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Demyelination Disorders

Stavros Baloyannis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Stavros J.Baloyannis, Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece, and director of the Research Institute for Alzheimer’s disease and aging. He completed his postgraduate training at Aristotelian University and Institute of, Neuropathology; Catholic University of Louvain; University of Pennsylvania; Harvard University; and Yale University. He is a member of 60 scientific societies in Greece and abroad.


Demyelination Neuroimmunology Pericytes Gangliosides Incidence Geographic Distribution Symptoms and Signs Course of the Disease Diagnostic Procedures Neurochemistry Treatment of MS Treatment of Metachromatic Leucodystrophy

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Demyelination disorders compose a substantial part of the spectrum of the neurological morbidity. Apart from the Multiple Sclerosis, which is a common medical problem, affecting a large number of people in the most precious, productive and creative period of the life, a substantial number of other demyelinating conditions impose a heavy burden on the life of the patients, causing an impressive decline of the quality of life.

This book may lead to a new insight into etio-pathogenetic mechanisms of the demyelinating diseases in correlation with the neuropathological alterations and the clinical manifestation of the most frequent ones. In addition the epidemiological analysis, the detection of the risk factors and the genetic investigation may provide new data for a further understanding of the heterogeneity of the disorders and the ways of the proper therapeutic approaching. The detailed clinical investigation may lead to a diagnostic accuracy, which would be important for the prompt therapeutic confrontation of the patients, improving their quality of life. In addition experimental research in the field of demyelination disorders is going to open new horizons in the cellular and neurochemical interactions in the CNS underlining the validity of the remyelinating processes for the structural and functional homeostatic equilibrium of the CNS.

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Stavros Baloyannis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Stavros J.Baloyannis is Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He was born in Thessaloniki. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Postgraduate training (a) in Neurology, Aristotelian University and Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, (b) in Neuropathology, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (c) in Neurootology and Neuropathology of Auditory pathway, Harvard University, (d) in Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, (e) in Neuroimmunology, Yale University, New Haven. He has done research on blood brain barrier in dementias and demyelinating diseases, mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease, synaptogenesis in vivo and in vitro, neuronal apoptosis in dementias and demyelinating diseases, dendritic pathology in dementias, pathology of Golgi apparatus in dementias. His special interests are: Neuroethics, Neurolinguistics, Philosophy of Neurosciences, Application of mathematics in Neurosciences, Neurology and the Art. He is a member of 60 scientific societies in Greece and abroad. He is a honorary member of the Academy of Hellenic Air Forces. President of the Society for the amelioration of the quality of life in chronic neurological diseases. President of the Orthodox Medical Association for Health and medical education in Africa. Visiting professor in Tufts University, Democretian University, Thrace, Aristotelian University, School of Theology, Aristotelian University, School of Philosophy. He is an author of 28 textbooks on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuropsychology and of 723 peer-reviewed papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroethics. He organized 26 national and international congresses (Constantinople, Vienna, Alexandria, Odessa, Catania and Marseille). He participated in 612 international congresses on Neurology and Neuropathology. In 2014 he published a collection of poems and a second one in 2016. He is Head of the 1st Department of Neurology, Aristotelian University (1992-2011). Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a director of Research Institute for Alzheimer’s disease and ageing.

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