Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting
The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Stephen Hauser (Chair)
Francesca Dominici (via phone)
Theodore J. Iwashyna
S. Claiborne Johnston
S. Andrew Josephson
The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1. The statement of task
2. Pathways of short- and long-term injuries from blast exposures
3. Epidemiologic studies assessing the effect of blast on several health endpoints
The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
2. Committee roster
3. Statement of task
4. Project timeline
5. Draft report outline with assignments
6. Pathways of short- and long-term injuries from blast exposures
7. Criteria for primary and supportive studies
8. Categories of association
9. Tables summarizing epidemiologic studies on the effect of blast on several health endpoints
10. Draft report
11. Information on the Joint Theater Trauma Registry, the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat Program, and the Preventing Violent Explosive Neurologic Trauma program
12. Background reading materials
a. Finlay, S. E., M. Earby, D. J. Baker, and V. S. G. Murray. 2012. Explosions and human health: The long-term effects of blast injury. Prehosp Disaster Med 27(4):385-391.
b. Scott, S. G., R. D. Vanderploeg, H. G. Belanger, and J. D. Scholten. 2005. Blast injuries: Evaluating and treating the postacute sequelae. Federal Practioner January:67-75.
c. Scott, S. G., H. G. Belanger, R. D. Vanderploeg, J. Massengale, and J. Scholten. 2006. Mechanism-of-injury approach to evaluating patients with blast-related polytrauma. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 106(5):265-270.
d. DOD. 2009. Summary of meeting proceedings. Paper read at International State-of-the-Science Meeting on Non-Impact, Blast-Induced Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Herndon, VA.
e. DOD. 2010. Blast injury dosimetry. Paper read at International State-of-the-Science Meeting on Blast Injury Dosimetry, Chantilly, VA.
f. Leggieri, M. J. 2011. Computational modeling of non-impact, blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Paper presented at NATO RTO Human Factors and Medicine Panel Symposium Halifax, CA.
Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 14, 2013