1st Edition

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Neurosurgeon's Perspective

By Gary Kraus Copyright 2023
    216 Pages 97 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    216 Pages 97 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    216 Pages 97 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.





    1. Experience as a neurosurgeon

    2. Epidemiology

    3. Can significant brain damage go unrecognized?

    4. Traumatic brain injury classification, scales, and definitions

    5. Neurobiology of TBI: Mechanical injury and blast injury

    6. Cognitive function and neuroanatomy of the brain

    7. Agnosias, aphasias, apraxias, agraphias, etc.

    8. Imaging

    9. Acute neurosurgical management of brain injury

    10. Recovery and rehabilitation

    11. Long-term outcome: Prognosis

    12. Life care planning and socioeconomic consequences




    Doctor Gary Kraus is the Founder of Kraus TBI, Brain and Spine Institute 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.