Bioterrorism : field guide to disease identification and initial patient management


    • Von Lubitz, Dag K. J. E.


Bioterrorism : field guide to disease identification and initial patient management

Dag K.J.E. von Lubitz

CRC Press, c2004

大学図書館所蔵 件 / 5



Includes 1 folded chart

Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-152) and index



The outbreak of anthrax infections that followed September 11, 2001, showed all too clearly that while we can defend ourselves against bioterrorism, our defenses need improvement. What's most important is the ability to recognize the associated disease, and recognize them quickly. Yet, many in the medical world are unfamiliar with the characteristic signs and symptoms of bioterrorism agents and are unable to differentiate between diseases whose symptoms appear almost identical. While a plethora of information on such diseases is available, finding it is time consuming. Bioterrorism: Field Guide to Disease Identification and Initial Patient Management is an accessible resource that helps first-responders to quickly recognize the signs and symptoms caused by exposure to bioterrorism agents. It provides enough information to initiate treatment while a definitive diagnosis is being determined and presents measures for preventing contamination of those involved in the victims' medical management. A special quick-reference foldout chart features a matrix linking 180 symptoms to 17 diseases and 90 differential diagnosis. In bulleted format, the book includes for each pathogenic agent: * A brief description * Signs and symptoms * Diagnostic features * Lab tests and expected results * Treatment (specific drug regimens) * Prophylaxis (specific drug regimens) * Precautionary measures This book is a potentially life-saving resource that can be thrown into a medical bag and kept there, hopefully forever unused. But if needed, it is a resource that can quickly provide information that will prevent secondary infections, improve site safety, and buy life-saving time for victims.


Brief Overview of Biological Warfare and Bioterrorism Terrorism as a Threat Bioterrorism in History Pathogens Posing Major Threats Class A Agents Class B Agents Class C Agents Medical Diagnosis and Initial Treatment Introduction General Aspects of Medical Management Bacterial Diseases Viral Diseases Toxins Pediatric Treatment Bacterial Diseases Viral Diseases Toxins Useful Procedures Specimen Collection: General Rules Plague Specimens Useful Microscopy Techniques Precautionary Measures Detection Protective Clothing Decontamination Triage Patient Transport Handling of Contaminated Material Handling of Deceased Victims Personnel Issues Relevant to Bioterrorism Personnel Issues Psychological Issues Security Issues Training Issues Resources Federal, State, and International Organizations Federal and State Agency Reports Books and Manuals Relevant Societies Research Organizations Drugs Biological Agents Periodicals and Other Publications Discussion Groups Equipment Training Emergency Management Federal and State Agencies Relevant to Counter-Bioterrorism U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Offices Federal, State, and Territorial Healthcare Authorities

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