Underestimated burden: Epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s impair sexuality

Neurological disorders can impair sexuality on a much more massive scale than frequently assumed, leaving loss of desire, erection problems and infertility in their wake. Both men and women are affected. A person’s self-esteem, love life and relationship with a significant other can all suffer.
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Publication date: Available online 18 July 2018Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Jennifer A. Ogren, Raghav Tripathi, Paul M. Macey, Rajesh Kumar, John M. Stern, Dawn S. Eliashiv, Luke A. Allen, Beate Diehl, Jerome Engel, M.R. Sandhya Rani, Samden D. Lhatoo, Ronald M. HarperAbstractObjectiveGeneralized tonic-clonic seizures are accompanied by cardiovascular and respiratory sequelae that threaten survival. The frequency of these seizures is a major risk factor for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a leading cause of untimely death in epilepsy. The circumstances accompanying such fatal events suggest a cardiov...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: 2018Source: NeuroImage: Clinical, Volume 20Author(s): Sabrina Yu, Helen L. Carlson, Aleksandra Mineyko, Brian L. Brooks, Andrea Kuczynski, Jacquie Hodge, Sean Dukelow, Adam KirtonAbstractBackgroundStroke is a leading cause of perinatal brain injury with variable outcomes including cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The biological processes that underlie these heterogeneous outcomes are poorly understood. Alterations in developmental myelination are recognized as a major determinant of outcome in preterm brain injury but have not been explored in perinatal stroke. We aimed to characterize myelination in hemipare...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 8Author(s): Patrick May, Simon Girard, Merle Harrer, Dheeraj R Bobbili, Julian Schubert, Stefan Wolking, Felicitas Becker, Pamela Lachance-Touchette, Caroline Meloche, Micheline Gravel, Cristina E Niturad, Julia Knaus, Carolien De Kovel, Mohamad Toliat, Anne Polvi, Michele Iacomino, Rosa Guerrero-López, Stéphanie Baulac, Carla Marini, Holger ThieleSummaryBackgroundGenetic generalised epilepsy is the most common type of inherited epilepsy. Despite a high concordance rate of 80% in monozygotic twins, the genetic background is still poor...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 8Author(s): Gabrielle Macaron, Jeffrey A Cohen
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 17, Issue 8Author(s): Martin Steinhoff, Martin Schmelz, Imre Lőrinc Szabó, Anne Louise OaklanderSummaryUnlike conventional itch, neuropathic itch develops in normal skin from excess peripheral firing or dampened central inhibition of itch pathway neurons. Neuropathic itch is a symptom of the same central and peripheral nervous system disorders that cause neuropathic pain, such as sensory polyneuropathy, radiculopathy, herpes zoster, stroke, or multiple sclerosis, and lesion location affects symptoms more than aetiology. The causes of neuropathic itch...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study documented another possible evolution of CAE into EMA. These results support the hypothesis that these two epileptic conditions are dynamic processes evolving into one another. CAE and EMA could be considered “system epilepsy” characterized by a high susceptibility to changes in the brain networks during specific life periods such as childhood and puberty.Graphical abstract
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Fiona Elias, from Edgware, north London, says multiple sclerosis makes her 'struggle to function' and is trying to raise £50,000 for a pioneering stem cell at a hospital in Moscow.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Monika Ďurfinová, Radka Bartová, Katarína Orešanská, Ladislav Turecký, Ľubica Procházková, Darina Petrleničová, Branislav Líška
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Zarandi NP, Galdon G, Kogan S, Atala A, Sadri-Ardekani H Abstract While the survival rate of children with cancer is increasing, preserving fertility for prepubertal boys is still a challenge. Although intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using frozen sperms has revolutionized infertility treatment, it is not applicable for the patients who undergo chemotherapy before puberty since spermatogenesis has not begun. Therefore, preserving spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) as an experimental option can be provided to prepubertal patients at a risk of damage or loss of their SSCs due to cancer treatments and de...
Source: Stem Cells and Cloning: Advances and Applications - Category: Stem Cells Tags: Stem Cells Cloning Source Type: research
Conditions:   Mrk Anomaly;   Infertility, Female Intervention:   Procedure: uterus transplantation surgery and IVF Sponsors:   Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden;   Saint Joseph University, at Bellevue Medical Centre Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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