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Handbook of Stroke
Second Edition
by David O. Wiebers

Handbook of Stroke delivers concise, practice-oriented overviews and practical recommendations to guide decision-making.

Handbook of Stroke includes:

  • Clinical and laboratory assessment
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Management before determination of the disease mechanism
  • Medical and surgical treatment based on specific mechanisms
  • Primary prevention of cerebrovascular disorders
  • Assessing and discussing prognosis and natural history
  • Management and rehabilitation after stroke
  • Plus more



Clinical and Laboratory Assessment of Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease

  1. Systematic Clinical Assessment
  2. Historical Evaluation of Key Signs and Symptoms
  3. General Medical Review
  4. General Examination
  5. Neurologic Examination
  6. Approach to the Comatose Patient
  7. Laboratory Evaluation

Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Features of Cerebrovascular Disease

  1. Differential Diagnosis Made Easy: General Approach
  2. Temporal Profile of Ischemic Cerebrovascular Diseases

Management Before Determination of the Mechnaism of Cerebrovascular Disease

  1. Telephone Interview and Triage
  2. Management of Acute Stroke in Critically Ill Patients
  3. Transient Ischemic Attack and Minor Cerebral Infarction: General Evaluation and Treatment
  4. Major Cerebral Infarction: General Evaluation and Treatment
  5. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: General Evaluation and Treatment
  6. Intracerebral Hemorrhage: General Evaluation and Treatment

Medical and Surgical Management Based on Specific Mechanisms of Cerebrovascular Disease

  1. Four Major Categories of Ischemic Cerebrovascular
  2. Disease: Identification and Treatment
  3. Five Major Categories of Hemorrhagic Disease: Treatment of Specific Underlying Mechanisms
  4. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  5. Other Cerebrovascular Syndromes
  6. Vascular Disease of the Spinal Cord
  7. Cerebrovascular Disease in Children and Young Adults
  8. Cerebrovascular Disease in Pregnant Patients
  9. Cerebrovascular Disease Genetics

Primary Prevention of Cerebrovascular Disorders

  1. Modifiable Lifestyle and Environmental Factors
  2. Asymptomatic Carotid and Vertebral Stenosis
  3. Hypertension
  4. Dyslipidemia
  5. Other Host Factors
  6. Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms
  7. Unruptured Intracranial Vascular Malformations
  8. Hematologic Disease

Assessing and Discussion Prognosis and Natural History of Cerbrovascular Disorders

  1. Carotid or Vertebral Artery Occlusive Disease
  2. Transient Ischemic Attack
  3. Cerebral Infarction
  4. Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  5. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Management and Rehabilitaion After Stroke

  1. Physical Therapy
  2. Speech Therapy
  3. Other Chronic Complications of Stroke
  4. Family and Patient Education


  • Clinical Anatomy of the Brain and Spinal Cord Vascular System
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Functional Status Scales (Stroke Severity Scales)
  • A Stroke Risk Profile
  • Practice Guidelines for Management of Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Outline of Diets Low in Fat and Cholesterol and Table of Ideal Body Weight


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Handbook of Stroke
Second Edition
by David O. Wiebers

2006 480 pages $54.95 + shipping
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