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Treatment of Radiation Injuries

Editors: Browne, Doris (Ed.)

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The proliferation of radioactive materials in industry, in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine, in scientific and medical research, in the military, and as a source of energy has increased the likelihood of accidental exposure to ionizing radiation. Further, the number of individuals exposed in accidents, such as Chernobyl, U. S. S. R. ; Goiania, Brazil; and San Salvador, El Salvador, underscores the potential for large-scale radiation accidents. Because of these accidents, health care providers have found themselves treating patients with acute radiation injuries and subsequent complications. Often the radiation injuries are combined with burns or other trauma and the infectious and immune complications associated with such injuries. The treatment of victims of these accidents has provided important information about the medical management of radiation casualties. However, development of techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries, to collect follow­ up data on survivors, and to determine the long-term effects of uncontrolled radiation exposure must continue. The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, and its Medical Radiobiology Advisory Team sponsored the First Consensus Development Conference on the Treatment of Radiation Injuries in Washington, DC, on May 10-13, 1989. The proceedings of the conference are presented in this volume, which we hope will serve as a reference for clinicians and basic research scientists who require knowledge of the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries. This conference was designed specifically to address the areas of hematopoietic injury, infectious complications, and combined injury.

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The May 1989 conference, sponsored by the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, and its Medical Radiobiology Advisory Team, addressed factors related to the hematopoietic injury complications of radiation exposure, the infectious complications resulting from radiation injury, and the current status of combined injury and burn management therapy. A consensus statement provides state-of-the-art guidelines for recognizing and treating radiation injury.
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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Medical Assessment and Therapy in Bone Marrow Failure Due to Radiation Accidents

    Champlin, Richard

    Pages 3-10

  • Use of rhGM-CSF in Bone Marrow Failure

    Antin, Joseph H.

    Pages 11-18

  • Blood and Bone Marrow Products in the Treatment of Radiation Injury

    Valeri, C. Robert

    Pages 19-27

  • Total-Body Irradiation in Bone Marrow Transplantation

    Storb, Rainer (et al.)

    Pages 29-33

  • Rescue of Lethally Irradiated Animals

    MacVittie, Thomas J. (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Treatment of Radiation Injuries
Editors
  • Doris Browne
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0864-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0864-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43729-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0866-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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