Congenital and Acquired Brain Injury. 5. Emerging Concepts in Prognostication, Evaluation, and Treatment

Sunil Kothari, Steven R. Flanagan, Christina Kwasnica, Allen W. Brown, Elie P. Elovic

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Abstract

Kothari S, Flanagan SR, Kwasnica C, Brown AW, Elovic EP. Congenital and acquired brain injury. 5. Emerging concepts in prognostication, evaluation, and treatment. This self-directed learning module describes recent developments in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation. In particular, it focuses on the implications of recent technological advances for evaluation, prognostication, and treatment. It is part of the chapter on TBI medicine in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article specifically focuses on neuroplasticity and its implications for rehabilitation interventions, the role of innovative neuroimaging modalities, improvements in our ability to prognosticate made possible by newer technologies, technologically based enhancement of motor rehabilitation, and the role of alternative and complementary medicine in TBI rehabilitation. Overall Article Objective: To describe recent advances in our ability to evaluate, prognosticate, and treat traumatic brain injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S27-S31
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume89
Issue number3 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

Keywords

  • Brain injuries
  • Complementary medicine
  • Neuronal plasticity
  • Outcome assessment (health care)
  • Projections and predictions
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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