US Army Experience with Acinetobacter in Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Clinton Murray
  • Paul T. Scott
  • Kim A. Moran
  • David W. Craft
Part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis book series (IAPA)


During Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), over 21,000 United States military personnel have been wounded in action of which 10,533 were medically evacuated and did not return to duty within 72 hours of their injury (; accessed 17 November 2006). Forward surgical assets, rapid evacuation to medical care, and body armor have resulted in greater number of casualties surviving their initial injury. Traditionally, 65% of US casualties’ injuries are of an orthopedic nature during every major conflict from World War I to Vietnam (FitzHarris and Hetz, 2004). One study of OIF casualties evaluated at a medical facility without surgical capability over a 9-month period after the completion of major ground combat operations showed approximately 7% of the provided medical care involved patients wounded in action (WIA) with predominately extremity wounds (Murray et al., 2005). Twelve percent of wounds were due to...


Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Acinetobacter Baumannii Field Hospital Operation Iraqi Freedom Walter Reed Army Medical 
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  • Clinton Murray
    • 1
  • Paul T. Scott
    • 1
  • Kim A. Moran
    • 1
  • David W. Craft
    • 1
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