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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345023/the-narrow-treatment-road-to-survival-everyday-life-perspectives-of-women-with-breast-cancer-from-iraq-and-the-former-yugoslavia-undergoing-radiation-therapy-in-sweden
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A Holst-Hansson, E Idvall, I Bolmsjö, A Wennick
This study aimed at exploring how women from Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, diagnosed with breast cancer and living in Sweden, experience their everyday life during radiation therapy. A qualitative research design was used comprising interviews with ten women, five originating from Iraq and five from the former Yugoslavia. Striving to survive, the women experienced their everyday life during radiation therapy as extremely challenging. This experience can be placed into three categories: strategies for survival, keeping up appearances and staying in control...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344536/a-cry-for-help-and-protest-self-immolation-in-young-kurdish-iraqi-women-a-qualitative-study
#2
Pakestan Mohammad Amin, Jila Mirlashari, Alireza Nikbakht Nasrabadi
Background: Suicide is a major psychiatric emergency that has always been a topic of great interest to researchers. Self-immolation is a heinous suicide method that is common in Eastern societies. The present study was conducted to explore probable issues which might lead to self-immolation in young Kurdish Iraqi women. Methods: The present qualitative study was conducted in Soran, Erbil Governorate in Iraq, and the surrounding villages of Soran District (March 2015 to May 2016)...
January 2018: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344055/non-organic-vision-loss-in-the-afghanistan-and-iraq-conflicts
#3
Kevin M Broderick, Thomas B Ableman, Eric D Weber, Robert W Enzenauer, Harold J Wain, Keith J Wroblewski
Non-organic visual loss (NOVL), defined as a decrease in visual acuity or field without an identifiable organic cause, can be challenging to diagnose, especially in patients whose NOVL is superimposed on some component of true organic pathology. Exposure to combat puts soldiers at risk of emotional distress and physical trauma, which can contribute to the development of NOVL with conversion disorder or malingering. This case series describes six patients with NOVL who sustained ocular or non-ocular injuries while serving in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and highlights diagnostic pearls and components of inter-disciplinary management in the unique military context...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338301/coronary-artery-perforation-complicating-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#4
Aram J Mirza, Abdulsalam Y Taha, Jaafar S Aldoori, Jawad M Hawas, Kawa W Hassan
Background Coronary artery perforation is a rare but serious complication of percutaneous coronary interventions. We aimed to evaluate the management of coronary artery perforation in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Methods A retrospective review of our medical records from 2009 to 2016 identified 24 patients (15 males, 9 females) with coronary artery perforation. Mean age was 60 ± 9.2 years (range 40-74 years). Standard diagnostic angiography or percutaneous interventions were performed. Coronary artery perforation was diagnosed by worsening of symptoms, hypotension, or angiographic evidence of type I (extraluminal crater), II (myocardial or pericardial blushing), or III (contrast streaming or cavity spilling) perforation...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335663/improving-mental-health-treatment-utilization-in-military-veterans-examining-the-effects-of-perceived-need-for-care-and-social-support
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Robert Graziano, Eric B Elbogen
Objective: Many veterans with mental health problems do not adequately utilize needed care. Research has focused on identifying barriers to mental health care in veterans. Method: The current study adds to existing literature by examining whether perceived need for treatment and social support affect treatment utilization in a national longitudinal survey of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans (n = 1090). Results: The Health Beliefs Model (HBM) postulates that a key reason why patients fail to obtain needed care is their belief "it's up to me to handle my own problems...
September 2017: Military Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334570/the-effect-of-prehospital-transport-time-injury-severity-and-blood-transfusion-on-survival-of-us-military-casualties-in-iraq
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Russ S Kotwal, Laura L F Scott, Jud C Janak, Bruce W Tarpey, Jeffrey T Howard, Edward L Mazuchowski, Frank K Butler, Stacy A Shackelford, Jennifer M Gurney, Zsolt T Stockinger
BACKGROUND: Reducing time from injury to care can optimize trauma patient outcomes. A previous study of prehospital transport of US military casualties during the Afghanistan conflict demonstrated the importance of time and treatment capability for combat casualty survival. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive analysis was conducted to analyze battlefield data collected on US military combat casualties during the Iraq conflict from March 19, 2003 to August 31, 2010...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332516/drivers-of-intimate-partner-violence-against-women-in-three-refugee-camps
#7
Karin Wachter, Rebecca Horn, Elsa Friis, Kathryn Falb, Leora Ward, Christine Apio, Sophia Wanjiku, Eve Puffer
This qualitative study examined the "drivers" of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in displacement to identify protective factors and patterns of risk. Qualitative data were collected in three refugee camps in South Sudan, Kenya, and Iraq ( N = 284). Findings revealed interrelated factors that triggered and perpetuated IPV: gendered social norms and roles, destabilization of gender norms and roles, men's substance use, women's separation from family, and rapid remarriages and forced marriages. These factors paint a picture of individual, family, community and societal processes that exacerbate women's risk of IPV in extreme conditions created by displacement...
February 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321117/emergency-department-resuscitation-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
#8
Steven G Schauer, Guyon J Hill, Jason F Naylor, Michael D April, Matthew Borgman, Vikhyat S Bebarta
BACKGROUND: Military hospital healthcare providers treated children during the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Compared to adults, pediatric patients present unique challenges during trauma resuscitations and have notably been discussed in few research reports. We seek to describe ED interventions performed on pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan. METHODS: We queried the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DODTR) for all pediatric patients in Iraq and Afghanistan from January 2007 to January 2016...
January 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310003/resilience-as-a-moderating-factor-between-stress-and-alcohol-related-consequences-in-the-army-national-guard
#9
Jessica Kelley Morgan, Janice Brown, Robert M Bray
Due to the current prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, members of the United States National Guard and Reserve have shifted from a historically support-based role to an integral segment of combat efforts. Clinical and epidemiological research studies conducted on both civilian and military populations have documented high rates of comorbidity of stress disorders and substance use disorders. It is widely understood that excessive alcohol use is an issue among military personnel. The aim of this paper is to describe risk factors for alcohol-related serious consequences in a study of Army National Guard service members, as well as the role of resilience in protecting against these risks...
January 2, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309023/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-approaches-to-auditory-rehabilitation-for-blast-exposed-veterans-with-normal-or-near-normal-hearing-who-report-hearing-problems-in-difficult-listening-situations
#10
Gabrielle H Saunders, Melissa T Frederick, Michelle L Arnold, ShienPei C Silverman, Theresa H Chisolm, Paula J Myers
BACKGROUND: Blast exposure is a major source of injury among Service members in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Many of these blast-exposed veterans report hearing-related problems such as difficulties understanding speech in noise and rapid speech, and following instructions and long conversations that are disproportionate to their measured peripheral hearing sensitivity. Evidence is mounting that these complaints result from damage to the central auditory processing system. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of audiological rehabilitative interventions for blast-exposed veterans with normal or near-normal peripheral hearing and functional hearing difficulties...
January 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307034/emergency-department-imaging-of-pediatric-trauma-patients-during-combat-operations-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
#11
Jason F Naylor, Michael D April, Jamie L Roper, Guyon J Hill, Paul Clark, Steven G Schauer
BACKGROUND: Military hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan treated children with traumatic injuries during the recent conflicts. Diagnostic imaging is an integral component of trauma management; however, few published data exist on its use in the wartime pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: The authors describe the emergency department (ED) utilization of radiology resources for pediatric trauma patients in Iraq and Afghanistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We queried the Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DODTR) for all pediatric patients admitted to military fixed-facility hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan from January 2007 to January 2016...
January 6, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306693/the-iraqi-national-study-of-suicide-report-on-suicide-data-in-iraq-in-2015-and-2016
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Mohammed J Abbas, Nesif Alhemiary, Emad Abdul Razaq, Shakir Naosh, Louis Appleby
BACKGROUND: Very little is known regarding the epidemiology of suicides in Iraq, given the lack of a national surveillance system. Therefore, the government initiated this project "The Iraqi National Study of Suicide METHODS: The study covered 13 (out of 18) provinces in Iraq. A data collection form was designed by the researchers. The forms were completed by police stations in the 13 provinces. Data were extracted from the legal investigation (which include police investigation, family reports and postmortem reports) of cases of when there was no clear cause of death and where there was final verdict of suicide made by judge after examining these reports...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300139/surviving-families-of-military-suicide-loss-exploring-postvention-peer-support
#13
Jill Harrington-LaMorie, John R Jordan, Kim Ruocco, Julie Cerel
The United States military began to experience a steady increase in suicide rates across all service branches at the inception of the wars in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003). As the number of suicide deaths increased, so did the number of affected survivors who seek postvention support. Unique issues that accompany suicide death may expose survivors to a more distressing and complicated grief process. Peer support has clinically been observed to be widely utilized by suicide loss survivors. This article explores unique issues accompanying military suicide loss, potential benefits of postvention peer-based support, clinical considerations, and future directions...
January 4, 2018: Death Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288696/cytokine-gene-polymorphisms-in-iraqi-arabs
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Ali H Ad'hiah, Zahra'a A Ahmed, Milad A Al-Naseri, Ehab D Salman, Osama B Al-Saffar, Hiba S Ahmed, Talib A Hussain, Ekhlass M Idan, Ibtesam B Hassan, Batool A Shihab, Lateef O Mohammed, Fatima S Al-Nasiri
In this report, 224 unrelated healthy Iraqi Arabs (102 males and 122 females) were genotyped for 22 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) belong to 13 cytokine genes (IL1A, IL1B, IL1RA, IL1R, IL2, IL4, IL4R, IL6, IL10, IL12, IFNG, TNFA and TGFB1). The method of detection was PCR-SSP (polymerase chain reaction-sequence specific primer). The data were presented in terms of allele and genotype frequencies. Two-locus haplotype frequencies were also estimated for some SNPs. Genotype frequencies of detected cytokine gene polymorphisms are available in the Database of Allele Frequencies Net under the AFND number 3422 and the population name "Iraq Arab Cytokine"...
December 27, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283597/ptsd-as-a-moderator-of-a-parenting-intervention-for-military-families
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Ashley A Chesmore, Timothy F Piehler, Abigail H Gewirtz
The stress of multiple deployments and exposure to combat places service members at risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may detrimentally affect parenting. Evidence-based parenting programs have been successful in promoting adaptive parenting practices among families exposed to stress. However, the effects of preventive interventions on parenting may vary by military parent's PTSD. The current study includes families who participated in a randomized controlled trial of a parenting intervention for military families known as After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279091/molecular-genotyping-of-echinococcus-granulosus-in-the-north-of-iraq
#16
Salam Jumaah Hammad, Serena Cavallero, Giovanni Luigi Milardi, Simona Gabrielli, Stefano D Amelio, Fatima Shihab Al-Nasiri
Cystic echinococcosis/hydatidosis is an important cosmopolitan zoonotic disease that causes large economic losses and human suffering. The larval stages of Echinococcus granulosus are the etiological agents of cystic echinococcosis that showed different genotypes in different regions in the world. The present study was aimed at the detection of E. granulosus strains circulating in two cities from north of Iraq (Kirkuk and Sulaimania). A total of 47 specimens of hydatid cysts were collected from patients and from different domestic intermediate hosts including cattle, sheep, goat and buffalo from slaughterhouses...
January 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274011/family-history-of-diabetes-and-its-relationship-with-insulin-secretion-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-iraqi-immigrants-and-native-swedes-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Louise Bennet, Paul W Franks, Bengt Zöller, Leif Groop
AIMS: Middle Eastern immigrants to western countries are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, the heritability and impact of first-degree family history (FH) of type 2 diabetes on insulin secretion and action have not been adequately described. METHODS: Citizens of Malmö, Sweden, aged 30-75 years born in Iraq or Sweden were invited to participate in this population-based study. Insulin secretion (corrected insulin response and oral disposition index) and action (insulin sensitivity index) were assessed by oral glucose tolerance tests...
December 22, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245734/a-new-species-and-new-country-records-for-the-genus-i-leptobium-i-casey-in-the-palaearctic-region-coleoptera-staphylinidae-paederinae
#18
Sinan Anlaş
Leptobium yagmuri Anlaş, sp. n., from central Anatolia, Turkey, is described, illustrated and distinguished from related congeners. New and additional country records of 19 Leptobium species in the Palaearctic Region are also reported; among them four species are first country records: Iraq (2), Italy (1) and Kazakhstan (1). A key to Turkish Leptobium is presented. Distributions of endemic Leptobium species in Anatolia are mapped.
October 24, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245379/a-new-species-of-i-hemidactylus-i-squamata-gekkota-gekkonidae-%C3%A2-from-qara-dagh-mountains-kurdistan-region-with-a-key-to-the-genus-in-iraq
#19
Barbod Safaei-Mahroo, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Aram Ghafoor, Saywan Amini
We describe a new species of gecko of the genus Hemidactylus from the oak woodlands of Zagros Forest Steppe of Qara Dagh Mountains, Sulaimani, northeastern Iraq, based on morphological and molecular characteristics. Hemidactylus kurdicus sp. nov. is distinguished from all other related Arid clade Hemidactylus species in the Middle East by having a single pair of postmental scales; it differs H. turcicus, H. robustus, H. ulii, H. sinaitus, H. shihraensis and H. yerburii based on the number of lamellae under the first and fourth toes of pes...
December 12, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239267/a-retrospective-study-of-predictors-of-return-to-duty-vs-medical-retirement-in-an-active-duty-military-population-with-blast-related-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Philip A Cook, Thomas M Johnson, Suzanne G Martin, Philip R Gerhman, Seema Bhatnagar, James C Gee
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), has been described as the "signature injury" of the Global War on Terror. Explosive blast TBI has become a leading cause of injury as a result of the widespread use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. We present a retrospective cross-sectional study of patients with blast-related mild TBI (N=303) seen at the Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The objective was to predict outcomes of return to duty (RTD) vs. medical retirement via medical evaluation board (MEB), based on brain imaging, neuropsychological data and history of mTBI...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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