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Military Quantitative Physiology: Problems and Concepts in Military Operational Medicine

Title:
Military Quantitative Physiology: Problems and Concepts in Military Operational Medicine
Format:
EPUB
USA Price: 
Stock:
Digital Download
GPO Stock Number:
008-300-00141-7
ISBN:
9780160939112
Description

Few human activities demand or deserve as much attention of the citizens of a nation as the array of man-made and natural “environmental” threats faced by the soldiers and other warriors defending the nation – those that pose the risk of disease, injury, combat wounds, and even death.  This book is the Army’s first detailing research in computational physiology models and highlighting pivotal research. It outlines the extent to which basic and applied biomedical scientists, clinicians, modelers, and others strive to understand the extent of these threats, and provide intellectual and materiel options to mitigate these risks.

This book summarizes major Army research efforts to quantify and model military relevant physiology. These chapters highlight the translation of this research into useful predictive tools. The tools are of importance to medical planners, materiel developers, commanders, and in many cases, every soldier. These chapters detail the experimental basis for many of the predictive tools that are currently in use.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

1. Predicting Human Limits - The Special Relationship Between Physiology Research and the Army Mission

2. Modeling the Physiological and Medical Effects of Exposure to Environmental Extremes

3. Measuring and Predicting Sleep and Performance During Military Operations

4. Performance-Maintaining and Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Food Components

5. In Vivo Diagnostics and Metrics in the Assessment of Laser-Induced Retinal Injury

6. Nutrition and Military Performance

7. Water Requirements and Soldier Hydration

8. Evaluation of the Thermal Environment

9. Protection of the Skin

10. Blast Injury: Translating Research into Operational Medicine

11. Load Carriage in Military Operations: A Review of Historical, Physiological, Biomechanical, and Medical Aspects

12. Injury Control

Audience

This book is written for military clinicians and medical researchers who may be reasonably expected to explain some of the background of quantitative physiology, as well as those who will extend the research. Many people will find this book interesting because it details research on topics that affect everyone in everyday life, including how we sleep, eat, and exercise, as well as more specific topics such as the effects of caffeine on performance, risks associated with laser pointers, and even Army blast models that have influenced safety thresholds for car airbag deployments.

Product Details

Publisher:
US DOD, US Army, Borden Institute
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
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