News and practice for neurology nurse specialists
New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication
The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia
NICE has issued guidance on how to support the long-term rehabilitation and care of people living with stroke
In acute stroke care, urgent specialist assessment and treatment are essential to reduce the risk of death and disability. However, many patients do not receive them due to a lack of specialist services. One solution is to use telemedicine. This can give all patients with acute stroke symptoms access to immediate expert assessment and advice, regardless of when and where they present to hospital.
The management of atrial fibrillation is often complex, and can involve a variety of drugs as well as surgery to reduce the risks associated with it, especially stroke
A high calorie diet may slow down the deadly progression of motor neurone disease, research has shown.
Raised blood pressure in 18-year-olds is a warning of heart disease to come and should signal the start of prevention strategies, say scientists.
A charity has urged NHS officials to ensure that all children with severe epilepsy are given devices that alert their parents if they have a seizure during the night.
Nurses and doctors should give verbal and printed advice to patients with any type of head injury, who are discharged from an emergency department or observation ward.
An oral drug has been approved for the first time for the treatment of a type of multiple sclerosis by the NHS in England.
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