Research Paper Title Lifeline for the front lines: blood products to support the warfighter. Background Haemorrhage is the leading cause of death on the battlefield. Damage control resuscitation guidelines in the US military recommend whole blood as the preferred resuscitation product. The Armed Services Blood Programme (ASBP) has initiated low-titer group O whole blood (LTOWB)… Read More
The Ugliest Thing of Things…
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest thing of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling that thinks nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and… Read More
“War is a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.” Ernest Hemingway (1899 to 1961) Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He was noted both for the intense masculinity of his writing and for his adventurous and widely publicised life. His succinct… Read More
“War is fear soaked in courage.” Unknown
Update on the Efficacy of Military Fluid Intake Guidance.
Research Paper Title Update: Efficacy of Military Fluid Intake Guidance. Background Fluid intake during military training is prescribed based on the interactions among work rates, environmental conditions, and uniform configurations. The efficacy of this guidance has not been empirically assessed in over a decade. To determine the acceptability of the fluid intake guidance, sweat losses… Read More
Patriotism & War…
“I know [patriotism] exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.” George Washington (1732 to 1799) General George Washington, also called Father of His Country,… Read More
Military Recruits & Dietary Intake
Research Paper Title Dietary Intake in Relation to Military Dietary Reference Values During Army Basic Combat Training; a Multi-center, Cross-sectional Study. Background The military dietary reference intakes (MDRIs), outlined in Army Regulation 40-25, OPNAVINST 10110.1/MCO10110.49, AFI 44-141, establish standards intended to meet the nutrient requirements of Warfighters. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to… Read More
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