Foundations of Sport-Related Brain Injuries / Edition 1

Foundations of Sport-Related Brain Injuries / Edition 1

by Semyon M. Slobounov
     
 

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ISBN-10: 144194091X

ISBN-13: 9781441940919

Pub. Date: 10/29/2010

Publisher: Springer US

Mild traumatic brain injury continues to plague athletes of all sports. The clinical scenario at times does not reflect the injury or mechanisms and, as such, the pathophysiology, pathomechanics and pathopsychology of a concussion continue to be the major areas for further research. A lack of understanding of these pathologies has led to controversial

Overview

Mild traumatic brain injury continues to plague athletes of all sports. The clinical scenario at times does not reflect the injury or mechanisms and, as such, the pathophysiology, pathomechanics and pathopsychology of a concussion continue to be the major areas for further research. A lack of understanding of these pathologies has led to controversial recommendations for return to play, as well as an underestimation of true brain injury severity.

A major take-home point from this book should be the assumption that symptom resolution does not necessarily mean injury resolution. As can be seen by research focusing on global metabolic cascades and neural activity of the brain, long-standing dysfunctional pathways continue to exist for extended periods of time even after a minor concussion. Until we completely understand the consequences of short-term perturbations and long-term residual brain dysfunctions, concussions must be treated with respect and given a higher priority for continued research activity.

Increasing public awareness concerning the dangers of this often underestimated injury will hopefully increase funding for research, allowing investigators around the world to achieve a complete understanding of these pathological processes. Foundations of Sport-Related Brain Injuries is organized into five parts:



• Mechanisms of Concussion: From Brain to Behavior


• Evaluation of Sport-Related Concussions


• Neuroimaging of Traumatic Brain Injury


• Empirical Findings of Concussion along Life-Span


• Clinical Coverage of Sport-Related Concussions



This reference book provides the cumulative effort of world-known experts in the field to summarize current insights and controversies about concussions in athletics. Therefore, this book is an ideal resource for clinical practitioners, coaches, researchers and students interested in kinesiology, psychology, exercise, neuroscience, and sport medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441940919
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Chapter Concussion in Athletics: Ongoing Controversyz.- Introductory Chapter Concussion in Athletics: Ongoing Controversy.- Mechanisms of Concussion: From Brain to Behavior.- Neurophysiology of Concussion: Theoretical Perspectives.- Concussion Mechanisms and Pathophysiology.- The Biomechanics and Pathomechanics of Sport-Related Concussion.- Evaluation of Sport-Related Concussions.- Concussion Classification: Ongoing Controversy.- New Developments in Sports Concussion Management.- Neuropsychological Assessment Of Sports-Related Concussion: Measuring Clinically Significant Change.- Motivation and the Assessment of Sports-Related Concussion.- Neuroimaging of Traumatic Brain Injury.- Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion.- Fundamentals of EEG Methodology in Concussion Research.- Electroencephalography and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.- Neuroimaging in Traumatic Brain Injury.- Empirical Findings of Concussion Along Life-Span.- Pediatric Traumatic Head Injuries.- Aerobic Fitness and Concussion Outcomes in High School Football.- EEG Changes and Balance Deficits Following Concussion: One Piece of the Puzzle.- Clinical Coverage of Sport-Related Concussions.- Concussion Management: What is Our Role?.- Evolution and Mechanics of and Head Protection.- Neural, Behavioral and Psychological Effects of Injury in Athletes.- Assessment and Management of Concussion: A Neuropsychological Perspective.- Traumatic Injury in Athletics: Dialog with Collegiate Coaches.

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