Monday, June 01, 2015

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month

June 2015
Motor Neurone Disease or MND is a progressive disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and the spinal cord.  As a result and as the disease progresses it can affect the way you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.  At the current time there is an estimated 5000 people suffering from MND in the UK, there is no known cure and it still remains a severely life shortening condition. The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) is a UK based charity that focuses on care, research and campaigning.  Throughout the month of June 2015 there will be a series of events to raise awareness of MND and bring into the forefront of the public’s mind.  For further information please see:
For anyone interested in MND and its management, the Health Library offers numerous resources related to the subject. In the lists below you’ll find various books that are available in our collection and a number of periodicals. To locate these items simply go to our online catalogue, or ask at the counter.
Neurology and Motor Neurone Disease
- Oxford handbook of neurology / Hadi Manji, Seán Connolly, Neil Kitchen, Christian Lambert, Amrish Mehta, 2014, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press.
- Motor neurone disease / by Ian Robinson and Maggie Hunter, 1998, Routledge.
- Upper motor neurone syndrome and spasticity: clinical management and neurophysiology. / edited by Michael P. Barnes and Garth R. Johnson, 2001, Cambridge University Press.
- Neurology (crash course) / Mahinda Yogarajah, 2013, 4th ed., Mosby.
- Neurological physiotherapy : a problem-solving approach / edited by Susan Edwards, 2002, 2nd ed., Churchill-Livingstone.
- Archives of neurology, Chicago: American Medical Association. [Available as a print 1994-2009: vol. 46-66(2). Also available a NHS ejournal 2008 - 2010.]
- Neurology, Hagerstown: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins [Available as a print journal 1989-2011]
- Journal of Neurology, Springer.  [Available as a Keele ejournal 1997 onwards and as a NHS ejournal 1999 onwards.]
- The Spine Journal, Elsavier. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2001 onwards.]
- Annals of Neurology, Mount Laurel: American Neurological Association . [Available as a Keele ejournal 2001 onwards.]
- Case reports in Neurology, Karger Publishers. [Available as a Keele ejournal 2009 onwards and as a NHS ejournal 2009 onwards.]

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