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.
Roche announced today that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data were presented at the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California.
Conclusion VAMCS should be considered as the cause of neurological deficits when other pathological entities are ruled out. In symptomatic conflict of the VA with the medulla, microvascular decompression using a Gore-Tex implant can be an effective method of treatment. Nevertheless, a statistical analysis on all reported cases showed favorable results using the VA repositioning technique when compared with MVD (success rate 91% vs. 58%, p <0.05).
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A,Volume 176, Issue 5, Page 1184-1189, May 2018.
Authors: Fung C, Dinh P, Ardeshir-Rouhani-Fard S, Schaffer K, Fossa SD, Travis LB Abstract Testicular cancer has become the paradigm of adult-onset cancer survivorship, due to the young age at diagnosis and 10-year relative survival of 95%. This clinical review presents the current status of various treatment-related complications experienced by long-term testicular cancer survivors (TCS) free of disease for 5 or more years after primary treatment. Cardiovascular disease and second malignant neoplasms represent the most common potentially life-threatening late effects. Other long-term adverse outcomes include neuro...
Conclusion: WS was found to enhance spermatogenesis and sperm related indices in male and sexual behaviors in female. But, according to some available evidences for spermicidal features, further studies should focus on the extract preparation method and also dosage used in their study protocols. PMID: 29670898 [PubMed - in process]
This article reviews the various classifications of the forms and diagnostic criteria of MS and related syndromes, including neuromyelitis optica (NMO)/NMO spectrum disorders (NMOSDs), acute disseminated (demyelinating) encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS). Also discussed is their validity in the light of the currently available literature. PMID: 29673575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Ayrignac X, Carra-Dallière C, Labauge P Abstract Atypical idiopathic inflammatory demyelinating disorders (IIDDs) of the brain have long been known to be disorders closely related to multiple sclerosis (MS), despite having distinctive clinical and radiological characteristics. Originally, they mostly corresponded to acute-onset variants of MS that classically had poor prognoses, such as Baló's concentric sclerosis, Marburg variant of MS and Schilder's disease, and their relationship with MS was based on their shared pathological findings and the co-occurrence of these variants in patients wit...
There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatments here.
Authors: Herta J, Dorfer C Abstract The goal of any epilepsy surgery is to improve patient ́s quality of life by achieving seizure freedom or by reducing the frequency of severely debilitating seizures. To achieve this goal, non-invasive and invasive diagnostic methods must precisely delineate the epileptogenic zone (EZ), which is defined as the area that needs to be resected to obtain seizure freedom. At the same time, the correct identification of eloquent brain areas is inevitable to avoid new neurological deficits from surgery. In recent years, the technical advances in diagnostics have enabled us to achieve t...
ConclusionsAstroblastoma is a very rare primary brain tumor. Its diagnosis is often challenging because of the astroblastic aspects that can be found in astrocytic tumors, in ependymomas, and in non-neuroepithelial tumors. Considerable confusion surrounds its histogenesis and classification. The low incidence rate makes it difficult to conduct studies to examine tumor characteristics.