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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937488/the-significance-of-arachnoid-granulation-in-patients-with-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Gaurav Vishwasrao Watane, Bhumi Patel, Derek Brown, M Reza Taheri
PURPOSE: The aim of this article was to study the significance of arachnoid granulations (AGs) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). METHODS: In an institutional review board-approved retrospective chart review study, 79 patients with clinical diagnosis of idiopathic increased intracranial pressure were compared with 63 patients with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Inclusion criteria also included available magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, older than 18 years, and female sex...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933614/coping-strategies-and-adjustment-to-multiple-sclerosis-among-recently-diagnosed-patients-the-mediating-role-of-sense-of-coherence
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Emanuela Calandri, Federica Graziano, Martina Borghi, Silvia Bonino
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between coping strategies (problem solving, emotional release, and avoidance) and adjustment (health-related quality of life, depression, and affective well-being) in a group of recently diagnosed multiple sclerosis patients (up to three years since diagnosis), and to explore the mediating role of sense of coherence between coping strategies and adjustment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Centre...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931645/comorbidity-in-multiple-sclerosis-is-associated-with-diagnostic-delays-and-increased-mortality
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Anja Thormann, Per Soelberg Sørensen, Nils Koch-Henriksen, Bjarne Laursen, Melinda Magyari
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of chronic comorbidity on the time of diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and on mortality in MS. METHODS: We conducted a population-based, nationwide cohort study including all incident MS cases in Denmark with first MS symptom between 1980 and 2005. To investigate the time of diagnosis, we compared individuals with and without chronic comorbidity using multinomial logistic regression. To investigate mortality, we used Cox regression with time-dependent covariates, following study participants from clinical MS onset until endpoint (death) or to the end of the study, censuring at emigration...
September 20, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920886/retinal-layer-segmentation-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Axel Petzold, Laura J Balcer, Peter A Calabresi, Fiona Costello, Teresa C Frohman, Elliot M Frohman, Elena H Martinez-Lapiscina, Ari J Green, Randy Kardon, Olivier Outteryck, Friedemann Paul, Sven Schippling, Patrik Vermersch, Pablo Villoslada, Lisanne J Balk
BACKGROUND: Structural retinal imaging biomarkers are important for early recognition and monitoring of inflammation and neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis. With the introduction of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), supervised automated segmentation of individual retinal layers is possible. We aimed to investigate which retinal layers show atrophy associated with neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis when measured with SD-OCT. METHODS: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched for studies in which SD-OCT was used to look at the retina in people with multiple sclerosis with or without optic neuritis in PubMed, Web of Science, and Google Scholar between Nov 22, 1991, and April 19, 2016...
October 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917371/cannabinoids-for-spasticity-due-to-multiple-sclerosis-or-paraplegia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Victoria P da Rovare, Gabriel P A Magalhães, Guilherme D A Jardini, Matheus L Beraldo, Mariel O Gameiro, Arnav Agarwal, Gustavo José Luvizutto, Lucas Paula-Ramos, Samira Esteves Afonso Camargo, Luciane Dias de Oliveira, Rodrigo Bazan, Regina El Dib
OBJECTIVES: Spasticity remains highly prevalent in patients with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. To summarize the effects of cannabinoids compared with usual care, placebo for spasticity due to multiple sclerosis (MS) or paraplegia. METHODS: Searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and LILACS to March 2017 were performed to identify randomized controlled trials. The primary outcomes were spasticity and spasm frequency. The criteria were any patient with MS and spasticity affecting upper or lower limbs or both, and that had a confirmed diagnosis of MS based on validated criteria, or however defined by the authors of the included studies...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913726/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-associated-with-multiple-sclerosis-therapies
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REVIEW
Eric M L Williamson, Joseph R Berger
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare, but serious, complication encountered in patients treated with a select number of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) utilized in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). PML results from a viral infection in the brain for which the only demonstrated effective therapy is restoring the perturbed immune system-typically achieved in the patient with MS by removing the offending therapeutic agent or, in the case of HIV-associated PML, treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapies...
September 14, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904091/25-hydroxyvitamin-d-deficiency-and-risk-of-ms-among-women-in-the-finnish-maternity-cohort
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Kassandra L Munger, Kira Hongell, Julia Åivo, Merja Soilu-Hänninen, Heljä-Marja Surcel, Alberto Ascherio
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether and to what extent vitamin D deficiency is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) risk. METHODS: We conducted a prospective nested case-control study among women in the Finnish Maternity Cohort (FMC). The FMC had 1.8 million stored serum samples taken during the pregnancies of over 800,000 women at the time of this study. Through linkages with hospital and prescription registries, we identified 1,092 women with MS diagnosed between 1983 and 2009 with at least 1 serum sample collected prior to date of MS diagnosis; ≥2 serum samples were available for 511 cases...
September 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900612/coexistence-of-multiple-sclerosis-and-brain-tumor-an-uncommon-diagnostic-challenge
#8
Fatemeh Abrishamchi, Fariborz Khorvash
Nonneoplastic demyelinating processes of the brain with mass effect on magnetic resonance imaging can cause diagnostic difficulties. It requires differential diagnosis between the tumefactive demyelinating lesion and the coexistence of neoplasm. We document the case of 41-year-old woman with clinical and radiological findings suggestive of multiple sclerosis. Additional investigations confirmed the coexistence of astrocytoma. This report emphasizes the importance of considering brain tumors in the differential diagnosis of primary demyelinating disease presenting with a cerebral mass lesion...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895748/multiple-sclerosis-among-service-members-of-the-active-and-reserve-components-of-the-u-s-armed-forces-and-among-other-beneficiaries-of-the-military-health-system-2007-2016
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Valerie F Williams, Shauna Stahlman, Saixia Ying
During 2007-2016, a total of 2,031 active component service members received incident diagnoses of multiple sclerosis (MS), for an overall unadjusted incidence rate of 14.9 cases per 100,000 p-yrs. The average overall unadjusted rate among reserve/guard members during this surveillance period was 6.9 cases per 100,000 persons. In both components, women had a higher overall incidence of MS than men across all race/ethnicity groups. Overall rates of MS were highest among non-Hispanic black service members. Crude annual incidence rates among active component members decreased slightly during 2007-2016, while rates among reserve/guard members were relatively stable...
August 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894919/-timed-up-and-go-and-brain-atrophy-a-preliminary-mri-study-to-assess-functional-mobility-performance-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Lorena Lorefice, G Coghe, G Fenu, M Porta, G Pilloni, J Frau, F Corona, V Sechi, M A Barracciu, M G Marrosu, M Pau, E Cocco
Motor and cognitive disabilities are related to brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis (MS). 'Timed up and go' (TUG) has been recently tested in MS as functional mobility test, as it is able to evaluate ambulation/coordination-related tasks, as well as cognitive function related to mobility. The objective of this study is to evaluate the relationship between brain volumes and TUG performances. Inclusion criteria were a diagnosis of MS and the ability to walk at least 20 m. TUG was performed using a wearable inertial sensor...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889162/meaningful-functional-change-achieved-from-physical-therapy-provided-in-a-student-run-pro-bono-clinic
#11
Suzanne R O'Brien, Melissa Bulas, Alexander Metcalfe, Zachary Mix, Todd Richert, Richard Wagner
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated whether patients with chronic neurologic diagnoses who attended a student-run pro bono physical therapy (PT) clinic achieved the minimum detectable change (MDC) on functional measures and the factors associated with such change. METHODS: Retrospective chart review included 71 patients with a primary diagnosis of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or multiple sclerosis from 2010 to 2014. The sample was 45% female, with a mean age of 62 yrs (SD 12...
2017: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887746/diagnosis-of-multiple-sclerosis-from-eeg-signals-using-nonlinear-methods
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Ali Torabi, Mohammad Reza Daliri, Seyyed Hojjat Sabzposhan
EEG signals have essential and important information about the brain and neural diseases. The main purpose of this study is classifying two groups of healthy volunteers and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients using nonlinear features of EEG signals while performing cognitive tasks. EEG signals were recorded when users were doing two different attentional tasks. One of the tasks was based on detecting a desired change in color luminance and the other task was based on detecting a desired change in direction of motion...
September 8, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882979/multiple-sclerosis-and-subsequent-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-a-case-with-the-rare-comorbidity-focus-on-novel-treatment-issues-and-review-of-the-literature
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Charalampos Skarlis, Maria Gontika, Serafeim Katsavos, Giorgios Velonakis, Panagiotis Toulas, Maria Anagnostouli
BACKGROUND: The comorbidity between Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is particularly rare. Only a few cases of comorbidity of Clinically Definite(CD)-MS and HIV have been documented worldwide, while the potential beneficial role of antiretroviral therapy regarding MS activity has long been an area of debate. CASE REPORT: We present a 36-year old male, bearing a diagnosis of CD-MS for twelve years. He had been treated for ten years with interferon-beta-1b, when he voluntarily discontinued therapy, claiming clinical stability...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882107/statistical-classifiers-for-diagnosing-disease-from-immune-repertoires-a-case-study-using-multiple-sclerosis
#14
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879396/vestibulo-ocular-reflex-deficits-with-medial-longitudinal-fasciculus-lesions
#15
Swee T Aw, Luke Chen, Michael J Todd, Michael H Barnett, G Michael Halmagyi
The medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) is the final common pathway for all conjugate adducting horizontal eye movements, as well as for the vertical-torsional vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). MLF lesion causes adduction paresis of ipsilesional (adducting) eye with dissociated nystagmus of contralesional (abducting) eye-the well-known clinical syndrome of internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO). We measured the VOR stimulation and also any catch-up saccades, from individual semicircular canal (SCC) evoked by the head impulse test (HIT), using head and binocular 3-dimensional scleral search coils in 27 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, 8 with unilateral, 19 with bilateral INO...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869671/concussion-in-adolescence-and-risk-of-multiple-sclerosis
#16
Scott Montgomery, Ayako Hiyoshi, Sarah Burkill, Lars Alfredsson, Shahram Bahmanyar, Tomas Olsson
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether concussion in childhood or adolescence is associated with subsequent multiple sclerosis risk. Previous research suggests an association but methodological limitations included retrospective data collection and small study populations. METHODS: The national Swedish Patient (hospital diagnoses) and Multiple Sclerosis registers were used to identify all MS diagnoses up to 2012 among people born from 1964, when the Patient Register was established...
September 4, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868157/response-to-foix-alajouanine-is-another-differential-diagnosis-in-longitudinal-myelitis-thought-to-be-a-case-of-multiple-sclerosis-or-neuromyelitis-optica
#17
Suradech Suthiphosuwan, Jiwon Oh, Aditya Bharatha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866464/do-transurethral-treatments-increase-the-complexity-of-urethral-strictures
#18
Akio Horiguchi, Masayuki Shinchi, Ayako Masunaga, Keiichi Ito, Tomohiko Asano, Ryuichi Azuma
PURPOSE: We examined the impact on urethral stricture complexity at urethroplasty of previous transurethral treatments such as dilation, urethrotomy, and stenting which are used most commonly when treating male urethral stricture. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 45 males who had undergone transurethral treatments before urethroplasty and compared their urethrography findings at initial diagnosis with those at urethroplasty. Males with failed hypospadias repair, lichen sclerosis, or history of prior urethroplasty were excluded...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856976/an-accident-prone-employee-no-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Ann Regina Lurati
An employee is labeled "accident-prone," and sustained an acute lumbar injury at work. Upon physical examination, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was suspected. She was referred to a public health clinic for further evaluation. This is a review article of multiple sclerosis and workplace interventions.
August 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851393/pattern-ii-and-pattern-iii-ms-are-entities-distinct-from-pattern-i-ms-evidence-from-cerebrospinal-fluid-analysis
#20
S Jarius, F B König, I Metz, K Ruprecht, F Paul, W Brück, B Wildemann
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) is currently based solely on clinical and magnetic resonance imaging features. However, histopathological studies have revealed four different patterns of lesion pathology in patients diagnosed with MS, suggesting that MS may be a pathologically heterogeneous syndrome rather than a single disease entity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with pattern I MS differ from patients with pattern II or III MS with regard to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings, especially with reference to intrathecal IgG synthesis, which is found in most patients with MS but is frequently missing in MS mimics such as aquaporin-4-IgG-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein-IgG-positive encephalomyelitis...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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