Effects of Prehospital Wound Prophylaxis in Iraq and Afghanistan on Mortality

@article{Naylor2018EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Prehospital Wound Prophylaxis in Iraq and Afghanistan on Mortality},
  author={Jason F. Naylor and Kimberly M. Burbank and Michael David April and Joseph Wenke and Joseph K. Maddry and Steven G. Schauer},
  journal={Journal of trauma and treatment},
  year={2018},
  volume={7},
  pages={1-5}
}
Introduction: A significant proportion of traumatic injuries sustained during the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq developed subsequent wound infections. Previous studies demonstrate lower infectious rates with timely administration of antibiotics, but do not evaluate impact on mortality. We compare demographics, injury characteristics, and survival rates among adult combat casualties receiving prehospital wound prophylaxis versus casualties not receiving antibiotic prophylaxis.Methods… 
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An analysis of 13 years of prehospital combat casualty care - implications for maintaining a ready medical force.
  • S. Schauer, J. Naylor, +6 authors J. Bynum
  • Medicine
    Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
  • 2021
TLDR
There was a rapid decline in combat casualty volumes since 2014, however, on a per-encounter basis there was no apparent drop in procedural volume.

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