Concussion Outcomes can be Predicted Using New Advance Imaging Technique

Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System were able to predict which patients who’d recently suffered concussions were likely to fully recover. The study also sheds light on the brain’s mechanisms for repairing or compensating for concussion injuries – information that could speed the development of [...]

By |2016-06-20T19:49:12+00:00June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MS Sufferers ‘Getting a Second-Class Service’

New research from the MS Trust surveyed over 1,800 people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and found that too many people living with progressive forms of MS feel they are getting a second-class service, with many feeling abandoned by their specialists. People with progressive MS make up almost half of the UK’s 100,000 MS population. [...]

By |2016-05-04T13:59:40+00:00May 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Injured Sportsmen Put 3D Printed Splints to the Test

People who have suffered a life-changing injury are getting a helping hand at Morriston Hospital using innovative 3D printing technology. Specialists at the hospital and a leading innovation centre in Cardiff have teamed up with patients to create and test 3D printed splints to protect and support the hands of people with brachial plexus injuries. [...]

By |2016-04-04T15:03:17+00:00April 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Grand Day for Llanelli Stroke Patients

A cheque for £1,000 has been presented to the stroke and rehabilitation unit, Prince Philip Hospital, by fundraisers the ‘Sospan Road Runners’. Bernadette Martin, Bethan Hopkins and Viv Jones, representing Sospan Road Runners, recently had the pleasure of presenting the generous donation to Sister Ann Robins of Ward 9 stroke and rehabilitation unit at Llanelli’s [...]

By |2016-03-24T13:20:29+00:00March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Treatment Closer to Home Thanks to Extra £1.2 Million Every Year

More people will have rehabilitation services closer to their homes and be able to access online physiotherapy support, Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced. A £1.2 million annual investment from the Welsh government will help to transform the way neuro-rehabilitation services are provided in Wales. A new children’s neuro-rehabilitation service is being set up [...]

By |2016-03-22T16:16:26+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brain Study Sheds Light on Relationship Between Childhood IQ, Low Birthweight and Psychosis

Researchers have found that microscopic alterations in brain wiring – within regions of the brain which underlie reasoning and awareness – could be responsible for the association between childhood IQ, low birthweight and later psychotic experiences. The new study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, is a collaboration between King’s College London, the University of Bristol and the Cardiff [...]

By |2016-03-01T14:45:18+00:00March 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health Specialists Support Public Health Wales Investigation

Public Health Wales has published a report in the European scientific journal Eurosurveillance which will be of interest to neurologists. Clinicians in South Wales have worked with Public Health Wales to investigate cases of unusual forms of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in eight adults who became ill between September and December last year. While the total number of cases [...]

By |2016-02-01T17:00:43+00:00January 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment