Brain injury: Iraq's unseen burden of wounded civilians

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/249691
Title:
Brain injury: Iraq's unseen burden of wounded civilians
Authors:
Guerrier, Gilles; Baron, Emmanuel; Fakri, Rasheed; Mouniaman, Isabelle
Journal:
Nature
Abstract:
The burden of war-related mental disorders is well documented among US veterans (Nature 477, 390–393; 2011), but not among civilians in Iraq. This oversight must be rectified so that adequate medical support can be provided to the Iraqi people. US combat troops will soon depart Iraq, leaving Iraqis to cope with the consequences of the 2003 invasion. Although the number of violent deaths is falling, civilians have been killed almost every day this year, most of them in coordinated bomb attacks. Roadside blasts cause long-term disabilities and societal effects among injured civilians. However, these have been largely neglected by the media and no systematic surveillance has been undertaken.
Affiliation:
Epicentre, Paris, France; Médecins Sans Frontières, Amman, Jordan; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Issue Date:
27-Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/249691
DOI:
10.1038/478458a
PubMed ID:
22031427
Additional Links:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v478/n7370/full/478458a.html#/affil-auth
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1476-4687
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGuerrier, Gillesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaron, Emmanuelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFakri, Rasheeden_GB
dc.contributor.authorMouniaman, Isabelleen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-19T18:09:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-19T18:09:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27-
dc.identifier.citationNature 2011; 478(7370): 458en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1476-4687-
dc.identifier.pmid22031427-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/478458a-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/249691-
dc.description.abstractThe burden of war-related mental disorders is well documented among US veterans (Nature 477, 390–393; 2011), but not among civilians in Iraq. This oversight must be rectified so that adequate medical support can be provided to the Iraqi people. US combat troops will soon depart Iraq, leaving Iraqis to cope with the consequences of the 2003 invasion. Although the number of violent deaths is falling, civilians have been killed almost every day this year, most of them in coordinated bomb attacks. Roadside blasts cause long-term disabilities and societal effects among injured civilians. However, these have been largely neglected by the media and no systematic surveillance has been undertaken.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v478/n7370/full/478458a.html#/affil-authen_GB
dc.rightsArchived on this site with thanks to Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Copyright 2012en_GB
dc.subject.meshBombsen_GB
dc.subject.meshBrain Injuriesen_GB
dc.subject.meshExplosive Agentsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMilitary Medicineen_GB
dc.titleBrain injury: Iraq's unseen burden of wounded civiliansen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEpicentre, Paris, France; Médecins Sans Frontières, Amman, Jordan; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, Franceen_GB
dc.identifier.journalNatureen_GB

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