Operative Neuromodulation

Volume 1: Functional Neuroprosthetic Surgery. An Introduction

  • Damianos E. Sakas
  • Brian A. Simpson
  • Elliot S. Krames

Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 97/1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. An introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Hatzis, George Stranjalis, C. Megapanos, P. G. Sdrolias, I. G. Panourias, D. E. Sakas
      Pages 21-29
  3. Spain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Ahmed M. Raslan, S. McCartney, K. J. Burchiel
      Pages 33-41
    3. A. Koulousakis, Johannes Kuchta, A. Bayarassou, V. Sturm
      Pages 43-48
    4. Nikolai G. Rainov, V. Heidecke1
      Pages 49-56
    5. Göran Lind, G. Schechtmann, J. Winter, B. Linderoth
      Pages 57-63
    6. Johannes Kuchta, A. Koulousakis, V. Sturm
      Pages 65-70
    7. C. L. Nicholson, Stefanos Korfias, A. Jenkins
      Pages 71-77
    8. Nikolai G. Rainov, W. Demmel, V. Heidecke
      Pages 85-89

About this book

Introduction

Neuromodulation is a rapidly evolving multidisciplinary biomedical and biotechnological field. The two volumes present the state-of-the-art in established and emerging applications for pain, spasticity, movement disorders, bladder and bowel dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, psychiatric illness, impairment of hearing and vision, and computational neuromodulation. Experts describe the neural networks involved and the appropriate surgical approaches, provide clinical guidelines, technical descriptions of implanted devices, proposals for refinements and personal views on future prospects of the field. The immense therapeutic potential is highlighted which arises from the close collaboration of biomedical scientists and biotechnological engineers in this area and signifies the transition from the conventional "resective" surgery to functional neuroprosthetic surgery (Vol. I) and neural networks surgery (Vol. II) which uses neuro-engineering to improve impaired neural function.

Volume I describes techniques and procedures applied in internal contact with non-neural tissues surrounding the nervous system (dura or cerebrospinal fluid), as in the case of epidural stimulation for pain, etc. or intrathecal drug application for the treatment of spasticity and pain. There is also a special section on non-invasive functional neuroprosthetic systems, which are usually applied by transcutaneous contact with the nervous system.

Keywords

central nervous system epilepsy nervous system neural networks neuromodulation pain surgery treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Damianos E. Sakas
    • 1
  • Brian A. Simpson
    • 2
  • Elliot S. Krames
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.University Hospital of WalesCardiffUK
  3. 3.Pacific Pain Treatment CentersSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-211-33079-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag/Wien 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-33078-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-33079-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-1419
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