Stroke: A Practical Guide to Management

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Details procedures and strategies in the diagnosis and management of stroke and clinical practice of stroke care, using a problem-oriented approach and discussing problems posed by stroke patients in the order in which they are likely to present themselves. Subjects include causes of stroke, intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhages, specific treatments of various types of strokes, and the organization of stroke services. Includes b&w photos, diagrams, and images. For neurologists, geriatricians, stroke physicians, radiologists, and general internal physicians, as well as nurses and therapists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Books about stroke are a new phenomenon. For decades the occurrence of an insult to the brain from ischaemia or from haemorrhage was used to localize brain function or to describe syndromes. It was an academic pursuit and of little help to the patients. Prevention and therapy remained elusive. Fortunately, revolutionary changes followed upon several sequential and contemporaneous developments: imaging of the blood vessels, the brain and the heart; explosive new knowledge about thrombosis and strategies to modify it; surgical techniques to remove the leisions of arterial degenerations and faults; and the maturation of the science of epidemiology, methodology and biostatics which lead us on a path towards the practice of evidence-based medicine. The commendable aim of this book has been to assist practitioners to make practical use of this rapidly expanding body of knowledge. Their aims are well satisfied. They have written their material in such a way as to assist those

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Charles Warlow University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Jan Van Gijn Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Martin Dennis University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Joanna Wardlaw University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

John Bamford St James' University Hospital, Leeds, W Yorks, UK

Graeme Hankey Royal Perth Hospital, Stroke Unit, Perth WA, Australia

Peter Sandercock University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Gabriel Rinkel Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, afd. Neurologie, Heidelberglaan , Utrecht

Peter Langhorne Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

Cathie Sudlow University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Peter Rothwell Department of Clinical Neurology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK

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Charles P. Warlow, Graeme Hankey, Martin Dennis (Editor)
Published by Blackwell Science (1996)
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