Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents around the world and represents a global public health issue. Major improvements in the medical treatment of the initial injury have increased survival rates resulting in the focus shifting to consider the subsequent and longer-term cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences for the recovering child or adolescent. These disabilities, if left untreated, continue into adulthood with consequent economic and societal costs. This book reviews the research into the consequences of TBI emphasizing the translation of new understanding into effective treatments and interventions, and identifying promising areas for further study. This will be essential reading for neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and pediatricians.
- Chapter authors from multiple disciplines giving the book a broad appeal to both clinicians and researchers
- State-of-the-art reviews by experts providing the most up-to-date information in a single source
- Promotes research that cuts across disciplines and domains and quickly translates to clinical practice
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: pediatric traumatic brain injury Vicki Anderson and Keith Yeates
2. Genomics, proteomics, and biomarkers in pediatric TBI Rachel Berger, Patrick Kochanek and Ronald Hayes
3. Neurobiology of traumatic brain injury sustained during cerebral development David Hovda
4. Biomechanics of pediatric TBI Susan Margulies
5. Clinical trials in pediatric TBI David Adelson
6. Neurobehavioral outcomes of pediatric TBI Gerry Taylor
7. Neuroimaging in pediatric TBI Stephen Ashwal
8. Mild traumatic brain injury Mike Kirkwood and Keith Yeates
9. Mild pediatric TBI: consequences in adulthood Erik Hessen
10. Psychosocial intervention in pediatric TBI Shari Wade
11. Cognitive rehabilitation in children with TBI Ingrid van't Hooft
12. Pediatric TBI: challenges for treatment and rehabilitation Cathy Catroppa
13. Integrative, multi-disciplinary and translational research Bryan Kolb
14. Conclusions: where to now? Vicki Anderson and Keith Yeates.
Vicki Anderson, University of Melbourne
Vicki Anderson is Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology, University of Melbourne, Director of Critical Care and Neurosciences Research, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Director of Psychology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
Keith Owen Yeates, Ohio State University
Keith Owen Yeates is Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology, and Psychiatry, The Ohio State University and Director, Center for Biobehavioral Health, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Chief, Department of Psychology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA.
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