Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes in Active and Reserve Component Service Members and Dependants (2008-2018)

Research Paper Title Diabetes Mellitus and Gestational Diabetes, Active and Reserve Component Service Members and Dependents, 2008-2018 Background During 2008-2018, a total of 12,582 active component service members received incident diagnoses of any diabetes mellitus (DM), for a crude overall incidence rate of 84.8 per 100,000 person-years. More than four-fifths of incident cases were type… Read More

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Does Standardised Exercise Programming Reduce Military Trainee MSKI Rates?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Injuries and United States Army Readiness. Part II: Management Challenges and Risk Mitigation Initiatives. Background Noncombat injuries (“injuries”) threaten soldier health and United States Army medical readiness, accounting for more than twice as many outpatient medical encounters among active component (AC) soldiers as behavioural health conditions (the second leading cause of… Read More

Is Routine VET Superior to Non-VET-Guided Resuscitation for Combat Trauma Victims?

Research Paper Title Viscoelastic Testing in Combat Resuscitation: Is It Time for a New Standard? Background Traumatic haemorrhage and coagulopathy represent major sources of morbidity and mortality on the modern battlefield. Viscoelastic testing (VET) offers a potentially more personalised approach to resuscitation. The researchers sought to evaluate outcomes of combat trauma patients who received VET-guided… Read More

Are Female Service Personnel prepared for the Demands of Full Active Duty in the First Year Postpartum?

Research Paper Title Female UK Army Service Personnel Are at Greater Risk of Work-Related Morbidity on Return to Duty Postpartum. Background The 2016 Interim Report on the Health Risks to Women in Ground Close Combat Roles highlighted an increased risk of skeletal injury and significant physiological changes, including increased ligament laxity and decreased bone mineral… Read More

Soldiers Future Injury Risk & Prevention Programmes to Reduce Medical Costs & Time Lost

Research Paper Title Identification of Risk Factors Prospectively Associated With Musculoskeletal Injury in a Warrior Athlete Population. Background Musculoskeletal injuries are a primary source of disability. Understanding how risk factors predict injury is necessary to individualise and enhance injury reduction programmes. Because of the multi-factorial nature of musculoskeletal injuries, multiple risk factors will provide a… Read More

Does Vitamin C Supplementation Reduce the Odds of Developing the Common Cold in Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Vitamin C Supplementation Reduces the Odds of Developing a Common Cold in Republic of Korea Army Recruits: Randomised Controlled Trial. Background The Republic of Korea (ROK) military has a high incidence of respiratory diseases at training centres. Vitamin C has been reported to reduce the incidence of colds. For the purpose of… Read More

What is the Prevalence & Severity of Periodontal Disease among Spanish Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Prevalence and Severity of Periodontal Disease Among Spanish Military Personnel. Background Periodontal disease ranges from simple gums inflammation to major damage to the periodontal tissues, even losing teeth. Severe periodontitis has a world overall prevalence of 11.2%. These are evaluated with periodontal probes and oral epidemiological indices. the aim is to estimate… Read More