Meniscal Allograft Transplantation and Returning to Active Duty

Research Paper Title Likelihood of Return to Duty Is Low After Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in an Active-duty Military Population. Background Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) is considered a viable surgical treatment option in the symptomatic, postmeniscectomy knee and as a concomitant procedure with ACL revision and articular cartilage repair. Although promising outcomes have recently been reported… Read More

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Do Cognitive Impairments Associated with TBI Influence Performance requiring Working Memory & Basic Neural Processing?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Cognitive Performance in a Sample of Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members. Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a signature injury from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the year 2000, over 370,000 U.S. active duty service members have been diagnosed with… Read More

Intracranial Volume & Casualties of Combat-related mTBI & PTSD

Research Paper Title Brain Amygdala Volume Increases in Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background To identify amygdalar volumetric differences associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals with comorbid mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) compared with those with mTBI-only and to examine the effects of… Read More

Military Personnel: Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Research Paper Title Effects of Insomnia and Depression on CPAP Adherence in a Military Population. Background Initial self-reported depression and insomnia prior to the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure therapy did not reliably predict short- and long-term adherence in a sample of active-duty military and veteran patients. Reference… Read More

Preemptive Tecovirimat Use in an Active Duty Service Member Who Presented With Acute Myeloid Leukaemia After Smallpox Vaccination

Research Paper Title Preemptive Tecovirimat Use in an Active Duty Service Member Who Presented With Acute Myeloid Leukemia After Smallpox Vaccination. Background Smallpox vaccine is contraindicated in immunosuppression due to increased risk for adverse reactions (eg, progressive vaccinia). The researchers describe the first-ever use of tecovirimat as a preemptive vaccinia virus treatment strategy during induction… Read More

US Air Force Introduces Indefinite Enlistments for Enlisted Personnel

Introduction The US Air Force has moved to a new system of “indefinite enlistment” for airmen with at least 12 years of service. Introduced on 18 November 2019, the new system officially called the Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Career Status Programme will be a game changer for thousands of active-duty enlisted airmen. How Does it Work?… Read More

Do We need to Address both Sleep & Anxiety for those with Diagnosed Sleep Disorders?

Research Paper Title Self-Reported Sleep, Anxiety, and Cognitive Performance in a Sample of U.S. Military Active Duty and Veterans. Background Unhealthy sleep can interfere with US military service members affective and cognitive functioning, and increase accident and injury risks. Methods This study examined the relationship between US active duty and veterans’ (n = 233) self-reported… Read More