New book on pediatric stroke and cerebrovascular diseases

Two decades after the first edition, a third edition of the definitive textbook on stroke in children -- Pediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disorders -- has been published by Demos Medical Publishing of New York City. Lead author E. Steve Roach, MD, is Chief of Neurology and Vice-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is about to begin a two-year term as President of the Child Neurology Society. Co-authors Warren D. Lo, MD, and Geoffrey L. Heyer, MD, are also pediatric neurologists at Nationwide Children's and faculty members at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

"This book will, I believe, once again be the definitive resource for pediatric cerebrovascular disease," said John Bodensteiner, MD, of the Mayo Clinic.

This influential book was the first devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of childhood stroke. According to the publisher, it has now been completely updated and rewritten to reflect current science and practice. An extensive new chapter on treatment provides specific guidance on when to use antiplatelet agents, anticoagulant medications, and rehabilitation following stroke. An expanded and thoroughly updated diagnostic approach chapter covers the latest applications in brain imaging such as computed tomography angiography, diffusion weighted MRI, and perfusion CT. A chapter on the epidemiology of childhood stroke introduces the more important stroke risk factors in the context of their influence on overall pediatric stroke incidence. All chapters have been updated to include the recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) consensus guidelines which resulted from an AHA panel chaired by Dr. Roach.

Source: Demos Medical Publishing

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