Treatment of Radiation Injuries

  • Doris Browne
  • Joseph F. Weiss
  • Thomas J. MacVittie
  • Madhavan V. Pillai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Hematopoietic Injury Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph H. Antin
      Pages 11-18
    3. Rainer Storb, Frederick R. Appelbaum, Friedrich G. Schuening, Robert Raff, Theodore Graham, H. Joachim Deeg
      Pages 29-33
    4. Thomas J. MacVittie, Rodney L. Monroy
      Pages 35-49
    5. Joseph Laver, Alfred Gillio, Miguel Abboud, Cristina Gasparetto, David Warren, Richard J. O’Reilly et al.
      Pages 51-60
    6. Dorothee Krumwieh, Ernst Weinmann, Bernhard Siebold, Friedrich R. Seiler
      Pages 61-66
  3. Infectious Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Stephen C. Schimpff
      Pages 75-85
    3. Itzhak Brook
      Pages 87-93
    4. Thomas J. Walsh, Philip A. Pizzo
      Pages 109-113
    5. Anna Butturini, Robert Peter Gale
      Pages 127-132
  4. Combined Injury Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Erwin F. Hirsch
      Pages 141-144
    3. William K. Becker, Teresa M. Buescher, William G. Cioffi, William F. McManus, Basil A. Pruitt Jr.
      Pages 145-151
    4. G. David Ledney, Gary S. Madonna, Daniel G. McChesney, Thomas B. Elliott, Itzhak Brook
      Pages 153-163
    5. Patricia M. Mertz, William H. Eaglstein
      Pages 165-174
  5. Future Directions and Consensus Summary Statement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Angelina K. Guskova, N. M. Nadezhina, Anjelika V. Barabanova, Alexandr E. Baranov, I. A. Gusev, Tatiana G. Protasova et al.
      Pages 195-209
    3. Doris Browne, Joseph F. Weiss, Thomas J. Macvittie, Madhavan V. Pillai
      Pages 219-229
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-249

About this book


The proliferation of radioactive materials in industry, in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine, in scientific and medical research, in the military, and as a source of energy has increased the likelihood of accidental exposure to ionizing radiation. Further, the number of individuals exposed in accidents, such as Chernobyl, U. S. S. R. ; Goiania, Brazil; and San Salvador, El Salvador, underscores the potential for large-scale radiation accidents. Because of these accidents, health care providers have found themselves treating patients with acute radiation injuries and subsequent complications. Often the radiation injuries are combined with burns or other trauma and the infectious and immune complications associated with such injuries. The treatment of victims of these accidents has provided important information about the medical management of radiation casualties. However, development of techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries, to collect follow­ up data on survivors, and to determine the long-term effects of uncontrolled radiation exposure must continue. The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, and its Medical Radiobiology Advisory Team sponsored the First Consensus Development Conference on the Treatment of Radiation Injuries in Washington, DC, on May 10-13, 1989. The proceedings of the conference are presented in this volume, which we hope will serve as a reference for clinicians and basic research scientists who require knowledge of the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries. This conference was designed specifically to address the areas of hematopoietic injury, infectious complications, and combined injury.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Doris Browne
    • 1
  • Joseph F. Weiss
    • 1
  • Thomas J. MacVittie
    • 1
  • Madhavan V. Pillai
    • 1
  1. 1.Armed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteDefense Nuclear AgencyBethesdaUSA

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