Mild traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or Concussion) is an increasingly common public health issue in sports, military environments, and life in today's active world. Despite a great deal of study and public attention to this disorder, knowledge about optimal diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment information remains lacking. Neurosensory symptoms have been shown to be the most frequent complications of mTBI in both the acute and chronic setting. Neurosensory Disorders in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury brings together both the basic science work as well as the clinical work in mTBI into one volume to provide a comprehensive examination of the neurosensory issues associated with this disorder. Coverage includes chapters on defining mild Traumatic Brain Injury, neurosensory consequences, neurosensory disorders in clinical practice, and diagnosis and treatment for neurosensory disorders in mTBI. This book is written for clinicians, researchers, residents and students in neurology and neuroscience.
- Provides a comprehensive examination of the neurosensory issues associated with mild Traumatic Brain Injury and concussion
- Brings together both the basic science work and the clinical work in mTBI into a single volume
- Helps clinicians understand the best diagnosis and treatment paths and puts current research into perspective for researchers
Section 1: Defining Mild TBI 1. What is Mild TBI? Translational Definitions to Guide Translational Research (will include historical perspectives) 2. Clinical trajectories of mild TBI 3. Disentangling Peripheral and Central Neurosensory Processing Effects 4. Defining a "cure: when is the patient "good-to-go 5. Concussion Center Dynamics for Diagnosis and Treatment
Section 2: Overview of Neurosensory Consequences 6. Neurosensory Disorders in Animal Models of blunt trauma mTBI 7. Neurosensory Disorders in Animal Models of blast mTBI 8. Neurosensory Symptom Clusters: Sense-Making and Story Lines 9. Neurosensory, neuropsychological and psychiatric co-morbidities in mTBI 10. Neurosensory manifestations of tauopathies and other neurodegenerative sequelae
Section 3: Neurosensory Disorders in Clinical Practice 11. Balance Disorders associated with mTBI 12. Hearing Disorders associated with mTBI 13. Headaches and mTBI 14. Cognitive Issues and mTBI 15. Sleep Issues and mTBI 16. Smell and Taste Disorders in mTBI 17. Visual processing disorders in mTBI 18. Autonomic nervous system and mTBI
Section 4: Diagnosis and Treatment 19. Overview of Current Techniques 20. Neurosensory Diagnostic Techniques for mTBI: Field and Clinic 21. Radiologic and Functional Imaging in mTBI 22. Current Treatment Modalities for mTBI 23. Vestibular Rehabilitation for mTBI 24. Cognitive Rehabilitation for mTBI 25. Emerging Diagnostic Modalities 26. Emerging Treatment Modalities
Michael Hoffer, MD, FACS is currently serving as a Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Hoffer assumed these roles after an over twenty year military career in which he studied mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) on active duty service members injured in Southeast Asia . Dr. Hoffer performs both basic and clinical research and serves as a practicing clinical neurotologist. Dr. Hoffer's lab focuses on traumatic damage to the inner ear and brain. He is authored or co-authored over sixty papers and has a particular expertise in dizziness and balance disorders as well as neurosensory consequences after mild traumatic brain injury. (mTBI) Dr. Hoffer and his collaborators have done pioneering work on pharmaceutical countermeasures for mTBI as well as optimized diagnosis and management of neurosensory disorders seen after mTBI.
Dr. Carey Balaban is Professor of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, with secondary appointments in Neurobiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Bioengineering and Director of the Center for National Preparedness. He earned his bachelor's degree in History at Michigan State University and his Ph.D. degree in Anatomy from the University of Chicago. Dr. Balaban's research program has been supported with funding from a variety of sources including the NIH, NASA, the Office of Naval Research and several other agencies and corporations. He has extensive experience in conducting multidisciplinary, cross-cutting research in biomedical sciences, engineering and social sciences and has participated in the emerging fields of augmented cognition and neuroergonomics. His over-riding interest has been formulation of mathematical models, heuristic models and teleological approaches to interpret data from basic science experiments in terms of behavioral and clinical phenomena. Using this approach, he has examined the interplay between neurological and psychological features of co-morbid aspects of balance disorders, migraine and anxiety disorders. His recent work is extending the implications of these models to analogous features of mild traumatic brain injury, acoustic trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, including work in the nascent field of mass spectrometric histological imaging. He has also participated in developing new patented technologies to gauge situational awareness and cognitive engagement from postural orienting responses and decision support software for responses to mass casualty events. In addition to more than 170 peer-reviewed basic research and scholarly articles and two patents, Dr. Balaban is an author of two books on seventeenth century medicine.