By Julien Bogousslavsky
Proposing a accomplished and updated evaluation, this booklet discusses the extensive subject of stroke, emphasizing the newest criteria of care and the most recent trials. all the 17 chapters contains good provided and arranged tables and images either in colour and black and white that illustrate novel makes use of of neuroimaging and nuclear medication in diagnosing and deciding upon the level of wear in stroke. The bibliography on the finish of every bankruptcy is especially entire and recent. This authoritative evaluate on analysis and either acute and extra persistent administration of stroke is most probably a invaluable contribution to the sphere and may discover a position in lots of medical institution or own libraries.
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01). Nevertheless, acute depressive changes did not predict the risk to develop PSD at 3 months and at 1 year follow-up. 7) with conflicting results. Recently, a meta-analysis study151 failed to individuate determinant and independent factors. There are no conclusive data concerning the time of the introduction of antidepressant drugs. 166 Wiart et al. 165 peutic response in trials of antidepressants169 and spontaneous remissions might be frequent for minor depression in the immediate period after stroke;170 therefore, the therapeutic properties of SSRIs could be overemphasized in the early phases of stroke, but their efficaciousness seems more consistent in the chronic phase.
Patients with prosopagnosia in acute stroke usually don’t complain about visual prob lems. They know that a ‘face is a face’ and are usually able to differentiate sex, race, and age, or emotional expression, but they fail to recognize its ownership. Prosopagnosia, could be further differentiated in apperceptive and associative forms. 12 Visual agnosia is the more frequent form of agnosia in acute stroke but recognition failure may manifest in all the other sensory modalities (tactile, auditory, olfactive, gustative).
AGNOSIA Agnosia indicates a recognition deficit in one sensory modality that is not accounted for by sensory or oculomotor disorders, attentional impairment, aphasia, or mental deterioration. 2. Among visual agnosias, apperceptive agnosia corresponds to the disruption of visuo-perceptual processing: patient fails to recognize the object or its shape, to draw it, to isolate it from the background (Fig. 5), or to match it with a similar figure in different perspectives. The patient sometimes looks as a blind person and, for recognition, uses other strategies than visual, such as tracing the contours with finger or head movements.
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