10. Integration of Information and Case-Based Problem Solving

  1. Andrei V Alexandrov

Published Online: 1 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118583906.ch10

Neurovascular Examination: The Rapid Evaluation of Stroke Patients Using Ultrasound Waveform Interpretation

Neurovascular Examination: The Rapid Evaluation of Stroke Patients Using Ultrasound Waveform Interpretation

How to Cite

Alexandrov, A. V. (ed) (2013) Integration of Information and Case-Based Problem Solving, in Neurovascular Examination: The Rapid Evaluation of Stroke Patients Using Ultrasound Waveform Interpretation, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118583906.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185301

Online ISBN: 9781118583906

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Keywords:

  • stroke;
  • thrombolysis;
  • transcranial Doppler;
  • carotid duplex;
  • occlusion;
  • treatment;
  • neurovascular examination;
  • outcome

Summary

The initial evaluation of patients with acute cerebral ischemia is time-sensitive, and bedside examination should provide quick answers to the following key questions:

  • 1.
    Is there a disabling deficit?
  • 2.
    What is the mechanism of the event?
  • 3.
    Can the damage be potentially reversed?
  • 4.
    Is the patient at risk of deterioration?

This section focuses on information obtainable by a clinical observation and ultrasound at bedside beyond just the neurological stroke severity assessment and complimentary to multimodal CT or MRI.