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.
ConclusionThis novel service met all criteria of safety and was effective in reducing frequency of seizures. Patients preferred it to conventional services. It should be transferable to other LMICs.
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
ConclusionMRI-guided focused ultrasound systems exist that can, in principle, deliver the ultrasound protocol we successfully tested here. In addition, MRI, as the clinical gold standard, can readily identify MS lesions. Given the relatively low intensity values of our ultrasound protocol – close to FDA limits – we anticipate that future success with this approach to MS therapy as tested using more realistic MS mouse models may one day translate to clinical trials that help address this devastating disease.
ijl There have been many public health recommendations for avoiding UV radiation exposures. This is primarily due to concerns about skin cancer and especially melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. However, UV radiation is also known as the primary source of vitamin D and other compounds needed for good health. This brief commentary lists several of the many important recent studies of adverse health effects associated with low sun exposure, including some specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Our con...
ConclusionGMH should also be suspected in patients with juvenile onset of seizures, cognitive decline, and neurological deficits. Magnetic resonance scans may show lesions in the white matter of the brain with signals similar to the normal gray matter.
ConclusionsThis meta-analysis provides evidences that AHSCT can induce long-term remissions for MS patients with a high degree of safety. We indicate low- and intermediate-intensity regimens and RRMS patients with the presence of Gd+ lesions at baseline MRI can obtain the optimal benefit/risk ratio from AHSCT.
ConclusionsFA changes after successful ATL presented as four distinct patterns, reflecting different structural adaptions following epilepsy surgery. Some FA increases indicated the reversibility of preoperative diffusion abnormalities and the possibility of structural reorganization, especially in the contralateral hemisphere.
ConclusionSeizure freedom seems to be associated with hub redistributions that may underlie longer paths and (in trend) reduced local efficiency of the network. An associated slower system response might reduce the probability of a rapid spread of epileptic discharges over the whole network and may help to prevent hypersynchronous neuronal activity in brain networks that may result in epileptic seizures.
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2018Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Peter Camfield, Carol CamfieldAbstractRegression in children with epilepsy may involve loss of cognitive abilities, failure to progress or a slowing of developmental trajectory. A few seizures do not lead to regression. Large numbers of seizures may be associated with regression but the cause is an important cofounder. Individual spike discharges on EEG are associated with transient cognitive impairment and continuous spike discharges with regression. Regression may be global in continuous spike wave in slow sleep (C...
CONCLUSIONSIctal turning prone does not have a consistent single localizing or lateralizing value and can be seen with various epileptogenic zones including medial frontal, lateral frontal or temporal. ITP direction can vary even with a single epileptogenic zone.