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Articles written or about doctors treating a wide range of conditions such as neurlogical, endocrine, auto-immune, and many others. These provide insight into the work these doctors do and their thoughts on patient care.

Link: Psychiatric Presentations of Autoimmune Encephalopathies

While a biological basis for numerous psychiatric illnesses has become increasingly appreciated, few mechanistic hypotheses have gripped psychiatric researchers as strongly as an autoimmune basis for behavioral abnormalities.

The full article from Psychiatric Times can be found at http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/neuropsychiatry/psychiatric-presentations-autoimmune-encephalopathies.

 

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Dr. David Edelberg – Internal Medicine

Dr. Edelberg, board certified in Internal Medicine in 1974, began incorporating alternative therapies into his practice during the 1980’s. Since founding the parent company of WholeHealth Chicago in 1993, he has become nationally recognized as one of the pioneers of integrative medicine, a new specialty combining conventional medicine with alternative therapies. Author of numerous articles and editor of five books on integrative medicine; look for his latest book, “Healing Fibromyalgia” and “The Triple Whammy Cure”.

To read more about Dr. Edelberg, you can find his profile at http://wholehealthchicago.com/about/david-edelberg/.  This link was posted by S.L. to a thread on 27th October, 2014 https://www.facebook.com/groups/251477975360/permalink/10154713089475361/.

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Link PDF: Autoantibodies associated with diseases of the CNS: new developments and future challenges

Several CNS disorders associated with specifi c antibodies to ion channels, receptors, and other synaptic proteins have been recognised over the past 10 years, and can be often successfully treated with immunotherapies. Antibodies to components of voltage-gated potassium channel complexes (VGKCs), NMDA receptors (NMDARs), AMPA receptors (AMPARs), GABA type B receptors (GABABRs), and glycine receptors (GlyRs) can be identifi ed in patients and are associated with various clinical presentations, such as limbic encephalitis and complex and diff use encephalopathies. These diseases can be associated with tumours, but they are more often non-paraneoplastic, and antibody assays can help with diagnosis. The new specialty of immunotherapy-responsive CNS disorders is likely to expand further as more antibody targets are discovered. Recent fi ndings raise many questions about the classifi cation of these diseases, the relation between antibodies and specifi c clinical phenotypes, the relative pathological roles of serum and intrathecal antibodies, the mechanisms of autoantibody generation, and the development of optimum treatment strategies.

This article by Angela Vincent, Christian Bien, Sarosh Irani, and Patrick Waters talks about conditions of the CNS caused by autoantibodies. The full paper can be found at ResearchGate.net. This was posted to thread https://www.facebook.com/groups/251477975360/permalink/10154711712105361/ on 27th October, 2014 by G.D.

Copyright © The Lancet 2011 | Authors Angela Vincent, Christian Bien, Sarosh Irani, and Patric Waters

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Video: Center for Autoimmune Neurology Precision Medicine Project Research in Autoimmune Synaptic Encephalitis

Eric Lancaster, MD, PhD, describes the Precision Medicine Autoimmune Neurology Project at Penn Medicine, an effort to isolate the synaptic protein antibodies identified with autoimmune synaptic encephalitis in order to better diagnose and treat the disease.

The full video can be found at the Penn Medicine website, http://www.broadcastmed.com/4561/videos/center-for-autoimmune-neurology-precision-medicine-project-research-in-autoimmune-synaptic-encephalitis.

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Dr. Derek J. Chong

Dr. Derek J. Chong is an associate professor of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical. He is currently treating Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy patients. There is a wealth of information to be found online about this young yet experienced neurologist.

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/pub/derek-chong/3/338/513

NYU – http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/chongd02

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Jay A. Van Gerpen, MD

Dr. Van Gerpen works in collaboration with colleagues at Mayo Clinic in Florida who are investigating the genetics of patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. His role as a clinician is to recognize such patients and provide relevant biological samples to collaborators in genetics, neuropathology, basic neuroscience and other related areas.

The full profile for Dr. Van Gerpen can be found at http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/van-gerpen-jay-a-m-d/bio-00084969.

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Dr. Maria Isabel Leite

A public listing of publications authored by Dr. Maria Isabel Leite.

http://www.pubfacts.com/author/Maria+Isabel+Leite

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Dr. C Chadwick

Research Interests

Therapeutic drug monitoring Neurobiochemistry and neuroimmunology

 

Dr. C Chadwick is located at the Walton Centre for Neurology in Liverpool and specialises in neuroimmunology. His full profile can be found at The Walton Centre.

 

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Dr. Nicolas C. Silver

Dr Silver qualified in Medicine in 1989 and trained to Registrar level in general medicine prior to specializing in Neurology. His PhD involved 4 years of dedicated research at the NMR Research Unit, Institute of Neurology (Queen Square, London) investigating magnetic resonance imaging techniques to evaluate and understand (1) inflammatory neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, (2) neurotoxic brain disorders, (3) primary headache disorders, and (4) neuropsychiatric disorders. His clinical neurology training took place at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and Barts and the London NHS Trust.

 

His full NHS profile can be found at The Spire Health Centre where he runs a clinic on headache/migraine. He also consults on other neurological conditions but his specialist interest is in “non-headache migraine symptoms”.

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Dr. Michael Lunn

Professional background

Dr Michael Lunn is a Consultant Neurologist, Clinical Lead in Neuroimmunology and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the National Hospital for Neurology and Nurosurgery, . He trained in medicine at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and the Charing Cross and Westminster Hospitals Medical School. He worked at the Royal Brompton and Hammersmith Hospitals before receiving his specialist neurology training in the UK at Guy’s, King’s, St Thomas’ and Charing Cross hospitals, Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre and Queen Square, and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA.
He was appointed to a Consultant position at NHNN in 2005
Additional information can be found about Dr. Lunn at The Lister Hospital.

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