TITLE

Homemade bombs and heavy urogenital injuries create new medical challenges

AUTHOR(S)
Woodward, Cal; Eggertson, Laura
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1159
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the medical challenges in the U.S. and Canada to treat Army soldiers with urotrauma, an injury to the genitourinary system primarily from explosives. It discusses a bill introduced in the U.S. Congress that sought to establish a multiagency national commission led by the Defense Department to analyze the prevalence of urogenital injuries in the armed forces. Moreover, it looks at the possiblity of living with a loss of libido in soldiers treated for post-traumatic stress.
ACCESSION #
53060766

 

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