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March 1995

Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease and Brain Ischemia

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Chicago, Ill

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(3):235-236. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540270023012

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Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease and Brain Ischemia is one of a series of excellent books published by the association's Publication Committee on Neurosurgical Topics. This volume has been written with the practicing neurosurgeon and surgical resident-in-training as the primary target audience. A brief review of the organizational details of the book is presented. The book starts with molecular, cellular and histologic, and pathophysiologic material on cerebral blood flow and hemorheology of cerebral ischemia. The book progresses with a discussion of the diagnostic modalities in cerebrovascular disease, including a separate chapter that elaborately describes Doppler ultrasonography. The two chapters on diagnostic evaluation are followed by a short clinical epidemiology chapter. A chapter is devoted to the medical management of acute brain ischemia. The latter half of the book explores issues involving extracranial carotid disease surgery, carotid endarterectomy, cerebral vessel trauma and dissection, extracranial-intracranial bypass surgery, thrombolysis and angioplasty, and clinical trials in

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