Message from the Editors – August/September 2011
By Hubert Fernandez, MD and Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD
Co-Medical Editors of the MDS Website
In this August/September edition, we welcome a report by Joe Giuliano, Director, Clinical Operations, CHDI Management, Inc, (Advisors to the CHDI Foundation), who contributes an article on the new global Longitudinal Observational Study in HD: Enroll-HD. In addition, read the latest news about the Cooperative Huntington’s Observational Research Trial (COHORT). Read the article.
- Case of the Month
This case is of a 24-year-old Indian male who presented with abnormal movements of right upper and lower limb over the course of 10 days. He also had a tingling sensation in his right upper limb for five days. View the case.
- Quick Opinion Please
This case features a 60-year-old, right-handed man who started having orolingual movements approximately three years ago. For approximately one year, movements progressed to generalized chorea which impaired his gait and activities of daily living. Post your comments in the forum.
- Archives Committee
The MDS Oral Histories project, overseen by the Archives Committee, aims to capture personal accounts of advances in the field of Movement Disorders - from 1817, when the first paper on Parkinson's disease was published, through the discovery of the underpinnings of levodopa and the founding of The Movement Disorder Society and its continued growth. Interviews with MDS members were produced during the International Congresses in Paris in 2009 and in Buenos Aires in 2010. Watch the interviews.
- Rating Scales
One of our goals is to make available tools to our members for use in their daily activities at work or at home. These tools include the MDS-owned Rating Scales, now available in downloadable pdf format for easy viewing. View all 13 rating scales here.
- Health Professionals
New this edition is a Featured Article review by a member of the Health Professionals Special Interest Group. Mariella Graziano, BSc (Hons), PT, Luxembourg, reviews "Striding Out With Parkinson Disease: Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for Gait Disorders" by Meg E. Morris, et al, originally published in Physical Therapy, the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. Subsequent reviews of various healthcare disciplines will appear on the website in the months to come. Read the review.