Studying THAM Administration to Paediatric Trauma Patients in a Combat Zone

Research Paper Title THAM Administration to Paediatric Trauma Patients in a Combat Zone. Background Paediatric casualties made up a significant proportion of patients during the recent military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Damage control resuscitation strategies used by military physicians included rapid reversal of metabolic acidosis to mitigate its pathophysiologic consequences, primarily through haemorrhage control… Read More

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Behavioural Health Providers & Post-Deployment Assessment

Research Paper Title Testing the effects of using a behavioural health provider to deliver a routine post-deployment assessment for soldiers returning from combat. Abstract Studies indicate that changes in post-deployment behavioural health care delivery are necessary to improve symptom-reporting and treatment-seeking. Methods The present study compared two behavioural health strategies implemented during the Post-Deployment Health… Read More

The Impact of Norovirus on the Portuguese Army’s Effectiveness

Research Paper Title Country-wide surveillance of norovirus outbreaks in the Portuguese Army, 2015-2017. Background Gastrointestinal infections are among the most common foodborne and waterborne diseases in military populations, with direct implications in operational efficiency and force readiness. Through the surveillance system of reportable acute gastrointestinal illness in the Portuguese Army, four norovirus outbreaks were identified… Read More

Comparing the Attitudes of the General Population & UK Armed Forces to Mental Illness

Research Paper Title Attitudes to Mental Illness in the U.K. Military: A Comparison With the General Population. Background To compare attitudes to mental illness in the U.K. military and in the general population in England. Methods Using data from a cross-sectional survey of 821 U.K. military personnel and a separate cross-sectional survey of 1,729 members… Read More

US Army Basic Combat Training (BCT): Highlighting the Association between Barracks Type & Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs)

Research Paper Title Association Between Barracks Type and Acute Respiratory Infection in a Gender Integrated Army Basic Combat Training Population. Background Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are the leading cause of acute morbidity and lost work time in the United States. Few studies have looked at building design and transmission of ARIs. Objectives This study explores… Read More

Modelling Overuse Injuries in US Army Basic Combat Training (BCT)

Research Paper Title Physical Training Outcome Predictions With Biomechanics, Part II: Overuse Injury Modeling. Background In Part II of a two-part series, the researchers develop a phenomenological model of a negative outcome of U.S. Army Basic Combat Training that affects a large proportion of trainees. Previous models have been epidemiological in nature and have focused… Read More

What is the Number of UK Regular Armed Forces Personnel who have been Discharged due to a Spinal Injury (2001 to 2014)?

Between 01 January 2001 and 31 December 2014: 23,558 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged, Of which a minimum of 44 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged with a principal or contributory cause of “spinal injury”. Of these, a minimum of 12 personnel were also medically discharged with a cause of “paralysis from injury”. Points… Read More