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Feb

08

2017

Expanding the Horizons of TBI

With Jane Brown, Psy.D.*

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) afflicts people of all ages and genders, and the severity of injury ranges from concussion to more severe injury, with wide-ranging, variable symptomology and outcomes. Treatment options have generally been lacking for the early syndromes and late presentations of TBI and the associated neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric symptoms. With increasing recognition of the contribution of neuro-inflammation as a major mediating factor in animal models and human translational studies, there is the prospect for improving the understanding of the mechanisms of TBI, and developing therapeutic strategies to improve the outcomes of the millions of people affected each year. 

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Jan

28

2017

Vaccination: Epidemiological Review.

We are in an era of intense change in the exploration and understanding of the complexity of the human microbiome and the ecosystems that surround us. While we are host to a myriad of microorganisms that have assembled into complex communities outnumbering the human body by a factor of 10-fold.  These organisms provide many of the building blocks for shared immunity in our body.

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Jan

23

2017

Mental Illness in Childhood

Scientists say that the roots of mental illness are present earlier than suspected in children. With more sophisticated ways of studying the brain, we have become knowledgeable of the early stages of mental illnesses particularly those that begin early in life and persist into adulthood.

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Jan

16

2017

Studying Epidermal Nerve Fibers

Patient are being asked to undergo punch skin biopsy epidermal nerve fiber analysis to aid in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy and autonomic disorders. Epidermal or more correctly termed “intraepidermal” nerve fibers are thinly myelinated A-d and unmyelinated C fibers that transmit neuropathic pain and autonomic symptoms.

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Jan

03

2017

Immune Globulin Therapy: Overview and Recommendations for New Patients

Immune globulin (Ig) is the most widely employed immune modulating agent for autoimmune neurological disorders. It is also used in the treatment of post-infectious disorders where the immune system goes awry, leaving in its wake, tandem central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system dysfunction.

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Dec

28

2016

Autoimmune Brain Disease in Adults

Voltage-gated potassium channel (VGKC)-complex antibodies against unique neuronal surface antigens in the brain is a rapidly expanding category of adult autoimmune brain disease with central (CNS), peripheral (PNS) and autonomic nervous system (ANS) neuroimmunologic manifestations.

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