Tag archive for Fire

Evacuation from natural disasters: a systematic review of the literature

Read the full review here [Note: not free access – pay per view]
Female gender, younger age, and white ethnicity were demographic factors most commonly associated with evacuation. The presence of children was also associated with increased evacuation. More prospective and methodologically rigorous research is needed to …

Full Story » Add Comment

Climate change, extreme weather events, and us health impacts: what can we say

Read the full review here [Note: not free access – pay per view]
There is a cumulative uncertainty in forecasting characteristics of extreme events driven by climate change. This prevents accurately predicting the future impacts of hurricanes, wildfires, and extreme precipitations and floods in the United States …

Full Story » Add Comment

A systematic review of the international disaster case management literature in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Read the full review here [Note: not free access – pay per view]
Better connections between the emergency management and international social work communities will be needed in the face of future large-scale disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Better linkages between these communities are needed to improve disaster …

Full Story » Add Comment

Natural disasters and injuries: what does a surgeon need to know

Read the full review here
Research indicated earthquakes could require special surgical assistance, particularly for limb injuries, thus making orthopedic and plastic surgeries priority specialist areas. Other natural disasters, such as tsunamis, storms, floods, and wildfires, seem to lead to fewer major injuries.
This systematic review summarizes …

Full Story » Add Comment

Evacuating hospitals in Australia: What lessons can we learn from the world literature

Read the full review here [Note: not free access – pay per view]
There is a need for more structured and detailed reporting of hospital responses to disaster. All hospitals must have a practised, detailed hospital evacuation plan existing before an impending threat.
This systematic review aimed …

Full Story » Add Comment

Power outages, extreme events and health: a systematic review of the literature from 2011-2012

Read the full review here
Power outages were found to impact health on different levels, with recurring themes being that following a power outages healthcare services and frontlines services become difficult to access. Current evidence and knowledge on the topic was assessed to be of overall …

Full Story » Add Comment

Secondary stressors and extreme events and disasters: a systematic review of primary research from 2010-2011

Read the full review here
This is the first review to develop a typology of secondary stressors following extreme events. Some secondary stressors are entities in themselves, whereas others are primary stressors whose immediate effects have not been mitigated. Future research should focus on defining secondary …

Full Story » Add Comment

Traitement des plaies par pression négative pour les greffes de peau et la cicatrisation des plaies chirurgicales par intention primaire

Read the full review here
L’efficacité du traitement des plaies par pression négative (TPN) pour la cicatrisation complète des plaies aiguës reste floue, tout comme l’effet du TPN sur la durée de guérison. Les taux de perte de greffe peuvent diminuer lorsque le TPN est utilisé, …

Full Story »

Aloe vera pour le traitement des plaies aiguës et chroniques

Read the full review here
Il y a actuellement une absence de preuves d’essais cliniques de haute qualité pour appuyer l’utilisation de médicaments topiques à base d’Aloe vera ou de pansements à l’Aloe Vera comme traitements des plaies aiguës et chroniques.
Aloe vera est une plante succulente …

Full Story »

Plaques de gel de silicone pour prévenir et traiter les cicatrices hypertrophiques et chéloïdes

Read the full review here
On manque de preuves pour affirmer que les plaques de gel de silicone sont efficaces dans la prévention des cicatrices anormales chez les personnes à risque élevé. Cependant, en raison de la mauvaise qualité des recherches, on peut conclure qu’une grande …

Full Story »