Epidemiology is a basic medical science that is fundamental to understanding diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Diagnosis requires answers to a series of questions: is this patient sick or well? If sick, what are the chances of a particular disease causing the problem? What investigations will be most useful in obtaining the diagnosis? Epidemiology applied to the bedside problems of patients - clinical epidemiology - can help to provide solutions. The
ability of a detail of the patient's history, or a clinical sign which could confirm or disprove diagnosis can be described by using simple arithmetic. The probability that a disease is or is not
present can be given a numerical value, and the extent to which investigation increases or reduces the likelihood of discovering disease can also be measured. Stroke is one of the most common diagnoses made by physicians. Patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of stroke require careful assessment to avoid diagnostic error. This book is written by a clinician who is also trained in epidemiology and is intended for clinicians who treat patients with stroke, for
epidemiologists who want to apply epidemiology to clinical problems, for therapists who wish to develop their understanding of the application of scientific method to rehabilitation practice, and for medical
students who may wish to accelerate and complement the process of acquiring clinical experience about stroke.
'I think that readers will find it useful and well referenced...The book is interesting and clearly written. It is informative, well referenced, and suitable for neurologists, general physicians, geriatricians, and epidemiologists.'Medicine and Books
'This compact book should be required reading for anyone involved in stroke care and will find a permanent place on the shelves of all stroke researchers.'Journal of Public Health Medicine
'richly documented book...Professor Ebrahim's book is a model of the wise application of science to clinical practice.
Age and Ageing
`Clinical Epidemiology of Stroke is an excellent small book dealing with the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of stroke in a very enjoyable, practical, and stimulating way. The chapters are well written and clearly set out.'
John F. Potter, University of Leicester, British Medical Journal, Volume 310, June 1995
PART I: DIAGNOSIS: Risk and risk factors; Diagnosis; Clinical disagreements; Investigation; Severity; PART II: MANAGEMENT: Acute management; Does rehabilitation work?; Reducing the risks of recurrent stroke; PART III: PROGNOSIS: Mortality after stroke; Recurrent stroke; Effects of stroke; Recovery; References; Index.
Series: Oxford Medical Publications
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 1st November 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.38 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.42