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Neurological Disorders and Imaging Physics, Volume 2

Engineering and clinical perspectives of multiple sclerosis
Ayman El-Baz, Jasjit S Suri


More than two million people worldwide were affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2015, with rates varying widely among different populations. This book explores the basics of MS, which is the most common immune-mediated disorder affecting the central nervous system.

Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems. Written by experts in the field, this second volume includes illustrative figures and valuable references, and will be useful for researchers, students and practitioners in the industry. 

About Editors

Ayman El-Baz is a professor, university scholar and the chair of the Bioengineering Department at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He earned his BSc and MSc in electrical engineering in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He earned his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville in 2006, and has 17 years of hands-on experience in the fields of bio-imaging modeling and non-invasive computer-assisted diagnosis systems.

Jasjit S Suri is an innovator, scientist, visionary, industrialist and internationally known world leader in biomedical engineering. He has spent more than 25 years in the field of biomedical engineering and its management, and in 2018 he was awarded the Marquis Life Time Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions and dedication to medical imaging and its management.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Exoskeleton-assisted Rehabilitation Training Improves Cognitive and Motor Functions in Multiple Sclerosis Patients


Chapter 2. The Early Stages Of Multiple Sclerosis: New Targets for the Development of Combinational Drug Therapies


Chapter 3. Advanced Technique for Characterization of Balance Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis: Posturography


Chapter 4. Recent developments in the understanding and assessment of hope and
psycho-emotional expressions of illness for people with Multiple Sclerosis


Chapter 5. Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms


Chapter 6. Using Transcranial Direct Current Stmiulation to
Manage Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis


Chapter 7. Oxidative Stress and Sterile Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis


Chapter 8. The Influence of Auditory Neuroprosthetics on Gait & Postural Recovery in Multiple Sclerosis


Chapter 9. Neuropsychological Assessment in Multiple Sclerosis


Chapter 10. Imaging Disconnection in Multiple Sclerosis


Chapter 11. Gait Analyses in Multiple Sclerosis; and Time Series


Chapter 12. A Brain–Computer Interface Web Browser for Multiple Sclerosis Patients


Chapter 13.  Language, Speech and Voice Symptomatology (Dysarthria) in Multiple Sclerosis: Electroglottographic and Acoustic Analysis for Assessment


Chapter 14. Novel Approaches for Segmenting Cerebral Vasculature


Hardback ISBN: 9780750317603

Ebook ISBN: 9780750317627

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1762-7

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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