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donderdag 29 juni 2017

The Lancet: [Articles] Anterior pallidal deep brain stimulation for Tourette's syndrome: a randomised, double-blind, ...

[Articles] Anterior pallidal deep brain stimulation for Tourette's syndrome: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial
3 months of aGPi DBS is insufficient to decrease tic severity for patients with Tourette's syndrome. Future research is needed to investigate the efficacy of aGPi DBS for patients over longer periods with optimal stimulation parameters and to identify potential predictors of the therapeutic response.
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[In Context] Celebrating life in a Death Cafe
"We have one chance to die, and one chance to live because of it." Are these immortal words about our mortality? They certainly have a ring of truth, but they are not attributed to an ancient philosophical text. They are words spoken by Death Cafe Portland organiser Kate Brassington about her motivations for being part of a death positivity movement—one that is centred on the social franchise Death Cafe.
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[Corrections] Corrections
Bertini E, Dessaud E, Mercuri E, et al, for the Olesoxime SMA Phase 2 Study Investigators. Safety and efficacy of olesoxime in patients with type 2 or non-ambulatory type 3 spinal muscular atrophy:a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial. Lancet Neurol 2017; 17: 513–22—In the methods section of the summary, the penultimate sentence should read "Safety was assessed in all patients who received one or more doses of the study drug." The fifth sentence of the first paragraph of the Results section should say "Protocol violations occurred in 32 patients (21 [20%] receiving olesoxime…" and the sixth sentence should say "(olesoxime n=9 and placebo n=6)…" The penultimate column heading in table 2 has been corrected to "95% CI" and the following footnote has been added to the table "*=96% CI".
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[Review] Music-based interventions in neurological rehabilitation
During the past ten years, an increasing number of controlled studies have assessed the potential rehabilitative effects of music-based interventions, such as music listening, singing, or playing an instrument, in several neurological diseases. Although the number of studies and extent of available evidence is greatest in stroke and dementia, there is also evidence for the effects of music-based interventions on supporting cognition, motor function, or emotional wellbeing in people with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, or multiple sclerosis.
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[Corrections] Corrections
Hensman Moss DJ, PardiƱas AF, Langbehn D, et al. Identification of genetic variants associated with Huntington's disease progression: a genome-wide association study. Lancet Neurol 2017; published online June 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(17)30161-8—In the appendix of this article, some of the members of the Track Investigator list were not listed. This correction has been made in the online version as of June 28, 2017.
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