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Warlow's Stroke: Practical Management, 4th Edition


CAD $312.00

Warlow's Stroke: Practical Management, 4th Edition


A practical textbook, based on a problem-oriented workflow, that will improve patients' likelihood of full recovery from stroke and prevent future strokes from occurring

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and is in the top five causes of death globally. Warlow's Stroke: Practical Management, 4th Edition takes a problem-oriented approach and addresses the questions posed by a stroke patient in the order they are likely to present in clinical practice, for instance, 'Is it a stroke?', 'What sort of stroke?', 'What caused it?', and 'What can be done about it?'.

Beginning with chapters phrased as questions, the book walks the reader through a standard clinical workflow, exploring the practical skills and assessment required at each stage of patient management. Early chapters cover: locating the vascular lesion, identifying the involved arterial territory, the role imaging should play, and the application thereof.

Subsequent chapters look at what causes a transient or persistent ischemic event, an intracerebral hemorrhage and a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Unusual causes of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack are also covered. The book then presents a practical approach to the management of stroke and transient ischemic attack; offers specific treatments for acute ischemic stroke and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage; provides ways for professionals to prevent first or recurrent stroke; and more.

Final chapters of the book discuss rehabilitation after stroke, how patients and carers can be supported in the short term and long term, prevention of recurrent stroke, and the organization of stroke services.

Warlow's Stroke: Practical Management, 4th Edition

  • Follows clinical workflow for stroke analysis
  • Features evidence-based approach throughout
  • Offers practical application aimed at improving patient outcomes
  • Written and edited by internationally renowned experts in the field

An essential resource for all practitioners involved in the care of patients who suffer from cerebrovascular disease, but particularly suitable for neurologists, residents, geriatricians, stroke physicians, radiologists and primary care physicians.

Contributors vii

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiii

1 Introduction 1

2 Development of knowledge about cerebrovascular disease 7
Jan van Gijn

3 Is it a vascular event and where is the lesion? 37
Simon Jung and Heinrich P. Mattle

4 Which arterial territory is involved? 129
John C.M. Brust

5 What is the role of imaging in acute stroke? 171

5A Neuroimaging 172
Marwan El‐Koussy

5B Ultrasound of the extra‐ and intracranial arteries 224
Georgios Tsivgoulis and Apostolos Safouris

5C Cardioembolic stroke 241
Issam Mikati and Zeina Ibrahim

6 What caused this transient or persisting ischemic event? 267
Fernando D. Testai

7 Unusual causes of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack 345
Fan Z. Caprio and Chen Lin

8 What caused this intracerebral hemorrhage? 399
Farid Radmanesh and Jonathan Rosand

9 What caused this subarachnoid hemorrhage? 437
Matthew B. Maas and Andrew M. Naidech

10 A practical approach to the management of stroke and transient ischemic attack 455
H. Bart van der Worp and Martin Dennis

11 What are this patient’s problems? A problem‐based approach to the general management of stroke 481
Yannie Soo, Howan Leung, and Lawrence Ka Sing Wong

12 Have the patient’s cognitive abilities been affected? 579
Leonardo Pantoni

13 Specific treatment of acute ischemic stroke 587
Eivind Berge and Peter Sandercock

14 Specific treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage 657
Shoichiro Sato and Craig S. Anderson

15 Specific treatment of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage 679
Gregory Arnone and Sepideh Amin‐Hanjani

16 Specific interventions to prevent intracranial hemorrhage 723
Preston W. Douglas, Clio A. Rubińos, and Sean Ruland

17 Preventing recurrent stroke and other serious vascular events 745
Cathra Halabi, Rene Colorado, and Karl Meisel

18 Rehabilitation after stroke: evidence, practice, and new directions 867
Coralie English, Audrey Bowen, Debbie Hébert, and Julie Bernhardt

19 The organization of stroke services 879
Peter Langhorne, Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, and Cynthia Felix

20 Reducing the impact of stroke and improving public health 933
Graeme J. Hankey and Philip B. Gorelick

Index 953