Clinical case studies have long been recognized as a useful adjunct to problem-based learning and continuing professional development. They emphasize the need for clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and self-directed learning – all desirable generic skills for health care professionals. This book is a teaching tool that bridges the gap between textbook information and everyday experience of clinicians 'in the trenches'. Leading practitioners bring a practical approach to these complex conditions, highlighting specific areas of diagnostic uncertainty in evaluation and treatment. Each case is taken from real-world clinical practice and reviews the diagnostic and treatment process in a systematic manner, identifying common challenges and potential pitfalls. This concise and useful guide in the Common Pitfalls series provides a step-by-step guide for everyday clinical practice, invaluable to anyone dealing with cerebrovascular disease on a front-line basis. The intended readership is trainees and non-specialist practitioners in neurology, stroke medicine, and neurosurgery.
1. Transient ischemic attacks and stroke mimics and chameleons Ana Catarina Fonseca; 2. Recognizing transient ischemic attacks in children and young adults Adriane J. Sinclair, Leanne K. Casaubon and Gabrielle deVeber; 3. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) – an underrecognized and undertreated disorder Patricia Canhão; 4. When the diagnostic image is not diagnostic David D. Pasquale and Jordan Rosenblum; 5. Choosing appropriate patients for anticoagulation Sarkis Morales-Vidal and Alejandro Hornik; 6. Antithrombotic management of recurrent atherothrombotic cerebrovascular disease Murray Flaster; 7. Common pitfalls in intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke Shyam Prabhakaran; 8. Dilemmas in endovascular stroke therapy David A. Stidd, Erwin Z. Mangubat and Demetrius K. Lopes; 9. Choosing the right patients for carotid artery procedural interventions Michael J. Schneck, Paul D. Ackerman and Christopher M. Loftus; 10. Stroke and patent foramen ovale: the conundrum of closure James R. Brorson; 11. The diagnosis and overdiagnosis of cerebral vasculitis Ruth Geraldes; 12. Recognizing cerebrovascular etiologies of 'thunderclap' headaches Raquel Gil-Gouveia; 13. Underdiagnosis of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndromes Arash Salardini, Aneesh B. Singhal and José Biller; 14. Moya-Moya disease and other non-atherosclerotic cerebral vasculopathies Dominique Hervé, Manoelle Kossorotoff and Hugues Chabriat; 15. Vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment Ana Verdelho; 16. Pitfalls in the diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage Christopher P. Robinson and Sean Ruland; 17. Managing hemorrhagic stroke Katharina Maria Busl; 18. Managing patients or managing the results of ancillary tests? José M. Ferro; Index.