The Code Stroke Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128205228

The Code Stroke Handbook

1st Edition

Approach to the Acute Stroke Patient

Authors: Andrew Micieli Raed Joundi Houman Khosravani Julia Hopyan David J. Gladstone
Paperback ISBN: 9780128205228
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2020
Page Count: 250
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Description

The Code Stroke Handbook: Approach to the Acute Stroke Patient is an easy-to-read, practical clinical resource on best practice care for stroke patients. Many practical tips help prepare readers and clinicians for the next stroke patient, helping ease the anxiety and uncertainty that may accompany acute stroke care. Designed to assist physicians and medical learners at different levels of training and knowledge, the book contains practice guideline recommendations, clinical pearls, common pitfalls and high-yield information that is not readily available in standard stroke textbooks.

Key Features

  • Provides an easy-to-read, practical, clinical resource on code stroke consultation, including history taking and stroke mimics, neurological exam, acute neuroimaging (non-contrast CT/CT angiography/CT perfusion) and treatments
  • Includes clinical pearls, common pitfalls and clinical knowledge, including a comprehensive stroke syndromes chapter
  • Ideal for residents or medical students, this book will serve as foundational knowledge in stroke inpatient rotation
  • Contains many tables, figures, neuroimages and clinical scenarios in a visually pleasing format

Readership

Clinical and basic researchers, neurologists, neuroscientists, neurology and medical trainees, internists, and advanced medical students in neuroscience, neurology, and neurosurgery

Table of Contents

  1. History Taking
    2. Stroke Mimics
    3. NIH Stroke Scale and Neurological Examination
    4. Stroke Syndromes
    5. Stroke Imaging: Non-contrast Head CT
    6. Stroke Imaging: CT Angiography
    7. Stroke Imaging: CT Perfusion
    8. Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment: Alteplase
    9. Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment: Endovascular Therapy
    10. Basilar Artery Occlusion
    11. Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment: Acute Blood Pressure Management
    12. Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment: Acute Antiplatelet Therapy

Details

No. of pages:
250
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
1st June 2020
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128205228

About the Author

Andrew Micieli

Dr. Micieli completed his undergraduate degree and Business Master’s degree at the University of Toronto. He completed his medical school training at the University of Ottawa, and is currently a senior adult neurology resident at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on decision analytic models to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health technologies, specifically in atrial fibrillation and intracranial hemorrhage. He is an aspiring stroke neurologist, and will be completing his stroke fellowship at the prestigious University of Calgary.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toronto, Toronto, ONT, Canada

Raed Joundi

Dr. Joundi received his MD from Queen’s University and DPhil from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He was co-chief neurology resident at the University of Toronto and is pursuing a stroke fellowship at the University of Calgary.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toronto, Toronto, ONT, Canada

Houman Khosravani

Dr. Khosravani is appointed as a Clinician in Quality & Innovation and Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. His interests are quality improvement at different levels of care relevant to hyper-acute stroke management and inpatient stroke services. At the level of hyperacute stroke care, his focus is on improvement of door-to-needle times for thrombolysis. He is also working on understanding and improving factors that are relevant to a successful thrombectomy program in a comprehensive stroke center. He is medical director of the inpatient stroke unit, and interested in development of stroke pathways, the overlap between internal medicine and inpatient stroke neurology, and development of a framework for excellence in comprehensive neurovascular care. Dr. Khosravani is a member of Thrombosis Canada and interested in the implementation of stroke-best practices in the area of antithrombotics and anticoagulation. Dr. Khosravani also has a strong interest in utilizing computation and computer science to facilitate safe and high quality acute stroke care.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Julia Hopyan

Dr. Hopyan is a stroke neurologist and Co-Director of the NeuroDoppler Laboratory at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is also a clinician teacher with the University of Toronto and is actively engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as curriculum development in the field of stroke neurology. She runs a busy clinical practice and has interests in neurosonology and large vessel disease.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Toronto, Toronto, ONT, Canada

David J. Gladstone

Dr. Gladstone is a stroke neurologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Since 2004, his practice has been based at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, a designated provincial Regional Stroke Centre, where he specializes in stroke diagnosis, emergency stroke treatment, and stroke prevention. As a clinician, Dr. Gladstone is regularly seen rushing into the hospital in the middle of the night to provide emergency consultations as part of the hospital’s “Code Stroke Team” and for the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s provincial Telestroke program. As a researcher, he leads clinical trials aimed at improving stroke management and outcomes. As a teacher, Dr. Gladstone enjoys training medical students, residents, international fellows, and other healthcare providers on best practices in stroke care.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Stroke Neurologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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