Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in children and adolescents around the world and represents a global public health issue. Major improvements in the medical treatment of the initial injury have increased survival rates resulting in the focus shifting to consider the subsequent and longer-term cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences for the recovering child or adolescent. These disabilities, if left untreated, continue into adulthood with consequent economic and societal costs. This book reviews the research into the consequences of TBI emphasizing the translation of new understanding into effective treatments and interventions, and identifying promising areas for further study. This will be essential reading for neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and pediatricians.
• Chapter authors from multiple disciplines giving the book a broad appeal to both clinicians and researchers • State-of-the-art reviews by experts providing the most up-to-date information in a single source • Promotes research that cuts across disciplines and domains and quickly translates to clinical practice
1. Introduction: pediatric traumatic brain injury Vicki Anderson and Keith Yeates; 2. Genomics, proteomics, and biomarkers in pediatric TBI Rachel Berger, Patrick Kochanek and Ronald Hayes; 3. Neurobiology of traumatic brain injury sustained during cerebral development David Hovda; 4. Biomechanics of pediatric TBI Susan Margulies; 5. Clinical trials in pediatric TBI David Adelson; 6. Neurobehavioral outcomes of pediatric TBI Gerry Taylor; 7. Neuroimaging in pediatric TBI Stephen Ashwal; 8. Mild traumatic brain injury Mike Kirkwood and Keith Yeates; 9. Mild pediatric TBI: consequences in adulthood Erik Hessen; 10. Psychosocial intervention in pediatric TBI Shari Wade; 11. Cognitive rehabilitation in children with TBI Ingrid van't Hooft; 12. Pediatric TBI: challenges for treatment and rehabilitation Cathy Catroppa; 13. Integrative, multi-disciplinary and translational research Bryan Kolb; 14. Conclusions: where to now? Vicki Anderson and Keith Yeates.