Kenneth Craig Gorson

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To develop diagnostic criteria for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), a retrospective series of patients' records diagnosed by sexpert consensus as CIDP or other chronic polyneuropathies were analyzed. Classification and regression tree analysis was applied to 150 patients to derive a classification rule. According to the rule,(More)
We report the clinical and EMG details of 67 consecutive patients with strictly defined chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) during a 4-year period and compare responses to treatment in patients with idiopathic CIDP (CIDP-I) and CIDP with monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (CIDP-MGUS). Patients were examined an average of 28(More)
Patients with diabetes occasionally develop clinical and electrodiagnostic features suggestive of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). To clarify the role of diabetes in patients with a CIDP-like syndrome, we compared the clinical, pathological, and electrodiagnostic features of 14 patients (10 men, 4 women) with diabetes and CIDP(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) shares immunologic features with multiple sclerosis (MS). Because IM interferon beta-1a (IM IFNbeta-1a) is an effective and safe treatment for MS, we conducted a dose-ranging efficacy study of IFNbeta-1a in patients with CIDP. METHODS Adults with IV immunoglobulin (IVIg)-dependent(More)
Nerve root enhancement of the cauda equina occurs in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), but the frequency, diagnostic value, and meaning of this finding is unknown. We prospectively obtained gadolinium-enhanced lumbosacral spine MRIs in 24 consecutive patients with acute GBS and blindly rated nerve root enhancement as absent, mild, or prominent. The MRIs were(More)
We studied the effect of rituximab in allowing a reduction in dose of intravenous immune globulin (IVIg) in six patients with IVIg-dependent, relapsing immune polyneuropathy. Rituximab (375 mg/m(2) intravenously each week for 4 weeks) was administered in a prospective, open-label design to two patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and laboratory features of a painful non-length dependent, small fibre ganglionopathy (SFG). BACKGROUND The syndrome of generalised SFG with early involvement of the face, trunk or proximal limbs is not well recognised and contrasts with the burning feet syndrome of small fibre neuropathy (SFN) and classical large fibre(More)