Download e-book for iPad: ABC of Stroke by Jonathan Mant, Marion F. Walker

By Jonathan Mant, Marion F. Walker

ISBN-10: 1444397796

ISBN-13: 9781444397796

Stroke is the most typical reason for grownup incapacity and is of accelerating value inside of aging populations.

This fresh name within the ABC sequence covers the complete sufferer trip, from prevention via to long term aid. It comprises fundamental prevention and administration of hazard elements for stroke and secondary prevention together with pharmaceutical, way of life and surgical intervention. the overall rules of stroke rehabilitation also are addressed in addition to mobility, verbal exchange and mental difficulties, as is stroke in more youthful humans. It additionally covers long term help for stroke survivors and their carers.

This is a useful and sensible consultant to all elements of stroke for either overall healthiness care pros and lay audiences. it really is of specific relevance to basic practitioners, junior medical professionals, nurses and therapists operating with stroke sufferers and their...

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Rehabilitation Following Transfer of Care From Hospital, Including Early Supported Discharge When Does Rehabilitation Stop? Further Reading Chapter 7: Stroke in Younger People Different Strokes Return to Work Vocational Rehabilitation Sex After Stroke Further Reading Chapter 8: Mobility Quality of Gait Walking Aids Environmental Considerations Wheelchair Provision Driving Adjuncts to Mobility Retraining Outdoor Mobility Further Reading Chapter 9: Communication and Swallowing Aphasia How Many People are Dysphasic?

2) Age Stroke severity – can be measured in a number of ways. Simple features such as incontinence and inability to swallow are associated with poorer survival Ethnicity – better prognosis in the African Caribbean population compared to the white population Atrial fibrillation – associated with more severe strokes Co-morbidity – such as prior stroke or diabetes, associated with worse survival. Physical recovery as measured by ability to perform the activities of daily living is usually maximal by six months after stroke, although more complex aspects of physical recovery such as speech and language abilities may improve over years.

Impact of Aphasia Screening Tests and Intervention Dysarthria Dyspraxia Speech and Language Therapy Swallowing Problems Further Reading Chapter 10: Psychological Problems after Stroke Emotional Distress Depression and Anxiety Impact of Emotional Distress on Recovery Assessment of Mood Disorders Treatment of Emotional Disorders Conclusion Further Reading Chapter 11: Secondary Prevention of Stroke Risk of Recurrence Blood Pressure Lowering Cholesterol Lowering Antiplatelet Treatment Lifestyle Patient-specific Risk Factors Further Reading Chapter 12: Long-term Support for Stroke Survivors and their Carers Assessment of Ongoing Stroke Needs The Role of the Third Sector in Long-term Care Leisure and Social Reintegration Environmental Adaptations Rehabilitation in Care Homes Further Reading Index Advertisement This edition first published 2011, © 2011 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd BMJ Books is an imprint of BMJ Publishing Group Limited, used under licence by Blackwell Publishing which was acquired by John Wiley & Sons in February 2007.

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