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Neuromuscular disorders and peripheral neurology

Section edited by Jens Schmidt

This section encompasses all aspects of neuromuscular disorders. Topics include myasthenia gravis, myopathies, neuropathies and all other inflammatory, metabolic and genetic disorders affecting skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve or neuromuscular transmission.

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  1. Content type: Case report

    Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) is widely considered to be a distinct clinical entity, and now divided into two subgroups: stable UCTD and early UCTD. The most frequent onset symptoms of UCTD...

    Authors: Ying Du, Chuan Li, Dai-di Zhao, Jia-rui Lu, Wei Zhang and Zhu-yi Li

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:85

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is commonly used to activate skeletal muscles and reverse muscle atrophy in clinical populations. Clinical recommendations for NMES suggest the use of short pulse wi...

    Authors: Vanesa Bochkezanian, Robert U. Newton, Gabriel S. Trajano, Amilton Vieira, Timothy S. Pulverenti and Anthony J. Blazevich

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:82

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    Clinical predictors for myasthenia gravis relapse and ocular myasthenia gravis secondary generalization during the first two years after disease onset remain incompletely identified. This study attempts to inv...

    Authors: Lili Wang, Yun Zhang and Maolin He

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:77

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Conjugal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is rare, with significant effects on psychological and care needs. We report a case of conjugal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease from central Scotland. This case is ...

    Authors: P. M. Fernandes, M. R. Macleod, A. Bateman, S. Abrahams and S. Pal

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:64

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Reports on the clinical meaningfulness of outcome measures in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) are rare. In this two-part study, our aim was to explore patients’ and caregivers’ views on the clinical relevance of...

    Authors: Maria C. Pera, Giorgia Coratti, Nicola Forcina, Elena S. Mazzone, Mariacristina Scoto, Jacqueline Montes, Amy Pasternak, Anna Mayhew, Sonia Messina, Maria Sframeli, Marion Main, Robert Muni Lofra, Tina Duong, Danielle Ramsey, Sally Dunaway, Rachel Salazar…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:39

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Non–neuronal acetylcholine (ACh) restricts autoimmune responses and attenuates inflammation by cholinergic anti-inflammation pathway. To date, the implication of ACh in myasthenia gravis (MG) remained unexplor...

    Authors: Bin Han, Chao Zhang, Shoufeng Liu, Yiping Xia, Hao Sun, Zhongying Gong, Alain R. Simard, Qiang Liu and Junwei Hao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:28

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Accidents or neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can lead to progressing, extensive, and complete paralysis leaving patients aware but unable to communicate (locked-in state). B...

    Authors: Helena Erlbeck, Ursula Mochty, Andrea Kübler and Ruben G. L. Real

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2017 17:3

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  8. Content type: Case report

    Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), a genetic disorder of X-linked recessive inheritance, typically presents with gradually progressive muscle weakness. The condition is caused by mutations of Dystrophin gene loc...

    Authors: Jing Miao, Jia-chun Feng, Dan Zhu and Xue-fan Yu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:255

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite substantial research into the topic and valiant surgical efforts, reconstruction of peripheral nerve injury remains a challenging surgery. This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of axon...

    Authors: Jamshid Mohammadi, Hamdollah Delaviz, Bahram Mohammadi, Hamoun Delaviz and Parastou Rad

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:237

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Fatigue is reported as one of the most disabling symptoms and is common among persons living with late effects of polio. Although fatigue has been studied in the context of people living with late effects of p...

    Authors: I. Santos Tavares Silva, K. S. Sunnerhagen, C. Willén and I. Ottenvall Hammar

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:230

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Myasthenic symptoms can be present in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). These symptoms have been considered to be caused by the degeneration of distal motor neurons and the neuromuscular junct...

    Authors: Hisashi Takahashi, Yu-ichi Noto, Naoki Makita, Yukie Kushimura-Okada, Ryotaro Ishii, Akihiro Tanaka, Tomoyuki Ohara, Shunya Nakane, Osamu Higuchi, Masanori Nakagawa and Toshiki Mizuno

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:229

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The burden of neurological diseases is increasing in developing countries. However, there is a prominent scarcity of literature on the incidence of neurological diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. This study was t...

    Authors: Mark Kaddumukasa, Leviticus Mugenyi, Martin N. Kaddumukasa, Edward Ddumba, Michael Devereaux, Anthony Furlan, Martha Sajatovic and Elly Katabira

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:227

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To examine labour market participation and long-term sick leave following a diagnosis with myasthenia gravis (MG) compared with the general Danish population and for specific subgroups of MG patients.

    Authors: Asger Frost, Marie Louise Svendsen, Jes Rahbek, Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt, Claus Vinther Nielsen and Thomas Lund

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:224

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We have previously reported using two-step cluster analysis to classify myasthenia gravis (MG) patients into the following five subtypes: ocular MG; thymoma-associated MG; MG with thymic hyperplasia; anti-acet...

    Authors: Tetsuya Akaishi, Yasushi Suzuki, Tomihiro Imai, Emiko Tsuda, Naoya Minami, Yuriko Nagane, Akiyuki Uzawa, Naoki Kawaguchi, Masayuki Masuda, Shingo Konno, Hidekazu Suzuki, Hiroyuki Murai, Masashi Aoki and Kimiaki Utsugisawa

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:225

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder, which has only rarely been reported to co-manifest with myositis. The diagnosis of concomitant myositis in patients with myasthenia gravis is clinical...

    Authors: M. I. Stefanou, L. Komorowski, S. Kade, A. Bornemann, U. Ziemann and M. Synofzik

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:172

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal, rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease that mainly affects the motor system. A number of potentially neuroprotective and neurorestorative disease-modifyin...

    Authors: G. Grolez, C. Moreau, V. Danel-Brunaud, C. Delmaire, R. Lopes, P. F. Pradat, M. M. El Mendili, L. Defebvre and D. Devos

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:155

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