Overcoming Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Symptoms

Overcoming Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Symptoms
Author: Nigel S. King
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN: 1472136101
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Symptoms Book Excerpt:

HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Popular Medicine Up to 10% of people will suffer a mild head injury (or 'mild traumatic brain injury') in their lifetime and up to 50% of those people will also find they have lingering post-concussion symptoms in the months or years afterwards. These symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, sleep disturbance, reduced day-to-day memory, poor concentration, taking longer to think, 'muzzy' headedness, depression, anxiety, tinnitus, blurred or double vision, sensitivity to light or noise, frustration, nausea, restlessness and sensitivity to alcohol. In such circumstances the 'mild' head injury may feel anything but mild. This is particularly so if large areas of your day to day life are affected. People in these circumstances can have their difficulties compounded by the very different explanations for their persisting difficulties. These usually involve receiving contradictory opinions about the extent to which ongoing symptoms are caused by neurological brain injury or other factors. These complicating factors can make it very difficult to find the right kind of service or expertise after a TBI. Patients can easily feel like they are being ''pushed from pillar to post" when trying to find services that can help with their problems. On top of all of this, there is a distinct lack of good, science- based information for patients about the best ways to manage PCS. It is therefore very common for those who experience prolonged difficulties to find their situation extremely confusing, frustrating and stressful. Dr Nigel King is an expert with much experience in this area, and has written a very valuable book weaving together the most useful knowledge in this area. It clarifies some of the complex issues for those who suffer with prolonged problems and provides practical, science-based self-help guidance for managing TBI difficulties. Using cognitive rehabilitation techniques and CBT approaches for the associated mental health complications of PCS, this much need book provides help, hope and understanding for what can be a highly disabling and misunderstood condition.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit
Author: Margaret M. Weightman,Mary Vining Radomski,Pauline A. Mashima,Borden Institute (U.S.),Carole R. Roth
Publsiher: Department of the Army
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Brain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit Book Excerpt:

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISSCOUNT ON THIS PRODUCT TITLE --OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex condition for which limited research exists. The recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in numerous service members returning home after sustaining TBI, and healthcare providers scrambling to find resources on how to treat them. This toolkit is a comprehensive source of inventories and therapy options for treating service members with mild TBI. All aspects of mild TBI are covered, including vestibular disorders, vision impairment, balance issues, posttraumatic headache, temporomandibular dysfunction, cognition, and fitness, among others. With easy-to-follow treatment options and evaluation instruments, this toolkit is a one-stop resource for clinicians and therapists working with patients with mild TBI.

Towards translating research to clinical practice Novel Strategies for Discovery and Validation of Biomarkers for Brain Injury

Towards translating research to clinical practice  Novel Strategies for Discovery and Validation of Biomarkers for Brain Injury
Author: Stefania Mondello, Ronald L Hayes,András Büki, Frank C Tortella, Kevin K W Wang
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-02-25
ISBN: 2889193918
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards translating research to clinical practice Novel Strategies for Discovery and Validation of Biomarkers for Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability and one of the greatest unmet needs in medicine and public health. TBI not only has devastating effects on patients and their relatives but results in huge direct and indirect costs to society. Although guidelines for the management of patients have been developed and more than 200 clinical trials have been conducted, they have resulted in few improvements in clinical outcomes and no effective therapies approved for TBI. It is now apparent that the heterogeneity of clinical TBI is underlain by molecular phenotypes more complex and interactive than initially conceived and current approaches to the characterization, management and outcome prediction of TBI are antiquated, unidimensional and inadequate to capture the interindividual pathophysiological heterogeneity. Recent advances in proteomics and biomarker development provide unparalleled opportunities for unraveling substantial injury-specific and patient-specific variability and refining disease characterization. The identification of novel, sensitive, objective tools, referred to as biomarkers, can revolutionize pathophysiological insights, enable targeted therapies and personalized approaches to clinical management. In this Research Topic, we present novel approaches that provide an infrastructure for discovery and validation of new biomarkers of acute brain injury. These techniques include refined mass spectrometry technology and high throughput immunoblot techniques. Output from these approaches can identify potential candidate biomarkers employing systems biology and data mining methods. In this Research Topic, we present novel approaches that provide an infrastructure for discovery and validation of new biomarkers of acute brain injury. These techniques include refined mass spectrometry technology and high throughput immunoblot techniques. Output from these approaches can identify potential candidate biomarkers employing systems biology and data mining methods. Finally, suggestions are provided for the way forward, with an emphasis on need for a multidimensional approach that integrate a panel of pathobiologically diverse biomarkers with clinical variables and imaging-based assessments to improve diagnosis and classification of TBI and to develop best clinical practice guidelines.

An Introduction to Coping with Brain Injury

An Introduction to Coping with Brain Injury
Author: Nigel S. King
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-04-06
ISBN: 1472147618
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Coping with Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

Just the facts for coping with the after-effects of a brain injury Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) usually refers to people who have suffered a head injury or stroke but also includes those who have had brain tumours, an anoxic injury (where the brain has been starved of oxygen) or brain illnesses like encephalitis and meningitis. After an ABI, the brain undergoes a very slow healing process before improvements slow down and eventually plateau. This is different to other forms of brain conditions where the journey is more of a deteriorating one over time. ABI is commonly called 'a hidden disability' as it can easily be missed or misunderstood by others. Also it can significantly affect those close to the person and therefore it is frequently called 'a family affair' too. As the issues are often hidden, complicated and affect patients and families alike, this book can act as a roadmap to help you and your loved ones navigate through the complex and often unexpected challenges that can arise following a brain injury, using: - Cognitive rehabilitation approaches to understand and manage changes in our thinking abilities - Cognitive behavioural approaches to address ways in which our thoughts, feelings, actions and physical reactions relate to each other

Journal of Special Operations Medicine

Journal of Special Operations Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Overcoming Post Deployment Syndrome

Overcoming Post Deployment Syndrome
Author: David X. Cifu, MD,Cory Blake
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011-02-15
ISBN: 1936303043
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Post Deployment Syndrome Book Excerpt:

Dr. David Cifu and Cory Blake work at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Polytrauma Center (one of only four in the country), providing intensive rehabilitation care to service members who have experienced injuries to multiple organ systems. This type of injury that results in physical, cognitive, psychological, and psychological impairments has recently been identified as "Post-Deployment Syndrome." Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome offers soldiers and their families a comprehensive guide to dealing with the all-too-common repercussions of combat duty, including post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. The book details state-of-the-art treatments for these difficulties and outlines specific ways to improve couple and family relationships. It offers tips on rejoining the workforce and reconnecting with children, and it focuses on the integration of traditional and complementary techniques. Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome provides personal vignettes from soldiers who have successfully reintegrated into their families, workplaces, and communities, a wealth of community and government resources, tips, and suggestions. Dr. Cifu and Cory Blake have been at the forefront of treating veterans — they know what the issues are and have answers.

Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Diane Roberts Stoler Ed.D.,Barbara Albers Hill
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1101631619
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide for improving memory, focus, and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion. Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion— or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)— can cause chronic migraines, depression, memory, and sleep problems that can last for years, referred to as post concussion syndrome (PCS). Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a lifeline for patients, parents, and other caregivers.

Dr B s Concussion Breakthrough

Dr  B s Concussion Breakthrough
Author: Ethan O'Brien,Sasha Blaskovich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr B s Concussion Breakthrough Book Excerpt:

A top concussion doctor's guide to avoiding brain damage, CTE, slow symptom recovery and other serious complications from hitting your head. You never expect to get a concussion, yet, in an instant, a brain injury can alter the rest of your life. Brain damage, lost income, setbacks in education or sports, deteriorating relationships, and mental health problems - are just a few of the negative outcomes that could result from improper treatment.What you'll find with Dr. B's Concussion Breakthrough is an easy to understand and relatable guide to natural concussion recovery. This book will provide key insights into what you or your family member is going through and identifies potential problems that most doctors never look for. For both new injuries and long-term injuries, this book is a practical guide to concussion recovery to help children, parents, and adults discover the keys to resolving post-concussion symptoms without pharmaceutical drugs or surgery.This book is loaded with astounding information that can help make such a perplexing problem seem so simple. It will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, in unnecessary doctor visits and treatments. This information could help you avoid long-term post-concussion symptoms that plague millions of people for years after their injury.Why does the severity and duration of post-concussion symptoms vary so greatly between individuals? How can someone who sustains a seemingly minor bump experience long-term post-concussion symptoms, while on the other hand, we see football players take thundering hits to the head yet appear to be fine? This is something that puzzled Dr. Blaskovich for years while helping with thousands of unique patients suffering from post-concussion symptoms.Unlike most doctors, Dr. Sasha Blaskovich has personal experience living through years of post-concussion symptoms after being a quarterback in college football. His unique combination of firsthand experience of concussions in football, combined with his 20+ years of being a doctor specializing in helping thousands of patients overcome their post-concussion symptoms, has led to some incredible discoveries that 99% of doctors miss when diagnosing patients. In this book you'll learn about: - The hidden connection between whiplash, neck injuries & post-concussion symptoms.- How to minimize brain damage after a concussion.- The best tools and strategies to aid your brain while healing.- Strategies to help suppress or eliminate post-concussion symptoms.- 15+ Natural remedies for healing from a concussion.- The 6 food types you must avoid after a concussion.- 14 supplements that can help with recovery.- How to correctly rest and exercise while healing.- Strategies for returning to work, school, or sports.- Tips for parents with a concussed child.- The reasons why people experience long-term symptoms for months or years.Joining Dr. Blaskovich as a co-author on this book is Ethan O'Brien. Ethan had his first concussion when he was just 11 years old playing ice hockey and has since had more than 10 concussions in his lifetime. Now in his late twenties, Ethan shares his years of experience overcoming post-concussion symptoms and testing different treatments, supplements, diets, and lifestyles. Learn what worked and what hasn't worked over the years of concussion recovery for Ethan during his high school and university years as an athlete.Words of Praise: "Dr. Sasha Blaskovich has gained international notoriety as a leading diagnostician in the highly specialized field of whiplash injuries. In addition to actively practicing as a lead clinician, he is the quintessential eternal student of research. His passionate dedication to keeping up with the most current reputable research combined with his clinical experience makes his analysis on the linkage between concussion and whiplash a must-read."- Dr. Steven Watson, Doctor of Chiropractic, Seattle, WA

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment and Research

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment and Research
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Health
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment and Research Book Excerpt:

Controversies in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management

Controversies in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management
Author: Shelly D. Timmons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN: 3319894773
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controversies in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management Book Excerpt:

This text addresses the current levels of evidence for management of a variety of critical parameters after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as providing the reader with practical approaches to care based upon existing evidence. A broad range of topics is included, ranging from specific critical care approaches to TBI to broader questions of prognostication and philosophies of treatment. Critical care topics include, for example: the type, timing, and safety of DVT prophylaxis; the choice of sedative agents in brain-injured patients; the practical application of multimodality neuromonitoring for prevention of secondary insults and injury; and the optimal treatment of dysautonomia. Broad approaches to treatment will include concepts such as: organization of trauma systems to maximize outcomes; end-of-life decision-making with incomplete data on prognosis; the use of medications to enhance recovery in the post-acute phase, and utilizing brain-machine interfaces for the restoration of function after injury. Written by experts in the field, each chapter is organized by proposal of a commonly encountered clinical question, addressing the current evidence for a variety of treatments, outlining the relevant questions on the topic that have not been adequately addressed in the literature, summarizing the options for treatment and the level of evidence upon which each is based, and finally proposing questions yet to be addressed in the literature. The text identifies in each chapter the ongoing questions for future research relevant to the topic at hand as well as providing a comprehensive educational reference for resident and fellowship training.

Psychological Approaches to Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury

Psychological Approaches to Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Andy Tyerman,Nigel S. King
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2009-01-26
ISBN: 1444301772
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Approaches to Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

The psychological effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) provide a major challenge to rehabilitation services. This text will increase understanding of the nature of these effects and provide practical guidance from experienced practitioners about psychological interventions for use in both rehabilitation and long-term adjustment. Provides practical guidance and illustrative case examples from experienced practitioners. Structured around five main areas: overview of psychological effects and services; cognitive rehabilitation; managing emotional and behavioural problems; vocational rehabilitation; and family impact and interventions.

Expanding the Category Human

Expanding the Category  Human
Author: Patrick M. Whitehead
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-12-20
ISBN: 1498559360
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expanding the Category Human Book Excerpt:

In Expanding the Category "Human": Nonhumanism, Posthumanism, and Humanistic Psychology Patrick Whitehead argues that humanistic psychology must continue its sixty-year-old project of openness of inquiry and acceptance of human beings in order to stay relevant in this ever changing world.

Communication Disorders Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Communication Disorders Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Skye McDonald,Chris Code,Leanne Togher
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 1134950136
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication Disorders Following Traumatic Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

There are very few books available which are concerned with the unique communication problems that can come with traumatic brain injury (TBI). In recent years there has emerged a realisation that these difficulties in communication are closely tied to the cognitive, behavioural and social problems observed following traumatic brain injury. This is changing the way people with TBI are assessed and is generating new approaches to rehabilitation. This volume will be of interest to psychologists, speech pathologists and therapists and linguists. Clinicians and researchers working with people with traumatic brain injury, and their students, will find it a comprehensive source of contemporary approaches to characterising the communication problems of people with TBI and for planning rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Medicine

Brain Injury Medicine
Author: Nathan Zasler,Douglas Katz, MD,Ross D. Zafonte
Publsiher: Demos Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 1320
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781888799934
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Injury Medicine Book Excerpt:

Covers the full continuum from early diagnosis and evaluation through rehabilitation, post-acute care, and community re-entry. Includes assessment and treatment, epidemiology, pathophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, the neuroscientific basis for rehabilitation, ethical and medicolegal issues, life-care planning, and more.

Veteran Centered Care in Education and Practice

Veteran Centered Care in Education and Practice
Author: Brenda Elliott, PhD, RN, CNE,Katie A. Chargualaf, PhD, RN, CMSRN,Barbara Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN: 0826135978
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Veteran Centered Care in Education and Practice Book Excerpt:

Veteran-Centered Care in Education and Practice: An Essential Guide for Nursing Faculty addresses the mandate to improve veteran healthcare as a national priority, highlighting the tremendous impact nurses can make on improving veteran health. It provides guidance on how faculty can integrate veteran-centered care into nursing curricula, ultimately improving veteran-centered care at the bedside and in the community. The expert authors utilize a holistic approach to veteran needs, beginning with an overview of the importance of veteran health in nursing education and a primer of military culture and lifestyle, and transitions. A wide range of veteran-specific healthcare issues are addressed, including occupational and environmental exposures, common physical-related issues, mental-health issues, and special topics such as women's health and military sexual trauma, gender issues, and end-of-life concerns. ; This book offers innovative teaching and learning strategies to build a base of knowledge related to nursing prioritization of veteran health care needs, filling a notable gap in nursing literature. It includes teaching strategies for the classroom and clinical setting that graduate/undergraduate nurse educators may employ to integrate veteran content into existing courses or to build a Veteran Health elective or topics course. It outlines key competencies and essential knowledge faculty and students need to teach and provide basic veteran-centered care. Also covered are the expansion of Veteran-to-BSN programs, current research on veterans transitioning to the classroom, and strategies to enhance learning within this student population and maximize their skills and leadership abilities. Key Features: Discusses national and organizational efforts to improve veteran-centered care Guides nursing faculty on how to address the multifaceted nature of veteran health needs in existing nursing courses and curricula at all educational levels Outlines key competencies and essential knowledge faculty and students need to teach and provide basic veteran-centered care Includes evidence-based instructional strategies and resources to incorporate into classroom and clinical settings Features learning activities to enhance knowledge acquisition Details the unique needs of the veteran student population, as well as strategies to enhance their learning, while maximizing their skills and leadership abilities

Foundations of Sport Related Brain Injuries

Foundations of Sport Related Brain Injuries
Author: Semyon M. Slobounov,Wayne J. Sebastianelli
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2006-08-25
ISBN: 0387325654
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Sport Related Brain Injuries Book Excerpt:

In summarizing current insights and controversies over concussions in athletics, this book makes the vital point that symptom resolution does not necessarily mean injury resolution. Research shows that dysfunctional pathways continue for extended periods even after a minor concussion. Until the consequences of short-term perturbations and long-term residual brain dysfunctions are better understood, concussions must be treated with respect and given a higher priority for continued research activity.

Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury

Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury
Author: Pamela S. Klonoff
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2014-04-18
ISBN: 1489980830
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

Whether caused by illness, accident, or incident, brain injury requires multi-tiered resources for the patient and considerable external care and support. When recovery is sidelined by depression, anger, grief, or turmoil, family members and the support network have critical roles to play and need their own guidance and compassionate therapeutic interventions. Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury offers theoretical frameworks and eclectic techniques for working effectively with adult patients and their families at the initial, active and post-treatment phases of rehabilitation. This practical reference clarifies roles and relationships of the support network in interfacing with the loved one and addresses the understandably devastating and sometimes derailing emotions and psychosocial adversities. The content promotes psychoeducation and guided exercises, delineates “helpful hints” and coping tools and proffers multimedia resources to overcome hurdles. Constructs of awareness, acceptance and realism for all parties are woven throughout, along with ideas to enhance the support network’s commitment, adjustment, positivity, hope and longevity. Case excerpts, instructive quotes from caregivers and nuggets of clinical advice assist in analyzing these and other topics in salient detail: The impact of brain injury on different family members. Treatment themes in early family sessions. Family therapy for moderate to severe brain injury, concussion and postconcussion syndrome. Family therapy after organic brain injury: stroke, anoxia, tumor, seizure disorders. Family group treatment during active rehabilitation. End-of-life and existential considerations and positive aspects of care giving. Aftercare group therapy for long-term needs. The hands-on approach demonstrated in Psychotherapy for Families after Brain Injury will enhance the demanding work of a range of professionals, including neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, rehabilitation psychologists, family therapists, marriage and family counselors, psychiatrists, behavioral/mental health counselors, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists such as speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and graduate students in the helping professions.

Neuropsychological Conditions Across the Lifespan

Neuropsychological Conditions Across the Lifespan
Author: Jacobus Donders,Scott J. Hunter
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 1108117635
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Conditions Across the Lifespan Book Excerpt:

This unique analysis of neuropsychological conditions provides readers with a review of both pediatric and adult presentations in one convenient place. Covering the most common disorders encountered in clinical practice, including those specific to the extremes of the age spectrum, this book provides dedicated chapters on: • Preterm and low weight birth • Spina bifida myelomeningocele • Autism spectrum disorder • Intellectual disability • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder • Learning disability • Traumatic brain injury • Cancer • Epilepsy • Human immunodeficiency virus • Multiple sclerosis • Stroke • Dementia Each chapter provides evidence-based guidelines that can be readily applied to daily practice.

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of TBI Induced Neurodegeneration and Cognitive Deficits

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of TBI Induced Neurodegeneration and Cognitive Deficits
Author: Guoqiang Xing,John Wesson Ashford,Yu Zhang,Yumin Zhang,Maheen Mausoof Adamson,Ansgar J. Furst
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 2889714322
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of TBI Induced Neurodegeneration and Cognitive Deficits Book Excerpt:

Brain Injury Medicine Third Edition

Brain Injury Medicine  Third Edition
Author: Nathan D. Zasler, MD,Douglas I. Katz, MD,Ross D. Zafonte, DO
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 1500
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 0826143059
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Injury Medicine Third Edition Book Excerpt:

This revised and greatly expanded Third Edition of Brain Injury Medicine continues its reputation as the key core textbook in the field, bringing together evidence-based medicine and years of collective author clinical experience in a clear and comprehensive guide for brain injury professionals. Universally praised as the gold standard text and go-to clinical reference, the book covers the entire continuum of care from early diagnosis and assessment through acute management, rehabilitation, associated medical and quality of life issues, and functional outcomes. With 12 new chapters and expanded coverage in key areas of pathobiology and neuro-recovery, special populations, sport concussion, disorders of consciousness, neuropharmacology, and more, this "state of the science" resource promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to a complex condition with consideration of emerging topics and the latest clinical advances. Written by over 200 experts from all involved disciplines, the text runs the full gamut of practice of brain injury medicine including principles of public health and research, biomechanics and neural recovery, neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, sport and military, prognosis and outcome, acute care, treatment of special populations, neurologic and other medical complications post-injury, motor and musculoskeletal problems, post-trauma pain disorders, cognitive and behavioral problems, functional mobility, neuropharmacology and alternative treatments, community reentry, and medicolegal and ethical issues. Unique in its scope of topics relevant to professionals working with patients with brain injury, this third edition offers the most complete and contemporary review of clinical practice standards in the field. Key Features: Thoroughly revised and updated Third Edition of the seminal reference on brain injury medicine Evidence-based consideration of emerging topics with new chapters covering pathobiology, biomarkers, neurorehabilitation nursing, neurodegenerative dementias, anoxic/hypoxic ischemic brain injury, infectious causes of acquired brain injury, neuropsychiatric assessment, PTSD, and capacity assessment Multi-disciplinary authorship with leading experts from a wide range of specialties including but not limited to physiatry, neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy speech language pathology, and nursing New online chapters on survivorship, family perspectives, and resources for persons with brain injury and their caregivers Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers