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Stroke Part III: Investigation and management
 
 

Stroke Part III: Investigation and management, 1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series Editors: Aminoff, Boller and Swaab)

 
Stroke Part III: Investigation and management, 1st Edition,Marc Fisher,ISBN9780444520050
 
 
 

M Fisher   

Elsevier

9780444520050

416

189 X 246

This volume is part of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, the world’s most comprehensive source of information in neurology. Now in its third generation, the series has an unparalleled reputation for providing the latest foundational research, diagnosis, and treatment protocols essential for both basic neuroscience research and clinical neurology.

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Key Features

* A comprehensive resource for information on diagnostic advancements, prevention, and treatment of strokes
* A clinical perspective on the ways related fields such as epidemiology, genetics, and neuroimaging, amongst others, are impacting new research in this disorder
* A foundation that will enable researchers to pursue new clinical investigations

Description

This volume provides a comprehensive exploration of stroke, from basic mechanisms of disease to enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities. The ongoing efforts within the neurological community are also highlighted, bringing a better understanding of the pathophysiological basis of this disorder.

Clinicians will find invaluable information that can be used to enhance the lives of an aging global population. Covered topics include the functional anatomy of the brain itself, as well as advancements in the understanding of the biochemical background of strokes.

Related fields and their dramatic impact on stroke research are also included, with findings in the fields of epidemiology, genetics, neuroimaging, and interventional radiology thoroughly explored. In addition, great attention is paid to therapeutic avenues, including investigation, prevention, and patient management.

Readership

Neurologists
Neuroscience research workers

Marc Fisher

MD

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology and Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

Stroke Part III: Investigation and management, 1st Edition

Section 6: Investigation of stroke:
Assessment of a patient with stroke: neurological examination and clinical rating scales. Imaging of brain parenchyma in stroke. Imaging intra- and extracranial vessels: computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography. The interactions between cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. Ultrasound investigations of the intra- and extracranial vessels. Laboratory studies in the investigation of stroke. Imaging functional recovery from stroke. Practical and comprehensive approaches to evaluating stroke patients: today and tomorrow

Section 7: Management and therapy:
General principles of acute stroke management. Thrombolytic therapy for acute stroke. Acute stroke units and teams. Approaches to neuroprotective and reperfusion injury therapy. Endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke. Management of subarachnoid hemorrhage, unruptured cerebral aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformations. Methodology of acute trials in stroke. The future of stroke prevention by risk factor modification. Antithrombotic agents for stroke prevention. Carotid endarterectomy, stenting, and other prophylactic interventions. Stroke recovery and rehabilitation.
 
 
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