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

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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

Linking Combat Mortality & Medical Evacuation Transport Time

Research Paper Title Impact of prehospital medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) transport time on combat mortality in patients with non-compressible torso injury and traumatic amputations: a retrospective study. Background In combat operations, patients with traumatic injuries require expeditious evacuation to improve survival. Studies have shown that long transport times are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Limited… Read More

Outcomes for Combat Ocular Trauma

Research Paper Title Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom: 2001-2011. Purpose To describe outcomes and associated ocular injuries of lateral canthotomy and cantholysis (LCC) as performed in combat ocular trauma. Methods Data from the Walter Reed Ocular Trauma Database of patients requiring LCC during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom… Read More

Is Tourniquet Use Associated with Limb Loss following Military Lower Extremity Arterial Trauma?

Research Paper Title Tourniquet use is not associated with limb loss following military lower extremity arterial trauma. Background The effect of battlefield extremity tourniquet (TK) use on limb salvage and long-term complications following vascular repair is unknown. This study explores the influence of TK use on limb outcomes in military lower extremity arterial injury. Methods… Read More

Analysing Major Deployment-related Amputations of Lower & Upper Limbs for Active & Reserve Components of the US Armed Forces (2001-2017)

Research Paper Title Major deployment-related amputations of lower and upper limbs, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2017. Abstract Major amputations of the lower and upper limbs are among the most life-altering and debilitating combat injuries. From 01 January 2001 through 31 October 2017, a total of 1,705 service members sustained major deployment-related lower… Read More

A Study Designed to Advance the Delivery of Care for Combat-related PTSD

Research Paper Title Intensive prolonged exposure therapy for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: Design and methodology of a randomized clinical trial. Abstract Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most common psychological health condition in military service members and veterans who have deployed to the combat theater since September 11, 2001. One of the highest research… Read More