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Dec
2016

Few studies have evaluated physiological responses to high acceleration forces during actual flight and to our knowledge no normative data has been acquired by technologies such as wearable biosensors during high performance jet aircraft operations.
In-flight physiological data from an FDA cleared portable triaxial accelerometer and bio-sensor were observed from five active duty F-18 pilots of the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels). Of the five pilots, three were formation pilots who flew lower G profiles and two were solo pilots who flew higher G profiles.

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Nov
2015

A longitudinal lifespan model of factors contributing to later-life positive adjustment was tested on 567 American repatriated prisoners from the Vietnam War. This model encompassed demographics at time of capture and attributes assessed after return to the U.S.

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May
2015

"Positive health," defined as a state beyond the mere absence of disease, was used as a model to examine factors for enhancing health despite extreme trauma. The study examined the United States' longest detained American prisoners of war, those held in Vietnam in the 1960s through early 1970s. Positive health was measured using a physical and a psychological composite score for each individual, based on 9 physical and 9 psychological variables.

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Feb
2013

This study examined sleep histories associated with resilience after trauma defined as a continuous lack of psychiatric illness across 37 years. Data were drawn from a 37-year follow-up examination of the effects of the Vietnam prisoner of war (POW) experience. The Robert E.

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Dec
2012

Little data exist regarding the acute assessment of blast concussion and the course of recovery in the combat zone, as most research has examined service members long after they have returned home. This manuscript examined a case series of 377 service members seen for acute concussion evaluation following medical evacuation from the battlefield in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Of these, 111 were assessed for concussion prior to their return to the continental USA for other severe physical injuries.

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Jun
2012

Resilience, exhibiting intact psychological functioning despite exposure to trauma, is one perspective as to why some people who are exposed to trauma do not develop symptoms. This study examines the prisoner of war experience to expand our understanding of this phenomenon in extreme cases of trauma such as prolonged captivity, malnourishment, and physical and psychological torture. The study examined the United States' longest detained American prisoners of war, those held in Vietnam in the 1960s through early 1970s.

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Dec
2011

Captivity stressors and coping strategies were assessed shortly after the repatriation of Vietnam-era prisoners of war, and physical and mental health were assessed almost three decades later. Given research on coping goodness-of-fit, specifically the extent to which coping effects depend on situational controllability, we proposed that endorsement of the usefulness of avoidance-based strategies in captivity would be predictive of better later-life health. Findings indicated that approach-based and avoidance-based coping both moderated the link between physical torture and later physical health functional status, whereas approach-based coping moderated the link between injuries at capture and later mental health.

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Apr
2011

We conducted a retrospective study of metabolic data for Vietnam-era repatriated prisoners of war (RPWs) and a comparison group to determine if metabolic syndrome (MbS) was more common in those individuals with clinically diagnosed, current or lifetime posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as suggested in a recent report.
The metabolic data of our patients nearest the time of psychiatric evaluation (1998-2004) for PTSD were analyzed using both an analysis of variance and logistic regression.
Although we found elevated triglyceride levels (40 mg/dl higher) in RPWs with PTSD who met MbS criteria, overall the prevalence of MbS was the same in RPWs with and without PTSD and comparison group.

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Mar
2011

We conducted a retrospective evaluation of bone mineral density data collected during routine medical follow-up evaluations of 241 Vietnam-era male repatriated prisoners of war, with and without the lifetime diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and 79 subjects in a comparison group.
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans evaluated total hip and lumbar spine T-scores. A multivariate analysis of covariance was performed on the data using age, body mass index, ethnicity, and reported alcohol consumption as covariates.

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Dec
2010

increasing numbers of women are deployed to austere settings in which menstruation may impose logistical challenges. Minimal data exists about the use of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) for menstrual suppression in this population. Post-deployment survey was undertaken to establish prevalence of continuous OCP use, perceived barriers, and associations with menstrual burden in a military population within the austere environment.

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Dec
2009

The Five Factor Model (FFM) of normal personality provides a compelling framework for investigating personality subtypes in large military populations. The FFM was used to determine whether a sample of clinically referred military aviators exhibited commonly occurring personality clusters.
The Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) was used to evaluate 956 clinically referred U.

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Nov
2009

Increasing numbers of women perform aviation duties in the combat flight environment. Oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) afford numerous health and operational benefits, including prevention of anemia and suddenly incapacitating conditions, as well as menstrual suppression when taken continuously. Until now, the use of OCPs in the combat flight environment has not been examined.

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May
2007

Among law enforcement personnel, who are subject to assault with firearms, there has been a trend toward decreased mortality and physical morbidity associated with the use of personal protective armor (PPA). Although there has been an increase in the rate of survival, studies of the unique psychological factors associated with this type of assault are essentially nonexistent. The prevalence and nature of the negative psychological sequelae associated with this type of assault and psychological injury, along with effective prevention techniques, were studied through retrospective interviews of registrants in two "body armor survival clubs.

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Dec
2006

A recent lack of availability of the anesthetic agent methohexital in the United States allowed for a naturalistic study of the efficacy and the adverse effects of alternatives. Methohexital, propofol, and thiopental were compared as anesthetic agents for electroconvulsive therapy in 95 patients treated during a 23-month period in a general public hospital. Missed seizures and arrhythmias were infrequently observed (<4% for any agent).

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Oct
2005

Many patients experience decrements in cognitive function and emotional adjustment following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Moreover, cognitive decline and emotional distress are often positively related. This study evaluated the cross-sectional and prospective associations of emotional and subjective cognitive complaints, to assess the hypothesis that they would be mutually reinforcing.

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Sep
2005

Historically, U.S. Navy clinicians have used the U.

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Oct
2004

This study examined the use of the Folstein Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) and the Clock Drawing Test (CDT) in predicting retrospective reports of driving problems among the elderly. The utility of existing scoring systems for the CDT was also examined.
Archival chart records of 325 patients of a geriatric outpatient clinic were reviewed, of which 162 had CDT results (including original clock drawings).

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Jan
2003

All naval aviators, navigators, and aircrewmen are required to participate in hypoxia familiarization training. This training is performed in a hypobaric chamber and is considered high risk due to the potential for barotrauma and/or decompression sickness (DCS). Prior analysis of the DCS in U.

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Jun
2002

We were interested in studying a full range of successful aviators to discern which personality factors were present and whether these factors correlate with age, rank, and accumulated flight time.
The Armstrong Laboratory Aviator Personality Survey (ALAPS) was administered to 312 designated naval aviators and flight officers from a variety of aircraft communities. The sample included O-3/O-4 elite aviators who were selected for their squadron billets based on superior performance, O-5/O-6 aviators selected for command positions, and 59 flag officers.

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