TECHNICAL EVALUATION REPORT FOR AGARD/AMP SPECIALISTS' MEETING: IMPACT HEAD INJURY: RESPONSES, MECHANISMS, TOLERANCE, TREATMENT AND COUNTERMEASURES

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Authors
  1. Landolt, J.P.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The theme of the Specialist's Meeting concerned the recurring operational problem of impact head injury resulting from vehicular accidents. This is a major concern of both military and civilian health care workers. In the developed world, 50% or more of highway fatalities are due to head injury. Of injured aircrew in survivable fixed-wing-propeller and rotary-wing accidents, some 20 to 30% will experience head injuries. Moreover, of those aircraft occupants experiencing a fatal head injury, some 25 to 30% could have survived had appropriate countermeasures been taken. (Head injury is not as pervasive a problem in jet aircraft, escape system accidents, accounting for less than 5% of all injuries). Significant advances have been made in the understanding of the causes of severe brain injury and in the factors, both direct and indirect, that contribute to the pathophysiological changes that follow a severe head injury. Moreover, advances in design and the proper use of countermeasures can significantly reduce head injuires casuing death. Papers were invited that discussed these advances.
Report Number
DCIEM-97-P-18 — Paper
Date of publication
01 Apr 1997
Number of Pages
15
DSTKIM No
98-00321
CANDIS No
506957
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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