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BMC Neurology

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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD; OMIM 158900 & 158901) is a progressive skeletal muscle dystrophy, characterized by an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern. One of the major unsolved questions i...

    Authors: Rianne J. M. Goselink, Tim H. A. Schreuder, Karlien Mul, Nicol C. Voermans, Maaike Pelsma, Imelda J. M. de Groot, Nens van Alfen, Bas Franck, Thomas Theelen, Richard J. Lemmers, Jean K. Mah, Silvère M. van der Maarel, Baziel G. van Engelen and Corrie E. Erasmus

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:138

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have reported that peripheral neuropathy (PN) is common in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and raised the possibility that levodopa neurotoxicity is the main culprit.

    Authors: Davi Farias de Araújo, Antônio Pinto de Melo Neto, Ítalo Sérgio Cavalcante Oliveira, Beatriz Soares Brito, Ineusi Teixeira de Araújo, Ingrid Sousa Barros, José Wellington Oliveira Lima, Wagner Goes Horta and Francisco de Assis Aquino Gondim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:139

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Conditioned Pain Modulation (CPM) is often used to assess human descending pain inhibition. Nine different studies on the test-retest-reliability of different CPM paradigms have been published, but none of the...

    Authors: Julia Gehling, Tina Mainka, Jan Vollert, Esther M. Pogatzki-Zahn, Christoph Maier and Elena K. Enax-Krumova

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:125

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), only one FDG-PET study used statistical parametric mapping (SPM) showing frontal reduced FDG-uptake. Our aim was to 1) identify the FDG-PET area with the most severe reduced...

    Authors: Dimitri Renard, Laurent Collombier, Christel Castelli, Jean-Pierre Pouget, Pierre-Olivier Kotzki and Vincent Boudousq

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:100

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Studies have shown a slight excess risk in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) incidence associated with A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination campaign and seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine immunisations in 2009–2010. We aime...

    Authors: Enrique Alcalde-Cabero, Javier Almazán-Isla, Fernando J. García López, José Ramón Ara-Callizo, Fuencisla Avellanal, Carlos Casasnovas, Carlos Cemillán, José Ignacio Cuadrado, Jacinto Duarte, María Dolores Fernández-Pérez, Óscar Fernández, Juan Antonio García Merino, Rosa García Montero, Dolores Montero, Julio Pardo, Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Rivera…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:75

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Mechanisms of inflammation and protein accumulation are crucial in inclusion body myositis (IBM). Recent evidence demonstrated that intravenous immunoglobulin failed to suppress cell-stress mediators in IBM. H...

    Authors: Karsten Schmidt, Konstanze Kleinschnitz, Goran Rakocevic, Marinos C. Dalakas and Jens Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:48

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Morvan syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by the combination of peripheral nerve hyperexcitability, encephalopathy and dysautonomia with marked insomnia. It was reported to have association to antibodie...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Qiang Lu, Hong-Zhi Guan, Jun-Hua Mei, Hai-Tao Ren, Ming-Sheng Liu, Bin Peng and Li-Ying Cui

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:37

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Many persons affected with poliomyelitis develop post-polio syndrome (PPS) later in their life. Recently, the effectiveness of Exercise Therapy (ET) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for PPS has been eva...

    Authors: Minne Bakker, Karen Schipper, Fieke S. Koopman, Frans Nollet and Tineke A. Abma

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:23

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