Oxford Textbook of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease

Hardcover | March 28, 2014

EditorBo Norrving

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Stroke is a major health concern worldwide, and the epidemiological data is staggering. One in six people will have a stroke during the course of their life; it is the second most common cause of death; and stroke also ranks second among causes contributing to the global burden of disability.However, the burden of stroke can be alleviated: it is potentially preventable, treatable, and possible to manage long term. Despite continuing advances in our knowledge about this disease, there is currently still a large evidence-to-clinical practice gap in all regions. The Oxford Textbook of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease is a comprehensive textbook on clinical stroke, covering all major aspects of cerebrovascular disease including epidemiology, risk factors, primary prevention, pathophysiology, diagnostics, clinical features, acute therapies, secondaryprevention, prognosis, and rehabilitation. It makes use of current pedagogic principles, and includes not only aspects on management in the acute hospital phase of stroke, but also public health issues, prevention, long-term management, and silent vascular disease (which is becoming increasinglyepidemic in the general population). Topical aspects also include advice to improve clinical skills in examination, diagnosing, and treating stroke. The text also covers the fields of silent cerebrovascular disease (silent brain infarcts, microbleeds, white matter ischemic abnormalities) that morerecently have been recognized to be highly prevalent in the general population, and that carry important risks on vascular events and cognitive decline/dementia. Chapters are written by a most distinguished group of international experts in the field of stroke from around the world, and have been carefully edited to ensure consistency in style and clarity of contents. The concurrent online version allows access to the full content of the textbook, containslinks from the references to primary research journal articles, allows full text searches, and provides access to figures and tables that can be downloaded to PowerPointRG. Practical, easy to use, yet detailed with respect to pathophysiology, diagnostics, and management, this text provides a source of reference for the detection and management of all stroke and less common cerebrovascular diseases for practising and trainee neurologists, geriatricians, and all strokephysicians and clinicians.

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Stroke is a major health concern worldwide, and the epidemiological data is staggering. One in six people will have a stroke during the course of their life; it is the second most common cause of death; and stroke also ranks second among causes contributing to the global burden of disability.However, the burden of stroke can be allevia...

Bo Norrving is Professor of Neurology at Lund University, Sweden. He was corresponding author of the Swedish Aspirin Low-Dose Trial (SALT) (Lancet, 1991), the first trial demonstrating the benefit of low dose aspirin therapy for the prevention of stroke. He pioneered the assessment of cerebral hemodynamics by blood flow techniques, cl...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019964120X

ISBN - 13:9780199641208

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Table of Contents

1. Valery Feigin and Rita Krishnamurthi: Epidemiology of stroke2. Arne Lindgren: Risk factors3. Laurent Tatu, Fabrice Vuillier, and Thierry Moulin: Arteries and veins of the brain: Anatomical organization4. Jong S Kim: Pathophysiology of TIA and ischemic stroke5. Constanza Rossi and Charlotte Cordonnier: Pathophysiology of non-traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH)6. Laurent Thines and Charlotte Cordonnier: Spontaneous Intracranial Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: Epidemiology, causes, diagnosis and complications7. David Calvet and Jean-Louis Mas: Clinical features of transient ischemic attacks8. Jose Ferro and Catarina Fonseca: Clinical features of acute stroke9. Stephen Davis and Bruce Campbell: Diagnosing TIA and stroke10. Mehmet Akif Topcuoglu and Hakan Ay: Management of stroke: general principles11. Krassen Nedeltchev and Heinrich Mattle: Acute phase therapies in ischemic stroke12. Marek Sykora, Jennifer Diedler, and Thorsten Steiner: Acute management and treatment of intracerebral13. Katja Wartenberg: Acute treatment in SAH14. Turgut Tatlismak, Jukka Putaala, and Stephanie Debette: Less common causes of stroke: diagnosis15. Oscar R. Benavente and Thalia S. Field: Secondary prevention of stroke16. Vincent Thijs: Prognosis after stroke17. Bo Norrving: Silent cerebral infarcts and microbleeds18. Hanne Christensen, Elsebeth Glipstrup, Nis Host, Jens Norbaek, and Susanne Zielke: Complications after stroke19. Didier Leys, Kei Murao, and Florence Pasquier: Vascular cognitive impairment and dementia20. Steven C. Cramer: Brain repair after stroke21. Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen: Rehabilitation after stroke22. Reza Bavarsad Shahripour and Geoffrey A. Donnan: The long term management of stroke23. Anna M. Cervantes-Arslanian and Sudha Seshadri: Primary prevention of stroke24. Peter Heuschmann, Silke Wiedmann, and Michael D. Hill: Organization of stroke services