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Traditional Chinese herbal medicine and cerebral ischemia.
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PMID:  22201915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Stroke is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide but effective therapeutic strategy for the prevention of brain injury in patients with cerebral ischemia is lacking. Although tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) has been used to treat stroke patients, this therapeutic strategy is confronted with ill side effects and is limited to patients within 3 hours of a stroke. Stroke-mediated cell death is a complex interplay of aberrant events involving excitotoxicity, acidosis, inflammation, oxidative stress, peri-infarct depolarization, and apoptosis. Due to the complexity of the events and the disappointing results from single agent trials, the combination of thrombolytic therapy and effective neural protection therapy may be an alternative strategy for patients with cerebral ischemia. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been described in ancient medicine systems as a treatment for various ailments associated with stroke. Recently, there have been reports of its benefits in treating stroke. This review will focus on various traditional Chinese herbal medicines and their neuroprotective effects on cerebral ischemia.
Authors:
Yuh-Fung Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Frontiers in bioscience (Elite edition)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1945-0508     ISO Abbreviation:  Front Biosci (Elite Ed)     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485240     Medline TA:  Front Biosci (Elite Ed)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  809-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, China Medical University,91 Hseuh-Shih Road, Taichung City, Taiwan 40402, Republic of China.
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