Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781620700938
ISBN-10: 162070093X
Copyright: 2016
Edition: 2nd
Author: Zollman, Felise S.
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 79
Reviewer: Mithra Maneyapanda,  MD  (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)
This is an updated, concise guide to the clinical care of patients with traumatic brain injury. The first edition was published in 2011.
The purpose is to provide clinical information about the management of patients with traumatic brain injury in a concise, readily accessible format. The book fills the need for a succinct manual for clinicians.
The audience is healthcare providers caring for patients with traumatic brain injury, which includes trainees and practitioners in the fields of physiatry, neurology, psychiatry, and psychology.
The book is a comprehensive guide to traumatic brain injury diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. It is divided into five parts to guide readers through core concepts, mild traumatic brain injury, moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, complications, and special considerations. Each chapter ends with key points to highlight important information. An additional reading section with recommended sources of additional information precedes the references in each chapter.
This is a high-quality quick reference guide to the clinical care of brain-injured patients. The second edition is warranted to provide updated evidence-based information.
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