A Review of Diagnosis & Treatment of Traumatic Vascular Injury of Limbs in Military & Emergency Medicine

Research Paper Title Diagnosis and treatment of traumatic vascular injury of limbs in military and emergency medicine: A systematic review. Background Traumatic vascular injury is caused by explosions and projectiles (bullets and shrapnel); it may affect the arteries and veins of the limbs, and is common in wartime, triggering bleeding, and ischaemia. The increasing use… Read More

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Is Exposure to Severe or Prolonged Trauma Associated with Chronic Multi-symptom Illness?

Research Paper Title The symptomatology of psychological trauma in the aftermath of war (1945-1980): UK army veterans, civilians and emergency responders. Background UK veterans suffering from a psychological or psychiatric illness as a consequence of service in the Second World War were entitled to a war pension. Their case files, which include regular medical assessments,… Read More

What is the Prognosis for Sniper Shot Ocular Injuries (SSOI)?

Research Paper Title Terroristic sniper shot ocular injuries: military and police casualties: case series. Background Sniper shot ocular injuries (SSOI) are rare and result in poor ocular outcomes due to high energy transfer both to the eye and the adjacent brain. To the researchers knowledge, no reports of such injuries in terms of outcomes have… Read More

A Study Designed to Advance the Delivery of Care for Combat-related PTSD

Research Paper Title Intensive prolonged exposure therapy for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: Design and methodology of a randomized clinical trial. Abstract Combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most common psychological health condition in military service members and veterans who have deployed to the combat theater since September 11, 2001. One of the highest research… 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

US Military Personnel: Resilience, PTSD & PTG

Research Paper Title Resilience, post-traumatic stress, and posttraumatic growth: Veterans’ and active duty military members’ coping trajectories following traumatic event exposure. Abstract As part of the “Joining Forces” Initiative (“JFI”), the White House and nursing leaders announced nurses’ commitment to recognise symptoms, provide care, and refer veterans and active duty military members for post-traumatic stress… Read More

Discussing the FOCUS Programme

Research Paper Title The FOCUS Family Resilience Programme: An Innovative Family Intervention for Trauma and Loss. Abstract This article describes the core principles and components of the FOCUS Program, a brief intervention for families contending with single or multiple trauma or loss events. It has been administered nationally to thousands of military family members since… Read More