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Wilford Hall Medical Center
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- Maintenance of antimicrobial susceptibility of Acinetobacter baumannii in modeled microgravityDonna M Hensley
59th MDW SGVUL, 59th Clinical Research Division, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 9908, USA
Clin Lab Sci 23:84-8. 2010..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a modeled microgravity environment on the antimicrobial resistance of Acinetobacter baumannii...
- Analysis of MDMA and its metabolites in urine and plasma following a neurotoxic dose of MDMASandra Valtier
Clinical Research Division, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas 78236, USA
J Anal Toxicol 31:138-43. 2007..No detectable levels of MDMA, MDA, HMA, and HMMA (LOD 10 ng/mL) were found in plasma at 96 and 168 h post dose...
- Experience at the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital: evacuation hub for IraqAlan D Murdock
Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, USA
J Trauma 62:S19. 2007
- The complete management of extremity vascular injury in a local population: a wartime report from the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group/Air Force Theater Hospital, Balad Air Base, IraqMichael A Peck
332nd Air Force Theater Hospital AFTH, Balad, Iraq, and Norman M Rich Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA
J Vasc Surg 45:1197-204; discussion 1204-5. 2007..This study reports the complete management of extremity vascular injury in a local wartime population and illustrates the unique aspects of this cohort and management strategy...
- Effect of alcohol and unfilled resin in the incremental buildup of resin compositeWilliam J Dunn
Department of Dental Research, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, MS 39534, USA
Quintessence Int 38:e20-6. 2007..The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the effect of isopropyl alcohol and unfilled resin on the flexural strength of incrementally layered resin-based composite beams...
- Clinical indicators of radiographic findings in patients with suspected community-acquired pneumonia: who needs a chest x-ray?William T O'Brien
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, David Grant US Air Force Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA 94535, USA
J Am Coll Radiol 3:703-6. 2006..To develop a prediction rule for the use of chest radiographs in evaluating for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) based on presenting signs and symptoms...
- Computer-administered interviews and rating scalesHoward N Garb
Psychology Research Service, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX 78236 5300, USA
Psychol Assess 19:4-13. 2007..However, the use of computer-administered interviews and rating scales will sometimes lead to false positive diagnoses, and for this reason, it is recommended that computer assessment be combined with clinical judgment...
- Methodological and theoretical concerns in multitask performance: a critique of Boles, Bursk, Phillips, and PerdelwitzMichael A Vidulich
Warfighter Interface Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433 7022, USA
Hum Factors 49:46-9; discussion 50-2. 2007
- Culture-negative surgical site infectionsMark S Rasnake
Infectious Disease Services, Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, USA
Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:555-65. 2006..The appearance of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) in the absence of culturable bacterial pathogens is a common dilemma for the surgeon...
- Dorsal surgery for myelopathy and myeloradiculopathyGregory C Wiggins
Department of Neurosurgery, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California 94535 1800, USA
Neurosurgery 60:S71-81. 2007..To review the dorsal approaches to the cervical spine for myelopathy and myeloradiculopathy...
- Fatigue in military aviation shift workers: survey results for selected occupational groupsAnthony P Tvaryanas
311th Human Systems Wing, Brooks City Base, TX 78235 5105, USA
Aviat Space Environ Med 77:1166-70. 2006..maintainer), and participation in deployed operations (environment: home base vs. deployed) on subjective fatigue using standardized and validated fatigue questionnaires...
- Multicolored Asian lady beetle hypersensitivity: a case series and allergist surveyDeborah D Albright
Department of Allergy and Immunology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 78236, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 97:521-7. 2006..Outside their natural habitat, H. axyridis seeks refuge in homes during fall and winter, leading to patient complaints and symptoms of rhinitis, wheezing, and urticaria on exposure to the beetles...
- +Gz acceleration loss of consciousness: time course of performance deficits with repeated experienceLloyd D Tripp
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Hum Factors 48:109-20. 2006..We examine the time course of performance recovery from gravity-induced loss of consciousness (GLOC) and evaluate the utility of exposing participants to repeated bouts of GLOC in promoting recovery time...
- Reinforcement of immature roots with a new resin filling materialCharles H Stuart
Department of Endodontics, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas 78236 5346, USA
J Endod 32:350-3. 2006..ANOVA revealed no significant difference between any of the treatment groups. Based on the results of this study, canal wall reinforcement of teeth with a canal diameter of 1.5 mm or less may not be necessary...
- Mirror syndrome resulting from metastatic congenital neuroblastomaAndrew T Allen
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, Mississippi 39534, USA
Int J Gynecol Pathol 26:310-2. 2007..Metastasis of congenital neuroblastoma to the placenta is exceedingly rare, and cases discovered prenatally have resulted in significant maternal morbidity and 100% neonatal mortality...
- Treatment of yellow scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus) sting: a case reportEric A Shalita
332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, Balad Air Base, Iraq
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 47:616-9. 2007..To report the treatment given to a 26-year-old Air Force medic who was stung twice by a yellow scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus) while stationed in Iraq and to describe the problems and issues related to the use of the scorpion antivenin...
- Undetected hangman's fracture in a patient referred for physical therapy for the treatment of neck pain following traumaMichael D Ross
Department of Physical Therapy, David Grant US Air Force Medical Center, 124 Bradley Blvd, Travis AFB, CA 94535, USA
Phys Ther 88:98-104. 2008..This case report describes a patient referred for physical therapy treatment of neck pain who had an underlying hangman's fracture that precluded physical therapy intervention...
- Emotional impact of a video-based suicide prevention program on suicidal viewers and suicide survivorsCraig J Bryan
Kelly Family Medicine Clinic, 204 Paul Wagner Dr, San Antonio, TX 78250, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 39:623-32. 2009..Results support the use of video-based media as a safe educational strategy that might actually serve to decrease emotional distress among vulnerable subgroups...
- Repeated or long-duration TASER electronic control device exposures: acidemia and lack of respirationJames R Jauchem
Human Effectiveness Directorate, Directed Energy Bioeffects Division, 711th Human Performance Wing, U S Air Force Research Laboratory, 711HPW RHDR, 8262 Hawks Road, Brooks City Base, TX 78235 5147, USA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol 6:46-53. 2010..Since a limited number of short CEW applications would be less likely to cause adverse effects, however, CEWs can still be a valuable tool for law enforcement activities...
- Is performance of intermittent intense exercise enhanced by use of a commercial palm cooling device?Thomas B Walker
Air Force Research Laboratory, Brooks City Base, Texas, USA
J Strength Cond Res 23:2666-72. 2009..05) in Tc, heart rate (HR), or VO2 between intervals or treatments. We conclude that the RTX, in its current iteration, is ineffective at improving performance and/or mitigating thermal stress during high-intensity intermittent exercise...
- Physiological effects of the TASER C2 conducted energy weaponJames R Jauchem
Directed Energy Bio Effects Division, 711th Human Performance Wing, US Air Force Research Laboratory, AFRL RHDR, 8262 Hawks Road, San Antonio, TX 78235, USA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol 5:189-98. 2009..On the basis of the results, potential detrimental effects due to use of the "citizen-version" TASER C2 CEW may be more likely than limited intermittent applications of the X26 CEW...
- An outbreak of varicella in elementary school children with two-dose varicella vaccine recipients--Arkansas, 2006Philip L Gould
Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:678-81. 2009..In October 2006, the Arkansas Department of Health was notified of a varicella outbreak among students where some received a second dose during an outbreak-related vaccination campaign in February 2006...
- Frequency of imported fire ant stings in patients receiving immunotherapyAdrian G Letz
Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas 78236, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 102:303-7. 2009..IFA stings are difficult to avoid, and many studies have shown high field sting rates. No studies report the natural IFA sting rate that patients experience while receiving IFA immunotherapy...
- The anatomy of the deltoid insertionDamian M Rispoli
The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 18:386-90. 2009..The deltoid muscle is in continuity with the distal arm fascia and musculature...
- Flexible laryngoscopy: a comparison of fiber optic and distal chip technologies-part 2: laryngopharyngeal refluxRobert Eller
USAF Aerodigestive and Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78236, USA
J Voice 23:389-95. 2009..If this is not available, these data suggest that a high-quality FO endoscope may be more accurate than a DC endoscope for most otolaryngologists...
- Columbus Air Force Base medication profile intervention practice innovationJulie V Guill
Columbus Air Force Base Pharmacy, Columbus, MS 39710, USA
J Am Pharm Assoc (2003) 48:654-8. 2008....
- Multifocal neuropathy associated with West Nile virus infectionNathan Sumner
Wilford Hall Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Lackland AFB, TX 78236, USA
Neurology 71:1123. 2008
- MR imaging of ankle inversion injuriesScot E Campbell
Department of Radiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX 78236, USA
Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 16:1-18, v. 2008..This article discusses the MR imaging evaluation of acute and chronic ankle inversion injuries...
- Trochanteric bursitis: refuting the myth of inflammationFernando Silva
Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas, USA
J Clin Rheumatol 14:82-6. 2008..The purpose of this study is to evaluate the histopathology of patients with and without the clinical syndrome of GT bursitis to assess for the presence of bursal inflammation...
- Self-reported adverse health events following smallpox vaccination in a large prospective study of US military service membersTimothy S Wells
Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433, USA
Hum Vaccin 4:127-33. 2008..These findings complement studies that utilize other data sources, such as electronic hospitalization records, and may be reassuring to health care providers and those who receive the smallpox vaccination...
- No holds barred sport fighting: a 10 year review of mixed martial arts competitionG J Buse
Cannon USAF Clinics, Aerospace Preventive Medicine, Clovis, NM 88103, USA
Br J Sports Med 40:169-72. 2006..To identify the most salient medical issues that may be associated with mixed martial arts competition by determining the types and proportions of match stoppages...
- Adolescent substance abuse: a simplified approach to drug testingDale M Ahrendt
Department of Pediatrics, 859 MDOS MMNP, 2200 Bergquist Dr Suite 1, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236 5300, USA
Pediatr Ann 34:956-63. 2005..Knowing risk and protective factors for drug use is helpful for both recognition of candidates for screening and counseling of parents regarding drug use prevention...
- Care of the critically ill patient in a military unique environment: a program of researchJoseph O Schmelz
59th Clinical Research Squadron, Wilford Hall Medical Center, 1255 Wilford Hall Loop, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236, USA
Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 15:171-81. 2003..This is Air Force nursing research in practice...
- Multifocal septic arthritis and osteomyelitis caused by group A Streptococcus in a patient receiving immunomodulating therapy with etanerceptRobert L Elwood
Department of Pediatrics, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:286-8. 2003
- Polymerization of orthodontic resin cement with light-emitting diode curing unitsWilliam J Dunn
Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, 1615 Truemper Street, San Antonio, TX 78254 5551, USA
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 122:236-41. 2002..Additional clinical studies are necessary before routine use of commercial LED light-curing units can be recommended...
- Carbon dioxide accumulation during small animal, whole body plethysmography: effects on ventilation, indices of airway function, and aerosol depositionEdgar C Kimmel
Geo Centers, Inc at NHRC TD, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 7903, USA
J Aerosol Med 15:37-49. 2002..7 and 1.3 times their respective baseline values. The study quantifies the effect of inadvertent coexposure to CO(2) on ventilation, aerosol deposition, and airway function in WBP evaluation of aerosol effects in airway function...
- Granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor in adenomyosis and autologous endometriumAnthony M Propst
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Division of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Soc Gynecol Investig 9:93-7. 2002..We determined whether adenomyosis expresses GM-CSF, and if present, compared GM-CSF protein expression in adenomyosis with that in autologous endometrium...
- Discoloration of a titanium alloy removable partial denture: a clinical reportA J Sutton
Department of Prosthodontics, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, USA
J Prosthodont 10:102-4. 2001..This clinical report describes a patient who experienced discoloration of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy removable partial denture...
- Acute neurobehavioral effects in rats from exposure to HFC 134a or CFC 12G D Ritchie
Geo Centers, Inc, Wright Patterson Air Force Base WPAFB, OH 45433 7903, USA
Neurotoxicology 22:233-48. 2001..For neurobehavioral endpoints examined in these experiments, HFC 134a inhalation was shown to induce deficits more rapidly, and at lower concentrations when compared to CFC 12 exposure...
- Successful use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in a patient with relapsing peritonitisJ M Duch
Department of Medicine, Wright Patterson Medical Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433 5529, USA
Am J Kidney Dis 37:149-153. 2001..The treatment was well tolerated and, in conjunction with a third course of antibiotic therapy, has produced an infection-free interval of 8 months...
- Time course of early mesopic adaptation to luminance decrements and recovery of spatial resolutionC M Howard
Link Simulation and Training Division, L 3 Communications, 6030 S Kent, 85212 6061, Mesa, AZ, USA
Vision Res 40:3059-64. 2000..During the 9 s after adapting field offset, contrast thresholds for orientation discrimination followed an exponential-decay function and showed longer recovery times for larger illuminance decrements and higher spatial frequency...
- Variability in EMF permittivity values: implications for SAR calculationsW D Hurt
Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Bioeffects Division, Brooks AFB, TX 78235 5324, USA
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 47:396-401. 2000..These results indicate that care must be taken in choosing the permittivity values used in calculating SAR values and some estimate of the dependence of the calculated SAR values on variability in permittivity should be determined...
- U.S. Air force recruit injury and health studyM R Snedecor
USAF Office for Prevention and Health Services Assessment OPHSA, Brooks Air Force Base, TX 78235, USA
Am J Prev Med 18:129-40. 2000..To assess the types, rates, and risks of injury for male and female USAF recruits...
- Current state and implications of research on biological effects of millimeter waves: a review of the literatureA G Pakhomov
McKesson BioServices, Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas 78235 5324, USA
Bioelectromagnetics 19:393-413. 1998..The paper outlines some problems and uncertainties in the MMW research area, identifies tasks for future studies, and discusses possible implications for development of exposure safety criteria and guidelines...
- Ultra-wideband electromagnetic pulses: lack of effects on heart rate and blood pressure during two-minute exposures of ratsJ R Jauchem
Directed Energy Bioeffects Division, U S Air Force Research Laboratory Armstrong Research Site, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas 78235 5324, USA
Bioelectromagnetics 19:330-3. 1998..The results suggest that acute UWB whole-body exposure under these conditions does not have an immediate detrimental effect on these cardiovascular system variables in anesthetized rats...
- Using the urine dipstick to screen out unnecessary urine cultures: implementation at one facilityPatricia Reilly
Immunology and Microbiology Laboratories, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB TX, USA
Clin Lab Sci 15:9-12. 2002..The false positive rate was 40% (positive dipstick/negative culture), and the false negative rate was 6%. Implementation of this policy reduced the number of urines cultured by 36%...
- Treatment of spontaneous and chemically induced EEG paroxysms in the Fischer-344 rat with traditional antiepileptic drugs or AED+CGP 35348 polytherapyGlenn D Ritchie
Neurobehavioral Effects Laboratory, Naval Health Research Center Detachment Toxicology, 2612 Fifth Street, Area B, Building 433, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433, USA
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 27:847-62. 2003....
- Interocclusal registration technique with a vacuum-formed matrixSteven Reed Curtis
18th Med Group Building, Room UB 13, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan
J Prosthet Dent 90:308-9. 2003..This article describes a convenient method for making an interocclusal record. A vacuum-formed matrix is made on the opposing cast, and autopolymerizing acrylic resin is added to the matrix to make contact with the preparation...
- Effects of different aspirin formulations on platelet aggregation times and on plasma salicylate concentrationsH A Schwertner
Clinical Research, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland, AFB, TX 78236 5300, USA
Thromb Res 118:529-34. 2006..A number of different aspirin formulations have been used for this purpose; however, a comparison of their effectiveness in inhibiting early platelet aggregation has not been determined...
- The elbow: radiographic imaging pearls and pitfallsDavid E Grayson
Musculoskeletal Section, Department of Radiology Wilford Hall Medical Center, 759 MDTS MTRD, 2200 Bergquist Drive, Suite 1, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 5300, USA
Semin Roentgenol 40:223-47. 2005
- Comparison of actual and stated concentrations of pharmaceuticals manufactured in MexicoHarvey A Schwertner
Clinical Research, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas 78236 5300, USA
Clin Ther 27:609-15. 2005..However, based on a literature search, studies have not been performed to determine whether such drugs meet the US Pharmacopoeia (USP) standards for percent of labeled amount...
- Coccidioidomycosis of the male reproductive tractEric S Halsey
Department of Infectious Diseases, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433, USA
Mycopathologia 159:199-204. 2005..One received fluconazole for prostatic disease, while one received surgery followed by itraconazole for testicular disease. After 12 months of therapy, both remain asymptomatic and have decreased antibody titers against C. immitis...
- Determination of modafinil in plasma and urine by reversed phase high-performance liquid-chromatographyHarvey A Schwertner
Clinical Research, Wilford Hall Medical Center, 2200 Bergquist Dr, Lackland AFB, TX 78236 5300, USA
J Pharm Biomed Anal 37:475-9. 2005..The analytical procedure is accurate and reproducible and can be used for therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetic studies, and drug abuse screening...
- Creation of visible artificial optical emissions in the aurora by high-power radio wavesTodd R Pedersen
Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts 01731, USA
Nature 433:498-500. 2005..This may open the door to visual applications of ionospheric heating technology or provide a way to probe the dynamics of the natural aurora and magnetosphere...
- Acute effects of pulsed microwaves and 3-nitropropionic acid on neuronal ultrastructure in the rat caudate-putamenRonald L Seaman
McKesson BioServices Corporation and Microwave Bioeffects Branch, US Army Medical Research Detachment, Brooks City Base, Texas 78235, USA
Bioelectromagnetics 26:82-101. 2005..The apparent cancellation of 3-NP induced changes by exposure to pulsed microwaves at 0.6 W/kg indicated the possibility that such exposure can protect against the effects of mitochondrial toxins on the nervous system...
- Adenomyosis in the baboon is associated with primary infertilityBreton F Barrier
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Fertil Steril 82:1091-4. 2004..To determine whether an association exists between the histopathologic diagnosis of adenomyosis and infertility in a population of captive baboons...
- Computer model to investigate the effect of eye movements on retinal heating during long-duration fixation on a laser sourceBrian J Lund
Northrop Grumman IT, 4241 Woodcock Drive Suite B100, San Antonio, Texas 78228, USA
J Biomed Opt 9:1093-102. 2004..1 safety limits for a long-duration small-source exposure to visible continuous wave lasers that was adopted in 2000 therefore appears appropriate...
- Fetal ADH2*3, maternal alcohol consumption, and fetal growthDarryl P Arfsten
Toxicology Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Int J Toxicol 23:47-54. 2004..However, this study has limitations in that it is a "nested study of convenience" and involves a relatively small number of infants born to mothers reporting moderate to heavy alcohol use during pregnancy...
- Hepatic subcapsular biloma: a rare complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and common bile duct explorationBrian M Braithwaite
Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi 39534, USA
Curr Surg 60:196-8. 2003..Description of an unusual complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration...
- Transcatheter PFO closure in an aircrew member with cryptogenic stroke: aeromedical dispositionEdward G Johnson
United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City Base, TX, USA
Aviat Space Environ Med 75:180-3. 2004..This case is presented as an example of an aeromedical decision-making process when confronted with an unusual case such as this...
- Diabetes mellitus type 2 in aviators: a preventable diseaseLawrence W Steinkraus
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX, USA
Aviat Space Environ Med 74:1091-100. 2003..The current epidemic of obesity and resultant diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is a tsunami that will impact healthcare worldwide and lap over into aerospace medicine. Metabolic syndrome (MBS) is the major link between obesity and DMT2...
- Thresholds of microwave-evoked warmth sensations in human skinD W Blick
Systems Research Laboratories, Inc, Brooks AFB, Texas 78235, USA
Bioelectromagnetics 18:403-9. 1997..The threshold at 94 GHz (4.5 +/- 0.6 mW/cm2) was more than an order of magnitude less than at 2.45 GHz (63.1 +/- 6.7 mW/cm2), and it was comparable to the threshold for IR (5.34 +/- 1.07 mW/cm2)...