Volume 18 No. 4

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Research Paper Day Abstracts

Click Here to Download Full Abstracts  P Warfe, C Barton, C Davy, M Van Hooff , S Treloar – The Military Health Outcomes Program: Monitoring the Health and Well-Being of the Australian Defence Force C Davy, C Barton, M Van Hooff , S Treloar – The Military Health Outcomes Program: The Middle East Area of Operations Prospective Study S Treloar,… Read more »

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Australian Venomous Creatures First Aid Guide

Rachel Jensen, Bill Nimorakiotakis, Tim Carroll and Kenneth Winkel* *1st edn, (ii) + 18 pp, paperback compendium with extensive illustrations, Parkville, CSL Limited, RRP: $9.95, 2007. Australia is home to some of the  world’s most venomous snakes, jellyfish, spiders and other creatures, whose venomous properties are described elsewhere.1 Many readers will recall the first publication… Read more »

By Peter Leggat In   Issue Volume 18 No. 4 .

Therapeutic Guidelines – Antibiotic

*Version 14. xxxiv+445pp, paperback, ISBN 978-0-9804764-7-7. Melbourne, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, AUD39.00, 2010. Apart from major textbooks of infectious disease, there have been few books published specifically on guidelines related to antibiotics. Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic, part of a collection of 14 in the series of the popular and respected Therapeutic Guidelines series in Australia, is now… Read more »

By Peter Leggat In   Issue Volume 18 No. 4 .

Tattoos – Life-saving art or Potential Health Hazard?

Tattoos as a form of bodily adornment are known to have their origins in antiquity. 1,2 Almost every known ancient civilisation has used the art of tattooing in ceremonial or religious rites and the significance of tattoos in tribal traditions has persisted into modern cultures to varying degrees. Captain James Cook’s observations of the Polynesians… Read more »

By Robert Pearce In   Issue Volume 18 No. 4 .

Management of severe trauma in an austere environment with limited kit on Pacific partnership 2010 deployment

Abstract Management of trauma is a challenging process which can be made worse in the austere environment. Austere medicine is essentially the provision of medical care without access to modern investigations or technology. This case review will discuss the management of a 38 yr old female involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), car vs… Read more »

By Danny O'Neill In   Issue Volume 18 No. 4 .

Tropical Diseases of Military Importance: A Centennial Perspective

Abstract Vector-borne diseases stand out as major concerns for military deployments. Of particular concern are malaria, arboviral diseases and, more recently, leishmaniasis. Vaccine preventable diseases also remain important globally. Other common problems, for example diarrhoeal disease and non-infectious hazards, such as trauma, also need to be addressed. Disclaimer: The author does not necessarily represent the… Read more »

By Peter Leggat In   Issue Volume 18 No. 4 .

The Healing Tonic: A Pilot Study of the Perceived Ability and Potential of Bartenders

Abstract Background Identifying and assisting veterans in need of mental health services has been and continues to be a challenge for veteran-specific health care providers.  Despite increased outreach efforts, many veterans remain on the periphery of such programs and fail to receive necessary services. Purpose The purpose of this pilot study was to explore an… Read more »

By Lynette G Fisher , Jeffrey J Maile and Keith A Anderson In   Issue Volume 18 No. 4 .

Post-traumatic stress disorder – in response to McKenzie’s holistic view

When discussing an issue as complex as psychological injury, opinion and belief can distract from knowledge”1 McKenzie’s2 paper is thought-provoking and raises several perennial issues for the assessment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). McKenzie appears to be making several points. Firstly, that there is an increasing prevalence of PTSD in ADF personnel, with this… Read more »

By Stephen Rayner In   Issue Volume 18 No. 4 .

In response to McKenzie D. An Holistic view of post-traumatic stress disorder

McKenzie’s article is a poorly written, and edited, polemic containing a number of sweeping statements, some of which are provocative and some that are offensive. Such an obvious exercise in ‘pot-stirring’ should at least be properly researched. Thirty seconds on-line confirmed the suspicion that his figures for Australians killed in World War Two were hopelessly… Read more »

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Letter in response to Douglas McKenzie Article

Sir, I would like to bring to your readers’ attention an inaccurate comment in a recent JMVH article on DVA accepted disability claims for posttraumatic stress disorder, concerning the second Australian Contingent to Rwanda, ASC2. McKenzie’s unreferenced article suggested that ‘the 2nd Australian Contingent to Rwanda, 20% of whom observed the Kibeho massacre, now has… Read more »

By Prof Peter Warfe In   Issue Volume 18 No. 4 .