Volume 20 No. 1

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2011 AMMA Conference Abstracts

Download Full Abstracts Here Annette Dobson, Keith Horsley, Carol Davy, Wu Yi Zheng, Michael Waller, Susan Treloar, Maria Abraham, Jeeva Kanesarajah, Derek Browne, Colleen Loos – Middle East Area Operations Health Study Dr Ian Norton – Training health personnel for disaster humanitarian responses; the power of immersion Neil Westphalen – The CANBERRA Class LHDs: a New Maritime Role 2 Enhanced Capability for… Read more »

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Army Malaria Institute: its Evolution and Achievements. First Decade: 1965-1975

Abstract This article describes the resumption of malaria research activities by the Australian Army during the mid-1960s – about 20 years after they were discontinued at the end of World War II .  At the start of the decade, some malaria infections were  no longer being suppressed adequately by proguanil or chloroquine, whereas the addition… Read more »

By Karl H Rieckmann and Anthony W Sweeney In   Issue Volume 20 No. 1 .

Assessing Suicide Risk in Veterans: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner

Abstract Background: Statistics have shown that veteran men and women are at greater risk for suicide than the general population. In order to decrease the incidence of suicide in veterans, nurse practitioners (NPs) and other health care professionals must not only become more aware of the risk factors for veteran suicides but also develop strong… Read more »

By Kathy Puskar and Giuliana Mazza In   Issue Volume 20 No. 1 .

President’s Message

Welcome to the latest edition of the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health and I hope that the New Year finds you all safe and well as many parts of Australia, yet again, are being severely affected by weather events. As I write this, I have one eye on the creek crossing near my house…. Read more »

By Greg Mahoney In   Issue Volume 20 No. 1 .

Inside this Edition

Welcome to 2012, which promises to be another challenging year, with the London Olympics and the ‘end of the world’ planned. Let’s hope the latter joins the ranks of previous predictions and the 2013 Editorial is being prepared around this time in 12 months. This issue brings together the abstracts of the varied and excellent… Read more »

By Andrew Robertson In   Issue Volume 20 No. 1 .

Combat Helmets and Blast Traumatic Brain Injury

Abstract Background: The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and the prominence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), mostly from improvised explosive devices, have focused attention on the effectiveness of combat helmets. Purpose: This paper examines the importance of TBI, the role and history of the development of combat helmets, current helmet designs and effectiveness, helmet design… Read more »

By Duncan Wallace In   Issue Volume 20 No. 1 .