Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders

Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders

by E. Steve Roach, Warren D. Lo, Geoffrey L. Heyer
     
 

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The new third edition of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders provides a modern clinical approach to managing stroke and other cerebrovascular problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Incorporating data from important clinical trials and case series, recommendations from the American Heart Association evidence-based paper on the management of

Overview

The new third edition of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders provides a modern clinical approach to managing stroke and other cerebrovascular problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Incorporating data from important clinical trials and case series, recommendations from the American Heart Association evidence-based paper on the management of pediatric stroke, and the latest information on new diagnostic techniques, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of the current thinking and practice by three physicians who have vast clinical experience in this challenging field. The third edition of this classic work has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. Covering occurrence, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment, this integrated state-of-the-art text is essential reading for anyone involved in the care of children with suspected stroke or other cerebrovascular abnormalities.

The third edition of this classic work has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. An extensive, entirely new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombolytic agents in children and also includes a section on neurorehabilitation after stroke. An expanded and thoroughly updated diagnostic approach chapter covers the latest applications in stroke imaging such as computed tomography angiography, diffusion weighted MRI, and perfusion CT. The first chapter stresses the etiology and pathophysiology of childhood stroke as the basis for evaluations and treatment.

Features of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders, Third Edition Include:

  • Comprehensive in scope: detailed analysis of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders in children with many evidence-based management guidelines
  • The third edition has been updated to include recommendations from the AHA consensus guidelines
  • All chapters in the third edition have been revised and updated
  • An extensive, entirely new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombolytic agents in children
  • Stresses the etiology and pathophysiology of childhood stroke as the basis for evaluation and treatment
  • Maintains the practical, clinical flavor established in previous editions, with numerous illustrations and useful suggestions for patient care
  • Written by internationally known stroke experts: Dr. Roach chaired the AHA panel that produced the consensus guidelines on childhood stroke and Drs. Lo and Heyer have published extensively on stroke and related topics

Editorial Reviews

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“In summary, offers a comprehensive analysis of the current thinking and practice in the field. This merits an unconditional recommendation"—Journal of Child Neurology
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Reviewer: Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD (Phoenix Children's Hospital)
Description: This is a comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of the uncommon but significant conditions of pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. This edition has been updated with information from recent pediatric case series and clinical trials.
Purpose: The book is well edited and divided into headings that help make it the concise, accessible resource it was meant to be. Chapters such as intracranial venous malformations and neonatal cerebrovascular disorders allow readers to quickly turn to a section of interest, making it a useful resource. The occurrence of pediatric stroke is much less than adult stroke. Consequently, most pediatric practitioners are less comfortable managing this condition. Any update on this topic is therefore welcome.
Audience: Given the topic, this book is written for anyone caring for a child with stroke or cerebrovascular disease, particularly neurologists. Dr. Roach, who produced the first edition in 1988, provides a high-quality review of our current knowledge about this topic.
Features: After briefly reviewing the history of pediatric stroke, the book covers the various presentations of stroke and its mimickers and then delves into the multiple etiologies (e.g., genetic, traumatic, vasculopathies, vasculitides), treatment, and rehabilitation. Given the dearth of quality clinical trials in pediatric stroke, it is useful that the authors point out expert consensus opinion regarding pediatric evaluation and management, while also mentioning available data from adult clinical trials.
Assessment: This is a very readable, comprehensive review of pediatric stroke. Especially for those who don't have a pediatric stroke specialist or neuro-intensivist colleague to rely on, this is a worthwhile addition to their personal library.
Reviewer: Korwyn Williams, MD, PhD(Phoenix Children's Hospital)
Description: This is a comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of the uncommon but significant conditions of pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular disorders. This edition has been updated with information from recent pediatric case series and clinical trials.
Purpose: The book is well edited and divided into headings that help make it the concise, accessible resource it was meant to be. Chapters such as intracranial venous malformations and neonatal cerebrovascular disorders allow readers to quickly turn to a section of interest, making it a useful resource. The occurrence of pediatric stroke is much less than adult stroke. Consequently, most pediatric practitioners are less comfortable managing this condition. Any update on this topic is therefore welcome.
Audience: Given the topic, this book is written for anyone caring for a child with stroke or cerebrovascular disease, particularly neurologists. Dr. Roach, who produced the first edition in 1988, provides a high-quality review of our current knowledge about this topic.
Features: After briefly reviewing the history of pediatric stroke, the book covers the various presentations of stroke and its mimickers and then delves into the multiple etiologies (e.g., genetic, traumatic, vasculopathies, vasculitides), treatment, and rehabilitation. Given the dearth of quality clinical trials in pediatric stroke, it is useful that the authors point out expert consensus opinion regarding pediatric evaluation and management, while also mentioning available data from adult clinical trials.
Assessment: This is a very readable, comprehensive review of pediatric stroke. Especially for those who don't have a pediatric stroke specialist or neuro-intensivist colleague to rely on, this is a worthwhile addition to their personal library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933864730
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/14/2011
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
1,219,604
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Chief of Neurology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Ohio State University College of Medicine

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