Patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) appear to have poor outcomes, with a high level of psychopathology and low health-related quality of life, a study has reported. Risk factors for persistent PNES include high introversion and older age at attack onset.
Good history taking coupled with pattern recognition to identify specific subtypes of dementia, and along with prudent use of functional and pathological imaging, are vital in the diagnostic approach for dementia.
Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have established a familial link between rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder and neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia.
A study by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently shown that low-dose imipramine, a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), is efficacious for patients with functional dyspepsia not responsive to standard treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or prokinetics.
A recent study by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) indicates that acupuncture may be effective for treating sleep problems in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Meanwhile, investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have uncovered a possible explanation for the cognitive impairment experienced by patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Specific metabolic parameters such as waist circumference and C-reactive protein are elevated, whereas high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels are reduced in the presence of high levels of depression and perceived stress, a study has reported.
A subgroup of patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who ceased their long-term nucleotide analogue treatment maintained virological suppression, pointing to a group of patients who may be suitable for treatment cessation, according to a recent study.