Sports-Related Concussions in Youth by National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth
  • Title : Sports-Related Concussions in Youth
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309288037
  • Pages : 356
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the past decade, few subjects at the intersection of medicine and sports have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions - especially among youth. Despite growing awareness of sports-related concussions and campaigns to educate athletes, coaches, physicians, and parents of young athletes about concussion recognition and management, confusion and controversy persist in many areas. Currently, diagnosis is based primarily on the symptoms reported by the individual rather than on objective diagnostic markers, and there is little empirical evidence for the optimal degree and duration of physical rest needed to promote recovery or the best timing and approach for returning to full physical activity. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture reviews the science of sports-related concussions in youth from elementary school through young adulthood, as well as in military personnel and their dependents. This report recommends actions that can be taken by a range of audiences - including research funding agencies, legislatures, state and school superintendents and athletic directors, military organizations, and equipment manufacturers, as well as youth who participate in sports and their parents - to improve what is known about concussions and to reduce their occurrence. Sports-Related Concussions in Youth finds that while some studies provide useful information, much remains unknown about the extent of concussions in youth; how to diagnose, manage, and prevent concussions; and the short- and long-term consequences of concussions as well as repetitive head impacts that do not result in concussion symptoms. The culture of sports negatively influences athletes' self-reporting of concussion symptoms and their adherence to return-to-play guidance. Athletes, their teammates, and, in some cases, coaches and parents may not fully appreciate the health threats posed by concussions. Similarly, military recruits are immersed in a culture that includes devotion to duty and service before self, and the critical nature of concussions may often go unheeded. According to Sports-Related Concussions in Youth, if the youth sports community can adopt the belief that concussions are serious injuries and emphasize care for players with concussions until they are fully recovered, then the culture in which these athletes perform and compete will become much safer. Improving understanding of the extent, causes, effects, and prevention of sports-related concussions is vitally important for the health and well-being of youth athletes. The findings and recommendations in this report set a direction for research to reach this goal.


Recognizing Brain Injury by Eelco F.M. Wijdicks

Recognizing Brain Injury
  • Title : Recognizing Brain Injury
  • Author : Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199928746
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A primer on acute brain injury and its medical consequences. This is a structured comprehensive book presenting major concepts in a easy to read format and provides the reader with an most up to date understanding of complex concepts involving acute brain injury


Brain Injury Medicine E-Book by Blessen C. Eapen,David X. Cifu

Brain Injury Medicine E-Book
  • Title : Brain Injury Medicine E-Book
  • Author : Blessen C. Eapen,David X. Cifu
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 0323779441
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The only review book currently available in this complex field, Brain Injury Medicine: Board Review focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of individuals with varying severity levels of brain injury. Focused, high-yield content prepares you for success on exams and in practice, with up-to-date coverage of traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, CNS neoplasms, anoxic brain injury, and other brain disorders. This unique review tool is ideal for residents, fellows, and practitioners studying or working in the field and preparing to take the brain injury medicine exam. Supports self-assessment and review with 200 board-style questions and explanations. Covers the information you need to know on traumatic brain injury by severity and pattern, neurologic disorders, systemic manifestations, rehabilitation problems and outcomes, and basic science. Includes questions on patient management including patient evaluation and diagnosis, prognosis/risk factors, and applied science. Discusses key topics such as neurodegeneration and dementia; proteomic, genetic, and epigenetic biomarkers in TBI; neuromodulation and neuroprosthetics; and assistive technology. Reviews must-know procedures including acute emergency management and critical care; post-concussion syndrome assessment, management and treatment; diagnostic procedures and electrophysiology; neuroimaging, and brain death criteria. Ensures efficient, effective review with content written by experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and psychiatry and a format that mirrors the board exam outline.


Recognizing Brain Dysfunction by Cooper B. Holmes

Recognizing Brain Dysfunction
  • Title : Recognizing Brain Dysfunction
  • Author : Cooper B. Holmes
  • Publisher : Clinical Psychology Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 120
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury as Emerging Trends in Force and Veterans Health by United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Health

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury as Emerging Trends in Force and Veterans Health
  • Title : Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury as Emerging Trends in Force and Veterans Health
  • Author : United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Health
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Congressional Record by United States. Congress

Congressional Record
  • Title : Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Over My Head by Claudia L. Osborn

Over My Head
  • Title : Over My Head
  • Author : Claudia L. Osborn
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0740786636
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession. For years she was deprived of her intellectual companionship and the ability to handle the simplest undertakings like shopping for groceries or sorting the mail. Her progression from confusion, dysfunction, and alienation to a full, happy life is told with restraint, great style, and considerable humor.


Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury by Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury

Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Title : Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309218187
  • Pages : 356
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may affect 10 million people worldwide. It is considered the "signature wound" of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These injuries result from a bump or blow to the head, or from external forces that cause the brain to move within the head, such as whiplash or exposure to blasts. TBI can cause an array of physical and mental health concerns and is a growing problem, particularly among soldiers and veterans because of repeated exposure to violent environments. One form of treatment for TBI is cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT), a patient-specific, goal-oriented approach to help patients increase their ability to process and interpret information. The Department of Defense asked the IOM to conduct a study to determine the effectiveness of CRT for treatment of TBI.


Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury by Garry Prowe

Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury
  • Title : Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury
  • Author : Garry Prowe
  • Publisher : Rj Communications
  • ISBN Code : 9780984197439
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"This book--which is based upon the experience of hundreds of people living with a brain injury, their families, and the medical professionals who treat them--will answer many of your questions. It will teach you: the basics of brain injury and the recovery and rehabilitation processes ; the wide range of impairments caused by a brain injury ; ways to make this stressful and exhausting time easier for you and your family ; what you need to know about health insurance and disability pay ; how a case manager and an attorney can help you ; the factors that influence how well someone recovers from a brain injury ; how to access the wide range of resources available to the families of brain injury survivors"--Cover, p. 4.


Left Neglected by Lisa Genova

Left Neglected
  • Title : Left Neglected
  • Author : Lisa Genova
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0857202685
  • Pages : 416
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One typical morning, Sarah Nickerson, a woman in her mid-thirties, is late for work, racing in her car after dropping her kids off at school and daycare. She tries to phone in to a meeting she should already be at when she takes her eye off the road for a second too long. In that blink of an eye, all the rapidly moving parts of her over-scheduled life come to a screeching halt. Sarah suffers a traumatic head injury. Her memory and intellect are intact, but she has lost all interest in, and the ability to perceive, information coming from the left side of space. The left side of her world has gone. Sarah only eats the food from the right side of her plate. She can't see her watch, or her engagement diamond or her wedding ring. She tries to use a wheel chair but can only spin in circles as her left arm dangles by her side.


Simulation in Acute Neurology by Sara E. Hocker,Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

Simulation in Acute Neurology
  • Title : Simulation in Acute Neurology
  • Author : Sara E. Hocker,Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 0323551351
  • Pages : 150
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Simulation in Acute Neurology is a reference on the execution of a simulation-based educational program in the management of acute neurologic emergencies. Simulation in Acute Neurology has practical value because it contains detailed descriptions of our simulation scenarios. The foundation of this book is our experience with neurosimulation―and it has been a very good one Part I provides an overview of the principles of simulation in medicine and examines the many unique opportunities simulation provides as an educational tool. Barriers to simulating neurologic emergencies are also discussed. Simulation allows a physician-in-training to be observed directly as he or she evaluates and manages acute neurologic disease. Part II is the core of the book. Fifteen acute neurologic emergencies, including complex neuroethical quandaries, are presented in detail, step by step, decision by decision, error after error. Each chapter in this section starts with an explanation of the essence of the discussed neuroemergency (THE PROBLEM BEFORE US), followed by a description of the scenario itself (THE PRESENTING CLINICAL PROBLEM), how scenarios can be adjusted to different types of learners (ADAPTING THE SCENARIO), and ends with a discussion of topics for feedback, which are generally focused around errors and pitfalls (DEBRIEFING). To show the flow of scenarios, we created two additional main headings: (THE IDEAL LEARNER) and (THE NOT-SO IDEAL LEARNER).


Neurological Disorders by World Health Organization

Neurological Disorders
  • Title : Neurological Disorders
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • ISBN Code : 9241563362
  • Pages : 218
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Although there are several gaps in understanding the many issues related to neurological disorders, we know enough to be able to shape effective policy responses to some of the most common. This book describes and discusses the increasing public health impact of common neurological disorders such as dementia, epilepsy, headache disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuroinfections, neurological disorders associated with malnutrition, pain associated with neurological disorders, Parkinson's disease, stroke and traumatic brain injuries. It provides information and advice on public health interventions that may reduce their occurrence and consequences, and offers health professionals and planners the opportunity to assess the burden caused by these disorders. The clear message that emerges is that unless immediate action is taken globally, the neurological burden is likely to become an increasingly serious and unmanageable.


Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States
  • Title : Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States
  • Author : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • ISBN Code : 9781499664669
  • Pages : 56
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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According to existing data, more than 1.5 million people experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year in the United States. Of them, as many as 75 percent sustain a mild traumatic brain injury—or MTBI. These injuries may cause long-term or permanent impairments and disabilities. Many people with MTBI have difficulty returning to rou- tine, daily activities and may be unable to return to work for many weeks or months. In addition to the human toll of these injuries, MTBI costs the nation nearly $17 billion each year.


Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury by Daniel Laskowitz,Gerald Grant

Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Title : Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Author : Daniel Laskowitz,Gerald Grant
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1498766579
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a significant source of death and permanent disability, contributing to nearly one-third of all injury related deaths in the United States and exacting a profound personal and economic toll. Despite the increased resources that have recently been brought to bear to improve our understanding of TBI, the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches has been disappointingly slow. Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury attempts to integrate expertise from across specialties to address knowledge gaps in the field of TBI. Its chapters cover a wide scope of TBI research in five broad areas: Epidemiology Pathophysiology Diagnosis Current treatment strategies and sequelae Future therapies Specific topics discussed include the societal impact of TBI in both the civilian and military populations, neurobiology and molecular mechanisms of axonal and neuronal injury, biomarkers of traumatic brain injury and their relationship to pathology, neuroplasticity after TBI, neuroprotective and neurorestorative therapy, advanced neuroimaging of mild TBI, neurocognitive and psychiatric symptoms following mild TBI, sports-related TBI, epilepsy and PTSD following TBI, and more. The book integrates the perspectives of experts across disciplines to assist in the translation of new ideas to clinical practice and ultimately to improve the care of the brain injured patient.


Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management by Felise S. Zollman, MD, FAAN, FAAMA

Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management
  • Title : Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management
  • Author : Felise S. Zollman, MD, FAAN, FAAMA
  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781935281993
  • Pages : 518
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Pocket-sized and portable, the Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management provides relevant clinical information in a succinct, readily accessible format. Expert authors drawn from the fields of rehabilitation medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, physical and occupational therapy, and related areas cover the range of TBI, from concussion to severe injury. Organized to be consistent with the way TBI is managed, the book is divided into six sections and flows from initial injury through community living post-TBI, allowing clinicians to key in on specific topics quickly. Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management delivers the information you need to successfully manage the full spectrum of issues, medical complications, sequelae, and rehabilitation needs of patients who have sustained any level of brain injury. Features of Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury Management Include: Concise yet comprehensive: covers all aspects of TBI and its management A clinically-oriented, practical "how-to" manual, designed for rapid access to key information Organized to be consistent with the way TBI is managed Includes dedicated chapters on TBI in athletes and in military personnel. Internationally known contributors drawn from the leading TBI programs provide expert information


The Traumatized Brain by Vani Rao,Sandeep Vaishnavi

The Traumatized Brain
  • Title : The Traumatized Brain
  • Author : Vani Rao,Sandeep Vaishnavi
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421417960
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A traumatic brain injury is a life-changing event, affecting an individual’s lifestyle, ability to work, relationships—even personality. Whatever caused it—car crash, work accident, sports injury, domestic violence, combat—a severe blow to the head results in acute and, often, lasting symptoms. People with brain injury benefit from understanding, patience, and assistance in recovering their bearings and functioning to their full abilities. In The Traumatized Brain, neuropsychiatrists Drs. Vani Rao and Sandeep Vaishnavi—experts in helping people heal after head trauma—explain how traumatic brain injury, whether mild, moderate, or severe, affects the brain. They advise readers on how emotional symptoms such as depression, anxiety, mania, and apathy can be treated; how behavioral symptoms such as psychosis, aggression, impulsivity, and sleep disturbances can be addressed; and how cognitive functions like attention, memory, executive functioning, and language can be improved. They also discuss headaches, seizures, vision problems, and other neurological symptoms of traumatic brain injury. By stressing that symptoms are real and are directly related to the trauma, Rao and Vaishnavi hope to restore dignity to people with traumatic brain injury and encourage them to ask for help. Each chapter incorporates case studies and suggestions for appropriate medications, counseling, and other treatments and ends with targeted tips for coping. The book also includes a useful glossary, a list of resources, and suggestions for further reading.


Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism by Alisa D. Gean

Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism
  • Title : Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism
  • Author : Alisa D. Gean
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN Code : 1451192827
  • Pages : 338
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism is a single-authored book written by a world-class neuroradiologist with extensive experience in traumatic brain injury (TBI). It features six graphic-intense chapters depicting and expounding upon the complexity of TBI. Culled from nearly three decades of studying civilian TBI and five years of intensive study of TBI sustained from combat, terrorism, and natural disasters, this work is an exhaustive and innovative authority on the current approaches and applications of civilian and combat TBI. The text is sectored into six chapters based on pathophysiology, each augmented with numerous images and illustrations. The book gives special attention to neuroimaging, but is reinforced with relevant clinical correlation. This monograph is unique because it is first in class as an omnibus for the radiologist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, emergency physician, pediatrician, ophthalmologist, and the rehabilitation team. Accompanied by detailed high resolution illustrations with meticulous annotation, Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism contains over 500 curated radiological and clinical images that enhance the concepts detailed in each chapter. Complete with up-to-date references, it is a state of the art resource guide for any member of the team of professionals caring for those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury In the foreword, Bob Woodruff writes - "After the September 11 attacks, [Dr. Gean] realized the significant void in our understanding of brain Injury caused by war and terrorism (and) she was motivated to devote the last four years of her academic pursuits to understanding the similarities and differences between civilian TBI and TBI suffered in war, terrorism, and natural disasters... This extraordinary, magnificently illustrated and unique single-authored textbook, Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism,is the culmination of Dr. Gean's dedication and experience. It's really not just a book - it is a telegraphed documentary of a lifelong conviction to recognizing and responding to TBI by an acknowledged global expert." Alisa Gean, MD Brief Biography Alisa D. Gean, MD is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gean obtained both her BS and MD degrees at Stanford University. Following medical school, she did an Internship in Internal Medicine at San Francisco Children's Hospital, now called California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She then moved to Boston where she completed a 4-year Residency program in Diagnostic Radiology and a 2-year Fellowship in Neuroradiology, both at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gean joined the faculty at UCSF in 1989 as the Chief of Neuroradiology at San Francisco General Hospital. Her primary professional interest is in the field of central nervous system trauma. She also has devoted special attention to the areas of stroke and HIV disease. The sheer volume of patients, the extremes of illness, and the unique circumstances of the vulnerable patient population presenting to San Francisco General Hospital have provided her with a wealth of experience and expertise in central nervous system injury and disease. Dr. Gean lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and she is a founding member of the Brain and Spine Injury Center ("BASIC") at UCSF. She has written extensively on the topic of TBI, and is the sole author of the internationally recognized textbook, "Imaging of Head Trauma". She has consulted with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Defense, and the National Football League on the topic of head injury. A senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, Dr. Gean obtained her Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in 1996 and was recertified in 2006. Dr. Gean serves as a National Medical Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology for both the certification of trainees at the Board examination level as well as for post-fellowship certification at the CAQ level. Dr. Gean has previously held positions as a San Francisco mayoral delegate to the Philippines, Vietnam, and China, and she continues to volunteer as a neuroradiology consultant to the Asia/Pacific Rim. Dr. Gean has delivered over 200 national and international invited lectures, written 4 books, 24 book chapters, and over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and scientific abstracts. Dr. Gean's editorial activities have included JAMA, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Radiology, Journal of Trauma, Journal of Neurotrauma, Annals of Neurology, Journal of Neuro-AIDS, and the Journal of Computed Assisted Tomography. In 2008, Dr. Gean volunteered her clinical expertise at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to study combat TBI suffered in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Through this experience, she has devoted her recent academic pursuits to understanding the similarities and differences between civilian and battlefield brain injury. In recognition of that work, Dr. Gean has recently finished another single-authored textbook titled Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism.


Gerontology by Grazia D’Onofrio,Daniele Sancarlo,Antonio Greco

Gerontology
  • Title : Gerontology
  • Author : Grazia D’Onofrio,Daniele Sancarlo,Antonio Greco
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 178923252X
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Aging well and actively is the real objective of human being. This book is an up-to-date and realistic view on physiopathological mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases. The book includes topical contributions from multiple disciplines to support the fundamental goals of extending active life and enhancing its quality.


Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation by Mark Ylvisaker

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Title : Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Author : Mark Ylvisaker
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 479
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The book begins with an explanation of the pathophysiology of closed head injury and its typical consequences, leads the reader through various clinical intervention and therapeutic techniques and concludes with re-integration to the family.


Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Review of the Department of Veterans Affairs Examinations for Traumatic Brain Injury

Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans
  • Title : Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Review of the Department of Veterans Affairs Examinations for Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309486890
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides disability compensation to veterans with a service-connected injury, and to receive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a veteran must submit a claim or have a claim submitted on his or her behalf. Evaluation of the Disability Determination Process for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans reviews the process by which the VA assesses impairments resulting from traumatic brain injury for purposes of awarding disability compensation. This report also provides recommendations for legislative or administrative action for improving the adjudication of veterans' claims seeking entitlement to compensation for all impairments arising from a traumatic brain injury.


Brain Neurotrauma by Firas H. Kobeissy

Brain Neurotrauma
  • Title : Brain Neurotrauma
  • Author : Firas H. Kobeissy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781466565982
  • Pages : 725
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Every year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain brain injury. Long-term disabilities impact nearly half of moderate brain injury survivors and nearly 50,000 of these cases result in death. Over the last decade, the field of neurotrauma has witnessed significant advances, especially at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels. This progress is largely due to the introduction of novel techniques, as well as the development of new animal models of central nervous system (CNS) injury. Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account on the latest developments in the area of neurotrauma, including brain injury pathophysiology, biomarker research, experimental models of CNS injury, diagnostic methods, and neurotherapeutic interventions as well as neurorehabilitation strategies in the field of neurotraum research. The book includes several sections on neurotrauma mechanisms, biomarker discovery, neurocognitive/neurobehavioral deficits, and neurorehabilitation and treatment approaches. In addition, a section is devoted to models of mild CNS injury, including blast and sport-related injuries. This book, with its diverse coherent content, is a valuable and comprehensive reference for individuals interested in the diverse and heterogeneous aspects of CNS pathology and/or rehabilitation needs.


Learning Radiology E-Book by William Herring

Learning Radiology E-Book
  • Title : Learning Radiology E-Book
  • Author : William Herring
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN Code : 0323567282
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The leading introductory radiology text for medical students and others who are required to read and interpret common radiologic images, Learning Radiology, 4th Edition, stresses an easy-to-follow pattern recognition approach that teaches how to differentiate normal and abnormal images. Dr. William Herring’s clear, conversational writing style employs a touch of humor to explain what you need to know to effectively interpret medical images of all modalities. From the basics of patient safety, dose reduction, and radiation protection to the latest information on ultrasound, MRI, and CT, this concise, user-friendly text provides a complete, up-to-date introduction to radiology needed by today’s students. Teaches how to arrive at a diagnosis by following a pattern recognition approach, and logically overcome difficult diagnostic challenges with the aid of decision trees. Features an easy-to-read bulleted format, high-quality illustrations, useful tables, and teaching boxes, as well as special content on Diagnostic Ptifalls; Really Important Points; Weblinks; and Take-Home Points. Includes three new chapters: Vascular, Pediatric, and Point-of-Care Ultrasound; Using Image-Guided Interventions in Diagnosis and Treatment (Interventional Radiology); Recognizing the Imaging Findings of Breast Disease. Shares the extensive knowledge and experience of esteemed author Dr. William Herring―a skilled radiology teacher and the host of his own specialty website, www.learningradiology.com. Offers quick review and instruction for medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as those in related fields such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.


Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents by Peg Dawson,Richard Guare

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents
  • Title : Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents
  • Author : Peg Dawson,Richard Guare
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • ISBN Code : 1606235710
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This bestselling guide provides step-by-step guidelines and practical tools to promote executive skill development. Includes more than two dozen reproducible assessment tools, checklists, and planning sheets.


Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition by Jonathan M. Silver, M.D.,Thomas W. McAllister, M.D.,David B. Arciniegas, M.D.

Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition
  • Title : Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition
  • Author : Jonathan M. Silver, M.D.,Thomas W. McAllister, M.D.,David B. Arciniegas, M.D.
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • ISBN Code : 1615371125
  • Pages : 985
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Despite the increased public awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the complexities of the neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, neurological, and other physical consequences of TBI of all severities across the lifespan remain incompletely understood by patients, their families, healthcare providers, and the media. Keeping pace with advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and science of TBI, the Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition, comprehensively fills this gap in knowledge. Nearly all 50 chapters feature new authors, all of them experts in their field. Chapters new to this edition include biomechanical forces, biomarkers, neurodegenerative dementias, suicide, endocrine disorders, chronic disease management, and social cognition. An entirely new section is devoted to the evaluation and treatment of mild TBI, including injuries in athletes, military service members and veterans, and children and adolescents. These chapters join newly updated sections on the assessment and treatment of the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and other physical sequelae of TBI. The Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury is a must-read for all of those working in any of the multitude of disciplines that contribute to the care and rehabilitation of persons with brain injury. This new volume is also a potentially useful reference for policymakers in both the public and private sectors.


Trauma Through a Child's Eyes by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.,Maggie Kline

Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
  • Title : Trauma Through a Child's Eyes
  • Author : Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.,Maggie Kline
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN Code : 1556438516
  • Pages : 536
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, and healing childhood trauma, from infancy through adolescence—what parents, educators, and health professionals can do. Trauma can result not only from catastrophic events such as abuse, violence, or loss of loved ones, but from natural disasters and everyday incidents such as auto accidents, medical procedures, divorce, or even falling off a bicycle. At the core of this book is the understanding of how trauma is imprinted on the body, brain, and spirit, resulting in anxiety, nightmares, depression, physical illnesses, addictions, hyperactivity, and aggression. Rich with case studies and hands-on activities, Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes gives insight into children’s innate ability to rebound with the appropriate support, and provides their caregivers with tools to overcome and prevent trauma.


Vision and the Brain by Amanda Hall Lueck,Gordon Dutton

Vision and the Brain
  • Title : Vision and the Brain
  • Author : Amanda Hall Lueck,Gordon Dutton
  • Publisher : AFB Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780891286394
  • Pages : 720
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Cerebral visual impairment (also known as cortical visual impairment, or CVI) has become the most common cause of visual impairment in children in the United States and the developed world. Vision and the Brain is a unique and comprehensive sourcebook geared especially to professionals in the field of visual impairment, educators, and families who need to know more about the causes and types of CVI and the best practices for working with affected children. Expert contributors from many countries represent education, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, ophthalmology, optometry, neuropsychology, psychology, and vision science, and include parents of children with CVI. The book provides an in-depth guide to current knowledge about brain-related vision loss in an accessible form to enable readers to recognize, understand, and assess the behavioral manifestations of damage to the visual brain and develop effective interventions based on identification of the spectrum of individual needs. Chapters are designed to help those working with children with CVI ascertain the nature and degree of visual impairment in each child, so that they can "see" and appreciate the world through the child's eyes and ensure that every child is served appropriately.


Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation by David W. Corthell

Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Title : Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Author : David W. Corthell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Hemorrhagic Stroke by Amit Agrawal

Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Title : Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Author : Amit Agrawal
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 953513521X
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The present book Hemorrhagic Stroke - An Update includes the updated information for professionals who are involved in the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. This book contains detailed information about the pathophysiology of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, neuroimaging approach in intracerebral hemorrhage, how to go about surgical intervention decision-making in these patients, and the rehabilitation issues in acute care and in long-term survivors. I hope that the collective contribution from the experts will make this book a valuable guide to further develop their understanding about spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. I am grateful to all the authors who have contributed their tremendous expertise to the present book and to my wife and daughter for their passionate support, and last but not least, I wish to acknowledge the outstanding support of Ms. Romina Skomersic, Publishing Process Manager, InTech Open Science, Croatia, who collaborated tirelessly in crafting this book.


Cerebral Palsy Journal by N.A

Cerebral Palsy Journal
  • Title : Cerebral Palsy Journal
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury Among Clients by Natalie Dennen Brown

Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury Among Clients
  • Title : Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury Among Clients
  • Author : Natalie Dennen Brown
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 86
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Professor Cromer Learns to Read by Janet M. Cromer

Professor Cromer Learns to Read
  • Title : Professor Cromer Learns to Read
  • Author : Janet M. Cromer
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • ISBN Code : 1449064205
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When a harrowing heart attack and cardiac arrest robbed Alan's brain of vital oxygen, he lost his abilities to read, write, walk, talk, think, and remember. In a flash, Alan went from being a successful physics professor to a brain injury survivor fighting to relearn everything he once knew. So began seven years of intensive rehabilitation, re-creation, and redefining priorities and goals. Alan also faced the huge challenge of shaping a new identity and life. Above all, our book is the story of a marriage that transforms and triumphs, but is never defeated by catastrophic illness. In a memoir brimming with information, Janet explores the mysteries and miracles of their new world from her perspective as Alan's wife, Interpreter of the World, and rehab partner. Alan shares his eloquent tour of the shattered and healing universe inside his brain as few people can. "Professor Cromer Learns to Read" shows that it is possible for a person with an injured brain to continue to heal and improve for years with the right treatment. It is possible for love to thrive and adapt to challenging circumstances. It is possible to build a life with meaning and gusto even with a devastating illness. Our process of gracefully and grudgingly accepting the roles of chronically ill person and caregiver will resonate with many families. The universality of our situation transcends diagnosis and age to salute the human spirit. Please visit www.janetcromer.com to read advance praise for the book.


The Prosecution and Defense of the Multi-million Dollar Personal Injury Case by N.A

The Prosecution and Defense of the Multi-million Dollar Personal Injury Case
  • Title : The Prosecution and Defense of the Multi-million Dollar Personal Injury Case
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Brain Injury Survival Kit by Cheryle Sullivan

Brain Injury Survival Kit
  • Title : Brain Injury Survival Kit
  • Author : Cheryle Sullivan
  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1932603735
  • Pages : 169
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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More and more Iraq war veterans are returning Stateside with brain injuries, drawing public attention to this condition. This practical, easy-to-use book gives brain injury survivors, their families, and their loved ones the strategies they need to boost brain function and live well. The book is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that author Cheryle Sullivan, a medical doctor and brain injury survivor, has compiled from personal experience. With a different tip for each day of the year, the book explains balancing a checkbook, using medication alarms, compensating for impaired memory, locating things that have been put away, finding the right word, concentration exercises, and much more. From basic principles to unique solutions for saving time and energy, this book is packed with helpful information for those coping with the special challenges of this surprisingly widespread condition.


Conn's Translational Neuroscience by P. Michael Conn

Conn's Translational Neuroscience
  • Title : Conn's Translational Neuroscience
  • Author : P. Michael Conn
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 0128025964
  • Pages : 776
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Conn’s Translational Neuroscience provides a comprehensive overview reflecting the depth and breadth of the field of translational neuroscience, with input from a distinguished panel of basic and clinical investigators. Progress has continued in understanding the brain at the molecular, anatomic, and physiological levels in the years following the 'Decade of the Brain,' with the results providing insight into the underlying basis of many neurological disease processes. This book alternates scientific and clinical chapters that explain the basic science underlying neurological processes and then relates that science to the understanding of neurological disorders and their treatment. Chapters cover disorders of the spinal cord, neuronal migration, the autonomic nervous system, the limbic system, ocular motility, and the basal ganglia, as well as demyelinating disorders, stroke, dementia and abnormalities of cognition, congenital chromosomal and genetic abnormalities, Parkinson's disease, nerve trauma, peripheral neuropathy, aphasias, sleep disorders, and myasthenia gravis. In addition to concise summaries of the most recent biochemical, physiological, anatomical, and behavioral advances, the chapters summarize current findings on neuronal gene expression and protein synthesis at the molecular level. Authoritative and comprehensive, Conn’s Translational Neuroscience provides a fully up-to-date and readily accessible guide to brain functions at the cellular and molecular level, as well as a clear demonstration of their emerging diagnostic and therapeutic importance. Provides a fully up-to-date and readily accessible guide to brain functions at the cellular and molecular level, while also clearly demonstrating their emerging diagnostic and therapeutic importance Features contributions from leading global basic and clinical investigators in the field Provides a great resource for researchers and practitioners interested in the basic science underlying neurological processes Relates and translates the current science to the understanding of neurological disorders and their treatment


Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire
  • Title : Brain on Fire
  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451621396
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING CHLOË GRACE MORETZ An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity. When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that...could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.


The Soft Tissues by Greg R. McLatchie,Catherine M. E. Lennox

The Soft Tissues
  • Title : The Soft Tissues
  • Author : Greg R. McLatchie,Catherine M. E. Lennox
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 485
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A definitive textbook on all aspects of soft tissue injury, covering general principles, diagnostic methods and problems in practice for injuries relating to specific sports. * listed in the Core Collection of Medical Books and Journals 1997 * * listed in the Core Collection of Medical Books and Journals 1997


Head Cases by Michael Paul Mason

Head Cases
  • Title : Head Cases
  • Author : Michael Paul Mason
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN Code : 9781429953740
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Head Cases takes us into the dark side of the brain in an astonishing sequence of stories, at once true and strange, from the world of brain damage. Michael Paul Mason is one of an elite group of experts who coordinate care in the complicated aftermath of tragic injuries that can last a lifetime. On the road with Mason, we encounter survivors of brain injuries as they struggle to map and make sense of the new worlds they inhabit. Underlying each of these survivors' stories is an exploration of the brain and its mysteries. When injured, the brain must figure out how to heal itself, reorganizing its physiology in order to do the job. Mason gives us a series of vivid glimpses into brain science, the last frontier of medicine, and we come away in awe of the miracles of the brain's workings and astonished at the fragility of the brain and the sense of self, life, and order that resides there. Head Cases "[achieves] through sympathy and curiosity insight like that which pulses through genuine literature" (The New York Sun); it is at once illuminating and deeply affecting.


Is Soccer Bad for Children's Heads? by Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,Janet E. Joy,Margie Patlak

Is Soccer Bad for Children's Heads?
  • Title : Is Soccer Bad for Children's Heads?
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health,Janet E. Joy,Margie Patlak
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309169585
  • Pages : 36
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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To explore whether soccer playing puts youths at risk for lasting brain damage, the Institute of Medicine brought together experts in head injury, sports medicine, pediatrics, and bioengineering. In a workshop entitled "Youth Soccer: Neuropsychological Consequences of Head Impact in Sports," that was held in Washington D.C. on October 12, 2001, these experts presented the scientific evidence for long-term consequences of head injury from youth sports, especially soccer, possible approaches to reduce the risks, and policy issues raised by the subject. Some of the findings presented by the speakers raised concerns, such as the high concussion rate of high school soccer players, the frequent persistence of impaired brain functions even after other symptoms of a concussion disappear, and the need for a better understanding of when it is safe for players to resume playing after they have had a concussion. But other findings were reassuring, such as studies that suggest that with the type of soccer balls used in the United States, heading is not likely to cause brain injury in youths, nor is playing soccer likely to cause permanent brain damage. This is a summary of the reports from these experts in the field, and the lively discussions that followed them. Topics covered include: causes of head injuries in soccer; how to detect a concussion; the biology of concussion; studies of soccer and football players; the role of protective headgear; and policy implications, such as how to decide when a concussed player should be allowed to return to the playing field.


Cecil Textbook of Medicine by Russell La Fayette Cecil

Cecil Textbook of Medicine
  • Title : Cecil Textbook of Medicine
  • Author : Russell La Fayette Cecil
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789997638151
  • Pages : 2506
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The new edition of one of the world's most trusted medical references has been completely updated, with evidence-based medicine summaries in therapy sections, a new section on clinical pharmacology, an expanded oncology section, increased genetics and immunology coverage, and a unique internal navigation system, including an alternative table of contents that highlights practical approaches to common medical problems.


Head Injury by Audrey Daisley,Rachel Tams,Udo Kischka

Head Injury
  • Title : Head Injury
  • Author : Audrey Daisley,Rachel Tams,Udo Kischka
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199218226
  • Pages : 182
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Every year around 1.4 million people in England and Wales will attend hospital as a result of a head injury, and of these, 150,000 people will be admitted. Thanks to advances in medical technology, the outlook for those who suffer a head injury is much improved. Most will have a normal life expectancy, but many will experience problems associated with the injury they have sustained. It can be a stressful experience, not just for the individual affected, but also for those around them.