Concussion Care Manual: A Practical Guide

Paperback | September 4, 2014

byDavid L. Brody

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This is a practical manual for clinicians who take care of patients with concussions. The long-term effects of concussions are an increasingly recognized problem in the medical community and by the general public. Most people recover well from concussions, but a substantial minority does not.However, most clinicians do not have specific training in how to evaluate and treat concussion patients who do not make a rapid and complete recovery. This manual, based on the experience of the director of the concussion clinic at Washington University in St Louis, provides specific step-by-step guidance for managing a variety of problems related to complex concussions: making an accurate diagnosis, general treatment strategies, headaches, sleepdisruption, attention deficit, mood instability, anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, personality change, balance problems, dizziness, fatigue etc. Furthermore, there are specific sections on return to work, return to driving, return to school and return to contact sports. Finally, themanual includes information on special topics, such as concussion in adolescents, children, contact sport athletes, military personnel, and patients involved in medico-legal matters. The manual is written for clinicians with a broad range of backgrounds: primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, athletic trainers, emergency medicine doctors, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, and rehabilitation medicine physicians should all be able to usethe manual effectively. There is information on how to set up a specialty concussion clinic, and an extensive list of internet-based resources related to concussion. A list of other publications is provided to point to additional detailed information beyond what a pocket-sized "on-the-fly" manualcan provide.

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This is a practical manual for clinicians who take care of patients with concussions. The long-term effects of concussions are an increasingly recognized problem in the medical community and by the general public. Most people recover well from concussions, but a substantial minority does not.However, most clinicians do not have specifi...

David L. Brody, MD PhD, is Associate Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7 × 4 × 0.68 inPublished:September 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199383863

ISBN - 13:9780199383863

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IntroductionPart I: Concussion Management: The Big Picture1. What is a Concussion?2. How Do You Make the Diagnosis?3. Diagnosis of Sport Concussion4. Which Problems Do You Address First?5. General Treatment StrategiesPart II: Specific Topics6. Headaches7. Sleep Disruption8. Attention Deficit9. Mood Instability10. Anxiety and Depression11. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder12. Personality Change13. Balance Problems14. Dizziness15. Fatigue16. Excessive Sleepiness17. Memory Impairment18. Executive Dysfunction19. Parkinsonism20. Blurry Vision21. Hearing Problems22. Smell and Taste Problems23. Sexual Dysfunction24. Seizures25. psychosis26. Return to Work27. Return to Driving28. Return to School29. Return to Contact Sports30. When is it Safe to Fly or Travel to High Altitude?31. Medico-legal Aspects of Concussion32. Special Topics in Adolescents33. Special Topics in Children34. Special Topics in Contact Sport Athletes and Others with Multiple Concussions35. Special Topic in Military PersonnelPart III: How to Set Up and Run a Concussion Clinic36. Staffing37. Typical Flow for a Concussion Clinic38. Return Visit TimesAppendix: Additional ResourcesInternet-based resourcesConcussion-related Scales and ScoresAdditional Publications for More Detailed Information