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Medical Expert’s Book on Strokes and Stroke-Related Disorders

Experts’ Book Explores Stroke and Stroke-Related Disorders, Authors Nages Nagaratnam and Kujan Nagaratnam provides a detailed knowledge on the issues that affect the elderly 

AUSTRALIA – World Health Organization and other leading stroke experts confirm that stroke claims 5.8 million lives worldwide each year, killing more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. The incidence of stroke increases with age and with the increase in the life expectancy, the older people will contribute to a large portion of those afflicted with it. Stroke and Stroke Related Disorders in the Elderly by authors Nages Nagaratnam and Kujan Nagaratnam explores this critical problem and attempts to provide comprehensive information where interest demands in those areas, extending the ‘aims and scope’ of the book to pathology and pharmacology and beyond.

In this book, the authors provide a historical review of stroke and its management and an overview of the anatomy and functions of the brain. Stroke and Stroke Related Disorders in the Elderly provides detailed knowledge on the effects of stroke to patients, considers professional approaches, deals with clinical manifestations, evaluation and management, and discusses stroke-related disorders—including post-stroke complications such as cognitive impairment, falls, seizures, urinary incontinence and central stroke pain that may hinder or delay stroke recovery.

In Stroke and Stroke Related Disorders in the Elderly, the authors has written an all-inclusive study and analysis that contributes to the understanding of the pathophysiology of stroke, offers insight and describes the neuropsychiatric and neurobehavioural consequences of stroke.

Nages Nagaratnam, OAM, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, FRCP, FACC, FCCP, is Clinical Associate Professor at the Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney and Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, College of Health and Science at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. He graduated and obtained the Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ceylon and was for many years Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine in Sri Lanka and Senior Physician at the General Hospital, Colombo, and the premier teaching hospital. He is a founding Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka and was President Section.

Kujan Nagaratnam, MBBS (UNSW), FRACP graduated in Medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1988. He did his internal medical training and Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine and Stroke Medicine at Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals, Sydney. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1997.

He held Senior Staff Specialist appointments in General, Geriatric Medicine and Stroke Medicine at Westmead Hospital and Blacktown- Mt Druitt Hospitaks until 2012. He is also Visiting Consultant Physician at The Norwest Private and Westmead Private Hospitals in Sydney. He is currently the Chairman and Head of the Department of Geriatric Medicine and Stroke Medicine, Norwest Private Hospital, Sydney.