Neuro-Muscular Disorders

Neuromuscular section brought together by Dr. Harada and Dr. Kovvuru.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Review Article

ALS by Rowland

Diagnosis

Awaji Criteria

El Escorial Criteria

Management/Treatment

Edaravone

NIV

Diaphragm Pacing

Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS)

Review articles

Guillain-Barré syndrome

Paraparetic Guillain-Barré syndrome

Diagnosis

Brighton criteria

Campylobacter jejuni

H. Influenza

Anti GM1

Anti GD1

Treatment

IVIg

PLEX

Peripheral Neuropathy

Review articles

Peripheral Neuropathy: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Symptom Management

Natural history of peripheral neuropathy in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

Treatment

Neuropathic pain

Inflammatory Myopathy

Review articles

Inflammatory Muscle Diseases

Polymyositis: An Overdiagnosed Entity.

188th ENMC International Workshop: Inclusion Body Myositis, 2-4 December 2011, Naarden, The Netherlands.

Anti-HMGCR autoantibodies in European patients with autoimmune necrotizing myopathies: inconstant exposure to statin.

Correlation of muscle biopsy, clinical course, and outcome in PM and sporadic IBM.

Myasthenia Gravis

Diagnosis

Frequency of seronegativity in adult-acquired generalized myasthenia gravis.

Seronegative myasthenia gravis: disease severity and prognosis.

Drugs that may worsen MG. 

Treatment

International consensus guidance for management of myasthenia gravis: Executive summary.

Plasmapheresis and immunosuppressive drug therapy in myasthenia gravis.

Randomized Trial of Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis

Others

Normal Values for NCS

Washington University Neuromuscular Disease Center 

ALS Association

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America 

Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy

GBS / CIDP

 

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