Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

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Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder

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The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation is dedicated to funding research in the search to understand the pathophysiology and biochemistry of NMO Spectrum Disease. Our Foundation is passionate in its support of providing opportunities to develop programs for prevention, clinical treatments, and an eventual cure for this rare and often misunderstood disease. We are committed to providing an online community for those who have been diagnosed with NMO, as well as providing centralized information resources for individuals who want to learn more about this rare disease.

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder" for support, advocacy or research.

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The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation is dedicated to funding research in the search to understand the pathophysiology and biochemistry of NMO Spectrum Disease. Our Foundation is passionate in its support of providing opportunities to develop programs for prevention, clinical treatments, and an eventual cure for this rare and often misunderstood disease. We are committed to providing an online community for those who have been diagnosed with NMO, as well as providing centralized information resources for individuals who want to learn more about this rare disease.

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Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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The terms "Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder" returned 12 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Patient with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder combined with Sjögren's syndrome relapse free following tacrolimus treatment.
 

Author(s): Xueping Zheng, Xu Zhang, Xuejun Liu, Wenfeng Mu, Wenru Yang, Youxin Liu, Ping Ge, Haifeng Li

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(20):2377-80.

 

Tacrolimus, a novel immunosuppressant agent, has been widely used in organ transplantation and autoimmune diseases. We herein present a case of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) combined with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) successfully treated with tacrolimus. This patient ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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Fatal anti-aquaporin-4 seropositive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder in tuberculosis.
 

Author(s): Siddharth Sridhar, Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen

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Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune inflammatory condition of the central nervous system that is characterized by circulating anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies, transverse myelitis and optic neuritis. NMO spectrum disorders are rarely reported in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2014

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Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder and Sjögren syndrome are overlapping disorders and participate in the same autoimmunity context?
 

Author(s): Maria Lucia Vellutini Pimentel

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2014 Aug;72(8):577-9.

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2014

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The terms "Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

MRI characteristics of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: an international update.
 

Author(s): Ho Jin Kim, Friedemann Paul, Marco A Lana-Peixoto, Silvia Tenembaum, Nasrin Asgari, Jacqueline Palace, Eric C Klawiter, Douglas K Sato, Jérôme de Seze, Jens Wuerfel, Brenda L Banwell, Pablo Villoslada, Albert Saiz, Kazuo Fujihara, Su-Hyun Kim,

Journal: Neurology. 2015 Mar;84(11):1165-73.

 

Since its initial reports in the 19th century, neuromyelitis optica (NMO) had been thought to involve only the optic nerves and spinal cord. However, the discovery of highly specific anti-aquaporin-4 antibody diagnostic biomarker for NMO enabled recognition of more diverse clinical ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2015

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Sjögren syndrome and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder co-exist in a common autoimmune milieu.
 

Author(s): Diogo C Carvalho, Tauana S Tironi, Denise S Freitas, Rodrigo Kleinpaul, Natalia C Talim, Marco A Lana-Peixoto

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2014 Aug;72(8):619-24.

 

The relationship between Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is not completely understood. We report two patients with both conditions and review 47 other previously reported cases meeting currently accepted diagnostic criteria, from 17 articles ...

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2014

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Double-masked, Placebo-controlled Study With Open Label Period to Evaluate MEDI-551 in Neuromyelitis Optica and Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neuromyelitis Optica and Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders (NMO/NMOSD)

 

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2015

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A Longitudinal Study of Neuromyelitis Optica and Transverse Myelitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neuromyelitis Optica; Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder; Transverse Myelitis; Optic Neuritis

 

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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