Improving the Effectiveness of Anti-Smoking Interventions in the South Korean Military

Research Paper Title Strategic Priorities to Improve Effectiveness of Anti-smoking Interventions for the Korean Military: An Application of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Background As South Korea remains technically at war with the North, higher smoking prevalence in the military might adversely affect the South Korea’s military power and contribute to lifetime smoking in men with… Read More

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Reaching a Consensus on the Treatment of Pelvic Fractures in Modern War

Research Paper Title Chinese expert consensus on echelons treatment of pelvic fractures in modern war. Abstract The characteristics and treatment of pelvic fractures vary between general conditions and modern war. An expert consensus has been reached based on pelvic injury epidemiology and the concepts of battlefield treatment combined with the existing levels of military medical… Read More

Anxiety & Sleep Quality in Military Veterans

Research Paper Title Sleep Quality and Emotion Regulation Interact to Predict Anxiety in Veterans with PTSD. Background Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating and common consequence of military service. PTSD is associated with increased incidence of mood disturbances (e.g., anxiety). Additionally, veterans with PTSD often have poor-quality sleep and poor emotion regulation ability. Methods… Read More

Smokeless Tobacco Use in the US Military

Research Paper Title Smokeless Tobacco Use and Related Factors: A Study in the US Military Population. Background The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use in the US military is alarmingly high. The researchers aimed to identify factors related to smokeless tobacco use among active duty service members. Methods Participants (N = 2465) from Fort Bragg Army… Read More

What is the Prognosis for Sniper Shot Ocular Injuries (SSOI)?

Research Paper Title Terroristic sniper shot ocular injuries: military and police casualties: case series. Background Sniper shot ocular injuries (SSOI) are rare and result in poor ocular outcomes due to high energy transfer both to the eye and the adjacent brain. To the researchers knowledge, no reports of such injuries in terms of outcomes have… Read More

Military Personnel: Cardiovascular Disease & Its Impact on Productivity

Research Paper Title Lost productivity among military personnel with cardiovascular disease. Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is associated with significant productivity loss among all occupational groups. However, the increased occupational requirements of military personnel pose physical and psychological demands that could lead to greater lost productivity of CVD. The aim of this study was to determine… Read More

Outcomes for Combat Ocular Trauma

Research Paper Title Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom: 2001-2011. Purpose To describe outcomes and associated ocular injuries of lateral canthotomy and cantholysis (LCC) as performed in combat ocular trauma. Methods Data from the Walter Reed Ocular Trauma Database of patients requiring LCC during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom… Read More