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Dietary supplements and military operations: caution is advised.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20433105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the case of a 32-year-old soldier who presented with acute organic psychosis during an operational tour to Iraq. This was precipitated by excessive consumption of caffeine coupled with additional use of oral nutritional stimulants. Her biochemical profile was compounded by the additional use of exogenous creatine. We present a brief overview of the issue of exercise supplementation and highlight some of the potential problems and clinical issues surrounding their use. This has important implications for both serving soldiers and the wider medical community.
C J Boos; S H White; S A Bland; P D McAllister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0035-8665     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Army Med Corps     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2011-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505627     Medline TA:  J R Army Med Corps     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
MDHU (Portsmouth), Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham PO6 3LY.
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MeSH Terms
Caffeine / adverse effects*
Central Nervous System Stimulants / adverse effects*
Creatine / adverse effects*
Delirium / chemically induced,  diagnosis
Dietary Supplements / adverse effects*,  statistics & numerical data
Great Britain
Iraq War, 2003 -*
Psychoses, Substance-Induced / diagnosis,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Central Nervous System Stimulants; 57-00-1/Creatine; 58-08-2/Caffeine

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