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Traumatic brain injury : from concussion to coma

by Goldsmith, Connie, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike--and she isn't wearing her helmet. Each of these incidents can produce a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of the 1.7 million Americans officially diagnosed with TBI each year, 52,000 die from their injuries. And that doesn't count all the unreported TBIs, which experts estimate range from about two to four million more incidents.

TBIs range from concussions to penetrating head injuries to life-threatening brain swelling and coma. And they have countless causes: war, sports, car and motorcycle accidents, falls, and physical violence. The aftereffects can be devastating, including compromised memory and concentration, loss of hearing, physical disabilities, depression, brain disorders, and, in the worst-case scenario, death.

Find out about the different types of TBIs, what causes them, and how they are diagnosed and treated. Along the way, you'll learn about National Hockey League player Derek Boogaard and U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords, both of whom sustained TBIs, with dramatically different outcomes. You'll also meet teens and young adults living with TBIs and the doctors who treat them. And you'll learn about amazing medical technologies that help victims recover and promise hope for the future.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Traumatic brain injury is in the news on many fronts: high-school sports, NFL football, and wounded warriors, to name a few. Registered nurse and health writer Goldsmith relates the new information about traumatic brain injury, offering personal stories along the way. She covers the causes of concussions in chapters relating to sports, the military, falls, and motor vehicle accidents. In addition, she examines new safeguards, including testing and research for better treatment, along with ways to prevent head injuries. Photographs, charts, and statistics are included, which expand the information. Appended are source notes, a glossary, a bibliography, and a list of websites and resources. The currency of this topic and its potential impact on teens make this a smart choice for school and public libraries.--Edmundson, Martha Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Juvenile literature.
Brain -- Diseases -- Juvenile literature.
Neurology -- Juvenile literature.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries.
Brain -- Diseases.
Publisher Minneapolis :2014
Audience Ages 12-18.
Language English
Description 88 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-85) and index.
ISBN 9781467713481 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
1467713481 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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