Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Walter Sisulu University

Humberto Foyaca Sibat, born on May 3, 1948 in Havana City, Cuba, graduated as a Medical Doctor from Havana University in 1971. He has been a first degree specialist in neurology since 1975 and Second Degree Specialist of Neurology since 1984. He has also achieved his PhD, MSc, Full Professor and Full Scientist Researcher. Dr. Foyaca is working as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Walter Sisulu University (South Africa) and Nelson Mandela Central Hospital in Mthatha as a Head of Department of Neurology since 1997. Dr. Foyaca is a member of 15 medical societies. He has presented more than 360 papers in national and international medical conferences. He has been invited to deliver key lectures several times. He has edited six books, and published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. Since 1992, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Journal of Neurology.

7books edited

11chapters authored

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Epilepsy continues to be a major health problem throughout the planet, affecting millions of people, mainly in developing countries where parasitic zoonoses are more common and cysticercosis, as a leading cause, is endemic. There is epidemiological evidence for an increasing prevalence of epilepsy throughout the world, and evidence of increasing morbidity and mortality in many countries as a consequence of higher incidence of infectious diseases, head injury and stroke. We decided to edit this book because we identified another way to approach this problem, covering aspects of the treatment of epilepsy based on the most recent technological results "in vitro" from developed countries, and the basic treatment of epilepsy at the primary care level in rural areas of South Africa. Therefore, apart from the classic issues that cannot be missing in any book about epilepsy, we introduced novel aspects related with epilepsy and neurocysticercosis, as a leading cause of epilepsy in developing countries. Many experts from the field of epilepsy worked hard on this publication to provide valuable updated information about the treatment of epilepsy and other related problems.

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