Accession Number:

AD1048735

Title:

Assessing the Health Effects of Blast Injuries and Embedded Metal Fragments

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

Corporate Author:

University of Maryland Baltimore United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

The signature wound of current and recent conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan is that incurred via contact with improvised explosive devices IEDs and other high kinetic energy weapons. Beyond the traumatic injury inflicted, health risks from wound contamination with toxic metals must be managed,even as risk from these contaminants is not fully known. To provide a scientific evidence base to refine the clinical management of these patients, a multidisciplinary approach using animal models and patient data will be used. A laboratory rat model system Project 1 will provide bio-kinetic and toxicological data on a variety of military-relevant metals implanted in the rats.

Subject Categories:

  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE