We continue to practice medicine in an amazing era of progress in the care of the acute stroke patient
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 11, 2016
EB Medicine, publisher of Emergency Medicine Practice, has released its newest publication, Emergency Stroke Care: Advances and Controversies. This new resource was developed to provide healthcare practitioners, doctors, stroke specialists, and stroke coordinators with the most current rules for treating and managing acute stroke, currently the fifth-leading cause of death for Americans. Clinical trials and innovation have spurred novel tools and treatments, from advanced imaging techniques to mechanical thrombectomy to new applications for long-used therapies.
“We continue to practice medicine in an amazing era of progress in the care of the acute stroke patient,” write the authors of Emergency Stroke Care: Advances and Controversies. The book, developed by EB Medicine, is a comprehensive review of the latest research findings, stroke treatment and clinical techniques, giving prehospital providers and emergency clinicians the evidence and assurance they need to make sound decisions at the point of care.
“We’ve seen stroke centers emerge over the past 20 years, along with protocols and national initiatives that have improved recognition and treatment of acute stroke patients,” says Andy Jagoda, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY and Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine Practice.
Dr. Jagoda, who is nationally recognized for his work in neurological emergencies, describes Emergency Stroke Care: Advances and Controversies as “a clinically relevant update on the state of the art in diagnosing and managing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and stroke.”
Highlights of the book include:
- The latest research on acute stroke imaging (CT, CTA, CT perfusion, 4D CT, and multimodality neuroimaging);
- A full analysis of current evidence on mechanical thrombectomy with stentriever;
- New findings to support expanded use of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator;
- Clinical pathways that reflect a new-and-improved spectrum of treatment options for TIA and acute stroke; and
- Best practices in stroke systems of care and stroke center standards.
The stroke book also qualifies for eight hours of stroke CME credit and is available via print and online download through EB Medicine.
For more information on Emergency Stroke Care: Advances and Controversies, visit http://www.ebmedicine.net. To interview an expert on the subject, contact Suzanne Verity (sv(at)ebmedicine.net; 678-366-7933).
About EB Medicine
EB Medicine is the premier publisher of evidence-based clinical content for emergency medicine and hospital medicine practitioners. Monthly journals — including Emergency Medicine Practice, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice — are delivered in print, digital, and mobile formats. The publications’ articles address real challenges in diagnosis and treatment and give actionable recommendations based upon the latest research and best-available evidence. These publications provide ongoing education and guidance to physicians, residents, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. For more information, visit http://www.ebmedicine.net.
EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for clinicians.
Emergency Stroke Care Authors
R. Jason Thurman, MD, FAAEM, CPPS, Chief Medical Officer, TriStar Skyline and Hendersonville Hospitals; Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS, Division Director, Emergency Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
J Mocco, MD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System, New York
Reade De Leacy, MD, FRANZCR, Department of Neurosurgery & Radiology, Mount Sinai Health System, New York
Thomas James Oxley, MD, Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System, New York Christopher Paul Kellner, MD, Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Mount Sinai Health System, New York
Peter D. Panagos, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Matthew S. Siket, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Laura Heitsch, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine
Jonathan A. Edlow, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center