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Combat Medicine : Basic and Clinical Research in Military, Trauma, and Emergency Medicine - George C. Tsokos

Combat Medicine

Basic and Clinical Research in Military, Trauma, and Emergency Medicine

By: George C. Tsokos (Editor), James L. Atkins (Editor)

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Trauma and exposure to toxic and infectious agents invariably lead to organ damage followed by significant morbidity and mortality. Although these conditions have typically been associated with the battlefield, today they are more prevalent in urban areas. The events of September 11,2001 have brought this problem to the forefront of national and international concern. The demand for solutions is justifiably high, and the research community needs to adjust its efforts appropriately. Combat Medicine is meant to be a concise manual for the young clinical or basic investigator who is studying organ injury following trauma or toxic or infectious assaults either in an urban or battlefield setting, with an emphasis on current research issues in emergency and military medicine. The aim of Combat Medicine is to inspire surgical and medical residents and fellows, as well as biology and biochemistry students and fellows, to pursue research careers in the fields of military, trauma, and emergency medicine. Combat Medicine is not intended to be an exhaustive review; rather it is an introduction to key principles of this field.

"...reflects a modern approach to medical planning for war...a concise manual for those researching organ injury following trauma, toxic or infectious assaults." - British Journal of Surgery

Prefacep. v
Contributorsp. ix
Basic Mechanisms
Apoptosisp. 3
Nitric Oxidep. 23
The Microcirculation and Adhesion Moleculesp. 61
Heat Stressp. 83
Immune Systemp. 103
Complement Inhibitors in Traumap. 131
Infectionsp. 149
Current Concepts
Hemorrhagic Shock and Resuscitation: Trauma Research at the Trauma Research and Readiness Institute for Surgeryp. 177
Ischemia/Reperfusion Injuryp. 219
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromep. 249
Thermal Injuryp. 291
Inhalation Injuryp. 325
Traumatic Brain Injuryp. 351
Red Blood Cell Storagep. 371
Bioterrorismp. 383
Indexp. 413
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ISBN: 9781588290700
ISBN-10: 1588290700
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 426
Published: 14th July 2003
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.75