Infectious complications of combat-related mangled extremity injuries in the British military.

@article{Brown2010InfectiousCO,
  title={Infectious complications of combat-related mangled extremity injuries in the British military.},
  author={Kate V Brown and Clinton K. Murray and Jon C. Clasper},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 Suppl 1},
  pages={S109-15}
}
BACKGROUND During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, extremity injuries have predominated; however, no systematic review of field and stabilization care with subsequent infectious complications exists. This study evaluates the infectious complications and possible risk factors of British military casualties with mangled extremities, highlighting initial care and infections. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study of British military casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan between August 2003… CONTINUE READING

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