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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427350/evaluation-of-a-modified-version-of-the-posttraumatic-growth-inventory-short-form
#1
Navjot Kaur, Ben Porter, Cynthia A LeardMann, Laura E Tobin, Hector Lemus, David D Luxton
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic growth is the positive change resulting from traumatic experiences and is typically assessed with retrospective measures like the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI). The PTGI was designed to include reference to a specific traumatic event, making it difficult to implement, without change, in prospective survey studies. Thus, a modified Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form (PTGI-SF) was included in a large prospective study of current and former U.S. military personnel...
April 20, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426558/combat-surgical-workload-in-oif-oef-the-definitive-analysis
#2
Caryn A Turner, Zsolt T Stockinger, Jennifer M Gurney
BACKGROUND: Relatively few publications exist on surgical workload in the deployed military setting. This study analyses U.S. Military combat surgical workload in Iraq and Afghanistan to gain a more thorough understanding of surgical training gaps and personnel requirements. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was performed for all Role 2 (R2) and Role 3 (R3) Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs), from January 2001 to May 2016...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422894/impact-of-telephone-based-problem-solving-treatment-on-the-use-of-medical-and-psychological-services-in-the-military
#3
John S Richardson, Jesse R Fann, Kathleen R Bell, Nancy Temkin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact of problem-solving treatment (PST) for mild traumatic brain injury in active duty service members on the use of medical and psychological services. PARTICIPANTS: Service members who had a mild traumatic brain injury during their last deployment and enrolled in the CONcussion Treatment After Combat Trauma (CONTACT) study. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. Participants were assigned to telephone-based PST, or e-mailed or mailed education only over the course of 6 months...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411934/tactical-combat-casualty-care-and-wilderness-medicine-advancing-trauma-care-in-austere-environments
#4
REVIEW
Frank K Butler, Brad Bennett, Colonel Ian Wedmore
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is a set of evidence-based, best-practice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield. Military units that have trained all of their unit members in TCCC have now documented the lowest incidence of preventable deaths in the history of modern warfare and TCCC is now the standard for battlefield trauma care in the US Military. TCCC and wilderness medicine share the goal of optimizing care for patients with trauma in austere environments that impose significant challenges in both equipment and evacuation capability...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401580/military-sexual-trauma-is-associated-with-post-deployment-eating-disorders-among-afghanistan-and-iraq-veterans
#5
Rebecca K Blais, Emily Brignone, Shira Maguen, Marjorie E Carter, Jamison D Fargo, Adi V Gundlapalli
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the association of military sexual trauma (MST) screen status with eating disorder diagnoses among veterans within 1- and 5-years after initiating Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care, and whether the association varied by sex. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study of US Afghanistan/Iraq veterans who used VHA services between FY 2004 and 2014 (Nā€‰=ā€‰595,525). This study used VHA administrative data to assess the presence of eating disorder diagnoses in medical records within 1- and 5-years of initiating VHA care, and whether a positive screen for MST was associated with eating disorders...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401406/the-impact-of-militarism-patriarchy-and-culture-on-israeli-women-s-reproductive-health-and-well-being
#6
Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash
PURPOSE: In this paper, we situate and frame Israeli women's reproductive health within the social, historical, political, cultural, and geographical context of Israeli women's lives. METHODS: We used a theoretical review in this paper. RESULTS: Militarism, patriarchy, and cultural values heavily shape and influence Jewish and Arab women's access to and experience of reproductive health when it comes to the imperative to have children, pregnancy, birth, access to contraception and abortion, and other reproductive healthcare services...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399912/the-challenges-of-military-medical-education-and-training-for-physicians-and-nurses-in-the-nordic-countries-an-interview-study
#7
Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: Development and use of e-learning has not taken place to the same extent in military medicine in the Nordic countries. The aim was to explore the similarities and differences in education and training in military medicine for health professionals in the Nordic countries, and more specifically to identify the specific challenges regarding education and training of military medicine, and how e-learning is used at present and the opportunities for the future. METHODS: Key educators within military medicine in the Nordic countries, as approved by the respective Surgeons General, were interviewed and the interviews were analyzed using content analysis...
April 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396930/initial-management-of-complex-hand-injuries-in-military-or-austere-environments-how-to-defer-and-prepare-for-definitive-repair
#8
Camille Choufani, Olivier Barbier, Antoine Grosset, James Charles Murison, Didier Ollat, Sylvain Rigal, Laurent Mathieu
INTRODUCTION: The damage control orthopedics (DCO) concept is a sequential surgical management strategy indicated when ideal primary treatment is not possible or suitable. DCO principles are routinely applied to hand traumas in wartime practice, but could also be useful in a civilian setting when immediate specialized management cannot be carried out. METHODS: The authors report three typical observations of soldiers treated for a complex hand trauma on the field by orthopedic surgeons from the French Military Health Service (FMHS)...
April 10, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383473/pro-coagulant-activity-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#9
Barbara A Christy, Maryanne C Herzig, Robbie K Montgomery, Christopher Delavan, James A Bynum, Kristin M Reddoch, Andrew P Cap
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show great potential for the treatment of military and civilian trauma, based on their reduced immunogenicity and ability to modulate inflammation and immune function in the recipient. Although generally considered to be safe, MSCs express tissue factor (TF), a potent activator of coagulation. In the current study, we evaluated multiple MSC populations for tissue factor expression and pro-coagulant activity in order to characterize safety considerations for systemic use of MSCs in trauma patients who may have altered coagulation homeostasis...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383471/clinical-practice-guideline-adherence-during-operation-inherent-resolve
#10
Timothy P Plackett, Darren C Cherry, Gerald Delk, Steven Satterly, Jared Theler, Derek McVay, Jacqueline Moore, Stacy A Shackelford
BACKGROUND: The Joint Trauma System (JTS) Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) contributed to the decrease in battlefield morality over the past 15 years. However, it is unknown to what degree the guidelines are being followed in current military operations. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients treated at three separate US Army Role II facilities during the first ten months of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq. Charts were reviewed for patient demographics, clinical care, and outcomes...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383469/the-neurovascular-complexity-index-as-a-potential-indicator-of-traumatic-brain-injury-severity-a-case-series-study
#11
Jeffrey T Howard, Jud C Janak, Vladislav Bukhman, Claudia Robertson, Iurii Frolov, Corinne D Nawn, Alicia M Schiller, Victor A Convertino
BACKGROUND: Multimodal monitoring of brain physiology following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) shows promise as a strategy to improve management and outcomes of TBI patients within civilian and military trauma. Valid and reliable measures of different aspects of brain physiology following a TBI could prove critical to accurately capturing these changes. METHODS: Using a case-series design with a healthy control group comparison, we evaluated a new proprietary algorithm called the neurovascular complexity index (NCI) using transcranial Doppler to noninvasively obtain measures of cerebral blood flow variability (CBFV)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383468/united-kingdom-military-surgical-preparedness-for-contingency-operations
#12
Mansoor Khan, Christopher Streets, Nigel Tai, Rory Rickard
The return to contingency operations has led to a new challenge in maintaining the military surgical skillset acquired over a period of nearly two decades of enduring conflict. The United Kingdom's Defence Medical Services have anticipated this change and developed a strategy that incorporates intelligent appointment or re-appointment of surgeons within NHS Major Trauma Centres, as well as ongoing training to ensure lessons are learned and skill fade is mitigated between wars.
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370818/moral-injury-in-u-s-combat-veterans-results-from-the-national-health-and-resilience-in-veterans-study
#13
Blair E Wisco, Brian P Marx, Casey L May, Brenda Martini, John H Krystal, Steven M Southwick, Robert H Pietrzak
BACKGROUND: Combat exposure is associated with increased risk of mental disorders and suicidality. Moral injury, or persistent effects of perpetrating or witnessing acts that violate one's moral code, may contribute to mental health problems following military service. The pervasiveness of potentially morally injurious events (PMIEs) among U.S. combat veterans, and what factors are associated with PMIEs in this population remains unknown. METHODS: Data were analyzed from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study (NHRVS), a contemporary and nationally representative survey of a population-based sample of U...
March 29, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370328/modern-warfare-video-game-playing-and-posttraumatic-symptoms-in-veterans
#14
Darryl Etter, Charles Kamen, Kelly Etter, Cheryl Gore-Felton
Many of the current generation of veterans grew up with video games, including military first-person shooter (MFPS) video games. In MFPS games, players take the role of soldiers engaged in combat in environments modeled on real-life warzones. Exposure to trauma-congruent game content may either serve to exacerbate or to ameliorate posttraumatic symptoms. The current study examined the relationship between MFPS and other shooter video game playing and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among current and former members of the military (N = 111)...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362519/salvage-of-combat-hindfoot-fractures-in-2003-2014-uk-military
#15
Philippa M Bennett, Thomas Stevenson, Ian D Sargeant, Alistair Mountain, Jowan G Penn-Barwell
BACKGROUND: Hindfoot fractures pose a considerable challenge to military orthopaedic surgeons, as combat injuries are typically the result of energy transfers not seen in civilian practice. This study aimed to characterize the pattern of hindfoot injuries sustained by UK military casualties in recent conflicts, define the early amputation and infection rate, and identify factors associated with poor early outcomes. METHODS: The UK Joint Theatre Trauma Registry was searched for British military casualties sustaining a hindfoot fracture from Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2014...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358525/veterans-individual-placement-and-support-towards-advancing-recovery-methods-and-baseline-clinical-characteristics-of-a-multisite-study
#16
Lori L Davis, Tassos C Kyriakides, Alina Suris, Lisa Ottomanelli, Robert E Drake, Pamela E Parker, Lisa Mueller, Sandra G Resnick, Richard Toscano, Catherine M Blansett, Kimberly P McCall, Grant D Huang
OBJECTIVE: This article describes the methodology and the baseline characteristics of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) enrolled in a multisite trial comparing supported employment individual placement and support (IPS) to a stepwise vocational transitional work program (TWP). METHOD: The Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program randomized 541 veterans with PTSD across 12 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers to either IPS or TWP. Demographic and clinical characteristics were evaluated at baseline...
March 30, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346013/the-physiology-of-blood-loss-and-shock-new-insights-from-a-human-laboratory-model-of-hemorrhage
#17
Alicia M Schiller, Jeffrey T Howard, Victor A Convertino
The ability to quickly diagnose hemorrhagic shock is critical for favorable patient outcomes. Therefore, it is important to understand the time course and involvement of the various physiological mechanisms that are active during volume loss and that have the ability to stave off hemodynamic collapse. This review provides new insights about the physiology that underlies blood loss and shock in humans through the development of a simulated model of hemorrhage using lower body negative pressure. In this review, we present controlled experimental results through utilization of the lower body negative pressure human hemorrhage model that provide novel insights on the integration of physiological mechanisms critical to the compensation for volume loss...
April 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337734/diffusion-tensor-imaging-dti-findings-in-adult-civilian-military-and-sport-related-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi-a-systematic-critical-review
#18
Breton Michael Asken, Steven T DeKosky, James R Clugston, Michael S Jaffee, Russell M Bauer
This review seeks to summarize diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies that have evaluated structural changes attributed to the mechanisms of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in adult civilian, military, and athlete populations. Articles from 2002 to 2016 were retrieved from PubMed/MEDLINE, EBSCOhost, and Google Scholar, using a Boolean search string containing the following terms: "diffusion tensor imaging", "diffusion imaging", "DTI", "white matter", "concussion", "mild traumatic brain injury", "mTBI", "traumatic brain injury", and "TBI"...
March 24, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333837/leadership-lessons-learned-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care
#19
Frank K Butler
The US Military has achieved remarkable success in improving survival for our nation's combat wounded throughout the 14 years of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the prehospital phase of care, where most combat fatalities occur, these advances have been embodied in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC.) TCCC is a set of evidence-based, best-practice, prehospital trauma care guidelines that are customized for use on the battlefield. The TCCC Guidelines have been updated on an ongoing basis over the last 15 years through the work of the Committee on TCCC and the TCCC Working Group...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333835/zero-preventable-deaths-after-traumatic-injury-an-achievable-goal
#20
Philip C Spinella
Preventable deaths after injury must be reduced to improve outcomes for trauma patients. The elimination of preventable deaths after injury has been documented by the 75th US Army Ranger Regiment. Therefore, zero preventable deaths after injury is an achievable goal. Trauma is the most common cause of death between the ages of 1-46 and is the most common cause of life-years lost, before 75 years of age, compared to all other etiologies. Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock (THS) is the leading cause of death that is preventable after injury, accounting for potentially 17,000 preventable deaths per year in the US...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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