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Pharmacology of traumatic brain injury


Royo, N C; Shimizu, S; Schouten, J W; Stover, J F; McIntosh, T K (2003). Pharmacology of traumatic brain injury. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 3(1):27-32.

Abstract

The intensity of experimental and clinical research to identify a neuroprotective drug for the treatment of traumatic brain injury is motivated by the devastating morbidity and mortality of this condition. Encouraging experimental work has led so far to disappointing clinical trials and the identification of new potential therapeutic targets is critically dependent on a better understanding of the chronic pathophysiology triggered by the initial insult. Future advances in the pharmacological treatment of traumatic brain injury are likely to include the evaluation of sequentially timed therapies combining multiple and targeted agents, and manipulation of the newly discovered neurogenic potential of the adult brain together with the refinement of traditional interventions to block specific cytotoxic cascades.

Abstract

The intensity of experimental and clinical research to identify a neuroprotective drug for the treatment of traumatic brain injury is motivated by the devastating morbidity and mortality of this condition. Encouraging experimental work has led so far to disappointing clinical trials and the identification of new potential therapeutic targets is critically dependent on a better understanding of the chronic pathophysiology triggered by the initial insult. Future advances in the pharmacological treatment of traumatic brain injury are likely to include the evaluation of sequentially timed therapies combining multiple and targeted agents, and manipulation of the newly discovered neurogenic potential of the adult brain together with the refinement of traditional interventions to block specific cytotoxic cascades.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Intensive Care Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2003
Deposited On:02 Oct 2009 05:41
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 21:11
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1471-4892
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S1471-4892(02)00006-1
PubMed ID:12550738

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