What are the Effects of Chronic Intermittent Exposure to High Altitude Environments on Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title The objective assessment of the effects on cognition functioning among military personnel exposed to hypobaric-hypoxia: A pilot fMRI study. Background To identify regions of the brain affected during cognitive working memory during tasks to assess attention, planning and decision making among military aviation personnel who have chronic intermittent exposure to high altitude… Read More

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Exposure to Hypobaric-Hypoxia & Its Effect on Cognition Functioning

Research Paper Title The objective assessment of the effects on cognition functioning among military personnel exposed to hypobaric-hypoxia: A pilot fMRI study. Background To identify regions of the brain affected during cognitive working memory during tasks to assess attention, planning and decision making among military aviation personnel who have chronic intermittent exposure to high altitude… Read More

What is the Value of Spatial Disorientation Training for Military Pilots?

Research Paper Title Spatial Disorientation Survey Among Military Pilots. Background Spatial disorientation (SD) remains a significant cause of accidents and near accidents. A variety of training methods have been used to assist pilots to anticipate the SD problem. The value of such training in the prevention of disorientation has been difficult to assess. Methods To… Read More

Defining Normal Balance for US Army Aviators

Research Paper Title Defining Normal Balance for Army Aviators. Background One challenge clinicians face is determining when a military Service Member (SM) can return to duty after an injury that affects the postural control. The gold standard to measure postural control is the Sensory Organisation Test (SOT). This test measures the amount of sway present… Read More

Can we use Modafinil as a Stimulant for Military Aviators?

Research Paper Title Modafinil as a Stimulant for Military Aviators. Background Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting stimulant that has been approved by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) as a fatigue countermeasure medication since 2011. Each RSAF aircrew member must undergo a ground test to exclude operationally relevant adverse drug effects prior to consuming the… Read More

Paraspinal Muscles & Association with Strength among Fighter Pilots

Research Paper Title Cross-sectional area of the paraspinal muscles and its association with muscle strength among fighter pilots: a 5-year follow-up. Background A small cross sectional area (CSA) of the paraspinal muscles may be related to low back pain among military aviators but previous studies have mainly concentrated on spinal disc degeneration. Therefore, the primary… Read More

US Navy Aviator Jackets: Zip Fasteners Take Off!

“Sundback’s improved zip proved hard to market, not least because of the previous, dud design. It was used on utilitarian accessories—money belts, tobacco pouches – but the rag trade proved resistant. The first world war, though, gave the zip its break. In 1918, the US Navy began to put them on its aviator jackets. Then,… Read More