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Elderly veterans suffering from arthritis ar이천출장샵e among the first patients at a VA hospital to die since the veterans were discharged last week from intensive care units — a result of their condition, experts said Thursday.
Veterans from South Korea, Nigeria, and Somalia now die before they reach VA facilities because of conditions tough to survive in a sprawling system where hospitals treat more than 800,000 patients per year, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Most of these guys have arthritis, chronic pain, they’ve tried everything, and they’ve never made it,” said one veteran, referring to painkiller a포커nd other medications veterans take daily in their medicine cabinets, often with deadly side effects.
The VA’s Centers for Veterans Affairs Medical Center at VA Rockville has treated veterans from 14 different countries from Afghanistan through Iraq and into North Korea, according to VA spokesman Doug Hensley.
Those who don’t receive timely treatment suffer from an incurable, progressive type of arthritis, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the VA.
“They’re trying to cope with it with medications they don’t take, which they can’t understand why they are losing control,” said Peter Fimrite, chairman of orthopedic rehabilitation at the VA’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center. “They’re trying to get up in the morning without painkillers, using medications that aren’t working.”
Fimrite has taken care of one patient who died from a bacterial infection he brought home from a U.S. mission to India.
It’s unclear how many of those killed have gone to the VA hospitals for treatment, but experts say they are among the earliest cases in the system’s history.구리출장샵 The VA has not yet determined the cause of death.
‘No sense of humor about it’
In a scathing report last month, the panel found the VA’s lack of proper treatment of its wounded and injured vets is “a serious health threat to the nation’s veterans.”
Vietnamese Veterans Affairs Commissioner Charles Seau, left, and veterans’ advocate Bob Stull of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. (Photo: David Richard/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)
“They’re at risk of dying of complications associated with aging that do not show up in any major care system, and yet we still provide nothing more for them,” wrote the panel, which is led by the committee’s vice chairman, Charles Seau of th