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Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323544566, 9780323544573

Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury

1st Edition

Authors: Blessen C. Eapen David X. Cifu
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323544566
eBook ISBN: 9780323544573
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th January 2018
Page Count: 350

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Covering the full spectrum of rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury, this practical reference by Drs. Blessen C. Eapen and David X. Cifu presents best practices and considerations for numerous patient populations and their unique needs. In an easy-to-read, concise format, it covers the key information you need to guide your treatment plans and help patients relearn critical life skills and regain their independence.

Key Features

  • Covers neuroimaging, neurosurgical and critical care management, management of associated complications after TBI, pharmacotherapy, pain management, sports concussion, assistive technologies, and preparing patients for community reintegration.
  • Discusses special populations, including pediatric, geriatric, and military and veteran patients.
  • Consolidates today’s available information and guidance in this challenging and diverse area into one convenient resource.

Table of Contents

Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury, 1e

  1. Acute Management of TBI (Editor Note: Neurosurgical & Critical Care Management)
  2. Defintion, Severity Classifcation, Epi, and Pathophys Levels of Rehab Care (Editor Note: including IDT, MDT)
  3. Management of Complications after TBI (Editor Note: Spasticity, DVT, Autonomic Dysfunction, Neuroendocrine, HO,GI Nutriotional issues)
  4. Neurological Disorders (Editor Note: including Hydrocephalus, Post traumatic Seizures, Cranial N d/o, Movement Disorders, Neurosensory Changes)
  5. Assessment and Management of Military & Veteran TBI
  6. Assessment and Management of Sports Concussion
  7. Neuropsychiatric Sequale (Editor Note: including Post-Traumatic Agitation)
  8. Pharmacotherapy in Rehabilitation of TBI
  9. Post Traumatic Pain Management
  10. Neuroimaging
  11. Disorders of Consciousness
  12. Cognitive Rehabilitation (Editor Note: through the continuum of care)
  13. Prognosis, Outcome Measures, and Prevention
  14. Pediatric TBI
  15. Geriatric TBI
  16. Neuroprosthetics (Editor Note: including Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication Device, Mobility)
  17. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  18. Anoxic Brain Injury
  19. Community Reintegration (Editor Note: including Educational,Vocational,Driving)



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About the Authors

Blessen C. Eapen

Blessen C. Eapen is the section chief for the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Clinical Fellowship program director, associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and principal investigator of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Dr. Eapen has received many professional awards and honors and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

David X. Cifu

David Xavier Cifu is an American physiatrist, researcher, and medical educator. He is the Associate Dean for Innovation and System Integration in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, the chairman and Herman J. Flax M.D. Professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University, staff physiatrist at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, founding director of the VCU-Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering and senior TBI specialist in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chairman, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia; National Director for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services, Office of Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, District of Columbia