Neuroprotection in acute brain injury: An up-to-date review

Nino Stocchetti, Fabio S. Taccone, Giuseppe Citerio, Paul E. Pepe, Peter D. Roux, Mauro Oddo, Kees H. Polderman, Robert D. Stevens, William Barsan, Andrew I.R. Maas, Geert Meyfroidt, Michael J. Bell, Robert Silbergleit, Paul M. Vespa, Alan I. Faden, Raimund Helbok, Samuel Tisherman, Elisa R. Zanier, Terence Valenzuela, Julia WendonDavid K. Menon, Jean Louis Vincent

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Neuroprotective strategies that limit secondary tissue loss and/or improve functional outcomes have been identified in multiple animal models of ischemic, hemorrhagic, traumatic and nontraumatic cerebral lesions. However, use of these potential interventions in human randomized controlled studies has generally given disappointing results. In this paper, we summarize the current status in terms of neuroprotective strategies, both in the immediate and later stages of acute brain injury in adults. We also review potential new strategies and highlight areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number186
JournalCritical Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 21 2015

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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