By Jean Elbaum, Deborah Benson

Regardless of etiology, akin to coincidence, tumor, stroke or attack, got mind harm provides various demanding situations for survivors, caregivers and treating execs. Interdisciplinary and built-in reviews, remedy, and administration can suggest the variation among winning restoration and unlucky outcomes.

The first booklet to give a entire group method of rehabilitation of ABI survivors, Acquired mind Injury supplies clinical and medical experts a deeper realizing of not just each one others' roles, but in addition their complementary functions.

-The clinical administration of ABI—neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry—and the clinical specialties involved—neuropsychiatry, neurourology, and neuro-optometry

-In-depth dialogue of the jobs of occupational, speech-language, and stability therapies

-Separate chapters on nursing, neuropsychology, and case management

-Behavioral and emotional demanding situations universal to people with ABI

-The value of addressing kin needs

-Long-term challenges

-Case examples all through illustrating quite a lot of accidents, signs, and levels of restoration

Based at the editors’ mixed event of greater than forty years within the neuro-rehabilitation box, this complete quantity clarifies rehabilitation pursuits and tactics for the general practitioner, rehab professional, the complex pupil, and sufferers’ advocates. With ABI so prevalent—roughly 1.5 million new instances in line with year—this booklet couldn’t be extra timely.

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Common impairments caused by stroke include: motor weakness (90%), deficits in higher mental function, ataxia (20%), hemianopsia (25%), visuoperceptual deficits (30%), aphasia (35%), cranial nerve impairments, dysarthria (50%), apraxia, neglect syndrome, dysphagia, spasticity, sensory impairment, balance, coordination and posture impairments, and bladder and bowel dysfunction. P1: GFZ SVNY314-Benson February 20, 2007 13:24 3. Physiatry and Acquired Brain Injury 31 Rehabilitation of Stroke Survivors A stroke is a nontraumatic, acquired brain injury caused by the occlusion or rupture of cerebral blood vessels resulting in the sudden development of a persisting neurological deficit (Roth & Harvey, 2000).

1989). Clinically this has had application for those with acquired brain injuries through the use of psychostimulants which cause the release of catecholamines such as dopamine and norepinephrine from presynaptic neurons. A recent study by Walker-Batson et al. (2001) suggested that dextroamphetamine administration resulted in a significant improvement in language skills in a group of patients with stroke-induced aphasia when paired with speech-language therapy as compared to controls. , 2002).

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