21 practical and handy obstetric neurology checklists

Obstetric neurology is stepping out of the shadows Expertise is expanding, and so is the knowledge Guidelines are sprouting, and care is getting specialized It is difficult to keep up with the rapid pace of developments But neurochecklists can help. For a taster, here are 21 handy and practical checklists Indispensable, we may add Preeclampsia: […]

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The 9 neurological manifestations of anti MOG antibody disorder

Autoimmune disorders are probably the most proliferative field of neurology. It seems like there is a blazing headline every week announcing a new antibody disease. Many of these antibodies are esoteric, but some shake the foundations of medical practice. Anti-MOG antibody is one of those which requires you to stop and pay attention, and it has significantly affected neurological practice in a very big way.

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Perhaps the most important thing about anti-MOG antibody disease is that, like the chameleon, it presents in many guises. For the neurologist therefore, the first thing is to recognise these varied manifestations. Here then is a quick list of the 9 manifestations of anti MOG antibody disorder.

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1. Optic neuritis (ON)

2. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD)

3. Multiple sclerosis (MS)

4. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

5. Multiphasic disseminated encephalomyelitis (MDEM)

6. Isolated transverse myelitis (TM)

7. Leukodystrophy-like phenotype

8. Cerebral cortical encephalitis

9. Combined central and peripheral demyelinating syndrome (CCPD)

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Optic Nerve Side View. Francisco Bengoa on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/frecuenciamedicafb/7404373800

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You can explore anti MOG antibody disorder further in Neurochecklists under the following titles:

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For a detailed review and guidance, check this paper in Journal of Neuroinflammation:

 MOG encephalomyelitis: international recommendations on diagnosis and antibody testing.

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10 practical and time-saving neurology checklists

Neurochecklists covers a diverse range of essential topics. Below are 10 practical checklists to give you a flavour! 1. Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH): management 2. Neurocysticercosis: management 3. Parkinson’s disease (PD): emerging treatments 4. Carotid artery dissection (CAD): clinical features 5. Exploding head syndrome (EHS) 6. Motor neurone disease (MND): symptomatic care 7. Restless legs syndrome (RLS): treatment 8. Neuroradiological signs […]

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What is the stroke risk of contraceptives in people with migraine?

Hormonal contraceptives and risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine: a consensus statement from the European Headache Federation (EHF) and the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC). Sacco S, Merki-Feld GS, Ægidius KL, et al J Headache Pain 2017; 18:108. Abstract Background: Several data indicate that migraine, especially migraine with aura, is […]

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Is smoking a risk factor for motor neurone disease?

Smoking and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a mendelian randomization study. Zhan Y, Fang F Ann Neurol 2019; 85:482-484. Abstract Background: In this study, we examined the potential causal effect of smoking on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using the Project MinE data involving 12,577 patients with ALS and 23,475 controls in a Mendelian randomization (MR) framework. Methodology: […]

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Announcing Special New Feature…and Massive 50% Discount!!!

Neurochecklists is a comprehensive database A handy and practical clinical and academic aid Easy to search and fully referenced And all downloadable as powerpoint presentations Today we are adding a new feature Neurochecklists Notes!!! Your own personal unlimited space Right next to your checklists Ideal for courses, conferences, lectures and revisions Or for […]

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