Latest advances in intracerebral hemorrhage
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- Ribo, M. & Grotta, J.C. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep (2006) 6: 17. doi:10.1007/s11910-996-0004-0
Despite the fact that intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the deadliest and least treatable of all stroke subtypes, historically researchers have directed most of their efforts toward ischemic strokes. However in the past few years this tendency has been changing, and several studies are showing very interesting results that allow us to believe that in the following years ICH management will change dramatically, paralleling the recent revolution that ischemic stroke treatment experienced in the past decade. Studies offering a better understanding of risk factors, pathophysiology, and treatment will help in primary and secondary prevention and also in developing therapeutic strategies to reduce brain damage. This review comments on some of the most relevant publications during the past year in any field related to ICH.