Evaluation of infection rates with narrow versus broad-spectrum antibiotic regimens in civilian gunshot open-fracture injury

Civilian gunshot open-fracture injuries portray a significant health burden to patients. Use of antibiotics is endorsed by guideline recommendations for the prevention of post-traumatic infections, however, antimicrobial selection and their associated outcomes remains unclear. Therefore, we sought to compare infectious and other clinical outcomes between three antimicrobial cohorts in patients with gunshot-related fractures requiring operative intervention.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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Authors: Musso M, Tatum D, Hamer D, Hammarlund R, Son L, McMahon P Abstract Background: Emergency medical service (EMS) personnel are regularly exposed to traumatic incidents and experience higher rates of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than the general population. Grit is a construct proposed to be associated with achievement, but it has demonstrated preliminary evidence of an association with resilience. The current study examined the relationship between grit and resilience among EMS workers. Methods: A link to an online survey was sent to East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services pers...
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
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Source: Sports Medicine - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Prisoner Health - Category: Criminology Authors: Tags: Int J Prison Health Source Type: research
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news
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