Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Causes and Cures

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byBryce Weir

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Accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) often presents a challenge for neurologists. The author of this volume, who is both a neurologist and a surgeon, clarifies the steps a neurologist should take when a patient is at risk of SAH, explains when surgeryis advised, and helps physicians to treat patients after SAH. All of the causes of SAH, including intracranial aneurysms, are considered to provide a useful guide to case management. Historical, epidemiological, and economic/medico-legal aspects are discussed initially, followed by discussions ofdiagnosis, pathology, physiology, and medical, surgical, and radiological therapies.

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Accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) often presents a challenge for neurologists. The author of this volume, who is both a neurologist and a surgeon, clarifies the steps a neurologist should take when a patient is at risk of SAH, explains when surgeryis advised, and helps physicians to treat p...

Bryce Weir is at University of Chicago.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:324 pages, 10 × 7.09 × 0.71 inPublisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195128753

ISBN - 13:9780195128758

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Part I: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Society1. History: Definitions/ Classical Studies of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage/ Death, Stroke, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage2. Economic and Medical-Legal Aspects of SAH: Economic Aspects/ Medical-Legal Aspects/ Conclusions3. Epidemiology and Associated Disease States: Epidemiology/ Disease States Associated with AneurysmsPart II: Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage4. Anatomical Features of Aneurysms: Location and Size of Aneurysms/ Circle of Willis/ Anomalies/ Saccular Aneurysms5. Physiology of Aneurysmal Rupture and Vasospasm: Physiology/ Vasospasm6. Pathology of Saccular and Nonsaccular Aneurysms: Saccular Aneurysms/ Nonsaccular Aneurysms7. Diagnostic Aspects of SAH: Medical Aspects of Aneurysmal Rupture/ Ophthalmological Diagnosis/ Radiologic Diagnosis8. Therapeurtic Aspects of SAH: Medical: Overall Therapeutic Aspects/ Concurrent Medical Illness/ Specific Complications/ Antifibrinolytics. Vasospasm/ Neuropsychiatric Complications/ Rehabilitation9. Therapeutic Aspects of SAH: Surgical: Management Morality/ Timing of Surgery and Outcome/ Saccular Aneurysms/ Nonsaccular Aneurysms/ Postoperative Complications/ Hydrocephalus: Surgical Therapy/ Special Considerations in Aneurysm Surgery/ Surgical Prevention of Vasospasm10. Therapeutic Aspects of SAH: Endovascular: Endovascular Therapy for Intracranial Aneurysms/ Endovascular Treatment of VasospasmPart III: Nonaneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage11. Primary Vascular Abnormalities: Benign Perimesencephalic Hemorrhage/ Vascular Malformations/ Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas (Malformations)/ Spinal Vascular Abnormalities (Nonneoplastic)/ Degenerative Vasculopathies: Amyloid and Atherosclerosis/ Miscellaneous Vasculopathies12.

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"...this monograph has a well-crafted text complemented by figures and tables of high quality....There are excellent tables....These tables will be useful to every physician who sees acutely ill patients....Weir provides an excellent review of medical measures for the treatment of patientsafter subarachnoid hemorrhage....This book....can be recommended especially to residents and fellows in neurology and neurosurgery."--New England Journal of Medicine