Stroke management: An emerging role of nanotechnology

Deepaneeta Sarmah, Jackson Saraf, Harpreet Kaur, Kanta Pravalika, Rakesh Kumar Tekade, Anupom Borah, Kiran Kalia, Kunjan R. Dave, Pallab Bhattacharya

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Abstract

Stroke is among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Stroke incidences and associated mortality are expected to rise to 23 million and 7.8 million, respectively, by 2030. Further, the aging population, imbalanced lifestyles, and environmental factors continue to shift the rate of stroke incidence, particularly in developing countries. There is an urgent need to develop new therapeutic approaches for treating stroke. Nanotechnology is a growing field, offering an encouraging future prospect for medical research in the management of strokes. The world market for nanotechnology derived products is expected to rise manyfold in the coming decades. Different types of nanomaterials such as perfluorocarbon nanoparticles, iron oxide nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, polymeric nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanospheres, etc. have been developed for the diagnosis as well as therapy of strokes. Today, nanotechnology has also been integrated with stem cell therapy for treating stroke. However several obstacles remain to be overcome when using such nanomaterials for treating stroke and other neurological diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number262
JournalMicromachines
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2017

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroprotection
  • Stroke
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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