Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management

Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management
3rd Ed.
2022 © Springer Publishing Company
Felise S. Zollman MD, FAAN, FAAMA
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-4767-7
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-4768-4
Physical Medicine, Allied Health, Neurology, Nursing, Physical Therapy


The third edition of Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury offers a thorough revision of the popular evidence-based guide to understanding and managing all levels of traumatic brain injury. Comprehensive in scope and concise in format, this reference describes the spectrum of injury from mild to severe and the continuum of care from initial injury to the management of chronic sequelae. Chapters are designed with a practical clinical focus for targeted retrieval of content by topic area and for self-review.

The text is organized into five sections. Part I addresses fundamental concepts necessary for understanding the underpinning of clinical decision-making. Part II is dedicated to mild TBI, including sport-related concussion, with chapters covering topics from natural history to associated somatic disorders, post-concussion syndrome, and PTSD. Part III covers moderate to severe TBI and details prehospital emergency and ICU care, rehabilitation, treatment of related conditions, and postinjury outcomes. Part IV focuses on TBI-related complications, including posttraumatic seizures, spasticity, behavioral and sleep disturbances, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Part V reviews special considerations in selected populations such as pediatric TBI and TBI in the military, as well as medico-legal and ethical considerations in TBI, complementary and alternative medicine, and return to work considerations.

Each chapter includes boxed Key Points which underscore major clinical takeaways, Study Questions to facilitate self-assessment and further emphasize core chapter content, and an Additional Reading list for a deeper dive into chapter concepts. Significant updates incorporating recent advancements in the field, combined with the clinical acumen of its experienced contributors, make this third edition the essential manual for healthcare professionals caring for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Key Features:

  • • Succinct format encourages targeted access to key clinical information
  • • Completely revised and updated third edition reflects current state of the art advancements
  • • Added content areas such as a new chapter dedicated to substance abuse and TBI expand the scope of material addressed
  • • Newly added multiple choice Study Questions in each chapter facilitate self-assessment of mastery of chapter material

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 83/100
3/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.8 Health Sciences - Neurology
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book provides an overview of the common causes of traumatic brain injuries, initial work-up, and assessment of common symptoms post-TBI. It is a good foundational handbook for students, residents, and possibly younger attendings who don't regularly work with the TBI population."

-- Michael Nguyen, MD, MPH (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) Doody's Review

"This is a high-quality quick reference guide to the clinical care of brain-injured patients. The second edition is warranted to provide updated evidence-based information."

-- Mithra Maneyapanda, MD (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) Doody's Review - previous edition

"The entire continuum of traumatic brain injury is addressed, from mild sports-related injuries to moderate and severe brain trauma as the result of catastrophic accidents. The book is all-encompassing yet easy to read and understand. This is a stellar quality book that will be beneficial for every member of the multidisciplinary team that is required to treat patients with TBI. It offers a concise but broad and informative view of the disorder, and can serve as an easy-to-read and access primary text."

-- Christopher Kramer, B.S., M.D. (Mayo Clinic Arizona) Doody's Review - previous edition


This is a good book for students and residents who are learning about traumatic brain injuries. The foundational knowledge shared helps this audience address the key concepts for the management and treatment of people with traumatic brain injuries. The authors are credible with credentials to support their content area.

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