Bilateral Non-arteritic Anterior Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy as the Presentation of Systemic Amyloidosis

Source: Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Amyloid: The Journal of Protein Folding Disorders - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionMedial and lateral temporal regions represent a site of significant tau accumulation in A+ subjects and possibly a useful marker of early clinical changes. This is the first study in which the A/T/N model is applied using 18F-flortaucipir PET in a memory clinic population. The majority of patients showed a profile consistent with the Alzheimer ’s continuum, while a minor percentage showed a profile suggestive of possible other neurodegenerative diseases. These results support the applicability of the A/T/N model in clinical practice.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
We present a 42 ‐year‐old male patient with familial transthyretin amyloidosis who suffered an embolic stroke that originated from a left atrial appendage thrombus in the absence of any documented atrial fibrillation. This case highlights atrial mechanical dysfunction in patients with cardiac amyloidosis and th e need to better stratify thrombotic risk in this population with integration of echocardiographic parameters and transesophageal echocardiography.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
T1 mapping using modified Look-Locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) provides quantitative information on myocardial tissue composition. T1 results differ between sites due to variations in hardware and software e...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionsSurvey results highlight that cardiologists in Switzerland would benefit from information on the latest advances in ATTR to support them in screening heart failure patients and ensure that patients benefit from treatment advances.
Source: Cardiology and Therapy - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Sarah AM. Cuddy, Rodney H. FalkAbstractThe systemic amyloidoses are a group of diseases, all characterized by the deposition of amyloid, a material formed from misfolding of proteins, in one or more organs. The 2 commonest forms of amyloidosis, transthyretin amyloidosis (derived from wild-type {ATTRwt} or mutant transthyretin {ATTRm}) and light chain (AL) amyloidosis, derived from abnormal circulating light chains produced by a plasma cell dyscrasia. Both frequently involve the heart, producing an infiltrative cardiomyopathy ...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology, Volume 174Author(s): C. Bianco, P. Sanchez-Cordon, R. Verin, A. Godinho, U. Weyer, S. Lesellier, J. Spiropoulos, T. Floyd, D. Everest, A. Nunez
Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Hereditary gelsolin (AGel) amyloidosis is an autosomal dominantly inherited systemic amyloidosis that manifests with the characteristic triad of progressive ophthalmological, neurological and dermatological si...
Source: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
We examined 66 BM biopsies positive for amyloid with regard to the location and type of amyloid, the percentage and clonality of plasma cells, other organ involvement, and relevant clinical information. RESULTS.—: In 21 cases, amyloid deposits involved BM stroma, whereas 45 cases were nonstromal. All cases of stromal involvement were typed as AL amyloidosis (or presumed AL), whereas nonstromal involvement was associated with at least 3 types of amyloidosis: AL, ATTR, and AA. The initial diagnosis of amyloidosis was made in a BM specimen in 21 of 66 cases (31.8%). Plasma cells ranged from 1% to 80% (mean, 13.4%; median, 8%;
Source: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Pathol Lab Med Source Type: research
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