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    13-Sep-2017 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 680841

In a Decade of War, U.S. Military Surgeons Provided More Than 6,000 Humanitarian Surgical Procedures to Afghan Adults

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

In addition to caring for U.S. troops and coalition forces during conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. military surgeons also provided humanitarian surgical care to nearly 6,000 local national Afghan adult patients over the course of a decade, according to a study published Sept. 13 in JAMA Surgery.

11-Sep-2017 7:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

Article ID: 653594

Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

In a Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 enlisted Army National Guard and Army Reserve members who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with a condition known as chronic multisymptom illness (CMI). The data were collected a year after the soldiers returned home.

13-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 653575

From Front Lines to the OR, How do Military Surgeons Return to Civilian Medicine?


New paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lays out what military surgeons need to sustain surgical skills for both environments.

13-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 636886

Risk Factors for Army Suicide Attempts in Iraq, Afghanistan Identified

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Risk factors for regular Army suicide attempts by enlisted soldiers and officers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been identified, and socio-demographic factors, length of service, deployment history, and the presence and recency of a mental health diagnosis are among the primary predictors, according to a study published July 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. Enlisted Army service members in their second month of service were at greatest risk for attempting suicide.

9-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 636030

Children with Severe Head Injuries Are Casualties of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

25-Jun-2015 9:25 AM EDT
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    15-May-2013 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 602939

Repeat Brain Injury Raises Soldiers' Suicide Risk

University of Utah

Suicide risk is higher among military personnel with more lifetime TBIs, even after controlling for clinical symptom severity. Results of the study show that multiple TBIs, which are common among military personnel, may contribute to increased risk for suicide.

13-May-2013 9:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Mental Health in Afghanistan: Poverty, Vulnerability Have Bigger Impact Than War, Study Finds

Article ID: 600028

Mental Health in Afghanistan: Poverty, Vulnerability Have Bigger Impact Than War, Study Finds

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study on mental health in Afghanistan looks beyond the effects of its 12-year war and identifies the root causes of mental distress and anxiety among its citizens: poverty and vulnerability.

6-Mar-2013 4:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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