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SHAMSA A. RENAL INJURIES IN MASHHAD UNIVERSITY DURING THE IRAN-IRAQ WAR. A COMPARISON WITH WORLD WARS I AND II, AND VIETNAM. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1990; 4 (2) :97-101
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1554-en.html

From the Ghaem Medical Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Islamic Republic of Iran
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Missile injuries of the kidney are rare even in wartime. Of 4500 patients admitted to the Ghaem Medical Center in the first two years of the Iran-Iraq war, only 96 had injuries of the genitourinary tract (2.1 %) and only 35 involved the kidney usually with multiple injuries to other viscera. The mortality for those with urogenital injuries was 8.3% (compared with World War I, 60% and World War II, 8.3%). The advantage of early helicopter evacuation and prompt forward surgery is once more emphasized. The mean time between wounding and surgery was 48 minutes in this series (compared with 60 minutes in Vietnam and 16 hours in World War II).
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Internal Medicine