Category Archives: Disease Categories

Different disease categories under which various journal reviews fall

Primer on Thrombolysis for Stroke and Role of CT Perfusion Imaging

Stroke, defined as a sudden vascular event resulting in localised brain damage (World Health Organisation, 1978), is without doubt a major challenge in health care, being the third most common cause of mortality in developed countries and the single greatest … Continue reading

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Journal Club Review: Cervical Vertigo

Background Cervical pain from spondylosis or muscular problems is a very common symptom in the general adult population, estimated in a recent study to have a point prevalence of 4.9% and a global burden of 33.6 million disability-adjusted life years … Continue reading

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Journal Club Review: Driving after a Single Seizure

Background One of the main issues facing a patient diagnosed as having had a first epileptic seizure without any sinister underlying lesion – often a young adult and otherwise well – is the driving ban. One can only be sympathetic … Continue reading

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Journal Club Commentary: Management of Single Seizures

Introduction For this edition of the Neurology Online Journal Club I wanted to review not one but a series of papers to address a specific issue, namely predicting the risk of seizure recurrence after a single seizure and predicting how … Continue reading

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Journal Club Scientific Review: Structural Brain Changes in Migraine (the CAMERA-2 Study)

Scientific Review For this paper, I decided to complete two complementary reviews. The Journal Club General Reader Review can be considered a background and a summary for this scientific review. Background It has been suggested for some time that, for a … Continue reading

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Journal Club General Reader Review: Structural Brain Changes in Migraine (the CAMERA-2 Study)

Review for General Readers For this paper, I decided to complete two complementary reviews. This one for general readers can be considered a background and a summary for the Journal Club Scientific Review. Background For some time there has been a … Continue reading

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Journal Club review: Risk Factors in Critical Illness Myopathy during the early course of Critical Illness – a Prospective Observational Study

Summary for General Readers As discussed in the accompanying primer, I chose to review a research article (Weber-Carstens et al., 2010) I found that looked both at risk factors for development of critical illness myopathy and a new diagnostic test for … Continue reading

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Primer on Critical Illness Myopathy for General Readers

Neurology in Critical Care Despite the fact that Critical Care and Neurology are separately relatively “glamorous” medical disciplines, neurological diseases in the critical illness setting receive relatively little attention. However, if one is in the business of intervening to make … Continue reading

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Journal Club Review: A Double-Blind, Delayed-Start Trial of Rasagiline in Parkinson’s Disease

Summary for General Readers Given it was first introduced to treat Parkinson’s disease in the 1960’s (see the accompanying background information on Parkinson’s disease for general readers), it is surprising that it was not until four decades later that a major … Continue reading

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Primer on Parkinson’s Disease for General Readers

Pathology Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a relatively common condition affecting around 1% of all individuals aged over 60, and increasing towards 5% of those over 80. It is characterised by neurodegeneration, a “wearing out” of certain groups of nerve cells … Continue reading

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