A 39-year-old male asked:
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please share an interesting fact about explosions.

18 doctor answers
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
9 years experience Preventive Medicine
Ignore: If you're inside, exit the building as quickly as possible.
Answered on Feb 23, 2016
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
The: The explosion that occurred on Nov. 8, 2016 may impact the mental health of many.
Answered on Nov 12, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Over: Over 200,000 U.S. troops sustained traumatic brain injuries during explosions in combat.
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Traumatic: Traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder can present with overlapping symptoms.
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Traumatic: Traumatic Brain injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder often occur together in combat vets.
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blast: Blast injuries (explosions) are common in OIF/ OEF combat veterans.
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Traumatic: Traumatic brain injuries from blasts are often more complex than with other TBI causes.
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tertiary: Tertiary blast injury - blast throws an individual into a solid object .
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Secondary: Secondary blast injury - flying objects or fragments cause penetrating injuries.
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Primary: Primary blast injury - pressure from blast injures the body’s organs.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Quaternary: Quaternary blast injury – can lead to marked blood loss and traumatic amputations.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Quaternary: Quaternary blast injury – may include toxic gas inhalation from explosion.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blast: Blast injuries can be from both direct and indirect exposure to explosions.
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Detonation: Detonation of both low and high-order explosives can cause blast injuries.
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Blast: Blast injuries can affect multiple victims simultaneously.
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Primary: Primary blast injuries result from barotrauma.
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Per: Per CDC, "Blast lung is the most common fatal injury among initial survivors. "
Answered on Jun 8, 2019
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Explosive: Explosive Disasters - diabetes, hypertension & asthma crises may occur when people lack meds.
Answered on Sep 14, 2017

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