On Patriot Day (September 11, 2013), the John A. Burns School of
Medicine respectfully announces the publishing of the Handbook of
Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation by David X. Cifu, MD, and Henry L.
Lew, MD, PhD. Dr. Lew is Chair of the Communication Sciences and
Disorders Department at the University of Hawai`i medical school.
Handbook of Polytrauma Care and Rehabilitation summarizes the most
frequent medical and psychological problems encountered by combat
survivors and patients with concurrent injuries to the brain and other
body systems. The book offers a roadmap for clinicians on how to
initiate and follow through with the continuum of care necessary to
achieving positive outcomes. Individual chapters focus on the myriad
problems and conditions that polytrauma patients present with, including
traumatic brain injury, concussion, spinal cord injury, amputation, and
PTSD and other medical and psychological issues such as pain,
depression, headache, insomnia, fatigue, alcohol and substance abuse,
dizziness, light sensitivity, and work and family issues. Algorithms and
detailed appendices provide guides for assessment and medical treatment
that can be used in daily practice.