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  1. Research article

    Allocating scarce medical resources during armed conflict: ethical issues

    We describe ethical issues arising in the allocation of civilian medical resources during armed conflict. Three features are significant in the context of allocating scarce resources in armed conflicts: the di...

    Nicholas Greig Evans and Mohamed A. Sekkarie

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 3:5

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Mental status assessment of disaster relief personnel by vocal affect display based on voice emotion recognition

    Disaster relief personnel tend to be exposed to excessive stress, which can be a cause of mental disorders. To prevent from mental disorders, frequent assessment of mental status is important. This pilot study...

    Shunji Mitsuyoshi, Mitsuteru Nakamura, Yasuhiro Omiya, Shuji Shinohara, Naoki Hagiwara and Shinichi Tokuno

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 3:4

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  3. Review

    Fluid resuscitation in haemorrhagic shock in combat casualties

    This brief update reviews the recent literature available on fluid resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock and considers the applicability of this evidence for use in resuscitation of combat casualties in the com...

    Parli R. Ravi and Bipin Puri

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 3:2

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  4. Research article

    Automated closed-loop resuscitation of multiple hemorrhages: a comparison between fuzzy logic and decision table controllers in a sheep model

    Hemorrhagic shock is the leading cause of trauma-related death in the military setting. Definitive surgical treatment of a combat casualty can be delayed and life-saving fluid resuscitation might be necessary...

    Nicole Ribeiro Marques, Brent J. Ford, Muzna N. Khan, Michael Kinsky, Donald J. Deyo, William J. Mileski, Hao Ying and George C. Kramer

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 3:1

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  5. Research article

    The contribution of personal and seniority variables to the presence of stress symptoms among Israeli UAV operators

    The exposure to war scenes via screens, despite offering a degree of detachment, can be stressful for the operator. The aim of the current study is to examine the existence of anxiety, depression, and post tra...

    Shiri Gal, Leah Shelef, Idit Oz, Nirit Yavnai, Erez Carmon and Shirley Gordon

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:18

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  6. Research article

    International medical leadership, collaboration and communication

    International social networking is eminent in medical practice, mainly in sharing knowledge and mutual inspiring and in social and professional bonding. Since 2006, the International Medical Course is taking p...

    Yael Arbel, Yehuda Zadik, Idan Nakdimon, Yuval Ran, Jacob Mendelovich, Tarif Bader and Hagay Frenkel

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:17

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  7. Review

    Learning lessons in emergency management: the 4th International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters

    The International Preparedness & Response to Emergencies & Disasters (IPRED) conferences are conducted bi-annually in order to share insights and lessons learned from diverse crises. The aim of the article is ...

    B. Adini, A. Ohana, E. Furman, R. Ringel, Y. Golan, E. Fleshler, U. Keren and S. Reisner

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:16

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  8. Research article

    Toward a US Army Pacific (USARPAC) rapid deployment medical component in support of Human Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations: challenges with “Going in Light”

    This article reports the exploratory development and study efforts regarding the viability of a novel “going-in light” or “Going Light” medical component in support of US Army Pacific (USARPAC) Humanitarian As...

    Ralph J. Johnson III

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:15

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  9. Research article

    The search for the best infantry boot

    The combat role of the twenty-first century infantry soldier has changed and accordingly their boots should evolve to meet these new needs and maximize soldier performance.

    Charles Milgrom, Alex Sorkin, Arnon Gam, Jonathan Singer, Itamar Nir, Boris Kogan and Aharon S. Finestone

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:14

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  10. Review

    Ebola Virus Disease: international perspective on enhanced health surveillance, disposition of the dead, and their effect on isolation and quarantine practices

    Despite the comparatively few cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that arose outside of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia in 2014, public health response partners around the world developed a patchwork of plans...

    Preeti Emrick, Christine Gentry and Lauren Morowit

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:13

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  11. Research article

    Real time medical learning using the WhatsApp cellular network: a cross sectional study following the experience of a division’s medical officers in the Israel Defense Forces

    Primary care medical officers (MOs) are expected to maintain self-education while serving in their units in order to maintain professional standards. With the rise of smartphone use in the Israel Defense Force...

    Ofer Blumenfeld and Ronen Brand

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:12

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  12. Research article

    Resveratrol fails to provide prophylactic protection in a rat model of organophosphate poisoning

    Paraoxonase-1, an organophosphorous-hydrolyzing enzyme, was shown to provide protection against organophosphates poisoning in vivo. In vitro findings suggest that the phytoalexin resveratrol can elevate parao...

    Yossi Rosman, Shaul Ravfogel, Arthur Shiyovich, Shai Shrot, Nadav Milk, Nimrod Ophir, Michael Aviram, Ishai Nir, Michael Kassirer and Arik Eisenkraft

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:11

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  13. Case study

    Early psychological intervention following the 2014 Nepal snowstorm

    The following is a case study of the blizzard of October 2014, an Israeli rescue team, the Special Mental Health Team (SMHT) of the Israeli Defense Forces Medical Corps, was sent to the disaster area to rescue...

    Idit Oz, Lucian Tatsa-Laur, Yitshak Kreiss, Eyal Fructer, Avraham Itzhak and Orly Sarid

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:10

    Published on: 23 May 2016

  14. Review

    Lassa fever: another threat from West Africa

    Lassa fever, a zoonotic viral infection, is endemic in West Africa. The disease causes annual wide spread morbidity and mortality in Africa, and can be imported by travelers. Possible importation of Lassa feve...

    Tal Brosh-Nissimov

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:8

    Published on: 30 April 2016

  15. Review

    Toxins as biological weapons for terror—characteristics, challenges and medical countermeasures: a mini-review

    Toxins are hazardous biochemical compounds derived from bacteria, fungi, or plants. Some have mechanisms of action and physical properties that make them amenable for use as potential warfare agents. Currently...

    Tamar Berger, Arik Eisenkraft, Erez Bar-Haim, Michael Kassirer, Adi Avniel Aran and Itay Fogel

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:7

    Published on: 29 April 2016

  16. Research article

    Mechanisms of cognitive control in cadet pilots

    Optimizing performance of aviators while minimizing risks arising from the exposure to extreme environment, both external and internal, is one of the principles guiding the Israeli Air Force. Young cadets in p...

    Shirley Gordon, Nir Getter, Idit Oz, Dror Garbi and Doron Todder

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:6

    Published on: 3 March 2016

  17. Research article

    Impact of adding a filter for protection from toxic inhalational compounds to the ventilation circuit of mechanically ventilated patients

    Standard-issue Chemical-Biological-Radio-Nuclear (CBRN) gasmasks, as used for protection from non-conventional warfare agents or toxic industrial compounds, cannot be used by ventilated patients, leaving them ...

    Eliezer Be’eri, Simon Owen, Mark Shachar, Yaron Barlavie and Arik Eisenkraft

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:3

    Published on: 1 March 2016

  18. Review

    Effective medical leadership in times of emergency: a perspective

    Leadership, and more specifically medical leadership, is an unmeasured potential that has the power to influence every aspect of a person’s professional life and its challenges and is more evident in times of ...

    Oded Hershkovich, David Gilad, Eyal Zimlichman and Yitshak Kreiss

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:4

    Published on: 6 February 2016

  19. Research article

    Evaluating emergency preparedness and impact of a hurricane sandy in pediatric patients with diabetes

    Natural disasters have always been associated with significant adverse events including medical and mental health problems. Children with chronic disease such has diabetes have also been believed to be affecte...

    Rubina Heptulla, Rebecca Hashim, Doreen Newell Johnson, Jeniece Trast Ilkowitz, Gina DiNapoli, Venkat Renukuntla and Jennifer Sivitz

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:2

    Published on: 3 February 2016

  20. Research Article

    Glycemic control of diabetes patients under continuous rocket attacks

    Evidence regarding the detrimental effects of exposure to stress on glycemic control among diabetes patients has mainly focused on personal life events or acute trauma. However, the effects of continuous expos...

    Varda Soskolne, Rachel Dekel and Shlomo Vinker

    Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:1

    Published on: 12 January 2016

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