Articles Categorized: Original Research & Articles

Comorbidity Risks of a Cohort of Vietnam Veterans Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

T Bullman, A I Schniederman   Abstract Background: Research has demonstrated that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased risk of other mental diseases. Studies have also reported increased risk for cardiovascular diseases associated with PTSD. Purpose: This study examined cause-specific comorbidity risks among a cohort of Vietnam veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Material and… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 26 No.1 .

MilTeenChat™ App to Promote Coping Resilience in Military Youth

K Puskar, R Sun, A Gleeson, T Lampl, D Nichols, N Khan   Abstract Military adolescents face unique challenges in military families including frequent relocations and parental deployment. Around 30% of military adolescents report feeling sad or hopeless, and one in four has considered suicide. There are limited resources available for military adolescents coping with… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 26 No.1 .

Operational Test and Evaluation, HMAS Canberra: Assessing the ADF’s New Maritime Role 2 Enhanced Capacity

Commander Neil Westphalen, RANR Introduction The first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as HMAS Canberra (L02) on 28 November 2014., Among their other attributes, the LHDs bring a Maritime Role 2 Enhanced (MR2E) seagoing health capability to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for the first time,… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 26 No.1 .

Factors associated with lower extremity training-related injuries among enlisted women in U.S. Army operational units

C Rappole, M C Chervak, T Gier, M Anderson, B Jones Abstract Background: The lower extremity is consistently the most injured body region among U.S. Army soldiers. However, there has been limited research on risk factors for lower extremity injuries, particularly among women. Purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to assess factors associated with… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 26 No.1 .

Medical NBC Training – Where to now?

A.G.Robertson, D.J.Morgan-Jones Abstract Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Warfare remains as much a risk today as it has been in the past. With increased numbers of proliferating nations, increased industrialisation and poorly effective arms control measures, this risk is unlikely to decrease in the foreseeable future. To prepare military physicians to deal with these toxic… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 5 No.3 .

Military medical appreciation of mass casualty management and evacuation from a remote area. The Kutubu Oil explosion, July 1996

Kitchener S, Caldwell D Abstract In July 1996, the Chevron Niugini IDT-11 oil well exploded causing 10 casualties, nine of whom required evacuation to a Level 5 health care facility in Australia. Staff from the Australian High Commission Medical Unit were involved in the medical response and casualty evacuation from the forward Level 1 medical… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 5 No.3 .

Transfusion requirements in 970 patients with gunshot wounds

J.E. Payne, H.J. Meyer, T.V. Berne Abstract During 1990-1991, data on a consecutive series of gunshot wound (GSW) patients admitted to the Los Angeles County – University of Southern California Medical Center were collected. The information was recorded by Trauma Nurse Coordinators and analysed with the SPSS Version 6.1 advanced statistical package.  The volume of transfused… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 5 No.3 .

Clinical problems in a military force in Somalia

Major Daryl Duncan RAAMC Background   In late 1992, the Australian Government committed a battalion group to the United Nations-sponsored Joint Task Force in Somalia (UNITAF). The commitment was announced in December 1992 and became known as Operation Solace. The force deployed over the period 22 December 1992 to 19 January 1993.   The force… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 2 No. 2 .

Dispositional Anger and Experiential Avoidance in Veterans with PTSD

A Santanello, M Toohey, O Van Orden, M Soll, S Batten Background: Anger is often indirectly addressed in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment despite reports that traumafocussed therapy may not be suf cient in improving anger responses1 Thus, it is possible that anger in the context of PTSD might be related to additional factors such… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 3 .

A Comparison of Poisoned Patients at Military and Veterans Administration Hospitals

S Carstairs, S Nordt, J Ziegler, F Cantrell Introduction The state of California is home to greater than 168,000 active-duty military personnel, more than any other state in the United States of America1. Additionally, there are more than 2 million military veterans in California2, many of whom utilise Veterans Administration hospitals for their healthcare3. Little,… Read more »

In   Issue Volume 25 No. 3 .