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Managing Strokes and TIAs in Practice

1st Edition

By R.S. MacWalter, Colin P Shirley

CRC Press

120 pages

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pub: 2003-10-01
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Description

Stroke and TIAs are often neglected illnesses. They are a major cause of death and disability, and must be treated as an emergency. Managing Strokes and TIAs in Practice is a practical guide for the busy clinician, particularly important in the treatment of patients and in the secondary prevention of stroke. Describing epidemiology and the pathophysiology of stroke, this authoritative guide details stroke risk factors, primary and secondary prevention strategies and gives advice on how to manage a patient in the acute phase. Data from clinical trials are also included, giving current information on therapies and drug treatment.

Managing Strokes and TIAs in Practice will be of great value to general practitioners, hospital doctors, nurses, pharmacists and all members of the multidisciplinary team.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Epidemiology
2. Pathophysiology
3. General preventive measures
4. Diagnosis and evaluation of stroke
5. Imaging
6. Further hospital management
7. Treatment of acute stroke
8. Secondary prevention of ischaemic stroke
9. Complications and avoiding complications
10. Rehabilitation after stroke
11. Stroke services
Appendix 1: Useful addresses
Appendix 2: Stroke scales
Index

About the Authors

Ronald S MacWalter BMSc MD FRCP (Edin) FRCP (Glas)
Consultant Physician in General Medicine and Acute Stroke Medicine, Stroke Studies Centre, University Department of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK

Colin P Shirley MB ChB MRCP
Research Associate, Stroke Studies Centre, University Department of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED010000
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MED015000
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MED056000
MEDICAL / Neurology