Category: Research

New paper on antibodies and autoimmune encephalitis

Abstract Reprinted from Health and Human Services Author Manuscript – Over the last 10 years the continual discovery of novel forms of encephalitis associated with antibodies to cell-surface or synaptic proteins has changed the paradigms for diagnosing and treating disorders that were previously unknown or mischaracterized. We review here the process of discovery, the symptoms, …

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Paper examines frequency of herpes viruses in autoimmune encephalitis patients

In a new paper published in Neurology, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology, Dr. Jenny J. Linnoila et al., “report the frequency of coexisting herpes viruses (herpes simplex virus 1 [HSV-1] or HSV-2, varicella zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus [EBV], cytomegalovirus, or human herpes virus 6 [HHV-6]) andautoantibodies in patients with encephalitis (herpes or autoimmune) …

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Jill Littrell, Ph.D. explores neuroscience and physiological explanations behind diagnostic categories of mental illness

Jill Littrell’s new book, Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals: Promoting Well-Being and Treating Mental Illness, presents the latest neuroscience and physiological explanations behind the major diagnostic categories of mental illness—including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and addiction—and explains the physiological bases that underlie traditional pharmaceutical treatment interventions.  Of particular note in the book is cutting-edge information …

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Your experience helps others find doctors that treat autoimmune encephalitis

  Did you know that the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance has a “Clinicians Network” which helps patients find doctors around the globe? We need your help expanding this network. If you are a patient, caregiver, family member, or physician and had a positive experience with a medical professional that treats AE, please write to him/her and ask that he/she …

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Dr. Luca Bartolini creates survey on best practices to treat anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis

The following information was provided by Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In the absence of data from clinical trials, anecdotal experience and expert opinion become the main source of knowledge on which medical decisions are made to treat anti-NMDA encephalitis. Clinical approaches and decision-making are apt to change over time …

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England’s National Health Service releases evidence review on Intravenous Immunoglobulin for AE

The National Health Service of England published the following review of IVIg for treatment of autoimmune encephalitis. The report was released in January 2016. “Evidence Review: Intravenous immunoglobulin for autoimmune encephalitis” Autoimmune encephalitis (AIE) is used to describe a group of disorders characterised by symptoms of limbic and extra-limbic dysfunction occurring in association with antibodies …

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New study on body’s response to inflammatory pathogens could lead to new therapeutic controls

The body can control inflammatory response triggered by invasions of microbial pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, a discovery that could lead to the development of new therapeutic agents for uncontrolled inflammation, according to researchers at Georgia State University. Read the fill article at Inflammatory Response Study .

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