Rehabilitation Research and Practice

Mild Brain Injury


Publishing date
04 May 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Nov 2011

1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA

2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-9004, USA


Mild Brain Injury

Description

Over the last five years, the diagnosis of mild severity traumatic brain injury (MTBI) has entered the consciousness of the medical community and lay press. This interest has been fueled by combat related injuries as well as high-profile athletes. The spotlight on MTBI has shown what we know and how much we do not know about the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcomes of persons who sustain MTBI. The outcomes become increasingly unclear when people have sustained multiple MTBIs such as we see in many contact sports such as football and hockey. MTBI sustenance in military combat may be difficult to differentiate from psychiatric disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder. The relationship of MTBI to chronic traumatic stress disorder is commonly discussed but poorly understood. MTBI is further confounded in the geriatric population by changes in normal aging and various dementing processes.

The focus of this special issue will be on both existing and new information regarding the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outcomes of persons who sustain MTBI. This issue will explore how both traditional and alternative treatments are finding success in treating the myriad of problems some MTBI survivors face. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sports concussion
  • MTBI in the military
  • Headaches
  • Balance and vestibular impairment
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Pain and MTBI
  • Mood impairment
  • Hyperbaric oxygen
  • Recreational therapies
  • Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Neurometabolic changes
  • Advanced radiology
  • Mind-body medicine
  • TBI in the Elderly

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 469475
  • - Editorial

Mild Brain Injury

Brian D. Greenwald | Anne Felicia Ambrose | Gina P. Armstrong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 659652
  • - Review Article

Traumatic Brain Injury in Sports: A Review

Christopher S. Sahler | Brian D. Greenwald
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 528265
  • - Research Article

Postconcussion Symptoms in Patients with Injury-Related Chronic Pain

Britt Marie Stålnacke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 174579
  • - Review Article

Substance Use and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Risk Reduction and Prevention: A Novel Model for Treatment

Jennifer H. Olson-Madden | Lisa A. Brenner | ... | Peter C. Britton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 924692
  • - Research Article

The Association between Pain-Related Variables, Emotional Factors, and Attentional Functioning following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Michelle Beaupré | Élaine De Guise | Michelle McKerral
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 415740
  • - Clinical Study

Outcome from Complicated versus Uncomplicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Grant L. Iverson | Rael T. Lange | ... | Juha Öhman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 816069
  • - Review Article

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review

Michael Saulle | Brian D. Greenwald
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 371970
  • - Review Article

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons Learned from Clinical, Sports, and Combat Concussions

Judy C. Kelly | Efland H. Amerson | Jeffrey T. Barth
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 316575
  • - Research Article

Possible Lingering Effects of Multiple Past Concussions

Grant L. Iverson | Ruben J. Echemendia | ... | Michael B. Gaetz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 837301
  • - Research Article

Driving Difficulties and Adaptive Strategies: The Perception of Individuals Having Sustained a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Carolina Bottari | Marie-Pierre Lamothe | ... | Alain Ptito
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