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Chest injury while wearing a bullet-proof vest.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18606346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ballistic protective vests and garments have evolved into important life-saving measures for members of police forces and militaries. Although effectively reducing morbidity and mortality from projectile injuries, significant injuries still do occur. We report a case demonstrating an example of the effects of transmitted forces through a protective vest resulting in a significant chest contusion.
Authors:
Michael A Miller; Marc E Levsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-8171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-08     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  736.e1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Emergency Medical Services, Tripler Army Medical Center, Tripler, Hawaii, USA. michael.adam.miller@us.army.mil
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Contusions / etiology*
Humans
Male
Protective Clothing*
Thoracic Injuries / etiology*
Wounds, Gunshot*

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