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Measurement of blast wave by a miniature fiber optic pressure transducer in the rat brain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16949675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exposure to blast wave that is generated during an explosion may result in brain damage and related neurological impairments. The aim of this study was to investigate pressure changes induced by exposure to blast inside the rat brain. For intracranial pressure measurement we used a miniature optic fiber sensor (o.d. 550 microm) with a computer recording system. The sensor was placed in the third cerebral ventricle of anesthetized rats exposed to 40 kPa blast wave in a pneumatic-pressure driven shock tube. Short pressure waves lasting several ms were detected inside the brain with the magnitude that might result in nervous tissue damage.
Mikulas Chavko; Wayne A Koller; W Keith Prusaczyk; Richard M McCarron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2006-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroscience methods     Volume:  159     ISSN:  0165-0270     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosci. Methods     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-18     Completed Date:  2007-03-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905558     Medline TA:  J Neurosci Methods     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Trauma and Resuscitative Medicine Department, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / physiopathology*
Fiber Optic Technology / instrumentation*,  methods*
Optical Fibers
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted

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