NMO versus MS: The debate of discriminators continues!

Differentiating NMO from MS may be a difficult task.  Yet the distinction is crucial as treatment and prognosis vary.  In an upcoming issue of JNNP (On line first) an elegant review discusses potential clinical, CSF and radiological discriminators between NMO, NMO spectrum disorder and MS. Read more at: J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry doi:10.1136/jnnp-2014-308984 Multiple sclerosis […]

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Attention junior doctors: assessing delirium in hospital, it’s time to pay attention.

If you take a wander through your local hospital emergency department, you will generally not find any similarity to what you see on TV. It will not look like an episode of ‘ER’, with ambulances pulling up at breakneck speed and doctors yelling instructions in an attempt to save a life. Generally, the atmosphere is […]

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Is treatment for HIV a potential cure for multiple sclerosis?

HIV and multiple sclerosis (MS) are chronic conditions that, despite a massive amount of research, remain essentially incurable. The marked progress in treatment for these conditions has meant that both are now treatable, with the goal of treatment focussing on maintaining independence and quality of life. In the case of HIV, ensuring prolonged survival is […]

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