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Ischemic Stroke: an Atlas of Investigation and Diagnosis

Ischemic Stroke: an Atlas of Investigation and Diagnosis

IE Silverman, MM Rymer


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Over the past three decades, the diagnosis and treatment of stroke has changed at a phenomenal rate since the first use of CT scans and early studies using thrombolytic agents. New investigative procedures help direct patient selection for specific therapies and may substantially increase the chance of a successful therapeutic outcome. These advances in treatment have led to a paradigm shift in the way stroke victims are diagnosed and cared for. Specialists have seen the introduction of a range of new therapies for the management of ischemic stroke such as mechanical embolectomy and other catheter-delivered agents and devices; novel thrombolytic agents; drugs to limit hematoma expansion; antithrombotic agents for secondary stroke prevention and other neuroprotective strategies. This exciting new volume covers the basics of vascular anatomy, stroke pathophysiology, ischemic stroke syndromes and current treatment. Numerous case studies are greatly enhanced with illustrations, neuroimaging and pathology photos, making this the perfect guide to the practical understanding of ischemic stroke.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Prelims (Contents, Foreword, The Urban Management Series, Acknowledgements, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Boxes, List of Acronyms and abbreviations)
1. Introduction
Roger Zetter, Rodney White
2. Sustainable development: between environment and development agendas
Al-Moataz Hassan, Roger Zetter
3. Market enablement or sustainable development? The conflicting paradigms of urbanization
Roger Zetter
4. Environmental health or ecological sustainability? Reconciling the brown and green agendas in urban development
Gordon McGranahan, David Satterthwaite
5. African cities and climate change: the global context for sustainable development
Rodney White
6. Urban planning and the rationale of the market: the elimination of the intermediate urban level in Bogotá
Andres Ortiz-Gomez
7. Public sector capacity-building and urban policy changes in the Kingdom of Lesotho: implications for international development assistance
Cormac Davey
8. Property taxation, public finance and sustainable development: the case of Belém, Brazil
José Júlio Lima
9. Urban livelihoods, shocks and stresses
David Sanderson
10. International agency shelter policy of the 1990s: experiences from Mozambique and Costa Rica
Harry Smith, Paul Jenkins
11. Authoritarianism and sustainability in Cairo: what failed urban development projects tell us about Egyptian politics
Bill Dorman
12. The sustainability of community development in El Mezquital, Guatemala City
Emma Grant
13. From apartheid city to sustainable city: the compact city approach as a regulative ideal
Koyi Mchunu
14. Structural adjustment and water supply in Bolivia: managing diversity, reproducing inequality
Carlos Crespo-Flores
15. Linking theory and practice in development processes – the case of urban sanitation
Kevin Tayler
Back Matter (List of contributors, Notes, References, Index)