Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy: Causes, Diagnosis and Management

ISBN: 9781107073951
ISBN-10: 1107073952
Copyright: 2019
Edition: 1st
Editor: Victoroff, Jeff, Bigler, Erin D.,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 97
Reviewer: Teshamae Monteith,  MD, FAHS  (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)
This is a comprehensive guide to the causes, diagnosis, and management of concussion and traumatic encephalopathy. The authors highlight brain injury in animals, adults, and children, with special attention to sports-related injuries.
The purpose is to present a comprehensive updated review of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of concussion including traumatic encephalopathy. The overall goal is to provide a state of the art of attempts to anticipate the "trajectory of discovery."
The intended audience includes students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in the diverse fields of neuroscience, neurobiology, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, rehabilitative medicine, and traumatic brain injury. Basic, translational, and clinical research scientists as well as clinicians would greatly benefit from this book.
The book is divided into a detailed description of concussion (part I), outcomes after concussion including traumatic encephalopathy, dementia, endocrine dysfunction and psychiatric sequelae (part II), and diagnosis and management of concussion (part III). An important feature of this book is the evidence and arguments for persistent postconcussive syndrome and the late effects. An updated summary of outcome variability, biomarkers for concussion, and structural neuroimaging is included.
This is a fundamental reference for anyone who wants to master the emerging science and complexity of concussion and traumatic encephalopathy. The book is phenomenally written by experts in the field and is a game changer in moving the science forward.
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