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Dian He a , c , Qizhu Wu b , Xiuying Chen a , Daidi Zhao a , Qiyong Gong b and Hongyu Zhou a , , a Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China b Department of Radiology, Huaxi MR Research Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China c Department of Neurology, Affiliated Hospital of Guiyang Medical College, Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China Accepted 27 May 2011.? Available online 1 July 2011. ? Abstract The objective of this study investigated cognitive impairments and their correlations with fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) without visible lesions on conventional brain MRI during acute relapse.

Clinical features of neuromyelitis optica in a large Japanese cohort: comparison between phenotypes. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry

Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new technology to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease from blood samples long before symptoms appear. ? The new method uses synthetic molecules to seek out and identify disease-specific antibodies and could be a big help in diagnosing Parkinson’s disease and immune system-related diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus, the researchers predict. ? “If we can find a way to detect the disease in its earliest stages – before cognitive impairment begins – we might be able to stop it in its tracks by developing new treatment strategies,” said Dr

Dujmovic I, Mader S, Schanda K, Deisenhammer F, Stojsavljevic N, Kostic J, Berger T, Drulovic J, Reindl M? Temporal dynamics of cerebrospinal fluid anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. [JOURNAL ARTICLE] J Neuroimmunol 2011?Feb?10. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are associated with anti-aquaporin-4 autoantibodies (AQP4-IgG).

Abstract Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is a rare neuroinflammatory disorder with limited epidemiological data. Antibodies against aquaporin-4 (Aq4ab) are reported to be highly specific for NMO and NMO spectrum disorders (NMO-SD).

In clinical studies for the lead indication of multiple sclerosis (MS), Revimmune improves function in most patients and stops progression in over 90% of cases refractory to standard therapies.

If you have been told you need to do intermittent self-catheterization, it is because your bladder does not empty completely or perhaps it does not empty at all. There are many causes for this problem: stroke, spinal cord injury, diabetes, spina bifida, and obstruction to the outflow of urine are the most common reasons. Sometimes after an operation on the colon such as a colostomy, the bladder does not empty well and patients may need to catheterize themselves for several weeks or months until the bladder begins to function normally again.

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.

Patients helping patients live better every day, ? ?

Imaging Immune-Mediated Depression and Cognitive Impairment in Autoimmune Neurologic Diseases: MRS of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myselitis Adam I. Kaplin, M.D., Ph.D.