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Contents: Jan/Feb 2015 issue

Posted in Editor's introduction on 19th Oct 2015

Mike Zandi head shotWith the NHS already saturating the newspaper front pages in the first few days of 2015, the provision and commissioning of acute neurology deserves to be at the forefront of our UK readers’ concerns. Professor Kevin Talbot introduces us to the Association of British Neurologists Acute Neurology Report and Quality Standards on page 19.

In our Stroke review article, Aine Merwick and Peter Kelly from London and Dublin provide a helpful review on the prediction of stroke after transient ischaemic attack. The authors dissect clinical and imaging predictors, discussing the uses and misuses of the ABCD2 tool and the newer ABCD3-I tool. David Werring introduces this article on page 8, and we are pleased that David will stay on as Stroke Editor for the journal, continuing the emphasis on Stroke beyond the current strong series of articles. In their review article, Ed Newman and Peter Kennedy from Glasgow provide an update on structural and functional imaging changes in multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, dementia with Lewy Bodies and corticobasal degeneration.

Tom Foltynie (UCL) explores the link between LRRK2 and axonal transport in the journal reviews section, with Kevin Talbot (Oxford) reviewing one of the year’s most definitive papers on the pathogenic mechanism of C9ORF72 by the group of Adrian Isaacs (UCL). Mark Manford reviews the December American Epilepsy Society meeting amongst our conference reviews. We are pleased to publish a personal perspective from Diana Mann, who recounts her experience of and recovery from meningococcal septicaemia and subsequent epilepsy, and also a Neurologist’s career perspective (Chris Allen). Romi Saha (Hurstwood Park), Paul Worth (Addenbrooke’s) and Jon Stamford (Parkinson’s Movement and Scientific & Advocate Communication Coordinator for the Cure Parkinson’s Trust) write in a special feature on measuring quality of life in Parkinson’s disease in routine clinical settings, and highlight that 31% of patients in one survey still feel their priorities are sometimes or rarely listened to in consultations. We hope you enjoy ACNR into 2015 and welcome your suggestions for the journal.

Mike Zandi, Editor.

 ACNR 2015;14(6);4.  Online 19/10/15