Toole's Cerebrovascular Disorders

Toole's Cerebrovascular Disorders

by E. Steve Roach, Kerstin Bettermann, Jose Biller
     
 

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Toole's Cerebrovascular Disorders was the first modern book devoted to care of the stroke, originally published more than 40 years ago. This is a completely revised and updated sixth edition of the highly respected standard for stroke diagnosis and treatment. Dr James Toole has stayed on as a consultant for the text, and Drs E. Steve Roach, Kerstin Bettermann, and

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Toole's Cerebrovascular Disorders was the first modern book devoted to care of the stroke, originally published more than 40 years ago. This is a completely revised and updated sixth edition of the highly respected standard for stroke diagnosis and treatment. Dr James Toole has stayed on as a consultant for the text, and Drs E. Steve Roach, Kerstin Bettermann, and Jose Biller have reworked Dr Toole's book to include chapters on genetics, pregnancy-related stroke, and acute treatments. The practical focus of the book has not changed, retaining its emphasis on bedside diagnosis and treatment. Easily accessible both for stroke specialists and residents, the sixth edition has been modernized to keep pace with the rapid expansion of knowledge in stroke care and includes evidence-based recommendations, the latest technology and imaging, and risk factors. The text is supplemented with more than 200 images, many in color.

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Reviewer: Terri E Kiernan, MSN, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is the sixth edition of an up-to-date reference for stroke neurologists and other providers caring for stroke patients. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The purpose is to direct and assist providers in the care of stroke patients. This is a worthy objective for a disease process that has a plethora of ongoing research and for which the approach and care are always changing. This book provides the latest evidence-based care for stroke patients.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is intended for stroke specialists and residents. However, it is very complete and would be a great reference for others, such as internists and emergency room providers, who have to diagnose and treat stroke patients in the absence of a stroke specialist.
Features: In addition to the basic information necessary to care for stroke patients, this edition adds information on pregnancy-related strokes, genetics, and acute treatment. The book is very readable, with diagrams, images, and tables to further understanding.
Assessment: There are other books on stroke, but this one would be one of my first choices because of its readability. Stroke care is ever changing due to the amount of research in this field, necessitating regular updates.
From the Publisher
'… comprehensive, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated … This text provides an excellent overall reference for any physician who cares for people of any age with stroke. The clarity and organization make it accessible to the general practitioner as well as the neurologist and neurology subspecialist.' Journal of Child Neurology

'I found the chapters on inflammatory angiopathies, hematological disorders and moyamoya particularly useful in cataloguing less common causes of stroke and thus promoting the occasional recognition of an unusual cause of stroke with distinct approaches to treatment … I think that this is a very useful introductory text and handy reference, especially when rare causes of stroke are encountered.' Archives of Neurology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139814164
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
64 MB
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Meet the Author

E. Steve Roach, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Director of the Division of Child Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio.
Kerstin Bettermann, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Jose Biller, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

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