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by Grace
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Forum: International consensus diagnostic criteria
Topic: International consensus diagnostic criteria
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Views: 231

International consensus diagnostic criteria

International consensus diagnostic criteriafor neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. ABSTRACT Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an inflammatory CNS syndrome distinct from multiple sclerosis (MS) that is associated with serum aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G antibodies (AQP4-IgG). Prior NMO diagnostic cri...
by Grace
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Forum: Signs and Symptoms
Topic: What you need to know
Replies: 0
Views: 174

What you need to know

NMO is oftentimes an invisible illness. At times you wouldn't know from just looking at us that there is anything wrong at all. Here is a list of just SOME of the symptoms of NMO that we experience through the course of our illnesses. • Pain in the eyes • Loss of vision •Weakness, numbness, and ting...
by Grace
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum: Transverse Myelitis (TM) and Longitudinally Extensive Transverse Myelitis (LETM)
Topic: Differentiating neuromyelitis optica from other causes of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis on spinal magneti
Replies: 0
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Differentiating neuromyelitis optica from other causes of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis on spinal magneti

Differentiating neuromyelitis optica from other causes of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis on spinal magnetic resonance imaging Yeliz Pekcevik, Charles H Mitchell, Maureen A Mealy, Gunes Orman, In H Lee, Scott D Newsome, Carol B Thompson, Carlos A Pardo, Peter A Calabresi, Michael Levy, ...
by Grace
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Forum: Brain and Brain Stem
Topic: Brain Abnormalities in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder
Replies: 0
Views: 135

Brain Abnormalities in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

Brain Abnormalities in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Woojun Kim,1 Su-Hyun Kim,2 So-Young Huh,2 and Ho Jin Kim2 1Department of Neurology, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea 2Department of Neurology, Research Institute and Hospital of National Cancer Center, Goyang 410...
by Grace
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Forum: Signs and Symptoms
Topic: Association Between Paroxysmal Tonic Spasms and Neuromyelitis Optica
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Association Between Paroxysmal Tonic Spasms and Neuromyelitis Optica

Association Between Paroxysmal Tonic Spasms and Neuromyelitis Optica Nida Usmani, MD; Gurdesh Bedi, MD; Byron L. Lam, MD; et al William A. Sheremata, MD Author Affiliations: Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Neurology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, and Jackson Memorial Hospi...
by Grace
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Forum: Anti-Mog
Topic: Does MOG Ig-positive AQP4-seronegative opticospinal inflammatory disease justify a diagnosis of NMO spectrum disorder?
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Does MOG Ig-positive AQP4-seronegative opticospinal inflammatory disease justify a diagnosis of NMO spectrum disorder?

Scott S. Zamvil, MD, PhD corresponding author and Anthony J. Slavin, PhD From the Department of Neurology and Program in Immunology (S.S.Z.), University of California, San Francisco; and Abbvie Bioresearch Center Inc. (A.J.S.), Worcester, MA. Corresponding author. Correspondence to Dr. Zamvil: gro.l...
by Grace
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Actemra
Topic: Actemra (tocilizumab)
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Actemra (tocilizumab)

Actemra (tocilizumab) is an infusion used off label as an NMO preventative. DESCRIPTION ACTEMRA (tocilizumab) is a recombinant humanized anti-human interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptor monoclonal antibody of the immunoglobulin IgG1τ (gamma 1, kappa) subclass with a typical H2L2 polypeptide structure. Each ...
by Grace
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Soliris
Topic: Soliris (eculizumab)
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Soliris (eculizumab)

Soliris (eculizumab) is an infusion used off label as an NMO attack preventative. DESCRIPTION Soliris, a complement inhibitor, is a formulation of eculizumab which is a recombinant humanized monoclonal IgG2/4κ antibody produced by murine myeloma cell culture and purified by standard bioprocess techn...
by Grace
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Rituxan
Topic: Rituxan (rituximab)
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Rituxan (rituximab)

Rituxan (rituximab) is an infusion used off label as an NMO attack preventative. DESCRIPTION Rituxan® (rituximab) is a genetically engineered chimeric murine/human monoclonal IgG1 kappa antibody directed against the CD20 antigen. Rituximab has an approximate molecular weight of 145 kD. Rituximab has...
by Grace
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: CellCept
Topic: Cell Cept(mycophenolate mofetil)
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Cell Cept(mycophenolate mofetil)

Cell Cept (mycophenolate mofetil) is used off label as an attack preventative for NMO. What is mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept)? Mycophenolate mofetil lowers your body's immune system. The immune system helps your body fight infections. The immune system can also fight or "reject" a transplanted org...

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