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Stroke is the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer in developed countries. Part of the Oxford Neurology Library, this pocketbook highlights the importance of stroke, its diagnosis, the problems of misdiagnosis, and current thoughts on its pathogenesis, acute treatment and rehabilitation as well as prevention. The book will serve as an invaluable quick reference for neurologists, cardiologists, geriatricians, internists, trainees, nurses, allied health professionals, and general practitioners.
Table of Contents
Section I. EPIDEMIOLOGY, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHENOMENOLOGY 1. Epidemiology 2. Primary prevention 3. Pathophysiology and cellular mechanisms 4. Phenomenology of ischemic stroke 5. Intracerebral haemorrhage 6. Cerebral venous thrombosis and subarachnoid haemorrhage Section II. DIAGNOSIS AND DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS 7. Clinical diagnosis 8. Diagnostic instruments 9. Stroke subtype classification Section III. ACUTE STROKE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT 10. Management of acute stroke 11. Specific treatment of ischemic stroke 12. Specific treatment of intracerebral haemorhage 13. Cerebral venous thrombosis and subarachnoid haemorrhage Section IV. SECONDARY PREVENTION, RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION 14. Secondary prevention 15. Recovery and rehabilitation