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Subject: Child Neurology

Series: International Review of Child Neurology Series

Publication date: 03/07/2007

ISBN: 9781898683506

Edition: 1st

Pages: 272

Head Injury in Children and Adolescents

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

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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

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.

Abhava V Kulkarni
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
Peter B 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
Peter G. Rumney

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

AUTHORS’ APPOINTMENTS vii

PREFACE ix

Daune L. MacGregor.

PRESENTATION AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY.

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

TREATMENT.

4. Acute and Emergency Management 50

Charles Matouk, Jamie Hutchison, Anne-Marie Guerguerian and Abhaya

Kulkarni.

5. Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation 61

Peter Rumney

OUTCOMES

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

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Head Injury: Looking Towards the Future 248

Peter B. Dirks

INDEX 250