DiMiMED 2018

THE ROAD TO ACCREDITATION (Part 4 / 4)
Article

THE ROAD TO ACCREDITATION (Part 4 / 4)

LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE FIRST PUBLIC SECTOR ISO 15189 ACCREDITED LABORATORY IN GHANA.

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Who gets mountain sickness?
Article: P.Bärtsch

Who gets mountain sickness?

Altitude, ascent rate and individual susceptibility are the most significant determinants for High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) . In general, susceptible individuals can avoid an HAPE at altitudes of up to 7000 m without medication if they ascend slowly. ... more

Article: PR Davis, KTS Pattinson, NP Mason, P Richards, D Hillebrandt

High Altitude Illness

The aims of this article are to outline the physiology of high altitude, the treatment of altitude illness and to describe the opportunities for further education in mountain medicine. This article updates a previous J R Army Med Corps article [1] drawing upon recently published consensus guidelines to update the therapeutics of the altitude-related ... more

Article: Sandra Sándor

Prevention and therapy of health complications caused by bullet-resistant protective vests.

In the period following the collapse of world systems the role of armies changed significantly. Conflicts unfolding before the global public, the inescapability of publicity, the nearly inestimable development of technology had increased the value of expensively trained soldiers and the role of prevention by the millennium. A reason for this was that the ... more

The aeromedical evacuation
Article: M. Reksoprodio, H.Mulijadi, I. Trihapsoro, W. Mulyawan

The aeromedical evacuation

Indonesian Armed Forces /TNI Experiences

Aeromedical Evacuation (AME) is the best choice for a rapid and relatively safe evacuation using air transportation. AME has
several limitations caused by environmental influences on the human physiology. The operation of AME can work well when there
is a good support organisation in place. ... more

Multinational approach in medical support to NATO operations
Article: L. FAZEKAS

Multinational approach in medical support to NATO operations

Evaluation challenges in deployments of multinational medical units

National and NATO medical staff responsible for deployment of Multinational Medical Units (MMU) face multiple challenges due to differences
in national medical standards, quality of care medical training and education. The recently developed AMedP-27 RD1, Medical Evaluation
Manual (MEM) serves as a tool for evaluation of MMUs both at national ... more

Reconstruction and Development efforts in Crises Response Operations
Article: Z. Vekerdi

Reconstruction and Development efforts in Crises Response Operations

The article¹highlights the issue from a strategic point of view and does not go into details of its operational and tactical aspects. MCIF readers
get a short introduction, background and the main requirements for an integrated approach to reconstruction and development efforts in crises
response operations. ... more

7th International Conference on  Public Health and Nursing
Article

7th International Conference on Public Health and Nursing

September 19-20, 2018 Singapore

Theme: Focusing on Global Outbreaks and Upgrades towards Public Health and Nursing ... more

New developments in medical equipment and technology
Article: D. J. LOEBSACK (USA)

New developments in medical equipment and technology

Doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are among the  rst in the world to use an electrical stimulation device to treat patients suffering
severe depression.
The device, called the repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) system, utilizes a phenomenon known as electromagnetic induction
– the rapid changing of magnetic  ... more

World Nursing Education and Evidence Based Practice Conference
Article

World Nursing Education and Evidence Based Practice Conference

August 20-21, 2018
Osaka, Japan

Nursing Education 2018 highlights the theme “New Innovations and challenges in Nursing Education and Evidence Based Practice”. ... more

World Congress on Nursing and Health Care
Article

World Congress on Nursing and Health Care

April 16-17, 2018
Dubai, UAE

WCN 2018 Conference highlights the theme “Pivotal Role of Nursing in Leading and Advancing Healthcare” ... more

Global Surgery
Article

Global Surgery

Wednesday 7 March 2018 in London

The Global surgery event on Wednesday 7 March 2018
Key topics include Strengthening surgical care in Sierra Leone and Surgery in response to military and medical advances ... more

Prehospital Algorithm in Gunshot Injuries of the Brain
Article: Brig (Dr) Harjinder s Bhatoe M, Ch

Prehospital Algorithm in Gunshot Injuries of the Brain

Immediate care rendered to a patient with craniocerebral missile injury (CMI) depends upon the place of injury (roadside accident site or battlefield, rural or urban setup, etc) and consequently the resources available at the nearest medical setup. A sniper or an assassin deliberately aims at the head to ensure death or at least permanent disablement. On ... more

Veterinary Support’s Diversity in Operation: Example of Sangaris
Article: Chal D., Trombini G., Koehle O., Santinelli Y. and Quain C.

Veterinary Support’s Diversity in Operation: Example of Sangaris

Within Sangaris Operation, in Central African Republic, the French military health Service has deployed a veterinary unit that also supports the French Elements in Gabon and the Logistics Support Mission in Cameroun.

After a short description of the context of this operation and its veterinary unit, the diversity of the veterinary missions is ... more

Flash Flood Disaster in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia  The Aftermath
Article: Col dr Iwan Trihapsoro, SpKK, SpKP, FINSDV, FAADV

Flash Flood Disaster in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia The Aftermath

Cyclone Yvette, located at 620 km south of Denpasar, Bali in the Indian Ocean caused hours of heavy rainfall on the 21st and 23rd of December 2016. ... more

DiMiMED Presentations
Report

DiMiMED Presentations

Col (ret) Prof Alexander Grebenyuk, MD, PhD, Dr. Yuan-Sheng Tsen, Col Prof Corrado Maria Durante, MD, Capt Mark Riddle, 1st Lt Assists Prof (MD, PhD) Marijo Bekic, Col Christophe Pierard, PharmD, PhD, HDR, Maj Gen (Ret) Dr Kishore JB Rana, Dr. Elisabeth Lipke, Dr. Iwan Trihapsoro, Dr. Gurcharn Bhullar, Lt Col Assist Prof Arik Eisenkraft,MD, Frederic ... more

“Certainly the biggest change!”
Interview: Colonel Dr. Kai Schlolaut

“Certainly the biggest change!”

Interview with with Dr. David Smith

Dr. David Smith undertakes the tasks the of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in U.S. Department of Defense. As supervisor for the entire U.S. Military Health System (MHS) and health care of more than 9 million insured he is responsible for the implementation of the guidelines of the U.S. congress, National ­Defense Authorization Act ... more

Russian System of Medical Specialists Training on CBRN Protection Issues
Article: PROF ALEXANDER GREBENYUK, MD, PhD, COL (ret.)

Russian System of Medical Specialists Training on CBRN Protection Issues

Research and Production Center “Special and Medical Equipment”, St. Petersburg, Russia

Any CBRN event is an incident that requires coordinated actions of various specialists of different services, both military and civilian. In this regard, the training of medical specialists on CBRN protection issues is an important part of the medical education in all countries, including Russia. ... more

REPORT OF THE 42nd ICMM WORLD CONGRESS ON MILITARY MEDICINE
Report: Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India November 19-24, 2017

REPORT OF THE 42nd ICMM WORLD CONGRESS ON MILITARY MEDICINE

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Pharmacotherapy of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC): 2017 Update
Article: Juliane Biermann, Steffen Höchel, Holger Heidenreich

Pharmacotherapy of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC): 2017 Update

Department of Urology (Chief Physician: Colonel (MC) H. Heidenreich, MD) of the Berlin Bundeswehr Hospital (Hospital Commander: Commodore (MC) K. Reuter, MD)

Summary
Over the past ten years, the introduction of targeted therapy has led to dramatic changes in the treatment of metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). For the first time, new substances have been able to demonstrate an advantage in overall survival, while others show promising results in combination therapy.
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Third Meeting Military Committee World Federation Neurosurgical Societies
Report: Gregor B. Freude, Uwe M. Mauer

Third Meeting Military Committee World Federation Neurosurgical Societies

When we start to look for a military committee under the protection of the WFNS the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies in 2005 in Marrakech we never could imagine that we will succeed in such a manner. ... more

Article: Dr med Hagen Frickmann

Dengue Fever: Diagnosis of Dengue Fever Infection

In the acute phase of the disease, during which the patient usually presents to the doctor, the main focus is on the direct detection of the pathogen. Rapid tests are particularly suitable here, especially during deployments ... more

Article: Dr. Wiemer

Dengue Fever: Clinic, Epidemiology and Prevention

Endemic Areas and Infections of Travellers according to GeoSentinel ... more

Article: PD Dr. Krüger

Dengue Fever: Vectors (Entomology) ​

Dengue (DEN) viruses are obligate arboviruses and are exclusively transmitted by mosquitoes of the Aedes species. ... more

Impact of deployment in Afghanistan on sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in German soldiers
Article: Heidi Danker-Hopfe, Cornelia Sauter, Jens T. Kowalski (a), Stefan Kropp (b,c), Andreas Ströhle (d), Ulrich Wesemann, Peter L. Zimmermann

Impact of deployment in Afghanistan on sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in German soldiers

From Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Berlin Institute of Health, Competence Center Sleep Medicine1(Head: Prof. Dr. Heidi Danker-Hopfe), an the Bundeswehr Psychotrauma Center (Head: Colonel (MC) Assoc. Prof. P. Zimmermann) at the Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin (Commander and Medical Director: Admiral (MC) Dr. K. Reuter)

SUMMARY

In this prospective study subjective sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness prior, during and after deployment of German soldiers in Afghanistan were examined. Sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index; PSQI) and daytime sleepiness (Epworth Sleepiness Scale; ESS) were assessed prior to deployment in 118 soldiers of the ... more