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woensdag 24 januari 2018

The Lancet: [In Context] Cécile Vogt

[In Context] Cécile Vogt
Neurobiologist who helped establish the field of functional neuroanatomy. Born in Annecy, France, on March 27, 1875, she died on May 4, 1962, in Cambridge, UK, aged 87 years.
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[In Context] Being Andrew Lees
The idea of interviewing Andrew Lees, Professor of Neurology at University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square (London, UK), troubles me. He is different. Physician, teacher, writer, biographer, autobiographer, renaissance man of undoubted intellectual stature; the normal approach won't do. Wikipedia can tell you all you need to know about his academic and medical achievements: about his being the most highly cited researcher in Parkinson's disease, his string of awards from learned bodies, his membership of this and that academy, his presidency of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, his introduction of apomorphine into clinical practice, his fashioning the most widely used criteria for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.
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[In Context] With no direction home
Every now and then, a show comes along and touches you in a special way with its heartfelt humanity. Girl from the North Country is one of those shows. Written and directed by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, and now transferred from the Old Vic to the Noel Coward Theatre, this play stemmed from the idea of creating a piece of work inspired by the music of American songwriter and Nobel Prize winner in literature Bob Dylan. From this inspiration, McPherson conjured a world of fragile characters ridden with longing where Dylan's songs, magistrally rearranged by Simon Hale, are instrumental to reveal the characters' unexpressed feelings.
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[Review] Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and neuromuscular, rehabilitation, endocrine, and gastrointestinal and nutritional management
Since the publication of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) care considerations in 2010, multidisciplinary care of this severe, progressive neuromuscular disease has evolved. In conjunction with improved patient survival, a shift to more anticipatory diagnostic and therapeutic strategies has occurred, with a renewed focus on patient quality of life. In 2014, a steering committee of experts from a wide range of disciplines was established to update the 2010 DMD care considerations, with the goal of improving patient care.
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[Review] Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 3: primary care, emergency management, psychosocial care, and transitions of care across the lifespan
Improvements in the function, quality of life, and longevity of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) have been achieved through a multidisciplinary approach to management across a range of health-care specialties. In part 3 of this update of the DMD care considerations, we focus on primary care, emergency management, psychosocial care, and transitions of care across the lifespan. Many primary care and emergency medicine clinicians are inexperienced at managing the complications of DMD.
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