Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack / Edition 1

Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack / Edition 1

by Michael J. Roy
     
 

In an age of continuing and devastating terrorist acts, medical and emergency personnel must be able to respond rapidly to victims of biological, chemical, nuclear, and explosive attacks. In Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack, leading medical experts from the military and other branches of government comprehensively review the major agents of terrorist attack and… See more details below

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In an age of continuing and devastating terrorist acts, medical and emergency personnel must be able to respond rapidly to victims of biological, chemical, nuclear, and explosive attacks. In Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack, leading medical experts from the military and other branches of government comprehensively review the major agents of terrorist attack and the proper diagnostic and therapeutic methods for dealing with them. Infectious disease experts describe clinical techniques for the 13 most feared bacteria, viruses, and toxins, including anthrax, plague, botulinum toxins, ricin, mycotoxins, smallpox, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Chemical experts provide clinical guidance for dealing with pulmonary toxic agents, cyanide, vesicants, nerve agents, incapacitating agents, and riot control agents. Other chapters discuss the treatment of blast injuries, the effects of nuclear and radiological weapons, and the psychological aftermath of terrorist events. Each biological and chemical agent is presented in a readable case study format for quick reference and rapid assimilation of vital diagnostic and therapeutic information.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack provides emergency personnel, physicians, and health care workers with a highly practical handbook for confidently and effectively diagnosing and medically managing the victims of terrorist attack.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588292070
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Series:
Current Clinical Neurologytm Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Responding to an Incident

Mass Casualty Events: Lessons Learned Bonnie L. Smoak and James A. Geiling

Hospital Preparation and Response to an Incident James A. Geiling

Physician Recognition of Bioterrorism-Related Diseases Kevin Yeskey and Stephen A. Morse

Introduction to Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological Weapons: With a Review of Their Historical Use Clinton K. Murray

Part II. Biological Agents

Anthrax Steven J. Durning and Michael J. Roy

Plague, Jennifer C. Thompson. Tularemia Christian F. Ockenhouse

Brucellosis David L. Hoover

Q Fever R. Scott Miller

Melioidosis and Glanders,
Aileen M. Marty

Botulinum Toxins Naomi E. Aronson

Ricin Toxin Glenn Wortmann

Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B David L. Blazes

Mycotoxins Duane R. Hospenthal

Smallpox James V. Lawler and Timothy H. Burgess

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Thomas W. Geisbert, Aileen M. Marty, and Peter B. Jahrling

Viral Encephalitides Niranjan Kanesa-thasan

Part III. Chemical Agents

Pulmonary Toxic Agents Rafael E. Padilla

Cyanide Steven I. Baskin, Jonathan S. Kurche, and Beverly I. Maliner

Vesicants Edward Lucci

Nerve Agents Jonathan Newmark

Incapacitating Agents Sage W. Wiener and Lewis S. Nelson

Riot Control Agents Richard J. Thomas and Philip A. Smith

Part IV. Additional Considerations

Radiation Effects Vijay K. Singh and Thomas M. Seed

Explosives John M. Wightman and Barry A. Wayne

Psychological Impact of Terrorist Incidents Timothy J. Lacy and David M. Benedek

Conclusions Michael J. Roy

Index

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