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New Book:Traumatic Brain Injury, Part I, Volume 127: Handbook of Clinical Neurology

Traumatic Brain Injury, Part I, Volume 127: Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)Traumatic Brain Injury, Part I, Volume 127: Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

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The Handbook of Clinical Neurology volume on traumatic brain injury (TBI) provides the reader with an updated review of emerging approaches to traumatic brain injury (TBI) research, clinical management and rehabilitation of the traumatic brain injury patient. Chapters in this volume range from epidemiology and pathological mechanisms of injury, and neuroprotection to long-term outcomes with a strong emphasis on current neurobiological approaches to describing the consequences and mechanisms of recovery from TBI. The book presents contemporary investigations on blast injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, making this state-of-the-art volume a must have for clinicians and researchers concerned with the clinical management, or investigation, of TBI.

  • Internationally renowned scientists describe cutting edge research on the neurobiological response to traumatic brain injury, including descriptions of potential biomarkers and indicators of potential targets for treatments to reduce the impact of the injury
  • Explores cellular and molecular mechanisms as well as genetic predictors of outcome
  • Offers coverage of various diagnostic tools – CT, MRI, DDTI, fMRI, EEG, resting functional imaging, and more
  • State-of-the-art traumatic brain injury management and treatment principles are presented for both civilian and military care

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 490 pages

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About the Author

Jordan Grafman, PhD, is director of Brain Injury Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Before joining RIC, Dr. Grafman was director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. His investigation of brain function and behavior contributes to advances in medicine, rehabilitation, and psychology, and informs ethics, law, philosophy, and health policy. His study of the human prefrontal cortex and cognitive neuroplasticity incorporates neuroimaging and genetics, an approach that is expanding our knowledge of the impact of traumatic brain injury, as well as other diseases that impair brain function, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and degenerative diseases. Dr. Grafman aims to translate his research into more effective, targeted rehabilitation to achieve the best outcomes for people with cognitive disabilities. Dr. Grafman’s background includes 30 years of experience in brain injury research. He has studied brain function in dementia, depression, and degenerative neurological diseases, as well as TBI. He has authored more than 300 research publications, co-editor of the journal Cortex, and provides peer review for numerous specialty journals. At the National Institutes of Health, he served as chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Section at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. While in the US Air Force, he served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as neuropsychology chief of the Vietnam Head Injury Project, a long-term study of more than 500 soldiers with serious injuries of the head and brain. He is the leading expert on the long-term effects of penetrating brain injuries in military personnel. His expertise includes the scope of challenges faced during recovery, including behavioral changes like aggression, late sequelae such as seizures, and the impact on TBI on family life and employment, and legal implications. He is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Grafman is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Award, the National Institutes of Health Award of Merit, 2010 National Institutes of Health Director’s Award, and the Humboldt Reserach Award. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. His expert opinion is often sought by national media on issues related to brain function and behavior, cognitive rehabilitation, and policy and legal issues related to brain-behavior research.

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.


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

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“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.

New Book: Explosions In My Brain: A ruptured cerebral aneurysm and subarachnoid haemorrhage; a survivor’s story

Explosions In My Brain: A ruptured cerebral aneurysm and subarachnoid haemorrhage; a survivor’s story
By Anne Reavill

Explosions In My Brain: A ruptured cerebral aneurysm and subarachnoid haemorrhage; a survivor's story

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In 2011 I had a type of stroke, but not the more common kind. Mine was due to an aneurysm bursting in my brain. This lead to a sudden large bleed into the space surrounding my brain, known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage. Many people who suffer such a catastrophic event die or are left with severe debilitating consequences. I have been one of the lucky ones in recovering so well but, although compared to many my recovery has been fairly straightforward, recover from any brain injury is a slow process. Here I recount my own experience, first in hospital where the aneurysm was treated, followed by my recovery there and later at home in the following weeks and months, times when I often felt very alone and frustrated at my slow progress.


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  • Published on: 2015-02-18
  • Released on: 2015-02-18
  • Format: Kindle eBook

New Book: Comprehensive Management of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain and Spine

Comprehensive Management of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain and Spine

Comprehensive Management of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain and Spine

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Vascular malformations of the brain and spine pose many management challenges. This text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the natural history, treatment options, and outcomes of patients with these conditions. Despite their relative rarity, these lesions are responsible for devastating injury to individuals and can cause an enduring physical, psychological, and economic burden on patients and families. Many new therapeutic options are now available with the advent of novel surgical, endovascular, and radiosurgical techniques. The basic sciences have fuelled development of small molecule and biologic therapies targeting the molecular basis of disease. Authored by international experts in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, radiology, and radiation oncology, this book provides state-of-the-art treatment plans and discussions of ideal therapy. This text is aimed at practitioners in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, rehabilitation medicine and allied fields who care for patients with brain and spinal vascular malformations.


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  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.87″ h x .87″ w x 8.62″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 409 pages

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New Book: 7.0 Tesla MRI Brain White Matter Atlas

7.0 Tesla MRI Brain White Matter Atlas

7.0 Tesla MRI Brain White Matter Atlas

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The introduction of techniques that permit visualization of the human nervous system is one of the foremost advances in neuroscience and brain-related research. Among the most recent significant developments in this respect are ultra-high field MRI and the image post-processing technique known as track density imaging (TDI). It is these techniques (including super-resolution TDI) which represent the two major components of 7.0 Tesla MRI – Brain White Matter Atlas. This second edition of the atlas has been revised and updated to fully reflect current application of these technological advancements in order to visualize the nervous system and the brain with the finest resolution and sensitivity. Exquisitely detailed color images offer neuroscientists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons a superb resource that will be of value both for the purpose of research and for the treatment of common brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.


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  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 12.01″ h x 1.02″ w x 9.29″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 457 pages

About the Author

Zang-Hee Cho, Ph.D, is a Korean neuroscientist who developed the first Ring-PET scanner and the scintillation detector BGO. More recently, Cho developed the first PET-MRI fusion molecular imaging device for neuro-molecular imaging. He has held several academic positions in Sweden, the USA and South Korea.

Book: Complications of CSF Shunting in Hydrocephalus: Prevention, Identification, and Management

Complications of CSF Shunting in Hydrocephalus: Prevention, Identification, and Management

Complications of CSF Shunting in Hydrocephalus: Prevention, Identification, and Management

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Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of complications of CSF shunting,  with emphasis on prevention, identification, and management. It covers the full range of shunt-related complications and the various associated adverse consequences that remain common despite significant improvements in imaging techniques and therapeutic methods. The chapters are organized into two parts: complications of extrathecal CSF shunt devices and complications of endoscopy. In addition to providing clinicians and investigators with the most pertinent current evidence, the book looks forward to future areas of hydrocephalus research and to innovative therapeutic philosophies. This comprehensive reference book will be an ideal source for neurosurgeons seeking both basic and more sophisticated information and procedures relating to the complications associated with CSF shunting.


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  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.28″ h x .79″ w x 7.20″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 322 pages