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Waters, P. - - 2008
Background: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a severe inflammatory demyelinating disease that predominantly affects the optic nerve and spinal cord. Since the discovery of a specific serum marker for NMO in 2004, and its subsequent identification as an antibody to aquaporin-4 (AQP-4), various methods have been developed to test for the ...
Schippling, Sven - - 2008
Monoclonal antibodies are a promising new class of therapeutic agents that can be employed to target specific molecules of the immune system or any tissue. They are currently being tested in a number of clinical trials in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). One of these, the humanized monoclonal ...
Stutzer, P. - - 2008
The name of Wilhelm Uhthoff is associated with several aspects of progress in neurology in the 19th and 20th Century but is best known for his contribution to the pathophysiology of transient visual disturbance. Uhthoff was born on 31 July 1853 in Klein Warin, Germany and died on 21 March ...
Kleinschnitz, Christoph - - 2008
The development programme for novel therapies in multiple sclerosis (MS) has an impressive track record which is unique in the field of neurology, and has led to the approval of several drugs during the past decade. However, therapeutic prosperities face numerous trials that either failed to show efficacy or that ...
Kazantzis, Nikolaos - - 2008
Weiss, David - - 2008
Kim, June - - 2008
Dickerson, Tina - - 2008
Askew, Lesley - - 2008
Foster, Megan - - 2008
There is a growing consensus that psychological states such as somatisation, distress, and depression are risk factors in recurrent and chronic low back pain (RCLBP). Some authors have found an association between psychological state and pain drawings; however the ability of pain drawings to predict future psychological state has not ...
Hing, Wayne - - 2008
Introduction: Mulligan's manual therapy technique at peripheral joints, namely mobilisation with movement (MWM), has been well documented in research for over a decade. The specific parameters of MWM prescription are relatively variable and generally ill defined. The purpose of this review was to critically evaluate the literature regarding MWM prescription ...
Anderson, Lynley - - 2008
Recent writing on physiotherapy research has raised awareness of the need for ethical review of research, and of basic ethical norms such as consent and confidentiality. This paper aims to raise awareness further by considering the underlying values within research ethics, and focusing on the realities of the research context ...
Godbold, Rosemary - - 2008
This paper considers the new disciplinary process for physiotherapists, which has resulted from the enactment of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. The new Act applies to nineteen health professional groups and is primarily concerned with protecting the public by putting systems and processes in place 'to ensure that ...
Butler, Sarah - - 2008
Studies have investigated airway clearance techniques in cystic fibrosis (CF) but few exist for non-CF bronchiectasis particularly in children. The aim of this study is to compare airway clearance practices in New Zealand children with CF and non-CF bronchiectasis. The study was conducted in the context of a clinical quality ...
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