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Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Weapons

Title:
Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Weapons (ePub eBook)
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EPUB
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008-300-00012-7
ISBN:
9780160917585
Description

An updated version of the 1989 Textbooks of Military Medicine (TMM), this volume addresses nuclear events and their consequences for the medical community. Topics covered include acute radiation syndrome, triage and treatment of radiation and combined-injury mass casualties, treatment of internal radionuclide contamination, behavioral and neurophysiological consequences of radiation exposure, cytogenetic biodosimetry, and more. This book is intended to increase the level of preparedness and response capability of military and civilian practitioners responsible for chemical casualty care. 

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Contributors ..................................................................................................xi
Foreword by The Surgeon General ................................................................xiii
Preface ..........................................................................................................xv
1. Radiological Events and Their Consequences ...............................................1
Charles R. Woodruff Jr, Leonard A. Alt, C. Douglas Forcino, and Richard I. Walker
2. Acute Radiation Syndrome in Humans ........................................................17
Ronald E. Goans and Daniel F. Flynn
3. Triage and Treatment of Radiation and Combined-Injury Mass Casualties ...39
Daniel F. Flynn and Ronald E. Goans
4. Treatment of Internal Radionuclide Contamination .......................................73
John F. Kalinich
5. Therapy for Bacterial Infections Following Ionizing Radiation Injury .............83
Thomas B. Elliott and G. David Ledney
6. Early-Phase Biological Dosimetry .............................................................101
William F. Blakely
7. Behavioral and Neurophysiological Consequences of Radiation Exposure .127
Andre Obenaus, G. Andrew Mickley, Victor Bogo, Bruce R. West, and Jacob Raber
8. Psychological Issues in a Radiological or Nuclear Attack ..........................171
Steven M. Becker
9. Late and Low-Level Effects of Ionizing Radiation .....................................195
Alexandra C. Miller, Merriline Satyamitra, Shilpa Kulkarni, and Thomas Walden,
10. Radiological Considerations in Medical Operations ................................217
John P. Madrid
11. Perspectives in Radiological and Nuclear Countermeasures ...................239
K. Sree Kumar, Juliann G. Kiang, Mark H. Whitnall, and Martin Hauer-Jensen
12. Cytogenetic Biodosimetry ....................................................................267
Pataje G.S. Prasanna, and C. Norman Coleman
Abbreviations and Acronyms ......................................................................xvii
Index xix

Audience

This textbook is intended to be educational for military healthcare providers, nuclear scientists, and first responders. The content may also be useful to some civilian healthcare providers as well.

Product Details

Publisher:
US Department of Defense, US Army, Borden Institute
Author:
  • Colonel Anthony B. Mickelson, MD, Boreen Institute
Year/Pages:
2013/430 pages
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