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Examining the Conditions of Renal and Urinary Tracts Complications in Amputee's Veterans in Mazandaran
Hassan Khani * , Narges Zamani , Mojtaba Ansari Shahidi , Amene Ghorbani
General Practitioner, Ghaemshar Health Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Mazandaran, Iran
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Background and Aim: Amputation is known to be the most common movement disability. Physical, behavioral and mental disorders after that are the most serious problems of amputee veterans. The aim of current study was to determine the conditions of renal and urinary tracts complications in amputee's veterans in Mazandaran, north of Iran.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study which conducted on amputees' veterans living on Mazandaran, north of Iran, in 2013. All precipitants were examined by a nephrologist. Demographic data was collected and renal and urinary tract complications data was recorded by standard questionnaire.
Results: 256 (44.52%) of 575 amputee's veterans completed the study. The mean age of them was 46.44±2.6 years old, with the age range of 22-70 years. All of them were men, 94.9% (n=243) were married and 78.8% had graduated in diploma and under diploma. Also, 110 (43%) of the veterans had urinary infections and 53 (20.8%) had kidney and urinary tract stones. Among them 9 (3.5%) suffered from kidney failure. Also, results reveal that 99 (38.7%) of veterans' libido had changed and 76 (29.7%) of them were encountered with decreased libido.
Conclusion: Considering the high prevalence of the renal system complications in amputees' veterans, it seems necessary to run preventive, educational, treatment and rehabilitation programs.
Keywords: Amputees Veterans, Renal and Urinary Tract Complications, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2015/04/23 | Accepted: 2017/12/6 | Published: 2017/12/27

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Khani H, Zamani N, Ansari Shahidi M, Ghorbani A. Examining the Conditions of Renal and Urinary Tracts Complications in Amputee's Veterans in Mazandaran . J Mil Med. 2018; 19 (5) :432-439
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