Improving the Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Interventions in the South Korean Military

Research Paper Title Strategic Priorities to Improve Effectiveness of Anti-smoking Interventions for the Korean Military: An Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Background As South Korea remains technically at war with the North, higher smoking prevalence in the military might adversely affect the South Korea’s military power and contribute to lifetime smoking in men with… Read More

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Reaching a Consensus on the Treatment of Pelvic Fractures in Modern War

Research Paper Title Chinese expert consensus on echelons treatment of pelvic fractures in modern war. Abstract The characteristics and treatment of pelvic fractures vary between general conditions and modern war. An expert consensus has been reached based on pelvic injury epidemiology and the concepts of battlefield treatment combined with the existing levels of military medical… Read More

Anxiety & Sleep Quality in Military Veterans

Research Paper Title Sleep Quality and Emotion Regulation Interact to Predict Anxiety in Veterans with PTSD. Background Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating and common consequence of military service. PTSD is associated with increased incidence of mood disturbances (e.g., anxiety). Additionally, veterans with PTSD often have poor-quality sleep and poor emotion regulation ability. Methods… Read More

What was the Number of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the British Armed Forces in 2017?

Between 01 January 2017 and 31 December 2017, personnel in the British Armed Forces suffered from a total of 74,073 musculoskeletal injuries (MKSI). Naval Service Army RAF All MSK 12,946 46,239 14,888 Upper Limb 3,731 11,643 4,093 Shoulder 1,860 6,365 2,152 Elbow 528 1,392 650 Forearm 51 164 75 Wrist/Hand 1,501 4,360 1,408 Other Upper… Read More

What are the UK’s Medical Deployability Standards?

The UK Armed Forces has three categories of medical deployability (also known as medical grading): Medically Fully Deployable (MFD): Personnel medically fit for duty with no employment limitations. Medically Limited Deployable (MLD): Personnel medically fit for duty with minor employment limitations. MLD personnel may have a medical condition or functional limitation that prevents the meeting… Read More

Smokeless Tobacco Use in the US Military

Research Paper Title Smokeless Tobacco Use and Related Factors: A Study in the US Military Population. Background The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use in the US military is alarmingly high. The researchers aimed to identify factors related to smokeless tobacco use among active duty service members. Methods Participants (N = 2465) from Fort Bragg Army… Read More

What is the Prognosis for Sniper Shot Ocular Injuries (SSOI)?

Research Paper Title Terroristic sniper shot ocular injuries: military and police casualties: case series. Background Sniper shot ocular injuries (SSOI) are rare and result in poor ocular outcomes due to high energy transfer both to the eye and the adjacent brain. To the researchers knowledge, no reports of such injuries in terms of outcomes have… Read More