Morbidity of Cold Injury: Learning Lessons from the Falklands Conflict of 1982

Research Paper Title Lessons from history: morbidity of cold injury in the Royal Marines during the Falklands Conflict of 1982. Background Environmental conditions in the Falklands Conflict of 1982 favoured the genesis of cold injuries. Immediately, post-war, cold injury morbidity and its contributory factors were assessed in personnel of UK 3 Commando Brigade (3 Cdo… Read More

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Linking Combat Mortality & Medical Evacuation Transport Time

Research Paper Title Impact of prehospital medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) transport time on combat mortality in patients with non-compressible torso injury and traumatic amputations: a retrospective study. Background In combat operations, patients with traumatic injuries require expeditious evacuation to improve survival. Studies have shown that long transport times are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Limited… Read More

Improving Diagnosis & Treatment in Military Brain Trauma

Research Paper Title Enigma Military Brain Trauma: A Coordinated Meta-Analysis of Diffusion MRI from Multiple Cohorts. Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of morbidity in military Veterans and Service Members. While most individuals recover fully from mild injuries within weeks, some continue to experience symptoms including headaches, disrupted sleep, and other cognitive,… Read More

What is the Incidence of Acute Injuries for Active Component Members of the US Armed Forces (2008-2017)?

Research Paper Title Incidence of acute injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2017. Abstract Injuries have consistently ranked among the top morbidity burdens among U.S. military service members. This report describes the incidence, trends, types, causes, and dispositions of acute injuries among active component service members by anatomic region. From 2008 through 2017, there were… Read More

The Impact of Norovirus on the Portuguese Army’s Effectiveness

Research Paper Title Country-wide surveillance of norovirus outbreaks in the Portuguese Army, 2015-2017. Background Gastrointestinal infections are among the most common foodborne and waterborne diseases in military populations, with direct implications in operational efficiency and force readiness. Through the surveillance system of reportable acute gastrointestinal illness in the Portuguese Army, four norovirus outbreaks were identified… Read More

US Army Basic Combat Training (BCT): Highlighting the Association between Barracks Type & Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs)

Research Paper Title Association Between Barracks Type and Acute Respiratory Infection in a Gender Integrated Army Basic Combat Training Population. Background Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are the leading cause of acute morbidity and lost work time in the United States. Few studies have looked at building design and transmission of ARIs. Objectives This study explores… Read More

Using Movement Screens in a Military Population: Establishing Norms

Research Paper Title The Interrelationship of Common Clinical Movement Screens: Establishing Population-Specific Norms in a Large Cohort of Military Applicants. Background Musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-Is) are a leading cause of missed duty time and morbidity in the military. Modifiable risk factors for MSK-Is, such as inadequate core stability, poor movement patterns, and dynamic balance deficits, have… Read More