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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Factors Associated with Injury at a US Army Hospital

Research Paper Title Factors Associated With Injury Among Employees at a U.S. Army Hospital. Background The purpose of this study was to investigate injury incidence and factors associated with injury among employees at a large U.S. Army hospital to inform injury prevention planning and health promotion education efforts. Methods Demographics, health behaviors, and injury history… Read More

Returning to Preoperative Function after Autologous Cartilage Implantation of the Knee in Active Military Servicemembers

Research Paper Title Return to Preoperative Function After Autologous Cartilage Implantation of the Knee in Active Military Servicemembers. Background Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been shown to provide adequate durability, pain relief, and improved long-term functional outcomes in the average patient, but proof of its efficacy in individuals with greater than average physical demands is… Read More

Linking Vitamin D Levels & Deficiency with Different Occupations

Research Paper Title Vitamin D levels and deficiency with different occupations: a systematic review. Background Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent worldwide, but some groups are at greater risk. The researchers aimed to evaluate vitamin D levels in different occupations and identify groups vulnerable to vitamin D deficiency. Methods An electronic search conducted in Medline, Embase,… Read More

What is risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) among Military Veterans?

Research Paper Title Retrospective Assessment of Occupational Exposures for the GENEVA Study of ALS among Military Veterans. Background This paper describes the retrospective exposure assessment conducted to assess occupational exposures for the Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans (GENEVA) study, a case-control study investigating the joint contribution of genetics and environmental exposures to the risk… Read More

What is the Noise Exposure on a Royal Navy Warship when firing a Heavy Machine Gun?

Research Paper Title Occupational noise exposure on a Royal Navy warship during weapon fire. Background Measurements were made of the sound pressure levels on a military ship, HMS Grimsby, during firing of a Heavy Machine Gun (HMG) mounted on the starboard bridge wing. Methods The measurement positions comprised three locations on the ship’s bridge (the… Read More

Identifying the Incidence, Risk Factors & Mortality of ARDS in Combat Casualty Care

Research Paper Title Incidence, risk factors, and mortality associated with acute respiratory distress syndrome in combat casualty care. Background The overall incidence and mortality of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in civilian trauma settings have decreased over the past four decades; however, the epidemiology and impact of ARDS on modern combat casualty care are unknown.… Read More