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Head Injury in Childhood and Adolescence

ISBN: 978-1-898683-50-6
272 pages
March 2007
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This is a comprehensive framework for the care needed by children and their famiies following a traumatic brain injury.
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AUTHORS’ APPOINTMENTS.

FOREWARD: Daune L. MacGregor.

PREFACE.

EDITOR’S PREFACE.

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.

TREATMENT.

Acute and Emergency Management: Charles Matouk, Jamie Hutchison, Anne-Marie Guerguerian and Abhaya.

Kulkarni.

Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation: Peter Rumney.

OUTCOMES.

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.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS.

Head Injury: Looking Towards the Future: Peter B. Dirks

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● A comprehensive framework for the care needed by children and their famiies following a traumatic brain injury
● 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
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