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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936613/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy-and-anesthesia-a-case-series
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Andrew R Mortenson, Juraj Sprung, James C Watson, P James B Dyck, Toby N Weingarten
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired autoimmune demyelinating polyneuropathy characterized by symmetrical diffuse weakness that also can rarely affect bulbar and respiratory muscles. The study objective was to describe perioperative outcomes of patients with CIDP who received general anesthesia. This retrospective observational study evaluated patients with active (diagnosed or treated within the previous year) CIDP who underwent general anesthesia at our institution between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2015...
September 21, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934563/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#2
Hanny Al-Samkari, Nancy Berliner
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is a life-threatening disorder characterized by unbridled activation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes, natural killer (NK) cells, and macrophages resulting in hypercytokinemia and immunemediated injury of multiple organ systems. It is seen in both children and adults and is recognized as primary (driven by underlying genetic mutations that abolish critical proteins required for normal function of cytotoxic T cells and NK cells) or secondary (resulting from a malignant, infectious, or autoimmune stimulus without an identifiable underlying genetic trigger)...
September 13, 2017: Annual Review of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932896/-update-on-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
#3
S Kovac, J Alferink, D Ahmetspahic, V Arolt, N Melzer
Autoimmune encephalitis is a group of autoimmune inflammatory disorders affecting both grey and white matter of the central nervous system. Encephalitis with autoantibodies against the N‑methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) is the most frequent autoimmune encephalitis syndrome presenting with a characteristic sequence of psychiatric and neurological symptoms. Treatment necessitates a close interdisciplinary cooperation. This article provides an update on the current knowledge on diagnostic standards, pathogenesis, and treatment strategies for anti-NMDA-R encephalitis from psychiatric and neurological perspectives...
September 20, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930529/a-protocol-for-investigating-the-association-of-vaccination-and-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis
#4
Hsiuying Wang
Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate (Anti-NMDA) receptor encephalitis is an acute autoimmune neurological disorder that can be triggered by virus, H1N1/tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis and polio vaccines or by presence of a tumor. The association between anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and Japanese encephalitis vaccination was examined and a general protocol of phylogenetic method which details the steps and code and an example of its utility is provided. The approach used here is potentially useful for analyzing the relationship between vaccines and diseases...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928747/modulation-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-its-animal-model-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-by-food-and-gut-microbiota
#5
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Ward J van den Hoogen, Jon D Laman, Bert A 't Hart
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune neurological disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the central nervous system (CNS), leading to demyelination, axonal damage, and symptoms such as fatigue and disability. Although the cause of MS is not known, the infiltration of peripherally activated immune cells into the CNS has a key pathogenic role. Accumulating evidence supports an important role of diet and gut microbiota in immune-mediated diseases. Preclinical as well as clinical studies suggest a role for gut microbiota and dietary components in MS...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926420/seronegative-paraneoplastic-limbic-encephalitis-associated-with-thymoma
#6
Jaime Toro, David Cuellar-Giraldo, Alejandra Duque, Karla Minota, Jorge Patiño, Manuel García
Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is an autoimmune syndrome characterized by the acute or subacute onset of encephalopathy, memory loss, confusion, temporal lobe seizures, and behavioral and mood changes. Although most patients with paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis have antineuronal antibodies, advances in the field now permit the diagnosis without autoantibody test results. In this case illustrating the new diagnostic criteria, we report a 70-year-old woman who was brought to the emergency room after the acute onset of cognitive impairment, altered mental status, and choreoathetoid movements...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923775/immunoadsorption-using-immusorba-tr-and-ph
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REVIEW
Ryuichiro Hirano, Noriko Hirata
Immusorba TR (IM-TR) and PH (IM-PH) were developed as immunoadsorbents from nonbiological materials as affinity ligands for removal of pathogenic substances. The immunoadsorbents in IM-TR and IM-PH are immobilized on a polyvinyl alcohol gel with tryptophan and phenylalanine, respectively, as a ligand. IM-TR is mainly clinically applied to autoimmune neurological diseases such as myasthenia gravis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. IM-PH is also applied to neurological diseases but mainly to rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus...
August 30, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919008/immunoadsorption-in-neurological-disorders
#8
REVIEW
Satoru Oji, Kyoichi Nomura
In recent years, immunoadsorption has been increasingly recognized as an alternative to therapeutic plasma exchange and used for the treatment of neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, myasthenia gravis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders, and multiple sclerosis, as well as autoimmune encephalitis. Unlike therapeutic plasma exchange, which requires fluid replacement with a blood solution such as fresh frozen plasma or albumin, immunoadsorption is a blood purification technique that enables the selective removal of humoral factors from separated plasma through a high-affinity adsorbent with tryptophan or phenylalanine...
August 26, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918510/acquired-hepatocerebral-degeneration-ahd-a-peculiar-neurological-impairment-in-advanced-chronic-liver-disease
#9
A Pigoni, F Iuculano, C Saetti, L Airaghi, L Burdick, S Spreafico, M Curioni, R Lombardi, L Valenti, A L Fracanzani, S Fargion
We discuss the case of a rare and often unrecognized neurologic syndrome, called Acquired Hepatocerebral Degeneration (AHD), observed in patients with advanced liver disease and portosystemic shunts. The clinical manifestations can be very heterogeneous and in our case included a combination of cerebellar and extrapyramidal signs, arisen in a period of few days. Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed, in T1-weighted images, diffuse bilateral hyper intensities in basal ganglia and biemispheric brain and cerebellar cortices, resembling paramagnetic deposits...
September 16, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915908/advances-in-paediatrics-in-2016-current-practices-and-challenges-in-allergy-autoimmune-diseases-cardiology-endocrinology-gastroenterology-infectious-diseases-neonatology-nephrology-neurology-nutrition-pulmonology
#10
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Carlo Caffarelli, Francesca Santamaria, Dora Di Mauro, Carla Mastrorilli, Silvia Montella, Sergio Bernasconi
This review reports main progresses in various pediatric issues published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics and in international journals in 2016. New insights in clinical features or complications of several disorders may be useful for our better understanding. They comprise severe asthma, changing features of lupus erythematosus from birth to adolescence, celiac disease, functional gastrointestinal disorders, Moebius syndrome, recurrent pneumonia. Risk factors for congenital heart defects, Kawasaki disease have been widely investigated...
September 16, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914199/clinical-applications-of-intravenous-immunoglobulins-in-child-neurology
#11
Maria Gogou, Efimia Papadopoulou-Alataki, Martha Spilioti, Sofia Alataki, Athanasios Evangeliou
BACKGROUND: While there are guidelines for the use of intravenous immunoglobulins in children with Guillain-Barre syndrome and myasthenia gravis based on high-level evidence studies, data is fewer for the majority of neurologic disorders in this age group. Neuronal antibodies are detected in children with seizures of autoimmune etiology. Intravenous immunoglobulins with their broad immunomodulatory mechanism of action could be ideally effective in different forms of immune-dysregulated intractable epilepsies such as autoimmune epilepsy and autoimmune Rasmussen encephalitis...
September 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910681/the-imaging-spectrum-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-pictorial-review
#12
REVIEW
Emily Brady, Neal S Parikh, Babak B Navi, Ajay Gupta, Andrew D Schweitzer
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is characterized by the acute onset of neurologic symptoms (headache, altered mental status, visual changes, seizures) with accompanying vasogenic edema on brain imaging. Risk factors for PRES include infection, uremia, malignancy, autoimmune disorders, the peripartum state and hypertension. PRES is classically described as being posterior (i.e. parieto-occipital) but radiologic variants are increasingly recognized. This pictorial review demonstrates the heterogeneity of the different radiologic presentations of PRES in reference to lesion distribution, hemorrhage, diffusion restriction, contrast enhancement, and other associated findings...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904568/pediatric-autoimmune-encephalitis
#13
REVIEW
Massimo Barbagallo, Giovanna Vitaliti, Piero Pavone, Catia Romano, Riccardo Lubrano, Raffaele Falsaperla
Autoimmune (antibody mediated) encephalitis (AE) is emerging as a more common cause of pediatric encephalopathy than previously thought. The autoimmune process may be triggered by an infection, vaccine, or occult neoplasm. In the latter case, onconeural autoantibodies are directed against intracellular neuronal antigens, but a recent heterogeneous group of encephalitic syndromes has been found not to have underlying tumor but is associated with autoantibodies to the neuronal surface or synaptic antigens. Neuropsychiatric symptoms are very common in autoimmune encephalopathy; as a result, affected children may be initially present to psychiatrists...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904513/autoimmune-thyroiditis-presenting-as-psychosis
#14
Soumitra DAS, Nimisha Doval, Vikas Moun
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a rare condition associated mainly with neurological symptoms. It contains an abundant amount of auto-antibodies in the blood. Only a few cases of behavioral symptoms without significant neurological disturbances have been recorded in the literature. In this view, our case is unique as it was not associated with overt hypothyroid manifestations.
June 25, 2017: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894045/neopterin-as-a-marker-of-cellular-immunological-response
#15
Łukasz Michalak, Magdalena Bulska, Karolina Strząbała, Piotr Szcześniak
Neopterin is a pyrazino-pyrimidine compound that belongs to the pteridine group. It is known to be a biochemical marker associated with cell-mediated immunity. It is produced by human monocytes/macrophages and dendritic cells from guanosine triphosphate (GTP) upon stimulation with interferon gamma (IFNγ), which is released by activated limphocytes Th. Neopterin is a very important clinic parameter, though the physiological role has not been exactly definited thus far. The level of neopterin reflects the stage of activation of the cellular immune system, which is important in the pathogenesis and progression of various diseases...
August 24, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894037/emerging-subspecialties-in-neurology-autoimmune-neurology
#16
A Sebastian López-Chiriboga, Stacey L Clardy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890232/complete-progressive-ophthalmoplegia-and-numb-chin-syndrome-the-first-clinical-manifestations-of-a-lethal-abdominal-burkitt-lymphoma
#17
Smaranda Maier, Rodica Bălaşa, Zoltan Bajko, Iunius Simu, Emoke Horvath
A 57-year-old patient was admitted to the Neurology Clinic for hypoesthesia, intense pain in the right chin and double vision. During the hospitalization, the patient developed progressive complete bilateral ophthalmoplegia and numbness of both sides of the chin. Brain CT and MRI scans with gadolinium were normal. Standard laboratory tests on admission were normal. The cerebral spinal fluid examination and the infectious and autoimmune workup were also normal. A thoracic-abdominal and pelvic CT scan revealed two hypodense lesions in the liver, irregular thickening of the gastric and ileal wall, and multiple abdominal adenopathies...
August 18, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889962/neurobehavioral-outcomes-in-autoimmune-encephalitis
#18
Anusha K Yeshokumar, Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Ana Arenivas, Jesse Cohen, Arun Venkatesan, Deanna Saylor, John C Probasco
This study evaluates long-term neurobehavioral function in patients with clinically diagnosed autoimmune encephalitis (AE) of various etiologies through retrospective chart review and a cross-sectional structured telephone interview. Of 77 patients meeting clinical diagnostic criteria for AE over a ten year period, 39/77 (51%) patients had known AE-associated antibodies, and 38/77 (49%) had no detected antibody. 9/77 (12%) died, and 26/77 (34%) had "poor" neurologic disability score (mRS 3-5) at the last documented follow-up...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887792/liver-failure-as-the-presentation-of-ornithine-transcarbamylase-deficiency-in-a-13-month-old-female
#19
Farrah Rajabi, Lance H Rodan, Maureen M Jonas, Janet S Soul, Nicole J Ullrich, Ann Wessel, Susan E Waisbren, Wen-Hann Tan, Gerard T Berry
Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency (OTCD) is an X-linked urea cycle disorder with variable expressivity in heterozygous females. While liver function testing is often abnormal in patients with OTCD, liver failure is uncommon on presentation. A 13-month-old female with no significant past medical history presented with irritability, right arm weakness, and decreased appetite. Initial workup revealed hepatic dysfunction with an INR of 3.4, ammonia level of 75 μmol/L, and abnormal brain MRI with gyral edema with restricted diffusion, and patchy signal abnormality in basal ganglia...
September 9, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882107/statistical-classifiers-for-diagnosing-disease-from-immune-repertoires-a-case-study-using-multiple-sclerosis
#20
Jared Ostmeyer, Scott Christley, William H Rounds, Inimary Toby, Benjamin M Greenberg, Nancy L Monson, Lindsay G Cowell
BACKGROUND: Deep sequencing of lymphocyte receptor repertoires has made it possible to comprehensively profile the clonal composition of lymphocyte populations. This opens the door for novel approaches to diagnose and prognosticate diseases with a driving immune component by identifying repertoire sequence patterns associated with clinical phenotypes. Indeed, recent studies support the feasibility of this, demonstrating an association between repertoire-level summary statistics (e.g., diversity) and patient outcomes for several diseases...
September 7, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
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