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Electrical Trauma : The Pathophysiology, Manifestations and Clinical Management - R. C. Lee

Electrical Trauma

The Pathophysiology, Manifestations and Clinical Management

By: R. C. Lee (Editor), E. G. Cravalho (Editor), J. F. Burke (Editor)

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Published: 22nd October 1992
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This is the first comprehensive volume to be published on the subject of electrical trauma in humans. Many of the world's leading experts describe the basic mechanisms of tissue injury in victims of electrical trauma, the complex and varied manifestations of electrical trauma, and state-of-the-art clinical treatment protocols. Promising new therapies still in the research stage are also discussed and assessed. The volume describes the basic physiochemical mechanisms responsible for tissue damage and explains the complex and variable ways in which electrical trauma manifests itself. An understanding of these underlying processes provides the basis for a rational and consistent approach to treatment which is highlighted in this volume. Electrical Trauma serves as a new and important source of information from a variety of perspectives that contributes to the understanding of the electrical injury problem. It is suitable for clinicians in plastic surgery, intensive care and burn units and for those with an academic and research interest in the mechanisms and causes of electrical trauma.

"...the book fills a void and can be consulted with benefit by both clinicians and laboratory scientists." William W. Monafo, Archives of Surgery "...a valuable library reference book for both clinical practitioners and basic scientists interested in electrical trauma." Walter Peters, Journal of Critical Care "...one of the first comprehensive books on the subject...a good source of information on electrical trauma and would provide excellent background reading for the interested pharmacist practicing in the emergency medicine or critical care area where electrical trauma patients receive care." Edward Sypniewski Jr., American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Electrical burns: a historical review
Industrial electrical accidents and their complications observed by Electricite
The pathophysiology and clinical management of electrical injury
Clinical Manifestations and Management
Soft tissue patterns in acute electric burns
The spectrum of electrical injuries
Electrical trauma: pathophysiology and clinical management
Acute and delayed neurological sequelae of electrical injury
Paediatric electrical burns
ZSurgical technique for salvage of electrically damaged tissue
Tissue Responses
The role of arachidonic acid metabolism in the pathogenesis of electrical trauma
Thermal damage: mechanisms, patterns and detection in electrical burns
Evaluation of electrical burn injury using an electrical impedance technique
Impedance spectroscopy: the measurement of electrical impedance of biological materials
Analysis of heat injury to the upper extremity of electric shock victims: a theoretical model
Biophysical Mechanisms of Cellular Injury
Response of cells to supra-physiological temperatures: experimental measurements and kinetic models
Cell membrane rupture by strong electric fields: prompt and delayed processes
An anisotropic, elastomechanical instability theory for electropermealisation of bilayer-lipid membranes
Electrical injury to heart muscle cells
Skeletal muscle cell membrane electrical breakdown in electrical trauma
Theory of non-linear conduction in cell membranes under strong electric fields
Index
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ISBN: 9780521383455
ISBN-10: 0521383455
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 22nd October 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82