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TitlePhysician's Guide to Terrorist Attack [electronic resource] / edited by Michael J. Roy
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2004
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Descript XVI, 406 p. 58 illus., 4 illus. in color. online resource


In an age of continuing and devastating terrorist acts, medical and emergency personnel must be able to respond rapidly to victims of biological, chemical, nuclear, and explosive attacks. In Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack, leading medical experts from the military and other branches of government comprehensively review the major agents of terrorist attack and the proper diagnostic and therapeutic methods for dealing with them. Infectious disease experts describe clinical techniques for the 13 most feared bacteria, viruses, and toxins, including anthrax, plague, botulinum toxins, ricin, mycotoxins, smallpox, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Chemical experts provide clinical guidance for dealing with pulmonary toxic agents, cyanide, vesicants, nerve agents, incapacitating agents, and riot control agents. Other chapters discuss the treatment of blast injuries, the effects of nuclear and radiological weapons, and the psychological aftermath of terrorist events. Each biological and chemical agent is presented in a readable case study format for quick reference and rapid assimilation of vital diagnostic and therapeutic information. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack provides emergency personnel, physicians, and health care workers with a highly practical handbook for confidently and effectively diagnosing and medically managing the victims of terrorist attack


I: Responding to an Incident -- 1 Mass Casualty Events: Lessons Learned -- 2 Hospital Preparation and Response to an Incident -- 3 Physician Recognition of Bioterrorism-Related Diseases -- 4 Introduction to Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological Weapons: With a Review of Their Historical Use -- II: Biological Agents -- 5 Anthrax -- 6 Plague -- 7 Tularemia -- 8 Brucellosis -- 9 Q Fever -- 10 Melioidosis and Glanders -- 11 Botulinum Toxins -- 12 Ricin Toxin -- 13 Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B -- 14 Mycotoxins -- 15 Smallpox -- 16 Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers -- 17 Viral Encephalitides -- III: Chemical Agents -- 18 Pulmonary Toxic Agents -- 19 Cyanide -- 20 Vesicants -- 21 Nerve Agents -- 22 Incapacitating Agents -- 23 Riot Control Agents -- IV: Additional Considerations -- 24 Radiation Effects -- 25 Explosives -- 26 Psychological Impact of Terrorist Incidents -- 27 Conclusions

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