Pressure ulcers are a major complication of spinal cord injury (SCI) and have a significant effect on general health and quality of life. The objectives of this retrospective chart review were to determine prevalence, duration, and severity of pressure ulcers in veterans with SCI and to identify predictors of (1) outcome in terms of healing… Read More »»
In 1999, HRSA contracted with the UCLA School of Dentistry to evaluate the postgraduate general dentistry (PDG) training programs. The purpose of this article is to compare the program characteristics of the PGD training programs sponsored by the Armed Services (military) and VA. Surveys mailed to sixty-six VA and forty-two military program directors in fall… Read More »»
Throughout the course of military history, soldiers have continued to sustain amputation injuries during war times and during peacetime and training missions. What has changed over time is the etiology of, indication for, and management of the amputations. Technology has advanced significantly, often with some military connection. More work still needs to be done, especially… Read More »»
The role of the military has changed over the past eight decades. Although the threat of global warfare still exists, the military of today faces new challenges as a peacekeeper in countries under turmoil. Despite these changes, the fear of bodily injury, such as limb loss and even the possibility of death, are real concerns… Read More »»
Exercise rehabilitation improves functional outcomes and peripheral circulation in patients with intermittent claudication: a randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of a 6-month exercise program on ambulatory function, free-living daily physical activity, peripheral circulation, and health-related quality of life (QOL) in disabled older patients with intermittent claudication. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: University Medical (Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-one of 61 patients with Fontaine… Read More »»