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Clinical case studies have long been recognized as a useful adjunct to problem-based learning and continuing professional development. They emphasize the need for clinical reasoning, integrative thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and self-directed learning - all desirable generic skills for health care professionals. This book is a teaching tool that bridges the gap between textbook information and everyday experience of clinicians 'in the trenches'. Leading practitioners bring a practical approach to these complex conditions, highlighting specific areas of diagnostic uncertainty in evaluation and treatment. Each case is taken from real-world clinical practice and reviews the diagnostic and treatment process in a systematic manner, identifying common challenges and potential pitfalls. This concise and useful guide in the Common Pitfalls series provides a step-by-step guide for everyday clinical practice, invaluable to anyone dealing with cerebrovascular disease on a front-line basis. The inten
Cambridge University Press
July 9, 2015
About the author
Jose Biller, MD, FACP, FAAN, FAHA is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Neurology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, USA. Jose M. Ferro, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Neurology, University of Lisbon, and Head of the Stroke Unit at the Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisbon, Portugal.