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inflamatory neuropathies

Cynthia García, Stephanie Voorduin, Miguel Pedroza-Seres
OBJECTIVE: Report the ophthalmologic manifestations among patients with Wegener 's Granulomatosis (WG). METHOD: We reviewed the database of the Instituto de Oftalmologia Fundación Conde de Valenciana in order to collect information regarding complete ophthalmic examination, laboratory and cabinet tests, treatment, and disease progression. RESULTS: We included 11 patients with WG (18 eyes). Seven men and four women, mean age 43.7 years (range = 28-55)...
November 2006: Gaceta Médica de México
Takashi Sato, Mina Iwaki, Noriko Shimogaito, Xuegang Wu, Sho-Ichi Yamagishi, Masayoshi Takeuchi
Diabetic complication is a leading cause of acquired blindness, end-stage renal failure, a variety of neuropathies and accelerated atherosclerosis. Chronic hyperglycemia is initially involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic micro- and macro-vascular complications via various metabolic derangements. High glucose increased production of various types of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). Recently, we found that glyceraldehyde-derived AGEs (AGE-2) play an important role in the pathogenesis of angiopathy in diabetic patients...
May 2006: Current Molecular Medicine
O Papazian, I Alfonso
Landry Guillain Barr Sthrol Syndrome (LGBS) is an acute autoimmune monophasic and selflimiting polyradiculoneuropathy affecting patients aged 19 to 59 years (1.7/100,000/year) more than below 18 year of age (0.8/100,000/year). Diagnostic criteria require: I. Progressive motor weakness of more than one limb, and II) absent muscle stretch reflexes. Features that strongly support the diagnosis are: 1. Cease of progression of weakness by 4 weeks, relative symmetrical involvement of the limbs, presence of mild sensory symptoms or signs, involvement of cranial nerves VII (50%) more than IX, X, III, IV and VI, recovery within 2 to 3 weeks after progression stop, presence of autonomic dysfunction, and absent of fever at onset; 2...
January 16, 2002: Revista de Neurologia
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