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Management of acute stroke

Michael G. Hennerici, Rolf Kern, Kristina Szabo and Johannes Binder

in Stroke

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199582808
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739651 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199582808.003.010

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Management of acute stroke

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• Due to the short time window for specific treatment of acute stroke, fast and well co-ordinated emergency management is essential for further prognosis. • Beyond the beneficial effects of thrombolysis, a treatment on a stroke unit is associated with a significant and long-lasting reduction of mortality and morbidity. • General management on a stroke unit includes respiratory and cardiac care, fluid and serum glucose management, blood pressure control, prevention and treatment of seizures, aspiration, fever, infections, pressure ulcers, depression, agitation and falls. • Early rehabilitation measures may prevent complications related to immobilization and seem safe and feasible.

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Subjects: Neurology

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