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Brain Control of Responses to Trauma - Nancy J. Rothwell

Brain Control of Responses to Trauma

By: Nancy J. Rothwell (Editor), Frank Berkenbosch (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th November 1994
ISBN: 9780521419390
Number Of Pages: 354

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It is becoming increasingly clear that the brain has an important role in the control and integration of the responses to injury and infection. This is the first volume to look in depth at the way the brain responds to trauma and subsequently integrates and influences behavioral, metabolic, neurohumoral, cardiovascular, and immune functions. It is well established that some of these responses, such as fever and neuroendocrine changes are directly influenced by the central nervous system. These, and other more recent advances, provide new insights into this area and provide a basis for more effective understanding and clinical management of trauma patients. The authors, all international authorities in their fields, discuss established and recent data from experimental and clinical studies and consider the implications of these findings for the treatment of the trauma patient. This book will serve as an excellent reference for professionals who deal with trauma or who work in accident and emergency medicine, neuroscience, neuroimmunology and physiology.

"This is a notable contribution, of wider potential clinical interest than might appear, since virtually all types of bodily insult or damage rather than 'trauma' in the sense only of injury, are brought into the same integrative perspective." Sheila Jennett, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine "...an interesting approach to the primarily chemical study of cerebral tissue responses to trauma." Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology

Overview of responses to injury
Experimental approaches to the study of CNS control of responses to injury
CNS control and neural mediations of immune responses and inflammation
Neurohormonal control of cytokines during injury
Brain regions involved in modulation of immune responses
Psychological and neurobiological consequences of trauma
CNS control of sickness behaviour
Psychological and behavioural aspects of pain
Central control of cardiovascular responses to injury
Endocrine/neuroendocrine responses to trauma
Central control of the metabolic and thermoregulatory responses to injury
Central control of pain
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ISBN: 9780521419390
ISBN-10: 0521419395
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 25th November 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.82  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.63