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Sanidad Militar

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TOME RODRIGUEZ, I. et al. What sick in Afghanistan?. Sanid. Mil. [online]. 2016, vol.72, n.4, pp.285-287. ISSN 1887-8571.

Introduction: Despite the amount of information known about the assistance to combat casualties in advanced medical structures in Afghanistan, there is a lack of information related to the assistance given to military and civilian staff stationed abroad who demands medical consultations ondaily. Objetive: Increase this knowledge by the present work analyzing 900 consultations during a sanitary rotation in Qala-e-Naw Spanish ROLE-1 in a summer-round. Materials and method: A review using a transversal and observational study taking only into account those consultations which completely fulfilled the general requirements. Variables: sex, unit, date, symptoms, treatment, hospitalization, evacuation. Statistical analysis: SPSS 17.0. Results: 876 (97'3 %) consultations, of which 91.5 % (802) were male, and 8.5 % (74) women. For scales, the most voluminous, it is for the troop's 68'2 % (614). For jobs, topping the list, the soldiers 44.2 % (398), and last place, the commander with 0.2 % (2), Spanish civilians 4.4% (39), Afghan civilians, 8'4% (75). Increased registered pathology; digestive: 31.9 % (287 visits), followed by musculoskeletal disorders 17'1 % (154), include consultations for insect stings: 5.3% (48) and eye damage: 2'2 % (20). Average daily consultations: 16, Fashion 43. Recess point: 15% (132). Income: 1.4 % (12). Evacuations: 0.7 % (6). Transfer to Spain: 3 people. Discussion: Clearly point to a high demand of digestive and trauma pathology, being surprisingly underneath the demand for work accidents, sunburns or ocular injuries. Conclusion: Daily basis ailments are not banal and they may bring certain limitations when it comes to accomplish a mission.

Palavras-chave : Medical consulting service; Spanish ROLE-1; Qala-e-Naw; Afghanistan.

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