A retrospective cohort study of military deployment and postdeployment medical encounters for respiratory conditions.

@article{Abraham2014ARC,
  title={A retrospective cohort study of military deployment and postdeployment medical encounters for respiratory conditions.},
  author={Joseph H. Abraham and Angie Eick-Cost and Leslie L. Clark and Zheng Ting Hu and Coleen P Baird and R F Defraites and Steven K Tobler and Erin E Richards and Jessica M Sharkey and Robert J Lipnick and Sharon L. Ludwig},
  journal={Military medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={179 5},
  pages={540-6}
}
Deployed military personnel are exposed to inhalational hazards that may increase their risk of chronic lung conditions. This evaluation assessed associations between Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) deployment and postdeployment medical encounters for respiratory symptoms and medical conditions. This retrospective cohort study was conducted among military personnel who, between January 2005 and June 2007, were deployed to either of two locations with burn pits in Iraq, or to either of two… CONTINUE READING