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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816034/cerebrospinal-fluid-cytology-in-nonmalignant-aseptic-meningeal-disorders
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REVIEW
Rafael Martínez-Girón, Liron Pantanowitz
Cerebrospinal fluid cytology examination is a common and reliable primary and/or complementary procedure for the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. This review provides an update of aseptic meningeal disorders that may be encountered in cytopathology practice. The article covers the cytological findings and helpful ancillary studies needed of nonmalignant aseptic CNS disorders such as viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections, and other noninfectious diseases, such as Mollaret´s meningitis (recurrent benign lymphocytic meningitis), Guillain-Barré syndrome, multiple Sclerosis, subarachnoid haemorrhage, and drug-induced disorders...
August 16, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811201/the-unmet-need-in-rheumatology-reports-from-the-targeted-therapies-meeting-2017
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Kevin L Winthrop, Vibeke Strand, Désirée van der Heijde, Philip Mease, Mary Crow, Michael Weinblatt, Joan Bathon, Gerd R Burmester, Maxime Dougados, Johnathan Kay, Xavier Mariette, Ronald Van Vollenhoven, Joachim Sieper, Fritz Melchers, Ferdinand C Breedfeld, Joachim Kalden, Josef S Smolen, Daniel E Furst
The 19th annual international Targeted Therapies meeting brought together over 100 leading basic scientists and clinical researchers from around the world in the field of immunology, molecular biology and rheumatology and other specialties. During the meeting, breakout sessions were held consisting of 5 disease-specific groups with 20-40 experts assigned to each group based on clinical or scientific expertise. Specific groups included: rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, connective tissue diseases (e...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806189/the-use-of-optical-coherence-tomography-in-neuro-ophthalmology
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Noel C Y Chan, Carmen K M Chan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the last decade, with the advances of optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, different imaging protocols and analysis algorithms have been introduced to maximize the potential of this diagnostic tool in the evaluation of different eye diseases. This review aims to provide an update on these additional features, with respect to the management of a diverse range of neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: Macular ganglion cell complex (mGCC) analysis has been shown to be superior to peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) analysis in certain settings, such as differentiating Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy from functional visual loss; monitoring neurodegenerative diseases or multiple sclerosis; and predicting visual loss in nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755684/epstein-barr-virus-and-multiple-sclerosis-updating-pender-s-hypothesis
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Martin Laurence, Julián Benito-León
Substantial epidemiological evidence supports the involvement of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in multiple sclerosis (MS). Mechanisms through which EBV may increase MS risk are reviewed here. Most individuals contract EBV in early childhood yet only develop MS in early adulthood, by which time EBV has been latent for decades. When latent, EBV is confined to a minute subset of memory B cells: about 1000 cells in peripheral blood and 500,000 cells in the lymphoid system, mainly in the mouth. Reactivation of EBV in the central nervous system (CNS) has been proposed as a cause of MS...
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738749/an-update-on-multiple-sclerosis-in-children-diagnosis-therapies-and-prospects-for-the-future
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Eliza Gordon-Lipkin, Brenda Banwell
Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, is increasingly being recognized in children and adolescents. Pediatric MS follows a relapsing-remitting course at onset, with a risk for early cognitive impairment. Areas covered: In this review, we discuss the clinical features of acute demyelinating syndromes in children and risk factors that increase the likelihood of a diagnosis of MS. We also address the application of diagnostic criteria for MS in children, immunological features, therapeutic options and psychosocial considerations for children and adolescents with MS...
August 7, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730919/an-update-on-biomarker-discovery-and-use-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Takashi Matsushita, Kazuhiko Takehara
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by excessive extracellular matrix deposition in the skin and internal organs. Three major abnormalities, autoimmunity, vasculopathy, and fibrosis, are considered to play important roles in the pathophysiology of SSc. SSc is a heterogeneous disease with clinical features, disease progress, therapeutic response, and prognosis. Therefore, identification of biomarkers, which can predict the course of the disease, is required for the progress of clinical practice...
July 25, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728279/-update-of-treatment-for-the-systemic-sclerosis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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H Huang, S Li, X Y Song
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654017/does-vitamin-c-influence-neurodegenerative-diseases-and-psychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Joanna Kocot, Dorota Luchowska-Kocot, Małgorzata Kiełczykowska, Irena Musik, Jacek Kurzepa
Vitamin C (Vit C) is considered to be a vital antioxidant molecule in the brain. Intracellular Vit C helps maintain integrity and function of several processes in the central nervous system (CNS), including neuronal maturation and differentiation, myelin formation, synthesis of catecholamine, modulation of neurotransmission and antioxidant protection. The importance of Vit C for CNS function has been proven by the fact that targeted deletion of the sodium-vitamin C co-transporter in mice results in widespread cerebral hemorrhage and death on post-natal day one...
June 27, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619429/vitamin-d-and-multiple-sclerosis-an-update
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REVIEW
Charles Pierrot-Deseilligny, Jean-Claude Souberbielle
The most recent findings linking exposure to sun and vitamin D insufficiency to multiple sclerosis (MS) are reviewed. Due to insufficient sunshine and changing lifestyles, hypovitaminosis D is widespread in temperate countries. Numerous epidemiological studies have strongly suggested that sunshine and vitamin D insufficiency contributes to MS risk in these countries. Moreover, several large genetic studies in MS patients have recently stated unequivocally that diverse abnormalities involving vitamin D metabolism are related to the risk of the disease...
May 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610655/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Ana-Luisa Stefanski, Christian Tomiak, Uwe Pleyer, Thomas Dietrich, Gerd Rüdiger Burmester, Thomas Dörner
BACKGROUND: Sjögren's syndrome is one of the more common inflammatory rheumatological diseases, with a prevalence of at least 0.4% in Germany. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed. Special attention is drawn to updated classification criteria and current treatment recommendations. RESULTS: Sjögren's syndrome has a wide variety of presentations, ranging from the local involvement of exocrine glands with keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia (the leading signs of the disease) to the systemic, extraglandular involvement of multiple organs...
May 26, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602509/neurochip-an-updated-version-of-the-neurox-genotyping-platform-to-rapidly-screen-for-variants-associated-with-neurological-diseases
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Cornelis Blauwendraat, Faraz Faghri, Lasse Pihlstrom, Joshua T Geiger, Alexis Elbaz, Suzanne Lesage, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Patrick May, Aude Nicolas, Yevgeniya Abramzon, Natalie A Murphy, J Raphael Gibbs, Mina Ryten, Raffaele Ferrari, Jose Bras, Rita Guerreiro, Julie Williams, Rebecca Sims, Steven Lubbe, Dena G Hernandez, Kin Y Mok, Laurie Robak, Roy H Campbell, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Bryan J Traynor, Ruth Chia, Sun Ju Chung, John A Hardy, Alexis Brice, Nicholas W Wood, Henry Houlden, Joshua M Shulman, Huw R Morris, Thomas Gasser, Rejko Krüger, Peter Heutink, Manu Sharma, Javier Simón-Sánchez, Mike A Nalls, Andrew B Singleton, Sonja W Scholz
Genetics has proven to be a powerful approach in neurodegenerative diseases research, resulting in the identification of numerous causal and risk variants. Previously, we introduced the NeuroX Illumina genotyping array, a fast and efficient genotyping platform designed for the investigation of genetic variation in neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we present its updated version, named NeuroChip. The NeuroChip is a low-cost, custom-designed array containing a tagging variant backbone of about 306,670 variants complemented with a manually curated custom content comprised of 179,467 variants implicated in diverse neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and multiple system atrophy...
September 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570331/nutrients-and-neurology
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Neeraj Kumar
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an update on the clinical presentation and management of neurologic disease related to key nutrient deficiencies. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have been made in understanding the pathway related to vitamin B12 absorption and distribution. It is now known that deficiencies of vitamin B12 and copper have similar neurologic manifestations. Bariatric surgery is a risk factor for both. Alcoholism is just one of the many causes of thiamine deficiency...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530671/cardiopulmonary-assessment-of-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recommendations-from-the-european-society-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-autoimmune-diseases-working-party-and-collaborating-partners
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REVIEW
D Farge, R K Burt, M-C Oliveira, E Mousseaux, M Rovira, Z Marjanovic, J de Vries-Bouwstra, N Del Papa, R Saccardi, S J Shah, D C Lee, C Denton, T Alexander, D G Kiely, J A Snowden
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rare disabling autoimmune disease with a similar mortality to many cancers. Two randomized controlled trials of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) for SSc have shown significant improvement in organ function, quality of life and long-term survival compared to standard therapy. However, transplant-related mortality (TRM) ranged from 3-10% in patients undergoing HSCT. In SSc, the main cause of non-transplant and TRM is cardiac related. We therefore updated the previously published guidelines for cardiac evaluation, which should be performed in dedicated centers with expertize in HSCT for SSc...
May 22, 2017: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497222/interleukin-1-blockade-an-update-on-emerging-indications
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REVIEW
Anoop Mistry, Sinisa Savic, Jeroen C H van der Hilst
Interleukin (IL)-1 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that induces local and systemic inflammation aimed to eliminate microorganisms and tissue damage. However, an increasing number of clinical conditions have been identified in which IL-1 production is considered inappropriate and IL-1 is part of the disease etiology. In autoinflammatory diseases, gout, Schnitzler's syndrome, and adult-onset Still's disease, high levels of inappropriate IL-1 production have been shown to be a key process in the etiology of the disease...
May 11, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466274/neural-stem-cell-based-regenerative-approaches-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Juan Xiao, Rongbing Yang, Sangita Biswas, Yunhua Zhu, Xin Qin, Min Zhang, Lihong Zhai, Yi Luo, Xiaoming He, Chun Mao, Wenbin Deng
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory, and demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), which ultimately leads to axonal loss and permanent neurological disability. Current treatments for MS are largely comprised of medications that are either immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive and are aimed at reducing the frequency and intensity of relapses. Neural stem cells (NSCs) in the adult brain can differentiate into oligodendrocytes in a context-specific manner and are shown to be involved in the remyelination in these patients...
May 2, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429106/occupational-exposure-to-extremely-low-frequency-magnetic-fields-and-risk-for-central-nervous-system-disease-an-update-of-a-danish-cohort-study-among-utility-workers
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Camilla Pedersen, Aslak Harbo Poulsen, Naja Hulvej Rod, Patrizia Frei, Johnni Hansen, Kathrine Grell, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Joachim Schüz, Christoffer Johansen
PURPOSE: Evidence of whether exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) is related to central nervous system diseases is inconsistent. This study updates a previous study of the incidence of such diseases in a large cohort of Danish utility workers by almost doubling the period of follow-up. METHODS: We investigated the risks for dementia, motor neurone disease, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy among 32,006 men employed at the 99 utility companies that supplied Denmark with electricity during the period 1900-1993...
April 20, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376926/cancer-and-central-nervous-system-disorders-protocol-for-an-umbrella-review-of-systematic-reviews-and-updated-meta-analyses-of-observational-studies
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Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Jane A Driver, Matthew J Page, Manuel Ridao, José M Valderas, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Jaume Forés-Martos, Salvador Martínez, Ricard Gènova-Maleras, Diego Macías-Saint-Gerons, Benedicto Crespo-Facorro, Eduard Vieta, Alfonso Valencia, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study will be to synthesize the epidemiological evidence and evaluate the validity of the associations between central nervous system disorders and the risk of developing or dying from cancer. METHODS/DESIGN: We will perform an umbrella review of systematic reviews and conduct updated meta-analyses of observational studies (cohort and case-control) investigating the association between central nervous system disorders and the risk of developing or dying from any cancer or specific types of cancer...
April 4, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355729/-an-update-of-the-application-and-mechanism-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-treatment-of-systemic-sclerosis
#18
X J Song, Y Liu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303481/morphea-and-eosinophilic-fasciitis-an-update
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REVIEW
Jorre S Mertens, Marieke M B Seyger, Rogier M Thurlings, Timothy R D J Radstake, Elke M G J de Jong
Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, encompasses a group of idiopathic sclerotic skin diseases. The spectrum ranges from relatively mild phenotypes, which generally cause few problems besides local discomfort and visible disfigurement, to subtypes with severe complications such as joint contractures and limb length discrepancies. Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF, Shulman syndrome) is often regarded as belonging to the severe end of the morphea spectrum. The exact driving mechanisms behind morphea and EF pathogenesis remain to be elucidated...
August 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282924/autophagy-and-microglia-novel-partners-in-neurodegeneration-and-aging
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REVIEW
Ainhoa Plaza-Zabala, Virginia Sierra-Torre, Amanda Sierra
Autophagy is emerging as a core regulator of Central Nervous System (CNS) aging and neurodegeneration. In the brain, it has mostly been studied in neurons, where the delivery of toxic molecules and organelles to the lysosome by autophagy is crucial for neuronal health and survival. However, we propose that the (dys)regulation of autophagy in microglia also affects innate immune functions such as phagocytosis and inflammation, which in turn contribute to the pathophysiology of aging and neurodegenerative diseases...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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