Dr Emad Sidhom

Interests

I work as part of Professor Giovanna Mallucci's team that is interested in neurodegenerative disorders. We work to understand the pathological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative processes. We aim to search for the failure of synaptic repair and modify the unfolded protein response in the endoplasmic reticulum. The aim is to achieve a safe neuroprotective, disease modifying agent to slow the progress of neurocognitive disorders.

Other areas of interest include research on the low pulse amplitude (500 mA or less), ultra-brief pulse (0.25-0.3 ms) unilateral ECT usage to minimise the cognitive side effects of ECT while retaining its efficacy.

Research Focus

Keywords

dementia

neurodegeneration

neurocognitive

Alzheimer's

memory

Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Equipment

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Collaborators

Cambridge

Giovanna Mallucci

Ben Underwood

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Sidhom E, Welchew D (2019), “Electroconvulsive Therapy” Oxford Textbook of Inpatient Psychiatry 10.1093/med/9780198794257.003.0014

    Youssef NA, Sidhom E (2017), “Proof of concept clinical trial of feasibility course of low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST) in man: Less cognitive side effects with retention of efficacy” Brain Stimul. 10(2): 368-368

    Youssef NA, Sidhom E (2017), “Feasibility, safety, and preliminary efficacy of Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST): A proof of concept clinical trial in man” J Affect Disord. 222(Nov): 1-6

    Sidhom E, Youssef NA (2014), “Ultra-brief pulse unilateral ECT is associated with less cognitive side effects” Brain Stimul. 7(5): 768–769

    Publications

    2015

    Sidhom E (2015), “ The Jinn That Haunts Mental Illness” ArabPsyNet 46(summer): 134-138

    Sidhom E, Youssef NA (2015), “Brain Stimulation the 21st Century Speciality” J Psy Neuro Dis Brain Stim 1(1): 103e

    2014

    Sidhom E, Abdelfattah A, Carter J, El-Dosoky A, El-Islam M (2014), “Patients' Perspectives on Stigma of Mental Illness (An Egyptian Study in a private hospital)” Front. Psychiatry 5(166)

    2013

    Sidhom E (2013), “Towards a More Egalitarian Approach to Communicating Psychopathology” JEMH 8(1)

    2012

    Sidhom E (2012), “The impact of the uprising in Egypt on mental health in a private hospital” International Psychiatry 9(4): 102-102

    Sidhom E, Abdelfattah A, El-Dosoky AR, Carter JM, El-Islam MF (2012), “The experience of stigma among a sample of psychiatric in-patients in an Egyptian private psychiatric hospital” International Psychiatry 9(2): 49-49