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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918388/association-of-the-alternative-healthy-eating-index-ahei-2010-with-depression-stress-and-anxiety-among-iranian-military-personnel
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Jamal Rahmani, A Milajerdi, A Dorosty-Motlagh
INTRODUCTION: Psychological disorders have a major role in the incidence of chronic diseases and may result in reductions in the cost-effectiveness of the Armed Forces. Previous civilian studies have shown a protective association between healthy eating guidelines and mental disorders, but evidence to support this for a military population is limited. The aim of this study was to examine the association of Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI-2010) with depression, stress and anxiety among Iranian military personnel...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916583/a-balance-and-proprioception-intervention-programme-to-enhance-combat-performance-in-military-personnel
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Shany Funk, T Jacob, D Ben-Dov, E Yanovich, O Tirosh, N Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Optimal functioning of the lower extremities under repeated movements on unstable surfaces is essential for military effectiveness. Intervention training to promote proprioceptive ability should be considered in order to limit the risk for musculoskeletal injuries. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a proprioceptive intervention programme on static and dynamic postural balance among Israel Defense Forces combat soldiers. METHODS: Twenty-seven male soldiers, aged 18-20 years, from a physical fitness instructor's course, were randomly divided into two groups matched by age and army unit...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915770/helmet-induced-headache-among-danish-military-personnel
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Zakia Rahmani, Aneta Kochanek, Jesper Johnsen Astrup, Jeppe Nørgaard Poulsen, Parisa Gazerani
AIMS: External compression headache is defined as a headache caused by an external physical compression applied on the head. It affects about 4% of the general population; however, certain populations (e.g. construction workers and military personnel) with particular needs of headwear or helmet are at higher risk of developing this type of headache. External compression headache is poorly studied in relation to specific populations. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and pattern of helmet-induced external compression headache among Danish military personnel of the Northern Jutland region in Denmark...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911244/exploring-strategies-used-to-deliver-physical-activity-experiences-to-veterans-with-a-physical-disability
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Celina H Shirazipour, Alice B Aiken, Amy E Latimer-Cheung
PURPOSE: Physical activity is an important method of rehabilitation used to promote positive physical and psychosocial outcomes among military personnel, including Veterans, with a physical disability. However, minimal research has explored physical activity program implementation strategies, particularly how these strategies may foster positive rehabilitation outcomes, and quality participation experiences among Veterans post-injury. The purpose of the current study is to document strategies used to deliver physical activity programs to Veterans with a physical disability...
September 15, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910482/an-outbreak-investigation-report-and-lessons-learned-by-multinational-coalition-forces-october-2016-baghdad-iraq
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Stanley A Gorzelnik, Laura N Kephart, Wendy E Miklos
BACKGROUND: Public health personnel from the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, conducted an outbreak investigation in response to many local cases of gastrointestinal (GI) illness presenting to U.S. medical facilities. The investigation was conducted to identify the source of the illness, assess the extent of cases, and make recommendations to prevent similar outbreaks. METHODS AND MATERIALS: For this retrospective cohort study, medical records and patient outbreak questionnaires were reviewed...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910477/humanitarian-struggle-in-burma-s-conflict-zones
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Moe Gyo
The Back Pack Health Worker Team (BPHWT), a community- based health organization, provides primary health care to ethnic people in conflict, remote, and internally displaced areas, in Burma (aka Myanmar), controlled by ethnic armed organizations fighting against the Burma government. Its services include both curative and preventative health care through a network of 1,425 health personnel including community health workers and village-embedded traditional birth attendants and village health workers. The BPHWT organizational and program model may prove useful to Special Operations medical actions in support of insurgent movements and conversely with a host nation's counterinsurgency strategies, which include the extension of its health services into areas that may be remote and/or inhabited by indigenous people and have insurgency potential...
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/28910465/combat-trousers-as-effective-improvised-pelvic-binders-a-comparative-cadaveric-study
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Andrew Loftus, Rhys Morris, Yasmin Friedmann, Ian Pallister, Paul Parker
BACKGROUND: Improvised explosive devices and landmines can cause pelvic fractures, which, in turn, can produce catastrophic hemorrhage. This cadaveric study compared the intrapelvic pressure changes that occurred with the application of an improvised pelvic binder adapted from the combat trousers worn by British military personnel with the commercially available trauma pelvic orthotic device (TPOD). METHODS: Six unembalmed cadavers (three male, three female) were used to simulate an unstable pelvic fracture with complete disruption of the posterior arch (AO/OTA 61-C1) by dividing the pelvic ring anteriorly and posteriorly...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910121/the-impact-of-uncertain-threat-on-affective-bias-individual-differences-in-response-to-ambiguity
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Maital Neta, Julie Cantelon, Zachary Haga, Caroline R Mahoney, Holly A Taylor, F Caroline Davis
Individuals who operate under highly stressful conditions (e.g., military personnel and first responders) are often faced with the challenge of quickly interpreting ambiguous information in uncertain and threatening environments. When faced with ambiguity, it is likely adaptive to view potentially dangerous stimuli as threatening until contextual information proves otherwise. One laboratory-based paradigm that can be used to simulate uncertain threat is known as threat of shock (TOS), in which participants are told that they might receive mild but unpredictable electric shocks while performing an unrelated task...
September 14, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902444/genomewide-association-studies-of-suicide-attempts-in-us-soldiers
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Murray B Stein, Erin B Ware, Colter Mitchell, Chia-Yen Chen, Susan Borja, Tianxi Cai, Catherine L Dempsey, Carol S Fullerton, Joel Gelernter, Steven G Heeringa, Sonia Jain, Ronald C Kessler, James A Naifeh, Matthew K Nock, Stephan Ripke, Xiaoying Sun, Jean C Beckham, Nathan A Kimbrel, Robert J Ursano, Jordan W Smoller
Suicide is a global public health problem with particular resonance for the US military. Genetic risk factors for suicidality are of interest as indicators of susceptibility and potential targets for intervention. We utilized population-based nonclinical cohorts of US military personnel (discovery: N = 473 cases and N = 9778 control subjects; replication: N = 135 cases and N = 6879 control subjects) and a clinical case-control sample of recent suicide attempters (N = 51 cases and N = 112 control subjects) to conduct GWAS of suicide attempts (SA)...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899613/psychiatric-comorbidity-pattern-in-treatment-seeking-veterans
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J Don Richardson, F Ketcheson, L King, P Shnaider, M Marlborough, A Thompson, J D Elhai
OBJECTIVE: To compare physical and mental health outcomes of Canadian military personnel with probable mild traumatic brain injury(mTBI) to outcomes of those without and to report implications for collaboration and treatment. METHODS: One hundred forty-seven soldiers attending the Operational Stress Injury Clinic at Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario, were screened for mTBI and completed several other measures of mental and physical health. Scores from these measures were compared across two groups (positive vs...
September 1, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895749/challenges-with-diagnosing-and-investigating-suspected-active-tuberculosis-disease-in-military-trainees
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David Chang, Bryant J Webber, Steven M Hetrick, Jerry B Owen, Audra A Blasi, Bernadette M Steele, Heather C Yun
Between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2016, a total of 14 U.S. and international military personnel in training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX, were hospitalized due to suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (TB); of these, five personnel were diagnosed with active TB disease. Only one TB case had pulmonary symptoms, but these symptoms were not suggestive of TB. The incidence rate in the training population was 1.89 per 100,000 population (95% CI: 0.81, 4.42), with a higher rate when restricted to international military students attending the Defense Language Institute English Language Center...
August 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893848/a-review-of-10-years-of-scapula-injuries-sustained-by-uk-military-personnel-on-operations
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Darren C Roberts, D M Power, S A Stapley
BACKGROUND: Scapula fractures are relatively uncommon injuries, mostly occurring due to the effects of high-energy trauma. Rates of scapula fractures are unknown in the military setting. The aim of this study is to analyse the incidence, aetiology, associated injuries, treatment and complications of these fractures occurring in deployed military personnel. METHODS: All UK military personnel returning with upper limb injuries from Afghanistan and Iraq were retrospectively reviewed using the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine database and case notes (2004-2014)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892874/mortality-from-multiple-sclerosis-in-british-military-personnel
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E Clare Harris, Keith T Palmer, Vanessa Cox, Andrew Darnton, John Osman, David Coggon
BACKGROUND: While analysing trends in occupational mortality in England and Wales, we noticed an unexpectedly elevated proportion of deaths from multiple sclerosis (MS) among men in the armed forces. AIMS: To document and explore possible explanations for the observed excess. METHODS: We analysed data on underlying cause of death and last full-time occupation for 3,688,916 deaths among men aged 20-74 years in England and Wales during 1979-2010, calculating proportional mortality ratios (PMRs) standardised for age...
August 1, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892419/the-effect-of-a-backpack-hip-strap-on-energy-expenditure-while-walking
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Jamie Pigman, William Sullivan, Steven Leigh, Peter A Hosick
Objective To examine the effect of backpack hip strap use on walking energy expenditure while carrying a loaded backpack. Background Previous studies have demonstrated that energy cost increases as the mass of the load carried increases. However, few investigations have focused on backpack carriage design. Methods Fifteen young, healthy, male subjects walked at a self-selected pace for 10 minutes in two backpack loading conditions: with a hip strap (strapped) and without a hip strap (nonstrapped). Oxygen consumption (VO2), rating of perceived exertion (RPE), respiratory exchange ratio (RER), and heart rate (HR) were monitored throughout each 10-minute trial...
September 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885971/fatal-and-non-fatal-electrocution-injuries-at-u-s-marine-corps-forward-medical-facilities-during-operation-enduring-freedom-and-operation-iraqi-freedom
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Bradley Williams, Travis Deaton, Mike Galarneau, Judy Dye, Tara Zieber, Jonathan Auten
INTRODUCTION: Death from electrocution is rare and generally an accidental occurrence. In contrast to civilian patterns of electrocution injury, the military work environment suffers from a greater percentage of fatal high-voltage electrocutions. This study compared U.S. and international electrocution case fatality rates to rates among deployed military personnel presenting for care at expeditionary medical care facilities. We also sought to identify potential risk factors for fatal electrocution injury among deployed military personnel...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885959/statins-and-musculoskeletal-conditions-in-u-s-air-force-active-duty-service-members
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Anthony P Tvaryanas, Joseph H Wagner, Genny M Maupin, Valarie M Schroeder
BACKGROUND: This study examined the association of statin use and musculoskeletal conditions in statin users and nonusers within the population of U.S. Air Force active duty Service members in the military health care system. METHODS: The study was a retrospective cohort analysis of Service members between 2004 and 2014 as identified from personnel data having physical fitness and cardiac risk data available and who were free of musculoskeletal diagnoses for 6 months before the study period...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885947/family-functioning-differences-across-the-deployment-cycle-in-british-army-families-the-perceptions-of-wives-and-children
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Rachel E Pye, Leanne K Simpson
INTRODUCTION: Military deployment can have an adverse effect on a soldier's family, though little research has looked at these effects in a British sample. We investigated wives' of U.K.-serving soldiers perceptions of marital and family functioning, across three stages of the deployment cycle: currently deployed, postdeployment and predeployed, plus a nonmilitary comparison group. Uniquely, young (aged 3.5-11 years) children's perceptions of their family were also investigated, using the parent-child alliance (PCA) coding scheme of drawings of the family...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885944/the-value-of-live-tissue-training-for-combat-casualty-care-a-survey-of-canadian-combat-medics-with-battlefield-experience-in-afghanistan
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Michael Kim, Ian Torrie, Robert Poisson, Nicholas Withers, Stephen Bjarnason, Luis Teodoro DaLuz, Dylan Pannell, Andrew Beckett, Homer C Tien
INTRODUCTION: The optimum method for training military personnel for combat casualty care is unknown. In particular, there is debate regarding the incremental benefit of live animal tissue training (LTT) over inanimate human patient simulators (HPSs). Although both LTT and HPS are currently used for predeployment training, the efficacy of these models has not been established. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Canadian Armed Forces combat medics, deployed to Afghanistan between 2006 and 2011, were surveyed retrospectively regarding their experience with combat casualty care and predeployment training...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885942/motivations-for-weight-loss-among-active-duty-military-personnel
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Courtney Maclin-Akinyemi, Rebecca A Krukowski, Mehmet Kocak, G Wayne Talcott, Alexis Beauvais, Robert C Klesges
INTRODUCTION: Rates of overweight and obesity among Active Duty Military Personnel remain high despite fitness test requirements, negative consequences of fitness test failure, and emphasis on weight and appearance standards. Specific motivating factors for weight loss influence weight loss program interest and often differ by gender, race, ethnicity, or age. This study investigates the weight loss motivations endorsed by a diverse population of Active Duty Military Personnel initiating a behavioral weight loss study, to inform the development of future recruitment efforts and program development...
September 2017: Military Medicine
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