Acute Stroke Care: A Manual from the University of Texas - Houston Stroke Team

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 26, 2007 - Medical
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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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Excellent book for management of stroke. Answers all questions needed when you are on call. A must for a resident.

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About the author (2007)

Ken Uchino is a Neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

Jennifer Pary is a Vascular Neurologist at the Center for Neurosciences, Orthopedics and Spine, South Dakota.

James Grotta is Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Professor and Chairman at the Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical School.

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