US military explores microbiology of combat wounds

To help improve the care of troops injured in combat, the United States military has been exploring the complex microbiology of combat wounds … The goal of the initiative “is to expand the understanding of the complex microbiology inherent within combat-related extremity wounds,” according to Katrin Mende, PhD … Biofilm formation in 376 Enterococcus wound isolates was found to be generally weak — 8.8% in the presence of human plasma and 1.9% in the absence of human plasma, Mende and colleagues reported … read more