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Central nervous system and musculoskeletal medication profile of a veteran cohort with blast-related injuries

Dustin D. French, PhD, et al.

Little is known about the use of central nervous system (CNS) and musculoskeletal (MS) medications in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) veterans with blast-related injuries. A group of 133 OIF/OEF veterans with blast-related injuries was identified from trauma registries and verified with electronic medical records. Use of multiple CNS and MS medications was common and demonstrated the medical complexity of these patients. By providing some benchmark data on the medication profiles of patients with blast-related injuries who are transitioning from the hospital to the community, we may help clinicians make decisions about CNS and MS medication usage.

Volume 46 Number 4, 2009
   Pages 463 — 468

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