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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508010/spontaneous-remission-lasting-more-than-a-decade-in-untreated-aqp4-antibody-positive-nmosd
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Lekha Pandit, Sharik Mustafa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495144/expansion-of-il-6-th17-like-cells-expressing-tlrs-correlates-with-microbial-translocation-and-neurological-disabilities-in-nmosd-patients
#2
Priscila O Barros, Aleida S O Dias, Taissa M Kasahara, Alice M M Ornelas, Renato S Aguiar, Soniza A Leon, Anne Ruiz, Romain Marignier, Ana Carolina R A Araújo, Regina Alvarenga, Cleonice A M Bento
Different microbial antigens, by signaling through toll-like receptors (TLR), may contribute to Th17-mediated autoimmune diseases, such as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of different Th17-like cell subsets that express TLR in NMOSD patients. For this study, the frequency of different Th17 cell subsets expressing TLR subsets in healthy individuals (n=20) and NMOSD patients (n=20) was evaluated by cytometry. The peripheral levels of soluble CD14 (sCD14) and cytokines were determined by ELISA...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476103/intracranial-lesion-as-onset-symptom-in-a-patient-with-early-undifferentiated-connective-tissue-disease-a-case-report
#3
Ying Du, Chuan Li, Dai-di Zhao, Jia-Rui Lu, Wei Zhang, Zhu-Yi Li
BACKGROUND: Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) is widely considered to be a distinct clinical entity, and now divided into two subgroups: stable UCTD and early UCTD. The most frequent onset symptoms of UCTD include arthralgias, arthritis, Raynaud's phenomenon, mucocutaneous involvement, and sicca symptoms. However, Neurologic involvement is rare, and intracranial lesion as onset symptom in a patient with early UCTD has not yet been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old Chinese female experienced progressive left leg weakness for 14 days before hospitalizing in our department...
May 5, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465700/neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disease-characteristics-in-isfahan-iran-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Fereshte Ashtari, Ali Safaei, Vahid Shaygannejad, Mohammad Amin Najafi, Sahar Vesal
BACKGROUND: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disease (NMOSD) is a severe autoimmune demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that throughout epidemiological data, it has not been completely determined. The aim of this study was to assess characteristics of NMOSD patients in Isfahan as one of the most prevalent cities for multiple sclerosis in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-five patients diagnosed as neuromyelitis optica (NMO) disease through 5 years enrolled in this study...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460507/-the-clinical-analyses-of-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-initially-presenting-with-area-postrema-syndrome-in-14-patients
#5
Q F Guo, D D Song, Q Q Wang, Z W Wang, J G Liu, X K Qi
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics of the neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) with the area postrema syndrome as the initial symptom. Methods: A total of 14 cases were enrolled in the study with the diagnose of NMOSD and the area postrema syndrome as the initial symptom. All the clinical data and imaging profiles by the contrasted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and spinal cord were collected and analyzed. Results: The median age of onset was (38.1±17.0) years old and the gender ratio of female to male was 10∶4...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451627/disruption-of-the-leptomeningeal-blood-barrier-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#6
Nasrin Asgari, Eoin P Flanagan, Kazuo Fujihara, Ho Jin Kim, Hanne P Skejoe, Jens Wuerfel, Hiroshi Kuroda, Su Hyun Kim, Elisabeth Maillart, Romain Marignier, Sean J Pittock, Friedemann Paul, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: To describe leptomeningeal blood-barrier impairment reflected by MRI gadolinium-enhanced lesions in patients with aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG)-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). METHODS: A retrospective case series of 11 AQP4-IgG-positive NMOSD patients with leptomeningeal enhancement (LME) were collected from 5 centers. External neuroradiologists, blinded to the clinical details, evaluated MRIs. RESULTS: LME was demonstrated on postcontrast T1-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images as a sign of leptomeningeal blood-barrier disruption and transient leakage of contrast agent into the subarachnoid space in 11 patients, 6 in the brain and 6 in the spinal cord...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451626/contribution-of-blood-vessels-to-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-nmosd
#7
Frederike C Oertel, Hanna Zimmermann, Janine Mikolajczak, Maria Weinhold, Ella Maria Kadas, Timm Oberwahrenbrock, Florence Pache, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Klemens Ruprecht, Friedemann Paul, Alexander U Brandt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445879/cytokine-and-chemokine-profiles-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#8
Yuge Wang, Yifan Zhou, Xiaobo Sun, Tingting Lu, Lei Wei, Ling Fang, Chen Chen, Qiao Huang, Xueqiang Hu, Zhengqi Lu, Lisheng Peng, Wei Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To screen cytokines and chemokines and determine their dynamic changes in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). METHODS: Eight NMOSD with seropositive aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4-IgG) were enrolled, as well as 8 matched patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 8 with noninflammatory neurological diseases, who were included as controls. In total, 102 cytokines and 34 chemokines were detected in the CSF and serum of NMOSD patients and controls...
2016: Neuroimmunomodulation
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
#9
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/28427706/neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-related-tonic-spasms-responsive-to-lacosamide
#10
A Baheerathan, W J Brownlee, F Rugg-Gunn, D T Chard, S A Trip
Paroxysmal tonic spasms [PTS] are common in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD).1 2 In patients with demyelinating disease, PTS can significantly reduce the quality of life, limit activities of daily living and the rehabilitative process following an acute relapse 3. As in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), paroxysmal tonic spasms in NMOSD usually respond well to treatment with carbamazepine.2 However, the optimal treatment in patients where carbamazepine is contraindicated or poorly tolerated is unclear...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427688/pruritus-may-be-a-common-symptom-related-to-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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Zhiyong He, Ming Ren, Xiaofeng Wang, Qifeng Guo, Xiaokun Qi
BACKGROUND: To evaluate pruritus in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) and to characterize the relationship between pruritus and lesions of NMOSD. METHODS: 61 patients with NMOSD were included in the study and their medical records were reviewed for pruritus, neurological symptoms and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. We focused on the patients' history of pruritus, especially the severity, duration, region, and the relationship of pruritus with other symptoms of NMOSD...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404667/distinct-clinical-characteristics-of-atypical-optic-neuritis-with-seronegative-aquaporin-4-antibody-among-chinese-patients
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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/28400553/efficacy-and-safety-of-tacrolimus-treatment-for-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#13
Bo Chen, Qian Wu, Gaotan Ke, Bitao Bu
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a severe inflammatory autoimmune disease that mainly involves the optic nerves and spinal cord, causing blindness and paralysis. Although some immunosuppressants such as rituximab and azathioprine have proven to be effective in relapse prevention, the high costs or intolerable adverse events preclude their wide application. Thus, we have conducted a retrospective study in 25 NMOSD patients who were treated with tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant with high efficacy and good tolerance in other autoimmune diseases, to assess its efficacy and safety in NMOSD treatment during the last five years (2011-2016)...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391784/neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
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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/28391740/catastrophic-relapses-following-initiation-of-dimethyl-fumarate-in-two-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder
#15
Bassem I Yamout, Shawkat Beaini, Maya M Zeineddine, Nabil Akkawi
We report two cases of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) who were misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis (MS) and developed catastrophic relapses following initiation of dimethyl fumarate. Both patients developed a severe myelitis extending from the cervical cord to the medulla with significant cord swelling, resulting in complete quadriplegia and respiratory difficulties, in addition to severe bilateral visual loss in one patient. It is of note that both catastrophic relapses occurred 2 and 3 months following initiation of dimethyl fumarate...
April 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391264/anti-kir4-1-antibodies-in-chinese-patients-with-central-nervous-system-inflammatory-demyelinating-disorders
#16
Rong Zhong, Junyan Liang, Ailin Tao, Linzhan Wu, Xinguang Yang, Huiming Xu, Qingmei Huang, Shunzhi Zhuang, Youming Long, Cong Gao
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the frequency of KIR4.1 antibodies in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and in control groups using a cell-based assay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A transfected HEK-293A cell line expressing KIR4.1 was established to test for the presence of KIR4.1 antibodies in blood serum. We tested 904 subjects, including 188 patients with MS, 264 patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD), 209 patients with other inflammatory neurologic disease (OIND), 203 patients with other noninflammatory neurological disease (OND), and 40 healthy controls...
2016: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389940/circulating-regulatory-b-cell-subsets-in-patients-with-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorders
#17
Jinming Han, Li Sun, Zhongkun Wang, Xueli Fan, Lifang Wang, Yang-Yang Song, Jie Zhu, Tao Jin
This study analyzed the populations of three different subsets of regulatory B cells (Bregs) in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) and explored the relationship between the changes in these subsets of Bregs and the severity of NMOSD. A total of 22 patients with relapsed NMOSDs before treatment were recruited in our study, along with 20 age and gender-matched healthy controls, from May 2015 to March 2016. The percentages and numbers for three different subsets of Bregs including the CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD38(hi), CD19(+)CD24(hi)CD27(+), and CD19(+)CD5(+)CD1d(hi) populations were evaluated in parallel by flow cytometry...
April 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386263/adaptive-immunity-is-the-key-to-the-understanding-of-autoimmune-and-paraneoplastic-inflammatory-central-nervous-system-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Robert Weissert
There are common aspects and mechanisms between different types of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs), and autoimmune encephalitis (AE) as well as paraneoplastic inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system. To our present knowledge, depending on the disease, T and B cells as well as antibodies contribute to various aspects of the pathogenesis. Possibly the events leading to the breaking of tolerance between the different diseases are of great similarity and so far, only partially understood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385199/neuromyelitis-spectrum-disorders
#19
REVIEW
Brian G Weinshenker, Dean M Wingerchuk
The understanding of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) has evolved substantially since its initial description over a century ago. The discovery in 2004 of a pathogenic autoantibody biomarker targeting aquaporin 4 IgG revolutionized diagnosis and therapeutic development. Although NMOSD resembles multiple sclerosis (MS), differences were identified and articulated in the late 1990s. New diagnostic criteria incorporating the biomarker as well as better understanding of the clinical and radiologic features of NMOSD now permit accurate diagnosis and differentiation from MS...
April 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382320/female-hormonal-exposures-and-neuromyelitis-optica-symptom-onset-in-a-multicenter-study
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Riley Bove, Liene Elsone, Enrique Alvarez, Nadja Borisow, Melissa M Cortez, Farrah J Mateen, Maureen A Mealy, Kerry Mutch, Sean Tobyne, Klemens Ruprecht, Guy Buckle, Michael Levy, Dean M Wingerchuk, Friedemann Paul, Anne H Cross, Brian Weinshenker, Anu Jacob, Eric C Klawiter, Tanuja Chitnis
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between hormonal exposures and disease onset in a cohort of women with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). METHODS: Reproductive history and hormone use were assessed using a standardized reproductive survey administered to women with NMOSD (82% aquaporin-4 antibody positive) at 8 clinical centers. Using multivariable regression, we examined the association between reproductive exposures and age at first symptom onset (FS)...
May 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
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