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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298901/five-year-follow-up-and-outcomes-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-subjects-with-neuromuscular-diseases
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Mi Ri Suh, Won Ah Choi, Dong Hyun Kim, Jang Woo Lee, Eun Young Kim, Seong-Woong Kang
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate the 5-year outcomes of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) application in different neuromuscular disease (NMD) groups. METHODS: We categorized 180 subjects who had initiated NIV between March 2001 and August 2009 into 4 groups and followed them for > 5 y. The NIV maintenance rate and average duration, applying time, and forced vital capacity (FVC) were investigated at the time NIV was initiated and 5 y after NIV initiation in each group...
January 3, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278895/aberrant-caspase-activation-in-laminin-%C3%AE-2-deficient-human-myogenic-cells-is-mediated-by-p53-and-sirtuin-activity
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Soonsang Yoon, Mary Lou Beermann, Bryant Yu, Di Shao, Markus Bachschmid, Jeffrey Boone Miller
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the LAMA2 gene encoding laminin-α2 cause congenital muscular dystrophy Type 1A (MDC1A), a severe recessive disease with no effective treatment. Previous studies have shown that aberrant activation of caspases and cell death through a pathway regulated by BAX and KU70 is a significant contributor to pathogenesis in laminin-α2-deficiency. OBJECTIVES: To identify mechanisms of pathogenesis in MDC1A. METHODS: We used immunocytochemical and molecular studies of human myogenic cells and mouse muscles-comparing laminin-α2-deficient vs...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277723/collagen-vi-disorders-insights-on-form-and-function-in-the-extracellular-matrix-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Shireen R Lamandé, John F Bateman
Mutations in the three canonical collagen VI genes, COL6A1, COL6A2 and COL6A3, cause a spectrum of muscle disease from Bethlem myopathy at the mild end to the severe Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy. Mutations can be either dominant or recessive and the resulting clinical severity is influenced by the way mutations impact the complex collagen VI assembly process. Most mutations are found towards the N-terminus of the triple helical collagenous domain and compromise extracellular microfibril assembly. Outside the triple helix collagen VI is highly polymorphic and discriminating mutations from rare benign changes remains a major diagnostic challenge...
December 22, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273094/b3galnt2-mutations-associated-with-non-syndromic-autosomal-recessive-intellectual-disability-reveal-a-lack-of-genotype-phenotype-associations-in-the-muscular-dystrophy-dystroglycanopathies
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Reza Maroofian, Moniek Riemersma, Lucas T Jae, Narges Zhianabed, Marjolein H Willemsen, Willemijn M Wissink-Lindhout, Michèl A Willemsen, Arjan P M de Brouwer, Mohammad Yahya Vahidi Mehrjardi, Mahmoud Reza Ashrafi, Benno Kusters, Tjitske Kleefstra, Yalda Jamshidi, Mojila Nasseri, Rolph Pfundt, Thijn R Brummelkamp, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Dirk J Lefeber, Hans van Bokhoven
BACKGROUND: The phenotypic severity of congenital muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy (MDDG) syndromes associated with aberrant glycosylation of α-dystroglycan ranges from the severe Walker-Warburg syndrome or muscle-eye-brain disease to mild, late-onset, isolated limb-girdle muscular dystrophy without neural involvement. However, muscular dystrophy is invariably found across the spectrum of MDDG patients. METHODS: Using linkage mapping and whole-exome sequencing in two families with an unexplained neurodevelopmental disorder, we have identified homozygous and compound heterozygous mutations in B3GALNT2...
December 22, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244830/transcriptome-profiling-identifies-regulators-of-pathogenesis-in-collagen-vi-related-muscular-dystrophy
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Russell J Butterfield, Diane M Dunn, Ying Hu, Kory Johnson, Carsten G Bönnemann, Robert B Weiss
OBJECTIVES: The collagen VI related muscular dystrophies (COL6-RD), Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy (UCMD) and Bethlem myopathy (BM) are among the most common congenital muscular dystrophies and are characterized by distal joint laxity and a combination of distal and proximal joint contractures. Inheritance can be dominant negative (DN) or recessive depending on the type and location of the mutation. DN mutations allow incorporation of abnormal chains into secreted tetramers and are the most commonly identified mutation type in COL6-RD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225264/a-homozygous-lama2-mutation-of-c-818g-a-caused-partial-merosin-deficiency-in-a-japanese-patient
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Akatsuki Kubota, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Jun Mitsui, Kaori Sakuishi, Atsushi Iwata, Tomotaka Yamamoto, Ichizo Nishino, Shoji Tsuji, Jun Shimizu
A complete loss of merosin, which is encoded by LAMA2, causes congenital muscular dystrophy with leukoencephalopathy. Partial merosin deficiency can be caused not only by primarily LAMA2 mutations, but also secondarily by dystroglycanopathy. Although it can be molecularly diagnosed based on a genetic analysis, this method is labor-intensive because of its huge genome size. A 26-year-old male patient presented with mild muscular weakness, joint contractures, and epilepsy. Double immunofluorescence staining of a muscle biopsy specimen showed mislocalization of merosin, and a genetic analysis revealed a homozygous c...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198644/the-diagnostic-usefulness-of-the-negative-electroretinogram
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C Fuente García, J J González-López, F J Muñoz-Negrete, G Rebolleda
The definition of the negative response of the full field electroretinogram is the presence of a b-wave with less amplitude than the a-wave (b/a ratio<1) in the combined response of cones and rods. The presence of this pattern reflects an alteration in the bipolar cells, the Müller cells, or in the transmission of the stimulus from the photoreceptors to the bipolar cells, with preserved photoreceptor function. This finding can be seen bilaterally and symmetrically in different hereditary conditions, such as congenital stationary night blindness, juvenile X-linked retinoschisis, and Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies...
November 30, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196274/neuromuscular-diseases-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
P Mary, L Servais, R Vialle
Neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) affect the peripheral nervous system, which includes the motor neurons and sensory neurons; the muscle itself; or the neuromuscular junction. Thus, the term NMDs encompasses a vast array of different syndromes. Some of these syndromes are of direct relevance to paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, either because the presenting manifestation is a functional sign (e.g., toe walking) or deformity (e.g., pes cavus or scoliosis) suggesting a need for orthopaedic attention or because orthopaedic abnormalities requiring treatment develop during the course of a known NMD...
November 28, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192144/downregulation-of-myostatin-pathway-in-neuromuscular-diseases-may-explain-challenges-of-anti-myostatin-therapeutic-approaches
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Virginie Mariot, Romain Joubert, Christophe Hourdé, Léonard Féasson, Michael Hanna, Francesco Muntoni, Thierry Maisonobe, Laurent Servais, Caroline Bogni, Rozen Le Panse, Olivier Benvensite, Tanya Stojkovic, Pedro M Machado, Thomas Voit, Ana Buj-Bello, Julie Dumonceaux
Muscular dystrophies are characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscle tissues. Several drugs targeting the myostatin pathway have been used in clinical trials to increase muscle mass and function but most showed limited efficacy. Here we show that the expression of components of the myostatin signaling pathway is downregulated in muscle wasting or atrophying diseases, with a decrease of myostatin and activin receptor, and an increase of the myostatin antagonist, follistatin. We also provide in vivo evidence in the congenital myotubular myopathy mouse model (knock-out for the myotubularin coding gene Mtm1) that a down-regulated myostatin pathway can be reactivated by correcting the underlying gene defect...
November 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191403/laminin-deficient-muscular-dystrophy-molecular-pathogenesis-and-structural-repair-strategies
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REVIEW
Peter D Yurchenco, Karen K McKee, Judith R Reinhard, Markus A Rüegg
Laminins are large heterotrimers composed of the α, β and γ subunits with distinct tissue-specific and developmentally regulated expression patterns. The laminin-α2 subunit, encoded by the LAMA2 gene, is mainly expressed in skeletal muscle, Schwann cells of the peripheral nerve and astrocytes and pericytes of the capillaries in the brain. Mutations in LAMA2 cause the most common type of congenital muscular dystrophies, called LAMA2 MD or MDC1A. The disorder manifests mostly as a muscular dystrophy but slowing of nerve conduction contributes to the disease...
November 27, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188128/influenza-a-virus-infection-damages-zebrafish-skeletal-muscle-and-exacerbates-disease-in-zebrafish-modeling-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Michelle Goody, Denise Jurczyszak, Carol Kim, Clarissa Henry
INTRODUCTION: Both genetic and infectious diseases can result in skeletal muscle degeneration, inflammation, pain, and/or weakness. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common congenital muscle disease. DMD causes progressive muscle wasting due to mutations in Dystrophin. Influenza A and B viruses are frequently associated with muscle complications, especially in children. Infections activate an immune response and immunosuppressant drugs reduce DMD symptoms. These data suggest that the immune system may contribute to muscle pathology...
October 25, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187032/postmortem-diagnostic-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-de-novo-tubb3-alteration-in-a-newborn-with-prenatally-diagnosed-hydrocephalus-and-suspected-walker-warburg-syndrome
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Zöe Powis, Adam C Chamberlin, Christina L Alamillo, Sophia Ceulemans, Lynne M Bird, Sha Tang
Objective Herein, we report a case of a deceased newborn with prenatally detected hydrocephalus. Postnatal findings included abnormal brain imaging and electroencephalogram, optic nerve abnormalities, and elevated creatine kinase (CK). No underlying genetic etiology had been previously identified for the proband, despite testing with a congenital muscular dystrophy gene panel. Methods Diagnostic exome sequencing (DES) was performed on the proband-parents trio, and candidate alterations were confirmed using automated fluorescence dideoxy sequencing...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184760/rhabdomyolysis-with-different-etiologies-in-childhood
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Demet Alaygut, Meral Torun Bayram, Belde Kasap, Alper Soylu, Mehmet Türkmen, Salih Kavukcu
AIM: To investigate different etiologies and management of the rhabdomyolysis in children. METHODS: Eight pediatric rhabdomyolysis cases who applied to the Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatric Nephrology with different etiologies between January 2004 and January 2012 were evaluated in terms of age, gender, admission symptoms, physical examination findings, factors provoking rhabdomyolysis, number of rhabdomyolysis attacks, laboratory results, family history and the final diagnosis received after the treatment...
November 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175898/limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-due-to-mutations-in-pomt2
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Sofie Thurø Østergaard, Katherine Johnson, Tanya Stojkovic, Thomas Krag, Willem De Ridder, Peter De Jonghe, Jonathan Baets, Kristl G Claeys, Roberto Fernández-Torrón, Lauren Phillips, Ana Topf, Jaume Colomer, Shahriar Nafissi, Shirin Jamal-Omidi, Celine Bouchet-Seraphin, France Leturcq, Daniel G MacArthur, Monkol Lek, Liwen Xu, Isabelle Nelson, Volker Straub, John Vissing
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the gene coding for protein O-mannosyl-transferase 2 (POMT2) are known to cause severe congenital muscular dystrophy, and recently, mutations in POMT2 have also been linked to a milder limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) phenotype, named LGMD type 2N (LGMD2N). Only four cases have been reported so far.ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02759302 METHODS: We report 12 new cases of LGMD2N, aged 18-63 years. Muscle involvement was assessed by MRI, muscle strength testing and muscle biopsy analysis...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172004/early-onset-myopathies-clinical-findings-prevalence-of-subgroups-and-diagnostic-approach-in-a-single-neuromuscular-referral-center-in-germany
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K Vill, A Blaschek, D Gläser, M Kuhn, T Haack, B Alhaddad, M Wagner, R Kovacs-Nagy, M Tacke, L Gerstl, A S Schroeder, I Borggraefe, C Mueller, B Schlotter-Weigel, B Schoser, M C Walter, W Müller-Felber
BACKGROUND: Early-onset myopathies are a heterogeneous group of neuromuscular diseases with broad clinical, genetic and histopathological overlap. The diagnostic approach has considerably changed since high throughput genetic methods (next generation sequencing, NGS) became available. OBJECTIVE: We present diagnostic subgroups in a single neuromuscular referral center and describe an algorithm for the diagnostic work-up. METHODS: The diagnostic approach of 98 index patients was retrospectively analysed...
2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152331/cost-effectiveness-of-massively-parallel-sequencing-for-diagnosis-of-paediatric-muscle-diseases
#16
Deborah Schofield, Khurshid Alam, Lyndal Douglas, Rupendra Shrestha, Daniel G MacArthur, Mark Davis, Nigel G Laing, Nigel F Clarke, Joshua Burns, Sandra T Cooper, Kathryn N North, Sarah A Sandaradura, Gina L O'Grady
Childhood-onset muscle disorders are genetically heterogeneous. Diagnostic workup has traditionally included muscle biopsy, protein-based studies of muscle specimens, and candidate gene sequencing. High throughput or massively parallel sequencing is transforming the approach to diagnosis of rare diseases; however, evidence for cost-effectiveness is lacking. Patients presenting with suspected congenital muscular dystrophy or nemaline myopathy were ascertained over a 15-year period. Patients were investigated using traditional diagnostic approaches...
2017: NPJ Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139382/-episodes-of-recurrent-pneumothorax-in-a-patient-with-collagen-vi-related-congenital-muscular-dystrophy
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Rémi Bellance, Rudy Valentino, Bruno Sanchez, Octavio Labrada-Blanco, Linda Manere, J Andoni Urtizberea, Elisabeth Sarrazin
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November 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129153/skin-biopsy-for-diagnosis-of-ullrich-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-an-observational-study
#18
Biswaroop Chakrabarty, M C Sharma, Sheffali Gulati, Chitra Sarkar
The gold standard diagnostic test for Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy (UCMD) is molecular testing for COL6 mutation. The facility for genetic testing is sparingly available and it is usually diagnosed by muscle biopsy. The latter is an invasive procedure requiring expertise and sedation. Skin biopsy has shown promise as a simpler diagnostic modality. Eleven and 7 cases, respectively, of phenotypically suspected Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy and dystrophinopathy underwent simultaneous skin and muscle biopsies, which were subjected to hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and immunohistochemistry staining for collagen VI and dystrophin 1, 2, and 3...
December 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071044/chiari-type-i-malformation-with-cervicothoracic-syringomyelia-subterfuge-as-flail-arm-syndrome
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Zhi Gang Lan, Seidu A Richard, Jiagang Liu, Chao You
Chiari type I malformation with cervicothoracic syringomyelia although very common in clinical practice usually in children can progress slowly and mimic muscular dystrophies in adulthood. We present a rare adult case of Chiari type I malformation with cervicothoracic syringomyelia subterfuge as Flail arm syndrome. A 44-year-old man was diagnosed with congenital type I Chiari malformation with cervicothoracic syringomyelia about 21 years ago without surgery. His health status deteriorated over the years until 21 days prior to presentation when he had severe pain in the right knee...
August 29, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067961/genetic-and-clinical-advances-of-congenital-muscular-dystrophy
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REVIEW
Xiao-Na Fu, Hui Xiong
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to update the genetic and clinical advances of congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD), based on a systematic review of the literature from 1991 to 2017. DATA SOURCES: Articles in English published in PubMed from 1991 to 2017 English were searched. The terms used in the literature searches were CMD. STUDY SELECTION: The task force initially identified citations for 98 published articles. Of the 98 articles, 52 studies were selected after further detailed review...
November 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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