Accession Number : ADP003884

Title :   Battlefield Wound Infection,

Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Sanford,J. P.

Report Date : 29 APR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : You can prevent tetanus and with a tetanus immunization. Perhaps in the future, monoclonal antibodies of the J5 mutant of E. coli may prevent psuedomonas infections. Limited data suggest that cleaning wounds with Betadine may be more effective than saline alone. Systemic antimicrobial agents will prevent group-A streptococcal infections. How do you prevent wound infection? Debridement! In dealing with the problems of casualties, think in terms of debridement. Make certain that personnel are immunized. Antimicrobial agents may have a role topically, and from limited data they appear to be effective systemically in the irradiated animal for a very brief period of time.

Descriptors :   *Wounds and injuries, *Infectious diseases, Warfare, Casualties, Preventive medicine, Battlefields, Immunization, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE