Does the Distance between the Peroneal Brevis & the Lateral Fibular Ridge Remain Consistent throughout Extremes of Motion?

Research Paper Title Ultrasound Evaluation of the Peroneal Tendons in an Asymptomatic Elite Military Population: A Prospective Cohort Study. Background The purpose of this study was to identify the location of the peroneal tendons in relationship to the fibular groove in an asymptomatic population of elite US Military Service members. Methods The peroneal tendons of… Read More

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Do Cognitive Impairments Associated with TBI Influence Performance requiring Working Memory & Basic Neural Processing?

Research Paper Title The Effect of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on Cognitive Performance in a Sample of Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members. Background Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a signature injury from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the year 2000, over 370,000 U.S. active duty service members have been diagnosed with… Read More

Thinking of Joining a Bootcamp without Physical Training? Think Again

It is generally believed that a bootcamp applicant is likely to sustain a few injuries during the course of basic training. And while injuries during basic training are common, they are often the consequence of a lack of preparation prior to basic training. However, this article would not hold much value if we simply told… Read More

The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder & Obstructive Sleep Apnea in US Military Personnel

Research Paper Title The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Synopsis of the 2019 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines. Background In September 2019, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the US Department of Defence (DoD) approved a new joint clinical practice guideline… Read More

Combat Injury & Injury Severity Scores

Research Paper Title All trauma is not created equal: Redefining severe trauma for combat injuries. Background Injury severity scores (ISS) and shock index (SI) are popular trauma scoring systems. Methods The researchers assessed ISS and SI in combat trauma to determine the optimal cut-off values for mortality and trauma outcomes. Retrospective analysis of the Department… Read More

Do Athletic Trainers Provide a Contribution to the US Military’s Optimisation of Physical Readiness?

Research Paper Title Defining Athletic Training in the Military Setting: A Survey Investigation Into Professional Characteristics, Preparation, and Barriers in Clinical Practice. Background The skill sets of athletic trainers (ATs) provide a unique contribution to the US military’s optimisation of physical readiness, and these positions are becoming more prevalent. However, knowledge regarding the job characteristics… Read More

Linking Sexually Transmitted Diseases & the Predeployment Time Period

Research Paper Title Cross-Sectional Study of Sexual Behaviour, Alcohol Use, and Mental Health Conditions Associated With Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Deploying Shipboard US Military Personnel. Background Limited comprehensive data exist on risk behavior associated with sexually transmitted infections (STI) among ship-assigned US military personnel during the predeployment time period (PDT). This study examined whether sexual… Read More