This data analysis of US military casualties in Afghanistan reports that a 2009 mandate from the Secretary of Defense resulted in 75.2% of missions achieving transport from combat injury to treatment facility in 60 minutes or less.
Ingalls et al identify differences in mortality for soldiers undergoing early and rapid evacuation from the combat theater and evaluate the capabilities of the Critical Care Air Transport Team and Joint Theater Trauma Registry databases.
This cross-sectional study evaluates the ability of the Glasgow Coma Scale and Simplified Motor Scores to identify patients with severe TBI from mass casualty explosions who require neurosurgical intervention.
This case series discusses the inpatient resources, including imaging, nursing overtime, and blood bank needs, that were used to treat 63 individuals injured in the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash.
This study determines the extent to which Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines are used for the management of patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
This experimental rat model study of hemorrhage provides a foundation to design novel nonsurgical therapies to control hemorrhage and allows flexibility in experimental design.
In a review of the Joint Theater Trauma Registry (2002-2011) of US forward combat hospitals, Langan et al analyze the evolution of injury patterns, early care, and resuscitation among patients who subsequently died in the hospital, before and after implementation of damage control resuscitation policies. See Invited Commentary by Holcomb.
Kvasnovsky et al evaluated programmatic changes in Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers to expand screening mammography, develop on-site breast care resources, and better coordinate care with non-VA facilities.