Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions

ISBN : 9780199737529

Harvey Levin; David Shum; Raymond Chan
480 Pages
188 x 256 mm
Pub date
Mar 2014
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This timely book reports recent progress in research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) by leading investigators encompassing translational and clinical studies. The text covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, brain imaging, cognition, behavioral sequelae, and clinical trials of innovative treatments, including new approaches to rehabilitation. The range of TBI mechanisms represented in this cutting-edge book includes closed head trauma and blast-related injury, and the spectrum of TBI severity. Chapters offer a developmental perspective, including the effects of TBI on cognitive development in children and outcome studies in adults. Contributors from various countries provide a global perspective on this worldwide health problem. The editors have synthesized the contents in a concluding chapter. Researchers and clinicians will find this volume to be an informative, authoritative reference for current TBI research.


Table of Contents
Harvey S. Levin, David H. K. Shum & Raymond C. K. Chan
Part 1 Introduction
1. Recent Advances in Traumatic Brain Injury Research: Introduction
Harvey S. Levin, David H. K. Shum & Raymond C. K. Chan
2. Traumatic Brain Injury: Some History and Epidemiology
David L. McArthur
3. Traumatic Brain Injury Disease: Long Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury
Brent E. Masel & Douglas S. DeWitt
Part 2 Neuropsychological Functions
4. Attentional Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury
Jia Huang, David H. K. Shum, Raymon C. K. Chan & Allana L. Canty
5. Memory Impairments after Traumatic Brain Injury
Allana L. Canty, David H. K. Shum, Harvey S. Levin & Raymond C. K. Chan
6. Executive Function Impairments after Traumatic Brain Injury
Ya Wang, Raymond C. K. Chan & David H. K. Shum
7. High-Level Language in Traumatic Brain Injury: Promising Metrics to Advance Brain Repair
Sandra B. Chapman and Lori G. Cook
8. Disorders of Emotion and Social Cognition following Traumatic Brain Injury
Skye McDonald, Jacqueline Rushby, Michelle Kelly & Arielle de Sousa
Part 3 Outcomes and Rehabilitation
9. Measuring Outcomes Using the International Classification of Functioning and Health (ICF)
Robyn L. Tate
10. Short and Long-term Outcomes in Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury
Jennie Ponsford
11. Cognitive Rehabilitation following Traumatic Brain Injury
Tom Manly, Jonathan J. Evans, Jessica E. Fish, Fergus Gracey & Andrew Bateman
12. Community Adjustment and Re-engagement
Tamara Ownsworth & Jennifer Fleming
13. The Neurobiological Basis of Pharmacological Approaches for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury
Rashed Harun & Amy K. Wagner
Part 4 Methodological and Technological Advances
14. Advanced Neuroimaging in Traumatic Brain Injury
Elisabeth A. Wilde, Kareem W. Ayoub, Erin D. Bigler, Jill V. Hunter & Harvey S. Levin
Part 5 Special Populations
15. Children and Adolescents
Vicki Anderson & Keith Owen Yeates
16. Traumatic Brain Injury in Older Adults: Does Age Matter?
Glynda J. Kinsella, John Olver, Ben Ong, Eleanor Hammersley & Bethan Plowright
17. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Sarah A. Raskin, David W. Lovejoy, Michael C. Stevens, Marta Zamroziewicz & Howard J. Oakes
18. Blast Related Traumatic Brian Injury: Pathophysiology, Comorbidities and Neurobehavioural Outcomes
Ralph G De Palma, Clifford J Buckley, James M. Ecklund, Gerald M. Cross & William Gunnar
Part 6 Future Opportunities and Challenges
19. Future Challenges
Harvey S. Levin, David H. K. Shum & Raymond C. K. Chan

About the author: 

Harvey S. Levin is Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He also serves as Director of the Center of Excellence for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at the Michael E. De Bakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His research is concerned with closed head trauma in civilians and blast-related injury in veterans. David H. K. Shum is Dean of Research in the Health Group at Griffith University, Australia. Professor Shum has more than 20 years' experience studying the effects of brain injury on cognition and behavior in adults and children. ; Raymond C. K. Chan is Professor of Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Mental Health. He holds an honorary professorship at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong.

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