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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226605/semi-automated-image-analysis-of-gel-electrophoresis-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-for-oligoclonal-band-detection
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S Boudet, L Peyrodie, Z Wang, G Forzy, S Boudet, L Peyrodie, Z Wang, G Forzy, Z Wang, L Peyrodie, S Boudet, G Forzy
Detection of oligoclonal electrophoretic bands in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an important diagnostic tool for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Electrophoretic profiles are difficult to interpret due to low contrast and artefacts. A semi-automated method to ease analysis and to reduce subjectivity is presented. The method sequentially converts color images to grayscale, realigns bands, removes artifacts, then converts 2D images to a signal, before detecting, thresholding and editing peaks to optimize profiles. Such treated profiles (21 positive and 15 negative) are compared to ground truth analysis of an expert biologist...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222766/increased-cortical-lesion-load-and-intrathecal-inflammation-is-associated-with-oligoclonal-bands-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-combined-csf-and-mri-study
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Gabriele Farina, Roberta Magliozzi, Marco Pitteri, Richard Reynolds, Stefania Rossi, Alberto Gajofatto, Maria Donata Benedetti, Francesco Facchiano, Salvatore Monaco, Massimiliano Calabrese
BACKGROUND: Although IgG oligoclonal bands (OCBs) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are a frequent phenomenon in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, their relationship with grey matter lesions, intrathecal/meningeal inflammation and clinical evolution has not been clarified yet. The aim of our study was to assess the relationship between the OCBs, the inflammatory/neurodegenerative CSF profile at diagnosis, the cortical lesion load and the clinical evolution after 10 years. METHODS: This is a 10-year observational, cross-sectional study based on a combined MRI, cognitive and CSF profiling of the examined patients...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220397/neuron-specific-enolase-levels-as-a-marker-for-possible-neuronal-damage-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Yavuz Samancı, Bedia Samancı, Erdi Şahin, Güneş Altıokka-Uzun, Cem İsmail Küçükali, Erdem Tüzün, Betül Baykan
Although formerly considered as a "benign" disease, the presence of some important problems such as vision loss, resistance to appropriate medical treatment and relapses suggests that neuronal damage might play a role in the pathophysiology of IIH. In order to demonstrate possible neuronal damage/dysfunction participating in IIH pathophysiology, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE) levels and clinical features in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)...
February 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131210/tnf-alpha-inhibitor-associated-myelopathies-a-neurological-complication-in-patients-with-rheumatologic-disorders
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Paula Barreras, Maureen A Mealy, Carlos A Pardo
OBJECTIVES: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors (TNFα-I) are biological agents used in the treatment of rheumatologic disorders. TNFα-I have been associated with demyelinating disorders mimicking multiple sclerosis. The goal of this report is to illustrate cases of myelopathy which developed during the use of TNFα-I. METHODS: We describe the clinical, neuroimaging and laboratory features of 4 cases of myelopathy associated with TNFα-I. RESULTS: The mean period of TNFα-I exposure was 27 [12-36] months...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109263/common-and-uncommon-neurological-manifestations-of-neuroborreliosis-leading-to-hospitalization
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Philipp Schwenkenbecher, Refik Pul, Ulrich Wurster, Josef Conzen, Kaweh Pars, Hans Hartmann, Kurt-Wolfram Sühs, Ludwig Sedlacek, Martin Stangel, Corinna Trebst, Thomas Skripuletz
BACKGROUND: Neuroborreliosis represents a relevant infectious disease and can cause a variety of neurological manifestations. Different stages and syndromes are described and atypical symptoms can result in diagnostic delay or misdiagnosis. The aim of this retrospective study was to define the pivotal neurological deficits in patients with neuroborreliosis that were the reason for admission in a hospital. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated data of patients with neuroborreliosis...
January 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104259/utility-of-extension-views-in-spondylotic-myelopathy-mimicking-transverse-myelitis
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Brittani L Conway, Michelle J Clarke, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a common cause of myelopathy and may mimic transverse myelitis. We report a 55 year-old lady with subacute myelopathy initially treated with glatiramer acetate for suspected clinically isolated syndrome. MRI head and spine revealed a single short cervical cord T2-hyperintense lesion with enhancement just below a region of moderate stenosis. Cerebrospinal fluid revealed elevated oligoclonal bands. Repeat MRI 7 months later showed persistent enhancement. Dynamic MRI revealed cord compression during extension...
January 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095856/baff-index-and-cxcl13-levels-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-associate-respectively-with-intrathecal-igg-synthesis-and-cortical-atrophy-in-multiple-sclerosis-at-clinical-onset
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M Puthenparampil, L Federle, S Miante, A Zito, E Toffanin, S Ruggero, M Ermani, S Pravato, D Poggiali, P Perini, F Rinaldi, P Gallo
BACKGROUND: B lymphocytes are thought to play a relevant role in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology. The in vivo analysis of intrathecally produced B cell-related cytokines may help to clarify the mechanisms of B cell recruitment and immunoglobulin production within the central nervous system (CNS) in MS. METHODS: Paired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum specimens from 40 clinically isolated syndrome suggestive of MS or early-onset relapsing-remitting MS patients (CIS/eRRMS) and 17 healthy controls (HC) were analyzed for the intrathecal synthesis of IgG (quantitative formulae and IgG oligoclonal bands, IgGOB), CXCL13, BAFF, and IL-21...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090800/similar-familial-risk-in-multiple-sclerosis-subgroups
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Jie Song, Virginija Karrenbauer, Ali Manouchehrinia, Catarina Almqvist, Jan Hillert, Helga Westerlind
BACKGROUND: A subgroup of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) present with no oligoclonal bands (OCB) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Several studies report different clinical characteristics and genetic associations between the two groups. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the OCB negative subgroup has a distinct etiology from band positive MS. METHODS: Using nationwide registers to estimate familial risks, which reflect the genetic contribution of a disease...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078314/onset-of-secondary-progressive-ms-after-long-term-rituximab-therapy-a-case-report
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H-Christian von Büdingen, Antje Bischof, Erica L Eggers, Shengzhi Wang, Carolyn J Bevan, Bruce A C Cree, Roland G Henry, Stephen L Hauser
A patient with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) was treated with a standard immunomodulatory therapy, but due to ongoing disease activity was switched to rituximab. Relapses ceased, but secondary progressive MS (SPMS) eventually appeared, associated with new focal spinal cord white matter lesions. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed persistent oligoclonal bands (OCB) and clonally related B cells in CSF and peripheral blood. The treatment escalation approach failed to prevent evolution to SPMS, raising the question of whether initiation of B-cell depleting therapy at the time of RMS diagnosis should be tested to more effectively address the immune pathology leading to SPMS...
January 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067602/mirnas-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-identify-patients-with-ms-and-specifically-those-with-lipid-specific-oligoclonal-igm-bands
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Ester Quintana, Francisco José Ortega, René Robles-Cedeño, María Luisa Villar, Maria Buxó, Josep Maria Mercader, José Carlos Alvarez-Cermeño, Neus Pueyo, Héctor Perkal, José Manuel Fernández-Real, Lluís Ramió-Torrentà
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNAs that regulate cellular processes by controlling protein translation and mRNA degradation. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore the miRNA signature of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients versus controls and the possibility that patients with lipid-specific oligolconal IgM bands (LS_OCMB), a predictor of a more severe disease course, may have a distinct profile. METHODS: An extensive profile of 754 miRNAs was evaluated in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 14 women using TaqMan low-density arrays...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062719/characteristics-in-limbic-encephalitis-with-anti-adenylate-kinase-5-autoantibodies
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Le-Duy Do, Eve Chanson, Virginie Desestret, Bastien Joubert, François Ducray, Sabine Brugière, Yohann Couté, Maité Formaglio, Veronique Rogemond, Catherine Thomas-Antérion, Laura Borrega, Brice Laurens, Francois Tison, Jonathan Curot, Thomas De Brouker, Christine Lebrun-Frenay, Jean-Yves Delattre, Jean-Christophe Antoine, Jerome Honnorat
OBJECTIVE: To report 10 patients with limbic encephalitis (LE) and adenylate kinase 5 autoantibodies (AK5-Abs). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study in a cohort of 50 patients with LE with uncharacterized autoantibodies and identified a specific target using immunohistochemistry, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, mass spectrometry, and cell-based assay. RESULTS: AK5 (a known autoantigen of LE) was identified as the target of antibodies in the CSFs and sera of 10 patients with LE (median age 64 years; range 57-80), which was characterized by subacute anterograde amnesia without seizure and sometimes preceded by a prodromal phase of asthenia or mood disturbances...
January 6, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056870/anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-nmdar-antibody-encephalitis-presents-in-atypical-types-and-coexists-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-or-neurosyphilis
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Kaiyu Qin, Wenqing Wu, Yuming Huang, Dongmei Xu, Lei Zhang, Bowen Zheng, Meijuan Jiang, Cheng Kou, Junhua Gao, Wurong Li, Jinglin Zhang, Sumei Wang, Yanfei Luan, Chaoling Yan, Dan Xu, Xinmei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a clinically heterogeneous disorder characterized by epileptic seizures, psychosis, dyskinesia, consciousness impairments, and autonomic instability. Symptoms are always various. Sometimes it presents in milder or incomplete forms. We report 4 cases of anti-NMDAR encephalitis with incomplete forms, 3 cases of which were accompanied by neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder or neurosyphilis respectively. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old man presented with dysarthria, movement disorder and occasional seizures...
January 5, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055077/risk-of-multiple-sclerosis-after-a-clinically-isolated-syndrome-from-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-oligoclonal-bands-to-activated-t-cells
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Jeffrey M Gelfand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 3, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008318/alterations-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-patients-with-bipolar-syndromes
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Dominique Endres, Rick Dersch, Tilman Hottenrott, Evgeniy Perlov, Simon Maier, Dietrich van Calker, Benedikt Hochstuhl, Nils Venhoff, Oliver Stich, Ludger Tebartz van Elst
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a severe and lifelong condition. Primary endogenic polygenetic forms are common. Secondary organic forms have received increasing interest recently due to the detection of immunological encephalopathies that mimic various psychiatric syndromes, including BD. However, only limited data about routine findings of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analyses in BD are available. Therefore, we investigated the frequency of alterations in the CSF in patients with BD and the association with autoantibodies, cerebral magnetic resonance imaging, and electroencephalography findings...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997917/cerebrospinal-fluid-findings-in-neurological-diseases-associated-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Kaweh Pars, Refik Pul, Philipp Schwenkenbecher, Kurt-Wolfram Sühs, Ulrich Wurster, Torsten Witte, Paul Bronzlik, Martin Stangel, Thomas Skripuletz
BACKGROUND: Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune-mediated disease that can cause a variety of neurological manifestations. METHODS: This study investigated characteristics of clinical and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) features in patients with neurological diseases associated with Sjögren's syndrome. Eighty-two patients were examined separately according to the presence of Sjögren's syndrome alone or in combination with other autoimmune diseases. RESULTS: In the 47 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome, peripheral neuropathy (57%) was found most frequently, followed by the involvement of the central nervous system (CNS; 17%), cranial neuropathy (15%), and myalgia (11%)...
2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914152/pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-in-portugal-a-multicentre-study
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Ana Sofia Correia, Luís Augusto, Joana Meireles, Joana Pinto, Ana Paula Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis is most often diagnosed among young adults but less frequently it may present during childhood or adolescence. In Portugal, there has been only one previous single-center, pediatric multiple sclerosis study. The main objective was the evaluation of the demographic, clinical, laboratorial and neuroradiological characteristics of patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis in Portugal. The secondary objectives were to compare the characteristics of childhood-onset multiple sclerosis and adolescent-onset multiple sclerosis and to characterize the treatments prescribed...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911122/an-update-on-the-use-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-analysis-as-a-diagnostic-tool-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Matteo Gastaldi, Elisabetta Zardini, Diego Franciotta
Intrathecal B-lymphocyte activation is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS), a multi-factorial inflammatory-demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. Such activation has a counterpart in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) oligoclonal IgG bands (OCB), whose diagnostic role in MS has been downgraded within the current McDonald's criteria. With a theoretico-practical approach, the authors review the physiopathological basis of the CSF dynamics, and the state-of-the-art of routine CSF analysis and CSF biomarkers in MS...
January 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904495/higher-frequency-of-brain-abnormalities-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-patients-without-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Li-Na Gu, Min Zhang, Hui Zhu, Jing-Yao Liu
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder often co-exists with primary Sjögren's syndrome. We compared the clinical features of 16 neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder patients with (n = 6) or without primary Sjögren's syndrome (n = 10). All patients underwent extensive clinical, laboratory, and MRI evaluations. There were no statistical differences in demographics or first neurological involvement at onset between neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder patients with and without primary Sjögren's syndrome...
October 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899552/prognostic-value-of-free-light-chains-lambda-and-kappa-in-early-multiple-sclerosis
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Margarete M Voortman, Tatjana Stojakovic, Lukas Pirpamer, Margit Jehna, Christian Langkammer, Hubert Scharnagl, Markus Reindl, Stefan Ropele, Thomas Seifert-Held, Juan-Jose Archelos, Siegrid Fuchs, Christian Enzinger, Franz Fazekas, Michael Khalil
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) immunoglobulin free light chains (FLC) have been suggested as quantitative alternative to oligoclonal bands (OCB) in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). However, little is known on their role in predicting clinical and paraclinical disease progression, particularly in early stages. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prognostic value of FLC in OCB-positive patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) suggestive of MS and early MS...
November 29, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896893/an-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-like-illness-in-the-elderly-neuroimaging-and-neuropathology-findings
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Ulrike W Kaunzner, Elliott Salamon, Elena Pentsova, Marc Rosenblum, Sasan Karimi, Nancy Nealon, Ehud Lavi, Dara G Jamieson
INTRODUCTION: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a rare demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) that classically occurs in children and adolescents. It characteristically presents with acute inflammation, resulting in demyelination, often following an infectious disease. ADEM has been described in adult patients, but the incidence in the adult and especially elderly population is low. CASES: We describe five older adults (age 57 to 85) who presented with acute neurological symptoms...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
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