A Survey of Blast Injury across the Full Landscape of Military Science (Etude d'ensemble des blessures dues aux explosions a travers le panorama complet de la science militaire)
NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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Blast Injury is a significant source of casualties in current NATO operations and the spectrum of blast injuries and their consequences is broad. To address the research issues posed by the wide spectrum of battle injuries will require a multidisciplinary approach. The Symposium focused on the multi-disciplinary science that provides the foundation to increase our understanding of blast injury from four perspectives 1 defining the problem 2 studying blast injury mechanisms 3 studying blast-induced head injury and, 4 mitigating blast injury. Significant contributions realized from this Symposium are in five areas. First is that blast injury will require a disciplined research approach to the toxicology of blast. Second is the need for physics-based modeling of primary blast injury. Third was the appreciation that the establishment of common animal models of injury will be essential to research progress. Fourth is the pressing need for scientific understanding of non-penetrating blast injuries to the brain which are manifest in a host of symptoms whose etiology is at best vague. And the fifth is the excellent reference source for researchers derived from the extensive bibliographies that are included in the technical papers. The Symposium was successful in providing a timely and successful venue framing a future for NATO Research and Technology work on blast injury.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Weapons Effects (Biological)