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Traumatic Brain Injury, Part I

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

The Handbook of Clinical Neurology volume on traumatic brain injury (TBI) provides the reader with an updated review of emerging approaches to traumatic brain injury (TBI) research, clinical management and rehabilitation of the traumatic brain injury patient. Chapters in this volume range from epidemiology and pathological mechanisms of injury, and neuroprotection to long-term outcomes with a strong emphasis on current neurobiological approaches to describing the consequences and mechanisms of recovery from TBI. The book presents contemporary investigations on blast injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, making this state-of-the-art volume a must have for clinicians and researchers concerned with the clinical management, or investigation, of TBI.

Neurologists and neuroscientists

Hardbound, 552 Pages

Published: February 2015

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52892-6


  • Section 1 Risk and Predisposition
    1. Epidemiology 
    2. Classification of traumatic brain injury: past, present and future 
    3. Genetic predictors of outcome following TBI

    Section 2 Pathology and Mechanisms of Traumatic Brain Injury
    4. The neuropathology of traumatic brain injury 
    5. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Injury and Spontaneous Recovery 
    6. Injury biomechanics, neuropathology, and simplified physics of explosive blast and impact mild traumatic brain injury 
    7. Cellular biomechanics of central nervous system injury 
    8. Animal models of traumatic brain injury

    Section 3 Special Considerations
    9. Mild traumatic brain injury 
    10. Acute sports-related traumatic brain injury and repetitive concussion 
    11. Brain injury from explosive blast: description and clinical management  
    12. Surgical management of civilian gunshot wounds to the head 
    13. Acute Loss of Consciousness 
    14. Systemic manifestations of traumatic brain injury 
    15. Special Considerations in Infants and Children

    Section 4 Current and Emerging Diagnostic Tools
    16. Biomarkers 
    17. Current and future diagnostic tools for traumatic brain injury: CT, conventional MRI, and diffusion tensor imaging 
    18. Using fMRI and EEG to detect consciousness after severe brain injury  
    19. Resting Functional Imaging Tools: (MRS, SPECT, PET and PCT) 
    20. Advances in imaging explosive blast mild traumatic brain injury 
    21. Electrophysiological recordings in traumatic brain injury

    Section 5 Management and Treatment
    22. Neuroprotection for traumatic brain injury 
    23. The prehospital management of traumatic brain injury 
    24. Acute Management of Military-Related Injury (PHI & Blast) 
    25. Clinical Management of the Minimally Conscious State  
    26. Rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury 
    27. Long-Term Social Integration and Community Support  
    28. Recent developments in clinical trials for the treatment of traumatic brain injury



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