New Book:Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects (Frontiers in Neuroengineering Series)

Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects (Frontiers in Neuroengineering Series)
Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects (Frontiers in Neuroengineering Series)
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Every year, an estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain brain injury. Long-term disabilities impact nearly half of moderate brain injury survivors and nearly 50,000 of these cases result in death.
Over the last decade, the field of neurotrauma has witnessed significant advances, especially at the molecular, cellular, and behavioral levels. This progress is largely due to the introduction of novel techniques, as well as the development of new animal models of central nervous system (CNS) injury.
Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account on the latest developments in the area of neurotrauma, including brain injury pathophysiology, biomarker research, experimental models of CNS injury, diagnostic methods, and neurotherapeutic interventions as well as neurorehabilitation strategies in the field of neurotraum research.
The book includes several sections on neurotrauma mechanisms, biomarker discovery, neurocognitive/neurobehavioral deficits, and neurorehabilitation and treatment approaches. In addition, a section is devoted to models of mild CNS injury, including blast and sport-related injuries.
This book, with its diverse coherent content, is a valuable and comprehensive reference for individuals interested in the diverse and heterogeneous aspects of CNS pathology and/or rehabilitation needs.

Product Details

  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.98″ h x .0″ w x 8.50″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 725 pages

Editorial Reviews

“As traumatic brain injury is now well recognized as a world health issue, this text is timely and well deserving in terms of a review or our current understanding of several topics related to traumatic brain injury and recovery of function. [It] is a “must read” for all investigators interested in the field as this text will cover the current advancements in scientific technology, clinical care and, most importantly, the undeniable value of translational research.”
—David A. Hovda, PhD, Director, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center
“[An] appealing package of knowledge in the mechanisms, epidemiology, psychology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injuries.”
—Mårten Risling MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

“Broad in its scope and coverage, [the book] is sure to be an outstanding resource for anyone interested in the pathophysiology or treatment of military or civilian head trauma.”
—Gregory Elder, MD, Research Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

About the Author
Firas Hosni Kobeissy is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute and serves as the associate scientific director of the Center for Neuroproteomics and Biomarkers Research. He earned his PhD from the University of Florida and has published in the field of brain injury biomarkers, neuroproteomics, and neurosystems biology. Dr. Kobeissy’s current research overlaps the fields of neuroscience and psychiatry with a focus on drug abuse neurotoxicity and traumatic brain injury neuroproteomics. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters as well as co-edited three books. He has also co-authored five U.S. patents. Dr. Kobeissy serves as an editorial member on several journals related to proteomics, neuroscience, and brain injury and has been a member on several study sections of brain injury and stroke.
Stuart W. Hoffman is the scientific program manager of the brain injury portfolio in the rehabilitation research and development service at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) The portfolio is focused on promoting translational research that improves outcomes in veterans living with the chronic effects of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and its co-morbidities. He also represents VA/ORD on TBI research. In this role, he is the co-chair of the government steering committee for the VA/DoD Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium, as well as a member of several advisory boards for VA research centers, and serves on the congressionally mandated Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee for the Veterans Health Administration. He received his doctoral degree in behavioral and molecular neuroscience at Rutgers University.

Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: International Perspectives (Institute for Research in Behavioral Neuroscience Series)

Brain Injury and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: International Perspectives (Institute for Research in Behavioral Neuroscience Series)


Product Description

Most individuals with brain damage experience a curtailment or loss of lifestyle without rehabilitation. Improved methods and appropriately timed medical interventions now make it possible for more individuals to survive brain insults and to be assisted by rehabilitation neuropsychologists in achieving renewed commitment to life. Damage to the brain — the organ of human emotions and cognition — reduces psychological functioning and realistic adaptation, and the patient and his/her family are often encapsulated in the time prior to injury. To regain part or most of the lifestyle lost, an honest, dedicated, and realistic approach is required. Neuropsychological rehabilitation can provide tools for this task, provided that the most comprehensive, elaborate and knowledge-based methods are integrated in the training, and provided that knowledge from many disciplines and from community environments and family is encompassed.
In the present book knowledge representing the development of neuropsychological rehabilitation during the past five years is collected from a conference titled “Progress in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.” The chapters are written by professionals who were invited to share their experiences from different areas within the field because of their expertise with processes involved in neuropsychological rehabilitation. After a historical review, the chapters follow a visible sequence from biology to neuropsychology and neuropharmacology. Experts discuss the most advanced medical knowledge of the effect of injury on states of the organism. The second part of the book is dedicated to the outcome and the economics of rehabilitation as well as plans for the future. Finally, a panel discussion addresses the overall concept: Is rehabilitation worthwhile and ethical? The reactions — influenced by the cross-cultural exchange of knowledge — shed light on the essence and practice of today’s neurorehabilitation.

Product Details

  • Published on: 2014-01-02
  • Released on: 2014-01-02
  • Format: Kindle eBook

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