Article: Corresponding Author: Martin CM Bricknell

Maritime military medical response to the Mediterranean migration crisis: A scoping study

During 2015 and 2016, Europe experienced a period of increased irregular immigration predominantly across the Mediterranean to its southern coastal borders. Many stakeholders were involved in the maritime response to this phenomenon, conducting search and rescue (SAR) and border security activities. However, relatively limited literature exists on the role ... more

The efficacy of hyaluronic acid in combination with an antiseptic - experience from acute military-based wound care
Advertorial: Martin Oberreiter, MD, PHD; Michal Plodr, MD, PhD; Vojtěch Pavlík, MSc

The efficacy of hyaluronic acid in combination with an antiseptic - experience from acute military-based wound care

Hyaluronic acid as an essential component of wound healing

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural constituent of human skin, where it forms a network with proteins that bind to HA and helps to maintain skin mechanical properties. (1) In addition, HA plays a structural role by retaining water, thereby maintaining a moist environment, which is critical for successful wound healing. Even Galen, a physician treating ... more

Bipolar air purification
Advertorial: Nordwest - Box GmbH & CO KG

Bipolar air purification

Like in nature through ionization

Bipolar ionization:

Ionization is the name of any process in which one or more electrons are removed from an atom or molecule so that the atom or molecule remains as a positively charged ion. ... more

DiaSys: Universally applicable assay for antibody determination in COVID-19
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DiaSys: Universally applicable assay for antibody determination in COVID-19

At the beginning of this year, DiaSys Diagnostic Systems, a medium-sized diagnostics company based in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, has expanded its portfolio by an immunoturbidimetric test for quantitative determination of total antibodies in COVID-19. This universally applicable total
antibody test, called SARS-CoV-2 UTAB FS (UTAB = Universal Total ... more

Maximum protection of troops provided by antiviral 5log masks
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Maximum protection of troops provided by antiviral 5log masks

Soldiers in the German army require a mask that is not only comfortable to wear for longer periods of time but most importantly offers the highest protection from Covid-19 and with it a potential spread of this virus amongst the troops. ... more

Article: Michael Spivock, PatrickGagnona, Tara Reilly, Phillip Newton, Barry Stockbrugger, Rachel Blacklock, ­Denis Couturier, Daryl Allard

Health and Fitness Promotion in a Military Setting: The Canadian Perspective

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Article: Karl E. Friedl (U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA)

Military Operational Readiness in the Digital Generation

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Special Print 2020
Article: EUROPEAN MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICE (EMMS) 2020

Special Print 2020

We are pleased to present you the announced 3rd edition of the EUROPEAN MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICES.

We are pleased to present you the announced 3rd edition of the EUROPEAN MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICES, with which we are now in its third year accompanying the European military medical services in the establishment of the Military Medical Coordination Center and thus supporting the exchange of knowledge and experience. Especially the article Covid shows how ... more

Masimo and MS Westfalia GmbH (MSW) Expand Partnership
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Masimo and MS Westfalia GmbH (MSW) Expand Partnership

Masimo and MS Westfalia GmbH (MSW) Expand Partnership to Add Masimo SedLine® Brain Function Monitoring, O3® Regional Oximetry, and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™) to the MSW Modular Point-of-Care Hybrid Jenny.

Jenny Combines Ventilation and Multi-Parameter Monitoring and Defibrillation in a Single Point-of-Care Device, Including Masimo rainbow SET® Measurements, NomoLine® Capnography, and now Brain Monitoring Technologies – The World’s First All-in-One Solution of Its Kind ... more

60  years of successful german-french cooperation
Article: MCS (OF6) Didier LANTERI, MC (OF5) David LACASSAGNE, Oberstarzt (OF5) Egon RITTER

60 years of successful german-french cooperation

On 29th February 1960, in response to the Agadir earthquake, the Bundeswehr Medical Service joined its French counterpart on a theatre of operations for the first time, assisting in the relief efforts. Since then, based on the Elysée Treaty (1963), military cooperation between Germany and France has developed significantly over the years, including in the ... more

THE CULTURAL CHALLENGE OF LEADING IN MILITARY MEDICINE
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THE CULTURAL CHALLENGE OF LEADING IN MILITARY MEDICINE

Lt Gen (Rtd) Professor Martin CM Bricknell CB OStJ PhD DM MBA MA MedSci

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Anaesthesia for Overseas Operations: UK Military Guidelines
Report: Lt Col N T Tarmey RAMC, Maj C L Park RAMC, Lt Col M Fox RAMC, Lt Col T Lowes RAMC, Surg Cdr A Mellor Royal Navy, Col P F Mahoney L/RAMC

Anaesthesia for Overseas Operations: UK Military Guidelines

The aim of this article is to share our recent experience of deployed military anaesthesia with the international community. In the United Kingdom Defence Medical Services (UK-DMS) we have recently completed a major revision of our Clinical Guidelines for Operations (CGOs). These guidelines aim to provide practical, concise guidance for deployed ... more

citizenAID®: A life saving principle
Article: Herron, JBT; Hay-David, AGC; Gilliam, AD; Hodgetts, TJ.

citizenAID®: A life saving principle

Since the London Bombings on 07/07/2005, terror attacks have made a resurgence in Great Britain: with 122 terrorism related attacks and 42 deaths in 2017 (1), and, a tactical shift towards the targeting of civilians in marauding terrorist attacks or vehicle based attacks (2). When a terrorist incident occurs, the police cannot guarantee the safety of any ... more

Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Support to Operations
Report: MCM Bricknell, RF Cordell (UK)

Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Support to Operations

This paper discusses the emerging concept of Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Support to Operations (CIHSO) recently introduced within NATO. It starts by summarising the developments in NATO policy regarding clinical governance and how this has evolved into CIHSO before examining the operational aspects of CIHSO within the Plan-Refine-Execute (PRE) ... more

Report: MISETA, T.F. MOLNÁR, S. RENDEKI (HUNGARY)

Potential Role of University Medical Schools in Civil-Military Cooperation (CiMiC)

The Pécs University (Hungary) Experience

The University of Pécs Medical School in Hungary developed the cooperation between military and civilian medicine as an ongoing issue. The Medical University provided much-needed theoretical backup to practice oriented military medicine. The university supported basic/introductionary training courses for young doctors enrolled into the compulsory national ... more

Special Print 2019
Article: EUROPEAN MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMMS) 2019

Special Print 2019

We are pleased to present to you the announced 2nd edition of the EUROPEAN MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICES.

After the publication of the first edition last year, we received a lot of positive feedback for our decision to accompany the allied European Military Medical Services in their efforts to come closer together. This has further spurred us on, and now you can follow the current developments. ... more

Canadian Forces Health Services
Report: S. Bailey (CANADA)

Canadian Forces Health Services

Road To Mental Readiness Programme

In 2007, the Canadian Armed Forces established a working group to consider new and innovative approaches to mental health training and education in the CAF, and was given the task of developing, delivering and evaluating mental health education across the spectrum of Canadian Forces audiences, including Canadian Forces members’ families. ... more

17 Medical Chemical Defense Conference
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17 Medical Chemical Defense Conference

Chemical Warfare Agents - Old Problems and New Challenges

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AN ATTRACTION AND RETENTION FRAMEWORK FOR THE CANADIAN FORCES HEALTH SERVICES GROUP
Report: L. GAGNE (CANADA)

AN ATTRACTION AND RETENTION FRAMEWORK FOR THE CANADIAN FORCES HEALTH SERVICES GROUP

This article reflects on the Canadian Forces Health Services Group initiative on attraction and retention of military medical health care personnel.
The ability to attract high quality people and subsequently retain experienced military practitioners remains the primary aim of this strategic plan. ... more

Medical Force Protection
Article: O. QUANTICK, D. ROSS (UK)

Medical Force Protection

What have we Learnt from Operation HERRICK in Afghanistan?

Medical Force Protection (Med FP) measures are important in mitigating morbidity and mortality in deployed forces. Historically, Disease Non Battle Injury (DNBI) accounts for significantly more morbidity than traumatic injury. However, how successful have we been in implementing such measures in Afghanistan? The author who conceived and undertook 3 Med FP ... more

Oximes as Nerve Agent Antidotes
Article: Dr. Helmut Priewer and Christoph Bloch

Oximes as Nerve Agent Antidotes

From Hydroxylamine to HI 6-DMS

Organophosphate-type nerve agents (e. g. tabun, sarin, soman, cyclosarin, VX) are among the most toxic synthetic compounds known so far. Organophosphate intoxication causes an excess of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine by inhibition of the acetylcholinesterase that normally reduce the activity of acetylcholine. The following study gives an insight in the ... more

Value-oriented Psychotherapy for Soldiers with Moral Injury and Operational Experience
Article: Peter Zimmermann, Christian Fischer, Thomas Thiel, Christina Alliger-Horn

Value-oriented Psychotherapy for Soldiers with Moral Injury and Operational Experience

From the German Armed Forces Centre for Military Mental Health (Psychotrauma Centre) of the Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin

Participating in a military operation abroad is for many soldiers an experience that will shape their lives. During the months spent outside Germany, soldiers gain many different impressions, for example as a result of the close bonds that form in the camps – not least with soldiers from other nations – but also through contact with the local culture ... more