Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders

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Demos Medical Publishing, Oct 18, 2011 - Medical - 364 pages
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The new third edition of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders provides a modern clinical approach to managing stroke and other cerebrovascular problems in infants, children, and adolescents. Incorporating data from important clinical trials and case series, recommendations from the American Heart Association evidence-based paper on the management of pediatric stroke, and the latest information on new diagnostic techniques, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of the current thinking and practice by three physicians who have vast clinical experience in this challenging field. The third edition of this classic work has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. Covering occurrence, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment, this integrated state-of-the-art text is essential reading for anyone involved in the care of children with suspected stroke or other cerebrovascular abnormalities.

The third edition of this classic work has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. An extensive, entirely new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombolytic agents in children and also includes a section on neurorehabilitation after stroke. An expanded and thoroughly updated diagnostic approach chapter covers the latest applications in stroke imaging such as computed tomography angiography, diffusion weighted MRI, and perfusion CT. The first chapter stresses the etiology and pathophysiology of childhood stroke as the basis for evaluations and treatment.

Features of Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders, Third Edition Include:

  • Comprehensive in scope: detailed analysis of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders in children with many evidence-based management guidelines
  • The third edition has been updated to include recommendations from the AHA consensus guidelines
  • All chapters in the third edition have been revised and updated
  • An extensive, entirely new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, and thrombolytic agents in children
  • Stresses the etiology and pathophysiology of childhood stroke as the basis for evaluation and treatment
  • Maintains the practical, clinical flavor established in previous editions, with numerous illustrations and useful suggestions for patient care
  • Written by internationally known stroke experts: Dr. Roach chaired the AHA panel that produced the consensus guidelines on childhood stroke and Drs. Lo and Heyer have published extensively on stroke and related topics

 

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Contents

Overview History Epidemiology and Risk Factors
1
Development of the Cerebral Vasculature
15
Signs and Symptoms of Cerebrovascular Dysfunction
31
Diagnostic Approach to Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease
45
Cerebral Embolism
57
Hematologic Disorders and Neoplasms
71
Coagulation Disorders
91
Moyamoya and Other Vasculopathies
107
Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
181
Arteriovenous Malformations
203
Intracranial Venous Malformations
217
Traumatic Cerebrovascular Disorders
235
Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
255
Neonatal Cerebrovascular Disorders
267
Vascular Disorders of the Spinal Cord
285
Genetic Causes of Cerebrovascular Disease
295

Stroke Due to Vasculitis
131
Migraine and Alternating Hemiplegia
155
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
167
Treatment of Pediatric Stroke
321
Index
341
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Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Ohio State University College of Medicine

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