Special Issue "Neurological Injuries’ Monitoring, Tracking and Treatment"
A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015) | Viewed by 249683
2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Interests: brain monitoring and therapeutic hypothermia; peripheral nerve injury and regeneration; translational therapeutic model for neurological injuries; development and characterization of biomaterials for bone and peripheral nerve regeneration
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Despite recent advancements, the monitoring and tracking of neurological injuries are still major hindrances in the development of neurological injury therapies. Current monitoring methodologies have been largely limited to post-injury evaluation and prognostication. Induced hypothermia improves both survival and neurological outcome in cardiac arrest survivors. However, the monitoring methodologies to guide hypothermia therapy and improve its efficiency are not currently satisfying. Among the most exciting research areas, stem cell biology recently burst out and holds significant promise in the repair of neurological injuries. However, the role and effect of stem cell therapy still remain un-elucidated.
The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a summary of the field, describe its impact as well as introduce the recent advances in the Neurological Injuries' Monitoring, Tracking and Treatment. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles related with neurological injury; mainly brain injury after cardiac arrest, stroke and traumatic brain injury, but spinal cord injury as well. We are interested in articles that explore the advances in neuroengineering and latest technologies in monitoring and tracking neurological injury from translational model to clinical evaluation, such as electrophysiological monitoring and the optogenesis technique. This issue will address novel therapeutic intervention in humans and also in animal models, including therapeutic hypothermia and stem cell therapy.
Dr. Xiaofeng Jia
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- brain injury
- cardiac arrest
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord injury
- brain monitoring
- therapeutic hypothermia
- stem cell
- translational model
- functional outcome
- clinical evaluation