Therapeutic Plasma Exchange in Neurological Disorders: Experience From A Tertiary Neuroscience Centre

Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) involves the extracorporeal separation of plasma from the cellular components of blood with replacement fluid, such as human albumin or fresh frozen plasma. A number of studies across the world revealed that more than one third of TPE procedures were performed for neurological disorders.Myasthenia gravis (MG), Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) were the most frequently cited indications for TPE, followed by multiple sclerosis (MS).
Source: Transfusion and Apheresis Science - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research

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Authors: Gökaslan S, Demirbaş H, Özer Gökaslan Ç Abstract BACKGROUND/AIM: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by neurodegeneration or demyelination, and the relapsing?remitting phase of MS is characterized by acute exacerbation of disease activity. The most commonly used non-invasive approach to assess autonomic function is the determination of heart rate turbulence (HRT) and heart rate variability (HRV). The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction using HRT and HRV parameters determined via 24-hour Holter ECG monitorin...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
A 43 ‐year‐old man who was treated with interferon‐beta for multiple sclerosis was presented with hypertension, headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred vision, and renal dysfunction. The treatment with drugs and dialysis relieved the symptoms. Despite plasmapheresis is known to cause improvement in rena l function, no such improvement was seen in patient. AbstractA 43 ‐year‐old man who was treated with interferon‐beta for multiple sclerosis was presented with hypertension, headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred vision, and renal dysfunction. The treatment with drugs and dialysis relieved the symptoms. Despite plasmapher...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Conclusions. EXPAND provides evidence of the efficacy of siponimod compared with placebo, and these MAIC complement this by demonstrating improved efficacy of siponimod relative to DMTs. Siponimod offers a significant therapeutic advance that may slow disease progression compared to other DMTs in an EXPAND-like population with secondary progressive disease. PMID: 32220214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Paulo José Lorenzoni, Cláudia Suemi Kamoi Kay, Raquel Cristina Arndt, Nyvia Milicio Coblinski Hrysay, Renata Dal-Pra Ducci, Otto H. Jesus Fustes, Ana Töpf, Hanns Lochmüller, Lineu Cesar Werneck, Rosana Herminia Scola
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of life of several Colombian patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis was very good. This positive result was also observed in caregivers as evidenced by the results of the CareQol questionnaire. We also observed and indicated an inversely proportional correlation between the Expanded Disability Status Scale and the quality of life indexes. PMID: 32220169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Medications Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs
Previous observational studies have shown that the serum uric acid (UA) level is decreased in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). We used the two-sample Mendelian randomization (MR) method to determine whether the serum UA level is causally associated with the risk of MS. We screened 26 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in association with serum UA level (p
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
To explore the serum cytokine profile associated with disease activity during pregnancy and postpartum in MS, and to assess any potential biomarkers predicting the occurrence of relapses during this period.
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe transcription factor IRF8 (ICSBP) is required for the development and maturation of myeloid cells (dendritic cells, monocytes, macrophages), and for expression of intrinsic anti-microbial function such as antigen capture, processing and presentation to lymphoid cells, and for activation of these cells in response to cytokines and pro-inflammatory stimuli (IFN- γ, IFN-β, LPS).IRF8 deficiency in humans causes a severe primary immunodeficiency presenting as susceptibility to infections, complete or severe depletion of blood dendritic cells (DC) subsets, depletion of CD14+ and CD16+ monocytes and reduced...
Source: Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Gangliosides are sialylated glycosphingolipids, highly abundant in our nervous system. Antibodies targeting gangliosides are usually developed as a consequence of molecular mimicry following infections. Antiganglioside antibodies are implicated in many neurological disorders such as acute and chronic polyradiculoneuropathies which includes different variants of Guillain-Barr é syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy and multifocal motor neuropathy. Presence of such antibodies in paraneoplastic peripheral neuropathy, neurodegenerative disorders, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and am...
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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