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U.S. Army Medical Department Journal

Justin Barr
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October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Gwyneth R Milbrath
OBJECTIVE: Much has been written about the military events of December 7, 1941; however, little has been documented about the nurses' work and experience at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The aerial assault on Pearl Harbor was the first time in US history that Army nurses had been on the front line of battle. Nurses quickly triaged and stabilized those who could be saved, and provided compassion and comfort to those who were dying, in an environment where the nurses were unsure of their own survival...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Joseph B Topinka, Jack Nichols, Matthew Brooks
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October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
M Todd French
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October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Matthew T Barnes, Coleen P Baird, Anthony D Suh, John A Crutchfield, Kawakahi Amina, Robert M Eninger
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October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Coleen Baird, Raul Mirza, Jessica M Sharkey, Ron Teichman, Romarius Longmire, Deanna Harkins, Joseph Llanos, Joseph Abraham, Charles McCannon, Jack Heller, Carole Tinklepaugh, William Rice
An October 14, 2014 article in The New York Times reported that the US Department of Defense (DoD) concealed, for nearly a decade, circumstances surrounding service members' exposure to chemical warfare agents (CWA) while deployed to Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn from March 13, 2003, to December 31, 2011, and alleged failure of the DoD to provide expedient and adequate medical care. This report prompted the DoD to devise a public health investigation, with the Army Public Health Center (Provisional) as the lead agency to identify, evaluate, document, and track CWA casualties of the Iraq war...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Joseph B Topinka, Linda R Turner, Kim Lee, Jodi Brown
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October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Erica Eggers Carroll
Good laboratory practice standards are US federal regulations enacted as part of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (40 CFR Part 160), the Toxic Substance Control Act (40 CFR Part 792), and the Good Laboratory Practice for Nonclinical Laboratory Studies (21 CFR Part 58) to support protection of public health in the areas of pesticides, chemicals, and drug investigations in response to allegations of inaccurate data acquisition. Essentially, good laboratory practices (GLPs) are a system of management controls for nonclinical research studies involving animals to ensure the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of data collected as part of chemical (including pharmaceuticals) tests, from in vitro through acute to chronic toxicity tests...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Stephanie J Karch, José E Capó-Aponte, D Scott McIlwain, Michael Lo, Sridhar Krishnamurti, Roger N Staton, Kendra Jorgensen-Wagers
The objective of this study was to analyze differences in incidence and epidemiologic risk factors for significant threshold shift (STS) and tinnitus in deployed military personnel diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) due to either a blast exposure or nonblast head injury. A retrospective longitudinal cohort study of electronic health records of 500 military personnel (456 met inclusion criteria) diagnosed with deployment-related mTBI was completed. Chi-square tests and STS incidence rates were calculated to assess differences between blast-exposed and nonblast groups; relative risks and adjusted odds ratios of developing STS or tinnitus were calculated for risk factors...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Kip R Thompson, Eric C Mossel, Belle Federman, David M Claborn
During its deployment to Kuwait from 2011-2012, the 983rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was augmented with a 4-person laboratory section which provided polymerase chain reaction capabilities not normally associated with an Army Level III preventive medicine detachment. Although common in many civilian laboratories, this was the first time this equipment was used by a deployed Level III Army preventive medicine detachment to identify an outbreak in this theater. It allowed rapid identification and description of a gastrointestinal disease outbreak caused by norovirus in Kuwait...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Richard K Kugblenu, Will K Reeves
We review a unique set of documents, death certificates, catalogued in the US Air Force Mortality Registry, which tracks deaths for current and retired Air Force service members. We screened the records for all deaths caused by fungal diseases between 1970 and 2013. There were 216 deaths caused by a variety of diseases such as aspergillosis, blastomycosis, candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, mucormycosis, pneumocystosis, sporotrichosis, and zygomycosis. The single most common identified cause of death was opportunistic candidiasis...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
James C Dunford, Karl C Kronmann, Luke R Peet, Jeffrey D Stancil
The article provides observations of multiple honey bee (Apis mellifera) swarms aboard the USNS Comfort (TAH-20) during the Continuing Promise 2015 mission. A brief overview of swarming biology is given along with control/removal recommendations to reduce sting exposures. The observations suggest that preventive medicine personnel should provide adequate risk communications about the potential occurrence of bee swarms aboard military ships, and medical department personnel should be prepared for the possibility of treating of multiple sting exposures, especially in the Southern Command Area of Operations where the Africanized genotype of A mellifera is common...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Melissa K Miller, Ju Jiang, Melissa Truong, Tamasin Yarina, Holly Evans, Timothy P Christensen, Allen L Richards
Four species of ticks known to parasitize humans (Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), Amblyomma maculatum (Gulf Coast tick), and Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick)) were collected at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Fort Eustis, Virginia during 2009. These ticks were tested individually (adults and nymphs) and in pools of 15 (larvae) for pathogens of public health importance within the genera: Rickettsia, Borrelia, and Ehrlichia, by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assays and, where appropriate, multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Stephen P Frances, Michael D Edstein, Mustapha Debboun, G Dennis Shanks
Australian and US military medical services have collaborated since World War II to minimize vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, and scrub typhus. In this review, collaboration over the last 30 years is discussed. The collaborative projects and exchange scientist programs have resulted in mutually beneficial outcomes in the fields of drug development and personal protection measures against vector-borne diseases.
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Rosmarie Kelly, Fred Koehle, Oscar P Flite, R Chris Rustin
The Richmond County Mosquito Control program's mission statement is to incorporate strategies of integrated mosquito control management that are effective, practical, and environmentally safe and protect the health of Richmond County residents, as well as promote public education, in order to prevent large mosquito populations and the diseases that they transmit. To this end, the program coordinates efforts with other county agencies in order to provide better service. This is a small program with limited resources, so in an effort to provide better integrated mosquito management, the mosquito control program and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences joined efforts to trap mosquitoes at sites across the county, identify the species, and send the mosquitoes off for viral testing...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Yvonne H Randle, Cheryl Battle Freeman, Monique Jackson, Martin Reyna, Mustapha Debboun
In the 14 years since the emergence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Harris County and the city of Houston, Texas, the number of mosquitoes infected with the virus has fluctuated with several high and low count years. During this 14-year period, mosquito surveillance operational areas in Harris County were expanded from 248 to 268 and the distribution of the virus activity in mosquitoes varied from year to year. Operational areas with WNV infected mosquitoes increased from 137 in 2002 to 197 in 2006, decreased to 71 areas in 2007, and to an all-time low of 18 in 2008...
October 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Clinton K Murray, Stephen L Jones
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April 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Michael S Eldred
It is the intent of this article to define the strategy by which Combat Medics have been employed in contemporary stability operations and counterinsurgency conflicts. This article describes the advances in training based on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and how training evolved into an evidence-based model. Training platforms evolved with shifts in mission requirements, new technology, improved medical techniques, and changing protocols. The last portion of this article details recommendations in doctrine, materiel, and training that could enable optimal sustainment standards while retaining operational capability across a wide variety of combat and peace operations...
April 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
Michael D Holloway
Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States became simultaneously engaged in military conflicts in 2 theaters of operation. At that time there was no organized program to train medical providers assigned to deployable Role 1 or Role 2 aid stations. To fill this gap, the Tactical Combat Medical Care (TCMC) course was developed and instituted at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in 2004 to provide the training platform for providers in preparation for assignment to and deployment with combat units. The TCMC course has become the standard for prehospital wartime care training...
April 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
David Freel, Bradley J Warr
The Army gleaned many lessons regarding the provision of medical care to casualties during the past 14 years of combat. Using these lessons learned in the Joint Capabilities and Integration Development process and through the analysis of an integrated process action team, the Army recently approved 3 changes to medical organizations that are intended to provide trauma management farther forward on the battlefield. These changes include the substitution of an emergency medicine trained physician and emergency medicine physician assistant (PA) in lieu of a general medical officer and primary care PA within the brigade combat team; reorganization of the forward surgical team into a forward surgical and resuscitative team; and the modularization of the traditional 248 bed combat support hospital...
April 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
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