Combination of Therapeutic Hypothermia and Other Neuroprotective Strategies after An Ischemic Cerebral Insult

ISSN: 1875-6190 (Online)
ISSN: 1570-159X (Print)

Volume 15, 8 Issues, 2017

Download PDF Flyer

Current Neuropharmacology

This journal supports open access

Aims & ScopeAbstracted/Indexed in

Ranking and Category:
  • 72nd of 256 in Neuroscience
  • 24th of 253 in Pharmacology & Pharmacy

Submit Abstracts Online Submit Manuscripts Online

T.E. Salt
University College London
Institute of Ophthalmology
London EC1V 9EL

View Full Editorial Board

Subscribe Purchase Articles Order Reprints

Current: 3.753
5 - Year: 3.478

Combination of Therapeutic Hypothermia and Other Neuroprotective Strategies after An Ischemic Cerebral Insult

Current Neuropharmacology, 12(5): 399-412.

Author(s): Joline Goossens and Said Hachimi-Idrissi.

Affiliation: Critical Care Department and Cerebral Resuscitation Research Group, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.


Abrupt deprivation of substrates to neuronal tissue triggers a number of pathological events (the “ischemic cascade”) that lead to cell death. As this is a process of delayed neuronal cell death and not an instantaneous event, several pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies have been developed to attenuate or block this cascade. The most promising neuroprotectant so far is therapeutic hypothermia and its beneficial effects have inspired researchers to further improve its protective benefit by combining it with other neuroprotective agents. This review provides an overview of all neuroprotective strategies that have been combined with therapeutic hypothermia in rodent models of focal cerebral ischemia. A distinction is made between drugs interrupting only one event of the ischemic cascade from those mitigating different pathways and having multimodal effects. Also the combination of therapeutic hypothermia with hemicraniectomy, gene therapy and protein therapy is briefly discussed. Furthermore, those combinations that have been studied in a clinical setting are also reviewed.


Acute ischemic stroke, clinical, combination therapy, experimental, human, hypothermia, neuroprotection, rodent.

Purchase Online Order Reprints Order Eprints Rights and Permissions

Article Details

Volume: 12
Issue Number: 5
First Page: 399
Last Page: 412
Page Count: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1570159X12666140424233036
Price: $58

Related Journals

Webmaster Contact: Copyright © 2016 Bentham Science