Vestibular Function Tests

Sydney Neurology now offers state of the art vestibular function testing for assessment of dizziness to complement our comprehensive range of neurological and neurophysiological services.  We use the latest Otometrics equipment to provide rapid, accurate assessment of dizziness, balance disorders and eye movement disorders. Vestibular function tests, which include video head impulse testing and vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, are helpful in the diagnosis of vestibular neuritis, Meniere’s disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular migraine and superior canal dehiscence. Where required, Dr Luke Chen can provide formal neuro-otological consultation.

 

 

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    • CSF ferritin predicts CSF A{beta} decline in biomarker-determined Alzheimers disease

      CSF ferritin relationship to CSF Aβ could be used to identify AD patients for iron chelation therapy This JNNP paper by an excellent team of investigators1 has built on many years of study that has shown loss of iron homeostasis in brain of persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). As the authors pointed out, iron has been identified with amyloid plaques and has been suggested to …

     

    • Iron{middle dot}ic facts about dementia

      ­ Background Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remains as a silent and increasing threat to public health. More than 200 clinical trials for AD have ended with disappointing results and basically empty-handed. The amyloid hypothesis as a primary culprit of AD still centralises most of the efforts in the academic and private sectors, but we need to start to explore alternative avenues for ear …

     

    • Meaning of psychiatric symptoms in frontotemporal dementia

      The meaning of psychiatric symptoms prior to a diagnosis of genetic frontotemporal dementia is discussed as either being part of a prodrome or being a sign of congenital neuronal vulnerability. Cheran et al1 in this journal investigated the nature of lifetime psychiatric symptoms in preclinical MAPT mutation carriers. Compared with their non-carrier relatives as well as the population, they more o …

     

     

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Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials Unit

Sydney Neurology, in conjunction with the Brain and Mind Centre, hosts a dedicated state-of-the-art Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials unit, providing patients with access to treatment trials of cutting edge therapies for MS.  The Unit is directed by A/Professor Michael Barnett and coordinated by Dr Marinda Taha.  Marinda started her research career in 1995 at the University of Witwatersrand and University of Johannesburg atudying Academic and Clinical Trials Research. She acquired a PhD in 2000 in Midwifery and Neonatology from the University of Johannesburg. In 2009 Marinda joined the MS Clinical Trials Unit at the Brain and Mind Centre (University of Sydney) and became the Trial Coordinator in 2010. Marinda currently manages over ten clinical and investigator trials.  She is also involved with the MS Research Australia Brain Bank.

The MS Clinical trials Unit conducts a variety of studies, ranging from observational clinical research through to Phase 2-3 treatment trials.  To express your interest in participating in MS clinical trials, please contact Marinda at marinda.taha@sydney.edu.au.

Important: please discuss your potential participation in MS treatment trials with your treating neurologist first.

 

 

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