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Title Traumatic brain and spinal cord injury : challenges and developments / edited by Cristina Morganti-Kossmann, Ramesh Raghupathi, Andrew Maas.

Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (370 pages)
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Summary This book covers the medical and pathological issues related to neurotrauma and its often devastating consequences. This volume is divided into two sections, one covering the brain, the other the spinal cord. Each section discusses the following topics: The demographic in the developed and developing world where neurotrauma is witnessing a massive expansion. Major clinical issues including advanced semi-experimental monitoring techniques utilized by neurosurgeons and intensivists and the potential use of identifying markers of tissue injury. Overview of major pathophysiological changes. The development of animal models; successes and limitations. Past, current and future therapeutic strategies including rehabilitative opportunities. Presenting the most up-to-date clinical and experimental research in neurotrauma, this volume is essential reading for neurologists, neurosurgeons, intensive care physicians and rehabilitative physicians.
Presents the most up-to-date clinical and experimental research in neurotrauma in an illustrated, accessible, comprehensive volume.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury: Challenges and Developments; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Preface; 1: Current evaluation of TBI epidemiology in an ageing society with improved preventive measures; Introduction; Definitions and classifications; The human cost; The economic cost; Causes, trends and prevention; Trends; Prevention; Traffic-related injury; Trends in traffic-related injury; Prevention of traffic-related injury; Seat belts; Airbags; Helmets; Motorcycle helmets; Bicycle helmets; Child safety seats; Falls; Sport and recreational injury.
Trends in TBI due to sport and recreational injuriesPrevention of TBI in sport and recreational injuries; Assault and self-harm; Trends in assault and self-harm; Prevention in assault and self-harm-gun laws; Occupational injuries; Traumatic brain injury in children; Legislating for prevention; Measuring the effects of preventive strategies; Incidence of traumatic brain injury in the ageing society; Summary; References; 2: Neurotrauma: an emerging epidemic in low- and middle-income countries; Introduction; Traumatic brain injuries; Problems with the epidemiological studies of neurotrauma.
Burden of TBIsTBIs in low- and middle-income countries; TBI in Nigeria and other African countries; Neurotrauma in Pakistan; Neurotrauma in India; Neurotrauma in Papua New Guinea; Neurotrauma in Vietnam; Neurotrauma in China; Neurotrauma in Taiwan; Pediatric neurotrauma; Prevalence of TBIs; Age and gender; External causes of TBIs; Role of alcohol in TBIs; Risk factors in TBIs; Severity and nature of TBIs; Outcome following TBIs; Economic impact; Prevention and control; Acknowledgement; References; 3: Blast-induced traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder; Introduction.
Historical overview of blast injuriesMechanism of blast injury; Prevalence of traumatic brain injury; Defining traumatic brain injury; Screening for TBI in the military populations; Defining post-traumatic stress disorder; Consequences of traumatic brain injury; Mortality; Epilepsy; Sleep disorders; Substance abuse; Stress; Depression; Biomarkers of blast injury; Neuroimaging of blast injury; Personal protective equipment (PPE) for TBI; Future directions; References; 4: Psychological effects of mild traumatic brain injury: their nature and treatment; Introduction; What is mild TBI?
Initial screeningPost-concussional symptoms; Factors associated with continuing post-concussional symptoms; Management of mild traumatic brain injury; Treating physical and neurological symptoms; Pharmacological interventions and homeopathy; Managing cognitive problems; Addressing psychological issues; Sports-related mTBI; Conclusions; References; 5: Developments of neuroimaging techniques to diagnose and visualize white matter damage; Introduction; Pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury; Traumatic axonal injury; The imaging of blood and blood products: susceptibility weighted imaging.
Subject Brain -- Wounds and injuries.
Spinal cord -- Wounds and injuries.
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- Neurosurgery.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries. (OCoLC)fst00837694
Spinal cord -- Wounds and injuries. (OCoLC)fst01129878
Surgery & Anesthesiology.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Surgery -- General and By Type.
Brain Injuries.
Brain Injuries -- therapy.
Spinal Cord Injuries.
Spinal Cord Injuries -- therapy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Morganti-Kossmann, Cristina, 1960-
Raghupathi, Ramesh.
Maas, Andrew I. R.
Other Form: Print version: Morganti-Kossmann, Cristina. Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury : Challenges and Developments. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107007437 (DLC) 2012021827 (OCoLC)781677269
ISBN 9781139528207
9781107007437 (Cloth)
1107007437 (Cloth)
9781139525817 (electronic bk.)
1139525816 (electronic bk.)
9781139030564 (electronic bk.)
1139030566 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613834355
AU@ 000055824241
CHBIS 007555524
CHVBK 184956722
NZ1 14694645

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