Traumatic Brain Injury

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Overview

Practitioners today see increasing numbers of brain injuries across the country and around the glozbe. The causes run the gamut of human endeavor, from frailty associated with aging, military activity, sports, and motor vehicle accidents of all kinds. With a growing awareness of the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the need for early intervention to ameliorate these effects and improve patient outcomes have come demand for practical information for clinicians on the "frontlines."

Designed for the busy practitioner Traumatic Brain Injury: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference is a handy reference providing quick answers when diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injuries at every level. One hundred alphabetically listed topics are presented in a consistent two-page format for easy access to key information at a glance. The book covers assessment, diagnostic testing, and the full spectrum of brain injury conditions, sequelae, and interventions commonly associated with TBI and expected functional outcomes.

Specialized areas of TBI care are alos included for unique patient populations, such as sports or military injury, and conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder or neuroendocrine disorder, that may be seen by providers in other settings.

Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints, and suggested readings.

All Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Referencetitles offer:

  • Consistent Approach and Organization: at-a-glance outline format allows readers to find the facts quickly
  • Concise Coverage: of must-know information broken down into easy-to-locate topics
  • Fast Answers to Clinical Questions: diagnostic and management criteria for problems commonly encountered in daily practice
  • Hands-on Practical Guidance: for all types of interventions and therapies
  • Multi-Specialty Perspective: ensures that issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addressed

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Nenad N Brkic, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: This excellent quick reference on high-yield topics in traumatic brain injury has plenty of helpful information for busy practitioners.
Purpose: It achieves its objective to be a user-friendly bedside and office tool to help practitioners caring for patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Audience: It is appropriate for physiatrists, general practitioners, medical residents, and students.
Features: The book covers high-yield topics in traumatic brain injury basics, conditions, and interventions. It is a very good resource for the appropriate evaluation and examination of this patient population. The format works well for quick reference and review. A shortcoming, however, is the poor quality of the neuroimages.
Assessment: Overall, this is an extremely helpful quick reference for anyone involved in taking care of traumatic brain injury patients.
Book News Inc
"a quick reference for practitioners responsible for diagnosing and treating traumatic brain disorders(TBI)" -- Book News Inc, Portland OR
From The Critics
Reviewer: Nenad N Brkic, MD(Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: This excellent quick reference on high-yield topics in traumatic brain injury has plenty of helpful information for busy practitioners.
Purpose: It achieves its objective to be a user-friendly bedside and office tool to help practitioners caring for patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Audience: It is appropriate for physiatrists, general practitioners, medical residents, and students.
Features: The book covers high-yield topics in traumatic brain injury basics, conditions, and interventions. It is a very good resource for the appropriate evaluation and examination of this patient population. The format works well for quick reference and review. A shortcoming, however, is the poor quality of the neuroimages.
Assessment: Overall, this is an extremely helpful quick reference for anyone involved in taking care of traumatic brain injury patients.
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Product Details

Meet the Author

David X. Cifu is Chairman and Herman J. Flax, MD Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, National Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Veterans Health Administration, Executive Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University and the author of the forthcomingOvercoming Post-Deployment Syndrome to be published by Demos Health.

Deborah Caruso is clinical instructor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ralph Buschbacher is Professor of Clinical Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation, Indiana University

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

I Traumatic Brain Injury Basics

1 History 2

2 Physical Examination 4

3 Assessment Scales: Agitation 5

4 Assessment Scales: Balance and Dizziness 6

5 Assessment Scales: Cognition 8

6 Assessment Scales: Concussion Grading 9

7 Assessment Scales: Injury Severity 9

8 Assessment Scales: Level of Arousal and Attention 10

9 Assessment Scales: Orientation 12

10 Assessment Scales: Postconcussion Symptoms 14

11 Assessment Scales: Sleep 16

12 Assessment Scales: Smell 16

13 Diagnostic Tests: Balance and Dizziness 17

14 Diagnostic Tests: Bowel and Bladder Function 18

15 Diagnostic Tests: Electrophysiologic Evoked Potentials 18

16 Diagnostic Tests: Neuroimaging Findings in Traumatic Brain Injury 19

17 Diagnostic Tests: Neuroimaging Techniques 21

18 Diagnostic Tests: Swallowing 22

19 Diagnostic Tests: Vascular 23

II Conditions

20 Agitation and Restless Behavior 26

21 Akinetic Mutism 28

22 Aphasia, Expressive (Motor) 30

23 Aphasia, Receptive (Sensory) 32

24 Attentional Deficits, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 34

25 Balance Deficits 36

26 Bladder Issues 38

27 Bowel Issues 40

28 Central Dysautonomia 42

29 Cognitive Deficits of Traumatic Brain Injury 44

30 Combat-Related Traumatic Brain Injury 46

31 Concussion: Cumulative Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 48

32 Concussion: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 50

33 Concussion: Postconcussive Symptoms/Syndrome (PCS) 52

34 Concussion: Second Impact Syndrome 54

35 Concussion: Sports 56

36 Coordination Deficits 58

37 Cranial Nerve Deficits---I (Anosmia) 60

38 Cranial Nerve Deficits---V, VII (Face) 62

39 Cranial Nerve Deficits---X, XI, XII (Head and Neck) 64

40 Cranial Nerve Deficits---III, IV, VI (Ocular Muscles) 66

41 Cranial Nerve Deficits---II, VIII, IX (Special Senses) 68

42 Cranial/Skull Defects: Craniotomy/Craniectomy/Cranioplasty 70

43 Deep Venous Thrombosis 72

44 Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury 74

45 Depression 76

46 Disinhibition 78

47 Dizziness 80

48 Dysarthria 82

49 Dysphagia 84

50 Emotional Lability 86

51 Executive Function Impairment 88

52 Gait (Ambulation) Dysfunction 90

53 Geriatric Traumatic Brain Injury 92

54 Hearing Deficits 94

55 Hemiparesis/Hemiplegia 96

56 Heterotopic Ossification 98

57 Hyperesthesia 100

58 Hypoarousal 102

59 Hypoesthesia/Numbness 104

60 Hypotonia/Flaccidity 106

61 Insomnia 108

62 Locked-in Syndrome 110

63 Minimally Conscious State 112

64 Neglect (Unilateral Spatial Inattention) 114

65 Neuroendocrine Dysfunction: Other 116

66 Neuroendocrine Dysfunction: Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone 118

67 Neurolinguistic Deficits of Traumatic Brain Injury 120

68 Pain: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 122

69 Pain: General 124

70 Pain: Headaches 126

71 Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury 128

72 Penetrating Injuries 130

73 Posttraumatic Amnesia 132

74 Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus 134

75 Posttraumatic Seizures 136

76 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 138

77 Pressure Sores 140

78 Quadriparesis 142

79 Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury: Dual Disability 144

80 Sexual Dysfunction 146

81 Shaken Baby Syndrome 148

82 Spasticity/Hypertonicity/Rigidity/Clonus 150

83 Tinnitus 152

84 Tremors 154

85 Vegetative State, Persistent 156

86 Vision Deficits 158

87 Visual Perceptual Deficits 160

III Interventions

88 Acute Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury 164

89 Acute Management of Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury 165

90 Agitation: Medications to Treat 166

91 Complementary Alternative Medicine 168

92 Computer-Based Cognitive Therapy 169

93 Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy 170

94 Depression: Medications to Treat 172

95 Disability Determination 173

96 Intensity and Type of Rehabilitation Therapy 174

97 Outcome Assessment and Prediction 175

98 Return to Sports 176

99 Return to Work 177

100 Spasticity: Oral Medications to Treat 178

Index 179

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2011

    A great resource for clinicians and patients

    The authors have provided a very practical yet simple, structured approach to more than 100 common issues in traumatic brain injury. Easy to understand and use, this manual provides a great starting point for the new clinician or patient, or a reassuring reference for the more experiences practitioner. Part of a series of books designed to be easy-to-use references to key medical and rehabilitation problems.

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