What is the Long-term Capacity to Return to Work following Gunshot Injury?

Research Paper Title Occupational outcomes following combat-related gunshot injury: Cohort study. Background The long-term impact of gun violence on physical function and occupational disability remains poorly explored. The researchers sought to examine the effect of combat-related gunshot injury on work capacity within a cohort of military service members and identify clinical characteristics that influence the… Read More

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What is the Outcome of Triceps Rupture in the US Military?

Research Paper Title Outcomes of Triceps Rupture in the US Military: Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. Background The objective of this study was to examine the subjective and objective midterm functional clinical outcomes of surgically repaired triceps injuries in a moderate- to high-demand population. Methods The US Military Health System was queried to identify all surgically treated… Read More

Linking Smoking & Recovery from Subacromial Pain Syndrome

Research Paper Title The influence of smoking on recovery from subacromial pain syndrome: a cohort from the Military Health System. Background Smoking rates are higher in the military population than in the civilian sector. Smoking is associated with poor prognosis for many musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of… Read More

Neuropathy of the Ulnar Nerve at the Elbow

Research Paper Title GEHS neurophysiological classification system for patients with neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Background Neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow is one of a number of muscle-related and nerve-related disorders that affect people performing intensive work with their hands and upper extremities, and is the second most prevalent… Read More

What is the Composition & variation of Respiratory Microbiota in Healthy Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Composition and variation of respiratory microbiota in healthy military personnel. Background Certain occupational and geographical exposures have been associated with an increased risk of lung disease. Methods As a baseline for future studies, the researchers sought to characterise the upper respiratory microbiomes of healthy military personnel in a garrison environment. Nasal, oropharyngeal,… Read More

Leishmaniasis & Personal Protection in the Colombian Armed Forces

Research Paper Title Leishmaniasis: Who Uses Personal Protection among Military Personnel in Colombia? Background Leishmaniasis is common in Colombia, negatively affecting the health of military personnel active in endemic areas. The disease is transmitted by sand fly bites. Therefore, during duty, use of long-sleeved uniforms and other clothes treated with permethrin and application of mosquito… Read More

Disease & Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries in US Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Disease and Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries Evaluated by Emergency Physicians in a US Tertiary Combat Hospital. Background Analysis of injuries during military operations has focused on those related to combat. Non-combat complaints have received less attention, despite the need for many troops to be evacuated for non-battle illnesses in Iraq. This study aims… Read More