Explosion and Blast-Related Injuries

1st Edition

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



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.

Key Features

* Contains contributions from experts who had first hand experience dealing with explosion and blast injuries. * Provides a diverse global experience derived from both military operations and terrorist attacks in civilian settings from the US, Europe and the Middle East. * Covers such topics as epidemiology of blast and explosion injury, pathology and pathophysiology, modeling and mechanism of injury, and finally presents the global experiences of blast injury and mass casualty management.


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 examiners SECONDARY 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

Table of Contents

Part I: Epidemiology of Blast and Explosion Injuries The Epidemiology and Triage of Blast Injuries Richard 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 Terrorism Charles 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 Injuries Pathology of Human Blast Lung Injury Michael Tsokos Neurotrauma from Explosive Blast Geoffrey Ling, Faris Bandak, Gerald Grant, Rocco Armonda, and James Ecklund Effects of Blast Injury on the Autonomic Nervous System and the Response to Resuscitation Emrys Kirkman, Sarah Watts, Wayne Sapsford, and Marina Sawdon Quaternary Blast Injury: Burns David S. Kauvar, Michael Dubick, Lorne H. Blackbourne and Steven E. Wolf Part III: Modeling and Mechanisms of Primary Blast Injury Multiscale Computational Modeling of Lung Blast Injuries Andrzej Prekwas Biochemical Mechanism(s) of Primary Blast Injury. The Role of Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress. Nabil M. Elsayed and Nikolai V. Gorbunov Inflammatory Response in Primary Blast Injury Nikolai V. Gorbunov, Ludmila V. Asher, Nabil M. Elsayed and James L. Atkins Part IV: Global Experiences of Blast Injury and Mass Casualty Management Mass Casualty Events-Suicide Bombing: The Israeli Perspective Boaz Tadmor, Zvi Feigenberg., Limor Aharonson-Daniel, Kobi Peleg, Hany Bahouth. Yoram Kluger, Gidon Almog


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