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Mild Head Injury By Philip Wrightson

Mild Head Injury
by Philip Wrightson

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A practical guide to the management of mild head injury, or concussion. After a short account of the history of thinking on mild head injury and its epidemiology, a section on pathology provides the background to the clinical picture. Coverage then moves to the acute stage and emergency management.
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Mild Head Injury: A Guide to Management by Philip Wrightson

This is a practical guide to the management of mild head injury, or concussion. It is now generally accepted that post-concussion syndrome has an organic basis and this has resulted in the emergence of clinics, staffed by interdisciplinary teams, dedicated to addressing the problem. After a short account of the history of thinking on mild head injury and its epidemiology, a section on pathology provides the background to the clinical picture. The coverage then moves on to look at the acute stage and management in the emergency department, followed by a description of the clinical features of the persisting symptoms. There are clear descriptions of the measurements, investigations and examinations to be completed. The authors then move on to look at the neurological, cognitive-behavioural and psychiatric aspects of management and treatment. Specific cases are discussed, including the special considerations when dealing with children, the elderly, executives and sportspeople. At the end of the book there are copies of information sheets and booklets for patients. Philip Wrightson and Dorothy Gronwall are pioneers in this field. They were the first to define test procedures to measure the changes following concussion, and to establish a clinic for those with persisting problems.

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"This clear, concise, and well-written book offers a very personal view of mild head injury and concussion based on the experiences of the authors at the Concussion Clinic at Auckland, New Zealand. The book is filled with good advice, wisdom and considerable experience." * Doody's Journal *

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION; EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MILD HEAD INJURY; MECHANISMS AND PATHOLOGY; MANAGEMENT IN THE ACUTE STAGE; CLINICAL PICTURE AFTER MILD HEAD INJURY; NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT; IMAGING AND OTHER INVESTIGATIONS; ASSESSMENT OF COGNITION AND BEHAVIOUR; PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT; MEDICATION IN MILD HEAD INJURY; SPECIAL CASES; MILD HEAD INJURY IN SPORT; LEGAL ASPECTS OF MILD HEAD INJURIES; APPENDICES; ORIENTATION AND MEMORY SCALES; PRECAUTIONS FOR PATIENTS ALLOWED HOME FROM EDS; CONCUSSION SUSTAINED AT SCHOOL; MILD HEAD INJURY - ADVICE; GETTING BACK TO WORK AT THE DESK; RIVERMEAD SYMPTOM CHECK LIST

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GOR002652221
Mild Head Injury: A Guide to Management by Philip Wrightson
Philip Wrightson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
1999-07-29
194
0192629395
9780192629395
N/A
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