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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mukesh Misra, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book is a comprehensive guide to central nervous system injury, which includes cranial and spinal trauma. It provides a clear understanding of clinical diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and basic research involved in injury of the CNS.
Purpose: The purpose is to help and guide all physicians and surgeons taking care of patients with CNS trauma. The description, diagnosis, and management of various other system injuries, along with the neurotrauma, are also an important intention of this book.
Audience: The book has been basically targeted for the wide spectrum of physicians and scientists who are involved in this field, the majority of them being neurosurgeons and physicians in other fields of medicine involved in the active diagnosis and management of the patient with trauma of the CNS.
Features: This book is a comprehensive text of the clinical and basic research in trauma of the CNS. The description of the management of the associated injuries, complications, and sequelae and therehabilitation of the patient of neurotrauma are also important features of the book.
Assessment: The book is an important contribution to the field of neurotrauma, and it has been able to update the recent concepts of neurotrauma. With the remarkable strides in the past two decades there was the need to compile these recent advances, and this book has been able to achieve this goal very successfully. The book is going to have a lasting impact within the community of physicians who are involved in the care of patients with neurotrauma.