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Oct 21, 2013


​The Head of BNSRC, Professor Datin Uta Meyding-Lamade(L), posing for a photo with the teams of interviewers and neurologists from the BNSRC. Picture: Courtesy of Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

A TEAM of interviewers from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) will be conducting a household door-to-door survey regarding disorders relating to the nervous system in selected villages in the Brunei-Muara District.

According to a joint press release by UBD, the Brunei Neuroscience Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC), the Krankenhaus Nordwest in Frankfurt/Germany and the University of Heidelberg/Germany, the survey, known as the Brunei-Epidemiology-of-Stroke-and-multiple-sclerosis-study (BEST-study), aims to gather data on such disorders, specifically data on stroke in the country.

Beginning yesterday, the team of interviewers had already started their survey at Kg Salambigar, Kg Sungai Orok and Kg Sungai Akar. To date, the team had already collected data from over 270 participants since they began the survey earlier this month.

β€œIn a stroke, every second counts. Just recently we had a young stroke patient in our clinic receiving therapy within the first hours and now have no symptoms anymore,” said the head of the BNSRC, Professor Datin Seri Laila Jasa Uta Meyding-Lamade in the statement.

The BEST-study was developed for scientists and physicians from Brunei and Germany to have data which will provide a basis for planning and establishing adequate resources for the treatment of neurological patients.

The statement urges residents of the selected villages to provide cooperation to the team of interviewers and has assured that the interviewers have been trained in basic neurology and in the correct performance of scientific surveys.


The Brunei Times

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