How is the Management of Melanoma Patients by Non-Dermatologists in the Military Health System?

Research Paper Title Management of Melanoma Patients by Non-Dermatologists in the Military Health System: A Retrospective Observational Study. Background Compared to their civilian counterparts, military personnel can have more exposure to sunlight and, as recent studies have shown, do have an increased incidence of melanoma. Given the inherent challenges service members may face in getting… Read More

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Outlining the Unmet Healthcare Needs of ROK Personnel

Research Paper Title Annual Disease Experience by Type and Correlations with Unmet Healthcare Needs among ROK Military Personnel. Background The National Statistical Yearbook of Defence 2018 issued by the Republic of Korea (ROK) Ministry of National Defence reported that the number of patients using military hospitals steadily increased from 2008 to 2017. However, in the… Read More

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

Caring for Paediatric Trauma Patients during US Military Operations in Iraq & Afghanistan

Research Paper Title Paediatric Trauma Patient Intensive Care Resource Utilisation in US Military Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Background Children represent a unique patient population treated by military personnel during wartime, as seen in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The researchers sought to describe ICU resource utilisation by US military personnel treating paediatric… Read More

TCCC Knowledge & Training

Research Paper Title Tactical Combat Casualty Care Training, Knowledge, and Utilization in the US Army. Background Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is the execution of prehospital trauma skills in the combat environment. TCCC was recognised by the 2018 Department of Defence Instruction on Medical Readiness Training as a critical wartime task. This study examines the… 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

Warfighters & Frontline Blood Products

Research Paper Title Lifeline for the front lines: blood products to support the warfighter. Background Haemorrhage is the leading cause of death on the battlefield. Damage control resuscitation guidelines in the US military recommend whole blood as the preferred resuscitation product. The Armed Services Blood Programme (ASBP) has initiated low-titer group O whole blood (LTOWB)… Read More