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Contributing Author: Gina Flores on June 13, 2012 Caregiver Story Spotlight | Shield HealthCare “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” Story Contest Story by Arthur B. My name is Arthur and I am a single father of three kids.


Case Reports in Medicine Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 393568, 4 pages doi:10.1155/2011/393568 Case Report Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disease with Positive Autoimmune Indices: A Case Report and Review of the Literature M.


Multiple sclerosis: pathology and pathogenesis Monday, May 30, 2011, 17:15 – 18:15 The pathology of fulminant neuromyelitis optica with extremely high level of serum anti aquaporin 4 antibody K. Maruyama, M.


Transverse Myelitis: Symptoms, Causes and Diagnosis Joanne Lynn, M.D. Transverse myelitis (TM) is a neurologic syndrome caused by inflammation of the spinal cord. TM is uncommon but not rare.


Color coded map of spinal cord at resource.? Below is a list of cord segments and associated functions. ? Segmental Spinal Cord Level and Function ? ? Level Function ? ? Cl-C6 Neck flexors Cl-T1 Neck extensors C3, C4, C5 Supply diaphragm C5, C6 Shoulder movement, raise arm (deltoid); flexion of elbow (biceps); C6 ?externally rotates the arm (supinates) C6, C7, C8 Extends elbow and wrist (triceps and wrist extensors); pronates wrist C7, C8, Tl Flexes wrist C8, Tl Supply small muscles of the hand Tl -T6 lntercostals and trunk above the waist T7-Ll Abdominal muscles Ll, L2, L3, L4 Thigh flexion L2, L3, L4 Thigh adduction L4, L5, S1 Thigh abduction L5, S1 S2 Extension of leg at the hip (gluteus maximus) L2, L3, L4 Extension of leg at the knee (quadriceps femoris) L4, L5, S1, S2 Flexion of leg at the knee (hamstrings) L4, L5, S1 Dorsiflexion of foot (tibialis anterior) L4, L5, S1 Extension of toes L5, S1, S2 Plantar flexion of foot L5, S1, S2 Nexion of toes ? ? ?


OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical relevance of memory Th17 cells in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) or multiple sclerosis (MS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The proportion of peripheral memory Th17 cells was determined by flow cytometry. Sera IL-17A and IL-23 levels were detected by ELISA kits


OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between serum lipoproteins and clinical presentations of NMO patients. To investigate the differences of serum lipoprotein levels between NMO and MS patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum lipoprotein levels were measured in 56 NMO patients, 53 MS patients and 54 health subjects.


OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of repeated rituximab treatment based on the assessment of peripheral circulating memory B cells over 24 months in patients with relapsing neuromyelitis optica (NMO). DESIGN: Prospective open-label study.