publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Acute Radiation Syndrome: Assessment and Management

Donnelly, Elizabeth H.; Nemhauser, Jeffrey B.; Smith, James M.; Kazzi, Ziad N.; Farfán, Eduardo B.; Chang, Arthur S.; Naeem, Syed F.;
  • Published: 01 Jun 2010
  • Publisher: Southern Medical Association
Abstract
Primary care physicians may be unprepared to diagnose and treat rare, yet potentially fatal, illnesses such as acute radiation syndrome (ARS). ARS, also known as radiation sickness, is caused by exposure to a high dose of penetrating, ionizing radiation over a short period of time. The time to onset of ARS is dependent on the dose received, but even at the lowest doses capable of causing illness, this will occur within a matter of hours to days. This article describes the clinical manifestations of ARS, pro
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Diabetes mellitus, medicine.disease, medicine, Acute Radiation Syndrome, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, business.industry, business, Primary care, Intensive care medicine, Ionizing radiation, Radiation sickness
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2010

Acute Radiation Syndrome: Assessment and Management

Donnelly, Elizabeth H.; Nemhauser, Jeffrey B.; Smith, James M.; Kazzi, Ziad N.; Farfán, Eduardo B.; Chang, Arthur S.; Naeem, Syed F.;