Head Injury in Children and Adolescents

Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)

ISBN: 9781898683506

Daune L Macgregor (Editor), Abhaya V Kulkarni (Editor), Peter B Dirks (Editor), Peter Rumney (Editor)

Series: International Review of Child Neurology Series

Edition: 1st

Publication date: March 2007

Page count: 272

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This is a comprehensive framework for the care needed by children and their families following a traumatic brain injury.

From the Preface:

‘Traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents is a significant epidemiological and health problem in all countries of the world.  Severe brain injury forever alters the lives of affected children and their families. What has become clear is that there is also a ‘silent epidemic’ of mild head injury and that many children – for what is now recognized as the result of individual genetic differences and vulnerabilities of injury characteristics – are at risk for significant long-term cognitive and behavioural disabilities of varying severity. The future will hold promise for children who have had traumatic brain injury; neuroprotective strategies, advanced treatment in neurointensive settings and new rehabilitation approaches will all play a role in reducing disability. Preventive measures – with the regulatory and legislative strength of governments – hold the key to reduction in the incidence of traumatic brain injury.’

International Review of Child Neurology Series No. 9

Daune L Macgregor (Editor)

Daune MacGregor is Professor of Paediatrics (Neurology) at the University of Toronto and Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief, Staff Neurologist at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

Abhaya V Kulkarni (Editor)

Abhaya Kulkarni

Abhaya  Kulkarni is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Toronto and Staff Neurosurgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

Peter B Dirks (Editor)

Peter Dirks

Peter Dirks is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Neurosurgeon at the Hospital for Sick, Children Toronto Canada.

Peter Rumney (Editor)

Peter Rumney

Peter Rumney is Assistant Professor of  Paediatrics at the University of Toronto and Staff Paediatrician at Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto,  Canada.

  • PREFACE ix
  • Daune L. MacGregor.
  • 1. Acute Brain Injury: 1
  • Charles Matouk and Abhaya Kulkarni
  • 2. Diagnostic Imaging 20
  • Helen M. Branson and Manohar Shroff
  • 3 Mild Closed Head Injury 41
  • Shay Menascu and Daune L. MacGregor
  • 4. Acute and Emergency Management 50
  • Charles Matouk, Jamie Hutchison, Anne-Marie Guerguerian and Abhaya
  • Kulkarni.
  • 5. Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation 61
  • Peter Rumney
  • 6. Overview of Outcomes 73
  • Peter Rumney
  • 7. Neuropsychiatric Outcomes 88
  • Chanth Seyone, Babita Kara and Nicola Hunt
  • 8. Sleep and Metabolism 112
  • Shelly Weiss, Rajesh Ramachandran Nair and Daune L. MacGregor
  • 9. Neuropsychological Consequences 120
  • Erin M. Picard and Mary L. Stewart
  • 10. Comunication Rehabilitation 153
  • Kim Bradley and Maya Kashida Rattray
  • 11. Rehabilitation Therapy186
  • Janet Woodhouse and Trish Geisler
  • 12. Educational Outcomes 222
  • Pamela Speed
  • Head Injury: Looking Towards the Future 248
  • Peter B. Dirks
  • INDEX 250