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Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation

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Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation

SKU# 9781936287550

Author: David X. Cifu MD, Henry L. Lew MD, PhD


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Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation summarizes the most frequent medical and psychological problems encountered by combat survivors and patients with concurrent injuries to the brain and other body systems. The book offers a roadmap for clinicians on how to initiate and follow through the continuum of care necessary to achieving positive outcomes. Individual chapters focus on the myriad problems and conditions that polytrauma patients present with including traumatic brain injury, concussion, spinal cord injury,, amputation, and PTSD, and other medical and psychological issues such as pain, depression, headache, insomnia, fatigue, alcohol and substance abuse, dizziness, light sensitivity, and work and family issues. Algorithms and detailed appendices provide guides for assessment and medical treatment that can be used in daily practice.

Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation features:

  • First handbook focused on polytrauma
  • Practical, pocket-sized manual featuring real-world care for common problems
  • Covers medical, physical, psychological, and vocational issues
  • Easy to read text, with flow charts to highlight key concepts
  • Authors work directly with the VA, military and academic sectors in the care of these patients

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 10, 2013
  • Page Count 290
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936287550
  • EISBN 9781617051005

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Table of Contents 

"I.Polytrauma Basics
; 1.What is Polytrauma
; 2.Taking a History
; 3.Performing a Physical Examination: Overview, Detailed Procedures in Performing a Physical Examination
; 4.Ordering Tests: Neuroimaging, Neuropsychological Evaluation
; II.Diagnosis and Management of Common Sequelae of TBI
; 5.Focal Weakness and Hypotonia
; 6.Spasticity
; 7.Coordination and Balance Deficits
; 8.Tremors
; 9.Dysphagia
; 10.Numbness
; 11.Pain
; 12.Vision Deficits
; 13.Hearing Deficits
; 14.Cranial Nerve Deficits
; 15.Aphasia
; 16.Executive Function Deficits
; 17.Akinetic Mutism and Locked-In Syndrome
; 18.Posttraumatic Amnesia
; 19.Perceptual Deficits
; 20.Neglect
; 21.Agitation, Irritability, and Emotional Liability
; 22.Depression
; 23.Hypoarousal
; 24.Sexual Dysfunciton
; 25.Neurogenic Bladder
; 26.Neurogenic Bowel
; 27.Postconcussive Syndrome
; 28.Postdeployment Syndrome in Combat-Related TBI
; 29.Headaches
; 30.Insomnia
; 31.Penetrating Brain Injuries
; 32.Disorders of Consciousness
; 33.Posttraumatic Seizures
; 34.Craniotomy/Craniectomy/Cranioplasty
; 35.Hydrocephalus
; 36.Neuroendocrinologic Abnormalities
; 37.Geriatric and Aging Issues
; 38. Dementia and Brain Injury
; 39. Disability Determination and Medcio-Legal Issues
; 40. Return to Driving
; 41. Return to Sports
; 42. Return to Work
; III. Diagnosis and Management of Common Sequalae of Polytrauma with TBI and Amputation, Burns, or Spinal Cord Injury
; 43. Dual Disability ñ TBI with SCI, Amputation, or Burns
; 44. Amputation Care and Prosthetic Fitting
; 45. Spinal Cord Injury
; 46. Burns
; 47. Deep Venous Thrombosis
; 48. Heterotropic Ossification
; 49. Contractures
; 50. Pressure Ulcers
; IV. Appendices
; Ten Essential Assessments
; 1. Assessment of Agitation
; 2. Assessment of Amnesia, Orientation, Attention, Level of Consciousness, and Coma Recovery after TBI
; 3. Assessment of Balance
; 4. Assessment of Bowel and Bladder Function
; 5. Assessment of Concussion and Postconcussion Symptoms (PCS)
; 6. Assessment of Cognition
; 7. Assessment of Dizziness and Vertigo
; 8. Assessment of Sleep
; 9. Assessment of Smell
; 10. Assessment of Tinnitus
; Three Essential Medical Treatments
; 1. Medical Treatment of Agitation
; 2. Medical Treatment of Depression
; 3. Medical Treatment of Spasticity; "