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05-01-2016 | Ataxia | News | Article

Acute bulbar palsy variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome found

Researchers have identified a new variant form of Guillain-Barré syndrome that is characterised by prominent acute bulbar palsy without neck or limb weakness.

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Neurology 2015; Advance online publication

12-10-2015 | Ataxia | News | Article

Cardiac monitoring predicts survival in patients with Friedreich ataxia

Researchers confirm the need for cardiac follow-up in patients with Friedreich ataxia, with particular focus on left ventricular ejection fraction as a predictor of worse prognosis.

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JAMA Neurol 2015; Advance online publication

29-09-2015 | Ataxia | News | Article

Serologic status and autoimmune cerebellar ataxia type predict treatment response

Patients with autoimmune cerebellar ataxia have better treatment responses and outcomes if they have the nonparaneoplastic form of the condition and are seropositive for neural plasma membrane protein or glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 antibodies, suggests research.

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JAMA Neurol 2015; Advance online publication

16-09-2015 | Ataxia | News | Article

Long-term disease progression in spinocerebellar ataxia quantified

Researchers have quantified the progression of the most common spinocerebellar ataxias over a follow-up period of up to 8 years in steps to improve sample size calculations for future interventional trials.

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Lancet Neurol 2015; Advance online publication

04-09-2015 | Ataxia | News | Article

Riluzole ‘a candidate treatment’ for cerebellar ataxia

Riluzole may be an effective treatment for cerebellar ataxia, say researchers who call for further studies to confirm their findings.

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Lancet Neurol 2015; Advance online publication

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