Telangana: 50 suffer eye injuries celebrating Diwali

He was injured by a rocket bomb.
“People refuse to give way if it is not an ambulance, but my son was suffering inside the vehicle.
Hospital superintendent Dr Ravinder Goud said, “We cannot predict the result of the surgeries.
District medical health officer Dr Padmaja K. said, “She was grievously injured when brought in last night. Her eye has been operated upon but her vision has been damaged.

This VR headset takes a hard look at brain injuries

This VR headset takes a hard look at brain injuries

Virtual reality could help in diagnosing something as elusive as a concussion.
SyncThink, which develops eye-tracking technology for VR headsets, says its Eye-Sync device can indicate head-related injury symptoms in under a minute.
If the person’s eye motion is not synchronized, that could indicate an ocular-motor impairment, a common component of concussion. “For ocular-motor tests in particular, this is a tool that can objectively and quickly provide a piece of information about an ability that is critical for that player to avoid a secondary injury.”
SyncThink’s devices can work with or without a network connection, but the offline capabilities that come with the Couchbase partnership allow users to run tests, capture results and then automatically sync new data with a server when connectivity improves.
The need for better solutions for identifying brain injuries is great. “People need to also be careful, and companies need to be careful, about not trying to dumb down concussion diagnosis too much, because none of this is perfect.”
But we’re providing an objective tool for them to make a better assessment.”
Before selling its product, SyncThink confirms that the buyer is either a physician or under the direction of a physician.
Traumatic brain injuries are a concern for athletes.

B.C.-led research aims to help people with spinal cord injuries get fit

B.C.-led research aims to help people with spinal cord injuries get fit

Kathleen Martin Ginis, a researcher at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, led an international committee that recommends 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic exercise, three times a week, for people with spinal cord injuries.
That population faces significant barriers when it comes to exercise, starting with transportation if they aim to get to a gym, let alone trying to navigate their wheelchairs on sidewalks without ramps, Martin Ginis said in an interview from Dublin. “If there are ways to get into a facility there are ways to adapt standard exercise equipment for people with spinal cord injuries, at least for strength training,” Martin Ginis said.
Martin Ginis called the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ont., the “gold standard” of gyms because of its inclusive programming that includes arm ergometers, or so-called arm bikes, included in spin classes.
The centre was a special project of former Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty, whose son John had health challenges after contracting encephalitis as an infant.
Martin Ginis said about six gyms in Canada are dedicated to people with spinal cord injuries, in cities including Vancouver, Calgary, Hamilton and St. Catharines, Ont., and that most are affiliated with universities.
Brad Skeats, 43, works out at the Physical Activity Research Centre gym, a Vancouver facility led by researchers at the International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries, or ICORD.
His spinal cord was injured 20 years ago when he worked in a sporting goods store and a co-worker ran up from behind and tried to piggy back himself for fun.
Skeats, who went on to compete in wheelchair racing from 2000 to 2010, has a personal trainer and works out three times a week at the dedicated gym that was built in 2012.
Finding accessible space was a big challenge before that, even for someone with a sports background, he said.

MSU linebacking corps resilient despite injuries

MSU linebacking corps resilient despite injuries

A sinking feeling consumed Ty Gregorak as Brayden Konkol, favoring his shoulder after a collision, headed toward the sideline during the opening half last week.
Montana State’s defensive coordinator anxiously stole glances at the junior, and then at head trainer Rob Higgs.
“I was like, ‘Not another one,’” Gregorak recalled. “‘Don’t do this to me.
Now, the issue has extended to the second level, where two projected starters are missing in action and a host of inexperienced players are filling in the gaps.
Kalispell Glacier’s Josh Hill, who started all 11 games at the Will as a freshman and slid into the middle this season, did not travel to North Dakota because of an undisclosed leg injury.
The Bobcats also are without Jacob Hadley, a player so highly regarded that coaches opted to move Mac Bignell from the strong to weak sides. The Billings Central product tore his ACL in the spring.
“I use the term kind of jokingly, but we really are on life support,” Gregorak said.

More surgical mesh injuries denied ACC cover

More surgical mesh injuries denied ACC cover

A review of mesh injury claims from 2005 to 2017 showed one in five claims were declined.
* Using surgical mesh for hernias ‘safe and effective’, surgeon says * ‘Soul destroying’ meeting with Health Minister, surgical mesh victim advocates say * Surgical mesh victim says patients have been betrayed * Four mesh deaths: ‘Mum always put on a brave face for us’ * Hernia mesh complication ‘torture’ for grandfather Spod’s nightmare started six years ago with a hernia repair procedure.
The mesh used to reinforce his weak abdominal wall now sits on a shelf at his home in Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty, shrivelled up into a rust-coloured lump with sharp wiry edges.
A claim to ACC was declined. “The surgeon said the ruling is that everybody has pain after an operation and it is just not really tangible or measurable, pain is not a condition that ACC accepts,” Spod said.
During another surgery a few months later the surgeon found the hernia mesh shrivelled up near his bladder and removed it. “No-one disputes that Mr Spod is in pain, but ACC cannot cover pain without an identified physical injury and the external opinions provided to ACC could not identify any injury causing his pain.”
The New Zealand Association of General Surgeons said chronic pain could happen in less than 10 per cent of hernia surgery patients.
Actual figures are unknown in New Zealand as there is no registry for mesh and mesh complications. “Some surgeons say yes ‘this is an injury, it is this nerve and here is where it is damaged’ and others don’t – that is why some claims are approved and some aren’t.”