Squaring an Operational Problem…

“The art of leading, in operations large or small, is the art of dealing with humanity, of working diligently on behalf of men, of being sympathetic with them, but equally, of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problem.” Brigadier General S.L.A Marshall (1900 to 1977) S.L.A. “Slam” Marshall (full name, Samuel… Read More

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What is the Impact of Disease & Nonbattle Injury (DNBI) on Casualty Burden of Military Operations?

Research Paper Title Exploring Nonbattle Injury in the Deployed Military Environment Using the Department of Defense Trauma Registry. Background The impact of disease and nonbattle injury (DNBI) on casualty burden of military operations has historically been greater than that of battle-related injuries. The ratio of battle to DNBI casualties has changed as advances in equipment,… 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

French Military Operations: What are the Prehospital Challenges?

Research Paper Title Five years of prolonged field care: prehospital challenges during recent French military operations. Background French military operations in the Sahel conducted since 2013 over more than 5 million square kilometers have challenged the French Military Health Service with specific problems in prolonged field care. Methods To describe these challenges, we retrospectively analysed… Read More

What is the Number of UK Military Working Dogs that have Died during Operations?

Number of Military Working Dogs On 01 October 2018, there were 833 military working dogs in service with the British Armed Forces. Number of Military Working Dogs that have Died Between 2013 and 2018, four military working dogs have died on operations: Three died in 2013: Two were killed in action; and One died of… Read More

Is Greater Total Negative Energy Balance Associated with Declines in Lower-body Performance during Military Operations?

Research Paper Title Threshold of Energy Deficit and Lower-Body Performance Declines in Military Personnel: A Meta-Regression. Background Negative energy balance (EB) is common during military operations, diminishing body mass and physical performance. However, the magnitude of negative EB where performance would still be maintained is not well defined. The objective of the research was to… Read More

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