Govindsinh Chavada

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Sirs: There are, to our knowledge, no established indicators of steroid-responsiveness in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). We retrospectively reviewed the records of 23 patients with CIDP, treated with high-dose steroids, to ascertain the presence of markers of treatment-responsiveness. All had a clinical diagnosis of CIDP made on(More)
Lewis-Sumner syndrome (L-SS) represents the asymmetric variant of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). The characteristics and specificities of L-SS of pure upper-limb onset, as initially described by Lewis et al. [Multifocal demyelinating neuropathy with persistent conduction block. Neurology 32:958-964, 1982], have not been studied.(More)
Placement of a gastrostomy tube remains the gold standard procedure to maintain nutrition in patients with motor neuron disease (MND) and bulbar muscle weakness. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the most commonly used procedure in this context. Per-oral image guided gastrostomy (PIG) is a new hybrid technique used successfully in non-MND(More)
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