Press Release: Children with Severe Head Injuries Are Casualties of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of Neurosurgeryofficial journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

“Given the challenging environment and limited available resources, coalition forces were able to provide quality, timely, and life-saving care to many children” with severe head injuries, write Dr. Paul Klimo, Jr, of Semmes-Murphy Neurologic & Spine Institute in Memphis, Tenn., and colleagues. They believe that resources – personnel and equipment – to care for inevitable neurologic and non-neurologic pediatric injuries that accompany future military conflicts should be factored early in logistical planning.

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