Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment / Edition 2

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Overview

Effective stroke therapy can be improved through real-time monitoring of the neurological and cardiovascular responses to treatment. This requires crucial knowledge on behalf of both the sonographer and stroke physician to make the best decisions for the patient so as to minimize the damage caused by the original stroke and the risk of further stroke.

Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition, takes a practical approach to the examination of patients, the interpretation of ultrasound studies and the application of cerebrovascular ultrasound in the development of management and treatment studies, assisting neurologists, radiologists, and ultrasonographers in stroke therapy.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Maria I Aguilar, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is a one-of-a-kind book dedicated to cerebrovascular ultrasound as an extension of the neurovascular examination. Neurosonology is a very exciting emerging field and this book is well written with excellent illustrations, didactic, and easy and fun to read.
Purpose: "Although the purpose is not clearly stated, ultrasound allows monitoring of the cardiovascular system and brain in response to treatment and this book is aimed at clinicians who are eager to learn about vascular examination of patients suffering from stroke and who will apply this information to treatment decisions. "
Audience: Written by a world-renowned authority in the field of vascular neurosonology, it is written for clinicians caring for stroke patients.
Features: The book covers principles and basics of vascular ultrasound, vascular neuroanatomy, cerebral hemodynamics, interpretation of vascular ultrasound, and application of vascular ultrasound (both in stroke prevention and treatment). It is easy to read and follow, and loaded with multiple illustrative figures and tables. The quality of the images is superb.
Assessment: This is a great contribution to the field of vascular neurology and it will expand and enhance the knowledge of vascular neurosonology, hopefully making it more widely available in clinical practice. Another book by this author, Neurovascular Ultrasound Examination and Waveform Interpretation, is due to be released later this fall. There might be some overlap between the two.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405195768
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Edited by Andrei V Alexandrov, MD, University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Foreword.

Preface to the First Edition.

Foreword to the First Edition.

Acknowledgment (First Edition).

Practice of Ultrasound: an Introduction.

Part I How to Perform Ultrasound Tests.

1 Principles of Extracranial Ultrasound Examination (Andrei V. Alexandrov, Alice Robinson-Vaughn, Clotilde Balucani & Marsha M. Neumyer).

2 Intracranial Cerebrovascular Ultrasound Examination Techniques (Andrei V. Alexandrov, Marta Rubiera, Paola Palazzo & Marsha M. Neumyer).

3 Anatomy of the Brain’s Arterial Supply (Joel Cure).

Part II Hemodynamic Principles.

4 Integrated Assessment of Systemic and Intracranial Hemodynamics (Anne W. Alexandrov).

5 Practical Models of Cerebral Hemodynamics and Waveform Recognition (Andrei V. Alexandrov).

Part III Criteria for Interpretation.

6 Diagnostic Criteria for Cerebrovascular Ultrasound (Georgios Tsivgoulis, Marsha M. Neumyer & Andrei V. Alexandrov).

Part IV Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment.

7 Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention: TCD and Sickle Cell Disease (Fenwick T. Nichols III, Robert J Adams & Anne M. Jones).

8 Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Carotid Ultrasound (Tatjana Rundek & Joseph F. Polak).

9 Applications of Functional Transcranial Doppler (fTCD) (Konstantinos Vadikolias & Georgios Tsivgoulis).

10 Transcranial Doppler in the Detection and Quantitation of Patent Foramen Ovale and Other Right-to-Left Circulatory Shunts (Annabelle Lao, Cindy J. Fuller & Jill T. Jesurum).

11 Ultrasound in Neurocritical Care (Andrew D. Barreto & James C. Grotta).

12 Cerebral Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Mark R. Harrigan, David W. Newell & Andrei V. Alexandrov).

13 Intra-Operative TCD Monitoring (Zsolt Garami & Alan B. Lumsden).

14 Intracranial Stenosis (Vijay K. Sharma & K.S. Lawrence Wong).

15 Ultrasound in Acute Stroke: Diagnosis, Reversed Robin Hood Syndrome and Sonothrombolysis (Andrei V. Alexandrov, Robert Mikulik & Andrew Demchuk).

16 Ultrasound and Gaseous Microspheres (Flemming Forsberg & Andrei V. Alexandrov).

17 Neurosonology Pearls (Georgios Tsivgoulis, Clotilde Balucani & Vijay K. Sharma).

Index.

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