Low-level blasts raise intracranial pressure and impair cognitive function in rats.

@article{Slj2009LowlevelBR,
  title={Low-level blasts raise intracranial pressure and impair cognitive function in rats.},
  author={Annette S{\"a}lj{\"o} and Berndt Svensson and Maria Irles de O Mayorga and Anders Hamberger and Hayde Bolouri},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={1345-52}
}
Brain injury after high-level blast has been established both clinically and experimentally. Less is known about the effects on the brain of exposure to low to moderate blast levels, such as those encountered by military personnel during the firing of weapons. This study investigates if exposure to occupational levels of low-level blasts affect intracranial pressure and cognitive performance. Rats were exposed to blast overpressure in a shock tube at peak levels of 10, 30, and 60 kPa… CONTINUE READING
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