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Surge Exercises: Bombings and Blast Injuries by Christina Thielst Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Apr 2013 12:00am I’ve been watching some of the news coverage of the bombing incident in Boston, but have been focused on those aspects related to emergency response.  This event is a reality check for me because just a couple of years ago I was participating in the planning of an exercise scenario that included two bombs going off at a local 10k rac ... Read on »
The difference between sports concussion and blast injury by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Sat 16 Oct 2010 12:00am Great video over at BrainLine I learned a lot from this, namely: Blast injury involves both compressing the body and expanding it during and after the blast Gas bubbles can end up in the bloodstream as a result Hollow organs like ears and lungs are especially vulnerable Blast injury shares elements with sports concu ... Read on »
Oslo & all of Norway, would do well to consider blast-injury / TBI as well as trauma by Broken Brilliant Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Jul 2011 11:40am In the aftermath of the recent terrible events in Oslo, my thoughts go to the survivors of the city blast and camp shooting as well as their families. The blast that tore apart the government building in Oslo and the shooting that took more than 90 lives at a youth camp, are going to leave indelible marks on the Norwegian spirit, I’m sure. ... Read on »
What Do We Know About Blast Injuries: Speculating About the Boston Marathon Bombing by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 15 Apr 2013 9:42pm Remains of a low order device The Disease Management Care Blog's thoughts and prayers go out to the Boston Marathon bombing victims and their families. Like all Americans, it hopes the death rate remains low and is confident that the survivors' recovery will be a credit to the world-class skill of the physicians and nurses staffi ... Read on »
Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) After Blast Injuries by Paul Sax Posted Sat 20 Apr 2013 8:13am From a colleague came this query: We are being consulted by surgeons who are finding within blast victims tissues from other humans. We have been offering post-exposure prophylaxis. Have you folks developed any policies re PEP for explosion victims? Welcome your thoughts, P Needless to say, the bombing victims are currently faci ... Read on »
Even Mild Blast Injuries Tied to Long-Term Brain Changes in Vets by Medline Plus Posted Mon 02 Dec 2013 9:00am Small study looked at U.S. soldiers 4 years after explosions Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diagnostic Imaging , Traumatic Brain Injury , Veterans and Military Health Read on »
Fireworks Injuries by Anthony R. Patient Expert Posted Mon 24 Nov 2008 2:49am Today, the Department of Health (DOH) launched this year’s “FOURmula KONTRA PAPUTOK” – a campaign for the prevention of fireworks/firecrackers injuries and deaths. Injuries and deaths become synonymous with the New Year’s celebration in the country. Last year was no different - a total of 869 injuries were recorded by 50 sentinel sites ... Read on »
BARDA supports development of new drugs to treat radiation injury by Health & Human Services Posted Mon 01 Aug 2011 1:01am New contracts fund drugs to treat gastrointestinal tract injuries of acute radiation syndrome The first two contracts for advanced development of drugs to treat gastrointestinal (GI) tract injuries associated with acute radiation syndrome were awarded today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serv ... Read on »
Something we'd rather not need by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 08 Dec 2011 8:26am Imperial College in London has opened up a new research center to assess the effects of roadside bombs on British troops.  The Royal British Legion is providing £5 million to establish the center.  As noted in this article in the International Business Times: The Royal British Legion Centre for Blast Injury Studies at Imperial College wil ... Read on »
Joggling the Jupiter 5k by Perry R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 25 Feb 2012 11:05am It has been a while since I’ve done a 5k. In fact, I can’t even remember the last one. Perhaps the Bucktown 5k in 2010 October. I’ve avoided 5ks because they seem to cost so much money relative to the longer races, they are so short and are done rather quickly, and I’d rather do the longer race if that is an option. However, I like ... Read on »