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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230629/point-of-injury-tourniquet-application-during-operation-protective-edge-what-de-we-learn
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Amir Shlaifer, Avraham Yitzhak, Erez N Baruch, Avi Shina, Alexandra Satanovsky, Amiram Shovali, Ofer Almog, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is a leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield. Timely tourniquet application to massively bleeding extremity wounds is critical for casualty survival albeit with reported adverse effects to extremity integrity. The aim of this study was to describe the immediate and short term outcomes of point of injury (POI) tourniquet applications during 'Operation Protective Edge' (OPE). METHODS: A case series study regarding tourniquet application at the POI during OPE was collected...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225742/review-of-military-and-civilian-trauma-registries-does-consensus-matter
#2
Thijs T C F van Dongen, Johan de Graaf, Eelco P Huizinga, Howard R Champion, Rigo Hoencamp, Luke P H Leenen
BACKGROUND: Structural collection of data from combat injuries is important to improve provided care and the outcome of (combat) casualties. Trauma registries are used in civilian and military health care systems for systematic administration of injury data. However, these registries often use different methods of data management, compromising international comparison of trauma systems. The aim of this review is to aid in reaching international (coalition-wide) consensus for compatible data collection methods with uniform definitions, which is needed for transnational research and subsequent improvement of medical support organizations...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209807/blast-injury-of-the-ear-by-massive-explosion-a-review-of-41-cases
#3
Stanislas Ballivet de Régloix, A Crambert, O Maurin, Q Lisan, S Marty, Y Pons
BACKGROUND: Blast injuries in modern warfare are common, and the ear is often affected as it is an effective pressure transducer. This study aimed to evaluate military blast injuries of the ear. METHODS: From May 2002 to October 2014, all patients referred to two military hospitals near Paris, France following exposure to massive explosions were analysed. RESULTS: Among the 41 patients (82 ears), 36 of them reported tinnitus, 25 hearing loss, 14 earache and 8 vertigo...
February 16, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205089/-margaret-cavendish-vs-robert-hooke-an-impossible-duel
#4
Frédérique Aït-Touati
In 1665, Robert Hooke published his major work in microscopy, Micrographia, a defense of experimental philosophy. The following year, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, published at her own expense a treatise and a novel that undermined the basis of this new science. The dispute broke out at the initiative of the Duchess, in the context of a vast controversy about the legitimacy and the efficiency of optical instruments in natural philosophy. All the figures of the dual are used, except one: the counterattack...
December 2016: Revue de Synthèse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195889/a-biodegradable-hemostatic-gelatin-polycaprolactone-composite-for-surgical-hemostasis
#5
Niann-Tzyy Dai, Keng-Yen Fu, Pai-Shan Hsieh, Yu-Min Hung, Yun-Lung Fang, Nien-Chi Huang, Tzu-Wei Lu, Lien-Guo Dai, Shyi-Gen Chen, Tim-Mo Chen
Massive bleeding is the leading cause of battlefield-related deaths and the second leading cause of deaths in civilian trauma centers. One of the challenges of managing severe wounds is the need to promote hemostasis as quickly as possible, which can be achieved by using hemostatic dressings. In this study, we fabricated 2 kinds of gelatin/polycaprolactone composites with 2 ratios of gelatin/polycaprolactone, 1:1 and 2:1 (GP11 and GP21, respectively). Scanning electron microscopy revealed that the GP11 composite exhibited rougher and more porous structure than the GP21 composite did...
February 14, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179044/translating-battlefield-practices-to-disaster-health
#6
Kandra Strauss-Riggs, Kevin Yeskey, Aubrey Miller, Stacey Arnesen, Craig Goolsby
We review aspects of the recently released National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury most relevant to disaster health, particularly the concepts of focused empiricism and building a learning health system. The article references battlefield success utilizing these concepts and the emerging Disaster Research Response Program. We call upon disaster health researchers to apply the report's recommendations to their work...
February 9, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102530/surgeon-preparedness-for-mass-casualty-events-adapting-essential-military-surgical-lessons-for-the-home-front
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Kyle N Remick, Stacy Shackelford, John S Oh, Jason M Seery, Daniel Grabo, John Chovanes, Kirby R Gross, Shawn C Nessen, Nigel Rm Tai, Rory F Rickard, Eric Elster, C W Schwab
Military surgeons have gained familiarity and experience with mass casualty events (MCEs) as a matter of routine over the course of the last two conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Over the same period of time, civilian surgeons have increasingly faced complex MCEs on the home front. Our objective is to summarize and adapt these combat surgery lessons to enhance civilian surgeon preparedness for complex MCEs on the home front. The authors describe the unique lessons learned from combat surgery over the course of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and adapt these lessons to enhance civilian surgical readiness for a MCE on the home front...
April 2016: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062457/the-microvasculature-the-next-battlefield-where-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-and-endoglin-draw-their-double-edged-swords
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EDITORIAL
Gerard Pasterkamp, Marie José Goumans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052178/commentary-on-battlefield-acupuncture-is-it-ready-for-widespread-dissemination
#9
G Richard Holt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052177/battlefield-acupuncture-is-it-ready-for-widespread-dissemination
#10
Daniel G Federman, Craig G Gunderson
The use of prescription opioids for chronic pain has increased markedly within the past few decades; thus, death rates associated with opioid overdoses have increased dramatically. Nonopioid pharmacologic therapies also are associated with adverse effects. Other pain-abatement modalities such as acupuncture may be useful in the treatment of several painful conditions. Battlefield acupuncture is being promulgated as a potential low-risk, nonpharmacological therapy for pain. In this narrative review we examine the published literature to support battlefield acupuncture...
January 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042637/retrospective-analysis-of-patients-with-burn-injury-treated-in-a-burn-center-in-turkey-during-the-syrian-civil-war
#11
Yucel Yuce, Hakan A Acar, Kutlu H Erkal, Nur B Arditi
To report the management of burn injuries that occured in the Syria civil war, which were referred to our burn center. Methods: Forty-three patients with burns, injured in the civil war in Syria and whom were referred to Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Educating and Training Hospital Burn Centre of İstanbul, Turkey between 2011-2015 were analyzed in a retrospective study. Results: Most of our patients were in major burn classification (93%; 40/43) and most of them had burns greater than 15% total on body surface area...
January 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040370/benefit-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-major-burns-after-stun-grenade-explosion-experience-from-a-single-military-medical-center
#12
Po-Shun Hsu, Yi-Ting Tsai, Chih-Yuan Lin, Shyi-Gen Chen, Niann-Tzyy Dai, Cheng-Jung Chen, Jia-Lin Chen, Chien-Sung Tsai
INTRODUCTION: Explosion injury is very common on the battlefield and is associated with major burn and inhalation injuries and subsequent high mortality and morbidity rates. Here we report six victims who suffered from explosion injuries caused by stun grenade; all were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as salvage therapy. This study was aimed to evaluate the indications and efficacy of ECMO in acute and critically ill major burn patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of six patients from Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center in Taiwan...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033139/air-medical-administration-of-tranexamic-acid
#13
Brian Cornelius
Traumatic injury is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Massive hemorrhage is responsible for the vast majority of deaths. Evolution in trauma treatment has resulted in major improvements to emergency care. Tranexamic acid (TXA), an antifibrinolytic agent, is synthetically derived from amino acids. The CRASH-2 study demonstrated that the early administration of TXA results in significant decreases in morbidity and mortality. Experiences by coalition forces in Southwest Asia found a substantial increase in survival of trauma patients with early TXA administration...
January 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026986/xenophagy-a-battlefield-between-host-and-microbe-and-a-possible-avenue-for-cancer-treatment
#14
Kai Mao, Daniel J Klionsky
In eukaryotes, xenophagy is defined as a type of selective macroautophagy/autophagy that is used for eliminating invading pathogens. In contrast to other types of selective autophagy, such as mitophagy, pexophagy and ribophagy, xenophagy is used by eukaryotes for targeting microbes-hence the prefix "xeno" meaning "other" or "foreign"-that have infected a host cell, leading to their lysosomal degradation. This unique characteristic links xenophagy to antibacterial and antiviral defenses, as well as the immune response...
February 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914073/competition-for-iron-between-host-and-pathogen-a-structural-case-study-on-helicobacter-pylori
#15
Wei Xia
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a highly successful bacterial pathogen, which colonizes the stomach of more than half of the world's population. To colonize and survive in such an acidic and inhospitable niche, H. pylori cells have evolved complex mechanisms to acquire nutrients from human hosts, including iron, an essential nutrient for both the pathogens and host cells. However, human cells also utilize diverse strategies in withholding of irons to prevent the bacterial outgrowth. The competition for iron is the central battlefield between pathogen and host...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890268/-all-the-bodies-of-anorexia
#16
Sylvain Lambert
Anorexia is an active struggle against hunger. In this fight, the body is a real battlefield where the therapies used aim to re-establish peace. Hence the importance of an integrative 'body to body' approach between patient and caregiver.
November 2016: Soins. Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852461/the-development-of-intensive-care-in-the-military-environment
#17
REVIEW
Matthew J Roberts
If the history of critical care is to be addressed, the starting point must be the fundamental and defining qualities of intensive care units. These are the concentration of the sickest patients in a defined area of the hospital, staffed by the personnel most able to care for them (by virtue of specialist training), and the application of the most advanced monitoring or therapeutic techniques available at the time. In the military environment, the ability to provide critical care to ill or injured servicemen has developed in tandem with the civilian experience, but the pressures of the austere environment of the battlefield have, at times, held back military medical services from providing the highest level of care that servicemen might deserve and, indeed, expect in civilian life...
October 2016: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849490/the-psychological-effects-of-rapid-aeromedical-evacuation-in-a-predator-exposure-animal-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#18
C Brad Wilson, Joseph Harre, Thomas Shaak, Joseph Francis, Leslie D McLaughlin
Recent conflicts have contributed to an escalation in combat-related psychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although technological advances have increased the speed from which battlefield injuries reach definitive care, mental health conditions have continued to rise. This study sought to analyze the effects of flight stressors and the lack of a postcombat decompression period on stress-related behavior. We hypothesized that a 1-week decompression period before flight would attenuate stress-related behavior compared to no decompression...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848415/learning-lessons-from-war-to-treat-people-with-trauma
#19
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Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability in civilian environments, and on the battlefield, and trauma-induced haemorrhage is the main cause of potentially preventable death.
November 9, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768657/genitourinary-injuries-and-extremity-amputation-in-operations-enduring-freedom-and-iraqi-freedom-early-findings-from-the-trauma-outcomes-and-urogenital-health-tough-project
#20
Nina S Nnamani, Judson C Janak, Steven J Hudak, Jessica C Rivera, Eluned A Lewis, Douglas W Soderdahl, Jean A Orman
BACKGROUND: In Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), genitourinary (GU) wounds have occurred in unprecedented numbers. Severe concomitant injuries, including extremity amputations, are common. The epidemiology of GU injury and extremity amputation in OEF/OIF has not been described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry was queried from October 2001 through August 2013 to identify all surviving US male service members with GU injuries sustained in OEF/OIF...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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