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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344055/non-organic-vision-loss-in-the-afghanistan-and-iraq-conflicts
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Kevin M Broderick, Thomas B Ableman, Eric D Weber, Robert W Enzenauer, Harold J Wain, Keith J Wroblewski
Non-organic visual loss (NOVL), defined as a decrease in visual acuity or field without an identifiable organic cause, can be challenging to diagnose, especially in patients whose NOVL is superimposed on some component of true organic pathology. Exposure to combat puts soldiers at risk of emotional distress and physical trauma, which can contribute to the development of NOVL with conversion disorder or malingering. This case series describes six patients with NOVL who sustained ocular or non-ocular injuries while serving in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and highlights diagnostic pearls and components of inter-disciplinary management in the unique military context...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340725/decision-making-in-management-of-the-complex-trauma-patient-changing-the-mindset-of-the-non-trauma-surgeon
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Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: European surgeons are frequently subspecialized and trained primarily in elective surgical techniques. As trauma leaders, they may occasionally have to deal with complex polytrauma, advanced management techniques, differing priorities, and the need for multidisciplinary care. There is a lack of expertise, experience, and a low trauma volume, as well as a lack of research, with limited support as to the decision-making and teaching challenges present. We studied what experienced trauma experts describe as the challenges that are specific to the advanced surgical decision-making required, whether civilian, humanitarian, or military...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334571/use-of-french-lyophilized-plasma-transfusion-in-severe-trauma-patients-is-associated-with-an-early-plasma-transfusion-and-early-transfusion-ratio-improvement
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Cédric Nguyen, Julien Bordes, Pierre-Julien Cungi, Pierre Esnault, Michael Cardinale, Quentin Mathais, Jean Cotte, Sébastien Beaume, Anne Sailliol, Bertrand Prunet, Eric Meaudre
BACKGROUND: Early transfusion of high ratio of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and red blood cells (RBC) is associated with mortality reduction. However, time to reach high ratio is limited by the need to thaw the FFP. French lyophilized plasma (FLYP) used by French army and available in military teaching hospital does not need to be thawed and is immediately available. We hypothesize that the use of FLYP may reduce time to reach a plasma:RBC ratio of 1/1. METHODS: A retrospective study performed in a Level 1 trauma center between January 2012 and December 2015...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334570/the-effect-of-prehospital-transport-time-injury-severity-and-blood-transfusion-on-survival-of-us-military-casualties-in-iraq
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Russ S Kotwal, Laura L F Scott, Jud C Janak, Bruce W Tarpey, Jeffrey T Howard, Edward L Mazuchowski, Frank K Butler, Stacy A Shackelford, Jennifer M Gurney, Zsolt T Stockinger
BACKGROUND: Reducing time from injury to care can optimize trauma patient outcomes. A previous study of prehospital transport of US military casualties during the Afghanistan conflict demonstrated the importance of time and treatment capability for combat casualty survival. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive analysis was conducted to analyze battlefield data collected on US military combat casualties during the Iraq conflict from March 19, 2003 to August 31, 2010...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334569/assessment-of-prehospital-hemorrhage-and-airway-care-using-a-simulation-model
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Mariya E Skube, Seth Witthuhn, Kristine Mulier, Bonnie Boucher, Elizabeth Lusczek, Greg J Beilman
BACKGROUND: The quality of prehospital care impacts patient outcomes. Military efforts have focused on training revision and the creation of high fidelity simulation models to address potentially survivable injuries. We sought to investigate the applicability of models emphasizing hemorrhage control and airway management to a civilian population. METHODS: Prehospital healthcare providers (PHPs) undergoing their annual training were enrolled. A trauma scenario was simulated with two modules: hemorrhage control and airway management...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331949/bibliometric-analysis-of-military-trauma-publications-2000-2016
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Mark L Vickers, C P Coorey, G J Milinovich, L Eriksson, M Assoum, M C Reade
INTRODUCTION: Bibliometric tools can be used to identify the authors, topics and research institutions that have made the greatest impact in a field of medicine. The aim of this research was to analyse military trauma publications over the last 16 years of armed conflict in order to highlight the most important lessons that have translated into civilian practice and military doctrine as well as identify emerging areas of importance. METHODS: A systematic search of research published between January 2000 and December 2016 was conducted using the Thompson Reuters Web of Science database...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326127/skill-sets-required-for-the-management-of-military-head-face-and-neck-trauma-a-multidisciplinary-consensus-statement
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John Breeze, R Blanch, J Baden, A M Monaghan, D Evriviades, S E Harrisson, S Roberts, A Gibson, N MacKenzie, D Baxter, A J Gibbons, S Heppell, J G Combes, R F Rickard
INTRODUCTION: The evolution of medical practice is resulting in increasing subspecialisation, with head, face and neck (HFN) trauma in a civilian environment usually managed by a combination of surgical specialties working as a team. However, the full combination of HFN specialties commonly available in the NHS may not be available in future UK military-led operations, necessitating the identification of a group of skill sets that could be delivered by one or more deployed surgeons. METHOD: A systematic review was undertaken to identify those surgical procedures performed to treat acute military head, face, neck and eye trauma...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321117/emergency-department-resuscitation-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
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Steven G Schauer, Guyon J Hill, Jason F Naylor, Michael D April, Matthew Borgman, Vikhyat S Bebarta
BACKGROUND: Military hospital healthcare providers treated children during the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Compared to adults, pediatric patients present unique challenges during trauma resuscitations and have notably been discussed in few research reports. We seek to describe ED interventions performed on pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS: We queried the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DODTR) for all pediatric patients in Iraq and Afghanistan from January 2007 to January 2016...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315200/physical-performance-limitations-following-severe-lower-extremity-trauma-in-military-service-members
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Jason M Wilken, Catherine W Roy, Scott W Shaffer, Jeanne C Patzkowski, Ryan V Blanck, Johnny G Owens, Joseph R Hsu
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the type and magnitude of lower extremity physical performance deficits in military service members who have undergone rehabilitation following limb salvage or transtibial amputation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional prospective. SETTING: Level I trauma military medical and rehabilitation center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Service members with lower extremity trauma resulting in limb salvage (n=20) or unilateral transtibial amputation (n=14), compared to uninjured actively training service members (n=123)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307034/emergency-department-imaging-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-during-combat-operations-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
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Jason F Naylor, Michael D April, Jamie L Roper, Guyon J Hill, Paul Clark, Steven G Schauer
BACKGROUND: Military hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan treated children with traumatic injuries during the recent conflicts. Diagnostic imaging is an integral component of trauma management; however, few published data exist on its use in the wartime pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: The authors describe the emergency department (ED) utilization of radiology resources for pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DODTR) for all pediatric patients admitted to military fixed-facility hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan from January 2007 to January 2016...
January 6, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306694/evaluating-the-stability-of-dsm-5-ptsd-symptom-network-structure-in-a-national-sample-of-u-s-military-veterans
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Sophia H H von Stockert, Eiko I Fried, Cherie Armour, Robert H Pietrzak
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have used network models to investigate how PTSD symptoms associate with each other. However, analyses examining the degree to which these networks are stable over time, which are critical to identifying symptoms that may contribute to the chronicity of this disorder, are scarce. In the current study, we evaluated the temporal stability of DSM-5 PTSD symptom networks over a three-year period in a nationally representative sample of trauma-exposed U.S. military veterans...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296771/red-blood-cells-in-hemorrhagic-shock-a-critical-role-for-glutaminolysis-in-fueling-alanine-transamination-in-rats
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Julie A Reisz, Anne L Slaughter, Rachel Culp-Hill, Ernest E Moore, Christopher C Silliman, Miguel Fragoso, Erik D Peltz, Kirk C Hansen, Anirban Banerjee, Angelo D'Alessandro
Red blood cells (RBCs) are the most abundant host cell in the human body and play a critical role in oxygen transport and systemic metabolic homeostasis. Hypoxic metabolic reprogramming of RBCs in response to high-altitude hypoxia or anaerobic storage in the blood bank has been extensively described. However, little is known about the RBC metabolism following hemorrhagic shock (HS), the most common preventable cause of death in trauma, the global leading cause of total life-years lost. Metabolomics analyses were performed through ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry on RBCs from Sprague-Dawley rats undergoing HS (mean arterial pressure [MAP], <30 mm Hg) in comparison with sham rats (MAP, >80 mm Hg)...
July 25, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295023/gender-specific-risk-factors-for-psychopathology-and-reduced-functioning-in-a-post-9-11-veteran-sample
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Arielle A J Scoglio, Steven D Shirk, Rani A Hoff, Marc N Potenza, Carolyn M Mazure, Crystal L Park, Sherry A McKee, Elizabeth A Porter, Shane W Kraus
U.S. combat veterans frequently encounter challenges after returning from deployment, and these challenges may lead to difficulties in psychological and social functioning. Currently, research is limited on gender-related differences within this population, despite female veterans comprising a growing portion of the U.S. military with roles and exposures similar to their male counterparts. Using secondary analysis, we examined 283 returning combat veterans (female = 29.4%) for differences in psychopathology and trauma history...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294977/risk-and-protective-factors-for-difficulty-controlling-violent-behavior-in-national-guard-and-reserve-service-members
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Miranda Worthen, Sujit D Rathod, Gregory Cohen, Laura Sampson, Robert Ursano, Robert Gifford, Carol Fullerton, Sandro Galea, Jennifer Ahern
Violent behavior is an important problem for military service members and veterans. A representative cohort of U.S. Reserve and National Guard personnel ( N = 1,293) were interviewed to assess self-reported problems controlling violent behavior, deployment traumas, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol abuse, and social support. Poisson regression models were used to estimate the associations of violent behavior with risk and protective factors. Problems controlling violent behavior were uncommon among male (3...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294873/memories-of-boys-girls-and-adolescent-victims-of-political-prison-and-torture-by-the-chilean-military-civilian-dictatorship
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Ximena Faúndez, Manuel Cárdenas, Fuad Hatibovic, Evelyn Palma, Diego Bravo
This article reconstructs and analyzes the memories of victims of political prison and torture during the Chilean Military-Civilian Dictatorship who were minors when they experienced this violence. Participants in the study were 11 adults, six women and five men from the region of Valparaíso, who were victims of State terrorism during childhood and adolescence. The information production technique used was the focus group. A textual analysis was performed, based on interdisciplinary contributions from interpretation theory and discourse theories...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288709/collision-of-the-glass-shards-with-the-eye-a-computational-fluid-structure-interaction-model
#16
Alireza Karimi, Reza Razaghi, Hasan Biglari, Toshihiro Sera, Susumu Kudo
The main stream of blunt trauma injuries has been reported to be related to the automobile crashes, sporting activities, and military operations. Glass shards, which can be induced due to car accident, earthquake, gunshot, etc., might collide with the eye and trigger substantial scarring and, consequently, permanently affect the vision. The complications as a result of the collision with the eye and its following injuries on each component of the eye are difficult to be diagnosed. The objective of this study was to employ a Three-Dimensional (3D) computational Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) model of the human eye to assess the results of the glass shards collision with the eye...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288602/the-types-and-management-of-dental-trauma-during-military-service-in-finland
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Atte Antikainen, Pertti Patinen, Jari Päkkilä, Leo Tjäderhane, Vuokko Anttonen
All Finnish males must attend compulsory military service that lasts from six months to one year. About 25 000 males (approximately 80% of each age cohort) and 400 volunteer females complete the service annually. The aim of the study was to investigate the types of dental trauma occurring among Finnish conscripts during their military service. The article also focused on how dental traumas is are treated in the Finnish Defence Forces MATERIAL AND METHODS: All dental records in the Defence Forces' patient register concerning dental trauma during the years 2011 and 2012 were analysed by tooth number, treatment procedures and number of visits RESULTS: According to the patient register, 361 conscripts suffered an oral trauma during their military service; thus, the average annual incidence was 7...
December 30, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287058/activities-of-the-thor-aabb-working-party
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Mark H Yazer, Philip C Spinella
The AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) is an international authority on transfusion medicine and tissue banking. The Trauma, Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research (THOR) Network is an international multidisciplinary network of civilian and military providers ranging from first responders and medics to critical care physicians, and from basic scientists to clinical trialists. The THOR Network's vision is to improve outcomes from traumatic hemorrhagic shock by optimizing the acute phase of resuscitation...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285732/emerging-approaches-to-neurocircuits-in-ptsd-and-tbi-imaging-the-interplay-of-neural-and-emotional-trauma
#19
Andrea D Spadoni, Mingxiong Huang, Alan N Simmons
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) commonly co-occur in general and military populations and have a number of overlapping symptoms. While research suggests that TBI is risk factor for PTSD and that PTSD may mediate TBI-related outcomes, the mechanisms of these relationships are not well understood. Neuroimaging may help elucidate patterns of neurocircuitry both specific and common to PTSD and TBI and thus help define the nature of their interaction, refine diagnostic classification, and may potentially yield opportunities for targeted treatments...
December 29, 2017: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283612/moving-effective-treatment-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-to-primary-care-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-active-duty-military
#20
Jeffrey A Cigrang, Sheila A Rauch, Jim Mintz, Antoinette R Brundige, Jennifer A Mitchell, Elizabeth Najera, Brett T Litz, Stacey Young-McCaughan, John D Roache, Elizabeth A Hembree, Jeffrey L Goodie, Scott M Sonnek, Alan L Peterson
INTRODUCTION: Many military service members with PTSD do not receive evidence-based specialty behavioral health treatment because of perceived barriers and stigma. Behavioral health providers in primary care can deliver brief, effective treatments expanding access and reducing barriers and stigma. The purpose of this randomized clinical trial was to determine if a brief cognitive-behavior therapy delivered in primary care using the Primary Care Behavioral Health model would be effective at reducing PTSD and co-occurring symptoms...
December 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
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