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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919236/biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-pediatric-acute-neuropsychiatric-syndrome-pans-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-the-cunningham-panel
#1
Eva Hesselmark, Susanne Bejerot
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are conditions marked by sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, or avoidant/restrictive food intake in combination with multiple psychiatric symptoms. A diagnosis of PANS or PANDAS may be supported by the Cunningham Panel, a commercially available set of immunologic assays currently in clinical use. However, the relationship between Cunningham Panel results and patient symptoms remains unclear...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904568/pediatric-autoimmune-encephalitis
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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/28841275/neuropsychiatric-manifestations-of-pediatric-nmda-receptor-autoimmune-encephalitis-a-case-series-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-india
#3
Salah Basheer, Madhu Nagappa, Anita Mahadevan, Parayil Sankaran Bindu, Arun B Taly, Satish Chandra Girimaji
Objective: Although psychiatric manifestations are one of the most common presentations of pediatric N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis, there is a lack of studies that characterize psychiatric aspects of this disorder. This study was designed to address this gap. Methods: Initial clinical presentations including psychiatric symptoms, treatment details, and outcome with respect to psychiatric symptoms were collected from medical case records of children aged less than 18 years with seropositive NMDAR encephalitis from a single tertiary care center (May 2010-November 2016)...
August 17, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750400/a-dopamine-hypothesis-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
#4
Denis Pavăl
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) comprises a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by social deficits and stereotyped behaviors. While several theories have emerged, the pathogenesis of ASD remains unknown. Although studies report dopamine signaling abnormalities in autistic patients, a coherent dopamine hypothesis which could link neurobiology to behavior in ASD is currently lacking. In this paper, we present such a hypothesis by proposing that autistic behavior arises from dysfunctions in the midbrain dopaminergic system...
2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714753/pediatric-acute-onset-neuropsychiatric-syndrome-response-to-oral-corticosteroid-bursts-an-observational-study-of-patients-in-an-academic-community-based-pans-clinic
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Kayla Brown, Cristan Farmer, Bahare Farhadian, Joseph Hernandez, Margo Thienemann, Jennifer Frankovich
BACKGROUND: Sudden-onset severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms and/or severely restrictive food intake with at least two coinciding, similarly debilitating neuropsychiatric symptoms define Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS). When associated with Group A Streptococcus, the syndrome is labeled Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS). An abnormal immune response to infection and subsequent neuroinflammation is postulated to play an etiologic role...
September 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696786/effect-of-early-and-prophylactic-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-on-flare-duration-in-pediatric-acute-onset-neuropsychiatric-syndrome-an-observational-study-of-patients-followed-by-an-academic-community-based-pediatric-acute-onset-neuropsychiatric-syndrome
#6
Kayla D Brown, Cristan Farmer, G Mark Freeman, Ellen J Spartz, Bahare Farhadian, Margo Thienemann, Jennifer Frankovich
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) is characterized by the sudden onset of severe obsessive-compulsive symptoms and/or eating restriction along with at least two coinciding neuropsychiatric symptoms. When associated with group A Streptococcus, the syndrome is labeled Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS). An abnormal immune response to infection and subsequent neuroinflammation is postulated to play an etiologic role...
September 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696783/course-of-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-after-introduction-and-removal-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-a-pediatric-observational-study
#7
Ellen J Spartz, G Mark Freeman, Kayla Brown, Bahare Farhadian, Margo Thienemann, Jennifer Frankovich
OBJECTIVE: Accumulating evidence suggests that anti-inflammatory interventions can modulate neuropsychiatric symptoms. Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) is characterized by an abrupt and dramatic onset of obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms and/or severely restrictive food intake and at least two coinciding, equally debilitating neuropsychiatric symptoms. When associated with group A Streptococcus, the syndrome is labeled Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS)...
September 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538981/association-of-streptococcal-throat-infection-with-mental-disorders-testing-key-aspects-of-the-pandas-hypothesis-in-a-nationwide-study
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Sonja Orlovska, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Bodil Hammer Bech, Merete Nordentoft, Mogens Vestergaard, Michael Eriksen Benros
Importance: Streptococcal infection has been linked with the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorders, a concept termed pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infection (PANDAS). However, previous studies of this association have been small, and the results have been conflicting. Objective: To investigate the risk of mental disorders, specifically OCD and tic disorders, after a streptococcal throat infection...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498087/an-expert-opinion-on-pandas-pans-highlights-and-controversies
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Francesca Chiarello, Silvia Spitoni, Eric Hollander, Marco Matucci Cerinic, Stefano Pallanti
OBJECTIVES: 'Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections' (PANDAS) identified a unique subgroup of patients with abrupt onset of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) symptoms clinically related to Streptococcus infection and accompanied by neuropsychological and motor symptoms. After almost 20 years, PANDAS has not been accepted as distinct disorder and new criteria for paediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) have been replaced it, highlighting the fact that several agents rather than only Streptococcus might be involved...
June 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422636/impact-of-pans-and-pandas-exacerbations-on-occupational-performance-a-mixed-methods-study
#10
Janice Trigilio Tona, Sutanuka Bhattacharjya, Denise Calaprice
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) includes pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and involves sudden-onset neuropsychiatric symptoms, including obsessions, compulsions, sensory difficulties, and dysgraphia after infection or other triggers. Our objective was to identify problems with areas of occupation, body functions, and performance skills during exacerbations. METHOD: In this online retrospective study, based on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process (2nd ed...
May 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140619/a-survey-of-pediatric-acute-onset-neuropsychiatric-syndrome-characteristics-and-course
#11
Denise Calaprice, Janice Tona, Ellisa Carla Parker-Athill, Tanya K Murphy
OBJECTIVE: To date, studies in the area of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS; including pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection [PANDAS] and pediatric infection-triggered neuropsychiatric disorder [PITAND]) have been relatively small and hence unable to comprehensively address questions of disease heterogeneity (e.g., by age, gender), comorbidities, and progression. In this study, we investigated an internet survey sample to more fully characterize the phenotypic traits; medical, family, and developmental history; functional challenges; and clinical course associated with PANS...
September 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121463/prevalence-of-acute-onset-subtypes-in-pediatric-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#12
Fern Jaspers-Fayer, Sang Hun Jerry Han, Elaine Chan, Katherine McKenney, Annie Simpson, Andrea Boyle, Rhonda Ellwyn, S Evelyn Stewart
BACKGROUND: Pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common, debilitating illness. When childhood OCD symptom onset is described as acute and severe, diagnostic criteria for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) should be considered. However, the frequency and differentiating features of these putative syndromes within pediatric OCD remain poorly understood...
May 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025607/tonsillectomy-remains-a-questionable-option-for-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-with-streptococcal-infections-pandas
#13
REVIEW
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) is a disease attributed to children with obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) or tic disorders associated with streptococcal infections. Because otolaryngologists examine a large number of pediatric patients with recurrent streptococcal infections, tonsillectomy (TE) is a common option of therapy. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of TE in patients presenting with verified PANDAS. Material and methods: A PubMed review was performed using search terms "tonsillectomy" and "PANDAS", "OCD", "compulsive" "pediatric autoimmune", "chorea" and "tic" limited by publication date of January 1, 1995, to July 31, 2015...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009765/autoimmune-encephalitides-a-broadening-field-of-treatable-conditions
#14
REVIEW
Bernadette Kalman
BACKGROUND: Neurology has been continuously transforming by the refinement of molecular diagnostics and the development of disease-modifying treatments. The discovery of new antibody markers has elucidated the pathogenesis, provided the means of diagnostics, and offered cure or treatment for several immune-mediated neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. The identification of pathogenic and marker autoantibodies has also facilitated defining the associated phenotypic spectra and the overlap among the phenotypes linked to individual immune markers...
January 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992257/agitation-management-in-pediatric-males-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
#15
Lauren T Schumacher, Andrea P Mann, James G MacKenzie
OBJECTIVES: Severe agitation is a common symptom in pediatric cases of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis-an autoimmune encephalitis with prominent neuropsychiatric symptoms. Agitation is a major barrier to treatment of the underlying disease process and increases patients' risk of harming themselves and others. Furthermore, male patients often have undetectable tumors and are especially at risk for extended hospitalization, but have been infrequently studied...
December 2016: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663941/randomized-controlled-trial-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-for-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-with-streptococcal-infections
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kyle A Williams, Susan E Swedo, Cristan A Farmer, Heidi Grantz, Paul J Grant, Precilla D'Souza, Rebecca Hommer, Liliya Katsovich, Robert A King, James F Leckman
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are hypothesized to occur as a result of cross-reactive antibodies produced in response to group A streptococcal infections. Previous research suggests that immunomodulatory therapies, such as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), may lead to rapid and sustained symptom improvement in patients with PANDAS. METHOD: A total of 35 children meeting criteria for PANDAS and moderate to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were enrolled in a randomized-entry, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week trial of IVIG (1 g/kg/day on 2 consecutive days), followed by optional open-label treatment for nonresponders, with follow-up at 12 and 24 weeks...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663937/intravenous-immunoglobulin-is-not-an-effective-treatment-for-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorder-associated-with-streptococcal-infection-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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EDITORIAL
Jonathan W Mink
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October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619047/pandas-a-systematic-review-of-treatment-options
#18
REVIEW
Zachary Farhood, Adrian A Ong, Christopher M Discolo
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) is a rare but important condition for pediatric otolaryngologists to recognize. Several treatment options exist including tonsillectomy, antibiotic treatment/prophylaxis, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), and psychiatric medications/therapy. METHODS: A systematic review of the PubMed, EMBASE, and Scopus databases was performed searching for articles that focused exclusively on the aforementioned treatment modalities in the PANDAS population...
October 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445678/pediatric-autoimmune-disorders-associated-with-streptococcal-infections-and-tourette-s-syndrome-in-preclinical-studies
#19
REVIEW
Chiara Spinello, Giovanni Laviola, Simone Macrì
Accumulating evidence suggests that Tourette's Syndrome (TS) - a multifactorial pediatric disorder characterized by the recurrent exhibition of motor tics and/or vocal utterances - can partly depend on immune dysregulation provoked by early repeated streptococcal infections. The natural and adaptive antibody-mediated reaction to streptococcus has been proposed to potentially turn into a pathological autoimmune response in vulnerable individuals. Specifically, in conditions of increased permeability of the blood brain barrier (BBB), streptococcus-induced antibodies have been proposed to: (i) reach neuronal targets located in brain areas responsible for motion control; and (ii) contribute to the exhibition of symptoms...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27370066/-evaluation-of-a-neuropsychiatric-disorder-from-pandas-to-pans-and-cans
#20
Muharrem Burak Baytunca, Tuğba Donuk, Serpil Erermiş
PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections) syndrome is a disorder seen before adolescence that possesses an abrupt onset of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms and/or tics. Swedo and colleagues defined this disorder in 1998 as a syndrome related to Group A streptoccoccus (GAS) infection with neurological issues, such as motor hyperactivation and choreiform movements. The progress of the disorder may be described as wax-and-waning, apart from abrupt onset, and this relapse and remission course is associated with exacerbating infections, according to the creators of PANDAS syndrome...
2016: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
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