What was the 2011 NATO Attack in Pakistan?

Introduction The 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan (also known as the Salala incident, Salala attack or 26/11 attacks) was a border skirmish that occurred when US-led NATO forces engaged Pakistani security forces at two Pakistani military checkposts along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on Saturday, 26 November 2011, with both sides later claiming that the other had… Read More

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Associated Impacts & Help Seeking among Military Mental Health Personnel

Research Paper Title Military Mental Health Personnel Deployment Survey: A Secondary Analysis. Background Military mental health personnel (MMHP) have increasingly engaged in deployment-related roles in closer proximity to combat environments. Although studies examining deployment-related outcomes among military health care personnel have found combat exposure (CE) positively related to psychological problems, no studies of MMHP have… Read More

Caring for Paediatric Trauma Patients during US Military Operations in Iraq & Afghanistan

Research Paper Title Paediatric Trauma Patient Intensive Care Resource Utilisation in US Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Background Children represent a unique patient population treated by military personnel during wartime, as seen in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The researchers sought to describe ICU resource utilisation by US military personnel treating paediatric… Read More

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

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Post-Concussion Symptoms

Research Paper Title Long-Term Correlates of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Postconcussion Symptoms After Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan in the UK Military. Background The researchers assessed whether mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) reported by UK service personnel between 2007 and 2009 was associated with post-concussion symptoms (PCS) 7 to 8 years later. Methods 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

Should We Promote Leisure-time Physical Activity in Soldiers during Deployments to Maintain Combat Readiness?

Research Paper Title Effects of 6-Month Military Deployment on Physical Fitness, Body Composition, and Selected Health-Related Biomarkers. Background The purpose was to study the effects of 6-month deployment to Afghanistan on physical performance, anthropometrical, and health-related biochemical parameters in soldiers with sedentary to light physical workload shifts. Methods Twenty-five male soldiers (30 ± 4 years)… Read More