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Infections complicating the care of combat casualties during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Authors
  • Murray, Clinton K
  • Wilkins, Kenneth
  • Molter, Nancy C
  • Li, Fang
  • Yu, Lily
  • Spott, Mary Ann
  • Eastridge, Brian
  • Blackbourne, Lorne H
  • Hospenthal, Duane R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2011
Volume
71
Issue
1 Suppl
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182218c99
PMID: 21795880
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The 5.5% infection rate is consistent with previous military and civilian trauma literature; however, with the limitations of the JTTR, the infection rate is likely an underrepresentation due to inadequate level V and long-term infectious complications data. Combat operational trauma is primarily associated with gram-negative bacteria typically involving infections of wounds or other skin structures and lung infections such as pneumonia. They are commonly linked with higher ISS and injuries to the head, neck, and face.

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