Head Injury in Childhood and Adolescence
FOREWARD: Daune L. MacGregor.
PRESENTATION AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY.
Acute Brain Injury: Charles Matouk and Abhaya Kulkarni.
Diagnostic Imaging: Helen M. Branson and Manohar Shroff.
Mild Closed Head Injury: Shay Menascu and Daune L. MacGregor.
Acute and Emergency Management: Charles Matouk, Jamie Hutchison, Anne-Marie Guerguerian and Abhaya.
Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation: Peter Rumney.
Overview of Outcomes: Peter Rumney.
Neuropsychiatric Outcomes: Chanth Seyone, Babita Kara and Nicola Hunt.
Sleep and Metabolism: Shelly Weiss, Rajesh Ramachandran Nair and Daune L. MacGregor.
Neuropsychological Consequences: Erin M. Picard and Mary L. Stewart.
Comunication Rehabilitation: Kim Bradley and Maya Kashida Rattray.
Rehabilitation Therapy: Janet Woodhouse and Trish Geisler.
Educational Outcomes: Pamela Speed.
Head Injury: Looking Towards the Future: Peter B. Dirks
● Reviews the long-term cognitive and behavioural disabilities of both severe, mild traumatic head injuries
● Provides an overview of new treatments for children who have had traumatic brain injury, such as neuroprotective strategies, advanced treatment in neurointensive settings and new rehabilitation techniques
● Demonstrates that preventative measures - with the regulatory and legislative strength of governments – hold the key to reduction in the incidence of traumatic brain injury