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Neurovascular examination; the rapid evaluation of stroke patients using ultrasound waveform interpretation.

9781405185301

Neurovascular examination; the rapid evaluation of stroke patients using ultrasound waveform interpretation.

Alexandrov, Andrei V.

Wiley-Blackwell

2013

201 pages

$124.95

Hardcover

RC388

This text presents the information physicians need to understand hemodynamic phenomena and the applied physics of imaging. Alexandrov (comprehensive Stroke Center, University of Alabama in Birmingham) describes the stroke as a dynamic process that takes time--minutes, hours, or days before irreversibility sets in, and shows how rapid neurological and ultrasound examination can improve the outcome. He emphasizes the functional importance or hemodynamic effects of vascular lesions, and touts the neurovascular exam with ultrasonography to promote discernment of key physiological details. He aims to provide the information which physicians, sonographers, and trainees need to assess and treat stroke patients using cerebrovascular ultrasound. There are 10 chapters, which range from the dynamics and mechanisms of cerebrovascular events, ultrasound physics, hemodynamic principles to waveforms and algorithms, differential diagnosis, and the integration of information and case-based problem-solving. With many case studies, his concise volume shows physicians, sonographers, and trainees how to use the book to build knowledge and skills. Features include abbreviations, color and black-and-white figures, tables, boxes, appendixes, and references.

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