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Neuromyelitis optica following thymectomy with severe spinal cord atrophy after frequent relapses for 30 years]. [Article in Japanese] Hironishi M, Ishimoto S, Sawanishi T, Miwa H, Kawachi I, Kondo T. Source Department of Internal Medicine, Seishokai Kasei-Tamura Hospital.


J Child Neurol. 2012 Jul 25.


Multiple sclerosis: clinical aspects Sunday, May 29, 2011, 12:00 – 13:00 Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: the importance of NMO-IgG in clinical practice M. Radaelli, V


Spinal Cord Injury Bowel Management Sections: What is the bowel and what does it do? Methods for emptying the bowel Bowel Programs Factors that can affect success What to avoid What to do if… ? What is the bowel and what does it do


In 1894, Eug?ne Devic (1858–1930) described a 45-year-old female hatter in whom ‘l’autopsie r?v?la l’existence d’un foyer de my?lite aigu? diffuse localis?e ? la r?gion du renflement lombaire et d’une n?vrite optique double bien marqu?e’ … the autopsy showed a focus of acute diffuse myelitis localized to the lumbar enlargement, as well as a distinct bilateral optic neuritis (Devic, 1894 ). He called the condition ‘neuromy?lite optique aig?e’


Spinal Cord Injury Information Pages This site is a free and informative resource for those living with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries or diseases of the spine. It is meant to be a “best of the web” site for SCI health and caregiver information.


The NSCIA Difference Founded in 1948, the National Spinal Cord Injury Association is the nation’s oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease (SCI/D) and their families. This number grows by thirty newly-injured people each day. At NSCIA, we educate and empower survivors of spinal cord injury and disease to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment


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 ? ? ?


Definition (MSH) Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia.


? NARCOMS Report-2007 Registry Update Optic Neuritis in Multiple Sclerosis ? Neuromyelitis Optica Dean M. Wingerchuk, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) A Historical Perspective on NMO Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), also known as Devic’s disease, was identified more than one hundred years ago as a severe disorder affecting the spinal cord (causing paralysis) and both optic nerves (causing blindness).


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