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BACKGROUND Standard gauze field dressings and direct pressure occasionally are inadequate for the control of hemorrhage. QuikClot® Combat Gauze™ (QCG) combines surgical gauze with an inorganic material and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration and by the Israeli Standards Institute for external hemorrhage control. The purpose of this article is to(More)
INTRODUCTION Caliper measurement of the excised femoral head is a standard technique for determination of prosthetic head size during hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fractures. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the accuracy of the caliper method of hemiarthroplasty head sizing by comparing it to the native joint congruency (JC) at the weight bearing(More)
BACKGROUND Gun-shot wound head injury comprises a substantial fraction of combat injuries and a major cause of death in the battlefield. Current shielding gear is totally ineffective against bullets, because bullet-proof materials are too heavy to be worn on the head. The aim of this work was to describe the anatomic distribution of bullet entry wounds to(More)
BACKGROUND International social networking is eminent in medical practice, mainly in sharing knowledge and mutual inspiring and in social and professional bonding. Since 2006, the International Medical Course is taking place in Commander Branch at the Military Medicine Academy of the Medical Corps, Israeli Defense Forces; in which medical officers from(More)
BACKGROUND Management of combat casualties should optimize outcomes by appropriate patient triage, prehospital care, and rapid transport to the most capable medical facility, while avoiding overwhelming individual facilities. METHODS Planning the medical support for the campaign was done by the medical department of the IDF Southern command in cohort with(More)
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