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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Case report

    Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare autosomal recessive sterol storage disease caused by a mutated sterol 27-hydroxylase (CYP27A1) gene. Patients with typical CTX show neurological dysfunction inclu...

    Authors: Masaru Yanagihashi, Osamu Kano, Tomoya Terashima, Yuji Kawase, Sayori Hanashiro, Masahiro Sawada, Yuichi Ishikawa, Nobuyuki Shiraga, Ken Ikeda and Yasuo Iwasaki

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:21

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  10. Content type: Review

    The term paraproteinemic neuropathy describes a heterogeneous set of neuropathies characterized by the presence of homogeneous immunoglobulin in the serum. An abnormal clonal proliferation of B-lymphocytes or ...

    Authors: Richard A. Rison and Said R. Beydoun

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:13

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Friedreich Ataxia (FRDA) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gait and balance abnormalities, sensory loss, weakness, loss of reflexes, and ataxia. Previously, two cases of FRDA and Nephrotic Syndr...

    Authors: Julianna E. Shinnick, Charles J. Isaacs, Sharon Vivaldi, Kimberly Schadt and David R. Lynch

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2016 16:3

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Muscular weakness in myasthenia gravis (MG) is commonly assessed using Quantitative Myasthenia Gravis Score (QMG). More objective and quantitative measures may complement the use of clinical scales and might d...

    Authors: Sarah Hoffmann, Jana Siedler, Alexander U. Brandt, Sophie K. Piper, Siegfried Kohler, Christian Sass, Friedemann Paul, Ralf Reilmann and Andreas Meisel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:265

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Central neuropathic pain has a prevalence of 40 % in patients with spinal cord injury. Electroencephalography (EEG) studies showed that this type of pain has identifiable signatures, that could potentially be ...

    Authors: Muhammad Abul Hassan, Matthew Fraser, Bernard A. Conway, David B. Allan and Aleksandra Vuckovic

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:200

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Due to lack of any curative therapy for ALS, symptomatic treatment and maintenance of quality of life (QoL) is very important. We aimed to characterize the affected domains of QoL in ALS patients and to identi...

    Authors: Sonja Körner, Katja Kollewe, Susanne Abdulla, Antonia Zapf, Reinhard Dengler and Susanne Petri

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:84

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic fatigue is present in more than 60% of the patients with a neuromuscular disease and can be their most disabling symptom. In combination with other impairments, fatigue often results in low levels of p...

    Authors: Yvonne Veenhuizen, Edith HC Cup, Jan T Groothuis, Jan CM Hendriks, Eddy MM Adang, Baziel GM van Engelen and Alexander CH Geurts

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:58

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Since chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) often co-exist, some believe they reflect the same process, somatization. Against that hypothesis are data suggesting FM but not CFS was common in pat...

    Authors: Slobodanka Pejovic, Benjamin H Natelson, Maria Basta, Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, Fauzia Mahr and Alexandros N Vgontzas

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:53

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare complication of Crohn's disease (CD), and it is uncertain whether it is associated with CD itself or with its treatment. We describe a case of...

    Authors: Suji Kim, Seok-Jae Kang, Ki-Wook Oh, Byung Kyu Ahn, Hang Lak Lee, Dong Soo Han, Kiseok Jang and Young Seo Kim

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2015 15:48

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