Encephalomyelitis

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Encephalomyelitis

Encephalomyelitis is the general term to describ brain/spinal cord inflammation. This is caused by a number of specific diseases such as: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, encephalomyelitis disseminata, equine encephalomyelitis, myalgic encephalomyelitis, and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Encephalomyelitis" returned 465 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful immune moderation treatment for progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus.
 

Author(s): Shinichi Ueno, Nobukazu Miyamoto, Hideki Shimura, Yuji Ueno, Masao Watanabe, Akito Hayashi, Nobutaka Hattori, Takao Urabe

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(2):219-21.

 

Progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity and myoclonus (PERM) is a rare disease. PERM consists of the same symptoms as stiff person syndrome, in addition to sensory, brainstem and autonomic features. We herein report a case of PERM in a 48-year-old woman who initially presented ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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Tumefactive acute disseminated encephalomyelitis complicating human swine influenza (H1N1).
 

Author(s): Amanda C Y Chan, S H Ng

Journal: Hong Kong Med J. 2014 Oct;20(5):447-50.

 

This report illustrates an adult patient presenting with tumefactive acute disseminated encephalomyelitis complicating human swine influenza. Its presentation, diagnosis, investigation findings, course, and response to treatment are discussed herein.

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2014

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The experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis disease course is modulated by nicotine and other cigarette smoke components.
 

Author(s): Zhen Gao, Jillian C Nissen, Kyungmin Ji, Stella E Tsirka

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Epidemiological studies have reported that cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) and accelerates its progression. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects remain unsettled. We have investigated here the effects of the nicotine ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2014

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The terms "Encephalomyelitis" returned 57 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Angiogenesis in multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.
 

Author(s): Francesco Girolamo, Cristiana Coppola, Domenico Ribatti, Maria Trojano

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Angiogenesis, the formation of new vessels, is found in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) demyelinating lesions following Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) release and the production of several other angiogenic molecules. The increased energy demand of inflammatory cuffs and damaged ...

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2014

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Altered immune response to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: a systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Jo Nijs, Andrea Nees, Lorna Paul, Margot De Kooning, Kelly Ickmans, Mira Meeus, Jessica Van Oosterwijck

Journal: Exerc Immunol Rev. 2014 ;20():94-116.

 

An increasing number of studies have examined how the immune system of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis, responds to exercise. The objective of the present study was to systematically review the scientific literature addressing exercise-induced ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014

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The experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of MS: utility for understanding disease pathophysiology and treatment.
 

Author(s): Andrew P Robinson, Christopher T Harp, Avertano Noronha, Stephen D Miller

Journal: Handb Clin Neurol. 2014 ;122():173-89.

 

While no single model can exactly recapitulate all aspects of multiple sclerosis (MS), animal models are essential in understanding the induction and pathogenesis of the disease and to develop therapeutic strategies that limit disease progression and eventually lead to effective treatments ...

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2014

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B-cell Depletion Using the Monoclonal Anti-CD20 Antibody Rituximab in Very Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

 

Last Updated: 23 May 2015

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Cyclophosphamide in Myalgic Encephalopathy/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

 

Last Updated: 16 May 2015

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Safety and Immunogenicity Study of the Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE) Vaccine
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Western Equine Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2015

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