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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214628/an-evaluation-of-the-significance-of-individual-endogenous-risk-factors-and-medical-and-orthopaedic-conditions-on-physical-fitness-in-military-executives
#1
Christoph Schulze, Michael Becker, Suzanne Finze, Christoph Holtherm, Jens Hinder, Andreas Lison
As part of occupational health promotion in the Bundeswehr (military services of the Federal Republic of Germany), top-ranking executives were offered a medical examination and training program. The participants were subjected to retrospective evaluation. The aim of this study was to determine to what extent risk factors for the development of internal and orthopaedic conditions are present in military executives and how these factors affect physical fitness. To collect their medical history, a total of 122 male subjects answered a questionnaire aimed at evaluating private and occupational stress factors...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214627/a-12-month-descriptive-analysis-of-emergency-intubations-at-brooke-army-medical-center-a-national-emergency-airway-registry-study
#2
Michael D April, Steven G Schauer, Calvin A Brown Rd, Patrick C Ng, Jessie Fernandez, Andrea E Fantegrossi, Joseph K Maddry, Shane Summers, Daniel J Sessions, Robert M Barnwell, Mark Antonacci
Emergency airway management is a critical skill for military healthcare providers. Our goal was to describe the Emergency Department (ED) intubations at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) over a 12-month period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Physicians performing endotracheal intubations in the BAMC ED complete data collection forms for each intubation event as part of the National Emergency Airway Registry, including patient demographics, intubation techniques, success and failure rates, adverse events, and patient disposition...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214626/a-descriptive-analysis-of-data-from-the-department-of-defense-joint-trauma-system-prehospital-trauma-registry
#3
Stephen G Schauer, Michael D April, Jason F Naylor, Joshua J Oliver, Cord W Cunningham, Andrew D Fisher, Russ S Kotwal
The active battlefield is an environment of chaos and confusion. Depending on the scale of combat, the chaos and confusion often extend into the prehospital combat setting with multiple personnel and units involved in the chain of care of casualties. The chaos of the prehospital combat setting has led to limitations in the availability of data for performance improvement and research. The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Trauma System (JTS) Prehospital Trauma Registry (PHTR) was developed in conjunction with the updated Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) card and a TCCC after action report (AAR), and currently serves as the prehospital repository and module of the DoD Trauma Registry (DoDTR)...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214625/evidence-based-practice-and-single-case-designs-in-psychotherapy
#4
James M Georgoulakis, Johanna G Zollman, Christopher L Pate, Amy J Hallett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214624/effects-of-technique-focused-training-in-conjunction-with-physical-readiness-training-on-army-physical-fitness-test-performance
#5
Mark D Thelen, Shane L Koppenhaver, Norman W Gill, Scott W Shaffer
The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is a semiannual requirement. While conducting physical readiness training (PRT) is a requirement for all Soldiers, there is no requirement to train Soldiers on techniques that may help to optimize their performance on the APFT. A cohort of 34 officers that attended the Army Medical Department Basic Officer Leadership Course completed a technique-focused training program in conjunction with their required PRT program subsequent to failing one or more events on their initial APFT...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214623/core-temperature-responses-of-military-working-dogs-during-training-activities-and-exercise-walks
#6
Catherine O'Brien, Anthony J Karis, William J Tharion, Heather M Sullivan, Reed W Hoyt
Heat strain is common in military working dogs (MWDs), but can be mitigated by limiting duration of activity to avoid overheating and allowing sufficient time for recovery. To determine work/rest times for MWDs, temperature responses during training must be characterized. This study measured body core temperature of 48 MWDs at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Twenty-four MWDs in training for patrol and detection activities participated under a range of ambient temperatures in August (27°C-32°C), October (22°C-26°C) and March (approximately 13°C)...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214622/smoking-and-periodontal-disease
#7
Thomas M Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214621/sandfly-fever-in-afghanistan-a-sometimes-overlooked-disease-of-military-importance-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
John W Downs, Daniel T Flood, Nicholas H Orr, Jason A Constantineau, James W Caviness
Sandfly fever, sometimes known as pappataci fever or Phlebotomus fever, is a vector transmitted viral illness with a history of affecting naïve military formations that travel through or fight in areas in which the infection is endemic. We present a series of 4 hospitalized cases of sandfly fever (2 presumptive, 2 laboratory confirmed) that were admitted to a Role 3 hospital in Afghanistan for evaluation and treatment following medical evacuation from a forward area for marked fevers and malaise. Laboratory evaluation of these cases was significant for leukopenia and thrombocytopenia, consistent with historical descriptions of sandfly fever...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214620/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia-treatment-in-a-military-deployed-operational-setting-utilizing-enlisted-combat-medics-a-quality-and-process-improvement-project
#9
Rohul Amin, Brooke E Wirtz
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 of nonpharmacologic approaches as initial treatment of insomnia. Cognitive behavioral therapy informed insomnia treatment (CBT-I) has the greatest evidence, however it requires specialized training. While deployed in the Middle East in support of US military operations, we faced a resource challenge while caring for service members with insomnia...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214619/real-time-interrater-reliability-of-a-novel-musculoskeletal-readiness-screening-tool
#10
Mark D Thelen, Shane L Koppenhaver, Shanee E Allen, Michael U Bolduc, Riley K Quan, Anne E Sidwell
Military service members receive regular screenings for a variety of health conditions, but a field-expedient and military-specific screening tool that identifies an individual's risk for injury has not yet been identified. The purpose of this study is to describe the conduct of a novel musculoskeletal readiness screening tool (MRST) and evaluate the real-time interrater reliability of the MRST when scored by raters with differing levels of medical experience. MATERIALS/METHODS: This study included a convenience sample of 40 active duty military participants (30 male, 10 female, mean age 29...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214618/the-influence-of-smoking-on-recovery-from-subacromial-pain-syndrome-a-cohort-from-the-military-health-system
#11
Daniel I Rhon, John S Magel
BACKGROUND: Smoking rates are higher in the military population than in the civilian sector. Smoking is associated with poor prognosis for many musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of smoking on recovery from a shoulder injury in a prospective cohort seeking care at a military treatment facility. METHODS: Secondary analysis of 98 patients referred to physical therapy for unilateral shoulder pain. Patients received a corticosteroid injection or 6 sessions of physical therapy...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214617/gehs-neurophysiological-classification-system-for-patients-with-neuropathy-of-the-ulnar-nerve-at-the-elbow
#12
David G Greathouse, Greg Ernst, John S Halle, Scott W Shaffer
BACKGROUND: Neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow is one of a number of muscle-related and nerve-related disorders that affect people performing intensive work with their hands and upper extremities, and is the second most prevalent peripheral nerve mononeuropathy. There are several classification systems currently being used by the medical community for patients with neuropathy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. However, few of these classification systems include the clinical electrophysiologic parameters nerve conduction (NCS) and electromyographic (EMG) studies...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214616/a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-methylsulfonylmethane-versus-placebo-to-prevent-knee-pain-in-military-initial-entry-trainees
#13
David J Tennent, Christina M Hylden, Benjamin K Kocher, James K Aden, Anthony E Johnson
BACKGROUND: Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulfur containing substance that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. Previous studies using MSM as an oral supplement to improve pain in those patients with knee osteoarthritis have shown superiority compared to placebo. However, these studies are not translatable to active individuals performing high impact activities and have not evaluated MSM as a preventative measure. METHODS: A total of 180 subjects ranging in age from 18 to 40 years were enrolled...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214615/use-of-ankle-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-active-duty-military-population-the-results-of-a-process-improvement-project
#14
Harold J Goldstein, Richard K Hurley, Andrew J Sheean, Michael Tompkins, Patrick M Osborn
BACKGROUND: Preventing overuse of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for diagnosing ankle pathology was the goal of a process improvement project at a military treatment facility. METHODS: Ordering patterns for MRI of nonorthopaedic providers and orthopaedic surgeons were evaluated over 2 separate periods. An educational initiative on appropriate use of MRI in evaluating ankle complaints was conducted between the 2 periods. RESULTS: Between October 2009 and March 2010, 230 ankle MRIs were performed at our institution, compared to 347 ankle MRIs performed between December 2012 and August 2013...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214614/low-rate-of-early-disabling-back-pain-following-traumatic-or-posttraumatic-major-extremity-amputation
#15
James N Foster, Richard K Hurley, Chad A Krueger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214613/antibiotics-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-lower-back-pain-associated-with-modic-changes-a-case-series
#16
Gaurav Gupta, Peter Jarzem, Sean Meredith, Mohan Radhakrishna, Markus Besemann, Maria Francisca Elgueta, Roshanak Charghi, Jeffrey Chankowsky
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical effect of antibiotic treatment for patients with low back pain and Modic 1 changes. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of patients treated at the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre in Ottawa and the McGill University Health Centre. Where available, pain, functional, and imaging outcomes in 11 patients treated between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed to determine effect of antibiotic treatment for patients with low back pain and associated Modic 1 changes on magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853127/winging-of-the-scapula-diagnosed-as-parsonage-turner-syndrome-a-case-report
#17
Christine Carroll, Bill Bass
A 24-year-old active duty female Soldier complained of right shoulder burning, stinging, electrical shock-like pain with radiation to the right hand after completing a ruck march. She also complained of swelling and feelings of her cold right hand. Examination showed a deficit in the deltoid, upper trapezius, supraspinatus, and also right winging of the scapula. She also exhibited weakness to right arm, weak right hand grip, and decreased sensation over the dorsal right hand. The right hand was also noticed to be colder to touch than the left one...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853126/improving-coding-accuracy-in-an-academic-practice
#18
Dana Nguyen, Heather O'Mara, Robert Powell
Practice management has become an increasingly important component of graduate medical education. This applies to every practice environment; private, academic, and military. One of the most critical aspects of practice management is documentation and coding for physician services, as they directly affect the financial success of any practice. Our quality improvement project aimed to implement a new and innovative method for teaching billing and coding in a longitudinal fashion in a family medicine residency...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853125/placement-and-replacement-rates-of-amalgam-and-composite-restorations-on-posterior-teeth-in-a-military-population
#19
Benjamin D Owen, Peter H Guevara, William Greenwood
OBJECTIVE: Replacement rates of direct dental restorations have been reported to be 37% to 70%, occupying a large proportion of a general dentist's time. Variations in the rate of initial placement and replacement of direct dental restorations may be associated with material placed (amalgam or composite), age, caries risk of the patient, and other factors. The purpose of this research was to clarify where the majority of patient care time is spent as a restorative Army dentist regarding either the initial placement or replacement of failed restorations; and how the location, caries risk, and material used (amalgam or composite) affects replacement rates...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853124/effect-of-smokeless-tobacco-on-surface-roughness-of-dental-restorations
#20
Shani O Thompson, Gerald D Griffin, Nicole Meyer, Manuel Pelaez
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Surface alterations of dental restorations can result in increased plaque biofilm. This leads to increased risk of premature restoration failure. Smokeless tobacco, in common use by some US military personnel, represents a potential source for surface alteration. If smokeless tobacco causes an untoward effect, selection of a more resistant restorative material could increase restoration longevity, thus minimizing lost work time and costs associated with replacement of failed restorations...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
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