Brain injury rehabilitation. 2. Medical rehabilitation of brain injury

Michael W. O'Dell, Kathleen R. Bell, M. Elizabeth Sandel

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Abstract

This self-directed learning module highlights new advances in the area of medical issues in brain injury rehabilitation, with an emphasis on traumatic etiologies. It is part of the chapter on brain injury rehabilitation in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article contains information on post-traumatic seizures and hydrocephalus, principles of pharmacologic and spasticity management, dizziness, visual disturbances, and language impairment. New advances covered in this section include more conservative approaches to post-traumatic seizure prophylaxis and the use of botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen pumps in the management of spasticity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S10-S15
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume79
Issue number3 SUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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