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📒Concussion Care Manual ✍ David L. Brody
✏Concussion Care Manual Book Summary : It is hard to find a medical condition that has as much media attention as concussion. With growing interest in concussion care by the NFL, NHL, NBA, and many other sports organizations, the military, and by regular patients, the number of concussion care providers has rapidly increased. Concussion Care Manual, Second Edition is the perfect step-by-step concussion management guide for clinicians, coaches, and even parents of athletic children. This pocket-sized volume discusses how to manage a variety of complexities associated with concussions including proper diagnosis, management strategies, headaches, anxiety and depression, PTSD, dizziness, fatigue, and changes to mood, balance, personality, and sleep. This book also covers the essential elements on how to set up and run a concussion clinic, focusing on the administrative need-to-know. A much-needed list of references, scales, and resources are provided at the end of the book for further investigation. New to the Second EditionEL -Fully revised based on the most up-to-date research in the field across disciplines - Evidence-based, this new edition summarizes what works and what doesn't from recent clinical trials and real world concussion care experience -Provides step by step guidance on how to provide appropriate active management when treating concussion
📒Frequently Asked Questions About Concussions ✍ Linda Bickerstaff
✏Frequently Asked Questions About Concussions Book Summary : This book provides an overview of the brain and what happens when a person gets a concussion, and includes information on avoiding brain injuries and safety equipment to protect the brain during activities.
📒Concussion ✍ A. Niranjan
✏Concussion Book Summary : The increasing recognition of concussion and its associated consequences has focused international attention on mild traumatic brain injury. The need for early diagnosis, evaluation, and management has expanded dramatically. This volume includes the experience of leading experts who describe the recent advances in the pathophysiology, biomechanics, imaging definition, and management of concussion. Advanced imaging and electrophysiological techniques are being used to help delineate the underlying metabolic and ultrastructural effects of concussive injuries. Papers in this volume review the role of emerging techniques including fMRI, SPECT, PET, DTI, MRS, and MEG, as well as report on multimodality concussion management programs which offer guidelines for selecting relevant team members, assessing community needs, and implementing management strategies that align with current practice standards. This publication provides neurosurgeons, neurologists, trauma and sports medicine specialists, physiatrists, neuropsychologists, and neuroscientists with a comprehensive overview of the current understanding of the causes of mild traumatic brain injury or concussion, newer methods to evaluate it, and current and evolving multimodality management strategies.
📒The Heads Up On Sport Concussion ✍ Gary S. Solomon
✏The Heads up on Sport Concussion Book Summary : Concussions happen at all levels of sport, from the earliest levels through the professional ranks. Potentially catastrophic if not detected early, concussions have ended the careers of many notable professional players—and it's estimated that in high school football alone, about 1 in 5 players suffers a concussion. The Heads-Up on Sport Concussionis a concise introductory book on sport concussion for professionals who work with athletes. It provides a comprehensive review of current literature on sport concussion, and it guides professionals in communicating with athletes, parents, and coaches regarding assessment, treatment, and other issues surrounding sport concussion. In The Heads-Up on Sport Concussion, the authors detail -what happens when the brain is injured; -appropriate assessment and evaluation tools; -sport-specific issues; -how medical organizations are addressing the issue of sport concussion; -medical and nonmedical treatment and rehabilitation strategies; -recent research on a variety of topics in sport concussion; and -essential information for coaches, athletes, and parents. This book is focused and authoritative in its treatment of a poorly understood medical problem. Providing clear clinical management strategies for sport concussion injuries, the text compiles the best available information from different resources and synthesizes the information with summaries and conclusions for easy comprehension. The material is enhanced further with photos and illustrations depicting MRI scans and brain images showing chemical reactions in the brain after an injury. In addition, the text identifies particular sports and sport activities that have the greatest incidence of sport-related concussions, and it reports on and critiques those strategies that are currently in place to combat sport concussion across different sport groups. In The Heads-Up on Sport Concussion, professionals in sports medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, and neuropsychology offer strategies for recognizing and treating sport concussion. The text provides appropriate research resources without getting bogged down by lengthy research critiques. Many chapters include a Research Digest section that identifies critical research data used in developing recommendations and conclusions. Additionally, an educational poster is available for download via the Internet for trainers, physicians, coaches, and sports medicine professionals to use to educate athletes and their families about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of concussion. The poster is available at HumanKinetics.com. The Heads-Up on Sport Concussionprovides a current understanding of terminology, assessment, treatment, and criteria for return to play for a range of readers. Researchers, medical professionals, and health care specialists will have a more thorough grasp of the various aspects of sport concussion and thus be able to provide better care and education to athletes who sustain concussions. Its complete treatment of a critical topic makes this a must-read for anyone involved in the care and training of athletes.
📒Coping With Concussion And Mild Traumatic Brain Injury ✍ Diane Roberts Stoler Ed.D.
✏Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Book Summary : A comprehensive guide for improving memory, focus, and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion. Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion— or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)— can cause chronic migraines, depression, memory, and sleep problems that can last for years, referred to as post concussion syndrome (PCS). Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a lifeline for patients, parents, and other caregivers.
📒Concussion ✍ Jeanne Marie Laskas
✏Concussion Book Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America’s favorite sport and puts Omalu in the crosshairs of football’s most powerful corporation: the NFL. Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while reporting a story for GQ that would go on to inspire the movie Concussion. Omalu told her about a day in September 2002, when, in a dingy morgue in downtown Pittsburgh, he picked up a scalpel and made a discovery that would rattle America in ways he’d never intended. Omalu was new to America, chasing the dream, a deeply spiritual man escaping the wounds of civil war in Nigeria. The body on the slab in front of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka “Iron Mike,” a Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the greatest ever to play the game. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. Toward the end of his life, he was living out of his van, tasering himself to relieve his chronic pain, and fixing his rotting teeth with Super Glue. How did this happen?, Omalu asked himself. How did a young man like Mike Webster end up like this? The search for answers would change Omalu’s life forever and put him in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. What Omalu discovered in Webster’s brain—proof that Iron Mike’s mental deterioration was no accident but a disease caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game—was the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore. Taut, gripping, and gorgeously told, Concussion is the stirring story of one unlikely man’s decision to stand up to a multibillion-dollar colossus, and to tell the world the truth. Advance praise for Concussion “A gripping medical mystery and a dazzling portrait of the young scientist no one wanted to listen to . . . a fabulous, essential read.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks “The story of Dr. Bennet Omalu’s battle against the NFL is classic David and Goliath stuff, and Jeanne Marie Laskas—one of my favorite writers on earth—makes it as exciting as any great courtroom or gridiron drama. A riveting, powerful human tale—and a master class on how to tell a story.”—Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit “Bennet Omalu forced football to reckon with head trauma. The NFL doesn’t want you to hear his story, but Jeanne Marie Laskas makes it unforgettable. This book is gripping, eye-opening, and full of heart.”—Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Concussion ✍ Do Kester J Nedd
✏Concussion Book Summary : Clinicians and patients can no longer wait for answers to fundamental questions regarding how to properly evaluate and treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Doctors, those suffering, and their loved ones have questions that need to be answered, including: - When will someone emerge from a coma? - Can the fear of going out in public be overcome? - Will problems pertaining to memory and anger management go away? - Will the individual be able to work again? Dr. Kester J Nedd, a board-certified neurologist, draws on his years of experience treating patients suffering from head injuries to answer these questions and many more. Filled with real stories of patients, this first volume explores how this modern epidemic is often misdiagnosed or left untreated. Unsound definitions, rules of engagement, and limited scientific evidence has caused us to lose generations of people who suffered the fate of this condition. The author shares a new and transformative evaluation method, known as Brain Hierarchical Evaluation and Treatment- the BHET method. The book outlines the hierarchical organization of the brain "from head to tail" and highlights what happens to the brain after an injury and how it responds.
📒Kids Sports And Concussion A Guide For Coaches And Parents 2nd Edition ✍ William Paul Meehan III
✏Kids Sports and Concussion A Guide for Coaches and Parents 2nd Edition Book Summary : A comprehensive summary of sport-related concussion for parents, coaches, and athletes that considers the physics and biology behind the injury, identifies what can be done to reduce the risk of its occurrence, and describes how to properly respond to a suspected concussion. • Provides a detailed but easy-to-understand, jargon-free explanation of types of trauma and the forces that result in a concussion as well as what happens to brain cells when the brain suffers a concussion • Presents the facts about sport-related concussion and the potential for cumulative effects of sport-related concussions, including a discussion about chronic traumatic encephalopathy • Informs athletes, parents, and coaches about ways in which to prepare for a possible concussion, how to respond to a potential concussion, and steps to take to decrease the risk of a concussion injury
✏Traumatic Brain Injury Post Concussion Syndrome 10 Simple Steps Your Doctor May Not Know That Can Help You Book Summary : TBI & PCS 10 Simple Steps offers 10 simple and practical ways to help in coping with the devastating effects of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome. They are all categorized for ease of reading and learning and offer real sensible hope for suffering individuals, their caregivers, family and friends alike. There are natural ways to help aide in the healing process other than pharmaceuticals, that many healthcare providers and physicians unfortunately may not even be aware of, to offer their patients. These suggestions help contribute to a quality life while being symptomatic, by offering ways to help the body recover, heal and assist all involved, to cope with symptoms on a daily basis. Learning to adapt to the new self after a brain injury is most difficult and extremely challenging for all involved; especially while experiencing ongoing multiple symptoms effecting daily living and worries about what the future may now hold. This book offers real help and lasting hope, to never give up.
📒The Concussion Crisis ✍ Linda Carroll
✏The Concussion Crisis Book Summary : A cautionary assessment of the rising frequency of brain injuries among young athletes counsels parents on the risks associated with head trauma while identifying factors that contribute to missed diagnoses and brain damage, in a reference that is complemented by illustrative true stories.