Ocular Radiation Risk Assessment in Populations Exposed to Environmental Radiation Contamination / Edition 1

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The global medical and scientific communities need to standardize methodologies and agree on minimum criteria to permit inter-study comparisons. This book develops such standards, presenting a series of recommendations that represent the first codification of the manner in which studies should be executed.

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Proceedings of the workshop held July-August 1997. Among the 23 contributions are multiple studies of victims of the Chernobyl accident as well as discussion of topics including cataractous changes related to radiation and aging among the atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima; radiation cataracts in high dose liquidators who developed acute radiation syndrome; physical and radiobiological considerations in eye dosimetry; biocompatibility testing of intraocular biomaterials; x-ray sensitivity and DNA damage in bovine lens epithelial cells ; and prevalence of lens opacity in population with chronic low-dose gamma-radiation exposure from radioactive apartments in Taiwan. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792353102
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/30/2000
  • Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 2 (closed) , #50
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Organization. List of Participants. 1: Ophthalmology. The Ukrainian/American Chernobyl Ocular Study; B.V. Worgul, et al. Cataractous Changes Related to Radiation and Aging among the Atomic Bomb Survivors in Hiroshima; T. Kodama, et al. Quantification of Lens Opacities with Digital Scheimpflug Imaging; M. Froemel, et al. A Control Group for Radiation Induced Lens Opacities Using an Electronic Scheimpflug System; M. Froemel, et al. Posterior Subcapsular Cataract and Dry Eye Syndrome after Radiation Exposure by the Chernobyl Accident; A.K. Junk, et al. The Incidence of Eye Disorders among Chernobyl Clean-Up Workers; A.A. Eglite, et al. Radiation Cataracts in High Dose Liquidators Who Developed Acute Radiation Syndrome; V.G. Bebeshko, et al. Ophthalmo-Pathology in Victims of the Chernobyl Catastrophy - Results of Clinical Epidemiological Study; V. Buzunov, P. Fedirko. Condition of Eye and Parameters of Free Radical Processes in Organism in the Liquidators after the Chernobyl Accident; S.V. Sosnovsky, et al. Physical and Chemical Changes in Murine Lensat Early Stage of Cataract Development Induced by Total Gamma-Irradiation; A.I. Deyev, et al. 2: Dosimetry. Overview on Existing Approaches to Dose Reconstruction - Recommendations for the Ukrainian-American Chernobyl Ocular Study (UACOS); L.R. Anspaugh. Physical and Radiobiological Considerations in Eye Dosimetry; M.W. Charles. Dosimetry, Dose Reconstruction and Epidemiology: Lessons from Radpath, Radtest and Related Studies; L.J. Appleby, et al. Methodologies - Strengths and Weaknesses: A View on the Dosimetric Support for the Chernobyl Liquidator Eye Cataract Study; V.V. Chumak. Estimation of Environmental Burdens by Radiation: Radiological Units: From Gray to Sievert; C. Baumstark-Khan. In vitro Biocompatibility Testing of Intraocular Biomaterials; S.P. Denyer, et al. X-Ray Sensitivity and DNA Damage in Bovine Lens Epithelial Cells in Vitro; C. Baumstark-Khan, et al. Induction and Repair of DNA Strand Breaks in Bovine Lens Epithelial Cells after High Let Irradiation; C. Baumstark-Khan, et al. Laser Scanning Focal Length Variability Is a Measure of Damage in Rat Lens in Model Astronaut Cataracts Treated with Vitamin E (VE) or R-α-Lipoic Acid; V. Bantseev, et al. 3: Epidemiology. Overview of the Epidemiology of Radiation Cataracts; R.E. Shore, B.V. Worgul. Prevalence of Lens Opacity in Population with Chronic Low-Dose Gamma-Radiation Exposure from Radioactive Apartments in Taiwan; T.Y. Wang, et al. The Experiences of Surveys for an Epidemiological Database of Different Occupational Groups of Rural Workersin Ukraine; P. Vitte, Y. Kundiev. 4: Final Recommendations of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 'Ocular Radiation Risk Assessment in Populations Exposed to Environmental Radiation Contamination', Kiev 1997. Subject Index. Authors' Index.

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