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You have just encountered a possible stroke patient. You ask yourself, what should I do first? How do I know it is a stroke? Is it too late to reverse the damage? How do I do the right things in the right order? This book will help you answer these critical questions. It provides practical advice on the care of stroke patients in a range of acute settings. As new and effective treatments become available, and designated stroke centers are created, this guidebook will help inform the healthcare professionals responsible for delivering care. The content is arranged in chronological order, covering the things to consider in assessing and treating the patient in the emergency department, the stroke unit, and then on transfer to a rehabilitation facility. All types of stroke are covered. A comprehensive set of appendices contain useful reference information including dosing algorithms, conversion factors and stroke scales.

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'… the authors reach their goal of guiding doctors through the vast amount of literature on stroke: the book is handy and very clearly written and will help general practitioners, residents and expert clinicians in their daily practice with stroke patients. We recommend the book to all doctors who are looking for a prompt access guide for diagnosis and treatment of stroke.'

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Recommended reading
References
Recommended reading
Textbooks
Mohr, J. P., Choi, D., Grotta, J. C., Weir, B., & Wolf, P.Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, & Management. 4th edn. Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone, 2004.
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Guidelines
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement. Guidelines for the early management of patients with ischemic stroke. Stroke 2005; 36: 916–23.
American Stroke Association scientific statement. Guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke 1999; 30: 905–15.
American Heart Association scientific statement. Guidelines for the management of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Circulation 1994; 90: 2592–605.
American Heart Association scientific statement. Recommendations for the management of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms. Circulation 2000; 102: 2300–8.
European Stroke Initiative recommendations for stroke management: update 2003. Cerebrovasc. Dis. 2003; 16: 311–37.
European Stroke Initiative. Recommendations for stroke management. http://www.eusi-stroke.com/recommendations/rc_overview.shtml.
Bates, B., Choi, J. Y., Duncan, P. W., et al. Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense clinical practice guideline for the management of adult stroke rehabilitation care: executive summary [American Heart Association/American Stroke Association-endorsed practice guidelines]. Stroke 2005; 36: 2049–56.
Sacco, R. L., Adams, R., Albers, G., et al. Guidelines for prevention of stroke in patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack. Stroke 2006; 37: 577–617.
Stroke prevention
Albers, G. W., Amarenco, P., Easton, J. D., Sacco, R. L., & Teal, P.Antithrombotics. Chest 2001; 119: 300S–320S
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Thrombolysis
Tissue plasminogen activator for acute ischemic stroke. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke rt-PA Stroke Study Group. N. Engl. J. Med. 1995; 333: 1581–8.
Lyden, P. D.Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Stroke. 2nd edn. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2005.
intracerebral hemorrhage
Qureshi, A. I., Tuhrim, S., Broderick, J. P., Batjer, H. H., Hondo, H., & Hanley, D. F.Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. N. Engl. J. Med. 2001; 344: 1450–60.
Atrial fibrillation
Hart, R. G., Halperin, J. L., Pearce, L. A., et al. Lessons from the Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation trials. Ann. Intern. Med. 2003; 138: 831–8.
Radiology
Parizel, P. M., Makkat, S., Miert, E., Goethem, J. W., Hauwe, L., & Schepper, A. M.Intracranial hemorrhage: principles of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging interpretation. Eur. Radiol. 2001; 11: 1770–83.
arteriovenous malformation
Fleetwood, I. G. & Steinberg, G. K.Arteriovenous malformations. Lancet 2002; 359: 863–73.
subarachnoid hemorrhage/Aneurysm
Gijn, J. & Rinkel, G. J. E.Subarachnoid haemorrhage: diagnosis, causes and managment. Brain 2001; 124: 249–78.
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