Explosion and Blast-Related Injuries

Effects of Explosion and Blast from Military Operations and Acts of Terrorism


  • Nabil Elsayed, Ph.D.
  • James Atkins, MD, Ph.D.

Explosion and Blast-Related Injuries is an authoritative text that brings together diverse knowledge gained from both the experience of clinicians treating blast casualties and the insights of scientists obtained from research and modeling of blast exposures. By providing information on explosion and blast injury patterns, as well as the mechanism of blast-induced injuries, it is a useful reference for both physicians and researchers. With contributions by experts from around the globe, the book covers topics such as the epidemiology of blast and explosion injury, pathology and pathophysiology, and the modeling and mechanism of injury. Finally, this book might stimulate additional studies into ways to improve our current mass casualty response systems.
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PRIMARY MARKET: (audience)Pathology experts, doctors, emergency response personnel, branches of the US Armed forces, US military installations and their libraries, trauma and emergency medicine practitioners, anti-terrorist and Homeland Security staff within the government, US national laboratories (Oak Ridge, Sandia, Los Alamos, etc.), medical examinersSECONDARY MARKET: (audience)First responders (fire, medical police), federal law enforcement (ATF, CIA, FBI, Secret Service, US Postal Service, etc.), forensic pathologists, Government think-tank organizations and government labs/researchers, defense consultants and contractors, foreign military, foreign research centers and facilities


Book information

  • Published: June 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369514-7

Table of Contents

Part I: Epidemiology of Blast and Explosion InjuriesThe Epidemiology and Triage of Blast InjuriesRichard W. Sattin, Scott M. Sasser, Earnest E. Sullivent, III, and Victor G. Coronado.Explosion Injuries Treated at Combat Support Hospitals in the Global War on TerrorismCharles E. Wade, Amber E. Ritenour, Brian J. Eastridge, Lee Ann Young, Lorne H. Blackbone and John B. Holcomb Part II: Pathology and Pathophysiology of Blast InjuriesPathology of Human Blast Lung InjuryMichael TsokosNeurotrauma from Explosive BlastGeoffrey Ling, Faris Bandak, Gerald Grant, Rocco Armonda, and James EcklundEffects of Blast Injury on the Autonomic Nervous System and the Response to ResuscitationEmrys Kirkman, Sarah Watts, Wayne Sapsford, and Marina SawdonQuaternary Blast Injury: BurnsDavid S. Kauvar, Michael Dubick, Lorne H. Blackbourne and Steven E. WolfPart III: Modeling and Mechanisms of Primary Blast InjuryMultiscale Computational Modeling of Lung Blast InjuriesAndrzej PrekwasBiochemical Mechanism(s) of Primary Blast Injury. The Role of Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress.Nabil M. Elsayed and Nikolai V. GorbunovInflammatory Response in Primary Blast InjuryNikolai V. Gorbunov, Ludmila V. Asher, Nabil M. Elsayed and James L. Atkins Part IV: Global Experiences of Blast Injury and Mass Casualty ManagementMass Casualty Events-Suicide Bombing: The Israeli PerspectiveBoaz Tadmor, Zvi Feigenberg., Limor Aharonson-Daniel, Kobi Peleg, Hany Bahouth. Yoram Kluger, Gidon Almogy, and Avraham I RivkindThe Soviet Experience in Afghanistan 1980-1989: Abdominal Blast Injury Produced by Mine ExplosionsPetr G. AlisovOtologic Blast Trauma: The War in Croatia ExperienceSreƦko Branica, Krsto Dawidowsky, Nikola Å prem, and Brian McKinnon