Science Saturday: Researchers find other diseases may mimic rare brain disorder linked to dementia
Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have identified key clinical findings that can help clinicians recognize patients with potentially treatable causes of rapidly progressive dementia, who would otherwise be misdiagnosed with  Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (also known as CJD). Their study was published online in Neurology Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. According to Mayo Clinic researchers, several conditions can mimic CJD, with symptoms that include personality changes, memo ry loss, seizures, difficulty speaking or swallowing, and sudden, jerky… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 26, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Banned Blood Donors Welcomed Again as Mad Cow Disease Concerns Fade Banned Blood Donors Welcomed Again as Mad Cow Disease Concerns Fade
The FDA has lifted its restrictions on people who had been overseas amid outbreaks of mad cow disease.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

No more mad cow worries, banned blood donors can give again
Blood centers in the U.S. are scrambling to track down hundreds of thousands of former donors turned away because of worries about mad cow disease in Europe more than two decades ago (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mad Cow Disease Fast Facts
Read CNN's Fast Facts on Mad Cow Disease and learn more about the transmissible fatal brain disease found in cattle. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five New Neurology Studies: Possible Breakthroughs, Some Failures Five New Neurology Studies: Possible Breakthroughs, Some Failures
Dr Christoph Diener on promising early results in muscular dystrophy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and discouraging ones for aducanumab.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 9, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Prognosis predictions by families, physicians, and nurses of patients with severe acute brain injury: agreement and accuracy - Kiker WA, Voumard RR, Plinke W, Longstreth WTJ, Curtis JR, Creutzfeldt CJ.
BACKGROUND: Effective shared decision-making relies on some degree of alignment between families and the medical team regarding a patient's likelihood of recovery. Patients with severe acute brain injury (SABI) are often unable to participate in decisions,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Understanding Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder. It affects about 1 person in every 1 million per year worldwide, and about 350 cases are diagnosed per year in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The cause of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease appears to be abnormal versions of a type of protein called a prion. Normally these proteins are produced in the body and are harmless. But when they're misshapen,… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 21, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Surgery in CJD Patients a Potential Risk Factor for Transmission Surgery in CJD Patients a Potential Risk Factor for Transmission
One in five patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) undergo surgery, which could lead to iatrogenic transmission of this rare but universally fatal prion disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Victims dismayed as Canadian inquiry finds mystery syndrome does not exist
New Brunswick officials say baffling disorder that causes memory loss and cognitive decline is from known neurological conditionAfter warning medical professionals to be on the lookout for abaffling neurological condition that produced memory loss, muscle wasting and severe cognitive decline, authorities in the Canadian province of New Brunswick have concluded that no such illness exists, a finding that has prompted skepticism and disbelief as families search for answers.New Brunswick officials last year flagged a possible “cluster” of residents suffering from an unknown neurological syndrome, similar to those of Creut...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Leyland Cecco in Toronto Tags: Canada US news Medical research Science World news Americas Source Type: news

Citing Safety, French Institutions Temporarily Halt Prion Research
The three-month moratorium comes after a former prion researcher was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 28, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

MRI show brain changes linked to poorer encephalitis outcomes
MRI reveals brain changes in adults with herpes simplex encephalitis that ar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ECR 2020: COVID-19's nonpulmonary manifestations Researchers outline neurological signs of COVID-19 Brain MRI shows long-term adverse effects of West Nile virus MRI finds something fishy in outbreak of brain infections Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease on MRI often missed by radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between CJD and vCJD
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canadians Investigating Outbreak of Creutzfeld-Jakob Lookalike Canadians Investigating Outbreak of Creutzfeld-Jakob Lookalike
Health officials in New Brunswick are looking into a cluster of 42 cases of a neurological disorder with symptoms resembling Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Canadians Investigating Outbreak of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Lookalike Canadians Investigating Outbreak of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Lookalike
Health officials in New Brunswick are looking into a cluster of 42 cases of a neurological disorder with symptoms resembling Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news