Volume 19 No. 4

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South Australian Defence and Veteran Research Paper Day Abstracts

Better health outcomes for OSA using the Flinders Chronic Disease Management Program Antic, NA, Garner S, Harris M, Heatley E, McEvoy RD, Battersby M Introduction: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a chronic disease with long term complications. OSA is a disease more prevalent in men and seen in higher prevalence amongst Veteran populations. Medical management of OSA includes CPAP to maintain… Read more »

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Toxicology Handbook

Lindsay Murray, Frank Daly, Mark Little and Mike Cadogan* *2nd edn, xii + 529 pp, paperback with illustrations, ISBN: 978-0-7295-3939-5. Sydney, Churchill Livingstone (Imprint of Elsevier), RRP: $69.95, 2010. There are many excellent toxicology textbooks available internationally, including the recently published 9th edition of Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies.1 These are wonderful resources for those seeking a… Read more »

By Peter Leggat In   Issue Volume 19 No. 4 .

Therapeutic guidelines: Rheumatology

Rheumatology Expert Group. *Version 2. xxiii+315pp, ISBN 978-0-9804764-8-4. Melbourne, Therapeutic Guidelines Limited, AUD39.00, 2010 (2011 eBook also available).   Apart from major textbooks, there have been few handbooks published specifically on rheumatology guidelines. This second eBook Version of Therapeutic Guidelines: Rheumatology, part of a collection of 14 in the series of the popular and respected… Read more »

By Peter Aitken In   Issue Volume 19 No. 4 .

Rickettsial Diseases of Military Importance: An Australian Perspective

Abstract The threat of rickettsial diseases to Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel is reviewed, focusing on the historical impact and epidemiology of these diseases. Scrub typhus, a mite borne disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi is historically the most important rickettsial disease, and continues to cause morbidity in ADF personnel today. The historical occurrence of tick… Read more »

By Stephen Frances In   Issue Volume 19 No. 4 .

The ability of seasonal and pandemic influenza to disrupt military operations

Abstract Influenza is one of the few infectious diseases that is able to disrupt military operations quickly.  Although the extreme mortality rates seen during the pandemic of 1918-19 when tens of thousands of soldiers died has never been repeated (for as yet unclear reasons), illness rates alone make influenza of great military importance.  Seasonal influenza… Read more »

By Jon Hodge and Dennis Shanks In   Issue Volume 19 No. 4 .

Review of physiotherapy records to characterise musculoskeletal injury in Australian soldiers in the 16th Air Defence Regiment

Abstract Background: There is scant information on the types of musculoskeletal injuries, their causes and injury patterns that are sustained by Australian garrison soldiers (a permanent military post or place where troops are stationed). Rigorous physical training, manually emplacing weapon systems and daily military duties carried out by soldiers of the 16th Air Defence Regiment… Read more »

By Rolf Sellentin and Penny Sanchez In   Issue Volume 19 No. 4 .

Epidemiology and prevention of tropical diseases of military importance: a special issue

Historically, tropical diseases have remained a significant threat to military operations in tropical zones,1-4 especially in the developing country environment, which are often areas characterized by extremes of poverty, environment, endemic disease, and inadequate public health resources.  In the past decade, military deployments to war-like areas, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, has seen an increased… Read more »

By Peter Leggat In   Issue Volume 19 No. 4 .

Inside this Edition

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has just completed successfully in Perth with the joint assistance of the Australian Government, Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Western Australian State Government. While the considerable capabilities of the ADF did not need to be seriously tested, the planning from all agencies ensured a smooth and trouble-free… Read more »

By Andrew Robertson In   Issue Volume 19 No. 4 .