Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence Based Approach

Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence Based Approach

By: David M. Greer (editor)Hardback

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This focused book deals clearly and concisely with the principles of management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). It emphasizes the published and verifiable evidence in support of these principles, and highlights the areas of limited evidence. Best evidence is provided for the current standard treatment of acute ischemic stroke, including intravenous chemical thrombolysis, intra-arterial approaches, blood pressure management, and anti-thrombotic therapy. More modern techniques are also described, such as the use of mechanical devices to evacuate a thrombus, induced hypertension, hyper-oxygenation (hyperoxia), and neuroprotective or neuroregeneration agents. Hallmark features include:* Focused on acute ischemic stroke, the most rapidly growing area of stroke management* Evidence based: Provides best evidence for treatment* Clearly discusses areas and topics where best evidence has not yet been established* Lays out treatment plans and protocols in handbook fashion for ease of use and reference, even in emergency situations* Includes latest and cutting-edge techniques and equipment for dealing with AIS Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence-based Approach is an indispensable reference work for neurologists, neurocritical care medics, intensivists, hospitalists, emergency room physicians, neurology residents and fellows. It is also a helpful resource for medical students, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in hospital and neurocritical care facilities.

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David Matthew Greer, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University. He is attending neurologist at both Mass General and Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.


Preface. Contributors. 1. Stroke: Historical Perspectives and Future Directions (Magdy Selim, MD, PhD). 2. Neuroimaging of the Acute Stroke Patient (William A. Copen, MD, and Michael H. Lev, MD). 3. Intravenous Thrombolysis (Sherry H.-Y. Chou, MD, and Eric E. Smith, MD, MPH, FRCPC). 4. Endovascular Approaches to Acute Stroke (Raul G. Nogueira, MD, Guilherme C. Dabus, MD, Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, and Lee H. Schwamm, MD). 5. Nonthrombolytic Acute Stroke Therapies (Aneesh B. Singhal, MD, Larami MacKenzie, MD, and Joshua M. Levine, MD). 6. Surgical Management of Acute Stroke Patients (Alim P. Mitha, MD, Carlos E. Sanchez, MD, and Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD). 7. Antithrombotic Therapy for Acute Stroke (Orla Sheehan, MD, BAO, BCh, MRCPI, and Peter Kelly, MD, MS, FRCPI). 8. Intensive Care Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke (Kevin N. Sheth, MD, and David M. Greer, MD, MA). 9. Evaluation of Acute Stroke Etiologies (Karen L. Furie, MD, MPH, Michael H. Lev, MD, Walter J. Koroshetz, MD, and David M. Greer, MD, MA). 10. TeleStroke: Application of Telemedicine in Acute Ischemic Stroke (Eric S. Rosenthal, MD, and Lee H. Schwamm, MD). Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/10/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780470068076
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780470068076
  • weight: 486
  • ISBN10: 0470068078

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