The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation includes a special supplement to the December issue, highlighting traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The supplemental issue is titled, "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." The guest editor is Robin E.A. Green, PhD, CPsych,  a scientist in neurorehabilitation and a clinical neuropsychologist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, where she heads the Cognitive Neurorehabilitation Sciences Lab.

The peer-reviewed supplement contains studies on TBI conducted in the lab and at the Department of Medical Imaging at the Toronto Western Hospital.

The 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, Green says, adding that the material is especially pertinent in light of increased awareness of and concern about TBI due to the many brain injuries being sustained by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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. Subscribers can access the supplemental’s contents and issues of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation via the Web site,

Source: Caroline Foote

[Source: Medical News Today]