Research Paper Title Mortality Review of US Special Operations Command Battle-Injured Fatalities. Background Comprehensive analyses of battle-injured fatalities, incorporating a multidisciplinary process with a standardised lexicon, is necessary to elucidate opportunities for improvement (OFIs) to increase survivability. Methods A mortality review was conducted on United States Special Operations Command battle-injured fatalities who died from September… Read More
Research Paper Title Mortality review of US Special Operations Command battle-injured fatalities. Background Comprehensive analyses of battle-injured fatalities, incorporating a multidisciplinary process with a standardised lexicon, is necessary to elucidate opportunities for improvement (OFIs) to increase survivability. Methods A mortality review was conducted on United States Special Operations Command battle-injured fatalities who died from 11… Read More
Research Paper Title Simulated Casualty Evacuation Performance Is Augmented by Deadlift Peak Force. Background The purpose of the current study was to examine if isometric peak force and rate of force development (RFD) were related to the ability to successfully perform a simulated casualty evacuation task in both unweighted and weighted conditions. Methods Eighteen male… Read More
“No atrocities are committed unless human beings choose to commit them.” (The Economist, 20190, p.15). Reference The Economist. (2019) Climate of Fear: How to Think about Global Warming and War. The Economist. 25 May 2019, pp.15-16.
Research Paper Title The Use of a Silver-Nylon Dressing During Evacuation of Military Burn Casualties. Background The military has used silver-nylon dressings as a topical antimicrobial on combat-related burns for the past 15 years. However, their clinical efficacy and associated risks have not been evaluated. Herein, the authors document our experience with the use of… Read More
Discussion Paper Title The University of Toronto’s lasting contribution to war surgery: how Maj. L. Bruce Robertson fundamentally transformed thinking toward blood transfusion during the First World War. Summary During the Great War, Canadian military surgeons produced some of the greatest innovations to improve survival on the battlefield. Arguably, the most important was bringing blood… Read More
Research Paper Title Deployed skills training for whole blood collection by a special operations expeditionary surgical team. Background Noncompressible haemorrhage is the leading cause of potentially preventable battlefield death. Combining casualty retrieval from the battlefield and damage control resuscitation (DCR) within the “golden hour” increases survival. However, transfusion requirements may exceed the current blood component… Read More