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Concussions (Hardcover) (III. William Paul Meehan)

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This volume provides information on concussion, its definition, effects, treatment, concepts, research, and controversies, particularly in relation to sports-related concussions. It begins with background information on historical, scientific, medical, social, and legal issues, including biomechanics and pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and assessment, treatment and management, prevention, cumulative effects, managing athletes, and common examples of athletes with concussions, then addresses key issues and debates related to definition and diagnosis, determination of recovery, post-concussion syndrome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the role of age and gender, neuropsychology/neurocognitive assessment, treatment, second impact syndrome, heading in soccer, and the medical ethics of participation in sports, ending with four primary source documents. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 221
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Diseases / Alzheimer's + Dementia
Series Title: Health and Medical Issues Today
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Author: III. William Paul Meehan
Language: English
Street Date: December 12, 2016
TCIN: 51402333
UPC: 9781440838941
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0581
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