Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports / Edition 1

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in sports has become an important international public health issue over the past two decades. However, until recently, return to play decisions following a sports-related traumatic brain injury have been based on anecdotal evidence and have not been based on scientifically validated clinical protocols. Over the past decade, the field of Neuropsychology has become an increasingly important component of the return to play decision making process following TBI. Neuropsychological assessment instruments are increasingly being adapted for use with athletes throughout the world and the field of Sports Neuropsychology appears to be a rapidly evolving subspecialty.

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M.W. Collins, Section 1: Basic Concepts, S.D. Bender, J.T. Barth and J. Irby, Historical Perspectives. J.W. Powell, Diagnosis, ManagEment and Prevention. J.A. Newman, Biomechanics of Brain Injury in Athletes. C.C. Giza and D.A. Hovda, The Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury. E.D. Bigler and W.W. Orrison, Neuroimaging in Sports-related Brain Injury. B.D. Jordan, Genetic Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports. M.R. Lovell, Section 2: Models of Neuropsychological Assessment. M.W. Collins, R.J. Echemendia and M.R. Lovell, Collegiate and High School Sports. R. Hatfield, L. Bieliauskas, P. Begloff, B. Steinberg and M. Kauszler, Youth Hockey. A. Shuttleworth-Edwards, M. Border, I. Reid and S. Radloff, South African Rugby Union. A.D. Hinton-Bayre and G. Geffen, Australian Rules Football and Rugby League. E.J.T. Matser, Fons A.G.H. Kessels and M.R. Lovell, Soccer. M.R. Lovell and W. Barr, American Professional Football. M.R. Lovell, R.J. Echemendia and C.J. Burke, Professional Hockey. R.L. Heilbronner and L.D. Ravdin, Boxing. D.K. Broshek, A.M. Brazil, J.R. Freeman and J.T. Barth, Equestrian Sports. J.T. Barth, Section 3: Methodological Issues. S.N. Macciocchi and J.T. Barth, Methodological Concerns in Traumatic Brain Injury. M.D. Franzen, R.J. Frerichs and G.L. Iverson, Reliability, Validity, and the Measurement of Change in Serial Assessment of Athletes. G.L. Iverson and M. Gaetz, Practical Considerations for Interpreting Change Following Brain Injury. E. Kozora and D. Gerber, Special Considerations and Implications of Neuropsychological Testing in Professional Athletes. K. Podell, Computerized Assessment of Sports-related Brain Injury. R.J. Echemendia, Section 4: Special Topics. W.G. Snow, K.C. Kutner and R. Barnes, Consultation with Sports Organizations. M.A.J. Finlayson, Psychotherapy and Psychological Aspects of Recovery from Brain Injury. R.J. Echemendia, Cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Evaluations in Sports. J. Brooks, Gender Issues in Brain Injury. E.S. Parker, R.J. Echemendia and C. Milhouse, Ethical Issues in the Evaluation of Athletes. R.J. Echemendia and R.C. Cantu, Return to Play Following Cerebral Brain Injury.

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