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.

3D tiene el placer de inaugurar una nueva sección de neuroanatomia quirúrgica.

De forma semanal y a modo de quiz presentaremos imágenes en 2D y 3D (precisará gafas tipo anaglifo) para que usted pueda responder a las preguntas planteadas.

Esta imagen es una disección del hueso petroso con visión superior.

Es capaz de reconocer de que estructuras se trata ?

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Alicante-Spain 26-28 Marzo 2015 is pleased to introduce a new section of surgical neuroanatomy .

A weekly quiz of 2D and 3D images will start soon.

This image is a dissection of the superior aspect of the petrous bone.

Are you able to recognize the structures ?

Go to the Quiz

EANS / Pan-Arab Training Course

EANS / Pan-Arab Training Course

February 21, 2015 — February 24, 2015

Dubai, UAE
Saturday 21 February 2015

Chairman: Sakas
09.00 – 09.20 Pain Overview and Rationale for Surgery Broggi (Sakas)
09.20 – 09.40 Trigeminal Neuralgia: Diagnoses and surgical treatment Régis
09.40 – 10.00 Microvascular compression Syndromes Sindou
10.00 – 10.20 Neuromodulation for pain Sakas
10.20 – 10.30 How I Do It: Microvascular Decompression Sindou
10.30 – 10.40 How I Do It: Neurovascular Decompression Broggi
10.40-11.00 Discussion
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.40 Discussion Groups 1st – 2nd Round
13.40- 15.00 Lunch and Educational Board meeting
Chairman: Krauss
15.00 – 15.20 Classification and Pathophysiology of Mov. Disorders Krauss
15.20 – 15.40 Surgery for Parkinson’s Disease Hariz
15.40 – 16.00 Neurosurgery for Dystonias and Non-Parkinson
Mov. Disorders Krauss
16.00 – 16.20 Surgery for Spasticity Sindou
16.20 – 16.40 Lesioning techniques for Movement Disorders Régis
16.40 – 16.50 How I Do It: DREZotomy Broggi
16.50 – 17.00 How I Do It: DBS for Parkinson’s Krauss

17.00 – 17.15 Discussion
17.15 – 17.30 Coffee break
17.30 – 18.30 Case studies and discussions I.Sunday 22 February 2015
Chairman: Schramm
08.30 – 08.50 Overview and Pre-surgical Selection of Epilepsy Patients Sakas
08.50 – 09.10 Resective surgery: Long term outcome and
failure management Schramm
09.10 – 09.30 Non-Resective Epilepsy Surgery Van Roost
09.30 – 09.40 Radiosurgery for Epilepsy Régis
09.40 – 09.50 How I Do It: Hemispherotomy Schramm
09.50 – 10.00 How I Do It: Vagal Nerve Stimulation Procedure Van Roost

10.00 – 10.30 Discussion
10.30 – 10.50 Coffee Break
10.50 – 13.00 Discussion Groups 3rd – 4th Round
13.00 – 14.15 Lunch
Chairman: Nuttin
14.15 – 14.35 Psychosurgery : Historical Overview Hariz
14.35 – 14.55 Surgery for Psychiatric Disorders Nuttin
14.55 – 15.15 Ethical issues in surgery for Psychiatric diseases Nuttin
15.15 – 15.30 Discussion
15: 30 – 15:50 Coffee break
15.50 – 16.20 Sponsored Elekta Lecture
16.20 – 16.50 Sponsored Codman Lecture
16.50 – 17.50 Case studies and discussions II
Discussion Groups
Topics to be consolidated; faculty to be confirmed
1. Indications and techniques in Epilepsy Surgery Schramm- Van Roost
2. Indications and Choice of Treatment For Trigeminal Neuralgia Regis – Sindou

3. Neuromodulation for Pain Syndromes Broggi-Kraus
4. Movement Disorders: Stimulation or Lesioning Hariz- NuttinMonday 23 February 2015
Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI- general overview
08.00 – 08.30 TBI: overview of the disease spectrum and its epidemiology Maas
08.30 – 08.50 Pathophysiology of contusions and DAI Buki
08.50 – 09.10 Approaches to classification of TBI Hutchinson
09.10 – 09.30 Penetrating TBI: What is different? Alshafai
09.30 – 09.50 Blast TBI: What is different? Marklund
09.50 – 10.20 Discussion
10.20 – 10.50 Coffee break
Monitoring and Understanding the disease
10.50 – 11.10 Assessment of structural damage in closed and
penetrating TBI by CT Meling
11.10 – 11.30 Advanced MR imaging and its potential in TBI Belli
11.30 – 11.50 The potential of Biomarkers in TBI Buki
1150 – 12.10 Multimodality monitoring and Therapeutic strategies in TBI Hutchinson
12.10 – 12.40 Discussion
12.40 – 14.00 Lunch and Educational Board meeting
Medical and Surgical therapy – I.
14.00 – 14.30 Basic principles of management in TBI Marklund
14.30 – 15.00 Guidelines for medical and surgical management of TBI Alshafai
15.00 – 15.30 Discussion
15.40 – 18.00 Discussion Groups 5th-6th roundTuesday 24 February 2015
Traumatic Brain Injury
Medical and Surgical therapy – II.
08.00 – 08.15 The surgical management of contusions Buki
08.15 – 08.30 Craniofacial trauma: indications and timing of surgery
08.30 – 08.50 Decompressive Craniectomy and its complications Hutchinson
08.50 – 09.05 Surgical management of CSF fistulae Meling
09.05 – 09.30 Discussion
09.30-10.00 Coffee break
New Insights
10.00 – 10.20 Recent studies and trials in TBI Maas
10.20 – 10.40 Prognosis of closed and penetrating TBI Belli
10.40 – 11.00 CENTER-TBI: a global initiative Maas
H09 11.00 – 11.30 Discussion
11.30-11.40 Coffe and Assembly for Discussion Groups 7th-8th round
11.40 – 14.00 Discussion Groups 7th-8th round
14:00-15:00 Lunch and Educational Board meeting
15.00 – 17.00 Case studies III-IV (2 cases presented by trainers, 2 cases brought by the
17.00 – 17.30 Summary, Course Evaluation, Adjourn Discussion groups (for study groups A-D)
Rounds DG1 DG2 DG3 DG4 DG5 DG6 DG7 DG8
1st A B C D
2nd B A D C
3rd C D A B
4th D C B A
5th A B C D
6th B A D C
7th C D A B
8th D C B A
Discussion groups:
– Acute subdural haematoma Meling-Marklund
– Epidural haematoma Buki – TBA
– Decompressive Craniectomy Hutchinson- Maas
– Management of the polytraumatized patient Alshafai – Belli
Case studies and discussions
To be prepared by faculty, could also consider asking attendees to prepare 1 case.
– Andras Buki
– Andrew Maas
– Peter Hutchinson
– Nabeel Alshafai
– Toni Belli
– Torstein Meling
– Niklas Marklund




Sevilla 19, 20 y 21 de febrero de 2015.

El curso incluye el estudio de la anatomía y las vías de abordaje al cerebro, apoyado por imágenes y video en 2D y 3D, la realización de prácticas con cadáveres, así como talleres.

El curso está acreditado por la Consejería de Salud y Bienestar Social de la Junta Andalucía, a través de la ACSA (Agencia de Calidad Sanitaria de Andalucía).

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