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Brain Waves #23: Damaged Nerves

Dr Azlina Ahmad Annuar returns to the programme with the latest on peripheral neuropathies, which affect the motor and sensory nerves. Joining her in this month’s episode of Brain Waves are two of her longtime collaborators to look at recent developments in this field.

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Doctor in the House: Motor Neuron Disease

The recent death of Professor Stephen Hawking due to motor neuron disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has cast limelight on the rare disorder. Professor Dr Nortina Shahrizaila and Dr Loh Ee Chin share more about how the Motor Neurone Disease Clinic in University Malaya Medical Centre. They talk about the multidisciplinary approach to help patients.

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Ng (seated right) with Dr Loh (seated centre) and others pose with participants of the seminar.
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MND Association reaching out to patients

The Malaysia Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Association is doing its bit to reach out to patients diagnosed with MND in the hope of creating awareness of the rare condition among the community. Fifty-one hospital doctors and staffers attended a one-day seminar which took place at Dewan Pesona of SGH, and they learned how to use the eye-tracker.

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University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) neurologist Prof Dr Nortina Shahrizaila (left) speaks during the "Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Clinic" at Sri Pentas. Pic by NURUL SHAFINA JEMENON
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4 to 6 Malaysians diagnosed with MND each month

Two consultant neurologists from University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Professor Dr Nortina Shahrizaila and Professor Dr Lydia Abdul Latif gave a talk on MND at Sri Pentas. Organised by Media Prima Bhd, the talk was held to create awareness and spread knowledge on MND among Malaysians.

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