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A case of 'central deafness' is presented in a 3-year-old male Caucasian child with Moyamoya disease (MMD); a rare, progressive and occlusive cerebrovascular disorder predominantly affecting the carotid artery system. Documentation of normal peripheral auditory function and brainstem pathway integrity is provided by acoustic admittance, otoacoustic emission(More)
We have obtained a current profile of multiple sclerosis York State through a centralized patient registry and standardized data collection instrument associated with the New York State Multiple Sclerosis Consortium of 12 MS centers located throughout the state. Data from the first 3019 patients with clinically definite MS revealed a clear relationship(More)
We identified a G-->A transition at nt-8363 in the mitochondrial DNA transfer ribonucleic acidLys gene in blood and muscle from a 13-month-old girl who had clinical and neuroradiologic evidence of Leigh syndrome and died at age 27 months. The mutation was less abundant in the same tissues from the patient's mother, who developed myoclonus epilepsy with(More)
We undertook a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to investigate the therapeutic effect of vitamin B6 on carpal tunnel syndrome. After ten weeks in the study, ten of 15 patients improved (this included patients given placebo and those given no treatment). Vitamin B6 seems to have no advantage over conservative therapy for carpal tunnel(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of multiple sclerosis (MS) in African American (AA) patients in the New York State Multiple Sclerosis Consortium (NYSMSC) patient registry. The NYSMSC is a group of 18 MS centers throughout New York State organized to prospectively assess clinical characteristics of MS patients. AAs(More)
We report a family with an X-linked recessive disorder characterized by muscle cramps and myalgia. Nine affected male family members had high resting serum levels of creatine kinase, and well-developed musculature with calf hypertrophy but no evidence of muscular weakness. Symptoms began in childhood and did not progress. Electromyographic findings were(More)
We present a patient with levodopa-responsive Parkinsonism who developed disproportionate anterocollis over a period of 4 to 5 weeks. A neurological evaluation, including EMG and muscle biopsy, demonstrated the presence of a focal myopathy typical of the so-called "dropped head syndrome" or "isolated neck extensor myopathy." Parkinsonian patients presenting(More)
A family is described in which five males have late-onset facial weakness, dysarthria, dysphagia, and slowly progressive proximal weakness. Electrodiagnostic studies and muscle biopsy were compatible with spinal muscular atrophy. This family appears quite similar to several previously reported families with late-onset X-linked recessive spinal and bulbar(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety, tolerability, and preliminary efficacy of NP001, a novel immune regulator of inflammatory monocytes/macrophages, for slowing progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS This was a phase 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of NP001 in 136 patients with ALS of <3 years' duration and forced(More)
OBJECTIVE B cell targeted therapies have been effective in slowing multiple sclerosis (MS) disease progression suggesting a direct causal link for this lymphoid subset. A small subset of B cells with regulative properties (Bregs) exists in peripheral blood, and induction of Bregs ameliorates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the murine model(More)