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Title Nutrition and traumatic brain injury : improving acute and subacute health outcomes in military personnel / Committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain, Food and Nutrition Board ; John Erdman, Maria Oria, and Laura Pillsbury, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 431 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I: Background -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Nutrition in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury -- 3 Understanding Pathophysiological Changes -- Part II: Nutrition and TBI -- 4 Approach for Selecting Nutritional Interventions: Mechanistic Targets -- 5 Acquiring Resilience to TBI Prior to Injury -- 6 Energy and Protein Needs During Early Feeding Following Traumatic Brain Injury -- 7 Antioxidants -- 8 Branched-Chain Amino Acids -- 9 Choline -- 10 Creatine -- 11 Ketogenic Diet -- 12 Magnesium -- 13 Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) -- 14 Polyphenols -- 15 Vitamin D -- 16 Zinc -- Part III: Recommendations -- 17 Summary of Recommendations -- Appendixes -- Appendix A: Agenda -- Appendix B: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury -- Appendix C: Workshop Speakers Papers -- Appendix D: Glossary -- Appendix E: Acronyms -- Appendix F: Committee Member Biographical Sketches
Summary "Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to some estimates. TBI is also a major problem among civilians, especially those who engage in certain sports. At the request of the Department of Defense, the IOM examined the potential role of nutrition in the treatment of and resilience against TBI."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also issued online
Subject Brain damage -- Alternative treatment.
Brain damage -- Diet therapy.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Nutritional aspects.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Medicine, Military -- United States.
Brain Injuries -- therapy.
Nutrition Therapy.
Military Personnel.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Erdman, John W.
Oria, Maria.
Pillsbury, Laura, 1984-
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain.
LC no. 2011499025
ISBN 0309210089