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.
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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.
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'I found Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: New Frontiers in Clinical and Translational Research, edited by Vicki Anderson and Keith Owen Yeates, to be a useful text, full of relevant and up-to-date research findings. I strongly recommend this text for new researchers studying pediatric TBI, and expect that it will be a frequently referred to reference for new and seasoned clinicians and researchers in the field of pediatric TBI from a variety of disciplines.' Beth Slomine, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore
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Describes multidisciplinary, integrative, and translational approaches to research and practice in pediatric traumatic brain injury.

Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780521763325
Publisert
2010
Utgiver
Vendor
Cambridge University Press
Vekt
550 gr
Høyde
241 mm
Bredde
164 mm
Tykkelse
17 mm
Aldersnivå
P, 06
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Antall sider
244

Om bidragsyterne

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 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.