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"Clinical Management and Evolving Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Patients with Brain Tumors" ed. by Terry Lichtor

"Clinical Management and Evolving Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Patients with Brain Tumors" ed. by Terry Lichtor
English | ITAe | 2013 | ISBN: 9789535110583 | 652 pages | PDF | 33 MB
In this book a review of the options available for the clinical management of patients with these tumors are outlined. In addition advances in radiology both for pre-operative diagnostic purposes along with surgical planning are described. A review of newer developments in chemotherapy along with the evolving field of photodynamic therapy both for intra-operative management and subsequent therapy is provided.

A discussion of certain surgical management issues along with tumor induced epilepsy is included. Finally a discussion of the management of certain unique problems including brain metastases, brainstem glioma, central nervous system lymphoma along with issues involving patients with a brain tumor and pregnancy is provided.

Contents
Preface
Section 1 Radiologic Issues Relevant to Brain Tumors
1 Navigated Brain Stimulation (NBS) for Pre-Surgical Planning of Brain Lesion in Critical Areas: Basic Principles and Early Experience
2 Functional MRI, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Magnetic Source Imaging and Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Guided Brain Tumor Resection in Awake and Under General Anaesthesia
3 Modern Neuro imaging Techniques in The Diagnosis of Brain Tumours
4 Radiology Imaging Techniques of Brain Tumours
5 Recent Developments of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography for the Diagnosis of Brain Tumors
Section 2 Pathology of Brain Tumors
6 Pilocytic Astrocytoma: Anatomic, Pathological and Molecular Aspects
7 Histology of Primary Brain Tumors
Section 3 Brain Metastases
8 Surgical Treatment for Multiple Brain Metastases
9 Metastatic Brain Tumors
Section 4 Tumor Induced Epilepsy
10 Tumor Associated Epilepsy
11 Glioma-Associated Epilepsy
Section 5 Photodynamic Therapy
12 Current Applications of 5-ALA in Glioma Diagnostics and Therapy
13 Photodynamic Therapy Using Talaporfin Sodium and Diode Laser for Newly Diagnosed Malignant Gliomas
Section 6 Molecular Biology of Brain Tumors
14 Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Progression of Glioblastoma
15 Laboratory Testing for Prognostic and Predictive Markers in Gliomas
16 Telomeres and Brain Tumors
17 Chromosomal Analysis: Clinical Applicability to Brain Cancers
Section 7 Brainstem Gliomas
18 Brainstem Gliomas
Section 8 Chemotherapy
19 Chemotherapeutic Agent for Glioma
20 Topoisomerase Therapy in the Treatment of Brain Tumors
Section 9 Central Nervous System Lymphoma
21 Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma - Recent Advance on Clinical Research
Section 10 Neural Basis of Consciousness
22 Contributions to the Understanding of the Neural Bases of the Consciousness
Section 11 Antioxidants in Brain Tumors
23 The Stance of Antioxidants in Brain Tumors
Section 12 Anesthesia for Patients with a Brain Tumor and Pregnancy
24 Management of Brain Tumor in Pregnancy - An Anesthesia Window
Section 13 Surgical Management Issues
25 Interdisciplinary Surgical Management of Orbital and Maxillo-Ethmoidal Complex Disorders
Section 14 Epidemiology of Brain Tumors
26 The Epidemiology of Paediatric Brain Cancer - Descriptive Epidemiology and Risk Factors

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