This pocket-sized book is a quick-reference practical guide for physicians who deal with patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage or intracranial aneurysms outside the hospital. It describes briefly the epidemiology of subarachnoid hemorrhage, the earlyrecognition and clinical course, and in more depth the aftercare, residual symptoms and deficits. The prognosis and management in the long term are discussed in detail.It also provides information on thecounselling and treatment of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms.
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Clinical Practice is aimed at general practitioners and family physicians and will also be informative for other specialists such as rehabilitation physicians, nursing home physicians, and physicians working for health insurance companies. It may also be of interest to patients, relatives, and paramedics.
Table of Contents
Introduction.-What is an aneurysm and what is a subarachnoid hemorrhage.- Aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage in general practice.- In hospital course.- Initial post hospital course and after care.- Long term prognosis.- Clinical research and patient participation.
Gabriel J. E. Rinkel, MD, FRCP(E), Brain Center Rudolf Magnus,
University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
Professor of Neurology, Chairman Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Gabriel J.E. Rinkel, is Professor and Chair of Neurology at the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and vice director of the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, both at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. He is considered a world leading authority on subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and intracranial aneurysms. On these topics he has published more than 400 papers in international peer reviewed journals. He is a frequently invited speaker at international conferences, has given lectures at more than 30 universities in 4 continents, and has written invited reviews for major clinical journals.
Paut Greebe, PhD, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
Broad experience as research nurse in SAH research. Performed long term follow up of SAH patients over the last two decades. Specialized nurse (comparable to physician assistant) running SAH outpatient clinic.
Paut Greebe has more than 20 years’ experience as research nurse in SAH, intracranial aneurysms and other types of stroke at the department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, both at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. After participating in many studies in functions ranging from research nurse to steering committee member, she embarked in her free time on a PhD project on long-term follow up after SAH. The experience gained during this research she now uses as specialized nurse (comparable to physician assistant) running an SAH outpatient clinic.