Book Reviews| Volume 312, ISSUE 1-2, P197, January 15, 2012

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Stroke care: a practical manual

Published:September 05, 2011DOI:
      Vascular neurology has grown in leaps and bounds in the last several years and this has had a great and direct impact to the delivery of stroke care. This book is written for the person in the trenches, those taking daily care of the patients with their myriad and complex issues, and this is where this book comes in extremely handy. Thus doctors, nurses, therapists and everyone else if they are working with stroke patients will find this book very useful. It has an easy style, and looking at the contents page it was obvious to me that it is well arranged — in much the same way a stroke patient might make his way through the stroke care delivery system in a modern hospital! Thus the first chapter rightly starts with the acute phase — “Is it a stroke?” going on to “what to do in the next few days”, “the next few weeks” and ending appropriately with “Long term problems”. The acute management including thrombolysis and nursing care is covered in detail. To its credit, it covers not only ischemic stroke but also has a chapter on subarachnoid hemorrhage although I was disappointed that intra-cerebral hemorrhage was covered in less than two pages.
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