Distinguishing Non-Freezing Cold Injuries (NFCI) from NFCI Mimics

Research Paper Title Case series of non-freezing cold injury: the modern clinical syndrome. Background Non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) occurs when peripheral tissue is damaged by cold exposure but not to the extent of freezing. Historically, the phenotype of NFCIs sustained was severe, whereas today the spectrum of injury represented in the UK military predominantly comprises… Read More

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Morbidity of Cold Injury: Learning Lessons from the Falklands Conflict of 1982

Research Paper Title Lessons from history: morbidity of cold injury in the Royal Marines during the Falklands Conflict of 1982. Background Environmental conditions in the Falklands Conflict of 1982 favoured the genesis of cold injuries. Immediately, post-war, cold injury morbidity and its contributory factors were assessed in personnel of UK 3 Commando Brigade (3 Cdo… Read More

Cold Injuries: Knowledge & Preventative Strategies

Research Paper Title Cold Injuries in Contemporary Conflict. Background To describe the cases of cold injury sustained during the most recent winter operational tour of Afghanistan, Op HERRICK 15. Methods Retrospective review of all notified British military cases of cold injury sustained between 01 October 2011 and 30 March 2012 recorded by the UK Medical… Read More

Cold Weather Injuries in US Military Personnel 2008-2013

Research Paper Title Cold Weather Injuries, Active and Reserve Components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2008-June 2013. Abstract From July 2012 through June 2013, the number of active and reserve component service members treated for cold injuries (n=479) was the lowest of the last five cold seasons (2008-2013). Over the last five years hypothermia was the… Read More

Cold Weather Injuries: Military Capability & Training

Research Paper Title Cold Weather Injury Risk Analysis and Management in a Tasmanian Army Reserve Battalion. Abstract Cold Weather Injury (CWI) is a significant threat to military capability in Tasmania. In 2011, the Royal Tasmanian Regiment implemented a cold weather training policy and training package to formalise risk management and preserve military capability in training… Read More