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Brain Edema - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128031964, 9780128031971

Brain Edema

1st Edition

From Molecular Mechanisms to Clinical Practice

Editors: Jerome Badaut Nikolaus Plesnila
eBook ISBN: 9780128031971
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128031964
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th July 2017
Page Count: 554
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Brain Edema: From Molecular Mechanisms to Clinical Practice brings together the most widely recognized experts in experimental and clinical brain edema research to review the current knowledge gathered on the molecular and cellular pathophysiology and clinical management of brain edema. This timely book also discusses future directions of research and treatment.

Brain edema is an integral and acutely life-threatening part of the pathophysiology of multiple cerebral and non-cerebral disorders, including traumatic brain injury, cerebral ischemia, brain tumors, cardiac arrest, altitude sickness and liver failure. Affecting millions worldwide, research over the past few years has shown that a plethora of complex molecular and cellular mechanisms contribute to this pathological accumulation of water in the brain parenchyma.

In parallel, the development of new neuroimaging tools has provided a new way to examine how edema develops longitudinally and in real time, both in pre-clinical models and in patients. Despite intense research over the past few decades, therapeutic options are still limited and sometimes not effective.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in edema formation and resolution
  • Discusses the specific role of edema development in several pathologies, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, cardiac arrest, and liver failure
  • Proposes a new classification of edema based on molecular processes
  • Discusses clinical management of new clinical trials coming from pre-clinical studies
  • Addresses the possible link between edema formation, other molecular and cellular processes, including inflammation and neuroinflammation


Basic neuroscientists to clinicians, medical and graduate students in neuroscience and clinical neuroscience

Table of Contents

Introduction: Brain edema formation - significance for patient outcome
Jérôme Badaut and Nikolaus Plesnila

Section 1. General Introduction
1. Physiology of cerebral blood vessels
Ute Lindauer
2. Blood-brain interfaces organization in relation to inorganic anion transport, CSF secretion and circulation
Jean-François Ghersi-Egea and Helle Damkier

Section 2. Techniques to Investigate Cerebral Blood
3. Imaging techniques for brain edema: from basic science to the clinic
Andre Obenaus and Jérôme Badaut
4. Experimental techniques to investigate the formation of brain edema in vivo
Nikolaus Plesnila
5. In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier to Better Understand the Pathophysiology of Brain Edema
Abraham J. Al-Ahmad

Section 3. Molecular Basis and Concepts in Brain Edema Formation for New Treatment Development
6. The extracellular and perivascular spaces of the brain
Michelle E. Pizzo and Robert G. Thorne
7. Blood brain barrier mechanisms of edema formation: The role of ion transporters and channels
Martha E. O'Donnell, Heike Wulff and Yi-Je Chen
8. Mechanisms of cell volume regulation in the central nervous system
Nikolaus Plesnila and Oliver Kempski
9. Role of aquaporins for the formation and resolution of brain edema
Beatriz Rodriguez-Grande, Jan-Pieter Konsman and Jérôme Badaut
10. Sur1-Trpm4 - promising target for brain edema treatment
Sebastian Urday, Kevin N. Sheth and J. Marc Simard
11. Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Brain Edema
Changjun Yang and Eduardo Candelario-Jalil

Section 4. Brain Edema Process in Pre-Clinical Models
12. Edema and BBB Breakdown in Stroke
Kathleen Salmeron, Danielle N. Edwards, Justin Fraser and Gregory J. Bix
13. Brain edema formation in traumatic brain injury
Sighild Lemarchant and Jérôme Badaut
14. Spinal cord edema after spinal cord injury: From pathogenesis to management
Newton Cho, Laureen Hachem and Michael Fehlings
15. Brain Edema in Acute Liver Failure
Roger F. Butterworth
16. Blood-Brain Barrier and Edema in Brain Tumors
Andreas F. Mack, Hartwig Wolburg and Petra Fallier-Becker
17. Water homeostasis dysfunction in epilepsy
Devin K. Binder
18. Water homeostasis dysfunctions and edema in neuroinflammatory disease
Klaus G. Petry and Andreas Bikfalvi
19. Experimental therapies for brain edema and intracranial hypertension
Katrin Rauen and Nikolaus Plesnila

Section 5. Clinical Features and Management of Brain Edema
20. Clinical monitoring of brain edema
Sandro M. Krieg and Sebastian Ille
21. Brain edema in developing brain diseases
Raffaella Moretti, Vibol Chhor, Luigi Titomanlio, Bobbi Fleiss and Pierre Gressens
22. Cerebral edema in cerebrovascular diseases
S. Olindo and Igor Sibon
23. Traumatic brain injury and edema treatment
Klaus Zweckberger
24. Treatment of edema formation in oncology
Oliver Schnell and Jörg-Christian Tonn
25. Perspectives on future translational research on brain edema
J. Marc Simard, Jérôme Badaut and Nikolaus Plesnila


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About the Editors

Jerome Badaut

Dr. Jérôme Badaut received his PhD degree in 1999 in Neuroscience at University of Paris VI (France) after his training in the cerebrovascular field performed under supervision of Prof Lasbennes in the CNRS laboratory of Dr Jacques Seylaz. After a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Lausanne in Prof P.J. Magistretti and Prof L. Regli laboratories, he grew a strong interest on the roles of the astrocytes in neurovascular unit after stroke. He set an international expertise on the role of the astrocytic water channels in edema processes after brain injuries and also in other functions such as brain energy metabolism, when he was group leader in Neurosurgery departments at Lausanne and then Geneva (Switzerland). Then, he started to inquiry the role of neurovascular unit in pediatric traumatic brain injury when he held position of assistant professor in departments of pediatrics and physiology of the school of medicine in Loma Linda University (CA, USA). Dr Badaut is now tenured research officer at The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, France) in “Institut des Neurosciences Cognitives d’Aquitaine” (INCIA, UMR5287 CNRS-University of Bordeaux). He is leading the Brain Molecular Imaging group, a multidisciplinary team working on the development of new biomarkers in the field of brain injuries with for focus traumatic brain injury and neurovascular dysfunction.

Affiliations and Expertise

Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France

Nikolaus Plesnila

Dr. Plesnila studied medicine in Regensburg and Munich, Germany, and spend the first few years of his scientific carrier working on the molecular mechanisms of astrocytic cell swelling in the laboratory of Axel Baethmann at the Institute for Surgical Research, Munich, Germany. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he expanded his research interests to traumatic brain injury and cerebral ischemia in vivo. After research professorships at the Department of Neurosurgery in the University of Munich and at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Dr. Plesnila’s laboratory for experimental stroke research is presently located at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) at the University of Munich Medical Center. His research focus is the role of cerebral vessels including the blood-brain barrier and inflammation after brain damage.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

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