Traumatic brain injury : from concussion to coma
|Format:||Print Book 2014|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies|
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 ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Wounds and injuries
-- Juvenile literature.
Brain -- Diseases -- Juvenile literature.
Neurology -- Juvenile literature.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries.
Brain -- Diseases.
|Publisher|| Minneapolis :2014
88 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-85) and index.
|ISBN||9781467713481 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
1467713481 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)