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Stroke treatment and prevention : an evidence-based approach

Author: Graeme J Hankey
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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Describes all available treatments for acute stroke and secondary prevention, the rationale for using them, and, where available, the highest level of evidence (level 1) for their safety and effectiveness. Where level 1 evidence is not available, advice is offered on reasonable practice, and information about current research. The evidence for each treatment is followed by the author's interpretations, and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme J Hankey
ISBN: 9780521827195 0521827191
OCLC Number: 60794230
Description: x, 525 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. The size of the problem of stroke; 2. Understanding evidence; 3. Organised acute stroke care; 4. General supportive acute stroke care; 5. Reperfusion of ischaemic brain by thrombolysis; 6. Augmentation of cerebral blood flow: fibrinogen-depleting agents, haemodilution and pentoxifylline; 7. Neuroprotection; 8. Treatment of brain oedema; 9. Anticoagulation; 10. Antiplatelet therapy; 11. Carotid artery revascularisation; 12. Lowering blood pressure; 13. Lowering blood cholesterol concentrations; 14. Modification of other vascular risk factors and lifestyle; 15. Antithrombotic therapy for preventing recurrent cardiogenic embolism; 16. Arterial dissection and arteritis; 17. Treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage; 18. Treatment of subarachnoid haemorrhage; References; Index.
Responsibility: Graeme J. Hankey.
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