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Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders

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EDITORIAL
Fred Lublin, Gavin Giovannoni, Chris Hawkes, Emmanuelle Waubant
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April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427711/maternal-and-perinatal-characteristics-of-infants-who-later-in-life-developed-multiple-sclerosis-record-linkage-study
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Alexander Goldacre, Julia Pakpoor, Michael Goldacre
BACKGROUND: Pre-natal and early life factors may have a role in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis in some people. However, the reporting of any influence of maternal and perinatal factors on MS risk has been limited. We aimed to study maternal and perinatal characteristics of babies who went on to develop MS. METHODS: Data were analysed from the historical Oxford Record Linkage Study dataset 1970-1989, which incorporated a specialised maternity dataset with record linkage between mother and baby, covering a population of 850,000...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427710/clinical-outcomes-and-predictive-factors-related-to-good-outcomes-in-plasma-exchange-in-severe-attack-of-nmosd-and-long-extensive-transverse-myelitis-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Saharat Aungsumart, Metha Apiwattanakul
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the predictive factors associated with good outcomes of plasma exchange in severe attacks through neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and long extensive transverse myelitis (LETM). In addition, to review the literature of predictive factors associated with the good outcomes of plasma exchange in central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating diseases (CNS IDDs). METHODS: Retrospective study in 27 episodes of severe acute attacks myelitis and optic neuritis in 24 patients, including 20 patients with NMOSD seropositive, 1 patient with NMOSD seronegative and 3 patients with LETM...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427709/upper-limb-impairment-is-associated-with-use-of-assistive-devices-and-unemployment-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Gary R Cutter, Tuula Tyry, Stacey S Cofield, Robert Fox, Amber Salter
BACKGROUND: Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) frequently suffer from impaired sensory function, reduced strength and tremor in the upper limbs, which may interfere with upper limb function. However, upper limb impairment in MS is under-recognized and understudied. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of upper limb impairment in a large sample of persons with MS; the association between upper limb function and employment status in MS; and the frequency of use of assistive devices aimed at addressing upper limb impairments...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427708/increased-incidence-and-prevalence-of-psoriasis-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Scott B Patten, Helen Tremlett, Christina Wolfson, Stella Leung, John D Fisk
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis and multiple sclerosis (MS) share some risk factors, and fumarates are effective disease-modifying therapies for both psoriasis and MS, suggesting a common pathogenesis. However, findings regarding the occurrence of psoriasis in the MS population are inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to estimate the incidence and prevalence of psoriasis in the MS population versus a matched cohort from the general population. METHODS: We used population-based administrative data from the Canadian province of Manitoba to identify 4911 persons with MS and 23,274 age-, sex- and geographically-matched controls aged 20 years and older...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427707/incidence-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-republic-of-ireland-a-prospective-population-based-study
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K O'Connell, N Tubridy, M Hutchinson, C McGuigan
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) incidence and prevalence is increasing worldwide, with a disproportionally higher rate in women. Recent studies have questioned the presence of a latitudinal gradient in Europe. Ireland is a high prevalence country for MS with a previously reported North-South gradient making it ideal to further explore this concept. OBJECTIVES: In this study we prospectively determined the incidence rate of newly diagnosed MS in Ireland over a 12-month period and demonstrated the presence of a North-South gradient...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427706/neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-related-tonic-spasms-responsive-to-lacosamide
#7
A Baheerathan, W J Brownlee, F Rugg-Gunn, D T Chard, S A Trip
Paroxysmal tonic spasms [PTS] are common in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).1 2 In patients with demyelinating disease, PTS can significantly reduce the quality of life, limit activities of daily living and the rehabilitative process following an acute relapse 3. As in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), paroxysmal tonic spasms in NMOSD usually respond well to treatment with carbamazepine.2 However, the optimal treatment in patients where carbamazepine is contraindicated or poorly tolerated is unclear...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427705/presence-of-central-veins-and-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-for-evaluating-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-leukoaraiosis
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Urška Lamot, Jernej Avsenik, Saša Šega, Katarina Šurlan Popovič
PURPOSE: The process of demyelination in multiple sclerosis (MS) is reflected in lesions of the central nervous system (CNS), which are found in an abundance of different diseases and are frequently radiographically indistinguishable. Our aim was to determine whether the perivenous distribution of MS lesions identified on susceptibility weighted images (SWI) could be used as a specific radiographic sign for MS, and also to determine whether the visibility of the central vein (CV) is affected by the activity of MS lesions...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427704/comparison-of-brain-and-spinal-cord-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-patients-with-or-without-aquaporin-4-antibody
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Moli Fan, Ying Fu, Lei Su, Yi Shen, Kristofer Wood, Li Yang, Yaou Liu, Fu-Dong Shi
BACKGROUND: The spinal cord and brain measurements are rarely investigated in neuromyelitis optica (NMO) patients with and without antibodies to aquaporin-4 (AQP4), directly compared to multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. OBJECTIVES: To investigate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of both brain and spinal cord in NMO patients with and without antibodies to AQP4, compared with MS patients and healthy controls (HC). METHODS: We recruited 55 NMO including 30 AQP4 (+) and 25 AQP4 (-), 25 MS and 25 HC...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427703/multiple-sclerosis-among-afghan-immigrants-in-isfahan-iran
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Masoud Etemadifar, Niyousha Sadeghpour, Kimia Nekouie, Mohammadmostafa Jahansouz, Mehri Salari, Mahboobeh Fereidan-Esfahani
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system demyelinating disease with unknown etiology. However, it is believed to be a multifactorial disease resulting from an interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Immigrant studies have been performed to provide a better view of the pattern of this interaction. We aimed to report the prevalence of MS Afghan immigrants of Isfahan, a population who share the same environment as Isfahan residents but with different genetic backgrounds...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427702/long-term-clinical-and-radiologic-follow-up-of-schilder-s-disease
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Hülya Maraş Genç, Bülent Kara, Emek Uyur Yalçın, Ayfer Sakarya Güneş, Adnan Deniz, Yonca Anık
BACKGROUND: Schilder's disease is a rare, subacute, or chronic demyelinating disorder that mainly affects children and generally shows a monophasic course. CASE: Here, we present three boys diagnosed with Schilder's disease, age at onset 10-14 years, and followed up for 4-8 years. All of them presented with headache, two with encephalopathy and vomiting, and one with diplopia and vertigo. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed two large demyelinating lesions, asymmetric in two patients and symmetric in the other...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427701/multiple-sclerosis-showing-elevation-of-adenosine-deaminase-levels-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Miharu Samuraki, Kenji Sakai, Yasuko Odake, Mitsuhiro Yoshita, Kouichi Misaki, Mitsutoshi Nakada, Masahito Yamada
An 80-year-old man developed dysarthria, quadriplegia, sensory disturbance and ataxia in all limbs. Brain and spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multiple enhanced lesions. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of adenosine deaminase (ADA) remarkably elevated. Tuberculosis DNA was not detected, and tuberculosis was not cultured either in the CSF. Brain biopsy revealed the inflammatory demyelinating lesions. With the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, corticosteroid therapy resulted in rapid improvement of his symptoms and MRI abnormalities...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427700/effects-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-on-gait-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Shmuel Springer, Sam Khamis
BACKGROUND: Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is commonly used to ameliorate gait deficits in patients with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). This review critically evaluates the literature describing the orthotic and therapeutic effects of FES on gait in PwMS. METHODS: The PubMed, CINAHL, and ProQuest databases were searched. Included were studies that evaluated therapeutic and/or orthotic effects of FES in PwMS with at least one outcome measure related to gait...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427699/people-with-ms-are-less-physically-active-than-healthy-controls-but-as-active-as-those-with-other-chronic-diseases-an-updated-meta-analysis
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D Kinnett-Hopkins, B Adamson, K Rougeau, R W Motl
BACKGROUND: There has been remarkable growth in research examining physical activity behavior (any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscle contraction that results in energy expenditure) among people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) over the past decade. The current meta-analysis quantified physical activity participation levels in persons with MS compared with non-diseased and other clinical populations. METHODS: We searched PUBMED, PsycINFO and Web of Science using the keywords physical activity, exercise, and physical fitness in conjunction with MS...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427698/novel-functional-polymorphism-in-igf-1-gene-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-new-insight-to-ms
#15
Majid Shahbazi, Reza Abdolmohammadi, Hamid Ebadi, Touraj Farazmandfar
BACKGROUND: Interactions between several genes and environment may play a role in susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS). The IGF-1 plays a key role in proliferation, maintenance and survival of nerve cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that IGF-1 may be a target for prediction and control MS. We aimed to analysis IGF-1 gene promoter sequence, to investigate the effect of the single nucleotide variants on IGF-1 expression and its association with MS. METHODS: We enrolled 339 MS patients and 431 healthy controls...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427697/health-care-disparities-stemming-from-sexual-orientation-of-italian-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-cross-sectional-web-based-study
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Luigi Lavorgna, Marcello Moccia, Antonio Russo, Raffaele Palladino, Lucia Riccio, Roberta Lanzillo, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Simona Bonavita
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients might experience unique difficulties and barriers to treatment of chronic diseases related to their sexual orientation. Thus, we investigated concerns experienced by LGBT patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). We conducted a web-based survey using a multi-choice questionnaire published in an Italian social-network (www.smsocialnetwork.com) for MS patients. The survey investigated: socio-demographic factors, lifestyle habits, MS-related health status and LGBT specific issues (e...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427696/genetic-burden-of-ms-risk-variants-distinguish-patients-from-healthy-individuals-but-are-not-associated-with-disease-activity
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Helle Bach Søndergaard, Eva Rosa Petersen, Melinda Magyari, Finn Sellebjerg, Annette Bang Oturai
Weighted genetic risk score (wGRS) was analysed for association with disease activity in more than 500 MS patients before and during interferon-beta treatment. The wGRS was higher in MS patients than in healthy controls when analysing eight HLA - and 109 non-HLA MS risk gene variants. No significant associations were observed between number of relapses prior to or during treatment with interferon-beta, both with and without HLA risk alleles included in the wGRS. In conclusion, among Danes the wGRS was higher in MS patients than controls but was not associated with the overall disease activity or response to treatment with interferon-beta...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427695/paraneoplastic-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-associated-with-multiple-myeloma
#18
Lai Yin Law, Kanae Jennifer Nagao
We describe a man recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma who presented with progressive spastic paraparesis, encephalopathy and multifocal MRI lesions with haemorrhage. Brain histopathology was consistent with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) with no new clinicoradiological findings on follow-up. This case emphasises the growing paraneoplastic spectrum, including non-classical but treatable disorders such as ADEM.
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427694/gait-pattern-in-patients-with-different-multiple-sclerosis-phenotypes
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Irena Dujmovic, Sasa Radovanovic, Vanja Martinovic, Jelena Dackovic, Gorica Maric, Sarlota Mesaros, Tatjana Pekmezovic, Vladimir Kostic, Jelena Drulovic
BACKGROUND: Gait pattern is frequently impaired in multiple sclerosis (MS), however gait characteristics in patients with different MS phenotypes have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: We analyzed spatio-temporal gait pattern characteristics in patients with relapsing-remitting (RR, n=52) and primary-progressive (PP, n=18) MS in comparison with age-matched healthy controls (HC, n=40). All subjects performed a standardized simple walking task, a dual motor- motor task, a dual motor-mental task, and a triple combined motor-mental task at a GAITRite electronic walkway of 5...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427693/a-case-of-cd30-alk1-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-resembling-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis
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T Afrantou, K S Natsis, G Papadopoulos, R Lagoudaki, C Poulios, D Mamouli, I Kostopoulos, N Grigoriadis
Central nervous system involvement is an uncommon complication of systemic non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The majority of these cases concern B-cell lymphomas. We report a case of systemic T-cell anaplastic large cell lymphoma CD30+ ALK- with CNS involvement at the time of diagnosis and unusual MRI characteristics resembling acute disseminated encephalomyelitis.
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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