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Primary blast lung injury simulator: a new computerised model
  1. Mainul Haque1,
  2. A Das2,
  3. T E Scott3,
  4. D Bates2 and
  5. J G Hardman1
  1. 1 Anaesthesia and Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
  2. 2 School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Warwick, UK
  3. 3 Academic Department of Military Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Ministry of Defence, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Surg Cdr T E Scott, Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG, UK; timscott4{at}


Mathematical modelling and computational simulation are becoming increasingly important tools in many fields of medicine where in vivo studies are expensive, difficult or impractical. This is particularly the case with primary blast lung injury, and in this paper, we give a brief overview of mathematical models before describing how we generated our blast lung injury simulator and describe some early results of its use.

  • blast lung
  • computerised
  • mathematical
  • modelling
  • primary

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  • Contributors All authors have contributed substantially to the data generation, content and drafting of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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