Experimental CNS trauma: A general overview of neurotrauma research

Jonathan Lifshitz

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4 Scopus citations


Neurotrauma involves the neurological consequences of external forces to the brain, spinal cord, or body. Typically, neurotrauma is associated with car accidents, falls, contact sports, and assault. Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation require a diverse team of knowledgeable experts to deliver excellence in clinical care. To do so, translational research forms the foundation that provides knowledge to advance our understanding and treatment of neurotrauma and thereby empowers clinical providers to deliver the most advanced and effective clinical interventions and treatments. To accomplish translational research, academic scientists and clinicians work collaboratively to generate new knowledge that will ultimately improve patient care. Initially, clinicians help to frame the questions that fill gaps in knowledge that will advance care. Scientists act on these questions and push the envelope of discovery to understand the causes and optimal treatments for neurotrauma. On the other hand, results from basic science investigation shed light on clinical protocols to improve health care delivery. In this way, translational research is the collaborative communication and sharing of knowledge between the laboratory and the clinic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrain Neurotrauma
Subtitle of host publicationMolecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781466565999
ISBN (Print)9781466565982
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Medicine


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