Clinical case studies have long been recognized as a useful adjunct to problem-based learning and continuing professional development. They emphasize the need for clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and self-directed learning - all desirable generic skills for health care professionals. This book is a teaching tool that bridges the gap between textbook information and everyday experience of clinicians "in the trenches". Leading practitioners bring a practical approach to these complex conditions, highlighting specific areas of diagnostic uncertainty in evaluation and treatment. Each case is taken from real-world clinical practice and reviews the diagnostic and treatment process in a systematic manner, identifying common challenges and potential pitfalls. This concise and useful guide in the Common Pitfalls series provides a step-by-step guide for everyday clinical practice, invaluable to anyone dealing with cerebrovascular disease on a front-line basis. The intended readership is trainees and non-specialist practitioners in neurology, stroke medicine, and neurosurgery.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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About the Author
José Biller, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHA is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA.
José M. Ferro, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Neurology, University of Lisbon, and Head of the Stroke Unit at the Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal.
Table of Contents
1. Transient ischemic attacks and stroke mimics and chameleons Ana Catarina Fonseca; 2. Recognizing transient ischemic attacks in children and young adults Adriane J. Sinclair, Leanne K. Casaubon and Gabrielle deVeber; 3. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) - an underrecognized and undertreated disorder Patricia Canhão; 4. When the diagnostic image is not diagnostic David D. Pasquale and Jordan Rosenblum; 5. Choosing appropriate patients for anticoagulation Sarkis Morales-Vidal and Alejandro Hornik; 6. Antithrombotic management of recurrent atherothrombotic cerebrovascular disease Murray Flaster; 7. Common pitfalls in intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke Shyam Prabhakaran; 8. Dilemmas in endovascular stroke therapy David A. Stidd, Erwin Z. Mangubat and Demetrius K. Lopes; 9. Choosing the right patients for carotid artery procedural interventions Michael J. Schneck, Paul D. Ackerman and Christopher M. Loftus; 10. Stroke and patent foramen ovale: the conundrum of closure James R. Brorson; 11. The diagnosis and overdiagnosis of cerebral vasculitis Ruth Geraldes; 12. Recognizing cerebrovascular etiologies of 'thunderclap' headaches Raquel Gil-Gouveia; 13. Underdiagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes Arash Salardini, Aneesh B. Singhal and José Biller; 14. Moya-Moya disease and other non-atherosclerotic cerebral vasculopathies Dominique Hervé, Manoelle Kossorotoff and Hugues Chabriat; 15. Vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment Ana Verdelho; 16. Pitfalls in the diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage Christopher P. Robinson and Sean Ruland; 17. Managing hemorrhagic stroke Katharina Maria Busl; 18. Managing patients or managing the results of ancillary tests? José M. Ferro; Index.