Brain Injury Treatment: Theories and Practices

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Brain Injury Treatment: Theories and Practices is a thorough and wide-ranging account of the rehabilitation of brain injury. Written from an international perspective, this book presents a detailed discussion of the basic science of brain injury. It goes on to explain the treatments used in brain injury rehabilitation, containing a wealth of information on different neurosurgical and neuropsychological treatments and covering new methods of rehabilitation, such as complementary medicine theories. It also includes a comprehensive reference to the theories underlying rehabilitation practices and chapters on community re-entry and family dynamics following brain injury. It will be an invaluable tool for students of psychology, medicine, physical and occupational therapy studying the treatment and aftercare of people with brain injury.
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"Reading this book offers the opportunity to students and professionals alike to be exposed to rehabilitation techniques, assessment methods, and theories from specialists coming from foreign countries that would otherwise be unknown to them... We would love to see this book evolve into an international ‘reporter’ of TBI rehabilitation and neuropsychological assessment, issued every few years. The editors of Brain Injury Treatment met and overcame the challenge of directing a true international book on TBI rehabilitation, aftercare, assessement, and theories of rehabilitation, worthy of praising. Obviously this book is a forerunner for future international publications and collaborations in the area of TBI." - PsycCRITIQUES, reviewed by Marios Constantinou, Maria Karekla, Despina Hadjikyriacou, January 2007
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Jose Leon-Carrion is Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of the Human Neuropsychology Laboratory at the University of Seville, Spain. At the Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation (C.RE.CER.) in Seville, an interdisciplinary center for rehabilitation, he is responsible for the design of the rehabilitation programs and director of the Department of Research, Development and Innovation. He was vice-president of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA) and is currently Secretary General on the Board of Directors of IBIA. He also was president of the Academy for the Advancement of Brain Injury Rehabilitation.

George A. Zitnay is Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Virginia, he is the immediate past President of the Brain Injury Association of America, Founder and immediate past President of the International Brain Injury Association, Chairman of the WHO Neurotrauma Committee, former Chairman of the Council of the Medical Rehabilitation Center at NIH, Chairman of the National Brain Injury Research, Treatment and Training Foundation, former Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, author, lecturer and member of editorial board of journal, Brain Injury.

Klaus von Wild is Professor and Head Neurosurgical, Department for Neurosurgery and Early Neurotraumatological Rehabilitation, Clemenshospital, Teaching Hospital, Westphalian Wilhelms University Munster.

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Table of Contents

1 Prehospital management of traumatic brain injury 1
2 Mild brain injury : detecting high-risk patients 17
3 Organization of neurological intensive care units 28
4 Current concepts and strategies on early neurorehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) : a model project according to the guidelines of the German task force on early neurological-neurosurgical rehabilitation 63
5 Electrical treatment of coma : experience in the Eastern USA and Central Japan 80
6 Low-level responsive states 117
7 Diagnosing and treating affective disorders after brain injury 144
8 Sleep disorders in patients with traumatic brain injury 163
9 Rehabilitation of equilibrium and posture control after brain injury : the NeuroBird method 187
10 Neuropharmacologic management of impairment after traumatic brain injury 205
11 Spasticity of cerebral origin 230
12 Rehabilitation in water : a practical guide 250
13 Neuropsychological assessment of persons with acquired brain injury 275
14 Sevilla neuropsychological test battery (BNS) (version 2.0) for the assessment of executive functioning 313
15 Methods and tools for the assessment of outcome after brain injury rehabilitation 331
16 Assessment of response bias in impairment and disability examinations 354
17 Rehabilitation of cognitive disorders after acquire brain injury : the combined method (TCM) 385
18 Neuropsychological recovery in children and adolescents following traumatic brain injury 401
19 Medical rehabilitation of TBI after intensive care 441
20 The holistic, multidisciplinary, and intensive approach to treatment : the CRECER method 469
21 The role of stem cells in the rehabilitation of brain injury 484
22 Complementary medicine and TBI 493
23 The role of family in the rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury patients : advocate or co-therapist 513
24 Return to work after brain injury 527
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