Abstract and Introduction
Overactive bladder syndrome affects up to 17% of the American population and adversely impacts quality of life. Antimuscarinic agents have been the primary treatment of neurogenic detrusor overactivity and overactive bladder, but they are often ...
Medscape - Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:15

Mouse Study Suggests Brain Is Damaged Early in Lou Gehrig's Disease
TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Muscle-controlling nerve cells in the brain may be damaged earlier in Lou Gehrig's disease than previously thought, a new mouse study suggests. The findings may lead researchers to shift their focus on the ...
U.S. News & World Report - Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:56

Increased Risk of Co-Existing Autoimmune Disease in Myasthenia Gravis Patients
While the likelihood of two autoimmune diseases existing in a single patient was estimate at 0.2%, in the population with myasthenia gravis, 0.9% also had IBD. The two studies suggest that the pathology of myasthenia gravis is more far reaching than ...
Newswise (press release) - Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:56



Researchers Identify New Rare Neuromuscular Disease
There are a number of disorders – both acquired and inherited – that interfere with the communication that occurs at the neuromuscular junction. For example, in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, which is most commonly triggered by certain cancers, the ...
University of Rochester Newsroom - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:56

Rare Neuromuscular Disease Identified In American And British Family; Genetic ...
Medical Daily - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:08



IBD, Myasthenia Gravis a Prevalent Co-Existing Autoimmune Condition Pair
Myasthenia Gravis Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects a wide variety of patients, especially those with concurrent autoimmune diseases. According to a presentation given by Francisco de Assis Aquino of the Universidade Federal do Ceara at the ...
IBD News Today - Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:44



Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders in Children
He then described several case histories, including two cases of familial neuromyotonia, autoimmune neuromuscular junction abnormality, toxic neuromuscular junction abnormality due to botulism, and the motor neuron diseases poliomyelitis and infantile ...
HCPLive - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:07



Gene therapy helps weak mice grow strong
Many of these diseases involve defective neuromuscular junctions—the interface between neurons and muscle cells where brain signals tell muscles to contract. In one such disease, a form of familial limb-girdle myasthenia, people carry two defective ...
Science AAAS - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:11

Local leaders raise money for muscular dystrophy
... friends and business contacts to make donations to your 'bail,' which are funds that will help the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its mission of curing muscular dystrophy, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and related diseases by funding worldwide ...
Aiken Standard - Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:15


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