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State-of-the-Art Advances in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

State-of-the-Art Advances in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

March 2, 2017 at 8:19 AM 0 comments

Henriette Van Ruiten, Katherine Bushby, *Michela Guglieri The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK *Correspondence to michela.guglieri@ncl.ac.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 24.04.16 Accepted: 17.08.16 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[1]:90-99. Abstract Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a severeRead More

New Developments for Parkinson’s Therapy with COMT Inhibitors

New Developments for Parkinson’s Therapy with COMT Inhibitors

February 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

This symposium took place on 22nd September 2016 as a part of the 89th Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN) Congress in Mannheim, Germany Chairperson: Heinz Reichmann1 Speakers: Werner Poewe,2 Georg Ebersbach,3 Thomas Müller4 1. Universitätsklinikum Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany 2. Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria 3. Neurologisches Fachkrankenhaus für Bewegungsstörungen, Beelitz-Heilstätten,Read More

Editor’s Pick: Ocular Manifestations of Whiplash Injury

Editor’s Pick: Ocular Manifestations of Whiplash Injury

December 13, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

A topic much discussed within global news, the incidence of whiplash claims has rocketed exponentially over the last decade. However, the severity of whiplash injury for affected individuals remains a cause for concern and should not be overlooked by clinicians, regardless of the circumstances. Ling and Sanjay collate the literatureRead More

Clinical Management of Drug-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease: Why Current Approaches May Need to Be Changed to Optimise Quality of Life

Clinical Management of Drug-Induced Dyskinesia in Parkinson’s Disease: Why Current Approaches May Need to Be Changed to Optimise Quality of Life

December 13, 2016 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

*Jean-Francois Daneault,1 Gloria Vergara-Diaz,1,2 Sunghoon Ivan Lee1,3 1. Motion Analysis Laboratory, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2. Escuela Internacional de Doctorado, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain 3. Advanced Human & Health Analytics Laboratory, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of MassachusettsRead More

Brain Health: Translating Scientific Evidence Into Clinical Practice in Multiple Sclerosis

Brain Health: Translating Scientific Evidence Into Clinical Practice in Multiple Sclerosis

July 12, 2016 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

This satellite symposium took place on 29th May 2016, as part of the 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), Copenhagen, Denmark Chairperson: Per Soelberg Sørensen1 Speakers Heinz: Wiendl,2 Andreas Lysandropoulos,3 Andrew Chan4 1. Danish Multiple Sclerosis Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark 2. Department of Neurology, UniversityRead More

Editor’s Pick: Clinical Significance of Apathy in Parkinson’s Disease

Editor’s Pick: Clinical Significance of Apathy in Parkinson’s Disease

July 12, 2016 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

The significant health burden that apathy creates for patients with Parkinson’s disease is  revealed in the following article by Muhammed and Husain; also highlighted are the difficulties of a therapeutic approach towards tackling a lack of motivation. This is an important issue for clinical neurologists who must be careful notRead More

Development and Translation of Therapies for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Development and Translation of Therapies for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

July 12, 2016 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

Hannah K. Shorrock, *Thomas H. Gillingwater Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research and Centre for Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK *Correspondence to t.gillingwater@ed.ac.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 27.01.16 Accepted: 01.06.16 Citation: EMJ Neurol. 2016;4[1]:64-73. Abstract Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) isRead More

Wilson’s Disease: An Inherited, Silent, Copper Intoxication Disease

Wilson’s Disease: An Inherited, Silent, Copper Intoxication Disease

July 12, 2016 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

Uta Merle,1 *Ralf Weiskirchen2 1. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany 2. Institute of Molecular Pathobiochemistry, Experimental Gene Therapy, and Clinical Chemistry, RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany *Correspondence to rweiskirchen@ukaachen.de Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 11.01.16 Accepted: 25.04.16 Citation: EMJRead More

Multiple Sclerosis: Where do we go from here?

Multiple Sclerosis: Where do we go from here?

July 12, 2016 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Marta Tejera-Alhambra,1 Lidia Fernández-Paredes,2 Clara de Andrés,3 Silvia Sánchez-Ramón2 1. Medical Department, Inmunotek, S.L., Madrid, Spain 2. Department of Clinical Immunology, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain 3. Department of Neurology, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain *Correspondence to tejeramarta@hotmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.Read More

Whole Spectrum of Natural Progression of Haemangioblastoma Seen Within a Single Patient: A Very Rare Case Report and Literature Review

Whole Spectrum of Natural Progression of Haemangioblastoma Seen Within a Single Patient: A Very Rare Case Report and Literature Review

July 12, 2016 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Sunil Munakomi, Binod Bhattarai Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medical Sciences, Chitwan, Nepal *Correspondence to sunilmunakomi@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 03.05.16 Accepted: 24.05.16 Citation: EMJ Neurol. 2016;4[1]:96-100. Abstract This paper reports a rare case of sporadic variation of haemangioblastoma (HB) presenting as multiple lesionsRead More