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Combat Injury Related Infections

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Epidemiology of trauma-related Infections among a combat casualty cohort after initial hospitalization:The Trauma Infectious Disease Outcomes Study.
Tribble DR, Krauss MR, Murray CK, Warkentien TE, Lloyd BA, Ganesan A, Greenberg L, Xu J, Li P, Carson ML, Bradley W, Weintrob AC
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2018 Jul;19(5):494-503

Rationale for inclusion: Retrospective observational study of 3 years of service members evacuated from theater after combat injury and their infection rates and types after initial hospitalization.

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Early infections complicating the care of combat casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Weintrob AC , Murray  CK , Xu  J , Krauss  M , Bradley  W , Warkentien  TE, Lloyd  BA, Tribble  DR
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2018 Apr;19(3):286-297.

Rationale for inclusion: Retrospective observational study of 3 years of service members evacuated from theater after combat injuries, their early infection rate, infection types and risk factors for infection.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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