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Advances in the Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

Edited by Maurizio Balestrino

University of Genoa, Italy

In recent years research on ischemic stroke has developed powerful therapeutic tools. The novel frontiers of stem cells therapy and of hypothermia have been explored, and novel brain repair mechanisms have been discovered. Limits to intravenous thrombolysis have been advanced and powerful endovascular tools have been put at the clinicians' disposal. Surgical decompression in malignant stroke has significantly improved the prognosis of this often fatal condition. This book includes contributions from scientists active in this innovative research. Stroke physicians, students, nurses and technicians will hopefully use it as a tool of continuing medical education to update their knowledge in this rapidly changing field.

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Advances in the Treatment of Ischemic StrokeEdited by Maurizio Balestrino

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2515

ISBN: 978-953-51-0136-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6839-3

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

28412 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cerebral Ischemia and Post-Ischemic Treatment with Hypothermia

By Kym Campbell, Neville W. Knuckey and Bruno P. Meloni


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2. Hypothermia as an Alternative for the Management of Cerebral Ischemia

By Felipe Eduardo Nares-López, Gabriela Leticia González-Rivera and María Elena Chánez-Cárdenas


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3. Timing of Hypothermia (During or After Global Cerebral Ischemia) Differentially Affects Acute Brain Edema and Delayed Neuronal Death

By Masaru Doshi and Yutaka Hirashima


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4. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Neuroprotective Effect of Hypothermia in Cerebral Ischemia

By Yasushi Shintani and Yasuko Terao


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5. Cortical Neurogensis in Adult Brains After Focal Cerebral Ischemia

By Weigang Gu and Per Wester


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6. Brain Plasticity Following Ischemia: Effect of Estrogen and Other Cerebroprotective Drugs

By Edina A. Wappler, Klára Felszeghy, Mukesh Varshney, Raj D. Mehra, Csaba Nyakas and Zoltán Nagy


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7. The Promise of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke: Are We There Yet?

By Aqeela Afzal and J. Mocco


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8. Toward a More Effective Intravascular Cell Therapy in Stroke

By Bhimashankar Mitkari, Erja Kerkelä, Johanna Nystedt, Matti Korhonen, Tuulia Huhtala and Jukka Jolkkonen


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9. Thrombolysis for Ischemic Stroke in Patients Aged 90 Years or Older

By M. Balestrino, L. Dinia, M. Del Sette, B. Albano and C. Gandolfo


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10. Mechanical Embolectomy

By Jiří Lacman and František Charvát


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11. Decreased Cerebral Perfusion in Carotid Artery Stenosis, Carotid Angioplasty and Its Effects on Cerebral Circulation

By Antenor Tavares and José Guilherme Caldas


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12. Medical and Surgical Management of Intracranial Hypertension

By James Scozzafava, Muhammad Shazam Hussain and Seby John


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13. An Innovative Technique of Decompressive Craniectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

By Marcelo M. Valença, Carolina Martins, Joacil Carlos da Silva, Caio Max Félix Mendonça, Patrícia B. Ambrosi and Luciana P.A. Andrade-Valença


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