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Acute Flaccid Myelitis With Early, Severe Compound Muscle Action Potential Amplitude Reduction: A 3-Year Follow-up of a Child Patient.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Dec;20(2):100-101

Neuromuscular Pathology Unit, Service of Neurology, Hospital "Sant Joan de Déu," Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

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December 2018

Toxic Myopathy due to Antidopaminergic Medication Without Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Dec;20(2):94-98

Departments of Pediatrics and.

Severe recurrent proximal muscle weakness without neuroleptic malignant syndrome secondary to antidopaminergic medication has rarely been reported. We report a 29-year-old man with history of obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome who presented with 2 months of worsening dyspnea 3 weeks after starting ziprasidone 40 mg daily that required mechanical ventilation. A year before, after an increased risperidone dose from 0. Read More

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December 2018
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Current Cardiac Imaging Approaches in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Dec;20(2):85-93

Department of Paediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked neuromuscular condition caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene leading to skeletal muscle weakness and dilated cardiomyopathy. The prevalence of DMD-related cardiomyopathy increases with age and is almost universal by the third decade of life. Myocardial fibrosis and progressive left ventricular dysfunction lead to the development of heart failure and premature death. Read More

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December 2018
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What is in the Neuromuscular Junction Literature?

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Dec;20(2):76-84

Pathology (Neuropathology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

This update begins with myasthenia gravis and the roles of anti-agrin and cortactin antibodies. Regarding diagnosis, a report on repeated ice pack testing is highlighted as are several reports on the close correlation of electrodiagnostic testing with clinical features and the response to treatment. The incidence of head drop and associated clinical and ventilatory features are gleaned from a retrospective study. Read More

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December 2018
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Gender Differences in Skin Biopsy Findings in Small Fiber Neuropathy: A Retrospective Chart Review.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Dec;20(2):69-75

Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

Objectives: To determine whether there are gender differences in the clinical presentation or skin biopsy measures of nerve fiber density in patients with small fiber neuropathy (SFN).

Methods: Retrospective chart review of subjects with suspected SFN.

Results: Of 218 cases (137 women and 81 men) with suspected SFN, 96 (44%), including 63% of the men and 33% of the women (P < 0. Read More

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December 2018
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Poor Sleep Quality in Patients With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at the Time of Diagnosis.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Dec;20(2):60-68

Departments of Neurology and.

Objectives: Patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have poor sleep quality, but little is known about which factors affect sleep at time of diagnosis.

Methods: Patients with newly diagnosed ALS were administered the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Beck Depression Inventory-Revised, and ALS Functional Rating Scale and were compared with controls.

Results: Forty-three patients, age 63. Read More

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December 2018
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Satisfactory Response With Achieving Maintenance Low-Dose Prednisone in Generalized Myasthenia Gravis.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Dec;20(2):49-59

Neurology Department, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Objectives: To estimate the satisfactory response rate (SR%) with achieving maintenance, low-dose prednisone in acetylcholine receptor antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis.

Methods: In this retrospective study, we estimate the SR% as defined by (remission/minimal manifestations status for at least 6 months using 7.5 mg or less of prednisone daily, for maintenance treatment at 2, 4, and 6 years after symptoms onset) for patients who were not taking steroid-sparing immunosuppressant (SSI) as a primary outcome and for patients taking an SSI as a secondary outcome. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6241299PMC
December 2018
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Clinical Variability in 2 Siblings With Late-Onset Pompe Disease.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Sep;20(1):47-48

Departamento de Neurologia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil.

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September 2018
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Evolving Electrodiagnostic and Radiologic Findings in a Case of Ganglionopathy.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Sep;20(1):45-46

Departments of Neurology and.

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September 2018

Case of Early Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis With Prominent Magnetic Resonance Imaging Plexus Abnormalities.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Sep;20(1):41-44

Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science, Rochester, MN.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disorder, which is characterized by progressive upper and lower motor neuron signs and symptoms, resulting in progressive muscle weakness. There are very rare reports of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abnormalities within the nerve roots or plexus reported in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Here, we report a patient who presented with progressive left arm weakness and was found to have bilateral MRI plexus abnormalities. Read More

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September 2018
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FGFR3 Antibodies in Neuropathy: What to Do With Them?

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Sep;20(1):35-40

Department of Neurology and Neurosciences, Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA.

Objectives: To describe the variability of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) antibody titers in a small series of patients.

Methods: We performed a retrospective review of patients with neuropathy and positive FGFR3 antibodies.

Results: We report 7 patients (3 women) with an age range 44-81 years. Read More

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September 2018
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Autoimmune Neuromuscular Diseases Induced by Immunomodulating Drugs.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Sep;20(1):28-34

Department of Neurology, Neuromuscular Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Immunomodulating drugs are widely used in autoimmune, transplant, and cancer patients. However, these drugs are associated with various autoimmune neuromuscular diseases such as demyelinating polyneuropathy, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. Early recognition of these complications and immediately terminating these drugs are very essential since some are life-threatening conditions. Read More

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September 2018
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Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome: Spectrum of Mutations in an Indian Cohort.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Sep;20(1):14-27

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

Objectives: To investigate the mutational spectrum and genotype-phenotype correlation in Indian patients with congenital myasthenic syndrome (CMS), using next-generation sequencing of 5 genes.

Methods: CHRNE, COLQ, DOK7, RAPSN, and GFPT1 were sequenced in 25 affected patients.

Results: We found clinically significant variants in 18 patients, of which variants in CHRNE were the most common, and 9 were novel. Read More

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September 2018
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Inflammatory Diabetic Neuropathy: Helpful Diagnostic Parameters.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Sep;20(1):7-13

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Objectives: Mild inflammatory diabetic neuropathies (IDNs) overlap with diabetic sensorimotor neuropathy (DPN) in clinical presentation and electrophysiological and laboratory tests. This study is to determine whether IDN can be differentiated from DPN by clinical features, electrophysiological, pathological, or laboratory tests.

Methods: Suspected IDN cases were identified by a subacute onset and progressive sensory or motor neuropathy in patients with diabetes. Read More

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September 2018
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Low Sensitivity of Skin Biopsy in Diagnosing Small Fiber Neuropathy in Chinese Americans.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Sep;20(1):1-6

Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Mr. M. Chen and Dr. L. Zhou is now with the Departments of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics and Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Objectives: To compare skin biopsy sensitivity for diagnosing small fiber sensory neuropathy in Chinese American and non-Chinese American patients.

Methods: We screened our skin biopsy database and performed chart review to identify Chinese and non-Chinese American patients with a high clinical suspicion for a distal small fiber sensory neuropathy, and compared the skin biopsy sensitivity.

Results: Twenty-three Chinese American and 32 non-Chinese American patients with the presence of distal small fiber sensory symptoms and signs were studied. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6133210PMC
September 2018
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Novel TTN Mutation Causing Congenital Myopathy.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Jun;19(4):232

Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

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Novel Mutation in Anoctamin 5 Gene Causing Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2L.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Jun;19(4):228-231

Neuroscience Institute, Saint Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ.

We report a 49-year-old man who presented with a history of asymmetric weakness. His neurological examination and electromyogram testing suggested the presence of a myopathy. A muscle biopsy confirmed the presence of a myopathy with several lobulated, whorled and ring fibers, and it showed no evidence of inflammation. Read More

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June 2018
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Fisher-Pharyngeal-Cervical-Brachial Overlap Syndrome With Novel Ganglioside Antibodies.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Jun;19(4):224-227

Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Several variants of Guillain-Barré syndrome have been described. The Fisher syndrome (FS) presents with ataxia, areflexia, and ophthalmoparesis. The pharyngeal-cervical-brachial (PCB) variant presents with bulbar weakness, along with arm and neck weakness. Read More

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What is in the Myopathy Literature?

Authors:
David Lacomis

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Jun;19(4):217-223

Departments of Neurology and Pathology (Neuropathology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

This update covers the results of a randomized, placebo-controlled study that provides evidence that lamotrigine is effective in treating nondystrophic myotonias. Next, an overview of adverse effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors is provided, and the association of autoimmune myopathy and these monoclonal antibody therapies is discussed in light of recent reports. Last, the utility of electrodiagnostic testing in patients with intensive care unit weakness is addressed with emphasis on the high sensitivity and specificity of prolonged compound muscle action potential amplitudes in diagnosing critical illness myopathy. Read More

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June 2018
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Case of Anti-Single Recognition Particle-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy After Influenza Vaccination.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Jun;19(4):211-216

Department of Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.

Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy is a very rare inflammatory disease affecting skeletal muscles. Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy may be associated with myositis-specific autoantibodies including anti-single recognition particle and anti-3-hydroxy-3- methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, infectious agents (HIV or hepatitis C), other connective tissue disorders (such as scleroderma), and malignancy. We reported a 28-year-old healthy woman presented with subacute onset ascending muscle weakness 2 weeks after an annual influenza vaccination. Read More

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June 2018
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Distinct Clinical and Genetic Findings in Iranian Patients With Glycogen Storage Disease Type 3.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Jun;19(4):203-210

Iranian Center of Neurological Research, Neuroscience Institute, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Objectives: Glycogen storage disease type 3 (GSD-III) is a rare inherited metabolic disorder caused by glycogen debranching enzyme deficiency. Various pathogenic mutations of the AGL gene lead to abnormal accumulation of glycogen in liver, skeletal, and cardiac muscles. Here, we report distinct clinical and genetic data of Iranian patients with GSD-III. Read More

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June 2018
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Lumbosacral Radiculoplexopathy as the Initial Presentation of Lymphoma: A Report of 4 Cases.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Jun;19(4):196-202

Department of Neurology, Neuromuscular Center, Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH.

Objectives: To evaluate the clinical, laboratory, and radiological features of 4 cases of biopsy-proven lymphomatous lumbosacral radiculoplexopathy.

Methods: Retrospective chart review.

Results: All patients suffered from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Read More

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June 2018
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A Retrospective Analysis of the Safety Profile of Intravenous Immunoglobulin in 1176 Patients Receiving Home Infusion Therapy.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Jun;19(4):181-195

Department of Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Objectives: This analysis assessed the safety of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) in the treatment of patients with neuroimmunological and immunological disorders in a home-based setting.

Methods: Adverse reactions (ARs) were assessed in a retrospective review of 1176 patients receiving 28,677 home-based IVIg infusions between 1996 and 2013.

Results: Of 1176 patients, 648 (55. Read More

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June 2018
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Coexistence of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Myotonic Dystrophy: Camptocormia or Thoracic Ankylosis.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):147-148

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Educational and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

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March 2018
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Miller-Fisher Syndrome With Botulism Toxin Ingestion: The Ultimate Descending Paralysis.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):146

Department of Neurocritical Care, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem NC.

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March 2018
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Case of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 2C Due to a TRPV4 Gene Mutation With Isolated Sudomotor Autonomic Dysfunction.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):144-146

Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada.

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March 2018
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Hypoglycemia in a Patient With Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):143-144

Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe, Medellín, Colombia.

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March 2018
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Asymmetric Muscle Involvement in an Indian Family With Central Core Myopathy.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):142-143

Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

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March 2018
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Peripheral Vasculitic Neuropathy Associated With Minocycline Use.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):138-141

Department of Neurology, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA.

We describe 2 patients presenting with multiplex mononeuritis, associated with skin manifestation, secondary to minocycline-induced vasculitis. One of the cases is associated neither with lupus nor polyarteritis nodosa. An extensive laboratory workup ruled out any possible underlying immunologic disorder. Read More

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March 2018
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Radiation-Induced Painful Neurogenic Hypertrophy Treated With Botulinum Toxin A.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):135-137

Neuromuscular Medicine, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, Spokane, WA.

Painful neurogenic hypertrophy is a rare complication of radiation therapy. We report a 27-year-old woman with a history of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland presented with painful twitching of her left shoulder. Electrodiagnostic studies were consistent with a diagnosis of radiation-induced spinal accessory nerve hyperactivity. Read More

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March 2018
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What is in the Myopathy Literature?

Authors:
David Lacomis

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):131-134

Departments of Neurology and Pathology (Neuropathology), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

This review is focused on recent reports of sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM), myopathy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV) infection, and necrotizing autoimmune myopathy with antibodies to signal recognition particle. The sIBM articles cover associations with certain genetic polymorphisms, the possible pathogenic role of anti-cytosolic 5'-nucleotidase 1A antibody, and disease-related burden and health care costs. Another article addressed the possible pathogenic role of signal recognition particle antibody in necrotizing myopathy. Read More

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March 2018
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Patient With 2 Hematologic Malignancies Presenting as Neurolymphomatosis.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):124-130

Department of Neuro-Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Peripheral nervous system damage from hematologic malignancies is related to neoplastic cells infiltration of peripheral nerves or to monoclonal antibody production cross-reacting with peripheral nerves' antigens. Neurolymphomatosis (NL), a rare manifestation of hematologic malignancies, occurs when malignant cells invade the peripheral nerves leading to various manifestations. Here, we report a case of NL with 2 hematologic malignancies in a 79-year-old woman presenting with lower extremity pain/weakness. Read More

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March 2018
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Mitochondrial DNA Deletions With Low-Level Heteroplasmy in Adult-Onset Myopathy.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):117-123

Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

We report the cases of 2 patients who presented to our Myositis Center with myalgias and elevated creatine kinase levels. Muscle biopsy showed pathological features consistent with mitochondrial myopathy. In both cases, a single large deletion in mitochondrial DNA at low-level heteroplasmy was identified by next-generation sequencing in muscle tissue. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5824425PMC
March 2018
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COL6A and LAMA2 Mutation Congenital Muscular Dystrophy: A Clinical and Electrophysiological Study.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):108-116

Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Objectives: COL6A and LAMA2 are subtypes of congenital muscular dystrophy.

Methods: Retrospective chart review of clinical findings, spirometry, muscle histology, muscle ultrasound, neuroimaging, and Electromyography (EMG)/Nerve Conduction Study data in genetically confirmed COL6A and LAMA2 subjects.

Results: We identified 8 COL6A and 6 LAMA2 subjects: the female-to-male ratio was 1. Read More

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March 2018
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Novel Myelin Protein Zero Mutation in 3 Generations of Vermonters With Demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2018 Mar;19(3):101-107

Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Objectives: We report the clinical phenotype in 3 consecutive generations with demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease that possess a novel sequence variant of myelin protein zero (MPZ).

Methods: Family members from 3 consecutive generations were interviewed, examined, and studied with electrodiagnostic testing. Commercially available next-generation sequencing was performed for the proband. Read More

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March 2018
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Weakness, Hypokalemia, and Dengue.

Authors:
Viroj Wiwanitkit

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):99

Hainan Medical University, China.

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December 2017
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Paraneoplastic Necrotizing Myopathy Associated With Neuroendocrine Carcinoma.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):98-99

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

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December 2017
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Unusual Case of Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):97

Department of Neurology, Harbor- UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA.

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December 2017
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Atypical Asymmetric Guillain-Barré Syndrome With Acute Rhabdomyolysis.

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Mitch J Hargis

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):96

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC.

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December 2017
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What is in the Literature?

Authors:
Mark B Bromberg

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):89-95

Department of Neurology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

This edition of "What is in the Literature?" will focus on motor neuron disease (MND), including adult forms [amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), progressive bulbar palsy (PBA), and monomelic mononeuropathy (MMND)], and childhood forms [spinal muscle atrophy (SMA)]. Read More

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December 2017
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Paraneoplastic Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome With Limbic Encephalitis: Clinical Correlation With the Coexistence of Anti-VGCC and Anti-GABAB Receptor Antibodies.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):84-88

Department of Neurology, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.

Objective: To characterize Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and limbic encephalitis with coexistent voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) antibody and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B receptor antibody.

Methods: Case study.

Results: A 57-year-old man presented with 6 months of weakness, unsteadiness, and vision difficulties. Read More

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December 2017
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Guillain-Barré Syndrome Triggered by Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Case Report and Literature Review.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):80-83

Department of Neurology, Neuromuscular Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

Immune checkpoint inhibitors, used as immunotherapy in the treatment of melanoma and refractory cancer, may trigger autoimmune disorders. We describe a case of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after the treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab and review 4 other reported cases. We confirmed the diagnosis of GBS by electrodiagnostic and cerebrospinal fluid studies. Read More

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December 2017
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Autonomic Reflex Screen Test Abnormalities in Cold-Induced Sweating Syndrome Type 1.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):76-79

Department of Neurology, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock, TX.

Cold-induced sweating syndrome (CISS) is a rare autosomal recessive disease due to mutation in the Cytokine receptor-like factor 1 (CRLF1). The characteristic symptom of CISS is the tendency to sweat profusely especially in the upper body and hands when the patient is exposed to cold temperature. We sought to first report the findings of autonomic reflex screen in a case of CISS type 1 with Cytokine receptor-like factor 1 mutation. Read More

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December 2017
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Distinguishing Features of the Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Test Between Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome and Myasthenia Gravis, 50-Year Reappraisal.

Authors:
Shin J Oh

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):66-75

Department of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Objective: To reappraise the distinguishing features of the repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) tests in the abductor digiti quinti muscle between myasthenia gravis (MG) and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) 50 years after the 1965's Lambert seminal paper.

Methods: The various parameters of the RNS test were compared between 34 patients with LEMS and 140 patients with MG to assess their diagnostic sensitivity.

Results: RNS test was abnormal in all (100%) patients with LEMS and 76 (54%) patients with MG. Read More

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December 2017
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Pediatric CIDP: Clinical Features and Response to Treatment.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):57-65

Department of Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY.

Objectives: Childhood chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) responds favorably to immunomodulatory treatment. However, the optimal sequencing and selection of immunotherapy is uncertain.

Methods: Using accepted diagnostic criteria, pediatric patients with CIDP seen at our center from 1999 to 2015 were identified retrospectively through medical record review. Read More

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December 2017
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Outcome of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in Tertiary Care Centers in Thailand.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Dec;19(2):51-56

Neurology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, Klongluang, Pathumthani, Thailand.

Background: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a common acute polyneuropathy, is seen worldwide with significant morbidity and mortality. GBS consists of a number of subtypes.

Objective: The aim of this study is to identify clinical characteristics, electrophysiologic changes, clinical course, treatment, and outcome of GBS in Thailand. Read More

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December 2017
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Pyridostigmine-Induced Bradycardia in Patient With MuSK-Ab-Positive Myasthenia Gravis and Alopecia Universalis.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Sep;19(1):49-50

*Department of Neurology, Golestan Hospital, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran †Iranian Center of Neurological Research, Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

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September 2017
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Triple Furrowed Atrophic Tongue of Myasthenia Gravis.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Sep;19(1):47-48

Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

The authors present a case and image of a patient with refractory tongue weakness and characteristic triple furrowed pattern of atrophy due to autoimmune myasthenia gravis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/CND.0000000000000171DOI Listing
September 2017
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Pyridoxine Toxicity Small Fiber Neuropathy With Dysautonomia: A Case Report.

J Clin Neuromuscul Dis 2017 Sep;19(1):43-46

Department of Neurology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.

Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) toxicity is a well-known cause of primary sensory, length-dependent, axonal polyneuropathy. Although sensory symptoms predominate, autonomic symptoms have also been reported in some cases. To date, there is no objective evidence of autonomic dysfunction reported in the literature. Read More

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September 2017
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