Organ Donation After Neurologically Unsurvivable Injury: A Case Study with Ethical Implications for Physicians (Clinical Report)

Organ Donation After Neurologically Unsurvivable Injury: A Case Study with Ethical Implications for Physicians (Clinical Report)

Today almost 80,000 patients are waiting for a vascularized organ for transplant in the USA, and 6500 patients each year die while waiting because an organ did not become available (1). With almost 18 patients a day experiencing preventable death, we are facing a national crisis in transplantation. Physicians are recognized as the central figures […]

Accidental Injury

Accidental Injury

This book provides a state-of-the-art look at the applied biomechanics of accidental injury and prevention. The editors, Drs. Narayan Yoganandan, Alan M. Nahum and John W. Melvin are recognized international leaders and researchers in injury biomechanics, prevention and trauma medicine.  They have assembled renowned researchers as authors for 29 chapters to cover individual aspects of […]

AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 7: Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration

AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 7: Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration

World-renowned experts share the latest updates in translational research as well as surgical and nonsurgical strategies for treating spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating, clinically challenging injury, leading to varying degrees of neurological function impairment and paralysis. Underlying biological mechanisms either inhibit or promote new growth in the spinal cord. Researchers […]

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells--the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells–the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Introduction Stem cells are key players in the development and maintenance of specific mammalian tissues, and their presence has been long established in blood, skin and intestine. A general definition of stem cell is “a cell that is capable of both self renewal and differentiation”. Stem cells are considered multipotent; since they can produces mature […]

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Toolkit

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex condition for which limited research exists. The recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in numerous service members returning home after sustaining TBI, and healthcare providers scrambling to find resources on how to treat them. This toolkit is a comprehensive source of inventories and therapy options for […]

Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Update) (Report)

Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury (Update) (Report)

The last decade has shown a rapid expansion in the provision of acute rehabilitation services for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in South Africa, with a growing awareness of the problems associated with such injuries and recognition of the need for structured therapy programmes to maximise functional outcomes after injury. However, as a sub-specialty […]

Secrets of a New York Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Attorney

Secrets of a New York Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Attorney

You walked into the hospital but came out paralyzed. You trusted the doctor but have a nagging feeling that something went wrong. You’re not getting the answers you need from your doctor and are worried that something bad happened. What do you do? Before you go calling every lawyer online, your goal is to become […]