Cheryl A Reeves

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Meningeal inflammation in the form of ectopic lymphoid-like structures has been suggested to play a prominent role in the development of cerebral cortical grey matter pathology in multiple sclerosis. The aim of this study was to analyse the incidence and distribution of B cell follicle-like structures in an extensive collection of cases with secondary(More)
OBJECTIVE Prominent inflammation with formation of ectopic B-cell follicle-like structures in the meninges in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) (SPMS) is associated with extensive cortical pathology and an exacerbated disease course. Our objective was to evaluate the cellular substrates of the cortical damage to understand the role of meningeal(More)
PURPOSE Patients with Wilms' tumors (WT) who carry constitutional mutations in the WT1 gene have been described in case reports and small case series. We sought to determine the frequency of constitutional WT1 mutations in a larger cohort, and to identify clinical manifestations associated with the risk for carrying a WT1 mutation. METHODS We collected(More)
INTRODUCTION Activation of the mTOR pathway has been linked to the cytopathology and epileptogenicity of malformations, specifically Focal Cortical Dysplasia (FCD) and Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC). Experimental and clinical trials have shown than mTOR inhibitors have anti-epileptogenic effects in TS. Dysmorphic neurones and balloon cells are hallmarks of FCDIIb(More)
SEE BERNASCONI DOI101093/AWW202 FOR A SCIENTIFIC COMMENTARY ON THIS ARTICLE: Temporal lobe epilepsy, the most prevalent form of chronic focal epilepsy, is associated with a high prevalence of cognitive impairment but the responsible underlying pathological mechanisms are unknown. Tau, the microtubule-associated protein, is a hallmark of several(More)
High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may improve the preoperative diagnosis of focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) in epilepsy. Quantitative 9.4T MRI was carried out (T1, T2, T2* and magnetization transfer ratio) on 13 cortical resections, representing pathologically confirmed FCD (five cases) and normal cortex. Quantitative immunohistochemistry for(More)
Complications associated with jejunoileal bypass for morbid obesity are being recognized more frequently. A variety of mechanical obstructions in the defunctionalized small-bowel segment have recently been corrected in seven surgical patients. Volvulus of the defunctional limb was the most frequent cause of obstruction. Intussusception, bypass enteritis,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study reports on a novel brain pathology in young patients with frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE) that is distinct from focal cortical dysplasia (FCD). METHODS Surgical specimens from 20 young adults with FLE (mean age, 30 years) were investigated with histological/immunohistochemical markers for cortical laminar architecture, mammalian target of(More)
Nestin is expressed in immature neuroepithelial and progenitor cell types and transiently upregulated in proliferative neuroglial cells responding to acute brain injury, including following seizures. In 36 temporal lobe (TLobe) specimens from patients with TLobe epilepsy (age range 8-60 years) we studied the number, distribution and morphology of(More)