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Link: High prevalence of NMDA receptor IgA/IgM antibodies in different dementia types

To retrospectively determine the frequency of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) receptor (NMDAR) autoantibodies in patients with different forms of dementia.

This full text discusses the discovery of NMDA antibodies in those with dementias. The text can be found at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acn3.120/full.

© 2014 The Authors. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc on behalf of American Neurological Association.

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Video: PET (Positron Emission Tomography) Scan: About your Mayo Clinic Test

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Link (PDF): FDG-PET Findings in Patients With Suspected Encephalitis

Purpose:

Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) may be used to establish a diagnosis of encephalitis, yet prior descriptions are mainly limited to small case reports. We explore the role of FDG-PET in the diagnostic evaluation of encephalitis.

 

The full text (PDF) can be found at http://66.165.148.44/pdfs/2004/Encephalitis_Paper.pdf.

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Link: A follow-up 18F-FDG brain PET study in a case of Hashimoto’s encephalopathy causing drug-resistant status epilepticus treated with plasmapheresis

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy (HE) is a rare neuropsychiatric syndrome associated with antithyroid antibodies. It may have an acute onset (episodes of cerebral ischemia, seizure, and psychosis) or it may present as an indolent form (depression, cognitive decline, myoclonus, tremors, and fluctuations in level of consciousness). We here describe a case of encephalopathy presenting as non-convulsive status epilepticus associated with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), unresponsive to corticosteroid therapy, with improvement after plasma exchange treatment.

The article appears in the Journal of Neurology and the text can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00415-013-7228-0#page-1. However, you may have to purchase the article or log into the site to read the full text.

 

Copyright © Springer-Verlag Heildelberg 2014 | Journal of Neurology | April 2014, Volume 261, Issue 4, pp 663-667

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Link: The added value of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia.

The full abstract can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24576796; however, to read the entire study you will need a Sage Publications account. We have not been able to find the full study online at this time.

 

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Specialist/Consultant Profile: Professor Karl Herholz MD, FRCP Professor of Clinical Neuroscience

This link leads to a Manchester Institute of Brain, Behaviour, and Mental Health at the University of Mancheseter profile for neuroscientist and MD, Dr. Karl Herholz.

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Link: NHS – How PET Scan Works

This link will take you to NHS Choices which provides a wealth of information about NHS services, medical conditions, and many more useful resources.

To read the full text and find more information from the NHS about PET scans, please visit http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/PET-scan/Pages/How-does-it-work.aspx.

NHS Choices is a freely available website. The above content is owned by NHS and gov.uk for education purposes.

 

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