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Archive for July 2013
ANN ARBOR, MI - Pain complicates treatment and recovery in veterans with serious mental illness, according to a recent study from the VA’s Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center (SMITREC).
NEW YORK - In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sufferers, brain regions can over- or under-react in response to stressful tasks, such as recalling a traumatic event or reacting to a photo of a threatening face.
CLEVELAND - An analysis of 57 peer-reviewed studies representing data on more than 6,600 civilians and servicemembers indicates that about half of those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer symptoms of depression.
PROVIDENCE, RI — Did a new joint VA/DoD guideline to standardize and improve rehabilitation of lower-limb amputees have a positive effect on care of those patients?
BETHESDA, MD - Nearly four decades after a major-limb amputation, nearly half of Vietnam War veterans reported they continue to suffer stump dermatoses, according to a recent study from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
PROVIDENCE, RI - A new, standardized measurement can help clinicians assess the effectiveness of teaching and learning for adults with prosthetics after upper-limb amputations.
DEERFIELD, IL - Lubiprostone, marketed as Amitiza by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its partner Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic noncancer pain.
HORSHAM, PA - A new treatment is available for adults with moderate to severe ulcerative colitis.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first once-daily, inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting beta2 agonist (ICS/LABA) combination for the long-term, maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with COPD.
FORT CAMPBELL, KY - In February, Fort Campbell’s hospital projected that budget cuts driven by sequestration and accompanying furloughs would require significant reductions in pharmacy hours and services. Thanks to help from the 101st Airborne Division and 86th Combat Support Hospital, however, most of the cuts have been averted.
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