Editor: Simone Peschillo

Brain Ischemic Stroke - From Diagnosis to Treatment

Volume 3

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ISSN: 2405-7401 (Print)
ISSN: 2405-741X (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-310-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-309-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810830941160301

Introduction

Stroke is thought to be the second biggest killer worldwide, and is responsible for over 5 million deaths per year. Several strategies have been developed to enhance treatment of stroke patients. Multimodal neuroimaging allows physicians to diagnose and evaluate not only the ischemic core but also the vessel pattern and collateral status. Stroke Treatment involves extensive intravenous drug administration. Several new drugs with long lasting efficacy are now being tested in randomized clinical trials. In this context, endovascular treatment is a promising avenue that allows physicians to treat patients in extended time windows especially patients in whom intravenous RTPA has failed. A new era has emerged with new devices called stent retrievers and aspiration techniques, which have demonstrated higher rates of recanalization and clear superiority over previous devices employed in RCTs. The third volume of Frontiers in Neurosurgery presents updated information on ischemic stroke treatment. The volume comprehensively covers the epidemiology, physiology, diagnosis and treatment modalities of stroke. Readers will also find key information on diagnosing and treating rare and lesser known causes of stroke as well as notes about new devices and medical procedures to combat ischemic stroke. This volume is a useful resource for neurosurgery specialists as well as nurses, physiotherapists and caregivers.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Simone Peschillo
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry
Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology
‘Sapienza’ University of Rome
Rome
Italy




Contributor(s):
A. Allocca
Policlinico Umberto I°
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


A. Ciccone
Department of Neurosciences
Carlo Poma Hospital
Mantua
Italy


A. Santodirocco
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Interventional Neuroradiology
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


Alessandro Boellis
NESMOS Department
University of Rome “Sapienza”. S. Andrea Hospital
Rome
Italy


Alessandro Bozzao
NESMOS Department
University of Rome “Sapienza”. S. Andrea Hospital
Rome
Italy


Alessandro Pezzini
Department of Clinical Science
Neurological Clinical Brescia University
Italy


Arani Bose
Penumbra Inc.
Alameda
California
USA


Barbara Casolla
Department of Neurosciences
Mental Health and Sensory Organs, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Rome
Italy


C. Rosso
APHP, Urgences Cérébro-Vasculaires
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013
Paris
France
/
Facultéde Médecine
UniversitéParis 6 “Pierre et Marie Curie” (UPMC)
75005 Paris
France


Cristina Mancarella
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Policlinico Umberto I
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


Elena Fontana
NESMOS Department
University of Rome “Sapienza”. S. Andrea Hospital
Rome
Italy


F. Diana
Department of Radiology
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


F. Di Maria
APHP, Service de Neuroradiologie Interventionnelle Groupe Hospitalier Pitié
Salpêtrière, 75013
Paris
France


F. Baronnet-Chauvet
APHP, Urgences Cérébro-Vasculaires
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013
Paris
France


F. Clarençon
APHP, Service de Neuroradiologie Interventionnelle Groupe Hospitalier Pitié
Salpêtrière, 75013
Paris
France
/
APHP, Urgences Cérébro-Vasculaires
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, 75013
Paris
France


Francesco Orzi
Department of Neurosciences
Mental Health and Sensory Organs, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Rome
Italy


Federico Bilotta
Department of Anestehsiology, Critical care and Pain medicine
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


Filippo Pecorari
Department of Anestehsiology, Critical care and Pain medicine
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


Francesco Diana
CHRU Montpellier, Service de Neuroradiologie
Hopital Gui de Chauliac, 80 Avenue Augustin Fliche
34295 Montpellier Cedex 5
France


Giovanna Vaula
Stroke Unit, Department of Neuroscience
Turin University Molinette Hospital
Turin
Italy


Guglielmo Pero
Department of Neuroradiology
Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital
Milan
Italy


Giovanni Rosa
Department of Anestehsiology, Critical care and Pain medicine
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


Italo Linfante
Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute and Neuroscience Center Baptist Hospital
Miami
FL
USA


Jennifer Wong
Penumbra Inc.
Alameda
California
USA


John Lockhart
Penumbra Inc.
Alameda
California
USA


Lara Cristiano
NESMOS Department
University of Rome “Sapienza”. S. Andrea Hospital
Rome
Italy


Machì Paolo
CHRU Montpellier, Service de Neuroradiologie
Hopital Gui de Chauliac, 80 Avenue Augustin Fliche
34295 Montpellier Cedex 5
France


Martina Novelli
Department of Anestehsiology, Critical care and Pain medicine
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


P. Candelaresi
Department of Emergency Medicine
San Carlo Borromeo Hospital
Milan
Ìtaly


Paolo Cerrato
Stroke Unit, Department of Neuroscience
Turin University Molinette Hospital
Turin
Italy


Paolo Missori
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, Policlinico Umberto I
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


S. Peschillo
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Endovascular Neurosurgery/Interventional Neuroradiology
“Sapienza” University of Rome
Rome
Italy


Samuele Cioni
Unit of Neurointerventional, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Neurological and Neurosensorial Sciences
University Hospital of Siena
Siena
Italy


Sandra Bracco
Unit of Neurointerventional, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Neurological and Neurosensorial Sciences
University Hospital of Siena
Siena
Italy


Stecco Alessandro
Neuroradiology Unit, Radiology Dept
Novara Maggiore Hospital
Italy


Siu Po Sit
Penumbra Inc.
Alameda
California
USA


Sophia S. Kuo
Penumbra Inc.
Alameda
California
USA


Simone Peschillo
Neuroradiology Unit, Radiology Dept
Novara Maggiore Hospital
Italy


Themistoklis Papasilekas
Department of Neuroradiology
Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital
Milan
Italy




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