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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100103/systematic-review-of-genetic-risk-factors-for-sustaining-a-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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William Panenka, Andrew Gardner, Michael Dretsch, Gogce Crynen, Fiona C Crawford, Grant L Iverson
INTRODUCTION: This systematic review examined the association between genetics and risk for sustaining a traumatic brain injury. METHODS: Articles published in English from 1980 to July 2016 obtained from the online databases PubMed, PsycINFO®, MEDLINE®, EMBASE, and Web of Science. RESULTS: 5,903 articles were identified, 77 underwent full-text screening, and six were included in this review. Five studies examined the risk of concussion associated with Apolipoprotein E alleles (APOE-ε2 ,ε3 ,ε4,), and polymorphisms of the APOE promoter (rs405509), Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF, rs6265), and Dopamine Receptor D2 (DRD2, rs1800497) were each considered in two studies...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095509/body-mass-index-at-accession-and-incident-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-us-army-soldiers-2001-2011
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Adela Hruby, Lakmini Bulathsinhala, Craig J McKinnon, Owen T Hill, Scott J Montain, Andrew J Young, Tracey J Smith
Individuals entering US Army service are generally young and healthy, but many are overweight, which may impact cardiometabolic risk despite physical activity and fitness requirements. This analysis examines the association between Soldiers' BMI at accession and incident cardiometabolic risk factors (CRF) using longitudinal data from 731,014 Soldiers (17.0% female; age: 21.6 [3.9] years; BMI: 24.7 [3.8] kg/m2) who were assessed at Army accession, 2001-2011. CRF were defined as incident diagnoses through 2011, by ICD-9 code, of metabolic syndrome, glucose/insulin disorder, hypertension, dyslipidemia, or overweight/obesity (in those not initially overweight/obese)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095106/gender-differences-in-static-and-dynamic-postural-stability-of-soldiers-of-the-army-s-101st-airborne-division-air-assault
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Timothy C Sell, Mita T Lovalekar, Takashi Nagai, Michael D Wirt, John P Abt, Scott M Lephart
CONTEXT: Postural stability is essential for injury prevention and performance. Differences between genders may affect training focus. OBJECTIVE: To examine static and dynamic postural stability (PS) in male and female Soldiers Design: Descriptive Laboratory Study. SETTING: Biomechanics laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five healthy female Soldiers (26.4 ± 5.3 years) and twenty-five healthy male Soldiers (26.4 ± 4.9) years matched on physical demand rating, and years of service from the Army's 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089222/-etiology-and-prognosis-of-the-eye-traumas-by-war-weapons-in-the-senegalese-army
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S M Seck, M Diakhaté, M N Ndiaye Sow, M Dieng, G Agboton, N N Guèye
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work is to identify the main weapons causing eye injuries during the campaigns of the Senegalese army in the south of the country, as well as the prognosis of these traumas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study is retrospective and concerns soldiers wounded by the weapons of war during the exercise of their mission within the Senegalese armed forces of 1991 in 2005. They are mainly soldiers affected in the south of the country during a war, clashes with the rebels or in Guinea-Bissau during operation Gabou in 1998...
January 11, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076409/an-efficient-antioxidant-system-in-a-long-lived-termite-queen
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Eisuke Tasaki, Kazuya Kobayashi, Kenji Matsuura, Yoshihito Iuchi
The trade-off between reproduction and longevity is known in wide variety of animals. Social insect queens are rare organisms that can achieve a long lifespan without sacrificing fecundity. The extended longevity of social insect queens, which contradicts the trade-off, has attracted much attention because it implies the existence of an extraordinary anti-aging mechanism. Here, we show that queens of the termite Reticulitermes speratus incur significantly lower oxidative damage to DNA, protein and lipid and have higher activity of antioxidant enzymes than non-reproductive individuals (workers and soldiers)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073825/comparison-of-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-military-and-non-military-men
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Adel Joharimoghadam, S-M Ghoreyshi-Hefzabad, S Kheirkhah-Sabetghadam
OBJECTIVES: Living in a military environment, as a unique job and lifestyle, may affect the physical and mental status of military personnel. Coronary artery disease (CAD) status and outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in military personnel as a unique part of each society are less investigated. METHOD: In a registry-based study, data of 338 military men and 1954 non-military men who underwent successful PCI from March 2012 to March 2013 were analysed...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068166/risk-factors-for-injuries-during-military-static-line-airborne-operations-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Joseph Knapik, Ryan Steelman
OBJECTIVE:  To identify and analyze articles in which the authors examined risk factors for soldiers during military static-line airborne operations. DATA SOURCES:  We searched for articles in PubMed, the Defense Technical Information Center, reference lists, and other sources using the key words airborne, parachuting, parachutes, paratrooper, injuries, wounds, trauma, and musculoskeletal. STUDY SELECTION:  The search identified 17 684 potential studies...
November 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068160/prediction-of-injuries-and-injury-types-in-army-basic-training-infantry-armor-and-cavalry-trainees-using-a-common-fitness-screen
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JoEllen M Sefton, K R Lohse, J S McAdam
CONTEXT:  Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are among the most important challenges facing our military. They influence career success and directly affect military readiness. Several methods of screening initial entry training (IET) soldiers are being tested in an effort to predict which soldiers will sustain an MSI and to develop injury-prevention programs. The Army 1-1-1 Fitness Assessment was examined to determine if it could be used as a screening and MSI prediction mechanism in male IET soldiers...
November 2016: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068139/do-acceptance-and-mindfulness-moderate-the-relationship-between-maladaptive-beliefs-and-posttraumatic-distress
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Jillian C Shipherd, Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault
OBJECTIVE: Maladaptive pre- and posttraumatic beliefs are reliable predictors of distress in the wake of trauma. Acceptance and mindfulness skills may be associated with less distress in the presence of these beliefs, but few studies have explored these relationships. This study examined whether individual differences in acceptance and mindfulness moderate the relationship between maladaptive thoughts and distress in postdeployment soldiers. METHOD: We explored the relationships between posttraumatic maladaptive beliefs, acceptance, mindfulness, and posttraumatic distress (posttraumatic stress disorder [PTSD] and general psychological symptoms) in a sample of recently postdeployed active duty U...
January 9, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063742/all-or-nothing-thinking-the-processing-of-emotional-expressions-in-traumatized-post-deployment-soldiers
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Claudia Gebhardt, Christina Alliger-Horn, Kristin Mitte, Heide Glaesmer
The exposure to trauma is a dramatic life event with complex consequences among those like changes in information processing. Dysfunctional cognitions like a negative interpretation of information are a risk factor for the development of trauma-related disorders. The aim of the present study was to test whether post-deployment soldiers with trauma differ in their interpretation of emotional expressions from member of a control group. Interpretation of emotional expressions was assessed in a sample of 106 males (n=53 soldiers, n=53 controls) with the Similarity Rating Task (simtask) and analyzed with a multidimensional scaling (MDS) approach...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057828/caste-development-and-evolution-in-ants-it-s-all-about-size
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Waring Trible, Daniel J C Kronauer
Female ants display a wide variety of morphological castes, including workers, soldiers, ergatoid (worker-like) queens and queens. Alternative caste development within a species arises from a variable array of genetic and environmental factors. Castes themselves are also variable across species and have been repeatedly gained and lost throughout the evolutionary history of ants. Here, we propose a simple theory of caste development and evolution. We propose that female morphology varies as a function of size, such that larger individuals possess more queen-like traits...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054035/recovery-and-techno-functionality-of-flours-and-proteins-from-two-edible-insect-species-meal-worm-tenebrio-molitor-and-black-soldier-fly-hermetia-illucens-larvae
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Sara Bußler, Birgit A Rumpold, Elisabeth Jander, Harshadrai M Rawel, Oliver K Schlüter
Depending on the species, edible insects are highly nutritious and thus represent a noteworthy alternative food and feed source. The current work investigates the protein extractability and techno-functionality of insect flour fractions recovered from Tenebrio molitor and Hermetia illucens. T. molitor and H. illucens flours contained about 20% crude fat and 60% and 36 % crude protein, respectively. Defatting reduced the crude fat content to 2.8% (T. molitor) and 8.8% (H. illucens) and increased the crude protein content to 68% and 47%, respectively...
December 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052779/neural-indicators-of-interpersonal-anger-as-cause-and-consequence-of-combat-training-stress-symptoms
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G Gilam, T Lin, E Fruchter, T Hendler
BACKGROUND: Angry outbursts are an important feature of various stress-related disorders, and commonly lead to aggression towards other people. Findings regarding interpersonal anger have linked the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) to anger regulation and the locus coeruleus (LC) to aggression. Both regions were previously associated with traumatic and chronic stress symptoms, yet it is unclear if their functionality represents a consequence of, or possibly also a cause for, stress symptoms...
January 5, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052435/lumbar-spine-postures-in-marines-during-simulated-operational-positions
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David B Berry, Ana E Rodríguez-Soto, J Su, Sara P Gombatto, Bahar Shahidi, Laura Palombo, Christine Chung, Andrew Jensen, Karen R Kelly, Samuel R Ward
Low back pain has a 70% higher prevalence in members of the armed forces than in the general population, possibly due to the loads and positions soldiers experience during training and combat. Although the influence of heavy load carriage on standing lumbar spine posture in this population is known, postures in other operationally relevant positions are unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to characterize the effect of simulated military operational positions under relevant loading conditions on global and local lumbar spine postures in active duty male US Marines...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051986/wavefront-guided-versus-wavefront-optimized-photorefractive-keratectomy-visual-and-military-task-performance
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Denise S Ryan, Rose K Sia, Richard D Stutzman, Joseph F Pasternak, Robin S Howard, Christopher L Howell, Tana Maurer, Mark F Torres, Kraig S Bower
PURPOSE: To compare visual performance, marksmanship performance, and threshold target identification following wavefront-guided (WFG) versus wavefront-optimized (WFO) photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). METHODS: In this prospective, randomized clinical trial, active duty U.S. military Soldiers, age 21 or over, electing to undergo PRK were randomized to undergo WFG (n = 27) or WFO (n = 27) PRK for myopia or myopic astigmatism. Binocular visual performance was assessed preoperatively and 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively: Super Vision Test high contrast, Super Vision Test contrast sensitivity (CS), and 25% contrast acuity with night vision goggle filter...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051086/neutrophilic-nlrp3-inflammasome-dependent-il-1%C3%AE-secretion-regulates-the-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t17-cell-response-in-respiratory-bacterial-infections
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M Hassane, D Demon, D Soulard, J Fontaine, L E Keller, E C Patin, R Porte, I Prinz, B Ryffel, A Kadioglu, J-W Veening, J-C Sirard, C Faveeuw, M Lamkanfi, F Trottein, C Paget
Traditionally regarded as simple foot soldiers of the innate immune response limited to the eradication of pathogens, neutrophils recently emerged as more complex cells endowed with a set of immunoregulatory functions. Using a model of invasive pneumococcal disease, we highlighted an unexpected key role for neutrophils as accessory cells in innate interleukin (IL)-17A production by lung resident Vγ6Vδ1(+) T cells via nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain receptor, pyrin-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome-dependent IL-1β secretion...
January 4, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040533/tacrine-in-vivo-veritas
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Bevyn Jarrott
Tacrine was initially synthesised in 1945 as part of a project seeking antibacterial drugs to treat infected wounds in soldiers. However, it was inactive in vitro against common strains of bacteria. Serendipitously, it was injected in vivo into dogs anaesthetised with chloroform and morphine and noted to immediately counter the respiratory rate depression caused by morphine but not block analgesia. Subsequent studies showed that tacrine was an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. When combined with morphine in ampoules it was possible to inject larger doses of morphine without causing respiratory depression and it was marketed for 10 years in Australia...
December 28, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040506/meat-and-masculinity-in-the-norwegian-armed-forces
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Charlotte Lilleby Kildal, Karen Victoria Lykke Syse
In 2013, the Norwegian Armed Forces decided to introduce a meat reduction scheme in the military mess halls, due to both health reasons and environmental concerns. This article explores Norwegian soldiers' reactions to the introduction of Meat free Monday, and their attitudes towards reducing meat consumption. As of yet, Meat free Monday has not been implemented due to both structural and contextual challenges. We found significant barriers preventing the military from implementing Meat free Monday. The main reason behind the resistance to reduce meat consumption among Norwegian soldiers was meat's associations with masculinity, power and comfort...
December 28, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030752/what-s-changed-a-comparison-of-army-suicide-surveillance-data-to-cases-from-1975-to-1982
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Mark A Reger, Greg M Reger, Christina Krieg, Larry Pruitt, Derek J Smolenski, Nancy A Skopp, Nigel Bush
US Army suicide rates increased significantly in the last decade and have remained high. To inform future research hypotheses, Army suicide surveillance data (2012-2014) were compared to similar Army data for suicides from 1975 to 1982. Preliminary data suggest that suicide rates increased across most demographic groups, but may have decreased among divorced soldiers. Mental health utilization increased over time. Legal problems and physical health problems were identified in a higher percentage of cases in the recent data relative to the 1975-1982 era...
December 28, 2016: Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027032/the-bluebirds-world-war-i-soldiers-experiences-of-occupational-therapy
#20
Judith Pettigrew, Katie Robinson, Stephanie Moloney
OBJECTIVE: More is known about the experience of occupational therapists than the experience of patients during the profession's early years. We examined soldiers' experiences of occupational therapy in American Base Hospital 9 in France during World War I through analysis of a 53-line poem by Corporal Frank Wren contained in the unpublished memoir of occupational therapy reconstruction aide Lena Hitchcock. METHOD: Historical documentary research methods and thematic analysis were used to analyze the poem, the memoir, and the hospital's published history...
January 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
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