The Military-Medicine Journal is an international source of thought and debate on the topic of ‘military medical services in support of national security objectives’. The Journal publishes research papers, literature reviews, academic analyses and opinion pieces. This Journal complements more academic publications on bio-medical sciences as ... more
Article: 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
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Like in nature through 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
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
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
Article: Pieter H Helmhout (Ministry of Defense The Netherlands)
Article: Karl E. Friedl (U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA)
Article: Dr. Dirk-Friedrich Klagges, Brigadier General (MD)
Article: EUROPEAN MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICE (EMMS) 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 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
Interview: Brigadier Andrew Gray
Article: MCS (OF6) Didier LANTERI, MC (OF5) David LACASSAGNE, Oberstarzt (OF5) Egon RITTER
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
Lt Gen (Rtd) Professor Martin CM Bricknell CB OStJ PhD DM MBA MA MedSci
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
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
Article: Herron, JBT; Hay-David, AGC; Gilliam, AD; Hodgetts, TJ.
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
Report: MCM Bricknell, RF Cordell (UK)
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)
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
Article: EUROPEAN MILITARY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMMS) 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
Report: S. Bailey (CANADA)
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
Report: L. GAGNE (CANADA)
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
Article: O. QUANTICK, D. ROSS (UK)
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
Article: Dr. Helmut Priewer and Christoph Bloch
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
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The 3rd Annual Operational Medicine Symposium will focus on DoD initiatives to enhance military medicine in an era of great power competition. This symposium will bring together highly regarded medical professionals from all services to discuss the practice of medicine in expeditionary environments.