Adapting the Military Medical System to Cope with Wartime Injuries to the Spine

Research Paper Title The Military Medical System and Wartime Injuries to the Spine. Background War has historically been a major catalyst for advancement in military medical care and medicine in general. In more current conflicts, advances in battlefield medicine, evacuation techniques, and personal protective equipment have improved survival rates among members of the armed services.… Read More

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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

Is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromes Frequent & Severe among French Patients Evacuated from War Theatres?

Research Paper Title Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the forward environment. Retrospective analysis of ARDS cases among French Army war casualties. Background According to the Joint Theater Trauma Registry, 26-33% of war casualties develop Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), with high mortality. Here the researchers aimed to describe ARDS incidence and severity among patients evacuated… 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

The Management of Blast Injury of the Hands related to Warfare Explosive Devices

Research Paper Title Blast injury of the hand related to warfare explosive devices: experience from the French Military Health Service. Background The objective was to report on the experience of the French Army Health Service in the management of blast injury of the hands related to warfare explosive devices. Methods A retrospective study was conducted… 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

Remember the Importance of the Civilian Trauma Mission for Maintaining Surgical Skills relevant to Limb Salvage during a Low-volume Combat Casualty Flow Era

Research Paper Title Being Prepared for the Next Conflict Part II: Case Analysis of a Military Level 1 Trauma Center. Background Combat-related injuries have declined substantially in recent years as we have transitioned to a low-volume combat casualty flow era. Surgeons must remain actively committed to training for the next engagement to maintain life and… Read More