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Combat Injury Related Infections

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Invasive mold infections following combat-related injuries.
Warkentien T, Rodriguez C, Lloyd B, Wells J, Weintrob A, Dunne JR, Ganesan A, Li P, Bradley W, Gaskins LJ, Seillier-Moiseiwitsch F, Murray CK, Millar EV, Keenan B, Paolino K, Fleming M, Hospenthal DR, Wortmann GW, Landrum ML, Kortepeter MG, Tribble DR; Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program Trauma Infectious Disease Outcomes Study Group.
Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55(11):1441-9.

Rationale for inclusion:  This is the first description of the clnical risk factors associated with an aggressive combat-related fungal wound infection related to blast injury. From these clinical factors described the JTTS developed practice guidelines.

Citations - 87 (as of July 2017)

Infectious complications of open type III tibial fractures among combat casualties.
Johnson EN, Burns TC, Hayda RA, Hospenthal DR, Murray CK.
Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 15;45(4):409-15.

Rationale for inclusion: High energy combat wounds frequently resulted in open tibial fractures. Infectious complications were common and even associated with limb amputations as described in this paper.

Citations - 205 (as of July 2017)

An outbreak of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex infection in the US military health care system associated with military operations in Iraq.
Scott P, Deye G, Srinivasan A, Murray C, Moran K, Hulten E, Fishbain J, Craft D, Riddell S, Lindler L, Mancuso J, Milstrey E, Bautista CT, Patel J, Ewell A, Hamilton T, Gaddy C, Tenney M, Christopher G, Petersen K, Endy T, Petruccelli B.
Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jun 15;44(12):1577-84.

Rationale for inclusion: This study investigated an outbreak Acinetobacter at US field hospitals during recent military operations. The results of this investigation have been widely cited in the development of infection control guidelines. 

Citations - 325 (as of July 2017)

Trauma-related infections in battlefield casualties from Iraq.
Petersen K, Riddle MS, Danko JR, Blazes DL, Hayden R, Tasker SA, Dunne JR.
Ann Surg. 2007 May;245(5):803-11.

Rationale for inclusion: This is a retrospective review from the Iraq war. In a short period of time a relatively large number of patients with combat related infections were seen. This paper describes the characteristics of these infections as they relate to the types of war wounds.

Citations - 170 (as of July 2017)

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