Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Bora Gürer

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research Hospital


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Cerebral vasospasm is the one of the most catastrophic complications of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorraghe. Following the third day after initial subarachnoid hemorraghe, at least two thirds of the patients will predicted to suffer from radiological or clinical vasospasm. The clinical presentation may vary from asymptomatic (only radiologically proven vasospasm) to severe ischemic conditions. If vasospasm is severe enough to cause delayed ischemic neurological deficits and infraction, the outcome of the patient will worsen seriously and doubles the mortality rate. Clinical vasospasm had been reported to have 5-10% mortality rate.
Both diagnosis and clinical manipulation of the patient with vasospasm is a unique and challenging situation. Multi-clinical approach is extremely mandatory. The patient must be treated in a center, which requires a experienced team with both neurological surgeons, interventional radiologists, neurologists and neuroanesthesiologists. Moreover, a well-equiped, isolated neurointensive care is needed for all patients suffering form subarachnoid hemorraghe.
In their daily practice, both neurological surgeons, interventional radiologists, neurologists, neuroanesthesiologists, and even intensive care providers have to deal and challenge of vasospasm. Numerous studies relevant to pathophysiological mechanisms underlying vasospasm had been published, but we still know little about the exact mechanisms causing vasospasm. In the last decades of modern medical era, despite the technological developments concerning the neurological care of the patients with vasospasm, we still have no effective treatment and preventive care of this devastating entity.
The aim of this book project is to provide in detailed knowledge to both physicians and scientists dealing with cerebral vasospasm. This book will attract interest of both students, residents, specialists and academics of neurological sciences. 

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Date completed: August 19th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 8th 2019

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Review results due: January 27th 2020

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Expected publication date: March 27th 2020

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About the editor

Bora Gürer

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research Hospital

Bora Gurer is currently affiliated to Department of Neurosurgery, University of Health Sciences, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine. Besides being the youngest associate professor of neurosurgery in this country, he has a keen interest in complex neurovascular, neurooncological and skull base surgeries. He has authored numerous papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals.

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