Suffering: Youth then Old

“In the career of glory one gains many things; the gout and medals, a pension and rheumatism … And also frozen feet, an arm or leg the less, a bullet lodged between two bones which the surgeon cannot extract … all of these fatigues experienced in your youth, you pay for when you grow old.… Read More

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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

Clinical Implementation of the Humacyte Human Acellular Vessel: Implications for Military & Civilian Trauma Care

Research Paper Title Clinical implementation of the Humacyte human acellular vessel: implications for military and civilian trauma care. Abstract The incidence of wartime vascular injury has increased and is a leading cause of mortality and mobidity. While ligation remains an option, current resuscitation and damage control techniques have resulted in vascular repair being pursued in… Read More

A Review of Diagnosis & Treatment of Traumatic Vascular Injury of Limbs in Military & Emergency Medicine

Research Paper Title Diagnosis and treatment of traumatic vascular injury of limbs in military and emergency medicine: A systematic review. Background Traumatic vascular injury is caused by explosions and projectiles (bullets and shrapnel); it may affect the arteries and veins of the limbs, and is common in wartime, triggering bleeding, and ischaemia. The increasing use… Read More

Military Medical Care Responses for the Future Multi-Domain Battlefield

Research Paper Title The new reckoning: The Combat Casualty Care Research Programme responds to real and present challenges in military operational projections. Abstract This issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery features topics from the 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium and starts a second decade of partnership between the Combat Casualty… Read More

What is the Prognosis for Sniper Shot Ocular Injuries (SSOI)?

Research Paper Title Terroristic sniper shot ocular injuries: military and police casualties: case series. Background Sniper shot ocular injuries (SSOI) are rare and result in poor ocular outcomes due to high energy transfer both to the eye and the adjacent brain. To the researchers knowledge, no reports of such injuries in terms of outcomes have… Read More