Search for dissertations about: "Magnus Vrethem"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words Magnus Vrethem.

  1. 1. Polyneuropathy associated with monoclonal gammopathy : A clinical, neurophysiological and immunological study

    Author : Magnus Vrethem; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : This thesis is based upon clinical, neurophysiological, and immunological studies of polyneuropathy (symmetrical impairment of sensory and motor nerve function) in patients with monoclonal gammopathies, that is, patients characterized by proliferation of a plasma-cell clone secreting homogeneous immWloglobulins (M-component), which in some patients has serum antibody reactivity against peripheral nerve myelin.The prevalence of clinical polyneuropathy in patients with monoclonal gammopathy (n=3) was 36%, and the prevalence of all forms of polyneuropathy including patients with neurophysiological signs only andpatients with probable polyneuropathy (signs but no symptoms) was 58%. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Clinical and Pathological Spectrum of Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies : Implications for pathogenesis, classification and diagnosis

    Author : Olof Danielsson; Jan Ernerudh; Magnus Vrethem; Göran Solders; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Background: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) constitute a heterogeneous group of diseases with severe consequences for the life of affected patients. Dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis (IBM) are the classical representatives of this group. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of Pregnancy and Hormones on T cell Immune Regulation in Multiple Sclerosis

    Author : Sandra Hellberg; Jan Ernerudh; Maria Jenmalm; Magnus Vrethem; Jan Brynhildsen; Tomas Olsson; Manuel Friese; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Multiple sclerosis (MS) is characterized by a dysregulated immune system leading to chronic inflammation in the central nervous system. Despite increasing number of treatments, many patients continue to deteriorate. READ MORE

  4. 4. Biomarkers and Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis : A cohort study on patients with clinically isolated syndrome and relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis

    Author : Irene Håkansson; Jan Ernerudh; Charlotte Dahle; Magnus Vrethem; Jan Lycke; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on disease activity in clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and newly diagnosed relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The papers are based on data from 41 patients in a prospective longitudinal cohort study. All patients were untreated at baseline. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cryptogenic Polyneuropathy : Clinical, Environmental, And Genetic Studies

    Author : Jonas Lindh; Magnus Vrethem; Göran Solders; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Neuropathy; Neurology; Neurologi;

    Abstract : Objectives: The purpose of this medical thesis was to describe the clinical and neurophysiological features and to evaluate the health related quality of life (HR-QoL) in patients with cryptogenic polyneuropathy. We also wanted to investigate different occupational, and leisure time exposures as determinants for cryptogenic polyneuropathy, and to analyze whether polymorphisms for the null alleles of Glutathione S-Transferase Mu-1 (GSTM1), and Theta-1 (GSTT1), and a low activity genetic variation of epoxide hydrolase (EPHX) affect the risk of developing polyneuropathy. READ MORE