One-hundred years (and counting) of blast-associated traumatic brain injury

Kinch, K., Fullerton, J. L. and Stewart, W. (2018) One-hundred years (and counting) of blast-associated traumatic brain injury. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps, (doi:10.1136/jramc-2017-000867) (PMID:29326126) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Blast-associated traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become one of the signature issues of modern warfare and is increasingly a concern in the civilian population due to a rise in terrorist attacks. Despite being a recognised feature of combat since the introduction of high explosives in conventional warfare over a century ago, only recently has there been interest in understanding the biology and pathology of blast TBI and the potential long-term consequences. Progress made has been slow and there remain remarkably few robust human neuropathology studies in this field. This article provides a broad overview of the history of blast TBI and reviews the pathology described in the limitedscientific studies found in the literature.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Dr William and Fullerton, Dr Josephine
Authors: Kinch, K., Fullerton, J. L., and Stewart, W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:0035-8665
ISSN (Online):2052-0468
Published Online:10 January 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 2018
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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