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Thoroughly updated to reflect the best current practices in stroke medicine, Handbook of Stroke, Second Edition is a user-friendly one-stop guide to the clinical management of patients with cerebrovascular disorders-from clinical and laboratory assessment, differential diagnosis, and initial management, to medical and surgical treatment, prognosis, rehabilitation, and stroke prevention. The book is written by leaders in stroke medicine and delivers concise, practice-oriented overviews and practical recommendations to guide decision-making. This edition includes cutting-edge information on acute stroke treatment, cerebrovascular disease genetics, primary stroke prevention, management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms, and the newest therapies for various stroke-related symptoms and disorders.
CLINICAL AND LABORATORY ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE Systematic Clinical Assessment Historical Evaluation of Key Signs and Symptoms General Medical Review General Examination Neurologic Examination Approach to the Comatose Patient Laboratory Evaluation DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND CLINICAL FEATURES OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE Differential Diagnosis Made Easy: General Approach Temporal Profile of Ischemic Cerebrovascular Diseases MANAGEMENT BEFORE DETERMINATION OF THE MECHANISM OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE Telephone Interview and Triage Management of Acute Stroke in Critically Ill Patients Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Cerebral Infarction: General Evaluation and Treatment Major Cerebral Infarction: General Evaluation and Treatment Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: General Evaluation and Treatment Intracerebral Hemorrhage: General Evaluation and Treatment MEDICAL AND SURGICAL MANAGEMENT BASED ON SPECIFIC MECHANISMS OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE Four Major Categories of Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease: Identification and Treatment Five Major Categories of Hemorrhagic Disease: Treatment of Specific Underlying Mechanisms Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Other Cerebrovascular Syndromes Vascular Disease of the Spinal Cord Cerebrovascular Disease in Children and Young Adults Cerebrovascular Disease in Pregnant Patients Cerebrovascular Disease Genetics PRIMARY PREVENTION OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS Modifiable Lifestyle and Environmental Factors Asymptomatic Carotid and Vertebral Stenosis Hypertension Dyslipidemia Other Host Factors Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms Unruptured Intracranial Vascular Malformations Hematologic Disease ASSESSING AND DISCUSSING PROGNOSIS AND NATURAL HISTORY OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISORDERS Carotid or Vertebral Artery Occlusive Disease Transient Ischemic Attack Cerebral Infarction Intracerebral Hemorrhage Subarachnoid Hemorrhage MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION AFTER STROKE Physical Therapy Speech Therapy Other Chronic Complications of Stroke Family and Patient Education APPENDIXES Clinical Anatomy of the Brain and Spinal Cord Vascular System Glasgow Coma Scale Functional Status Scales (Stroke Severity Scales) A Stroke Risk Profile Practice Guidelines for Management of Cerebrovascular Disease Outline of Diets Low in Fat and Cholesterol and Table of Ideal Body Weight