Neurotology is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating neurological conditions of the inner ear and related structures. There have been many recent advances in neurotology that have been published in general medicine, otolaryngology and neurology journals. The New Neurotology will aggregate this information to provide a more complete picture of the state of the field and will include the authors’ own clinical experience. There is a recent marked increase in interest in neurotology, manifested by the clinical experiences and research-publication work of otolaryngologists, neurologists, neuro-ophtalmologists, audiologists and physiotherapists. As a result, The New Neurotology will be a completely state-of-the-art work that includes all up-to-date neurophysiological data related to the vestibular system.
The New Neurotology has been estimated that 10% of patients that present at an emergency clinic have vestibular disorders, including vertigo, and these disorders are frequently a cause of falls in elderly patients. On the other hand, many physicians treat their patients with vertigo with vestibular blockers, which treat the symptoms but do not cure the disorders. We feel that it is important to supply a source of information on the vestibular system and balance disorders, and this title will do that in a comprehensive manner.
The New Neurotology will be an ideal reference for the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders for otolaryngologists, neurologists, neuro-ophtalmologists, audiologists and physical therapists.
About the Author
Pedro Luiz Mangabeira Albernaz, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Otolaryngology, Escola Paulista de Medicina (Federal University of São Paulo – UNIFESP). Member of the Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (President, 2004-2006). Honorary Member of the American Otological Society. Past President of the Brazilian Association of Otorhinolaryngology and of the Brazilian Otological Society.
Francisco Carlos Zuma e Maia, MD, PhD
Master of Sciences and Doctor in Medicine (Otorhinolaryngology), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Assistant Étranger à la Faculté de Médicine de l’Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.
Sergio Carmona, MD
Associate Professor of Neurophysiology, Faculdad de Ciencias Médicas de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. Director of the Department of Neurotolog, Instituto de Neurociencias de Buenos Aires (INEBA) and of the San Lucas Institute of Neurosciences, Rosario, Argentina. President of the Ibero-American Foundation of Neurotology (FINO).
Renato Valério Rodrigues Cal, MD
Fellow of Otology and Neurotology, Harvard University. Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Centro Universitário do Pará (CESUPA). Head Instructor of Medical Residence in Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Universitário Bettina Ferro de Souza, Federal University of Pará (UFPA).
Guillermo Zalazar, MD
Neurologist of the Department of Neurology of the Hospital of San Luis, Argentina and Academic Editor of the San Lucas Foundation, Rosario, Argentina.