What is the Impact of Load Carriage on Measures of Power & Agility in Tactical Occupations?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Load Carriage on Measures of Power and Agility in Tactical Occupations: A Critical Review. Background The current literature suggests that load carriage can impact on a tactical officer’s mobility, and that survival in the field may rely on the officer’s mobility. The ability for humans to generate power and… Read More

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Surgical Tips for Performing Open Fasciotomies for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg

Research Paper Title Surgical Tips for Performing Open Fasciotomies for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Leg. Abstract Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) of the leg is a debilitating condition that has previously been characterised in athletes and military personnel. The results of surgical management in these patient populations have previously been published with inconsistencies… 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

What is the Impact of the Obstructive Sleep Hypopnea-apnea Syndrome on Employment for Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Impact of the obstructive sleep hypopnea-apnea syndrome treated on employment for military employment. Background The diurnal hypersomnia associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects soldier employment and deployability. In this study, we examined the impact of OSA on the employment of soldiers on continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) therapy by measuring several… Read More

Is There an Association Between Dietary Supplement Use & ICD-9-CM Code Classification in Active Duty US Navy & Marine Corps Service Members?

Research Paper Title Association Between Dietary Supplement Use and ICD-9-CM Code Classification in Active Duty US Navy and Marine Corps Service Members. Background This study is the first, to the knowledge of the researchers, to examine associations of survey-reported dietary supplement use with medical record diagnoses, rather than retrospective self-reported supplement use at the time… Read More

Do Suicide Typologies have Clinical & Policy Implications for Military Suicide Prevention?

Research Paper Title Suicide Typologies in the United States Air Force: A Hierarchical Cluster Analysis. Background This study describes characteristics of United States Air Force (USAF) suicide decedents and determines subgroups. Methods Retrospective review of demographic, psychiatric, event-related, and psychosocial variables for USAF suicide decedents in the Suicide Event Surveillance System database was conducted between… Read More

Military Recruits: Linking Upper Respiratory Tract Infection & Sleep

Research Paper Title Increased Risk of Upper Respiratory Infection in Military Recruits Who Report Sleeping Less Than 6 h per night. Background Professional sleep associations recommend 7-9 h of sleep per night for young adults. Habitually sleeping less than 6 h per night has been shown to increase susceptibility to common cold in otherwise healthy,… Read More