Chen, J., Hu, X., Stenzel-Poore, M., Zhang, J.H. (Eds.)
2014, X, 386 p. 34 illus., 21 illus. in color.
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Explores the role of inflammation and immunological mechanisms in protecting the CNS during injury
Looks at translational and clinical research
Provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview
Recent research has revealed the importance of immunological mechanisms and inflammation in delaying damage and/or promoting repair after an acute injury to the central nervous system. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the role of immunological mechanisms and therapies for treating acute neurological injuries such as cerebral ischemia, hemorrhage, and brain and spinal cord trauma. In several sections, the contributing authors provide a review of immunological mechanisms involved in neurological injury and of various translational and clinical research aimed at harnessing those mechanisms for better patient outcomes.