1st Edition

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents
From Basic Science to Clinical Management

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ISBN 9781462505135
Published July 30, 2012 by Guilford Press
400 Pages

USD $86.00

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Book Description

A cutting-edge synthesis of science and practice, this book covers everything from sports-related concussions to less common types of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and related complications. Preeminent authorities review what is known about mTBI in childhood and adolescence—including its biomechanics, pathophysiology, and neurological and neurobehavioral outcomes—and showcase evidence-based clinical evaluation tools and management strategies. Challenging areas such as evaluating complicated mTBI and treating persistent problems after injury are discussed in detail. Also addressed are forensic issues, injury in very early childhood, and other special-interest topics.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1.  History, Diagnostic Considerations, and Controversies, Elisabeth A. Wilde, Stephen R. McCauley, Gerri Hanten, Gunes Avci, Alyssa P. Ybarra, and Harvey S. Levin
2.  Epidemiology and Prevention, R. Dawn Comstock and Kelsey Logan
3.  Biomechanics of Sports Concussion, Jason P. Mihalik
4.  Animal Models, Andre Obenaus, Lei Huang, Jacqueline S. Coats, Richard Hartman, Jerome Badaut, and Stephen Ashwal
II. Evidence-Based Outcomes
5.  Pathophysiological Outcomes, Talin Babikian, John DiFiori, and Christopher C. Giza
6.  Neurological Outcomes, Gavin A. Davis
7.  Neurobehavioral Outcomes, Keith Owen Yeates and H. Gerry Taylor
III. Clinical Evaluation
8.  Biochemical Markers, Rachel P. Berger and Noel Zuckerbraun
9.  Neuroimaging, Stephen Ashwal, Karen A. Tong, Brenda Bartnik-Olson, and Barbara A. Holshouser
10. Physical and Neurological Exam, Joseph A. Grubenhoff and Aaron Provance
11. Balance Testing, Tamara C. Valovich McLeod and Kevin M. Guskiewicz
12. Postconcussion Symptom Assessment, Jennifer A. Janusz, Maegan D. Sady, and Gerard A. Gioia
13. Cognitive Screening and Neuropsychological Assessment, Doug Bodin and Nicole Shay
IV. Clinical Intervention
14. Active Rehabilitation for Slow-to-Recover Children, Grant L. Iverson, Isabelle Gagnon, and Grace S. Griesbach
15. Medical and Pain Management, Pamela E. Wilson and Gerald H. Clayton
16. School-Based Management, John W. Kirk, Beth Slomine, and Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis
V. Topics of Special Interest
17. Sport-Related Concussion, Michael W. Kirkwood, Christopher Randolph, Michael McCrea, James P. Kelly, and Keith Owen Yeates
18. Injury in Preschool-Age Children, Audrey McKinlay
19. Forensic Considerations, Jacobus Donders

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Michael W. Kirkwood, PhD, ABPP, is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and codirects the Children's Hospital Colorado Concussion Program in Aurora. Dr. Kirkwood is a board member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and has served as President of the Colorado Neuropsychological Society. His research focuses on characterizing and treating the effects of pediatric traumatic brain injury, with a number of current projects focused on understanding persistent problems following concussion. Dr. Kirkwood is the author of more than 25 journal articles and book chapters.

Keith Owen Yeates, PhD, ABPP, is Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychology, and Psychiatry at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is Director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health at The Research Institute and Chief of the Section of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology, both at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Yeates has received the Arthur Benton Award from the International Neuropsychological Society and the Independent Scientist Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health, among other honors. His research focuses on the neurobehavioral outcomes of childhood brain injuries and disorders. Dr. Yeates is the author of over 115 journal articles and 35 book chapters.


"A treasure chest of knowledge, this is a reliable and practical guide for all practitioners dealing with pediatric mTBI. The book is packed with information and provides a blueprint for management of this patient population. The authors are careful to cite recent published evidence and consensus statements. Topics rarely covered elsewhere--such as the difficult management issues in complicated cases--are addressed in detail. Whatever your disciplinary background, if you work with children and adolescents with head injury, you should have this book on your desk."--Paul McCrory, MBBS, PhD, Florey Neurosciences Institutes, University of Melbourne; Australian Center for Research into Sports Injury and Prevention, Monash University

"This authoritative, comprehensive work will prove to be an outstanding resource for researchers and clinicians in multiple disciplines who seek to understand this major public health issue. Well-written, cohesively organized chapters cover everything from pathophysiology and epidemiology to assessment and clinical management."--Jeffrey Max, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego; Director of Neuropsychiatric Research, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego

"Kirkwood and Yeates have assembled an outstanding group of clinician-scientists to address a critical need in pediatric brain injury research and practice. This highly anticipated volume extends the knowledge base in mTBI to children and adolescents, emphasizing important developmental considerations. The chapters not only include data on the most current evidence-based outcomes, but also provide front-line clinicians with practical strategies for clinical evaluation and management. A 'must have' for pediatric practitioners and scientists."--E. Mark Mahone, PhD, ABPP, Director, Neuropsychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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