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Brain Lesions May Serve as Diagnostic Criteria for Neuromyelitis Optica 2011;19(8):13. A majority of patients with neuromyelitis optica also experience disease-specific brain lesions that could help distinguish neuromyelitis optica from multiple sclerosis. MONTREAL—Imaging studies of patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO)–spectrum disorders reveal that effects of the aquaporin-4 (AQP4) autoantibody, a marker of the disease, may extend beyond the spinal cord and optic nerve, according to researchers

Neuromyelitis optica and pregnancy B. Bourre, MD, R. Marignier, MD, H

J Neuroophthalmol. 2011 Dec 6

Research Contrasting disease patterns in seropositive and seronegative neuromyelitis optica: A multicentre study of 175 patients.

Treatment of neuromyelitis optica: an evidence based review.

Association Between Paroxysmal Tonic Spasms and Neuromyelitis Optica Nida Usmani, MD; Gurdesh Bedi, MD; Byron L. Lam, MD; William A

Repeated Treatment With Rituximab Based on the Assessment of Peripheral Circulating Memory B Cells in Patients With Relapsing Neuromyelitis Optica Over 2 Years Su-Hyun Kim, MD; Woojun Kim, MD, PhD; Xue Feng Li, MD, MSc; In-Ja Jung, RN; Ho Jin Kim, MD, PhD Arch Neurol. ?2011;68(11):1412-1420. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.154 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).

Optimized Azathioprine Can Be Effective for Neuromyelitis Optica Weight-based dosing, laboratory monitoring for biologic effect, and concurrent use of prednisone are important for treatment success. Azathioprine is often used to prevent relapses in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), but data on its efficacy are limited.

The prevalence of neuromyelitis optica in South East Wales.

Genetic analysis of aquaporin-4 in neuromyelitis optica. Matiello M , Schaefer-Klein JL , Hebrink DD , Kingsbury DJ , Atkinson EJ , Weinshenker BG ; On behalf of the NMO Genetics Collaborators

Pain in neuromyelitis optica and its effect on quality of life A cross-sectional study Y. Kanamori , PhD , I.

Markedly Elevated Soluble Intercellular Adhesion Molecule 1, Soluble Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule 1 Levels, and Blood-Brain Barrier Breakdown in Neuromyelitis Optica Akiyuki Uzawa, MD; Masahiro Mori, MD, PhD; Saeko Masuda, MD; Satoshi Kuwabara, MD, PhD Arch Neurol. ?2011;68(7):913-917.