Traumatic cerebral vascular injury: The effects of concussive brain injury on the cerebral vasculature

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Abstract

In terms of human suffering, medical expenses, and lost productivity, head injury is one of the major health care problems in the United States, and inadequate cerebral blood flow is an important contributor to mortality and morbidity after traumatic brain injury. Despite the importance of cerebral vascular dysfunction in the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury, the effects of trauma on the cerebral circulation have been less well studied than the effects of trauma on the brain. Recent research has led to a better understanding of the physiologic, cellular, and molecular components and causes of traumatic cerebral vascular injury. A more thorough understanding of the direct and indirect effects of trauma on the cerebral vasculature will lead to improvements in current treatments of brain trauma as well as to the development of novel and, hopefully, more effective therapeutic strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-825
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of neurotrauma
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

Keywords

  • Cerebral blood flow
  • Cerebral vasculature
  • Fluid percussion injury
  • Review
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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