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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334875/white-matter-changes-in-paediatric-multiple-sclerosis-and-monophasic-demyelinating-disorders
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Giulia Longoni, Robert A Brown, Parya MomayyezSiahkal, Colm Elliott, Sridar Narayanan, Amit Bar-Or, Ruth Ann Marrie, E Ann Yeh, Massimo Filippi, Brenda Banwell, Douglas L Arnold
Most children who experience an acquired demyelinating syndrome of the central nervous system will have a monophasic disease course, with no further clinical or radiological symptoms. A subset will be diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a life-long disorder. Using linear mixed effects models we examined longitudinal diffusion properties of normal-appearing white matter in 505 serial scans of 132 paediatric participants with acquired demyelinating syndromes followed for a median of 4.4 years, many from first clinical presentation, and 106 scans of 80 healthy paediatric participants...
March 14, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333988/years-of-life-lost-due-to-infectious-diseases-in-poland
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Marek Bryla, Elzbieta Dziankowska-Zaborszczyk, Pawel Bryla, Malgorzata Pikala, Irena Maniecka-Bryla
PURPOSE: An evaluation of mortality due to infectious diseases in Poland in 1999-2012 and an analysis of standard expected years of life lost due to the above diseases. METHODS: The study material included a database created on the basis of 5,219,205 death certificates of Polish inhabitants, gathered between 1999 and 2012 and provided by the Central Statistical Office. Crude Death Rates (CDR), Standardized Death Rates (SDR) and Standard Expected Years of Life Lost (SEYLL) due to infectious and parasitic diseases were also evaluated in the study period as well as Standard Expected Years of Life Lost per living person (SEYLLp) and Standard Expected Years of Life Lost per dead person (SEYLLd)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331127/the-impact-of-a-humanized-ccr4-antibody-mogamulizumab-on-patients-with-aggressive-type-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-treated-with-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Noriaki Kawano, Takuro Kuriyama, Shuro Yoshida, Sayaka Kawano, Yoshihisa Yamano, Kousuke Marutsuka, Seiichirou Minato, Kiyoshi Yamashita, Hidenobu Ochiai, Kazuya Shimoda, Fumihiko Ishikawa, Ikuo Kikuchi
Although a humanized CCR4 antibody (mogamulizumab) was reported to be effective for refractory adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL), several reports regarding the use of mogamulizumab before allo-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) strongly indicated a high incidence of severe acute graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) and treatment-related mortality (TRM). We retrospectively analyzed nine aggressive-type ATL patients who underwent allo-HSCT at a single institution in Miyazaki from 2006.1.1 to 2015.7...
2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology: JCEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326889/aquaporin-4-autoimmunity-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-predominantly-population-based-study
#4
Nasrin Asgari, Sven Jarius, Helle Laustrup, Hanne Pb Skejoe, Soeren T Lillevang, Brian G Weinshenker, Anne Voss
BACKGROUND: Serum immunoglobulin G targeting the astrocyte water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) in the central nervous system (CNS) is a biomarker for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disease (NMOSD). Co-existence of NMOSD with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) putatively suggests susceptibility to antibody-mediated autoimmune disease. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of NMOSD in SLE and investigate the immunogenetic background for an association of NMOSD and SLE...
March 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324262/coxsackie-b3-b4-related-acute-flaccid-myelitis
#5
Sung-Min Cho, Steven MacDonald, Jennifer A Frontera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322716/bartonella-associated-transverse-myelitis
#6
Parham Sendi, Cedric Hirzel, Andreas Bloch, Urs Fischer, Natalie Jeannet, Livia Berlinger, Heinz Krestel
Each year in the United States, 500 patients are hospitalized for cat-scratch disease, caused by Bartonella henselae infection. We report a case of rare but serious neurologic B. henselae infection. When typical features of cat-scratch disease occur with neurologic findings, Bartonella infection should be suspected and diagnostic testing should be performed.
April 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321515/isolated-optic-neuritis-associated-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
#7
Seo-Young Choi, You-Jin Choi, Jae-Hwan Choi, Kwang-Dong Choi
Mycoplasma pneumonia is a major pathogen of primary atypical pneumonia and has been known to cause various kinds of extrapulmonary manifestations involving almost all organs of the human body. Optic neuritis associated with M. pneumoniae infection has rarely been described and mostly, it combined other neurological complications including meningitis, meningoencephalitis, myelitis, and peripheral neuropathy. We report two patients who presented with isolated optic neuritis due to M. pneumoniae infection, and reviewed the literatures on five additional patients...
March 20, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317172/parelaphostrongylus-tenuis-cerebrospinal-nematodiasis-in-a-horse-with-cervical-scoliosis-and-meningomyelitis
#8
N S Mittelman, T J Divers, J B Engiles, R Gerhold, S Ness, P V Scrivani, T Southard, A L Johnson
There are reports of horses with acute onset acquired cervical scoliosis and cutaneous analgesia. The underlying dorsal gray column myelitis that produces these neurologic signs has been only presumptively attributed to migration of Parelaphostrongylus tenuis within the spinal cord. Despite previous confirmation brain by polymerase chain reaction testing, of P. tenuis within the brain of horses by polymerase chain reaction testing, genetic testing has failed to definitively identify the presence of this parasite in cases of equine myelitis...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302609/enhancing-brain-lesions-during-acute-optic-neuritis-and-or-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-may-portend-a-higher-relapse-rate-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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G Orman, K Y Wang, Y Pekcevik, C B Thompson, M Mealy, M Levy, I Izbudak
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders are inflammatory demyelinating disorders with optic neuritis and/or longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis episodes. We now know that neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders are associated with antibodies to aquaporin-4, which are highly concentrated on astrocytic end-feet at the blood-brain barrier. Immune-mediated disruption of the blood-brain barrier may manifest as contrast enhancement on brain MR imaging. We aimed to delineate the extent and frequency of contrast enhancement on brain MR imaging within 1 month of optic neuritis and/or longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis attacks and to correlate contrast enhancement with outcome measures...
March 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298841/etiological-profile-of-noncompressive-myelopathies-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-northeast-india
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Ashok Kumar Kayal, Munindra Goswami, Marami Das, Lakhshya Jyoti Basumatary, Suvorit Subhas Bhowmick, Baiakmenlang Synmon
BACKGROUND: The discovery of antibodies against aquaporin-4 and evolving concepts of noncompressive myelopathies in the 21(st) century have made a major impact on the etiological profile of these diseases, with few cases turning out to be idiopathic. OBJECTIVE: To find causes of noncompressive myelopathy in a tertiary care hospital of Northeast India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An observational study was carried out in the Neurology Department of Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, from September 2013 to February 2016...
January 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293214/different-phenotypes-at-onset-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-patients-with-aquaporin-4-autoimmunity
#11
Youming Long, Junyan Liang, Linzhan Wu, Shaopeng Lin, Cong Gao, Xiaohui Chen, Wei Qiu, Yu Yang, Xueping Zheng, Ning Yang, Min Gao, Yaotang Chen, Zhanhang Wang, Quanxi Su
BACKGROUND: Although rare, brain abnormalities without optic neuritis (ON) or transverse myelitis (TM) diagnosed with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) have been reported in patients positive for the aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody. OBJECTIVE: To analyze demographic and clinical differences among NMOSD patients without ON or TM, those with either ON or TM, and patients with simultaneous ON and TM at disease onset. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patients who were positive for the AQP4 antibody, as detected using a cell-based assay, at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University in China were recruited...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281110/headache-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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REVIEW
Alina Masters-Israilov, Matthew S Robbins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) classically features a clinical presentation that includes longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis and optic neuritis. However, many other pathognomonic phenomena have more recently been described in patients diagnosed with NMO, including intractable hiccups, vomiting, and painful tonic spasms, but less has been reported regarding the relationship between NMO and headache. Though headache is well established as both a symptom and comorbidity of multiple sclerosis (MS), it has been much less described thus far in the NMO literature and warrants more careful evaluation...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262551/abnormal-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-signal-in-the-internal-capsule-a-novel-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-finding-in-a-child-with-acute-flaccid-myelitis
#13
Naila Makhani, Amit Mahajan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260418/myelitis-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-the-long-and-the-short-of-it
#14
Eoin P Flanagan, Brian G Weinshenker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255575/microstructural-visual-system-changes-in-aqp4-antibody-seropositive-nmosd
#15
Frederike C Oertel, Joseph Kuchling, Hanna Zimmermann, Claudia Chien, Felix Schmidt, Benjamin Knier, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Thomas Korn, Michael Scheel, Alexander Klistorner, Klemens Ruprecht, Friedemann Paul, Alexander U Brandt
OBJECTIVE: To trace microstructural changes in patients with aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-ab)-seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) by investigating the afferent visual system in patients without clinically overt visual symptoms or visual pathway lesions. METHODS: Of 51 screened patients with NMOSD from a longitudinal observational cohort study, we compared 6 AQP4-ab-seropositive NMOSD patients with longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) but no history of optic neuritis (ON) or other bout (NMOSD-LETM) to 19 AQP4-ab-seropositive NMOSD patients with previous ON (NMOSD-ON) and 26 healthy controls (HCs)...
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251919/netrin-1-receptor-antibodies-in-thymoma-associated-neuromyotonia-with-myasthenia-gravis
#16
Estefanía Torres-Vega, Nuria Mancheño, Arantxa Cebrián-Silla, Vicente Herranz-Pérez, María J Chumillas, Germán Moris, Bastien Joubert, Jérôme Honnorat, Teresa Sevilla, Juan J Vílchez, Josep Dalmau, Francesc Graus, José Manuel García-Verdugo, Luis Bataller
OBJECTIVE: To identify cell-surface antibodies in patients with neuromyotonia and to describe the main clinical implications. METHODS: Sera of 3 patients with thymoma-associated neuromyotonia and myasthenia gravis were used to immunoprecipitate and characterize neuronal cell-surface antigens using reported techniques. The clinical significance of antibodies against precipitated proteins was assessed with sera of 98 patients (neuromyotonia 46, myasthenia gravis 52, thymoma 42; 33 of them with overlapping syndromes) and 219 controls (other neurologic diseases, cancer, and healthy volunteers)...
March 1, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246010/case-series-of-two-patients-with-fibrocartilaginous-embolism-mimicking-transverse-myelitis-of-the-spinal-cord
#17
Mahmoud AbdelRazek, Rabab Elsadek, Lobna Elsadek
Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) refers to the extrusion of some of the fibro-cartilaginous nucleus pulposus material from within the inter-vertebral disc to eventually embolize into one of the spinal cord vessels with resultant spinal cord infarction. According to a 2016 review, AbdelRazek et al. (2106) [1] there are 41 pathologically confirmed and 26 clinically suspected cases in the literature till the end of 2015. We add two more clinically diagnosed cases.
February 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243937/zika-virus-an-emerging-flavivirus
#18
REVIEW
Sang-Im Yun, Young-Min Lee
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a previously little-known flavivirus closely related to Japanese encephalitis, West Nile, dengue, and yellow fever viruses, all of which are primarily transmitted by blood-sucking mosquitoes. Since its discovery in Uganda in 1947, ZIKV has continued to expand its geographic range, from equatorial Africa and Asia to the Pacific Islands, then further afield to South and Central America and the Caribbean. Currently, ZIKV is actively circulating not only in much of Latin America and its neighbors but also in parts of the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia...
March 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243613/longitudinally-extensive-myelitis-in-ms-mimicking-neuromyelitis-optica
#19
Daniel Whittam, Maneesh Bhojak, Kumar Das, Anu Jacob
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240719/thyroid-hormone-level-is-associated-with-the-frequency-and-severity-of-acute-transverse-myelitis
#20
Yiyun Weng, Huiyue Lin, Xiaoxian Ye, Dewei Xie, Zhibo Chen, Juzeng Zheng, Zhongqian Su, Hongli Xie, Xu Zhang, Xiang Li
Acute transverse myelitis (ATM) is a progressive and autoimmune disease with inflammatory cell infiltrates into the spinal cord, and thyroid hormone (TH) level is associated with the oxidative and antioxidant status. Variations in oxidative stress and antioxidant levels are related to the pathogenesis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Our study aimed to investigate the possible correlation between ATM and TH levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free thyroxine (FT4), free triiodothyronine (FT3), and FT4/FT3...
March 22, 2017: Neuroreport
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