Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation devotes special issue to traumatic brain injury

December 18, 2008

Philadelphia, 18 December 2008 - The editors of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are pleased to announce a special supplement to the December issue, highlighting traumatic brain injury (TBI). Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ( is the official journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is published by Elsevier.

The supplemental issue is entitled, "Special Issue on Traumatic Brain Injury from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute TBI Recovery Study: Patterns, Predictors, and Mechanisms for Recovery, Plus New Directions for Treatment Research," and the Guest Editor is Robin E.A. Green, PhD, CPsych. Dr. Green is a scientist in neurorehabilitation and a clinical neuropsychologist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where she heads the Cognitive Neurorehabilitation Sciences Lab.

According to Guest Editor Robin Green, '"This peer-reviewed supplement of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation comprises a series of studies on traumatic brain injury conducted in the Cognitive Neurorehabilitation Sciences Lab at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Department of Medical Imaging at the Toronto Western Hospital. These papers are intended to offer novel insights into the clinical impact of brain injury and into mechanisms of recovery, with the aim of encouraging new directions for treatment research based on the root causes of behavioral and brain dysfunction."

According to Dr. Green, the supplement issue is particularly pertinent in light of the increased awareness of and concern about TBI due to the large number of brain injuries being sustained by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ian H. Robertson, PhD, MRIA adds that, "This special supplemental issue is outstanding in a number of ways--in giving the clinician a sense of what can be said to the worried family of TBI patients and what cannot, and in offering researchers important insights from imaging and neuropsychology into the possible mechanisms for the postacute recovery process. Most importantly, this issue yields real pointers as to how the course of recovery from TBI may be influenced."
Subscribers can access the full content of this supplemental issue and all issues of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the journal web site, Institutional subscribers can access the journal through ScienceDirect,

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