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Epidemiological and cohort study finds no association between COVID-19 and Guillain-Barre syndrome
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GBS incidence has fallen during the pandemic which may be the influence of lockdown measures reducing transmission of GBS inducing pathogens such as Campylobacter jejuni and respiratory viruses. Expand
National survey of UK medical students on the perception of neurology
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The perception of neurology remains unchanged, in contrast to the rapidly changing demands of neurological care in an ageing population, and combatting “neurophobia” in medical students is therefore essential. Expand
The risk of developing multiple sclerosis in individuals seronegative for Epstein-Barr virus: a meta-analysis
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Looking at studies where two independent methods are likely to be the most robust, EBV appears to be present in 100% of MS patients, which has implications for future studies of EBV in MS. Expand
No evidence for higher risk of cancer in patients with multiple sclerosis taking cladribine
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This study does not support an increased cancer risk from cladribine in the doses used in CLARITY and ORACLE MS, which previously contributed to refusal of market authorization of cladribines in Europe. Expand
Breastfeeding and multiple sclerosis relapses: a meta-analysis
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This study aimed to metaanalyse all available data to give a more accurate estimate of the impact of breastfeeding on the risk of post-partum relapse in multiple sclerosis patients who breastfeed versus those who do not, and assesses publication bias. Expand
Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and Migraine
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MS patients are more than twice as likely to report migraine as controls, and care providers should be alerted to ask MS patients about migraine in order to treat it and potentially improve quality of life. Expand
Risk of subarachnoid haemorrhage in people admitted to hospital with selected immune-mediated diseases: record-linkage studies
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The findings strongly support the suggestion that patients with some immune-mediated diseases have an increased risk of SAH. Expand
Childhood obesity and risk of pediatric multiple sclerosis and clinically isolated syndrome
Editors' Note: Most physicians can relate to the challenges of the direct funduscopic examination, likely including the emergency department (ED) physicians included in the study by Thulasi et al. AsExpand
Association between diabetes and subsequent Parkinson disease
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An increased rate of subsequent PD following T2DM is reported in this large cohort study, which may reflect shared genetic predisposition and/or disrupted shared pathogenic pathways with potential clinical and therapeutic implications. Expand
Viral hepatitis and Parkinson disease
TLDR
There is strong evidence in favor of an elevation of rates of subsequent PD in patients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C, but whether it reflects consequences of infection, shared disease mechanisms, or the result of antiviral treatment remains to be elucidated. Expand
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