Special Issue "Pathophysiology and Imaging Diagnosis of Demyelinating Disorders"
A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: demyelinating disorders; clinical trials; therapeutic neuroimaging; OCT
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Demyelinating disorders are chronic autoimmune disorders characterized by inflammation, demyelination, axonal degeneration, and neuronal loss. They have complex pathophysiology and diverse clinical presentations. The etiology of these disorders lies in the interaction between genetic and environmental factors. Due to the complexity in pathophysiology and presentation, diagnosis and treatment can be challenging. Advanced technology, including modern imaging techniques, as well as optical coherence tomography (OCT), enrich our understanding of the disease process, improve diagnostic accuracy, and may guide treatment decisions.
In this Special Issue, we invite and welcome manuscripts addressing, but not limited to: Genetics, etiology, pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, brain imaging, OCT, therapeutics, biomarkers related to disability progression, and critical reviews of clinical trials. Of greatest interest are articles focusing on: (1) advanced MRI imaging modalities and OCT in the differential diagnosis and treatment decisions. (2) novel agents treating symptoms, relapses, and promoting axonal/myelin repair.
We kindly invite you to contribute a manuscript to this Special Issue of Brain Sciences.
Evanthia Bernitsas, MD
Manuscript Submission Information
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- demyelinating disorders
- multiple sclerosis
- optical coherence tomography