ABC of Stroke (ABC Series)

ABC of Stroke (ABC Series)

By: Marion F. Walker (editor), Jonathan Mant (editor)Paperback

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Stroke is the most common cause of adult disability and is of increasing importance within ageing populations. This brand new title in the ABC series covers the entire patient journey, from prevention through to long-term support. It includes primary prevention and management of risk factors for stroke and secondary prevention including pharmaceutical, lifestyle and surgical intervention. The general principles of stroke rehabilitation are also addressed as well as mobility, communication and psychological problems, as is stroke in younger people. It also covers long-term support for stroke survivors and their carers. This is an invaluable and practical guide to all aspects of stroke for both health care professionals and lay audiences. It is of particular relevance to general practitioners, junior doctors, nurses and therapists working with stroke patients and their carers, and to people with stroke and their families.

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About Author

Jonathan Mant, Associate Director UK Stroke Research Network and Professor of Primary Care Research, Addenbrooke s Hospital, University of Cambridge, UK Marion F Walker, Associate Director UK Stroke Research Network and Professor in Stroke Rehabilitation, University of Nottingham, UK


Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Introduction to Stroke 1 Jonathan Mant 2 Primary Prevention of Stroke 6 Jonathan Mant 3 Transient Ischaemic Attack 12 Jonathan Mant 4 Acute Stroke 16 Damian Jenkinson and Clare Gordon 5 Medical Complications of Stroke 22 Clare Gordon and Damian Jenkinson 6 Stroke Rehabilitation 27 Marion F Walker 7 Stroke in Younger People 31 Marion F Walker 8 Mobility 34 Marion F Walker 9 Communication and Swallowing 38 Pam Enderby 10 Psychological Problems after Stroke 41 Jane Barton 11 Secondary Prevention of Stroke 44 Duncan Edwards and Jonathan Mant 12 Long-term Support for Stroke Survivors and their Carers 49 Marion F Walker Index 53

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781405167901
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 72
  • ID: 9781405167901
  • weight: 262
  • ISBN10: 1405167904

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