Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Author: Andrei V. Alexandrov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444348149
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Medical

Effective stroke therapy can be improved through real-time monitoring of the neurological and cardiovascular responses to treatment. This requires crucial knowledge on behalf of both the sonographer and stroke physician to make the best decisions for the patient so as to minimize the damage caused by the original stroke and the risk of further stroke. Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition, takes a practical approach to the examination of patients, the interpretation of ultrasound studies and the application of cerebrovascular ultrasound in the development of management and treatment studies, assisting neurologists, radiologists, and ultrasonographers in stroke therapy.

Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Author: Andrei V. Alexandrov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470752852
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Medical

Ultrasound enables us to monitor the cardiovascular system and brain responses to treatment in real time; a genuine blessing on the route to more effective stroke therapies, and an invaluable tool with which to tailor treatment when available evidence is meagre. Ultrasound is a vital observational tool, yet a probe needs a scientist to point it in the right direction and a skilled physician to synthesise scientific data with practical management strategies. This book, intended for clinicians who are eager to learn and prepared to observe, focusses on the examination of stroke patients, the interpretation of ultrasound studies, and the application of cerebrovascular ultrasound to management and treatment strategies. Produced by an international team of contributors and edited at the University of Texas, one of the major world centres in stroke research, it is a practical volume that can be used by beginners to learn the principles of ultrasound testing, by advanced users to learn differential diagnosis, and by clinicians (non-sonographers) who treat stroke patients. The latter will gain knowledge on how to apply ultrasound, and what to expect from it in terms of clinical decision making and treatment selection.

Neurovascular Examination

Author: Andrei V. Alexandrov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118584811
Release Date: 2013-04-24
Genre: Medical

The use of neurovascular ultrasound is of increasing importance in neurological practice, both for radiologists and increasingly by neurologists themselves. Written by the world’s most renowned expert, this book explains ultrasound examination of a stroke patient scanning protocols interpretation of the results Case examples (with a standard template presentation correlating presentation to waveform output) reinforce the book's practical nature. Illustrated with photos of the tests, explanations, and with actual waveforms, images, and result interpretation, and enhanced with 'pearls' and 'avoiding pitfalls' features, it is a practical reference for those learning ultrasound as well as those using ultrasound in their practices.

Handbook on Neurovascular Ultrasound

Author: Ralf W. Baumgartner
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9783805580229
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Medical

Neurovascular ultrasound increases the reliability of assessing occlusive cerebrovascular disease, including the detection of instable carotid plaques, the delineation of cerebral perfusion and therapeutic options such as ultrasound-enhanced sonothrombolysis. Written by international experts, this publication provides the reader with the present knowledge and future research directions of diagnostic and therapeutic neurovascular ultrasound. The first chapters deal with physical and technical principles of ultrasound, arterial wall imaging, endothelial function testing and modern assessment of atherosclerotic obstruction of the carotid and vertebro-basilar systems. Subsequently, typical ultrasound findings in cervical artery dissection, dural fistula, glomus tumor and vasculitis are reported. The book concludes with the description of diagnostic and therapeutic transcranial ultrasound and clinical applications of transcranial Doppler monitoring as well as the presentation of future developments. Neurologists, angiologists and radiologists will find a valuable source of up-to-date information on this fascinating, essentially non-invasive technique, which allows real-time assessment of the human cerebral vessels.

Transcranial Doppler Sonography

Author: Rune Aaslid
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783709188644
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

Every few years a dissertation comes to the area of clinical application of medical technology which carries us forward as on a magic carpet into new regions of understanding and patient care. This book is such a magic carpet. It brings together, in a clear and incisive fashion, important hemodynamic principles with a simple noninvasive method of application to a part of the cerebral vasculature which has been relatively inaccessible. To the lucky and perceptive person who reads this book, a feeling of excitement and hope for progress is engendered. The diligent application of the potentials of transcranial Doppler ultrasound brings new power to our efforts in understanding the cerebral circulation and the causes, treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disorders. Merrill P. Spencer, M. D. Director Institute of Applied Physiology and Medicine Seattle, Wash. , July 1986 Acknowledgements I am greatly indebted to Prof. He1ge Nornes, Oslo, who introduced me to the fascinating study of cerebral hemodynamics in the early 1970's and since then continually encouraged my interest in this field. It was through his pioneering work on the cerebral circulation-using peroperative electromagnetic flowmetry and Doppler techniques-that the basis was laid for the noninvasive trans cranial approach to the circle of Willis described in this book. I also gratefully acknowledge the stimulating case discussions with Prof. Peter Huber, Berne, at the very early introduction of trans cranial Doppler, the inspiring exchange of ideas with Dr. Merrill P.

Handbook of Transcranial Doppler

Author: John P. McCartney
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461218821
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, first introduced more than a decade ago, has steadily evolved into a dynamic, reliable, reproducible, and practical diagnostic tool. Clinical neuroscientists have found TCD to be an indispensable technique in the management of many types of patients. This book is designed to provide basic instruction in the perfor mance and interpretation of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography for technologists, nurses, and physicians. The information included in the text is critical for the development of a strong knowledge base. It is not intended to be all inclusive, and the TCD novice is likely to use it as the platform upon which to build his/her experience in the application of TCD. This book is organized as a step-guided approach for the performance of TCD, and it includes specific guidelines for interpretation of the TCD save forms. We hope that the reader finds it useful during what we think is the most difficult phase of this technique-the learning curve. John P. McCartney, R.V.T. Kathleen M. Thomas-Lukes, R.N., M.N.

A Practical Guide to Transcranial Doppler Examinations

Author: Mira L. Katz
Publisher: Summer Pub
ISBN: 0972065318
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Medical

An indispensable resource for anyone performing transcranial Doppler, TCD, and transcranial color Doppler imaging examinations, TCDI, whether novice or advanced level. Step by step instruction for performing transcranial Doppler and transcranial color Doppler examinations. Guidelines for accurate transcranial Doppler interpretation. Tips for difficult TCD exams. A comprehensive post-test examination. 158 pages with color graphics. Techniques in evaluating cerebral blood flow, vasospasm and intracranial stenosis. This manual will be a benefit to both technologist/sonographers and physicians.

Ischemic Stroke Therapeutics

Author: Bruce Ovbiagele
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319177502
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: Medical

This complete resource captures state-of-the-art strategies and the accelerated pace of discovery that is revolutionizing what is known about ischemic stroke and its treatment. Therapeutics for acute management, secondary prevention, recovery, rehabilitation, asymptomatic cerebral ischemia, and implementation of stroke systems of care are all discussed in this comprehensive yet practical guide. Chapters are authored by leading academicians with extensive clinical practice experience from all over the world and feature the scientific evidence behind prevailing therapeutic strategies for managing ischemic cerebrovascular disease. The specialist or general practitioner will gain critical knowledge in stroke management, current clinical challenges and promising new therapies under investigation.

Manual of Neurosonology

Author: László Csiba
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107659155
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Genre: Medical

A thorough procedural guide covering applications of neurosonology to diagnosis, monitoring of cerebrovascular and other neurological diseases.

Cerebrovascular Ultrasound

Author: Stephen P. Meairs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521632234
Release Date: 2001-10-25
Genre: Medical

Ultrasound provides a unique diagnostic perspective in cerebrovascular disorders, with extremely high temporal resolution and excellent spatial display of extracranial arteries, brain structures and cerebral vessels. This comprehensive text covers the fundamentals of ultrasound physics, new technology, and clinical applications in all ages. It provides a firm grounding in hemodynamics and describes computational models for study of the cerebral circulation. Extracranial applications in assessing the carotid and vertebral arteries are discussed in detail, as are intracranial Doppler applications in stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations, interventional and surgical procedures, and the detection and monitoring of cerebral microembolism. These and other topics, both clinical and technical, are presented by leading authorities in the field, with extensive illustrations, and tables are included for the standardized classification of cerebrovascular diseases based on international consensus conferences. For clinicians and clinical neuroscientists this is the definitive reference text in cerebrovascular ultrasound.

Handbook on Neurovascular Ultrasound

Author: Ralf W. Baumgartner
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 9783805580229
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Medical

Neurovascular ultrasound increases the reliability of assessing occlusive cerebrovascular disease, including the detection of instable carotid plaques, the delineation of cerebral perfusion and therapeutic options such as ultrasound-enhanced sonothrombolysis. Written by international experts, this publication provides the reader with the present knowledge and future research directions of diagnostic and therapeutic neurovascular ultrasound. The first chapters deal with physical and technical principles of ultrasound, arterial wall imaging, endothelial function testing and modern assessment of atherosclerotic obstruction of the carotid and vertebro-basilar systems. Subsequently, typical ultrasound findings in cervical artery dissection, dural fistula, glomus tumor and vasculitis are reported. The book concludes with the description of diagnostic and therapeutic transcranial ultrasound and clinical applications of transcranial Doppler monitoring as well as the presentation of future developments. Neurologists, angiologists and radiologists will find a valuable source of up-to-date information on this fascinating, essentially non-invasive technique, which allows real-time assessment of the human cerebral vessels.

The Stroke Book

Author: June Biermann
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649790
Release Date: 2005-03-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

An indispensable, sensitive guide for stroke sufferers and those who care for them According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, an American suffers a stroke every forty-five seconds. More than 700,000 Americans each year find themselves struggling to recover from this affliction—and many hundreds of thousands more are there to help them mend. June Biermann, a stroke survivor, and her coauthor—and caregiver—Barbara Toohey, authors of the bestselling Diabetic's Total Health and Happiness Book, offer this essential source for those recovering from a stroke and those providing them with support. The Stroke Book offers readers: - Clear explanations of the science of this often misunderstood condition - Information on what to expect at the hospital and in rehabilitation - Analyses of encouraging new developments in stroke therapy, including basic and alternative therapies, and traditional and cutting-edge medications - Advice on coping with complex rehabilitation needs, including adjustments for nutrition, mobility, and everyday living, and on understanding after-stroke emotional and cognitive changes - Suggestions for preventing future strokes - Information on how people recovering from a stroke can reclaim their independence and quality of life—and how caregivers can manage their own stresses and sorrows - Heartening words on keeping hope alive with patience and fortitude, and the curative power of humor - Inspiring stories of the stroke and recovery experiences of well-known individuals With stroke now the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, Biermann and Toohey's optimistic, user-friendly guide to living well after an attack is a vital tool for recovery.

Stroke

Author: James C. Grotta
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323295444
Release Date: 2015-08-24
Genre: Cerebrovascular disease

Offered in print, online, and downloadable formats, this updated edition of Stroke: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management delivers convenient access to the latest research findings and management approaches for cerebrovascular disease. Picking up from where J. P. Mohr and colleagues left off, a new team of editors - Drs. Grotta, Albers, Broderick, Kasner, Lo, Mendelow, Sacco, and Wong - head the sixth edition of this classic text, which is authored by the world's foremost stroke experts. Comprehensive, expert clinical guidance enables you to recognize the clinical manifestations of stroke, use the latest laboratory and imaging studies to arrive at a diagnosis, and generate an effective medical and surgical treatment plan. Abundant full-color CT images and pathology slides help you make efficient and accurate diagnoses. Data from late-breaking endovascular trials equips you with recent findings. Includes comprehensive coverage of advances in molecular biology of cell death; risk factors and prevention; advances in diagnostics and stroke imaging; and therapeutic options, including a thorough review of thrombolytic agents and emerging data for endovascular therapy. Features brand-new chapters on Intracellular Signaling: Mediators and Protective Responses; The Neurovascular Unit and Responses to Ischemia; Mechanisms of Cerebral Hemorrhage; Stroke Related to Surgery and Other Procedures; Cryptogenic Stroke; and Interventions to Improve Recovery after Stroke. Highlights new information on genetic risk factors; primary prevention of stroke; infectious diseases and stroke; recovery interventions such as robotics, brain stimulation, and telerehabilitation; and trial design. Details advances in diagnostic tests, such as ultrasound, computed tomography (including CT angiography and CT perfusion), MRI (including MR perfusion techniques), and angiography. Includes extracted and highlighted evidence levels. Expert Consult eBook version included with print purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references on a variety of devices. The content can also be downloaded to tablets and smart phones for offline use. Combat stroke with the most comprehensive and updated multimedia resource on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of stroke from leaders in the field