Tag Archives: Neurological Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation for Improving Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary A brief BBC News item explores the potential of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for improving wellbeing and cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. “Although we are not talking about treating the Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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A Further Set-Back for Progress in Dementia Drug Development? (BBC News)

Summary Drug company Pfizer is to cease activity in its neuroscience drug discovery programmes, which will impact on ongoing research into drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Paradoxically the company does promise plans to create a new fund dedicated … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease in Adults: Updated Guidance (NICE / BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recently released an updated guideline on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s Disease in patients aged over 18 years. This guidance updates and replaces their earlier “NG35 – Parkinson’s disease in … Continue reading

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Perioperative Care of Patients With Neurological Conditions (Health Service Insights)

Summary A US review covers the peri-operative care of patients with neurological conditions. It examines, in particular, aspects of the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for persons with conditions including delirium, stroke, epilepsy, myasthenia gravis, and Parkinson Disease. Full Text … Continue reading

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Progression of Neurological Diseases Presaged By Hidden Alterations in Artistic Style? (BBC News / Neuropsychology)

Summary Psychological researchers performed detailed mathematical analysis (“fractal analysis”) of barely perceptible changes to the brushstrokes used by artists, some of whom later developed neurological diseases. Analysis of hidden patterns of change in the fractal dimension of paintings reveals that … Continue reading

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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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Early Indications Suggest Zika Virus Might Damage Adult Brains Resulting in Long-Term Neurological Conditions (NHS Choices / Cell Stem Cell)

Summary The Zika virus has been linked with microcephaly in human babies, and has also – more tentatively – been linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), but until now was not thought likely to affect the adult population beyond minor short-term … Continue reading

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New Models of Care in Community Neurology (Neurological Alliance / Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network)

Summary Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network has published an extensive “Transforming Community Neurology: What Commissioners Need to Know” briefing, on improving community services for people with long-term neurological conditions. This report comprises three parts: Part A: Transformation Guide. Part B: … Continue reading

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Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias: Three Reviews (Lancet)

Summary The Lancet has published a series of three up-to-date reviews concerning non-Alzheimer’s dementia. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access). Reference Dementia – not all about Alzheimer’s. [Editorial]. … Continue reading

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Local Variations in Neurology Outpatient Services in England (PHE)

Summary The Public Health England (PHE) Neurology Intelligence Network (NIN) has published a statistical briefing concerning neurological outpatient activity in England. This concentrates particularly on local CCG services. Quality improvements may be achievable by examining variations in local service provision, … Continue reading

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