iraq

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  1. doi A study of age-specific Helicobacter pylori seropositivity rates in Iraq
    Nawfal R Hussein
    Helicobacter 13:306-7. 2008
  2. ncbi Combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, mental health problems, and barriers to care
    Charles W Hoge
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, U S Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:13-22. 2004
  3. ncbi Military TBI during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
    Deborah Warden
    Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 21:398-402. 2006
  4. ncbi Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with somatic symptoms, health care visits, and absenteeism among Iraq war veterans
    Charles W Hoge
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:150-3. 2007
  5. ncbi An outbreak of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex infection in the US military health care system associated with military operations in Iraq
    Paul Scott
    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 20850, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1577-84. 2007
  6. ncbi Neuropsychological outcomes of army personnel following deployment to the Iraq war
    Jennifer J Vasterling
    Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans 70112, USA
    JAMA 296:519-29. 2006
  7. ncbi The health of UK military personnel who deployed to the 2003 Iraq war: a cohort study
    Matthew Hotopf
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College London, London, UK
    Lancet 367:1731-41. 2006
  8. doi Improvised explosive devices and traumatic brain injury: the military experience in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Duncan Wallace
    Kiloh Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 17:218-24. 2009
  9. ncbi Posttraumatic stress and depression symptoms in soldiers returning from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Coady B Lapierre
    Department of Psychology and Counseling, Tarleton State University Central Texas, Killeen, TX 76549, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:933-43. 2007
  10. ncbi Reported stressors and health care needs of active duty Navy personnel during three phases of deployment in support of the war in Iraq
    Peggy Anne Fisher McNulty
    Naval Medical Clinic Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860 4908, USA
    Mil Med 170:530-5. 2005

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  1. doi A study of age-specific Helicobacter pylori seropositivity rates in Iraq
    Nawfal R Hussein
    Helicobacter 13:306-7. 2008
  2. ncbi Combat duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, mental health problems, and barriers to care
    Charles W Hoge
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, U S Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:13-22. 2004
    The current combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have involved U.S. military personnel in major ground combat and hazardous security duty...
  3. ncbi Military TBI during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
    Deborah Warden
    Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 21:398-402. 2006
    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important source of morbidity in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Although penetrating brain injuries are more readily identified, closed brain injuries occur more commonly...
  4. ncbi Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with somatic symptoms, health care visits, and absenteeism among Iraq war veterans
    Charles W Hoge
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:150-3. 2007
    ..The current Iraq war has posed a considerable PTSD risk, but the association with physical health has not been well studied.
  5. ncbi An outbreak of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex infection in the US military health care system associated with military operations in Iraq
    Paul Scott
    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD 20850, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:1577-84. 2007
    We investigated an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex infection among US service members injured in Iraq.
  6. ncbi Neuropsychological outcomes of army personnel following deployment to the Iraq war
    Jennifer J Vasterling
    Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System and Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans 70112, USA
    JAMA 296:519-29. 2006
    ..Previous studies have not conducted objective neuropsychological assessments both before and after a major war-zone deployment...
  7. ncbi The health of UK military personnel who deployed to the 2003 Iraq war: a cohort study
    Matthew Hotopf
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College London, London, UK
    Lancet 367:1731-41. 2006
    Concerns have been raised about the mental and physical health of UK military personnel who deployed to the 2003 war in Iraq and subsequent tours of duty in the country.
  8. doi Improvised explosive devices and traumatic brain injury: the military experience in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Duncan Wallace
    Kiloh Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia
    Australas Psychiatry 17:218-24. 2009
    The current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have seen frequent use of improvised explosive devices resulting in thousands of casualties, with traumatic brain injuries particularly common...
  9. ncbi Posttraumatic stress and depression symptoms in soldiers returning from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Coady B Lapierre
    Department of Psychology and Counseling, Tarleton State University Central Texas, Killeen, TX 76549, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:933-43. 2007
    ..During reintegration training, U.S. Army soldiers, who recently returned from a 12-month deployment to either Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, n = 2,275) or Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, n = 1,814), completed study ..
  10. ncbi Reported stressors and health care needs of active duty Navy personnel during three phases of deployment in support of the war in Iraq
    Peggy Anne Fisher McNulty
    Naval Medical Clinic Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860 4908, USA
    Mil Med 170:530-5. 2005
    ..of this study was to describe the health care needs and perceived stressors of active duty members deployed to Iraq during the predeployment, mid-deployment, and postdeployment phases...
  11. ncbi Bacteria recovered from patients admitted to a deployed U.S. military hospital in Baghdad, Iraq
    Heather C Yun
    Infectious Diseases Department, Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 78236, USA
    Mil Med 171:821-5. 2006
    ..and antimicrobial susceptibilities were surveyed from a deployed, military, tertiary care facility in Baghdad, Iraq, serving U.S. troops, coalition forces, and Iraqis, from August 2003 through July 2004...
  12. ncbi Posttraumatic stress disorder and health functioning in a non-treatment-seeking sample of Iraq war veterans: a prospective analysis
    Jennifer J Vasterling
    Department of Veterans Affairs VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 45:347-58. 2008
    ..S. Army soldiers before and after 1-year military deployments to Iraq. As part of the Neurocognition Deployment Health Study procedures, each soldier completed at both time points self-..
  13. pmc Initial therapy for suppurative microbial keratitis in Iraq
    Faiz Al-Shakarchi
    Ibn Al Haetham Teaching Eye Hospital, BGW, Baghdad, Iraq
    Br J Ophthalmol 91:1583-7. 2007
    To provide data-based guidelines for selection of an appropriate initial therapy for management suppurative microbial keratitis (SMK) in Iraq.
  14. ncbi Bringing the war back home: mental health disorders among 103,788 US veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seen at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities
    Karen H Seal
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:476-82. 2007
    ....
  15. doi posttraumatic stress and its relationship to physical health functioning in a sample of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans seeking postdeployment VA health care
    Matthew Jakupcak
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:425-8. 2008
    The relationship between posttraumatic stress and physical health functioning was examined in a sample of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans seeking postdeployment VA care...
  16. ncbi Mental health problems, use of mental health services, and attrition from military service after returning from deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan
    Charles W Hoge
    Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC, USA
    JAMA 295:1023-32. 2006
    ..screening for mental health problems among all service members returning from deployment to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations...
  17. ncbi Prevalence rates of viral hepatitis infections in refugee Kurds from Iraq and Turkey
    M Chironna
    Dept of Internal Medicine and Public Health, Hygiene Section, University of Bari, Policlinico, Piazza G Cesare 11, I 70124 Bari, Italy
    Infection 31:70-4. 2003
    ..burden of viral hepatitis in Kurds, the prevalence of infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis E virus (HEV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) was investigated in a sample of refugee Kurds from Iraq and Turkey.
  18. ncbi Childhood obesity in Iraq: prevalence and possible risk factors
    Riyadh K Lafta
    Community Medicine Department, College of Medicine, Mustansiriyah University Baghdad, Iraq
    Ann Saudi Med 25:389-93. 2005
    ..We conducted this study to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in primary school children age 7 to 13 years in central Iraq and to identify possible risk factors.
  19. doi Association between number of deployments to Iraq and mental health screening outcomes in US Army soldiers
    Mark A Reger
    National Center for Telehealth and Technology, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Tacoma, Washington 98431 1100, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:1266-72. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to compare the postdeployment mental health screening results of US Army soldiers with 1 or 2 deployments to Iraq.
  20. pmc Multidrug-resistant organisms in military wounds from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Jason H Calhoun
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri, MC213, DC053 00, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 466:1356-62. 2008
    ..More research is required to give military physicians the tools they require to reduce the infection rate and defeat multidrug-resistant organisms...
  21. ncbi Sanctions and childhood mortality in Iraq
    M M Ali
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
    Lancet 355:1851-7. 2000
    In 1999 UNICEF, in cooperation with the government of Iraq and the local authorities in the "autonomous" (northern Kurdish) region, conducted two similar surveys to provide regionally representative and reliable estimates of child ..
  22. ncbi [Health-sector funding: options for funding health care in Iraq]
    Alaa Din Alwan
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    East Mediterr Health J 14:1372-9. 2008
    ..This paper presents the available options for funding the health-care system in Iraq. It is a summary of ideas and views discussed on several occasions between 2004 and 2005, especially at the First ..
  23. doi Risk of suicide among US veterans after returning from the Iraq or Afghanistan war zones
    Han K Kang
    JAMA 300:652-3. 2008
  24. ncbi Iraq: time to signal a new era for health in foreign policy
    Richard Horton
    Lancet 368:1395-7. 2006
  25. doi Epidemiological studies on tropical theileriosis (Theileria annulata infection of cattle) in Kurdistan Region, Iraq
    Adel T Mohammad Al-Saeed
    College of Veterinary Medicine, Duhok University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
    Parasitol Res 106:403-7. 2010
    In an ad hoc survey conducted during 2006, the epidemiology of tropical theileriosis in Kurdistan Region, Iraq, was addressed...
  26. ncbi Protecting military convoys in Iraq: an examination of battle injuries sustained by a mechanized battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom II
    Joseph S Gondusky
    1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055, USA
    Mil Med 170:546-9. 2005
    Improvised explosive devices and mines pose a formidable threat to military convoys traveling in Iraq. This study evaluated battle injuries sustained by a mechanized battalion operating against this threat...
  27. doi Epidemiology of infections associated with combat-related injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Clinton K Murray
    Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
    J Trauma 64:S232-8. 2008
    ..and the presence of far forward surgical assets have improved the survival of casualties in the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
  28. ncbi Seroepidemiology of selected zoonotic infections in Basra region of Iraq
    A A H Yacoub
    College of Medicine, Al Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, Iraq
    East Mediterr Health J 12:112-8. 2006
    ..and visceral leishmaniasis) in 3 areas (rural, urban and suburban semirural) in Basra governorate, southern Iraq. The prevalence of brucellosis was higher in the suburban semirural area (29.3%) than the rural and urban areas...
  29. ncbi Norovirus gastroenteritis in US Marines in Iraq
    David O Matson
    Clin Infect Dis 40:526-7. 2005
  30. pmc Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii osteomyelitis from Iraq
    Jason J Schafer
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:512-4. 2008
  31. ncbi Hazardous alcohol use and receipt of risk-reduction counseling among U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Patrick S Calhoun
    Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center 116B DVAMC, 508 Fulton Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:1686-93. 2008
    Military service in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF]) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF]) has been associated with high rates of mental health problems...
  32. ncbi Memory for fact, fiction, and misinformation: the Iraq War 2003
    Stephan Lewandowsky
    School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, W A 6009, Australia
    Psychol Sci 16:190-5. 2005
    Media coverage of the 2003 Iraq War frequently contained corrections and retractions of earlier information...
  33. ncbi Anger, hostility, and aggression among Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans reporting PTSD and subthreshold PTSD
    Matthew Jakupcak
    VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:945-54. 2007
    b>Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans were grouped by level of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology and compared on self-report measures of trait anger, hostility, and aggression...
  34. doi A comparative study of the diagnosis of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iraq by polymerase chain reaction and microbiologic and histopathologic methods
    Sundus Nsaif Al-Hucheimi
    Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Kufa, Kufa, Iraq
    Int J Dermatol 48:404-8. 2009
    ..Aim To assess the correlation of microbiologic and histopathologic diagnosis with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) findings in clinically diagnosed cases of CL...
  35. ncbi Tympanic-membrane perforation as a marker of concussive brain injury in Iraq
    Michael S Xydakis
    N Engl J Med 357:830-1. 2007
  36. doi A comparison between patients treated at a combat support hospital in Iraq and a Level I trauma center in the United States
    Martin A Schreiber
    Department of Surgery, Section of Trauma and Critical Care, Oregon Health and Science Univeristy, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    J Trauma 64:S118-21; discussion S121-2. 2008
    ..This study compared two patient populations treated between December 2004 and November 2005, one from a CSH in Iraq, the other at a civilian Level I trauma center.
  37. doi Amputations in U.S. military personnel in the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq
    Lynn G Stansbury
    U S Army Institute of Surgical Research Extremity Trauma Soft tissue Branch, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 22:43-6. 2008
    To determine rates of major limb amputation in U.S. military casualties in the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, to correlate these with mechanism of injury, and compare the rate with that seen in U.S...
  38. ncbi Description of Pomphorhynchus spindletruncatus n. sp. (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) from freshwater fishes in northern Iraq, with the erection of a new pomphorhynchid genus, Pyriproboscis n. g., and keys to genera of the Pomphorhynchidae and the spec
    Omar M Amin
    Institute of Parasitic Diseases, PO Box 28372, Tempe, AZ 85285 8372, USA
    Syst Parasitol 54:229-35. 2003
    ..spindletruncatus n. sp., which is described herein from two species of freshwater fishes in northern Iraq, Aspius vorax Heckel and Barbus xanthopterus (Heckel) (Cyprinidae). Only one other species, P...
  39. ncbi Close proximity blast injury patterns from improvised explosive devices in Iraq: a report of 18 cases
    Thomas J Nelson
    Forward Resuscitative Surgery System 2 and Shock Trauma Platoon 4, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Al Anbar, Iraq
    J Trauma 65:212-7. 2008
  40. doi Occupational transmission of Acinetobacter baumannii from a United States serviceman wounded in Iraq to a health care worker
    Timothy J Whitman
    Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:439-43. 2008
    ..baumannii pneumonia to determine whether a link existed between her illness and A. baumannii-infected patients in a military treatment facility who had been entrusted to her care...
  41. ncbi Eye injuries on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan: public health implications
    Adrienne B Ari
    United States Army, Fort Rucker, Alabama, USA
    Optometry 77:329-39. 2006
    ..Unfortunately, the incidence of combat eye injuries has increased over time, despite the development of protective measures...
  42. ncbi Low birth weight and prematurity in the neonatal unit of a maternity and pediatrics hospital in Iraq
    Bushra I Abdul Latif
    J Trop Pediatr 52:148-50. 2006
  43. pmc Isolation and identification of antimicrobial compound from Mentha longifolia L. leaves grown wild in Iraq
    Firas A Al-Bayati
    Department of Biology, College of Education, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 8:20. 2009
    ..implemented in the treatment of minor sore throat and minor mouth or throat irritation by the indigenous people of Iraq, although the compounds responsible for the medicinal properties have not been identified...
  44. ncbi Knowledge of and attitudes toward electroconvulsive therapy of medical students in the United kingdom, Egypt, and Iraq: a transcultural perspective
    Mohammed Abbas
    Sheffield Care Trust, Sheffield, UK
    J ECT 23:260-4. 2007
    To investigate the knowledge of and attitudes toward electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in 3 samples of medical students from Iraq, Egypt, and the United Kingdom, respectively.
  45. doi Doctors leaving 12 tertiary hospitals in Iraq, 2004-2007
    Gilbert M Burnham
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Soc Sci Med 69:172-7. 2009
    ..Of specialists leaving hospital posts for which data were available, 39% went elsewhere in Iraq and 61% left the country...
  46. pmc Evaluation of a task-based community oriented teaching model in family medicine for undergraduate medical students in Iraq
    Samim A Al-Dabbagh
    Department of Community Medicine, Mosul College of Medicine, Mosul University, Mosul, Iraq
    BMC Med Educ 5:31. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate a task-based, community oriented teaching model of family medicine for undergraduate students in Iraqi medical schools...
  47. pmc Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity: a case series analysis of clinical presentation and histological grading of 1,425 cases from Iraq
    Natheer H Al-Rawi
    Department of Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq
    Clin Oral Investig 12:15-8. 2008
    Peoples in Iraq face a mixture of health hazards associated with poverty. Oral cancer is a major public health issue worldwide; it remains a highly lethal and disfiguring disease. It is primarily a disease of epithelial origin...
  48. doi Iraq's internally displaced persons: a hidden crisis
    Melinda J Morton
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    JAMA 300:727-9. 2008
  49. ncbi Health and politics in the 2003 war with Iraq: lessons learned
    Frederick M Burkle
    The Center for International Emergency, Disaster, and Refugee Studies, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 364:1371-5. 2004
  50. pmc Exodus of medical staff strains Iraq's health facilities
    John Zarocostas
    BMJ 334:865. 2007
  51. ncbi The health care revival in Iraq
    Jennifer Fisher Wilson
    Ann Intern Med 141:825-8. 2004
  52. ncbi Clinical characteristic of amoebic liver abscesses in the North of Iraq
    F A Baban
    Department of Hematology, Medical College, King Khalid University, Abha, PO Box 641, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Med J 21:545-9. 2000
    ....
  53. ncbi Diabetes screening in Basrah, Iraq: a population-based cross-sectional study
    Abbas Ali Mansour
    Department of Medicine, Basrah College of Medicine, Hattin Post Office, P O Box 142, Basrah 42002, Iraq
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 79:147-50. 2008
    ..diabetes mellitus, previously undiagnosed diabetes and impaired fasting plasma glucose (IFG)} in adult non-pregnant population 20 years of age and older in Basrah, Southern Iraq using American Diabetes Association (ADA) criteria.
  54. ncbi Living nursing presence with soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan: quality of life issues for returning soldiers
    Elizabeth S Flinn
    Department of Veterans Affairs, R C Johnson VA Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
    Nurs Sci Q 20:218-9. 2007
  55. ncbi Influence of sickle hemoglobinopathy on growth and development of young adult males in Southern Iraq
    Abbas A Mansour
    Department of Medicine, Basrah Military Hospital, Iraq
    Saudi Med J 24:544-6. 2003
  56. ncbi Posttraumatic stress disorder among military returnees from Afghanistan and Iraq
    Matthew J Friedman
    National Center for PTSD, VA Medical Center, 215 North Main St, White River Junction, VT 05009, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:586-93. 2006
  57. ncbi Stunting among primary-school children: a sample from Baghdad, Iraq
    A J Al-Saffa
    Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Al Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
    East Mediterr Health J 15:322-9. 2009
    ..The prevalence of stunting only, and concurrent stunting and underweight, were 18.7% and 13.5% respectively, with a slight predominance among girls. The study also demonstrated the progression of height deficit with increasing age...
  58. pmc Causes and differentials of childhood mortality in Iraq
    Naira A Awqati
    Independent Consultant, Amman, Jordan
    BMC Pediatr 9:40. 2009
    Limited information is available in Iraq regarding the causes of under-five mortality...
  59. ncbi Incidence and types of malignancies in renal transplant recipients in Iraq
    Iqdam K Altaee
    Department of Urology and Kidney Transplantation, Al Karama Teaching Hospital Kidney Transplantation Center, Baghdad, Iraq
    Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 17:408-14. 2006
    ..The study was carried out at the Al-karama and Al-rasheed kidney transplant centers in Baghdad, Iraq. A total of 16 patients developed malignancies...
  60. ncbi Evaluation of some essential element levels in thalassemia major patients in Mosul district, Iraq
    Abdulmunaim H Al-Samarrai
    Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Tikrit, Tikrit, Iraq
    Saudi Med J 29:94-7. 2008
    To evaluate the levels of some essential elements in thalassemic patients in Mosul, Iraq.
  61. ncbi Molecular characterization of beta-thalassemia in the Dohuk region of Iraq
    Nasir A S Al-Allawi
    Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Dohuk, Dohuk, Iraq
    Hemoglobin 30:479-86. 2006
    beta-Thalassemia (thal) is an important health problem in the Dohuk region of northern Iraq because of its high carrier rate and the frequency of consanguineous marriages...
  62. ncbi Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding epidemiology and management of travelers' diarrhea: a survey of front-line providers in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Mark S Riddle
    Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Mil Med 170:492-5. 2005
    ..Important knowledge gaps about gastroenteritis were identified and should serve as a basis to develop military-specific clinical guidelines and training programs...
  63. pmc Antibacterial and antifungal activities of different parts of Tribulus terrestris L. growing in Iraq
    Firas A Al-Bayati
    Department of Biology, College of Education, University of Mosul, Mosul 00964, Iraq
    J Zhejiang Univ Sci B 9:154-9. 2008
    ..15 mg/ml against B. subtilis, B. cereus, P. vulgaris and C. diphtheriae. In addition, the same extract from the same plant part demonstrated the strongest antifungal activity against C. albicans with an MIC value of 0.15 mg/ml...
  64. doi Self-reported combat stress indicators among troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan: an epidemiological study
    Mark S Riddle
    US Naval Medical Research Unit No 3, Cairo, Egypt
    Compr Psychiatry 49:340-5. 2008
    ..Rates of self-reported depression among troops in Afghanistan were lower than those of Iraq (32.3 vs 69.7 per 10000, P < .0001)...
  65. ncbi Impact of a long asylum procedure on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in Iraqi asylum seekers in The Netherlands
    Cornelis J Laban
    De Evenaar, Day Clinic for Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Drenthe, Institute of Community Mental Health Care, Beilen, The Netherlands
    J Nerv Ment Dis 192:843-51. 2004
    ..15-4.08) for psychopathology. The conclusion is that, indeed, the duration of the asylum procedure is an important risk factor for psychiatric problems. Both politicians and mental health workers should take note of this finding...
  66. ncbi Bronchiolitis obliterans in a survivor of a chemical weapons attack
    Jason W W Thomason
    JAMA 290:598-9. 2003
  67. ncbi Human rights abuses and concerns about women's health and human rights in southern Iraq
    Lynn L Amowitz
    Physicians for Human Rights, Boston, Mass 02116, USA
    JAMA 291:1471-9. 2004
    Although human rights abuses have been reported in Iraq, the full scope of these abuses has not been well documented.
  68. ncbi Monogenoids from the gills of spiny eels (Teleostei: Mastacembelidae) in India and Iraq, proposal of Mastacembelocleidus gen. n., and status of the Indian species of Actinocleidus, Urocleidus and Haplocleidus (Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae)
    Delane C Kritsky
    Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences, Campus Box 8090, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 83209, USA
    Folia Parasitol (Praha) 51:291-8. 2004
    ..is proposed to include two species collected and redescribed from spiny eels (Mastacembelidae) in India and Iraq: Mastacembelocleidus bam (Tripathi, 1959) comb. n. (syn...
  69. pmc Prevalence and patterns of neurological involvement in Behcet's disease: a prospective study from Iraq
    A Al-Araji
    Behcet s Disease Clinic, Baghdad Teaching Hospital and Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 74:608-13. 2003
    ....
  70. doi Violence-related mortality in Iraq from 2002 to 2006
    Amir H Alkhuzai
    Federal Ministry of Health, Baghdad
    N Engl J Med 358:484-93. 2008
    Estimates of the death toll in Iraq from the time of the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003 until June 2006 have ranged from 47,668 (from the Iraq Body Count) to 601,027 (from a national survey)...
  71. ncbi 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, Iraq
    Michael 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...
  72. ncbi Toxoplasmosis: the innocent suspect of pregnancy wastage in Duhok, Iraq
    A H Razzak
    Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Duhok, Iraq
    East Mediterr Health J 11:625-32. 2005
    ..The study was conducted in Duhok, northern Iraq, from July 2002 till September 2003...
  73. ncbi Gastroenteritis in US Marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom
    Scott A Thornton
    Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit No 6, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 96860, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:519-25. 2005
    ..A Navy Preventive Medicine laboratory was set up in Ad Diwaniyah, Iraq, to provide clinical diagnostic support for Marine medical units during a period of repositioning in south-central ..
  74. ncbi Prevalence of mental health problems, treatment need, and barriers to care among primary care-seeking spouses of military service members involved in Iraq and Afghanistan deployments
    Karen M Eaton
    Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 503 Robert Grant Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910, USA
    Mil Med 173:1051-6. 2008
    ..Services were most often received from primary care physicians, rather than specialty mental health professionals, which may relate to the lack of availability of mental health services for spouses on military installations...
  75. ncbi The restoration potential of the Mesopotamian marshes of Iraq
    Curtis J Richardson
    Duke University Wetland Center, Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Box 90333, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Science 307:1307-11. 2005
    ..of Tigris and Euphrates River waters after the 2003 war have partially restored some former marsh areas in southern Iraq, but restoration is failing in others because of high soil and water salinities...
  76. doi Soldier evaluation of the virtual reality Iraq
    Greg M Reger
    Department of Psychology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington, USA
    Telemed J E Health 15:101-4. 2009
    Repeated combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan are resulting in increased rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military personnel...
  77. ncbi Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey
    Les Roberts
    Center for International Emergency Disaster and Refugee Studies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 364:1857-64. 2004
    In March, 2003, military forces, mainly from the USA and the UK, invaded Iraq. We did a survey to compare mortality during the period of 14.6 months before the invasion with the 17.8 months after it.
  78. ncbi Acute eosinophilic pneumonia among US Military personnel deployed in or near Iraq
    Andrew F Shorr
    Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
    JAMA 292:2997-3005. 2004
    ..Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is a rare disease of unknown etiology characterized by respiratory failure, radiographic infiltrates, and eosinophilic infiltration of the lung...
  79. ncbi Experience with wound VAC and delayed primary closure of contaminated soft tissue injuries in Iraq
    Brian E Leininger
    Department of Surgery, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base Texas 78236, USA
    J Trauma 61:1207-11. 2006
    ..A novel wound management protocol was developed to facilitate this practice, and patient outcomes were tracked. This article describes that protocol and discusses the outcomes in a series of 88 wounds managed with it...
  80. ncbi Advanced medical care for soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan
    David W Polly
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, USA
    Minn Med 87:42-4. 2004
    ..This article presents an overview of the types of injuries emerging from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the majority of which are extremity injuries, and the care soldiers are receiving on the ..
  81. ncbi Caring for the wounded in Iraq--a photo essay
    George E Peoples
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:2476-80. 2004
  82. pmc Trends in childhood leukemia in Basrah, Iraq, 1993-2007
    Amy Hagopian
    Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, University of Washington, 4534 11th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:1081-7. 2010
    ..Through a sister-university relationship between the University of Basrah and the University of Washington, we analyzed Ibn Ghazwan Hospital's leukemia registry data to evaluate trends in childhood leukemia since 1993...
  83. ncbi Land mine injuries: a study of 708 victims in North Iraq and Cambodia
    Hans Husum
    Tromsoe Mine Victim Resource Center, P O Box 80, N 9038, University Hospital of Northern Norway
    Mil Med 168:934-40. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the effect of low-cost prehospital trauma systems on trauma outcome in land mine victims and to study prehospital risk indicators for better triage of land mine injuries...
  84. ncbi Symptoms of Gulf War veterans possibly exposed to organophosphate chemical warfare agents at Khamisiyah, Iraq
    L A McCauley
    Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201, USA
    Int J Occup Environ Health 7:79-89. 2001
    ..Further research is warranted...
  85. ncbi Long-term effects of chemical weapons on respiratory tract in Iraq-Iran war victims living in Babol (North of Iran)
    Kh Bijani
    Department of Internal Medicine, Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 53:422-4. 2002
    In the Iraq-Iran war (1981-1989), extensive use of chemical weapons such as mustard gas caused high mortality, morbidity, injuries, and chronic side effects in vital organs, especially the respiratory tract...
  86. ncbi Experience at the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital: evacuation hub for Iraq
    Alan D Murdock
    Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX, USA
    J Trauma 62:S19. 2007
  87. pmc Threat of war is affecting mental health of Iraqi children, says report
    Jocalyn Clark
    BMJ 326:356. 2003
  88. ncbi Challenges for communicable disease surveillance and control in southern Iraq, April-June 2003
    Marta Valenciano
    JAMA 290:654-8. 2003
    The recent war in Iraq presents significant challenges for the surveillance and control of communicable diseases...
  89. ncbi Visceral leishmaniasis: clinical observations in 4 US army soldiers deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, 2002-2004
    Otha Myles
    Arch Intern Med 167:1899-901. 2007
  90. ncbi An assessment of beliefs about mental health care among veterans who served in Iraq
    Tracy Stecker
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72114, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:1358-61. 2007
    This study assessed beliefs about mental health treatment in a group of soldiers newly returning from the war in Iraq.
  91. ncbi Rural prehospital trauma systems improve trauma outcome in low-income countries: a prospective study from North Iraq and Cambodia
    Hans Husum
    Tromsoe Mine Victim Resource Center, Norway
    J Trauma 54:1188-96. 2003
    A five-year prospective study was conducted in North Iraq and Cambodia to test a model for rural prehospital trauma systems in low-income countries.
  92. ncbi Annual mortality rates and excess deaths of children under five in Iraq, 1991-98
    John Blacker
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    Popul Stud (Camb) 57:217-26. 2003
    Data from two parallel household surveys conducted in Iraq by UNICEF in 1999 show that under-5 mortality declined steadily from 1974 to 1990, reaching about 63 per 1,000 live births in the period 1986-90...
  93. ncbi Post-traumatic stress disorder and service utilization in a sample of service members from Iraq and Afghanistan
    Christopher Erbes
    Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center 116A6, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Mil Med 172:359-63. 2007
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  94. ncbi Self-reported incidence of snake, spider, and scorpion encounters among deployed U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Danny T Shiau
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
    Mil Med 172:1099-102. 2007
    ..Troops are at risk for local fauna encounters while deployed in the current operational environment. The potential morbidity, mortality, and operational impact of these health hazards need to be considered...
  95. ncbi Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey
    Gilbert Burnham
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 368:1421-8. 2006
    An excess mortality of nearly 100 000 deaths was reported in Iraq for the period March, 2003-September, 2004, attributed to the invasion of Iraq. Our aim was to update this estimate.
  96. doi Molecular characterization of alpha-thalassemia in the Dohuk region of Iraq
    Nasir A S Al-Allawi
    Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Dohuk, Dohuk, Iraq
    Hemoglobin 33:37-44. 2009
    ..alpha-thal) has been addressed by several studies from the eastern Mediterranean region, but not from Iraq. To address this issue, we studied 51 individuals with unexplained hypochromia and/or microcytosis, as well as nine ..
  97. ncbi Leishmaniasis among soldiers of stabilization forces in Iraq. Review article
    Krzysztof Korzeniewski
    The Institute of Military Medicine, Maritime and Tropical Medicine Department, Grudzińskiego str 4, Gdynia 81 103, Poland
    Int Marit Health 55:155-63. 2004
    The results of studies concerning the incidence of leishmaniasis among soldiers of Stabilization Forces serving in Iraq in the years from 2003 to March 2004 are presented in this article, in the light of a possibility of importation of ..
  98. doi Traumatic brain injuries sustained in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars
    Elisabeth Moy Martin
    Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center DVBIC at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA
    Am J Nurs 108:40-7; quiz 47-8. 2008
    ..Because these injuries can go unrecognized, nurses stateside need to know how to recognize possible cases and how to help...
  99. pmc Differences in virulence markers between Helicobacter pylori strains from Iraq and those from Iran: potential importance of regional differences in H. pylori-associated disease
    Nawfal R Hussein
    Institute of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 46:1774-9. 2008
    Helicobacter pylori causes peptic ulceration and gastric adenocarcinoma; the latter is common in Iran but not in Iraq. We hypothesized that more virulent H...
  100. pmc Iraq: an important start in the Kurdish region
    Dilyara Barzani
    Tob Control 15:3-4. 2006
  101. ncbi Etiological and clinical patterns of childhood urolithiasis in Iraq
    Shatha Huusain Ali
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Al Nahrain University, P O Box 70074, Baghdad, Iraq
    Pediatr Nephrol 20:1453-7. 2005
    ..Metabolic disorders were the major causes, but can be masked by associated UTI. Proper management of UTI with a careful metabolic assessment of young stone formers is valuable in combating urolithiasis...

Research Grants88

  1. Multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii,
    ROBERT BONOMO; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..baumannii isolates recovered from military medical facilities treating civilian and military personnel injured in Iraq/Kuwait (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) showed that the Acinetobacter derived ..
  2. Combination drug treatment to inhibit multiple cell death pathways after TBI
    ALAN FADEN; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may occur in as many as 22% of troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Recent studies in ischemia, as well as unpublished work from our laboratory, suggest two intriguing approaches for ..
  3. Multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii,
    Robert A Bonomo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..baumannii isolates recovered from military medical facilities treating civilian and military personnel injured in Iraq/Kuwait (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) showed that the Acinetobacter derived ..
  4. Multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii,
    ROBERT BONOMO; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..baumannii isolates recovered from military medical facilities treating civilian and military personnel injured in Iraq/Kuwait (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) showed that the Acinetobacter derived ..
  5. Mechanism and Treatment of nerve agent-induced seizures
    Jaideep Kapur; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Seizures were also observed in humans exposed to nerve agent poisoning during the Iran-Iraq war, and in the Tokyo subway attacks where sarin and VX were used...
  6. CANCER IN THE JERUSALEM PERINATAL STUDY COHORT
    Susan Harlap; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Approximately two thirds of the Jews were refugees, or their offspring, from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Syria or Lebanon...
  7. The Role of Glycolipids and CD1 in the Immunology of Leishmania Infection
    Laurence U Buxbaum; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. military stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. We have been studying Leishmania mexicana infection in mice, attempting to understand why mice do not heal, ..
  8. Effects of Methylmercury on Neuronal Cell Migration
    Hitoshi Komuro; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In the tragic disasters that took place at Minamata, Japan, and subsequently in Iraq, many infants were exposed transplacentally to MeHg...
  9. Combinatorial vaccines against anthrax and plague
    John Clements; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..on civilian populations was a theoretical risk, heightened by the discovery that certain rogue nations (notably Iraq, Syria, and China) either had developed or were attempting to develop anthrax or other biologic agents as a weapon ..
  10. Mental Health and Service Utilization Among Reserve and National Guard Forces
    Sandro Galea; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..important given the growing reliance on Reserve and National Guard forces during the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan...
  11. Benzodiazepine Receptor in PTSD
    JAMES BREMNER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    Over 150,000 soldiers are currently deployed in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and 12% of returning OIF soldiers have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
  12. ANALYSIS OF TRYPANOSOME MRNA SYNTHESIS BY GENE TRANSFER
    Vivian Bellofatto; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Not surprisingly, this disease is a problem for American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; more than 700 cases have been diagnosed in returning military personnel...
  13. ANALYSIS OF TRYPANOSOME MRNA SYNTHESIS BY GENE TRANSFER
    Vivian Bellofatto; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Not surprisingly, this disease is a problem for American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan;more than 700 cases have been diagnosed in returning military personnel...
  14. A novel vaccine against Leishmania
    Claude Selitrennikoff; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The disease has assumed importance for the United States as many soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are exposed to sand flies and are afflicted with leishmaniasis...
  15. Mustard Gas Exposure and Carcinogenesis of the Lung
    Charles Giardina; Fiscal Year: 2007
    The employment of chemical weapons by Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988) resulted in over 100,000 military and civilian casualties among Iranians...
  16. High-Throughput Identification of RNA polymerase inhibitors in vivo
    Robert Landick; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..aureus (MRSA) is already spreading rapidly outside hospitals in the US and globally, and veterans of the Iraq war are returning with untreatable infections of Acinetobacter baumannii...
  17. Enhancing Civilian Support for Military Tobacco Control
    RUTH E contact MALONE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S., and smoking prevalence among military personnel remains unacceptably high. Since military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, no significant reduction in smoking prevalence has been achieved...
  18. Cancer In the Jerusalem Perinatal Study
    Susan Harlap; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Jewish women from Morocco showed less breast cancer than expected. Ancestries from Iraq, lran/Afghanistan and other West Asian countries were associated with an increased risk of breast cancers in ..
  19. Internet Self-Help Program for Major Depressive Disorder in Spouses of Combatants
    Bentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed project is timely because many if not most combatants return from Iraq or Afghanistan to live with their families...
  20. Therapeutics against chemical threat induced respiratory toxicity
    MADHUSOODANA NAMBIAR; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..with pulmonary complications, accounted for most of the deaths following toxic chemical exposure in the Iran-Iraq- war, the accidental release of methyl isocyanate in Bhopal, India, the Tokyo subway sarin attack, and the hostage ..
  21. ARSENATE RESISTANCE IN PROKARYOTES AND EUKARYOTES
    Barry Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..reductase: As one consequence of the war on terrorism American soldiers are more and more frequently returning from Iraq with "Baghdad boil" -better known as leishmaniasis...
  22. Combat Exposure and Socioeconomic Outcomes
    ALAIR MACLEAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Since the fall of 2001, more than 700,000 US military personnel have served in combat zones in or around Iraq and Afghanistan (O'Hanlon and Kamp 2006)...
  23. Assessing and Reducing Post-Deployment Violence Risk
    Eric Elbogen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    Broad public attention garnered by veterans who commit violent acts after returning to the U.S. from Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrates the urgent need to develop evidence-based approaches to assessing and reducing post-deployment ..
  24. Anger Assessment and Intervention in Rural Youth
    Kathryn Puskar; Fiscal Year: 2006
    Today's adolescents are living in violent times. The impending war with Iraq, the events of September 11, 2001, and the nations high terror alert prey upon adolescents' coping...
  25. Prospective Study of Emergent and Chronic PTSD Following War-Zone Duty
    Susan Doron LaMarca; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..PTSD) symptoms among military veterans during the weeks and months following their return from war-zone duty in Iraq and Afghanistan...
  26. Parental Wartime Deployment on Adjustment in Children
    Patricia Lester; Fiscal Year: 2006
    For military families, the current war in Iraq has created an urgent challenge for children & their parents...