Head Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome

A Comprehensive Guide to the Literature for Personal Injury Lawyers

Publisher: Medifocus Legal
Publication Date: November 11, 2020
Number of Pages: 188

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs as a consequence of an injury to the head. Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) refers to a complex set of symptoms that develops in some people who have sustained a head injury and includes headaches, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, memory difficulties, and sensitivity to noise and light. These symptoms may last for weeks or months and, in some cases, may persist for a year or longer after a head injury. Although the pathophysiology of PCS is currently not well understood, many experts believe that PCS is caused by a combination of structural damage to the brain and psychological factors. Because of the variability of symptoms among patients, there is no specific standard treatment for PCS. The goals of treatment are to control the symptoms as best as possible and to help patients return to normal activities of daily living through rehabilitation.

The MediFocus Literature Guide to Head Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome is a comprehensive Guide to the medical literature for personal injury attorneys who are often involved in litigating mild traumatic head injury cases that result in post-concussive symptoms. This unique Guide includes over 225 hand-selected references to articles published in peer-reviewed journals with links to the abstracts and FREE online access to the full-text version of 57 articles that focus on the mechanisms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatments, rehabilitation, and prognosis of Post-Concussion Syndrome. The Guide also includes a valuable Author Directory that enables attorneys to quickly identify and locate experts with specialized knowledge about PCS for case evaluations and expert testimony.

Head Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome is a one-of-a-kind literature reference Guide that includes:

  • A comprehensive bibliography of 343 journal article references indexed in MEDLINE published in well respected medical and scientific journals.
  • Online access to the abstracts (summaries) of the articles.
  • Online access to the free full-text version of 52 articles.
  • Links to full-text sources of other articles that are available for purchase directly from individual journal publishers.
  • A unique “Author Directory” consisting of the names and institutional affiliations of experts who have published and have specialized knowledge about Head Injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome. The “Author Directory” is a valuable resource for quickly identifying and locating experts for case reviews, opinions, and testimony.

Select examples of topics that are covered by the articles referenced in this Guidebook include:

  • Legal Aspects of Concussion: The Ever-Evolving Standard of Care.
  • Factors associated with persistent post-concussion symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury in adults.
  • Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms After Injury.
  • Persistent Vestibular-Ocular Impairment following Concussion in Adolescents.
  • Diffusion MRI findings in patients with extensive and minimal post-concussion symptoms after mTBI and healthy controls
  • Work Productivity Loss After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Long-Term Cognitive and Neuropsychiatric Consequences of Repetitive Concussion and Head- Impact Exposure.
  • Factors Associated with Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults.
  • Longitudinal Study of Postconcussion Syndrome: Not Everyone Recovers.
  • Does the cause of the mild traumatic brain injury affect the expectation of persistent postconcussion symptoms and psychological trauma?
  • Cerebral Perfusion Changes in Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Prospective Controlled Cohort Study.
  • Post-Concussive Symptoms over the First 14-Days after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Concussion-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Recoverable Injury with Potential for Serious Sequelae.
  • Structural Neuroimaging Findings in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Neuropsychological Assessment Following Concussion: an Evidence-Based Review of the Role of Neuropsychological Assessment Pre- and Post-Concussion.
  • Diagnostic approaches to predict persistent post-traumatic symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury – a literature review.
  • Increased Risk of Stroke in Patients with Concussion: A Nationwide Cohort Study
  • Detecting Feigned Postconcussional and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms with the Structured Inventory of Malingering Symptomology (SIMS).
  • Diffusion tensor imaging findings and postconcussion symptom reporting six weeks following mild traumatic brain injury.
  • The Legal Landscape of Concussion: Implications for Sports Medicine Providers.
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