Sunday, June 19, 2011

Emerging Research Focuses on Breathing Problems for Returning Soldiers

The New York Times reports today that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are presenting with respiratory problems at high rates. Some of the research reflects that returning troops may be suffering adverse medical condition because of burn pit exposures while overseas.


Dr. Robert F. Miller at Vanderbilt University has treated some of the returning solders. He has reported that 40 of his patients have had biopsies  and are now being treated with a debilitating and mostly untreatable disease known as bronchiolitis.


Similarly another medical investigator,  Dr. Anthony Szema, previously published a study that reflects his findings that returning soldiers are suffering from pulmonary disability upon their return from deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

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