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Title: Neuro-EPO by Nasal Route as a Neuroprotective Therapy in Brain Ischemia
Author: García Rodríguez, Julio César
Rama Bretón, Ramón
Keywords: Isquèmia cerebral
Malalties cerebrovasculars
Cerebral ischemia
Cerebrovascular disease
Issue Date: 18-Jan-2012
Publisher: IntechOpen
Abstract: Cerebral vascular diseases (CVD) are the third leading cause of death in industrialized countries and in Cuba affect the 50% of the population above 60 years old. The mortality is exponentially increased with age and doubles every five years. A total of 22,000 annual cases are estimated in Cuba, a country where life expectance should increase to 80 years in the near future [1]. CVD are often followed by a high social and individual cost as a consequence of disability and family affectation. The most problematic among such diseases is ischemic cerebral vascular disease, characterized by the reduction of cerebral blood flow (CBF) below a critical level. From this initial event several processes take place to induce the clinical symptoms of cerebral ischemia...
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It is part of: Chapter 3 in: García Rodríguez, J. C. 2012. Acute Ischemic Stroke. ISBN: 978-953-307-983-7. DOI: 10.5772/1438. pp. 59-78
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Appears in Collections:Llibres / Capítols de llibre (Biologia Cel·lular, Fisiologia i Immunologia)

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