Editors: Alberto Radaelli, Giuseppe Mancia, Carlo Ferrarese, Simone Beretta

New Concepts in Stroke Diagnosis and Therapy

Volume 1

Personal Book: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $153
Printed Copy: US $119
Library Book: US $276
ISSN: 2542-5110
eISSN: 2542-5129 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-422-0
eISBN: 978-1-68108-421-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810842131170101

Introduction

This volume presents a summary of recent research and debates on old and new aspects in stroke medicine. The volume covers topics such as causative factors of stroke such as hypertension, the immune system, genetic factors and the neurovegetative system, to the role of new imaging techniques in improving diagnosis and treatment, from preventive therapy and recanalization to the important and intriguing effects of neuroprotection, neuroregeneration and post stroke rehabilitation. Readers will be able to understand perspectives from stroke medicine researchers about the relationship between the nervous system and other physiological systems in the body and their role in the onset and treatment of stroke. The volume is intended as a resource for neurologists and medical professionals involved in other specialties such as cardiology, internal medicine, rehabilitation and physiology.

Foreword

Stroke is likely the neurological disease with the most relevant developments in all the research fields, from knowledge of the mechanisms leading to brain tissue death to codification of rehabilitation mainstays, through better definition of risk factors and consequent improvement of primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis with advanced imaging or by identification of genetic mechanisms in rare cases, treatments of the acute phase of ischemic events, with the well-established role of i.v. thrombolysis now backed up by combined endovascular treatments and with the potentialities of neuroprotection and neuroregeneration, or of iatrogenic hemorrhagic stroke, with the advent of antidotes for the new generation of direct oral anticoagulants.

As a consequence, a terribly huge literature on stroke has been produced: by typing the word “stroke” one may find approximately 140000 papers indexed in PubMed in the last 20 years. Hence, a book summarizing all the “new concepts in stroke diagnosis and therapy” is highly appreciated. The Authors report the present knowledge on all the above mentioned issue, with updated and well selected reference literature. The book can be a good “traveling companion” for neurologists working daily on stroke patient management and having little time to look for scientific literature, but also a guide for stroke basic and clinical researchers to pick up the most recent information and to get suggestions for further research.

My compliments to the Authors and “enjoy the reading” to all the readers.

Prof. Danilo Toni, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director Emergency Department Stroke Unit
Hospital Policlinico Umberto I
Dept. of Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza Univerisity.


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