Accession Number : ADA614452


Title :   Risk Factors for Colostomy in Military Colorectal Trauma: A Review of 867 Patients


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Watson, J D ; Aden, James K ; Engel, Julie E ; Rasmussen, Todd E ; Glasgow, Sean C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614452.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : Limited data exist examining the use of fecal diversion in combatants from modern armed conflicts. Characterization of factors leading to colostomy creation is an initial step toward optimizing and individualizing combat casualty care. A retrospective review of the US Department of Defense Trauma Registry database was performed for all US and coalition troops with colorectal injuries sustained during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan over 8 years. Colostomy rate, anatomic injury location, mechanism of injury, demographic data, and initial physiologic parameters were examined. Univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted.


Descriptors :   *COLON , DATA BASES , FECES , MEDICAL SERVICES , MILITARY PERSONNEL , WOUNDS AND INJURIES


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE