What are the Effects of Low-intensity Blood Flow Restricted Exercise compared with Conventional Resistance Training in Military Rehabilitation?

Research Paper Title The effects of low-intensity blood flow restricted exercise compared with conventional resistance training on the clinical outcomes of active UK military personnel following a 3-week in-patient rehabilitation programme: protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study. Background A challenge for rehabilitation practitioners lies in designing optimal exercise programmes that facilitate musculoskeletal (MSK) adaptations… Read More

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What is the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Brazilian Merchant Navy Cadets?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Brazilian Merchant Navy Cadets: Differences Between Sexes and School Years. Background Musculoskeletal disorders are common among military personnel, especially during the initial basic training period. Prior studies have reported the prevalence rate of overall musculoskeletal symptoms or injuries in different military population and nationalities, especially from North… Read More

What are the Sex & Age Differences in Physical Performance between Army Basic Training & Operational Populations?

Research Paper Title Sex and age differences in physical performance: A comparison of Army basic training and operational populations. Background To determine the age- and sex-specific differences of physical fitness performances and Body Mass Index (BMI) in basic training and the operational Army. Cross-sectional Study. Methods This secondary analysis utilizes retrospective surveys of U.S. Army… Read More

Linking Incidence of Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Service Members with Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation

Research Paper Title Incidence of Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Service Members With Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation. Background To describe the incidence of overuse musculoskeletal injuries in service members with combat-related lower limb amputation. A retrospective cohort study within military treatment facilities. Methods Service members with deployment-related lower limb injury (N=791): 496 with a major… Read More

Are Armed Forces Personnel More Likely Than Civilians to use Potentially Dangerous Dietary Supplements?

Research Paper Title Surveillance of the armed forces as a sentinel system for detecting adverse effects of dietary supplements in the general population. Background Half the US population takes dietary supplements, but surveillance systems available to regulatory and public health authorities to determine whether specific dietary supplements present a risk are inadequate and numerous severe… Read More

How Does Sleep Restriction & Cognitive Load affect Performance on a Simulated Marksmanship Task?

Research Paper Title Sleep restriction and cognitive load affect performance on a simulated marksmanship task. Background Sleep restriction degrades cognitive and motor performance, which can adversely impact job performance and increase the risk of accidents. Military personnel are prone to operating under sleep restriction, and previous work suggests that military marksmanship may be negatively affected… Read More

Hip Arthroscopy & Early Weight Bearing Progression in a Military Population

Research Paper Title Functional Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in an Active Duty Military Population Utilizing a Criterion-based Early Weight Bearing Progression. Background Hip arthroscopy allows surgeons to address intra-articular pathology of the hip while avoiding more invasive open surgical dislocation. However the post-operative rehabilitation protocols have varied greatly in the literature, with many having prolonged… Read More