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Military Medicine

  • 2013
    Jin Woo Im.
    Using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) records, this dissertation explores the staffing mix in substance use disorder treatment programs (SUDTPs) and the effectiveness of the current clinical practice guideline in reducing suicide risk associated with opioid therapy. The VA treats a large number of Veterans diagnosed with substance use disorders (SUDs) in four types of specialized SUDTPs at an annual cost of more than $350 million. The staffing mixes were not significantly different from 2001 to 2003, the years under review. However, given differences in treatment focus and provided services, the four types of SUDTPs may require different staffing mixes. We demonstrate how cost-effective staffing mixes for each type of VA SUDTP can be defined empirically. We derive prediction functions for benefits and costs based on patients' treatment outcomes at VA SUDTPs nationally from 2001 to 2003, and use them to formulate optimization problems to determine recommended staffing mixes that maximize net benefits per patient for four types of SUDTPs while conforming to limits of current practice. Compared to the actual staffing mixes in 2001-2003, the recommended staffing mixes would lower treatment costs while improving patient outcomes. We also introduce an approach to building a decision support system for staffing each type of SUDTP reflecting the dynamics of effectiveness and costs associated with the staffing changes. Compared to the actual staffing mixes, the staffing mixes suggested by the staffing decision support system are expected to treat significantly more Veteran patients under the existing staffing budget while improving patient outcomes. We also examine associations between adherence to guideline recommendations and the risk of suicide attempt based on Veterans Health Administration (VHA) records. Opioid therapy is often provided to reduce chronic pain in at-risk patients. Unfortunately, available opioid medications have been also used as a means for attempting suicide. In 2010, the VHA and the Department of Defense released a jointly developed clinical practice guideline (CPG) to reduce the risk of adverse events such as suicide attempt in patients prescribed opioids, primarily based on expert consensus. We conduct multivariate mixed-effects logistic regression analyses to define the associations between facility-level CPG adherence rates and risk of suicide attempt while controlling for the associations between individual-level delivery of CPG-based services and the risk of suicide attempt. Major findings include the following: suicide attempts were negatively associated with facility-level adherence rates for both consistent urine drug screenings and follow-up appointments, and were positively associated with facility-level risky sedative co-prescription rates.
  • 2011 Springer
    Alexander Lerner, Michael Soudry, editors.
    Organization of Urgent Medical Aid, Including Mass Casualty and Triage -- Wound Ballistics and Tissue Damage -- Damage Control Orthopaedics -- Crush Injury of the Limbs and Acute Mechanical Muscle-Crush Compartment Syndrome -- Anesthesia and Intensive Care of the Patient with Severe Extremity Trauma -- Hemotransfusion in Combat Trauma -- Diagnostic Imaging in Combat Trauma -- Tissue Debridement -- Primary External Fixation -- Prevention of Infection and Antibiotic Use in the Management of Armed Conflict Injuries to the Extremities -- Vascular Trauma to the Limbs -- Peripheral Nerve Injury -- Tissue Coverage After War Trauma -- Definitive Bone Fixation and Reconstruction: Conversion from Temporary External Fixation to Internal Fixation Methods -- Definitive Skeletal Reconstruction: Conversion to the Ilizarov Method -- War Injuries of the Hand -- Foot Surgery in War Trauma -- Limb Salvage Versus Amputation: The Dilemma -- Amputation in Combat Trauma -- Delayed Union and Nonunions -- Osteomyelitis -- Chronic Pain Subsequent to Armed Conflict Injuries to the Extremities.
  • 2006 AccessMedicine
    Michael R. Grey, Kenneth R. Spaeth.
    Introduction to terrorism and bioterrorism -- A clinical approach to biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism -- Clinicians' roles in public health preparedness and emergency response -- Environmental terrorism -- Surveillance systems and bioterrorism -- Vulnerable groups: a summary of relevant concerns -- Psychological effects of the BCN threat -- Toxicology and bioterrorism -- Legal and ethical issues -- A brief history of biological weapons -- Introduction to biological agents -- Smallpox (Variola major) -- Viral hemorrhagic fevers -- Anthrax -- Plague (Yersinia pestis) -- Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) -- Introduction to biotoxins -- Botulinum toxin -- Ricin -- Category B and C and additional agents -- Introduction to chemical weapons -- A brief history of chemical weapons -- Pulmonary agents -- Vesicants or blistering agents -- Nerve and incapacitating agents -- Blood agents -- A brief history of nuclear weapons and the atomic age -- An overview of radiation physics and injury -- Introduction to nucelar and radiation weapons -- Radiologic terrorism.
  • 2016 Springer
    Anthony M.J. Bull, Jon Clasper, Peter F. Mahoney, editors.
    Part 1. Basic Science and Engineering -- 1. The fundamentals of blast physics -- 2. Biomechanics in blast -- 3. Behaviour of materials -- 4. Blast Loading of Cells -- 5. Biological Tissue Response -- Part 2. Weapon Effects and the Human -- 6. Blast Injury Mechanism -- Section 3. Principles of Investigating and Modelling Blast and Blast Mitigation -- 7. The examination of post-blast scenes -- 8. Clinical Forensic Investigation of the 2005 London Suicide Bombings -- 9. Modelling the blast environment and relating this to clinical injury- Experience from the 7/7 Inquest -- 10. The mortality review panel: a report on the deaths on operations of UK Service personnel 2002-2013 -- 11. Physical Models- Tissue Simulants.-12. Physical Models- Organ models for primary blast -- 13. In Vivo Models of blast injury -- 14. Modelling Blast brain injury -- 15. Military wound ballistics base study: Development of a Skull/Brain Model -- 16. Surrogates of human injury -- 17. Computational methods in continuum mechanics -- 18. Energised fragments: bullets and fragment simulating projectiles -- Part 4. Applications of blast injury research: Solving clinical problems -- 19. Coagulopathy and inflammation: an overview of blast effects -- 20. Foot and Ankle Blast Injuries -- 21. Traumatic Amputation -- 22. Testing and development of mitigation systems for tertiary blast -- 23. Pelvic blast injury -- 24. Behind Armour blunt trauma (BABT) -- 25. Blast Injury to the Spine -- 26. Primary Blast Lung Injury -- 27. Regional effec ts of explosive devices: The neck -- 28. Optimising the anatomical coverage provided by military body Armour systems -- 29. Blast injuries of the Eye -- 30. Hearing damage through blast -- 31. Peripheral Nerve Injuries.
  • 2014 Ovid
    Alisa D. Gean.
    This is a single-authored book written by a world-class neuroradiologist with extensive experience in traumatic brain injury (TBI). It features six graphic-intense chapters depicting and expounding upon the complexity of TBI. Culled from nearly three decades of studying civilian TBI and five years of intensive study of TBI sustained from combat, terrorism, and natural disasters, this work is an exhaustive and innovative authority on the current approaches and applications of civilian and combat TBI. The text is sectored into six chapters based on pathophysiology, each augmented with numerous images and illustrations. The book gives special attention to neuroimaging, but is reinforced with relevant clinical correlation. This monograph is unique because it is first in class as an omnibus for the radiologist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, emergency physician, pediatrician, ophthalmologist, and the rehabilitation team.
  • 2007 IngentaConnect
    edited by Geoffrey L. Hudson.
    Also available: Print – 2007
  • 2014 PsychiatryOnline
    edited by Stephen J. Cozza, M.D., Matthew N. Goldenberg, M.D., Robert J. Ursano, M.D.
    An introduction to military service -- Health consequences of military service and combat -- Understanding military families : their characteristics, strengths, and challenges -- Military children and programs that meet their needs -- Military health care system and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs : an overview -- Combat stress reactions and psychiatric disorders after deployment -- Substance use disorders -- The care of combat-injured service members -- Traumatic brain injury -- Suicidal thoughts and behaviors in military service members and veterans -- Collaborative care : mitigating stigma and other barriers to care through mental health service delivery in primary care settings -- Deployment-related care for military children and families -- Children and families of ill and injured service members and veterans -- Caring for bereaved military family members -- Building resilience in military families.
  • 2010 Springer
    Les R. Folio.
    1. The Combat Environment: Preparation for Deployment -- 2. Echelons of Combat Casualty Care and Associated Imaging Resources -- 3. Blast and Ballistics: Types, Background, Terminology -- 4. Introduction to Imaging of Penetrating/Perforating Blast and Ballistic Injuries -- 5. Significant Medical Advances on the Battlefield and the Changing Roles of Imaging -- 6. Imaging Thresholds of Salvageability of Life, Limb, and Eyesight -- 7. Imaging Traumatic Brain Injury On and Off the Battlefield -- 8. Chest Imaging in a Battlefield Hospital -- 9. Abdomen and Pelvis Imaging in Iraq -- 10. Skeletal Trauma in Iraq.
  • Lynn McDonald, editor.
  • 2014 Springer
    Lawrence B. Bone, Christiaan N. Mamczak, editors.
    This book is designed as an easy to read reference and practical guide to the management of combat extremity injuries, which account for a high percentage of the injuries sustained in recent and current conflicts. The surgical techniques appropriate to the full range of extremity injuries and some other frequent injuries, such as trauma to the spine and pelvis, are clearly described with the aid of helpful illustrations. In each chapter a bottom line up front approach is adopted, providing key messages first; a further important feature is the emphasis placed on case-based information and lessons learned from practice. Care has been taken to ensure that the advice provided is straightforward and in line with military clinical practice guidelines.
  • 2011 Springer
    Matthew Martin, Alec Beekley, editors.
    Prehospital and enroute care -- Combat triage and mass casualty management -- Initial management priorities: beyond ABCDE -- Damage control resuscitation -- To operate or image?: pulling the trigger -- Ultrasound in combat trauma -- The bowel: contamination, colostomies, and combat surgery -- Liver and spleen injury management in combat (old school) -- Pancreatic and duodenal injuries (sleep when you can ...) -- Operative management of renal injuries -- Major abdominal vascular trauma -- To close or not to close: managing the open abdomen -- Choice of thoracic incision -- Lung injuries in combat -- Diagnosis and management of penetrating cardiac injury -- Thoracic vascular injuries: operative management in "enemy territory" -- Chest wall and diaphragm injury -- Soft tissue wounds and fasciotomies -- Extremity injuries and open fractures -- Mangled extremities and amputations -- Peripheral vascular injuries -- The neck -- Geritourinary injuries (excluding kidney) -- Neurosurgery for dummies -- Spine injuries -- Face, eye, and ear injuries -- Burn care in the field hospital -- The pediatric patient in wartime -- The combat ICU team -- Postoperative resuscitation -- Monitoring -- Ventilator management: a practical approach to respiratory failure in combat casualties -- Practical approach to combat-related infections and antibiotics -- Stabilization and transfer from the far forward environment -- Humanitarian and local national care -- Expectant and end of life care in a combat zone.
  • 2013 ebrary
    Joseph P. Byrne.
    Factors in early modern health and wellness -- Education and training : learned and non-learned -- Religion and medicine -- Women's health and medicine -- Infants and children -- Infectious diseases -- Environmental and occupational hazards -- Surgeons and surgery -- Mental and emotional health and disorders -- Apothecaries and their pharmacopeias -- War, health, and medicine -- Medical institutions -- Healing and the arts.
  • 2016 Springer
    Kenneth L. Cameron, Brett D. Owens, editors.
    Part I. The spectrum of musculoskeletal injuries in the military -- The burden of musculoskeletal injuries in the military / Brett D. Owens and Kenneth L. Cameron -- Traumatic combat injuries / Andrew J. Schoenfeld and Philip J. Belmont -- The burden of deployment-related non-battle injuries (NBIs) and their impact on the musculoskeletal system / Kenneth L. Cameron -- Sports and exercise-related injuries in the military / Michael Garrison, Scott Dembowski, and Nathan Shepard -- Musculoskeletal injuries during military initial entry training / Scott D. Carow and Jennifer L. Gaddy -- Disability associated with musculoskeletal injuries / Chad A. Krueger and James R. Ficke -- Part II. The epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries by anatomic region -- Shoulder injuries / Christopher J. Tucker and Brett D. Owens -- Elbow, wrist, and hand injuries / Danielle L. Scher, Emily H. Shin, Jennifer M. Wolf, and Leon J. Nesti -- Hip injuries / Joseph T. Lanzi and Steven J. Svoboda -- Knee injuries / Jeremy McCallum and John M. Tokish -- Lower leg, ankle, and foot injuries / Brian R. Waterman, John Dunn, and Justin D. Orr -- Thoracic and lumbar spine injuries / Jeffrey B. Knox and Joseph Orchowski -- Cervical spine and neck injuries / Scott C. Wagner and Ronald A. Lehman -- Part III. Public health strategies for injury prevention and treatment in the military -- Application of the public health model for musculoskeletal injury prevention within the military / Kenneth L. Cameron -- Successful injury prevention interventions / Sarah J. de la Motte and Robert Oh -- Overcoming barriers to injury prevention in the military / Deydre S. Teyhen, Stephen L. Goffar, Timothy L. Pendergrass, Scott W. Shaffer, and Nikki Butler.
  • 2008 Springer
    Fritz Allhoff, editor.
    Physicians at war: the dual-loyalties challenge / Fritz Allhoff -- Dual-loyalty and human rights in health professional practice: proposed guidelines and institutional mechanisms / International Dual-Loyalty Working Group -- Guidelines to prevent the malevolent use of physicians in war / Michael E. Frisina -- Dual disloyalties: law and medical ethics at Guantanamo Bay / Jonathan H. Marks -- Toward a framework for military health ethics / Gervase Pearce, Peter Saul -- Physician involvement in hostile interrogations / Fritz Allhoff -- Indecent medicine revisited: considering physician involvement in torture / Richard Matthews -- Torture and the regulation of the health care professions / John Lunstroth -- Is medicine a pacifist vocation or should doctors help build bombs? / Michael L. Gross -- The case against doctor involvement in weapons design and development / Vivienne Nathanson -- Armed conflict and value conflict: case studies in biological weapons / Michael J. Selgelid -- Ethics and the dual-use dilemma in the life sciences / Seumas Miller, Michael J. Selgelid -- Triage priorities and military physicians / Marcus P. Adams -- Medical neutrality and political activism: physicians' roles in conflict situations / Justin M. List.
  • 2013
    Murray C. Meikle.
    "The two world wars played an important role in the evolution of plastic and maxillofacial surgery in the first half of the 20th century. This book is about four of the key figures involved. Sir Harold Gillies and Sir Archibald McIndoe were born in Dunedin; McIndoe and Rainsford Mowlem studied medicine at the University of Otago Medical School, and Henry Pickerill was foundation Dean of the University of Otago Dental School. The author describes how these surgeons revolutionised plastic surgery and the treatment of facial trauma, working on soldiers, fighter pilots and civilians disfigured by bombs, shrapnel and burns. Eventually Gillies et al. were supported by a vast surgical enterprise that included surgeons, dentists, anaesthetists, artists and photographers, nurses and orderlies. The text is fully illustrated with photos, drawings and case notes by the surgeons and war artists at military hospitals at Boulogne-sur-Mer, Aldershot and Sidcup in the First World War, and civilian hospitals at East Grinstead, Basingstoke and Hill End in the Second. The book includes a DVD of Rainsford Mowlem performing a variety of plastic operations in 1945. This book is a must for anyone interested in the history of medicine and the treatment of casualties in the two world wars"--From publisher.
  • edited by Paul Kopperman.
    In 1746, Dr. John Buchanan, a recently retired medical officer in the British Army, produced a manuscript, 'Regimental Practice, or a Short History of Diseases common to His Majesties own Royal Regiment of Horse Guards when abroad (Commonly called the Blews).' Revised almost until the time of Buchananan's death in 1767, it was primarily based on the author's observations while surgeon to a cavalry regiment serving in Flanders 1742-1745 during the War of the Austrian Succession. It is presented here as an annotated modern edition of the text.
  • 1976-
    by C. Keith Wilbur.
    Status: Not Checked OutLane Catalog Record
  • Frank L. Grzyb ; foreword by Robert C. Rubel.
    "During the Civil War, Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners convalesced in a general army hospital in Portsmouth Grove, Rhode Island. This study details experiences of those who received and provided care, exploring the barbarities of medicine, daily routine, role of citizens, later adventures of former patients/staff, and final resting places of those who died on the grounds"--Provided by publisher.
  • 2007 Springer
    edited by Manfred S. Green, Jonathan Zenilman, Dani Cohen, Itay Wiser, and Ran D. Balicer.
  • Darrell G. McPherson.
  • 2011
    edited by Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Mark C. Brown.
    This Forum on Health and National Security, directed to addressing stigma and barriers to care, brought together a diverse group of leaders in order to expand horizons on these issues of important national need in times of war, disaster and terrorism. The individuals represented national leaders, educators, researchers and health care planners across mental health, health care systems, military and disaster care and the specific issues of stigma and barriers to care. The goal was for individuals who did not usually talk with each other or even know of each other's work, to hear new perspectives and create a new vantage point on this difficult topic.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2011
    edited by Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Mark C. Brown.
    This Forum on Health and National Security, directed to addressing stigma and barriers to care, brought together a diverse group of leaders in order to expand horizons on these issues of important national need in times of war, disaster and terrorism. The individuals represented national leaders, educators, researchers and health care planners across mental health, health care systems, military and disaster care and the specific issues of stigma and barriers to care. The goal was for individuals who did not usually talk with each other or even know of each other's work, to hear new perspectives and create a new vantage point on this difficult topic.
    Also available: Print – 2011
  • 2016 Springer
    COL Robert B. Lim, editor.
    Disaster Medicine: Lessons Learned from the Crash of Asiana Airlines Flight -- Disaster Preparedness -- Trauma Surgery in an Austere Environment: Trauma and Emergency Surgery in Unusual -- Difficult Triage Decisions in the Combat or Austere -- Removal of Unexploded -- Hostage Rescue -- Awake Tracheostomy in an Austere -- Pediatric Emergencies in the Combat or Austere Environment: As Easy as A, B, C -- The Oklahoma City -- The Experience of Disaster Response in Sri Lanka: From Reaction to Planning -- A Surgical Response to the Haiti Earthquake -- Surgery on Public Enemy #1 -- Lessons Learned in Combat Burn -- Operating in a Tent -- Dismounted Complex Blast -- Surgery Under Fire -- Lessons Learned From the Boston Marathon Bombing -- Chemical Warfare: A Brief History and Summary of Current Threats and Initial Management -- Providing Surgical Training and Assistance in a Developing Country during Military Assistance -- Use What You?ve Got: Resource Utilization in a Mass Casualty in Afghanistan. .
  • 2013
    Mercedes Graf.
    Pioneer women doctors campaign for wartime service -- From pioneer women doctors abroad to "joining the home team" -- From contract surgeon to Army medical officer -- Enter the women neuropsychiatrists/psychiatrists -- "Specialization as a mark of expertise": women doctors in internal medicine, pathology, anesthesiology, and orthopedics -- "Narrowing the field": women doctors in radiology, preventive medicine, surgery, and other areas -- More than they expected: nonspecialists and other problems in service -- "I do not regret having had the opportunity to serve my country": a look back at women's experiences as medical officers in the United States Army -- Appendix.
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    von Prof. Dr. med. et phil. F. Köhler.
    Also available: Print – 1917-
  • 2014 Springer
    Robert M. Bray, Laurel L. Hourani, Jason Williams, Marian E. Lane, Mary Ellen Marsden.
    From the stresses of repeated deployments to the difficulties of re-entry into civilian life, we are just beginning to understand how protracted conflicts, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, are affecting service members. Issues such as risky health behaviors and chemical dependence raise productivity concerns as they do with all organizations, but they also have a profound impact on the safety and readiness of troops--and by extension, the military as a whole--in life-or-death situations. Understanding Military Workforce Productivity cuts through the myths and misconceptions about the health and resilience of today's active-duty armed forces. This first-of-its-kind volume presents up-to-date findings across service branches in core health areas including illness and injury, alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco use, obesity, and mental health. The short- and long-term implications discussed relate to the quality of the lives of service members and their families, the quality and preparedness of the military as a workforce, and prevention and intervention efforts.
  • 2016 Karger
    volume editors, L. Tatu, J. Bogousslavsky.
    Neurology and war : from antiquity to modern times / Paciaroni, M., Arnao, V. -- Neurosurgical work during the Napoleonic wars : George James Guthrie's experience / Roux, F.-E -- Impact of 20th century wars on the development of neurosurgery / Dowdy, J., Pait, T.G. -- Elaboration of the visual pathways from the study of war-related cranial injuries : the period from the Russo-Japanese War to World War I / Lanska, D.J. -- Publications on peripheral nerve injuries during World War I : a dramatic increase in knowledge / Koehler, P.J. -- The influence of the two world wars on the development of rehabilitation for spinal cord injuries in the United States and Great Britain / Lanska, D.J. -- Traumatic brain injury studies in Britain during World War II / Lanska, D.J. -- Neurology and neurologists during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) / Walusinski, O. -- Silas Weir Mitchell : neurologists and neurology during the American Civil War / Boller, F., Birnbaum, .D -- Fench neurologists during World War I / Walusinski, O., Tatu, L., Bogousslavsky, J. -- Nostalgia in the army (17th-19th centuries) / Battesti, M. -- Neuropsychiatric disturbances, self-mutilation and malingering in the French armies during World War I : war strain or cowardice? / Tatu, L., Bogousslavsky, J. -- Neurological impact of World War I on the artistic avant-garde : the examples of André Breton, Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars / Bogousslavsky, J., Tatu, L. -- The central role of neuroscientists under National Socialism / Zeidman, L.A. -- What's in a name? : neurological eponyms of the Nazi era / Kondziella, D., Zeidman, L.A -- Neurology in the vietnam war / Gunderson, C.H., Daroff, R.B -- Neurotoxic weapons and syndromes / Carota, A., Calabrese, P., Bogousslavsky, J. -- Post-traumatic stress disorder among French armed forces members in Afghanistan : a new approach / Paul, F., Marimoutou, C., Pommier de Santi, Clervoy, P.
  • 2009
    Judith Bellafaire and Mercedes Graf.
    In their efforts to utilize their medical skills and training in the service of their country, women physicians fought not one but two male-dominated professional hierarchies: the medical and the military establishments. In the process, they also contended with powerful social pressures and constraints. Throughout Women Doctors in War, authors Judith Bellafaire and Mercedes Graf focus on the medical careers, aspirations, and struggles of individual women, using personal stories to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges female military physicians have faced. Military and medical historians and scholars in women's studies will discover a wealth of new information in this book.

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