Can We Capitalise on Military Nurse Skills for Second-Career Leadership & Staff Development Roles?

Research Paper Title Capitalising on Military Nurse Skills for Second-Career Leadership and Staff Development Roles. Abstract Nursing continues to face professional workforce and diversity shortage problems. This article advocates for examining an untapped resource – the consideration of applicants for nursing leadership and educational positions in civilian health care organisations. This untapped resource is highly… Read More

What are the Bacterial Aetiology & Risk Factors Associated with Cellulitis & Purulent Skin Abscesses in Military Trainees?

Research Paper Title Bacterial Aetiology and Risk Factors Associated with Cellulitis and Purulent Skin Abscesses in Military Trainees. Background Military trainees are at high risk for skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs). Although Staphylococcus aureus is associated with purulent SSTI, it is unclear to what degree this pathogen causes nonpurulent cellulitis. Methods To inform effective prevention… Read More

Initial Military Training: Linking Polymorphisms, Bone Biomarkers, Calcium & Vitamin D

Research Paper Title Association Between Single Gene Polymorphisms and Bone Biomarkers and Response to Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation in Young Adults Undergoing Military Training. Background Initial military training (IMT) is associated with increased stress fracture risk. Methods In prior studies, supplemental calcium (Ca) and vitamin D provided daily throughout IMT reduced stress fracture incidence,… Read More

Reviewing Caffeine’s Effects on Cognitive, Physical & Occupational Performance (in Military Populations)

Research Paper Title A review of caffeine’s effects on cognitive, physical and occupational performance. Abstract Caffeine is consumed by over 80% of U.S. adults. This review examines the effects caffeine has on cognitive and physical function, since most real-world activities require complex decision making, motor processing and movement. Caffeine exerts its effects by blocking adenosine… Read More

Trialing a Postdeployment Parenting Intervention for Service Members & Their Families With Very Young Children

Research Paper Title A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Postdeployment Parenting Intervention for Service Members and Their Families With Very Young Children. Background Parenting through the deployment cycle presents unique stressors for military families. To date, few evidence-based and military-specific parenting programmes are available to support parenting through cycles of deployment separation and reintegration, especially… Read More

Linking Civil Conflict Sensitivity to Growing-season Drought

Research Paper Title Civil conflict sensitivity to growing-season drought. Background To date, the research community has failed to reach a consensus on the nature and significance of the relationship between climate variability and armed conflict. The researchers argue that progress has been hampered by insufficient attention paid to the context in which droughts and other… Read More

What is the effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Rhabdomyolysis-induced Myoglobinuric Acute Renal Failure in Rats?

Research Paper Title The effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on rhabdomyolysis-induced myoglobinuric acute renal failure in rats. Background Myoglobinuric acute renal failure (MARF) may develop after severe muscle injury. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), a stress-response protein, has been implicated as a protective agent against MARF. The researchers hypothesised that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may alleviate MARF… Read More