This book addresses the pulmonary and non-pulmonary manifestations related to exposure to airborne hazards after the collapse of the World Trade Center. Leading experts consider both short and long term effects on survivors, first responders, and residents of surrounding areas and offer clinical practice guidelines for treatment. Respiratory complications are the most obvious manifestation, but the text additionally covers oncology, psychiatry, and other organ systems for both adults and children. Knowledge of the medical ramifications from the World Trade Center collapse has broad scientific applicability to occupational and environmental medicine, preventive medicine, and epidemiology. With the advent of bioterrorism since 9/11, understanding prevention, treatment, monitoring, and basic and clinical research aspects of particulate matter air pollution is relevant and critically important to being a medical provider. This book will prove useful to pulmonologists, primary care providers, epidemiologists, psychiatrists, occupational and environmental specialists, allergists, immunologists, toxicologists and public policy experts.
Anthony M. Szema, MD, FCCP. FACAAI, FAAAAI, FACP
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Columbia University Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Epidemiology Group, NY, NY
Stony Brook University Department of Technology and Society. College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook. NY
Three Village Allergy and Asthma, PLLC, South Setauket, NY
Basic Science of the World Trade Center Collapse.- World Trade Center-Related Epidemiology.- World Trade Center-Related Toxicology.- World Trade Center-Related Pulmonary Diseases.- World Trade Center-Related Allergy and Immunology Diseases.- World Trade Center-Related Infectious Diseases.- World Trade Center-Related Oncology and Hematology.- World Trade Center-Related Gastroenterology.- World Trade Center-Related Otolaryngology.- World Trade Center-Related Psychiatry.- World Trade Center-Related Pediatrics.- World Trade Center-Related Obstetrics/Gynecology.- Preventative Medicine in the Aftermath of 9/11.