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Anusha K Yeshokumar, Sona Narula, Brenda Banwell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review discusses the epidemiologic factors involved in the pathogenesis of pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS), which have been the focus of numerous studies in the last several years. We also review the clinical features (including diagnostic evaluation and differential diagnosis) of, treatment approach to, and prognosis of pediatric MS. RECENT FINDINGS: Up to 10% of patients with MS have their initial demyelinating before the age of 18 years...
March 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320170/evaluating-the-association-of-allergies-with-multiple-sclerosis-susceptibility-risk-and-disease-activity-in-a-pediatric-population
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Theresa Bourne, Michael Waltz, T C Casper, K Kavak, G Aaen, A Belman, L Benson, M Candee, T Chitnis, J Graves, B Greenberg, M Gorman, Y Harris, L Krupp, T Lotze, S Mar, J Ness, C Olsen, S Roalstad, M Rodriguez, J Rose, J Rubin, T Schreiner, J M Tillema, I Kahn, A Waldman, L Barcellos, E Waubant, B Weinstock-Guttman
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and allergies are both considered to be related to imbalanced Th1 and Th2 immune responses. Previous studies evaluating the relationship between MS and allergies provide conflicting results. OBJECTIVE: To assess allergies and asthma as risk factors for MS and as predictors of MS relapses in a pediatric cohort. METHODS: The environment and genetic risk factors for pediatric MS study is a national case-control project with 16 participating US sites...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319075/autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-a-registry-based-study-of-the-autoimmune-diseases-working-party-adwp-and-pediatric-diseases-working-party-pdwp-of-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-ebmt
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J Burman, K Kirgizov, K Carlson, M Badoglio, G L Mancardi, G De Luca, B Casanova, J Ouyang, R Bembeeva, J Haas, P Bader, J Snowden, D Farge
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) is a promising therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS), which has mainly been used in adults. The purpose of this study was to investigate efficacy and adverse events of aHSCT in the treatment of children with MS using data from the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation registry. Twenty-one patients with a median follow-up time of 2.8 years could be identified. PFS at 3 years was 100%, 16 patients improved in expanded disability status scale score and only 2 patients experienced a clinical relapse...
March 20, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302901/treatment-of-renal-angiomyolipoma-and-other-hamartomas-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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REVIEW
Joshua A Samuels
Tuberous sclerosis complex is an autosomal dominant genetic disease characterized by growth of benign tumors (hamartomas) in multiple organs, especially the kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and skin. Tuberous sclerosis complex is usually caused by a mutation in either the tuberous sclerosis complex 1 or tuberous sclerosis complex 2 gene, resulting in constitutive activation of mammalian target of rapamycin signaling. Currently, mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors are recommended in adult patients with tuberous sclerosis complex for the treatment of asymptomatic, growing renal angiomyolipoma that are >3 cm in diameter and pediatric or adult patients with brain lesions (subependymal giant cell astrocytoma) that either are growing or are not amenable to surgical resection...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286009/pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-presenting-as-area-postrema-syndrome
#5
Sara Vila-Bedmar, Fernando Ostos-Moliz, Ana Camacho-Salas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273780/risk-factors-for-non-adherence-to-disease-modifying-therapy-in-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis
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Carolyn E Schwartz, Stephanie A Grover, Victoria E Powell, Austin Noguera, Jean K Mah, Soe Mar, Lauren Mednick, Brenda L Banwell, Gulay Alper, Mary Rensel, Mark Gorman, Amy Waldman, Teri Schreiner, Emmanuelle Waubant, E Ann Yeh
BACKGROUND: Adherence to disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) is not well understood. We examined the prevalence and risk factors for poor adherence in pediatric MS. METHODS: This cross-sectional study recruited youth with MS from 12 North American pediatric MS clinics. In addition to pharmacy-refill data, patients and parents completed self-report measures of adherence and quality of life. Additionally, patients completed measures of self-efficacy and well-being...
February 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273766/randomized-clinical-trials-rcts-in-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-are-they-really-necessary
#7
Angelo Ghezzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254244/a-potential-life-threatening-reaction-to-glatiramer-acetate-in-rett-syndrome
#8
Andreea Nissenkorn, Mona Kidon, Bruria Ben-Zeev
BACKGROUND: Rett syndrome is an X-linked dominant neurodevelopmental disorder manifesting with severe intellectual disability in females caused by various mutations in the MECP2 gene. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is one of the main proteins regulated by the MECP2 protein; its overexpression in the MeCP2 mouse model partially corrects the Rett phenotype. Pharmacologic manipulations that lead to increased BDNF in individuals with Rett syndrome are expected to have a positive effect on the disorder...
March 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229097/pediatric-hypovitaminosis-d-molecular-perspectives-and-clinical-implications
#9
Rafiu Ariganjoye
Vitamin D, a secosteroid, is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bone in both the adult and pediatric populations. Low level of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-(OH)-D) is highly prevalent in children worldwide and has been linked to various adverse health outcomes including rickets, osteomalacia, osteomalacic myopathy, sarcopenia, and weakness, growth retardation, hypocalcemia, seizure and tetany, autism, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, cancers (prostate, colon, breast), infectious diseases (viral, tuberculosis), and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132974/a-case-of-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-presenting-with-a-tumefactive-demyelinating-lesion
#10
Hisakazu Majima, Tsuyoshi Ito, Norihisa Koyama
Pediatric multiple sclerosis accompanied by a tumefactive demyelinating lesion (TDL) is extremely rare. Because it is very difficult to distinguish TDLs from neoplasms, invasive brain biopsies are required for a definitive diagnosis. MR spectroscopy (MRS) without brain biopsy was recently shown diagnostic in some patients with TDLs, based on the elevation of glutamate/glutamine peaks. This report describes the clinical course of a 9-year-old girl with multiple sclerosis following a TDL and discusses the usefulness of MRS and brain biopsies to diagnose TDLs...
February 25, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111033/azathioprine-therapy-in-a-case-of-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-that-was-seropositive-for-mog-igg
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Yifan Zhou, Qiao Huang, Tingting Lu, Xiaobo Sun, Ling Fang, Zhengqi Lu, Xueqiang Hu, Allan Kermode, Wei Qiu
There is a lack of evidence for treatment of pediatric multiple sclerosis (PedMS). Treatment using azathioprine for PedMS has not been reported. A 10-year-old boy with multiple sclerosis who was seropositive for antibodies against myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)-IgG was treated with azathioprine plus oral methylprednisolone. The patient showed clinical and magnetic resonance imaging stability, with MOG-IgG seroconversion. There were no major side effects over a 5-year period. Azathioprine may be a treatment option, particularly in poor medical resource areas, for pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis who are seropositive for MOG-IgG...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078569/the-computer-based-symbol-digit-modalities-test-establishing-age-expected-performance-in-healthy-controls-and-evaluation-of-pediatric-ms-patients
#12
Sandra Bigi, R A Marrie, C Till, E A Yeh, N Akbar, A Feinstein, B L Banwell
Decreased information processing speed (IPS) is frequently reported in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The computerized version of the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (c-SDMT) measures IPS over eight consecutive trials per session and additionally captures changes in performance within the session. Here, we establish normative c-SDMT performance and test-retest reliability in healthy children (HC) and explore differences in the overall c-SDMT-performance between HC and MS patients. This cross-sectional study included 478 HC (237 female, 49...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053999/b-cell-populations-discriminate-between-pediatric-and-adult-onset-multiple-sclerosis
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Alexander Schwarz, Bettina Balint, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Sven Jarius, Kathrin von Engelhardt, Alexandra Fürwentsches, Cornelia Bussmann, Friedrich Ebinger, Brigitte Wildemann, Jürgen Haas
OBJECTIVE: To comparatively assess the B-cell composition in blood and CSF of patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (pedMS) and adult-onset multiple sclerosis (adMS). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we obtained blood and CSF samples from 25 patients with pedMS (8-18 years) and 40 patients with adMS (23-65 years) and blood specimens from 66 controls (1-55 years). By using multicolor flow cytometry, we identified naive, transitional, isotype class-switched memory, nonswitched memory, and double-negative memory B-cell subsets as well as plasmablasts (PB) and terminally differentiated plasma cells (PC)...
January 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018945/comprehensive-population-based-determination-of-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-health-care-costs
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Melissa A Wright, E Kent Korgenski, Tyler Bardsley, Joshua L Bonkowsky, Meghan S Candee
OBJECTIVE: To determine the health care costs associated with pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all patients with MS 18 years of age or younger who were diagnosed or treated between 2002 and 2012 in a population-based cohort. Demographics and health care costs were extracted from the Intermountain Healthcare Enterprise Data Warehouse. Patients were divided into high-cost (>84th percentile) and low-cost groups and differences in health care utilization between the groups were analyzed...
January 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009079/acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-in-china-singapore-and-japan-a-comparison-with-the-usa
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D L H Koelman, D C Benkeser, Y Xu, S X Neo, K Tan, M Katsuno, G Sobue, J Natsume, S Chahin, S S Mar, A Venkatesan, T Chitnis, G M Hoganson, A K Yeshokumar, P Barreras, B Majmudar, M Carone, F J Mateen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Ethnicity-related differences in the incidence of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and other demyelinating diseases including multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders have been reported. Little is reported on the influence of ethnicity and geographical location in ADEM. METHODS: Medical records of patients who presented with ADEM (ICD-9 323.61 and 323.81) at large referral hospitals in China, Singapore and Japan (years 1992-2015) were retrospectively reviewed and data were collected in a centralized database...
February 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974107/-an-interpretation-of-consensus-statements-on-diagnostic-criteria-for-multiple-sclerosis-and-demyelinating-diseases-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-children-2012-version
#16
Kun-Fang Yang, Yu-Cai Chen
The International Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Study Group (IPMSSG) put forward the 2007 version of the diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis and other immune-mediated demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system in children in 2007 ("2007 version" for short). In 2012, IPMSSG proposed the new diagnostic criteria with reference to the latest research achievements of 150 members ("2012 version" for short). The 2012 version of the consensus statements covers the diagnostic criteria for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, clinically isolated syndrome, neuromyelitis optica, and multiple sclerosis in children...
December 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919503/binocular-low-contrast-letter-acuity-and-the-symbol-digit-modalities-test-improve-the-ability-of-the-multiple-sclerosis-functional-composite-to-predict-disease-in-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Amy T Waldman, Salim Chahin, Amy M Lavery, Geraldine Liu, Brenda L Banwell, Grant T Liu, Laura J Balcer
BACKGROUND: Outcome measures to capture disability, such as the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC), were developed to enhance outcome measurements for clinical trials in adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). The MSFC initially included three components: a timed 25-foot walk [T25FW], 9-hole peg test [9HPT], and the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task [PASAT]. Modifications to the original MSFC, such as adding binocular low-contrast letter acuity (LCLA) or substituting the symbol digit modalities test (SDMT) for the PASAT, improved the capacity to capture neurologic impairment in adults...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919494/physical-activity-in-pediatric-onset-multiple-sclerosis-validating-a-questionnaire-for-clinical-practice-and-research
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Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, Stephanie A Grover, E Ann Yeh, Robert W Motl
BACKGROUND: Knowledge regarding physical activity (PA) and its benefits in pediatric onset multiple sclerosis (POMS) is growing and suggests high levels of inactivity. The utility of a validated screening tool for clinical settings is unknown. This study evaluated the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire (GLTEQ) as a measure of PA in POMS. METHODS: POMS patients (n=27) and healthy controls (n=45) wore an accelerometer over a 7-day period and then completed the GLTEQ...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914152/pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-in-portugal-a-multicentre-study
#19
Ana Sofia Correia, Luís Augusto, Joana Meireles, Joana Pinto, Ana Paula Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis is most often diagnosed among young adults but less frequently it may present during childhood or adolescence. In Portugal, there has been only one previous single-center, pediatric multiple sclerosis study. The main objective was the evaluation of the demographic, clinical, laboratorial and neuroradiological characteristics of patients with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis in Portugal. The secondary objectives were to compare the characteristics of childhood-onset multiple sclerosis and adolescent-onset multiple sclerosis and to characterize the treatments prescribed...
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914150/challenges-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis
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EDITORIAL
Rita Lopes Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
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