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Cerebral Palsy - Updates

Pinar Kuru Bektaşoğlu

Sivas Numune Hospital

A young neurosurgeon and neuroscientist with a special interest in developing neuroprotective agents for neurosurgical and neuroinflammatory diseases. Besides, she would like to pursue her research career in translational neuroscience with a special emphasis on vascular and tumor biology. She had more than 70 presentations both in international and national meetings and 40 published papers both in international and national peer-reviewed journals. Till today she had 2 written books and 8 book chapters.


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Cerebral palsy is defined as "a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that is attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain." Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability seen in childhood. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that results in a person’s inability to control his or her muscles. The most common structural problem is within the white matter of the brain. It may occur during pregnancy, delivery, the first month of life, or less commonly in early childhood. There are four types of cerebral palsy: spastic, dyskinetic (also includes athetoid, choreoathetosis, and dystonic cerebral palsies), ataxic, and mixed types. The most common of those is the spastic type cerebral palsy. Although there are treatment alternatives for cerebral palsy, there is still room for the best medical care for patients with cerebral palsy. In this book, we will also include the future perspective for the treatment of cerebral palsy.

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Pinar Kuru Bektaşoğlu

Sivas Numune Hospital

Dr. Kuru Bektaşoğlu was graduated from Marmara University, School of Medicine in 2014. She had completed her neurosurgical residency in 2021. Also, she had completed her PhD in 2021 in the field of Physiology at Marmara University Institute of Health Sciences. She had worked as Research fellow at Yeditepe University, Department of Neurological Surgery for 6 months, and studied white matter fiber dissection. She had more than 70 presentations both in international and national meetings and 40 published papers both in international and national peer-reviewed journals. Till today she had 2 written book and 8 book chapters. These publications were cited more than 500 times and her h-index is 11. She has a keen interest in neurovascular and neurooncological surgeries. Besides, she would like to pursue her research career in translational neuroscience with special emphasis on vascular and tumor biology.

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