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  1. Content type: Research

    In recent years ultrasound guided percutaneous tracheostomy (USPCT) has become a routine practice in critical care units. Its safety and superiority over conventional percutaneous tracheostomy and bronchoscopi...

    Authors: Parli Raghavan Ravi, M. N. Vijai and Sachin Shouche

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 3:7

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 3:4

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  3. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Parli R. Ravi and Bipin Puri

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 3:2

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2017 3:1

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:18

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:17

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  7. Content type: Review

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:16

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Ralph J. Johnson III

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:15

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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.

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:14

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  10. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Preeti Emrick, Christine Gentry and Lauren Morowit

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:13

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Ofer Blumenfeld and Ronen Brand

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:12

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:11

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  13. Content type: Case study

    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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:10

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  14. Content type: Review

    This article reviews the current epidemiology and clinical presentation of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection and describes the preparedness plan of several countries. The MERS-C...

    Authors: Michael Shapiro, Beny London, Daniel Nigri, Alon Shoss, Eyal Zilber and Itay Fogel

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:9

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  15. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Tal Brosh-Nissimov

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:8

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  16. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:7

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:6

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:3

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  19. Content type: Review

    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 ...

    Authors: Oded Hershkovich, David Gilad, Eyal Zimlichman and Yitshak Kreiss

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:4

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:2

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: Varda Soskolne, Rachel Dekel and Shlomo Vinker

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2016 2:1

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  22. Content type: Case report

    The common practice in the Israel defense Forces is that exertional heat related injury patients undergo a heat tolerance test 6–8 weeks post event as part of the “return to duty” process. In the case of a pos...

    Authors: Itay Ketko, Amit Druyan, Ran Yanovich, Yoram Epstein and Yuval Heled

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:18

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  23. Content type: Case study

    In Japan, participants in the disaster-specific medical transportation system have received ongoing training since 2002, incorporating lessons learned from the Great Hanshin Earthquake. The Great East Japan Ea...

    Authors: Tetsu Okumura and Shinichi Tokuno

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:19

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  24. Content type: Review

    On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced an unprecedented combination of earthquake/tsunami/nuclear accidents (the Great East Japan Earthquake; GEJE). We sought to identify mental health and psychosocial consequen...

    Authors: Nahoko Harada, Jun Shigemura, Masaaki Tanichi, Kyoko Kawaida, Satomi Takahashi and Fumiko Yasukata

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:17

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  25. Content type: Review

    The phenomenon of suicide during military service is not unique to the Israeli military and other armies. Soldiers’ age––adolescence––is a known factor contributing to suicide, in light of psychological proces...

    Authors: Leah Shelef, Lucian Laur, Gil Raviv and Eyal Fruchter

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:16

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  26. Content type: Research article

    In the military, outbreaks of infectious diarrhea pose a significant health problem. In this descriptive analysis of data collected by the IDF on all infectious diarrhea outbreaks between 1988–2011, we analyse...

    Authors: Sharon Elazar, Yifat Zelikovich, Hagai Levine, Anat Tzurel-Ferber, Inbal Galor and Michael Hartal

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:14

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  27. Content type: Case report

    We present a case of a child with a suspected brain abscess treated by a military field hospital in post-typhoon Philippines. We review our intervention and decision process both at the field hospital and foll...

    Authors: Giora Weiser, Joseph Mendlovic, David Dagan, Dov Albukrek, Manor Shpriz and Ofer Merin

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:13

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Extended-evacuation or austere environments (e.g. naval, immature or depleted combat zones) are characterized by the lack of resources to facilitate medical evacuation in the “Golden Hour” from moment of injury. ...

    Authors: Itamar Netzer, Aviram Weiss and David Hoppenstein

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:9

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Hemorrhage and coagulopathy are among the leading causes of death in combat and are considered the leading causes of preventable deaths. Plasma, in the form of Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) is considered a key com...

    Authors: Misgav Rottenstreich, Itzik Malka, Elon Glassberg, Oren Schwartz and Bader Tarif

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:8

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Prior operational activities such as marching in diverse environments, with heavy backloads may cause early fatigue and reduce the unit’s readiness. The purpose of this preliminary study was to evaluate the ef...

    Authors: Ran Yanovich, Amir Hadid, Tomer Erlich, Daniel S Moran and Yuval Heled

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:6

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  31. Content type: Case study

    Humanitarian aid provision and early medical response missions to areas ravaged by natural disasters are as essential nowadays as in the past, and medical personnel play a pivotal role in these delegations.

    Authors: Tomer Erlich, Avi Shina, David Segal, Tal Marom, David Dagan and Elon Glassberg

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:5

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Acute epigastric pain is commonly encountered among young adults undergoing military training. Gastric malignancy usually affects older individuals and may occasionally masquerade as peptic disease. We report ...

    Authors: Ishay Ostfeld, Roei Hod Feins, Ory Rouvio, Lev Dorfman and Jacob Moran-Gilad

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:4

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    The long term implications of elite infantry service on cardiovascular health and cortical bone width at middle age has not been studied. The purpose of this study was to compare the cardiovascular health and ...

    Authors: Yael Milgrom, Charles Milgrom, Naama Constantini, David Lavi, Victor Novak and Aharon Finestone

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:3

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  34. Content type: Case study

    Major challenges in the management of mass casualty have been identified as lack of human resources, lack of material resources, lack of communication and co-ordination. Our hospital has limited resources of m...

    Authors: Hasan Murshed and Rokshana Sultana

    Citation: Disaster and Military Medicine 2015 1:2

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