Abstract Title:

Neuroprotective effect of magnesium supplementation on cerebral ischemic diseases.

Abstract Source:

Life Sci. 2021 Feb 22 ;272:119257. Epub 2021 Feb 22. PMID: 33631176

Abstract Author(s):

Runnan Xu, Liping Wang, Liyuan Sun, Jianghui Dong

Article Affiliation:

Runnan Xu


Ischemic encephalopathy is associated with a high mortality and rate of disability. The most common type of ischemic encephalopathy, ischemic stroke, is the second leading cause of death in the world. At present, the main treatment for ischemic stroke is to reopen blocked blood vessels. However, despite revascularization, many patients are not able to achieve good functional results. At the same time, the strict time window (<4.5 h) of thrombolytic therapy limits clinical application. Therefore, it is important to explore effective neuroprotective drugs for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Magnesium is a natural calcium antagonist, which exerts neuroprotective effects through various mechanisms. However, while most basicstudies have shown that magnesium supplementation can help treat cerebral ischemia, intravenous magnesium supplementation in large clinical trials has failed to improve prognosis of ischemic patients. Therefore, we review the basic and clinical studies of magnesium supplementation for cerebral ischemia. According to the route of administration, treatment can be divided into intraperitoneal magnesium supplementation, intravenous magnesium supplementation, arterial magnesium supplementation and intracranial magnesium supplementation. We also summarized the potential influencing factors of magnesium ion intervention in cerebral ischemia injury. Finally, in combination with influencing factors derived from basic research, this article proposes three future research directions, including magnesium supplementation into the circulatory system combined with magnesium supplementation in the lateral ventricle, magnesium supplementation in the lateral ventricle combined with hypothermia therapy, and lateral ventricle magnesium supplementation combined with intracarotid magnesium supplementation combined with selective hypothermia.

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