Navigation Links
Innovative Care Is Helping Iraq War's Injured Survive
Date:3/24/2008

Improvements mean 9 out of 10 with serious trauma live, often with little visible damage, surgeons say

MONDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- After five years of war in Iraq, there's some relatively good medical news about the casualties over there: more than 90 percent are now surviving injuries that would have been fatal in previous conflicts.

In the March issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, the surgical and treatment advances behind these gains are discussed in special articles by craniofacial surgeons who specialize in head and facial trauma injuries -- cases involving noses and lips ripped away in bomb blasts, skulls and jaws shattered by bullets, and skin sheared off by burning debris.

"Trauma that results from war, and trauma we see in hospital wards from car crashes, gang fights and more, are two different things. But by integrating the knowledge of military and civilian surgeons we are improving outcomes for the casualties of modern war and saving the lives of people who would never have survived years ago," said Dr. Mutaz B. Habal, director of the Tampa Bay Craniofacial Center in Tampa, Fla., and the journal's editor-in-chief.

According to surgeons who reported their experiences in the journal, changes to treatment guidelines and protocols based on surgical insights, ongoing data collection and analyses have resulted in better treatments for the wounded. In addition, the introduction of civilian trauma experts and weekly video conferences have improved continuity of care for injured soldiers throughout the Military Health System and into the Veterans' Administration system.

"Application of these lessons into training doctrines for standards of practice will ensure optimal outcomes for our patients of today and into the future for soldiers and civilians alike, should the need ever arise," wrote JCS contributor Col. W. Bryan Gamble, M.D., of the U.S. Army Medical Corps.


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. ClearScript Offers Innovative Medication Therapy Management Program to Employee Health Plans
2. HHS Deputy Secretary Invites Toledo Community to Apply for an Innovative Electronic Health Record Demonstration Project
3. Prize or patent? Innovative ideas for funding medical drug development and access
4. VA to Pilot Innovative Remote Benefits Delivery Program
5. AARP Services Inc. and Genworth Financial Introduce New Innovative and Affordable Long Term Care Insurance Option to AARP Members
6. Burgerville Honored for Dedication to Employees and Innovative Workplace Practices
7. Vendormate Again Selected as Top 40 Georgia Innovative Technology Company
8. Emeril Lagasse and Planet Green Partner with Whole Foods Market(R) on Innovative New Series
9. Acuitecs Vigilance Product Wins Microsoft Award as Most Innovative Product for 2008
10. ARJO, Inc. Launches Two Innovative Products and New Campaign
11. Microsoft to Showcase Innovative Solutions for Healthcare Providers and Consumers at HIMSS 2008 Annual Conference & Exhibition
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Innovative Care Is Helping Iraq War's Injured Survive
(Date:10/22/2014)... With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period starting ... Research (AIR) finds that three out of four Americans are ... percent say they are not likely or only somewhat likely ... , The AIR survey found wide gaps in Americans’ health ... how much they owe for a routine doctor’s visit. , ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Although there are only 24 hours in a day, that doesn’t ... finding time within their busy schedules for exercise and fitness. Fortunately, ... to get in shape. Here are five ways you can reach ... Change Up Your Commute , Consider riding a bike or taking ... your daily routine. If you must use your car to get ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Salamon HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, ... vitro fertilization (IVF) are only about half as likely as ... technique, new research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even ... 31 percent of white patients became pregnant after IVF, compared ... than 4,000 IVF cycles over two years to tease out ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay ... for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body ... at all times. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... Dallas nurses contracted Ebola while caring for the first ... Duncan. Nina Pham is currently being treated for her infection ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... The Advocator Group, LLC is proud ... for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness walk ... that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the country ... to help understand and prevent suicide through not only ... , The Advocator Group shares this passion for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 2Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 3Health News:Many Americans Fail to Ask Basic Questions Before Signing Up for Health Insurance, National Survey Finds 4Health News:HealthGuideMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Exercise and Fitness 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 3Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 2Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 3Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 2Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 3
... tight spot, defending its position against the law suits ... drug, Zyprexa. The company is being blamed for ... being linked to obesity and high blood sugar. ... and internal communication between managers in the company, ample ...
... Madhya Pradesh took part in an AIDS awareness campaign and ... ,The students tied 'suraksha bandhan' (protection bands) on ... their commitment to spread this awareness. ,The students ... of Journalism here as part of a 'Unite for Children, ...
... and family gatherings to prepare for, the winter season ... expectations and the stresses of holiday events can increase ... of the most common illnesses for adults, seasonal blues ... or otherwise diagnosed,” said Waguih William IsHak, MD, medical ...
... lives of thousands of babies are being jeopardized by lack ... was spent on this subject during 2004-05, which accounts to ... a Department of Health spokeswoman said that spending on baby ... research into premature births can apply for a share of ...
... Scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have ... machine, used to measure// the body composition of infants. ... Body Composition System, the size of an infant was ... Ellis, at CNRC. The device was developed by Life ...
... Angeles has pressed upon Viagra manufacturers to put an end ... use as a recreational drug. ,Viagra which ... bisexual men who are also patronizing methamphetamine, giving a thrust ... Healthcare Foundation is especially worried that this could fuel the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mental Health Expert Offers Tips for a Happier Holiday Season 2Health News:Mental Health Expert Offers Tips for a Happier Holiday Season 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... N.J. , Oct. 22, 2014   ... a world-renowned leader in the field of infertility, ... approach to embryonic screening. The research abstract, released ... for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in ... (CCS) and single gene defect (SGD) pre-implantation genetic ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014  CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: ... tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, ... President and Chief Executive Officer, has been elected to ... Steven G. Anderson , Executive Chairman ... has proven to be an excellent leader who is ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... CITY, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 Abaxis, Inc. ... manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today reported financial results ... Second quarter overview: , Revenues of ... , Diluted EPS of $0.24, up 33% over ... , Service revenues from Abaxis Veterinary Reference Laboratories (AVRL) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 2Pat Mackin Joins CryoLife Board of Directors 3Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 2Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 3Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 4Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 5Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 6Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 7Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 8Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 9Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 10Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 11Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 12Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 13Abaxis Reports Record Revenues for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015 14
... , HARBIN, China, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ ... Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a,leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company in ... the third quarter,of 2009. , , Third Quarter ... to $43.2 million, -- Gross profit increased 44.8% ...
... Mass., Nov. 17 Decision Resources, one of the world,s ... finds that, driven by the continued dominance of opioids that ... cancer pain drug market will increase from $2.3 billion in ... France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 2China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 3China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 4China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 5China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 6China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 7China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 8China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 9China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Record Third Quarter 2009 Results 10The Cancer Pain Drug Market, Driven by the Continued Dominance of Opioids, Will Increase From $2.3 Billion in 2008 to $3.7 Billion in 2018 2
For the rapid determination of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. The test strip is used to obtain a visual qualitative result....
... GE Healthcares new Vivid i ... cardiovascular ultrasound system to provide high-performance, full-featured ... Vivid i addresses one ... access to complete, real-time diagnostic information. ...
... is an immunochromatographic in vitro assay for ... in human serum or plasma. Elevated concentration ... pathologies. It may also be caused by ... of IgE using InstaTest IgE test kit ...
... Through its unique and patented ... wires and trunk cables between patients ... monitors, allowing freedom of movement throughout ... technology, the LifeSync(R) System employs two-way ...
Medicine Products: