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Neurology Nursing

News and practice for neurology nurse specialists

Improving subarachnoid haemorrhage care

Improving subarachnoid haemorrhage care Subscription Required

A national confidential enquiry into care of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage notes areas for improvement, including greater use of specialist nurses

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Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings

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Improving support for patients with aphasia

Improving support for patients with aphasia Subscription Required

Aphasia can put patients’ sense of self and relationship-building skills at risk. Nurses must recognise how aphasia affects patients’ whole lives to provide high-quality care

Identifying parents with learning disabilities

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Various tools can help to identify people with learning disabilities but more research is needed to find out how useful they are in identifying parents with learning disabilities

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New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

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

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Child in hospital

Access to epilepsy specialist nurses 'remains patchy', warns audit

The number of nurses specialising in the care of epilepsy in children has increased over the last two years, but their distribution remains patchy across the country, according to a national audit.

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Complex jobs 'may preserve memory'

Having a complex job 'may help preserve memory', say researchers

Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests.

Working changing shift rotas over long period can 'age brain'

Long-term shift work has an ageing effect on the brain that leads to an impaired ability to think and remember, a study has found.

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Study sheds light on why scratching worsens itch

Study sheds light on why scratching worsens an itch

Scratching triggers the release of a nerve chemical that intensifies the itch sensation, US scientists have discovered.

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Quarter of women unaware of stroke mortality risk

One in eight women in the UK are unaware that they could suffer a stroke even though they are three times more deadly than breast cancer, a poll has found.

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Without the specialist help he recieved following a traumatic brain injury, Mikey believes he would not be able to continue studying to be a nurse

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This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.

Long-term mobile phone use and brain cancer

Long-term mobile phone use and brain cancer

“Do mobile and cordless phones raise the risk of brain cancer?” asks the Mail Online.

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