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Sex differences and risk factors of stroke

Submission deadline: 10 March 2022
Special Issue Editors
Urvish Patel, MD, MPH
Department of Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, USA
Interests: Neurology; Stroke; Translational research; Clinical trials; Clinical epidemiology; Biostatistics; Global health; COVID-19
Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, MD
IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino Pulejo" , Messina , Italy
Interests: Neurosexology; Behavioral neurology (with regard to advances in cognitive rehab and virtual reality); Neurorehabilitation (with regard to innovations in neurorehabilitation and neurophysiology); Neurovascular disorders
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The total number of prevalent neurovascular disorders, deaths, and disability-adjusted life years due to neurovascular disorders increased steadily from 1990. Stroke remains the second-leading cause of death, and stroke burden in terms of disability-adjusted life years is increasing. Primary stroke prevention strategies are not sufficiently effective as currently implemented in many countries. The sex disparity exists in stroke likely throughout the continuum of care. The disparities include differences in distribution of burden of risk factors; differences in awareness, attitudes, beliefs and compliance; disparity in the burden of the disease prevalence and incidence, access to treatment and rehabilitation, and disease mortality. Global healthcare practitioner and epidemiologists are emphasizing more on reduction the global and local burden of neurological disorders by identifying various risk-factors affecting disease mortality and morbidity. But evidence of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of these disorders-specific burden and effectiveness of these measures are not clear.

The goal of this special issue is to focus on exploration of sex-specific risk factors, burden disparity amongst men, interventions utilized, and effects of interventions to reduced disparity. We are also interested in identifying country specific modifiable and non-modifiable risk-factors, burden of stroke, newer treatment measures, and challenges in the management.

Topics covered under the scope of this special issue like (but not limited to) …

- Sex-specific risk factors of stroke

- Stroke’s burden disparity amongst men

- Management disparity amongst male

- Newer therapies or interventions utilized in the care

- Newer technology utilization

The research for other neurological diseases are also highly welcomed.

Dr. Urvish Patel

Prof. Rocco Salvatore Calabro

Guest editors

Sex disparity
Gender disparity
Male risk factors
Male dementia
Parkinson's disease
Cerebrovascular disorder
Rare neurological disorders in men
COVID-19 neurological manifestation in male
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Published Paper (3 Papers)
Open Access Case Report
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage accompanied by changes in the patterns of chronic migraine: a case report
Chan-Hyuk Lee, Su-Jeong Wang, Bit Na Lee, Byoung-Soo Shin, Hyun Goo Kang
J. Mens. Health 2021, 17(4), 316–319;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sex differences and risk factors of stroke)
Open Access Editorial
Takotsubo syndrome, neurological disorders, and sex: a dangerous liaison?
Rosaria Cappadona, Roberto Manfredini
J. Mens. Health 2021, 17(3), 1–3;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sex differences and risk factors of stroke)
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