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dc.contributor.authorBates, Cen
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Pen
dc.contributor.authorBonney, Hen
dc.contributor.authorBremner, Fen
dc.contributor.authorBunn, Len
dc.contributor.authorCarrillo Perez-Tome, Men
dc.contributor.authorChung, Men
dc.contributor.authorCipolotti, Len
dc.contributor.authorde Silva, Ren
dc.contributor.authorDuberley, Ken
dc.contributor.authorEaling, Jen
dc.contributor.authorEmmanuel, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGiunti, Pen
dc.contributor.authorGreenfield, Pen
dc.contributor.authorHadjivassiliou, Men
dc.contributor.authorHarshavardhana, Nen
dc.contributor.authorHayward, Ken
dc.contributor.authorHendriksz, Cen
dc.contributor.authorHersheson, Jen
dc.contributor.authorHorvath, Ren
dc.contributor.authorHurford, Jen
dc.contributor.authorJaffer, Fen
dc.contributor.authorKilbride, Cen
dc.contributor.authorLowit, Aen
dc.contributor.authorMarsden, Jen
dc.contributor.authorNemeth, Aen
dc.contributor.authorNoordeen, MHHen
dc.contributor.authorPanicker, Jen
dc.contributor.authorPantazis, Aen
dc.contributor.authorParkinson, Men
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, Len
dc.contributor.authorUus, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-08T11:39:25Z
dc.date.available2018-01-08T11:39:25Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-31en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/10486
dc.description.abstract

This document aims to provide recommendations for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of people with progressive ataxia. The progressive ataxias are rare neurological conditions, and are often poorly understood by healthcare professionals. Diagnosis has generally been a long process because of the rarity and complexity of the different ataxias1. In addition, many healthcare professionals are unsure how best to manage the conditions and there is sometimes a feeling that little can be done for these patients1,2 Although there are no disease-modifying treatments for the majority of the progressive ataxias, there are many aspects of the conditions that are treatable and it is thus important that this is recognised by the relevant healthcare professionals. The diagnosis and management of the few treatable causes is also of paramount importance. All this highlights the importance of producing these guidelines: in order to increase awareness and understanding of these conditions, and lead to their improved diagnosis and management. With new developments in genetic technologies and the discovery of more genes, diagnosis is improving and has great scope to continue to do so. In addition, research is advancing and many human trials to test medications are taking place, making us more optimistic that disease-modifying treatments will be found for the progressive ataxias. AB - This document aims to provide recommendations for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of people with progressive ataxia. The progressive ataxias are rare neurological conditions, and are often poorly understood by healthcare professionals. Diagnosis has generally been a long process because of the rarity and complexity of the different ataxias1. In addition, many healthcare professionals are unsure how best to manage the conditions and there is sometimes a feeling that little can be done for these patients1,2 Although there are no disease-modifying treatments for the majority of the progressive ataxias, there are many aspects of the conditions that are treatable and it is thus important that this is recognised by the relevant healthcare professionals. The diagnosis and management of the few treatable causes is also of paramount importance. All this highlights the importance of producing these guidelines: in order to increase awareness and understanding of these conditions, and lead to their improved diagnosis and management. With new developments in genetic technologies and the discovery of more genes, diagnosis is improving and has great scope to continue to do so. In addition, research is advancing and many human trials to test medications are taking place, making us more optimistic that disease-modifying treatments will be found for the progressive ataxias.

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dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherAtaxia UKen
dc.titleManagement of the ataxias towards best clinical practiceen
dc.typeOther
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ataxia.org.uk/clinical-guidelinesen
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plymouth.edition3en
plymouth.publication-statusPublisheden
plymouth.seriesGuidelinesen
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dc.publisher.placeLondon, UKen
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen
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