JNNP Podcast

JNNP’s ambition is to publish the most ground-breaking and cutting-edge research from around the world. Encompassing the entire genre of neurological sciences, our focus is on the common disorders (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathy, subarachnoid haemorrhage and neuropsychiatry), but with a keen interest in the Gordian knots that present themselves in the field, such as ALS.

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Monday Jul 05, 2021

Cerebral Microbleeds are increasingly recognised due to increased availability of neuroimaging and are known to be associated with increased risk of stroke, in particular intracerebral haemorrhage. In this podcast Dr Laurent Puy joins editor Colin Mahoney to discuss their histopathology, epidemiology and impact on clinical decision making in a state-of-the-art review published in June's JNNP.

Friday Jun 25, 2021

Over the last ten years, huge progress has been made in the common but often poorly understood condition of motor Functional Neurological Disorder (mFND). In this podcast, Dr W. Curt La France, Jr., Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Brown University, USA, joins editor Colin Mahoney to discuss diagnosis, insights on disease mechanisms, and emerging therapeutic approaches. They also highlight the stigma associated with mFND and ways to improve outcomes for patients.
Read the paper on the JNNP website and the journal's June issue: https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/92/6/668

Thursday Jun 03, 2021

The Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine has been associated with a rare complication of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Dr Colin Mahoney, JNNP Podcast Editor, interviews Prof David Werring, Professor of Clinical Neurology, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UK, about the new evidence which supports an association between vaccination and more common large vessel arterial stroke. They also discuss several cases, including treatment, and emerging biological evidence relating to causation.
Read the paper "Ischaemic stroke as a presenting feature of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopaenia", on the JNNP website: https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/early/2021/05/20/jnnp-2021-326984.
Related editorial paper: https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/early/2021/05/20/jnnp-2021-327057

Tuesday Mar 02, 2021

Prof Alaisdair Coles and Dr Nick Cunniffe, The University of Cambridge joins editor Colin Mahoney to discuss:
The work carried out by a team of researchers alongside the MS Society in the United Kingdom. The authors discuss the process of identifying therapies to repurpose in future MS trials and why they think this drugs may work. https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/92/3/295

Wednesday Nov 25, 2020

Rick Thurbon, patient editorial board member. Prof Matthew Kiernan and A/Prof Susanna Park from The University of Sydney joins editor Colin Mahoney to discuss:
In 1960 a landmark paper was published by Hyam Isaac on a syndrome of continuous muscle activity. The spectrum of Isaac's Syndrome has broadly widened since then and we reflect on this with patients and experts in this field. https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/91/12/1243

Monday Sep 28, 2020

Jonathan Tay joins our podcast editor Colin Mahoney to discuss the findings from two large cohort studies of cerebral small vessel disease, highlighting the fact that apathy can predict future dementia risk in these patients. https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/91/9/953

Monday Sep 14, 2020

Dr Laura Mc Whirter joins our podcast editor Colin Mahoney to discuss her recent systematic review of performance validity tests used across a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Are these tests useful and which conditions are the most likely to be helpful in. Join us to find out. https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/91/9/945

Tuesday Aug 18, 2020

Prof Joseph Jankovic, Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders, Baylor College of Medicine joins Podcast editor Colin Mahoney.
Prof Jankovic provides a historical look back on the key developments in our understanding of the causes of Parkinson's disease and key treatments. https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/91/8/795

Monday Jul 20, 2020

Dr Timothy Nicholson joins Podcast editor Colin Mahoney to discuss their recent systematic review of outcome measures used across the spectrum of functional neurological disorders. As well as identifying key domains for assessment he also discusses the challenges and future directions in developing more rigorous validated outcome measures for these increasingly recognised disorders. https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/91/6/638

Monday Jun 22, 2020

Dr Christian Lobue, lead author joins Podcast Editor Colin Mahoney to discuss his original research which examines the clinical, neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric features of those with confirmed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) at autopsy. He compares the features with patients with CTE and those with Alzheimer's disease. https://jnnp.bmj.com/content/91/6/586

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