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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What is the Impact of Combat-associated TBI on Mental Health Conditions?

Research Paper Title Mental Health Outcomes Among Military Service Members After Severe Injury in Combat and TBI. Background Studies examining the mental health outcomes of military personnel deployed into combat zones have focused on the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder conferred by mild or moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, other mental health outcomes… 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

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

Is Routine VET Superior to Non-VET-Guided Resuscitation for Combat Trauma Victims?

Research Paper Title Viscoelastic Testing in Combat Resuscitation: Is It Time for a New Standard? Background Traumatic haemorrhage and coagulopathy represent major sources of morbidity and mortality on the modern battlefield. Viscoelastic testing (VET) offers a potentially more personalised approach to resuscitation. The researchers sought to evaluate outcomes of combat trauma patients who received VET-guided… Read More

The Management of Traumatic Injuries in Military & Austere Environments

Research Paper Title Emergency First Responder Management of Combat Injuries to the Torso in the Military, Remote and Austere Settings. Background Traumatic injuries to the torso account for almost a quarter of all injuries seen in combat and are typically secondary to blast or gunshot wounds. Injuries due to road traffic collisions or violence are… Read More

Do Injury Severity Scores Represent Combat Injury?

Research Paper Title All Trauma Is Not Created Equal: Redefining Severe Trauma for Combat Injuries. Background Injury severity scores (ISS) and shock index (SI) are popular trauma scoring systems. Methods The researchers assessed ISS and SI in combat trauma to determine the optimal cut-off values for mortality and trauma outcomes. Retrospective analysis of the Department… Read More