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Research suggests need for long-term follow-up for patients with Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that causes blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen. It predominantly occurs in children under the age of five. If left untreated, it results in balloon-like swellings (aneurysms) in the coronary vessels of approximately 25% of cases. To date, the cause of this disease remains unknown.

BRC researchers develop a new rapid test for Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) BRC (Biomedical Research Centre) researchers, working in collaboration with the BRC at NIHR Queen Square Dementia and the Wolfson Biomarker Dementia consortium at Institute of Neurology (IoN), have developed a new test to diagnose different types of dementia, which they hope will allow for more reliable and accurate diagnosis of the neurodegenerative conditions of Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Patient and Public Involvement in research

Our aim is for patients, their families/carers, and members of the public to be actively involved in our research at all stages. We believe that Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) helps make sure research reflects the needs and views of the public and is more likely to produce results that can be used to improve health care.

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