This new book volume, simply titled Neurotrauma, aims to bring together the latest clinical practice and research in the field of two forms of trauma to the central nervous system: namely, ...
This new book volume, simply titled Neurotrauma
, aims to bring together the latest clinical practice and research in the field of two forms of trauma to the central nervous system: namely, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI). Nationally, more 1.9 million Americans sustain a TBI annually. In parallel, there are an estimated 12,000 new cases of SCI in the United States annually. In addition, approximately 1.2 million people live with paralysis due to SCI. In recent years, dramatic advancements in the field have resulted in much improved outcomes for patients and higher standards of care. This volume brings together the latest research and clinical practice in the treatment of neurotrauma in a comprehensive but easy-to-follow format. Our target readership is intentionally broad. It includes clinicians who are involved in caring for TBI in the emergency room, hospital, or neurointensive care unit or during patient rehabilitation; clinical research professionals; research nurses; and nonclinical academic researchers, such as research professors, research scientists, medical students, graduate students, and nurse specialists, as well as biomedical industry R&D scientists and clinical associates. As editor of this volume, I want all readers to find a chapter or section on almost all aspects related to TBI or SCI. I also hope that they will encounter some areas they might be already familiar with. Yet, at the same time, I hope that they will also discover or rediscover other less familiar areas in neurotrauma that they have always wanted to learn more about. Last, I want to make this volume as layman-like and as easy to follow as possible so that it can also serve as a resource book for TBI or SCI patients or caregivers who want to better educate themselves about these conditions.Less