Military Wounds: Interaction between the Projectile and Tissue

Research Paper Title Wound ballistics of military rifle bullets: an update on controversial issues and associated misconceptions. Abstract The wound ballistics literature contains several misconceptions about the physical effects of penetrating projectiles in tissue and tissue simulants. These can adversely affect the proper management of gunshot injuries, particularly in view of the ongoing threat of… Read More

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What are the Differences in PTSD, Depression, & Symptoms for Combat vs Non-Combat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

Research Paper Title Differences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Attribution of Symptoms in Service Members With Combat Versus Noncombat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Background This study compares combat-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) to non-combat-related mTBI in rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression after injury, severity of postconcussive symptoms (PCSs), and attribution… Read More

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

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