The management of patients with head injury requires a pragmatic, multi-professional approach, as exemplified in this book. The content includes chapters on epidemiology, experimental models, pathology, clinical examination, neuroimaging and trauma scoring systems. A large section of the text then deals with the management of the head-injured patient along the whole patient pathway, addressing issues such as emergency department care, transfer of the patient, intensive care and surgical aspects. Rehabilitation is reviewed in detail with chapters that discuss the aims and roles of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and neuropsychology. Finally, medico-legal issues are evaluated. The practical approach to management is emphasized throughout. This book will be of interest to all doctors looking after patients with head injury: emergency physicians, neurosurgeons, anaesthetists, intensivists, and members of the rehabilitation team. Allied specialists such as nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and neuropsychologists will also find this book useful.
• Multidisciplinary - management of head injury involves lots of different specialties and professions: this integrated approach will appeal to all potential groups • Pragmatic in style - offers highly practical advice for management and rehabilitation in a wide range of practice settings and enables readers to formulate a ‘how I would do it’ approach to patient care • Refers to the many different guidelines regarding the management of a head-injured patient - enables readers to understand the basis of guidelines and their relevance and application in clinical practice
Dedication; Contents; List of contributors; Foreword Sir Graham Teasdale; 1. Epidemiology of head injury Giles Critchley and Anjum Memon; 2. The neuropathology of head injury David A. Hilton; 3. Experimental models of traumatic brain injury H. C. Patel; 4. Clinical assessment of the head injured patient: an anatomical approach Deva S. Jeyaretna and Peter C. Whitfield; 5. Neuroimaging in trauma Clare N. Gallagher and Jonathan Cole; 6. Scoring systems for trauma and head injury Maralyn Woodford and Fiona Lecky; 7. Early phase care of patients with mild and minor head injury Chris Maimaris; 8. Early phase care of patients with moderate and severe head injury Duncan McAuley; 9. Interhospital transfer of head injured patients Gareth Allen and Peter Farling; 10. Principles of head injury intensive care management Martin Smith; 11. Intracranial pressure monitoring in head injury Ruwan Alwis Weerakkody, Marek Czosnyka, Rikin A. Trivedi and Peter J. Hutchinson; 12. Multimodality monitoring in head injury I. Timofeev, Adel Helmy, Egidio J. da Silva, Arun K. Gupta, Peter J. Kirkpatrick and Peter J. Hutchinson; 13. Therapeutic options in neurocritical care: optimizing brain physiology Rowan Burnstein and Joseph Carter; 14. Therapeutic options in neurocritical care: beyond the brain Matthew J. C. Thomas, Alexander R. Manara, Richard Protheroe and Ayan Sen; 15. Brainstem death and organ donation Martin B. Walker; 16. Anaesthesia for emergency neurosurgery W. Hiu Lam; 17. Surgical issues in the management of head injured patients Puneet Plaha and Peter C. Whitfield; 18. Craniofacial trauma: injury patterns and management Paul McArdle; 19. Cranioplasty after head injury Heinke Pülhorn and Robert Redfern; 20. Neurosurgical complications of head injury Peter C. Whitfield and Laurence Watkins; 21. Paediatric head injury management Patrick Mitchell; 22. The principles of rehabilitation after head injury Jonathan J. Evans and Maggie Whyte; 23. Acute rehabilitation of the head injured patient Bruce Downey, Thérèse Jackson, Judith Fewings and Ann-Marie Pringle; 24. Post-acute and community rehabilitation of the head injured patient Jonathan J. Evans, Maggie Whyte, Fiona Summers, Lorna Torrens, William W. McKinlay, Susan Dutch, Thérèse Jackson, Judith Fewings, Ann-Marie Pringle, Bruce Downey and Jane V. Russell; 25. Neuropsychology and head injury Maggie Whyte, Fiona Summers, Camilla Herbert, William W. McKinlay, Lorna Torrens, Roisin Jack and Jane V. Russell; 26. Outcome and prognosis after head injury Helen M. K. Gooday, Brian Pentland, Fiona Summers and Maggie Whyte; 27. Medico-legal aspects of head and neck injury Peter J. Hutchinson and Peter C. Whitfield; Index.