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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061762/descriptive-analysis-of-the-medical-care-performed-in-the-spanish-military-role-1-medical-treatment-facility-deployed-in-operation-inherent-resolve-iraq-2015-2016
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Rafael García Cañas, R Navarro Suay
INTRODUCTION: Operation 'Inherent Resolve' was approved by the United Nations in August 2014 with the objective of suppressing the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and increasing the region's stability. The mission of the Spanish military forces within this was to direct training missions for the Iraqi Army. The aim of this study is to analyse the medical care provided in the Spanish Role 1 deployed medical treatment facility during Operation 'Apoyo a Irak'. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive and retrospective study was conducted between 15 December 2015 and 18 November 2016...
October 23, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054821/an-in-vitro-experiment-to-simulate-how-easy-tablets-are-to-swallow
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M Marconati, S Raut, A Burbidge, J Engmann, M Ramaioli
The compliance of patients to solid oral dosage forms is strongly conditioned by the perceived ease of swallowing, especially in geriatric and pediatric populations. This study proposes a method, based on an in vitro model of the human oropharyngeal cavity, to study quantitatively the oral phase of human swallowing in presence of single or multiple tablets. The dynamics of swallowing was investigated varying the size and shape of model tablets and adjusting the force applied to the mechanical setup to simulate tongue pressure variations among individuals...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991847/medical-humanities-the-rx-for-uncertainty
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Danielle Ofri
While medical students often fear the avalanche of knowledge they are required to learn during training, it is learning to translate that knowledge into wisdom that is the greatest challenge of becoming a doctor. Part of that challenge is learning to tolerate ambiguity and uncertainty, a difficult feat for doctors who are taught to question anything that is not evidence based or peer reviewed. The medical humanities specialize in this ambiguity and uncertainty, which are hallmarks of actual clinical practice but rarely addressed in medical education...
October 3, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991760/centenary-of-the-birth-of-academician-prof-dr-isak-tadzer-founder-of-the-pathophysiology-and-nuclear-medicine-in-macedonia
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Borislav Karanfilski
Academician Prof. Dr. Isak Tadzer was born a hundred years ago on December 24, 1916 in Sofia. He completed the primary and secondary education at the German College in Sofia. In 1935 he began his studies at the Medical Faculty in Vienna, which he had to stop because of the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938. He returned to Bulgaria where he continued his studies and graduated from the Medical Faculty in Sofia in 1941. During the War, 1941-1944, he was forcedly mobilized and he worked as a doctor in several villages...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958636/association-of-prospective-lower-extremity-musculoskeletal-injury-and-musculoskeletal-balance-and-physiological-characteristics-in-special-operations-forces
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Karen A Keenan, Meleesa F Wohleber, Katherine A Perlsweig, Thomas M Baldwin, Michael Caviston, Mita Lovalekar, Christopher Connaboy, Bradley C Nindl, Kim Beals
OBJECTIVES: Previous research has examined lower extremity (LE) musculoskeletal injury (MSI) patterns and risk factors in Special Operations Forces (SOF) trainees, conventional military personnel, and athletes; however, it is unclear if SOF have the same patterns/risk factors. This study aimed to determine the association of musculoskeletal, balance, and physiological characteristics with LE MSI in SOF. DESIGN: Cohort study. METHODS: A total of 726 Air Force (N=140), Navy Sea, Air, and Land (N=301), and Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen (N=285) SOF (age=25...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943193/epidemiology-of-musculoskeletal-injuries-sustained-by-naval-special-forces-operators-and-students
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Mita Lovalekar, Katherine A Perlsweig, Karen A Keenan, Thomas M Baldwin, Michael Caviston, Anne E McCarthy, Jeffrey J Parr, Bradley C Nindl, Kim Beals
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this analysis was to describe the incidence and common types of medical chart-reviewed musculoskeletal injuries, among four distinct groups of Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel: Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Operators, SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) students, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) Operators, and Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) students. DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed for 920 NSW personnel...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937803/hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-in-a-military-population
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Darren D Thomas, Andrew S Bernhardson, Ethan Bernstein, Christopher B Dewing
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) can lead to hip pain and early joint degeneration. There have been few reports to date on the outcomes of hip arthroscopy for the treatment of FAI in the military population. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to compare patient demographics with postoperative outcomes after hip arthroscopy for symptomatic FAI and to identify preoperative risk factors for poor outcomes. The hypothesis was that certain preoperative patient characteristics will be predictive of poorer outcomes and that lower outcomes scores will be associated with a higher likelihood of medical separation from the military...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934344/care-requirements-for-clients-who-present-after-rape-and-clients-who-presented-after-consensual-sex-as-a-minor-at-a-clinic-in-harare-zimbabwe-from-2011-to-2014
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Rebecca E Harrison, Linda Pearson, Michael Vere, Prosper Chonzi, Brian Tafadzwa Hove, Sharon Mabaya, Margaret Chigwamba, Juliana Nhamburo, Juliet Gura, An Vandeborne, Sandra Simons, Daphne Lagrou, Eva De Plecker, Rafael Van den Bergh
STUDY GOALS: To describe the differences between clients presenting after rape and clients who have consented to sex as a minor to an SGBV clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe, and how these differences affect their care requirements. BACKGROUND: Adolescents and adults presenting at the specialized Sexual and Gender Based Violence clinic in Harare are offered a standardised package of free medical and psychosocial care. Zimbabwe has an HIV prevalence of 14%, so prevention of HIV infection using PEP for those that present within 72 hours is a key part of the response...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910476/no-ordinary-sleeper-cell-managing-the-varied-problems-of-plasmodium-vivax-malaria
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Jason Jarvis
Plasmodium vivax malaria is an essential yet elusive target of tropical disease eradication efforts, and is the focus of this literature review. This review will reacquaint Special Operations Forces (SOF) Medics with the basic principles of malaria as context for understanding the several confounding issues particular to P. vivax infections. The review concludes with current malaria guidelines and malaria mitigation strategies.
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910473/optimization-of-simulation-and-moulage-in-military-related-medical-training
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Christopher Petersen, Stephen C Rush, Isabelle Gallo, Bryan Dalere, Brian Staak, Litt Moore, Win Kerr, Matthew Chandler, Will Smith
Preparation of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Medics as first responders for the battle space and austere environments is critical to optimize survival and quality of life for our Operators who may sustain serious and complex wounding patterns and illnesses. In the absence of constant clinical exposure for these medics, it is necessary to maximize all available training opportunities. The incorporation of scenario-based training helps weave together teamwork and the ability to practice treatment protocols in a tactical, controlled training environment to reproduce, to some degree, the environment in and stressors under which care will need to be delivered...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910472/a-descriptive-analysis-of-occupational-fatalities-due-to-felonious-assault-among-u-s-law-enforcement-officers-during-tactical-incidents-1996-2014
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Moriah S Thompson, Tyler M Hartman, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about occupational fatalities among tactical officers. A greater understanding of such injuries is needed to improve officer safety. The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive analysis of line-of-duty deaths secondary to felonious assault during tactical incidents. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was performed of open-source de-identified Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) data inclusive of the years 1996-2014...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910468/estimation-of-dog-bite-risk-and-related-morbidity-among-personnel-working-with-military-dogs
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H Schermann, N Eiges, A Sabag, E Kazum, A Albagli, M Salai, A Shlaifer
BACKGROUND: Soldiers serving in the Israel Defense Force Military Working Dogs (MWD) Unit spend many hours taming dogs' special skills, taking them on combat missions, and performing various dogkeeping activities. During this intensive work with the aggressive military dogs, bites are common, and some of them result in permanent disability. However, this phenomenon has not been quantified or reported as an occupational hazard. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study based on self-administered questionnaires...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910467/the-golden-hour-offset-surgical-treatment-team-operational-concept-experience-of-the-102nd-forward-surgical-team-in-operation-freedom-s-sentinel-2015-2016
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Jerry M Benavides, Linda C Benavides, Diane F Hale, Jonathan B Lundy
Theater Special Operations Force (SOF) medical planners have begun using Army Forward Surgical Teams (FSTs) to maintain a golden hour for U.S. SOF during Operation Freedom's Sentinel required adaptation in FST training, configuration, personnel, equipment, and employment to form Golden Hour Offset Surgical Treatment Teams (GHOST-Ts). This article describes one such FST's experience in Operation Freedom's Sentinel while deployed for 9 months in support of SOF in southern Afghanistan.
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905955/a-low-cost-large-field-of-view-scanning-ion-conductance-microscope-for-studying-nanoparticle-cell-membrane-interactions
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Astrid Gesper, Philipp Hagemann, Patrick Happel
Nanoparticles have the potential to become versatile tools in the medical and life sciences. One potential application is delivering drugs or other compounds to the cell cytoplasm, which requires the nanoparticles to bind to or cross the cell membrane. However, there are only a few tools available which allow studying the interaction of nanoparticles and the cell membrane of living cells in a physiological environment. Currently, the tool which least biases living cells is Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM)...
September 28, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886611/-mass-casualty-incident-special-features-of-threatening-situations
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Björn Hossfeld, Thomas Wurmb, Florent Josse, Matthias Helm
Terrorist attacks or amok runs may cause "threatening situations" for emergency medical services (EMS), fire fighters and physicians. Cooperation with the police is of paramount importance. In order to minimize the risk to rescue personnel and affected persons, emergency medical care has to follow tactical principles. So, the strategy in such "threatening situations" is "Stop the bleeding and clear the scene". The police define three areas of danger: unsafe, partly safe and secure. Medical care in these areas follows the concept of Tactical Combat Casualty Care...
September 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872453/allium-stents-a-novel-solution-for-the-management-of-upper-and-lower-urinary-tract-strictures
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REVIEW
Gilad Amiel, Zaher Bahouth, Boaz Moskovitz, Sarel Halachmi, Ofer Nativ
Stents are widely use in endoscopic urological procedures. One of the most important indications is the treatment of urinary tract strictures. Allium™ Medical has introduced several types of stents for the treatment of different types of urinary tract strictures, based on anatomic location. All the stents are made of nitinol and coated with a co-polymer that reduces encrustations. These stents are self-expandable and have a large caliber and a high radial force. They have different shapes, designed especially for the treatment of each type of stricture...
October 16, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857480/principles-for-ethical-treatment-decision-making-in-veterinary-oncology
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REVIEW
C Rohrer Bley
Many owners of companion animals with cancer are overwhelmed by having to choose the "right course of action." With the aim of reducing the burden on owners who are forced to act as surrogates for their animals, this work discusses principles that apply to ethical treatment decision-making for animal patients with cancer. Four principles frequently used for ethical decision-making in human medicine will be considered for their potential applicability in veterinary medicine. As a result of these considerations, preliminary guidelines are presented, along which a decision-making discussion can be held...
August 31, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836240/-recognition-of-specialization-of-minimally-invasive-treatment-for-gastric-cancer-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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Heng Zhang, Jiangyong Sang, Fenglin Liu
With the introduction and promotion of "precision medicine" conception, the history of disease occurrence, progression and prognosis has been deeply investigated with more accuracy, and the surgical treatment concept has become more precise and minimally invasive. With the rapid development of minimally invasive technique, laparoscopic gastrectomy has become an important part for treatment of gastric cancer. A number of randomized controlled clinical trials, such as KLASS-01 and CLASS-01, have demonstrated that laparoscopic gastrectomy is safe and feasible for treatment of early and locally advanced gastric cancer, respectively...
August 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831428/considerations-for-dermatologists-when-treating-u-s-military-service-members
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C G Kels, L H Kels
Civilian dermatologists sometimes provide care to military service members. This article provides an overview of special considerations that are relevant to the dermatologic treatment of members of the U.S. Armed Forces. We provide a review of the potential implications of certain conditions and treatments for medical retention standards and discuss how service-connected disabilities due to skin conditions are rated and compensated. Understanding service members' circumstances and priorities can help guide discussions and decisions about their care...
September 2017: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828741/health-expenditure-and-all-cause-mortality-in-the-galaxy-of-italian-regional-healthcare-systems-a-15-year-panel-data-analysis
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Davide Golinelli, Fabrizio Toscano, Andrea Bucci, Jacopo Lenzi, Maria Pia Fantini, Nicola Nante, Gabriele Messina
BACKGROUND: The sustainability of healthcare systems is a topic of major interest. During periods of economic instability, policy makers typically reallocate resources and execute linear cuts in different areas of public spending, including healthcare. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper was to examine whether and how per capita public healthcare expenditure (PHE) in the Italian regions was related to the all-cause mortality rate (MR) between 1999 and 2013 and to determine which expenditure item most affected mortality in the short and very short term...
August 21, 2017: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
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