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Predicting Outcome in Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Predicting Outcome in Guillain-Barré Syndrome

International Validation of the Modified Erasmus GBS Outcome Score Abstract Background and Objectives The clinical course and outcome of the Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) are diverse and vary among regions. The modified Erasmus GBS Outcome Score (mEGOS), developed...

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What are reasonable adjustments, and how to ask for them

What are reasonable adjustments, and how to ask for them

Workers with disabilities or health conditions are legally entitled to reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 - here's how to speak to your employer about them Being diagnosed with a neurological condition often means so much more than a change in your...

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Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) in CIDP

Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) in CIDP

Background CIDP - although a rare disease - is the most common chronic autoimmune neuropathy. It is associated with damage of the peripheral nerve myelin, resulting in mostly symmetric sensorimotor symptoms including weakness, numbness, areflexia and sensory ataxia....

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Scottish Disability Payments

Scottish Disability Payments

Building better Disability Payments From August 29th 2022, working-age disabled people anywhere in Scotland will be able to apply for Adult Disability Payment. This replaces Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and is administered...

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Background to the collection of plasma for IVIG

Background to the collection of plasma for IVIG

Prior to 2021, plasma collected in the UK was banned for use in the production of fractionated plasma derived medicines (e.g., immunoglobulins, albumins, coagulation factors), as a safety measure following the 1998 outbreak of ‘mad cow disease’. Due to the ban, 100%...

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New Government Cost of Living support

On 26 May, the government announced new help to support people with the cost of living. There are a number of different schemes that are aimed at different groups. On 26 May, the government announced new help to support people with the cost of living. There are a...

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