Dainiak, N., Gent, R.N., Carr, Z., et al. (2011). Literature Review and Global Consensus on Management of Acute Radiation Syndrome Affecting Nonhematopoietic Organ Systems. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 5(3):183-201.
A panel convened by the World Health Organization conducted a literature review to rank countermeasures for acute radiation sickness (ARS). Data was limited, and based on nonirradiated humans and animal models. Recommendations include the prophylactic use of a serotonin-receptor antagonist when the suspected exposure is greater than 2 Gy, and topical steroids, antibiotics, and antihistamines for radiation burns, ulcers, or blisters.