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Brain Injury Medicine

Principles and Practice

Second Edition

Nathan Zasler (editor) Douglas Katz (editor)
Ross Zafonte (editor)

ISBN: 9781936287277

Publication Date: Jun 2012

Format: Hardback

Provides a clear and comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management of traumatic brain injury-from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. An essential reference for physicians and other health care professionals who work with brain injured patients, the book focuses on assessment and treatment of the wider variety of clinical problems these patients face and addresses many associated concerns such as epidemiology, ethical issues, legal issues, and life-care planning.

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Brain Injury Medicine is a clear and comprehensive guide to all aspects of the management of traumatic brain injury-from early diagnosis and evaluation through the post-acute period and rehabilitation. An essential reference for physicians and other health care professionals who work with brain injured patients, the book focuses on assessment and treatment of the wider variety of clinical problems these patients face and addresses many associated concerns such as epidemiology, ethical issues, legal issues, and life-care planning. Written by over 190 acknowledged leaders, the text covers the full spectrum of the practice of brain injury medicine including principles of neural recovery, neuroimaging and neurodiagnostic testing, prognosis and outcome, acute care, rehabilitation, treatment of specific populations, neurologic and other medical problems following injury, cognitive and behavioral problems, post-traumatic pain disorders, pharmacologic and alternative treatments, and community reentry and productivity.

Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd Edition Features:

  • The acknowledged gold-standard of Brain Injury Medicine has been completely revised and updated throughout
  • Multi-disciplinary focus-expert authorship from a wide range of specialties promotes a holistic team approach to a complex, many-faceted condition
  • Covers the entire continuum of care from early diagnosis and assessment through acute management, rehabilitation, associated medical and quality of life issues, and functional outcomes

New to the Second Edition:

  • Three new Associate Editors from related disciplines provide added expertise
  • Six new sections: acute rehabilitative care, pediatric TBI, special senses, autonomic and other organ system problems, post-trauma pain disorders, complementary and alternative therapies
  • 25 new chapters
  • Print Digital Access: Purchase price includes enhanced e-book containing the complete and fully searchable text plus additional digital-only content


Praise for the First Edition

"...A 'go-to' reference for any clinician treating individuals with brain injury... The editors have assembled a single resource for physiatrists, neurologists, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, psychologists, and other medical specialists, as well as for legal professionals and patient advocates. A medical condition of this magnitude and scope requires the thoughtful and wide-ranging coverage this text provides. It will quickly become the authoritative desk reference sought by clinicians practicing brain injury medicine."-The New England Journal of Medicine

"Brain Injury Medicine is clearly a 'go-to' textbook that belongs on the shelves of brain injury professionals across the board- physicians, psychologists, therapists, and treatments specialists. It contains a depth and breadth of information on the science of brain injury and the state of the art in treating individuals. The editors and chapter authors of this excellent textbook deserve to be complimented for their expertise and commitment to helping professionals expand their knowledge of brain injury treatment, research, and service delivery."-Brain Injury Professional

"A much-needed and welcome addition to the brain injury medical literature... an excellent comprehensive clearinghouse for state-of-the-art knowledge in brain injury medicine today... Anyone caring for brain-injured patients would do well to obtain this book for use as a go-to reference, a teaching tool, and for assistance with the many medical and rehabilitation management issues which face this patient population and the clinicians who care for them."-Doody's Reviews

Pages 1500
Date Published 30 Jun 2012
Publisher Demos Medical Publishing
Subject/s Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   Rehabilitation: brain & spinal injuries  
Contents: Part I: PERSPECTIVES ON REHABILITATIVE CARE AND RESEARCH: 1. Clinical Continuum of Care and Natural History, Douglas I. Katz, Nathan D. Zasler, and Ross Zafonte; 2. History of TBI Care and Rehabilitation, Graham Teasdale and George Zitnay; 3. Health Policy, Jean Beruge and Lynne Turner-Stokes; 4. International Systems of Care and Research Agendas, Olli Tenuvuo, Ross Bullock, and Ross Zafonte; 5. Education, Training, and Certification for Health Care Providers, Margaret A. Turk, Dominic A. Carone, and Joanne Scandale; 6. Institutional and Programmatic Certification, Chris MacDonell; 7. Conducting Research in Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Concept and Issues, Amy K. Wagner; Part II: EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION, NEUROPATHOLOGY, AND NEURAL RECOVERY: 8. Epidemiology and Public Health Issues, Victor Coronado, Lisa McGuire, Mark Faul, William Pearson, and David Sugerman; 9. Primary Prevention, Lee M. Kneer and Elie P. Elovic; 10. Biomechanics of Brain Injury, David C. Viano; 11. Pathobiology of Primary Traumatic Brain Injury, Shoji Yokobori and M. Ross Bullokc; 12. Pathobiology of Secondary Brain Injury Patrick M. Kochanek, Robert S.B. Clark, and Larry W. Jenkins; 13. Concepts of CNS Plasticity and Their Implications for Recovery After Brain Damage, Donald G. Stein; 14. Experimental Therapeutic Approaches for Traumatic Brain Injury, Anthony E. Kline, Jeffrey P. Cheng, and C. Edward Dixon; Part III: NEUROIMAGING AND NEURODIAGNOSTIC TESTING: 15. Structural Neuroimaging, Esther Yuh and Alisa Gean; 16. Functional Neuroimaging, Joseph H. Ricker, Patricia M. Arenth, and Amy K. Wagner; 17. Electrophysiologic Techniques, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Shahid Bashir, Marine Vernet, and Hatice Kumru; Part IV: PROGNOSIS AND OUTCOME: 18. Prognosis: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach, Sunil Kothari and Craig DiTommaso; 19. Neuroimaging Correlates of Functional Outcome, Erin D. Bigler and William L. Maxwell; 20. Functional Assessment in TBI Rehabilitation, Marcel P.J.M. Dijkers and Brian D. Greenwald; 21. Life Expectancy and Wellness, Cynthia L. Harrison-Felix, Lenore A. Hawley, Allen W. Brown, and Michael J. DeVivo; Part V: ACUTE CARE: 22. Emergency Care/ Initial Trauma Care, Geoffrey Ling; 23. Critical Care, Samson Sujit Kumar Gaddam and Claudia S. Robertson; 24. The Surgical Management of Traumatic Brain Injury, Peter S. Amenta and Jack I. Jallo; 25. Development of Acute Care Guidelines and Effect on Outcome, Ross Bullock, Jose Sanchez-Chavez, and David Kahn; Part VI: REHABILITATIVE CARE AND TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC POPULATIONS:26. Acute Rehabilitation, Cindy Ivanhoe, Eric Spier, and Ana Durand; 27. Neurorehabilitation Nursing, Harriet Straus, Melinda Kahn and Mary Goonan; 28. Traumatic Brain Injury in the Elderly, Jaime Levine and Steven R. Flanagan; 29. Mild TBI, Grant L. Iverson and Nathan D. Zasler; 30. Post Concussive Disorders: Differential Diagnostic Issues and Treatment Implications, Nathan D. Zasler and Grant L. Iverson; 31. Sports-Related Concussion, Michael W. Collins, Grant L. Iverson, Michael Gaetz, William P. Meehan III, and Mark L. Lovell; 32. Assessment and Rehabilitative Management of Individuals with Disorders of Consciousness, Joseph T. Giacino, Kent Garber, Douglas I. Katz, and Nicholas Schiff; 33. Military TBI: Special Considerations, Michael Jaffee and Kimberly Myer; 34. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Special Considerations, Brad G. Kurowski, Linda Michaud, Lynn Babcock, and Tara Rhine; 35. Pediatric Neurocritical Care: Special Considerations, Chris Giza; 36. Pediatric Neuropsychological Issues and Cognitive Rehabilitation, Bradford Ross and Peter Patrick; 37. Educational Issues and School Re-Entry for Students with TBI, Ann Glang, Janet Tyler, and Bonnie Todis; 38. Family Assessment and Intervention, Caron Gan, Roberta DePompei, and Marilyn Lash; Part VII: NEUROLOGIC PROBLEMS: 39. Post-Traumatic Seizures and Epilepsy, Alan Towne, Stuart A. Yablon, and Victor G. Dostrow; 40. Movement Disorders After Traumatic Brain Injury, Joachim K. Krauss and Joseph Jankovic; 41. Cranial Nerve Disorders, Flora M. Hammond and Todd Masel; 42. Fatigue: Assessment and Treatment, Michael Henrie and Elie P. Elovic; 43. Sleep Disturbance, Marie-Christine Ouellet, Simon Beaulieu-Bonneau, and Charles Morin; 44. Diagnosis and Management of Late Intracranial Complications, David F. Long; 45. Evaluating and Treating Visual Dysfunction, William V. Padula and Eric Singman; 46. Audiological Impairment, Daniel H. Coelho and Michael Hoffer; 47. Balance and Dizziness, Neil T. Shepard, Jaynee A. Handelsman, and Richard A. Clendaniel; 48. Smell and Taste, Richard M. Costanzo, Evan R. Reiter, and Joshua C. Yelverton; Part VIII: NEUROMUSCULOSKELTAL PROBLEMS: 49. Complications Associated With Immobility, Kathleen R. Bell and Christian N. Shenouda; 50. Spasticity Assessment and Treatment: the Upper Motoneuron Syndrome, Nathaniel H. Mayer and Alberto Esquenazi; 51. Neuro-Orthopedics, Harish Hosalkar, Nirav K. Pandya, Keith Baldwin, and Mary Ann Keenan; 52. Autonomic Dysfunction, Ian Baguley and Melissa Nott; 53. Neuroendocrine Dysfunction After TBI, Brent E. Masel; Part IX: MEDICAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES: 54. Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Issues, Donald F. Kirby, Linda Creasey, and Keely R. Parisian; 55. Sexuality and Intimacy Following Traumatic Brain Injury, M. Elizabeth Sandel, Richard Delmonico, and Mary Jean Kotch; 56. Post-Traumatic Headache, Lawrence J. Horn, Benjamin Siebert, Neal Patel, and Nathan D. Zasler; 57. Post-traumatic Pain Disorders: Medical Assessment and Management, Nathan D. Zasler, Lawrence J. Horn, Michael F. Martelli and Keith Nicholson; 58. Psychological Approaches to Comprehensive Post-Trauma Pain Assessment and Management, Michael F. Martelli, Keith Nicholson and Nathan D. Zasler; Part X: COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS: 59. Cognitive Impairments, Paul J. Eslinger, Guiseppe Zappala, Freeman Chakara, and Anna M. Barrett; 60. Neuropsychological Assessment and Treatment Plans, Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, Nancy Hsu, Emilie E. Godwin, and Kathryn Wilder Schaaf; 61. Cognitive Rehabilitation, Keith D. Cicerone; 62. Emotional and Behavioral Sequelae; Thomas McAllister; 63. Principles of Behavioral Analysis and Modification, Robert L. Karol; 64. Psychological Issues and Amelioration of Emotional and Behavioral Problems, Jennie Ponsford; Part XI: SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND SWALLOWING PROBLEMS: 65. Assessment and Treatment of Speech and Language Disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury, Bruce E. Murdoch, Fiona M. Lewis, and Christina Knuepffer; 66. Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Problems, Jeri A. Logemann; 67. Cognitive-Communication Deficits Following TBI, Carl A. Coelho; Part XII: MOTOR RECOVERY, FUNCTIONAL MOBILITY, AND ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING: 68. Neuroscientific Basis for Occupational and Physical Therapy, Randolph J. Nudo and Numa Dancause; 69. Therapy for Mobility Impairments and Motor Skill Acquisition, Katherine J. Sullivan and Karen McCulloch; 70. Therapy for Activities of Daily Living: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives, Joan Toglia and Kathleen Golisz; 71. Durable Medical Equipment/Rehabilitation Equipment, Rory Cooper and Michael Lain; Part XIII: NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS: 72. Neuropharmacology, Jay Meythaler and Ross Zafonte; 73. Pharmacotherapy of Cognitive Impairment, David B. Arciniegas and Jonathan M. Silver; 74. Pharmacotherapy of Neuropsychiatric Disturbances, David B. Arciniegas and Jonathan M. Silver; 75. Neurotechnology in TBI Neurorehabilitation, Paolo Bonato; 76. Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Jacinta McElligott, Felise S. Zollman, and Sunil Kothari; Part XIV: PSYCHOSOCIAL AND VOCATIONAL ISSUES: 77. Post-Hospital Rehabilitation, James F. Malec; 78. Driving After TBI, Megan H. W. Preece, Carolyn A. Unsworth, and Morris Odell; 79. Substance Abuse Among Persons with TBI, John D. Corrigan and W. Jerry Mysiw; 80. Practical Approaches to Family Assessment and Intervention, Emilie E. Godwin, Kathie Wilder Schaaf, and Jeffrey S. Kreutzer; 81. Return to Work Following TBI, Michael West, Pam Targett, Satoko Crockatt, and Paul Wehman; 82. Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Skills, Ann Fenech, and Kelly Klemmer; Part XV: MEDICOLEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES: 83. Medical Ethics Issues in TBI, Joseph Fins and John Banja; 84. A Clinicolegal Primer for Professionals Working with Persons with TBI, Arthur Ameis, Nathan D. Zasler, Michael F. Martelli, and Shane S. Bush; 85. Assessment of Response Bias in Clinical and Forensic Evaluations of Impairment, Michael F. Martelli, Keith Nicholson, and Nathan D. Zasler; 86. Life Care Planning After TBI: Clinical and Forensic Issues, Roger O. Weed and Debra E. Berens

Nathan D. Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM is an internationally respected physician who specializes in acquired brain injury (ABI) care and neurorehabilitation. He is CEO and Medical Director of the Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, an outpatient neurorehabilitation practice specializing, as well as, Tree of Life, a transitional neurorehabilitation and long term care program for persons with ABI. Dr. Zasler is chief editor of the international scientific publications NeuroRehabilitation, The International Neurotrauma Letter, and Brain Injury. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the International Brain Injury Association.

||Douglas I. Katz, MD is a neurologist specializing in patients with traumatic brain injury. He has been at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital for nearly 20 years where he is Medical Director of Brain Injury Programs. He is presently with Boston University Neurology Associates and Associate Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine.|Ross D. Zafonte, DO is Earle P. and Ida S .Charlton Professor and Chair Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Vice President Medical Affairs for The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Chief Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr Zafonte has been an active clinician and researcher in the area of brain injury as well as principal investigator for the University of Pittsburgh's NIDRR TBI Model System and NIH TBI Clinical Trials Center

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