Neurotrauma: A Comprehensive Textbook on Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury aims to bring together the latest clinical practice and research in the filed of two forms of trauma to the central nervous system: namely traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI). Nationally, more 1.9 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury annually. In parallel, there are an estimate of 12,000 new cases of SCI in the United States annually. In addition, approximately 1.2 million people live with paralysis due to SCI. In recent years, dramatic advancements in the field have resulted in much improved outcomes for patients and higher standards of care. This volume details the latest research and clinical practice in the treatment of neurotrauma, in a comprehensive but easy-to-follow format. Neurotrauma is a valuable resource for any clinician involved in caring for TBI and SCI patients, clinical research professionals, researchers, medical and graduate students, and nurse specialists.
Kevin K. W. Wang
Oxford University Press Inc
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19 December 2018
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I SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY 1 History, Overview and Human Anatomical Pathology of Traumatic Brain Injury Kentaro Shimoda, Shoji Yokobori, and Ross Bullock 2 Severe TBI in Military - Medical and Surgical Interventions Geoff Ling 3 Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Management Kendra Woods and Michael Bell 4 Treatment of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in the Scandinavian Countries, with Special Emphasis on the Lund Concept Magnus Olivecrona 5 Abusive Head Trauma Rachel Berger 6 Traumatic Cerebral Vascular Injury Ramon Diaz-Arrastia 7 Disorders of Consciousness: Common Findings in Brain Injury Calixto Machado II MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND CONCUSSIONS 8 The TRACK-TBI Approach: Redefining Severity and Outcome Assessments John Yue, Geoff Manley 9 Acute Assessment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Linda Papa 10 Current Knowledge of Blast Traumatic Brain Injury Mechanisms Elizabeth Fievisohn and Pamela VandeVord 11 Adult and Pediatric Mild and Moderate Head Injury Management in Scandinavian Countries Johan Unden 12 Challenges in Neurotrauma Management in India and Rapidly Growing Developing Countries VD Sinha, GK Prusty 13 Chronic TBI in Veterans and Service Members: Clinical Assessment, Interventions, and Differentiation from PTSD Harvey Levin 14 Chemosensory Impairment after TBI Nathan Zasler 15 Return to Play, School or Work after Concussion Charles H. Tator 16 The Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegenerative Diseases R. Rubenstein III NEUROIMAGING AND BIOMARKER ASSESSMENTS IN TBI 17 Neuroimaging and Its Application in the Diagnosis for Early Prognostication of TBI Lijun Ba 18 The Potential of Brain-Specific Blood Biomarkers for TBI Patient Management, Diagnosis and Clinical Research Glushakova and Ronald L. Hayes 19 The Role of Inflammation in Traumatic Brain Injury Cristina Morganti-Kossmann 20 Glutamate Receptor Peptides in Acute Neurotrauma Svetlana Dambinova and Galina Izykenova 21 Serum Markers of Subclinical Brain Damage in Low Grade Chronic Concussion and Asymptomatic Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Sergio Gonzalez-Garcia 22 MicroRNA Biomarkers in Traumatic Brain Injury Manish Bhomia IV TRANSLATIONAL ANIMAL STUDIES OF TBI 23 Translational Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Research: Bridging the Gap Between Models and Clinical Uncertainty Eugene Park and Andrew Baker 24 Military-relevant Rodent Models of Blast-induced Traumatic Brain Injuries Ibolja Cernak 25 Pediatric TBI Models: Lessons Learned Ramesh Raghupathi 26 Proteomics-based Strategies to Define Brain Tissue Biomarkers of Closed Head, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Translational Rodent Models Angela Boutte and D. Shear V CURRENT AND FUTURE TREATMENTS OF TBI 27 Neuroprotection in TBI Dafin Muresanu 28 Bioengineering in Brain Trauma Research Michelle LaPlaca 29 Neuroregenerative Medicine in TBI Jinhui Chen 30 Stem Cell Studies in Traumatic Brain Injury Sun Dong VI SPINAL CORD INJURY 31 Spinal Cord Injury: Intensive Care Unit Neurointensive Care and Surgical Intervention Michael Y. Wang 32 Animal Models of Spinal Cord Injury Candace Floyd 33 Why Do We Not Have a Drug to Treat Acute Spinal Cord Injury? James Geddes 34 Recent Development of Regenerative Strategies to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries Riyi Shi 35 Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Ping Wu VII COMMON THEMES BEETWEEN TRAUMATIC BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY 36 Therapeutic Hypothermia and Targeted Temperature Management in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Dalton Dietrich 37 Autoimmunity Responses in Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Zhihui Yang and F. Kobeissy, K. Wang
Dr. Kevin Wang is the Director of the Program for Neurotrauma, Neuroproteomics & Biomarkers Research and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He is also Health Research Neuroscientist and Merit Award Principal Investigator at the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center (Gainesville, FL). Dr. Wang is a neurotrauma researcher since the late 1990's. He has served as President and Council Member of the National Neurotrauma society, Board Member, Board of Governors of the International Brain Injury Association and Presidium Member of the Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology. His research focus is translational research for traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, post-traumatic epilepsy, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Two acute TBI blood-based protein biomarkers he co-discovered at University of Florida have now been clinically validated. In 2018, these two TBI biomarkers received FDA approval as the first-in class in vitro diagnostic tests for detecting cranial CT abnormality in TBI patients.
Reviews for Neurotrauma: A Comprehensive Textbook on Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury
[T]his is an excellent textbook for those with an academic interest in TBI, particularly the research and medical aspects. It provides a unique collection of topics providing a wide overview of research theme across the whole spectrum of TBI and spinal cord injury ... We strongly recommend it. -- Michael G. Hart and Peter J. A. Hutchinson, Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery