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Landmark Australian study reveals gait is a predictor of dementia

It is estimated that over 436,000 Australians are living with dementia. Globally, a person is diagnosed with dementia every three seconds and there is an urgent need for inexpensive tests that can pick up signs of dementia early.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 30 October, 2019
Chris Karayiannis

Study links nocturnal blood pressure with diabetes and dementia

Monash University researchers investigating the association between Type 2 diabetes and dementia have found an interesting factor linking the diseases: the dipping of nocturnal blood pressure.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 20 September, 2019
Gait

Walking the walk: using gait to gauge dementia

Monash University Central and Peninsula Clinical School researchers have shown that a person’s gait can predict whether they are headed for dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, and which specific brain functions are involved in

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 20 June, 2019
Velandai Srikanth

Research suggests diabetes may affect brain atrophy earlier than thought

Studies by Monash University’s Peninsula Clinical School researchers have deepened knowledge about the link between type 2 diabetes and dementia, and suggest that the effect of diabetes on brain atrophy may begin in middle rather than

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 7 March, 2019
Fall risk

Harm risk tool for older patients of limited value: study

Older people admitted to hospital face the risk of several adverse events such as falls, pressure injuries and malnutrition, which can cause substantial harm to them, distress to family and carers, and increased burden on inpatient services.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 8 November, 2018
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Monash study reveals insights into brain injury, blood carbon dioxide levels and hospital deaths

A large multi-centre study has made an important finding about the relationship between hypercapnia (high carbon dioxide or CO2) in the blood of patients with acute brain injury and hospital mortality. CO2 makes your blood more acidic which, if

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 3 May, 2018
CCS FRACP graduates

Central Clinical School hospitals achieve top results in FRACP examination

Congratulations to our Basic Physician trainees from Central Clinical School hospitals, who achieved an exceptional pass rate in the recent FRACP examination!

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 29 March, 2018
Srikanth and Beare

Google map data to locate best hospitals for patients with stroke

A world-first study at Monash University has used Google map data to locate the hospitals to which patients with stroke should be transported for urgent and highly specialised treatment.

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 1 June, 2017
Velandai Srikanth

Brains of people with diabetes have to work harder

It was exactly the sort of investigation – and findings – that excites Professor Velandai Srikanth: Twenty-two sets of twins, all aged about sixty, controlled for factors including age, sex, genes and early shared environment. One

Clinical Sciences - The Alfred 22 February, 2017