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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. The autophagic vacuolar myopathies (AVM) are a group of inherited myopathies defined by the presence of autophagic vacuoles in pathological muscle specimens. AVM can be categorized into three groups: acid malt...

    Authors: Kota Bokuda, Keizo Sugaya, Shunichiro Tamura, Kazuhito Miyamoto, Shiro Matsubara and Takashi Komori

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:140

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  2. Chronic fatigue and inactivity are prevalent problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) and may independently or interactively have detrimental effects on quality of life and ability to participat...

    Authors: Matthew Plow, Marcia Finlayson, Robert W Motl and Francois Bethoux

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:122

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. The aim of this study was to perform a longitudinal assessment using Quantitative Muscle Testing (QMT) in a cohort of ambulant boys affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and to correlate the results of...

    Authors: Alberto Lerario, Serena Bonfiglio, MariaPia Sormani, Andrea Tettamanti, Sarah Marktel, Sara Napolitano, Stefano Previtali, Marina Scarlato, MariaGrazia Natali-Sora, Eugenio Mercuri, Nereo Bresolin, Tiziana Mongini, Giancarlo Comi, Roberto Gatti, Fabio Ciceri, Giulio Cossu…

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2012 12:91

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Little is known about the clinical features and true survival risk factors in Chinese Han population. We conducted the current study to investigate the clinical features, long-term outcome and true potential i...

    Authors: Xiao Ming Shu, Xin Lu, Yao Xie and Guo Chun Wang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:143

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  5. Neuropathic pain must be correctly diagnosed for optimal treatment. The questionnaire named Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) was developed in its original French version to evaluate the different symp...

    Authors: Claudia Sommer, Helmut Richter, Jan P Rogausch, Jule Frettlöh, Margitta Lungenhausen and Christoph Maier

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:104

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  6. Long-term immunosuppression is often required in myasthenia gravis (MG). There are no published trials using methotrexate (MTX) in MG. The steroid-sparing efficacy of azathioprine (AZA) has been demonstrated a...

    Authors: Jeannine M Heckmann, Amanullah Rawoot, Kathleen Bateman, Rudi Renison and Motasim Badri

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:97

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  7. Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (MD1) is one of the most prevalent neuromuscular diseases, yet very little is known about how MD1 affects the lives of couples and how they themselves manage individually and together...

    Authors: Edith HC Cup, Astrid Kinébanian, Ton Satink, Allan J Pieterse, Henk T Hendricks, Rob AB Oostendorp, Gert Jan van der Wilt and Baziel GM van Engelen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:86

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  8. Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare lipid-storage disease. Neuromuscular abnormality and autonomic system (ANS) dysfuction in CTX are rarely examined in large-scale studies in the literature. We stu...

    Authors: Shu-Fang Chen, Nai-Wen Tsai, Chung-Chih Chang, Cheng-Hsien Lu, Chi-Ren Huang, Yao-Chung Chuang and Wen-Neng Chang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:63

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  9. Patients with diabetic neuropathy (DPN) and fibromyalgia differ substantially in pathogenetic factors and the spatial distribution of the perceived pain. We questioned whether, despite these obvious difference...

    Authors: Jana Koroschetz, Stefanie E Rehm, Ulrich Gockel, Mathias Brosz, Rainer Freynhagen, Thomas R Tölle and Ralf Baron

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:55

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  10. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) may occur after trauma, usually to one limb, and is characterized by pain and disturbed blood flow, temperature regulation and motor control. Approximately 25% of cases de...

    Authors: Alexander G Munts, Winfred Mugge, Thomas S Meurs, Alfred C Schouten, Johan Marinus, G Lorimer Moseley, Frans CT van der Helm and Jacobus J van Hilten

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2011 11:53

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