blast trauma

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injury caused the explosion of a bomb (especially in enclosed spaces)

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Blast trauma is caused by positive pressure of blast wave with a single long acting stimulus with permanent sensory neural hearing loss and extensive damage to middle ear conduction mechanism1.
Tympanic membrane and middle ear injuries are more commonly seen with blast trauma.
The external ear injury includes shrapnel injury to pinna and any injury caused by blast trauma.
When vestibular dysfunction is chronic and continuous, which is characteristic of blast trauma [7], it may generate anxiety rather than phobia, and the link between anxiety and vestibular symptoms may not be apparent to the patient.
The object is to determine what kinds of telltale blast traumas occur in different species at various distances and to find the point of no damage for each," said Ketten, who studies blast trauma characteristics and the anatomy and function of hearing organs.
The rapid expansion of the surrounding air during a lightning strike causes an explosive blast trauma that often results in unilateral or bilateral perforation.
Audiometric configurations associated with blast trauma.
Tympanic membrane perforations can be caused by many different factors including infection, penetrating trauma by foreign bodies or surgical instruments inserted into the external auditory canal or blunt or blast trauma.
We searched the MEDLINE database for published articles on psychiatric conditions associated with TBI and including blast trauma.
Recent experiments established that blast trauma can cause lethal injury when only the head is exposed to blast [38], thus lending support to case reports of blast TBI cited previously.
Akhtar M R et al in their study of spectrum and pattern of otological injuries in bomb blast reported the otological manifestation of blast trauma were hearing loss, tinnitus, ear discharge and pain.
The use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq and Afghanistan has caused a marked increase in severe blast trauma and is now responsible for approximately 75 percent of all injuries according to the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
Concurrent injuries to the auditory system as a result of acute blast trauma and resultant traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounted for one-quarter of all injuries among marines during Operation Iraqi Freedom through 2004-the most common single injury type [1].
The increased duration and intensity of sounds endured in blast trauma typically affect both ears and will have a greater impact if directed laterally to the head.
Shell shock revisited: Solving the puzzle of blast trauma.