About the book
Injury and Disease in Military Operation and Combat Action - Etiology, Pathogenesis, Countermeasures and Casualty care. Implementation of the modern conventional weapon systems and tactics causes newly emerging types of injuries besides those well-known from the past times. Along with this, a pervasive problem in the current nuclear era is a high risk of nuclear conflicts. Such incidents could produce dreadful injuries that must be contemplated for diagnostics and countermeasures.
Thus, the book project is on the complex problems engendered by injuries due to direct singular or combined multi-factorial impacts, their ancillary effects and by disease related to military operations and combat actions. With this focus the specific objective of the book is to overview of current standpoints on: (i) classification, etiology and pathogenesis of combat-related injuries; (ii) body systems interactive effects, impairment of systems homeostasis and metabolic dysfunction due to the injury and diseases; and (iii) medical care, therapy as well as shirt-term and long-term prognosis of the outcomes.
Moreover, the book chapters are to encompass analyses and reports on: (i) the acute, early and long-term management of combat injury including point-of-injury, en route, and facility-based care; (ii) development of advanced modalities/diagnostics and biomedical countermeasures against stress impacts and injury during training and field operations; and (iii) data from computational biomedicine, simulation and modeling of combat impacts based on translational R&D.