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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852461/the-development-of-intensive-care-in-the-military-environment
#1
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/27734452/a-case-of-prehospital-traumatic-arrest-in-a-us-special-operations-soldier-care-from-point-of-injury-to-full-recovery
#2
Myles R McKenzie, Ernest W Parrish, Ethan A Miles, James C Spradling, Lanny F Littlejohn, Mark D Quinlan, George A Barbee, David R King
During an assault on an extremely remote target, a US Special Operations Soldier sustained multiple gunshot and fragmentation wounds to the thorax, resulting in a traumatic arrest and subsequent survival. His care, including care under fire, tactical field care, tactical evacuation care, and Role III, IV, and V care, is presented. The case is used to illustrate the complex dynamics of Special Operations care on the modern battlefield and the exceptional outcomes possible when evidence-based medicine is taken to the warfighter with effective, farforward, expeditionary medical-force projection...
2016: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602905/analysis-of-injury-patterns-and-roles-of-care-in-us-and-israel-militaries-during-recent-conflicts-two-are-better-than-one
#3
Ben Antebi, Avi Benov, Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas, Tuan D Le, Leopoldo C Cancio, Joseph C Wenke, Haim Paran, Avraham Yitzhak, Bader Tarif, Kirby R Gross, David Dagan, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: As new conflicts emerge and enemies evolve, military medical organizations worldwide must adopt the "lessons learned." In this study, we describe roles of care (ROCs) deployed and injuries sustained by both US and Israeli militaries during recent conflicts. The purpose of this collaborative work is facilitate exchange of medical data among allied forces in order to advance military medicine and facilitate strategic readiness for future military engagements that may involve less predictable situations of evacuation and care, such as prolonged field care...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601311/battlefield-acupuncture-opening-the-door-for-acupuncture-in-department-of-defense-veteran-s-administration-health-care
#4
Patricia Hinton Walker, Arnyce Pock, Catherine G Ling, Kyung Nancy Kwon, Megan Vaughan
Battlefield acupuncture is a unique auricular acupuncture procedure which is being used in a number of military medical facilities throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). It has been used with anecdotal published positive impact with warriors experiencing polytrauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury. It has also been effectively used to treat warriors with muscle and back pain from carrying heavy combat equipment in austere environments. This article highlights the history within the DoD related to the need for nonpharmacologic/opioid pain management across the continuum of care from combat situations, during evacuation, and throughout recovery and rehabilitation...
September 2016: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456289/advances-in-the-diagnosis-of-shock-its-assessment-and-resuscitation-during-the-great-war
#5
A G P Bullingham
The Great War of 1914-1918 ushered in a new era of technology on the battlefield resulting in casualties on an unprecedented scale. There had been progress in many related areas of medicine before the outbreak of hostilities but these had not been applied or fully developed in clinical practice. This is particularly true for the management of haemorrhagic shock and resuscitation. This article discusses the history and development of medical treatment of shock and trauma patients during the conflict.
July 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27218055/overview-of-agents-used-for-emergency-hemostasis
#6
REVIEW
Hadi Khoshmohabat, Shahram Paydar, Hossein Mohammad Kazemi, Behnam Dalfardi
CONTEXT: In today's modern world, despite the multiple advances made in the field of medicine, hemorrhagic shock is still the main cause of battlefield mortality and the second most prevalent cause of mortality in civilian trauma. Hemostatic agents can play a key role in establishing hemostasis in prehospital situations and preventing hemorrhage-associated death. In this respect, this article aims to review different aspects of known hemostatic agents. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A comprehensive search of the academic scientific databases for relevant keywords was conducted; relevant articles were compiled and assessed...
February 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215891/surgical-and-resuscitation-capabilities-for-the-next-war-based-on-lessons-learned-from-this-war
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215875/acute-and-chronic-pain-on-the-battlefield-lessons-learned-from-point-of-injury-to-the-united-states
#8
Scott M Croll, Scott R Griffith
Historically, war tends to accelerate innovation within military medicine. In this article, the authors argue this truism has recurred in the case of acute and chronic pain management for combatants in the global war on terrorism (GWOT). Advances in regional anesthesia techniques and multimodal acute pain care are highlighted in light of the typical weapons, injuries, and comorbid conditions of the modern combat era. Reported success of providing chronic pain care in the war theater during GWOT is discussed in the context of operational requirements for current and future wars...
April 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27215863/battlefield-tourniquets-lessons-learned-in-moving-current-care-toward-best-care-in-an-army-medical-department-at-war
#9
John F Kragh, Michael A Dubick
Bleeding prevention and control by tourniquet use by out-of-hospital caregivers is a major breakthrough in military medicine of current wars. The present review documents developments in tourniquet practices since 2001 among the US military services for aid in improving doctrine, policy, and especially care in wars to come. Tourniquets are an adjunct for resuscitation in self-care and buddy aid and today are issued to all military servicepersons who deploy into a combat zone. In the US Army, virtually every Soldier is trained in first aid tourniquet use; since 2009 they are instructed early and often to use them early and often...
April 2016: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27162294/-the-evolution-of-the-emergency-medical-services-system-from-ancient-to-modern-times
#10
Mariusz Goniewicz, Krzysztof Goniewicz
The paper discusses the historical perspective - from ancient to modern times - on the evolution of military medicine and its support during the wars and battles as well as its impact on the development of civilian health care and emergency medical services. Indicated breakthroughs related to conducting military operations and pointed to the visionaries who have developed new paradigms of medical care, including programs designed to assess the health status of patients, treatment in the battlefield, medical transport, anesthesia, surgery and emergency procedures...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26965807/lead-follow-or-get-out-of-the-way-how-bold-young-surgeons-brought-vascular-surgery-into-clinical-practice-from-the-korean-war-battlefield
#11
REVIEW
Michael S Baker
The maturation of vascular surgery into widespread clinical practice was accelerated by events that took place in Korea during the conflict of 1950-1953. Early research and anecdotal clinical trials were just then resulting in publication of cases of the successful vascular repairs and replacements. Noncrushing vascular clamps were being developed and limited manufacture begun. The stage was set for a major advance in the treatment of arterial injury, just as war commenced in Korea, which provided a clinical laboratory...
May 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26946867/applying-regenerative-medicine-to-battlefield-injuries
#12
Anthony Atala, Karen Richardson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: North Carolina Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26869339/auricular-acupuncture-for-spinal-cord-injury-related-neuropathic-pain-a-pilot-controlled-clinical-trial
#13
Irene Estores, Kevin Chen, Brian Jackson, Lixing Lao, Peter H Gorman
OBJECTIVE: To obtain preliminary data on the effects of an auricular acupuncture protocol, Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA), on self-reported pain intensity in persons with chronic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and neuropathic pain. DESIGN: Pilot randomized delayed entry single center crossover clinical trial at an outpatient rehabilitation and integrative medicine hospital center. METHODS: Chronic (> one year post injury) ASIA impairment scale A through D individuals with SCI with injury level from C3 through T12 and below level neuropathic pain with at least five on the Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) were recruited...
February 15, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26725147/augmentation-of-point-of-injury-care-reducing-battlefield-mortality-the-idf-experience
#14
Benov Avi, Glassberg Elon, Erez Nissim Baruch, Shina Avi, Twig Gilad, Levi Moran, Zoarets Itay, Sagi Ram, Bader Tarif, Dagan David, Yitzhak Avraham, Kreiss Yitshak
STUDY OBJECTIVE: In 2012, the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps (IDF-MC) set a goal of reducing mortality and eliminating preventable death on the battlefield. A force buildup plan entitled "My Brother's Keeper" was launched addressing: trauma medicine, training, change of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), injury prevention, data collection, global collaboration and more. The aim of this article is to examine how military medical care has evolved due "My Brother's Keeper" between Second Lebanon War (SLW, 2006) to Operation Protective Edge (OPE, 2014)...
May 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26721533/pharmacy-on-demand-new-technologies-to-enable-miniaturized-and-mobile-drug-manufacturing
#15
REVIEW
John J Lewin, Eugene J Choi, Geoffrey Ling
PURPOSE: Developmental pharmaceutical manufacturing systems and techniques designed to overcome the shortcomings of traditional batch processing methods are described. SUMMARY: Conventional pharmaceutical manufacturing processes do not adequately address the needs of military and civilian patient populations and healthcare providers. Recent advances within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Battlefield Medicine program suggest that miniaturized, flexible platforms for end-to-end manufacturing of pharmaceuticals are possible...
January 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26546644/ear-acupuncture-for-acute-sore-throat-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
David A Moss, Paul Crawford
BACKGROUND: Sore throat is a common cause of pain in outpatient encounters. Battlefield auricular acupuncture (the placing of needles in specific points in the ear) is a modality used to treat acute pain associated with a variety of ailments. The aim of our study was to determine whether auricular acupuncture reduces pain, medication usage, and missed work hours when added to standard therapy in adult patients with acute sore throat. METHODS: We conducted an unblinded, pragmatic, randomized controlled trial among adult, nonpregnant patients presenting to an Air Force family medicine clinic with pain from acute sore throat...
November 2015: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26534953/cardiovascular-disease-another-hidden-cost-of-war
#17
EDITORIAL
Allen J Taylor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2015: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26390742/combat-anesthesia-a-case-report-of-a-gunshot-wound-and-new-trauma-protocols
#18
Peter D Strube, Andrew D Perkins
Revolutionary innovations and technical advances in the disciplines of medicine, surgery, and anesthesia are inextricably connected to military conflict. The demonstrated lifesaving value of these novel approaches in high-acuity trauma has provided the impetus for translation of these elements into injury care in the civilian environment. One element of this battlefield medical revolution is the implementation and refinement of forward surgical care. All US military services have unique configurations of this surgical team to match their expeditionary capacity...
August 2015: AANA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26050424/-the-injured-of-the-summer-of-1914-and-their-stories
#19
Pascale McGarry
The situation of the French Military Health Service was particularly precarious at the beginning of the Great War. Contemporary novelists wished to expose the lies of propaganda and described without any complacency the disorganisation, the improvisation and the mistakes of the first weeks of the conflict. In this context they show the initiatives taken by civilians, especially the ladies from the aristocracy, to help the wounded. From the battlefield to the hospitals they describe the stations of the cross of the soldiers, those hoping for "la bonne blessure" and those who end up being amputated when alternatives could have been possible...
January 2015: Histoire des Sciences Médicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25966541/-in-the-footsteps-of-dr-fran%C3%A3-ois-ribes-surgeon-of-the-1st-division-of-the-so-called-ambulance-of-the-battlefield
#20
Benoît Vesselle, Guillaume Vesselle
François Ribes was a surgeon at Emperor Napoleon's so called ambulance of the battle field but he is not well known despite his high offices. On his record of service there are 20 battles, 17 fights and 3 sieges during the Revolution and Empire. Beside his numerous campaigns he was a surgeon at the parisian Invalides Hospital and was highly thought of as a good anatomist. He wrote 84 articles and 47 memoirs of which the best known is entitled History of the autopsy and embalming of Louis XVIII's corpse. However, as a health officer, he only wrote 40 pages about his military campaigns, published in 1845...
July 2014: Histoire des Sciences Médicales
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