Burns sustained in combat explosions in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF explosion burns).

@article{Kauvar2006BurnsSI,
  title={Burns sustained in combat explosions in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF explosion burns).},
  author={David Seth Kauvar and Steven E. Wolf and Charles E. Wade and Leopoldo C. Cancio and Evan M. Renz and John B. Holcomb},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={853-7}
}
BACKGROUND Burns comprise 5% of casualties evacuated from Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (OIF and OEF). Many OIF/OEF burns result from the enemy's detonation of explosives. We reviewed these to evaluate mission impact and provide recommendations for improved combat burn protection. Data were compared to those from the Vietnam War. METHODS All OIF/OEF patients with significant burns are treated at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR). A review from April 2003 to April 2005… CONTINUE READING

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