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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771715/whole-blood-for-resuscitation-in-adult-civilian-trauma-in-2017-a-narrative-review
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Evan G Pivalizza, Christopher T Stephens, Srikanth Sridhar, Sam D Gumbert, Susan Rossmann, Marsha F Bertholf, Yu Bai, Bryan A Cotton
After a hiatus of several decades, the concept of cold whole blood (WB) is being reintroduced into acute clinical trauma care in the United States. Initial implementation experience and data grew from military medical applications, followed by more recent development and data acquisition in civilian institutions. Anesthesiologists, especially those who work in acute trauma facilities, are likely to be presented with patients either receiving WB from the emergency department or may have WB as a therapeutic option in massive transfusion situations...
May 15, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769369/comparison-of-severe-trauma-treatment-standards-in-civilian-china-with-current-practice-in-the-chinese-military-peacekeeping-level-2-military-hospital-in-gao-mali
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Jian Li, J Tian, Y B Wang, H Zhang
INTRODUCTION: The People's Republic of China has been successfully deploying medical teams to support the peacekeeping mission at the Level 2 Military Hospital in Mali since December 2013. The aim of this paper was to compare the current practice in Chinese Peacekeeping Level 2 Military Hospital with the severe trauma treatment standards reported in China. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted between 26 April 2014 and 18 May 2016 using records stored in the Chinese Peacekeeping Level 2 Hospital (CHN L2)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768477/faster-clinical-response-to-the-onset-of-adverse-events-a-wearable-metacognitive-attention-aid-for-nurse-triage-of-clinical-alarms
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Daniel C McFarlane, Alexa K Doig, James A Agutter, Lara M Brewer, Noah D Syroid, Ranjeev Mittu
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates the potential for improving patient safety by introducing a metacognitive attention aid that enables clinicians to more easily access and use existing alarm/alert information. It is hypothesized that this introduction will enable clinicians to easily triage alarm/alert events and quickly recognize emergent opportunities to adapt care delivery. The resulting faster response to clinically important alarms/alerts has the potential to prevent adverse events and reduce healthcare costs...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768430/a-qualitative-study-of-implementation-and-adaptations-to-progressive-tinnitus-management-ptm-delivery
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Anaïs Tuepker, Christine Elnitsky, Summer Newell, Tara Zaugg, James A Henry
BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is a common condition, especially prevalent among military Veterans. Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) is an interdisciplinary, structured, stepped-care approach to providing clinical services, including teaching coping skills, to people bothered by tinnitus. PTM has been shown to be effective at reducing functional distress, but implementation of the intervention outside of a research setting has not been studied, even though dissemination is underway within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) system in the United States...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760854/peritoneal-dialysis-in-austere-environments-an-emergent-approach-to-renal-failure-management
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REVIEW
Chad Gorbatkin, John Bass, Fredric O Finkelstein, Steven M Gorbatkin
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is a means of renal replacement therapy (RRT) that can be performed in remote settings with limited resources, including regions that lack electrical power. PD is a mainstay of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) therapy worldwide, and the ease of initiation and maintenance has enabled it to flourish in both resource-limited and resource-abundant settings. In natural disaster scenarios, military conflicts, and other austere areas, PD may be the only available life-saving measure for acute kidney injury (AKI) or ESRD...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760853/emergency-physicians-at-war
#6
REVIEW
Andrew E Muck, Melissa Givens, Vikhyat S Bebarta, Phillip E Mason, Craig Goolsby
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-A) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) represent the first major, sustained wars in which emergency physicians (EPs) fully participated as an integrated part of the military's health system. EPs proved invaluable in the deployments, and they frequently used the full spectrum of trauma and medical care skills. The roles EPs served expanded over the years of the conflicts and demonstrated the unique skill set of emergency medicine (EM) training. EPs supported elite special operations units, served in medical command positions, and developed and staffed flying intensive care units...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753547/an-analysis-of-casualties-presenting-to-military-emergency-departments-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
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Steven G Schauer, Jason F Naylor, Joshua J Oliver, Joseph K Maddry, Michael D April
BACKGROUND: During the past 17 years of conflict the deployed US military health care system has found new and innovative ways to reduce combat mortality down to the lowest case fatality rate in US history. There is currently a data dearth of emergency department (ED) care delivered in this setting. We seek to describe ED interventions in this setting. METHODS: We used a series of ED procedure codes to identify subjects within the Department of Defense Trauma Registry from January 2007 to August 2016...
May 2, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742706/impact-of-presumed-service-connected-diagnosis-on-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-healthcare-utilization-patterns-of-vietnam-theater-veterans-a-cross-sectional-study
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Dennis A Fried, Mangala Rajan, Chin-Lin Tseng, Drew Helmer
During the Vietnam War, the US military sprayed almost 20 million gallons of Agent Orange (AO), an herbicide contaminated with dioxin, over Vietnam. Approximately, 2.7 million US military personnel may have been exposed to AO during their deployment. Ordinarily, veterans who can demonstrate a nexus between a diagnosed condition and military service are eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) service-connected disability compensation. Vietnam Veterans have had difficulty, however, establishing a nexus between AO exposure and certain medical conditions that developed many years after the war...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736195/chest-ultrasonography-in-modern-day-extreme-settings-from-military-setting-and-natural-disasters-to-space-flights-and-extreme-sports
#9
REVIEW
Francesco Feletti, Viviana Mucci, Andrea Aliverti
Chest ultrasonography (CU) is a noninvasive imaging technique able to provide an immediate diagnosis of the underlying aetiology of acute respiratory failure and traumatic chest injuries. Given the great technologies, it is now possible to perform accurate CU in remote and adverse environments including the combat field, extreme sport settings, and environmental disasters, as well as during space missions. Today, the usage of CU in the extreme emergency setting is more likely to occur, as this technique proved to be a fast diagnostic tool to assist resuscitation manoeuvres and interventional procedures in many cases...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707166/pre-deployment-dissociation-and-personality-as-risk-factors-for-post-deployment-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-danish-soldiers-deployed-to-afghanistan
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Beatriz Ponce de León, Søren Andersen, Karen-Inge Karstoft, Ask Elklit
Objective : This study investigated whether pre-deployment dissociation was associated with previously identified post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom trajectories from before to 2.5 years after military deployment. Furthermore, it examined whether the tendency to dissociate, pre-deployment personality factors, conceptualized by the Big Five model, and previous trauma represented independent risk factors for post-deployment PTSD symptoms. Method : This prospective study included the entire team of 743 soldiers from the Danish Contingent of the International Security Assistance Force 7 deployed to Afghanistan in 2009...
2018: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683517/biodiversity-conservation-and-armed-conflict-a-warfare-ecology-perspective
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REVIEW
Thor Hanson
The activities involved in preparing for, executing, and recovering from armed conflict are globally pervasive and consequential, with significant impacts on natural systems. Effects on biodiversity are predominantly negative, produced by direct and indirect battlefield impacts, as well as the general breakdown of social, economic, and governance systems during wartime. Certain conservation opportunities do occur, however, particularly on lands set aside for training exercises, buffer zones, and peace parks...
April 23, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665873/impact-of-paternal-deployment-to-the-conflicts-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-and-paternal-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-on-the-children-of-military-fathers
#12
Nicola T Fear, Ruth V Reed, Sarah Rowe, Howard Burdett, David Pernet, Alyson Mahar, Amy C Iversen, Paul Ramchandani, Alan Stein, Simon Wessely
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the social and emotional well-being of children whose fathers have been deployed to the conflicts in Iraq/Afghanistan or who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).AimsTo examine the emotional and behavioural well-being of children whose fathers are or have been in the UK armed forces, in particular the effects of paternal deployment to the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan and paternal PTSD. METHOD: Fathers who had taken part in a large tri-service cohort and had children aged 3-16 years were asked about the emotional and behavioural well-being of their child(ren) and assessed for symptoms of PTSD via online questionnaires and telephone interview...
April 18, 2018: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664613/advanced-materials-and-devices-for-bioresorbable-electronics
#13
Seung-Kyun Kang, Jahyun Koo, Yoon Kyeung Lee, John A Rogers
Recent advances in materials chemistry establish the foundations for unusual classes of electronic systems, characterized by their ability to fully or partially dissolve, disintegrate, or otherwise physically or chemically decompose in a controlled fashion after some defined period of stable operation. Such types of "transient" technologies may enable consumer gadgets that minimize waste streams associated with disposal, implantable sensors that disappear harmlessly in the body, and hardware-secure platforms that prevent unwanted recovery of sensitive data...
April 17, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662256/analysis-of-combat-casualties-admitted-to-the-emergency-department-during-the-negotiation-of-the-comprehensive-colombian-process-of-peace
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Carlos A Ordoñez, Ramiro Manzano Nunez, Michael W Parra, Juan Pablo Herrera, Maria Paula Naranjo, Sara Sofia Escobar, Marisol Badiel, Monica Morales, Cecibel Cevallos, Juan G Bayona, Alvaro Ignacio Sanchez, Juan Carlos Puyana, Alberto F García
Aim: Our objective was to describe the variations in casualties admitted to the emergency department during the period of the negotiation of the comprehensive peace agreement in Colombia between 2011 and 2016. Methods: A retrospective study of all hostile military casualties managed at a regional Level I trauma center from January 2011 to December 2016. Patients were subsequently divided into two groups: those seen before the declaration of the process of peace truce (November 2012) and those after (negotiation period)...
December 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661098/predicting-emergence-from-a-disorder-of-consciousness-using-the-coma-recovery-scale-revised
#15
Janette A Hamilton, Paul B Perrin, Thomas A Campbell, Steven J Danish, Alissa L Goldstein
This study explored the utility of the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) in predicting emergence from a disorder of consciousness, using a sample of veterans who were treated at one of the five Veterans Affairs (VA) polytrauma rehabilitation centre sites in an Emerging Consciousness programme. Participants (N = 70) included both combat and non-combat active duty military personnel and veterans who sustained either a severe traumatic brain injury, or anoxic brain injury and were considered to have a disorder of consciousness at the time of admission...
April 16, 2018: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648911/body-image-perceptions-of-women-veterans-with-military-sexual-trauma
#16
Wyona M Freysteinson, Susan Mellott, Tania Celia, Jinlan Du, Marilyn Goff, Tana Plescher, Zoheb Allam
The researchers were invited to a transitional home for homeless women veterans to help veterans with body image issues. Convenience sampling was used to recruit 12 veterans who perceived they had a physical difference due to military service. Data were obtained in focus groups where the veterans were invited to share stories. Ricoeur's hermeneutic phenomenology guided the study. The research team learned early in the data collection stage that 11 of the 12 participants suffered military sexual trauma (MST)...
April 12, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648857/associations-of-patient-rated-emotional-bond-and-vocally-encoded-emotional-arousal-among-clinicians-and-acutely-suicidal-military-personnel
#17
Craig J Bryan, Brian R Baucom, Alex O Crenshaw, Zac Imel, David C Atkins, Tracy A Clemans, Bruce Leeson, T Scott Burch, Jim Mintz, M David Rudd
OBJECTIVE: To determine if synchrony in emotional arousal and affective regulation between patients and clinicians reflect emotional bonding during emergency behavioral health appointments. METHOD: Audio recordings of suicide risk assessment interviews and crisis intervention planning with 54 suicidal active duty soldiers presenting to an emergency department or behavioral health clinic were analyzed. Emotional arousal was assessed using mean fundamental frequency...
April 2018: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645319/it-saved-my-life
#18
Nancy Lutwak
After being appointed the Women's Health Emergency Department Champion at our Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, I became aware of the large number of veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST). I realized coming to our medical center for care could be daunting for many women. The expansive main lobby is a bustling place where many male veterans congregate speaking in loud voices causing them to seem frightening and aggressive. The men may sometimes approach women to chat, but I have been told by female veterans this act, although seemingly benign, causes anxiety and discomfort...
April 12, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609561/knowledge-and-attitude-of-emergency-physician-about-the-emergency-management-of-tooth-avulsion
#19
Laila A Bahammam
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge of ER physicians with different specialties, experience and hospital sectors for the management of avulsed teeth in the emergency rooms of eight major hospitals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It also covers their attitude towards receiving further education on tooth avulsion management. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted at the emergency rooms of eight hospitals in Jeddah from August to December 2015...
April 2, 2018: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599819/the-new-who-decision-making-framework-on-vaccine-use-in-acute-humanitarian-emergencies-msf-experience-in-minkaman-south-sudan
#20
Monica Rull, Sophie Masson, Nicolas Peyraud, Marco Simonelli, Alexandre Ventura, Claire Dorion, Francisco J Luquero, Florent Uzzeni, Iza Cigleneki
Introduction: The main causes of death during population movements can be prevented by addressing the population's basic needs. In 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a framework for decision making to help prioritize vaccinations in acute humanitarian emergencies. This article describes MSF's experience of applying this framework in addition to addressing key population needs in a displacement setting in Minkaman, South Sudan. Case description: Military clashes broke out in South Sudan in December 2013...
2018: Conflict and Health
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