Management Of Brain Injured Children

Paperback | June 20, 2006

EditorRichard Appleton, Tony Baldwin

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Brain injuries are common in children, typically following head trauma but also complicating meningitis, encephalitis, cerebrovascular haemorrhage (stroke) and brain tumours. Many children suffer irreversible impairments and are left with major physical, educational and behaviouraldisabilities. This has tremendous implications for health, education and social services. The survivors of brain injuries pose a significant burden on the NHS, the community and families. Despite this, resources are limited or non-existent in many parts of the UK and, consequently, many hospitals,schools and education authorities, and social services are unsure how to address the many problems shown by these children and their families. The new edition of 'Management of Brain Injured Children' provides a detailed account of brain injuries in children. It considers how common they are, why they occur, and how they may be prevented. It also explains how children are resuscitated following the acute insult, and provides acomprehensive description of how the physical, communicative, educational, and behavioural effects are managed, in both the short- and long-term, and how this impacts on the family. A parent's experience of having a child who suffered a severe head injury provides an invaluable contribution, as doesthe account of her daughter, now a teenager. The book concludes with appendices detailing useful support organisations and relevant governmental and other agencies' publications. Referencing is thorough and up-to-date, providing readers with useful sources of information for additional reading.

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Brain injuries are common in children, typically following head trauma but also complicating meningitis, encephalitis, cerebrovascular haemorrhage (stroke) and brain tumours. Many children suffer irreversible impairments and are left with major physical, educational and behaviouraldisabilities. This has tremendous implications for heal...

Richard Appleton is at Consultant in Paediatric Neurology, The Roald Dahl EEG Unit, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK. Tony Baldwin is at Consultant Psychologist, Child Development Centre, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.85 inPublished:June 20, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198567243

ISBN - 13:9780198567240

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Table of Contents

1. Richard Appleton: Epidemiology - incidence, causes, severity and outcome2. Jane Ratcliffe: Resuscitation and acute treatment of brain injuries (traumatic and atraumatic)3. Richard Appleton, Liz Furlong and Tony Baldwin: Brain (head) injury team4. Liz Furlong, Julie Sellars, Tamsyn Doyle and Richard Appleton: Immediate medical and nursing needs5. Nicola Henderson, Eileen Kinley and Sue Loughran (with contributions from Susie Harrison, Paul Ritson and Juliet Weston): Physical (motor and functional) problems6. Helen Gore and Suzanne Tyrer: Feeding and swallowing problems7. Helen Gore and Suzanne Tyrer: Speech and language problems8. Tony Baldwin, Colin Demellweek, Peter Rankin and Fran Carleton: Cognitive problems9. Colin Demellweek, Tony Baldwin and Peter Rankin: Emotional, behavioural, psychiatric and social problems10. Colin Demellweek and Richard Appleton: The impact of brain injury on the family11. Jackie Gregg and Tony Baldwin: Community liaison12. Jackie Gregg and Richard Appleton: Prevention of brain injury13. Richard Appleton: The future14. Paula and Lizzie Pearson: A parent's - and her brain-injured daughter's - view