Volume 27 Number 4

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Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Symptoms as a Herald Sign of Metamizole-Induced Neutropenia

Abstract Metamizole is an analgesic and antipyretic drug commonly prescribed in various countries. In young adults living in overcrowded conditions, such as soldiers in training camps, upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) symptoms are common and metamizole is frequently used for treatment. This report describes a severe metamizole-induced neutropenia in a 19-year-old infantry recruit who presented… Read more »

By Adir Sommer In   Issue Volume 27 Number 4 .

Stress and Immune Mediators In The Canadian Armed Forces: Association Between Basal Levels and Military Physical Performance

Abstract Purpose: This study aimed to determine if an association exists between basal levels of stress and immune mediators and military physical performance among Canadian Armed Forces members (CAF). Methods: Blood samples from 219 CAF members (86 women and 133 men), were analysed for levels of cortisol, C-reactive protein (CRP), Adiponectin, INF-γ, TNF-α, IL-1β, IL-2,… Read more »

By Hans Christian Tingestad In   Issue Volume 27 Number 4 .

Rehabilitation in the Australian Defence Force

Introduction This article follows previous papers by the author, regarding occupational and environmental medicine in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).1,2,3,4,5 They assert that high rates of workplace illness and injury indicate the need to improve the management of hazards associated with ADF workplaces, with better emphasis on prevention. This assertion has been independently supported by… Read more »

By N. Westphalen In   Issue Volume 27 Number 4 .

Letter to the Editor

In reply to Dr Worswick’s article ‘Medical Officer Training – An Infantryman’s Perspective’ JMVH Vol. 27, Number 3, as an Army Medical Level 2 Doctor from a similar Royal Australian Infantry Corps background with non-regimental experience in Recruit, Officer and overseas training of foreign forces, I can unequivocally say the training of the Army’s uniformed… Read more »

By Dr Gordon Wing MBBS In   Issue Volume 27 Number 4 .


After the war The theme for this year’s AMMA conference is “After the  War: Repatriation, recovery and public health”. The impetus for this theme was the realisation that 100 years ago, in 1919, our forebears were just coming to terms with the fact that the Great War, the War to end all Wars, was finally… Read more »

By Andrew Robertson In   Issue Volume 27 Number 4 .