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Caplan's Stroke, 4th Edition

A Clinical Approach


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Updated and revised, this new edition of Caplan’s Stroke continues to provide a concise and pragmatic approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of adult and pediatric stroke patients. Dr. Caplan-a highly esteemed stroke authority- shares with you his vast experience and wisdom as a stroke clinician, including his time-tested strategies and unique clinical pearls that you can implement into your own practice. Expanded coverage of imaging and laboratory diagnosis and treatment as well as extensive revisions throughout, brings you the latest advances on prevention, complications, and rehabilitation. The use of case studies illustrates the types of clinical scenarios you may experience in practice. And, its conversational, easy-to-read format make Caplan’s Stroke an ideal resource for general neurologists, non-neurologists, and stroke specialists alike.

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New to This Edition

    • Includes expanded coverage of imaging and laboratory diagnosis and treatment to help you make better informed evaluation and management decisions.
    • Presents meticulous revisions and updates throughout, particularly to the chapters on stroke prevention and rehabilitation to keep you current on today’s best practices.
    • Features a new two-color design with updated artwork and more images that elucidates key points and enhances visual guidance.

Key Features

    • Discusses all cerebrovascular diseases to help you differentiate among all types of stroke so you can treat each patient appropriately.
    • Takes a distinctly personal and individual approach to general principles, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, offering practical, clinical guidance on stroke and stroke related issues.
    • Provides detailed discussions on stroke syndromes in children and adults, including large artery occlusive disease of the anterior circulation, brain embolism, spinal cord stroke, and many, many more, to help you better manage every condition you see.
    • Uses case studies to highlight and emphasize clinical points.

Published Reviews

    “…Well illustrated…has a balanced style that is possible only in works written by a single author…the prose is direct and clear, which certainly makes for easy reading”-NEJM, rec. of the last ed.

    “In Caplan's Stroke, we have a digestible, readable, and sure-handed guide to the care of stroke patients. Medical students, internists, neurologists, and stroke specialists will all benefit from reading this book.”-JAMA, review of the last ed.

    […] Although several texts on cerebrovascular disease are available, none matches Caplan’s Stroke: A Clinical Approach. This is more than a monograph about stroke; it is the main avenue that the neurologist or internist interested in cerebrovascular disease should travel together with the patient who has had a stroke.

    The book is a distillation of the personal knowledge and clinical experience of  Caplan, one of the world’s leading stroke specialists. The frequent use of the first person results in a patient-oriented, grand-rounds format, with precise, in-depth information about all aspects of cerebrovascular disease. This combination provides the most interesting and comprehensive clinical presentation of stroke I have encountered. One can agree or not with some points of the author’s clinical, diagnostic, or therapeutic approach, but surely any reader who likes to learn about this disease from patients and a master teacher will read it like scripture.

    The 19 chapters address all major areas of clinical stroke medicine through review of recent literature, application of

    existing knowledge to the practice of vascular neurology, and review of the practical issues relating to investigation and treatment. To effectively help the reader, the volume is well illustrated with high-quality illustrations and tables. The illustrations in the section on arterial territories of the human brain are especially detailed and well produced. The quality of the many computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging brain images and angiographic images is generally excellent and largely justifies the price of the book […]

    […] All chapters are written from a refreshing patient-centered perspective. The author emphasizes the care of patients with stroke, providing clinical pearls from his own authoritative experience and clear direction in clinical method as applied to stroke. This textbook presents a well-balanced position between evidence-based and experience based medicine, remembering that in daily clinical practice any physician should take a position in response to his or her patient’s condition according to knowledge and ethics. From this standpoint, anyone involved with cerebrovascular disease will find something useful in this book […]

    It is difficult to find any major faults with this book. It is not inexpensive, but there is no competition. There are some repetitions in the text, but these are few.

    Caplan’s Stroke: A Clinical Approach is the most comprehensive and authoritative text available on the clinical manifestations of stroke. It is a pleasure to read, especially the first chapter on the history of stroke medicine, but it is also an invaluable aid to clinical practice and will likely be the standard reference for many years.

    JAMA, December 16, 2009-Vol 302, No. 23

Author Information

    By Louis Caplan, MD, Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Senior Neurologist, Director of Stroke Service, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA

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  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 688 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/4 X 10 1/4 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-4721-6
  • Copyright: 2009