Linking Sleep Disorders & Sleep-related Medical Diagnosis to Nondeployability in Soldiers

Research Paper Title Sleep Disturbances and Predictors of Nondeployability Among Active-Duty Army Soldiers: An Odds Ratio Analysis of Medical Healthcare Data From Fiscal Year 2018. Background The impact of sleep disorders on active-duty soldiers’ medical readiness is not currently quantified. Patient data generated at military treatment facilities can be accessed to create research reports and… Read More

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Making the Case for Menstrual Suppression for Military Women

Research Paper Title Making the Case for Menstrual Suppression for Military Women. Background Women account for nearly 17% of the soldiers serving in the US Army. As of 2016, all combat jobs are open to women, and females are now assigned to every combat arms military occupational specialty. While serving with demonstrated success, women are… Read More

What is the Mental Health Service Utilisation & Perceived Barriers to Receiving Care in Deployed Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Mental Health Service Utilization and Perceived Barriers to Receiving Care in Deployed Soldiers. Background Scant research has examined mental health treatment utilisation and barriers to care in deployed US soldiers. This study aims to assess mental health treatment utilisation in deployed soldiers, including providers used and barriers to care. Methods US Army… Read More

What is the Relationship to Deployment on Sarcoidosis Staging & Severity in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Relationship to Deployment on Sarcoidosis Staging and Severity in Military Personnel. Background Ongoing studies are investigating the potential link between deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and relationship to increases in pulmonary disease. While increases in certain diseases such as asthma and airway hyper-reactivity are well established, data on… Read More

Does Submarine Deployment Impair Fat-Free Mass Maintenance & Promote Adiposity?

Research Paper Title Energy Expenditure and Changes in Body Composition during Submarine Deployment-An Observational Study “DasBoost 2-2017”. Background This study was designed to objectively assess the effects of 3-months submarine deployment on behavioural and metabolic determinants of metabolic health. Methods In 13 healthy, non-obese volunteers, the researchers used stable isotope dilution, and plasma and urinary… Read More

Is there an Association between Firearm Ownership & Capability for Suicide in Post-Deployment National Guard Service Members?

Research Paper Title Firearm Ownership and Capability for Suicide in Post-Deployment National Guard Service Members. Background National Guard service members demonstrate increased suicide risk relative to the civilian population. One potential mechanism for this increased risk may be familiarity with and access to firearms following deployment. This study examined the association between firearm ownership, reasons… Read More

Can Genetic Perturbations of Inflammatory Response Contribute to the Risk of PTSD?

Research Paper Title Post-traumatic stress following military deployment: Genetic associations and cross-disorder genetic correlations. Background Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder that occurs with relatively high frequency after deployment to warzones (∼10%). While twin studies have estimated the heritability to be up to 40%, thus indicating a considerable genetic component in the… Read More