Accession Number : ADA627755


Title :   Prevention and Management of Infections Associated With Burns in the Combat Casualty


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : D'Avignon, Laurie C ; Saffle, Jeffrey R ; Chung, Kevin K ; Cancio, Leopoldo C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a627755.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : Burns complicate 5% to 10% of combat associated injuries with infections being the leading cause of mortality. Given the long term complications and rehabilitation needs after initial recovery from the acute burns, these patients are often cared for in dedicated burn units such as the Department of Defense referral burn center at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, TX. This review highlights the evidence-based recommendations using military and civilian data to provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date management strategies for burned casualties. Areas of emphasis include antimicrobial prophylaxis, debridement of devitalized tissue, topical antimicrobial therapy, and optimal time to wound coverage.


Descriptors :   *BURNS(INJURIES) , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION , ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS , BACTERIA , CASUALTIES , COLONIES(BIOLOGY) , DRESSINGS , EPIDEMIOLOGY , ESCHERICHIA COLI , EXCISION , HEMORRHAGE , INTENSIVE CARE UNITS , IRAQI WAR , KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE , MICROBIOLOGY , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MORTALITY RATE , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA , REHABILITATION , RESUSCITATION , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , SKIN GRAFTS , STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS , SURGERY , TRAUMA , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE