Stroke Management—Personalized Diagnostic, Therapy and Rehabilitation

A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Personalized Therapy and Drug Delivery".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 1138

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Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100070, China
Interests: stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation
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Dear Colleagues,

Stroke management has advanced considerably in recent decades, although there remain opportunities to further enhance outcomes via personalized and precision medicine approaches. Some key points in the background and history of this topic are as follows: the heterogeneity of stroke, personalized medicine, the Human Genome Project, advances in imaging, biomarkers, and omics technologies, wearables and telemedicine, AI and machine learning techniques. Recent studies have provided proof-of-concept for elements of precision stroke care while highlighting the need for further research and translation into standard clinical practice.

We look forward to contributions that showcase the immense potential to enhance the standard of care and outcomes across the many facets of stroke management via emerging precision and personalized medicine approaches.

This Special Issue seeks to showcase high-quality research focused on personalized and precision medicine approaches across the spectrum of stroke management, from rapid and accurate diagnostics to targeted therapies and tailored rehabilitation plans. We welcome original research as well as review articles that synthesize the state of the art in using patient-specific biomarkers, genetics, and other factors to achieve optimal outcomes in stroke care.

Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Precision diagnostics for ischemic vs. haemorrhagic stroke;
  • Imaging and biomarkers to identify salvageable tissue;
  • Genomics and stroke risk prediction;
  • Pharmacogenomics to predict drug efficacy/side effects;
  • Personalized selection of thrombolytic and neuroprotective agents;
  • Targeted rehabilitation programs based on functional deficits;
  • Wearables and telemedicine for individualized post-stroke monitoring;
  • Machine learning applications in tailored stroke management.

This Special Issue aims to spotlight innovations in precision medicine to address the heterogeneity inherent in stroke populations. We hope to assemble a body of work that captures the state of the art in this field while inspiring further advancements towards truly personalized stroke care.

Dr. Wenjun Tu
Guest Editor

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  • stroke
  • personalized medicine
  • diagnostic
  • therapy and rehabilitation

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Sexual Functioning and Sexual Health in Female Patients following Stroke: A Scoping Review with Implications for Rehabilitation
by Desirèe Latella, Alessandro Grimaldi and Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
J. Pers. Med. 2024, 14(3), 267; - 29 Feb 2024
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The impact of stroke on the sexual functioning of female survivors can arise from direct neurological effects or be triggered indirectly through various psychophysiological processes. Although an increasing number of publications exist, the topic of sexuality remains seldom discussed in the stroke literature, [...] Read more.
The impact of stroke on the sexual functioning of female survivors can arise from direct neurological effects or be triggered indirectly through various psychophysiological processes. Although an increasing number of publications exist, the topic of sexuality remains seldom discussed in the stroke literature, even though patients have expressed a need for sexual rehabilitation services. A literature review on sexual functioning in post-stroke females examining existing rehabilitation programs addressing patients’ sexuality and exploring the perspectives of nurses and caregivers on sexual issues constitutes a novel approach. Therefore, we conducted a scoping review to better investigate this hot topic. Studies were identified by searching Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, PsychINFO, and Embase databases. Current data indicates substantial connections between stroke and female sexual dysfunction (SD), including factors like desire/libido, sexual satisfaction, and sexual intercourse. Some intervention programs have been created to provide specific guidance to healthcare professionals in addressing patients’ requirements for sexual recovery, although their adequacy remains uncertain. However, to date, there are neither specific rehabilitation programs for post-stroke female SD nor healthcare personnel trained to deal with post-stroke sexual issues adequately and efficiently. The incorporation of sexual rehabilitation into the overall rehabilitation process for stroke patients is crucial, ideally within an interdisciplinary framework. Despite being a fundamental aspect of post-stroke women’s lives, sexuality remains taboo. Full article
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