Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management

Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management
2nd Ed.
2016 © Springer Publishing Company
Felise S. Zollman MD, FAAN, FAAMA
ISBN-10: 1-620700-93-X / ISBN-13: 978-1-620700-93-8
eISBN-10: 1-617052-69-8 / eISBN-13: 978-1-617052-69-9
Physical Medicine, Allied Health, Neurology, Nursing, Physical Therapy


Now completely revised and updated, Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management, Second Edition is a comprehensive evidence-based guide to brain injury diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, delivered in a succinct format designed for targeted access to essential content.

This concise text, featuring internationally known contributors drawn from leading TBI programs, is organized into five sections. Part I discusses fundamental concepts needed to provide a context for clinical decision-making. Part II covers mild TBI, from natural history to sportrelated concussion, postconcussion syndrome, and more. Part III focuses on moderate to severe TBI and contains chapters on prehospital, emergency and ICU care, rehabilitation, community reintegration, management of associated impairments, and postinjury outcomes. Part IV covers the complications and long-term sequelae that may arise in patients with TBI, including spasticity, movement disorders, posttraumatic seizures, hydrocephalus, behavioral and sleep disturbances, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Part V focuses on special considerations and resources, including issues specific to selected populations or injury environments (military, pediatric, workers' compensation and older patients), as well as return to work and medicolegal issues in TBI.

New to the Second Edition:

  • • Key Points section in each chapter crystallizes important clinical pearls
  • • New chapters cover anoxia complicating TBI, screening for emotional distress in TBI patients, management of chronic behavioral disturbances, and assistive technology
  • • Every chapter has been updated to reflect current evidence-based practice

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 79/100
3/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.27 Health Sciences - Neurology
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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

"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


Written for the gamut of healthcare providers who treat TBI patients, the book is appropriate for resident and attending physicians in neurology, physiatry, and primary care, in addition to physical, occupational, and speech therapists.

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