Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

This ebook explores the enormous risk for suicide among individuals affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research reviewed here indicates that severe brain damage and alteration in executive dysfunction may represent a compelling link with suicidal ideation. The ebook summarizes how health-care professionals are examining the forces that play an integral role in suicidal behavior. […]

From Quinlan to Schiavo: Medical, Ethical, And Legal Issues in Severe Brain Injury.

From Quinlan to Schiavo: Medical, Ethical, And Legal Issues in Severe Brain Injury.

The battle over the life and death of Terri Schiavo was only the most recent medical ethics case to catch the public’s attention. This case asked both the individuals involved and our society in general to make moral judgments about the appropriateness of a decision to maintain or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. As a practicing medical […]

Cervical Spine Injury Outcome--a Review of 101 Cases Treated in a Tertiary Referral Unit (Clinical Report)

Cervical Spine Injury Outcome–a Review of 101 Cases Treated in a Tertiary Referral Unit (Clinical Report)

Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for the patient and family. It has a huge impact on society because of the intensive resources required to manage the patient in both the acute and rehabilitation phases. Given the resource-limited setting in South Africa, questions are often raised regarding whether the outcome of this […]

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 […]