Head Injury

Head Injury : A Multidisciplinary Approach

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The management of patients with head injury requires a pragmatic, multi-professional approach, as exemplified in this book. The content includes chapters on epidemiology, experimental models, pathology, clinical examination, neuroimaging and trauma scoring systems. A large section of the text then deals with the management of the head-injured patient along the whole patient pathway, addressing issues such as emergency department care, transfer of the patient, intensive care and surgical aspects. Rehabilitation is reviewed in detail with chapters that discuss the aims and roles of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and neuropsychology. Finally, medico-legal issues are evaluated. The practical approach to management is emphasized throughout. This book will be of interest to all doctors looking after patients with head injury: emergency physicians, neurosurgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, and members of the rehabilitation team. Allied specialists such as nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and neuropsychologists will also find this book useful.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 16mm | 539.77g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 31 tables
  • 052169762X
  • 9780521697620
  • 1,171,840

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'... this book is highly suitable to a wide audience of health professionals working in the field of head trauma. From an allied health perspective, the book would be particularly useful for newcomers to the field of head trauma who are attempting to understand the key principles of multidisciplinary care and in particular, medical management.' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation '... well written ...' Doody's '... a comprehensive overview of all aspects of head injury management which will appeal to a wide audience of neuroscience specialists and is likely to stand the test of time. ... There is no comparable volume available on the market which takes this multidisciplinary approach and this makes this volume unique.' Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitationshow more

Table of contents

Dedication; Contents; List of contributors; Foreword Sir Graham Teasdale; 1. Epidemiology of head injury Giles Critchley and Anjum Memon; 2. The neuropathology of head injury David A. Hilton; 3. Experimental models of traumatic brain injury H. C. Patel; 4. Clinical assessment of the head injured patient: an anatomical approach Deva S. Jeyaretna and Peter C. Whitfield; 5. Neuroimaging in trauma Clare N. Gallagher and Jonathan Cole; 6. Scoring systems for trauma and head injury Maralyn Woodford and Fiona Lecky; 7. Early phase care of patients with mild and minor head injury Chris Maimaris; 8. Early phase care of patients with moderate and severe head injury Duncan McAuley; 9. Interhospital transfer of head injured patients Gareth Allen and Peter Farling; 10. Principles of head injury intensive care management Martin Smith; 11. Intracranial pressure monitoring in head injury Ruwan Alwis Weerakkody, Marek Czosnyka, Rikin A. Trivedi and Peter J. Hutchinson; 12. Multimodality monitoring in head injury I. Timofeev, Adel Helmy, Egidio J. da Silva, Arun K. Gupta, Peter J. Kirkpatrick and Peter J. Hutchinson; 13. Therapeutic options in neurocritical care: optimizing brain physiology Rowan Burnstein and Joseph Carter; 14. Therapeutic options in neurocritical care: beyond the brain Matthew J. C. Thomas, Alexander R. Manara, Richard Protheroe and Ayan Sen; 15. Brainstem death and organ donation Martin B. Walker; 16. Anaesthesia for emergency neurosurgery W. Hiu Lam; 17. Surgical issues in the management of head injured patients Puneet Plaha and Peter C. Whitfield; 18. Craniofacial trauma: injury patterns and management Paul McArdle; 19. Cranioplasty after head injury Heinke Pulhorn and Robert Redfern; 20. Neurosurgical complications of head injury Peter C. Whitfield and Laurence Watkins; 21. Paediatric head injury management Patrick Mitchell; 22. The principles of rehabilitation after head injury Jonathan J. Evans and Maggie Whyte; 23. Acute rehabilitation of the head injured patient Bruce Downey, Therese Jackson, Judith Fewings and Ann-Marie Pringle; 24. Post-acute and community rehabilitation of the head injured patient Jonathan J. Evans, Maggie Whyte, Fiona Summers, Lorna Torrens, William W. McKinlay, Susan Dutch, Therese Jackson, Judith Fewings, Ann-Marie Pringle, Bruce Downey and Jane V. Russell; 25. Neuropsychology and head injury Maggie Whyte, Fiona Summers, Camilla Herbert, William W. McKinlay, Lorna Torrens, Roisin Jack and Jane V. Russell; 26. Outcome and prognosis after head injury Helen M. K. Gooday, Brian Pentland, Fiona Summers and Maggie Whyte; 27. Medico-legal aspects of head and neck injury Peter J. Hutchinson and Peter C. Whitfield; Index.show more

About Peter C. Whitfield

Peter C. Whitfield is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the South West Neurosurgery Centre, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK. Elfyn O. Thomas is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK. Fiona Summers is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK. Maggie Whyte is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK. Peter J. Hutchinson is a Senior Academy Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Academic Neurosurgical Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.show more