Steiner, Thorsten, Hacke, Werner, Hanley, Daniel F. (Eds.)
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998, XV, 179 pp. 108 figs., 15 tabs.
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This book showcases an organized approach to the emergent identification, diagnosis and critical care of the major types of stroke. Information on the care of ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage is concisely presented. The pathophysiology of stroke is described. The text recounts the methods and processes by which neurologists, neurosurgeons, emergency physicians, neuroradiologists and intensivists organize stroke care today. The basic scientific rationale and the clinical scientific data supporting these methods of care delivery are presented.
Improving Early Referral and Emergency Care in Acute Stroke.- Referral Patterns in Clinical Trials.- Pathophysiology of Stroke.- Autonomic Changes in Acute Cerebrovascular Disorders.- Intracranial Pressure and Circulatory Management.- Imaging and the Early Evaluation of Stroke.- Modern Imaging Technology in the Assessment of Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke.- Preventing Postischemic Injury during Reperfusion.- Mechanisms of Reversible Injury and Neuroprotection.- Combined Neuroprotection/Thrombolysis in Acute Stroke.- Medical Management of Elevated ICP.- Surgical Management of Elevated ICP and Monitoring.- Intracerebral Hemorrhage Progression.- Surgical Treatment of Intracerebral Hemorrhage.- Operative and Interventional Neuroradiology.- Vasospasm Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Medical and Transvascular Treatment.- Cytoprotective Drugs After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.