Experience with the use of close-relative allograft for the management of extensive thermal injury in local national casualties during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Jonathan B. Lundy, Leopoldo C. Cancio, Booker T. King, Steven Wolf, Evan M. Renz, Lorne H. Blackbourne

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The care of host nation burn victims in Iraq and Afghanistan has been a significant challenge to US military healthcare providers. To provide burn care in an austere environment is more challenging by limitations in resources such as inadequate medical supplies, infection control issues, and a lack of blood or tissue banking capabilities. Large full thickness burns pose a significant obstacle due to limitations in the casualties' available donor skin, which can be used to achieve wound coverage. In US burn centers, allograft stored in skin banks provides temporary coverage during donor site healing in the management of large total body surface area burns. This report is a study of two severely burned Iraqi children with inadequate donor site surface area to achieve wound coverage that were managed with close-relative allograft harvested from their fathers to achieve temporary wound closure. A brief literature review and future recommendations are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of disaster medicine
Volume6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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2003-2011 Iraq War
Allografts
Hot Temperature
Tissue Donors
Burns
Wounds and Injuries
Tissue Banks
Afghanistan
Burn Units
Iraq
Blood Banks
Skin
Body Surface Area
Infection Control
Fathers
Health Personnel

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Experience with the use of close-relative allograft for the management of extensive thermal injury in local national casualties during Operation Iraqi Freedom. / Lundy, Jonathan B.; Cancio, Leopoldo C.; King, Booker T.; Wolf, Steven; Renz, Evan M.; Blackbourne, Lorne H.

In: American journal of disaster medicine, Vol. 6, No. 5, 01.09.2011, p. 319-324.

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Lundy, Jonathan B. ; Cancio, Leopoldo C. ; King, Booker T. ; Wolf, Steven ; Renz, Evan M. ; Blackbourne, Lorne H. / Experience with the use of close-relative allograft for the management of extensive thermal injury in local national casualties during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In: American journal of disaster medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 6, No. 5. pp. 319-324.
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