- Ocular diseases and nonbattle injuries seen at a tertiary care medical center during the Global War on Terrorism
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
Mil Med 172:491-7. 2007
..Twenty patients (18.7%) were referred to a medical evaluation board, seven (6.5%) of whom failed to meet retention standards for eye and vision; the retention status of three patients (2.8%) remains to be determined...
- 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...
- The health of UK military personnel who deployed to the 2003 Iraq war: a cohort study
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.
- 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.
- Military TBI during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars
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...
- 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
..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...
- 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.
- 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)...
- 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...
- Risk of suicide among US veterans after returning from the Iraq or Afghanistan war zones
Han K Kang
JAMA 300:652-3. 2008
- 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...
- The health care revival in Iraq
Jennifer Fisher Wilson
Ann Intern Med 141:825-8. 2004
- 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
- Exodus of medical staff strains Iraq's health facilities
BMJ 334:865. 2007
- 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
- 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...
- 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
- 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...
- 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...
- 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)...
- 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
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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...
- 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...
- 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
- 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...
- 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...
- Bronchiolitis obliterans in a survivor of a chemical weapons attack
Jason W W Thomason
JAMA 290:598-9. 2003
- 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...
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and service utilization in a sample of service members from Iraq and Afghanistan
Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center 116A6, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
Mil Med 172:359-63. 2007
- 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...
- 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...
- Iraq: an important start in the Kurdish region
Tob Control 15:3-4. 2006
- Q fever in members of the United States armed forces returning from Iraq
Department of Internal Medicine, David Grant US Air Force Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, USA
Clin Infect Dis 43:e77-82. 2006
..We report 2 cases of acute Q fever in members of the US Military recently returned from Iraq. Because a number of recent reports suggest that the risk of Q fever may be higher than initially thought among US ..
- Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey
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.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder in UK and US forces deployed to Iraq
Charles W Hoge
Lancet 368:837; author reply 837. 2006
- 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...
- 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
- An assessment of beliefs about mental health care among veterans who served in Iraq
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.
- 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...
- Visceral leishmaniasis: clinical observations in 4 US army soldiers deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, 2002-2004
Arch Intern Med 167:1899-901. 2007
- Impact of phlebotomine sand flies on U.S. Military operations at Tallil Air Base, Iraq: 1. background, military situation, and development of a "Leishmaniasis Control Program"
Russell E Coleman
520th Theater Army Medical Laboratory, United States Army, Tallil Air Base, Iraq
J Med Entomol 43:647-62. 2006
..S. military entomologists led efforts to characterize, prevent, and control leishmaniasis at Tallil Air Base (TAB), Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom...
- Annual mortality rates and excess deaths of children under five in Iraq, 1991-98
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...
- 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 ..
- Beyond the purple heart--continuity of care for the wounded in Iraq
James B Peake
Project HOPE, Millwood, VA, USA
N Engl J Med 352:219-22. 2005
- 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
- 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 ..
- 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...
- 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...
- Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey
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.
- [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 ..
- 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 ..
- Land mine injuries: a study of 708 victims in North Iraq and Cambodia
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...
- Challenges for communicable disease surveillance and control in southern Iraq, April-June 2003
JAMA 290:654-8. 2003
The recent war in Iraq presents significant challenges for the surveillance and control of communicable diseases...
- Rural prehospital trauma systems improve trauma outcome in low-income countries: a prospective study from North Iraq and Cambodia
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.
- Threat of war is affecting mental health of Iraqi children, says report
BMJ 326:356. 2003
- Long-term effects of chemical weapons on respiratory tract in Iraq-Iran war victims living in Babol (North of Iran)
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...
- Trends in childhood leukemia in Basrah, Iraq, 1993-2007
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...
- A study of age-specific Helicobacter pylori seropositivity rates in Iraq
Nawfal R Hussein
Helicobacter 13:306-7. 2008
- Leishmaniasis among soldiers of stabilization forces in Iraq. Review article
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 ..
- 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...
- 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...
- Nonhealing skin lesions in a sailor and a journalist returning from Iraq
Emil P Lesho
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Cleve Clin J Med 72:93-4, 96, 98-9 passim. 2005
..now begin to encounter more patients with this challenging entity as military personnel return from rotations in Iraq or Afghanistan...
- 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...
- Comment on "Experience with wound VAC and delayed primary closure of contaminated soft tissue injuries in Iraq"
Kenneth G Swan
J Trauma 63:248-9; author reply 249. 2007
- Psychiatric diagnoses in historic and contemporary military cohorts: combat deployment and the healthy warrior effect
Gerald E Larson
Behavioral Science and Epidemiology Department, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA 92106, USA
Am J Epidemiol 167:1269-76. 2008
..The disproportionate loss of psychologically unfit personnel early in training creates a "healthy warrior effect," because only those persons who have proven their resilience during training remain eligible for combat...
- 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...
- Invited commentary: how healthy is the "healthy warrior"?
Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Am J Epidemiol 167:1277-80. 2008
..Suggestions are made for directions of future research into this effect...
- Post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in health care providers returning from deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan
Tonya T Kolkow
Department of Psychiatry, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA 92124, USA
Mil Med 172:451-5. 2007
..This study examines risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and mental health care use among health care workers deployed to combat settings...
- Demographics, stone characteristic, and treatment of urinary calculi at the 47th Combat Support Hospital during the first 6 months of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Madigan Army Medical Center, MCHJ SU Urology, Tacoma, WA 98431 1100, USA
Mil Med 172:498-503. 2007
..No patient treated conservatively required admission for sepsis, azotemia, or other serious stone-related complication...
- Genitourinary trauma at a combat support hospital during Operation Iraqi Freedom: the impact of body armor
Edmond L Paquette
Urology Service, Womack Army Medical Center, 2817 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28310, USA
J Urol 177:2196-9; discussion 2199. 2007
- Acinetobacter skin carriage among US army soldiers deployed in Iraq
Matthew E Griffith
Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:720-2. 2007
..calcoaceticus-baumannii complex was not detected among a representative sample of 102 US Army soldiers stationed in Iraq. This observation refutes the hypothesis that preinjury skin carriage serves as the reservoir for the Acinetobacter ..
- Veterans' mysterious maladies: studies continue to examine the effects of depleted uranium on returning soldiers
National Conference of State Legislatures, USA
State Legis 34:28-9. 2008
- Traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the head and neck: early endovascular intervention
Mitchell W Cox
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
J Vasc Surg 46:1227-33. 2007
..Pseudoaneurysms are the most frequent finding on delayed evaluation and can result in life-threatening episodes of rebleeding...
- Recognition of Air Force surgeons at Wilford Hall Medical Center-supported 332nd EMDG/Air Force Theater Hospital, Balad Air Base, Iraq
Norman M Rich
J Vasc Surg 46:1312-3; author reply 1313. 2007
- Fresh whole blood transfusions in coalition military, foreign national, and enemy combatant patients during Operation Iraqi Freedom at a U.S. combat support hospital
Philip C Spinella
U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, San Antonio, Texas, USA
World J Surg 32:2-6. 2008
- 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...
- Culture: what is its effect on stress in the military?
Research Worker, King s Centre for Military Health Research, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, 10 Cutcombe Road, London, SE5 9RJ, UK
Mil Med 172:931-5. 2007
..We conclude that the barriers to care which operate in both military and civilian populations are not insignificant. Western militaries in fact currently face an uphill struggle to combat the substantial barriers to care that exist...
- The combat casualty care special edition
P F Mahoney
Royal Centre for Defence Medicine
J R Army Med Corps 153:235-6. 2007
- Medical support in a nuclear/biological/chemical threat environment
Federal Ministry of Defence, Medical Service Staff II 4, D 53003 Bonn, Germany
Mil Med 172:26-8. 2007
..Shortly after the ground offensive started in Iraq, 109 soldiers were deployed, at very short notice, from Germany to Kuwait on March 21, 2003, as Extending Operation ..
- [Psychiatric disorders of the contemporary battlefield]
Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny MON, Zakład Medycyny Morskiej i Tropikalnej w Gdyni
Pol Merkur Lekarski 24:572-6. 2008
..The consequence of survived psychiatric trauma being a result of short-lived incident or prolonged event are often acute stress disorder (ASD) or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...
- A cord of three strands--medical synchronization meetings improve the delivery of health care in combat
Ramey L Wilson
Mil Med 173:vii-viii. 2008
- Emergence of multidrug resistance in bacteria and impact on antibiotic expenditure at a major army medical center caring for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan
Michael J Zapor
Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 29:661-3. 2008
Since the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the epidemiologic traits of clinical isolates at Walter Reed Army Medical Center have shifted toward drug-resistant strains of microorganisms, particularly among the gram-negative bacteria...
- Wartime burn care in Iraq: 28th Combat Support Hospital, 2003
Louis R Stout
U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Mil Med 172:1148-53. 2007
The U.S. Army 28th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), an echelon III facility, deployed to Iraq at the start of military operations in 2003...
- Pseudomonas putida war wound infection in a US Marine: a case report and review of the literature
Robert J Carpenter
Department of Internal Medicine, National Naval Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889, United States
J Infect 56:234-40. 2008
US service members are returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan with wound infections due to uncommon bacteria...
- Childhood adversity and combat as predictors of depression and post-traumatic stress in deployed troops
Oscar A Cabrera
U S Army Medical Research Unit Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
Am J Prev Med 33:77-82. 2007
..To date, no comprehensive studies of childhood adversity have been conducted with military samples that have included combat troops before and after a combat deployment...
- Nonconventional uses of the rocket-propelled grenade and its consequences
Brian J Woebkenberg
Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic, Madigan Army Medical Center, 9040 Reid Street, Tacoma, WA 98431 1100, USA
Mil Med 172:622-4. 2007
..A classic case presentation followed by a short historical perspective on the rocket-propelled grenade and a proposed algorithm for initial care of these wounds is presented...
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation in the military: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
Mil Med 171:185-8. 2006
- The new Salvation Army. How the U.S. military is keeping soldiers alive, and what it means for EMS
Emerg Med Serv 34:53-7, 104. 2005
- Spectrum of care provided at an echelon II Medical Unit during Operation Iraqi Freedom
Clinton K Murray
Infectious Disease Service, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Mil Med 170:516-20. 2005
..Determining the types of casualties seen at forward echelons of medical care during different phases of conflict can aid medical planning and help predict the type of medical resources required...
- The beneficial relationship of the colocation of orthopedics and physical therapy in a deployed setting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Department of Surgery (Physical Therapy, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Columbus, GA 31905-5637, USA
Mil Med 171:220-3. 2006
..The lessons learned support the continued colocation of physical therapy and orthopedics in a deployment setting and recognize the need to have more physical therapists placed at level I and II echelons of care...
- Delayed drop zone evacuation: execution of the medical plan for an airborne operation into northern Iraq
Department of Cardiology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
Mil Med 171:224-7. 2006
..directly from its home station in Vicenza, Italy, the 173rd Airborne Brigade committed itself to the invasion of Iraq on the night of March 26, 2003...
- Survey of U.S. Army commanders' experiences with brigade/battalion surgeons at Fort Hood, Texas
John R Hughes
Department of Emergency Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA
Mil Med 171:240-5. 2006
..Commanders with combat experience rated their assigned physicians significantly higher than did commanders without combat experience. Despite high ratings, several candid remarks suggest there is still room for improvement...
- Wounding patterns for U.S. Marines and sailors during Operation Iraqi Freedom, major combat phase
James M Zouris
Naval Health Research Center, Modeling and Simulation Program, San Diego, CA 92186-5122, USA
Mil Med 171:246-52. 2006
..Upper and lower extremities accounted for approximately 70% of all injuries, a percentage consistent for battlefield injuries since World War II...
- The impact of predeployment training on Marine battalion manpower
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