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Myasthenis gravis

Harrison J Matthews, Apisadaporn Thambundit, Brandon R Allen
A seven-year-old African American female with anti-MuSK-positive Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis collapsed while at school from progressively worsening weakness and dyspnea. On initial emergency department presentation, she required 15 liters per minute of supplemental oxygen to maintain oxygen saturation above 92%. Initial pulmonary function tests and venous blood gas led to the decision to place her on noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) with BiPAP in the emergency department. Due to worsening hypercarbia, she later required mechanical intubation in the PICU and underwent IVIG therapy followed by plasmapheresis in order to achieve a stable discharge from the hospital...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Jennifer M Dineen, Steven A Greenberg
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February 2015: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Sven Bungard, Hans Rohn, Klaus Döbler
BACKGROUND: Certifications for quality management systems or disease-specific certifications have become increasingly popular in the German healthcare system. For chronic or rare diseases, however, patient safety and a patient-centred healthcare management have high priority. These aspects are often not adequately accounted for by the usual certification models. METHODS: The BQS Institute for Quality and Patient Safety has developed a certification for the Deutsche Myasthenie Gesellschaft (DMG), a patients' self-help organisation...
2011: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
H Rapoport, M Popko, M Findler, Mo Findler
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease, characterized by weakness of the skeletal muscles, which increases during action. The nature of the disease influences the mode of dental treatment. Careful treatment planning prevents over-activity of the muscles. The bulbar appearance of the disease, affects the chewing muscles, thus, it is important to avoid aspiration of foods or other particles from the mouth. Infections may exacerbate the symptoms of Myasthenia gravis, therefore the dentist must eliminate oral focal infections and avoid using medicines that might worsen the disease...
July 2005: Journal of the Israel Dental Association
The possibility of myasthenia gravis must be considered in patients persistently complaining of weakness and fatigue. There may be many difficulties and pitfalls in differentiating myasthenia gravis from other disorders in which muscular weakness is a common complaint. Observation of a group of 36 patients with myasthenia gravis, and another group of 30 cases involving the differential diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, led to a conclusion that a physician should apply criteria carefully before arriving at a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis and instituting drug therapy, since nonmyasthenics may frequently respond with subjective improvement temporarily following administration of cholinergic drugs...
December 1957: California Medicine
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November 1955: American Journal of Medicine
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