9780195328295

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment

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    9780195328295

  • ISBN10:

    0195328299

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-20
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This is the first neuropsychology book to translate exciting findings from the recent explosion of research on sport-related concussion to the broader context of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) and post-concussive syndrome (PCS) in the general population. In addition, it includes a Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Traumatic brain injuries constitute a major global public health problem, but until now, MTBIs, which constitute up to 90 percent of all treated TBIs, have been difficult to evaluate and manage clinically because of the absence of a viable model. Dr. McCrea's book thus provides a welcome evidence base for all clinicians - including psychologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation medicine physicians, physiatrists, and nurses - involved in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of MTBI, as well as attorneys involved in personal injury litigation and personal injury defense. Each section of the book ends with a helpful summary of the 'Top 10 Conclusions.' Instructions for earning AACN-administered CE credit are included.

Author Biography


Dr. McCrea is Executive Director of the ProHealth Care Neuroscience Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and has been head of the Neuropsychology Service at Waukesha Memorial Hospital since 1996. He is also Associate Adjunct Professor of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. McCrea has been an active research in the neurosciences, with numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and national and international lectures on the topic of traumatic brain injury.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Continuing Education (CE) Creditp. xiii
Author's Workshop Materialsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
The TBI Landscapep. 1
Epidemiology and Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuryp. 3
Zeroing In on MTBI: Epidemiology and Impactp. 7
Challenges in Defining and Diagnosing MTBIp. 13
Advances in MTBI Research Methodologiesp. 29
Top 10 Conclusionsp. 37
Referencesp. 39
Basic and Clinical Science of MTBIp. 43
Biomechanics of MTBIp. 45
Neurophysiology of MTBI: The Neurometabolic Cascadep. 53
Neuroimaging in MTBIp. 61
Top 10 Conclusionsp. 71
Referencesp. 73
The Natural History of MTBIp. 83
Acute Symptoms and Symptom Recoveryp. 85
Acute Cognitive Effects and Early Recoveryp. 97
Neuropsychological Recoveryp. 109
Influence of Acute Injury Characteristics on Recoveryp. 119
Measuring Neurophysiologic Recoveryp. 125
Functional Outcome After MTBIp. 129
Exceptions to the Rule: Potential Long-Term Effects of MTBIp. 133
Top 10 Conclusionsp. 138
Referencesp. 140
Implications for Rethinking Postconcussion Syndromep. 151
Defining Postconcussion Syndromep. 153
Nonspecificity of Postconcussion Syndrome Symptomsp. 159
Epidemiology of Postconcussion Syndrome: Another Denominator Problemp. 163
PCS as a Neuropsychological Disorderp. 169
Psychological Theories of Postconcussion Syndromep. 173
Interventional Models for Postconcussion Syndromep. 177
A Practical Model for Clinical Management of PCSp. 181
Top 10 Conclusionsp. 188
Referencesp. 189
Final Summary and Conclusionsp. 195
Indexp. 197
About the Authorp. 205
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