Articles: Volume 20.05 September 2016

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Epilepsy: when family history holds the key to diagnosis

There may be many causes of epileptic seizures, so thorough clinical history taking and examination to determine the seizure semiology is paramount. In this article, the authors describe a patient with new-onset seizures whose family history proved pivotal to targeted genetic testing and appropriate antiepileptic …

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Evaluating outcomes in an adult inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation unit

Patients with severe and enduring mental illness often require recovery-focused inpatient rehabilitation in order to improve functional impairment and successfully reintegrate into the community. Here, the authors describe a case note audit of patients admitted to a rehabilitation unit over a two-year period to establish …

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Evidence for neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

New understanding in neuroscience has established that alongside the amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles and atrophy, the neuroinflammation triggered by the CNS’s innate immune response plays a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In this review, the authors look at the roles that …

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