Research Article| Volume 249, ISSUE 1, P63-67, November 01, 2006

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The neurological consequences of explosives


      Neurological injuries produced by explosive blasts are the result of a cascade of events that begin with the initial explosion and evolve from the secondary, tertiary, and quaternary effects that the explosion engenders [Lavonis EJ. Blast Injuries. EMedicine.htm]. Only the results of the primary blast are predictable, and subsequent actions ripple outward in an increasingly random and chance sequence. This article reviews and explains how the ensuing chain of circumstances injures the nervous system, and what examining physicians should anticipate when they treat these patients.


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