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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440858/treatment-with-disease-modifying-drugs-for-people-with-a-first-clinical-attack-suggestive-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Graziella Filippini, Cinzia Del Giovane, Marinella Clerico, Omid Beiki, Miriam Mattoscio, Federico Piazza, Sten Fredrikson, Irene Tramacere, Antonio Scalfari, Georgia Salanti
BACKGROUND: The treatment of multiple sclerosis has changed over the last 20 years. The advent of disease-modifying drugs in the mid-1990s heralded a period of rapid progress in the understanding and management of multiple sclerosis. With the support of magnetic resonance imaging early diagnosis is possible, enabling treatment initiation at the time of the first clinical attack. As most of the disease-modifying drugs are associated with adverse events, patients and clinicians need to weigh the benefit and safety of the various early treatment options before taking informed decisions...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440255/clinical-profile-and-neuroimaging-in-pediatric-optic-neuritis-in-indian-population-a-case-series
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Rutika Khadse, Meenakshi Ravindran, Neelam Pawar, Padmavathy Maharajan, Ramakrishnan Rengappa
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to report clinical features, neuroimaging, and visual outcome in pediatric optic neuritis (ON) in Indian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of children up to the age of 16 years, diagnosed with ON, that presented at pediatric and neuroophthalmology clinic of a tertiary eye care center, in South India, within the period of 2010-2015. RESULTS: We identified 62 eyes of 40 children diagnosed as ON within the study period...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440186/the-double-roles-of-the-prostaglandin-e2-ep2-receptor-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#3
Xu Luo, Qiquan Zhu, Jie Zhang, Qin Huang, Zongyi Xie, Yuan Cheng
Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a subtype of stroke, brings high morbidity and mortality to human beings. Multiple studies indicate that neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, cytotoxicity resulted from the degradation products of blood clot play vital roles in ICH-induced secondary brain injury, which contributes to deterioration of neurological outcome. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), a type of prostanoids commonly up-regulated in these progresses, is known to modulate numerous cellular and molecular processes and involve in various diseases, including ICH, cerebral ischemic, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) etc...
April 24, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439957/prognostic-indicators-in-pediatric-clinically-isolated-syndrome
#4
Pietro Iaffaldano, Marta Simone, Giuseppe Lucisano, Angelo Ghezzi, Gabriella Coniglio, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Giuseppe Salemi, Francesco Patti, Alessandra Lugaresi, Guillermo Izquierdo, Roberto Bergamaschi, Jose Antonio Cabrera-Gomez, Carlo Pozzilli, Enrico Millefiorini, Raed Alroughani, Cavit Boz, Eugenio Pucci, Giovanni Bosco Zimatore, Patrizia Sola, Giacomo Lus, Davide Maimone, Carlo Avolio, Eleonora Cocco, Seyed Aidin Sajedi, Gianfranco Costantino, Pierre Duquette, Vahid Shaygannejad, Thor Petersen, Ricardo Fernández Bolaños, Damiano Paolicelli, Carla Tortorella, Tim Spelman, Lucia Margari, Maria Pia Amato, Giancarlo Comi, Helmut Butzkueven, Maria Trojano
OBJECTIVE: To assess prognostic factors for a second clinical attack and a first disability worsening event in pediatric clinically isolated syndrome (pCIS) suggestive of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients. METHODS: A cohort of 770 pCIS patients was followed-up for at least 10 years. Cox proportional hazard models and RECursive Partitioning and AMalgamation (RECPAM) tree-regression were used to analyze data. RESULTS: In pCIS, female sex and a multifocal onset were risk factors for a second clinical attack (HR, 95% CI: 1...
April 25, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439722/dna-methylation-age-acceleration-is-associated-with-disease-duration-and-age-at-onset-in-c9orf72-patients
#5
Ming Zhang, Maria Carmela Tartaglia, Danielle Moreno, Christine Sato, Paul McKeever, Anna Weichert, Julia Keith, Janice Robertson, Lorne Zinman, Ekaterina Rogaeva
The repeat expansion in C9orf72 is the most common cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. C9orf72 patients present with a wide range in disease duration and age of onset. The strongest risk factor for both syndromes is aging, which was linked to DNA methylation (DNAm) age based on the cumulative assessment of the methylation levels of 353 CpGs included on the genome-wide 450k BeadChip. DNAm age may reflect biological age better than chronological age. We conducted a genome-wide blood DNA methylation study of 46 unrelated C9orf72 patients...
April 24, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439028/bgp-15-prevents-the-death-of-neurons-in-a-mouse-model-of-familial-dysautonomia
#6
Sarah B Ohlen, Magdalena L Russell, Michael J Brownstein, Frances Lefcort
Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type III, or familial dysautonomia [FD; Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) 223900], affects the development and long-term viability of neurons in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and retina. FD is caused by a point mutation in the gene IKBKAP/ELP1 that results in a tissue-specific reduction of the IKAP/ELP1 protein, a subunit of the Elongator complex. Hallmarks of the disease include vasomotor and cardiovascular instability and diminished pain and temperature sensation caused by reductions in sensory and autonomic neurons...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439012/gestational-bisphenol-a-exposure-lowers-the-threshold-for-autoimmunity-in-a-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
#7
James A Rogers, Manoj K Mishra, Jennifer Hahn, Catherine J Greene, Robin M Yates, Luanne M Metz, V Wee Yong
Environmental and hormonal factors are implicated in dysimmunity in multiple sclerosis. We investigated whether bisphenol-A, a prominent contaminant with endocrine-disrupting capabilities, altered susceptibility in an inflammatory model of multiple sclerosis. We found that gestational, but not adult, exposure to bisphenol-A increased the development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in adulthood in male, but not female, mice when a suboptimal disease-inducing immunization was used. Gestational bisphenol-A in male mice primed macrophages in adulthood and raised granulocyte-colony stimulating factor and neutrophil counts/activity postsuboptimal immunization...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438714/the-effect-of-morphological-and-microstructural-integrity-of-the-corpus-callosum-on-cognition-fatigue-and-depression-in-mildly-disabled-ms-patients
#8
Jeroen Van Schependom, Jeroen Gielen, Jorne Laton, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Anne-Marie Vanbinst, Johan De Mey, Dirk Smeets, Guy Nagels
Aim To assess the value of callosal morphological and microstructural integrity in assessing different cognitive domains, fatigue and depression in mildly disabled multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed 29 mildly disabled MS patients and 15 healthy controls using 3T magnetic resonance images (T1-weighted, FLAIR and DTI) and neuropsychological tests assessing different cognitive functions, depression and fatigue. We compared the added value of morphological measures (corpus callosum area corrected for total intracranial volume, index, circularity and the more detailed thickness profile) and diffusion features (fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity) in multilinear models including standard clinical and whole-brain parameters in assessing neuropsychological scores...
April 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438569/methylprednisolone-liver-toxicity-a-new-case-and-a-french-regional-pharmacovigilance-survey
#9
Jérôme Dumortier, Judith Cottin, Caroline Lavie, Olivier Guillaud, Valérie Hervieu, Christine Chambon-Augoyard, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Sandra Vukusic, Thierry Vial
Reported hepatotoxicity induced by corticosteroids is very rare, and the diagnosis is highly challenging in the context of auto-immune disease. We report here a case of high-dose methylprednisolone (MP)-induced acute hepatitis confirmed by liver histology in a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) and a case series (n=4) notified to the French Pharmacovigilance center of Lyon. In all 5 cases, other common causes of hepatitis were excluded. The causal relationship with MP pulse therapy was supported by the fact that MP was the only culprit drug...
April 21, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438330/demonic-possession-by-jean-lhermitte
#10
E Drouin, T Péréon, Y Péréon
The name of the French neurologist and psychiatrist Jean Lhermitte (1877-1959) is most often associated with the sign he described back in 1927 in three patients with multiple sclerosis. We are reporting unpublished handwritten notes by Jean Lhermitte about 'demonic possession', which date from the 1950s. Drawing from his experiences in neuropsychiatry, Lhermitte gathered notable case reviews as well as individual case histories. For him, cases of demonic possession are of a psychiatric nature with social background exerting a strong influence...
April 21, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437859/multiple-sclerosis-broke-my-heart
#11
Géraldine Androdias, Emilien Bernard, Damien Biotti, Nicolas Collongues, Françoise Durand-Dubief, Julie Pique, Ingrid Sanchez, Clément Delmas, Jacques Ninet, Romain Marignier, Sandra Vukusic
We report 5 cases of acute heart failure (AHF) related to multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses. AHF was inaugural in 3 patients, always preceded or accompanied by signs of brainstem dysfunction; it was severe, requiring intensive care management. Echocardiography showed left ventricular hypokinesis. No other cause of AHF has been found. All patients showed a new medullary lesion on brain MRI. All had rapid and complete recovery of ventricular function after intravenous corticosteroids. We concluded to a takotsubo phenomenon...
April 24, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437430/cerebellar-volume-as-imaging-outcome-in-progressive-multiple-sclerosis
#12
Matilde Inglese, Maria Petracca, Enricomaria Mormina, Anat Achiron, Rebecca Straus-Farber, Shmuel Miron, Michelle Fabian, Stephen Krieger, Aaron Miller, Fred Lublin, Maria Pia Sormani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess whether cerebellar volumes changes could represent a sensitive outcome measure in primary-progressive MS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Changes in cerebellar volumes over one-year follow-up, estimated in 26 primary-progressive MS patients and 20 controls with Freesurfer longitudinal pipeline, were assessed using Wilcoxon test and tested for their correlation with disability worsening by a logistic regression. Clinical worsening was defined as EDSS score increase or change of >20% for 25-foot walk test or 9-hole peg test scores at follow-up...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436460/histological-validation-of-fast-macromolecular-proton-fraction-mapping-as-a-quantitative-myelin-imaging-method-in-the-cuprizone-demyelination-model
#13
Marina Yu Khodanovich, Irina V Sorokina, Valentina Yu Glazacheva, Andrey E Akulov, Nikolay M Nemirovich-Danchenko, Alexander V Romashchenko, Tatyana G Tolstikova, Lilia R Mustafina, Vasily L Yarnykh
Cuprizone-induced demyelination in mice is a frequently used model in preclinical multiple sclerosis research. A recent quantitative clinically-targeted MRI method, fast macromolecular proton fraction (MPF) mapping demonstrated a promise as a myelin biomarker in human and animal studies with a particular advantage of sensitivity to both white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) demyelination. This study aimed to histologically validate the capability of MPF mapping to quantify myelin loss in brain tissues using the cuprizone demyelination model...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436295/treatment-response-to-dimethyl-fumarate-is-characterized-by-disproportionate-cd8-t-cell-reduction-in-ms
#14
Vinzenz Fleischer, Michaela Friedrich, Ayman Rezk, Ulrike Bühler, Esther Witsch, Timo Uphaus, Stefan Bittner, Sergiu Groppa, Björn Tackenberg, Amit Bar-Or, Frauke Zipp, Felix Luessi
BACKGROUND: The effect of dimethyl fumarate (DMF) on circulating lymphocyte subsets and their contribution as predictors of clinical efficacy have not yet been investigated in multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate lymphocytes and lymphocyte subsets (analyzed 6 months after DMF start) in MS patients with and without disease activity after 1 year of treatment in a retrospective study. METHODS: Peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets were analyzed by flow cytometry...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435763/toxoplasma-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-host-possible-risk-of-living-with-multiple-cats
#15
Halis Kaan Akturk, David Sotello, Allen Ameri, Ahmed S Abuzaid, Ana Marcella Rivas, Priyanka Vashisht
A 32-year-old man presented with agitation, headache, and confusion. He was immunocompetent and had been living with multiple cats for many years. His vital signs were stable. He was afebrile. Multiple blood tests did not show any serious problem. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multiple ring-enhancing white matter lesions. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis did not show any signs of infection. Based on a presumptive diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, high-dose corticosteroid treatment was started. However, this caused worsening of the symptoms and increased the size of the lesions...
March 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435673/primate-autoimmune-disease-models-lost-for-translation
#16
Bert A 't Hart
Replacement, reduction and refinement (the 3R's) are the leading principles in translational research with animals. To be useful a model should also be clinically Relevant (the 4th R). Work in a non-human primate model of multiple sclerosis, the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model, reveals an inherent conflict among these 4R principles. The impossibility to harmonize all 4R's forms a major challenge when the model is applied in preclinical drug development.
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435096/improving-automated-multiple-sclerosis-lesion-segmentation-with-a-cascaded-3d-convolutional-neural-network-approach
#17
Sergi Valverde, Mariano Cabezas, Eloy Roura, Sandra González-Villà, Deborah Pareto, Joan C Vilanova, Lluís Ramió-Torrentà, Àlex Rovira, Arnau Oliver, Xavier Lladó
In this paper, we present a novel automated method for White Matter (WM) lesion segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patient images. Our approach is based on a cascade of two 3D patch-wise convolutional neural networks (CNN). The first network is trained to be more sensitive revealing possible candidate lesion voxels while the second network is trained to reduce the number of misclassified voxels coming from the first network. This cascaded CNN architecture tends to learn well from a small (n≤35) set of labeled data of the same MRI contrast, which can be very interesting in practice, given the difficulty to obtain manual label annotations and the large amount of available unlabeled Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data...
April 18, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434855/health-care-use-before-a-first-demyelinating-event-suggestive-of-a-multiple-sclerosis-prodrome-a-matched-cohort-study
#18
José M A Wijnands, Elaine Kingwell, Feng Zhu, Yinshan Zhao, Tanja Högg, Karen Stadnyk, Okechukwu Ekuma, Xinya Lu, Charity Evans, John D Fisk, Ruth Ann Marrie, Helen Tremlett
BACKGROUND: Degenerative processes in neurodegenerative diseases can start years before clinical manifestation. We aimed to establish whether a multiple sclerosis prodromal period exists by examining patterns of health-care use before a first demyelinating event. METHODS: In this matched cohort study, we used data from linked health administrative and clinical databases from four Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia) to compare hospital, physician, and prescription use data from people with multiple sclerosis and matched general population controls in the 5 years before the first demyelinating disease claim (health administrative index date) or clinically reported symptom onset (clinical index date)...
April 20, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434551/neuromuscular-fatigue-during-exercise-methodological-considerations-etiology-and-potential-role-in-chronic-fatigue
#19
REVIEW
Rosie Twomey, Saied Jalal Aboodarda, Renata Kruger, Susan Nicole Culos-Reed, John Temesi, Guillaume Y Millet
The term fatigue is used to describe a distressing and persistent symptom of physical and/or mental tiredness in certain clinical populations, with distinct but ultimately complex, multifactorial and heterogenous pathophysiology. Chronic fatigue impacts on quality of life, reduces the capacity to perform activities of daily living, and is typically measured using subjective self-report tools. Fatigue also refers to an acute reduction in the ability to produce maximal force or power due to exercise. The classical measurement of exercise-induced fatigue involves neuromuscular assessments before and after a fatiguing task...
April 20, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434474/chinese-herbal-medicine-adjunct-therapy-in-patients-with-acute-relapse-of-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Liang Song, Qi-Hui Zhou, Hui-Lin Wang, Feng-Jiao Liao, Liang Hua, Hong-Feng Zhang, Li-Bo Huang, Yan Lin, Guo-Qing Zheng
BACKGROUND: Many patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) resort to complementary and alternative medicine, which is used in 33%-80% of MS patients in the developed country. The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) as an adjunct therapy of patients with acute relapse of MS. METHODS: Six databases were searched for randomized-controlled trial of CHM for acute relapse of MS. The risk of bias was assessed by using the twelve criteria recommended by the Cochrane Back Review Group...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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