Traumatic Brain Injury: Diagnosis, Management and Long-Term Outcomes


Doris Delgado (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health problem worldwide. In industrialized societies such as the United States, 500 cases are noted per 100,000 population each year. In fact, TBI is the leading cause of trauma-related death and disability. The number of people who survive TBI has increased in recent years due to advancements in emergency medical care. Surviving patients may show maladaptive behaviors in both the acute and chronic phase. As a result, the management of maladaptive behaviors is increasingly important, utilizing significant resources and contributing to the burden of care. In this book, Chapter One presents a review of the literature on the cognitive and behavioral sequelae of TBI in late childhood and adolescence. Chapter Two explores the management of agitation during acute and sub-acute hospitalization for TBI. Chapter Three provides a comprehensive review of the factors associated with favorable outcomes in patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy and cranioplasty with emphasis on technique, timing, and other aspects of neurosurgical care and intervention for patients with traumatic brain injury. Chapter Four examines the phenomenology, neurobiology and pharmacotherapy of psychiatric syndromes following TBI. Chapter Five provides an overview of Civilian and Veteran TBI Clubhouses; how the Clubhouse model may assist in community integration and return-to-work initiatives for BI and Veteran populations; and a look at innovative collaborations, partnerships, and resources from national and international projects. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Working Memory after Traumatic Brain Injury in Late Childhood and Adolescence
Luisa Bohorquez-Montoya and Esmeralda Matute (Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jal, Mexico)

Chapter 2. The Management of Agitation During Acute and Sub-Acute Hospitalization for Traumatic Brain Injury
Kirsten Anderson, Jehane Dagher, Nathalie Gosselin, Simon Tinawi, and Elaine de Guise (Psychology Department, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and others)

Chapter 3. Decompressive Craniectomy and Cranioplasty in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Anthony O Asemota (Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA)

Chapter 4. Phenomenology, Neurobiology and Pharmacotherapy of Psychiatric Syndromes Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Marcelo Liborio Schwarzbold, Alexandre Paim Diaz, and Roger Walz (Department of Internal Medicine, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)

Chapter 5. Traumatic Brain Injury Clubhouses: A Community Reintegration Paradigm
Ardis Hanson (University of South Florida, Shimberg Health Sciences Library, FL, USA and Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, FL, USA)


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