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The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation Newsletter

Brain MRI Characteristics of Patients with Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis and Their Associations with 2-Year Clinical Outcome From www.ajnr.org - Today, 6:29 PM BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Anti- N -methyl-D-aspertate receptor encephalitis is an autoimmune-mediated disease without specific brain MRI features. Our aim was to investigate the brain MR imaging characteristics of…

Featured Article: Electroclinical Features of Seizures associated with autoimmune encephalitis

The Foundation is pleased to highlight a recent study, titled, Electroclinical Features of Seizures associated with Autoimmune Encephalitis, by Dr. C. Steriade and colleagues, and published in the journal Seizure. Seizures, especially intractable ones, are a frequent and common feature of autoimmune encephalitis (AE). Neuronal autoantibodies are also frequently identified…

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A favorable outcome of intensive immunotherapies for new-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) | Journal of Intensive Care | Full Text From jintensivecare.biomedcentral.com - Today, 12:46 AM New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is a newly defined critical disease entity characterized by prolonged periods of refractory epileptic seizure with no readily identifiable…

Funds raised by Daisy Guruvadoo and generous donors from the International Club of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, will launch the Autoimmune Encephalitis Research and Education Fund at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

The Foundation is grateful to Daisy Guruvadoo for sharing her daughter’s battle with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis (NMDARE), thereby giving much needed hope to others. She has also raised funds for the Foundation, in collaboration with the New Smyrna Beach International Club in Florida. We are delighted that these funds will…

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Diagnostic Value of 18F-FDG PET/CT Versus MRI in the Setting of Antibody-Specific Autoimmune Encephalitis From jnm.snmjournals.org - Today, 2:17 PM Diagnostic Value of 18F-FDG PET/CT Versus MRI in the Setting of Antibody-Specific Autoimmune Encephalitis Lilja B. Solnes1, Krystyna M. Jones1, Steven P. Rowe1, Puskar Pattanayak1, Abhinav Nalluri2, Arun Venkatesan2, John…

The Power of Laughter – Podcast with Sandra Stein

Sandra Stein was the invited guest on the itunes podcast, Who Lives Like This?! hosted by Elisabeth Aquino and Jason Lehmbeck We invite you to listen Sandra speak of her journey caring for her son who was stricken with autoimmune encephalitis when he was not quite 3 years old.  With…

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[BLOG POST] 200 dependable and reliable neurology patient support groups From tbirehabilitation.wordpress.com - Today, 10:31 PM Neurology is a jungle, and for the unwary, a minefield. It perhaps has the most diverse number of complex diseases of all the medical specialties. Patients are often bewildered by neurological processes and procedures, ranging from the probing questions to the bizarre…

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Syndrome and outcome of antibody‐negative limbic encephalitis - Graus - 2018 - European Journal of Neurology - Wiley Online Library From onlinelibrary.wiley.com - July 22, 9:29 PM 'I thought I was a T-Rex, and plaited my hair to look like its tail' - meet the women living with 'brain on…

Volume 38, Issue No. 3 of Seminars in Neurology entirely dedicated to Autoimmune Encephalitis

We are excited to draw your attention to the latest volume of Seminars in Neurology, Vol 38, Issue No. 3, which is 100% devoted to the topic of Autoimmune Encephalitis. https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/journal/10.1055/s-00000071 The contributors are all experts in this rapidly evolving field. We are especially proud to see the Foundation’s Clinical Director,…