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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920210/neurosarcoidosis-unusual-presentations-and-considerations-for-diagnosis-and-management
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Walid Radwan, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Ibrahim Ahmed Robadi, Kymberly Gyure, Thomas Roberts, Sanjay Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a chronic, multisystem disease characterised by non-necrotising granulomatous inflammation of unknown aetiology. Most commonly, the lungs, lymph nodes, skin and eyes are affected in sarcoidosis; however, nervous system involvement occurs in approximately 5%-15% of cases. Any part of the nervous system can be affected by sarcoidosis. CASES: Herein we describe three unusual patient presentations of neurosarcoidosis, one with optic neuritis, a second with hydrocephalus and a third with cervical myelopathy...
December 5, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919493/eleven-episodes-of-recurrent-optic-neuritis-of-the-same-eye-for-22-years-eventually-diagnosed-as-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
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Yih Chian Yew, Jyh Yung Hor, Thien Thien Lim, Ruban Kanesalingam, Yee Ming Ching, Masita Arip, P E Samuel Easaw, Gaik Bee Eow
It is difficult to predict whether a particular attack of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) will affect the optic nerve [optic neuritis (ON): unilateral or bilateral], spinal cord (myelitis), brain or brainstem, or a combination of the above. We report an interesting case of recurrent ON of the same eye for a total of 11 episodes in a Chinese woman. Over a period of 22 years, the attacks only involved the left eye, and never the right eye and also no myelitis. For a prolonged duration, she was diagnosed as recurrent idiopathic ON...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919490/quantitative-visual-tests-after-poorly-recovered-optic-neuritis-due-to-multiple-sclerosis
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Erin E Longbrake, Samantha Lancia, Nhial Tutlam, Kathryn Trinkaus, Robert T Naismith
BACKGROUND: Visual dysfunction in MS can be quantified using a variety of tests. Many vision tests have not been formally evaluated among MS patients with existing visual dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate several versions of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity tests, measures of central and peripheral vision, retina structure, electrophysiologic function, and quality of life among MS patients with moderate/severe visual dysfunction. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 46 patients with stable, incompletely recovered optic neuritis...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919284/can-baseline-ml-flow-test-results-predict-leprosy-reactions-an-investigation-in-a-cohort-of-patients-enrolled-in-the-uniform-multidrug-therapy-clinical-trial-for-leprosy-patients-in-brazil
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Emerith Mayra Hungria, Regiane Morillas Oliveira, Gerson Oliveira Penna, Lúcio Cartaxo Aderaldo, Maria Araci de Andrade Pontes, Rossilene Cruz, Heitor de Sá Gonçalves, Maria Lúcia Fernandes Penna, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo Kerr, Mariane Martins de Araújo Stefani, Samira Bührer-Sékula
BACKGROUND: The predictive value of the serology to detection of IgM against the Mycobacterium leprae-derived phenolic glycolipid-I/PGL-I to identify leprosy patients who are at higher risk of developing reactions remains controversial. Whether baseline results of the ML Flow test can predict leprosy reactions was investigated among a cohort of patients enrolled in The Clinical Trial for Uniform Multidrug Therapy for Leprosy Patients in Brazil (U-MDT/CT-BR). METHODS: This was a descriptive study focusing on the main clinical manifestations of leprosy patients enrolled in the U-MDT/CT-BR from March 2007 to February 2012 at two Brazilian leprosy reference centers...
December 6, 2016: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918236/meniere-s-migraine-and-motion-sickness
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John F Golding, Mitesh Patel
CONCLUSION: Elevated Motion Sickness Susceptibility (MSS) in Meniere?s disease (MD) is likely to be a consequence of the onset of MD and not migraine per se. OBJECTIVES: Pathologies of the vestibular system influence MSS. Bilateral vestibular deficits lower MSS, vestibular neuritis or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo have little overall effect, whereas vestibular migraine elevates MSS. However, less is known about MSS in MD, a condition in which many patients experience vestibular loss and migraine symptoms...
December 5, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906756/optic-neuritis-the-eye-as-a-window-to-the-brain
#6
Thomas M Jenkins, Ahmed T Toosy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute optic neuritis is a common clinical problem, requiring a structured assessment to guide management and prevent visual loss. The optic nerve is the most accessible part of the central nervous system, so optic neuritis also represents an important paradigm to help decipher mechanisms of damage and recovery in the central nervous system. Important developments include the advent of optical coherence tomography as a biomarker of central nervous system axonal loss, the discovery of new pathological antibodies, notably against aquaporin-4 and, more recently, myelin oligodendrocyte protein, and emerging evidence for sodium channel blockade as a novel therapeutic approach to address energy failure in neuroinflammatory disease...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904589/pseudo-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-optic-neuritis-in-an-18-year-old-girl-with-sodium-valproate-overdose
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Bita Dadpour, Hassan Abbaspour, Ali Pourzahed, Ahmad Bagheri Moghadam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900709/double-locking-precontoured-plating-system-for-malunited-fractures-of-the-distal-end-of-humerus
#8
L Tarallo, R Mugnai, M Rocchi, C Rovesta, F Catani
BACKGROUND: Distal humeral malunions are uncommon injuries, often associated with limited elbow motion, pain, instability, weakness, and sometimes ulnar neuritis. The complex anatomy of the elbow joint makes this condition one of the most complex elbow injuries to treat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four patients were treated by the same surgeon between 2011 and 2013 using a double-locking precontoured plating system for malunited intra-articular or extra-articular fractures of the distal end of the humerus...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896635/discovery-and-initial-characterization-of-th9-cells-the-early-years
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Edgar Schmitt, Tobias Bopp
The launch of the Th1/Th2 concept represented a decisive breakthrough concerning our understanding of how very diverse immune reactions can be regulated by functionally different T helper subpopulations via the secretion of different panels of cytokines. In this context, IL-9 was identified to be produced by T helper cell lines in addition to Th2 cytokines IL-4 and IL-5. Detailed analyses revealed that IL-9 production of mouse CD4(+) T helper cells was dependent on a combination of IL-2, IL-4, and TGF-β. Roughly a decade later, it was found that TGF-β can also induce the development of CD4(+) Treg cells...
November 28, 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878586/-parainfectious-optic-neuritis-with-macular-infiltrate-in-neisseria-meningitidis-b-meningitis
#10
A Chronopoulos, F Hoogewoud, H Steffen, G Thumann
OBJECTIVE: We report on the case of a young immunocompetent female patient with parainfectious optic neuritis and macular inflitrate due to Neisseria meningitidis B meningitis. METHOD: Case report RESULTS: A 22-year-old female patient was admitted to the emergency department for intensive care treatment with a strong suspicion of meningitis. Clinical and serological parameters were indicative of a bacterial genesis of the meningitis. By analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Neisseria meningitidis type B could be detected...
November 23, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878436/peripheral-nerve-ultrasound-scoring-systems-benchmarking-and-comparative-analysis
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Alexander Grimm, Tim W Rattay, Natalie Winter, Hubertus Axer
Ultrasound of the nerves is an additive diagnostic tool to evaluate polyneuropathy. Recently, the need for standardized scoring systems has widely been discussed; different scores are described so far. Therefore, 327 patients with polyneuropathy were analyzed by ultrasound in our laboratory. Consequently, several ultrasound scoring tools were applied, i.e., the nerve pattern classification according to Padua et al. in all patients with CIDP and variants, the Bochum ultrasound score (BUS) and the neuritis ultrasound protocol in immune-mediated neuritis, the ultrasound pattern sum score, the homogeneity score, and the nerve enlargement distribution score in all neuropathies if possible...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862614/transorbital-sonography-and-visual-outcome-for-the-diagnosis-and-monitoring-of-optic-neuritis
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Piergiorgio Lochner, Maurizio A Leone, Klaus Fassbender, Roberto Cantello, Lorenzo Coppo, Raffaele Nardone, Gianni Zorzi, Martin Lesmeister, Cristoforo Comi, Francesco Brigo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Transorbital sonography (TOS) is a promising tool to support the clinical diagnosis of optic neuritis (ON) by showing thickening of optic nerve. In this study, we aimed to define its specific role in follow-up of ON patients. METHODS: We measured ultrasonography parameters and visual acuity (VA) at presentation and after 1 year in 45 patients with newly diagnosed ON. Two vascular sonographers used B-mode TOS to evaluate mean optic nerve diameter (OND) and optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD)...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861905/attenuation-of-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-with-locally-administered-lovastatin-encapsulating-plga-nanoparticles
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Kelly A Langert, Bruktawit Goshu, Evan B Stubbs
Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) is an aggressive antibody- and T cell-mediated variant of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), a prominent and debilitating autoimmune disorder of the peripheral nervous system. Despite advancements in clinical management, treatment of patients with AIDP/GBS and its chronic variant CIDP remains palliative and relies on the use of non-specific immune-modulating therapies. Our laboratory has previously reported that therapeutic administration of statins safely attenuates the clinical severity of experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN), a well-characterized animal model of AIDP/GBS, by restricting the migration of autoreactive leukocytes across peripheral nerve microvascular endoneurial endothelial cells (PNMECs) that form the blood-nerve barrier...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859858/diffusion-weighted-imaging-helps-differentiate-multiple-sclerosis-and-neuromyelitis-optica-related-acute-optic-neuritis
#14
Hailin Wan, Huijin He, Fang Zhang, Yan Sha, Guohong Tian
PURPOSE: To evaluate the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values between multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica (NMO)-related acute optic neuritis (ON) patients and predict their optic nerve atrophy of optic coherence tomography (OCT) parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen MS and 15 NMO-related acute ON patients who underwent a diffusion-weighted imaging sequence in 3.0 Tesla MR scanner and a follow-up OCT examination after 6 months were included...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859670/leprosy-reactions-in-post-elimination-stage-the-bangladesh-experience
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Mohammad Rafiqul Mowla, Shamim Ara, Afm Mizanur Rahman, Sanai Prue Tripura, Sujat Paul
BACKGROUND: Leprosy reactions are immunologically mediated conditions and a major cause of disability before, during and after multidrug therapy. Little data has been published on the epidemiology of leprosy reactions in Bangladesh. OBJECTIVES: To describe the pattern and prevalence of leprosy reactions in the post elimination stage. METHODS: A descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out in Chittagong Medical College Hospital using the registered records of patients the periods between 2004 and 2013...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858936/retinal-ganglion-cell-and-axonal-loss-in-optic-neuritis-risk-factors-and-visual-functions
#16
T H Lee, Y S Ji, S W Park, H Heo
PurposeThe peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) and the macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) are important predictive factors for the prognosis of optic neuritis (ON). We investigated the risk factors for pRNFL and GCIPL thinning in ON and its relationship with visual function.Patients and methodsWe analyzed 33 eyes of 33 patients with a first attack of unilateral ON. Patients were divided into two groups according to pRNFL and GCIPL thinning, using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography...
November 18, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858858/optic-neuritis-as-an-initial-presentation-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Jia-Yue Sun, Zheng Liu, Peng Zhao, Tao Liu
BACKGROUND: Primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) is a progressive autoimmune disease that primarily affects exocrine glands. The clinical presentation of pSS may vary from an asymptomatic condition to severe skin symptom, resulting in a difficult and challenging diagnosis and treatment. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here, we report a 47-year-old Chinese woman who lost vision in the right eye for 7 days. She had been misdiagnosed with primary optic neuritis for 3 months. After 3 months, the results of immunohistochemistry, salivary gland scintigraphy, and antibody tests proved the diagnosis of pSS...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851766/ultrasonography-of-leprosy-neuropathy-a-longitudinal-prospective-study
#18
Helena Barbosa Lugão, Marco Andrey Cipriani Frade, Wilson Marques-Jr, Norma Tiraboschi Foss, Marcello Henrique Nogueira-Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that leprosy multi-drug therapy (MDT) does not stop the progression of nerve function impairment. There are no prospective studies investigating the evolution of nerve anatomic abnormalities after treatment. We examined leprosy patients aiming to investigate the evolution of nerve ultrasonography (US) abnormalities and the risk factors for poor outcomes after MDT. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We performed bilateral US of the ulnar (U), median (M) and common fibular (CF) nerves in 9 paucibacillary (PB) and 64 multibacillary (MB) patients before and after MDT...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847985/acute-peripheral-vestibular-deficit-increases-redundancy-in-random-number-generation
#19
Ivan Moser, Dominique Vibert, Marco D Caversaccio, Fred W Mast
Unilateral peripheral vestibular deficit leads to broad cognitive difficulties and biases in spatial orientation. More specifically, vestibular patients typically show a spatial bias toward their affected ear in the subjective visual vertical, head and trunk orientation, fall tendency, and walking trajectory. By means of a random number generation task, we set out to investigate how an acute peripheral vestibular deficit affects the mental representation of numbers in space. Furthermore, the random number generation task allowed us to test if patients with peripheral vestibular deficit show evidence of impaired executive functions while keeping the head straight and while performing active head turns...
November 15, 2016: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844165/myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-mog-autoantibodies-as-potential-markers-of-severe-optic-neuritis-and-subclinical-retinal-axonal-degeneration
#20
Joachim Havla, T Kümpfel, R Schinner, M Spadaro, E Schuh, E Meinl, R Hohlfeld, O Outteryck
Antibodies against conformation-dependent epitopes of myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein (MOG-abs) are present in subgroups of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), recurrent optic neuritis (rON), multiple sclerosis (MS), and anti-NMDAR encephalitis. Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) we assessed whether MOG-abs might serve as potential marker of retinal axonal degeneration. We investigated a clinically heterogeneous cohort of 13 MOG-abs-positive patients (4 MOG-abs-positive rON, 4 MOG-abs-positive adult MS, 3 MOG-abs-positive relapsing encephalomyelitis, 2 MOG-abs-positive aquaporin-4-abs-negative NMOSD)...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Neurology
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