Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Robert P. Granacher, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466594810
Format: PDF
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Traumatic Brain Injury: Methods for Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychiatric Assessment, Third Edition provides physicians and psychologists with a scientifically based schema for the clinical evaluation of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The book assists physicians and psychologists in developing treatment plans for patients who have sustained TBIs and also guides those providing forensic analysis to lawyers, insurance bodies, workers’ compensation systems, triers of fact, and other stakeholders in the adjudication of victims of TBI. The procedures and recommendations in this book are grounded in highly referenced evidence-based science but also come from more than 5000 cases wherein the author and contributors have personally examined individuals who have sustained a TBI, or who claim to have sustained a TBI. This edition has been entirely rewritten. The style now follows a more traditional neuropsychiatric format than previous editions. Since the last edition, there has been increased awareness and scientific study regarding the effects of blast brain injury as a consequence of US military experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq. There is also increased interest in the phenomenology of mild traumatic brain injury and, in particular, the forensic complications associated with evaluations of this disorder. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy has also received significant scrutiny in the last decade, possibly associated with sports injuries. This book is a comprehensive resource for clinicians treating patients as well as for forensic specialists. Its purpose remains the same as in prior editions—to provide physicians or psychologists with a practical method for an effective evaluation of TBI based upon known scientific principles of brain-behavior relationships and state-of-the-art clinical, neuroimaging, neuropsychological, and psychological techniques.

The Forensic Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Gregory Murrey, Ph.D.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420039382
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Few medical and legal professionals would have trouble locating a book on traumatic brain injury and forensic neuropsychology. But to locate a text on the forensic assessment process and clinical issues of TBI is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Very few, if any, works exist on the subject. The Forensic Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Handbook for Clinicians and Attorneys fills this void. It provides both the clinician involved in forensic examinations and the legal professional involved in litigation or legal proceedings of personal injury with a general overview of the legal issues and assessment process in TBI cases. The book begins with an overview of key issues involved in the forensic assessment of TBI, including definitions and medical diagnostic terminology of interest to the forensic examiner and legal professional. Subsequent chapters provide an overview of the neurologic, neuropsychological and psychological forensic assessment process specific to brain injury cases. The final portion of the book focuses on the forensic examiner as expert witness.

Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment

Author: Daniel C. Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119533236
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A concise, up-to-date review of school neuropsychological assessment that covers effective treatment planning The third edition of Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment offers a practical and concise overview of neuropsychological practice in schools and other pediatric clinical settings and clearly explains how to identify the need for testing. The book shows how to collect a neurodevelopmental history, choose appropriate assessment instruments, effectively evaluate students, and accurately interpret results. The third edition has been revised and updated to include the most recent advances in the field such as major neuropsychological test batteries for children, including NEPSY-II, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition integrated, and Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System. In addition, the new edition contains updated online tools, including sample case studies, searchable databases of neuropsychological tests classified by processing area and conceptual model, a neuropsychological processing concerns checklist in both English and Spanish, and sample report shells with tables. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy practitioners and school psychologists quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Third Edition contains unmatched guidance and direction for school psychologists and other mental health professionals who serve educators, school children, and their families.

Die Bobath Therapie in der Erwachsenenneurologie

Author: Bente Elisabeth Bassoe Gjelsvik
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 313240070X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Bobath-Therapie ist ein bewährtes und weitverbreitetes Konzept zur Behandlung von Menschen mit neurologischen Dysfunktionen. Bente Gjelsvik, Physiotherapeutin und Bobath-Instruktorin, Dozentin an der Universität Bergen (Allied Health Science, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Medicine), möchte mit dieser überarbeiteten Neuauflage die Kompetenz der Therapeuten bei der Behandlung in der Neuroreha weiter verbessern. Hierfür werden verschiedene Aspekte in einen übergreifenden Zusammenhang gestellt. - Struktur und Funktion des Zentralen Nervensystems - posturale Kontrolle und Bewegung - Behandlung von neurologischen Syndromen Besonders geeignet ist dieses Buch für alle Therapeuten, die die Bobath-Weiterbildung planen oder sich in ihr befinden. In den einzelnen Kapiteln wird aufeinander aufbauend die Bobath-Therapie praxisnah und leicht verständlich erklärt: - Angewandte Neurophysiologie - Prinzipien der Physiotherapie - Untersuchung - Fallbeispiele

Degenerative Erkrankungen der Halswirbels ule

Author: Stefan Alexander König
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662435624
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der Weg zur richtigen Therapieentscheidung in der HWS-Chirurgie. Zur Behandlung degenerativer Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule hat sich eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Verfahren mit spezifischen Indikationen, Vor- und Nachteilen entwickelt. Neben der konservativen Therapie steht die operative Stabilisierung der Halswirbelsäule mit Diskusprothesen, Cages und Wirbelkörperersatz im Vordergrund. Basierend auf ihrer Erfahrung sowie biomechanischen und klinischen Studien stellen die Autoren eine klare Strategie bei der Auswahl des operativen Zugangswegs und des Implantats vor. Neben den anatomischen, biomechanischen und klinischen Grundlagen beschreiben sie im einzelnen - die Auswahl des operativen Zugangswegs - die Auswahl des Implantats - die Operationstechnik bei den einzelnen Verfahren. Zahlreiche Abbildungen illustrieren die Befunde, die zur Therapieentscheidung führen, und Schritt für Schritt die operativen Verfahren. Empfehlungen zur Aufklärung und Beratung des Patienten, zum wichtigen Aspekt der Implantatsicherheit und zu den möglichen Komplikationen sowie ein Ausblick auf zukünftige Entwicklungen runden die Darstellung ab. Umfassend, fundiert und reich illustriert – alle Aspekte der operativen Behandlung degenerativer Erkrankungen der Halswirbelsäule

Psycholegal Assessment in South Africa

Author: S. Z. Kaliski
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195786460
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical manual provides a body of knowledge from a variety of medical, psychological and legal fields to enable practitioners in those fields to participate in psycholegal assessments in a standardised and informed way.

Palliative Care bei Amyotropher Lateralsklerose

Author: Johanna Anneser
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170299840
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die Amyotrophe Lateralsklerose (ALS) ist die häufigste Motoneuron-Erkrankung bei Erwachsenen (ca. 6000 Patienten in Deutschland). Die ALS führt zu fortschreitender Muskellähmung verbunden mit Muskelsteifheit und Bewegungsunfähigkeit bei meist klarem Verstand. Der Tod tritt in der Regel 3-5 Jahre nach Krankheitsbeginn ein. Die im Verlauf auftretenden Beschwerden und die psychosoziale Begleitung der Patienten und ihrer Familien sind eine Herausforderung für das Betreuungsteam. Dieses praxisorientierte Werk bietet konkrete Hinweise für eine ganzheitliche Palliativbetreuung bei ALS. In jedem Abschnitt werden konkrete Problemlösungsstrategien beschrieben, angepasst an den deutschen Versorgungskontext.