What is the Outcome of Triceps Rupture in the US Military?

Research Paper Title Outcomes of Triceps Rupture in the US Military: Minimum 2-Year Follow-up. Background The objective of this study was to examine the subjective and objective midterm functional clinical outcomes of surgically repaired triceps injuries in a moderate- to high-demand population. Methods The US Military Health System was queried to identify all surgically treated… Read More

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Discussing the Incidence & Burden of Gynecologic Disorders in Active Component Women of the US Armed Forces, 2012-2016

Research Paper Title Incidence and burden of gynecologic disorders, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016. Abstract This report describes the incidence, burden, and co-occurrence of four common gynecologic disorders among active component service women during 2012-2016. Overall incidence rates were highest for: Menorrhagia (100.9 per 10,000 person-years [p-yrs]); Uterine fibroids (63.2 per 10,000… Read More

Linking Smoking & Recovery from Subacromial Pain Syndrome

Research Paper Title The influence of smoking on recovery from subacromial pain syndrome: a cohort from the Military Health System. Background Smoking rates are higher in the military population than in the civilian sector. Smoking is associated with poor prognosis for many musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of… Read More

Trauma Exposure in US Soldiers: Linking Genetics, Bipolar Disorder & Alcohol Misuse

Research Paper Title Trauma exposure interacts with the genetic risk of bipolar disorder in alcohol misuse of US soldiers. Background To investigate whether trauma exposure moderates the genetic correlation between substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders, we tested whether trauma exposure modifies the association of genetic risks for mental disorders with alcohol misuse and nicotine… 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

Methadone and the Vietnam War

“First synthesised in Germany and introduced after the second world war to treat pain, methadone was widely used in America after the Vietnam war, to treat soldiers who returned home addicted to heroin.” (The Economist, 2017, p.24). Reference The Economist (2017) Not Treating Addiction: What Would Hippocrates Do? The Economist. 15 July, 2017.

Generals: Venezuela vs the USA

Which country has more generals, Venezuela or the United States of America (USA)? Venezuela has more than 2,000 generals whilst the USA has just under 900 (The Economist, 2017, p.32). Venezuela has approximately 115,000 active personnel whilst the USA has approximately 1.3 million active personnel. Reference The Economist (2017) It’s Up To The Army. The… Read More