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Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780865777279
Publication Date: September 1998

Small enough to read from cover to cover but with enough information to serve as a comprehensive reference on all aspects of traumatic brain injury, this book is unique in the field. You will find full sections on topics ranging from pathophysiology, initial evaluation and acute care, to rehabilitation, prognosis and chronic issues related to specific types of brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury begins with an introductory chapter on history and epidemiology, and goes on to closely examine severe, mild and moderate, and penetrating brain injuries, with treatment recommendations throughout.

Special features:

  • Easy organization in five self-contained sections allows clinicians to quickly locate the condition they're treating
  • Extensive use of tables and illustrations provides rapid access to information
  • Practical, current treatment recommendations—including assessment, pharmacologic interventions and outcome—add to the book's usefulness
  • Full coverage of surgical decision-making, secondary brain injury, and sports-related head injuries round out the book's scope
  • Contains tips and guidelines for prehospital and emergency room management
  • Comprehensive review of pediatric as well as adult traumatic brain injury

Focusing on the more commonly seen conditions to increase the book's practicality, written by clinicians who work with these patients on a daily basis, and with all treatment recommendations consistent with the Guidelines for Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries endorsed by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, this book is an indispensable professional reference. Practicing neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons, emergency room physicians and critical care intensivists will find it invaluable.

I. Introduction and Epidemiology
Epidemiology of Head Injuries
II. Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
Secondary Brain Injury: Neurochemical and Cellular Mediators
Prehospital Management
Emergency Department Management
Surgical Treatment of Post-traumatic Mass Lesions
Intensive Care Unit Management
III. Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injuries
Acute Care
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Athletes
Neuropsychiatric Sequelae: Assessment and Pharmacologic Interventions
Neurobehavioral Consequences: Assessment, Treatment, and Outcome
IV. Penetrating Brain Injuries
Ballistics and Forensics
Acute Care
Prognostic Factors
V. Pediatric Brain Injuries
Acute Care
Chronic Disabilities
Prognosis and Recovery

"The volume is highly captivating and readable... An excellent book that deserves to be read by anyone interested in the treatment of this type of pathology." -- Child's Nervous System

"An up-to-date review of the state-of-the-art in the management of traumatic brain injury..a valuable reference..very manageable for the busy clinician..I highly recommend this book as a reference work for all those engaged in the care and treatment of TBI" -- Chicago Medicine

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