Foundations of Sport-Related Brain Injuries / Edition 1

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Overview

In summarizing current insights and controversies over concussions in athletics, this book makes the vital point that symptom resolution does not necessarily mean injury resolution. Research shows that dysfunctional pathways continue for extended periods even after a minor concussion. Until the consequences of short-term perturbations and long-term residual brain dysfunctions are better understood, concussions must be treated with respect and given a higher priority for continued research activity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441940919
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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