Handbook of Stroke / Edition 2

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Thoroughly updated to reflect the best current practices in stroke medicine, Handbook of Stroke, Second Edition is a user-friendly one-stop guide to the clinical management of patients with cerebrovascular disorders—from clinical and laboratory assessment, differential diagnosis, and initial management, to medical and surgical treatment, prognosis, rehabilitation, and stroke prevention. The book is written by leaders in stroke medicine and delivers concise, practice-oriented overviews and practical recommendations to guide decision-making. This edition includes cutting-edge information on acute stroke treatment, cerebrovascular disease genetics, primary stroke prevention, management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, and the newest therapies for various stroke-related symptoms and disorders.

Thoroughly updated to reflect the best current practices in stroke medicine, Handbook of Stroke, Second Edition is a user-friendly one-stop guide to the clinical management of patients with cerebrovascular disorders--from clinical and laboratory assessment, differential diagnosis, and initial management, to medical and surgical treatment, prognosis, rehabilitation, and stroke prevention. The book is written by leaders in stroke medicine and delivers concise, practice-oriented overviews and practical recommendations to guide decision-making. This edition includes cutting-edge information on acute stroke treatment, cerebrovascular disease genetics, primary stroke prevention, management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, and the newest therapies for various stroke-related symptoms and disorders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781786584
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

CLINICAL AND LABORATORY ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE

Systematic Clinical Assessment
Historical Evaluation of Key Signs and Symptoms
General Medical Review
General Examination
Neurologic Examination
Approach to the Comatose Patient
Laboratory Evaluation

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND CLINICAL FEATURES OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE

Differential Diagnosis Made Easy: General Approach
Temporal Profile of Ischemic Cerebrovascular Diseases

MANAGEMENT BEFORE DETERMINATION OF THE MECHANISM OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE

Telephone Interview and Triage
Management of Acute Stroke in Critically Ill Patients
Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Cerebral Infarction: General Evaluation and Treatment
Major Cerebral Infarction: General Evaluation and Treatment
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: General Evaluation and Treatment
Intracerebral Hemorrhage: General Evaluation and Treatment

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL MANAGEMENT BASED ON SPECIFIC MECHANISMS OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE

Four Major Categories of Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease: Identification and Treatment
Five Major Categories of Hemorrhagic Disease: Treatment of Specific Underlying Mechanisms
Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
Other Cerebrovascular Syndromes
Vascular Disease of the Spinal Cord
Cerebrovascular Disease in Children and Young Adults
Cerebrovascular Disease in Pregnant Patients
Cerebrovascular Disease Genetics

PRIMARY PREVENTION OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS

Modifiable Lifestyle and Environmental Factors
Asymptomatic Carotid and Vertebral Stenosis
Hypertension
Dyslipidemia
Other Host Factors
Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms
Unruptured Intracranial Vascular Malformations
Hematologic Disease

ASSESSING AND DISCUSSING PROGNOSIS AND NATURAL HISTORY OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS

Carotid or Vertebral Artery Occlusive Disease
Transient Ischemic Attack
Cerebral Infarction
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION AFTER STROKE

Physical Therapy
Speech Therapy
Other Chronic Complications of Stroke
Family and Patient Education

APPENDIXES

Clinical Anatomy of the Brain and Spinal Cord Vascular System
Glasgow Coma Scale
Functional Status Scales (Stroke Severity Scales)
A Stroke Risk Profile
Practice Guidelines for Management of Cerebrovascular Disease
Outline of Diets Low in Fat and Cholesterol and Table of Ideal Body Weight

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