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Journal watch: The neuropsychiatry of Parkinson’s disease: advances and challenges

850 567 Maggie Ford, MD

The Background Although Parkinson’s disease (PD) is well known for its motor symptoms its associated neuropsychiatric symptoms should not be overlooked.1 Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common…

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What is the link between the gut microbiome and Alzheimer’s disease?

2560 1920 Maggie Ford, MD

Adding to Brainwork’s existing dossier of articles covering the relationship between neurological conditions and the gastrointestinal tract,1-4 the present article will examine a connection between…

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Is it the chicken or the egg: a causality dilemma, which comes first dementia or epilepsy?

2560 1702 Maggie Ford, MD

Epilepsy with dementia or dementia with epilepsy Two recent studies have had contradictory results regarding the relationship between dementia and epilepsy.1,2 Johnson et al. 2020…

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Journal watch: Long-term risk of Parkinson disease following influenza and other infections

2560 1700 Maggie Ford, MD

The Background The connections between prior influenza and other infections to the risk of developing Parkinson disease (PD) have been contentious.1   The Objective This…

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Neuropalliative care: a new field and a new way to improve patient quality of life

2560 1920 Maggie Ford, MD

The missing link between neurology and palliative care Neuropalliative care is a young and developing subspecialty of both palliative care and neurology, in which the…

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Journal watch: Effect of cannabidiol on interictal epileptiform activity and sleep architecture in children with intractable epilepsy: A prospective open-label study

1500 1000 Miki Mah, PhD

The Background Cannabidiol was used increasingly over the last 5 years in the therapy of epilepsy and has shown to be effective in reducing seizures…

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Speaking to Prof. Georgia Ramantani — “Curing children provides hope for the future”

1000 667 Anna Stelling, PhD

Prof. Georgia Ramantani, MD, PhD, is a paediatrician, paediatric neurologist, epileptologist and neurophysiologist currently heading the division of EEG & Epilepsy at the Department of…

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A look at surgical procedures in patients with carotid artery stenosis: The second asymptomatic carotid trial (ACST-2)

1500 1000 Akshar Patel

Carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) are procedures that can restore patency and reduce the long-term risk of stroke. Both CAS and CEA…

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Paediatric MS: What we know and what we still need to learn

5692 3201 Samyuktha Pillai, PhD

The landscape of paediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) is rapidly evolving. In her presentation titled ‘Pediatric MS – Current treatment strategies and future directions’ at the…

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Multiple sclerosis management in the elderly

5692 3201 Samyuktha Pillai, PhD

The life expectancy in multiple sclerosis (MS) continues to increase and is now comparable to that of the general population.1 This increase comes with the…

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Preliminary results from stem cell transplantation as an MS therapy in Switzerland

5692 3201 Samyuktha Pillai, PhD

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) has been used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) since 1995 and was approved in Switzerland in June…

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MS 2022: Upcoming therapies, and their pros and cons

5692 3201 Samyuktha Pillai, PhD

The repertoire of available multiple sclerosis (MS) disease modifying therapies (DMTs) is constantly growing. In recent years, there have been several new DMTs that have…

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