Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence-based Approach

Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence-based Approach

Editor(s): David M. Greer

Published Online: 29 MAR 2007

Print ISBN: 9780470068076

Online ISBN: 9780470183397

DOI: 10.1002/9780470183397

About this Book

This focused book deals clearly and concisely with the principles of management of patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). It emphasizes the published and verifiable evidence in support of these principles, and highlights the areas of limited evidence. Best evidence is provided for the current standard treatment of acute ischemic stroke, including intravenous chemical thrombolysis, intra-arterial approaches, blood pressure management, and anti-thrombotic therapy. More modern techniques are also described, such as the use of mechanical devices to evacuate a thrombus, induced hypertension, hyper-oxygenation (hyperoxia), and neuroprotective or neuroregeneration agents. Hallmark features include:

  • Focused on acute ischemic stroke, the most rapidly growing area of stroke management
  • Evidence based: Provides best evidence for treatment
  • Clearly discusses areas and topics where best evidence has not yet been established
  • Lays out treatment plans and protocols in handbook fashion for ease of use and reference, even in emergency situations
  • Includes latest and cutting-edge techniques and equipment for dealing with AIS

Acute Ischemic Stroke: An Evidence-based Approach is an indispensable reference work for neurologists, neurocritical care medics, intensivists, hospitalists, emergency room physicians, neurology residents and fellows. It is also a helpful resource for medical students, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in hospital and neurocritical care facilities.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 4

      Endovascular Approaches to Acute Stroke (pages 63–96)

      Raul G. Nogueira, Guilherme C. Dabus, Joshua A. Hirsch and Lee H. Schwamm

    3. Chapter 5

      Nonthrombolytic Acute Stroke Therapies (pages 97–122)

      Aneesh B. Singhal, Larami MacKenzie and Joshua M. Levine

    4. Chapter 6

      Surgical Management of Acute Stroke Patients (pages 123–136)

      Alim P. Mitha, Carlos E. Sanchez and Christopher S. Ogilvy

    5. Chapter 9

      Evaluation of Acute Stroke Etiologies (pages 197–212)

      Karen L. Furie, Michael H. Lev, Walter J. Koroshetz and David M. Greer

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