Humberto Foyaca-Sibat

Professor Humberto Foyaca Sibat was born on May 03, 1948 in Havana City, Republic of Cuba. He graduated as a Medical Doctor in Havana University in 1971 soon after he assessed his first epileptic patient. He became specialist in neurology in 1975 and higher level specialist in 1984. He is married and has three daughters and one son. His one daughter tragically passed away in 1979. Currently Dr. Foyaca has been an Associate Professor of Walter Sisulu University for more than 14 years, and he is also Master in Sciences and Associate Investigator of Cuban Academy of Sciences. Dr. Foyaca is a member of 15 Medical Societies from all over the world; he presented more than 350 papers in different scientific events and he published more than 70 manuscripts in peer-review journals. He is the Chief-Editor of The Internet Journal of Neurology, currently the largest electronic journal of neurology worldwide. He received and delivered many short training courses and organized many National and International conferences.

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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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