Head Injury & Brain Damage

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Table of Contents Part I: Traumatic Head & Brain Injury ......................................... 2
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Overview

Table of Contents Part I: Traumatic Head & Brain Injury ......................................... 2
The Meninges ..........................4
Dura Matter ........................ 5
The Skull .......................... 9
Skull Fractures .................... 12
Basilar Fractures .& Cranial Nerve Injuries ............. 16
Depressed Fractures ............................... 26
Linear Fractures ............................... 28
Anosmia ...................... 31
Disturbances of Eye Movement....35
The Optic Nerve............... 36
Blindness................39
Concussion & Mild Head Injuries ......................40
Concussion .................................41
Mild Concussion ...................................42
Classic Concussion ............................. 43
Mild Head Injury ..................... 44
Hypoxia & Blood Flow .............................. 44
Neuropsychological Deficits ..................... 48
Premorbid Influences ..................... 49
Post Concussion Syndrome ........................ 49
Cerebral Blood Flow ............................. 51
Attention & Information Processing ................ 51
Whiplash & Blood Flow ................. 52
Vertigo, Hearing Loss & Tinnitus ........................... 54
Diplopia & Photophopia ..................... 55
Post Concussion Syndrome & Severe Head Injury ..................... 56
Contusions, Brain Lesions, & Head Injuries .................58
Necrosis ..................................... 62
Axonal Transport Deficits ...................... 64
Consciousness ................................... 64
Coup & Contre Coup Contusions .................. 65
Contre Cavitation ........................... 66
Rotation & Shearing Forces ........................... 67
Brainstem & Subcortical Lesions ................... 68
Diffuse Axonal Injury ............................ 69
Coma & Head Injuries ............................. 70
Reticular Brainstem Damage & Loss of Consciousness ..... 71
Hemotomas & Hemorrhage ........... 72
Chronic Hematomas ................ 77
Herniation .................................. 79
Dura Compartments & Brain Injury ................. 79
Subfalcial Herniation .................. 80
Tonsillar Cerebellar Herniation .............................. 82
Tentorial/Temporal Lobe Herniation ..................... 83
Coma & Levels of Consciousness ................. 85
Stupor ........................ 86
Confusion ...................................... 86
Delirium .................................... 87
Coma .................................. 87
Glasgow Coma Scale .................. 87
Mortality: Age, Motor Functioning, Complications ............ 91
Vegetative States ........................ 92
Part II: Brain Damage & the Mind ..................................................... 96
The Brain: A Functional Overview .................... 97
The Brainstem .............................. 103
The Cerebellum ................. 104
The Limbic System ...................105
Limbic System Memory ................... 106
Neocortex ................................. 107
Frontal, Temporal, Parietal, Occipital Lobes ................ 108
Frontal Lobes ................................. 108
Temporal Lobes ........................... 111
Parietal Lobes ....................... 116
Occipital Lobes & Vision .......................... 121
Conclusions ..................... 124
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982955284
  • Publisher: Cosmology.com
  • Publication date: 10/16/2011
  • Pages: 142
  • Product dimensions: 0.30 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

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