Given the complexities incolved in the medical management of the individual with traumatic brain injury (TBI), clinicians have long needed an authoritative desk reference. Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice is the only core text to cover the full continuum from early diagnosis and evaluation through rehabilitation, post-acute care, and community re-entry. The book includes all aspects of brain injury medicine including assessment and treatment, epidemiology, pathophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, the neuroscientific basis for rehabilitation, ethical and medicolegal issues, life-care planning, and much more!
The human spirit -- The Lefaivre rainbow effect -- The total sum -- The loss -- Educating the family -- The loss stress -- The traumatically induced dysfunctional family theory -- The intervention -- Residual loss : cost of future care analysis -- Litigation -- Business practices and public relations -- Four week time management system -- Diverse funding -- The use of volunteers -- Ethical considerations.
Athletes and neurological injuries : a view from 10,000 feet -- Medicolegal considerations in neurological sports medicine -- Having a game plan -- Biomechanics, pathophysiology, and classification of concussion -- In the trenches : acute evaluation and management of concussion -- Neuroimaging and neurophysiological studies in the head-injured athlete -- Neuropsychological assessment in concussion -- Role of balance testing and other adjunct measures in concussion -- Postconcussion syndrome -- Neuropathology of chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- The emerging role of subconcussion -- Severe head injury and second impact syndrome -- Neurological considerations in return to sport participation -- The role of pharmacologic therapy and rehabilitation in concussion -- The research behind natural neuroprotective approaches to concussion -- Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine injuries : types, causal mechanisms, and clinical features -- Management of spine injuries, including rehabilitation, surgical considerations, and return to play -- Peripheral nerve injuries in athletes -- Headaches in athletics -- Heat illness in sport. - National Library of Medicine website.