Non-pharmaceutical therapies for stroke: Mechanisms and clinical implications

  title={Non-pharmaceutical therapies for stroke: Mechanisms and clinical implications},
  author={F Chen and Zhifeng Qi and Yuming Luo and Taylor E. Hinchliffe and Xunming Ji},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
Stroke is deemed a worldwide leading cause of neurological disability and death, however, there is currently no promising pharmacotherapy for acute ischemic stroke aside from intravenous or intra-arterial thrombolysis. Yet because of the narrow therapeutic time window involved, thrombolytic application is very restricted in clinical settings. Accumulating data suggest that non-pharmaceutical therapies for stroke might provide new opportunities for stroke treatment. Here we review recent… CONTINUE READING


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