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Questions you'd like to ask the neurologist

PostPosted: June 17th, 2014, 11:25 pm
by Gamindsoc1509
Hi all,

I posted about this long ago but couldn't get the neuro to agree.

I found a neurologist today who had the below qualifications. Emailed him and he responded within minutes saying he'd be happy to answer any questions.

So what questions would you like to ask him about BFS, etc. I will pass them on and bring back his response. Cheers all

Graduated from University of NSW in 2001 after completing the combined Science and Medicine Course, and then completed his specialist training in Neurology in 2009 with a subspecialization in Neurophysiology. He completed his PhD in 2013 that investigated the mechanisms of neuroplasticity following stroke in human patients. His research encompasses the use of novel techniques such as paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to specifically assess the intracortical inhibitory and excitatory networks of the brain, as well as peripheral nerve excitability studies that provide information on biophysical properties of axons (ion channels, membrane potential etc). His research has been awarded the NHMRC postgraduate medical scholarship, as well as the James Lance Young Investigator of the year in 2011 for the best platform presentation at the Australia & New Zealand Association of Neurologists' Annual Scientific Meeting.

His other areas of interest include peripheral neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and acquired immune-mediated neuropathies. He is conjoint Senior Lecturer in medicine at University of NSW and heavily involved with the teaching of medical students and development of the medical curriculum.

Re: Questions you'd like to ask the neurologist

PostPosted: June 17th, 2014, 11:45 pm
by leaflea
Oh gosh! I could be up all night thinking of questions! I think it is you probably who posted on FB tonight. The question I would ask if he says "BFS" is if he would tell you the same thing if you were 20 years older.

Re: Questions you'd like to ask the neurologist

PostPosted: June 18th, 2014, 9:20 pm
by johnnythejet
Just FYI, there are countless threads like this if you dig through the past posts (use advanced search top right). Many members have had sit down Q/A with run of the mill neuros, top ALS specialists, Mayo clinic, etc. and virtually every question you can think of has already been asked. While its always nice to hear it for yourself, don't forget to use these forums as a resource too.

Re: Questions you'd like to ask the neurologist

PostPosted: June 21st, 2014, 10:37 am
by leaflea
I know one that doesn't seem to have any consistent answer...body wide or focal twitches? Does it matter? I have heard from reliable sources that focal twitches are most concerning and others that widespread is. Which is considered to be more sinister? Is there anything particularly ominous about abdominal or scapula twitches?