Volume 21 No. 2

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Army Malaria Institute – its Evolution and Achievements. Third Decade (2nd Half): 1990-1995

Abstract The second half of the third decade (1990-1995) after the establishment of the Army Malaria Research Unit was characterised by substantial progress in meeting the challenges posed by drug-resistant malaria. In view of the rapid emergence of drug resistance, laboratory/field studies were carried out to develop novel and improved methods to assess and monitor… Read more »

By Karl H Rieckmann , Stephen P Frances , Barbara Kotecka , Robert D Cooper , G. Dennis Shanks , Anthony W Sweeney and Michael D Edstein In   Issue Volume 21 No. 2 .

Post-exposure Prophylaxis for Hepatitis B Virus after Exposure to a Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device

Abstract The case of a member of the Australian Defence Force exposed to a person-borne improvised explosive device is presented. Indications for post-exposure prophylaxis against  blood-borne viruses in this context are discussed, with specific focus on  the ‘non-response’ to prior hepatitis B vaccination of this individual. This case received post-exposure prophylaxis against hepatitis B only,… Read more »

By Csongor Oltvolgyi and Duncan Wallace In   Issue Volume 21 No. 2 .

Definition of Terrorism – Social and Political Effects

Introduction Social structure and order, governance of society and politics are dependent on good communication, and good communication requires agreement on definitions of terminology. Terrorism can dramatically influence the world, as shown by the far-reaching and prolonged effects of the attacks in New York on 11th September 2001.  The definition of terrorism will affect  communication… Read more »

By Gregor Bruce In   Issue Volume 21 No. 2 .

Delineation and Classification of Physical Conditioning in Greek Army Officer Cadets

Abstract Background: Even though considerable research has been conducted on the military fitness of reserves (soldiers, low-rank officers) , few studies exist where  career officers form the  sample group. Purpose: We assessed the physical fitness profiles of Greek Army Officer Cadets (GAOCs) and these data were compared with norms from age and sex-matched peers. Material… Read more »

By Konstantinos Havenetidis and Thrasivoulos Paxinos In   Issue Volume 21 No. 2 .

Analysis of Presentations to the Sickbay of a RAN Warship During an Overseas Deployment

Abstract Objectives:  To describe the pattern of sickbay utilisation and lost time aboard a RAN Major Fleet Unit during a prolonged overseas deployment. Methods:  A prospective cohort analysis was performed on the ships company of an Australian warship (n = 226) over a 100 day overseas deployment to multiple ports, to analyse sickbay utilisation (number… Read more »

By Ross Mills In   Issue Volume 21 No. 2 .

Method Issues in Epidemiological Studies of Medically Unexplained Symptom-based Conditions in Veterans

Abstract Symptom-based conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and medically unexplained multi-symptom illness (MSI) are fairly common in the general population and are also important veteran’s health concerns due to their higher frequency among U.S. veterans who served during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. CFS, MSI, and other symptom-based conditions are often associated with considerable… Read more »

By Steven S. Coughlin , Rebecca B McNeil , Dawn T Provenzale , Erin K Dursa and Catherine M Thomas In   Issue Volume 21 No. 2 .