SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alisa Gean, a world-renowned neuroradiologist and expert on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), will launch her latest book tomorrow, BRAIN INJURY: Applications from War and Terrorism, published by Wolters Kluwer's Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
The book is a culmination of more than 25 years of experience working at a Level 1 Trauma Center in the United States and abroad with soldiers directly off the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. It is a state-of-the-art resource guide for medical teams – from paramedics to hospital personnel to rehabilitation team members – caring for those who have sustained TBI, facial/orbital injury or spine trauma as a result of a blast injury.
The book features six chapters depicting and expounding upon the complexity of TBI. Derived from nearly three decades of studying civilian TBI and five years of intensive study of TBI sustained from combat and terrorism, Dr. Gean's latest book is an exhaustive and innovative authority on the similarities and differences between civilian and combat TBI. The book offers unique insight on brain imaging and is reinforced with relevant and detailed clinical information.
The foreword is provided by ABC Correspondent and TBI survivor Bob Woodruff, who says: "It's not really just a book – it's a telegraphed documentary of a life-long conviction to recognizing and responding to TBI by an acknowledged global expert."
"Traumatic Brain Injury is a serious and often invisible injury that needs to be made more visible to the medical community, particularly as we offer care to our soldiers who are returning home from military theatres abroad," said Dr. Alisa Gean. "The threat of war, terrorist attacks and natural disasters is not going away, and those threats helped motivate me to write this book. It is designed to serve as a guide to understanding the unique characteristics of blast injuries, which will hopefully lead to the improvement in care for victims in the future."
About the Author
Alisa D. Gean, MD is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She obtained her undergraduate and postgraduate training at Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, respectively. Dr. Gean joined the faculty at UCSF in 1989 as the Chief of Neuroradiology at San Francisco General Hospital. Also, Dr. Gean lectures nationally and internationally on the topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and she is a founding member of the Brain and Spine Injury Center ("BASIC") at UCSF. She has written extensively on the topic of TBI, and is the sole author of the internationally recognized textbook, Imaging of Head Trauma. She has consulted with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Defense, and the National Football League on the topic of head injury. Dr. Gean has delivered more than 200 national and international lectures, written four books, 25 book chapters, and over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and scientific abstracts. In 2007 and 2008, Dr. Gean provided her clinical expertise at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to study combat TBI suffered in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
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