Traumatic Head Injury in Children
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This book provides a broad review of traumatic brain injury in children, its pathophysiology, treatment and outcome. A leading cause of death, head trauma results in a spectrum of morbidity involving cognition, academic achievement, and social interaction. This book is intended for neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, paediatricians.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 314 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 725.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures, tables
  • 019509428X
  • 9780195094282
  • 1,984,992

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Head trauma in children is a major public health problem. It is a leading cause of death, and it can result in a spectrum of difficulties involving cognition, academic achievement, and social interaction. Children are evolving organisms for whom a static conceptualization of outcome may cloud the effects of traumatic brain injury. This important book explores sources of unexplained variability in outcome by developmental stage. For clinicians, the volume will provide easy access into the mainstream of research on traumatic brain injury in children, its pathophysiology, treatment, and outcome. For scientists specializing in cognition and development, and for those in the basic neurosciences, the studies of traumatic brain injury discussed in this book offer a unique opportunity to relate brain structure to patterns of behavior. Modern neurodiagnostic techniques have created new possibilities for understanding the neurological basis of the diverse behavioral deficits shown by head-injured children. The contributors of this volume not only present detailed analyses of the present state of knowledge of the diverse determinants of outcome in children with head injury, but they also emphasize the gaps and limitations in our knowledge.show more

Table of contents

PART I: THE ISSUES ; PART II: THE DATA ; PART III: LIFE SPAN EFFECTS, REHABILITATION AND TREATMENT ; PART IV: COMMENTARYshow more

Review quote

'...careful reading of the individual contributions is likely to engender many ideas about assessment and treatment as well as reformulate thinking...If you work with children who have had a head injury it is essential reading.' * Judith Middleton, Radcliffe Infirmary, Neuropsychological Jan.99. * many workers will appreciate the updated information and analyses that some chapters provide ... The editors have succeeded in providing a readable, organized and expert view of the issues surrounding some of the long-term functional consequences of brain injury in children ... the book can be strongly recommended to our colleagues in neurophsychology, developmental pediatrics, and rehabilitation who study outcomes of or provide therapies to traumatically brain-injured children. * Thomas G. Luerssen, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 26, No. 5, 1997 *show more