Special Issue "Neurotrauma and Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 17404
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Neurotrauma is a critical public health problem that deserves the attention of the world's health community. Estimates of brain and spinal cord injury occurrence indicate that these injuries cause enormous losses to individuals, families and communities. They result in a large number of deaths and impairments leading to permanent disabilities.
Neurotrauma refers to injuries that involve the brain, nerves or spine. Neurotrauma is an emergency for which it is important to seek treatment immediately. Traumatic brain or spine injuries lead to intensive care hospitalization or surgical treatment, but they can have long-lasting effects, including cognitive impairment, nerve damage, leaking spinal fluid, pain and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Traumatic brain injury can cause long-term physical disability and complex neuro-behavioral effects, which disrupt quality of life, employment prospects and interpersonal relationships. Spinal cord injury can also cause long-term physical disability and complex complications, which disrupt quality of life, including limiting physical and social mobility, psychological complications (depression and suicide) and medical complications, often due to autonomic nervous system dysfunction.
This Special Issue will explore the public health implications and epidemiology of brain and spine trauma, explore emerging research and innovative strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality, report clinical series reporting surgical, medical and rehabilitation treatments and highlight best practices to address physicians. We welcome original papers, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical images and thorough reviews on this interesting topic.
This Special Issue aims to provide a complex source of up-to-date data used by emergency physicians, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, maxillofacial surgeons, radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, critical care specialists, rehabilitation physicians and neuropsychologists.
We invite you to submit articles on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Penetrating brain injury
- Depressed skull fracture
- Craniofacial trauma
- Epidural and subdural hematoma
- Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage/brain contusion
- Spinal cord injury
- Craniocervical spine injury
- Cervical spine injury
- Thoracolumbar spine injury
- Traumatic spondylolisthesis
- Peripheral nervous system
- Supportive care
- Posttraumatic rehabilitation
- Critical care medicine
- Cognitive impairment
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
Dr. Nicola Montemurro
Prof. Dr. Paolo Perrini
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- traumatic brain injury
- spine injury
- prevention and diagnosis
- risk factors
- elderly patients
- critical care medicine
- sport injuries
- craniofacial trauma
- peripheral nervous system
- posttraumatic rehabilitation
- critical care medicine
- cognitive impairment
- posttraumatic stress disorder
- supportive care.