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Neurobrucellosis

Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Features

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This book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of neurobrucellosis, which remains common despite significant improvements in preventive measures, neuroradiological techniques, and treatment methods. The chapters are organized into five sections, the first three of which address cranial and intracranial brucellosis, spinal brucellosis, and brucellosis of the peripheral portions of the nervous system. The fourth section focuses on laboratory studies in neurobrucellosis, and the closing section is devoted to therapy, encompassing both medical approaches and the surgical procedures used to treat the complications associated with brucellosis involving the spine, brain, and peripheral nerves. Despite the impressive efforts to eradicate the disease, brucellosis still poses a great threat in the Mediterranean Basin, where it originated, as well as in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this comprehensive book will be an ideal up-to-date reference for neurosurgeons, neurologists, and specialists in infectious disease who are seeking either basic or more advanced information on the disease and its diagnosis and treatment.

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Titel: Neurobrucellosis
Autoren/Herausgeber: Mehmet Turgut, Fuad Sami Haddad, Oreste de Divitiis (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016

ISBN/EAN: 9783319246376

Seitenzahl: 182
Format: 25,4 x 17,8 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 584 g
Sprache: Englisch

Mehmet Turgut, MD, PhD, graduated from the Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey and later specialized in neurosurgery at Hacettepe University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. In 2004, he received his PhD from the Department of Embryology and Histology, Ege University Health Sciences Institute, İzmir, Turkey. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey. His fields of expertise and research interests are broad and include developmental neuroscience, pediatric neurosurgery, infectious diseases of the central nervous system, and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. Turgut is an editorial board member for 17 international journals, including Central European Neurosurgery, Journal of Spine, Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Journal of Spine & Neurosurgery, and Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, and a reviewer for a wide range of international journals and research programs. He is the lead or co-author of numerous publications in international journals as well as many book chapters and other publications. Fuad Sami Haddad, BA, MD, FRCS (C), FACS, graduated from the School of Medical Sciences at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 1948, and trained in Neurosurgery under Wilder Penfield at the Montreal Neurological Institute. When he returned to Beirut, at the end of 1955, he was one of the first fully trained neurosurgeons in the Middle East, if not the first. He returned to his alma mater, where he reached the position of Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery. He held the position of Visiting Professor of Neurosurgery at many universities in the USA, including the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, the Cleveland Clinics, the University of New York, and the University of Arkansas. He was the founder of the Lebanese Society of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, The Middle East Neurosurgical Society, The Lebanese Society for the Welfare of the Physically Disabled, Le Club International de Neurochirurgie, The Lebanon Chapter of the American College of Surgery, the Arab Society of Neurological Sciences, the World Association of Lebanese Neurosurgeons and the Lebanese Society of Surgical Neurologists. He held the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Lebanese Medical Journal. He is at present retired from medical practice. He has written many scientific articles (over 160) and several books and has edited others. Oreste de Divitiis, MD, graduated from the Federico II University School of Medicine of Naples, Italy in 1992 and subsequently specialized in neurosurgery at the La Statale University School of Medicine of Milan, Italy. Since 2005 he has been Associate Professor in the Division of Neurosurgery, Federico II University, School of Medicine of Naples, Italy, where he holds the position of Chief of the Oncological Microneurosurgical Department. In 2008 he has also spent time overseas, including at the Institute of Anatomy of the University of Vienna and the International Neuroscience Institute of Hannover, Germany. His fields of expertise and research interests are broad and include oncological neurosurgery, spinal neurosurgery, infectious diseases of the central nervous system, and peripheral nerve surgery. Dr. de Divitiis is an editorial board member of international journals including World Neurosurgery and Indian Neurology and is a reviewer for a wide range of international journals and research programs. He is the lead or co-author of numerous publications in international journals as well as many book chapters and other publications.

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