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

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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

A Finer Death…

“I never saw a finer death. He looked very brave and handsome up there, outlined against the sky, the only figure on the bank above, his helmet off, and his face very pale and blazing with anger, and his arm pointing forward. He fell down headlong, but we never turned back until we gave the… Read More

Could Abnormal Gamma Activities be a proxy for GABA-ergic Interneuron Dysfunction and/or a Promising Neuroimaging Marker of Insidious Mild Head Injuries?

Research Paper Title Marked Increases in Resting-State MEG Gamma-Band Activity in Combat-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background Combat-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a leading cause of sustained impairments in military service members and veterans. Recent animal studies show that GABA-ergic parvalbumin-positive interneurons are susceptible to brain injury, with damage causing abnormal increases in… Read More