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Science News - Natural History of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease During Childhood: Natural History of Pediatric CMT

    3/21/2018
Submitted by John C. Kincaid, MD, News Science Editorial Board
Edited by Nandita S. Keole, MD, News Science Editorial Board


This summary provides details on a study that evaluated a group of 200 pediatric patients (ages 3- 20 years) with genetically classified types of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease assessed serially over a 2-year period using the CMT Pediatric Scale (CMT PedS). It provides information about the rate of natural progression of deficits in the CMT subtypes.


Science News: Axonal Components of Nerves Innervating the Human Arm

    3/8/2018
​Submitted by John C. Kincaid, MD, News Science Editorial Board
Edited by Lisa M. Williams, MD, News Science Editorial Board


Control of the human arm and hand are eloquently orchestrated by sensory and motor nerves arising from the cervical spinal cord. To date, the exact quantity of sensory and motor axons responsible for upper limb control are not known. The researchers of this study used 9 human heart-beating organ donors to perform a quantitative analysis of the nerve segments from the trunks and cords of the brachial plexus and segments of the major nerves arising from the cervical spinal cord.

FREE – Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Presentation

    3/8/2018
​The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is pleased to offer access to a FREE Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy presentation. 

Science News: A Comparative Study of Brachial Plexus Sonography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy and Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

    2/23/2018
Submitted and edited by Nandita S. Keole, MD, News Science Editorial Board

This article summary covers a study that compared the performance of neuroimaging techniques (e.g. high-resolution ultrasound) and magnetic resonance imaging, when applied to the brachial plexus, as part of the diagnostic work-up of chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy and multifocal motor neuropathy.

Science News: Quality of Life in Inflammatory Neuropathies: The IN-QoL

    2/8/2018
Submitted by Francisco E. Gomez, MD, News Science Editorial Board
Edited by Lisa M. Williams, MD, News Science Editorial Board


While there is a multitude of quality of life (QoL) questionnaires developed for chronic diseases, to date, there is no consensus on which questionnaire is best suited to assess QoL in inflammatory neuropathies. This study used an international cohort involving 264 patients diagnosed with GBS, CIDP, IgM monoclonal gammopathy related polyneuropathy (MGUSP) and Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) to establish a new disease-specific questionnaire for inflammatory neuropathies (IN-QoL).

Anthology of Articles from the News Science Editorial Board Now Available

    2/5/2018
The News Science Anthology contains all of the article summaries created by the News Science Editorial Board between February 2017 and January 2018. 

Science News: Paclitaxel Reduces Axonal Bclw to Initiate IP3R1-Dependent Axon Degeneration

    1/22/2018
Submitted by Shan (Sarah) Chen, MD, PhD, News Science Editorial Board
Edited by Nandita S. Keole, MD, News Science Editorial Board

This article summary provides details about a study on a commonly used chemotherapeutic agent, Paclitaxel, and how it triggers CIPN by altering IP3 receptor (IP3R1) phosphorylation and reducing synthesis of Bclw (a Bcl2 family member).

Science News: Anti-MAG Antibodies in 202 Patients: Clinicopathological and Therapeutic Features

    1/15/2018

Submitted by Francisco E. Gomez, MD, News Science Editorial Board
Edited by Lisa M. Williams, MD, News Science Editorial Board
 

In this study, the authors characterize neuropathy arising from anti-myelin-associated-glycoprotein (anti-MAG) antibodies, as an IgM monoclonal gammopathy in order to assess the pathologic features and clinical management of anti-MAG associated neuropathies.


Science News: Safety Window for the Volar Needle Approach for Examination of the Pronator Quadratus Using Ultrasonography

    12/29/2017
Submitted by Lisa M. Williams, MD, News Science Editorial Board
Edited by Niranjan N. Singh, MD, News Science Editorial Board
 
In this study in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the authors aim to investigate pronator quadratus (PQ) anatomy and determine the proper volar needle insertion using ultrasonography in 25 volunteers and 50 PQ samples.


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