Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and…

Paperback | August 17, 2007

byMichael A. McCrea

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This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. In addition, it includes aContinuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Traumatic brain injuries constitute a major global public health problem, but until now, MTBIs, which constitute up to 90 percent of all treated TBIs, have been difficult to evaluate and manage clinically because of the absence of a viable model. Dr. McCrea's book thus provides a welcome evidencebase for all clinicians - including psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation medicine physicians, physiatrists, and nurses - involved in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of MTBI, as well as attorneys involved in personal injury litigation and personal injurydefense. Each section of the book ends with a helpful summary of the 'Top 10 Conclusions.' Instructions for earning AACN-administered CE credit are included.

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This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. In addition, it includes aContinuing Education (CE) component administered by ...

Dr. McCrea is Executive Director of the ProHealth Care Neuroscience Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and has been head of the Neuropsychology Service at Waukesha Memorial Hospital since 1996. He is also Associate Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:August 17, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195328299

ISBN - 13:9780195328295

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Table of Contents

Part 1- The Landscape of Traumatic Brain Injury. 1. Epidemiology and Impact of TBI2. Zeroing in on MTBI: Epidemiology and Impact3. Challenges in Defining and Diagnosing MTBI4. Advances in MTBI Research MethodologiesTop 10 Conclusions. References. Part 2- Basic and Clinical Science of MTBI. 5. Biomechanics6. Neurophysiology: The Neurometabolic Cascade7. NeuroimagingTop 10 Conclusions. References. Part 3- The Natural History of MTBI. 8. Acute Symptoms and Symptom Recovery9. Acute Cognitive Effects and Early Recovery10. Neuropsychological Recovery11. Influence of Acute Injury Characteristics on Recovery12. Measuring Neurophysiological Recovery13. Functional Outcome After MTBI14. Exceptions to the Rule: Potential Long Term Effects of MTBITop 10 Conclusions. References. Part 4- Implications for Rethinking Post-Concussion Syndrome. 15. Defining Post-Concussion Syndrome16. Non-Specificity of PCS Syndrome Symptoms17. Epidemiology of PCS: Another Denominator Problem18. PCS: Neuropsychological Disorder19. Psychological Theories of PCS20. Interventional Models for PCS21. A Practical Model for Clinical Management of PCSTop 10 Conclusions. References. Index.

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"This is a very good book that describes the neurological and neuronal reasons why some clients with MTBI and PCS do not make the progress that would be expected...It provides great information about methods that can be used to understand the patient's level of consciousness, treatmentintegrity, and how a team approach can be utilized."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology