Management of Acute Stroke

Management of Acute Stroke

by Taylor and Francis
     
 

Explores the effectiveness of tissue plasminogen activator when used within the first three hours of the onset of symptoms!
This book gathers fundamental scientific thought and clinical knowledge relating to acute stroke management, and suggests appropriate guidelines for treating patients when blood ceases to flow to the brain.
Written by a panel of

Overview

Explores the effectiveness of tissue plasminogen activator when used within the first three hours of the onset of symptoms!
This book gathers fundamental scientific thought and clinical knowledge relating to acute stroke management, and suggests appropriate guidelines for treating patients when blood ceases to flow to the brain.
Written by a panel of international clinicians who draw on their experiences of seeing patients on a daily basis, Management of Acute Stroke,

  • advocates early intervention techniques to prevent complications following a stroke
  • highlights the importance of determining the origin of a stroke to reduce the possibility of recurrence
  • encourages preventive care to ensure good health
  • describes the personal, familial, and financial burdens of acute stroke
  • emphasizes the benefits of early exposure to emergency and neurological care to lessen the severity of a stroke
  • discusses specific complications that hinder outcomes and adversely affect prognosis
  • analyzes the usefulness of commonly prescribed medications such as aspirin and other antiplatelets and anticoagulants
  • supplies a critical care pathway for stroke management
  • and more!
  • Editorial Reviews

    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: Daniel B. Hier, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
    Description: The editors have gathered 43 contributors to write a concise book on the management of acute stroke.
    Purpose: The book is part of the Neurological Disease and Therapy series edited by William C. Koller. Like other volumes in the series, it seeks to offer concise advice on the modern management of neurological conditions.
    Audience: This book is aimed at general internists and non-stroke specialists who care for stroke patients. It provides good solid advice about stroke management without the detail of larger dedicated stroke textbooks.
    Features: The authors address primarily the management of acute ischemic stroke, although one chapter is aimed at intracerebral hemorrhage and another at subarachnoid hemorrhage. There are several innovative chapters at the beginning of the book on early recognition of stroke, management of stroke prior to the emergency room, and emergency room management of stroke. One chapter addresses stroke rehabilitation, but the bulk of the book details issues regarding medical and surgical management of ischemic stroke.
    Assessment: This is a well written and readable book about acute stroke management. It can be read pleasurably in a few days' time. Although not encyclopedic in detail, it does offer clear and solid direction for the non-stroke specialist caring for stroke patients. The book should stimulate active and lively discussions between non-stroke specialists and their stroke specialist consultants..
    3 Stars from Doody
    Booknews
    Twenty-six contributions provide an overview of recent advances in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of acute stroke, for the many doctors who treat strokes, but who are not neurologists. Clinical management is the main focus, with emphasis on rapid assessment, neurological examination, use of laboratory tests, potential complications, and prevention of recurrences. Coverage also includes a policy perspective on acute stroke treatment, and discussion of stroke in populations of various ages, and treatment with aspirin and alternatives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824770921
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    07/29/1999
    Series:
    Neurological Disease and Therapy Series, #48
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    560
    Product dimensions:
    7.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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