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Clinical Findings for Identifying Patient with High Risk for Blast Lung Injury Following Bomb Explosion

Purpose:

To identify a patient at the scene of a bomb explosion who is at high risk for blast lung injury based on the criteria of Almogy et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

T07, Y36.2

Description:

Almogy et al identified injuries at the site of a bomb explosion that can help identify a person at high risk for blast lung injury (BLI). A patient with blast lung injury may rapidly deteriorate unless specialized care is given. The authors are from Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem and Carmel Hospital in Haifa, Israel.

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