Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment

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by Michael A. McCrea
     
 

This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. In addition, it includes a Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of

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Overview

This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. In addition, it includes a Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Traumatic brain injuries constitute a major global public health problem, but until now, MTBIs, which constitute up to 90 percent of all treated TBIs, have been difficult to evaluate and manage clinically because of the absence of a viable model. Dr. McCrea's book thus provides a welcome evidence base for all clinicians - including psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation medicine physicians, physiatrists, and nurses - involved in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of MTBI, as well as attorneys involved in personal injury litigation and personal injury defense. Each section of the book ends with a helpful summary of the 'Top 10 Conclusions.' Instructions for earning AACN-administered CE credit are included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195328295
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/08/2007
Series:
AACN Workshop Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
512,661
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
Continuing Education (CE) Credit     xiii
Author's Workshop Materials     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
The TBI Landscape     1
Epidemiology and Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury     3
Zeroing In on MTBI: Epidemiology and Impact     7
Challenges in Defining and Diagnosing MTBI     13
Advances in MTBI Research Methodologies     29
Top 10 Conclusions     37
References     39
Basic and Clinical Science of MTBI     43
Biomechanics of MTBI     45
Neurophysiology of MTBI: The Neurometabolic Cascade     53
Neuroimaging in MTBI     61
Top 10 Conclusions     71
References     73
The Natural History of MTBI     83
Acute Symptoms and Symptom Recovery     85
Acute Cognitive Effects and Early Recovery     97
Neuropsychological Recovery     109
Influence of Acute Injury Characteristics on Recovery     119
Measuring Neurophysiologic Recovery     125
Functional Outcome After MTBI     129
Exceptions to the Rule: Potential Long-Term Effects of MTBI     133
Top 10 Conclusions     138
References     140
Implications for Rethinking Postconcussion Syndrome     151
Defining Postconcussion Syndrome     153
Nonspecificity of Postconcussion Syndrome Symptoms     159
Epidemiology of Postconcussion Syndrome: Another Denominator Problem     163
PCS as a Neuropsychological Disorder     169
Psychological Theories of Postconcussion Syndrome     173
Interventional Models for Postconcussion Syndrome     177
A Practical Model for Clinical Management of PCS     181
Top 10 Conclusions     188
References     189
Final Summary and Conclusions     195
Index     197
About the Author     205

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