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Stroke remains a central, global risk to public health, and a pernicious source of mortality and loss of independence in those afflicted. The preceding decade has seen the transformation of the stroke management landscape, with disruptive diagnostic, therapeutic, prognostic, and rehabilitative strategies rapidly introduced to the armament of clinical and basic stroke neuroscience providers and investigators. Nevertheless, a disappointingly small percentage of stroke patients benefit directly from these advancements, and a staggeringly large percentage of patients remain stricken by consequences of stroke in the modern era. This text offers a unique view of this condition—a human condition which knows no geographic boundaries and continues to draw the attention of an indefatigable community of physicians, scientists, engineers, nurses, and allied care personnel synthesizing the latest among contemporary philosophies regarding the care of such patients. The authors address stroke occurring across all epochs of life, beginning in gestation and continuing through childhood, early adulthood, and well into adult life. CONTINUE READING…..
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