Neurosensory Disorders in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurosensory Disorders in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

1st Edition - November 24, 2018

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  • Editors: Michael Hoffer, Carey Balaban
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128125489
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128123447

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Mild traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or Concussion) is an increasingly common public health issue in sports, military environments, and life in today’s active world. Despite a great deal of study and public attention to this disorder, knowledge about optimal diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment information remains lacking. Neurosensory symptoms have been shown to be the most frequent complications of mTBI in both the acute and chronic setting. Neurosensory Disorders in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury brings together both the basic science work as well as the clinical work in mTBI into one volume to provide a comprehensive examination of the neurosensory issues associated with this disorder. Coverage includes chapters on defining mild Traumatic Brain Injury, neurosensory consequences, neurosensory disorders in clinical practice, and diagnosis and treatment for neurosensory disorders in mTBI. This book is written for clinicians, researchers, residents and students in neurology and neuroscience.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive examination of the neurosensory issues associated with mild Traumatic Brain Injury and concussion
  • Brings together both the basic science work and the clinical work in mTBI into a single volume
  • Helps clinicians understand the best diagnosis and treatment paths and puts current research into perspective for researchers


Clinicians, Researchers, residents, and students focused on neurology, neuroscience, Otolaryngology, audiology and speech-language pathology

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Defining Mild TBI
    1. What is Mild TBI?  Translational Definitions to Guide Translational Research (will include historical perspectives)
    2. Clinical trajectories of mild TBI
    3. Disentangling Peripheral and Central Neurosensory Processing Effects
    4. Defining a “cure”: when is the patient “good-to-go”
    5. Concussion Center Dynamics for Diagnosis and Treatment

    Section 2: Overview of Neurosensory Consequences
    6. Neurosensory Disorders in Animal Models of blunt trauma mTBI 
    7. Neurosensory Disorders in Animal Models of blast mTBI
    8. Neurosensory Symptom Clusters:  Sense-Making and Story Lines
    9. Neurosensory, neuropsychological and psychiatric co-morbidities in mTBI
    10. Neurosensory manifestations of tauopathies and other neurodegenerative sequelae

    Section 3: Neurosensory Disorders in Clinical Practice
    11. Balance Disorders associated with mTBI
    12. Hearing Disorders associated with mTBI
    13. Headaches and mTBI   
    14. Cognitive Issues and mTBI   
    15. Sleep Issues and mTBI
    16. Smell and Taste Disorders in mTBI
    17. Visual processing disorders in mTBI
    18. Autonomic nervous system and mTBI

    Section 4: Diagnosis and Treatment
    19. Overview of Current Techniques
    20. Neurosensory Diagnostic Techniques for mTBI:  Field and Clinic
    21. Radiologic and Functional Imaging in mTBI   
    22. Current Treatment Modalities for mTBI
    23. Vestibular Rehabilitation for mTBI
    24. Cognitive Rehabilitation for mTBI   
    25. Emerging Diagnostic Modalities 
    26. Emerging Treatment Modalities

Product details

  • No. of pages: 452
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 24, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128125489
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128123447

About the Editors

Michael Hoffer

Michael Hoffer, MD, FACS is Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Hoffer assumed these roles after an over twenty year military career in which he studied mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) on active duty service members . Dr. Hoffer performs both basic and clinical research and has an active practice in Neurotology. Dr. Hoffer’s lab focuses on traumatic damage to the inner ear and brain. He has authored or co-authored over sixty papers and has a particular expertise in dizziness and balance disorders as well as neurosensory consequences after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Dr. Hoffer and his collaborators have done pioneering work on pharmaceutical countermeasures for mTBI as well as optimized diagnosis and management of neurosensory disorders seen after mTBI.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Carey Balaban

Dr. Carey Balaban is Professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, with secondary appointments in Neurobiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Bioengineering and Director of the Center for National Preparedness. He earned his bachelor’s degree in History at Michigan State University and his Ph.D. degree in Anatomy from the University of Chicago. Dr. Balaban’s research program has been supported with funding from a variety of sources including the NIH, NASA, the Office of Naval Research and several other agencies and corporations. He has extensive experience in conducting multidisciplinary, cross-cutting research in biomedical sciences, engineering and social sciences and has participated in the emerging fields of augmented cognition and neuroergonomics. His over-riding interest has been formulation of mathematical models, heuristic models and teleological approaches to interpret data from basic science experiments in terms of behavioral and clinical phenomena. Using this approach, he has examined the interplay between neurological and psychological features of co-morbid aspects of balance disorders, migraine and anxiety disorders. His recent work is extending the implications of these models to analogous features of mild traumatic brain injury, acoustic trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, including work in the nascent field of mass spectrometric histological imaging. He has also participated in developing new patented technologies to gauge situational awareness and cognitive engagement from postural orienting responses and decision support software for responses to mass casualty events. In addition to more than 170 peer-reviewed basic research and scholarly articles and two patents, Dr. Balaban is an author of two books on seventeenth century medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Otolaryngology, Neurobiology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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  • robertmiller Wed Feb 05 2020

    Love it. A great resource.

    Love it. A great resource.