Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice

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David B. Arciniegas, MD, M. Ross Bullock, MD, PHD, Douglas I. Katz, MD, Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PHD, ABPP, Ross D. Zafonte, DO, Nathan D. Zasler, MD
Demos Medical Publishing, Aug 27, 2012 - Medical - 280 pages
Brain Injury Medicine - which includes free ebook access with every print purchase - is a clear and comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management of traumatic brain injury-from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. An essential reference for physicians and other health care professionals who work with patients with brain injury, the book focuses on assessment and treatment of the wider variety of clinical problems these patients face and addresses many associated concerns such as epidemiology, ethical issues, legal issues, and life-care planning. Written by over 190 acknowledged leaders, the text covers the full spectrum of the practice of brain injury medicine including principles of neural recovery, neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitation, treatment of specific populations, neurologic and other medical problems following injury, cognitive and behavioral problems, post-trauma pain disorders, pharmacologic and alternative treatments, and community reentry and productivity.

Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd Edition Features:

  • The acknowledged gold standard reference-brings together knowledge, experience, and evidence-based medicine
  • Comprehensive and current-completely revised, updated, and expanded to include emerging topics and the latest clinical and research advances
  • Multi-disciplinary focus-expert authorship from a wide range of specialties promotes a holistic team approach to a complex, many-faceted condition
  • 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

New to the Second Edition:

  • Three new Associate Editors from related disciplines provide added expertise
  • Five new sections: acute rehabilitative care, pediatric TBI, special senses, autonomic and other organ system problems, post-trauma pain disorders
  • 25 new chapters running the gamut from health policy to biomechanics, to military TBI to pediatric issues and more
  • Print + Digital Access: Purchase price includes enhanced e-book containing the complete and fully searchable text plus additional digital-only content

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Part II Biomechanics Pathophysiology and Neural Recovery
Part III Neuroimaging and Neurodiagnotsic Testing
Part IV Prognosis and Outcome
Part V Acute Care
Part VI Special TBI Populations
Part VII Pediatric TBI
Part VIII Neurological Disorders
Part IX Special Senses
Part XIII Cognitive Problems
Part XIV Behavioral Impairments
Part XV Speech Language and Swallowing Problems
Part XVI Functional Mobility and Adls
Part XVII Neuropharmacology Neurotechnology and Alternative Treatment
Part XVIII Psychosocial Functioning Community ReEntry and Productivity
Part XIX Medicolegal and Ethical Issues

Part X Motor and Musculoskeletal Problems
Part XI Autonomic and Other Organ System Problems
Part XII PostTrauma Pain Disorders
Techniques for Managing Physical Agitation in the Patient with Brain Injury

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About the author (2012)

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Brain Injury Programs, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Braintree, MA

CEO and Medical Director, Concussion Care Center of Virginia and Tree of Life Services, Glen Allen, VA

Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of Clinical Neurotrauma, University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Medical College of Virginia Campus

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