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Mechanisms of Secondary Brain Damage

Current State

  • Alexander Baethmann
  • Oliver Kempski
  • Ludwig Schürer
Conference proceedings

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Brain Damage Studied by NMR and Other Methods

    1. David G. Gadian, S. R. Williams, T. E. Bates, R. A. Kauppinen
      Pages 1-8
    2. K.-A. Hossmann, K. L. Behar, D. L. Rothman
      Pages 21-29
    3. J. W. M. Bulte, M. W. A. de Jonge, R. L. Kamman, F. Zuiderveen, T. H. The, L. de Leij et al.
      Pages 30-34
    4. D. I. Graham, J. H. Adams, D. Doyle, I. Ford, T. A. Gennarelli, A. E. Lawrence et al.
      Pages 41-48
    5. T. A. Gennarelli, R. Tipperman, W. L. Maxwell, D. I. Graham, J. H. Adams, A. Irvine
      Pages 49-52
    6. N. Heye, A. Campos, S. Sampaolo, J. Cervos-Navarro
      Pages 53-55
  3. Mediators and Antagonism in Secondary Brain Damage

  4. Functional Consequences of Cerebral Lesions

  5. Emergency Care and Treatment in Acute Cerebral Insults

    1. B. Bouillon, M. Schweins, A. Lechleuthner, M. Vorweg, H. Troidl
      Pages 137-140

About these proceedings


Great progress has been made in the understanding and prevention of secondary brain damage from acute cerebral disorders, such as trauma and ischemia. Advances may be concerned in particular with better organization and logistics of preclinical emergency care, including rapid arrival of well-trained medical staff on the scene of an accident and of transportation to a competent hospital. Nevertheless, it is a safe assumption that development of secondary brain damage from both intra- and extracranial causes still represents a major factor for the final outcome in severe head injury. Thus, exchanges of experiences and information between various disciplines involved with this important clinical problem - trauma still assumes the number one position as a cause of morbidity and mortality up to an age of 45 years - may provide a basis for in-depth analysis of remaining problems as well as of methods of their solution. This exactly is the purpose of the present publication on concepts and findings pertinent for the general subject of secondary brain damage from various experimental as well as clinical viewpoints. An internationally high-ranking group of experts has been contributing to this collection of reviews on cerebral trauma and ischemia and its adverse sequelae, including cerebral exploration by most modern technologies, such as NMR spectroscopy or PET scanning, among others.


Trauma brain care cerebral ischemia head head injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander Baethmann
    • 1
  • Oliver Kempski
    • 2
  • Ludwig Schürer
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Chirurgische ForschungLudwig-Maximilians-Universität, Klinikum GrosshadernMünchenFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Neurochirurgische PathophysiologieJohannes-Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzFederal Republic of Germany
  3. 3.Neurochirurgische KlinikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität, Klinikum GrosshadernMünchenFederal Republic of Germany

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