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Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neurosurgeon's Perspective




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ISBN 9781032394893
May 11, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
230 Pages 97 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new book from leading neurosurgeon and author Gary Kraus is an account of traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the time a brain-injured patient arrives in the emergency department through to the wide range of clinical outcomes of such an injury. Written with the voice of experience, the author examines causation of TBI, the patient’s stay in the neuro-intensive care unit and the many neurological assessments and tests that inform the outcomes that the patient and their families will encounter.

A wide range of medical professionals will benefit from Dr Kraus’s acute insights into TBI including Neurosurgical residents, Neurosurgeons with a sub-specialist interest in Neuro-Trauma, Neurologists managing patients with post traumatic brain injury, Neuro-Intensivists, Neuro-Psychologists, Researchers/scientists involved in Clinical trial in traumatic brain injury, and those with a specialist interest in Neuro-rehabilitation.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1: Experience as a Neurosurgeon

Chapter 2: Epidemiology

Chapter 3: Can Significant Brain Damage Go Unrecognized

Chapter 4: Traumatic brain injury classification, scales and definitions

Chapter 5: Neurobiology of TBI: mechanical injury and blast injury

Chapter 6: Cognitive function and neuroanatomy of the Brain

Chapter 7: Agnosias, Aphasias, Apraxias, Agraphias, etc

Chapter 8: Imaging

Chapter 9: Acute Neurosurgical Management of Brain Injury

Chapter 10: Recovery and Rehabilitation

Chapter 11: Long Term Outcome: Prognosis

Chapter 12: Life care planning/ Socioeconomic Consequences

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Biography

Doctor Gary Kraus is the Founder of the Kraus Back and Neck Institute (KBNI) in Houston, Texas. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery, is Fellowship trained, and recognized as a top Houston neurosurgeon by his peers and patients. Dr. Kraus has special expertise in the area of non-surgical and minimally invasive Treatments of spinal problems. Although he has performed thousands of surgical procedures, Dr. Kraus routinely treats pain patients without surgery. His patients find him to be approachable and his demeanor is kind and compassionate. Dr. Kraus has always held to a higher standard in patient care for which he receives many honors and awards.