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Mar

29

2017

Neuropsychiatry: Where the Two Overlap

Neurology and psychiatry have been separated artificially by a divergence in their philosophical approaches, research and treatment methods. However the two fields are increasingly converging within the framework of modern neuroscience for the benefit of patients, many of whom straddle the two worlds.

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Mar

28

2017

The Human Microbiome and I-Cubed: A Modern Medical Paradigm

The human microbiome, defined as the collection of microorganisms that reside within our body, have coevolved over the history of mankind, and have been overlooked as determinants of health and disease.

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Mar

27

2017

Surveying Symptoms and Signs of Neurological Illness

The first stage in the journey of arriving at a correct diagnosis is to be in touch with your symptoms. Reporting them accurately to your neurologist and in your own words is always an asset.

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Mar

24

2017

Common Variable Immune Deficiency: New Insights into Recurrent Infections and Dysimmunity

Common variable immune deficiency or CIVD, is the commonest primary childhood immunodeficiency disorder.  It is characterized by recurrent infections and increased susceptibility to autoimmunity and malignancy. With an estimated age-adjusted incidence of about 1 case per 200 000 per year, the average age-adjusted prevalence is 1 case per 91 000 per year.

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Mar

23

2017

Fibromyalgia: A Disease in Search of Understanding

Patients with muscle aches, pain, and fatigue have long been known to medicine. The roots of fibromyalgia can be traced to the early part of the 20th century with references to “fibrositis”, “muscular rheumatism”, and “lumbago”, terms used interchangeably to describe pain in lumbar muscles with contraction or extension.

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Mar

22

2017

Diabetes Mellitus: Navigating the Mechanisms of Autoimmunity

Both type I and type II diabetes (T1D and T2D) are associated with diverse metabolic processes that stem from hyperglycemia due to deficient secretion or action of insulin rendering patients at risk for secondary renal, vascular, neurological and ophthalmologic complications.

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