Genitourinary surgical workload at deployed U.S. facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2002-2016 - Turner CA, Orman JA, Stockinger ZT, Hudak SJ.
INTRODUCTION: Genitourinary surgery constitutes approximately 1.15% of procedures performed for combat injuries. During forward deployment, surgeons usually deploy without urology support. To better understand the training and skills maintenance needs for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Survey of casualty evacuation missions conducted by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during the Afghanistan Conflict - Redman TT, Mayberry KE, Mora AG, Benedict BA, Ross EM, Mapp JG, Kotwal RS.
BACKGROUND: Historically, documentation of prehospital combat casualty care has been relatively nonexistent. Without documentation, performance improvement of prehospital care and evacuation through data collection, consolidation, and scientific analyses c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Religion and cognitive processing of trauma among newly returned US Iraq and Afghanistan veterans - Lisman R, Currier JM, Harris JI.
Religion can provide a powerful meaning-making framework that promotes adaptive processing of potentially traumatic events. However, spiritual strain or distress might be associated with maladaptive perceptions of the meaning of possible traumas. These the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Everyday violence during armed conflict: narratives from Afghanistan - Ray A.
The length, scale, and intensity of the Afghan conflict distinguishes it from other conflicts worldwide. This qualitative article explores violence in everyday life as experienced and encountered in the life of Afghans during the conflict in Afghanistan (1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

STUNNING new video reveals how Europe is "committing suicide" with open borders and political correctness
(Natural News) European society is being flooded by migrants from North Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East. In 2015, over a million migrants made their way illegally into Europe, traveling by land and sea. Migrants from war-torn countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria are taking advantage of open border policies in Europe. Citizens from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A third of U.S. military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan not from battle
(Reuters Health) - Falls, car crashes and other accidents off the battlefield cause one-third of injuries and about one in 10 deaths among U.S. service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A 12-year analysis of nonbattle injury among US service members deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan - Le TD, Gurney JM, Nnamani NS, Gross KR, Chung KK, Stockinger ZT, Nessen SC, Pusateri AE, Akers KS.
IMPORTANCE: Nonbattle injury (NBI) among deployed US service members increases the burden on medical systems and results in high rates of attrition, affecting the available force. The possible causes and trends of NBI in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Health Highlights: June 1, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: 1 in 3 US Military Injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan Weren't on Battlefield Among nearly 30,000 U.S. service members who've been injured during... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One-third of US military injuries in Iraq, Afghanistan weren't from battle
Car accidents, falls, equipment mishaps and other nonbattle incidents caused about a third of all injuries sustained by nearly 30,000 US service members during three military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to research published Wednesday in the medical journal JAMA Surgery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute assessment of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress after exposure to a deployment-related explosive blast - Baker MT, Moring JC, Hale WJ, Mintz J, Young-McCaughan S, Bryant RA, Broshek DK, Barth JT, Villarreal R, Lancaster CL, Malach SL, Lara-Ruiz JM, Isler W, Peterson AL.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are two of the signature injuries in military service members who have been exposed to explosive blasts during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Acute stress disorder (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality
India lags behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh ( 133) and Bhutan (134) while its health index was better than Nepal (149), Pakistan (154) and Afghanistan (191). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Response to mass casualty events: from the battlefield to the Stop the Bleed campaign - Knudson MM, Velmahos G, Cooper ZR.
In the aftermath of a number of episodes of mass casualty events, we must be reminded of how important it is to be prepared and to reflect on the knowledge accumulated over the past 15  years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

What is BACM?
Discussion Leg pain in children has a broad differential diagnosis and includes more innocuous problems such as growing pains and transient synovitis but also more serious problems including neurological diseases or malignancy. Occult or self-limited trauma are also common causes. A review can be found here. Limping can be painful or painless and has its own differential diagnosis which can overlap with leg pain. A differential diagnosis for limping can be found here. Muscle weakness also has its’ own differential diagnosis which can be found here. Learning Point Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) has other names...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 21, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack
This report breaks n ew ground in bringing information providers together and demonstrating the value of collaboration.”TheSafeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, of which IntraHealth is the communications secretariat and a member,  consists of more than 35 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest. The coalition raises awareness of global attacks on health and presses governments and United Nations agencies for greater global action to protect the security of health care.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:Access the report hereSee an overview of the dataTake a look at t...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Physicist Kate Shaw: ‘Even in conservative places, you do not have to be in conflict with scientific ideas’
The Cern scientist on her dual role in studying quarks and helping to train a new generation of scientists from Palestine to PeruKate Shaw is a physicist based at the University of Sussex, where she studies the data that pours out of the Atlas experiment, one of the huge detectors that forms part of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, in Geneva. She is also the founder of Physics Without Frontiers,a Unesco-backed organisation that runs lectures, workshops and schools in war-torn nations to help kindle an interest in science and help local recovery.You work on theAtlas experimentat the Large Hadron Collider. What does that i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Particle physics Cern Teaching Afghanistan Palestinian territories Gaza Science University of Sussex Source Type: news

Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari nominated as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean
Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari Geneva, 19 May 2018 – WHO's Special Session of the Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, held today in Geneva, has nominated Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al Mandhari from Oman as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, to be formally appointed by the WHO Executive Board during its 143rd session from 28 to 29 May 2018.  The nominee is expected to take up his appointment for a 5 years and 8 months term, starting from 1 June 2018.  The WHO Regional Committee comprises the following Members: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Ir...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

At War: Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?
Last week, U.S. veterans asked a federal appeals court to reinstate their lawsuit against a military contractor for exposing them to toxic emissions from burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SETH HARP Tags: Veterans United States Defense and Military Forces Defense Contracts Suits and Litigation (Civil) Hazardous and Toxic Substances KBR Inc Source Type: news

“ Green Development Has to Be Equal for All ”
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Credit: Diana Mendoza/IPSBy Diana MendozaMANILA, May 14 2018 (IPS)IPS caught up with Dr. Frank Rijsberman, director-general of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), at the end of the flagship side event of the GGGI during the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila on May 4, 2018, which featured the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its potential to create sustainable infrastructure and promote green growth pathways.In this brief chat with IPS correspondent Diana Mendoza, Dr. Rijsberman noted the success of ju...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Diana Mendoza Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & SDGs Projects Trade & Invest Source Type: news

20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential
Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.By Tianyi LuoWASHINGTON DC, May 11 2018 (IPS)Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a good thing for the economy, it challenges nations—particularly ones that are water-stressed—to better manage their limited water resources and invest in the right energy systems.Power generatio...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tianyi Luo Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Single-Use Spray Takes Aim at GI Bleeds
Cook Medical has been focused on finding an easier way to treat patients suffering from gastrointestinal bleeds. For nearly 10 years the Bloomington IN-based company has been developing the Hemospray, a powder like device that has just received a nod from FDA. Barry Slowey, VP of Cook Medical’s Endoscopy specialty, said the company got the idea for Hemospray from an application used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq to treat wounds on the battlefield. “If you look at the how bleeds are treated in the gastrointestinal tract, you see  the treatments are either mechanical, like an endoscopic clip&n...
Source: MDDI - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Actuarial prediction of psychotherapy retention among Iraq-Afghanistan veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder - Fleming CE, Kholodkov T, Dillon KH, Belvet B, Crawford EF.
The present study aimed to identify predictors of treatment retention in a sample of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who were referred for PTSD-focused t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effects of social support and resilient coping on violent behavior in military veterans - Van Voorhees EE, Wagner HR, Beckham JC, Bradford DW, Neal LC, Penk WE, Elbogen EB.
Violence toward others has been identified as a serious postdeployment adjustment problem in a subset of Iraq- and Afghanistan-era veterans. In the current study, we examined the intricate links between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), commonly cited ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Nigeria ’s Start-Stop Immunization Battle Is Winning the War to Eradicate Polio in Africa
The 50 million doses of polio vaccine stored in laboratory refrigerators all over Nigeria had a big weekend planned for them. If things had gone as intended, on Saturday morning, May 5, all of the little vials would have been trucked, flown, biked, walked around the all 36 states of the nation – to be delivered to every single one of the 49,882,036 known Nigerian children under 5 years old. But, as things developed, an outbreak of circulating virus in one region of the country upended those plans for routine immunization, replacing them for now with a crisis response in the affected area. The 50 million doses will in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger / Abuja Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Nigeria onetime vaccines Source Type: news

In South Sudan, Denial of Humanitarian Aid is a War Tactic
Credit: WatchlistBy Christine MonaghanMay 4 2018 (IPS)When I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the effects of conflict, stopped humanitarian convoys from delivering life-saving supplies, and erected bureaucratic obstacles designed to impede access to civilians in need.“There are ‘sitting fees’ you need to pay to government and the opposition when negotiating access to deliver aid,” one aid worker told me....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Christine Monaghan Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Source Type: news

Women journalists in Afghanistan defiant in the face of violence
The dangers of working as a journalist in Afghanistan have been dramatically underlined by an attack in the capital Kabul on Monday in which nine Afghan photographers and reporters were killed. They had gone to report on a suicide attack, and were targeted by a second suicide bomber when they arrived on the scene. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wounded Soldier Gets First Penis Transplant in U.S. Operation Wounded Soldier Gets First Penis Transplant in U.S. Operation
A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

From Declaration to Action: Improving Immunization in Africa
Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, got her granddaughter immunized using a mix of private and public clinics. Credit: Veronique Magnin – Habari Kibra VolunteerBy Joyce NgangaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 2018 (IPS)Inviolate Akinyi, a 46-year-old grandmother, is certain that her grand-daughter needs to get all her vaccines for her to grow up healthy and strong. She uses a mix of private and public clinics in Kibera, one of the largest informal settlement in Nairobi, to get the 15-month-old the shots she needs. Mary Awour, mother to two-year-old Vilance Amondi, also believes immunization is important to protect her ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Nganga Tags: Africa Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first
An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally, after a 14-hour surgery that doctors hailed as a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related reasons, received […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veteran receives penis and scrotum transplant in surgery doctors say is a medical first
An Afghanistan war veteran who had his genitals blown off by a roadside bomb is the recipient of a donated penis and scrotum that doctors hope will restore his ability to function normally. Doctors said the transplant, made in a 14-hour surgery, is a medical first. The veteran, who asked to remain anonymous for privacy-related […]Related:Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA saysE. coli outbreak warning expands to all types of romaine lettuceNasal spray of party drug shows promise as fast-acting antidepressant, researchers say (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injured Veteran Receives First Total Penis, Scrotum Transplant
BALTIMORE (CBS Local) – The Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world. The transplant recipient is a veteran who sustained injuries in Afghanistan. He is expected to be discharged from the hospital this week after recovering from the 14-hour surgery back on March 26. “We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man,” W.P. Andrew Lee, M.D., professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Afghanistan Chris Melore Local TV Medicine talkers Transplant Veterans Source Type: news

Wounded soldier gets world's first penis transplant in U.S. operation
(Reuters) - A soldier wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan has received the world's first complete penis and scrotum transplant, officials at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors Performed the First Full Penis and Scrotum Transplant on an American Military Vet
Physicians at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world, the hospital announced on Monday. The surgery, which took place over 14 hours on March 26, was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons. The penis and scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall came from a deceased donor. The recipient is a military veteran who was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Afghanistan and wishes to remain anonymous. The hospital said he has recovered from the surgery and will be discharged...
Source: TIME: Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Johns Hopkins medicine penis transplant Surgery transplants Source Type: news

The Healing Edge: ‘ Whole Again ’ : A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis
A young soldier whose genitals were destroyed underwent extensive reconstructive surgery that doctors hope to offer to others who were wounded at war. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Transplants Afghanistan War (2001- ) Penis Organ Donation Defense Department Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD) Massachusetts General Hospital United States Defense and Military Forces improvised explosive devices Source Type: news

Injured U.S. Vet Receives World's First Penis/Scrotum Transplant
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- The world's first total penis and scrotum transplant was performed about a month ago on a U.S. veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, doctors say. " We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Violence and the contemporary soldiering body - Welland J.
This article asks what is the significance of making the soldiering body (hyper)visible in war. In contrast to the techno-fetishistic portrayals of Western warfare in the 1990s, the recent counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan witnessed a re-centring o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2018: Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
22 April 2018, Cairo – This year’s World Immunization Week campaign, celebrated from 24 to 30 April, aims to highlight that protecting entire communities with vaccines protects everyone and so the theme of this year’s campaign is “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”.  Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Studies show that every US$ 1 spent on childhood immunization returns US$ 44 in economic and social benefits.  Immunization protects everyone – from infants to senior citizens – against disabling illnesses, disability a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Pediatric thoracic trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan - Keneally RJ, Shields CH, Hsu A, Prior HI, Creamer KM.
The objective of this study is to review available data on pediatric thoracic trauma seen at U.S. military treatment facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan and describe the scope of injuries, patterns seen, and associated mortality. The results w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, shallots are full of flavonols that fight disease
(Natural News) If you’re looking for a natural antioxidant or anti-inflammatory, consider the versatile shallot. The shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, syn. A. ascalonicum, Amaryllidaceae) is a type of common onion (A. cepa). Shallots are locally grown in central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China. As international trade expanded, shallots eventually spread throughout Europe.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Trauma to Recovery: Addressing Emergency Care in Afghanistan
After fighting broke out in the rural district of Chark-Logar, Salim and his family were forced to flee their home. During the firefight, his brother was killed and Salim was shot in the stomach. It took Salim two hours until he reached a first aid post. In the process, he became separated from his wife and children. Two days later he was transferred to a hospital run by Emergency, an Italian NGO specialized in trauma care. Salim's story is not unusual in today's Afghanistan, which is in the midst of one of the longest protracted complex emergencies in the world. It faces prolonged conflict, frequent natural disasters and ...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, Afghanistan [country], Eastern Mediterranean Region [region], Feature [doctype] Source Type: news

Subjective cohesion as stress buffer among civilians working with the military in Iraq and Afghanistan - Bierman A, Kelty R.
In this study, we examine whether cohesion buffers the relationship between threat and psy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A review of casualties transported to Role 2 medical treatment facilities in Afghanistan - Kotwal RS, Staudt AM, Trevino JD, Valdez-Delgado KK, Le TD, Gurney JM, Sauer SW, Shackelford SA, Stockinger ZT, Mann-Salinas EA.
Critically injured trauma patients benefit from timely transport and care. Accordingly, the provision of rapid transport and effective treatment capabilities in appropriately close proximity to the point of injury will optimize time and survival. Pre-trans... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Retrospective analysis of injuries in underbody blast events: 2007-2010 - Vasquez KB, Brozoski FT, Logsdon KP, Chancey VC.
Underbody Blast (UBB) exposure emerged as a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality of Service Members in Iraq and Afghanistan, which was unique to OIF/OEF due to the frequent use of improvised explosive devices. Improvised explosive devices under the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication - Worldwide, 2016-2017
In 2017, 22 wild poliovirus cases were reported from two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan), the fewest number ever reported globally. Polio cases caused by circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses increased from four in 2016 to 96 in 2017 because of large outbreaks in Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-reported musculoskeletal complaints and injuries and exposure of physical workload in Swedish soldiers serving in Afghanistan - Halvarsson A, Hagman I, Tegern M, Broman L, Larsson H.
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal complaints and injuries (MSCI) are common in military populations. However, only a limited number of studies have followed soldiers during international deployments and investigated the prevalence of MSCI during and at the end o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The burden of gunshot wounding of UK military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003-14 - Stevenson T, Carr DJ, Penn-Barwell JG, Ringrose TJ, Stapley SA.
INTRODUCTION: Gunshot wounding (GSW) is the second most common mechanism of injury in warfare after explosive injury. The aim of this study was to define the clinical burden of GSW placed on UK forces throughout the recent Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Afghan army faulted for sloppiness with blood-type testing
US watchdog says sloppy blood collection and identification by Afghanistan's army may have led to the death of injured soldiers treated with the wrong blood type (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Association of posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury with aggressive driving in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans - Van Voorhees EE, Moore DA, Kimbrel NA, Dedert EA, Dillon KH, Elbogen EB, Calhoun PS.
PURPOSE: Aggressive driving contributes to the high rates of postdeployment motor vehicle-related injury and death observed among veterans, and veterans cite problems with anger, aggressive driving, and road rage as being among their most pressing driving-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chronicity of PTSD, Injury Severity Are Risk Factors for HTN
Independent correlations identified in cohort of service members injured in Iraq, Afghanistan (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Factors contributing to posttraumatic growth in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans - Hawker ME, Nino A.
The phenomenon of posttraumatic growth (PTG) and contributing factors were studied in a sample of 10 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans using a phenomenological methodology. Veterans were included in the study if they reported experiencing moderate to high leve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ocular injuries and cultural influences in Afghanistan during 5 months of operation Enduring Freedom - Paz DA, Thomas KE, Primakov DG.
In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, American, North American Treaty Organization (NATO) Coalition, and Afghan forces worked together in training exercises and counterinsurgency operations. While serving at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news