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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427710/clinical-outcomes-and-predictive-factors-related-to-good-outcomes-in-plasma-exchange-in-severe-attack-of-nmosd-and-long-extensive-transverse-myelitis-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Saharat Aungsumart, Metha Apiwattanakul
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the predictive factors associated with good outcomes of plasma exchange in severe attacks through neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and long extensive transverse myelitis (LETM). In addition, to review the literature of predictive factors associated with the good outcomes of plasma exchange in central nervous system inflammatory demyelinating diseases (CNS IDDs). METHODS: Retrospective study in 27 episodes of severe acute attacks myelitis and optic neuritis in 24 patients, including 20 patients with NMOSD seropositive, 1 patient with NMOSD seronegative and 3 patients with LETM...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427692/treatment-resistant-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders-associated-with-toxocara-canis-infection-a-case-report
#2
Daisuke Kambe, Kayo Takeoka, Kenta Ogawa, Kosuke Doi, Haruhiko Maruyama, Ayako Yoshida, Toshihiko Suenaga, Takashi Kageyama
A 53-year-old woman was admitted to the department of neurology in Tenri Hospital because of progressive thoracic myelitis a month after she had eaten uncooked bovine liver. A previous episode of right optic neuritis and a positive test for serum anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies indicated a diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. Although the patient initially recovered with the reduction of anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies during treatment with intravenous methylprednisolone infusion and plasma exchange, her neurological symptoms deteriorated soon after the completion of plasma exchange...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421377/vep-and-perg-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-with-and-without-a-history-of-optic-neuritis
#3
M Janáky, Á Jánossy, G Horváth, G Benedek, G Braunitzer
PURPOSE: Visual electrophysiology is routinely used to detect the visual complications of multiple sclerosis, but the analysis mostly focuses on visual evoked potential (VEP) and especially the P100 component. Our goal was to analyze the components and waveform alterations of VEPs and pattern electroretinograms (PERGs) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) with good vision. METHODS: The main VEP and PERG components of 85 patients with MS were analyzed in two groups: 38 patients who had optic neuritis in their history (ON group) and 47 patients who had never had optic neuritis (MS group)...
April 18, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420330/anti-mog-antibody-positive-adem-following-infectious-mononucleosis-due-to-a-primary-ebv-infection-a-case-report
#4
Yoshitsugu Nakamura, Hideto Nakajima, Hiroki Tani, Takafumi Hosokawa, Shimon Ishida, Fumiharu Kimura, Kimihiko Kaneko, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Ichiro Nakashima
BACKGROUND: Anti-Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibodies are detected in various demyelinating diseases, such as pediatric acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), recurrent optic neuritis, and aquaporin-4 antibody-seronegative neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. We present a patient who developed anti-MOG antibody-positive ADEM following infectious mononucleosis (IM) due to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old healthy man developed paresthesia of bilateral lower extremities and urinary retention 8 days after the onset of IM due to primary EBV infection...
April 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416082/final-diagnosis-of-patients-with-clinically-suspected-vestibular-neuritis-showing-normal-caloric-response
#5
Sung Hwan Ahn, Jung Eun Shin, Chang-Hee Kim
Vestibular neuritis is one of the most common peripheral causes of acute vestibular syndrome, of which the diagnosis is generally based on a comprehensive interpretation of clinical and laboratory findings following reasonable exclusion of other disorders. This study aimed to investigate the final diagnosis of patients admitted to hospital under the clinical impression of vestibular neuritis who showed no unilateral caloric paresis. Forty-five patients who visited the emergency department with isolated acute spontaneous vertigo were included...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413894/isolated-gastrocnemius-recession-for-the-treatment-of-achilles-tendinopathy
#6
Kenneth S Smith, Caleb Jones, Zachariah Pinter, Ashish Shah
BACKGROUND: Various treatment modalities have been described for Achilles tendinopathy with varying degrees of success. The rationale for the gastrocnemius recession procedure is to decrease the mechanical overload of the Achilles tendon arising from an equinus contracture. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 25 patients who underwent an isolated gastrocnemius recession procedure at our institution between May 2013 and April 2015 by a single surgeon. Clinical outcome was evaluated on the basis of pain, utilizing visual analog scale (VAS) scores and the Foot Function Index (FFI) by telephonic interview...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413548/an-interesting-case-of-wrongly-diagnosed-optic-neuritis
#7
Vivek Tandon, Kanwaljeet Garg, Ashok K Mahapatra
Optic neuritis (ON) may rarely mimic optic nerve tumor, index of suspicion should be kept high. A 34-year-old woman presented to a major academic institute with a history of right-sided ocular pain and progressive visual loss in the same eye. Her magnetic resonance imaging showed markedly thickened optic nerve; her workup for inflammatory pathology was negative; she was diagnosed as a case of optic nerve tumor and was planned for surgery. Patient for second opinion came to a tertiary care institute where on proper history taking and evaluation she was diagnosed and treated on the lines of ON and she improved...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404827/new-insights-into-vestibular-saccade-interaction-based-on-covert-corrective-saccades-in-patients-with-unilateral-vestibular-deficits
#8
Paolo Colagiorgio, Maurizio Versino, Silvia Colnaghi, Silvia Quaglieri, Marco Manfrin, Ewa Zamaro, Georgios Mantokoudis, David S Zee, Stefano Ramat
In response to passive high-acceleration head impulses patients with low vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gains often produce covert (executed while the head is still moving) corrective saccades in the direction of deficient slow phases. Here we examined 23 patients using passive, and nine also active, head impulses with acute (< 10 days from onset) unilateral vestibular neuritis and low VOR gains. We found that when corrective saccades are larger than 10°, the slow-phase component of the VOR is inhibited, even though inhibition increases further the time to reacquire the fixation target...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404667/distinct-clinical-characteristics-of-atypical-optic-neuritis-with-seronegative-aquaporin-4-antibody-among-chinese-patients
#9
Huanfen Zhou, Quangang Xu, Shuo Zhao, Wei Wang, Junqing Wang, Zhiye Chen, Dahe Lin, Xiaoming Li, Chunxia Peng, Nanping Ai, Shihui Wei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features and prognosis of atypical optic neuritis (ON) with seronegative aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody in Chinese patients. METHODS: All patients with first or relapsing ON were recruited from the Neuro-ophthalmology Department of the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital from January 2013 to December 2014 and assigned to one of three groups based on diagnosis: atypical ON, typical ON and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)-ON...
April 12, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399651/facial-pain-overlapping-syndromes
#10
Stefan Evers
Premise This review summarises the pain syndromes that overlap between headache and facial pain and overlap between pain and cranial nerve lesion. Problem These syndromes share two features in common. First, they show both cranial nerve impairment (e.g. palsy, autonomic dysfunction) and pain; second, they have inflammatory (and/or small vessel) processes as the underlying mechanism. A typical representative of these syndromes is recurrent painful ophthalmoplegic neuropathy, which was previously called ophthalmoplegic migraine and was regarded as a migraine subtype...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396954/the-association-between-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-thickness-and-corpus-callosum-index-in-different-clinical-subtypes-of-multiple-sclerosis
#11
Vedat Cilingir, Muhammed Batur, Mehmet Deniz Bulut, Aysel Milanlioglu, Abdullah Yılgor, Abdussamet Batur, Tekin Yasar, Temel Tombul
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the association between physical disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, the thickness of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) and corpus callosum volumes, as expressed by the corpus callosum index (CCI). This study was based on a cohort of 212 MS patients and 52 healthy control subjects, who were age and gender matched. The MS patients included 144 women and 177 relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients. Peripapillary and volumetric optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans of the macula were performed using spectral-domain OCT technology...
April 10, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396177/consistent-induction-of-chronic-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-c57bl-6-mice-for-the-longitudinal-study-of-pathology-and-repair
#12
Jonathan P C Hasselmann, Hawra Karim, Anna J Khalaj, Subir Ghosh, Seema K Tiwari-Woodruff
BACKGROUND: While many groups use experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) as a model to uncover therapeutic targets and understand the pathology underlying multiple sclerosis (MS), EAE protocol variability introduces discrepancies in central nervous system (CNS) pathogenesis and clinical disease, limiting the comparability between studies and slowing much-needed translational research. OPTIMIZED METHOD: Here we describe a detailed, reliable protocol for chronic EAE induction in C57BL/6 mice utilizing two injections of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (35-55) peptide mixed with Complete Freund's Adjuvant and paired with pertussis toxin...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395427/-etiological-analysis-on-patients-in-department-of-vertigo-and-dizziness-oriented-outpatient
#13
F Li, X G Wang, J H Zhuang, Y Chen, X W Zhou, B Gao, H H Gu
Objective: We aimed to explore the spectrum of causes for patients in department of vertigo and dizziness oriented outpatient, in order to provide a reference for diagnosis and treatment of patients with vertigo or dizziness. Methods: Retrospective analysis were carried out with clinical data of patients in our department of vertigo and dizziness oriented outpatient. The target group under study was diagnosed based on the uniform diagnostic criteria, and re-visiting patients were excluded. Results: This clinical study was conducted on 5 348 cases, who visited our vertigo and dizziness oriented outpatient from December 2012 to July 2015...
April 11, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394224/neuro-ophthalmologic-manifestations-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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F A de Andrade, G Guimarães Moreira Balbi, L G Bortoloti de Azevedo, G Provenzano Sá, H Vieira de Moraes Junior, E Mendes Klumb, R Abramino Levy
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect different ocular structures, such as cornea, conjunctiva, episclera, sclera, uveal tract, retina, optic nerve and vessels. Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations in SLE include different degrees of involvement of retina, choroid and optic nerve. Retinal changes are one of the most common ocular involvements and are frequently used as clinical criteria for activity, even if isolated. Studies show that up to 29% of patients with active SLE manifest retinal disease...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393003/syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-associated-with-seronegative-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#15
Shin Ju Oh, Chun Gyoo Ihm, Tae Won Lee, Jin Sug Kim, Da Rae Kim, Eun Ji Park, Su Woong Jung, Ji-Hoon Lee, Sung Hyuk Heo, Kyung Hwan Jeong
The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is a potential cause of hyponatremia of the central nervous system (CNS). Although SIADH has been reported to be associated with many other central nervous disorders, its association with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or NMO spectrum disorders are rare. NMO is a demyelinating disorder characterized by optic neuritis and transverse myelitis. Aquaporin-4 (AQP4), which is the target antigen for a NMO autoantibody, is the predominant CNS water channel...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391784/neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
#16
REVIEW
Tetsuya Akaishi, Ichiro Nakashima, Douglas Kazutoshi Sato, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Kazuo Fujihara
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is clinically characterized by severe optic neuritis and transverse myelitis, but recent studies with anti-aquaporin-4-antibody specific to NMO have revealed that the clinical spectrum is wider than previously thought. International consensus diagnostic criteria propose NMO spectrum disorders (NMOSD) as the term to define the entire spectrum including typical NMO, optic neuritis, acute myelitis, brain syndrome, and their combinations. NMOSD is now divided into anti-aquaporin-4-antibody-seropositive NMOSD and -seronegative NMOSD (or unknown serostatus)...
May 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391531/efficacy-of-steroid-therapy-based-on-symptomatic-and-functional-improvement-in-patients-with-vestibular-neuritis-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Myung Hoon Yoo, Chan Joo Yang, Shin Ae Kim, Marn Joon Park, Joong Ho Ahn, Jong Woo Chung, Hong Ju Park
The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of methylprednisolone in vestibular neuritis (VN) by objective and subjective measures. This prospective controlled randomized study was conducted at one tertiary hospital. Twenty-nine VN patients were randomized to either the steroid (n = 15) or the control (n = 14) group. The steroid group received methylprednisolone for 2 weeks, whereas control patients did not; both groups underwent regular vestibular exercises and were prescribed a Ginkgo biloba...
April 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389774/takayasu-arteritis-presenting-as-isolated-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#18
Guohong Tian, Qian Chen, Wenji Wang
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology that affects the aorta and its primary branches or large arteries in the proximal upper or lower extremities. Ocular manifestations of TA include microaneurysm formation, small-vessel dilation, arteriovenous anastomosis, retinal ischemia, and neovascular glaucoma. We herein report a case involving a 23-year-old Asian woman who presented with isolated acute anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and was initially misdiagnosed with optic neuritis...
April 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388913/diffusion-mri-quantifies-early-axonal-loss-in-the-presence-of-nerve-swelling
#19
Tsen-Hsuan Lin, Chia-Wen Chiang, Carlos J Perez-Torres, Peng Sun, Michael Wallendorf, Robert E Schmidt, Anne H Cross, Sheng-Kwei Song
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging markers have been widely used to detect and quantify white matter pathologies in multiple sclerosis. We have recently developed a diffusion basis spectrum imaging (DBSI) to distinguish and quantify co-existing axonal injury, demyelination, and inflammation in multiple sclerosis patients and animal models. It could serve as a longitudinal marker for axonal loss, a primary cause of permanent neurological impairments and disease progression. METHODS: Eight 10-week-old female C57BL/6 mice underwent optic nerve DBSI, followed by a week-long recuperation prior to active immunization for experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379073/anti-myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-antibodies-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-a-case-series-and-a-literature-review
#20
Cellina Michaela, Fetoni Vincenza, Ciocca Matteo, Pirovano Marta, Oliva Giancarlo
Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein is a protein exclusively expressed on the surface of oligodendrocytes and myelin in the central nervous system. Antibodies against myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein were initially detected in children with demyelinating syndromes, and more recently reported in a broad spectrum of central nervous system demyelinating diseases in adults, including neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and bilateral optic neuritis. Patients with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated demyelination appear to have unique clinical and radiological features...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
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