Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation; Blast Effects: Treatment of DU Injuries

Bethesda, MD: Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, c1998. Presumed First Edition, First issue thus. VHS Tape. 1 VHS/Videotape Cassette with Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) logo DU is not a health concern unless it enters the body. This VHS is not a numbered course lecture and appears to be supplementary material. It has the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFFRI) logo and the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) logo. Acting on the human body, the blast shock waves cause pressure waves through the tissues. These waves mostly damage junctions between tissues of different densities (bone and muscle) or the interface between tissue and air. Lungs and the abdominal cavity, which contain air, are particularly injured. The damage causes severe hemorrhaging or air embolisms, either of which can be rapidly fatal. The overpressure estimated to damage lungs is about 70 kPa. Some eardrums would probably rupture around 22 kPa (0.2 atm) and half would rupture between 90 and 130 kPa (0.9 to 1.2 atm). Snapshot of state of knowledge circa 1999. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) designated the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (Videotape) course for 9.5 credit hours in Category 1 toward the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. From the USUHS website: The Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) Course is post- graduate level instruction concerning the biomedical consequences of radiation exposure, how the effects can be reduced, and how to medically manage casualties. The training includes nuclear incidents that can occur on or off the battlefield and that go beyond nuclear weapons events. It covers thoroughly the key subjects: health physics, biological effects of radiation, medical/health effects, and psychological effects. Studies on people with very high exposures to DU over a long period of time have shown that the main health effect of high doses of depleted uranium is on the kidneys. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Medical Effects, Military Medicine, Ionizing Radiation, Blast Effects, Nuclear Weapons, Contamination, Radiation Sickness, Human Radiation Exposure, Military Education, Depleted Uranium

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