Prominent publications by Jean‐Marc Léger

KOL Index score: 14370

OBJECTIVE: Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related vasculitis may involve multiple organs, including the skin, kidneys, and nervous system, and may be life-threatening. Although HCV is increasingly recognized as a cause of systemic vasculitis, limited data are available regarding the optimal treatment of this potentially serious condition. Therefore, we retrospectively analyzed the response to treatment in patients with chronic hepatitis C complicated by systemic vasculitis who had received ...

Known for Systemic Vasculitis |  Ribavirin Treatment |  Antiviral Therapy |  Hcv Rna |  Followup Patients
KOL Index score: 14181

BACKGROUND: Mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) is frequently associated with clinical and biological evidence of liver disease and has recently been reported in cases of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The aim of this study was to assess prospectively in a large series of MC patients: (1) the prevalence of HCV markers (anti-HCV antibodies and HCV RNA in serum and cryoprecipitate); (2) the main clinical, biologic and liver histologic features in patients with or without HCV ...

Known for Mixed Cryoglobulinemia |  Patients Hcv |  Essential Mc |  Hepatitis Antibodies |  Rna Serum
KOL Index score: 13255

BACKGROUND: Multifocal motor neuropathy is a distinct clinical entity characterised by progressive, predominantly distal, asymmetrical limb weakness and minimal sensory abnormality. The pathognomonic feature of this condition is the presence of multiple partial motor nerve conduction blocks. Controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy of regular intravenous immunoglobulin infusions. Immunosuppressive agents have been used as primary, second-line or adjunctive agents for its ...

Known for Multifocal Motor |  Immunosuppressive Agents |  Treatment Review |  Intravenous Immunoglobulin |  Randomised Controlled Trials
KOL Index score: 12250

We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, study of 19 patients fulfilling eligibility criteria for multifocal motor neuropathy with persistent conduction block. They were enrolled and divided into two groups: those who had never been treated previously with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg) (Group 1: 10 patients) and those who presented recurrent symptoms after previously successful treatment with IVIg (Group 2: nine patients). They were randomized prospectively to receive either ...

Known for Patients Ivig |  Multifocal Motor |  3 Months |  Mrc Score |  Intravenous Immunoglobulin
KOL Index score: 12061

BACKGROUND: Revision of the guidelines on the use of skin biopsy in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy, published in 2005, has become appropriate owing to publication of more relevant articles. Most of the new studies focused on small fiber neuropathy (SFN), a subtype of neuropathy for which the diagnosis was first developed through skin biopsy examination. This revision focuses on the use of this technique to diagnose SFN.

METHODS: Task force members searched the Medline database ...

Known for Skin Biopsy |  Peripheral Nerve |  Small Fiber |  Diagnosis Sfn |  Ienf Density
KOL Index score: 11915

OBJECTIVE: To relate X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMTX) phenotypes to gender and type of neuropathy by the study of a large series of CMTX patients with proven Cx32 point mutations.

BACKGROUND: CMTX is an X-linked form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, caused by mutations in the connexin 32 gene. Males are usually more severely affected and have slower nerve conduction velocities than females.

METHODS: Forty-eight patients from 10 families with Cx32 mutations were examined ...

Known for Connexin 32 Mutations |  Tooth Disease |  Linked Charcot |  Cmtx Patients |  32 Gene
KOL Index score: 11725

BACKGROUND: Increased titres of serum IgM antibodies to GM1 ganglioside are often associated with multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). Testing for IgM antibodies to other antigens including GM2, the mixture of GM1 and galactocerebroside (GM1/GalC) and the disulfated heparin disaccharide NS6S were reported to increase the sensitivity of antibody testing in MMN even if it is unclear whether the specificity and positive (PPV) or negative predictive value (NPV) for MMN were also ...

Known for Multifocal Motor |  Igm Antibodies |  Mmn Patients |  Gm1 Galc |  Sensitivity Specificity
KOL Index score: 11491

Numerous sets of diagnostic criteria have sought to define chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and randomized trials and systematic reviews of treatment have been published. The objective is to prepare consensus guidelines on the definition, investigation and treatment of CIDP. Disease experts and a patient representative considered references retrieved from MEDLINE and Cochrane Systematic Reviews in May 2004 and prepared statements which were agreed in an ...

Known for European Federation |  Task Force |  Chronic Inflammatory |  Peripheral Nerve Society |  Neurological Societies
KOL Index score: 10905

Non-systemic vasculitic neuropathy (NSVN) is routinely considered in the differential diagnosis of progressive axonal neuropathies, especially those with asymmetric or multifocal features. Diagnostic criteria for vasculitic neuropathy, classification criteria for NSVN, and therapeutic approaches to NSVN are not standardized. The aim of this guideline was to derive recommendations on the classification, diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of NSVN based on the available evidence and, ...

Known for Systemic Vasculitic |  Neuropathy Nsvn |  Peripheral Nerve |  Differential Diagnosis |  Immunosuppressive Therapy
KOL Index score: 10813

BACKGROUND: Fingolimod is approved for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and was effective in experimental autoimmune neuritis in rats, a possible model for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of fingolimod in delaying disability progression in patients with CIDP who withdrew from currently effective treatments (intravenous immunoglobulin [IVIg] or corticosteroids).

METHODS: This double-blind, ...

Known for Chronic Inflammatory |  Ivig Corticosteroids |  Patients Cidp |  Controlled Trial |  Intravenous Immunoglobulin
KOL Index score: 10141

X-linked dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMTX) disease is a motor and sensory neuropathy caused by mutations in the connexin 32 (CX32) gene. In this study we report the clinical, electrophysiological and genetic features of 93 patients (41 males, 52 females) from 37 unrelated families with CMTX. Age at onset was 15.4 +/- 9.6 years in males (range 1-40 years) and 18.7 +/- 13.1 years in females (range 1-56 years) (P = 0.22) and the duration of disease at the time of examination was 18.3 +/- ...

Known for Tooth Disease |  Females Males |  Age Onset |  Molecular Genetic |  Linked Charcot
KOL Index score: 9982

BACKGROUND: Multifocal motor neuropathy is a distinct clinical entity characterised by progressive, predominantly distal, asymmetrical limb weakness and minimal sensory abnormality. The diagnostic feature of this condition is the presence of multiple partial motor nerve conduction blocks. Controlled trials have demonstrated the efficacy of regular intravenous immunoglobulin infusions. Immunosuppressive agents have been used as primary, second-line or adjunctive agents for its treatment. ...

Known for Multifocal Motor |  Immunosuppressive Agents |  Intravenous Immunoglobulin |  Conduction Block |  Randomised Controlled Trials
KOL Index score: 9819

BACKGROUND: Consensus guidelines on the definition, investigation, and treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) have been previously published in European Journal of Neurology and Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System.

OBJECTIVES: To revise these guidelines.

METHODS: Disease experts, including a representative of patients, considered references retrieved from MEDLINE and Cochrane Systematic Reviews published between August 2004 and July 2009 and ...

Known for European Federation |  Neurological Societies |  Peripheral Nerve Society |  Chronic Inflammatory |  Joint Task Force
KOL Index score: 9141

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Some patients within the spectrum of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathies (CIDP) have distal acquired demyelinating symmetric (DADS) neuropathy, usually associated with anti-myelin-associated-glycoprotein (MAG) IgM monoclonal gammopathy. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate patients with DADS neuropathy without anti-MAG antibodies, and study their response to immunotherapy.

METHODS: Patients were selected on the basis of ...

Known for Dads Neuropathy |  Patients Chronic Inflammatory |  Antimag Antibodies |  Response Immunotherapy |  Laboratory Features
KOL Index score: 8982

Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS) is a dysimmune peripheral nerve disorder, characterized by a predominantly distal, asymmetric weakness mostly affecting the upper limbs with sensory impairment, and by the presence of multifocal persistent conduction blocks. The nosological position of this neuropathy in relation to multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is still debated. We report the clinical, biological and electrophysiological ...

Known for Response Treatment |  Cidp Lss |  Multifocal Motor |  Sumner Syndrome |  Upper Limb


Jean‐Marc Léger: Influence Statistics

Sample of concepts for which Jean‐Marc Léger is among the top experts in the world.
Concept World rank
underlying mechanisms mmn #1
treated periodic #1
neuropathie motrice multifocale #1
809 3106 kpa #1
neuropathy dnp #1
month ivig #1
criteria multifocal #1
chronic neuropathy humans #1
electrophysiologicalal #1
polyneuropathies igm #1
ppps responses #1
conduction private #1
indistinguishable chronic #1
peripheral nervous elderly #1
polyneuropathy unknown #1
percent ppps #1
mononeuropathies radiculopathies #1
polyneuropathy study #1
firstline treatment corticosteroids #1
distal asymmetric #1
humans polyradiculoneuropathy cidp #1
neuropathies steps #1
antibodies sensory #1
demyelinating sensitivity #1
ivigpretreated patients #1
systematic approach search #1
shortterm longterm responses #1
treatment multifocal #1
mag dnp #1
neuropathies motrices #1
topic mmn #1
neuropathy persistent #1
neurological societies #1
dnp igm mgus #1
concurrent diseases subtypes #1
cidp considered #1
cidp clinical practice #1
peripheral nerve society #1
chronic neuropathy #1
steroids mmncb #1
field neuropathies #1
cddp mag #1
multifocal mononeuropathies #1
innervation capacity #1
private practice sofres #1
ivig gold standard #1

Key People For Multifocal Motor

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Jean‐Marc Léger:Expert Impact

Concepts for whichJean‐Marc Légerhas direct influence:Multifocal motor,  Chronic inflammatory,  European federation,  Peripheral neuropathy,  Motor neuropathy,  Peripheral nervous,  Intravenous immunoglobulin,  Neurological complications.

Jean‐Marc Léger:KOL impact

Concepts related to the work of other authors for whichfor which Jean‐Marc Léger has influence:Chronic inflammatory,  Multifocal motor,  Intravenous immunoglobulin,  Peripheral neuropathy,  Neuropathic pain,  Small fiber,  Plasma exchange.



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