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Military service and lung disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23153610     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Military personnel can be exposed to toxicants and conditions that can contribute to lung diseases. This article describes what is known about these exposures and diseases, focusing on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Adverse lung health outcomes have been reported in US military personnel deployed to Iraq and/or Afghanistan. Most studies to date have been hindered by limited deployment-specific exposure assessment, lack of baseline lung health information, and variable medical evaluations and case definitions. Further research is warranted. Medical surveillance has been recommended for returning troops, but the challenges are substantial.
Authors:
Cecile S Rose
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, CO 80206, USA; Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA. Electronic address: rosec@njhealth.org.
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