From NLM - Importance of stroke and stroke prevention -- Epidemiology of stroke prevention and urgency of treatment -- Potential for stroke prevention -- Preventing stroke -- Nutrition, diabetes, and stroke prevention -- Smoking cessation -- Exercise -- Hypertension -- Antiplatelet therapy -- Anticoagulation -- Lipid-lowering therapy -- Management and prevention of intracranial atherosclerotic disease -- Appropriate endarterectomy and stenting for carotid stenosis -- Finding the cause of the TIA or stroke: the key to appropriate therapy -- Thoughts on the hazards of relying on publications: cautions needed before applying published results to evidence-based medicine -- Prospects for prevention of dementia by prevention of stroke -- Minimizing adverse effects of cardiovascular drugs -- When the stroke wasn't prevented -- Treatment of acute stroke: medical and interventional therapy -- Surgical management of acute stroke -- Stroke rehabilitation.
Occupational Therapy and Stroke guides newly qualified occupational therapists (and those new to the field of stroke management) through the complexities of treating people following stroke. It encourages and assists therapists to use their skills in problem solving, building on techniques taught and observed as an undergraduate.
Includes bibliographic references.
Purchased with Kelowna General Hospital Foundation funds