Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury: Current Research and Future Directions
1st Ed.
2014 © Oxford University Press
David H. K. Shum; Harvey S. Levin; Raymond C. K. Chan
ISBN-10: 0-19-973752-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-973752-9
Physical Medicine, Neurology


This timely book reports recent progress in research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) by leading investigators encompassing translational and clinical studies. The text covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, brain imaging, cognition, behavioral sequelae, and clinical trials of innovative treatments, including new approaches to rehabilitation. The range of TBI mechanisms represented in this cutting-edge book includes closed head trauma and blast-related injury, and the spectrum of TBI severity. Chapters offer a developmental perspective, including the effects of TBI on cognitive development in children and outcome studies in adults. Contributors from various countries provide a global perspective on this worldwide health problem. The editors have synthesized the contents in a concluding chapter. Researchers and clinicians will find this volume to be an informative, authoritative reference for current TBI research.

  • • Bridges translational and clinical research
  • • Examines both observational studies and clinical trials
  • • Discusses advances in brain imaging studies of a wide range of TBI severity and a range of populations

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"This is a high-quality, well-researched book that makes a unique contribution to the existing literature in this field. It nicely reviews fundamental concepts while at the same time pushes boundaries, exploring the latest on both the clinical and research fronts. I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to better understand traumatic brain injury, including clinicians, researchers, and healthcare policymakers."

-- Sangeeta Driver, MD MPH (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) Doody's Review


The audience is broad, including a wide variety of individuals interested in the area of traumatic brain injury management and rehabilitation including but not limited to; general public, public health practitioners, Healthcare providers who care for traumatic brain injury patients in either acute care or rehabilitation settings, researchers, clinicians and those caring for pediatric, geriatric, and military patients. The editors and contributing authors are among the world's leading authorities in traumatic brain injury medicine.

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