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U.S. Army Maj. Monica Martin, a laboratory animal veterinarian with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, dissects an anopheles mosquito during a demonstration hosted by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, Fort Detrick, Md., Feb. 23, 2023. MRDC hosted the demonstration for students enrolled in the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy Biotech Seminar as part of a tour of USAMRDS’s facilities. The USAMRDC team hosted the Eisenhower School students to provide an overview of the U.S. Army’s medical technology development and modernization efforts. The Eisenhower School is tailored for select rising senior government and military personnel and industry executives to develop critical, innovative, and ethical decision makers. (U.S. Army Photo by Cameron E. Parks/Released)
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Apr 15, 2024

Food and Drug Administration Clears First AI Software for Hemorrhage Triage of Combat Casualties

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence-powered smartphone application developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute that uses vital-sign data from trauma patients to assess their risk of hemorrhage.

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Mar 14, 2024

Spray Foam Cast Developed by U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Adopted for Rehabilitation Exoskeleton

A prototype SUPORT Self Evacuation Splint is tested with a burdened patient load equivalent to 75 pounds of armor and a weighted pack.  (Photo by Paul Lagasse/Medical Research and Command)

A method for rapidly splinting injured limbs developed with the assistance of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command is being incorporated into the next generation of exoskeletons. This new method aims to help injured warfighters regain their mobility and recover more quickly from their injuries.

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Dec 12, 2023

Collaboration Leads to Innovation: Joint Inpatient Dialysis Center Opens at Womack Army Medical Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Womack Army Medical Center signifying the official opening of the Joint Inpatient Dialysis Center. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lance Raney, U.S. Army Col. David Zinnante and Marri Fryar cut the ribbon with team members who were dedicated to make the initiative work. Tiffany Wise, retired U.S. Army Maj. Santwon Walker, U.S. Army Col. David De Blasio, Dr. Manpreet Bhutani, Dr. Dinesh Chandra and U.S. Army Maj. Robert Gaeta. (Keisha Frith/Department of Defense)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Womack Army Medical Center, signifying the official opening of the Joint Inpatient Dialysis Center on Dec. 1, 2023. This collaborative effort between WAMC and Fayetteville North Carolina Veterans Administration Health Care System began in 2018 and came to fruition on June 9, 2023.

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Dec 4, 2023

Fort Campbell Soldiers' Innovation Helps Extremities Rehab for Injured Service Members

Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Readiness Command, East, and Director, Defense Health Network East U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Lance Raney tests a simulated M-4 rifle charging handle that attaches to a strength-training machine to simulate real-life tasks for soldiers recovering from traumatic hand and upper extremity injuries. (Photo by Maria Christina Yager/Blanchfield Army Community Hospital)

A simulated M-4 rifle charging handle fashioned by an occupational therapy team at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and refined by Fort Campbell’s EagleWerx Applied Tactical Innovation Center may gain broader use in other military hospitals and clinics after a senior Defense Health Agency official saw it demonstrated.

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Oct 4, 2023

Stemming the Tide: Navy Medicine and the Egyptian Cholera Epidemic of 1947

Over three months, cholera spread across 2,270 towns and villages in Egypt killing over half of its victims. According to one estimate over 20,000 Egyptians died of cholera. (Graphic by Andre Sobocinski)

On September 21, 1947, a man was admitted to the Al-Qurayn (El Korein) Hospital in Egypt vomiting profusely and suffering severe diarrhea. Within hours, he was dead. The attending physician on duty first suspected food poisoning before 11 additional patients were admitted with identical symptoms. Their diagnosis was cholera, a deadly bacterial disease ...

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Aug 24, 2023

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Performs First Robotic Bronchoscopy Within the Defense Health Agency

Walter Reed’s Interventional Pulmonology team gears up for first Robotic Bronchoscopy within the Defense Health Agency. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Robert F. Browning (1st row 4th from left) and U.S. Navy Capt. Sean McKay (1st row 5th from left). (Photo: James Black)

Walter Reed performed the first robotic bronchoscopy procedure in the Defense Health Agency. Using the robotic bronchoscope to augment our current cutting edge cone beam CT Bronchoscopy program, Walter Reed now offers state of the art services in precision lung biopsy and early lung cancer diagnosis previously unavailable within the DHA.

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Aug 23, 2023

Forward Care for the Warfighter: U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Talks Battlefield Countermeasures at MHSRS

Soldiers with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command perform a battlefield care scenario during the MRDC 2023 Best Squad Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, on April 11, 2023.  (Photo: Danae Johnson)

With time spent on the battlefield being an increasing reality, products to help deliver immediate prolonged care to the Warfighter are now more important than ever. A concept known well by Maj. Zachary Booms, an emergency medicine physician at the Combat Casualty Care Research Team at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Institute ...

Last Updated: March 22, 2024
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