Sunday, February 23, 2014

Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has published a document entitled "Gulf War and Health: Volume 9 - Long-Term Effects of Blast Exposures". You can download the document at the link below. Publication Description:
"Since the United States began combat operations in Afghanistan in October 2001 and then in Iraq in March 2003, the numbers of US soldiers killed exceed 6,700 and wounded 50,500. Although all wars since World War I have involved the use of explosives by the enemy, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq differ from previous wars in which the United States has been involved because of the enemy's use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The use of IEDs has led to an injury landscape different from that of prior US wars. The signature injury of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars is blast injury."
Download or read the publication at this link.

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