Neurotraumatology: Progress and Perspectives

Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology, Porto (Portugal), November 1990

  • A. Martins da Silva
  • A. Rocha Melo
  • F. Loew

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 55)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. M. Shigemori, N. Kikuchi, T. Tokutomi, S. Ochiai, K. Harada, T. Kikuchi et al.
    Pages 6-7
  3. T. Ogawa, H. Sekino, M. Uzura, T. Sakamoto, Y. Taguchi, Y. Yamaguchi et al.
    Pages 8-10
  4. J. M. Gonçalves, R. Vaz, A. Cerejo, C. Cruz, J. Pereira, A. Mourão et al.
    Pages 11-13
  5. R. Bullock, D. Sakas, J. Patterson, D. Wyper, D. Hadley, W. Maxwell et al.
    Pages 14-17
  6. P. Guedes de Oliveira, J. P. Cunha, A. Martins da Silva
    Pages 18-20
  7. K. Boström, C.-G. Helander, S. Lindgren
    Pages 25-28
  8. Erik P. Sganzerla, P. M. Rampini, A. De Santis, F. Tiberio, P. Guerra, M. Zavanone et al.
    Pages 29-32
  9. Minoru Shigemori, N. Kikuchi, T. Tokutomi, S. Ochiai, S. Kuramoto
    Pages 37-39
  10. P. A. Oppido, R. Delfini, G. Innocenzi, G. Di Giugno, J. Pecori-Giraldi, A. Santoro et al.
    Pages 40-42
  11. K. Jensen, J. Øhrstrøm, G. E. Cold, J. Astrup
    Pages 47-48
  12. A. Martins da Silva, B. Nunes, A. R. Vaz, D. Mendonça
    Pages 56-63
  13. A. De Santis, E. Sganzerla, D. Spagnoli, L. Bello, F. Tiberio
    Pages 64-67
  14. H. Meinardi, A. P. Aldenkamp, B. Nunes
    Pages 68-71
  15. R. A. Frowein, D. Terhaag, K. auf der Haar, K.-E. Richard, R. Firsching
    Pages 72-74
  16. Jens Haase
    Pages 75-79
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 80-80

About these proceedings


A multidisciplinary overview of techniques for monitoring acute head trauma patients is given in this book. It includes neuroimaging procedures (TCD, MRI, SPECT) and multiple neurophysiological approaches: EEG, videomonitoring and integrated computer systems with clinical applications. Results that have been obtained by using new drugs to protect the brain as well as progress made in recovering techniques are emphasized. The long-term consequences of acute lesions are also discussed. The relationship between acute and long-term seizures is studied in posttraumatic epilepsy cases, and the relationship between neurophysiological and long-term clinical patterns, especially in posttraumatic epilepsy, is discussed. The socio-economic costs of traffic accidents are analysed - based on data from epidemiological studies - and then compared with reported data.


SPECT Trauma brain computer magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) neuroimaging

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Martins da Silva
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Rocha Melo
    • 3
  • F. Loew
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurophysiologyHospital Santo AntonioPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Unit of Human Physiology, Biomedical Institute “Abel Salazar”University of PortoPortugal
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital Santo AntonioPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Neurochirurgische UniversitätsklinikHomburg/SaarFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-9235-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-9233-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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