Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (25/05/2013 02.04)

Acute stroke and autonomic nervous system (ANS): prognostic implications

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Stroke is the second cause of death and the first of disability.

Stroke, modifying adrenergic tone, can lead to an increased blood pressure variability, myocardial injury, EKG abnormality and arrhythmias.

Furthermore, ANS seems to be involved in the modulation of immune system, of inflammation and of metabolism.

Autonomic abnormalities seem to be more frequent when the Insula is damaged.

Variability of RR interval analysis (heart rate variability, HRV) assesses the sympathetic-vagal balance, which modulates the Sinus activity. The reduction of its oscillatory pattern or of its sensitivity to a determinate stimulation can be a prognostic cardiovascular event predictor.

Aim: to assess the association between ischaemic stroke and autonomic abnormalities and, eventually, correlations between morbidity, neurological injury and mortality.

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Research Fields

Medical sciences - Medicine

Eligibility criteria

The Board will evaluate the scientific -professional curriculum, and any other evidence provided which is relevant for the proposed research(eg.Ph.D, Graduate Diploma, post-graduate courses in Italy or abroad, professional qualification obtained through state examinations, documented research at public or private institutions, grants or assignments both in Italy and abroad)

Selection process

The selection evaluates the scientific-professional curriculum and the scientific productivity of the candidate as evident in the documents accompanying the application;it is based on the criteria established by the board, and on the outcomes of an interview in order to assess the suitability of the candidate for the proposed research programm.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget22.946,06
Frequency of calls12
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
Website of Fellowship
Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year2294606
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna

Public research
Perugia - Italy