Cerebrovascular diseases at the C. Mondino National Institute of Neurology: From Ottorino Rossi to the present day

Giuseppe Micieli, Emilia Martignoni, Giorgio Sandrini, Giorgio Bono, Giuseppe Nappi

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Abstract

This paper traces the development of research and healthcare models in the field of cerebrovascular disorders at the C. Mondino National Institute of Neurology in Pavia, Italy. It starts with a description of the original experiences of Ottorino Rossi and his thesis on atherosclerosis which date back to the beginning of the last century; it then illustrates the connections between his seminal essay and the future directions followed by research in this institute, through to the development of one of the first stroke units in Italy. In this context, we examine a large range of scientific approaches, many related to cerebrovascular diseases (such as headaches) and autonomic disorders, and some of their biological and physiological markers. The originality of an approach also based on tools of advanced technology, including information technology, is emphasised, as is the importance of passion and perseverance in the pursuit of extraordinary results in what is an extremely complex and difficult field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-95
Number of pages9
JournalFunctional Neurology
Volume26
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Atherothrombosis
  • Autonomic nervous system dysfunction
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Emergency neurology
  • Neurosonology
  • Stroke registry
  • Stroke unit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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