Cellular brain ischemia and stroke: Neuroprotection, metabolism, and new strategies for brain recovery


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© 2005 by CRC Press LLC. Each year 4.6 million people die from stroke worldwide and 75% of these cases occur in industrialized countries.1 In the U.S., stroke is the third leading cause of mortality, with 4.7 million survivors, 15 to 30% of whom are left with permanent disabilities and 20% of whom require long-term institutional care.2 Significant social, financial, and personal problems occur as a result of these disabilities.3 Stroke is a generic term, encompassing a wide variety of vascular diseases affecting the nervous system. Treatment of these diverse disease processes necessarily involves several different approaches.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Foster, KA; Beaver, CJ; Goldstein, LB; Turner, DA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Book Title

  • Modern Neurosurgery: Clinical Translation of Neuroscience Advances

Start / End Page

  • 59 - 83

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0849314828

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780849314827

Citation Source

  • Scopus