Catastrophic Brain Injury

Hardcover | November 1, 1995

EditorHarvey S. Levin, Arthur L. Benton, J. Paul Muizelaar

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This book provides a superb integration of clinical and research findings on catastrophic brain injury. The clinical chapters address the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and outcome of the most severe closed head injuries that typically result in death or devastating neurobehavioralsequelae. They cover cerebral metabolism following catastrophic brain injury, medical management, pharmacologic treatment for survivors, the impact on the family, and legal and ethical issues. The chapters on experimental research include reviews of recent advances in characterizing neurochemicalinteractions contributing to secondary brain injury and of experimental studies of the effects of neural transplantation on cognitive performance in animals. A summary chapter synthesizes the clinical and experimental material, provides an update concerning ongoing clinical trials to evaluate theefficacy of drugs and Rypothermia in the treatment of acute severe head injury, and offers a perspective on future directions of research to mitigate the consequences of severe head injury.

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This book provides a superb integration of clinical and research findings on catastrophic brain injury. The clinical chapters address the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and outcome of the most severe closed head injuries that typically result in death or devastating neurobehavioral sequelae. They cover cerebral metabolism f...

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This book provides a superb integration of clinical and research findings on catastrophic brain injury. The clinical chapters address the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and outcome of the most severe closed head injuries that typically result in death or devastating neurobehavioralsequelae. They cover cerebral metabolism fo...

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This book provides a superb integration of clinical and research findings on catastrophic brain injury. The clinical chapters address the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and outcome of the most severe closed head injuries that typically result in death or devastating neurobehavioral sequelae. They cover cerebral metabolism f...

Harvey S. Levin is at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Arthur L. Benton is at University of Iowa.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 9.57 × 6.34 × 0.75 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195085337

ISBN - 13:9780195085334

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Table of Contents

1. B. Jennett: Clinical and Pathological Features of Vegetative Survival2. K. Higashi: Epidemiology of Catastrophic Brain Injury3. H.S. Levin and H.M. Eisenberg: Vegetative State after Head Injury: Findings from the Traumatic Coma Data Bank4. W. Oder, I. Podreka, J. Spatt, and G. Goldenberg: Cerebral Function Following Catastrophic Brain Injury: Relevance of Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography5. Z. Grosswasser: Medical Problems in the Management of Catastrophic Brain Injury6. B.A. Wroblewski and M.B. Glenn: Pharmacologic Treatment for Survivors of Severe Brain Injury7. B.H. Bendixen and A.L. Benton: Cognitive and Linguistic Outcome8. H.R. Beresford: Moral, Ethical and Legal Issues Raised by Catastrophic Brain Injury9. M.D. Lezak: Family Perceptions and Family Reactions: Reconsidering "Denial"10. R.L. Hayes: Neurochemical Changes in Traumatic Brain Injury11. S.B. Dunnett: Tissue Transplantation12. J.P. Muizelaar and P. Dore-Duffy: Advances in Experimental Research and Clinical Intervention for Catastrophic Brain Injury: The Early 21st Century

From Our Editors

This book provides a superb integration of clinical and research findings on catastrophic brain injury. The clinical chapters address the definition, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and outcome of the most severe closed head injuries that typically result in death or devastating neurobehavioral sequelae. They cover cerebral metabolism following catastrophic brain injury, medical management, pharmacologic treatment for survivors, the impact on the family, and legal and ethical issues. The chapters on experimental research include reviews of recent advances in characterizing neurochemical interactions contributing to secondary brain injury and of experimental studies of the effects of neural transplantation on cognitive performance in animals. A summary chapter synthesizes the clinical and experimental material, provides an update concerning ongoing clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of drugs and hypothermia in the treatment of acute severe head injury, and offers a perspective on future directions of research to mitigate the consequences of severe head injury.

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"Very well-written, timely, and important for health care professionals who treat patients who have sustained severe traumatic brain injury and other forms of acquired brain injury....A significant contribution to the field of brain injury care. It is a must for libraries in health carefacilities and individual practices. Rating:****!"--Doody's Journal