Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions

Hardcover | February 10, 2014

EditorHarvey Levin, David Shum, Raymond Chan

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This timely book reports recent progress in research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) by leading investigators encompassing translational and clinical studies. The text covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, brain imaging, cognition, behavioral sequelae, and clinical trials of innovativetreatments, including new approaches to rehabilitation. The range of TBI mechanisms represented in this cutting-edge book includes closed head trauma and blast-related injury, and the spectrum of TBI severity. Chapters offer a developmental perspective, including the effects of TBI on cognitive development in children and outcome studies in adults. Contributors from various countries provide a global perspective on this worldwide health problem. The editors have synthesized the contents in a concludingchapter. Researchers and clinicians will find this volume to be an informative, authoritative reference for current TBI research.

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This timely book reports recent progress in research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) by leading investigators encompassing translational and clinical studies. The text covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, brain imaging, cognition, behavioral sequelae, and clinical trials of innovativetreatments, including new approaches to rehabilitat...

Harvey S. Levin is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He also serves as Director of the Center of Excellence for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at the Michael E. De Bakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Levin was previously a me...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:February 10, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsAcknowledgmentsHarvey S. Levin, David H. K. Shum and Raymond C. K. Chan: PrefacePart 1: Introduction1. Harvey S. Levin, David H. K. Shum and Raymond C. K. Chan: Recent Advances in Traumatic Brain Injury Research: Introduction2. David L. McArthur: Traumatic Brain Injury: Some History and Epidemiology3. Brent E. Masel and Douglas S. DeWitt: Traumatic Brain Injury Disease: Long Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain InjuryPart 2: Neuropsychological Functions4. Jia Huang, David H. K. Shum, Raymon C. K. Chan and Allana L. Canty: Attentional Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury5. Allana L. Canty, David H. K. Shum, Harvey S. Levin and Raymond C. K. Chan: Memory Impairments after Traumatic Brain Injury6. Ya Wang, Raymond C. K. Chan and David H. K. Shum: Executive Function Impairments after Traumatic Brain Injury7. Sandra B. Chapman and Lori G. Cook: High-Level Language in Traumatic Brain Injury: Promising Metrics to Advance Brain Repair8. Skye McDonald, Jacqueline Rushby, Michelle Kelly and Arielle de Sousa: Disorders of Emotion and Social Cognition following Traumatic Brain InjuryPart 3: Outcomes and Rehabilitation9. Robyn L. Tate: Measuring Outcomes Using the International Classification of Functioning and Health (ICF)10. Jennie Ponsford: Short and Long-term Outcomes in Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury11. Tom Manly, Jonathan J. Evans, Jessica E. Fish, Fergus Gracey and Andrew Bateman: Cognitive Rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury12. Tamara Ownsworth and Jennifer Fleming: Community Adjustment and Re-engagement13. Rashed Harun and Amy K. Wagner: The Neurobiological Basis of Pharmacological Approaches for Patients with Traumatic Brain InjuryPart 4: Methodological and Technological Advances14. Elisabeth A. Wilde, Kareem W. Ayoub, Erin D. Bigler, Jill V. Hunter and Harvey S. Levin: Advanced Neuroimaging in Traumatic Brain InjuryPart 5: Special Populations15. Vicki Anderson and Keith Owen Yeates: Children and Adolescents16. Glynda J. Kinsella, John Olver, Ben Ong, Eleanor Hammersley and Bethan Plowright: Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults: Does Age Matter?17. Sarah A. Raskin, David W. Lovejoy, Michael C. Stevens, Marta Zamroziewicz and Howard J. Oakes: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury18. Ralph G De Palma, Clifford J Buckley, James M. Ecklund, Gerald M. Cross and William Gunnar: Blast Related Traumatic Brian Injury: Pathophysiology, Comorbidities and Neurobehavioural OutcomesPart 6: Future Opportunities and Challenges19. Harvey S. Levin, David H. K. Shum and Raymond C. K. Chan: Future Challenges