Tag Archives: Neuroimaging

Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Think Tank (Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience / International Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary An annual round-up of developments in the field of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). (x3). Full Text Link Reference Deeb, W. Giordano, JJ. [and] Rossi, PJ. [et al] (2016). Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: a … Continue reading

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Limited Usefulness of MRI for Improving the Prediction of Dementia? (BMJ)

Summary Research indicates that MRI does not significantly improve the prediction of dementia. It does have some value in differential diagnosis. Full Text Link Reference Stephan, BC. Tzourio, C. [and] Auriacombe, S. [et al] (2015). Usefulness of data from magnetic … Continue reading

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Possible Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Schizophrenia? (BBC News / PNAS)

Summary A “weak spot” in the brain, which may be play some common role(s) underlying both Alzheimer’s Disease and schizophrenia, appears to have been identified using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) brain scans. The brain area in question has been … Continue reading

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Brief Notes on Dementia Diagnosis (NHS England)

Summary A further brief note on dementia diagnosis and post-diagnostic support, from Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia at NHS England. Full Text Link Reference Diagnosing dementia: any appropriately skilled clinician can make the diagnosis and brain scanning not … Continue reading

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Glasgow Coma Scale Update (Nursing Times / BBC News / PLoS Computational Biology / Nature Communications)

Summary The Glasgow Coma Scale has been updated forty years after its initial implementation. This Nursing Times article reviews the variations in technique which have developed since then, the scale’s current composition and application and the “structured approach” to the … Continue reading

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Renewed Call for Parity of Esteem for Mental and Physical Health (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Dame Sally Davies, England’s Chief Medical Officer, has expressed support for giving mental health services a higher priority, with targets for waiting times and better protection for funding. Mental illness is estimated to cost between £70bn and £100bn … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Imaging

Some of the following articles may be available freely where indicated (depending on local circumstances). Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Pearson, SD. Ollendorf, … Continue reading

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