Sports Neurology, Vol 158. Handbook of Clinical Neurology

  • ID: 4579872
  • Book
  • 650 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Sports Neurology is designed to be a comprehensive overview of neurology within the context of sports medicine. This definitive text addresses the history of sports neurology, including its unique role within sports medicine, and provides a detailed assessment of central and peripheral nervous system injuries and illnesses in athletes. Sports Neurology is a critical companion for all sports medicine clinicians and for neurologists who manage athletes.

  • Provides an introduction and overview of concussion in sport, discussing the epidemiology, biomechanics and pathophysiology of concussion, as well as considerations for sideline evaluation and emergency room diagnosis and management
  • Explores the long-term consequences of concussion and repetitive head impacts and the relationship with neurodegeneration
  • Offers an overview of mild, moderate and severe brain injury classification; compares moderate and severe traumatic brain injury within the context of civilian, military and sports circumstances
  • Provides an overview of neuroepidemiology and the importance of obtaining meaningful sport-related neuroepidemiologic data that will ultimately provide the foundation for making data-driven decisions for central and peripheral nervous system injuries in sport
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Section I. Introduction 1. Sports and the human brain: an evolutionary perspective 2. Sports Neurology as a Multidisciplinary Field

Section II. Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion 3. Mild traumatic brain injury and concussion: terminology and classification 4. Catastrophic Neurologic Injuries in Sport 5. Concussive and subconcussive brain trauma: the complexity of impact biomechanics and injury risk in contact sport 6. Concussion: pathophysiology and clinical translation 7. Epidemiology of sports concussion in the United States 8. Concussion Evaluation at the Sideline 9. Emergency Department Evaluation of the Concussed Athlete 10. Office-Based Concussion Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management: Adult 11. Office-Based Concussion Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management: Pediatric 12. Migraine and Other Headache Disorders in Concussion 13. Sleep Disorders and Concussion 14. Vestibular Dysfunction and Concussion 15. Neuro-ophthalmologic Disorders Following Concussion 16. Neuropsychiatric Dysfunction Following Concussion 17. Post-Concussion Syndrome 18. The role of neuropsychologists in concussion evaluation and management 19. Return to play following sports-related concussion 20. Return-to-Learn 21. Neuroimaging of brain trauma in sports 22. Blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers 23. Measuring Head Impacts: Accelerometers and Other Sensors 24. Subconcussive Trauma 25. The Evolving Landscape of Policies, Rules and Law in Sport-Related Brain Trauma 26. The modern landscape of sport-related concussion research: key achievements and future directions

Section III. Neurodegeneration and Other Long-Term Consequences of Concussion and Repetitive Head Impacts 27. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: clinical presentation and in vivo diagnosis 28. The neuropathology of chronic traumatic encephalopathy 29. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Neuroimaging Biomarkers 30. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Fluid Biomarkers

Section IV. Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries 31. Biomechanics of Cervical Spinal Cord Injuries 32. Cervical Spine Trauma Evaluation 33. Acute Management of Cervical Spine Trauma 34. Cervical Spine Trauma: Prevention Strategies 35. Classification in Para Sport for Athletes Following Cervical Spine Trauma

Section V. Peripheral Nerve Injuries 36. Peripheral Nerve Injury in Sport: An Overview 37. Neuromuscular adaptations in shoulder function and dysfunction 38. Common Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Sport: Diagnosis and Management

Section VI. Pain 39. Sport-related injury and pain classification 40. Pain Management in Sport: Therapeutic Injections

Section VII. Special Neurological Considerations in Sport 41. Managing Athletes with Neurologic Disorders 42. Neurological Benefit of Sport and Exercise 43. Future Directions

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