9780521697620

Head Injury: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521697620

  • ISBN10:

    052169762X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-04-27
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The management of patients with head injury requires a pragmatic, multi-professional approach, as exemplified in this book. The content includes chapters on epidemiology, experimental models, pathology, clinical examination, neuroimaging and trauma scoring systems. A large section of the text then deals with the management of the head-injured patient along the whole patient pathway, addressing issues such as emergency department care, transfer of the patient, intensive care and surgical aspects. Rehabilitation is reviewed in detail with chapters that discuss the aims and roles of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and neuropsychology. Finally, medico-legal issues are evaluated. The practical approach to management is emphasized throughout. This book will be of interest to all doctors looking after patients with head injury: emergency physicians, neurosurgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, and members of the rehabilitation team. Allied specialists such as nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and neuropsychologists will also find this book useful.

Author Biography

Peter C. Whitfield is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the South West Neurosurgery Centre, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK. Elfyn O. Thomas is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Neuroanaesthesia, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, UK. Fiona Summers is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK. Maggie Whyte is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK. Peter J. Hutchinson is a Senior Academy Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.

Table of Contents

Dedication
List of contributors
Foreword Sir Graham Teasdale
Epidemiology of head injury
The neuropathology of head injury
Experimental models of traumatic brain injury
Clinical assessment of the head injured patient: an anatomical approach
Neuroimaging in trauma
Scoring systems for trauma and head injury
Early phase care of patients with mild and minor head injury
Early phase care of patients with moderate and severe head injury Duncan McAuley
Interhospital transfer of head injured patients
Principles of head injury intensive care management
Intracranial pressure monitoring in head injury
Multimodality monitoring in head injury
Therapeutic options in neurocritical care: optimizing brain physiology
Therapeutic options in neurocritical care: beyond the brain
Brainstem death and organ donation
Anaesthesia for emergency neurosurgery
Surgical issues in the management of head injured patients
Craniofacial trauma: injury patterns and management
Cranioplasty after head injury
Neurosurgical complications of head injury
Paediatric head injury management
The principles of rehabilitation after head injury
Acute rehabilitation of the head injured patient Bruce Downey
Post-acute and community rehabilitation of the head injured patient
Neuropsychology and head injury
Outcome and prognosis after head injury
Medico-legal aspects of head and neck injury
Index
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