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Combat Medicine: Basic and Clinical Research in Military, Trauma, and Emergency Medicine / Edition 1
     

Combat Medicine: Basic and Clinical Research in Military, Trauma, and Emergency Medicine / Edition 1

by George C. Tsokos, James L. Atkins
 

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ISBN-10: 1617373370

ISBN-13: 9781617373374

Pub. Date: 11/05/2010

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

The events of September 11, 2001 have clearly demonstrated that the future pathologies of warfare will increasingly affect noncombatant populations on a large scale and require new levels of treatment expertise. In Combat Medicine: Basic and Clinical Research in Military, Trauma, and Emergency Medicine, highly accomplished clinical and basic investigators

Overview

The events of September 11, 2001 have clearly demonstrated that the future pathologies of warfare will increasingly affect noncombatant populations on a large scale and require new levels of treatment expertise. In Combat Medicine: Basic and Clinical Research in Military, Trauma, and Emergency Medicine, highly accomplished clinical and basic investigators concisely review the leading research issues confronting emergency and military medicine today. These experts begin by presenting the latest thinking about the molecular and cellular mechanisms of trauma-apoptosis, abnormalities in nitric oxide production, complement activation, and immune cell response to stressors-that lead to tissue damage, and then describe cutting-edge research aimed at understanding and reversing the consequent damage to major organs. The clinical conditions covered include hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation, ischemia-reperfusion injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, thermal injury, inhalation injury, and traumatic brain injury. The authors discuss the natures of combat pathologies, current research, emerging treatments, red blood cell storage, and bioterrorism involving anthrax, smallpox, plague, and other infectious and toxic agents.

Cutting-edge and timely, Combat Medicine: Basic and Clinical Research in Military, Trauma, and Emergency Medicine offers not only clinical and basic investigators, but also surgical and medical residents, a concise introduction to the principal clinical conditions encountered in emergency, disaster, and combat medicine, as well as an up-to-date statement of where our diagnostic and treatment programs now stand, and what we still need to learn for future preparedness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617373374
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Basic Mechanisms

Apoptosis
Henry K. Wong

Nitric Oxide
Douglas D. Thomas, Katrina M. Miranda, Deborah Citrin, Michael G. Espey, and David A. Wink

The Microcirculation and Adhesion Molecules
Thomas M. Herndon

Heat Stress
Juliann G. Kiang and David E. McClain

Immune System
Madhusoodana P. Nambiar

Complement Inhibitors in Trauma
Sherry D. Fleming

Infections
Mark E. Polhemus and Kent E. Kester

Part II. Current Concepts

Hemorrhagic Shock and Resuscitation: Trauma Research at the Trauma Research and Readiness Institute for Surgery
Peter Rhee, Hasan B. Alam, and Geoffrey S. F. Ling

Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury
Terez Shea-Donohue, Jimie Anderson, and Christopher Swiecki

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Thomas P. Shanley, Bruce Grossman, and Hector R. Wong

Thermal Injury
Leopoldo C. Cancio and Basil A. Pruitt, Jr.

Inhalation Injury
Leopoldo C. Cancio and Basil A. Pruitt, Jr.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Abel D. Jarell, James M. Ecklund, and Geoffrey S. F. Ling

Red Blood Cell Storage
John R. Hess

Bioterrorism
Michael J. Roy

Index

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