Niranjan, Lunsford Edit Book on Concussion



ConcussionPittsburgh, September 6, 2014 -- Ajay Niranjan, MD, and L. Dade Lunsford, MD, are co-editors of a newly released book volume Concussion, extensively describing the multimodality management strategies of mild traumatic brain injury and concussion. The book volume, published by Karger, is the 28th volume in the publisher's popular Progress in Neurological Surgery series.

According to the publisher's website, "this volume includes the experience of leading experts who describe the recent advances in the pathophysiology, biomechanics, imaging definition, and management of concussion. Advanced imaging and electrophysiological techniques are being used to help delineate the underlying metabolic and ultrastructural effects of concussive injuries. Papers in this volume review the role of emerging techniques including fMRI, SPECT, PET, DTI, MRS, and MEG, as well as report on multimodality concussion management programs which offer guidelines for selecting relevant team members, assessing community needs, and implementing management strategies that align with current practice standards.

"This publication provides neurosurgeons, neurologists, trauma and sports medicine specialists, physiatrists, neuropsychologists, and neuroscientists with a comprehensive overview of the current understanding of the causes of mild traumatic brain injury or concussion, newer methods to evaluate it, and current and evolving multimodality management strategies."

Published since 1966, the Progress in Neurological Surgery series has become universally recognized as the most significant group of books serving neurological surgeons. Volumes feature contributions from distinguished international surgeons, who brilliantly review the literature from the perspective of their own personal experience. The result is a series of works providing critical distillations of developments of central importance to the theory and practice of neurological surgery.

Dr. Lunsford is the series editor.

More information on this volume -- and the series in general -- can be found on the Karger website.