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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Insomnia & Military Performance

Research Paper Title Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia treatment in a military deployed operational setting utilizing enlisted combat medics: a Quality and Process Improvement Project. Abstract Insomnia disorder is a prevalent condition especially among the American military, affecting up to 50% of service members. It is shown to affect military performance. Guidelines recommend the use… Read More

Update: Heat illness & Active Component in the US Armed Forces in 2016

Research Paper Title Update: Heat illness, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2016. Abstract In 2016, there were 2,536 incident diagnoses of heat illness among active component service members (incidence rate: 1.96 cases per 1,000 person-years [p-yrs]). The overall crude incidence rates of heat stroke and “other heat illness” were 0.31 and 1.65 per 1,000 p-yrs,… Read More

Varicella Seroepidemiology in US Air Force Recruits

Research Paper Title Varicella seroepidemiology in United States air force recruits: A retrospective cohort study comparing immunogenicity of varicella vaccination and natural infection. Background Infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) produces lifelong immunity, but duration of post-vaccination immunity has not been established. The purpose of this study is to determine if a difference exists in… Read More

The Promise & the Challenge of Technology-Facilitated Methods for Assessing Behavioral & Cognitive Markers of Risk for Suicide among US Army National Guard Personnel

Research Paper Title The Promise and the Challenge of Technology-Facilitated Methods for Assessing Behavioral and Cognitive Markers of Risk for Suicide among U.S. Army National Guard Personnel. Abstract Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for Americans in 2015 and rates have been steadily climbing over the last 25 years. Rates are particularly high… Read More

Describing the Experiences of Veterans Transitioning to Post-secondary Education

Research Paper Title Experiences of Veterans Transitioning to Post-secondary Education. Background An increasing number of US military veterans are entering post-secondary education with problems attributed to deployed military service. The primary objective of this research was to describe the lived experiences of student veterans transitioning from active military service to post-secondary education. Methods Phenomenological interviews… Read More

Treatment: TBI, PTSD and HBOT

Research Paper Title Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder associated with traumatic brain injury. Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) describes the presence of physical damage to the brain as a consequence of an insult and frequently possesses psychological and neurological symptoms depending on the severity of the injury. The recent… Read More