A PREDICTIVE STUDY OF THE INCIDENCE OF VOMITING IN IRRADIATED MILITARY PERSONNEL

Authors
  1. Grant, G.A.
  2. Cairnie, A.B.
  3. Harding, R.K.
  4. and others
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The scientific literature on the incidence in man of vomiting and other prodromal effects of ionising radiation is analysed and related to the guidance given in STANAG 2866, New data obtained from observations of 271 patients who received 600 to 1000 rad to either the upper or lower half of the body are analysed. The incidence of vomiting was 81 per cent in those who received radiation to the upper half of the body and 44 per cent for the lower half. The time to the first and last vomiting episodes for upper-body radiation were on average about 60 and 150 min from the start of the irradiation. The average number of episodes was 4.5; the average duration of an episode just over 2 min. None of these parameters changed appreciably with the doses used. TRUNCATED
Report Number
817 — Project Report
Date of publication
15 Oct 1979
Number of Pages
35
DSTKIM No
80-00725
CANDIS No
88426
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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