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Injury Prevention is an international peer review journal, offering the best in science, policy and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. In our podcast we interview the author of that edition’s editor’s choice article.* The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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Injury Prevention is an international peer review journal, offering the best in science, policy and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. In our podcast we interview the author of that edition’s editor’s choice article.* The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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Injury Prevention podcast

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Injury Prevention is an international peer review journal, offering the best in science, policy and public health practice to reduce the burden of injury in all age groups around the world. In our podcast we interview the author of that edition’s editor’s choice article.* The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

A vision of safer cities

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Technology is bringing both challenges and new solutions to the injury prevention science. Professor Richard Franklin, Co-Director of the World Safety Organisation Collaborating Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, James Cook University, Australia, has a positive view of the future of our cities, which will rely much more on active and safe transportation. He tells Editor-in-Chief of Injury Prevention Rod McClure about the evidence-based and public health approaches of his work, especially in rural populations.

They also discuss the upcoming Safety 2020 - the world conference taking place in Adelaide, Australia, which organising committee Professor Franklin is part of (https://www.worldsafety2020.com).

Nov 06 2019

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Abe Bergman, paediatrician with a lifetime in injury prevention… and many stories

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It started with a campaign for the bicycle helmet in children. It didn’t become a national priority, but helped to increase its usage from 2% to 70% in the last two decades in the USA. Dr. Abraham “Abe” Bergman has dedicated most of his long career as a pediatrician to the field of injury prevention. He helped found the Harborview Center and, at 87, he tells Editor-in-Chief of Injury Prevention Rod McClure some of his success stories, but also frustrations of the last 60 years.

Read the related blog post: https://blogs.bmj.com/injury-prevention/2019/10/03/personal-disappointments-in-injury-prevention-abe-bergman/

Oct 02 2019

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Firearms injury as a public health problem in the US: origins and challenges

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Dr Deb Azrael tells the "origin story" of firearms injury as a public health problem through the lens of one of the key firearms research groups in the US over nearly 30 years. She also discusses current data of gun possession, suicide rates and the real challenges of this problem in the country.
Read the special issue of Injury Prevention on firearms: https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/25/5.

The editorial of the special issue is available here: https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/25/Suppl_1/i1.

Aug 28 2019

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Safe spaces for children to be active

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In this podcast, Professor Brent Hagel, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, tells Editor-in-Chief of Injury Prevention, Rod McLure, how his career as a scientist moved from an undergraduate degree in health education through to injury prevention in sports and more recently to methods of encouraging physical activity within a safe environment. The conversation evolves to a detailed discussion of the rigorous methodological approaches used in injury prevention.
The articles mentioned in this podcast are:
- Hagel BE, Meeuwisse WH, Mohtadi NG, Fick GH.Skiing and snowboarding injuries in the children and adolescents of Southern Alberta.Clin J Sport Med. 1999 Jan;9(1):9-17;
- Thompson DC, Rivara FP, Thompson RS.Effectiveness of bicycle safety helmets in preventing head injuries. A case-control study.JAMA. 1996 Dec 25;276(24):1968-73;
- Roberts I, Marshall R, Lee-Joe T. The urban traffic environment and the risk of child pedestrian injury: a case-crossover approach. Epidemiology. 1995 Mar;6(2):169-71;

- Runyan CW. Using the Haddon matrix: introducing the third dimension. Inj Prev. 1998 Dec;4(4):302-7 (https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/4/4/302).

Jul 30 2019

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Redesigning traffic for people and the environment. Professor Ian Roberts on his shift to prevention

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Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Ian Roberts first trained as a paediatrician in the UK and then studied injury prevention and trauma care in New Zealand and Canada.
In this podcast, he tells Rod McClure how a young death triggered the swap from a career in treatment to one in prevention. He also talks about the need to think about injury prevention in a more sustainable way.

Find the Injury Prevention podcast on the journal website (https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/) as well as on your preferred App every first Thursday of the month.

Jun 28 2019

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Mark Stevenson on mobile phones, big data and a new era in Injury Prevention

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Mark Stevenson (University of Melbourne, Australia) is one of the State of the Art Review Editors of Injury Prevention. He talks with Rod McClure about a new era in the practice of Injury Prevention supported by technology and big data, both powerful allies in his most recent work.
More details of the papers mentioned in this podcast:
- The epidemiology of accidents. American Journal of Public Health. 1949, 39(4):504-515
- The role of sleepiness, sleep disorders, and the work environment on heavy-vehicle crashes in 2 Australian states. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2014, 179(5):594-601.
- Childhood drowning: barriers surrounding private swimming pools. Pediatrics, 2003, 111: e115-e119.
- Land use, transport and population health; estimating the health benefits of compact cities. Lancet, 2016; published online Sept 23.

- The role of mobile phones in motor vehicle crashes resulting in hospital attendance: a case-crossover study. British Medical Journal, 2005, 331:428-433. - https://www.bmj.com/content/331/7514/428

May 23 2019

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“Injury Prevention was an accident”. Putting injury in the national agenda in India

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Dr Rakhi Dandona, PhD, is a Clinical Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and at the Public Health Foundation of India, She is a lead investigator on epidemiological studies on injuries, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, blindness and mortality estimation and also an Associate Editor of Injury Prevention. In this podcast, Dr Dandona tells Rod McClure how she almost didn't pursuit Injury Prevention and why research contradicts some of the national stats regarding injury and mortality in India.
The papers mentioned in this podcast:
1 - Haddon W Jr. The changing approach to the epidemiology, prevention, and amelioration of trauma: the transition to approaches etiologically rather than descriptively based. 1968. Inj Prev. 1999 Sep;5(3):231-5. (https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/5/3/231)
2 - Dandona R, Kumar GA, Ameer MA, Ahmed GM, Dandona L. Incidence and burden of road traffic injuries in urban India. Inj Prev. 2008 Dec;14(6):354-9. (https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/14/6/354)

3 - Dandona R, Bertozzi-Villa A, Kumar GA, Dandona L. Lessons from a decade of suicide surveillance in India: who, why and how? Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 1;46(3):983-993. (https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/46/3/983/2617187)

Apr 29 2019

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Road safety and communication. Why Professor Martha Híjar chose research over public service

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Professor Martha Híjar has recently made the decision of leaving her role as the Director of the National Council for Injury Prevention of the Ministry of Health in México to go back to research. She explains why in this conversation with Professor Rod McClure. She is a professor at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México and author and co-author of many articles in the Injury Prevention field, the majority of which are written in Spanish, so "they can reach all her colleagues in Latin America” she tells. Professor Híjar also talks about taking on the job of editing Injury Prevention and explores her Mexico-city-based career path in this field.
References to the mentioned papers below:
- Baker SP. Childhood Injuries: The Community Approach to Prevention. J Public Health Policy 2:235-246, 1981.
https://www.jstor.org/stable/3342369
- Híjar MC, Carrillo C, Flores M, Anaya R, Lopez MV. Factores de riesgo de lesión por accidentes de tráfico y el impacto de una intervención en carretera. (Risk factors for road traffic injuries on highway, impact of an intervention on the road) Rev Saúde Pública de Brasil.1999, 33 (5):505-51.
https://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rsp/1999.v33n5/505-512/es
- Híjar M, Troste J, Bronfman M. Pedestrian injuries in México: a multi-method approach. Social Science & Medicine 2003, 57(11):2149-2159.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0277953603000674

Apr 01 2019

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China: the effects of economic growth in injury

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With exponential economic growth in the past decades, China has also experienced a growth in injuries. This is the subject of a special issue of Injury Prevention, covering a broad range of topics from traffic accidents, violence, falls and cyberbullying and is discussed in this podcast by Editor-in-Chief Rod McClure and Guoqing Hu (Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha, China), the guest editor of this edition of the journal.
Read the February 2019 issue:

https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/25/1

Feb 28 2019

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Poverty and children's burn injury. How common citizens help shape Injury Prevention in South Africa

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This month’s guest is a specialist in childhood burns and violence-related injuries in South Africa. Professor Ashley Van Niekerk is the deputy director of the Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council-University of South Africa. He tells Editor-in-Chief of Injury Prevention, Professor Rod McClure, how the social changes of the 1990s and the current political and economic unrest in the country have been shaping his career in Injury Prevention.
Find the Injury Prevention podcast on the journal website (injuryprevention.bmj.com) as well as on your preferred App every first Thursday of the month.

The articles mentioned in this podcast are:
Van Niekerk, A., Govender, R., Hornsby, N., & Swart, L. (2017). Household and caregiver characteristics and behaviours as predictors of unsafe exposure of children to paraffin appliances. Burns, 43, 866-876.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.burns.2016.10.022

Van Niekerk, A., Tonsing, S., Seedat, M., Jacobs, R., Ratele, K. & McClure, R. (2015). The invisibility of men in South African violence prevention policy: National prioritisation, male vulnerability, and framing prevention. Global Health Action, 8: 27649.
https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.27649

Lockhat R, Van Niekerk A. (2000). South African children and mental health: A history of adversity, violence and trauma. Ethnicity and Health, 5(3/4), 291-302.

https://doi.org/10.1080/713667462

Feb 05 2019

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