Accession Number:

ADA551810

Title:

Biomarker Use in Tailored Combat Casualty Care

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Modern war wounds are complex and primarily involve extremities. They require multiple operative interventions to achieve wound closure and begin rehabilitation. Current assessment of the suitability of surgical wound closure is based upon subjective methods coupled with a semiquantitative determination of the wound bacterial burden. Measurement of the systemic and local response to injury using inflammatory biomarkers may allow for accelerated wound closure and treatment of other combat-related morbidity. This article presents the introduction of personalized medicine into combat casualty care.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE