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Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury by Jonathan M. Silver; Thomas W. McAllister; Stuart C. YudofskyAs soldiers and combat veterans have returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as the "signature injury" of those wars. TBI is also in the news on a daily basis due to sports injuries. This new edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury has been thoroughly revised and updated from the 2005 first edition to reflect the exponential expansion of research and clinical data amassed in the intervening years. Each chapter was written and reviewed by the foremost authorities in neuropsychiatry, neurology, rehabilitation medicine, and the other specialties who assess, diagnose, and treat these patients. The revisions and additions to this comprehensive volume were made to ensure that the scope and coverage is both up-to-date and down-to-earth. Key features include: * New chapters on epidemiology, neuropathology, and genetics of TBI* A new chapter on TBI in the military emphasizing the unique feature of blast injury* A new chapter on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which emphasizes the common co-occurrence of TBI and PTSD in both combat and other settings* Enhanced coverage of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for the psychiatric symptoms associated with TBI* Information on the social ramifications of TBI so that clinicians will better understand and help their patients cope with the complex legal, financial, and insurance-based struggles their patients who have sustained TBI encounter* Chapters are complete, readable, and relevant in themselves, allowing readers to consult chapters of immediate concern to them* Each chapter concludes with essential points and key references to focus attention and consolidate learning* A Foreword written by Bob Woodruff (the ABC World News correspondent who sustained a TBI while covering the war in Iraq) and his wife, Lee Woodruff, who underscore that although this volume is intended to be read primarily by professionals, patients and families may also find the information in the textbook to be of keen interest and practical application The book has been closely edited to achieve a level of writing that is consistent and engaging and that addresses the needs of all medical professionals -- including the full range of mental health professionals -- who care for people who suffer from TBI. Evidence-based, academically rigorous, and conceptually sound, this new edition of Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury represents a huge step forward for the diagnosis and treatment of TBI.
Publication Date: 2011-02-24
Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury by David B. Arciniegas (Editor); Rodney D. Vanderploeg (Editor); Nathan D. Zasler (Editor); Michael S. Jaffee (Editor)Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health issue of worldwide proportions, affecting motorists, victims of interpersonal violence, athletes, military service members, and Veterans, among others. Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury provides evidence-informed guidance on the core topics in brain injury medicine, including the epidemiology and pathophysiology of TBI, the medical evaluation and neuropsychological assessment of persons with TBI, and the common cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and other neurological disturbances for which persons with TBI and their families seek clinical care. The volume offers many useful features to its readers, including: * Chapters written by an internationally known group of editors and contributors offering cutting-edge, multidisciplinary perspectives in brain injury medicine.* Guidance on the identification and management of early and late postinjury neuropsychiatric disturbances as well as their psychological and psychosocial consequences.* Identification of special issues relevant to the evaluation and treatment of TBI and postconcussive symptoms among military service members, and Veterans.* Discussion of the ethics and methods of forensic assessment of persons with TBI.* Key Clinical Points that highlight concepts, assessment issues, and clinical management strategies in each chapter.* A wealth of tables and figures to enhance the accessibility and clinical utility of the book, as well as appendices of additional readings and relevant websites for persons and families affected by TBI and the clinicians providing their care. Impressive breadth and depth of coverage, logical structure, clinically rich detail, and concise presentation make Management of Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury a must-read for every physician, nurse, and mental health practitioner working to improve the lives of persons with TBI.
Principles of Critical Care by Jesse B. Hall; Gregory A. Schmidt; Lawrence D. H. WoodThe 3rd Edition of this classic text is streamlined and focused on the needs of the working critical care physician and features important new treatment strategies. Organized by organ systems, this text, the only critical care source that includes evidence-based learning, guides physicians from initial patient assessment and differential diagnosis through therapeutic plan.
Chapter 93. Head Injury and Intracranial Hypertension
Publication Date: 2005-07-14
Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests by Jacques Wallach"What tests do I order, and what do the results mean?" Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests, Eighth Edition provides the answers—quickly and clearly—for a vast range of adult and pediatric conditions. Arranged by organ system, the book summarizes the available tests for most diseases, explains what the results mean, and discusses differential diagnoses. This thoroughly updated edition includes additional tests based on molecular biology, new data on the use of genetic tests, and many new diagnostic laboratory tests in chemistry. Imaging tests are included where they play a key role in diagnosis. The section on chemical and microbiological terrorism has been expanded. Readers can search for information in the way that best suits their needs—by index, table of contents, test results, or specific disease. Also included are extensive tables of normal and panic values, tables comparing test results in similar diseases, and an appendix of conversion factors between conventional and SI units.