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Recognizing Brain Injury

Author : Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
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A primer on acute brain injury and its medical consequences. This is a structured comprehensive book presenting major concepts in a easy to read format and provides the reader with an most up to date understanding of complex concepts involving acute brain injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

Author : Robert K. Dawson
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Brain Injury Applications from War and Terrorism

Author : Alisa D. Gean
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Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism is a single-authored book written by a world-class neuroradiologist with extensive experience in traumatic brain injury (TBI). It features six graphic-intense chapters depicting and expounding upon the complexity of TBI. Culled from nearly three decades of studying civilian TBI and five years of intensive study of TBI sustained from combat, terrorism, and natural disasters, this work is an exhaustive and innovative authority on the current approaches and applications of civilian and combat TBI. The text is sectored into six chapters based on pathophysiology, each augmented with numerous images and illustrations. The book gives special attention to neuroimaging, but is reinforced with relevant clinical correlation. This monograph is unique because it is first in class as an omnibus for the radiologist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, emergency physician, pediatrician, ophthalmologist, and the rehabilitation team. Accompanied by detailed high resolution illustrations with meticulous annotation, Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism contains over 500 curated radiological and clinical images that enhance the concepts detailed in each chapter. Complete with up-to-date references, it is a state of the art resource guide for any member of the team of professionals caring for those who have sustained a traumatic brain injury In the foreword, Bob Woodruff writes - "After the September 11 attacks, [Dr. Gean] realized the significant void in our understanding of brain Injury caused by war and terrorism (and) she was motivated to devote the last four years of her academic pursuits to understanding the similarities and differences between civilian TBI and TBI suffered in war, terrorism, and natural disasters... This extraordinary, magnificently illustrated and unique single-authored textbook, Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism,is the culmination of Dr. Gean's dedication and experience. It's really not just a book - it is a telegraphed documentary of a lifelong conviction to recognizing and responding to TBI by an acknowledged global expert." Alisa Gean, MD Brief Biography Alisa D. Gean, MD is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gean obtained both her BS and MD degrees at Stanford University. Following medical school, she did an Internship in Internal Medicine at San Francisco Children's Hospital, now called California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She then moved to Boston where she completed a 4-year Residency program in Diagnostic Radiology and a 2-year Fellowship in Neuroradiology, both at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gean joined the faculty at UCSF in 1989 as the Chief of Neuroradiology at San Francisco General Hospital. Her primary professional interest is in the field of central nervous system trauma. She also has devoted special attention to the areas of stroke and HIV disease. The sheer volume of patients, the extremes of illness, and the unique circumstances of the vulnerable patient population presenting to San Francisco General Hospital have provided her with a wealth of experience and expertise in central nervous system injury and disease. Dr. Gean lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and she is a founding member of the Brain and Spine Injury Center ("BASIC") at UCSF. She has written extensively on the topic of TBI, and is the sole author of the internationally recognized textbook, "Imaging of Head Trauma". She has consulted with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Defense, and the National Football League on the topic of head injury. A senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, Dr. Gean obtained her Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in 1996 and was recertified in 2006. Dr. Gean serves as a National Medical Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology for both the certification of trainees at the Board examination level as well as for post-fellowship certification at the CAQ level. Dr. Gean has previously held positions as a San Francisco mayoral delegate to the Philippines, Vietnam, and China, and she continues to volunteer as a neuroradiology consultant to the Asia/Pacific Rim. Dr. Gean has delivered over 200 national and international invited lectures, written 4 books, 24 book chapters, and over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and scientific abstracts. Dr. Gean's editorial activities have included JAMA, American Journal of Neuroradiology, Radiology, Journal of Trauma, Journal of Neurotrauma, Annals of Neurology, Journal of Neuro-AIDS, and the Journal of Computed Assisted Tomography. In 2008, Dr. Gean volunteered her clinical expertise at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to study combat TBI suffered in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Through this experience, she has devoted her recent academic pursuits to understanding the similarities and differences between civilian and battlefield brain injury. In recognition of that work, Dr. Gean has recently finished another single-authored textbook titled Brain Injury: Applications from War and Terrorism.

Recognizing Nonverbal Cues of Affect

Author : Dawn Neumann
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Affect recognition is a skill crucial for guiding appropriate behaviors. Studies have demonstrated that persons with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have more difficulty identifying affect than uninjured peers. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of two interventions at improving emotion perception in adults with TBI. One intervention addressed facial affect recognition (FAR), and the other addressed emotional inferences from context (SEI).

Working with Traumatic Brain Injury in Schools

Author : Paul B. Jantz
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Every day, children and adolescents worldwide return to the educational setting having sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The possible negative consequences of TBI range from mild to severe and include neurological, cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral difficulties. Within the school setting, the negative effects of TBI tend to persist or worsen over time, often resulting in academic and social difficulties that require formal and informal educational assistance and support. School psychologists and other educational professionals are well-positioned to help ensure students with TBI receive this assistance and support. Working with Traumatic Brain Injury in Schools is a comprehensive practitioner-oriented guide to effective school-based services for students who have experienced a TBI. It is primarily written for school-based professionals who have limited or no neurological or neuropsychological training; however, it contains educational information that is useful to professionals with extensive knowledge in neurology and/or neuropsychology. This book is also written for parents and guardians of students with TBI because of their integral role in the transition, school-based assessment, and school-based intervention processes. Chapter topics include: basic brain anatomy and physiology; head injury and severity level classifications; biomechanics of injury; injury recovery and rehabilitation; neurological, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, and academic consequences; understanding community-based assessment findings; a framework for school-based assessment (TBI-SNNAP); school-based psychoeducational report writing, and school-based interventions; monitoring pharmacological interventions; and prevention. An accompanying website includes handouts, sample reports, and training templates to assist professionals in recognizing and responding to students with TBI.

The Defense Rests

Author : Alisa Niehuser
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has received increased attention in the practice of law. However, information regarding whether or not attorneys recognize symptoms of brain injury is extremely limited. In this study, attorneys responded to an Internet-based questionnaire regarding symptoms that would cause them to refer defendants for an evaluation of competency to stand trial as well as their confidence in recognizing various mental health disorders. Results indicated that many attorneys were not confident in recognizing psychotic disorders, brain injury, or cognitive disorders. The primary causes of referral were delusions, hallucinations, disorientation, and flight of ideas. Results also indicated that psychotic symptoms were significantly more likely to be the basis for a referral than were TBI symptoms.

Managing Concussions in Schools

Author : Susan Davies, Ed.D., NCSP
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The first book to focus on managing concussions from prevention to post-concussion return to school Concussions pose a serious and complex issue for schools – from determining if a student may have suffered a concussion during a school activity to ensuring that students diagnosed with this condition can safely and effectively resume study, recreation, and sports. This is the first comprehensive text for school staff, including psychologists, counselors, and nurses, on managing concussions in students, from prevention to post-concussion return to school. With a focus that addresses concussions on and beyond the sports field, the book describes how to create and lead a concussion management team in school and provides clear, non-technical information on how concussions can affect learning, mental health, and social-emotional functioning; tools for school-based concussion assessment; and guidelines for creating accommodation plans in collaboration with the family, community, and school team. The text guides key school professionals in navigating the barriers, system issues, knowledge gaps, and complexities in recognizing and responding to student concussions. Case studies integrated throughout each chapter feature the same four students from point of injury to recovery. Reproducible forms and handouts include signs and symptoms checklists, a post-concussion care plan, a checklist of academic adjustments, and progress monitoring tools. Key Features: Offers comprehensive, practical information on concussion for school psychologists, counselors, and nurses Provides skills in developing and leading a school-based concussion management team Explains how concussions can affect learning, mental health and social-emotional functioning Offers tools for school-based concussion assessment Includes guidelines for creating symptom-based adjustments to the learning environment in collaboration with family, community, and school team Includes in-depth case studies and handouts, forms, and checklists

Working with Traumatic Brain Injury in Schools

Author : Paul B. Jantz
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Every day, children and adolescents worldwide return to the educational setting having sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The possible negative consequences of TBI range from mild to severe and include neurological, cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral difficulties. Within the school setting, the negative effects of TBI tend to persist or worsen over time, often resulting in academic and social difficulties that require formal and informal educational assistance and support. School psychologists and other educational professionals are well-positioned to help ensure students with TBI receive this assistance and support. Working with Traumatic Brain Injury in Schools is a comprehensive practitioner-oriented guide to effective school-based services for students who have experienced a TBI. It is primarily written for school-based professionals who have limited or no neurological or neuropsychological training; however, it contains educational information that is useful to professionals with extensive knowledge in neurology and/or neuropsychology. This book is also written for parents and guardians of students with TBI because of their integral role in the transition, school-based assessment, and school-based intervention processes. Chapter topics include: basic brain anatomy and physiology; head injury and severity level classifications; biomechanics of injury; injury recovery and rehabilitation; neurological, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, and academic consequences; understanding community-based assessment findings; a framework for school-based assessment (TBI-SNNAP); school-based psychoeducational report writing, and school-based interventions; monitoring pharmacological interventions; and prevention. An accompanying website includes handouts, sample reports, and training templates to assist professionals in recognizing and responding to students with TBI.

Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury Among Clients

Author : Natalie Dennen Brown
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Traumatic Brain Injury

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal and state efforts to provide services the individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), focusing on the: (1) primary federal and state programs that provide adults with TBI services to help them function more independently; (2) strategies that states have developed to enhance access to TBI-related services; and (3) circumstances believed to be most frequently associated with difficulty in obtaining services. GAO noted that: (1) adults with TBI receive services to facilitate their reintegration into the community primarily from three federal-state programs: Medicaid, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and Independent Living Services (ILS); (2) Medicaid provides medical, rehabilitation, and social support services to poor individuals with disabilities; (3) VR agencies provide services to individuals with disabilities to prepare them for and support them during the transition to employment; (4) ILS programs provide skills training to individuals with disabilities to facilitate their independence in the community; (5) all three programs are financed by a combination of federal and state funds and serve a range of individuals with disabilities, only a small number of whom have a TBI; (6) because most of the services covered by standard Medicaid programs are medical, all states have expanded Medicaid services through home and community-based waivers, which permit them to offer additional services--such as homemaker services, adult day care, and nonmedical transportation--to persons at risk of institutionalization; (7) these Medicaid waivers generally target long-term community-based services to a broad population, such as the physically disabled or disabled elderly; (8) recognizing the difficulties adults with TBI experience in accessing services, each of the states GAO contacted have developed various strategies to target services to adults with TBI; (9) five target Medicaid services specifically to limited numbers of adults with TBI; (10) despite these strategies, service gaps are likely--the number of adults with TBI who are provided services remains small relative to estimates of the total number; (11) according to program representatives and experts, those most likely to have difficulty accessing services are: (a) individuals with cognitive impairment but who lack physical disabilities; (b) individuals without an effective advocate to negotiate the social service system or without a social support system; and (c) individuals with problematic or unmanageable behaviors, such as aggression, destructiveness, or participation in illegal behaviors; and (12) without treatment, individuals with problematic or unmanageable behaviors are the most likely to become homeless, institutionalized in a mental facility, or imprisoned.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation

Author : David W. Corthell
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Mild Brain Injury in Sports Summit April 16 18 1994

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Core Principles of Acute Neurology Communicating Prognosis Handling Difficult Situations Providing Acute Care Recognizing Brain Injury

Author : Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
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This 6-volume packaged set of the Core Principles of Acute Neurology by Eelco F.M. Wijdicks of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is a series of short volumes that cover major topics not found in sufficient detail elsewhere and provides useful context in the field of Neurocritical Care. The 6-Volume set incldues these titles: Recognizing Brain Injury illustrates how to recognize the consequences of acute brain injury and the treatment of its consequences Providing Acute Care discusses medical care of acutely hospitalized neurologic patients in all its aspects Handling Difficult Situations provides solutions for acute neurologic dilemmas. Communicating Prognosis is written for the neurohospitalist and neurointensivist to best communicate with the family of neurologically injured patient Identifying Neuroemergencies provides practical information on how to best manage and triage patients in the first hour of admission in the Emergency Department Solving Critical Consults is the go-to resource for practical information on how to evaluate complicated neurology consults in the ICU. Written specifically for neurologists, neurosurgeons, residents, fellows, emergency physicians, neurointensivists, and neurohospitalists, these volumes are comprehensive and have been written and designed by a leading authority on neurocritcal care. Collectively, this set represents the most systematic and comprehensive guide currently available.

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation After Brain Injury

Author : George P. Prigatano
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Cerebral Palsy Journal

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B I A National Directory of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services

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Listing of brain injury rehabilitation services and individual service providers in the United States. Entries include name and address of the service, age groups accepted, consumer capacity, payment terms, program staff, and program description.

Head Injury

Author : Paul Richard Cooper
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The one and only book available that emphasizes the practical care of the head-injured patient. A superior reference for neurosurgeons--and a must-have for trauma and emergency physicians. New to this edition: chapters on prevention and management of seizures, anesthetic considerations, nutrition and more.

The Prosecution and Defense of the Multi million Dollar Personal Injury Case

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Students with Acquired Brain Injury

Author : Ann Glang
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When Lee Siegel went to India to do research for a book on Sanskrit horror literature, a friend in New Delhi told him about an itinerant teller of ghost and vampire tales, a man with clusters of amulets around his neck and a silk top hat with peacock plumes on his head. Siegel set out in search of the old man—called Brahm Kathuwala—to hear his stories and to learn about his uncommon life. But what started out as a study of other people's stories became a compelling story itself. City of Dreadful Night is an astonishing work of fiction, a tangle of tales that transports the reader from the Medieval India of magicians, witches, and vampires, through the British India of Brahm Kathuwala's childhood, into the chaos and political terror of contemporary India. Vividly recreating Indian literary and oral traditions, Siegel weaves a web of possession, reincarnation, and magical transformation unlike any found in the Western tradition. Flesh-eating demons, Rajiv Gandhi's assassin, even Bram Stoker and Dracula populate the serpentine narrative, which intermingles stories about the characters with the terrifying tales they tell. Siegel pursues Brahm Kathuwala from the ghastly lights of the cremation ground at Banaras through villages all over north India. Brahm's life story is revealed through countless tales along the way. We learn that he was raised, and abandoned, by two mothers—one the destitute floor sweeper who bore him; the other her employer, a wealthy Irish woman who read and reread to him the story of Dracula. We hear of his marriage to the daughter of a cremation ground attendant, his battles against her demonic possession, and their painful parting. We come to understand the daily life and motivations of this "horror professional," who uses terrifying tales to ward off the evil he himself fears. This unorthodox book is more than a story; it blends scholarship, fantasy, travelogue, and autobiography—fusing and overlapping historical accounts and newscasts, literary texts and films, dreams and nocturnal tales. Siegel uses imagination to explore the relation of real terror to horror fiction and to contemplate the ways fear and disgust become thrilling elements in stories of the macabre. This book is the product of Siegel's deep knowledge of both Indian and Western literary and philosophical traditions. It is also an attempt to come to grips with the omnipresence of political and religious terror in contemporary India. Shocking, original, beautifully written, City of Dreadful Night offers readers a captivating immersion in the wonder and terror of India, past and present.

The American Journal of Psychiatry

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