DiMiMED 2018

Lessons From Haiti
Article: Lee H. Harvis

Lessons From Haiti

How The Second Deadliest Earthquake in History Can Teach us to be Better Prepared for Future Large Scale Natural Disasters

As a colonel and physician in the United States Air Force, I’m honored to have served a senior role in the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) following the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the second deadliest quake in recorded history. AFSOC was part of the massive humanitarian interagency mission of the United States ... more

Hospital on the High Seas
Article: B. Wölke

Hospital on the High Seas

Bumps, bruises, and third-degree burns – just like their colleagues on dry land, naval physicians have to be ready for anything.

The patient – a crew member – was suffering from a high fever, an intense headache, and he was shivering. His mouth was dry as dust, his muscles ach­ing. As if that wasn’t enough, he also had diarrhea and nausea – both much more prominent than would have been the case for a normal dose of influ­enza. The ship’s doctor, Commander MC Dr. Axel ... more

THREE MONTHS LATER...
Article: F. Herkert

THREE MONTHS LATER...

Three months after Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010

Even three months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, large scale and continuing international aid for the ordinary citizens of Haiti had still to arrive. The frontline medical support that was rapidly deployed within a few weeks of the disaster had already been withdrawn, and the Haitians had been left to face a deteriorating situation with regard ... more

Brazilian Humanitarian Aid for the People of Haiti
Article: J.L. DE MEDEIROS AMARANTE JR. (BRASILIA)

Brazilian Humanitarian Aid for the People of Haiti

Brazil was among the first countries to send aid to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and still remains one of the strongest supporters of the long term operations. An Inter-ministerial Group coordinated the government aid efforts, which received a prompt response from the whole population, especially from the voluntary health workers. ... more

Defence against Bioterrorism
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Defence against Bioterrorism

Methods for Prevention and Control. NATO Science for Peace and Security. Series A: Chemistry and Biology

From military medical point of view the book may serve medical services of Armed Forces as very useful source of state-of the art knowledge, new strategies, policies, and methods to assess biological risks and to improve and strengthen the prevention, management and countering of biological attacks or natural and accidental disease outbreaks. ... more

CT-guided percutaneous drainage of a splenic abscess: case report and discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic options
Article: Wehrmedizinische Monatsschrift 5/2018

CT-guided percutaneous drainage of a splenic abscess: case report and discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic options

Department of Radiology (Head of Department: Colonel (MC) Dr. C. Moritz) of the Bundeswehr Hospital Hamburg (Hospital Commander and Medical Director: Brigadier (MC) Dr. J. Hoitz)

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2nd Working Conference of the Naval Officers in the Bundeswehr Medical Service
Report

2nd Working Conference of the Naval Officers in the Bundeswehr Medical Service

The 2nd Working Conference of the Naval Officers in the Bundeswehr Medical Service was held in Wilhelmshaven from 18 to 20 April 2018 at the invitation of the Surgeon General of the German Navy. ... more

Evidence of effectiveness of impulse sound hearing protection in the face of impulse noise triggered by handguns
Article: M.Wendorf, M. Schmitz-Rode

Evidence of effectiveness of impulse sound hearing protection in the face of impulse noise triggered by handguns

Due to the changing assignments for the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr = Bw), it is necessary constantly to adjust the
material and equipment of soldiers to new demands. This includes improving the protection of soldiers against hearing damage
caused by the noise of weapons and explosions. In this study, a new type of impulse sound hearing ... more

Article: B. Kadlec

Smallpox: Gone—But Should Not be Forgotten

Smallpox, a natural occurring disease eradicated from the face of the planet in 1979 was responsible for an estimated
250 million deaths in the 20th Century alone. A highly effective vaccination program organized by the World Health Organization
(WHO) eliminated this disease as a natural threat. Is there a threat remaining? ... more

The Dental Services of the DEU Armed Foces Medical Service in the field
Article: M. Lüpke

The Dental Services of the DEU Armed Foces Medical Service in the field

Maintaining the dental health of service personnel on deployment abroad is often subject to special demands and requirements. Absolute priority must be given to the preservation or restoration of unrestricted combat readiness. To ensure that the dental status of service personnel when deployed is adequate, appropriate provisions must be made at home, where ... more

One for All and All for One: improved wound treatment through interdisciplinary cooperation at a cranial centre
Article: C. von See, A. Schramm, N.-C. Gellrich

One for All and All for One: improved wound treatment through interdisciplinary cooperation at a cranial centre

There have been significant changes with regard to the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of cranial injuries in recent decades. The factors underlying this are the growth in hazardous leisure activities, the fact that vehicles are travelling at faster speeds on our roads, a rise in violent crime and the modifications that have been made to the body armour ... more

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

THE ROAD TO ACCREDITATION (Part 4 / 4)
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THE ROAD TO ACCREDITATION (Part 4 / 4)

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

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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 ROAD TO ACCREDITATION (Part 3 / 4)
Article

THE ROAD TO ACCREDITATION (Part 3 / 4)

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

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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
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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
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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
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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