Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack

Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack

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Leading medical experts from the military and other branches of government comprehensively review the possible infectious disease and chemical agents that can be used in terrorist attack and the proper diagnostic and therapeutic methods for dealing with them. The book also discusses treating blast injuries, the effects of nuclear and radiological weapons, and the psychological effects of terrorist events. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack provides physicians, health care workers, and emergency personnel with a practical handbook for confidently and effectively diagnosing and managing the victims of terrorist attack.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 406 pages
  • 183.9 x 260.1 x 28.7mm | 934.42g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • 54 black & white illustrations, 4 colour illustrations, biography
  • 158829207X
  • 9781588292070

Review quote

"The book lives up to its title. It is a hands-on approach with excellent discussions of the clinical aspects, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and treatment plans for conditions caused by chemical agents. Most chapters contain an instructive case vignette. The references are as timely as possible given the format. ... this book is about the best that I have seen and should serve as a textbook for many of these courses." - American College of Physicians "The first 61 pages are worth the cost of the book...provides a great deal of important, timely information for physicians" -- Clinical Infectious Diseases "...a definite keeper...superior editing...a superb assembly of professionals...serves as an excellent first reference for healthcare professionals working or otherwise interested in this area." - Homeland Protection Professional "Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack is highly recommended for medical libraries and practices. As the content is presented in a clear, understandable way, this item may also be useful in a broader context such as defining various methods of biological and chemical warfare, methods of prevention and treatment, and other general information. These features make this book a viable collection addition for medical, academic, and public libraries." -E-STREAMS "Some chapters, especially the chapters on anthrax, smallpox, and viral hemorrhagic fevers, are particularly excellent...this work represents a very detailed reference on agents used as weapons of mass destruction." - Infections in Medicineshow more

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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.show more

Table of contents

Part I. Responding to an Incident Mass Casualty Events: Lessons Learned Bonnie L. Smoak and James A. Geiling Hospital Preparation and Response to an Incident James A. Geiling Physician Recognition of Bioterrorism-Related Diseases Kevin Yeskey and Stephen A. Morse Introduction to Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological Weapons: With a Review of Their Historical Use Clinton K. Murray Part II. Biological Agents Anthrax Steven J. Durning and Michael J. Roy Plague, Jennifer C. Thompson. Tularemia Christian F. Ockenhouse Brucellosis David L. Hoover Q Fever R. Scott Miller Melioidosis and Glanders, Aileen M. Marty Botulinum Toxins Naomi E. Aronson Ricin Toxin Glenn Wortmann Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B David L. Blazes Mycotoxins Duane R. Hospenthal Smallpox James V. Lawler and Timothy H. Burgess Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Thomas W. Geisbert, Aileen M. Marty, and Peter B. Jahrling Viral Encephalitides Niranjan Kanesa-thasan Part III. Chemical Agents Pulmonary Toxic Agents Rafael E. Padilla Cyanide Steven I. Baskin, Jonathan S. Kurche, and Beverly I. Maliner Vesicants Edward Lucci Nerve Agents Jonathan Newmark Incapacitating Agents Sage W. Wiener and Lewis S. Nelson Riot Control Agents Richard J. Thomas and Philip A. Smith Part IV. Additional Considerations Radiation Effects Vijay K. Singh and Thomas M. Seed Explosives John M. Wightman and Barry A. Wayne Psychological Impact of Terrorist Incidents Timothy J. Lacy and David M. Benedek Conclusions Michael J. Roy Indexshow more

Review Text

"The book lives up to its title. It is a hands-on approach with excellent discussions of the clinical aspects, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and treatment plans for conditions caused by chemical agents. Most chapters contain an instructive case vignette. The references are as timely as possible given the format. ... this book is about the best that I have seen and should serve as a textbook for many of these courses." - American College of Physicians "The first 61 pages are worth the cost of the book...provides a great deal of important, timely information for physicians" -- Clinical Infectious Diseases "...a definite keeper...superior editing...a superb assembly of professionals...serves as an excellent first reference for healthcare professionals working or otherwise interested in this area." - Homeland Protection Professional "Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack is highly recommended for medical libraries and practices. As the content is presented in a clear, understandable way, this item may also be useful in a broader context such as defining various methods of biological and chemical warfare, methods of prevention and treatment, and other general information. These features make this book a viable collection addition for medical, academic, and public libraries." -E-STREAMS "Some chapters, especially the chapters on anthrax, smallpox, and viral hemorrhagic fevers, are particularly excellent...this work represents a very detailed reference on agents used as weapons of mass destruction." - Infections in Medicineshow more