Tag archive for Technological disaster

Psychological therapies for preventing post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents

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Children and adolescents receiving psychological therapies were less likely to be diagnosed with PTSD and had fewer symptoms of PTSD up to a month after treatment compared with those who received no treatment, treatment as usual or were on a waiting …

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Déterminants sociaux  des impacts des catastrophe sur la santé  à moyen et à long terme

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Cette revue conclut que, quels que soient  les effets sur la santé et le type d’événements, l’influence des catastrophes sur la santé chronique persistent  au-delà de la période initiale  de catastrophe,  affectant la santé de la population pendant des mois, voire …

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Interventions pour le traitement des brûlures au phosphore

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Les premiers soins des brûlures au phosphore impliquent des mesures de bon sens pour agir rapidement afin de dévêtir le patient, d’irriguer les plaies avec de l’eau ou une solution saline en continu et en éliminant les particules de phosphore. Il …

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Oxygénothérapie hyperbare pour brûlures thermiques

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Les données probantes ne sont pas suffisantes pour soutenir ou réfuter l’efficacité de l’oxygénothérapie hyperbare (HBOT) pour le traitement des brûlures thermiques.
HBOT consiste à administrer par intermittence 100 % d’oxygène à des pressions supérieures à 1 atmosphère dans une pièce sous pression. …

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World Trade Center Disaster Exposure-Related Probable Posttraumatic Stress Disorder among Responders and Civilians: A Meta-Analysis

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Probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stands out as one of the major syndromes that appears to have endured over the decade following the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster in New York Metropolitan area. One could hypothesize that the risk of having …

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Social determinants of mid- to long-term disaster impacts on health: A systematic review

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This review found that regardless of health outcomes and event types, the influence of disasters on chronic heath persists beyond the initial disaster period, affecting people’s health for months to years. Using the World Health Organization’s conceptual framework for the social determinants …

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Intervenciones para el tratamiento de quemaduras de fósforo

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Los primeros auxilios en casos de quemaduras de fósforo incluyen medidas de sentido común tales como actuar con rapidez retirando la ropa, empapando la(s) heridas(s) con agua o suero de manera continuada y quitando las partículas de fósforo. No hay pruebas que …

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Mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings: linking practice and research

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A meta-analysis showed that psychotherapeutic interventions effectively reduced PTSD for adults in humanitarian settings in low- and middle-income countries. For children, an analysis of school-based interventions and group psychotherapy found inconsistent effectiveness for PTSD symptoms, but overall benefits for internalizing symptoms, for …

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Disaster and perinatal health: a systematic review

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This was a systematic review of 49 peer-reviewed studies on the effects of disaster on pregnancy and the postpartum period. The identification of women at high risk and who may be more vulnerable, in particular in respect to mental health, after a …

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Interventions for treating phosphorus burns

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First aid for phosphorus burns involves the common sense measures of acting promptly to remove the patient’s clothes, irrigating the wound(s) with water or saline continuously, and removing phosphorus particles. There is no evidence that using copper sulphate to assist visualisation …

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