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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737585/biomarkers-in-sports-and-exercise-tracking-health-performance-and-recovery-in-athletes
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Elaine C Lee, Maren S Fragala, Stavros A Kavouras, Robin M Queen, J Luke Pryor, Douglas J Casa
Biomarker discovery and validation is a critical aim of the medical and scientific community. Research into exercise and diet-related biomarkers aims to improve health, performance, and recovery in military personnel, athletes, and lay-persons. Exercise physiology research has identified individual biomarkers for assessing health, performance, and recovery during exercise training. However, there are few recommendations for biomarker panels for tracking changes in individuals participating in physical activity and exercise training programs...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734154/reducing-alcohol-consumption-to-minimize-weight-gain-and-facilitate-smoking-cessation-among-military-beneficiaries
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Mark B Sobell, Alan L Peterson, Linda Carter Sobell, Antoinette Brundige, Christopher M Hunter, Christine M Hunter, Jeffrey L Goodie, Sangeeta Agrawal, Ann S Hrysko-Mullen, William C Isler
INTRODUCTION: Smoking cessation-related weight gain can have significant negative health and career consequences for military personnel. Alcohol reduction combined with smoking cessation may decrease weight gain and relapse. METHOD: A randomized clinical trial of military beneficiaries compared a standard smoking cessation (i.e., brief informational) intervention (N=159), with a brief motivational smoking cessation intervention that emphasized reduced drinking to lessen caloric intake and minimize weight gain (N=158)...
June 30, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707521/increased-risk-of-attempted-suicide-in-australian-veterans-is-associated-with-total-and-permanent-incapacitation-unemployment-and-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-severity
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Katelyn Kerr, Madeline Romaniuk, Sarah McLeay, Andrew Khoo, Michael T Dent, Mark Boshen
BACKGROUND: Military veterans have higher rates of suicidality and completed suicides compared to the general population. Previous research has demonstrated suicidal behaviour is higher in US combat veterans who are younger, suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety and score lower on measures of health. However, research on predictors of suicide for Australian veterans is limited. The aim of this study was to identify significant demographic and psychological differences between veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder who had attempted suicide and those with posttraumatic stress disorder who had not, as well as determine predictors of suicide attempts within an Australian cohort...
July 1, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703148/the-first-dentists-sent-to-the-western-front-during-the-first-world-war
#4
F S S Gray
At the outbreak of the First World War there was insufficient dental provision for serving military personnel. No army dental specialists were available overseas when the troops joined the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). However, the pain of toothache together with the ensuing limited mastication was debilitating and demoralising for the British soldiers. The result was that men were being withdrawn from the front for treatment at base hospitals. This was limited to extractions by medical officers, which frequently incurred unnecessary loss of dentition when restorative work would have been preferable...
June 9, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701108/repetitive-mild-closed-head-injury-alters-protein-expression-and-dendritic-complexity-in-a-mouse-model
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Jessica Nicole Saykally, Whitney A Ratliff, Kristen Keeley, Chaim G Pick, Ronald F Mervis, Bruce A Citron
World-wide head injuries are a growing problem. In the United States alone, 1.7 million people suffer a head injury each year. While most of these injuries are mild, head injury sufferers still sustain symptoms that can have major medical and economical impacts. Moreover, repetitive mild head injuries, like those observed in active military personnel and athletes, have demonstrated a more severe and long-term set of consequences. In an effort to better understand the delayed pathological changes following multiple mild head injuries, we used a mouse model of mild closed head injury (with no motor deficits observed by rotarod testing) and measured dendritic complexity at 30 days after injury and potentially related factors up to 60 days post injury...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698487/multiple-mild-traumatic-brain-injuries-are-associated-with-increased-rates-of-health-symptoms-and-gulf-war-illness-in-a-cohort-of-1990-1991-gulf-war-veterans
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Megan K Yee, Patricia A Janulewicz, Daniel R Seichepine, Kimberly A Sullivan, Susan P Proctor, Maxine H Krengel
Recent research demonstrated a relation between traumatic brain injury (TBI), health symptoms and diagnosis of Gulf War Illness (GWI) in Gulf War Veterans, but no study has examined the impact of multiple mild TBIs (mTBIs). A total of 229 male Gulf War Veterans from the Ft Devens Cohort were categorized by a number of mTBIs reported. One-way ANOVA and chi-square test of independence were used to test for differences in total reported health symptoms and diagnosis of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) or Kansas GWI criteria, two of the most common case definitions of GWI...
July 9, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694170/safety-assessment-and-toxicological-profiling-of-a-novel-combinational-sunprotective-dermal-formulation-containing-melatonin-and-pumpkin-seed-oil
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Nilutpal Sharma Bora, Manash Pratim Pathak, Santa Mandal, Bhaskar Mazumder, Rudragoud Policegoudra, Pakalapati Srinivas Raju, Pronobesh Chattopadhyay
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure has been known to cause irreparable damages to human skin. The daunting risk of UV radiation exposure faced by military personnel led to the development of a sunscreen formulation which has superior sun protection factor combined with the ability to counteract reactive oxygen species. The present work deals with the preclinical safety evaluation of the sunscreen formulation comprising of four US FDA approved UV filters; namely avobenzone, octinoxate, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide along with melatonin and pumpkin seed oil, via OECD protocols of assessing acute oral and dermal toxicity; skin sensitizing; skin irritating; ocular irritating and genotoxic potential...
July 8, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687812/blast-induced-tinnitus-and-elevated-central-auditory-and-limbic-activity-in-rats-a-manganese-enhanced-mri-and-behavioral-study
#8
Jessica Ouyang, Edward Pace, Laura Lepczyk, Michael Kaufman, Jessica Zhang, Shane A Perrine, Jinsheng Zhang
Blast-induced tinitus is the number one service-connected disability that currently affects military personnel and veterans. To elucidate its underlying mechanisms, we subjected 13 Sprague Dawley adult rats to unilateral 14 psi blast exposure to induce tinnitus and measured auditory and limbic brain activity using manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI). Tinnitus was evaluated with a gap detection acoustic startle reflex paradigm, while hearing status was assessed with prepulse inhibition (PPI) and auditory brainstem responses (ABRs)...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687449/jp8-exposure-and-neurocognitive-performance-among-us-air-force-personnel
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Kristin J Heaton, Alexis L Maule, Kristen W Smith, Ema G Rodrigues, Michael D McClean, Susan P Proctor
Petroleum-based fuels such as jet propellant (JP) 4, JP5, JP8, and jet A1 (JetA) are among the most common occupational chemical exposures encountered by military and civilian workforces. Although acute toxicity following high-level exposures to JP8 and similar chemical mixtures has been reported, the relationship between persistent low-level occupational exposures to jet fuels and both acute and longer-term central nervous system (CNS) function has been comparatively less well characterized. This paper describes results of neurocognitive assessments acquired repeatedly across a work week study design (Friday to Friday) as part of the Occupational JP8 Exposure Neuroepidemiology Study (OJENES) involving U...
July 4, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686678/self-reported-hiv-positive-status-but-subsequent-hiv-negative-test-result-using-rapid-diagnostic-testing-algorithms-among-seven-sub-saharan-african-military-populations
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Judith Harbertson, Braden R Hale, Bonnie R Tran, Anne G Thomas, Michael P Grillo, Marni B Jacobs, Jennifer McAnany, Richard A Shaffer
HIV rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) combined in an algorithm are the current standard for HIV diagnosis in many sub-Saharan African countries, and extensive laboratory testing has confirmed HIV RDTs have excellent sensitivity and specificity. However, false-positive RDT algorithm results have been reported due to a variety of factors, such as suboptimal quality assurance procedures and inaccurate interpretation of results. We conducted HIV serosurveys in seven sub-Saharan African military populations and recorded the frequency of personnel self-reporting HIV positivity, but subsequently testing HIV-negative during the serosurvey...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682184/-women-and-active-life-an-extended-tpb-based-multimedia-software-to-boost-and-sustain-physical-activity-and-fitness-of-iranian-women
#11
Zeinab Gholamnia-Shirvani, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Reza Gharakhanlou, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad
Inactivity is prevalent in women, although regular physical activity (PA) has significant health benefits. Health education interventions based on multimedia software and the extended Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) with planning may be efficacious in promoting PA. This randomized controlled trial, conducted in 2014, aimed to evaluate theory-based multimedia for increasing and maintaining PA and fitness of 130 military personnel's wives in Tehran, Iran. We randomly selected respondents by multi-stage cluster sampling...
July 6, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681057/comfort-and-exertion-while-using-filtering-facepiece-respirators-with-exhalation-valve-and-an-active-venting-system-among-male-military-personnel
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Melvin Seng, Liang En Wee, Xiahong Zhao, Alex R Cook, Sin Eng Chia, Vernon J Lee
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to determine if disposable filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs), with exhalation valve (EV) and a novel active venting system (AVS), provided greater perceived comfort and exertion when compared to standard N95 FFRs without these features among male military personnel performing prolonged essential outdoor duties. METHODS: We used a randomised open-label controlled crossover study design to compare three FFR options: (a) standard FFR; (b) FFR with EV; and (c) FFR with EV+AVS...
July 6, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675196/st-hugh-s-military-hospital-head-injuries-oxford-1940-1945
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M F Weiner, J Silver
Despite being open for only five years, St Hugh's Military Hospital (Head Injuries) has a seminal place in the history of neurology, neurosurgery and rehabilitation medicine. At its peak, during the Normandy campaign of 1944, it provided 430 beds for the treatment of service personnel. Between 1940 and 1945, 13,000 patients were referred to St Hugh's providing a unique opportunity for ground-breaking research into the management of head injuries. The doctors at St Hugh's collaborated with research scientists at Oxford University in many areas of fundamental research including the treatment of infection, the mechanics of brain injury, brain surgery, neuropsychiatry and rehabilitation, and the use of electroencephalograms...
June 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675101/tympanoplasty-following-blast-injury
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Matthew Keller, Ryan Sload, Justin Wilson, Howard Greene, Peggy Han, Sean Wise
Objectives To assess outcomes following tympanoplasty for blast-induced tympanic membrane perforations in a military population. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care medical centers. Subjects and Methods Military personnel (N = 254) undergoing tympanoplasty for blast-related tympanic membrane perforations sustained between April 2005 and July 2014 were identified from the Expeditionary Medical Encounter Database. Descriptive statistics were obtained regarding demographics, primary and revision surgery success rates, hearing status pre- and postsurgery, and frequency of ossicular reconstruction...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670286/short-term-low-volume-training-improves-heat-acclimatization-in-an-operational-context
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Keyne Charlot, Pierre-Emmanuel Tardo-Dino, Jean-François Buchet, Nathalie Koulmann, Stéphanie Bourdon, Benoit Lepetit, Martin Roslonski, Loïc Jousseaume, Alexandra Malgoyre
Personnel who travel to areas with a hot climate (WBGT > 27°C) may suffer from the heat (physiological strain, thermal discomfort, increased probability of heat illness), making them partially or fully inoperative. Performing physical activities during heat acclimatization is known to improve this process (i.e., improve measures of acclimatization for the same duration of acclimation). However, it is unknown whether such training would be efficient in an operative context, characterized by a high volume of work-related physical activity...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668568/norovirus-vaccines-under-development
#16
Yalda Lucero, Roberto Vidal, Miguel O'Ryan G
Noroviruses (NoVs) are one of the leading causes of acute gastroenteritis, including both outbreaks and endemic infections. The development of preventive strategies, including vaccines, for the most susceptible groups (children <5years of age, the elderly and individuals suffering crowding, such as military personnel and travelers) is desirable. However, NoV vaccine development has faced many difficulties, including genetic/antigenic diversity, limited knowledge on NoV immunology and viral cycle, lack of a permissive cell line for cultivation and lack of a widely available and successful animal model...
June 28, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668187/experimental-validation-of-finite-element-predicted-bone-strain-in-the-human-metatarsal
#17
Anita Fung, Lindsay L Loundagin, W Brent Edwards
Metatarsal stress fracture is a common injury observed in athletes and military personnel. Mechanical fatigue is believed to play an important role in the etiology of stress fracture, which is highly dependent on the resulting bone strain from the applied load. The purpose of this study was to validate a subject-specific finite element (FE) modeling routine for bone strain prediction in the human metatarsal. Strain gauge measurements were performed on 33 metatarsals from seven human cadaveric feet subject to cantilever bending, and subject-specific FE models were generated from computed tomography images...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665526/cognitive-emotion-regulation-strategies-associated-with-the-dsm-5-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-criteria
#18
Antonia N Kaczkurkin, Yinyin Zang, Natalie G Gay, Alan L Peterson, Jeffrey S Yarvis, Elisa V Borah, Katherine A Dondanville, Elizabeth A Hembree, Brett T Litz, Jim Mintz, Stacey Young-McCaughan, Edna B Foa
Maladaptive cognitive emotion regulation strategies have been proposed to contribute to the maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Prior work has focused on the relationship between these strategies and PTSD as a whole, rather than on how they are related to each PTSD symptom cluster. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether cognitive emotion regulation strategies are predictive of certain PTSD symptom clusters under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th ed...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652316/the-modified-jo-burg-technique-for-securing-intercostal-chest-drains
#19
Daniel J Ablett, L Navaratne, D Chua, C G Streets, N R M Tai
Insertion of an intercostal chest drain (ICD) is a common intervention in the management of either blunt or penetrating thoracic trauma. It is frequently performed by junior medical personnel as an emergency procedure during the initial resuscitation period and often within a stressful environment. Approximately one-fifth of all ICD insertions are associated with complications. In a retrospective review of over 1000 ICD insertions, 7% of the complications observed were due to inadequate fixation, resulting in dislodgement...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649884/the-long-term-occupational-fitness-of-uk-military-personnel-following-community-mental-health-care
#20
Norman Jones, Nicola T Fear, Simon Wessely, Gursimran Thandi, Neil Greenberg
BACKGROUND: Fitness to undertake operational deployment is a key requirement of military service. AIM: To assess individual deployment fitness at a single point from one month to eight years following discharge from mental healthcare. METHOD: Survival analyses assessed levels of deployability; the predictive effects of key covariates upon time to being classified as non-deployable were examined using univariate and multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression procedures...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Mental Health
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