Mental Health in Spouses of US Gulf War Veterans

Research Paper Title Mental health in spouses of U.S. Gulf War veterans. Background Veterans’ spouses are at risk for mental distress and substance use. Methods The researchers examined long term psychological functioning in spouses from a national cohort of 1991 Gulf War era veterans. Results From clinical interviews, spouses of deployed veterans (n = 488)… Read More

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Do Insomnia Symptoms Predict Increased Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms among Military Service Members and Veterans?

Research Paper Title Prospective associations between insomnia symptoms and alcohol use problems among former and current military service personnel. Background Despite evidence that insomnia symptoms exacerbate alcohol use disorder symptoms, there is a dearth of prospective research testing bidirectional associations between these variables. Furthermore, no studies have prospectively examined these associations among military personnel, a… Read More

Is there a Long-term Impact on Quality of Life after Repatriation for Diseases or Non-Battle Injuries?

Research Paper Title Repatriation for diseases or non-battle injuries (DNBI): long-term impact on quality of life. Background Throughout history, diseases and non-battle injuries (DNBI) have threatened deployed forces more than battlefield injuries. During the Dutch involvement in Afghanistan, the amount of DNBI that needed medical evacuation out of theatre (60%) exceeded the number of battle… Read More

How Virtual Reality is Revolutionising Recovery for Injured Soldiers

Can you imagine being put into a life-size video game to help you recover from an injury? That is exactly what is happening to patients at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall. A new £1.8 million piece of kit called the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (Caren) analyses how patients use their muscles and… Read More

Surgical Tips for Performing Open Fasciotomies for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg

Research Paper Title Surgical Tips for Performing Open Fasciotomies for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg. Abstract Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) of the leg is a debilitating condition that has previously been characterised in athletes and military personnel. The results of surgical management in these patient populations have previously been published with inconsistencies… Read More

Evaluation of Trainees’ Perception of Learning & Academic-self Perception during a Combat Medic Course

Research Paper Title Combat medic course: evaluation of trainees’ perception of learning and academic-self perception. Background In response to the Syrian Civil War, the Turkish Armed Forces has focused its attention on internal security and border operations, thereby cushioning against both the threat of terrorist activities and supporting international peace efforts. This study was performed… Read More

Defining Normal Balance for US Army Aviators

Research Paper Title Defining Normal Balance for Army Aviators. Background One challenge clinicians face is determining when a military Service Member (SM) can return to duty after an injury that affects the postural control. The gold standard to measure postural control is the Sensory Organisation Test (SOT). This test measures the amount of sway present… Read More