volume editors, Joost Verhaagen and John W. McDonald III
"Spinal Cord Injuries", the newest volume in "The Handbook of Clinical Neurology" series, offers a comprehensive and detailed overview of the rapidly evolving science and treatment of spinal cord injury. Advances in neuroimaging, surgical treatment and application of electrical stimulation are dramatically impacting the treatment and outcome of these injuries. It provides a clear introduction to the core science of spinal cord injury, as well as to exciting research investigating new treatment options. Coverage includes brain-machine interfaces, transcranial stimulation, new pharmacological strategies, use of olfactory ensheathing cells, stem cells and precursor cells, gene therapy and molecular target discovery. This volume is a great resource for neuroscience and clinical neurology research specialists and practicing neurologists seeking a clear reference to the science and treatment of spinal cord injury. It provides: comprehensive coverage of the latest scientific understanding of spinal cord injuries; detailed coverage of current treatment best practices and potential future treatments; and, leading edge research programs to future treatment opportunities.