How Many Service Members Have Had a Blast Injury

Dr. Perl talks about some of the challenges in identifying exact numbers of blast injury in the military but estimates that it's in the hundreds of thousands. He also talks about questions related to women who may suffer from blast injury in the future and civilians impacted by blast injuries as well.
Posted on BrainLine December 13, 2017.

About the author: Daniel P. Perl, MD

Dr. Perl is a Professor of Pathology at USUHS and Director of the CNRM's Brain Tissue Repository, where he has established a state-of-the-art neuropathology laboratory dedicated to research on the acute and long-term effects of traumatic brain injury among military personnel.

Dr. Daniel P. Pearl

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My husband was in the AF in The Vietnam War. He did night missions bombing targets to protect ground troops. He retired and started having night terrors. Totally uncontrollable and violent, requiring me to sleep elsewhere. He was told he had PTSD. After several years of these attacks, he was told he had stage 4 glioblastoma. He lived 4 months and passed away August 2009. Has your research included this condition the cause of his problem?