Rehabilitation for acquired brain injury (ABI) has focused largely on alleviation of physical, cognitive, communicative, neurobehavioral, and psychological deficits arising from the injury. Recently, ABI has come to be viewed as a chronic disease and, more probably, a collection of various diseases. Increasingly, there is concern that brain injury may contribute to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative conditions as well as to acceleration of what may be genetically predisposed neurological diseases.1 - 15 Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is implicated in epilepsy, stroke, brain cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Further, hypothalamic and pituitary damage can result in a wide variety of neuroendocrine disorders.16 - 21.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Traumatic Brain Injury|
|Subtitle of host publication||Rehabilitation, Treatment, and Case Management, Fourth Edition|
|Number of pages||28|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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