffer long-term medical complications and difficulties. According to recent statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:

PTSD and Risk of Developing Diabetes 

There is a risk of serious injuries and death with every auto accident. Every year, numerous families are irreparably devastated by disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and diabetes as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Some of the statistics that have been released by Driver Knowledge have shown that:

Cervical Fractures in Toddlers

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney. The spine is one of the most important parts of the body and contains numerous nerves that control motor and sensory function for the arms, legs, and every organ. Because of this damage to the spine, particularly in children, has the potential to be devastating. For this reason, cervical fractures in toddlers are severe and a recent review article was published discussing these injuries.

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Degloving Injury Management: Application of Negative Pressure

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Degloving injuries can be particularly severe, particularly if they encompass a large amount of the extremity’s surface area. Therefore, it is essential to use every tool possible to maximize the potential for a positive outcome. One of the tools that can be employed is called negative pressure therapy and a recent research paper demonstrated good outcomes in patients receiving this form of treatment.