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maandag 16 april 2018

The Lancet: [In Context] Ingrid Scheffer: improving patient outcomes in epilepsy

[In Context] Ingrid Scheffer: improving patient outcomes in epilepsy
"Don't do medicine", was the advice of Ingrid Scheffer's mother (a nurse). Thankfully, these were some of her mother's wise words that she would ignore. The young Scheffer found that caring for others was a part of her life from an early age, having lost her father aged 13 years and subsequently helping to look after her older brother with an intellectual disability. "I wanted to do medicine because I wanted a career that combined intellectual curiosity and caring, and to make a difference", Scheffer tells The Lancet Neurology.
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[Comment] Clinical innovation in stroke: getting the simple things right
In many high-income countries, most biomedical research funding has been spent on laboratory-based research aimed at understanding the molecular and cellular processes that underpin health or disease, with only a fraction targeted at clinical innovation.1 Yet, the benefits of clinical innovation are evident in almost all areas of medicine and particularly in surgery, as illustrated by innovations such as joint replacement, cataract removal, endoscopic treatment of gastrointestinal or urological disease, endovascular interventions (eg, arterial angioplasty or stenting or coiling of cerebral aneurysms), minimally invasive surgery, and stereotactic neurosurgery, to name but a few.
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[In Context] No one knows what tomorrow might bring
A woman stretches across the bed fixing something, murmuring to someone off-camera. As she pulls back we see a man, in rigor mortis. Two women are putting a shirt on him which is difficult, as his arms are folded upwards from the elbow, his hands are bent at the wrist, and he is so painfully thin that he appears close to snapping. Dressing for death—Cynthia Vitale is patiently getting her spouse, Shar Jones ready for his cremation. Neither are actors, they are featuring in Tomorrow Never Knows, a documentary filmed in the USA which premiered at the British Film Institute's Flare Film Festival 2018, on March 22 in London, UK.
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[Corrections] Corrections
Zimmermann JF, Butler CR. Accelerated long-term forgetting in asymptomatic APOE ε4 carriers. Lancet Neurol 2018; 17: 394–95—The first reference in this Correspondence should have been listed as being published in The Lancet Neurology. This correction has been made to the online version as of April 13, 2018.
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[In Context] There is no fooling dementia
In just one hour on a stage with nothing but a piano stool, two actors bring to the audience a tale of love. Flirting with the foxtrot, Tom (portrayed by Mark Arends) and Viv (Frances Grey), become "You, me, us, and Alice" as the story of their relationship unfolds in non-chronological moments that move seamlessly between their first meeting, becoming parents (to Alice), and their ending—Tom besieged by dementia, and Viv struggling to make sense of the changes in the man she loves. Time transitions can be challenging for theatrical performances, but in Old Fools, written by Tristan Bernays and directed by Sharon Burrell, these shifts are engineered by linking dialogue with lighting and sound effects, lending to the play's sophisticated simplicity.
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