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Link: Autoimmune Dementia Study

Dr Sean Pittock, MD, a consultant in the Division of MS and Autoimmune Neurology at the Mayo Clinic discusses the findings of a recent study investigating the clinical predictors of immunotherapy responsiveness in patients with presumed Autoimmune Dementia. Available at:http://tinyurl.com/cq95c85

This video from Mayo Proceedings, “the world’s fourth largest medical journal”. Dr. Sean Pittock speaks more to this topic in another Mayo Labratories video on youtube.com.

This video link was posted to comments by G.D. on a post to Autoimmune Encephalitis (All types including Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy) on 2nd June, 2015.

 


 

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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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Video: Encephalitis – a survivor and her doctor interviewed on BBC

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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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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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Dr. Elzbieta Wirkowski, M.D.

Dr. Elzbieta Wirkowski specializes in cerebrovascular neurology and neurocritical care. Her active research interests include the role of non-invasive cardiovascular monitoring and intracranial hemorrhages.  She is Board Certified in Neurology, Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care.

 

Dr. Wirkowski’s full profile can be found at http://www.winthropneuroscience.com/physician/elzbieta-wirkowski-m-d/.

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Link: Autoimmune Encephalitis — New Awareness, Challenging Questions

The field of autoimmune encephalopathies has expanded rapidly in the last few years. It is now well-established that a substantial proportion of encephalitides are associated with autoantibodies directed against the extracellular domains of cell-surface proteins which are critical in the regulation of neuronal excitability. These include LGI1, CASPR2, contactin-2 (VGKC-complex antibodies), and the NMDA, AMPA, and GABABreceptors.

 

The full article can be found at http://www.discoverymedicine.com/Sarosh-R-Irani/2011/05/17/autoimmune-encephalitis-new-awareness-challenging-questions/.

Copyright © Discovery Medicine May 2011 | By Sarosh Irani

 

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Video: Dr Melanie Alarcio – World Encephalitis Day by Encephalitis Global

This video features Dr. Melanie Alarcio speaking at the FACES 2014 Encephalitis Conference in La Jolla, California. She talks about the book, Understanding Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy quite early in the seminar. This book can be found at Amazon.co.uk (and their dot com site) under the title Understanding Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy: A Guide for Patients, Families and Caregivers.

She gives a very useful explaination of what encephalopathy is and draws some distinctions between “encephalopathy” and “encephalitis” which is very useful to patients, advocates, and caregivers.

 

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