* Contains contributions from experts who had first hand experience dealing with explosion and blast injuries.
* Provides a diverse global experience derived from both military operations and terrorist attacks in civilian settings from the US, Europe and the Middle East.
* Covers such topics as epidemiology of blast and explosion injury, pathology and pathophysiology, modeling and mechanism of injury, and finally presents the global experiences of blast injury and mass casualty management.
The Epidemiology and Triage of Blast Injuries
Richard W. Sattin, Scott M. Sasser, Earnest E. Sullivent, III, and Victor G. Coronado.
Explosion Injuries Treated at Combat Support Hospitals in the Global War on Terrorism
Charles E. Wade, Amber E. Ritenour, Brian J. Eastridge, Lee Ann Young, Lorne H. Blackbone and John B. Holcomb
Part II: Pathology and Pathophysiology of Blast Injuries
Pathology of Human Blast Lung Injury
Neurotrauma from Explosive Blast
Geoffrey Ling, Faris Bandak, Gerald Grant, Rocco Armonda, and James Ecklund
Effects of Blast Injury on the Autonomic Nervous System and the Response to Resuscitation
Emrys Kirkman, Sarah Watts, Wayne Sapsford, and Marina Sawdon
Quaternary Blast Injury: Burns
David S. Kauvar, Michael Dubick, Lorne H. Blackbourne and Steven E. Wolf
Part III: Modeling and Mechanisms of Primary Blast Injury
Multiscale Computational Modeling of Lung Blast Injuries
Biochemical Mechanism(s) of Primary Blast Injury. The Role of Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress.
Nabil M. Elsayed and Nikolai V. Gorbunov
Inflammatory Response in Primary Blast Injury
Nikolai V. Gorbunov, Ludmila V. Asher, Nabil M. Elsayed and James L. Atkins
Part IV: Global Experiences of Blast Injury and Mass Casualty Management
Mass Casualty Events-Suicide Bombing: The Israeli Perspective
Boaz Tadmor, Zvi Feigenberg., Limor Aharonson-Daniel, Kobi Peleg, Hany Bahouth. Yoram Kluger, Gidon Almogy, and Avraham I Rivkind
The Soviet Experience in Afghanistan 1980-1989: Abdominal Blast Injury Produced by Mine Explosions
Petr G. Alisov
Otologic Blast Trauma: The War in Croatia Experience
Sreæko Branica, Krsto Dawidowsky, Nikola Sprem, and Brian McKinnon