High prevalence and functional effects of serum antineuronal antibodies in patients with gastrointestinal disorders



Antineuronal antibodies can be associated with both gastrointestinal (GI) and brain disorders. For example, antibodies against the potassium channel subunit dipeptidyl-peptidase-like protein-6 (DPPX) bind to neurons in the central nervous system (CNS) and myenteric plexus and cause encephalitis, commonly preceded by severe unspecific GI symptoms. 242 more words

Medicine By Alexandros G. Sfakianakis

Health and social care, together at last?

How much of the rising pressure on the NHS could be relieved by proper funding and organisation of public health and social care? We are far from achieving either: cuts to public health are making… 10 more words


Tackling hearing loss to improve the care of older adults

Key messagesMany healthcare settings are difficult listening situations, with beeping alarms, competing conversations, and poor sound insulationCommunication is key for healthcare quality and safety,…

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