Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment

Imagine sampling tissues and flow behavior in real time at a rate of 5 thousand a second This is the power of ultrasound for stroke diagnosis and management. It’s also non-invasive, portable, and versatile.

Author: Andrei V. Alexandrov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444348149

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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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.
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Handbook on Neurovascular Ultrasound

... Grotta JC, Krieger DW: Intracranial clot dissolution is associated with embolic signals on transcranial Doppler. J Neuroimaging 2000;10: 27–32. 9 Alexandrov AV: Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment ...

Author: Ralf W. Baumgartner

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9783805580229

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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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.
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Vascular Neurology Board Review

Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell; 2011.) The answer is A. When the ultrasound propagation speed is measured by “brightness modulation” (called B mode), this produces a ...

Author: Nancy Futrell, MD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826168535

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Vascular Neurology Board Review: Questions and Answers Second Edition Expanded and updated successor to the only question and answer review book for vascular neurology Now with 620 questions—more than 250 completely new to this edition—this review guide has been thoroughly revised to reflect current science and clinical knowledge. With improved diagnostic-quality images, an emphasis on new drugs, and added chapters devoted to anatomy, clinical trials and ethics, neuro-ophthalmology, and case studies, this comprehensive review covers the full range of topics tested on the ABPN vascular neurology certification and MOC exams. Vascular Neurology Board Review is an engaging, active method to gauge proficiency and identify gaps for further study. Questions and answers with detailed rationales address a broad mix of topics including basic science, pharmacology, epidemiology and prevention, recovery and rehabilitation, and recognition, evaluation, and treatment of cerebrovascular diseases and associated clinical problems. Each answer is accompanied by a relevant reference to guide further study. The book is a must-have review tool for anyone taking the vascular neurology subspecialty exam, and for physicians who want to enhance their understanding of stroke and stroke-related issues and concerns. Key Features: Contains 620 board-style questions and answers with rationales and references Covers all topic areas on the ABPN content outline for vascular neurology boards and the MOC exam 85 images reinforce key diagnostic points and build interpretive skills 5 new chapters All questions reviewed and updated to include the latest scientific, clinical, and treatment information Includes downloadable ebook to broaden study options
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Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System

Seminars Ultrasound CT MRI. 2006;27:177–193. Neumeyer MM, Alexandrov AV. Cerebrovascular anatomy and principles of extracranial ultrasound examination. In: Cerebrovascular ultrasound in stroke prevention and treatment.

Author: Joana Ramalho

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118188750

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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The first book-length reference to thoroughly describe diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the development of vascular radiology over the last decade The last ten years has seen vascular imaging of the central nervous system (CNS) evolve from fairly crude, invasive procedures to more advanced imaging methods that are safer, faster, and more precise—with computed tomographic (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging methods playing a special role in these advances. Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System is the first full-length reference text that shows radiologists—especially neuroradiologists—how to optimize the use of the many techniques available in order to increase the sensitivity and specificity of vascular imaging, thereby improving the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. Each chapter is formatted carefully and divided into two essential parts: The first part describes the physical principles underlying each imaging technique, along potential associated artifacts and pitfalls; the second part addresses clinical applications and novel applications of each method. With a strong focus on the clinical application of each modality or technique in CNS radiology, this book provides in-depth chapter coverage of: • Ultrasound Vascular Imaging (UVI) • Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) • Magnetic Resonance Vascular imaging (MRV) • Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) • Brain perfusion techniques: CT and MRI • Plaque imaging • Intravascular imaging • Pediatric vascular imaging Along with numerous illustrations and case studies, Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Emerging Techniques is an important book for those faced with choosing from the wide range of choices available for clinical practice.
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Stroke Prevention Treatment and Rehabilitation

Challenges in getting patients to comply with stroke prevention measures are also a concern. This book provides an evidence-based approach and practical tools to help any physician help their patients avoid a new or a recurrant stroke.

Author: David Spence

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071766760

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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***IF YOU WANT TO UPDATE THE INFORMATION ON YOUR TITLE SHEET, THEN YOU MUST UPDATE COPY IN THE "PRODUCT INFORMATION COPY" FIELD. COPY IN THE "TIPSHEET COPY" FIELD DOES NOT APPEAR ON TITLE SHEETS.*** This book arms any physician with the evidence and tools they need to help patients who have had or at risk of having a stroke in preventing stroke. Market / Audience PRIMARY: Neurologists (18,000 in US) Cardiologists (30,000 in US) SECONDARY: Internists (200,00) About the Book Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the US (with cardiac disease and cancer being number one and two). Annually, 795,000 people in the US suffer a new or recurrent stroke. Approximately 140,000 people die from stroke each year, a figure that has been declining because of what we have learned about daily aspirin, smoking cessation, diet, and surgical procedures to prevent new or recurrent strokes. The 6 million patients alive today who've survived stroke are at the highest risk, yet anyone of a certain age or who has had a "mini-storke," is at higher risk. While more is known than ever about how to prevent stroke, there is still great variability in how stroke prevention is implemented regionally. Challenges in getting patients to comply with stroke prevention measures are also a concern. This book provides an evidence-based approach and practical tools to help any physician help their patients avoid a new or a recurrant stroke. Key Selling Features Makes stroke prevention easy to teach, and easy to comply with. About the Authors David Spence, MD Trained in Neurology with Dr. Barnett before going on to complete training in Internal Medicine, and then a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at San Francisco. Has focused on stroke prevention throughout his career. Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology at the Robarts Research Institute, London, Canada. Ran a hypertension clinic for 20 years; for the past 15 years has run a busy stroke prevention clinic. Pioneered ultrasound measurement of carotid plaque for patient management, genetic research and evaluation of new therapies. Published in 2006 a book for the public; How to prevent your stroke. Wife and first son are family physicians; has done a lot of continuing medical education to family physicians around the world. Selected by the World Congress of Neurology in 2009 to teach the course on stroke prevention. Henry JM Barnett, MD A giant in stroke prevention: first to show that Aspirin reduced the risk of stroke; led the study that showed that carotid endarterectomy reduced the risk of stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis, and the study that showed that extra-cranial to intracranial bypass was not effective. Founding chair of the department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, in which Neurology and Neurosurgery joined to form a department separate from Medicine and Surgery. This model, which he pioneered with his neurosurgical colleague Charlie Drake, has been copied successfully the world over. Former editor of the journal Stroke, and internationally recognized as the father of stroke prevention.
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European Handbook of Neurological Management

The Guidelines in this volume include, amongst others: Neurostimulation therapy for neuropathic pain Molecular diagnosis for a range of neurological conditions Intravenous immunoglobulin in the treatment of neurological diseases Sleep ...

Author: Nils Erik Gilhus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444346244

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Evidence-based, peer reviewed, best practice management guidelines for neurologists Diagnosis is only part of the puzzle. Effective treatment is what your patients really want. The European Federation of Neurological Societies has been publishing management guidelines in the European Journal of Neurology for many years. Developed by a consensus approach, using graded evidence, and then fully peer reviewed, these guidelines provide gold-standard, best-practice guidance to the treatment of neurological disorders. They help bridge the gap between what is done and what should be done for patients with neurological disorders. The basic guidelines have been expanded with 'Recommendations' based on strong evidence and 'Good Practice Points' where only weaker evidence is available. The Guidelines in this volume include, amongst others: Neurostimulation therapy for neuropathic pain Molecular diagnosis for a range of neurological conditions Intravenous immunoglobulin in the treatment of neurological diseases Sleep disorders in neurodegenerative disorders and stroke Management of low-grade gliomas Treatment of miscellaneous idiopathic headache disorders The European Handbook of Neurological Management provides a thoroughly rounded and grounded approach to best-practice neurological management using evidence-based principles. Titles of related interest Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention, 2e Alexandrov (ed); ISBN 9781405195768 Parkinsons's Disease: Non-Motor and Non-Dopaminergic Features Olanow, Stocchi and Lang (eds); ISBN 9781405191852 Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Albanese and Jankovic (eds); ISBN 9781444333527
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The Stroke Clinician s Handbook

Stroke 33: 2003-2008. 2. Tegeler CH, Ratanakorn D. (2004) Carotid and vertebral duplex scanning in secondary stroke prevention and stenting. In: Andrei V. Alexandres, ed. Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment.

Author: Robert N. Gan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812778802

Category: Medical

Page: 247

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Computational structural biology has made tremendous progress over the last two decades, and this book provides a recent and broad overview of such computational methods in structural biology. It covers the impact of computational structural biology on protein structure prediction methods, macromolecular function and protein design, and key methods in drug discovery. It also addresses the computational challenges of experimental approaches in structural biology. In addition to reviewing the current state of computational structural biology, each chapter ends with a brief, visionary discussion on the future outlook, whereby the main challenges for the coming years are elucidated. Written by an international panel of expert contributors, this book can serve as a reference manual for students and practitioners alike.
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Manual of Neurosonology

Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment. New York: Blackwell Publishing;2004, 79–129. Ralls PW. Tissue Harmonic Imaging – Updated. [Internet] 2004 [updated 2004; last accessed December 10, 2013].

Author: László Csiba

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107659155

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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A thorough procedural guide covering applications of neurosonology to diagnosis, monitoring of cerebrovascular and other neurological diseases.
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Risk Factors for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

This important book is an essential reference to physicians interested in more effective primary prevention of stroke.

Author: Sudha Seshadri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199337057

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Risk Factors for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke address the relationship of a wide variety of vascular risk factors in the spectrum of cerebrovascular diseases. An international group of professionals the forefront of research and education, provide their expertise about environmental and genetic determinants for cerebrovascular disease and stroke. The authors aim to provide information on developments of genetic, environmental and lifestyle-related risk factors of various subtypes of stroke, and MRI-markers of cerebrovascular disease. One in two men, and one in three women after the age of 40, will develop a stroke in their lifetime. The burden of cerebrovascular disease extends far beyond that of acute clinical events such as stroke, with "covert" vascular injury on brain MRI being highly prevalent in older community-dwelling persons. Therefore, improving our understanding of the risk factors for stroke and cerebrovascular disease is of paramount importance for improving prevention strategies. Secular trends in stroke epidemiology, risk factors, and intermediate markers (including carotid ultrasound, brain MRI and circulating biomarkers) are presented. Cutting edge information on genetic, environmental and lifestyle-related risk factors of various subtypes of stroke and MRI-markers of cerebrovascular diseases are displayed. This important book is an essential reference to physicians interested in more effective primary prevention of stroke.
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Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases

Detection of middle cerebral artery emboliduring carotidendarterectomy using transcranial Doppler ultrasonography. Stroke 1990;21:415–23. [14] Alexandrov AV. Cerebrovascular Ultrasound in Stroke Prevention and Treatment.

Author: Louis R. Caplan

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128030592

Category: Science

Page: 968

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Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases, Second Edition, is a handy reference source for scientists, students, and physicians needing reliable, up-to-date information on basic mechanisms, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical issues related to brain vasculature. The book consists of short, specific chapters written by international experts on cerebral vasculature, presenting the information in a comprehensive and easily accessible manner. Numerous changes have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition in 1997, particularly our understanding of the genetic aspects of cerebrovascular disease. This updated edition reflects the advances made over the last two decades, not only demonstrating the promise for therapy, but also for a molecular understanding of cerebrovascular diseases. The new edition includes new and expanded topics, including carotid stenting, Iatrogenic causes of stroke, axonal transport and injury, RNAIs, proteomics, and more. Provides concise chapters on topics in cerebral blood flow and metabolism, pathogenesis of cerebrovascular disorders, diagnostic testing, and management in a comprehensive and accessible format Written by international leading authorities on cerebral vasculature Provides up-to-date information on practical applications of basic research and the main clinical issues facing the community, such as axonal transport and proteomics
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