The Epidemiology of Blast Neurotrauma

Research Paper Title Epidemiology of Blast Neurotrauma: A Meta Analysis of Blast Injury Patterns in the Military and Civilian Populations. Background Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) due to bombing-related terrorism remain an omnipresent threat to our global society. The aim of this study was to elucidate differences in blast injury patterns between military and civilian victims… Read More

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The Manchester Arena Bombing & Medical Military Assistance

Research Paper Title Military assistance to the civil authority: medical liaison with the Manchester clinicians after the Arena bombing. Background UK Defence Medical Services’ personnel have experienced an intense exposure to patients injured during war over the last decade and a half. As some bitter lessons of war surgery were relearned and innovative practices introduced,… Read More

Reviewing the Maxillofacial Fracture Patterns in Military Casualties

Research Paper Title Maxillofacial Fracture Patterns in Military Casualties. Background Morbidity and death after facial trauma are substantial issues of concern both in civilians and in military personnel. This cross-sectional retrospective study sought to assess the prevalence, pattern, treatment, and complications of soft and hard tissue injuries of the face in military personnel from 2012… Read More

Does the use of a Digital Cognitive Aid by Combat Casualty Care Providers improved Performance during Field Training of Simulated Crises?

Research Paper Title Use of a Digital Cognitive Aid in the Early Management of Simulated War Wounds in a Combat Environment, a Randomized Trial. Background The French army has implemented an algorithm based on the acronym “MARCHE RYAN,” each letter standing for a key action to complete in order to help first care providers during… Read More

What is the Impact of Disease & Nonbattle Injury (DNBI) on Casualty Burden of Military Operations?

Research Paper Title Exploring Nonbattle Injury in the Deployed Military Environment Using the Department of Defense Trauma Registry. Background The impact of disease and nonbattle injury (DNBI) on casualty burden of military operations has historically been greater than that of battle-related injuries. The ratio of battle to DNBI casualties has changed as advances in equipment,… Read More

A Review of Combat Casualties to Aid Care & Prevention

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

Identifying Opportunities for Improvements in Combat Casualty Care & Prevention

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