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Spinocerebellar Ataxia

Patricia Bozzetto Ambrosi

Paris Diderot University

Medical trainee at the University of Tubingen specialized at Paris Marie Curie University, former Fellow at Beaujon Hospital and Hospices Civils de Strasbourg, Praticien Associé at University of Lyon Claude Bernard in France and Visiting Professor of the University of Paris Diderot.


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Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is among the most challenging pathologies in the Clinical setting of Neurology practice. It includes several types of progressive degenerative and genetic diseases with life-threatening characteristics and with fatal results. Therefore, the knowledge about management so far does not have an effective treatment or cure.

This book comes to open up knowledge in this field. In addition to gathering all the necessary information for health professionals who care for a patient with SCA, including clinical symptoms, assessment, classification, treatment, prognosis, and rehabilitation/ supportive/palliative care approach. It also will be discussing specific ethical issues and palliative care such as improving comfort, relieving psychosocial and spiritual problems, ensuring respect for decision-making, providing support to the family and preparing the patient and family until the end of life. This original will be book addressed each of the many dimensions related to different types of SCA patients. Also, clinical and genetic aspects will be discussed.

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Date completed: July 9th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 28th 2020

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Review results due: December 17th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 15th 2021

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Patricia Bozzetto Ambrosi

Paris Diderot University

Dr. Patricia Bozzetto Ambrosi graduated in medicine from the University of Caxias do Sul, Brazil, and University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. She is a former researcher in morphophysiology at the University of Córdoba/Reina Sofia Hospital, Córdoba, Spain. She graduated in Neurology/ Neurosurgery at the Hospital of Restauração, SES, in Brazil and Neuroradiology/Radiodiagnostics at Paris Marie Curie University. She holds a master’s degree in Medicine from the University of Nova Lisboa in Portugal and in Behavioral Sciences and Neuropsychiatry from the University of Pernambuco. She also has a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Pernambuco/Paris Diderot University. She is a former Fellow in Interventional Neuroradiology in France at the Ophthalmological Foundation Adolphe de Rothschild, Beaujon Hospital and Hospices Civils de Strasbourg. She was Praticien Associé in Interventional Neuroradiology at Neurologique Hospital Pierre Wertheimer, University of Lyon Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, and Visiting Professor of the University of Paris Diderot-Neuri Beaujon. She is actually an independent consultant/supervisor in neuroradiology, neuroendovascular, and imaging. She is also an academic collaborator researcher in the Cardiovascular Department at the University of Leicester. She has experience in innovative research for the development of new technologies and is also an academic editor and reviewer of several scientific publications.

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