Monthly Archives: March 2019
To mark Kidney Cancer Awareness month and to help raise awareness of kidney cancer, our Editors across a number of open access oncology journals have developed a collection of articles to showcase some of the latest research in the field.
Join us as we raise kidney cancer awareness by brushing up on what you know and learning about the different options for treatment and prevention. You can also read more about kidney cancer with our Editors’ research highlights for Kidney Cancer Awareness Month and World Kidney Day.
How can advances in computerized decision support systems best be used to improve antimicrobial stewardship?
Antimicrobial stewardship programs aim to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics, balancing the needs of the patient against the impact of broad spectrum antibiotic use leading to antimicrobial resistance. Recently published research in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control tests the effectiveness of computerized decision support systems in improving antimicrobial stewardship programs. Here the authors discuss their results and why improving stewardship is so vital.
Transcranial direct current stimulation and motor rehabilitation: a timely opportunity to boost recovery of brain lesions
On the occasion of the Brain Awareness Week, we invited Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation’s Deputy Editor Dr. Mario Manto and colleagues to tell us about transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), the focus of a new thematic series, and its promising role in motor rehabilitation.
For Brain Awareness Week, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation’s Associate Editor Belén Rubio Ballester and colleague Martina Maier summarize recent research on virtual reality (VR) use for stroke recovery, which aimed clarify which VR systems are eﬀective for rehabilitation and which ones are not.
March is an important month for raising awareness of primary headache disorders and the research being done to understand and treat them, with Brain Awareness Week 11th – 17th and Cluster Headache Awareness Day on the 21st. To coincide with these important events we invited Anne-Sophie Wattiez and Doga Vuralli to talk about their recent review in The Journal of Headache and Pain which explores how we can use animal models to better understand the pathophysiology of headache disorders and develop potential treatments.