Does Prehospital Adenosine, Lidocaine, & Magnesium have Inferior Survival compared with Tactical Combat Casualty Care Resuscitation in a Porcine Model of Prolonged Haemorrhagic Shock?

Research Paper Title Prehospital adenosine, lidocaine, and magnesium has inferior survival compared with tactical combat casualty care resuscitation in a porcine model of prolonged haemorrhagic shock. Background Adenosine, lidocaine, and magnesium (ALM) is a cardioplegic agent shown to improve survival by improving cardiac function, tissue perfusion, and coagulopathy in animal models of shock. The researchers… Read More

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What are the Recommended Medical & Non-medical Factors to Assess Military Preventable Deaths?

Research Paper Title Recommended medical and non-medical factors to assess military preventable deaths: subject matter experts provide valuable insights. Background Historically, there has been variability in the methods for determining preventable death within the US Department of Defense. Differences in methodologies partially explain variable preventable death rates ranging from 3% to 51%. The lack of… Read More

What is Tactical Damage Control Resuscitation (TDCR)?

Research Paper Title Tactical Damage Control Resuscitation. Abstract Recently the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care changed the guidelines on fluid use in haemorrhagic shock. The current strategy for treating haemorrhagic shock is based on early use of components: Packed Red Blood Cells (PRBCs); Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP); and Platelets in a 1:1:1 ratio. The… Read More

The German Army Medical Service in the Great War

Research Paper Title Organization of the German Army Medical Service 1914-1918 and the role of academic surgeons. Abstract The First World War, mankind’s first high-technology conflict, resulted in unprecedented mass mortality. Medical services were confronted with overwhelming challenges in treating casualties from mobile warfare, trench warfare, battles on different fronts and infectious diseases. In this… Read More

China Develops a Rapid Blood Typing Test

“A, B,AB or O: a paper-based test could reveal your blood type in just half a minute, allowing hospitals to rapidly administer the right blood in an emergency.” (New Scientist, 2017, p.19). The test could be particularly useful in war zones or remote areas where there are no labs to carry out blood typing. Knowing your blood type… 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