Mild Head Injury

Mild Head Injury

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Despite extensive documentation of postconcussion symptoms, the sequelae of mild head injury have not been fully appreciated until recent years. This book provides the first comprehensive discussion of current advances in the understanding, treatment, and management of mild head injury. In a lucid fashion, the contributors discuss neurosurgical strategies and neurobehavioral outcome in adults and children, neuroimaging and neurophysiological methods of investigation, experimental models, sports injuries, and psychosocial and epidemiological aspects. Innovative programs to mitigate disability after mild head injury are presented by the physicians and psychologists who developed them, and the relationship between psychosocial consequences and postconcussional complaints and neuropsychological sequelae is discussed. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this book will be invaluable to clinicians and investigators in neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychology, and rehabilitation medicine.
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 163.1 x 243.1 x 23.6mm | 796.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures and tables throughout
  • 019505301X
  • 9780195053012
  • 2,093,154

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This book provides the first comprehensive discussion of current advances in the understanding, treatment, and management of mild head injury.
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Table of contents

PART I: HISTORY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY: Arthur L. Benton: Historical notes on post-concussion; Jess F. Kraus & Parivash Nourjah: The epidemiology of mild head injury; Bryan Jennett: Some international comparisons; PART II: EXPERIMENTAL MODELS AND NEUROPATHOLOGY: John T. Povlishock & Thomas H. Coburn: Morphopathological change associated; Ronald L. Hayes, Bruce G. Lyeth, & Larry W. Jenkins: Neurochemical mechanisms of mild and moderate head injury; PART III:
CLINICAL MANAGEMENT, NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROIMAGING: Ralph G. Dacey: Complications after apparently mild head injury and strategies of neurosurgical management; J.W. Snoek: Mild head injury in children; Howard M. Eisenberg & Harvey S. Levin: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with
mild to moderate head injury; Rudolf Schoenhuber & Massimo Gentilini: Neurophysiologic assessment of mild head injury; PART IV: NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SEQUELAE: Dorothy Gronwall: Cumulative and persisting effects of concussion on attention and cognition; Massimo Gentilini, Paolo Nichelli, & Rudolf Schoenhuber: Assessment of attention in mild head injury; Ronald M. Ruff, Harvey S. Levin, Steven Mattis, Walter M. High, Jr., Lawrence F. Marshall, Howard M. Eisenberg, & Kamran Tabbador:
Recovery of memory after mild head injury; Harvey S. Levin, Linda Ewing-Cobbs, & Jack M. Fletcher: Neurobehavioural outcome of mild head injury in children; PART V: POST-CONCUSSION SYMPTONS: William H. Rutherford: Post-concussion symptons: Relationship to acute neurologic indices, individual differences and
circumstances of injury; S.S. Dikmen, Nancy Temkin, & Gay Armsden: Relationship of psychosocial functioning and post-concussional complaints to neuropsychological recovery; PART VI: DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION: Philip Wrightson: Management of disability and rehabilitation services after mild head injury; Jeffrey T. Barth, Wayne Alves, Thomas V. Ryan, Stephen N. Macciocchi, Rebecca Rimel, John A. Jane, & William Nelson: Mild head injury in sports: Neuropsychological sequelae and
recovery of function; Laurence F. Marshall & Ronald M. Ruff: Neurosurgeon as a victim; Wayne Alves: Facilitation of recovery by support, education and cognitive training.
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`A most readable text that provides fascinating insights into many of the persisting puzzles of so-called minor or mild head injury. It brings together material from a wide range of sources in a compact form that is enjoyable.' Brain
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