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

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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.
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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This monograph describes recent research initiatives guiding strategies for management of injury.
Purpose: Presented is a concise description for clinical or basic science investigators studying organ dysfunction following trauma, toxic, or infectious assaults.
Audience: Clinical and research fellows along with teachers in the realm of injury are an appropriate audience for this work. The authors are from across the United States, with many from the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
Features: The book's 15 chapters are divided into two sections. Initial discussions center on basic mechanisms including apoptosis, microcirculatory changes, heat stress, immune dysfunction with injury, and infection considerations. Later chapters discuss concepts with more immediate application to the clinician. Emphasis is given to thermal injury, resuscitation, and pulmonary dysfunction. Chapters are written in a clear style with subheadings dividing the material. An appropriate reference list is provided with citations representing original work dating to within two years of publication. There are a few tables and line drawings and no photographs. The table of contents includes chapter organization and authorship while a subject index of 14 pages concludes.
Assessment: This is an excellent summary of research issues pursued by investigators with significant ties to the United States military. This is not a comprehensive review or a clinical textbook. I am sometimes confused at what is a current concept as opposed to a basic mechanism. For example, infections are discussed under basic mechanisms when the content is closer in immediate clinical relevance to the chapters on clinical application. Nonetheless, the subject presentations are excellent for the teacher and student in this arena.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617373374
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/5/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 426
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Basic Mechanisms

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

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

Michael J. Roy


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