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The METREPOL criteria—are they still relevant?

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The medical management of radiation accidents manual on the acute radiation syndrome proposed a successful strategic approach to diagnosing and treating acute radiation syndrome: the response category concept. Based on clinical and laboratory parameters, this approach aimed to assess damage to critical organ systems as a function of time, categorising different therapeutical approaches. After 20 years of its publication, the following paper attempts to provide a broad overview of this important document and tries to respond if proposed criteria are still relevant for the medical management of radiation-induced injuries. In addition, a critical analysis of its limitations and perspectives is proposed.
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irsn-03715423 , version 1 (06-07-2022)

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Laurence Lebaron-Jacobs, Eduardo Herrera-Reyes. The METREPOL criteria—are they still relevant?. Journal of Radiological Protection, 2022, 42 (1), pp.014003. ⟨10.1088/1361-6498/ac3bc2⟩. ⟨irsn-03715423⟩
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