Is Dietary Supplement Use Higher in Civilian or Military Populations?

Research Paper Title Dietary Supplement Use in a Large, Representative Sample of the US Armed Forces. Background Dietary supplement (DS) use is prevalent among the US Armed Forces personnel, but representative cross-service comparisons and characteristics of personnel using DS’s are limited. With this in mind, the purpose of this research was to examine DS use… Read More

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Update on the Efficacy of Military Fluid Intake Guidance.

Research Paper Title Update: Efficacy of Military Fluid Intake Guidance. Background Fluid intake during military training is prescribed based on the interactions among work rates, environmental conditions, and uniform configurations. The efficacy of this guidance has not been empirically assessed in over a decade. To determine the acceptability of the fluid intake guidance, sweat losses… Read More

Non-specific lower back pain among a cohort of Chinese army soldiers

Research Paper Title A retrospective cross-sectional survey of non-specific lower back pain among a cohort of Chinese army soldiers. Background Nonspecific lower back pain (LBP) has been a major public health problem in western countries since the second half of the 20 t h century. The trend has expanded to non-western countries, and LBP is currently a… Read More

Outlining Military Prehospital Emergency Care

Research Paper Title Military Prehospital Emergency Care: defining and professionalising the levels of care provided along the Operational Patient Care Pathway. Abstract The Defence Medical Services aims to provide gold standard care to ill and injured personnel in the deployed environment and its prehospital emergency care (PHEC) systems have been proven to save lives. The… Read More

What is the Effect of Talking & Crisis Response Plans on Optimism of Acutely Suicidal Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Short-term effects of crisis response planning on optimism in a U.S. Army sample. Background This study examined the short-term effects of a brief crisis intervention on optimism of acutely suicidal soldiers. Methods US Soldiers (N = 97) presenting for an emergency mental health appointment in a military emergency department or behavioural health clinic were… Read More

ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine & Myopericarditis

Research Paper Title A Case Series of Smallpox Vaccination-Associated Myopericarditis: Effects on Safety and Readiness of the Active Duty Soldier. Abstract Myopericarditis following smallpox vaccination is a documented side effect with increasing incidence since re-establishing mandatory vaccination for deploying military personnel. After the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine replaced the Dryvax smallpox vaccine, the rate of myopericarditis… Read More

Screening for Suicidal Ideation during Polypharmacy Clinical Encounters

Research Paper Title Polypharmacy involving opioid, psychotropic, and central nervous system depressant medications, period prevalence and association with suicidal ideation, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016. Abstract This report uses routinely collected data in the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) to explore the period prevalence of polypharmacy among the active component U.S. military in 2016.… Read More